That’s Agent M. a.k.a. Ryan Penagos, Executive Editorial Director, Marvel Digital Media Group pictured above. After watching his latest teaser video for ABC and Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. I’ve decided he deserves a swift Kick in the Knackers, a Thump to the Testicles, a Nudge to the Nads, a Sock to the Stones, a Punch to his Plums, a Bash to the Bollocks, a Clout to his Cojones . . . damn, I really can do this all day, but I’d better get to the rest of the story.

For those of you living in a cave the last six months, there was a little movie called The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon (Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) which has opened the door for a television show about Marvel Comics super secret spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate).

*Interesting side story -S.H.I.E.L.D.’s original name stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division. It was changed in 1991.

Wow, that was not really interesting, and not much of a story either, much like this teaser trailer below. Go watch the video, then join me after to vent your frustrations and let out your anger. After all, the Dark Side isn’t going to do all the work, you’ve got to get off the sofa and get a little angry.

*Insert Amazon link for pitchfork and torch sales here.

What did you think? Is it just me or does this guy enjoying tweaking our noses just a bit too much? I do hope he doesn’t learn that Comic Con Hall H Lesson:

It’s all in fun until some Harry Potter fan stabs you in the eye with a pen.

On a serious note, I do hope that the teaser trend doesn’t devolve into marketing trolling. With most things, it’s funny a couple of times, then it moves quickly to annoying, and lastly becomes uncool, turning people off. Agent M, you’ve got a good thing going, don’t frack it up.

Via: Blastr

The BastardCast vs. The Twinkie Strikes Back

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This time on the sound gumbo that is The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy learn about feelings and fight about the power of nerd rage and how much Disney should fear it as they possibly consider resurrecting Darth Vader (even though they probably won’t). After that, it’s straight on through to the magical land of Twinkie death and Marvel as they discuss a future seer named Roger who knows… things… things about the upcoming slate of Marvel movies but who didn’t know that America’s favorite snack cake was going to be filled with sad.
Into video games? Hell yeah you are you twinkie munchin mother fffer and this week Jason and Jeremy are goona gush about Halo 4 and Modern Warfare‘s ridonk sales figures and the life replacement system that is GTA V. Oh no Ho Ho, we ain’t done yet, the guys are also talking about the shocking lack of more Firefly, and Jason fills us in on his middling trip to a New Jersey porn convention that smelled like astroglide and sadness. All that and more on the 500 Cl… on The Bastardcast!

Also, they talk about the death of Hostess… you know, in case you didn’t realize.

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Just when you thought that Marvel had it’s ducks in a row and all it’s creative pistons pumping, we get Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United. Wait, the story or plot line must be something new and exciting:

“We see his (Zzzzax) origin in the movie. It’s what would happen if the entire Eastern seaboard [electrical grid] went out,” says Jeph Loeb, executive VP of Marvel’s TV division, which is overseeing the movie. “The two heroes meet up, thinking of each other as to blame.”

What happens next? “Calamity ensues. You’ll see in Heroes United that Hulk’s a little more articulate,” Loeb says.

The whole thing seems like a filler issue of the comic you love to read. That story line that has nothing to do with the current storyline, but gets inserted because something isn’t ready and they pulled this story out of some stack or file cabinet stored in the backroom no ones ever goes in.

This hybrid of computer-generated animation and hand-drawn art hits Walmart shelves on April 23rd. Should you bother with it? That’s for you to decide, I’m gonna take a pass, but don’t worry. Most likely your grandmother will buy you a copy for Christmas, “Because you like that comic booky stuff,” and she has no idea what you really want.

Via: EW



Avenger’s movies Assemble ! ! !

While Marvel’s The Avengers is still doing well in theaters across the world, an interesting teaser has appeared about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release. Although an official release date is still unconfirmed, Amazon has posted something called the “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled” Blu-ray collection. The tentative list of content for the ten-disc set reads as follows:

Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)

Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)

Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)

Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray)

The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray)

Iron Man (Blu-ray)

Bonus Disc – The Phase One Archives (Blu-ray)

Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The listing also includes the above image, perhaps the discs come in a replica of the briefcase that Nick Fury uses to transport the Cosmic Cube. Whatever is under the S.H.I.E.L.D. cloth, though, is said to be revealed on July 15th.

Now the big question . . . how much will this monstrous collection of superhero movies cost and how much would you be willing to spend? Give NerdBastards your best guess in the comments section below.


This NerdBastard has been a fan of S.H.I.E.L.D. since I first picked up a copy of Strange Tales and read about Super Secret Agent Nick Fury fighting to protect the world from the evils of Hydra. One read through and look at that fabulous Jim Steranko art and I was hooked like a 300lb marlin.

You can imagine my delight when watching the Avengers movie; seeing all those S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and equipment every time the Avengers were on the Helicarrier. This NerdBastard was in S.H.I.E.L.D. fan-boy heaven, but that got me thinking . . . an organization that big takes a lot of people to maintain and operate. If I were drafted into S.H.I.E.L.D.  (Hell I would be first in the volunteer line) what kind of job could I do? That lead me to think about what kind of job I might get stuck with . . .

The Absolute Worst “Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Assignments (more…)

This is your challenge:

You can only have one favorite Superhero, the top of the superhero iceberg, the cherry on your superhero sundae. You only use SIX WORDS in the comment section to convince all the other NerdBastards out there why your top pick, is the best of the best.

It doesn’t have to be from the picture above, it was just the best collection of superheroes picture I could find after a fine dinner of Wienerschnitzel and a couple of beers. Here’s my shot as an example:

Captain America: Captain America throws his mighty shield!

Shane Black and producers of Ironman III wasted little time when first choice Jessica Chastain couldn’t resolve scheduling conflicts to accept the role of Maya Hansen, creator of the Extremis Enhancile.

Extremis Enhancile is, in short, a super-soldier solution, a bio-electronics package fitted into a few billion graphic nanotubes and suspended in a carrier fluid.

Variety is reporting that Rebecca Hall is now the front runner to replace Chastain in the female lead in the first post-Avengers movie, Iron Man III. Hall is best known for her leading role in Ben Affleck’s The Town. After the huge success of The Avengers, theater goers are certain to turn out in droves for this next chapter in the Marvel saga,  and although she’s a known commodity in Hollywood, this could certainly be Hall’s break out role.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3 will begin production in North Carolina this month leading toward a May 3, 2013 release date.

We’ve entered the “Oh crap isn’t the movie out yet” phase of our long wait on The Avengers movie. The teasers are out, the trailers are out, tons of still images, now we just have to endure the repeats until opening day. In a way that’s good. Who wants to know every little thing about a movie before your butt even hits the theater seat?

So now we go about our daily lives catching these featurette’s where the stars and producers of the movie talk about:

How great the whole cast was . . .

How great the movie is . . .

How great the doughnuts on set were . . .

How great their costars are to work with . . .

How great the greatness of the great things were . . . 


Just gotta hold out until May 4th. You can do it, stiff upper lip and all that.