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If you’re not following Gail Simone on Twitter, you should really re-evaluate your life choices. The Comic Book Diva reigns supreme on the social media site, trolling dudebros and inciting hilarious discussions. For those not in the know, Gail Simone has written amazing books like Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Red Sonja and Tomb Raider. But her greatest accomplishment may be the latest ruckus she’s caused on Twitter. Calling out name brands to chime in on the greatest debate of all time, bigger than Pepsi or Coke, more dividing than Horde or Alliance, more important than any political election held to date, Gail Simone asks brands to draw a line in the sand and choose a side – Marvel or DC?

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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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We survived! The genuine, accept no substitutes BastardCast crushed the Christmapocalypse and this week we’re back to talk about an Amazing Spider-Man, an Astonishing Stan Lee, and a Re-Employed Gail Simone. Following that, the boys continue their shameless public felating of Kevin Smith (He isn’t hiring any more “friends” Jeremy!), discuss the Django Unchained linguistic hullabaloo, the chances of building an actual Enterprise, asteroids, and pirates and the films that they love.

After that, Jeremy and Jason welcome back Anne Sisk and Steven Sautter to discuss the great war between digital comics and paper comics and the future of the comic industry and then we introduce the HALL OF EXCELLENCE and induct a man who ate everything on the Hobbit menu at Dennys… may he rest in peace.

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All that and MOAR (Which is not a word!) on The Bastardcast!

The Bastardcast, people actually listen to this shit.

Good lord, does DC Comics know how to screw things up and royally piss of its fans, or what? After the infamous reboot, the constant marginalizing of their female characters, and still only having a handful of woman creators they went and made the BIG mistake of firing one of their best, Gail Simone. As her exclusive contract with DC was coming to an end she was informed, via email, she would no longer be writing Batgirl.

Needless to say, the outrage from the internet was colossal. The good news is all our ranting, bitching, and moaning actually did something, because today Simone tweeted this,

Hooray! We haz the power!

To influence DC editorial into reversing their asinine decision of firing her the first place. I mean, seriously, DC, have you learned nothing? I find it likely this decision was made because, as Bleeding Cool‘s Rich Johnston puts it, DC was afraid of, “every single person asking questions during convention season dressed up as Batgirl saying “Where’s Gail Simone?” To which Dan Didio would have some smart-alecky answer and the continued war between DC and its fans would continue.

Congratulations Gail! We here at Nerd Bastards couldn’t be happier you’re back on Batgirl! I’ll leave you with the last word,

 

All right, big changes are coming to DC Universe in an effort to condense their ever-so-convoluted history and attract new readers with a simple and safe, #1. A lot of characters are getting new back stories, different histories, and some might not even exist anymore! Needless to say many, many comic book fans are freaking the fuck out. Unless you only woke up from a coma, like 20 minutes ago, you haven’t heard the apocalyptic news that DC is rebooting their universe. Well, reboot might not be a fair word. Relaunch? Revamp? Shake-up? Slight alteration  of everything just enough to piss off your die-hard fans? Yeah, it’s something like that.

Of course this isn’t the only time DC decided change was needed. There’s a reason we refer to certain eras in comics as ‘golden’ or ‘silver’, they predominately refer to differences in characters and stories as they reflect their time period. We’re entering a new age now and it’s exciting, thrilling and a little disconcerting.

Listed here, all in one handy post is every new #1 title beginning in September in the post-Flashpoint DCU. Their covers, their quick solicits and a few snarky comments from myself. I admit now I am no DC expert, just a fan. And there are going to be some books I’ll have little to say about, others I could probably devote an entire post to, but I’ll try an keep ’em short. If I don’t share the same concerns you do about a title or I just say little about your favorite new book please, please, please share your thoughts and feel free to contradict me in the comments section. On to the books!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS.

On sale AUGUST 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes! This spectacular debut issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

I think this sounds solid. We’re going to be introduced to our favorite heroes as younger, more inexperienced people and with the team of Johns and Lee, it’ll rock. They want to put their best foot forward with this book, this’ll be the title that introduces new fans to the core of DCU. It’s great to see Cyborg being included in such an iconic group, too. They’re starting out strong with their whole plan to diversify the DCU. We’ll just see how long that plan continues…

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