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After a lengthy hiatus, the So Nerdy It Hurts Blog will be coming back and will be better than ever!! Stay Tuned.

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We’re 1 Month Away!!! 2nd Annual Nerd MGMT Comic Book Madness!

Feb 23, 2015 our 2nd annual interactive Comic Book Character March Madness tournament will begin.

Can someone defeat last year’s Champion Wally West the Flash or will he repeat as Champion?

YOU GET TO DECIDE!!!

New Comic Book Day: 11-19-14 (4 Months? Really Mikel?)

What Books Am I Excited For?

Here are 4 books that come out tomorrow that I think you would love it you picked them up to read. Whether you collect these issues or just read them they will be 4 of the best books out this week.

Avengers and X-Men Axis: #6(of9)

Fantastic Four #13

Inhuman #8

Magneto #12

Seriously grab these 4 books because they will be the best reads of the week… Charles Soule and Cullen Bunn and the Axis event all in the same week have me excited to see what is in store for our Marvel Universe.

New Comic Book Day: 7-23-14

What Books Am I Excited For?

     We have 3 pretty good looking books this week that look like they are worth picking up if you aren’t already planning on grabbing them. Marvel has had a pretty good run as of late of having at least 3 books that I am excited to read every Wednesday. This week we have 2 Deadpool books and a book that corresponds to the #WCW Woman Crush Wednesday I have coming out tomorrow here on So Nerdy It Hurts.

     Deadpool v. X-Force #2 looks to continue the success that the first issue had. Written by Duane Swierczynski this mini series is retelling how Cable and the New Mutants met the Merc with a Mouth Deadpool by going back further in time to stop him from doing some stupid that only Deadpool can do. The first issue was pretty good even though I am a purest, this isn’t a bad re-imagining. I recommend this mini series to those who are Deadpool fans or just Marvel fans.

     Deadpool #32 by Gerry Duggan is a continuation of the crossover from the Original Sin event. Dracula and his forces still have Deadpool and “Dazzler” hostage and Bob, Blind Al, Outlaw, Preston is trying to figure out something important from Deadpool’s past. I am still just waiting for Duggan’s run to end, but I am surrounded by people who love his writing including Cullen Bunn. You can hear our interview with Cullen Bunn here on Nerd Management.

     The last book this week that I am excited for is the new Storm series that is starting this week. It will be written every week by awesome writer Greg Pak. The tag for this book on Marvel.com is:

Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called STORM has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On a mission to foster goodwill and safeguard the mutant race’s continued existence in her own way, Storm will travel the globe, confronting man and mutant, god and monster and everything inbetween. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is STORM, a hero like no other….and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake.

This book coresponds to the #WCW Woman Crush Wednesday that is coming out tomorrow on here about Storm herself. Look for that tomorrow here on So Nerdy It Hurts and also over on NerdMGMT.com

     All 3 of these books look great and I am know I will enjoy reading them after I pick them up. If you aren’t reading these 3 I recommend picking them up I know you will not be sorry.

Nerd MGMT Top 5’s: Comic Book Movies

Nerd MGMT Top 5’s: Comic Book Movies

We all have see Comic Book Movies because lets face it they are everywhere. Some are great and some are terrible. Some are spot on and some left you scratching your head. For everyone their favorites will be different. What are your Top 5 Comic Book Movies of All-Time? Can be from any year and from any company; if it was a comic book 1st you can use it!!! Leave us your answers below!

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New Comic Book Day: 7/9/14

What I’m Excited About This Week!

     A few books are coming out this week that still look pretty darn good that Marvel is putting out. The first one I am extremely excited for Spider-Man 2099 #1 by Peter David. The cover is by one of my top-5 all-time artists Simone Bianchi so I am extremely excited for that!  The story looks pretty solid too bringing Miguel O’Hara from the future to 2014 and putting him against an enemy that doesn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with him.

     Marvel’s Original Sin #3 by Charles Soule reveals J. Jonah Jameson’s original sin while the Inhumans and Young Avengers track a foe. This has been a bumpy Event for Marvel. It started off strong but has completely fallen flat here in the middle. The fact that there are too many tie ins I think is hurting the whole Pre-Axis storyline, er.. I mean Original Sin Event.

     Nightcrawler by Chris Claremont was a little shaky at first but it has turned into a darn good read. I am looking forward to #4 which comes out and Nightcrawler has to choose between his family and the X-Men. Whoah!

     Deadpool #31 comes out and it is still a Buddy-Cop book, which was fine 8 years ago when it was a team up with Cable; but right now he is teaming up with “Dazzler” against Dracula. I am sure that Poeshn and Gary Duggan mean well, but this story line is just not doing it for me. I am excited to get this book right now only to add to my extensive Deadpool Collection.

Why Marvel Comics NEEDS A Reboot!

Marvel: Let’s Try This Again

     Man I loved Marvel Comics growing up… I could go to the comic book store and grab my favorite comic, flip through other ones, and laugh at the Archies without people seeing me me look at them. That was when Marvel was awesome; a long time ago that is. Grab a stack of books for about $10 and have a weeks worth of reading right up until the next time new comics came out. Those were the days; Marvel didn’t have Event after Event. In fact back then Marvel’s “Events” seemed to only be once a decade or maybe every 5 years. Somewhere along the lines, that changed.

     I was never a DC comics fan, but I think its safe to say right now I wish that I had been. DC comics may be slower up until now at coming out with movies for their comic universe, but their comic books have stood up quite well for themselves. I always looked at DC comics on the shelves growing up and my little brother even read them, but I could never pull away from Marvel. There is always a first for everything though.

     About 7 or 8 years ago, starting with Marvel Civil War, Marvel Comics have it in their veins to go Event to Event with one always leading into another. The incessant non stop barrage of Events and Drama doesn’t give readers a chance to breathe. We need time to process what has just happened. We need time to read about the fallout of the last event’s ramifications. But Marvel will not relent, they continuously run one into the next and it has to stop.

     Marvel has a HUGE SUCCESS in their Movie Franchises with hits like Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers, and upcoming movies like Guardians of the Galaxy. They even have increased sales in comics because of Fox’s X-Men franchise and Sony’s Spider-Man. With the rising costs of comic book prices they are placing solely on the readers and the complete mess that their current comic book continuity is in right now; the best thing that Marvel can do is reboot their comics to match their Movie Universe.

     Take DC comics’ lead (Which Marvel has been copying for many years) and reboot the whole mess. Diehard fans will continue to read books, and you will make a ton more fans and readers by people who have seen the movies and didn’t know where to jump in. Marvel comics has to do something because they are alienating current readers and not gaining very many new readers. The movies are doing well, so why not go with the hot hand. Being stuck in the past and not adapting to a new marketplace is a pretty quick way of seeing yourself leaving the marketplace entirely.

Mikel’s X-Men: DOFP Review (Spoilers)

X-Men: Days of Future Past 10/10 GO SEE IT!!!

Going into this movie, with all of the hype and hoopla being made over it; and even the Hardee’s ads featuring some of the cast, I still had high hopes. That sometimes is a scary thing to do; going into a large budget movie with high hopes makes you feel a bit like Icarus. But I will tell you what, these wax wings held up! This movie starts off intense and continues to hold you until don’t even realize that you just set through 2 hours and 15 minutes of the Best X-Men Movie EVER! Yep, better than X2!

The movie started off in a fight sequence with some new characters mixed in with some old favorites from the original X-Movies. Bishop, Blink, Warpath, and Sunspot were all introduced. And I might add, were 100% accurate to their comic book counter parts. I have no idea, if that has ever happened with ancillary characters in the X-Men Franchise of movies. Iceman and Kitty Pryde were 2 of the original X-Men who were leading that team. The fighting sequence in this was tremendous. The future Sentinels were so great and masterfully designed.

After the initial fight and you can see that Kitty has the ability to send people back in time, the future groups of mutants are joined in China by Professor X, Magneto, Storm, and Wolverine. They go through the spiel about needing to go back in time and save the world, more specifically to stop Mystique from killing Trask and causing everything that is surrounding them.

This movie at this point has a great narrative throughout it. That narrative is redemption. Everyone wants to redeem their past, in order to create a better future. A great narrative is one that can transcend multiple story lines and reveal itself in many different moments of the movie. We see it with Professor X, we see it with Beast, we see it with Magneto in the future, we see it with Mystique at the end of the movie, and we see it in Wolverine in every single scene in the movie. Redemption is a heavy sword through out this movie, and the post credits scene with Apocalypse shows that because in the comics he can travel through time, to redeem himself anytime he fails.

The acting in this movie was flawless, especially by Peter Dinklage and Michael Fassbender. Both portray their characters perfectly. I loved the anguish on Magneto’s face as you can tell he has no remorse for the things he is doing because he knows it is for the betterment of his kind. Peter Dinklage has the same look on his face as Boliver Trask knows what he is doing is for the betterment of all humankind. There is a point where is first introduced where he is reading an excerpt from one of Professor X’s papers where he says that humans drove Neanderthals to extinction because they were weaker. At that moment he and Magneto become the perfect embodiment of one another and their paths were to cross no matter what timeline that they fell within.

The final scene of this movie was the greatest, and as much as this movie was great, what Bryan Singer did was perfect. There are cameos be a few “X-Men” that wrap this movie up quite nicely with and basically say most of X2 and all of X3: Last Stand never happened. When they came onto the screen Oh Man it was so awesome. Jean, Scott, Rogue, and Beast all made their cameos. This movie wrapped up very nicely and from what I saw, the X-Men franchise is set for a very bright future!

10/10 Great! SEE THIS MOVIE!!!

New Comic Book Day: May 21, 2014

Books I’m Excited About

     Man what a week for books! I mean I haven’t been this excited about this many books for a long time. 6 books this week! I cannot even remember the last time I have read 6 books in a week, but I think I am up to the challenge. Deadpool, Avengers, X-Men, Original Sin, and Magneto all add up to an awesome week for books.

Deadpool Annual #2 written by Chris Hastings has the ole Merc-with-a-Mouth in Spider-Man’s costume on the cover. Last year’s annual was pretty good and I don’t see any reason why this one wont be any different.

     Issue #2 of Original Sin written by Jason Aaron continues the quest to find out who killed Uatu the Watcher and who has everyone’s secrets. Issue 1 was amazing and it quickly seems as if this may be one of Marvel’s best “Events” since Civil War.

     Magneto #4 by the magnificent Cullen Bunn drives us deeper and deeper into the mind of the Master of Magnetism, Magneto is growing ever more ruthless with each passing issue and knowing that he cares not about anyone’s well being doesn’t bode well for the human race in this book. Watch out non-mutants, you may not even stand a chance.

     The 3 X-Men books that are coming out this week are pretty good too, X-Men #14 written by Brian Wood; Uncanny X-Men #21 by Brian Michael Bendis; and Amazing X-Men #7 by Kathryn Immonen which features the reunion of Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (Firestar & Iceman). These 3 X-Books are very throwback to early 90’s writing, they are a good read and always fun!

     Any of these books are worth a pick up if you aren’t already reading them, and especially Amazing X-Men they are good series to add to your pull list.

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