Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 16, 2015

Run the Jewels are finally getting the recognition they deserve. The rap duo composed of Killer Mike and El-P are hooking up with Marvel Comics for Howard the Duck (#2) and Deadpool (#45) variants. Even more interesting that this, or the free show in Denver on January 29th, is the successful Kickstarter for the charity release of Meow the Jewels – a reprise of their 2014 album with all cat sounds.  Source: Rolling Stone

In other music news, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, Awesome Mix Volume 1, has been certified platinum. The compilation album fused generations and added the perfect ambiance to the film. Source: PR Newswire

The Heroes Reborn mini-series has found it’s lead in Chuck star Zachary Levi. Word is that the series will premiere in 2015. Source: CNET

A trailer for the upcoming Batman vs. Robin DC Animated movie has surfaced. After Son of Batman, I am ready for more Damian! The Court of Owls also make their DC Animated debut. Source: YouTube

There has also been a clip released for the Justice League vs. Bizzaro League animated movie. It looks like more of the same – and in terms of LEGO DC movies, that is just fine with me. Source: YouTube

Speaking of Bizarro, meet Nibor, Robin’s backward’s companion, in the Teen Titans, GO! episode “Robin Backwards.” Source: YouTube

Constantine may have been saved from the Friday night death slot and mid-season execution, but that doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed a second season. NBC execs claim that there are “too many superhero shows” on TV right now – not exactly sound logic, but it is NBC… Source: IGN

There will be no more Patrick Stewart in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. We’re getting a whole new gamut of characters, so this seems like a natural move forward for the franchise. Source: Yahoo! Movies

Matt Groening may get all the credit, but soon, The Simpsons will be yours to create thanks to Minecraft DLC available for Xbox consoles in late February. Sorry, PlayStationers.

So let’s add “Flash Appreciation Day” to the list of dumb sh*t that We the People have petitioned to the President in the past few years from comic book fans. Sad to say, the petition is over 99,000 votes short of its 100,000 required to be escalated. Way to exercise your Constitutional rights, guys. Source: We the People

The mobile game WWE Immortals has launched for iOS and Android devices. Imagine Injustice: Gods Among Us gameplay meets Mortal Kombat animation with WWE super-star moves. Oh, and it’s free.

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