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Comic Books

An Open Letter To Writers: Please Stop Being Lazy

Posted May 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before I get into the lengthy letter itself, let me address the reader. Going forward there will be seriously large spoilers for the anime Ajin, the Fox TV series Gotham and the movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, in that order. I have to go into detail to explain how the writing was so […]

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‘Batman V Superman:’ Who Really Won?

Posted March 29, 2016 by John Dulak

A year ago I was fortunate enough to be invited by a friend to see a screening of the Batman V Superman trailer in IMAX. In addition to an additional 5 second scene of Batman and Superman charging at each other, we were given 2 posters, and tickets for a free pre-screening. Making the drive […]

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‘Batman V Superman’ Dawn Of Clumsy

Posted March 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

I wish there was a different word that applied to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the film is as clumsy as the title. Clumsy (OK at times plain bad) writing, clumsy directing and clumsy editing. Not that there aren’t enjoyable — in some cases outstanding — moments in the film, but overall it […]

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‘Batman V Superman’ Pre-Screening Ticket Giveaway!

Posted March 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Who wants to go to an advance screening of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice”?! We have 20 pairs of passes EACH for a show at EITHER AMC Loews Boston Common on Tuesday, March 22 at 7pm OR AMC Plainville 20 in Connecticut on Tuesday, March 22 at 7pm! Answer the question on the Facebook […]

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Despite Some Flaws, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Is The Game We Deserve

Posted July 7, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Time to once again don that famous cowl and cape to become Vengeance, to become the Night, to become Batman! In Rocksteady Studios’ final game in the Arkham series we once again become the Caped Crusader in his final game, Batman: Arkham Knight. With this being the last game in the Arkham series of games, […]

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Lots That Looks Good In Upcoming ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’

Posted April 30, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

You are vengeance, you are the night, you are Batman! Yes, once again the team at Rocksteady Studios is ready to take us back into the streets of Gotham City, with Batman: Arkham Knight, the fourth and final game of the series. The Batman Arkham series is without a shadow of a doubt one of […]

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Do you Love Batman? Check Out The Documentary “Legends Of The Knight”

Posted November 22, 2014 by Paul Stewart

Batman may be a fictional character but he has proven to be a genuine inspiration to millions of people facing disease, disability or hardship, as movingly revealed in the new documentary LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT. The powerful, feel-good film will bereleased on Virgil Films DVD, VOD and Digital Download on November 18, 2014. Batman has always held […]

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Do ‘Gotham’ And ‘Flash’ Continue DC’s TV Domination?

Posted October 8, 2014 by Rodney Brown

This new fall TV season has seen the premiere of two shows based on DC comics franchises. How good are they? Let’s take a look. First on the air was Gotham, which is arguably the most ambitious of the two. OK, sure, The Flash, which just had its premiere this week, has the ambitious goal […]

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Babs Tarr Talks With Us About Batgirl!

Posted September 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Last month I had the chance to sit down with new Batgirl artist Babs Tarr, and talk about her first foray into the world of comic books. In case you missed it, Batgirl has a whole new creative team, including writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, and artists Stewart and Tarr. The new direction for the […]

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While We Were Down: Batman Revealed, and Dr. Strange?

Posted May 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

So while our servers were getting a much needed celebrity makeover, it wasn’t like there was much that happened in the overall nerd world. Oh, wait… First, Zack Snyder took to Twitter to show us all the first look at the new Batman suit for the upcoming not-Justice League movie (really, it isn’t!) Superman vs. Batman. It […]

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Holy Free Comic Book Day, Batgirl!

Posted May 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

What happens when none other than Gail Simone, comic book writer par excellence, is a guest at a comic book store in Manchester, New Hampshire? The crowds wrap around the strip mall, more people line up than attend many smaller conventions, and the cosplayers show up in droves. At least that is what happened when […]

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Why I’m Breaking Up With Batman

Posted April 2, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

Dear Batman, I want to thank you. Thank you for all of the different versions of Batman out there, from the comic to the cartoons to the films. Thank you for being the only non-superpowered hero that comic geeks can bring up as an equal to the Supermans and Wolverines of the world. But it’s […]

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The LEGO Movie Builds an Unexpected Treat

Posted February 9, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

There are two kinds of people on Valentine’s Day: People who are going on a date and people going see The Lego Movie. It turns out the latter group might be luckier. So many great moments elevate this above the standard all-ages film. The people behind the film avoided the temptation to cast unknowns and […]

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My Favorite Cosplay Mashups Of 2013

Posted January 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Those of you who know me personally understand that, although I enjoy seeing all sorts of wonderful and well-constructed cosplays, cosplay mashups have always been my favorite. Maybe because in my head, trying to incorporate two different characters or genres into one costume seems twice as hard because creativity is important in order to pull […]

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Probably The Best Batman Arkham Origins Fan Film You Will Ever See!

Posted December 4, 2013 by E. Ortiz

DJ and Producer Don Diablo created  the official title track on Batman: Arkham Origins, the latest video game from the Batman franchise. As Don Diablo finished his Origins US tour in Boston with an amazing performance, Venue Monsters took the opportunity to film Don Diablo and created a fan fiction recap video of the evening themed entirely […]

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A Tale of Two Bat Volumes: A Review of DC’s New 52 Batgirl and Batman: The Dark Knight

Posted December 4, 2013 by Shawn Proctor

For many, DC Comics New 52 introduced an era of uncertainty about which of their treasured comics would resemble the previous incarnations and which would be so radically altered that longtime fans would feel alienated. Stray too far from the source: disaster. Stray too little: pointless. Two collected first volumes — Batgirl and The Dark Knight — […]

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DC’s Problem With a Splashier Aquaman is Namor

Posted November 26, 2013 by Rodney Brown

Today the online site for the Hollywood trade publication Variety ran an article about how DC is making a big push to make Aquaman ride a bigger celebrity wave. The author cites the “Smallville” spinoff attempt that never made it past a pilot, and the fact that Aquaman was the butt of many jokes on […]

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Veteran’s Day: Not Just A Normal Day For These Cosplayers

Posted November 11, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Today, in honor of Veteran’s Day and for those who served in the military and protected our rights, I wanted to spotlight certain cosplayers in our nerd community to share with us their thoughts on the holiday and whether their military background has made an impact on their nerd lifestyle. In this article, I talked […]

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Review: Rhode Island Comic Con 2013

Posted November 5, 2013 by Rodney Brown

Like any two-year old, Rhode Island Comic Con is experiencing growing pains. But this past weekend it proved itself to be a beautiful baby comic convention, with a broad appeal to attendees outside the comic book world. Mind you, the con took place despite the best attempts by fate to disrupt it. On Friday, the […]

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2013 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted November 4, 2013 by Rodney Brown

Check out your Editor in Chief’s cosplay shots from the biggest little comic convention on the East Coast, Rhode Island Comic Con — set to hit around 50,000 attendees in just its second year.

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Biff! Bam! Pow! Great All-Ages Comics Soar Once Again in Lazerman

Posted July 1, 2013 by Shawn Proctor

Welcome to “Independents Day,” Nerd Caliber’s short reviews of noteworthy comics and books NOT produced by a major publisher. When watching “Man of Steel” I kept wondering whether we need yet another tortured and pensive hero, following Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine and their costumed brothers who’ve gone dark. Where is that rush of power and certainty […]

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Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: like the “Game of Thrones” “Red Wedding” Scene—Except Not
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Spoiler-Free Fun: Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con was sort of like the “Game of Thrones” “Red Wedding” Scene—Except Without the Years of Therapy Afterward

Posted June 6, 2013 by Shawn Proctor

This year’s Comic Con came off like a grand wedding—a little old (“Firefly”), a little new (“The Walking Dead”), a little borrowed (Superhero Battle Royale panel), a little blue (two fantastic “Doctor Who” panels.) And like a great wedding reception there were moments of great joy and tears and a whole lot of Deadpools, Harley […]

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Some of the mightiest cosplayers united at Comic Con May 30-June 2. A delight for fans of every character from Harley Quinn to Doctor Who!
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Awesome Cosplay at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Posted June 3, 2013 by Shawn Proctor

Some of the mightiest cosplayers united at Comic Con May 30-June 2. It was a  delight for fans of every character from Harley Quinn to Doctor Who!

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Poison Ivy Cosplay by AlyChu – MegaCon 2013

Posted March 26, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Check out these amazing cosplay photos taken by FirstPerson Shooter of AlyChu Cosplay‘s interpretation of Poison Ivy. For those unfamiliar, Poison Ivy is one of the more popular villains (or anti-hero, depending who the writer is) in Batman’s rogues gallery. These photos were taken at Megacon 2013.

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Cosplayers Reciting Shakespeare At PAX East 2013

Posted March 25, 2013 by E. Ortiz

People have asked Nerd Caliber if we ever plan to do a cosplay music video, and usually I just tell them to check out the great work of Ackson Lee or Sneaky Zebra. However, I have always loved drama and poetry and thought why not do an experiment? We asked cosplayers if they would be […]

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Stacey Rebecca as Zsasz from Batman: Arkham City – Megacon 2013

Posted March 18, 2013 by E. Ortiz

At Megacon 2013, photographer FirstPerson Shooter met up with model and cosplayer Stacey Rebecca and put together this awesome collection of her cosplay of villain Zsasz. Serial killer Zsasz is a member of Batman’s rogues gallery, and Stacey Rebecca’s interpretation of this madman comes from the video game Batman: Arkham City.

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Batman Versus Katsucon 2013

Posted March 2, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Batman decides to interview cosplayers at Katsucon 2013. Proceed at your own risk! Batman is played by Matches Malone

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Peter Weller! Bruce Timm! And More Interviews at the Batman: Dark Knight Returns Premiere!

Posted February 8, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Ashphord Jacoway and Kari Lane went to the red carpet premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Part Two) for Nerd Caliber and interviewed the actors and creators that were involved like Peter Weller (Robocop), DC Universe Executive Producer Bruce Timm, Voice Director Andrea Romano and more! Check out the video below! Filmed by Kari Lane. […]

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DVD REVIEW – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Posted February 7, 2013 by Christopher Wanamaker

Editor’s Note: This article is filled with spoilers! Part of the long line of Direct-to-DVD DC Universe movies by Warner Bros, Animation and the graphic novel by famous comic book writer Frank Miller (300, Batman: Year One, Sin City), The Dark Knight Returns is a two part story, meaning they are two DVDs featuring an […]

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Lady Bane Vs. Batman at Arisia 2013

Posted January 29, 2013 by E. Ortiz

John Riley of Red Zebra Photography took these amazing pictures of a “fight” between Lady Bane (cosplayed by Nicole Marie Jean) and Batman (cosplayed by Spencer Doe) at Arisia 2013. So far, it doesn’t look good for Batman.

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ARISIA 2013 Cosplay Gallery

Posted January 23, 2013 by E. Ortiz

First Person Shooter made an appearance at Arisia, New England’s largest science fiction convention this past weekend and took some wonderful photos of cosplayers that attended. To see Rodney Brown aka First Person Shooter‘s other photos of Arisia 2013, click here! [nggallery id=159]

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Freddie Nova, Superhero Photographer Adam Jay and Carlos Blanchard – NYCC 2012

Posted October 26, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Comedian Kevin Conn interviews cosplayer Freddie Nova as (S)He-Man, Superhero Photographer Adam Jay and Carlos Blanchard about the Venom controversy, their inspirations, and Freddie Nova’s cosplay origins. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Freddie Nova – Venom controversy, she did a great shoot with Adam Jay of a cosplay of Venom possessing […]

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Five Questions With Master Splinter – Interview with Voice Actor Hoon Lee

Posted October 25, 2012 by E. Ortiz

A special thank you to Nickelodeon for allowing us the time to ask a few questions to some of the voice actors behind the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Right now we have for you an interview with actor Hoon Lee, who provides the voice for TMNT’s mentor, teacher and father figure, Splinter. You can […]

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First footage of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and premiere screening of The Batmobile documentary at NYCC

Posted October 5, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and The Batmobile documentary will be the spotlight offerings from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment at New York Comic Con. Attendees of the Con will be the first to see footage from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the highly anticipated epic animated conclusion to Frank Miller’s landmark […]

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DC Entertainment’s National Art Exhibition Lands in New York City to Benefit We Can Be Heroes Giving Campaign

Posted October 1, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

Time Warner Center Hosts “Darkness & Light” Art Tour Featuring DC Comics’ Justice League Inspired Contemporary Art Alongside Powerful Horn of Africa Photos   WHAT: On October 8, DC Entertainment will bring the Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism exhibition to New York City. Darkness & Light is a one-of-a-kind art and education tour […]

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The Cosplay Photography of IndieNate

Posted September 20, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Of the many years I’ve been attending conventions, photographer Nate Buchman is one of the kindest, humblest, hardworking and talented people I have ever met. Although I first met him cosplaying as The Joker at GraniteCon 2010, I was amazed how good his photography was from his work at last year’s Boston Comic Con. Recently […]

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Own A Dark Knight Cowl for Charity!

Posted August 24, 2012 by E. Ortiz

This is your opportunity to not only dress like a hero but be a hero. The Hero Relief Organization, ReevzFX and Notorious Enterprises are auctioning a Dark Knight Cowl, made by ReevzFX, to support the victims of the terrible Aurora shooting that happened a few weeks ago.  ReevzFX has done amazing work with masks and […]

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Batman Faces The Riddler, Scarface and Zsasz in “BATMAN: PUPPETMASTER”

Posted August 9, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Did you watch The Dark Knight Rises? Did you want to see more? Batman: Puppet Master is a short fan film set in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight  universe between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Check out this fan-made prequel made by director Bryan West and writer Chris Wiltz. The official description of the video is: […]

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Otakon 2012: What Should Someone Consider When Dating A Cosplayer?

Posted August 1, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Together with reporter Lucretia Dearfour of the Copper Claw, we interviewed attendees all over Otakon 2012 about what should someone consider when they are dating a cosplayer. Check our video for funny and insightful answers! If you like to see more cosplay videos or want to be up-to-date on our next Otakon 2012 interview, subscribe […]

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Green Lantern Alan Scott is Gay but why not Hal Jordan?

Posted June 29, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

June is Gay Rights Month and you know what that means, everything I say will be super gay! That being said, let’s discuss the new Rainbow Lantern- I mean Gay Lanter- I mean Green Lantern. It is by no means news that Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, was revealed to be gay in the […]

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Tech & Games

Batman Arkham City Batarang & Riddler Trophy & Mass Effect M-3 Predator Pistols

Posted June 5, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Batman Arkham City Batarang & Riddler Trophy TriForce Sales, LLC announced today that it has acquired thelicense from Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create 1:1 scale prop replicas of various weapons, gadgets and iconic objects from Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum.  Developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics’ core Batman license, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum are both published worldwide […]

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Batman & Poison Ivy Cosplay at Anime Boston 2012

Posted April 13, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Lucretia Dearfour interviews a pair of awesome Batman and Poison Ivy cosplayers at Anime Boston 2012 about how they made their costumes. Filmed by Abigail Ortlieb.

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Review: Supergods By Grant Morrison

Posted April 5, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Collecting comics in the ’80s, I read a lot of titles and later discovered a lot comics I read were poorly written. This is partly due to the rise of brand name artists (Todd MacFarlane, Robb Liefeld, Jim Lee, just to name a few) who became bored with sketching and tried their collective hands at […]

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Boston Comic Con 2011: Costume Explosion

Posted May 11, 2011 by E. Ortiz

By now, you may have seen our videos of Boston Comic Con 2011, and now we end our coverage of the comic book convention by displaying our cosplay pictorial. It wasn’t just comic book costumes, we also had some anime and video game cosplay and outfits from many other genres. Go ahead and see who […]

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Anne Hathaway Joins Batman / X-Men Cast Photo

Posted January 19, 2011 by ravenhaired

It was just announced this morning that Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs, The Devil Wears Prada) has been cast as none other than Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.  Nolan and Warner Bros. have been pretty hush-hush on this third installment of the Batman movie, and along with the news […]

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Thoughts on the Big Apple Con 2010 in New York City (Plus Pictures)

Posted October 19, 2010 by E. Ortiz

Currently we are working on a pictorial of Wizard World’s Big Apple Con for the main page at nerdcaliber.com as well as a short video review and interviews that took place during that weekend. The convention took place between October 1st and October 3rd across the street from Madison Square Garden in New York CIty. […]

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Review of Batman: City of Scars

Posted July 16, 2010 by E. Ortiz

_ Watch the video above if you haven’t seen Aaron Schoenke’s Batman: City of Scars. Below is my short review on the 30 minute feature. You saw it? Good, now read below: Spoiler Alert! On the positive side: I enjoyed Kevin Porter’s role as Batman. The camera work, especially with the fight scenes were very […]

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Trailer for Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Posted July 9, 2010 by E. Ortiz

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse trailer is here! The DVD will be released in September 2010!

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