Whether you are tired of seeing them everywhere or you are prepping for a zombie pub crawl, you can’t deny that – as a culture – we love zombies. With shows like The Walking Dead raking in major ratings and new shows like A&E’s The Returned ready to vie for our attention, zombies are no longer a part of fringe culture. They are fully entrenched in pop culture and even getting the romantic treatment in movies like Warm Bodies.
But why do we love them? They don’t have the cool mystique of vampires and, due to their rotting nature, probably never could (in theory). What is it about the undead that we find so attractive? (more…)
Jimmy Palmiotti is the co-creator of Painkiller Jane and the writer behind Harley Quinn, All-Star Western, and Batwing. Recently, Palmiotti announced that a Painkiller Jane feature film was in development off of a script that he co-wrote. His company, Paper Films, also embarked on their sixth Kickstarter campaign, successfully funding Denver – a post apocalyptic mature original graphic novel from Palmiotti, co-writer Justin Gray, and artist Pier Brito – in just six days.
In an exclusive interview with Nerd Bastards, Palmiotti takes us through some of Denver‘s details and explains why he chose Kickstarter over more traditional methods. Palmiotti also talks to us about the future of the Painkiller Jane comic at Icon, why the time was right for a film adaptation, his happy relationship with DC editorial and what he thinks about some of the public breaks from the company that others have experienced. (more…)
[EDITORS NOTE: In partnership with Youtube personality Kelly Carlton (aka F’N Pryde), we bring you another weekly installment of badass, foul mouthed comic book reviews. So without further ado here’s F’N Pryde with her weekly comic book rundown. It’s Pryde’s Picks!]
Happy belated Valentine’s Day everyone! I can’t believe I’m going to say this but DC Comics won me over this week. Marvel NOW! just seems to be a gross re-numbering of their books to get people to pick up imaginary issue #1′s. DC really treated me like a lady this holiday and I plan on returning the favor… (more…)
Don’t hate RoboCop because it’s a remake of a beloved sci-fi classic, hate it because it’s a tepid and blandish spin on the original film that thinks the best way to re-energize the concept it to go all the places that first one didn’t. Sometimes you do get it right the first time, and sometimes doing things because you can isn’t really a good enough reason for you to go through with it. Having said that, there are some interesting ideas in the new 2014 RoboCop, and some very interesting actors who try to realize them, but essentially this new Cop is a B-effort for a C-movie. (more…)
Joining Jeremy and Jason on this unearthed artifact is long time friend of people he’s known for a long time, Chris Cummins for a rousing hour of fart jokes, geekery and, nerd news from 8 days ago… because all of this stuff STILL MATTERS! (more…)