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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 26 2018

All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Wednesday!

COLLECTIBLES

Scissorwalker statue by Gecco Co.
Batman Maquette by Tweeterhead
Robin Maquette by Tweeterhead
Neon Tech Iron Man suit at NYCC

GAMES

Hitman 2 due out in November

COMICS

Heroes in Crisis has many deaths
Power Rangers #31 starts Beyond the Grid story-line
Dark Horse to publish Minecraft comics
John Carpenter’s Tales of Halloween NYCC exclusive
Aftershock will have NYCC Mystery boxes
DC Comics will have lots of talent in their booth at NYCC

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Daily Nerd Brief September 4 2018

The long Labor Day weekend is over and I have some nerdy news to share with ya!

MOVIES

Wizard of Oz Dorothy’s ruby slippers found after 13 years missing
New Die Hard movie will be named “McClane”

TV

Adventure Time final episode confirms romantic relationship
Mega City One TV series in development
Gotham season 5 will introduce the Batcave

COMICS

Marvel Comics drop trademark pursuit for “Monsters Unleashed”
Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 on shelves tomorrow

OTHER

Disney California Adventure replacing Bug’s Land with Marvel attractions

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BD Wong is Hugo Strange on Fox TV’s Gotham

B.D. Wong is Hugo Strange on Fox TV’s Gotham

Jack and Troy geek out about the new villains on Gotham.

Hugo Strange is a fictional super-villain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #36 (February 1940), and is one of Batman’s first recurring villains, preceding the Joker and Catwoman by several months. Hugo Strange is also the first Batman villain to deduce the hero’s secret identity.

Hugo Strange first appears as a scientist who uses a stolen “concentrated lightning” machine to generate a dense fog every night, allowing his gang to rob banks unseen, though he knows Batman poses a threat to him. Batman, who already knows of Strange’s experiments, begins investigating him after one of his henchmen kills a man.

When his henchmen are apprehended, Strange vows to set a trap for Batman at the next target on the list. When Batman arrives over a dozen of Strange’s men are waiting for him. One of them knocks him out with a blackjack.

He wakes up in Strange’s lair, where Strange hangs him from his wrists and lashes him with a whip. Batman breaks the ropes, gasses the room, and tackles Strange. He is jailed but plans to escape.

In Hugo’s second appearance he escapes from the “city asylum” with a gang of criminals, then breaks out “five insane patients” and uses them as test subjects, turning them into hulking 15 ft zombies by administering a powerful artificial growth hormone that acts on the pituitary gland. They wear bulletproof clothing, and he releases them to wreak havoc in Gotham City while his men commit robberies.

Strange administers the serum to Batman after the giants capture him, saying it will work in 18 hours. Batman tricks two of the monsters into killing each other, and then saves himself by creating a drug that prevents any abnormal secretions from the pituitary gland.

He is then able to kill all the other monsters, and sends Strange to his apparent demise, although he suspects that the mad scientist has survived. In Detective Comics #46 Strange starts spreading a fear-inducing powder around the city until a punch from Batman sends him falling to his apparent death.

He returned in the 1970s during the “Strange Apparitions” story arc. Having survived his earlier “death,” Strange is running a private hospital for Gotham’s wealthiest citizens  where he holds them to ransom and changes them into monsters.

When Bruce Wayne checks into the hospital to recover discreetly from radiation burns he sustained while fighting Doctor Phosphorus, Strange finds out that Wayne is Batman and proceeds to wreak havoc on his personal life. Strange then attempts to auction the identity of Batman to City Council Boss Rupert Thorne, Penguin, and Joker. Thorne has Strange kidnapped and beaten to reveal Batman’s identity, but Strange apparently dies before he can tell them. Strange’s ghost comes back to haunt Thorne, driving the council boss insane. Thorne confesses his long career of corruption and is sent to prison.

As revealed in Batman #356 (Feb. 1983) Strange had indeed survived the beating from Thorne’s men, by using yoga to slow his heartbeat to an undetectable level. Strange created the ‘ghost’ that haunted Thorne which drove him to confess to the authorities. Subsequently Strange attempts to weaken Bruce Wayne through the use of drugs and robots, with the ultimate goal of usurping the mantle of Batman. The plan fails, and Strange apparently dies once more when he blows up a replica of Wayne Manor.

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Pee Wee Herman is Penguin’s Dad on Gotham

Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman is Penguin’s Dad on Gotham

Gotham is of course located in Gotham city. It is centered around the life of a younger Jim Gordon before he became commissioner. Bruce Wayne is in his teens, still in school, and has not become Batman yet.

You are introduced to many of the characters that will become villains in the future. Paul Reubens of Pee Wee Herman fame will be reprising his role as Penguins father from the movies.

Gotham is an American crime-drama television series developed by Bruno Heller. It is based on characters appearing in and published by DC Comics in the Batman franchise. The primary characters are James Gordon and Bruce Wayne.

The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young Gordon. As originally conceived the series would have served as a straightforward story of Gordon’s early days on the Gotham City Police Department. The idea evolved not only to include the Wayne character, but also to tell the origin stories of several Batman villains including the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, the Scarecrow Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange, and the Joker 

A new recruit in the Gotham City Police Department named James Gordon is paired with veteran detective Harvey Bullock to solve one of Gotham City’s highest-profile cases. The murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

During his investigation, Gordon meets the Waynes’ son Bruce who is now in the care of his butler Alfred Pennyworth. Meeting the younger Wayne further compels Gordon to catch the mysterious killer.

Along the way, Gordon becomes involved with Gotham’s Mafia families and associates including gangster Fish Mooney, Don Carmine Falcone, and Don Salvatore Maroni. Eventually Gordon is forced to form an unlikely friendship with Bruce. This relationship will help shape the boy’s future in becoming Batman.

In the second season, Gordon deals with the criminal activities that are secretly orchestrated by Theo Galavan and his sister Tabitha. Their scheme is part of a plot to run Gotham City and get revenge on the Wayne Family by targeting Bruce Wayne.

In the early days of Gotham City Celestine Wayne, one of the most sought after debutantes, was promised to a scion of the Elliott family. She was in love with someone else, Caleb Dumas.

One night the Wayne men found her with Dumas. Afraid, Celestine lied and told them that Caleb had forced himself on her. Celestine’s brother, Jonathan Wayne, then used an ornate knife to sever Caleb’s right hand.

This led to the Dumas family’s ostracism and financial ruin by the powerful Wayne family. Many members of the Dumas family fled to Europe to seek haven within a religious sect formed by their family’s patron saint. The religious sect was known as the Order of Saint Dumas.

Those of the Dumas family who remained in Gotham changed their surname to Galavan, thus Theo and Tabitha are Dumas descendants. Theo concocted a convoluted revenge plot he believes will redeem his family’s name.

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