Jason

I've been a comic nerd since Spider-man and his Amazing Friends and the Super Friends. So someone please explain to me, when did Aquaman become so cool? Also, why isn't She-Hulk in more media?

Top 5 Terribly Fun Movies to Watch

      5. Starship Troopers – Personally, I can’t stand this movie. But one of my best friends absolutely loves it so I had to put it on the list. While it’s mostly CGI, foul language, bad acting, violence, and nudity, there is a subtle brilliance when you realize that it’s a parody of […]Read More

Jason’s Comic in Review – Half Past Danger #4 and

Half Past Danger #4 Writer: Stephen Mooney Artist: Stephen Mooney Colors: Jordie Bellaire Published by IDW On Sale Date: August 14, 2003 Thus far we’ve had Nazis, dinosaurs, and ninjas. Add to the list of awesomeness, fighting on an armored train full of dinosaurs and Nazis. If Sterling Archer wasn’t already a fan of Half […]Read More

Jason’s Corner – Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray!

Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #1-5 Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Chris Mooneyham Colors: Lauren Affe Publisher: Image Comics This five part miniseries follows master thief Fabian Gray who is endowed with the powers of five fictional characters – Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Merlin, the samurai Musashi Miyamoto and Dracula. We find that […]Read More

Beware the Batman: The Detective Chases Mystery Villains

I grew up with Batman: The Animated Series, so for me, and most Batman fans, the bar is set very high for any new Batman cartoon that comes out. Ever since this series left the air waves I’ve only been completely satisfied with one TV reincarnation of my favorite hero. The New Adventures of Batman […]Read More

The Wolverine vs. Wolverine – the film as adaptation

“The one I’ve wanted to deliver since putting on the claws 13 years ago.” Hugh Jackman tweeted this one day before The Wolverine opened in US theaters. I was extremely excited to see this film, especially after the X-men Origins debacle. While I enjoyed rereading the 1982 miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller much […]Read More

Jason’s Comics in Review – Lazarus and Noctua

Lazarus #2 Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Colors: Santi Arcas Publisher: Image Comics On Sale Date: July 24, 2013 “The world now lies divided not amongst political or geographic boundaries but amongst financial ones.” Doesn’t the world already lie amongst financial boundaries? That is why I love the concept behind Lazarus. I’m a sucker […]Read More

THE Wolverine

In preparation for the movie The Wolverine, I re-read the preeminent series by Chris Claremont and penciled by Frank Miller. Originally published in 1982, by re-read I should clarify that I haven’t read this series since I was a small child. I was extremely glad I did. For one, it was great to realize how […]Read More

Joss Whedon’s Much To Do About Nothing

It’s pretty amazing that Joss Whedon was able to shoot a Shakespeare film in only 12 days. But he should have taken longer. I wanted this movie to be awesome. I really did. In my nerdy little world where I love both comics and classic literature, I was ecstatic at the fact that the director […]Read More

S is for Savior?

***WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*** Now that some of the dust has settled in Metropolis, I’d like to address one of the criticisms I’ve seen about Man of Steel. It involves the portrayal of Superman as a messiah figure. One scene has Superman leave a Kryptonian ship with arms outstretched in an obvious crucifixion pose after his […]Read More

Nerdlocker Artist Interview – Meaghan Rath from Being Human

Meaghan Rath, who plays Sally Malik in the supernatural series Being Human, was kind enough to grant us an interview at Motor City Comic Con. You can hear her charming voice if you click on the clip below and/or you can read the transcript of our interview. Then check her out on SyFy, which has just […]Read More

The (It-Could-Have-Been) Great Gatsby

The best parts of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby are the costumes and the music. If this were any other director, that would be an incredible insult. Still, Luhrmann’s Gatsby is like the infamous green light from the novel, forever receding before us. When I saw that Luhrmann was going to be directing this American […]Read More

March Nerdness 2013 – The Champion!

Your votes determined who would be the March Nerdness 2013 champion. The alien and magic user divisions were loaded with favorites like Gandalf, Voldemort, Darkseid, Yoda, and The Doctor. The robots/android and monster divisions had some recognizable names like Godzilla and Megatron as well as some upstarts that might have tested your nerdy knowledge like […]Read More

March Nerdness 2013 – The Championship

Your votes determined who would proceed to the championship game. Let’s see who you chose: Monsters and Magic Users: The Creature is certainly the “shocker” of this tournament and Doctor Strange has to be the lopsided favorite in this matchup. While his literary knowledge has served the Creature well up to this point, the Creature’s […]Read More

March Nerdness 2013 – The Final Four

The Final Four are here! I’ve tried to emulate the four basketball teams with each of these outcomes. Can you figure out who is Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan, or Syracuse? Monsters: Cthulhu has obliterated all who stood in his way and it appears that the end times have come upon us. Godzilla, Balrog, and the […]Read More

March Nerdness 2013 – the Elite Eight

I dare you to find a more elite eight. Monsters: The Jabberwocky versus Cthulhu, two of the most powerful monsters in all of literature. Part of what makes each of these monsters so awesome is the mystery surrounding them. In their stories, neither are ever actually a part of the plot. Jabberwocky is the subject […]Read More

March Nerdness 2013 – The Sweet 16

We’re down to sixteen competitors. Let’s see who survived. Monsters: While the Balrog is a formidable foe, Cthulhu’s ability to change his size allowed him to punt Balrog back into the hole Gandalf had sent him. Unless Pyramid Head wields the vorpal sword, The Jabberwocky is the one going “snicker-snack!” Wolfman looked up from chomping […]Read More

March Nerdness 2013 – Round 2

March Nerdness 2013 – Round 2 Behold the results of round one and weep! Monsters: The Creature is so ticked that everyone keeps calling him Frankenstein that he ripped Wendigo’s arm off and beat him with it like he was Grendel (who probably should have made the tournament instead anyway). Godzilla was no match for […]Read More

Nerdlocker’s 3rd Annual March Nerdness 2013!

March Nerdness 2013 – Science Fiction and Fantasy So it’s that time of year again. In 2011, Wolverine defeated Batman in the very first superhero-themed March Nerdness. Last year, Uncanny X-Force was the champion of the superhero teams. This year I’ve decided upon a science fiction/fantasy theme. The four divisions are Monsters, Magic Users, Robots, […]Read More