Month: August 2014

Hiatus

Hi there Ho there! Sorry for the week long drought! We have been getting ready for my son’s 4th birthday this week. Monday will kick off new blogs from So Nerdy It Hurts and at NerdMGMT.com!

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Nerd MGMT Top5’s: Super Hero Vehicles

Nerd MGMT Top 5’s: Super Hero Vehicles

What vehicles piloted or driven by Super Heroes are your favorite of All Time? Anything you can think of, if a Superhero has driven it its in!!!

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Thank Deadpool It’s Friday!

Thank Deadpool It’s Friday!

     Just in case you don’t subscribe to Deadpool and Friends on Youtube I highly recommend that you check it out. The channel is a cartoon like Mugen cut and paste comedy featuring our favorite Merc-with-a-Mouth in various crazy situations and helped out by a slew of other Mugen Marvel characters. There are PSA’s by Deadpool himself as well as sketch type comedy featuring Wade himself.

 

Deadpool #33 came out and while the story was great the overall feel of the book is off as we see “Artist” John Lucas continuously vomit onto the panels and then make his inkers go back over it. It is a shame that this good story line is hard to swallow because you have to look at the art in this book. We can only hope that Lucas run is almost over.

     Deadpool Guantlet #6 came out as well and this is some art that people should get behind! Reilly Brown and Scott Koblish are amazing in this book, and has made a lackluster story hide its flaws with flawless pencils and ink. Amazing!

     The X-Force variant of the Kotobukiya Deadpool looks pretty solid and the color scheme on it looks pretty awesome. Nothing short of amazing when it comes to their statues.

Deadpool is featured in a .gif promo for upcoming Marvel event Axis. The interview with Rick Rememender makes it seem that Deadpool plays a very huge roll in the Axis Storyline. My theory on this is that it involves Cable (One of the many) and Apocalypse.

Throwback Thursday: Danger Mouse

Throwback Thursday: Danger Mouse

 

     For those who don’t remember Danger Mouse was an English cartoon on America TV that was a parody of British Spy Novels and shows like James Bond and Danger Man. He has a sidekick named Penfold who is with him always. It was on Nickelodeon in America in the late 1980’s into the early 1990’s and we will be getting a reboot of the show coming in 2015 from CBBC. It will feature 52 11-minute episodes and will come back to the Nickelodeon Network in America to run in between shows similar to the new Mickey Mouse short toons (Drawn by the Ren and Stimpy folks) for Disney right now.

    There were not a lot of toys that came out for the original Danger Mouse but I have a feeling that will change with the new incarnation of the British Spy Mouse and his sidekick Penfold.

Here is the episode Danger Mouse and the Orient Express

Woman Crush Wednesday: Wonder Woman

Woman Crush Wednesday: Wonder Woman

 

     Princess Diana has been around since 1941 and she has been a staple in the DC Comics brand for every moment since. A pillar of strength and great intelligence Wonder Woman has been the longest running female character in Comic Books history. She embodies the feminist agenda for DC Comics and her character is the lone female in a league of men for most of her history. A strong female and a strong hero makes her a formidable foe for any DC Comics villain, man or woman.

     She carries with her a lasso with the powers to make anyone tell the truth, and bullet proof wrist bracelets. She flies in an invisible plane and can kick anyone’s ass. She has stood toe to toe with many DC villains and most importantly she has help her own in a business that is dominated by men, which may be the biggest fight she has ever faced. The character has withstood many reboots from the Warner Brothers Company but being that she is a part of the Holy Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) that is huge for her and any little girls that look up to her.

 

     In the 70’s Wonder Woman was portrayed by Linda Carter on TV, and even given the time Linda did a great job of personifying what Wonder Woman is and was to women in comics. Now in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and movies going forward Wonder Woman will be played by actress Gail Gadot.  This was contraversial because there were many big name actresses fighting for that role, but the part went to relativly unknown Gail. She is scheduled for a part coming up and then a big feature in the Justice League movie.

Depression and Getting Help

In lieu of a blog post yesterday and today I am going to take this time to point out that the world lost a famous person yesterday to a disease known as depression. Depression has been in our lives for as long as we can remember but until yesterday it has kind of taken a back seat to many other high profile things in our media. Well maybe that will change now that the world lost Robin Williams to the disease and with taking his own life he may have finally shown the light that the world needs to see on this illness. Maybe now many preventable suicides around the country will go unfulfilled because someone notices a change in their behavior and gets the support they need.

It was sad that he passed away, but I can only think that maybe it was in an ultimately higher purpose to help the world notice depression and help those afflicted with the disease. Maybe this was his Martyrdom to get people the help they deserve. So I write no Nerdy Blogs yesterday or today because Depression is nothing to be overshadowed and it is something that you should pay very great attention to, because it can literally hide in anyone and everywhere in your life.

Nerd MGMT Top 5: Movie Sequels

Nerd MGMT Top 5?s: Movie Sequels

Thats right it doesn’t have to be Comic Book or Nerd related. What are your Top 5 Movie Sequels of All Time? Let us know below!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Review 8/10 (mild spoilers)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

     The movie starts out with a terrible Sin City-esque type of moving comic book pages story telling that really feels out of place at the beginning of the movie as Splinter narrates. This is really my only gripe about this movie, that if you asked me  months ago I would have told you I wasn’t even going to give this movie a chance.

     Aside from a few canonical changes this movie was absolutely fantastic. It had everything from action to comedy (and a lot of it). The development of the Turtles was a unique twist on their origin being slightly altered from the comics but you will expect that from a major motion picture. The different take on Splinter and Shredder was more in line with the movies from the 1990’s than the comics so that wasn’t anything really new. The Shredder armor was not as terrible as the Toy makes it out to be, quite awesome actually. Vern and April were off and on ultimately serving a purpose.

     We are introduced to Vern and April at first and both of the characters seem a bit clumpy but as the movie goes on they both really hit their stride. Vern played by Will Arnett trips over some dialogue at the beginning of the movie when we are first introduced to him, but it works itself out as the movie wears on and he ends up being quite and endearing character.

     We are introduced to Karai who has a very shallow character development. In fact we see her throughout the movie as a henchman but never introduced in any other way or mentioned by anyone in particular. I was disappointed in that because I enjoy that character in the comics and cartoon but I understand what this movie was meant to do. There is always room in the sequel.

     Eric Sachs played by William Fichnter is introduced as the head of a company similar to TCRI in the comics and cartoon and is the normal character that is portraying a protagonist hiding an antagonist within. Its a little stale but that is kind of how Fichtner plays his characters. There is a nice reveal that the original spoilers and rumors of this movie were false and that was a wonderful surprise. I was however waiting for this movie to Iron Man 3 me, so I was worried most of the movie it would let me down, but it didn’t!

     The Shredder Armor was pretty damn cool, and a great take on the armor itself. The Foot Clan’s back story was a great one with ties to ancient Japan. But the current Foot Clan was terribly represented and kind of boring henchmen types. Sachs tells April a story about the origin of the Mutagen and the Shredder in ancient Japan that builds respect for this installment of the mythology; that if you take this movie stand alone and any sequels it is a good story.

     Splinter and the Turtles have a pretty good flashback montage where it goes through the development from baby turtles and little splinter to adolescent turtles and then into teenagers. This is reminiscent of the 1990’s TMNT movie where Splinter narrates their origin in that one as well. It is very similar to that in the first movie too. An aspect of how they came to be and their owner was a smidgen off putting but again if you can take this movie and anything after as stand alone then its a good fresh twist.

     Each turtle brought a different weight to the movie, and the director didn’t stray from tradition. Donnie was super smart, Mikey was a space cadet, Leo was the leader that Raph always second guessed until the end when he learned a lesson. Pretty much every version of the turtles ever. I didn’t hate what they were wearing, again I think that they were poorly portrayed by the toys that came out prior to the movie and then the online backlash that included myself that chose to judge before seeing the movie. I was wrong and I admit it.

     This movie was highly marketed to kids by Nickelodeon and even though there was no sex or foul language there was a lot of violence and there were a lot of kids crying becuase they snuck a jumpy moment into this movie. Over all I will give this movie an 8 out of 10 because there was so much action that was fantastic to watch. There was so much comedy, Mikey stole the show. Meagan Fox wasn’t as terrible as she normally is, and there is an Arrested Development Easter Egg in this movie and that is worth seeing! I highly recommend seeing this movie.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles = 8/10

Thank Deadpool It’s Friday ( Jiff Edition )

Thank Deadpool It’s Friday!!!

     I was recently sent this from a friend on Twitter @ReclusivPidgeon because I was having a VERY CRAPPY Thursday!!! I highly recommend following her, especially if you are a gamer because she is an avid Gamer and she is a Twitcher too. Deadpool always bring out the smiles when life is throwing some groin punches my way. It definitely made me laugh out loud. Not only @ReclusivPidgeon but you should also check out @Bentheo, @DPandFriends, and @Bairdduvessa if you love Tweets sometimes concerning Deadpool or all around craziness!

     With the recent “Leak” of the Deadpool test footage and the “Leaked” picture of Ryan Reynolds in MOCAP for the role if make me think maybe FOX is finally trying to put this movie out. If this happens and we finally get a Deadpool movie I will 100% feel like this:

     There was some argument on Twitter and online about whether Deadpool should be rated R or not. I don’t think it has to be. My favorite runs of Deadpool were not even close to rated R (Joe Kelly, Gail Simone) and only recently has Deadpool entered the “Gore” and “Mutilation” arena. That to me can be left off camera, all I care about is the “Mouth” aspect of the greatest Anti-Hero Marvel has to offer.

     When the Deadpool video game came out I was excited because it was another medium for the world to be spoon fed Deadpool and it was ok to play, I’d give it a B or A-, but it was way over the top with cussing, gore, and sex. It was a little out of the element the I like about Deadpool and I ended up a little dissatisfied with the game and looking like this:

    I mean YAY! there was a Deadpool game but eh, kinda redundant and polarizing because that really wasn’t the Deadpool I expected even though it was funny all in one. Oh well, right? Now don’t get me wrong:

     I mean killing is what Deadpool does. Its not really ever gory but he gets the job done. I mean he has 3 different mini series that have “Deadpool Kills” in the title. That says a lot from Marvel comics to give his character a free reign like that to do about whatever he wants. The movies are a little different the object of comic book movies is not to entertain but to make money for the studio and if the viewer happens to be entertained in the process, good that’s a bonus.

      But as for now we are still waiting, still playing that game of when. Still waiting patiently for a movie that brings the biggest and fastest growing person from the X-Men universe to the movie screen in a correct form. We’re still even holding out hope that it will be Ryan Reynolds (personally I’d rather it be Nolan North) that graces the end credits scene or cameos in an X-Men movie so we can have assurance that we will be getting this done. But until then I have one thing to say to 21st Century Fox and more specifically Laura Donner:

COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rheet Rheese who is the Writer/producer of Deadpool needs your help & Support. Everyone can lend a helping hand. We need to get ‘Deadpool’ made and Mr. Rheese is conducting a twitter campaign to urge the studio to get on this beloved project! So here’s how you can help. 

Thanks for all of your help & Support in Advance! Let’s Make This Thing Happen!

Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/TheArwing/news/?a=105537#rBXpTx4A0iJSXSvz.99

Throwback Thursday: Jim Lee’s 1990’s X-MEN!!!

Throwback Thursday: Jim Lee and His X-Men

     Duh Nuh Nuh Nah Nuh Nuh Duh Nuh Nuh Nah Nuh Nuh Duh Nuh Nuh Nah Nuh Nuh Nah Nuh!!! Saturday Mornings on Fox were the best. Watching X-Men cartoons, while playing with my Toy Biz X-Men figures like Wolverine and Trevor Fitzroy and Beast! Man o Man those were the days, SON!

Here we see the X-men facing off with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!

     Everything from the 90’s that was X-Men was JIM LEE, EVERYTHING. There was nothing that was mutant related that man did not have a hand in for like 8 or 9 years at Marvel. And it was Good! The Cartoon that was on fox on Saturday mornings was directly influenced by the Jim Lee Marvel X-Men book that debuted in 1991 with 10 variant covers to issue #1. Oh Marvel what were you thinking!? This comic book run brought Magneto, The Juggernaut, The Brotherhood to the forefront to a whole new generation of comic book fans. It directly made me the Marvel Zombie that I am now, and a perpetual Mutant Head that I will always be. The invention of Omega Red and insertion to the Super Soldier lineage along with the induction of Cyber and Omega Red into the Wolverine mythology was a strong bold move by Lee but one he stood by.

     Omega Red was the first new major villain created by Marvel for the Mutants at the time in over 11 years. He is in my top 5 X-Villains to grace the comics… Deadpool Excluded b.c. Duh!

This is one of my favorite things that Marvel ever put out and it of course is of the Villains, my favorite aspect of the X-Men universe!!! This picture sans Omega Red and Deadpool epitomizes my childhood love of the Jim Lee X-Men universe. I am glad Jim Lee is at DC he is a god but I miss him very much on the one thing in comic books that I hold dear, X-Men villains.