Archive for December, 2016

By: JD Hardin

It’s been a long roller coaster of a year, but it’s almost over. Nerds the world over have lost a lot this year. From Jason Wingreen, the voice of Boba Fett, to Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia herself. Brace yourself, below is a partial list of those we’ve lost this year.

Jason Wingreen – Voice of Star Wars’ Boba Fett Dies at 95
Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond Dead at 85
David Bowie – Legendary Entertainer Passes Away From Cancer at 69
Alan Rickman – ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Passes Away at 69
‘Grizzly Adams’ Star Dan Haggerty Dead at 74
Glenn Frey – Eagles Guitarist Passes Away at 67
Abe Vigoda – ‘The Godfather’ Actor Dies at 94
Jefferson Airplane’s Signe Toly Anderson Died the Same Day as Paul Kantner

Joe Alaskey – Famous Looney Tunes Voice Actor Dies at Age 63
Dave Mirra – BMX Star Dies of Apparent Suicide at 41
Katie May – Model & ‘Queen of Snapchat’ Dies at 34
George Gaynes – ‘Police Academy’ Actor Dies at 98
Harper Lee – ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Dies at 89
Tony Burton – ‘Rocky’ Actor Dies at 78
George Kennedy – ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Actor Dies at 91

Larry Drake – ‘L.A. Law’ Actor Dies at 66
Ken Howard – ’30 Rock’ Actor & SAG-AFTRA President at 71
Garry Shandling – ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Actor Dies at 66
David Smyrl – ‘Sesame Street’ Actor Dies at 80
Patty Duke – Oscar Winning Actress Dies at 69

Doris Roberts Dead – ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ & ‘Grandma’s Boy’ Actress Passes Away at 90
WWE Wrestler Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer Dead at 45
Prince – Legendary Singer Dies at 57
Billy Paul – ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ Philly Soul Singer Passes Away at 80
John Berry – Original Beastie Boys Member Dies at 52
Alan Young – ‘Mr. Ed’ Star Dies at 96
Muhammad Ali – Boxing Legend Dies at 74
Kimbo Slice – MMA Fighter Dies at 42
Gordie Howe – Canadian Hockey Legend Dies At 88
Christina Grimmie – at 22 After Concert Shooting, Rep Confirms
Michu Meszaros – ‘Alf’ Star Dies at 76
Ron Lester – ‘Varsity Blues’ Billy Bob Actor Dies at 45
Anton Yelchin – ‘Star Trek’ Star Dead After Freak Accident
Miss Cleo – TV Psychic Dies After Cancer Battle at 53
David Huddleston – ‘Big Lebowski’ Actor Dies at 85
Kenny Baker – ‘Star Wars’ Actor Behind R2-D2 Dies at 83
Matt Roberts – 3 Doors Down Ex-Guitarist Dies at 38
Gene Wilder – ‘Willy Wonka’ Actor Dies at 83

Jon Polito – Coen Brothers Movie Actor Dies at 65
Kim McGuire – ‘Cry Baby’ Actress Dead at 60
Charmian Carr – ‘Sound of Music’ Actress Dead at 73
Shawty Lo – Rapper Killed in Car Accident at Age 40
Bill Nunn – ‘Do the Right Thing’ Actor Dies at 62
Gary Glasberg – ‘NCIS’ Showrunner Dead at 50
Tommy Ford – ‘Martin’ Actor Dies at Age 52
Dylan Rieder – Pro Skateboard Dead at 28
Kevin Meaney – Veteran Stand-Up Comedian Dies at 60
Steve Dillon – Comic Book Artist & ‘Preacher’ Creator Dies at 54
Leonard Cohen – ‘Hallelujah’ Singer & Poet Dies at 82
Robert Vaughn – ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E’ Star Dies at 83
Leon Russell  – Famed Rocker Passes Away at 74
Florence Henderson Dead – ‘Brady Bunch’ Mom Dies at 82
Ron Glass – ‘Barney Miller’ Star Dies at 71
Alice Drummond – Character Actress Passes Away at 88
Peter Vaughan – ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Passes Away at 93
John Glenn – NASA Astronaut & Former Senator Dies At 95
Alan Thicke – ‘Growing Pains’ Actor Dies at 69
Bernard Fox – ‘Bewitched’ Actor  Dead at 89
Zsa Zsa Gabor – Hungarian Actress Dead at 99
Dick Latessa – ‘Hairspray’ Actor Dies at 87
George Michael – Musician at 53 – RIP
Ricky Harris – Comedian Passes Away at 54
Tricia Lynn McCauley Dead – ‘Step Up’ Actress Allegedly Murdered in Carjacking
Carrie Fisher Dead – Legendary ‘Star Wars’ Actress Passes Away at Age 60

 

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With Christmas only a few days away, this week’s WoW is being stripped down to the bare bones.

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Make sure you vote for your favorites for The Nerdery’s Best of 2016.

In case you haven’t noticed, the prize pak has gotten pretty big and is still continuing to grow. Check it out!!!

But most of all,

It’s Christmas, be merry, and share the joy that comes with our passion.

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By: JD Hardin

Hey, it’s JD again, here to give you the list of what all is releasing today. It’s never a bad week to be a comic book reader. Be sure to check out Motor Girl from Eisner Award Winner, Terry Moore over at Abstract Studios. He’s a Houston local, and we love local artists and writers. There’s so many great issues coming out this week, I couldn’t even imagine trying to list it (so look for yourself below).

Don’t forget to come meet The Nerdery at Lee College at the BLC Mini-Con tomorrow!!

Make sure you vote for your favorites for The Nerdery’s Best of 2016.

In case you haven’t noticed, the prize pak has gotten pretty big and is still continuing to grow. Check it out!!!

But most of all,

It’s Christmas, be merry, and share the joy that comes with our passion.

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By: JD Hardin

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I know, I know, I’m really late this week. It’s been busy around here this week due to The Best of 2016 Poll and Giveaway. I still managed to make it to my local comic book store to feed my addiction. I’m pleased to tell you, that a full review is coming for Best of Poll Nominee, Sunflower by 451 Media.

With everything going on in our world (comic books) what with the movies, games, and television, it’s easy to forget where and why it all started. Comics have been, and always will be an escape from our everyday lives into another world, a world where we’re a detective, a hero, a villain, or an explorer. It’s Christmas time. It’s the perfect time to share your experience and your passion with someone who needs it. Introduce someone to comics. If you see a little kid in the comic book store, buy them a comic. It’s only a few dollars. I’ve done this on multiple occasions and trust me, the look on their face is worth a long box of comics.

It’s Christmas, be merry, and share the joy that comes with our passion.

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By: JD Hardin

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After 451Media sent us a group of #1’s, I had to see what Red Dog was all about. Having read so many of their first issues, I came to expect a lot from the independent publisher. They’ve branded into my brain that no matter how cliche the story may seem at first, my initial expectations couldn’t be more wrong.
Written by the genius, Rob Cohen, Red Dog is filled with the no-nonsense, direct story telling approach that has made his films such a success.Image result for 451MEDIA RED DOG

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