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Last week on Hannibal, the former victims of our favorite cannibal doctor were forming their own little teams. Alana and Mason Verger were working together with the intent of trapping Hannibal and feeding him to the pigs. Will and his mysterious sidekick, Chiyo were on their way to find Hannibal and exact their own vengeance. Doctor Chilton was working in the background, manipulating events, Jack was searching for Will and Inspector Pazzi was still on the lookout for the one that got away. So what will our “heroes” be doing this week? And does Hannibal even care that they’re coming for him? ‘Contorno’ answers these questions and does it with one of the best episodes we’ve seen this season. (more…)

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Every month, Power-Up Box sends you a mystery box filled with geek essentials: collectibles, t-shirts, treats and more. From price, to quick shipping, to geek approved contents, Power-Up Box will have you singing swiggity swooty I’m coming for that booty (as in pirate’s booty, aka loot, aka treasure).

We’ve been telling you about this service for a few months now (See April and May boxes), and here we are again. Power-Up Box was kind another to send us their June box. Head on after the jump to get a reveal at what mystery items lay hidden enclosed, and decide on whether this monthly subscription service is for you.  (more…)

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The ninth episode of Game of Thrones season five goes there. It goes there so hard that it eclipses almost every other atrocity thus far. This show might just be about how brutal Weiss and Benioff can be to the HBO audience, but rumor has it that it was actually G.R.R. Martin himself that sealed the fate of this latest victim in a long line of screaming-at-your-TV-moments. There is nothing but spoilers after the jump, so please unless you have seen the episode, and for a more in depth discussion have read the books, click wisely.   (more…)

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You already know that Sideshow Collectibles are the premier purveyors of collectible display pieces and other high end desirables; praised for their extreme attention to detail throughout the entire production process, as well as their outstanding products. Sideshow is as synonymous to collectibles as Bose is to sound and fat kids to cake. From Star Wars to Marvel, DC and many other brands, Sideshow are the master makers. Their ever growing assortment of statues and figurines is the stuff nerd dreams are made of.

What you may not know, however, is what Sideshows creative process is, what their inner sanctum (their offices) looks like, and what it’s like to work for such a creative outlet.

Well, wonder no more! A new book titled Inside The Sideshow Studio has come out and gives fans an in-depth look. We were fortunate to receive a copy for review. The world of Sideshow is more fascinating than you ever imagined… (more…)

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It’s been a long while since Hannibal was gracing the small(er) screens of our television sets and computer monitors, but at long last it is back. The first two seasons were masterpieces of writing, filled with a cast of top-notch actors. The actors have returned, as have the writers and series executive producer, Bryan Fuller. And when last we left off, things were all sorts of bat-shit crazy. Hannibal had escaped from the clutches of the law (who had finally figured out what he really was) and pretty much all the good guys were about to bleed to death, leaving him home free. Obviously that can’t be the case, as there would have been no third season. So what does Hannibal have in store for us this time around? Read on to find out. (more…)

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For the better part of a year, audiences have been planning their Tuesday evenings around one of the best superhero television series’ to ever hit the small screen: CW’s The Flash.  Fans have gotten to know Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen and have grown to love him and the band of friends always at his side.  The series has been a superpowered roller coaster ride that had viewers truly invested in its characters and their lives and last night, the first season came to a close in the most exciting way it possibly could: with death and destruction.  As always, spoilers ahead. (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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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…)

TV RECAP: ‘Game of Thrones’ S5E1 – “Wars To Come”

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The first episode of Game of Thrones season five gives viewers a snapshot of how things have progressed since last season. Kings Landing is in mourning, Pentos see’s the arrival of a new guest, Slaver’s Bay has a murder mystery, the heir to The Vale finds a new home, and the Wall has quite a stirring bonfire. We even get our first flashback sequence of the series (Lost fans, rejoice)! What do we learn across the board? One’s enemies are just around the corner, so stand and fight or get a running start! Remember, there’s plenty of work to be done in service to the realm. Valar dohaeris – all men must serve. Beware, some spoilers after the jump! (more…)

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Deanna and her family sit in a darkened room mourning Aidan’s loss. She puts on one of his mixed cds and Nine Inch Nails’ “Somewhat Damaged” beings to play.

The opening is intercut with shots of Carol making a tuna casserole for the grieving family. In one of these shots, we see that Sam has come to visit her again. We also see Sasha in the lookout tower. Carol leaves the casserole on Deanna’s front porch.  Deanna finds it, reads the note and goes inside without the dish. She burns the note.  (more…)