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Logan Is The X-Universe Movie We Need AND Deserve

Posted February 18, 2017 by Alec Bellante

It’s sad to see Hugh Jackman leave us as Wolverine (he has confirmed this is his last movie in the role) but he does so behind the best-written and best-produced of any of the X-Men or Wolverine movies to date — and featuring the best action. Below is my spoiler-free review of Logan, telling you […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at Dragon Con, Part 3

Posted December 20, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The first and second Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel galleries introduced haute couture heroines from across the Marvel universe, including She-Hulk, Lady Loki, Lady Thor, Spider-Gwen, Wolverine, and Emma Frost. Up next in our final gallery from DragonCon 2016: Karen Patriquin Guest as Kitty Pryde; Jay Justice as Misty Knight; Materia Girl as Psylocke; and Seelix as Phoenix.  The small group shots include She-Hulk (Galacticat Cosplay), […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at DragonCon, Part 2

Posted December 19, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The first Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel gallery introduced haute couture heroines She-Hulk, Lady Loki and Lady Thor. Up next in our second gallery from DragonCon 2016: Desiree Cosplay as Emma Frost; RX Queen Costuming as X-23; and Lorelei Winter Cosplay as Spider-Gwen. The group was organized by Galacticat Cosplay, who appears in the first gallery as She-Hulk. Stay tuned for the third and final gallery […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at DragonCon, Part 1

Posted December 17, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As we head into the cold, dark winter season, it’s the perfect time to bring a another reminder of summer, this time from DragonCon. 2016 was another amazing DragonCon experience. I shot some spectacular cosplays at the enormous Fallout shoot, met some talented photographers, and connected with old friends and new from around the country. […]

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No Magic Needed To Explain Success of Doctor Strange

Posted October 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first that focuses on the mystical side of the story. And the thing that makes Doctor Strange a very good movie is also its one biggest problem. Below you can read my review, as always with no more spoilers than you would get from having […]

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Luke Cage On Netflix Has New England Roots

Posted October 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The new Netflix series Luke Cage debuted Friday, Sept. 30, and it continues the tradition of the streaming network knocking it out of the park with Marvel characters. But this article isn’t a review — that spoiler-free opinion piece will come later. No, in this article I will point out how I came to realize […]

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The Red Skull Campaigns At A Donald Trump Rally

Posted August 11, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Slade Wilson had an idea. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in Portland, Maine, in early August 2016. He knew there would be protesters and supporters and wondered what would happen if one of Marvel’s evilest villains made an appearance. “I have cosplayed as the Red Skull in the  past […]

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Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay On Cosplaying Cap

Posted August 9, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Many of us growing up have looked up to the Marvel Comics’ character Captain America as a hero we all wanted to be, and that applies especially to me. To that end, meet Dania, whose actions would make Steve Rogers proud. Dania goes by Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay and right now she is using the fame she […]

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In Honor Of (Missed) Mead Day

Posted August 8, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This past Saturday, Aug. 6, was National Mead Day (seriously, we checked) and while we missed the day, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate a couple of days late. To do so, we have a selection of some awesome cosplays of undoubted mead drinkers, those gods of the Vikings themselves, the Asgardians. All photos are from […]

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Netflix Kills It At SDCC With Luke Cage, Iron Fist Trailers

Posted July 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

There doesn’t need to be a lot of explanation here, folks. Netflix dropped some serious trailer bombs at San Diego Comic-Con last night, with our first real looks at both Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and a teaser of The Defenders. That last show will combine the four Netflix characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — […]

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Spider-Man & Spider-Gwen Feature by Crash: The Photos!

Posted July 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Coming out of ConnectiCon we have another featured photo set, this time by our Associate Producer and all-around utility player Crash: The Photos. As you will see, Crash had a lot of fun in a bunch of locations around the Connecticut Convention Center with Spider-Man (Ednon Cosplay) and Spider-Gwen (Just Saiyan Cosplay) — with a guest appearance […]

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Silhouette Cosplay Feature by Caroline Belge Photography

Posted July 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While she was shooting hall shots for us at ConnectiCon a couple of weekends ago in Hartford, Conn., Caroline Belge Photography also did a couple of feature photo shoots of the amazing Silhouette Cosplay. In this gallery, Silhouette Cosplay portrays, from two different shoots, a crossplayed, very Hiddleston-esque Loki and a beautiful Natasha Romanov, both from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. […]

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Iron Man Change Is Important And Inspiring

Posted July 7, 2016 by Lauren Grant

Today my life changed. Or maybe the word “changed” is dramatic … or maybe it’s not. And I wouldn’t say just my life changed, I would say the little black girl sitting in front of the TV watching X-men — her life changed. Or the black teen reading the latest Marvel comic — their life […]

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Quiet Moments Can’t Fix Overreach of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Posted May 10, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

After watching X-Men: Apocalypse, the third entry in the new-look X-Men series, one word comes to mind. Hubris. It features heavily in the story and major themes. Figuratively and almost literally, Angel is Icarus, the winged Greek poster boy for hubris. Apocalypse, a god-like, nearly omnipotent being, is the personification of overreach. Going-it-alone vs. teamwork […]

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ – Can It Really Be Too Good?

Posted May 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Let’s get this out of the way — Captain America: Civil War may have raised the bar for superhero movies over the previous record holder, it’s predecessor Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Below I will explain why I think that, in my usual spoiler-free review, assuming you have seen the commercials and trailers, and know […]

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DMC Presents: 75th Anniversary Issue Touts A Trio of Caps

Posted March 30, 2016 by Chris Proulx

2016 year is a big year for Captain America. Not only is he squaring off against Iron Man and his fellow Avengers on the big screen in Captain America: Civil War but he also reaches a major milestone — 75 years since he first burst onto the scene by punching Hitler in the jaw! So […]

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‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Stronger Than The First

Posted March 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

There seems to be a fairly vocal contingent that disagrees with my headline, so below I will attempt to explain why I think the second season of the Netflix series Daredevil is better than the first (itself an amazing season) — and do it without spoilers. That will be a challenge, but if something has […]

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DMC Presents: ‘Avengers Standoff’ All About Action, Consequences

Posted March 2, 2016 by Chris Proulx

Throughout the years law enforcement in the Marvel Universe has struggled with what to do with captured super villains. They can’t put them in prison with non-powered criminals. They have tried locking them up in maximum security prisons like The Vault and The Raft but sooner or later they always break out and things go […]

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Black Hero Appreciation Month: Luke Cage

Posted February 25, 2016 by Luis Correa

When the editors at Nerd Caliber asked me to pick a hero to write about for Black History Month, my eyes immediately turned to what perhaps is the greatest street level hero in Marvel’s history. Many heroes have back stories that stem from a level of personal misfortune that often were flukes or shaped in […]

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Black Hero Appreciation Month: Black Panther

Posted February 22, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

For everyone and their mothers who have already seen the Captain America: Civil War trailer and is wondering “Who is the guy in the Black Cat-looking costume?” I am here to tell exactly who this character is and why his inclusion is so amazing. That character is the Black Panther, T’Challa, king of the highly […]

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‘Deadpool’ Is Not Just Fun, But Maybe Prophetic

Posted February 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In case you don’t want to read more than the teaser, let me say Deadpool is the most enjoyable comic book movie I have ever seen. That doesn’t mean it is the best, however. That still would be, for me, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Part of the reason why Deadpool doesn’t reach that level […]

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‘Deadpool’ Is Crazy Good – And Crazy

Posted February 12, 2016 by Chris Proulx

Deadpool is insane — both the character and the movie, and I mean that in the best possible way! First appearing in Marvel’s New Mutants #98 back in 1991, Deadpool aka Wade Wilson, was just one of a handful of new characters introduced by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza at the tail end […]

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Don’t Worry, Supreme Court Not Deciding Jack About Cosplay

Posted January 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It is time to euthanize the sad, inaccurate, pathetic clickbait articles that claim that the Supreme Court of the United States is deciding something that will affect cosplay. It isn’t, the decision won’t, and you shouldn’t worry about it — because that decision was made long ago and you are already on the wrong side […]

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DMC Presents: Old Man Logan Livens Up Marvel’s Lineup

Posted January 27, 2016 by Chris Proulx

Ask anyone what the best Wolverine story of past 15 years was and the answer will be Old Man Logan. In the original series by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, Wolverine is no more. In the future after the villains united to wipe out the heroes, Logan is living a quiet family life in the […]

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DMC Presents: Obi-Wan Tales Shine In ‘Star Wars’ Ongoing Series

Posted January 19, 2016 by Chris Proulx

Just over a year ago Marvel took over the Star Wars license after Dark Horse Comics carried the torch for more than 20 years. The change in publisher coincided with the reset button on the expanded Star Wars universe meaning Marvel had a clean slate to work with. The synergy between the Disney owned Marvel […]

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Netflix Hires ‘Jessica Jones’ For Second Job

Posted January 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In news that should surprise no one and please just about everybody, Netflix announced that it has ordered a second season of the big hit Marvel comic adaptation Jessica Jones. According to EW.com, Netflix confirmed the renewal of the show at the Television Critics Association event last Sunday. Krysten Ritter returns as Jessica and Mike Colter will […]

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‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer Confirms 3/18 Release

Posted January 7, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The rumor is dead, and Daredevil Season 2 will not be released on the same day as the opening of DC’s next blockbuster, Batman v. Superman — it will debut the weekend before, March 18, 2016. A one-source rumor was picked up and very widely distributed across the Internet (we did too on our Facebook […]

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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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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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Highs and Lows In 2015 Nerd Movies

Posted December 31, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Like my past two 2015 roundups (nerd TV and anime shows) for this roundup I am not going to call out the best or worst movies I’ve seen this year, but the biggest surprises and biggest disappointments. And I will start with a Special Judge’s Award for Star Wars: The Force Awakens for being both. […]

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Highs And Lows of 2015 Nerd TV

Posted December 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

This past year was one full of promise for amazing nerdy content on television. Some of these things lived up to that promise, and others failed to, in some cases spectacularly. Below I will look at two that hit the right highs, and to that descended into the depths of low quality. To explain why […]

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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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Action Abounds in First ‘Civil War’ Trailer

Posted November 25, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

On your left MCU fans. Last night during the show Jimmy Kimmel Live we finally, FINALLY got to see a trailer for Captain America: Civil War. And the trailer did not disappoint. Honestly when they announced Civil War as a movie I was a little scared. Civil War is one of Marvel’s best storylines in […]

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Better ‘Jessica Jones’ Title – ‘AKA Trigger Warning’ or ‘Alias: Plot Holes’

Posted November 23, 2015 by Rodney Brown

I know that I strongly recommended watching the Netflix show Jessica Jones, based on the first three episodes. That recommendation is tempered by two important things now that I have seen it all. First, the show is an enormous smorgasbord of abuse, presented with such intensity that it is something that should seriously carry a […]

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‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’: Another Bloody Good Netflix Home Run

Posted November 20, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The first episode of Marvel’s Jessica Jones plays out like Season 1 of True Detective meets Raymond Chandler with just a sprinkling of superheroics. And that is a marvelous mixture that makes you want to binge watch the whole Netflix series in one sitting. To be fair, the first episode isn’t perfect. It lags at […]

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Rumors: MCU May Get Valkyrie in Thor 3, FF Back Home

Posted October 15, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Two rumors have appeared on two separate nerd sites in the past 24 hours — that Thor: Ragnarok may see one of the most badass of female characters move from comics to movies, Valkyrie; and that Fox has given rights to everything Fantastic Four related back to Marvel in a deal that allows them to […]

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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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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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Fantastic Four Fails Fantastically

Posted August 8, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Comic book movies have become amazing over the last several years. Comic book characters coming to life in new ways like never before. Who would have thought we would ever see the Sentinels on the big screen, or the Avengers team up to save New York City? Even a giant space epic about a team of […]

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Wild Speculation After ‘Ant Man’ Reveals

Posted July 21, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The latest superhero movie set in what is called the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is Ant Man, and while it is not as big a hit as the blockbuster Avengers, Captain America or Iron Man movies, it is an undeniable hit, and nearly as well reviewed as Captain America: Winter Soldier. But this isn’t a […]

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Wanda Maximoff Weirds Out Florida SuperCon!

Posted July 12, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The second set of photos Alex of Alex Valderana Photography sent us from Florida SuperCon is of Amy Nicole Cosplay as Wanda Maximoff from the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster […]

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Summer Heat: Jubilee Swimsuit Cosplay!

Posted July 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

On this weekend of fireworks all around the United States, it is only fitting we bring you a gallery of Marvel’s own mutant fireworks factory, Jubilee! Jubilation Lee, in a summer outfit and definitely not in her later vampire form, is cosplayed by Pixie Belle Cosplay, and the set was shot by Crash: The Photos. […]

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BelleChere’s Squirrel Girl Cosplay is Nuts!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At the recent inaugural MASSive Comic Con held in Worcester, MA, international cosplay superstar BelleChere was a guest and cosplay contest judge. On Saturday of the two-day convention she debuted her awesome version of Squirrel Girl — Marvel’s most powerful rodent-based superhero. Check out her interview below by Lois Lane (actually the multi-talented cosplayer FergyK) […]

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Summer Heat: Agent Carter Swimsuit Cosplay!

Posted June 15, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Imagine you are WWII-era super spy Peggy Carter and you have been assigned to an American battleship on a hot, sunny day. What would you do? For cosplayer FergyK it was clear — Agent Carter would grab that new-fangled two-piece bathing suit and get some sun wherever she wanted to. The battleship is the USS […]

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Summer Heat: Black Widow Beach Cosplay

Posted May 28, 2015 by Rodney Brown

This may look like Black Widow in a sexy bathing suit on the Adriatic Coast near somewhere like Dubrovnik. But it is actually Enchanted Cupcake Cosplay, taken on the Nahant Beach. Whether posing glamorously with a stylish wrap, or in action stances ready to kick butt, she is always gorgeous. In case you don’t know, […]

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Friday Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Gallery!

Posted May 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

After coming off a busy weekend at Wizard World Philly, our man in the tri-state region Adam Etheridge raced over to the New Jersey Coast for another busy weekend to cover the inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Con. As an event organized by a team that included a couple of Marvel Comics’ top event people, it’s no […]

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Avengers: Age of Meh-tron

Posted May 15, 2015 by Byron D. Zero

Joss Whedon’s swan song with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (at least in the film world — he holds on to his connection to the still struggling TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)  is here, so how did it fair? Well let’s find out. Fair warning, there will be MAJOR COMPLETE SPOILERS, so if you haven’t seen it […]

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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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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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Netflix’s Daredevil Is The Best Comic Adaption To Date

Posted April 10, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Stop what you are doing right now and start watching the new Netflix series Daredevil. OK, if you are at work, operating heavy machinery or driving, ignore that. But do start watching this show as soon as you possibly can. It is hands down the best comic book adaption made to date — and I […]

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