Good morning. It’s time to get rid of those Monday blues with a brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. This week your hosts talk about new Marvel Studios news with the release of the Phase 1 collection, our usual array of tangents with comic news and then we pay our respects to the closing of LucasArts. Hope you enjoy!
Hola! Welcome to a brand new episode of the Call Yourself a Nerd Podcast. I will be honest, this week we had a lot of topics but Ricky and I continued to get sidetracked into a whole slew of different tangents. We had a lot of fun recording and hopefully you have fun listening in.
Alright, enough time should have passed that this is not a spoiler but two weeks ago in Batman Incorporated #8 a Robin died. Now comes the speculation on who will fill the green shoes of Batman’s sidekick and we’ve been given an idea of who it might be.
Swing past the jump to see who might be the next Robin.
It’s the day before Valentine’s Day (or Single’s Day for some). Do you have all your plans ready? Well, if you want to spoil yourself with some nerdy things then I have the thing for you with this week’s Cheap Date. I will recommend $30 worth of nerdy items to fill your week, especially since your finances may be tied up for a dinner tomorrow evening.
Hit the jump to read my recommendations.
Hello, world. Hopefully you have taken a break from playing Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 long enough to swing by for another edition of Cheap Date. Each week, I will recommend $30 worth of nerdy entertainment for you to enjoy because we all know how difficult it can become to save your money.
Hit the jump for this week’s recommendations.
Good day, internet. Here comes another episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. Ricky and Danny bring a hodgepodge of trailers, reviews, and other tidbits of news that occurred over the week. I hope you all enjoy this episode.
Another week and another new edition of Cheap Date has arrived! In case you are unfamiliar with this weekly article, I will recommend an allotment of nerdy entertainment that I think you should definitely check out this week and altogether it costs no more than thirty bucks. Because we all know how expensive being a nerd can be.
Head on past the jump to read my recommendations.
I practically live at my local library, I mean it is perfect for people who possess insatiable media-based appetites. I can find that book I have been wanting to read, listen to the new album by <insert band name here>, flip through magazines that I don’t want cluttering up my coffee table, and even rent a movie to take home.
This week my haul is pretty amazing. Here is my week of figurative consumption:
I have been on a quest to understand the comic book world and since Batman is such a big part of 2012 I thought I would start from the beginning. First page and I feel so comfortable because an old friend from my Archie Comics days is there. Commissioner Gordon is a dead ringer for Hiram Lodge (Veronica’s father) in my humble opinion. Sorry, I am partial to tangents. The dialogue in this volume is amazingly bad! I mean he sees a light in a window and says, “A light! I should go there!” don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t take much away from “The Batman”. It is fun to see where this character we all grew up with came from and appreciate the evolution in art and writing.
What stuck out?:
The violence in this book is different than what I see in modern day heroes. Batman has no qualms about killing in the early issues and he is injured quite a few times. He gets shot and because he is human, he needs to make tactical retreats and lick his wounds. Oh and of course the Joker! He is not some lame mobster like the other villains in this volume. He is smart and has a game in place while also being insane. I immediately thought of The Dark Knight when i read it because this Joker calls his plays. Another touch I loved was the use of nerve chemicals to leave his victims with a gruesome smile. Very dark, I enjoyed it.
Please Click to see my advanced review of the new Bloc Party album and the rest of what’s in my library bag.
It’s Wednesday and you have $30 burning a whole in your pocket. Yesterday video games and DVDs came out, today your local comic book store has your pull list ready, and then on Friday new movies will be out in theaters. Not to mention all the different toys and swag that comes out. What are you going to buy?
Here at Cheap Date, we will help you figure out what to spend your money on.