#RIP Adam West

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Thank you Adam West.

You created a colorful, joyous, and intentionally silly version of Batman that was, for myself and many others, their first exposure to the character.

You helped open the door to comics and the world of superheroes for many generations of children.

You taught kids about the merits of honesty and doing good for the sake of doing good.

You were in many ways the Mister Rogers of Superheroes.

I was lucky enough to meet you a few short years ago. Your genuine love for your fans was evident to everyone even after all the decades of doing the convention grind. When it was my turn to interact with you for a few brief seconds I found that all I could really say was my name when you asked who I wanted the autograph made out to.

As you signed your name you said something that was probably the same thing you said to everyone in line but in that moment it was for me alone.

“To my friend Scott”, you said, in that Adam Westian way.

I’ll be honest, it was an amazing, unexpected feeling. With those 4 words you turned a cynical, jaded, middle-aged man back into a five year old kid.

I’m so sad that you’re gone, but so glad I got to have that experience and so thankful that my first Dark Knight was the Bright Knight.

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Take A Picture, It Lasts Longer

Recently the lovely and talented @thejeccanator of @jpmontgomery did us a great favor and got one of our Nerd Blitz T-Shirts (available for you to purchase right here) and had one of the stunning models she frequently works with wear it in a shoot.

You may have seen us post the above Christmas shot of the remarkable @peltier_logan in a Santa hat on Twitter.
But now we have a couple more shots to share with you!

If you like these or any of the good lady Jessica’s work, check out her site right here for more pix and info!

A big thank you to Jess for this, it was (and still is) greatly appreciated, dear lady.
Beautiful work.

The Next Scooby-Doo DTV Announced

The title, trailer (which is actually just a 2 minute clip that’s probably the opening of the movie), and description for the next Direct-To-Video Scooby-Doo movie have been released and it appears to be the long rumored Western.

Scooby-Doo: Shaggy’s Showdown is up for preorder on the Amazon and the description is as follows: When the Scooby gang visits a dude ranch, they discover that it and the nearby town have been haunted by a ghostly cowboy, Dapper Dan, who fires real fire from his fire irons. The mystery only deepens when it’s discovered that the ghost is also the long lost relative of Shaggy Rogers!

The cast list has Kate listed as Velma instead of Mindy which, as you all know, gives me a sad.
But the clip looks pretty fun.

Watch the clip here

Dark Disciple Giveaway Winner Chosen

Thanks to all who entered the Dark Disciple Book Club giveaway contest!

The purpose of this giveaway was to build excitement for the start of The Nerd Blitz Book Club (launching in only 8 days!) and encourage people to pick up thier own copy and read along with us.

After careful consideration, we’ve decided instead of giving away a copy of our first Book Club selection, we will be giving away THREE copies!

Congratulations to

@Joinedtofollow, @TESDGroupie, and @Jason_Groce!

Please DM your mailing address to @NerdBlitzPod!

And a big huge thanks to everyone who bought a copy of our Pilots at tsdjaproductions.bandcamp.com! Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Undertaker Returns!

Last night, on the 900th episode of Smackdown, a dude I’ve always had great admiration for made his long awaited return to the Blue Brand.
That’s right, Lads and lasses, The Undertaker returned to Smackdown for the first time in 3 and a half years.

Curiously, he said he’d returned and that he wasn’t going to let WrestleMania define him anymore, which led to many speculating that maybe the future hall of famer would be increasing his workload for the foreseeable future.

But what do I think?
Give his threat to Team SmackDown that they’d better win their traditonal Survivor Series elimination match this Sunday against Raw, I think maybe he’ll be making his last run in WWE.
Probably have a few matches in the coming months culminating in a fued with either Chris Jehrico (who, though on a RAW at the moment, sent out this rather interesting tweet this morning) or John Cena (who has been rumored to be on the list of potential opponents for The Phenom the last few years) at WrestleMania next year.

Watch the video yourself and let me know what you think: https://youtu.be/4DyCnA8sOG8

And here’s a little bonus reunion of the Brothers Of Destruction from after the show:2 https://youtu.be/r9Qo64l6Se0