The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #83

We’re back for yet another installment of America’s longest running weeky nerdy question written by us! Are you read for all of those undulating waves of nerdery to slam into you with the power of a thousand tsunami? Then let’s dive in, gang.

This week’s topic, given a recent amount of pure speculation, has us going back to Marvel and wondering what your thoughts are on the following: Should Tony Stark stay dead in the MCU?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it over to us on the Twitter @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified QotW logo.

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #82

A day late and a dollar short but still going strong, it’s the ever asky 82nd edition of The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week!

This week, we’re all aquiver about some strangely marvelous news, so we’re doubling up and asking: How Excited Are You For Sam Raimi To Direct Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness?
And Do You Think He Will Sneak In Any Easter Eggs To His Spider-Man Trilogy

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it over to us on the Twitter @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified QotW logo.

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #81

The sun rises on another week, and another week means a new Question Of The Week is upon us.
So gather round, Knights Of Nerd Blitz-Dom, and let’s dive in.

This week we’re going to get…MARVELOUS!
And we’re asking you to watch THIS TRAILER and tell us: Which Of The Upcoming Disney+ Marvel Shows Are You Most Excited About?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it over to us on the Twitter @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified QotW logo.

Iron Man: And Call My Killer…MODOK! Review

I’m just gonna put this right at the top: if you are picking this up expecting the cocky Robert Downey jr. version of Tony Stark from the MCU, you will be disappointed.
With that out of the way, one of the things that’s most interesting to examine in this, and most of these older novels, are the changes that have happened since these novels dropped and become fundamental pieces of the characters.
So let’s dive in deep and see what some of them are, gang.

As per usual, this is your official ***SPOILER ALERT***

With only 189 pages, it’s not a convoluted story, and that’s a good thing.
After an attempted kidnapping at a college speaking gig and a robbery that stole the Iron Man blue prints from Stark International headquarters, Tony decides to sell an unarmed, stripped down version of the red and gold armor to the highest bidder.
The behemoth man monster MODOK, running low on funds and credibility for his ner-do-well organization AIM, concocted the nefarious plots against Stark and his alter-ego to get the suit and carry out more villainous operations to take over the world.

One of the biggest changes that have come down the pike that may stun folks would have to be the marriage of Happy & Pepper.
That’s right, gang, 40 years ago they were happily hitched!
That’s something I knew and forgot, and when I read it I damn near unloaded a entire house worth of bricks in my undies.
Even in the comics, as far back as I have been reading the funny books, Tony & Pepper had been circling each other.
The other big difference MCU fans will immediately notice is that Tony is still in the super closet as he’s told the world Iron Man is just a bodyguard of his.
So kickin’ back into that mindset is fun and (as I touched on in my Incredible Hulk: Stalker From The Stars Review) that’s really key to this particular series of Marvel novels.

Are they in depth & revelatory character studies that get to the heart of the human condition?
Fuuuuck no, man!
Are they fun, full of thrilling comic booky adventure, excitement, characters, & hints at continuity?
100%, hell yes.
And you don’t need to have read 500 issues to understand either, Tony’s origin is given a refresher here for 2 probable reasons.
1. To make sure you understand where this specific version of the character is coming from.
2. To hook in people who may have never read a comic and make it easy to dive in and get a good feel for this world.
And it works perfectly.

As I sort of said in my Hulk review, this is what comic books and comic book based stories should be, gang.
You don’t need to always juggle 427 characters, tie-in issues, and story threads.
Sometimes, just a simple story of a hero and a villian covers all your bases and scratches the itch.
Simple and effective is what made these characters stand out, and that’s what I want to see again.
This series of novels are exactly what I want, and I can’t wait to find more of them.

Let us what you think of this review in the comments below or share this post on Twitter with the Hashtag #TNBBookReview.

Special thanks to @ACFerrell1976 for her editorial assistance.

Episode 086: Oh Let’s Don’t

20190728_123258.jpgIn this episode, we’re strokin’ out while gettin’ grossed out, at least one of us, and trying to figure out just where exactly that fishy smell is coming from.

Fitz eats a random alien spawn that almost caused a projectile vomiting incident, then he finds a stash of bufferin, and he goes to FroYo, as Doom figures out that he hates something…shocking, we know!

Pimp Spots happen, famous people catch dead AND IT’S NOT FITZ’S FAULT THIS TIME, then a recent Marvel movie gets reviewed before we run down what’s coming in Phase 4 and more in this fast and fun ep of the only podcast featuring us and 70+ years of combined failure!

URL: Episode 086: Oh Let’s Don’t
Direct Download: tnb086.mp3

Episode 083: It’s a Scooby Special….Ed

200px-DVD_cover_of_Scooby-Doo_in_Arabian_NightsIn this episode, we are get down and dirty in the hard core nerdy as we take a dive deep in to some hugest and most long lasting blockbuster franchises of note!

As teased last episode, good ol Fitty Man is rewatching the MCU with his good lady wife and he’s here to tell you all about it and her reactions to the best of our modern mythologies.

Then, for better or worse, Doom throws down the gauntlet and makes his own list ranking all of the Scooby-Doo movies to date, also, we talk about X-Men movies and 2 trilogies of Hobbits strolling through the middle of the earth on this fast and fun ep!

URL: Episode 083: It’s a Scooby Special….Ed
Direct Download: tnb083.mp3

TNB Commentaries 038: Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 Final Theatrical One Sheet Movie PosterPlease turn off your cellphones and join us at the recently relaunched Stark International Expo in Flushing, Queens where her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing sce…

wait, no, this is a movie, sorry… For our 38th Commentary, we suit up and fly all the way back to 2010 for this jam packed flick starring Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, & Gwenyth Paltrow.

We dive in to the commentary in near record time, debate whether or not this movie is too packed full in preparation for Avengers, study the finer points of power steering, and get grossed out by clubbed finger nails in shithole work shops in this long, fast, and fun ep of the most consistent podcast you’ve never heard of!

URL: TNB Commentaries 038: Iron Man 2
Direct Download:tnbc-038-iron-man-2.mp3

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