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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It looks like Samuel L. Jackson is tired of those Muther@#$%ing dragons on HBO‘s hit show Game of Thrones. It’s not that he doesn’t like the dragons, but thinks there is so much else going on in the series that you should know about. He is ready to tell you all about it in that Samuel L. Jackson NSFW style we’ve all become accustomed to. So check out the video below, but first make sure your boss or cubicle co-workers can’t hear and then send the link for this post to that friend you’ve been trying to get hooked on Game of Thrones. (more…)


J. Jonah Jameson must have been giggling with delight earlier this morning when Peter Parker brought in the latest batch of pictures showing Spider-Man stealing a bike from an unsuspecting and defenseless citizen. At least that’s how one would imagine Jameson would spin these latest on set pictures from Spider-Man: Homecoming. While fans might believe there is some rational explanation for why Spidey (Tom Holland) is stealing that bike, Jameson would hear nothing but the cha-ching of selling newspapers when those damning pictures hit the streets. We’re just gonna assume that the Daily Bugle has an online site to share the damning video as well. (more…)


Warner Bros. is hoping to make big waves at this years SDCC. Saturday the 23rd at 11:30 Warner Bros. will take over Hall H when master of ceremonies Conan O’Brien (Conan) starts things off with cast members and potential first looks at Suicide Squad, The LEGO Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Wonder Woman. Everything was outlined in Warner Bros. latest SDCC16 press release and while it may be a tad bit too soon (crossing your fingers might help) for a full-blown Wonder Woman trailer, a clip or teaser from director Patty Jenkins seems just about right. She’ll be on stage with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine for the Wonder Woman part of the Hall H Warner Bros. Panel. Included in the press release was the first official synopsis for Wonder Woman. (more…)


There’s a new International Trailer for David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad, the film that promises to be a break out hit if the trailers are any indication. This latest trailer keeps the action, humor, and kick-butt vibe that we’ve come to expect. There’s just about under month until the August 5th premiere date so buckle up and check out the latest International trailer below. (more…)


San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is just weeks away and the panel schedule for the Thursday and the sneak Peek Wednesday schedule is out and yes, Thursday is crazy busy. Remember, besides all these panels there will be signings, events outside, and all the other stuff that comes with the biggest comic book and pop culture event of the year. There are some selected bits and pieces below, and you can check out the complete schedule here. We’ll be doing our best to bring you everything we can during the weekend, but expect an overload of new information that will most likely start rolling out a couple of days before SDCC 2016 even starts. Check out the schedule below to find out what you might want to attend through streaming. (more…)


It only took a whisper from Nick Fury to shatter Thor’s world, and we’re still waiting to find out exactly what the Watcher knew about Thor, but now it seems there’s a new hammer on the horizon for our favorite Odinson. Writer Jason Aaron and artist Olivier Coipel might just have the answers we’re all seeking, Thor and Thor fans alike, in the new The Unworthy Thor series. (more…)


Shooting continues for Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant and there’s some interesting insights into the production from Danny McBride (East Bound & Down, The End) who’s as yet unnamed character now has a job according to McBride latest comments about the project. Even more interesting for movie fans is McBride’s comments on the production’s set and practical effects. (more…)


We first talked about Riri Williams and her reverse engineered Iron Man armor back in May, now it is official. Williams, the 15-year-old mechanical genius that dropped out of MIT after building her own Iron Man armor from scrounged parts around the University, will become Iron Man when Tony Stark decides to step back after the events of Civil War II. Brian Bendis and artist Stefano Caselli will relaunch Invincible Iron Man #1 with Riri Williams as the gal in the Iron suit. (more…)


Thor: Ragnarok started shooting this week in Australia and star Chris Hemsworth is on set ready to work. He’s very happy to show us some of his favorite contract riders, those things he requires to be on set for him to be happy in his work. Just like many musicians who want a bowl of M&M’s backstage, but only want green ones. Some of these contract riders can be very specific and demanding, just Google what Barbara Streisand‘s contract riders are and you’ll be amazed. Hemsworth’s aren’t as numerous, but are quite as demanding on the production team as Streisands. Check out Hemsworth’s video to find out why. (more…)