Captain America

Note: Mild spoilers to follow. 

It seems like an eternity ago, but just a year ago, moviegoers around the globe emerged from multiplexes stunned, shocked, and otherwise shook by Avengers: Infinity War. Ten years and 20, interconnected, universe-expanding movies didn’t prepare them for the utter and complete defeat of the Avengers and Thanos’ overwhelming victory. In a snap felt around the universe, Thanos extinguished half of all life sentient life, including many (actually, most) of the superheroes who’ve made their home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) over the previous decade. Even knowing that Avengers: Infinity War was just part one of a two-part, superhero epic did little to give moviegoers a sense of hope, however small, that the MCU would be restored to balance – not Thanos’ idea of genocidal balance – but where might and right stood together on one side of the wish-fulfillment equation against cosmic forces of evil and where individual and collective heroism, super or otherwise, clearly and simply mattered. (more…)

10 days and counting until Avengers: Endgame is upon us. Fans across the globe await with bated breath. Who will live? Who will die? Nothing is certain and everyone wants answers. Some will even cheat to get them. Endgame leaks are already out there, and with leaks come the inevitable spoilers. Some will be accurate, some won’t. But they’ll all serve to ruin the experience of witnessing the story as the creators meant for you to witness it. For some that won’t matter. Some trolls are just out to ruin everyone else’s good time. Will you cave-in and find a leaked copy to watch? Will you stay true to the experience and dodge every spoiler alert? Can you avoid every troll spewing spoilers?

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Did ScarJo Just Drop An ‘Endgame” Spoiler?

The moment audiences left the theater after witnessing the total carnage that defined Avengers:Infinity War, fans of the decade long series have been asking themselves (and diving into the vast conspiracies that have evolved throughout the farthest reaches of the internet to explore) which of their favorite heroes will meet their untimely demise at the hands of Thanos.  Well, it looks like one of the biggest stars of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame may have just let their cards show while at her most vulnerable. Possible (probable) spoilers lie ahead.

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Fans have been waiting with bated breath for the first trailer for the 4th Avengers movie. Some expected it to drop on Black Friday and were disappointed when there was no sign of the trailer. Now that the trailer is here, people can’t stop talking about it. The trailer brings back people fans missed out on in the last movie in surprising ways and reveals what fans are calling the biggest loss from Infinity War. What could make fans sadder than losing Spider-Man? NerdBastards breaks down the trailer and gives fans not privy to comic book history some clues as to what’s going on the trailer for Avengers: Endgame.

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With a new DC Comics event, Witching Hour, announced with covers posted online, it shows a Wonder Woman turned evil. The amazing covers make nerds question when else have superheroes turned evil? Not the alternate universe counterparts or evil doppelgangers, but the heroes themselves. What made them turn and did they return again to the side of the angels? NerdBastards delves into the details of DC’s Witching Hour event as well as 5 other heroes who have taken a ride on the dark side.

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Publishers and editors of different comic book companies take different official stances on different topics. Some stand firmly with their creators to prevent harassment and uphold artistic integrity. Some take a ‘middle ground’ approach to maximize the dollars brought in. Which is the better business model? Is the ‘middle ground’ of American politics shifting?

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Batman vs Captain America vs Stan Lee
The time honoured tradition of debating the outcome of a fight between two superheroes is as old as the medium itself. Undoubtedly right now somewhere someone is in the middle of a debate over who wins between two of our four colour champions and it is really all part of the fun of loving comicbooks (unless it is online, there it seems to be a vile spittle filled all-caps-apalooza that eventually degrades into personal insults. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) These Days if you casually glance at the comment section on the latest capes-and-tights movie trailer you’ll be washed over with a flood of bile and vitriol filled statements that are based more on brand loyalty and tribe mentality than anything actually related to the work itself.

Anyyyyyway. Will these duels ever have a definite and finite answer? Probably not, but if anyone can settle one of these conflicts and put the matter to rest it is Stan Lee. This past weekend at the ‘The Men, The Myths, The Legends‘ panel at this years Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Hostess Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) asked for Stan’s insight on the eventual outcome of an all out mano-a-mano, drag-out, winner takes all, fist fest between Marvel’s star spangled man, Captain America, and DC Comics Dark Knight, Batman. And yes, he gave the perfect answer (via Heroic Hollywood.)  (more…)

Just last month, the the nerd world bid adieu to Hugh Jackman as he stepped into Wolverine’s shoes one last time in the movie Logan. As Jackman said goodbye, it meant only a matter of time before other stars started walking away from the superhero roles so many of us have become accustomed to seeing them in. One big name that comes up constantly is Chris Evans, who has been the subject of this discussion for quite some time. However, in a recent interview, he thought that there was someone else who may step down before him. To find out who else could be joining them in retirement, skip past the jump.

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