While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.

For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of  items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.

We hope you’ll  find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.

Hit the jump for Nick Bungay’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Matthew Jackson‘s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.

1. Ultimate Kate or Die #1 by Kate Leth

Tattoos, relationships, lesbians and guinea pigs. What does all of this have to do with comics? Everything, that’s what. This collection of comic strips from Nova Scotia artist Kate Leth is on sale now for a steal at $5 a pop, and it’s well worth the price. Featuring strips on everything from cosplay and tattoo etiquette, to the secret relationship between Spider-Man and Deadpool, it’s 32 pages of fun wrapped up in one neat, shelf fitting package. Although, if you live in the Halifax area, just go over to Strange Adventures Comix & Curiosities, they’re always holding a few issues just in case and you might even meet Kate.


The first screening of Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern happened on Sunday night in Hollywood, and the early response so far has been very positive. Of course none of this offers any insightful criticism for the movie, just a lot of fanboy gushing about how excited they were to actually see a Green Lantern film.

Read some tweets and quotes below.

Robert Meyer Burnett (director of Free Enterprise) on Twitter: GREEN LANTERN fucking ROCKED. The 3D was AWESOME. As a lifelong DC fan, the opening ten minutes made me squeal like schoolgirl. … Believe it. The first ten minutes will make you believe. The 3D is also outstanding. … GREEN LANTERN was terrific fun. The fact that it works at all is a miracle, but it really does cook. The first ten minutes sold me. … The 3D in the opening ten minutes is wonderful. But YOU MUST see it with polarized glasses. The color is great. … It’s not campy at all. The humor is earned. And Mark Strong as Sinestro was AWESOME. … I LOVED GREEN LANTERN. Don’t know why, but it kinda’ felt like THE LAST STARFIGHTER. I know…”Huh?!? What?!?” … it really did feel like an 80′s movie, circa ’84… Weird. … BTW…In LexG parlance…Blake Lively…LOOK AT HER. SMOOOOOKING hot.

Natasha Eloi (Space Channel) on Twitter:  ”So-Frakking-Un-Believable!!! I’m still spinning w/ delight & utter fangirl satisfaction!! #GREENLANTERN IS GO!!!” … #GREENLANTERNCORP be sure to stay until the end of the 1st credit roll for the BIG PAYOFF!! U won’t be disappointed!! …. Torn between #MarkStrong as #Sinestro#RyanReynolds as #GreenLantern on who rocked more! Hmm? Think we have a tie. Better be a sequel;)

David A. Arnold (comedian) on Twitter: Just saw Green Lantern…GOOD SHIT!

Trey Alexander (Fandango.com) on Twitter: “Just saw Green Lantern. Interview the cast tomorrow. Blake Lively is so hot. Ryan Reynolds is perfect. Great mix of humor, action & drama.”

Ashley Williams (Good Day Sacramento) on Twitter: “Just saw Green Lantern…amaz!”

Renee Bargh (Australian EXTRA) on Twitter: “Just Saw my 3rd movie for the weekend ‘The Green Lantern.’ Blake Lively looked Smokin as a brunette and Ryan didn’t look too bad either ;)”

Every comic book movie this summer has gotten really positive “early praise” and then not lived up to it. I’m going to assume this movie is terrible just so it might for once exceed my expectations.

Thanks for slashfilm for compiling these tweets