There were many changes to DC Comics‘ lore when the publisher relaunched all its books in 2011 with the New 52, and not many of them were greeted with cheers from the comic book fandom. However, one of the much-loved new additions was “The Court of Owls,” the storyline that kicked off the re-launched Batman title and introduced the titular villains to the Dark Knight’s vast menagerie of weird and spooky bad guys. Naturally, if it’s popular with Batman fans, then it’s a no-brainer for the producers of Gotham. There have been rumours that the Court of Owls is coming to the Fox drama, and now showrunner Bruno Heller has confirmed that yes, the Owls are coming. But when?  (more…)


It’s almost like we never abandoned you for two months.

Jeremy and Jason have returned, but where were they and who have they become?! Learn about their harrowing tale (busy working and playing Playstation) and also learn about their thoughts on Stephen Colbert‘s late night takeover, Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s takeover of The Apprentice, Batman V. Bourne, Godzilla V. King Kong, the almost Pulp Fiction cast, the unkillable Fantastic Four franchise, gritty Mary Poppins, sex bot ethics (RIP HitchBot), plus Donald Trump: herald of the end times.

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Another day, another tidbit revealed about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  This time, Zack Snyder is putting to rest one of those pesky rumors that, apparently, keeps circling the film.  Of course, at this point, very little real information, aside from the cast and characters, is known about the film, so it is fair to say that at least 90% of what audiences “know” at this point are nothing more than rumors.  Well, if Snyder’s words are any indication, we may actually know a bit more than it seems at first glance.  Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, though, let’s get to that Robin rumor!  According to Zack, Robin may not be who some believe him to be.  (more…)

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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…)


As the world draws closer and closer to March 25, 2016, more questions are arising with respect to DC’s Expanded Universe than answers.  Is Suicide Squad’s Joker really Jason Todd? Will Wonder Woman play a big enough part in Batman v. Superman to sate those Amazonian sized appetites?  Will Ben Affleck give audiences the hero they deserve?  While we may have an answer to that last one, thanks to Heroic Hollywood (more on that in a moment), we know very little about the rest of the universe that Warner Brothers and DC are creating on screen.  Sure, with comic book movies the secrecy behind creating the film is often discussed more than the movies themselves, but what if there is a really good reason for keeping their cards close to the vest?  Of course, it would have to be a very good reason, right? I mean a WHOPPER of a secret, right?  Well, what if that secret is right in front of our noses?  What if Superman’s death has already been teased?  Possible spoilers ahead. (more…)


What do The Flash, Daredevil, and Arrow all have in common? They’re all current television shows based on comic book characters that stars the main hero. Unlike these shows, Gotham is one of the only shows that doesn’t follow the same formula. Yet it still works. Even with only one season under it’s belt, people are begging to know when are we going to see the big bat. Unfortunately, the Dark Knight may not be making an appearance anytime soon. (more…)


It seems like only yesterday Batman fans were reacting quite passionately one way or another to the news of Ben Affleck being cast as the Dark Knight. Recent rumors would make it seem, however, that some very important people are now in his corner. Affleck supposedly received a standing ovation for his performance after an early cut of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice was screened for a small group of Warner Bro. executives, which led to some pretty big plans.