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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Guy Ritchie is taking a crack at one of the most rehashed legends of all time, King Arthur. There are almost as many movies done about King Arthur as there are for Sherlock Holmes. What makes this one different? Ritchie and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim), who plays King Arthur, tell us why Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is different, along with the first official images of Hunnam as Arthur. Just look at that picture above.. I do believe I feel the vapors coming over me. (more…)


X-Files fans rejoice, for I bring you good news! We’ve been wondering if some of our favorite X-Files characters besides Mulder and Scully would be making a comeback for FOX‘s X-Files revival and now we’ve got word that those three ultra paranoid with good reason guys are coming back too. That’s right, Byers, Frohike, and Langly, better known as The Lone Gunmen will be making an appearance in FOX’s X-Files revival. (more…)


We haven’t really heard much from Brian Michael Bendis, the co-creator along with artist Michael Gaydos of Jessica Jones, about the new Netflix Jessica Jones series and that’s kinda strange. Bendis is usually very vocal about his creations and what’s going on with them. In a recent Ask Me Anything on his Tumbler Page Bendis! he explained why we haven’t heard much from him and his thoughts and reaction after watching the first two episodes. (more…)


GQ chose Amy Schumer for their annual Comedy Issue which featured a photo layout of Schumer mixed into the Star Wars Universe. It was a hot post last week, with a lot of mixed reactions from fans. Disney came out later with a Twitter statement labeling the photo shoot as an inappropriate use of their characters that they: didn’t approve, participate in, or condone. GQ also asked Schumer to design her own GQ cover shot and include her own cover lines for the articles inside her comedic imaginary GQ cover issue. (more…)


Word hit late yesterday that New Line Cinema‘s feature film re-imagining of Stephen King‘s It is back on track. The production lost Cary Fukunaga (True Detectives), the man who wrote the script for the two-part film and was set to direct until he dropped out after some infighting over budget restraints that wouldn’t allow for all the bells and whistles he wanted for the movies. Who’s taking over the director’s chair?