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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In honor of the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, Telltale Games is bringing their classic Back to the Future the Game to all the major console platforms. That’s right, you can help Marty fix the time stream, but don’t worry, this isn’t a rehash of the movies, the entire game takes place after the movies and features all new material. (more…)


Hugh Jackman has fans just about all the Wolverine fans out there convinced that his final Wolverine movie will be using the incredibly popular Old Man Logan story line. There’s one glaring problem with that belief, FOX doesn’t own the movie rights to a ton of the characters that appeared in that comic book story. Mark Miller, the writer of Old Man Logan and FOX’s Comic Book Movie consultant has some things to say about that. How would he get around that problem? (more…)

journey awakens

While just about every other Star Wars fan was rushing about trying to get the latest action figures and toys that came out earlier this month on Force Friday, there were also a number of new Star Wars books hitting store shelves and digital downloads. These books all fall under the umbrella of Journey to The Force Awakens, a series of at least twenty book that will cover what happened after the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi and J.J. Abrams new Star Wars film Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Two of these books, Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure and The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure have been given the added fun of being animated and you can check them out below. (more…)


Another big cameo has just been announced by Ghostbusters director Paul Feig. He decided to go ahead and announce Sigourney Weaver‘s cameo to beat the “leakers” to the punch. While Feig has said that he regrets these cameos being leaked and would rather have them be surprises for Ghostbuster fans, apparently he’s tired of the leaks and wanted to beat them at their own game. (more…)


Word is starting to make the Internet rounds that Atlanta police have arrested a suspect in the alleged sexual assault that took place earlier this month during Dragon Con. You might remember that police circulated a picture of the suspect in hopes of identifying him. According to Fulton County jail records, Gary Jefferson Hood was arrested yesterday (Thursday) and booked on charges of Aggravated Sexual Battery and Misdemeanor Sexual Battery. (more…)


As Hugh Jackman makes the press rounds for his latest film Pan, one can expect him to field a lot of Wolverine Retirement type questions. Jackman is committed to one more Wolverine film and plans to leave the role after that. He will have played the role for 17 years when the third Wolverine film hits theater screens and will remain the person one visualizes when Wolverine comes up in conversation. One of the biggest Wolverine questions out there is, “Who could replace him as Wolverine?” (more…)

It’s now confirmed that Tom Payne (Luck) has joined the cast of AMC‘s The Walking Dead. and will play Paul Monroe, better known to The Walking Dead comic book readers as Jesus. We’ll see him before the upcoming season six finishes and there are hints that more characters from the comic are posed to make their debut as well. Who might those characters be and exactly who is this Jesus guy?



Yet again, it’s another movie that sets my Dredd Sequel Senses screaming into the night. We can get a movie about Angry Birds from a one-dimensional point and click video game, but we can’t see Karl Urban‘s Dredd bring justice and save Mega City One from Judge Death. No… we’ve got to see this. Just click-through and watch the damn trailer, I’m to angry to write any more intro. (more…)


While making the Press rounds for his latest film The Martian, Ridley Scott confirmed that his next film would be a Prometheus sequel. Fans were kind of expecting that, so besides a quick nod, no one really gave it much thought. Production on the new film would begin early next year and we figured we’d find out a lot of the preproduction stuff as that time drew closer. What many were not expecting was the bomb that Scott dropped while doing an interview with the German movie site Filmfutter. Scott relieved that there may be as many as THREE Prometheus sequels in development. (more…)


J.K. Rowling doesn’t have to write another word the rest of her life and Harry Potter fans wouldn’t really be able to complain, but that’s what writers do, they write. You can be sure that once Rowling finished that last Potter novel she told herself that she’d never go back, yet she finds herself dipping her toes back in the Potter Pool at Pottermore. This time around she’s penned a history of the Potter family, where the name came from and other interesting things that happened to the Potter Clan. (more…)