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Rat Queens Returns To Ass-Kicking This Spring!

Posted November 18, 2016 by Frida Gurewitz

According to a release from Image Comics, the popular and profane comic series Rat Queens returns to regular issues beginning in March 2017. The release characterizes it as a “soft-reboot” which restarts the numbering at VOL. 2, #1. Returning to the town of Palisade is the core team of Betty, Violet, Dee and Hannah, and they are […]

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Five Things The CW Has To Do To Fix The Show Supergirl

Posted September 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The headline clearly states that I think the TV show Supergirl needs to be fixed. While it was a popular show during its first season on CBS, it wasn’t popular enough to keep it from being shuffled to CW, the network CBS shares with Warner Bros. Television. That is where Supergirl‘s second season will debut […]

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DC Reboots … Err, Reveals Details of ‘Rebirth’ Fix for ‘New 52’

Posted February 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Months ago, DC teased that it would launch in 2016 “Rebirth,” a crossover event that would affect all ongoing series, driven by the actions of The Flash … but tried to make it clear that it wasn’t a reboot like the crossover “Flashpoint” — a crossover event that would affect all ongoing series, driven by the […]

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2016: Welcome To Another Great Year For Netflix And Nerds

Posted January 6, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Well, it’s 2016, and Netflix wants to ramp up its efforts to keep your eyeballs glued to your screens. They plan to keep you watching with multiple series featuring characters from The Defenders comics in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, as well as several comedies and sci-fi series. Luke Cage, the much-anticipated tie-in to Jessica Jones, is […]

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Marvel To Feature Cosplayers On Post-Battleworld #1 Covers!

Posted August 21, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The news has swarmed all over the Internet like Ant-Man’s ant armies, but in case you missed it, later this year Marvel Comics will feature cosplayers on variant covers of it’s new titles. In the relaunched #1 issues following this summer’s Secret Wars/Battleworld event, Marvel has picked a bunch of excellent cosplayers to feature on […]

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Spider-Gwen: An Alternate Better Than The Original?

Posted April 20, 2015 by Tori Queeno

The multiverse is not my cup of tea. I’ve just never been able to get behind it. True, it’s almost unavoidable in the world of comics, and I can understand it’s appeal, but it gives me a headache. Keeping track of everything going on in Earth-616 and Earth-Prime is hard enough, let alone factoring in […]

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Rumor: Canada’s Fan Expo Buying Orlando’s MegaCon

Posted March 24, 2015 by Rodney Brown

One of the signs in the business world that a business sector has reached maturity is the steady growth of new startups in the market. The geek and nerd convention sector has been at that stage for a couple years now, and even we are jumping in on the bandwagon with our Cosplay And Photography […]

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There Shouldn’t Be Any Batgirl Cover Controversy

Posted March 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Much as I have tried not to, it is time I weighed in on the foment surging around the now-cancelled variant cover to Batgirl #41 by Brazilian artist Rafael Albuquerque, because I think people are making arguments that just aren’t valid. And to be clear, this is just the opinion of Rodney Brown, not as […]

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Should You Spy Out A Screening of ‘Kingsman’?

Posted February 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The team that brought us the movie version of Kick-Ass is back with Kingsman: The Secret Service. Did they once again kick ass? Matthew Vaughn is back as the director of a movie based on a comic series written by Mark Millar, as was the case in the hit movie Kick-Ass. In this case the […]

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New ‘Starfire’ Book and Look Keeps The Redesign Train Rolling

Posted February 6, 2015 by Rodney Brown

“Batgirling.” According to Bleeding Cool, citing an unnamed internal DC source, that is what the company is calling the redesigning of female characters to be less … well, sexist. The latest to get this treatment, according to news today from DC, is Starfire. The alien girl who went from sexy but innocent member of the […]

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RICC 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday – Part 1!

Posted November 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At Rhode Island Comic Con I was allowed to once again set up a portable studio to shoot photos of the cosplayers being judged for the Cosplay Contest, and any others I could grab and haul in to the room. As was the case the last time I did this, at Granite State Comic Con in […]

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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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How Many Heroes Might Be In Cap 3? Think ‘Secret Wars’

Posted August 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

According to an article on the site CinemaBlend, the two writers and directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo, told their interviewer that they are hoping to load up Captain America 3 with piles of Marvel Heroes — way more than even the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, if the comic series […]

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Meaningless Marvel Movie Speculation

Posted July 21, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Just because it is meaningless doesn’t mean I won’t indulge myself in speculating anyway. The website IGN today posted an article in which it interviews head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, about the future plans for upcoming Marvel movies. The interview tries to clarify some of the vagueness in the release Marvel put out three […]

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Original Sin #5 Veers Off The Excellence Path

Posted July 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I have been a big fan of Marvel Comics’ title Original Sin since it launched. The writing is solid, the artwork by Mike Deodato is absolutely top notch and the concept is very intriguing. But with one big reveal that happened in the latest issue, #5, I think writer Jason Aaron has gone too far […]

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Wizard World Returns to Streets of Philadelphia

Posted June 20, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

Yo, Philadelphia! The Doctor is in! The countdown is over and Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con is finally here. With convention season in full swing, the final touches are probably already on your best cosplay, whether that be something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. (In case you’re going with X-Men: Days of Future […]

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Leeleethebunny Spreads Her Angelus Wings!

Posted June 9, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interviewed Leeleethebunny Cosplay about her awesome Angelus cosplay at the inaugural Hartford Comic Con 2014. Angelus is a character from the larger Spawn universe, created by Todd McFarlane. Our resident Whovian, Mike Carroll, was the lucky one to get to do the interview. Below check out our video interview with her and then some photos of her Angelus cosplay taken […]

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Sinestro #1 is the Lantern You’ve Been Waiting For

Posted June 3, 2014 by Gene Selassie

Sinestro #1 Written by Cullen Bunn Art by Dale Eaglesham Colors by Jason Wright Published by DC Comics It is no secret that the Green Lantern books were a bit of a mangled mess in the early part of the New 52. The most recent creative shuffle has seen some new life breathed into those […]

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Put ‘Shutter’ in Your ‘Must-Read’ Pile

Posted May 21, 2014 by Gene Selassie

Shutter #1 Written by Joe Keatinge Art by Leila Del Duca Colors by Owen Gieni Published by Image Comics WOW! I know — such a clichéd way to start a comic review, but I cannot think of a more fitting word to describe Shutter issue 1. Creative synergy is bleeding out from this book’s very […]

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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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‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Is Back! Well, The Show Anyway

Posted May 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Late yesterday, ABC announced it was renewing the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., despite what was generally viewed as a weak first half of its inaugural season, and a drastic drop off in viewers from its first couple of episodes. According to Entertainment Weekly’s site, the renewal was expected by most TV pundits. It seems to […]

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Free Comic Book Day and May the Fourth Be With You in Pictures

Posted May 6, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

Free Comic Book Day was like nerd Christmas come early as comic stores opened their doors with the largest selection of free comics in recent years. Not to be outdone, Toys “R” Us celebrated May the Fourth be With You a day early with a LEGO Tie Fighter and X-Wing mini fig build. After the […]

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For Lola, It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Posted May 5, 2014 by Gene Selassie

Lola XOXO #1 Published by Aspen Comics Story and Art by Siya Oum The post-apocalypse setting seems to have come back in full swing, and Lola XOXO seems to be another entry into this vast sub-genre. No, this book does not breathe new life into said setting, but this does provide an entertaining enough ride. […]

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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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Moon Knight Shines Bright in Relaunch

Posted April 28, 2014 by Gene Selassie

REVIEW: Moon Knight #1 & 2 Published by Marvel Comics Written by Warren Ellis Art by Declan Shalvey Colors by Jordie Bellaire I will admit that, despite the pedigree of the creators attached to this project, I went into this book a bit lethargic. It’s no secret that Moon Knight is one of the “teacher’s […]

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is The Most Comic Book Movie Yet

Posted April 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has succeeded in doing what Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios have been aiming for since they started with the creation of what has come to be called the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the creation on film of a real comic book experience. That is it’s most amazing attribute — not […]

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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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Evil Empire #1 Falls Short of the Mark

Posted April 1, 2014 by Gene Selassie

Published by BOOM! Studios Written by Max Bemis Art by Ransom Getty Colors by Chris Blythe I went into this book with cautious optimism. On the surface, here comes more “fight the system, down with the political tyrant” subtext the like of which we’ve seen more than a few times from young writers since the […]

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Image Continues Strong Story with Lazarus #6

Posted March 6, 2014 by Gene Selassie

Published by Image Comics Written by Greg Rucka Art by Michael Lark Colors by Santi Arcas With this second installment to the second arc, we find ourselves focusing on two parallel stories. The first is a flashback to a young Forever Carlyle as she works her behind off to try to become the penultimate student […]

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‘Mighty Avengers’: Come For the Diversity, Stay for the Quality

Posted February 27, 2014 by Rodney Brown

February is Black History Month, and I admit I feel pretty lousy about using it as an excuse to review the Marvel Comics book Mighty Avengers. After all, I hate to be seen as pandering, and the reason you read it shouldn’t be because it has one of the most diverse cast of heroes in […]

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So Many Problems Make Furious #1 Infuriating

Posted February 11, 2014 by Gene Selassie

Published by Dark Horse Comics Written by Bryan JL Glass Art by Viktor Santos Being a huge fan of Mice Templar, I was fast to check out Bryan JL Glass’ newest work. He dips his toe into the superhero pool with Furious. While it is a good read with no huge missteps, a score of […]

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DC Comics Whitewashes Previously Black Character

Posted February 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

On her Tumblr account, cosplayer Jay Justice posted about the new look for Green Arrow character Onyx, now that she has been reintroduced in the New 52 universe. That new look, in the first week of February, Black History Month? Apparently, white — or at least white-passing African American. I couldn’t imagine expressing how bad […]

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Coffin Hill #4 was Dead on Arrival

Posted January 22, 2014 by Gene Selassie

Coffin Hill #4 Published by Vertigo (DC Comics) Written by Caitlin Kittredge Art by Inaki Miranda & Eva de la Cruz Just as this book was making such strides in the right direction with issues #2 and #3, issue #4 seems to be plagued by all of the problems that issue #1 had. Writer Caitlin […]

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The Man Who Made the X-Men Famous Returning to Marvel’s Mutants

Posted January 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While the news of the return of the much-beloved X-Men team member Nightcrawler from the dead has already generated a great deal on buzz among fans of Marvel’s mutants, yesterday in a press statement delivered one day before the solicitation for the April comic book issues, Marvel noted that Nightcrawler #1 will be written by […]

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Shoveling Scares: “Dig” Highlights “A Night of Short Films VIII”

Posted January 15, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

After a slate of films that were, at times, great, here are the winners from Average Superstar Films  “A Night of Short Films VIII,” held Jan. 12 at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. Luckily there were a number of films that seemed geared for the geeks in the crowd! “Dig”—Whether or not you like horror, […]

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The Midas Flesh #1 Lacks a Golden Touch

Posted January 9, 2014 by Gene Selassie

The Midas Flesh #1 (of 8) Published by Boom! Box (Boom! Studios) Written by Ryan North Art by Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb Boom! Studios had the right idea with their newest division, Boom Box. Think of this as the “Fox Searchlight” to Boom; more off-the-beaten path, more outside-the-box ideas that are given special consideration […]

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Lazarus #5 Explores Life on the Edge During the Post-Apocaplypse

Posted January 2, 2014 by Gene Selassie

REVIEW: Lazarus #5 Published by Image Comics Written by Greg Rucka Art by Michael Lark & Brian Level Colors by Santi Arcas The opening salvo of the second story arc gives us some more world building of this frightening new America; an America that the Carlyle family owns a sizeable chunk of, despite neglecting much […]

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Dead Body Road #1: A Road Too Well-Travelled

Posted December 18, 2013 by Gene Selassie

REVIEW: Dead Body Road #1 Publisher: Image Comics Story by Justin Jordan Art by Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio I’m a sucker for ’80s action-film-type stories. These stories can work when there’s at least a minutiae of something new added. This story didn’t quite go to a bone-dry well, but the well isn’t offering anything […]

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Marvel Shows Long-game Strategy with ‘Inhumans’ No. 1

Posted December 10, 2013 by Rodney Brown

I am a fan of big thinkers — people who take big risks and implement long-game strategies. Which is why I am fan of Marvel and its new comic Inhumanity. This new title may be the keystone in an enormous arch that goes way beyond Marvel’s comic books. First though, a little history. And be […]

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New The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer!

Posted December 5, 2013 by Rodney Brown

It is everywhere else on the Internet right now, so why not here at Nerd Caliber. Watch the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and let us know what you find most surprising, most intriguing and/or most disturbing. For me, most surprising is the fact that Dane DeHaan from the 2012 movie Chronicle looks […]

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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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Rumor Monger: Is a Live Action ‘Young Justice’ Coming to CW?

Posted December 2, 2013 by Rodney Brown

One small line in a related article has the comic book blogosphere all abuzz. The site Bleeding Cool mentioned in an off-hand comment that it has heard that CW (home of the hit DC Comics series “Arrow” and soon “Flash”) is working on a live action TV series of the late, lamented cartoon series “Young […]

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‘Coffin Hill’ Buried Under Cliches

Posted December 1, 2013 by Guest Writer

REVIEW: Coffin Hill #1 Story by Caitlin Kittredge Art by Inaki Miranda; Colors by Eva De La Cruz Publisher: DC Comics under the Vertigo imprint Review by Gene Selassie On the surface, Coffin Hill played to all of my sensibilities; strong female protagonist, dark artwork that is just stylized enough to make it stand out, […]

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Saga Elevates the Comic Book Medium

Posted November 29, 2013 by Guest Writer

Saga #1 Story by Brian K. Vaughn Art by Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Review by Jenny “Cake” Sweigert I was never the type of girl to fall head over heels for star-crossed affairs between characters. That is, until I was introduced to Brian K. Vaughn’s Saga, where the main characters are, in fact, star-crossed. […]

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Super MegaFest 2013 Cosplay Gallery: Day 1

Posted November 27, 2013 by Rodney Brown

One of the last conventions in the New England area each year is Super MegaFest, a multi-entertainment con held in Framingham, Mass., that has become a sort of Dragon Con Lite for New England area cosplayers. Below you can see more than 100 photos from the first day of the two-day convention, shot mostly by […]

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Lazarus #4 Delivers on Epic Storyline

Posted November 25, 2013 by Guest Writer

Lazarus #4 Story by Greg Rucka Art by Michael Lark and Brian Level; Colors by Santi Arcas Review by Gene Selassie Note: The second paragraph of this review contains a few story arc spoilers.—Editor It is rare in this day and age of decompressed storytelling that a story arc ends right when it feels it […]

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‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Rises Out Of Suck Status

Posted November 14, 2013 by Rodney Brown

I admit it — I am a Marvel fan boy. Among the comics I read the most as a kid were “Avengers” and the amazing Jim Steranko-drawn psychedelic “Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” I am also a big fan of Joss Whedon, although I admit I didn’t get bitten by the Buffy bug until season […]

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‘Cabin In The Woods’ Maker May Write Daredevil on Netflix

Posted November 13, 2013 by Rodney Brown

Drew Goddard, the director and co-writer of the sleeper hit movie “Cabin In The Woods” is in talks to be the writer of the new Netflix series based on Daredevil, according to a report on the site The Wrap. The Wrap says in its headline that the “Series to be Written” by Goddard. But in […]

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Breaking: Marvel to Make 4 New Series on Netflix, Leading up to “Defenders” Mini-series

Posted November 7, 2013 by Rodney Brown

Marvel Studios put out a press release this morning in which it announced it would be working with Netflix on four new live-action series that will lead up to a mini-series in which the four heroes will team up as The Defenders. Straight from the press release, as per the Wall Street Journal online: Led […]

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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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