Let’s face it, in the DC Universe, if you are not part of the big trinity, you’re not much. It is always ‘Batman this’ and ‘Superman that’ and ‘check out Wonder Woman’s hooters’… Oh sure, maybe you are just as good a detective, half machine, mystically super charged or um, Booster Gold. That doesn’t seems to cut it, you’ll always be a second stringer without that big name recognition, It really has to be hard for these men, women and aliens to carve out their own niche.

Are they really your “Super Friends”? The merchants of mayhem over at Mad (the TV series seen at some point on the Cartoon Network, check your local listings) have put together this wonderful cartoon/musical that answers that.

(props for not only having everyone pre-New 52, but also having the REAL Blue Beetle and Captain Marvel!)


The Avengers will be kicking off the summer blockbuster season this year when it releases on May 4th. It’s also expected to be one of the biggest movies of the year, and that’s saying something in a year where we’re looking forward to other HUGE franchise releases like The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit. I’m not saying we’re looking at a repeat of 1939, often considered one of the greatest years for movies, but there are A LOT of great flicks to be excited for in 2012.

But I really think The Avengers is going to own 2012, and that’s coming from a devout follower of the Bat. It’s simple, Dark Knight Rises is only Batman, The Hobbit is singular, but The Avengers has Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Scarlet Johansson’s ass, Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson, Agent Coulson and that chick from How I Met Your Mother.

It’s an impressive lineup and one that is primed for marketing. Just look at all this awesome shit you’ll be throwing money at this year!


Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at

The Doctor Who parody, Inspector Spacetime that appeared on Community this passed week, yeah, it already has a fast-growing fanbase. A fanbase surrounding a fake show. These are the things the internet was made for. To brush up on our new favorite meme check out io9.


Wolverine Fights Grime


Wolverine is the best at what he does, which is killing people. But, what people don’t know, is that my fellow Canadian (yes, he IS a Canuck, look it up!) has a softer and gentler side to him.

Wolverine is all about the public service, and only giving his good name to products and services that he personally uses and enjoys – like the Wolverclean!

For only $19.95, you can get everything you see in the video below. And, with personal endorsements from big names like Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, and Magneto … you simply can’t go wrong.

So buy now, while supplies last! And remember, don’t just get it clean. Get it Wolverclean!

The short was created by the new Cartoon Network series MAD (brought to you by the people who make the magazine), which had its series premiere last Monday. Check out the full, and rather funny, video below.