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Welcome back to The Nerdery, I’m JD. You’ve all heard me say that hundreds of times. However, today isn’t the same.

 Welcome to Texas, we are all The Nerdery.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the devastation left behind by hurricane Harvey. You’ve watched celebrities donate millions of dollars to the Red Cross. And as good of an organization as it is, the Red Cross won’t rebuild homes or supply a permanent solution to the thousands of families who have lost everything. Once the flood waters subside and the shelters close, people will be returning to their homes to try and piece their lives back together. We as a national community need to step up and help.

Over the nearly four years of running The Nerdery, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some of the greatest artists, writers and publishers from the comic book industry. I ask for interviews and quotes politely. I take great care not to be pushy or ask for anything other than time or an autograph. Today I’m asking, urging and begging for something more.

The Nerdery will be holding a charity auction for comics, autographs, posters, prints, Pops and more. I’m asking for all of our friends, stores, writers, artists and publishers to donate what you can. One hundred percent of all profits will be directly donated to multiple relief funds that use funds to make a direct impact for those affected in Houston, Rockport, Corpus Christi and other areas. such as Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Texas Diaper Bank, Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the Foundation Beyond Belief: Hurricane Harvey Recovery.

I’m not going to call anyone out by name, but you all know who you are. I ask and urge all of you to donate whatever you can to this cause. Any memorabilia you may be willing to contribute is greatly appreciated. This is no scam. The Nerdery isn’t around to make profits, and to prove that, we are opening the vault and it will be auctioned off. I will also be going through my personal collection and will be contributing to this cause.

Just remember, not all heroes where capes. We spend our time and money collecting, reading, watching and fantasizing about fictional heroes. Now, we all have a chance to be one. Every contributor will be listed on our website and on future episodes of The Nerdery Live.

I want to give a huge thank you to all of our first responders and volunteers out there making a difference in the lives of strangers.

For those wishing to donate or would like more information, please contact me directly at theprez@thenerdery.net

Houston local donations will be accepted at Captain Jack’s Elixers 322 East Texas Avenue Baytown, TX 77520
Publishers, retailers and artists, please contact The Nerdery President, Jonathan Hardin at Theprez@thenerdery.net to arrange a donation method that bests suits you.

 

Charities that will receive these funds:

 

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Texas Diaper Bank
Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Foundation Beyond Belief: Hurricane Harvey Recovery
JJ Watt Foundation

 

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By: JD Hardin

It’s been a while, but here we are. DC’s Dark Knights Metal officially kicks off today (it’s gonna go fast, grab it while you can.) Marvel continues it’s omage to Jack Kirby with some more True Believers reprints, along with their fast selling Generations series. A relatively slow week for comic fans, but the offerings we do have this week are delicious.

Now……

 

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By: JD Hardin

It’s been a while, but we’re BACK!!!! And we’re here with NEW STUFF!!

 

LET’S RAID THE RACKS!!!

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By: JD Hardin

It’s that time of year again, first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day. In case you weren’t aware, the first Saturday in EVERY May most comic book stores (check with your local retailer to see if they are participating) have FREE comic books to give away (check with participating retailers as most have a limit of 3-5 books per person).  For those in the Houston area, come hang out with us at All Star Comics & Games in Baytown, or Dimensions Comics in Seabrook!!!

Here’s what will be on the racks!!!

FCBD 2017 GOLD COMICS

FCBD 2017 BETTY & VERONICA #1FCBD 2017 BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALLFCBD 2017 BOOM STUDIOS SUMMER BLASTFCBD 2017 DARK HORSE BRIGGS LAND JAMES CAMERON AVATARFCBD 2017 WONDER WOMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION FCBD 2017 DOCTOR WHOFCBD 2017 SECRET #1FCBD 2017 I HATE IMAGE  FCBD 2017 RICK & MORTYFCBD 2017 STAR TREK TNG MIRROR BROKENFCBD 2017 VIZ LEGEND ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS OCARINA TIME FCBD 2017 X-O MANOWAR SPECIAL

FCBD 2017 SILVER COMICS

FCBD 2017 2000 AD SPECIALFCBD 2017 ANIMAL JAMFCBD 2017 ATTACK ON TITANFCBD 2017 BAD MACHINERYFCBD 2017 BARBIEFCBD 2017 CHAPTERHOUSE CAPTAIN CANUCKFCBD 2017 CATALYST PRIME THE EVENTFCBD 2017 COLORFUL MONSTERSFCBD 2017 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SUMMER OLYMPUS PREVIEW FCBD 2017 DARK HORSE ALL AGES BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL & PVZFCBD 2017 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 FCBD 2017 MIRACULOUS ILLUS TALES LADYBUG & CAT NOIRFCBD 2017 TOKYOPOP DISNEY DESCENDANTS DCOM #1FCBD 2017 VIZ DRAGON BALL SUPER & BORUTOFCBD 2017 BOOM FRESH OFF THE BOATFCBD 2017 GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT TIME SHIFTERSFCBD 2017 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #1FCBD 2017 GUY DELISLE & FINDAKLY TRONDHEIMFCBD 2017 HILDAS BACKFCBD 2017 KEYSER SOZE THE RIFTFCBD 2017 KID SAVAGEFCBD 2017 LADY MECHANIKAFCBD 2017 MALIKA WARRIOR QUEENFCBD 2017 MONSTER HIGHFCBD 2017 RIVERDALE FCBD 2017 SPILL NIGHTFCBD 2017 SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIESFCBD 2017 STEAM WARS STRIKE LEADERFCBD 2017 STREET FIGHTER V WRESTLING SPECIALFCBD 2017 TMNT PRELUDE TO DIMENSION XFCBD 2017 TEX PATAGONIAFCBD 2017 BALLAD OF FRANKLIN BONISTEELFCBD 2017 INCALFCBD 2017 LOOKING GLASS WARS CROSSFIREFCBD 2017 LOUD HOUSEFCBD 2017 THE TICKFCBD 2017 UNDERDOGFCBD 2017 FANTAGRAPHICS WORLDS GREATEST

By: JD Hardin

There’s a lot going on in the world right now; North Korean Tensions, Syria, NHL Playoffs, and everything else. I find my escape in comics. With genres ranging from horror and suspense to superheroes and alternate realities, there’s a title out there just for you.

Image has a series of April Fool’s variant covers that are hilarious, DC and Marvel are releasing a series of trades this week, and Eclipse comes back to put us on the edge of our seats.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for The Nerdery Pubcrawl HERE

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Alright, the polls are closed and you have chosen the Best of 2016. Some of these results were really close. We had to bring in a tie breaker on more than a few of these categories. But, 2016 was a great year for nerds and 2017 looks to be an even better one.

Without any more bantering, here’s the results of the Best of 2016 Poll!!!

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All Batman readers are familiar with the infamous The Killing Joke one shot. For those that aren’t, here’s a little background for you.

Released in March 1988, Alan Moore shattered everyone’s expectations of how dark a comic book villain can be. The book has received both heavy criticism and an abundance of praise. This is the story that crippled Barbara Gordon and cemented the relationship between Batman and the Joker. The Killing Joke has been called one of the best and darkest superhero comic books of all time.

For years, fans have been begging for an on-screen adaptation. We’ve asked specifically for a Mark Hamill (yes, in case you didn’t know, Luke Skywalker is the voice of the Joker) and Kevin Conroy portrayal. We, as fans, have suggested the project be placed into the unfailing hands of Bruce Timm.

Our begging and pleading did not fall on deaf ears. Last night, The Nerdery was joined by CasterQuest and the Nerdy Bitches at a screening of the The Killing Joke. The screening was preceded by Mark Hamill reminiscing his journey from Star Wars to the Joker and from the animated series to The Killing Joke. His recollections of the love of the character and the conflict to his wholesome character in Star Wars are funny and informative and help settle the audience down before the feature.

 The film is followed by an in depth look at the musical score. Titled “Madness Set to Music” the feature takes us deep into composing the perfect music that can manipulate the senses of the watcher. The short documentary also takes us behind the the scenes for the Joker’s big musical number, ” I Go Looney ”

Take a look…

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By: JD Hardin

The long wait is over for Matt Hawkins fans. Think Tank is back and in color. Everyone here at The Nerdery is absolutely thrilled for this one, and you can expect a full review on this Sunday on the show. Black Panther #1 is here after a delay, as is X-Files #1. Spider Women: Alpha and much more are due to hit the rack today. So, get to your local comic book store and get your fix. Grab a copy of Think Tank while you’re at it. You can always visit our friends over at Toxic City Comics for the best service and selection.

Support literacy, read comics!!!

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By: JD Hardin

 

It’s that time of year, I guess. Rumors, confirmations, allegations, myths, and speculations are running absolutely wild. It’s rumored that Netflix has optioned Marvel’s Punisher for a stand-alone series. It’s confirmed that Voltron is getting a television reboot. It’s speculated that the third Star Wars Anthology movie will be about Boba Fett (this columnist really hopes this one turns out to be correct). It’s a myth that Fred Rogers, AKA Mister Rodgers, was in the military (he spent his entire working career in television). Okay, that last one was for my own humor.

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The boys got together for their second LIVE video broadcast. They have, since, gotten a better camera.