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Deadpool opens in theaters this Friday, and Nerd Bastards has posted not just one, but two, reviews of the highly anticipated anti-hero, superhero movie. Obviously, we’re all looking forward to the film, but there’s an important question that we all need answered before walking into the cinema at the end of the week: Does Rob Liefeld get credit for co-creating Deadpool? In a Facebook post, Liefeld discussed how he managed to secure a credit for himself and writer Fabian Nicieza for co-creating Deadpool in The New Mutants #98, but because this is Rob Liefeld we’re talking about, the situation has not gone without controversy. (more…)

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With the first full-length Deadpool feature film coming to make super-powered movies R-rated again, most nerds have to wonder: who really is the Merc With The Mouth? What are his secret origins? Who are his buddies and what makes him the Internet’s favorite anti-hero?

After some considerable soul-searching and a lot of trudging through back issues of the Internet’s favorite anti-hero, we are finally ready to give you…

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEADPOOL… MOSTLY

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Everyone loves it when modern creators take classic characters and stories beloved by millions and update it all to fit in better with the modern artistic palate. That sentence, of course, is sarcasm. In any event, in a move that will surely divide people along strict partisan lines, DC Comics has announced that many of their top creators including Jim Lee, Jeff Porter, Amanda Connor, Howard Porter, and Evan “Doc” Shanner, are bringing back brand new versions of classic cartoons from Hanna Barbera. The Flintstones, Johnny Quest, Space Ghost, and Scooby Doo will all be back in new stories from DC Comics, and wait till you see the artwork! (more…)

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It’s not unusual for comic books to explore the real life issues affecting everyday life. Iron Man Tony Stark became an alcoholic, Captain America became patriotically disenfranchised after Vietnam and Watergate, the Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy had a drug addiction, and an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man dealt poetically with the sorrow of 9/11, and that’s just to name a few. Following in this tradition, the latest version of Venom, Spider-Man’s friend Flash Thompson, is about shown in a very personal struggle that a lot of armed forces vets will be able to identify with, and Marvel Comics is working with the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) to make it as real as possible. (more…)

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AfterShock Comics is a relatively-new startup comic book company that has made some big waves early. Using veteran comic talent coupled with an Editor-in-Chief, Mike Marts, who has worked on some of the biggest titles in the Marvel and DC lineup, the company has hit the comic shelves by storm and is garnering excellent early buzz.  NerdBastards recently had a chance to bend Marts’ ear for a few minutes, and the result of our conversation is presented heretowith! (more…)

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Are you someone with amazing ideas for stories or characters? Do you experience awesome or funny things everyday but need an outlet to tell people about them? Or are you an artist looking for a medium to show off your work? Well, this is something you may want to check out. The California College Of The Arts is offering a free course on comic books. The course, titled “Comics: Art In Relationships,” offers the first steps needed to creating your own comic book series. This could be what you need to kickstart your career in comics or get some help in a field you’ve been struggling in.

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AfterShock Comics is a relatively-new startup comic book company that has made some big waves early.  Using veteran comic talent coupled with an Editor-in-Chief, Mike Marts, who has worked on some of the biggest titles in the Marvel and DC lineup, the company has hit the comic shelves by storm and is garnering excellent early buzz.  Later today, NerdBastards will post an exclusive interview with Marts; to whet your appetite until then, dear readers, we’ll share with you news of one of AfterShock’s newest series coming this year: Captain Kid, helmed by longtime comic talent Mark Waid. (more…)

Steve Rogers to Return as Captain America

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If you follow Captain America in the comics, then you know he’s been out of commission for a while. While he has had a couple very worthy successors, Steve Rogers will always be Captain America. For fans of Steve Rogers, there’s some good news. During Marvel‘s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years special on ABC, a sneak peek of a new Captain America series was shown. Yes, Steve Rogers fans, it appears that the classic Cap will be returning in a new series entitled Steve Rogers: Captain America, which will be written by Nick Spencer with art by Jesus Saiz!

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20th Century Fox‘s “R” rated superhero movie Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds in the role he was put on Earth to play,has suffered a major Box Office setback after the censors of SAPPRFT, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China denied the film screening rights in China due to its violence, nudity and graphic language. (more…)