The BastardCast vs. The Wrath of Con, Your #SDCC13 Reaction Show

- 07-23-13Featured Posted by Team Bastard


This week on The Bastardcast, Jeremy and Jason go to San Diego Comic Con… in their minds, discussing all the con’s biggest news.

Superman/Batman? Yup, they’re talking about what (and who) the next Batman needs to be and if Zack Snyder can handle Batman’s “curves”.

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron? Of course! Joss Whedon‘s irrational fear of ants and cannon needs to be explored!

Speaking of the Marvel Movie Universe, Jason is concerned about a tear in the fabric of space and time should Magneto Prime bed Retro Magneto, and the fellows discuss Hugh Jackman, Matt Smith, Simon Pegg, and Bryan Cranston‘s penchant for cosplay and a new rule about comic convention etiquette, hash tag: Star Jarring.

Also on the show: The boys ponder which beloved sci-fi franchise they want JJ Abrams to befoul (hand on the glass JJ, you brought this on yourself), and did you believe that Kevin Smith was retiring? FOOL! Smith may want to make a movie about a man in a walrus suit called Tusk.

All of that, sad Dan Harmon, and some chatting about what SDCC is and what we were all not given, meaning real details and any news about a Flash movie, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and of course, WONDER WOMAN!

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Nerd Bastards Has Invaded San Diego Comic Con 2014

- 07-23-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

NB Comic Con

Ahoy squirts. Luke Gallagher here, the head honcho of Nerd 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 starts tonight and goes until Sunday 7/27. 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.

We’ve actually sent some bodies into the lions den in the form of Sarah Moran, Shawn Schillberg and Manny Lozano. These NB staffers will be on site to provide you first hand recounts, recaps, descriptions, photos and other updates as they make their way through the con floor and brace panel after panel. Assisting them is our at home staff – myself included – who will keep eyes peeled and be covering content remotely.

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

Want to stay abreast of best Comic Con coverage around? Check out our SDCC 2014 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 #SDCCNB.

Onwards and upwards to another great Comic Con year! Tally Ho!


SDCC ’13: Marvel Studios Live Blog – ‘Thor 2′, ‘Captain America 2′, ‘Guardians’, & ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’!

- 07-20-13Comics, Film Posted by Manny Lozano


[Editor’s Note: That FOX panel sure did have a lot of surprises, didn’t it? I mean, WOW, the entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past showed up! … Now, here’s Manny with updates from what’s likely THE most anticipated panel of the convention. Will there be footage of Thor: The Dark World? Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What of the rumor there’ll be a reunion of Avengers old and new? Maybe, we’ll hear an announcement of a new Phase 3 movie? Doctor Strange? Captain Marvel? You’ll know as soon as we do! Once the live blog begins, refresh for updates.]

[UPDATE: This panel has now concluded. Thank you so much for following along, and a big thanks to Manny for live blogging Hall H. To catch up, you’ll find the full panel commentary below the cut.]


DC/WB Officially Announce a Batman/Superman Movie Based on ‘Dark Knight Returns’ (Sorta)

- 07-20-13Comics, Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson


Weeks ago DC Comics promised that they would outline the future of their comic properties on the big screen and they did not disappoint. While rumors swirled about Justice League and The Flash hitting theaters sometime over the next few years (no, I mean new rumors, not the ones we’ve had for the past decade already), and a possible Batman reboot; there still managed to be a massive surprise from the DC/WB camp.

At the end of the Warner Bros/Legendary panel Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder walked on stage to blow the doors off Hall H. Seizing the podium from moderator Chris Hardwick, Snyder announced “some shit’s going to happen up here,” and then this flashed on the big screen. (more…)

SDCC ’13: Warner Bros. & Legendary Panel Live Blog – ‘Godzilla’, ‘Seventh Son’, ‘300: Rise of an Empire’, & More!

- 07-20-13Film Posted by Manny Lozano


[Editor’s Note: At this very moment, Manny Lozano, one of our embedded reporters, is getting comfortable in Hall H preparing to live blog the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures panel in where they’ll be previewing Godzilla, Seventh Son, 300: Rise of an Empire, The LEGO Movie, and Edge of Tomorrow. We’ve already had a taste of Godzilla with Manny’s report from the Godzilla Encounter, and we’ve seen trailers for Seventh Son and The LEGO Movie. We’re not entirely sure just who’ll be appearing on the panel, but I know Manny will let us know the minute things start. For more info on the panel, here’s a link to the official SDCC schedule. Once the panel starts, keep refreshing for updates.]

[UPDATE: This panel has since concluded. Hit the jump to view the original live blog commentary. Thanks for tuning in! Coming soon, the live blog of Lionsgate’s Hall H panel.]


SDCC ’13: Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman’s Video to Fans; Plus How Sherlock Survived His Fall

- 07-18-13TV Posted by Sarah Moran


At this very moment the Sherlock panel at San Diego Comic Con is wrapping up. Sadly, I’m not there, and I’m guessing neither are you. But guess what!? Neither are stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. They’re simply too damn busy.

Not ones to leave their fans at Comic Con – or elsewhere, for that matter – hanging, the two recorded separate video messages which were then played at the panel. Entertainment Weekly presented the panel, and because they’re awesome and swell, have uploaded the videos online for us all to enjoy!

And enjoy it you will. Martin’s segment is short, but very sweet. And I love his hobbit-y hair. Benedict has more fun with his, the cheeky bastard, even sharing the secret of how Sherlock survived the fall in “The Reichenbach Fall”!

The video’s not embeddable, so click the image to be taken to EW’s site,


In addition to the video message, fans in attendance of the panel are getting sneak peeks at some footage from the highly anticipated Season 3! As Sherlockology tweets,

They also report the footage being shared at the panel was, “a rough cut, with uncorrected audio, and will not be released online.” Well, bugger. I don’t care if it’s handicam footage filmed guerilla style, I want to see that footage!?

Hopefully, later this evening either EW or PBS will upload the panel in full. Until then, keep it tuned to Nerd Bastards for all your SDCC needs!

SDCC12: Surviving Kirkman’s Zombie Survival Machine

- 07-12-12Cool Stuff, Featured Posted by Steven Sautter

It’s one of those midnight questions — you’re on the couch with your friends, a 13 year old with mutant like hand eyed coordination has just dominated you on Black Ops and someone asks, “What kind of car would you want in a zombie apocalypse?”

The answers are typically diverse, hillarious, and often impractical — sure, the Ecto-1 is amazing, but it’s probably terrible on gas mileage. A Hyundai wouldn’t likely be the natural first choice (despite their impressive fuel economy) but Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Survival Machine is no ordinary Hyundai.

The car, which was dreamed up by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and brought into reality by Gary Castillo from Design Craft Fabricators, is built from a Hyundai Elantra Coupe and features the following enhancements:


  • Staked Zombie Plow
  • Armored windows
  • Armored headlights and taillights
  • Smoked headlights and taillights
  • Reinforced body panels
  • Rear bash bar
  • Wheel spikes
  • Adjustable front light bar
  • Escape Hatch
  • Winch
  • All-Terrain Tires
  • Forged Wheels
  • Upgraded lifted Suspension


  • Custom riveted sheet metal rear interior panels
  • Food & Supply storage compartments
  • 6×8 Net Cannon with rear-view camera
  • Co-pilot controlled switch box with gauges
  • Master Kill Switch
  • Net Cannon Control
  • Lighting Control
  • Tilt front flood lights
  • Pan rear flood lights
  • Weapons: Kitana Sword, Baseball Bat, Machette
  • GPS
  • CB Radio
  • First Aid Kit
  • Nitrous System (120 hp/shot)
  • Adjustable rear trunk flood lights
  • Custom front seats with embroidery

Pretty bad-ass right? Well, apparently somebody thought it was missing a certain something, that somebody being the cars designer. Our Steven Sautter got a first hand look at the Zombie Survival Machine during Preview Night and caught up with Robert Kirkman to find out what that certain something was, here is his report:

After much wrangling with security, this intrepid reporter was escorted into the exhibit hall early and led toward the Future US booth for the unveiling of Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Survival Machine. Built to commemorate the landmark 100th issue of the Walking Dead comic book, this modified Hyundai Eleantra Coupe seems primed for all your zombie killing needs. Kirkman himself was on hand to unleash the awesome lethality of the Elantra and we were able to catch a few words with Kirkman on this auspiscious occasion.

Sautter: Does the car still have that fresh zombie smell?

Kirkman: Yes, it smells delicious! (laughs) It’s amazing. I’m sorry. For me, on The Walking Dead set, zombies smell like barbeque because they’re always eating.

Sautter: Was there anything from your designs that was too outlandish?

Kirkman: I wanted it to have jets, so it could take off. And they were like, “Cars don’t fly, man!” But they could come in handy.

You can check out the Zombie Survival Machine at the Future US Booth (#4445) throughout the convention, other activities at the booth include: a Zombie Make-up Station, a Photo Station, the Hyundai Sweepstakes Kiosk, and on Friday there will be a Zombie Costume Contest between 2PM and 3PM.

Follow @NerdBastards on Twitter for all of your #SDCC updates and floor pics of cosplayers, cool stuff, and comic-con madness.

Additional writing by Jason Tabrys