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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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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 3 2018

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

MOVIES

Stampede Ventures developing movie based on Dance Dance Revolution
Venom on pace to break October opening records

TV

Mayans MC series picked up for second season
Cinemax cancels Outcast

COLLECTIBLES

Psycho Mantis statue by First 4 Figures
Game of Thrones Cersei crown by Factory Entertainment
Guyver III Ultimate Version by Prime 1 Studios
Mondo 1/6 scale He-Man action figures
Toys R Us cancels bankruptcy auction

COMICS

Star Wars #55 reveals how Leia was promoted to General
Dark Horse to publish Fight Club 3

GAMES

Harry Potter RPG footage leaked online

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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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Daily Nerd Brief September 27 2018

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COLLECTIBLES

Arkham Knight statue by Iron Studios
Batman the Dark Knight statue by Iron Studios
1989 Batman statue by Iron Studios
Batgirl statue by Iron Studios
Funko to release “Die Hard” Pops

COMICS

New Venom symbiote has no name yet
Sean Murphy teases new Azrael project at DC Comics
Norm Breyfogle passed away at age 58

MOVIES

Ron Perlman and Milla Jovovich cast in Sony’s “Monster Hunter” movie

GAMES

Star Wars: Vader Immortal VR coming out for Oculus Quest

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 22 2018

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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: Daily Nerd Brief September 21 2018

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

MOVIES

Captain Marvel trailer has most views in 24 hours for a Marvel movie
Disney announces Star Wars movie slow-down

TV

Alan Tudyk to star in Resident Alien series
Michael B Jordan to portray John Clark in Tom Clancy series
Star Trek: Short Treks coming to CBS All Access
Kristen Bell to portray title character in Hulu’s Veronica Mars
Jordan Peele will be host on new Twilight Zone
Stargirl cast Brec Bessinger as title character on DCU Streaming
Daredevil season 3 out on October 19th on Netflix
Big Mouth season 2 premieres October 5th on Netflix

COMICS

James Bond 007 #1 to feature Oddjob
Batman: Damned #1 second printing will edit out Bat-penis

COLLECTIBLES

Diamond Select’s Marvel Premier Venom Statue Returns
Ragnarok Gladiator Hulk 1/6 scale action figure from Hot Toys
Psylocke Premium Format figure by Sideshow Collectibles
HBO & Funko will have pop-up shops in Manhattan during NYCC

GAMES

Sony is getting out of hand-held game market
PS4 Spider-man sold 3.3 million copies in first 3 days

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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 15 2018

Bringing you all the Nerdy News that is fit to know.

MOVIES

Black Panther has highest domestic Bluray sales for 2018
Venom one shot comic for opening weekend at AMC theaters

TV

Elizabeth Tulloch cast as Lois Lane in Arrowverse
Cassandra Jean Amell cast as Nora Fries in Arrowverse
Hulu developing Into the Dark horror series
Today is Batman Day
Xander Berkeley cast as Ben Lockwood’s father on Supergirl

COMICS

The Thing is getting married in Fantastic Four #5
Marvel had 40% + market share for month of August
Soul of the Dragon OGN has Tommy the Green Ranger saving his son

COLLECTIBLES

Yoda 1:4 scale statue by Iron Studios

Predator life size bust by CoolProps

GAMES

Animal Crossing & Luigi’s Mansion 3 coming to Nintendo Switch

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Video+Info: TNTM’s Top 5 Anticipated Comic Book Movies

This is our individual list of top 5 most anticipated upcoming comic book movies.

Jack must have not slept well because he was very cynical of most of the upcoming movies. On the other hand, I enjoyed Green Lantern and the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie. Keep this in mind when going over our lists.

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Video+Story: TNTM – Marvel Studios Venom Movie starring Tom Hardy

Spider-man has many epic and iconic villains in his rogues gallery. Venom is undoubtedly one of the most popular.

Peter Parker got the black symbiote suit in Secret Wars #8. It took some time for him to figure out it was an alien lifeform. It had bonded with Peter’s mind and knew he wanted to be rid of the symbiote. This made it cling harder to Peter. It took some help from Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four and a sonic wave blasting gun to remove the symbiote.

The symbiote disguised itself as one of Peter’s normal red & blue suits and was able to bond to him again. This time Peter gets church bells to create enough sound to break the bond.

Feeling rejected, the symbiote searches for a new host and finds Eddie Brock. Eddie was about to commit suicide when the symbiote bonded with him. Bonding with Brock makes the symbiote turn more violent and aggressive. This is when the symbiote adopted the name of Venom. Eddie and the symbiote felt betrayed by Peter, so they set out to get revenge.

Venom has been an enemy and ally of Spider-man. Others have bonded with the symbiote: Deadpool, Superior Spider-man, and Flash Thompson to name a few. There have been other mutations of the symbiote too. Carnage is an offspring of the Venom symbiote. The Life Foundation extracted five seeds from the Venom symbiotes and created Scream, Riot, Phage, Agony, and Lasher. There have been many others, but these are the main ones.

Tom Hardy has been cast to play Venom in the movie adaption. He is a very good choice to play the unpredictable insanity that is Venom. We’re gonna see this one on opening night.

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TNTM: Top 10 Comics for November 2016

Marvel reverses their fortunes in November. The Top 10 for November makes it look even between Marvel and DC Comics.  If you expand your view out to the top 100 a different story is apparent.

Marvel has shook off their performance of the past few months and is the dominant publisher for the month of November.  They have a majority of the sales in November.  Even though Marvel is back on top, DC Comics has the top 2 spots overall with Batman #10 & #11.  In fact, all of DC Comics top 10 titles were Batman related.

DC Comics is leaning heavily on Bruce Wayne right now.  Marvel relied heavily on new titles for their top 10.  Invincible Iron Man #1, Amazing Spider-man:Renew Your Vows #1, Venom #1 and IVX (Inhumans vs X-men) #0 were all in the top 10 for Marvel.

Their only non-new title was Civil War II #7.  The only title not from the big 2 publishers was Walking Dead #160 from Image Comics.

November Top 10

 

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