If it’s March in Toronto, then it’s time for Toronto ComiCon, and one of the fixtures of the annual event in the last couple of years has been the folks at Chapterhouse Comics. After rejuvenating Captain Canuck a few years, they’ve begun reclaiming other bits of lost Canadian comic book history with, you guessed it, an expanded comic book universe. The man at the center of that is Kalman Andrasofszky, the writer and artist that pens the new monthly adventures of Captain Canuck and redesigned him for the 21st century. Nerd Bastards caught up with Andrasofszky from his Toronto studio to talk about the latest developments with Canuck, the effect of Canada’s 150th birthday on the series, and all sorts of Canadian inside jokes. (more…)
Little is known of that mysterious masked man who stalks the crime-infested streets of Norfolk, Virginia. Is he a mild-mannered student invested with superhuman abilities after an encounter with a radioactive arachnid? Is he the sole inheritor of an outrageous fortune, forced to turn to fighting crime to avenge his fallen loved ones? Is he a bored student with basic sewing skills and too much time on his hands? All we know for sure is that they call him The Black Widow, and that it’s definitely the last one. (more…)
If you’d told us a few years ago that the thing that would re-ignite fan interest in the Batman cinematic saga would feature a protagonist made of LEGO, we probably wouldn’t have believed you. Still, these are strange times that we live in and now that the bad taste of Batman Vs. Superman has been washed from our mouths, it’s time to get excited to go back to Gotham again. With the news that DC Films will be adding a standalone Nightwing Movie to the mix, that excitement has only grown. The only question is: who will play Dick Grayson? We may be inching closer to the answer, as a fan favourite has just dropped a possible hint in the Twitterverse. (more…)
Marvel Editor and Chief Axel Alonso tweeted out a new image today titled Batch H. The entire image, which you can see after the jump, quickly brings to mind that quote from Jurassic Park: Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should. We’ll leave that question for you to decide, but it could be a fascinatingly fun new character if done well. (more…)
Way back in the 90s, a group of Marvel writers and illustrators, growing frustrated with the current business model of comic books created Image Comics. Image would allow them to publish their own work, receive a fair pay, and actually retain the ownership rights to their characters. Now, more than 24 years later, Image is doing pretty good. Responsible for such series as The Walking Dead, Outcast (both of which are now TV shows based on Robert Kirkman’s works), Saga, The Maxx, Youngblood, Shadowhawk, and The Savage Dragon. However, there is one Image Comic property that stands out among the rest, Spawn by Todd McFarlane.
Sometimes, saying goodbye can be difficult. This is just as true when you’re saying it to Mister Tiddles before putting him into a shoebox and burying him in the garden as it is when you’re saying it to a hairy, chain-smoking, invulnerable mutant with giant claws on his hands. It’s a feeling that Hugh Jackman now knows only too well. When Logan is released, he’ll be saying goodbye to a character that he’s portrayed in 9 movies.Hugh “Huge Action” Jackman recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about doing Wolverine Justice, what the character means to him and the importance of passing on his legacy. (more…)
Strange that in the process of talking about the end of Wolverine on the big screen in just a month’s time with the release of Logan, we get this news: Marvel Comics wants to bring Wolverine back. The character was killed off a few years ago in the creatively titled miniseries Death of Wolverine, but it seems that three years is enough in the afterlife for the mutant that’s the best at what he does. “Why?” you may ask. Well, it turns out that it’s part of a strategy to recruit and keep A-list talent at Marvel Comics, whose retention has suffered a little in recent years. (more…)
When you hear people talk about “the Hollywood machine” it’s best to picture a contraption with a conveyor belt leading to a steel chute full of hammers and spinning blades. Good scripts are like adorable lambs who look at you with big, trusting eyes as you tearfully place them on the belt and assure them that they’re going to a big multiplex theater upstate where all the popcorn is free and none of the usherettes have acne. One man who knows the ins and outs of the machine better than most is supernerd Kevin Smith. While some of his scripts have staggered into cinemas, many more have become clogged in the cogs and gears. If he’s still got the fight in him, here are five Kevin Smith projects we’d like to see him resurrect.
It seems nothing can stop the entertainment juggernaut that is the combined might of Disney and Marvel in the areas of film and television. Not only have their properties consistently raked in billions of dollars each year in cinemas since the MCEU debuted, they have had quite a showing on the small screen as well. Marvel’s Agents of Shield on ABC and the successful hits on Netflix clearly aren’t enough to keep the company sated. In 2018, Marvel will be debuting another Superhero-themed television series, this time to FreeForm with the debut of a new Cloak & Dagger series. Details have been slim for this series, which still has over a year before it airs, but today news came out that the pilot episode has finally gotten its director.
The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern in 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corps be any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.