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Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers. Jake here, from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bagged 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 week’s best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out the latest comic book titles you should be reading. (more…)

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What do LootCrate, NerdBlock and PowerUp Box all have in common? That’s right, they’re all Geek box subscription services (duh!). Apparently, getting a box full of nerdful goods on a monthly basis is all the rage these days. So it makes no surprise to see this trend has brought the big dogs out to play. Well, correction, make that only one big dog. And they’re a marvelous one. Literally… Marvel (as in the comics/studio) has come out with their own monthly box o’ goods, aptly named “Marvel’s Collector Corps“.

Nerd Bastards was fortunate to receive the 3rd months release of Marvel’s foray into the geek box subscription market. Does it live up to the Marvel namesake? What items lay enclosed? Head on past the jump as we unbox this sucka and tell you what’s what. (more…)

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Last week, Fear the Walking Dead had its series premiere, and the show broke cable-TV records for both first-episode viewership of total viewers (10.1 million) and the coveted adult 18-49 demographic (6.3 million).  AMC has already picked the series up for a second season.  The big question now, of course, is: how does the show fare from here?

WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly this season of Fear the Walking Dead.  Proceed at your own risk/reward!

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Here it is, folks. The final episode of Hannibal is here. ‘The Wrath of the Lamb’ shall wrap up the last three seasons of our favorite show and possibly be the last time we shall ever see Mads Mikkelsen playing the iconic role of Hannibal Lecter. Last week we saw The Great Red Dragon get more intense (under Hannibal’s handy guidance, of course) and Will Graham was gearing up for a final confrontation. This week has as lot of ground to cover, though Hannibal has rarely disappointed in the past. So where will all of the characters we’ve grown to know and love (and hate) end up when the curtain closes? Scroll on to find out. (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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The pilot episode of Fear the Walking Dead was delivered to eager audiences and high expectations.  While viewership numbers are not immediately available, it’s safe to assume that many folks tuned in to watch the 90-minute premiere, bolstered by the love and fandom for the show’s “big brother,” The Walking Dead.  Does show live up to expectations?  The answer to that question may not be known for a while longer, but for now, we can assess its initial offering.

WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly this season of Fear the Walking Dead.  Proceed at your own risk/reward!

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The moment draws nearer and nearer – the final episode of Hannibal, season 3. Last week we were three to the countdown and after ‘The Number of the Beast is 666…” we have but one left. So far, we have Will and Dolarhyde playing a deadly game, with Will’s family becoming one of The Great Red Dragon’s targets. This was all thanks to Hannibal, of course, as he’s been feeding Dolarhyde information and steering him toward the goal of leaving Will alone and broken. The good doctor’s actions did not, however, come without repercussions. Alana Bloom is damned and determined to make his life a living hell and she’s one step closer to doing so. So where will the confrontation between Hannibal, Will, Dolarhyde, Alana and everyone else at the FBI lead this week? Scroll on to discover what twists and turns Hannibal has in store for us this time around. (more…)

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Tired of the same old summer fare?  Romantic comedies, superheroes, animated animals getting into trouble, and stuff blowing up – they can all be found en masse at your local Cineplex every year during the warmer months.  American Ultra, swooping in towards the end of the “popcorn” season, is a movie that may feel both very familiar but oddly foreign at the same time; the film features everything on the list in the previous sentence, but is presented in a highly unorthodox manner.  The result is an experience that feels very unique, but definitely won’t ring everyone’s bell.

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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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Last week on Hannibal, the hunt for The Tooth Fairy became more intense. After devouring the original Red Dragon artwork, Dolarhyde is almost caught by Will Graham. They manage to look each other in the eye before Will’s prey escapes, however, so we can expect more to unfold very soon. In the meanwhile, Hannibal was keeping contact with the Dragon and coaching him with his newfound serial killer instincts. And the relationship between Dolarhyde and Reba deepened, he seeing her as his Woman Clothed in Sun. Things promise to heat up this episode, but in what ways? Read on for a recap and review of ‘…And the Beast from the Sea’. (more…)