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Video: This Week in NerdNews – October 14, 2018

This Week in NerdNews  is a look at the Pop Culture events and Nerdy News from the previous week.

TWNN is hosted by Troy Stegner of Zia Comics/Talk Nerdy to Me.

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Video+Story: Chris Evans Retiring as Captain America

It looks like Chris Evans is hanging up the shield for good and will be leaving his role as Captain America after Avengers 4. He has portrayed this iconic Marvel Comics character for 10 films.

Ever since the first Captain America film in 2011, Chris Evans has been synonymous with the character. He will leave big shoes to fill.

The speculation on him leaving the role stems from a tweet he made.

“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful. ”

It looks like he is ready to move on to other roles. His portrayal of Cap was spot-on. He not only had the appearance, but the mannerisms and demeanor. His tweet was heartfelt and appreciative.

We hope Chris Evans has a long and successful career. He will always be Steve Rogers in our eyes.

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Daily Nerd Brief October 6 2018

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

MOVIES

Marvel commissions script for Dark Avengers

TV

Batman Animated Series boxed set comes out October 30

COMICS

Darth Vader ending at issue #25
IDW celebrated 20 years in 2019
Star Trek will have TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Original Series crossover
Wolverine The Long Night podcast being made into a comic
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man comic coming out in 2019
Invaders will show Captain America and Namor as allies/enemies

COLLECTIBLES

Hasbro developing action figures for Black Order, Beta Ray Bill, Night Thrasher, and more

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Video+Story: Venom Movie Review

Venom is one of the more iconic and loved Spiderman villains. When it was announced Venom would be getting his own movie, fanboys world-wide rejoiced.

Then it was announced Spiderman would not be mentioned at all in the movie. Also, no symbol would appear on his chest. At this point I started to get worried. How can you have a Venom movie with absolutely no connection to Spiderman.

I still held out hope the movie would be well written and faithful to the character. Shortly into the movie, my hopes were dashed.

The origin of how and why Venom (and the other symbiotes) came to Earth was completely changed. I can get past that. They also based it in San Francisco. OK, Eddie Brock did spend some time in San Fran. I was getting tired of New York based super hero movies anyway. They also changed Venom’s personality and demeanor.

That is where I lost connection.

Venom is not a humorous character. It felt like Sony tried to steal a page out of Marvel’s book. They wanted to mix action and humor to get a blockbuster movie. I have no issues with that, but I feel Venom was not the character to drive the humor. It felt to me like the only thing related to Venom in the movie, was the title.

Talking to other audience members, I found I was in the minority on those views. I think if you watch Venom with no prior knowledge of the character, you will probably like the movie. If you go into the movie expecting to see a version of Venom similar to the comic books…. you might be disappointed.

I am usually able to suppress the fanboy in me and watch the movie objectively. I was not able to do that with Venom as they departed so drastically from the Venom I know from the comics. The movie is still on pace to break box office records for an October release. That along with the fact that the audience members we got reviews from all seemed to enjoy the movie, tells me Sony will likely go forward with their other Spiderman related movies.

I am crossing my fingers that Morbius doesn’t stray too far from the source material.

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief October 5 2018

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COLLECTIBLES

X-23 statue by Sideshow Collectibles
Dark Nights Metal Merciless statue by DC Collectibles
Primal Age action figures from DC Comics & Funko
Batman cowls from Rebirth and Arkham Asylum

COMICS

Outcast by Kirkman to end at issue #48
Marvel promises a Skrull comic title in 2019
Spawn about to hit issue #300, will break record at #301

MOVIES

Capcom developing Mega Man live action movie

TV

Suit Up! and DC Comics teaming up on cosplay series

GAMES

Marvel adds new character to Contest of Champions, Aegon

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Video: Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe

Netflix has done a bang-up job bringing the Marvel characters to prominence on their streaming service. They took some of the lower tier characters and made them household names.

It all started with Daredevil. Daredevil on Netflix was absolutely amazing. That series opened the door for all the follow-ons. Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Punisher, and the big team up of Defenders.

Even the lowest rated of the Netflix Marvel series are better than a lot of the movies. Still haven’t watched all of Iron Fist season 2 yet, but it is on the list. I actually enjoyed Iron Fist season 1 so this season should be a marked improvement.

What do you think about the Netflix Marvel series? Let us know in the comments below.

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Daily Nerd Brief October 2 2018

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

MOVIES

Indiana Jones 5 in development
Stephen Spielberg remaking West Side Story

TV

Image Comics Ice Cream Man being developed as TV series
Black Mirror season 5 will have an interactive episode
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time being developed as series for Amazon

COMICS

Marvel publishing Hellstorm By Warren Ellis Omnibus
Nikolai Volkoff comic book published by Square Circle
R.L. Stine developing Just Beyond comics for Boom!

COLLECTIBLES

Funko making items from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Overwatch, and Fallout
Horror icon figures coming from Mezco and Funko

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief October 1 2018

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

MOVIES

Jake Gyllenhaal is Mysterio in Spider-man Far From Home

COMICS

Jean Grey joins X-Force
Wonder Woman gives Lasso of Submission to Artemis
Upside Down Man finds magic inside Wonder Woman
Judge Dredd co-creator, Carlos Ezquerra, passed away at age 70

COLLECTIBLES

Aquaman action figures on pre-order for November availability
Goku and Freeza Adidas shoes sell out

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 30 2018

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

GAMES

Nintendo will be traveling to big cities to promote Pokemon: Let’s Go

COMICS

Marvel opposes trademark from China
Harley Quinn #51 brings back Captain Triumph
Star Wars #54 sees Han Solo flying an X-wing
Did you know Wonder Woman has a sister
Sentry, Void, and Bob Reynolds merge into one entity

MOVIES

Sony developing Morbius movie

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Daily Nerd Brief September 29 2018

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

MOVIES

Sesame Street movie in development
Friday the 13th rights won by screenwriter

TV

Netflix developing October Faction adaption
Netflix debuts new Marvel shows interface

COMICS

Batman/The Maxx crossover out on October 3rd

COLLECTIBLES

Funko will debut Fortnite POPs in November
Limited edition Venom print by Sideshow Collectibles
Doom Cyberdemon set of 3 statues by Gamer Heads

GAMES

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey exclusive content from Totino’s Pizza Rolls

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 28 2018

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

COMICS

DC will NOT reprint Batman: Damned #1
Batman: Curse of the White Knight will have Azrael
Batman Who Laughs #1 will be out in November
DC Comics brings the Question back in Action Comics #1005
Marvel to publish Sleepwalker mini-series
Dark Horse to publish Avatar: Tsu’Tey’s Path

COLLECTIBLES

Marvel Spider-man Legendary scale statue by Sideshow Collectibles
Street Fighter Evil Ryu statue by Pop Culture Shock
Street Fighter Ryu statue by Pop Culture Shock
Punisher on Throne fine art print

MOVIES

Elton John biopic, Rocketman, will star Taron Egerton
My Hero Academia will play in select theaters

GAMES

Magic the Gathering Open Beta live online

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 24 20183

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

COLLECTIBLES

Spider-man Legendary scale statue from Sideshow Collectibles
Justice League fine art print

MOVIES

The House with a Clock in its Walls takes first place at the box office
Aliens and Superman III actor, Al Matthews, passes away at age 75

COMICS

Avengers have a new base of operations
Liefeld working on big X-men cross-over story for Marvel
Star Wars Reads Day is October 24th

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 22 2018

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

MOVIES

Chloe Zhao to direct Marvel’s Eternals
Blake Shelton cast in UglyDolls
Kingsman 3 to release November 9, 2019

TV

Diablo animated series in development for Netflix
NIN to perform musical score for HBO’s Watchmen series
The Deuce gets third and final season

COMICS

Marvel giving Shuri her own title
She-Hulk is a walking Gamma time bomb
Venom symbiote may be dead
Cheetah has the power to kill Gods

COLLECTIBLES

Funko releases POPs of Game of Thrones creators
Lego releases Porg set
Sideshow offering limited/signed Alex Ross Uncanny X-men print

GAMES

Telltale Games closing down
Pokemon Go releasing Kecleon and other Pokemon

 

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Video+Story: TNTM Talks Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

Marvel used their movies to build up to the big confrontation in Avengers Infinity War. They teased Thanos here and there throughout their other movies so that when he made his big appearance in Infinity War, most people already knew all about him and what a big threat he is.

We are hoping that Marvel starts building up to another of their epic stories after the Thanos situation is resolved in Avengers Infinity War part 2. They have plenty of great line wide story arcs that would translate nicely to the big screen.

Another thing we are hoping for is to start seeing more crossover between the movies and TV shows. Cross your fingers!

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 19 2018

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

TV

Disney Streaming Service will have Marvel superhero series
Shawn Michaels to return to WWE
Netflix developing Avatar: Last Airbender live action series
Adam Driver to host Saturday Night Live

COMICS

Return of Wolverine on shelves today
Professor X has a daughter
She-Hulk and Thor are in a romantic relationship
Infinity Warps merges Power Pack and Punisher
Avengers hard cover collection offered for $500
Marvel to publish prequel trilogy one shots
Darth Vader has a castle
Batman Damned shows Batman’s penis

COLLECTIBLES

NYCC exclusive Okoye Funko Pop has removable wig

GAMES

Rainbow Six Siege banning team killers
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releasing alternate character costumes

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