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nb-lootcrate-march-2016-vs While it does little to heal the wounds such conflicts can inflict (we shall all carry the scars of AvP for a long long time,) the March 2016 offering from Loot Crate is a solid one, filled with the usual metric tonne (sorry, there is the Canadian-ness coming out again) of exclusives we’ve grown to expect and love from the world’s leading subscription box service. Check out our video review below (more…)

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Doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well. Spider-Man represents Queens, Captain America was raised out in Brooklyn. You know who’s really doin’ it well? Marvel Studios. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now comprised of twelve movies that have made a combined total of over $9 billion dollars. With that kind of money you could send almost a quarter of a million kids to college! Or you could run about 9 presidential campaigns. Whichever. The point is that Marvel has been outpacing and outperforming every other superhero franchise for almost a decade now. This article will look at why Disney-owned Marvel releases such exemplary material and, in the spirit of holding them accountable, what things Marvel could improve upon. SPOILER WARNING on… most superhero movies. If a superhero movie is brought up, there’s a good chance some sort of spoiler will follow.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice…one of the most hyped movies of the year. After many long decades of waiting, we the audience get to see the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel duke it out on the big screen. That’s not all though; we’re gonna be getting our first look at Wonder Woman in all her bad ass glory. In an age of superhero movies being released up the wazoo, dedicated fans have been waiting on baited breath to see DC’s attempt at building its own cinematic universe. So how exactly did it turn out? Well…it did some things right…and some things VERY wrong.

*** MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW. Consider yourself warned ***

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10 Best Scenes In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2

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Last year, Daredevil smashed into the hearts of fans with bone-cracking intensity. This pitch perfect, character driven action fest put to rest any lingering phantom pains from the 2003 Ben Affleck vehicle. This year, Daredevil is back with a second season, looking to outdo the first in every way. And it succeeds on most counts. The acting seems a little more solid from all three returning main characters, the action scenes are more brutal and explosive than in the first season, and there just seem to be more great individual moments in season 2 overall, especially considering the brilliant additions of Elektra and the Punisher, played by Elodie Yung and Jon Bernthal, respectively. This article is written in celebration of those moments and the return of the Man Without Fear. So turn off your police scanners, pour yourself a martini with a nasty grey olive, and pull up a chair to count down the 10 best scenes in Daredevil season 2! Fair warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Back from the savage wastelands of the catocalypse Batman (Jeremy) and Tanner (Underoos) must journey to protect the sacred crystal skull of knowledge… So… They meet a new Indiana Jones? And a Janitor.. that, um… something about movies.

Look, it is a podcast and this week the guys run through the great hashtag fights of the 2016. Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Orphan Fight Club, and then round out the hour by (finally) endorsing a new Indiana Jones and fixing the plot problems of Terminator franchise and a couple other things. (more…)

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God, that Captain America: Civil War trailer was a beautiful thing, wasn’t it?  Not only did it really bring the action and give Marvel fans everywhere a reason cheer (and War Machine fans everywhere shed a tear), the newest trailer also brought out Cap 3‘s secret weapon: Spider-Man.  After years of wishing on stars and throwing pennies in wells, Spider-Man fans are finally getting their wish: Marvel Studios is finally bringing Spider-Man, a MARVEL Spider-Man, to the big screen and, oh, man, can’t you just taste the excitement in the air?   Once of the coolest things about seeing Spidey in the Civil War trailer was getting a glimpse of the newest take on that iconic suit! Of course, Marvel Universe newcomer Tom Holland isn’t the first to don the suit and throughout the years, the webslinger has had his fair share of fashion hits and misses.  We decided to take a look back, and a bit forward, to compare these suits and, man, how Spidey has changed.

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We waited weeks. Waited for it to be declared the highest grossing R rated comicbook movie ever. We waited for Disney to release a furry fanfic bait movie to kick it out of the number one spot. We waited for ScotchBot to get is s#!t together and finally produce the damn thing. The wait it over. Our official 45 minute unofficial Deadpool episode is here! (more…)

Best Obscure Graphic Novels That Everyone Should Read

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“Why don’t more people know about [INSERT GRAPHIC NOVEL TITLE HERE]? [INSERT GRAPHIC NOVEL TITLE HERE] is the best thing ever!

~Every cheated comic book nerd ever.

With almost a century’s worth of tradition, comic books have absolute metric craptons of excellent, well thought-out content, even after you have subtracted the 90% of crap that infests every medium, as predicted by Sturgeon’s Law. And while this 10% might sound pretty damn promising, a lot of it just has simply been lost to time and lack of reprints, mostly due to their lackluster sales.

Which makes sense, from a market perspective: how many newfangled nerds know about the work of Rick Veitch? Who among the steampunk nerds have even heard of the unbridled lunacy that’s in the work of Bryan Talbot? Heck, how many otaku do you know that know the work of Boichi or even Kago Shintarou? Even if you factor in those creators’ excellence, their work often slips through the cracks, by virtue of simple logistics. (more…)

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It’s been awhile since we dived into one of those little black boxes of mystery from Loot Crate (for the uninitiated, Loot Crate is the leading subscription box service where for less than $20USD plus shipping you get a box of geeky little goodies worth at least twice as much) … Sorry, got lost in that pointlessly long parentheses …

Either way, it’s Loot Crate time once more and this month’s theme is ‘DEAD’ promising not only Deadpool (because everything is about Deadpool now,) but The Walking Dead to boot. The box is guaranteed to have not one but two exclusive figures as well as an exclusive T-shirt. Exclusively. McFarlane Toys, Quantum Mechanix, and other supplied the items this month AND to make it a bit easier this time around it’s a video because reading… amiright? (more…)

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While some time has passed since the death of actor Alan Rickman, the sadness and somberness of his passing still seems as fresh as ever. But much like with any A-List star who leaves their mortal coil too soon, their body of work becomes that much more appreciable and cements their ever lasting legacy. Alan Rickman is no exception; a big bucket of win, this guy was. Large body of work both on-screen and off in which to bow one’s head in respect and adulation. He will, of course, be remembered for his most famous roles – the maniacal terrorist Hans Gruber from Die Hard, the spoon-heart eating villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood, the literally dickless angel in Kevin Smith’s Dogma, and the hilariously bitter Dr. Lazarus in Galaxy Quest. Above all, and without question, though, Rickman will likely be most immortalized for his role as the complex, hostile, skillful, and perhaps bravest Wizard of all time – Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series.

In celebration of the Master of Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and fiercely loyal wizard, comes a 1/6th scale collectible figurine from Star Ace. Nerd Bastards was fortunate to receive a product sample for review. Follow along with us as we raise our wands to Alan Rickman and this spellbindingly life-like figure. (more…)