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BATMAN: STRANGE DAYS Celebrates 75 Years of The Dark Knight!

Get out your party hats, folks!  Batman is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year and cartoon legend Bruce Timm (BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES) is paying tribute to the Dark Knight Detective with his animated short BATMAN: S...


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TMNT: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION – VOl. 1 Comic Book Review

In case you haven’t realized it yet based on the bulk of my previous posts for NERD, I’m something of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nut. Sure, Batman may rank as my all-time favorite comic book hero, but TMNT is my...


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SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1 Comic Book Review

When it comes to the original television properties created by Writer/Producer/Director Joss Whedon (THE AVENGERS), you can be sure of one thing: they will find a way to survive long after they have left the airwaves.  ANGEL a...



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ORIGIN II #1 Comic Book Review

When the first ORIGIN series was released way back in 2001, I was delighted to finally get a look at Logan’s shadowy past, and the book certainly didn’t disappoint. Now, for the majority of my adolescent years, Wolverine wa...


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SEX Vol. 1 Comic Book Review

DISCLAIMER:  This post will deal with some pretty graphic sexual content and imagery. Viewer discretion is advised. I’m sorry, but… Doctor Doom would totally be getting a blow job every time The Avengers raid his c...


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MS. MARVEL #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

When Marvel announced a few months ago that the new Ms. Marvel was going to be Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager who is also Muslim, there were mixed reactions. I read and heard sentiments of excitement, as well as tho...



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SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN Vol. 1 Comic Book Review

I was a tattooer for 10 years and people always ask me, “How did you practice when you were first starting out?” They’re always shocked when I respond, “On people.” Unfortunately, that’s the ...


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ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! Lineup Made Easy (March 2014 Edition)

Back in 2012, Marvels latest push to refresh their comic book brands was called MARVEL NOW! and we are currently in phase two of that plan dubbed ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! At the moment, we are in the third month of this new second p...


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THE PUNISHER #1 (2014) Comic Book Review

I’ve always liked The Punisher. He’s so simple yet can be made complicated if the right writer comes along. And to me, at the very least, he’s just a dude out for revenge who has a thirst for blood. Same reaso...



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BLACK WIDOW #1 Comic Book Review

A few weeks ago, James Sime (owner of Isotope Comics in San Francisco) posted this on his Facebook account: “Just had a nice visit from Dave Chappelle (he has a show down the street tonight). Cool guy! We nerded out about...


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DEADLY CLASS #1 Comic Book Review

DEADLY CLASS stars a down and out youngster named Marcus who is on the brink of suicide due to a tragic past, living on the streets, and eating shit day in and day out. The story is set in 1987 on the streets of San Francisco. ...


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DEAD BODY ROAD #1 Comic Book Review

I’ve been waiting for Image Comics’ DEAD BODY ROAD for some time now. The promise of a gritty down to earth revenge story is just too enticing for a guy like me to pass up. Not much beats a good old fashion revenge ...



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SANDMAN OVERTURE #1 Comic Book Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! I first discovered SANDMAN when I was a sophomore in college and I instantly became a ravenous fan of the series. I worked my way through all the issues and pounced on any periphery material I could fin...


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AVENGERS #24.NOW Comic Book Review

I have some good news and bad news about the first 23 issues of Jonathan Hickman’s run on AVENGERS and its major tie-in event INFINITY (a recent six issue mini series dealing with Thanos). What would you like first? The b...


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ALL-NEW X-MEN #22.NOW Comic Book Review

ALL-NEW X-MEN is easily my favorite book in Marvel’s current X-lineup. Things started off great in the first arc (check out my review HERE), continued to be strong in the big crossover event BATTLE OF THE ATOM, and we are...



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ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! Lineup Made Easy (February 2014 Edition)

In case you are not up to speed on Marvel’s latest comic book offerings, you should know that they are knee deep in phase two of their new and improved campaign to gain new readers and maintain current loyalists. Phase on...


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DEADPOOL: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Comic Book Review

We all have our guilty pleasures. For some people, it may be listening to Beyonce or watching FULL HOUSE re-runs. For others, it’s eating boogers fresh out of the nostrils. For me, it’s reading Deadpool comics. It&#...


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NBC Orders Pilot for DC’s CONSTANTINE

A CONSTANTINE live-action television show has been teased for some time now and it looks like fans are as close as they have ever been to this becoming a reality with the announcement that NBC has ordered a pilot episode to be ...



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X-MEN GOLD #1 Comic Book Review

Don’t let the amazing cover (above) and shiny new #1 label confuse you folks, X-MEN GOLD #1 is kind of a confusing mess. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge X-Men fan, but this issue is not the new ongoing series i...


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ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! Lineup Made Easy (January 2014 Edition)

Last week saw the release of the first official ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! comic book with AVENGERS #24.NOW by continuing writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINITY mini-series). But that was just the tip of a very large (and possibly baffling...