Posts Tagged ‘#batman’

By: JD Hardin

DC is at it again. On the tail of the incredible He-Man/Thundercats, and the riveting Justice League/Power Rangers, the power house drops four more crossovers; Adam Strange/Future Quest, Booster Gold/The Flintstones, Green Lantern/Space Ghost, and the Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits. Watch out for these titles, they’re going to be HOT!!! Not to mention the long awaited DKIII #8.

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By: JD Hardin

Yeah I know, I missed last week. Well, not to worry. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see last week’s releases.

This week we have a lot to be grateful for, it’s like Christmas. Reprints, trades and more proliferate the racks. The Beauty, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Core, and Dollface just to name a few. Not to mention the fact that Action Comics is pushing close to issue #1000. That issue will almost assuredly be one bear of a book. Well, I’ve wasted enough of your time……

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By: JD Hardin

Ben Affleck stunned fan and foe alike when he announced that he would be stepping down Image result for ben affleck batmanas Director for The Batman. What stunned the fans even more were the rumors circulating that he would be walking away from the cowl all together. Every since that particular announcement and subsequent rumor, I’ve been beating the street to get any verification on the facts and fiction.

First, lets look at the project. Comic book films are some of the hottest Hollywood projects right now. Motivating comic book readers, film critics, and whole families to flock to theaters in unprecedented numbers.While the trend isn’t new, it’s found a place in the fickle public eye to launch every project into the hottest social media trends and top headline news stories. Attracting new people to comic books and interpreting classic characters has brought comic fans into the mainstream culture in a manner never seen before. But with all the attention comes incredible pressure for filmmakers and actors that normal movies don’t usually see. Hollywood normally only has to placate film critics and the general public.

Image result for ben affleck batmanAs I see it, comic book films have four very different movie-goer groups to satisfy. The first of which are the film critics. Critics are normally the hardest to satisfy, and their (usually) unfamiliarity with the nuances of many comic book characters, can add a massive additional challenge to elicit warm and fuzzy emotions for a film. The average movie goer is a little more difficult to placate. Usually touting a complete lack of character knowledge (and sometimes feigning one) the film is often required to educate the newcomers to the genre while doing so subtly as to not bore the next two groups. Liberal comic fans are a unique group who have miles of knowledge of the characters and their backstories, but are happy to see changes that differ from what they know. This group is one of the easiest to satisfy as they are there to see a new version of a character. They are perfectly content with varying backstories, settings, character race or the plot as a whole. They are the exact polar opposite of the last group. The conservative comic fans are by far the most difficult to satisfy. Craving to watch the story they’ve already seen and read played out on the screen, little variation is allowed for the characters or their adventure. All of these groups demand the absolute best out of every aspect of filming.

Image result for ben affleck daredevilBen Affleck initially was picking up writing, directing, and acting duties for The Batman film. It’s safe to say that that is a massive workload, especially when realizing the amount of perfection the audience demands. Having to split his focus between all these tasks would mean each one would get a little less than his best. Having been the subject of critical homicide with 2003’s Daredevil, Affleck is well aware of how wrong things can go with a comic book movie stating simply “…I hate Daredevil so much.” Luckily for fans, Daredevil motivated him to play Batman and give the role his honest best.

“That’s the movie I want to do. I want to be a part of that,” he said about Batman v Superman. Image result for ben affleck daredevil“Part of it was I wanted for once to get one of these movies and do it right — to do a good version. I hate Daredevil so much.” When speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Affleck opened up on the red-horned flop a little more saying,Daredevil didn’t work, at all…if I wanted to go viral, I would be less polite,” Affleck continued to explain the difference in the Hollywood/Comic Book relationship from then and now, “That was before people realized you could make these movies and make them well,” he elaborated. “There was a cynical sense of ‘Put a red leather outfit on a guy, have him run around, hunt some bad guys, and cash the check.'”

Anyone who has seen the film knows how terrible the blasé approach was for graphic novel adaptations. Keeping all that in mind, Affleck gracefully stepped aside to allow another director to step in and take the heavy reigns. Ben Affleck and renowned  DC writer Geoff Johns wrote the original script for The Batman, which was rewritten (true to Hollywood modus operandi) by David S. Goyer (Dark City, Blade Trilogy, Dark Knight Trilogy, MoS, BvS). There’s little doubt that the rewrite is little more than an insurance policy for Warner Brothers and their DCEU continuity. Furthermore, Affleck has maintained his position as producer for the new Caped Crusader’s first solo outing, illustrating a continued faith in the feature.

Matt Reeves has unofficially been announced as the new director. If you’re unfamiliar with Reeves’ work, you should be ashamed of yourself. Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn Of The Planet of the Apes, and War For The Planet Of The Apes are but a few amazing pieces of cinema that Matt Reeves has attended the director’s chair for. There’s little doubt that Reeves will put together an amazingly tense film for the aged Batman.

When it comes to whether or not Affleck will be taking off the cowl before or immediately following The Batman, it seems that most of those rumors are largely unsubstantiated. It’s become very apparent to us here at The Nerdery that such is normally the case. Honestly, there has been absolutely zero indication that Ben Affleck has any intention to step away from the Dark Knight.

 

By: JD Hardin

In case you missed it, during this past Sunday’s show we announced a limited shirt that is up for sale for $20+tx,S&H, and gave away a ton of loot. As of this morning we have officially reached 500 likes on Facebook. You all know what that means, IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!! Tune in this Sunday to see if you won!!! If you haven’t liked us on Facebook, we will do another giveaway at 600 so make sure you don’t miss that one!!

All that being said, the numbers from January are out and will be published RIGHT HERE.

It’s never a bad week to be a comic reader but this week we here at The Nerdery have something to celebrate, THE RETURN OF THINK TANK!!!! One of the most thought provoking comics that has ever come through the show makes it’s return!! Don’t miss it. The Nerdery’s Best Writer winner Matt Hawkins brings back the character that is a literal oxymoron for a new set of internal and external conflicts that, no doubt, will continue to shock and awe.

Excuse me, I need to go get my copy.

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By: JD Hardin

It’s NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!!! I should calm down but I can’t, there’s so much coming out that it’s easy to find a reason to get excited. Beauty is back at it, so is Marvel with a slew of True Believers prints including Old Man Logan #1. Shirts are coming to The Nerdery, so stay glued to this website to get yours!!!

Watch our 100th episode this Sunday on our YouTube LIVE at 6:30 CST!!! We’re going to have lots of giveaways, special deals, and a big announcement!!!

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By: JD Hardin

It’s a week flooded with awesome trade releases and it’s hard to go wrong. As per usual, it’s nearly impossible to have an interest that isn’t in comic book form. With the large amount of trades released today, the book that is perfect for you probably released today. Don’t sit on the fence on whether or not you’ll enjoy it, pull the trigger and be amazed.

Buckle up kiddos, it’s going to be an awesome week.

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By: JD Hardin

Comics are one of those things that will spend weeks being pretty good, and then on week will drop a figurative piano of greatness on your head. Call this piano week. JLA V Power Rangers, JLA Rebirth #1, three new true believers issues, Hal Jordan, Clark Kent, Jessica Jones, Kingpin and top it all off with Moonshine, and that’s a helluva week.

Buckle up kiddos, it’s going to be an awesome week.

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By: JD Hardin

 

Oh, all this excitement is gonna give me a heart attack. For Houston locals it’s convention season. And we have a lot of cons coming like GoGames360, Comicpalooza, Anime Matsuri, Delta H and so many more. These guys are already announcing guests!!! GoGames is going to be a 40 hour gaming MARATHON!! Robert Englund is going to be at Comicpalooza!! Freddy himself!!! If you’re not excited, you need to check your pulse!

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By: JD Hardin

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Those who watch or listen to the show are well aware that I’m a big DC fan. For those that don’t, yes I prefer DC over Marvel. Before you pick up your pitchforks or light your torches, I’ll explain in article upcoming. That being said, currently one of the reasons is the price. The market standard is right about $3.99 a book. That price covering the majority of Marvel, Dark Horse, Image and other publisher’s issues. DC has been rebelling against that for some time with a $2.99 cover price on most of their individual issues. Of course, these prices are not set in stone and some books go for as high as $9.99 on the cover however, usually these books are bigger, crossovers, or Prestige format. DC has been keeping their price down for quite some time with a great deal of success. However, Marvel has been putting digital comic codes in their comics for some time while DC did not. DC will be targeting that niche market with these titles along with increasing the cover prices.

Have no fear, the standard DC titles that we all know and love will remain at their normal $2.99 price tag for the current time. So Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman fans have nothing to worry about.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws

Super Sons

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Teen Titans

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By: JD Hardin

It’s a relatively sleepy week for readers. What few events that are currently happening, don’t have any direct issues out this week. Cheer up though, Ben Reilly is coming back, Comicpalooza is just around the corner and GoGames360 is almost here!!

Yes, DC will be raising prices on a few titles (full write up coming) but they will be adding digital codes in those books. So I don’t expect a drop in sales. Marvel has been doing just that for years to great success.

I seem to be rambling…………..

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