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Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
It’s time to haul out the lanyards and dust off those comfy easy walking shoes because comic convention season is officially in full swing and just this past weekend one of the premiere events in Canada celebrated a milestone. The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo celebrated its 10th anniversary with an amazing line-up of guests and exhibitors for a record shattering 102,000 faithful fans.

First up, since many of you do not reside in the great white north, if you’ve never attended a Canadian con, you are really missing out. Just remember most of your favorite TV shows and movies are made north of the wall, and once again the Calgary Expo proved to be a fantastic place to celebrate this whole nerd/geek/pop-culture universe that we all live in and love.

What follows is a whirlwind overview of an amazing weekend. (more…)

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Image Comics has been slaying the comic game as of late. Created by seven of Marvel Comics’ best selling artists, Image has been producing comics and graphic novels since 1992, and now stands as the 3rd largest comics publisher in the United States. (Facts obtained from ImageComics.com). You’ve no doubt heard their name before, being as they produce The Walking Dead comics that the hit AMC show is based off of. I’m going to give you some lesser-known, relatively newer titles you might want to use as a starting point to dip your toe into the pool that is Image Comics (and possibly spur your next obsession). (more…)

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The weekly adventures of Arrow have not only been a success for its network, The CW, it’s also helped spawn a whole series of TV shows including two spin-offs of its own. But credit does not go alone to the bow-wielding hero played by Stephen Amell, but also to the cast of compelling characters built around him, like Arrow’s partner in crime-fighting, John Diggle played by David Ramsey. Making his way as a professional actor since the late 90s, Ramsey has appeared on series like Huff, The West Wing, The Ghost Whisperer and Dexter. During his time on Arrow, Ramsey has also moonlighted in a recurring capacity on CBS’ police drama Blue Bloods where he plays the Mayor of New York City. But really, it’s his important place on Team Arrow that we all want to talk to him about.

Recently, Nerd Bastards got the chance to talk to Ramsey about the Arrow season that’s currently winding down. Big changes are in the offing for Oliver Queen and friends, and while Ramsey didn’t spoil anything, he did tease that there are going to be interesting developments for the cast going forward, and that the effects of this season will reverberate on into Arrow’s already approved fourth season. While taking a break from filming the final episode of season three, Ramsey also talked about wanting more action for Diggle, why is character serves as mentor to the group of young heroes, and the surprising similarities between Diggle and his arch-nemesis. (more…)

Star Wars Celebration 2015 Wrap Up!

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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is now behind us and there are plenty of fanboys and fangirls out there who feel pretty spent after 4 days of absolute bliss.  The greatest convention in the galaxy brought with it plenty of surprises and even a few tears (of joy, of course) and if you were among the tens of thousands in attendance, making the decision to either go to work or stay in bed on Monday morning was probably a tougher decision than whether or not you should have paid that $15 for the food truck Wookie Fries while at the convention.  Nerd Bastards was on hand for some of the more glorious moments of the convention, so we wanted to share a few of those moments with you! (more…)

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This time on The Mucho Mucho Robusto Fuego Hour, the squat one and the one who is too big to squat get political by aligning with America’s hot sister Anna Kendrick for her Game of Thrones dong campaign #DongsAcrossWesteros #FreeTheDragonFromTheCatacombs. Also, Jeremy and Jason battle over the worth of seeing the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer in IMAX with some helpful tips for those of you who are without a nearby theater, talking tiger sidekicks become a thing thanks to the Wonder Woman directorial shift, and more!

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Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers, Jake here from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bag and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the weeks best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out what latest comic titles you should be reading. (more…)

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Happy Daredevil Day!  After months of waiting, Marvel’s Daredevil is officially available to stream, exclusively through Netflix.  For the past few days, we have been teasing you with some information we learned at last week’s Daredevil press junket but today, we are going to give you more bang for your buck! Want to know whether or not Daredevil will feel the weight of Civil War?  How about just how Rosario Dawson is able to balance her character’s relationship with Daredevil against Claire Temple‘s career? Do you want to know if Punisher will ever show up in the MCU? We have (some) answers to those questions and more! (more…)

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Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers, Jake here from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bag and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the weeks best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out what latest comic titles you should be reading.

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From the moment the opening credits roll, featuring a blood soaked lady liberty, dripping city scapes, and ominous music, you know you’re in for something far more serious and different than Marvel’s typical fun, cheeky, and thrilling cinematic norm. Not that Marvel’s newest show isn’t fun or thrilling, it’s both in spades!  However, this is a different type of good time. With its dark and gritty take, which is far removed from the tones of any of the Avengers’ stand-alone features, Daredevil is simply one of the best surprises of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Note: Character details and some situations are highlighted, but otherwise this is a spoiler free review. (more…)