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Let’s call it as we see it: the Sharknado film franchise, currently filming its fourth movie in the series, ain’t the greatest cinema in the world.  But it knows what it is: entertaining, ridiculous schlock.  And because it makes no assertions of being good – and makes no apologies for being bad – you know exactly what you’re getting when you sit down to view it.  And for that, people appreciate it; people watch it; people enjoy it.  Now, the fin-fueled storm system has broken out of its celluloid format and “crossed over” with a comic series that is itself delightfully random and surreal: Archie Andrews and his crew from Riverdale.

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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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Guardians of the Galaxy is a perfect comic book movie! It truly is one of the most unique and delightful films Marvel has created to date. It features memorable and enjoyable characters, is filled with all the required thrills and spills, and it’s an almost nonstop barrage of humor and fun. It’s like eating a big mac and a large fry at 2am after a night of drunken debauchery, it’s that good.

Peter Quill, or Star Lord as he likes to call himself, is a quick-witted man of Earth thrown into the far reaches of galaxy, who has stolen an artifact that everyone seems to want. By accident he stumbles upon four other characters, Gamora the assassin, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket the enhanced raccoon and Groot the humanoid tree, and the five of them form an unlikely team.

Not one performance, however, can live up to the two characters that completely steal the entire show, Rocket and Groot voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Yes, the talking tree and the raccoon are by far the most entertaining and likable characters. They are also two of the funniest characters in the entire picture behaving like the classic straight and funny man routine of Abbott and Costello fame but twice as fun.

Speaking of Rocket and Groot, our friends at Sideshow Collectibles sent us a the Marvel Rocket and Groot Sixth Scale Figure Set from Hot Toys. The big guy and little guy combo of the collectible word has never looked so good.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t the worst superhero film to hit theaters but it wasn’t the best, either.  The plot was so full of villains that character development was near impossible and while the chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, respectively) was wonderful, it just couldn’t carry the film.  That being said, the film did provide some wonderful aspects, mostly in the costume and design department.  It is with this spirit of creativity that Hot Toys took on the task of creating a 1/6 scale replica of the main villain at the heart of the film, Electro.  The movie version of the villain who began life as Max Dillon couldn’t be more separated from his comic book appearance.  Where the comic books placed brightly colored clothing and some rather cumbersome headgear, TASM2’s Electro is much more streamlined, wearing a black leather suit that fits and accentuates the contours of his body, and the headgear is completely absent.  The designers of the movie version took the opportunity to reinvent the character a bit, providing him with translucent skin through which people may see the electricity as it flows through every cell in Electro’s body.  Hot Toys has done their best to recreate this new incarnation and, as usual, they hit it out of the park. (more…)

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Surrounded by an ocean of discarded lanyards, empty hand sanitizer bottles, nerd tears, and a slowly dissipating funk cloud, it’s Bastard-Con 2015!, North America’s 4th biggest wholly audio nerd convention.

This year, Jeremy and Jason offer an exclusive (ish) preview of X-Men: Apoplectic, Deadpool: F*ck Your Face, Star Wars Episode 7: Practical Magic, Batman V. Superman V. Expectations V. Ash V. Evil Dead V. Studio Crocodile Tears.

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There is no reason to pretend that San Diego Comic-Con isn’t an absolutely wonderful experience that will certainly create memories that will last a lifetime.  Whether it’s meeting your favorite comic book creator or favorite actor, finding that final piece to complete your comic book collection, or just hanging out with hundreds of thousands of like-minded souls, SDCC presents unique experiences that cannot be found anywhere else.  That being said, there are plenty of reasons that you should be happy you missed the crowded event.  Here are five of the best reasons! (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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Hey Internet, do you like movies about ineffective robots that go back in time to muddled and defective plots riddled with holes? Then do we have a movie for you. Yes, Terminator Genisys is out and it is not good so we turned on the microphones and were unnecessarily harsh on ol’Arnie’s new movie. (Young Arnie was mostly saved from the rancor because he’s not really real.) (more…)

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As the convention hall doors prepare to close on another sensory-overload edition of the most media-heavy nerd gathering in the known universe, we here at NBHQ thought it would be wise to take a quick trip down Recent-Memory Lane by recapping some of the craziest, zaniest, and most mind-blowing-y moments of SDCC15.  As with all forms of public opinion, this list is not meant to be all-inclusive or definitive, but simply a gathering of some of the cool stuff that transpired.  Enjoy!

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Ahoy squirts. Luke Gallagher here, the head honcho of Nerd Bastards.com. Wanting to let you know the time is upon us…San Diego Comic Con International is here. Good god almighty is it here at last!

The mecca in nerd media has begun. Being the purveyors of news and entertainment that we are, we wanted to make you aware that Nerd Bastards will be on-point bringing you the latest news and updates – in Movies, Television, Comics, Videos Games, Toys and More – as they come.

It’s going to be a media mayhem, a storm of stories, a colossal collection of content.  Nerd Bastards will be there for you through it all!

Want to stay abreast of best Comic Con coverage around? Check back here for frequently updated links to our coverage. Or you can check all our SDCC News via our EVENT COVERAGE Page.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook. We’ll be live Tweeting many of the panels and posting other pundit musings that you surely won’t want to miss.

Onwards and upwards to another great Comic Con year! Tally Ho!  (more…)