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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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While DC‘s Cinematic Universe could arguably be called a steaming pile of mess, the animated side is kicking butt and taking names. No one can quite figure out how Warner Bros. and DC can crank out fantastic animated movies and series while dropping loads at the box office. Once again the animated looks to put the live action in the corner with the release of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Check out the trailer below. (more…)

The first full trailer for the upcoming Marvel and Netflix series Iron Fist has finally made its way onto the Internet. The fourth in the fantastic Marvel/Netflix street level superhero universe brings us the last of the upcoming Defenders and sets the stage for bigger things. There’s more than just one familiar face in the trailer. Rosario Dawson‘s Claire, the glue that seems to hold this universe together is there along with the villainous Madame Gau played by Wai Ching Ho. (more…)

Lex Luthor isn’t the only Luthor ready to stir up trouble for our heroic Kryptonians and this time around his mother Lilian is out to make it a family affair with her daughter Lena. While Supergirl believes that Lena is her friend, can she be trusted or will blood tell? This upcoming episode promises to uncover the background story of Lex Luthor’s sister and perhaps the first look at Lex Luthor himself? There is a quick look at his power armor in the teaser. So grab that axe, break the glass, and click below to watch the teaser. (more…)

Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Samurai Jack makes its triumphant return to Adult Swim on March 11th. Jack isn’t having much fun since the time we last saw him. In fact, he’s gone through a bit of a 50-year rough patch. This 5th season promises to be an exciting one for Samurai Jack fans as Jack tries to make his way back to the past. (more…)

NerdBastards readers, we’ve come to bargain. The gang at HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) are at it again, this time around they’re looking at Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel‘s Doctor Strange. Check out what they think should have happened below or we could just keep posting We’ve come to bargain until you get tired like Dormammu and click the link. (more…)

Things are finally happening for Marvel and ABC Family’s (Now called Freeform) long-gestating Cloak & Dagger series as the two lead roles have been cast. Joe Pokaski will be the showrunner for the series based on Ed Hannigan and Bill Mantlo‘s pair of superhero teens. Olivia Holt (I Didn’t Do It) will play Tandy Bowen (Dagger) and Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) will play Tyrone Johnson (Cloak). You can check out the character descriptions below. (more…)

You might have felt a disturbance in the Force this morning as director Chris Miller dug deep to announce the beginning of production on Han Solo A Star Wars Story with a classic Han Solo pun. The spin-off movie stars Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Woody Harrelson (Garris Shrike?),  Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Amelia Clarke in an unrevealed role. We can only hope that this first bit of pun-ery will continue in the movie itself. Han Solo was often very funny in the Star Wars movies after all. Check out the announcement below. (more…)

Twitter has taken center stage as President Donald J. Trump started his first 100 days in office in ways Twitter has in no other presidency before. Besides Trump’s own tweets as POTUS, the Twitter backlash from the silencing of the National Parks Twitter accounts, which quickly spawned Alt-accounts that continued to tweet about Climate Change. Now we’ve stumbled onto another Twitter Alt account: Dukat, the newly elected President of the Federation of Planets. It seems that Dukat, much like Trump, can’t stop tweeting. (more…)