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Video: Daily Nerd Brief October 1 2018

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

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Jake Gyllenhaal is Mysterio in Spider-man Far From Home

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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

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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 24 20183

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

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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 9 2018

Not a lot of nerdy news to pass on to you today. Here is what I did find to tell you about.

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Crane Sisters appear in Iron Fist season 2

COMICS

Comic creator, Terry Wiley passed away at age 56
Phoenix Force Wolverine vs Thor in Thor #5

OTHER

Rogue fine art print by Sideshow Collectibles

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Video: TNTM – Is MCU teasing a Mr Sinister appearance?

The Marvel movies have been teasing Mr Sinister quite a bit. At the end of X-men Apocalypse we see the vial labeled “Weapon x” being placed into a briefcase with the name “Essex Corp” stamped on it.

In Deadpool 2 the name of the orphanage where Russel lived was The Essex House for Mutant Rehabilitation.

The fact that Mr Sinister was responsible for the birth of Cable is another strong hint. Could they be preparing us for the next big bad villain for the X-men?

Mr Sinister was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Marc Silvestri. The first mention was as the employer behind the team of assassins known as the Marauders in The Uncanny X-Men #212 (December 1986). Mr. Sinister made his first full appearance in Uncanny X-Men #221 (September 1987).

Nathaniel Essex was born in Victorian London. He was a biologist became obsessed with Darwin’s theories. Essex believed humanity was undergoing increasing mutation.

The loss of his young son due to birth defects caused him to become more obsessed with his work. Essex had his lackeys kidnap homeless and neglected people off the streets of London to use as test subjects for his experiments.

Essex ordered the Marauders to awaken the immortal Egyptian mutant En Sabah Nur, who would become known as Apocalypse. Nur became interested in Essex’s work. Nur offered an alliance with Essex in continuing his research.

Mr Sinister has manipulated the DNA of many mutants, including himself. He is telepathic and capable of energy projection through telekinesis. Mr Sinister is able to control his body at the cellular level. This allows him to shape-shift, regenerate, be virtually immune to injuries, and have a prolonged lifespan.

Mr Sinister would be a great villain for the X-men movies. This is a character that shouldn’t be introduced and killed in the same movie. They can keep him working in the shadows through several movies. He can be represented by his Marauders rather than make a physical appearance himself.

Do you think Mr Sinister would be a good villain to bring into the MCU? If not, who else would you like to see appear in the movies? Let us know in the comments.

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Video+Story – Marvel Comics Marriage of Colossus and Kitty Pryde

The Colossus and Kitty Pryde relationship has been off-again/on-again ever since Kitty first showed up at Xavier’s School for the Gifted. Marvel has finally allowed them to tie the knot.

In X-men Gold #20, Kitty proposes to Colossus. We haven’t seen his answer in print yet, but it seems Marvel is planning for a big blockbuster wedding. Unless they throw some kind of demented twist at us, we will be seeing Colossus and Kitty at the altar later in 2018.

Long time X-men writer, Chris Claremont, returns for an all-new story in X-Men Wedding Special #1. This will be a companion one-shot to the Kitty Pryde and Colossus wedding taking place in X-Men Gold #30.

The side story will feature Kitty Pryde. It is being billed as “the wedding of the century.” Writers Kelly Thompson and Marc Guggenheim will also provide stories for the momentous occasion. The artists will be Greg Land, Marika Cresta, and others not yet announced.

Do you like seeing your favorite characters getting hitched? Do you think marriages add to the story or detract from it? Let us know in the comments.

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TNTM: Marvel Comics X-men writer Chris Claremont Interview

If you name your three favorite X-men characters it’s a safe bet that Chris Claremont created two of them or at least had a big hand in shaping their story. Chris is known for his 1975–1991 stint as writer on Uncanny X-Men.

His tenure on that title is far longer than that of any other writer. He is credited with developing strong female characters as well as introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives. He was able to turn the once underachieving comic into one of Marvel’s most popular series.

Claremont is credited with co-creating numerous X-Men characters such as Rogue, Psylocke, Shadowcat, Phoenix, The Brood, Lockheed, Mystique, Destiny, Selene, Lady Mastermind, Emma Frost, Tessa, Siryn, Jubilee, Rachel Summers, Madelyne Pryor, Moira MacTaggert, Shadow King, Cannonball, Warpath, Mirage, Wolfsbane, Karma, Cypher, Sabretooth, Empath, Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Avalanche, Pyro, Legion, Gateway, Strong Guy, Proteus, Mister Sinister, Captain Britain, Sunspot, Forge, and Gambit.

Some of Claremont’s classic X-men stories include “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past”. The 1991 series premiere of X-Men #1 that Claremont co-wrote with Jim Lee, remains the best-selling comic book of all time according to Guinness World Records. Claremont was entered into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2015.

CHRIS CLAREMONT’S X-MEN, a new extended-version of the documentary, will be available on VOD February 6, 2018. We highly recommend you watch this informative and entertaining story of the life of Chris Claremont.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:

Chris Claremont came to Marvel as a young man, and was assigned a book that no one else wanted, a book on the brink of cancellation: X-Men. Over the next 17 years, his work on the title turned it into the biggest franchise in comic book history. Forty years later, his work has been adapted into ten films, three TV series, countless video games and has become a part of our cultural mythology. But, it all started with one writer and his commitment to emotionally honest storytelling and real character building.

This extended version of the documentary provides an expanded story with more background on Claremont and his two original collaborators, Ann Nocenti and Louise Simonson, revealing secrets into what made them a great team. Viewers will also gain insight into Claremont’s childhood and see what helped make the connection between him and the series outsider heroes. There is also a look at the franchises’ films and TV shows, including Claremont’s key role in launching X-Men and his thoughts on seeing his creations come to life, from the first X-Men film to the recent “Legions” TV series and the upcoming NEW MUTANTS film.

With over 40 minutes of new footage, the VOD also contains never-seen-before interviews with Rob Liefled (Deadpool creator), Marc Silvestri (artist) and hard-core fans who share the impact both Claremont and the comics have made on them.

The feature documentary is directed, produced, and edited by Patrick Meaney. Jordan Rennert produces and is the Director of Photography. CHRIS CLAREMONT’S X-MEN is distributed by XLrator Media.

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TNTM: Top 10 comics list for December 2016

It’s a tie! The Top 10 comics for December are an even 50/50 split between Marvel and DC. None of the smaller publishers were able to crack the top 10 this month.

DC Comics again relied heavily on Batman related titles. All 5 of their top 10 comics have Batman in them. Batman #12 & 13, Dark Knight Master Race Book 7, All-Star Batman #5, and Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1. Not sure if this is a statement about the popularity of Batman or if DC is just having trouble elevating another character to Bruce Wayne’s level.

2 of Marvel’s top 10 titles are in the Star Wars Universe. Star Wars #26 kicks off the Yoda story. We get to learn a little about the diminutive Jedi’s early exploits. Doctor Aphra #1 gives one of the newer Star Wars characters her own book. She is like Indiana Jones of outer space. She is accompanied by 2 re-purposed Imperial droids, 0-0-0 specializing in torture) and BT-1 (assassin droid). You’ll also see more of Black Krrsantan, a Wookie bounty hunter.

There are also 2 Marvel titles dealing with big fights in Inhumans vs X-men #1 and Civil War II #8. The last Marvel title in the top 10 is Hulk #1 which sees She-Hulk take over the mantle of “Hulk” as she wrestles with her growing inner rage.

Let us know what titles you are reading and why you believe they should be in the top 10. Just leave a note in the comments section.

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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.

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TNTM: Inhumans vs X-men, Marvel’s Royal Rumble

Inhumans vs X-men will fight

Inhumans vs XmenIt appears Marvel has some big things planned starting in December.  Inhumans and Terrigen Mist have been popping up in their stories a lot lately.  We got Ms. Marvel when Kamala Khan was exposed to Terrigen Mist.  The TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  has introduced the audience to Inhumans.  Even the comic books have been featuring the Inhumans much more than before.  Are we seeing a shift to Marvel using Inhumans rather than mutants?  When they aren’t able to use something in the Marvel Cinematic Universe it has a tendency to disappear from comic book pages as well (Fantastic Four, Wolverine, use of the word mutants).  It may seem petty at first glance, but they probably don’t want to help further someone else’s movie property on their dime.  It does force them to be creative with their characters and stories.  This could be a good thing if they don’t get silly trying to do it.

The Inhumans and the X-Men have been at odds as of late.  The tension between the two groups is scheduled to explode on the Marvel Comics pages in December.  The Inhumans and mutants will go to war against each other in Marvel’s “Inhumans vs. X-Men” event comic series.   When the dust has settled from this battle the “Resurrexion” event comic series will follow.  The Inhuman and Mutant factions are led by the Inhuman royal family and the X-Men respectively. While the two have joined forces in the past, it seems that the two-week survival period of the mutants forces them into trying to stop the Inhumans from advancing their plans.

Beast, a former X-Men who defected to the Inhumans, discovers that the mutant race only has two weeks left to live. This is a result of the Terrigen Mist.  The Mist is beneficial to Inhumans, but is toxic to mutants. Inhumans wish to spread the mist to awaken more of their kind, while mutants would be left to die if that were to happen.  This spells doom for the mutants as there is no cure for them being exposed to the mist.

The Inhumans are a race of super-powered individuals.  They were first introduced in Fantastic Four #45.  Inhumans have their powers awoken through being exposed to the Terrigen Mist. While the mist gives powers to people who are already Inhuman, the substance has no effect on normal humans. The only problem is the mist leaves mutants poisoned and sterile.

“Inhumans vs. X-Men” is scheduled to hit the shelves starting in December.  We will see if the mutants all die, if the Inhumans take over Marvel as their main characters, or maybe the mutants will be brought back as Inhumans as part of Resurrexion.

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TNTM: Marvel Comics Inhumans versus X-men

Is Marvel making everyone Inhuman?

Marvel is building up to something big.  The DEATH OF X mini-series is leading to a bigger event, INHUMANS VS. X_MEN .  When the Terrigen Mists (from which all Inhumans spring and all mutants die) reach saturation point the imperiled X-Men decide to wipe the source of their peril from the Earth once and for all.  Of course this means war.

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN is a six-issue limited series beginning this winter.  It details that war and the incredible soldiers who’ll fight it on both sides. Writers Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule and artist Leinil Yu promise a battle so big it’ll mean bringing in everybody to fight it, and they do mean everybody.

When the dust settles from that confrontation Marvel will give us Resurrxion.  So far they have been quiet on exactly what Resurrxion will be about.  Judging by the mispelling of the word by placing the letter X in it is causing speculation that Marvel may be trying to phase out the term “mutant” since FOX owns the rights to use that word in movies.

Is Marvel gonna resurrect all their characters as Inhumans in Resurrxion in an effort to jam their thumb in FOX’s eye?

Marvel.com interview with the writers

Marvel.com: Jeff and Charles, who discovers the situation with the saturation? And will there be one event that highlights it to the X-Men?

Jeff Lemire: I’m not sure how much we want to spoil. I guess a hint will be safe. The X-Man who discovers this is one of the original X-Men known to have a keen scientific mind. He has also been working closely with the Inhumans.

Charles Soule: Exactly. If you’ve been reading UNCANNY INHUMANS in particular, the answer to this will be pretty straightforward. As far as any one event…yes, and in the tradition of Marvel events, it’s big, and in this case, pretty tragic.

Marvel.com: Is there a real-world equivalent to the broader scope of this story?

Jeff Lemire: X-Men stories have always been very allegorical and very symbolic for real world events. I think there is a permeating sense of fear and mistrust that is driving a lot of world events at the moment, and a lot of hatred and violence. So it’s not hard to see the mutant/Inhuman conflict as a metaphor for much of what’s going on around us.

Charles Soule: Pick any situation in the world where both sides have completely understandable and justified points of view that are nevertheless in direct conflict with one another, in a way that seems like it will never be resolved. Unfortunately, you can probably think of about 10 of those right off the top of your head; I know I can. While we won’t be using any one particular situation in the world as a template here, the shape of the conflict, and what we want to say about these types of intractable disagreements, should be familiar [and] interesting to many readers.

Marvel.com: How do the X-Men plan to attack this problem? And do they hope to do it quietly?

Jeff Lemire: That would be spoiling the story! But I will say that the X-Men are a very experienced group. They have been through a lot and learned from it. They will have a very well-thought-out plan of attack. It won’t be haphazard.

Charles Soule: Making the battle plan has been one of the best parts of the story so far. The Inhumans have some very powerful folks in their ranks—but so do the X-Men. It’s neat to line up the action figures and let them go to work.

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Marvel.com: Once it begins, what will the first clash be like between the groups? Will anyone die?

Jeff Lemire: Boy, you really want to know it all, don’t you? I’m not answering this one, sorry.

Charles Soule: The X-Men will die.

Marvel.com: Okay, okay—let’s try this: what are some of the battles that really made you excited to be writing this series?

Jeff Lemire: Old Man Logan vs. Everyone. But really, there were so many fun combinations of characters and conflicts it was an embarrassment of riches when planning the story. I will say that Medusa and Storm both rise to the occasion and become key figures in the story. And as the X-Men writer, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Karnak.

Charles Soule: I suppose this is a bit of a spoiler, but I’ve really been enjoying writing Magneto—and Fantomex. I could write Fantomex all day and all night.

Marvel.com: Now, we’ve heard that the Inhumans pull in everybody they can on this one—do the X-Men do the same? If so, who?

Jeff Lemire: Like any large group of people, neither the mutants nor the Inhumans act like they have a hive mind. Meaning they are a diverse group, with many points of view and many agendas. So it’s not so black and white. There are not simply two sides to this battle. So, for the mutants, not everyone will agree with the conflict. And there will be factions within even those groups. So we really tried to draw in as many characters as we could, but to give them all a different voice, agenda, and purpose in the story.

Charles Soule: You can expect to see the casts of EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, UNCANNY X-MEN, and ALL-NEW X-MEN, as well as many other mutants, some of whom we haven’t seen in a while.

Marvel.com: What will be the reaction to this fight from the rest of the super hero world?

Jeff Lemire: It all happens very quickly, so the rest of the Marvel Universe will barely have time to react before the mutants kill all the Inhumans. Wait, did I just spoil the end?

Charles Soule: Too late, Jeff. I already told them all the X-Men croak.

Marvel.com: And of course, what’s it like working with Leinil on this one?

Jeff Lemire: Leinil has long been one of my favorite Marvel artists. I’ve admired his work for years, so this is really a thrill to get to work with him.

Charles Soule: I did one of my favorite Marvel Universe pieces of work with Leinil last summer: the CIVIL WAR [limited series] that ran during the Secret Wars event. So, I know very well what Leinil is capable of. That said, this event will test even his magnificent powers! He’s also a really kind, generous collaborator. This event, by nature, has a huge cast, and I wouldn’t wish for anyone else to take it on. Leinil’s awesome.

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TNTM Theater Edition: X-Men Apocalypse

Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com watched X-Men: Apocalypse and give you their review.

En Sabah Nur, aka Apocalypse, is an immortal. He is the first mutant in existence dating back to ancient Egypt. Apocalypse always chooses four henchmen mutants to be his “four horsemen”. He enhances these mutants already existing powers. His goal is to cleanse the earth and start anew with his chosen.

Apocalypse has been around so long because he can transfer his consciousness into other bodies. When he does this all his powers are transferred to the new body as well. He also gains any powers the new host body may have. He has accumulated many powers this way by selectively choosing mutants with powers he desires to be his new host body.

The movie begins with you witnessing Apocalypse during one of these transfers in ancient Egypt. The humans revolt and attempt to kill him, but only end up trapping him under a pyramid.

Fast forward to the 1980’s and a group of fanatics are praying at the pyramid and inadvertently awaken Apocalypse. When he walks around Egypt and sees what the world has become and how mutants are no longer in control of the world he decides to gather four horsemen and cleanse the world of humanity.

Apocalypse desires Professor X for his telekinetic ability to connect to everyone in the world at once. With this power he could rule the world with no resistance.

While taking Professor X, Apocalypse sends all nuclear weapons into space using Professor X’s telekinesis. Stryker tracks the origin of the telekinesis to the X-mansion. They incapacitate all the mutants and take some with them back to Alkali Lake (Department H, Weapon X Program).

Jean Grey, Scott Summers, and NightCrawler sneak along and end up releasing a test subject. This test subject just happens to be Wolverine. He works his way through the base and you last see him escaping into the Canadian winterland.

The X-men come to Professor X’s rescue. It takes all of them along with Jean Grey unleashing her dark powers to defeat him.

This is a Marvel movie so there is an after credits scene. You see someone from Essex Corp collect the Weapon X DNA sample from the Alkali Lake base. If you are familiar with Marvel Comics you should recognize the name. Nathan Essex is Mr. Sinister who is a known connection to Apocalypse.

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