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  • Must There Be A Superman? – A Documentary


    It’s one of the inevitable comics discussions. Sooner or later someone is going to make a comment about Superman. Maybe positive, maybe negative, but often divisive. “Superman is boring” is the usual call to action. Love him or hate him, most agree that there’s something not right these days with how The Man of Steel is being handled.

    Enter Consequence of Sound and RIO!B Productions, Sami Jarroush – a lifelong Superman fan – who’s on a quest to discover what makes Kal-El tick and if he’s still relevant in today’s world. In his documentary, Must There Be A Superman?, Jarroush speaks with fans and comics experts alike including comics greats Mark Waid (Kingdom ComeDaredevil) and Neal Adams (Green Lantern/ Green Arrow) as well as comics scholars Glen Weldon (Superman: The Unauthorized Biography), Randall Lotowytz, Asher Elbain, and Nerdy Show‘s own Cap Blackard.

    Whether you see Supes as The Big Blue Boy Scout or a champion of the oppressed; this cross section of one of pop culture’s most iconic characters offers some much needed perspective on his place in the 21st century. Must there be a Superman? And if so, what is it about him that continues to speak to us? (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 112 :: Alex Woolfson

    fo_logo_1400x1400Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in for dishing on the latest in pop and queer culture!

    On this episode of Flame ON!, Bryan sits down with independent comics creator Alex Woolfson to talk about his journey in bringing new LGBT characters to life through his web comics portal Yaoi 911. Alex discusses his artistic partners and their work on Artifice, a sci-fi thriller set in a corporation-controlled future, and most recently, Young Protectors, a superhero epic about teenage heroes taking on a manipulative (and handsome) older villain.

    Alex also offers advise on how to fund and find collaborators for independent comics projects and his own opinions about the state of LGBT characters in the comic book industry today. All on this episode of Flame ON!, your bi-weekly source for everything gay and geeky! (more…)

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  • Matt Kindt’s Next Must-Read Comic: Dept. H #1 Review

    Dept. HThe Breakdown

    Dark Horse Comics presents Dept. H, an original murder/mystery series where each issue takes place in a 24-hour time span. Written and drawn by Matt Kindt, creator of Mind MGMT with his wife, Sharlene Kindt, provided beautiful water colors.

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    Dept. H mashes multiple genres in a deep sea tale with wonderfully fitting watercolor art. The book’s sci-fi murder mystery evokes a sense of urgency that’ll have you flying through the pages. (more…)

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  • EPIC PIEcast :: Episode 42 :: Heidi Heilig at the Helm

    piecast reduxIt’s EPIC PIEcast! Party with Nelson Lugo and Schaffer the Darklord as they dust off every corner of pop culture for discussion, debate, and deconstruction with all the snark and witty banter that they can muster.

    Yes, it’s time for another monthly update on the lives of two middle-aged, childless divorcees who live in apartments filled with toys and spend their days scrambling around on crappy stages for handfuls of dollars! Schaffer feigns unbridled enthusiasm as Lugo talks about his new party bus gig before our dynamic duo tear into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Then author Heidi Heilig drops by to discuss her critically-acclaimed debut fantasy novel The Girl from Everywhere and the time-traveling pirates found therein. How does one dress appropriately for a trip to Victorian-era Hawaii? Is there treasure to be found in the act of procrastination? What’s with the fanfare?

    Episode #42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. (more…)

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  • Nerdy Show 259 :: Microsode: Batman Beyond #Schway

    Batman BeyondWhen The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into the super-specific with listener-requested discussions and interviews.

    This time we’re raising hell on the crime-ridden, neon-soaked streets of Neo-Gotham and discussing one of our favorite spins on the Batman mythos: Batman Beyond. This late-90s animated series spun out of the critically-acclaimed Batman the Animated Series, and surprised our younger selves with a wise-craking Batman in an even grimmer world.

    Join Cap, Doug, Briggs, La Valle, and Tony as we share our love for this schway TV series, its surprising origins, the movie adaptations that almost happened, DC’s mishandling of the character in the comics, and even some hope for what’s to come.

    What torrid hookups are happening in the Batmobile? How did Alfred die? All this and more thanks to Joshua Westphal – the Nerdy Show fan who requested this topic. #Schway (more…)

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  • Wicked Anime Podcast :: Episode 086 :: Hot for Sensei

    wickedanime075(Large)Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    The flowers are in full bloom as the spring season is upon us – and you know what that means?!  That’s right! A brand new season of anime!  This season is one for the record books. We’ve clocked in so many hours with Crunchyroll this season alone that they know us by name now!

    Join Jonathan and Andrew as they talk about what’s happening in anime and the new anime blooming in Spring, yo! PLUS – Losing more fans from China, the greatest Red Sox fan of all time, and it’s the glue factory for you!

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  • Nerdy Show 258 :: Podcasts For Dangerous Humans

    ep258The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings!

    Spring has sprung for the world of pop culture and new and exciting things are a foot! Some of the biggest video games of the season are now in beta, and we’ve tried them all: Overwatch, Battleborn, Doom… Plus there’s recently-released titles like Pokkén Tournament and Dark Souls 3. Meanwhile, DC Comics prepares its final bid for relevance with DC Rebirth an event that just might recapture the fun of the DCU. Even if that fails, there’s always Young Animal – a shocking new arm of DC helmed by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way that’s unleashing the glory days of edgy art comics on the reborn DC universe.

    Join Cap, boR, Nicky, and Brandon for insights from the DC Retailer Roadshow, what we loved about the betas, and what we’ve got beef with. Speaking of beef… Brandon brought some mysterious meat to the studio. Hear us sample strange flesh and stranger pop culture on this episode of Nerdy Show! (more…)

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  • Liberty: Tales from the Tower :: Entry 006: Malfunction

    Liberty_Tales 1400From the world of Liberty comes Tales From the Tower – Standalone stories of myths, legends, and horror to haunt the Citizens of Atrius.

    The pristine colony of Atrius is built on the accomplishments and happy lives of upstanding Citizens. But sometimes sinister elements creep in. When a young couple’s life is upset by a possible peeping tom, they see fit to call in an investigator to quickly solve their problem. But what the investigator discovers is far from a simple voyeur…

    This episode features special guest actors David Cummings of the NoSleep Horror Podcast and Dave Fennoy! Join your host for this nighttime broadcast and and hope that the Archon watches over you. (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 111 :: Batman v Everyone

    fo_logo_1400x1400Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in for dishing on the latest in pop and queer culture!

    It’s been too long since the full Flame ON! crew have all been together to discuss the good and not so good of today’s pop culture. This episode is here to change that! From Deadpool to Batman v Superman, from The Magicians to The Flash, find out what our gaggle of gay geeks thinks about it all! All of this plus our new segment: 1-UP! where the boys tell you what is giving them LIFE!

    Get ready to FLAME ON! (more…)

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  • Nerdy Show 257 :: Microsode: Unmakable Comic Book Movies

    ep257When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into the super-specific with listener-requested discussions and interviews.

    In this double-length Microsode Cap is joined by THE ENTIRE CREW of Ghostbusters: Resurrection – Doug, Nina, Josh La Forge, Adam Briggs, John Poole, and Mike Wall. Their mission: to dig deep into their collective well of comic book fanaticism to share the comics they’d most love to see adapted on the big screen, but don’t have a snowflake’s chance in hell of being pulled off. What are the stories so crazy not even the Marvel Cinematic Universe would dare touch? What independent books would make killer features but Hollywood can’t be trusted to adapt? What stories can exist only in the sequential art medium? And just how do those springs in Ranma 1/2 work, anyways? (more…)

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  • Camp Fangamer is Back! The Most Uncanny Gaming Convention in Existence Returns This Summer

    Photo by Ann Kornuta and Luke Schirmer

    Photo by Ann Kornuta/Luke Schirmer

    Last summer over 400 dedicated fans of EarthBound came together at Camp Fangamer to celebrate their passion for the beloved cult Nintendo game. It was an unprecedented event: part con, part alternate-reality game.  We chronicled the whole shebang in the comprehensive article EarthBound Comes to Life” and named it the geekiest event of 2015 in our annual Top 20 Nerdy Things list. The whole experience was so unique, many had doubts if there would ever be another. Fortunately, PSI Thunder Beta strikes twice.

    This summer, camp is back in session for another weekend of joy and oddities – Tucson, Arizona July 29th-31st. (more…)

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  • Wicked Anime Podcast :: Episode 085 :: Anime Boston 2016 Wrap-Up

    wickedanime085Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    As we recorded this episode, the Hynes Convention Center was being emptied of its guests. We were among the last to leave, but not before wrapping up the con by chatting about our experience at Anime Boston 2016! This is part 2 of a collaboration discussion we started over on the Boston Bastard Brigade’s podcast (Listen to that episode here) In this part, we discuss the useless crap we bought in the dealer’s room and the most excellent panels and programming we saw this year! At the end of another great con, fun was had, fans were met, and doujins were bought by all!

    Join Jonathan, Andrew, Evan of B3, 42 Believer Sarah, and Dave and Anthony from IAMTHINK as they talk about what’s happening in anime and the CONclusion (heh) to another Con Month, yo! PLUS – Doujin Lives Matter, putting Nendroids wherever you want, and kawaii math manga! Show goes back to normal next episode!

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  • Nerdy Show 256 :: Miitomo A-Go-Go

    ep256The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings!

    Where has the time gone, friends? If you’re like us, it’s been sucked into the uber timesink vortex that is Miitomo. “Hang out” with your friends and learn intimate secrets like their favorite kinds of bread. Believe it or not, it’s shockingly addictive. Miraculously, there’s lots more we’ve got to talk about!

    Hear our thoughts on the MOBA Paragon and the new Fallout 4 DLC. Or howabout our excitement for the return of some classic anime or the evil Terms of Service coming to an Oculus near you ? Heck, we’ve even got some info on how Planet X will destroy life on Earth that ISN’T a vaguely mystical conspiracy theory. Listening won’t get you any Miitomo Coins, but we guarantee it’ll be more rewarding. (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 110 :: Gravity Falls

    fo_logo_1400x1400Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in for dishing on the latest in pop and queer culture!

    Are you ready to dive into the mysterious and mischief of Gravity Falls?!? Join B.J. and Bryan for an in-depth look at the Disney XD cartoon that captured their hearts and imaginations! The boys will fill you in on what you’ve been missing: the deranged minds behind the show, what makes the characters tick, and more; or if you are a fan of the show – gather ’round the campfire as we share our favorite parts.

    Dust off your Book of Secrets and get ready to FLAME ON! (more…)

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  • Nerdy Show 255 :: Nerdcasting the Multiverse

    ep255When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into the super-specific with listener-requested discussions and interviews. But then on rare occasions… something much more unusual happens…

    We’re no strangers to strangeness. We’ve encountered real-life werewolves, experienced hauntings and close encounters; but admittedly it’s been a while since we’ve tangled with the paranormal. Turns out the paranormal isn’t done tangling with us. Our studio equipment is picking up signals from someplace… else. Fortunately we’ve got a spirit box to tune in, and what we found will shock you.

    Join Cap, Doug, boR, and Tony as we listen in on other realities and discover if our geeky programming is truly the finest in the multiverse. Learn dark truths on Greetings from Twilight Gulch, hear the most inoffensive words imaginable on Safe Words, stay vigilant in humanity’s war with the Lizard Men on Scale Watchers, discover unique new foods on Quinowhaaaaa?, get sound advice from The No Fangs Radio Hour, and even listen in on a Nerdy Show from a much darker timeline. Journey with us to a new dimension in podcasting!
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  • EPIC PIEcast :: Episode 41 :: Lugo Watches Twin Peaks

    piecast reduxIt’s EPIC PIEcast! Party with Nelson Lugo and Schaffer the Darklord as they dust off every corner of pop culture for discussion, debate, and deconstruction with all the snark and witty banter that they can muster.

    Last year, we produced an episode in which Lugo encouraged Schaffer to watch a full episode of Doctor Who for the first time in his life. This month, the tables are turned when David Lynch superfan Schaffer holds Lynchian noob Lugo’s clammy hand as the latter watches the pilot episode of Twin Peaks for the first time in HIS life. You’re invited to attend this special screening as well. Cue up your Netflix, turn down your television, crank up your computer and join in Schaffer’s giddiness (or Lugo’s bewilderment) as the boys travel back to 1990’s Pacific Northwest.

    Is Schaffer holding a small box of chocolate bunnies? Will that gum that Lugo likes come back in style? We promise that these questions will not be answered. You know why? Because David Lynch, THAT’S why. (more…)

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  • State of the Empire :: Episode 20 :: The Mystery of Rogue One

    SotE20State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    The Force Awakens has come and gone, but State of the Empire‘s quest is never-ending! The world is a-blaze with hype for 2017’s Episode VIII but what about 2016’s Star Wars film, Rogue One? It’s only nine months away and we hardly know anything about it! We might not even see a teaser trailer for another month!

    Join Cap, Doug, and Matt as we pour over everything we know about Rogue One, all the exciting set photos coming out from Episode VIII, and the tremendously dark and universe-expanding course Rebels is on. We’ve also got a first-hand encounter from Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars Launch Bay, the latest on this year’s roster of Star Wars comics, and further secrets and insights from the ever-growing galaxy far, far away. (more…)

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  • Friday Night Fanfiction :: Season Finale :: We’re All Butt Pregnant

    FNF 1400The drunken fanfiction podcast you’ve been waiting for! Friday Night Fanfiction combines dramatic readings of the worst-of-the-worst NSFW fanfic with drinking games.

    WE DID IT! WE FINISHED IT! Last episode we concluded the core story of our season finale longfic: “Is It Pretending If I Already Want You” a Captain America / Bucky story by OhCaptainMyCaptain and in this episode we wrap the epilogue where we were surprised to find… The most graphic sex of the entire frickin’ story! We’re done! We got through the whole damn thing! WE’RE ON VACATION UNTIL MID MAY! (more…)

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  • Nerdy Show 254 :: Stream Team-Up

    ep254The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings!

    From the darkest depths of Twitch comes Trench and Tony of Nerdy Show‘s Stream Team! They’re mixing it up with Cap and boR for our bi-weekly spelunking into the treacherous caverns of the nerdiverse. Can podcasting audiences handle the brute force of Tony’s disarmingly liberal use of pun-based humor and Trench’s love of cake?

    Since getting up to video game hijinks is what the Stream Team is  all about then youbetcha we’re talkin’ ’bout some vidija games! Namely the possible coming age of cross-platform multiplayer and Tom Clancy’s The Division. Does the social shooter give Destiny a run for its money? What 2nd tier Marvel comics should you be reading? How will the magic of augmented reality be used for evil? Surrender yourself to this Stream Team-Up and have all these burning questions cleared up by the Tinactin of our apt infotainment. (more…)

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