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Nerd Culture

Netflix Castlevania Series Is Mostly Bloody Good Fun

Posted July 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last week Netflix premiered Castlevania, a very good animated movie that it disguised as an animated series. Only four episodes long, it is essentially a two-hour animated film, chopped up into easily bingeable slices. And that is one of Castlevania‘s few real weaknesses. Based on the 1989 Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series is […]

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Koi Fish Asylum as Injustice Harley Quinn!

Posted July 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second photo shoot of the Harley Quinn cosplayers we filmed for an episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams is the amazing Koi Fish Asylum. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby, and this time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the […]

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Celebrate America’s Independence Day With Wonder Woman

Posted July 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Since this is her year, what with the smashing success of the movie Wonder Woman, I decided that a retrospective of one of the best characters to wear the red, white and blue would be a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. The more than 100 images in this gallery are from just […]

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Wonder Woman Destroys DC’s Snyder Quality Curse

Posted June 1, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Is it safe to say that Wonder Woman has a lot riding on it? Let’s see: DC and Warner Brothers need a hit with fans and especially critics after the brutal reviews of Batman Vs Superman and Suicide Squad. It’s positioned as the bridge between BvS and the upcoming Justice League. For better or worse, […]

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Injustice 2 is a Wonderful Sequel

Posted May 28, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

I’ve been waiting for Injustice 2 to come out. And I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint. I mean how could it? NetherRealm Studios has been on a roll in terms of the last several fighting game titles, such as Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Mortal Kombat X. With each title […]

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Wonder Woman on Themyscira by Amazon Princess

Posted May 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

During our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo, I got the chance to photograph the beautiful and statuesque Amazon Princess on a beach bluff during the morning Golden Hour. While it had been in the mid-80s the day before at the Southfleet Motor Inn where we were […]

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Bombshell Black Canary Feature Set of Kayola Crayon

Posted December 28, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our second feature set from the Omni Hotel rotunda during Rhode Island ComicCon 2016 features the lovely and talented Kayola Crayon Cosplay as D.C.’s Bombshell Black Canary. This was an ideal location to shoot the glamorous, slightly risqué, pinup bombshell. High-res images for sale! If you are pictured in any of our galleries and want the high resolution download for yourself, […]

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Warner Bros Buys Gamer-Focused Video Maker Machinima

Posted November 17, 2016 by Chantal Eyong

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced in a press release today that it was buying Machinima Inc., the company best known as a YouTube channel focused on creating original scripted content using in-game video game animation. The amount paid for Machinima was not disclosed, but various online reports including Variety.com put the valuation of Machinima at about […]

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Yale Stewart’s Little League

Posted November 16, 2016 by Brianne Glover

One day while perusing the Facebook news feed, I came across a post by a friend. Sometimes when I see these things I only look at the thumbnail and continue on. But this time I decided to click the link of the chibi-style caped crusader I saw on that page. For those of you who […]

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Is The CW Prepping A Live-Action Young Justice Show?

Posted October 28, 2016 by Frida Gurewitz

I hate spoilers, but there is no way to keep from dropping a huge hint about what happened in recent Berlanti Productions shows on The CW network and still use the right headline. So, fair warning, there will be plenty of spoilers below and rampant wild speculation based on the appearance of characters in recent […]

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Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Second up is the Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE swimsuit shoot from our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day, held on Labor Day Weekend. Although to be fair, the swimsuit version of the DC character Enchantress, as seen in  the movie Suicide Squad, isn’t much different from this bikini version. We invited cosplayers and photographers to […]

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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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The Incredibly Biased Suicide Squad Review

Posted August 5, 2016 by Luis Correa

Plenty of gratuitous (directly or indirectly) butt shots of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) peppered the screen as introspective, multi-faceted characters bantered and bonded amongst a not-so-empty cityscape. OK, now that I paid lip service to that controversy, I can officially begin to share my opinion about a technicolor dream of a movie named Suicide Squad […]

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Suicide Squad Will Leave You Wanting To Live

Posted August 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Well, at least for 15-plus months until Justice League comes out. In just a few Easter Eggs and quick appearances out of 2 hours and 10 minutes of movie, David Ayer has created a better lead-in to Nov. 2017’s Justice League than 3 hours of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And that says almost […]

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Changes Hurt, Don’t Kill Batman: The Killing Joke

Posted July 28, 2016 by Alex Valderana

(Ed. note: This review has spoilers, necessary to describe how the movie differs from the decades-old graphic novel.) Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Bruce Timm and Sam Liu and based on the famous 1980’s graphic novel of the same name which was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by the great Brian Boland. Bruce […]

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Your Chance At A Free Screening of Suicide Squad!

Posted July 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It might have been one of the most worried about nerd movies of the year, but with exciting trailers and well-timed character and behind-the-scene image releases, Suicide Squad seems to have won over many doubters. If you are as excited about the movie as we are, we have a chance for you to get free […]

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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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Three Tips On How DC Can Improve Its Planned Movies

Posted April 25, 2016 by Thomas Riccardi

In December of 2007 I went to the movies with my roommate to see I Am Legend. I still remember the opening scene and the movie poster of the Superman logo in the Batman symbol. I lost my mind. I was like “we are really going to be getting a Superman Vs. Batman movie?! Awesome!” […]

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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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Black Hero Appreciation Month: Cyborg

Posted February 27, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

Booyah! One my favorite superheroes is one of the founding members of the Teen Titans as well as a founding member of the New 52 Justice League, Victor Stone a.k.a Cyborg. Honestly he’s been a favorite of mine from the early days of the Teen Titans cartoon. He was my favorite of the Titans next […]

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DMC Presents: After War, A Rebirth, Maybe Long-Planned

Posted February 23, 2016 by Chris Proulx

Last week DC Comics revealed plans for a Rebirth of their universe following sagging sales of the New 52 line. While few details are known about the Rebirth of the DC Universe, architects are stating it’s not a reboot or relaunch of the line. Right now all that is known is there is a Rebirth […]

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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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DMC Presents: Dawn Of Diana In ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’

Posted January 12, 2016 by Chris Proulx

This year DC Comics expands their cinematic universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s a pretty big deal for a number of reasons. Obviously it’s big because this will be the first time these popular characters share the big screen together but it’s also a big deal because Wonder Woman will be making […]

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Poll: What Movies Will You See In 2016?

Posted January 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This year, barely one day old, looks to be the most loaded with nerdy content of any year we’ve ever seen. Are you most excited for the R-rate comedy and violence of Deadpool? The action and OTP-busting drama of Captain America: Civil War (poor Tony!)? The return of the aliens in Independence Day: Resurgence? The […]

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Crash’s Best and Worst Comics of 2015

Posted December 22, 2015 by Luis Correa

When Nerd Caliber approached me to write an article about what I felt had been the best and worst comic of 2015, I admittedly had considered refusing on the grounds that I my current cost of my pull list rounds up to almost thirty dollars a month. Trying to pick out which of the two […]

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‘Preacher’ Puts Out Fast, Bloody Teaser Ahead of Sunday Trailer

Posted October 30, 2015 by Rodney Brown

In the same week we got the most family friendly comic book adaption to TV in decades with Supergirl, we now have the first few seconds of footage from what will be the absolutely least family friendly comic book show to date — Garth Ennis’ Preacher. AMC released a short teaser for a trailer that is supposed […]

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‘Supergirl’ Pilot was Almost Super

Posted October 27, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Monday, at the strange time of 8:30 to 9:30, CBS aired the pilot episode of the newest series from the DC comics-to-TV powerhouse Greg Berlanti, the show Supergirl. Berlanti has two major TV hits on his hands with both Arrow and The Flash on the sister network of CBS, CW (a joint operation of CBS and […]

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New York Comic Con 2015 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted October 10, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Before we start posting any galleries or videos from the 2015 edition of New York Comic Con I thought I would file some observations about the first day for those of you not able to attend (and not to bitter about that fact to want to read it). Even if it is the country’s largest nerd […]

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Stop What You’re Doing and Read ‘The Wicked and The Divine’!

Posted October 1, 2015 by Tori Queeno

Immediately. I’m serious. If you are at all interested in comic books and, certainly, if you’re at all curious about the future of the industry you should not be doing anything with your time except for catching up on Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s latest collaboration. I’m honestly not being hyperbolic. Everyone should be reading […]

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CAPE Feature: Alpheana Cosplay as Cheshire!

Posted August 30, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The third in our featured sets that Cantera Image shot while at the Cosplay And Photography Expo earlier in August is of Alpheana Cosplay portraying the villain Cheshire from DC Comics — specifically the masked version from the sorely missed TV show Young Justice. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back […]

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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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Summer Heat: Harley Quinn Beach Cosplay!

Posted May 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The first in our irregular series of cosplay swimsuit shoots is of HarleyBean Cosplay, rocking her red and black Harley Quinn bikini. Splashing in the surf, fighting an alligator, or scanning for Mr. J from a lifeguard chair (don’t ask what happened to the lifeguard), Harley is the kind of sexy that only crazy can […]

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‘Supergirl’ Teaser Makes Me Super Worried

Posted May 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The extended, 6.5 minute-long teaser for the upcoming CBS series Supergirl is available on YouTube now, and as I was watching it, all I could think of was that it must be a Saturday Night Live parody. You know, like the one SNL did that made fun of the fact that Marvel/Disney clearly has no idea […]

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Top Picks for Free Comic Book Day 2015

Posted May 10, 2015 by Byron D. Zero

Another Free Comic Book Day has come and there were quite a few juicy tidbits for upcoming events from various comic book companies, from Marvel to Archie Comics. For the uninitiated, Free Comic Book Day is where various companies give out teaser issues of established comic storylines or preview comics of upcoming events to bring […]

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DC News Proves The Internet Is All About Hate

Posted April 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

In the past week, two pieces of DC Comics-related news hit the Internet. One has generated hate at a level far beyond its content, and the other all but sank without a ripple, despite being a welcome sign of a major change to the oft-criticized old boys club at DC. First, the hate: David Ayer, the […]

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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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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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Red Sonja’s Gail Simone At New York Comic Con 2014

Posted November 15, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Clown Prince of Cosplay, interviews Red Sonja writer Gail Simone about the character and, of course, the Joker, at New York Comic Con 2014. Simone is also known as the long-time writer of Batgirl, and new returning writer of the soon to be relaunched Secret Six. She also started the entire movement […]

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Con & Events News

Sarah Skittles is Supergirl! ‘Girl of Steel’ Cosplay at NYCC 2014

Posted November 8, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our man on the mic with the see-through skin, Unemployed Skeletor, interviews cosplayer and model Sarah Skittles at New York Comic Con 2014, while she cosplays as Supergirl, in a version inspired by the design of Superman’s outfit in the movie Man of Steel. After the video, check out the photos by Cantera Cosplay.

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Cara Nicole is Power Girl! AZPowergirl Interview at NYCC 2014

Posted October 27, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Crown Prince of Cosplay, interviewed AZ Powergirl, aka Cara Nicole at New York Comic Con 2014. They talked about the struggles of being gorgeous, costume making and then he challenged her to an epic thumb war! Below the video, check out the photos by Cantera Image.  

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Gillykins is Catwoman at New York Comic Con 2014

Posted October 23, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Crown Prince of Cosplay, continues his harassment … er,  interviews of cosplayers at New York Comic Con 2014. The latest is Gillykins, who talks about her killer Catwoman cosplay, NYCC versus San Diego Comic Con, and her favorite Batman: The Animated Series characters. Once you’ve watched the video, check out the photos of Gillykins taken […]

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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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Catwoman Takes Over 2nd Season of ‘Nightwing: Escalation’

Posted August 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

One of our contributing photographers, Alex Valderana, is also the man behind the webseries Nightwing: Escalation, and it has just launched its second season, this year with a new, more feline, lead. In addition to being writer, producer and director, Alex plays Agent Brooks. Check out what he has to say about it below. “Hey Nightwingers […]

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More Videos from SDCC 2014

Posted July 27, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Yesterday we posted a block of videos first displayed at Comic Con International: San Diego, and today we have a few more. The most exciting for me is the look at season 3 of Arrow, but that is because I know how good this show is already. Moving the action shown in the flashbacks off […]

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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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Cosplay & Style

Debut! Nadyasonika as Raven from Teen Titans

Posted June 2, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Hartford Comic Con 2014 was not only the debut of a new convention, but the debut cosplay in the US of Nadyasonika as Raven from Teen Titans! Nadya was a cosplay guest at the con, coming all the way to New England from Mexico, and we were lucky enough to get photos, by Firstperson Shooter and […]

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Nadyasonika is Catwoman – Hartford Comic Con 2014

Posted June 2, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our first video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with Nadyasonika, cosplaying as Catwoman, famous villainess from the Batman universe. Nadya is an internationally known cosplayer, hailing from Mexico. She is a model outside of cosplay, and is also a talented crafter, making detailed costumes and props for her costumes, from the worlds of anime, video games and comics. […]

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