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Video: This Week in Nerd News for November 25, 2018

This week in Nerd is a look back at the Pop Culture events and Nerdy News from the previous week.  This Week in Nerd is hosted by Troy Stegner of Zia Comics/Talk Nerdy to Me.

This week I discuss

Tom Hooper’s musical adaption of Cats

YouTube and MGM partner to bring free movies to YouTube

Lion King live action trailer has second best 24 hour viewership EVER!

2 Spider-man related movies from Sony slated for July & October 2020

Obi-Wan Kenobi movie to be filmed in Northern Ireland?

Dinosaur named after Thanos

Valiant’s Livewire to get black-light glass cover

 

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Video+Story: TNTM Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse Discussion

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an animated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales / Ultimate Spider-Man.

The premise is a scientific experiment gone wrong creates a rift between dimensions. This allows Spider characters from those dimensions to cross-over to the Miles Morales Ultimate Universe. It’s a good thing because it is gonna take all of them to fix the problem before it destroys all the multiverse.

The animation style used for Into the Spider-verse is a unique combination of the in-house computer animation of Sony Pictures Imageworks and traditional hand-drawn comic book techniques.

The trailer gives us a glimpse into what appears to be the Spider-man movie we deserve. We will see if it lives up to it’s promise when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits the big screen on December 14, 2018.

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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.

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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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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 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

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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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Daily Nerd Brief September 23 2018

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

MOVIES

Godzilla movie will lead into a Godzilla v Kong movie

TV

Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) to appear on Goldbergs
Black Lightning season 3 will expand Freeland

COMICS

Boom Studios to publish WWE Undertaker graphic novel
Archie will publish issue #700 in November
Spider-man temporarily gets Sandman powers
Doctor Doom gets crazy overpowered in Thor #5

OTHER

William Shatner releases first single from Christmas album

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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 17 2018

All the Nerdy News that is fit to know on this Monday!

MOVIES

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World will end the series

TV

Brock Lesnar wreaks havoc at Hell in a Cell
Prime Time Emmy awards are tonight
Rainn Wilson will return as Harry Mudd in Star Trek Discovery season 2

COMICS

Local Comic Shop Day exclusive comics announced
KGBeast is back in Batman #55
Record for most people dressed as Spider-man is 547
Venom will merge with another symbiote and gain more power
Supergirl discovers Rogol Zaar’s axe has powers

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 10 2018

Nerdy News to start your week off right. Today’s discussion includes:

MOVIES

Ant-man and Wasp release on Bluray October 16
Disney’s Mulan live action movie will have Mushu

TV

Rick & Morty and Robot Chicken win Emmy awards
CW developing Nancy Drew series

COMICS

Immortal Hulk drains Gamma power from Sasquatch
Thanos left a will in Thanos Legacy #1

COLLECTIBLES

Marvel Legendary Venom wave action figures announced

GAMES

Dead or Alive 6 release February 19, 2019
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp earned $50 million
Kingdom Hearts III release January 29, 2019
Spider-man on PS4 has multiple Spider suits

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Daily Nerd Brief September 7 2018

Here’s the Nerdy News to get you through the weekend.

MOVIES

Silent Night, Deadly Night Bluray will come with Ricky action figure
Popular Film category dropped from Oscars
Burt Reynolds passed away at age 82
Star Wars: Last Jedi is best selling Bluray of 2018
Mattel launching their own film studio

TV

Party of Five reboot in development by Disney
High School Musical in development by Disney
Iron Fist season 2 will have an after credits scene

COMICS

Peter Parker and Spider-man are separated

STATUES

Darth Vader premium format statue by Sideshow Collectibles
Fist of the North Star Kenshiro statue by Prime 1 Studios

GAMES

Fortnite getting a Monopoly version
Mega Man 11 has a free demo

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Video+Story: TNTM – Spider-man into the Spider-verse

Ultimate Spider-man was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sarah Pichelli. Miles Morales first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4 following the death of Peter Parker. Miles is from the Ultimate Marvel continuity, which was separate from the mainstream Marvel Universe.

Marvel ended the Ultimate Universe in 2015 and Miles Morales is one of the characters that made the transition to the mainstream Marvel continuity.

Miles was bitten by a spider genetically engineered by Norman Osborn who was attempting to duplicate Spider-man’s abilities. Miles gained abilities similar to the original Spider-Man. His spider-sense is not as strong. It only warns him of immediate danger. Miles has two additional abilities; he is able to camouflage himself and he has a venom strike that paralyzes almost anyone with just a touch.

Into the Spider-verse sees Miles crossing into parallel dimensions to team up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. The Spider-verse concept originated in the comic books. It has also been adapted into the third/fourth seasons of Ultimate Spider-Man (2012).

They want the movie to feel like you are inside a comic book. CGI was combined with comic book techniques to make it appear to be created by hand. Judging from the trailer, they succeeded.

We will be watching this in theaters on December 14th. Miles Morales is a great Marvel character and it’s about time he sees some of the limelight. Are you excited to see Into the Spider-verse? What alternate version of Spider-man are you hoping to see in the movie? Let us know in the comments.

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