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  1. Spoiler-Free Review: Bounty Volume 1

    The Breakdown

    Rat Queens creator Kurtis Wiebe partners with artist Mindy Lee on the sci-fi action comic Bounty. Volume 1 collects issues #1-5 of the series, published by Dark Horse Comics.

    Elevator Pitch

    High-tech hacking, high-stakes bounties in a space opera for the ages. Bounty stands in a class of it’s own, but for the sake of giving some context: it’s Cowboy Bebop given a visual restyling à la Fifth Element.

    The Verdict

    Bounty is a beguiling, multi-layered masterpiece. The team’s quirky camaraderie, witty dialogue, and Lee’s Bruce Timm-esque art style makes Bounty a book you’ll be unable to put down. It’s a crucial addition to any comic fan’s bookshelf.

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  2. Review: American Gods: Shadows #1

    The Breakdown

    Writer P. Craig Russell adapts Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel American Gods in comic form. Art by Scott Hampton. Published by Dark Horse Comics.

    Elevator Pitch

    Mythology and realism collide as the gods of old and new battle for the worship of mortals. Gaiman’s tale is a classic, drawing you in and refusing to let you go until you’ve consumed the last page. American Gods: Shadows #1 will leave you yearning for more.

    The Verdict

    Whether you’ve read American Gods or not, American Gods: Shadows #1 proves to be just as captivating as the novel. Hampton’s art is dark and gritty, perfectly matching the tone of the original’s tone. This eerie adaptation is a must-read.

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  3. Nerdy Show Review: Kong: Skull Island

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

    Prepare yourself for an ape apocalypse! If you’re on the fence about Kong: Skull Island like we were, this spoiler-free review will see you right. It’s a hard sell: a King Kong reboot set in the same universe as the 2014 Godzilla – hypothetically aiming for a crossover. We think we were right to be skeptical, but the results? Well, join Brandon and boR as they provide their reactions and takeaways… Let’s just say that, much like the characters of the film, they were surprised by what they found. (more…)

  4. Review: The Once and Future Queen #1

    The Breakdown

    The One and Future Queen is a miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Presented by the creators of Amelia Cole, writers Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride and artist Nick Brokenshire.

    Elevator Pitch

    An intriguing gender-bent twist on The Once and Future King. While that novelty can often feel forced, this one doesn’t at all. There’s a pleasantly diverse cast, and, no, you’re not imagining the spaceman on the cover.

    The Verdict

    The Once and Future Queen could easily be a lazy remix. Make “King” Arthur a girl, maybe Guinevere a boy and suddenly you’ve got a “fresh new spin”. Instead, it’s surprising how non-pandering this debut issue is. Knave and Kirkbride are ingenuous in their storytelling; writing believable characters set in an unbelievable world.

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  5. Nerdy Show Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

    nerdyshow281_5When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

    Hear our spoiler-free LEGO Batman Movie review! Will Arnett’s brooding and hilariously self-absorbed Batman returns in a send-up to every incarnation of the caped crusader and his ginormous gallery of villains. It’s a pleasant departure from the grimdark Batmen of recent films and, like The LEGO Movie before it, is a non-stop pop culture explosion for all ages.

    Join Cap and Doug for a frank discussion of the highs and ho-hums of the film. Can this spin-off stack up to its predecessor? Will Billy Dee Williams finally get his moment as Two-Face? And… if everything is awesome, is there such a thing as too much awesome? These and many other inter-locking questions will be confronted in this movie Microsode! (more…)

  6. Wicked Anime’s Must-Watch Winter 2017 Anime

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    It’s a new year and a new season in anime, and there’s a lot to get excited about! From the most adorable anime girls to long-planned revenge plots to returning favorites, this season has definitely got something for everyone. Join the Wicked Anime crew and Nerdy Show members and affiliates as we highlight the winter 2017 anime YOU should be watching!

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  7. YEAR-END LIST: The Top 20 Nerdy Things of 2016

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    Written by Jessica Uelmen, Cap Blackard, and Matt Spill

    Let’s first address the elephant in the room: 2016 a dumpster fire. But we’re not here to talk about that! No, we’re here to regale you with tales of the most nerdy occurrences this forsaken year had to offer. From sci-fi short films to WWE wrestling, and tech innovations to must-read comics; 2016 was actually a pretty great year for geek happenings. (more…)

  8. Nerdy Show :: The 2016 FINAL BOSS – Top 20 Nerdy Things of the Year!

    top20_16The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings – and in this case all the greatest geeky happenings of the year!

    We’re not going to beat around the bush, 2016 has been a mess. But in spite of tragedies, loss, and injustice aplenty, there’s been some spectacular achievements and innovations; from high science, to the most popcorn of pop culture, and everything in-between. That‘s what our annual Top 20 Nerdy Things list is all about: counting down the best, geekiest people, places, achievements, media, and more that the year has to offer and ranking them with the only measurement of any relevance left on this forsaken rock: nerdiness.

    Join Cap and Jess along with a rotating cast of faces from around The Nerdy Show Network (Doug, Jon, Brandon, Aaron, La Valle, Oral, Max, and Briggs) as we cast arbitrary and subjective judgements on topical geekitudes. We share all the deets and feels on what made this collection of cultural oddities shine amidst this bleak year, say goodbye to our favorite celebrities, and even award a few superlatives to some fine specimens that didn’t make the Top 20 cut.

    If you find yourself lost and looking for meaning, these tremendously awesome happenings just might restore your faith in humanity. (more…)

  9. Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast – Out Now!

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    The time has finally come! Once again, The Lightning Dogs are unleashed! Back in 2013 we accidentally brainstormed a hybrid of all our favorite 80s and 90s cartoons and sci-fi during an episode of Nerdy Show. The result was a would-be animated series about anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Armed with special powers and tearing through the Wasteland in their battle-ready vehicles, they combat the evil Glampire’s minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars.

    Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, we weren’t the only ones who thought so. As soon as this episode came out, fans demanded more, and we found ourselves in the unique position of having captured the spark of an amazing idea at its birth, and the opportunity to document the entire journey. Journey to what? Why an actual animated series, of course.

    Over the years we’ve recorded all of our sessions of character creation, world building, and general brainstorming of the LightningDogs universe, releasing some of them as episodes of Nerdy Show – but now we’ve launched Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast! We’ve re-released our original episodes in a new documentary format and in this on-going series we’re continuing to chronicle Lightning Dogs‘ creation every other Monday.

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