Mark Poynter

  • Profile: At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history.

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Assassin’s Creed is a great video game, taking players back in time to experience historically significant times in an action packed format. Whether the movies can do the same is still up in the air. Michael Fassbender‘s involvement is a plus and will draw in viewers, but will he be enough to turn this game franchise into a movie franchise? Certainly there are great stories that can be told in the Assassin’s Creed Universe as it skips through time, but remove the built-in fan base from the equation. Will those new to the franchise flock to the theater? (more…)


Filming has wrapped on Zach Snyder‘s Justice League and the cast and crew let loose and partied hard. Aquaman (Jason Momoa) posted a bunch of party pictures to Instagram including the one above with Batman (Ben Affleck). There’s still a ton of effects and editing to do, and don’t be surprised when re-shoots are announced in a month or so, it’s just the way things are done in Hollywood these days. Hopefully there will only be one edit of the film and not some cobbled together out of three different versions… yeah we’re looking at you Suicide Squad. Click on through and enjoy the party! (more…)


Adam Savage loves Cosplay and it has become somewhat of a tradition for him to build a new Cosplay and try to walk the halls of the latest convention he is attending anonymously. He recently attended his first New York City Comic Con and brought his latest one day build Cosplay. Do you think you could have picked him out? (more…)


It’s easy to imagine two kids on the playground arguing about which group would come out on top if the Voltron team (Keith, Lance, Pidge, Hunk, and Princess Allura) fought the Power Rangers‘ Megazord. Now those two kids can find out because Youtuber ismahawk and crew have gone full fan(boy & girl) fight in making this incredibly fun video. Seriously, it isn’t often that one finds something that they unknowingly needed to fill a hidden void in their lives. Start your weekend off right and check it out below. (more…)


Not to be outdone by Marvel and DC, Valiant Entertainment has thrown their hat into the Web series ring joining up with the talented web series father and son team Aaron and Sean Schoeknke, creators of Super Power Beat Down. Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe takes us into the world of Valiant comics where Ninjak (Michael Rowe) has been blackmailed by his arch nemesis Roku and it is up to the rest of the Valiant heroes to stop him. (more…)


The gang over at HISHE are at it again, this time taking on David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad. The DC superhero movie that could have… but didn’t for many fans. While no one can argue that Suicide Squad did rake in some cash at the box office, not many left the theater feeling all that great. It was almost as if there were three cuts for the movie that got thrown together jigsaw puzzle style. Check out how HISHE would have changed things. (more…)


While everyone was expecting to see the first footage from The Dark Tower later this month at Entertainment Weekly‘s Popfest, it appears that someone at Sony decided to post an unfinished version of the international trailer to their personal Vimeo page. Now, with the Internet being the Internet, this trailer is loose in the wild, never to be caged again. At least until the lawyers get those C&D emails flowing. So grab a look at the adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower trailer before we’re asked to take it down. (more…)


Doctor Strange has always been a trippy comic book. Back in the 60’s legendary Marvel artist Steve Ditko took readers to places only found in dreams and nightmares. Strange places that defied logic and normalcy, it was almost like Ditko was trying to visually depict a psychedelic acid trip. In this latest Doctor Strange Featurette, Kevin Feige, Scott Derrickson and Benedict Cumberbatch talk about translating Ditko’s artistic style to the big screen and how Doctor Strange fits into the larger Marvel universe. (more…)