Red Skull


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…)

Captain America: The First Avenger

We all know how far people will go when it comes to making sure their Cosplay outfits are up to scratch. With a myriad conventions becoming worldwide institutions and attracting bigger crowds every year such as San Diego Comic Con, the photographs of some of these outfits are sublime. Moreover, in recent years there have been outfits that have been the result of much blood, sweat and tears, such as the vast array of superhero outfits like Xenomorphs, Predators, Mech Suits and Iron Man replicas that provide us all with something to marvel at (did you see what I did there?). As it stands, most people know just how far to take it but there are always a minority of individuals’ out there that like to take things that little bit further, toying with the translucent lines of societal norms. Which brings us to this absolutely insane Redskull cosplay (more…)


Captain America: Civil War! Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about one of the rumors about the first film in the next phase of Marvel‘s big screen development. We know that Daniel Bruhl was cast last year in Civil War, but the role he was cast to play was not revealed. On film, Bruhl has faced off against Thor actor Chris Hemsworth in Rush and future Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate, but given that Bruhl is of German birth that seemed rather telling, but not necessarily conclusive. Now, a leak from a casting website seems to have answered the question for us, and it now appears that Bruhl will play Captain America’s second biggest adversary, Baron Zemo, in the forthcoming Civil War. (more…)

Hugo Weaving as Red Skull

Hugo Weaving isn’t a stranger when it comes to playing characters from comic book adaptations, and he certainly isn’t a stranger when it comes to the wider geek-friendly community. With iconic roles such as Agent Smith in the Wachowski’s Matrix trilogy, and V in their Alan Moore adaptation of V for Vendetta (…it received a somewhat mixed response – but there is no doubting Weaving’s talent at being able to express emotion whilst wearing a mask), he has also played Elrond in Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy,  and voiced Megatron in Michael Bay‘s Transformers (which is actually not bad in comparison to the sequels) and finally, he’s played the red-faced power-hungry Nazi Red Skull in the first installment of Captain America: The First Avenger (in which he turned in a great performance). (more…)


Frank Grillo has come along way career wise in such a short space of time. From a partially unknown regular in season one of Fox’s hit show Prison Break to great supporting roles (End of Watch, The Grey, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and leading roles in movies and TV shows (Kingdom, The Purge 2: Anarchy). His name is really starting to get out there and this has been facilitated by his high profile standout performance as Brock Lumlow (Crossbones), which has essentially trajected his career from a tropospheric plateau to the stratospheric. Furthermore, given what we know about the history or Captain America and Crossbones, this speculation does not come as a total surprise. (more…)

Welcome to another edition of Ask the Bastards, the weekly feature where you the readers get to grill us, the Nerd Bastards staff, on any nerdy topic you want. This week we discuss our own inherent nerdiness, Sarah shares some memories of Dragon*Con, we talk about Imperial Walkers and finally get around to the touchy, touchy subject of Before Watchmen.


When Captain America Throws Her Mighty Shield (Fan Stage Play)

So you know that really expensive Captain America movie that’s coming out? You do, well skip that shit and check out Captain America’s Burlesque Adventure from the Peekaboo Revue instead. This take on Marvel’s first super hero stars Beth Kellnoire as Cap. Ginger Leigh as Bucki, Joey Martini as the Red Skull and Christa D’agger as ‘Capitan France’. Captain America and comedy, who knew?

Shot live at Asbury Lanes in NJ, and World Cafe Live in Philly. PA this is a show for the older audiences, as in NSFW and certainly not meant for the eyes or ears ofchildren. You just don’t expect language from women like that, even young Bucki knocks out a few f-bombs that are hilarious in this. The real twist is the Redd Skull, from Criminal mastermind to let’s say…comical addition really makes the show. He almost steals the it away from the rest of the cast, he’s a true villain even on the stage.

It’s beyond me why, as of this moment, that this video only has 78 views on Youtube. Viewership should jump now after this gets out, it’ll be like that Rebecca Black video but actually worth watching. If Spider-man: Turn off the Dark gets canceled again maybe they’ll put this on Broadway instead.

Via: Youtube with special thanks to Scott Johnston for sending us the tip.

June’s begun, and the season of super hero movies is upon us. Two super hero movies are opening in June, X-Men: First Class on June 3rd and Green Lantern on June 17th. After them, on July 22nd will be  Captain America. Pull out your tights, capes and cowls, it’s time for a super hero movies news roundup.

First, let’s begin with the critical darling of the comic book movies, X-Men First Class. Two more clips have been released, because apparently you still need convincing why this movie is gonna rock. These two clips focus on Banshee and his super sonic scream. The first shows him training and the second using his scream as sonar to locate a submarine.

Using you sonic scream to attain flight is a neat trick, but what I can’t wait to see is Magneto lifting that sub out of the water. In X3 it was badass when Magneto moved an entire bridge, but lifting a sub out of the ocean, whoa.

source: GeekTyrant

More super hero movie news after the jump!



It’s been said that the greatness of a hero can only be measured by the nasty qualities of their villains. Captain America has a wide selection of nefarious villains to choose from; Red Skull leads the pack, but some of the other lesser known villains, as well as Captain America’s supporting cast, really deliver the action and intrigue that Captain America fans love.

When news of the Captain America movie started making the rounds at conventions and the Internet, comic book store conversations centered on casting and story lines. No one was arguing that Red Skull would not be in the film; that was a given. The best conversations and forum musings, though, were what supporting heroes and villains would make the movie cut. Everyone has their favorites: Sharon Carter, Union Jack, Nick Fury, The Falcon, Baron Zemo, M.O.D.O.K., Baron Blood and Baron Von Strucker to just name a few off the top of my head.

Rick Marshall of MTV recently sat down with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the screenwriters for the upcoming Captain America film. Click through the jump to read some interesting excerpts from the interview on what supporting characters made the cut and which might show up in later movies, then let NerdBastards know what supporting character YOU want to see in the Captain America movie or the inevitable sequel.
Via – MTV


Whoa, today is not a slow news day. So much going down that we can’t keep up. I rounded up 3 stories, each of which would normally make the front page on their own right, but being we are behind I’m gonna run em’ off briefly in this compilation post. Hope y’all don’t mind.
1. Red Skull- First Real Good Pic of Captain America Villain,

That is the face of true evil. Captain America has been my favorite for years. I have a ton of Captain America comics, sculptures and busts, lithographs and posters, and other crazy Cap merchandise. The Red Skull has long been a character I love to hate. Seeing the Red Skull for the upcoming movie has me doing Jazz hands here. I can’t wait for this movie to roll out.

Red Skull looks awesome, dressed in a sleek black leather gloved outfit Red Skull is ready to create weapons of mass destruction in his secret Nazi laboratory in the morning, jump on his Hydra motorcycle to chase down Allied spies in the afternoon, slaughter thousands of innocents before dinner, and still command fear and loathing while reviewing the troops after sunset.

What do you think? I’m just glad they didn’t put Red Skull into some kind of Village People leather fetish outfit.


2. Full Titles of the Two Hobbit Films Revealed?

TheOneRing has a little tidbit of information regarding the Lord of the Rings prequels. It appears they’ve uncovered the full titles of Peter Jackson‘s upcoming two Hobbit movies.

Here’s their brief report:

Ringer Spy Mr. Underbelly monitors movie titles that are registered by major film studios. Mr. Underbelly noticed that New Line has recently registered the following two film titles:

The Hobbit: There and Back Again


The Hobbit: An/The Unexpected Journey

There and Back Again is fitting. Unexpected Journey sounds like a gay pr0n title. What are your thoughts? Remember, this is not confirmed officially, but it is a relatively good indication of what the two film titles could be.

3. ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D Release Date Set

TheForce.Net got word that Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D will hit theaters on February 10, 2012.

Germain Lussier of slasfilm said it best, “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is an abysmal addition to the Star Wars saga, It ruined the character of Anakin, destroyed the mystery of The Force and introduced us to Jar Jar Binks. However, I’m without a doubt going to check out this re-release to see how well the 3D conversion turned out”. We may all hate the SW prequels, but will all line up happily like lambs to the slaughter just because it’s Star Wars and in 3D.