Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 23rd, 2015

Oh holy hell, in super amazing news it was confirmed today that the Russo Brothers will indeed be directing Avengers Infinity Wars 1 &2. I couldn’t be more excited about this. If you don’t know them, you should because they are the geniuses that brought us Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is arguably the best Marvel movie ever. They will also be directing Captain America: Civil War which gives me butterflies in my tummy just to talk about. Nerds, this is a big win for us. Source: Badass Digest

It looks like Marvel will be doing a Man in the High Castle thing with a new Secret Wars Realm series called Hail Hydra. In the series, penned by Rick Remender, Hydra will be the standard of US Patriotism and all the known heroes and villains will have been raised on its doctrines. This will certainly make for an interesting read and it’s a neat perspective. Source:

It was announced that Joe Kelly’s freaking awesome graphic novel I Kill Giants will be made into a movie. Oscar winner Anders Walter will direct, and Chris Columbus will produce. I Kill Giants is a celebrated graphic novel and if you haven’t read it I recommend picking it up. This will almost undoubtedly be an amazing movie. Source:

Wednesday night, there will be an epic battle of The Arrow vs. The Atom. Two men enter, one Felicity swoons. Source:

So Mallrats 2 will be a thing as we all found out last week, and today Kevin Smith announced that Shannen Doherty will be back as Rene. I guess there’s still at least one person out there still willing to work with her. For now at least.

Many of you probably saw on Facebook that some awesome mom created Arrow themed birthday invitations for her daughter’s Arrow themed birthday party. Of course Stephen Amell got wind of it. Because he is the freaking coolest guy ever, he recorded a special message for the little girl to be played at her party. How freaking sweet is that? Seriously, how can you not love this guy? Source:

J-Law, or Jennifer Lawrence as I like to call her, has announced that X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last film in the series. She’s got bigger and better things to move on to I guess, or whatever. I’m not sure how this series is supposed to keep going after the third installment anyway, so there is a chance she’s jumping ship at the right time before Brett Ratner tries to get his mitts on it again. Source: MTV

Hey, speaking of Brett Ratner (said no one ever) he’s announced that he would like to remake Enter the Dragon. Good for you Ratner, just go ahead and try to ruin another thing people love. Lucky for us I don’t think anyone listens to him anymore. Source: Ain’t It Cool News

“Screw you literature!” says Game of Thrones executive producer David Benioff, confirming that the TV show will eventually spoil the ending of the books for readers. Benioff said that the books and the show are headed in the same direction and even though some things will be different a spoiled ending is kind of inevitable. Hopefully book fans won’t be too mad.

For those of you anxiously awaiting the release of Batman: Arkham Knight I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is, the release date has been pushed back. The good news is it’s only been pushed from June 2, 2015 to June 23, 2015. The even better news is to make up for it Rocksteady has released 7 minutes of gameplay footage to blow your mind and make you drool. Source: Batman News

Holy crap it seems my wildest dreams may actually come true and The X-Files might actually be returning to TV. With Gillian Anderson and David FREAKING Duchovny. Right now Fox Studios is looking at a short order, which means two seasons with no more than ten episodes. If it works for their schedules, both Anderson and Duchovny have shown strong interest in coming back to the show. Seriously, this is like the biggest thing ever for me. I named my first born child Fox. For a reason. Source: The Wrap


Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 20th, 2015

God of War III is being remastered and released on PS4. Say goodbye to your boyfriends, ladies. Source: IGN

Snoop Dogg and Menace II Society director Allen Hughes will be making an HBO show about LA in the 80’s and the effect Reaganomics had on different communities. Color me intrigued. Source: Rolling Stone

You can now bring ScarJo home! Ok, just Black Widow. And not really her.. but the Hot Toys figure of her. In my defense, it looks so much like Scarlett Johansson, it’s a little creepy. But really, really cool. Source: Hot Toys

Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead‘s Beth) will play The Bug-Eyed Bandit in The Flash. I am just glad she is getting roles. It’s just too bad it will likely only be one episode. Source:


Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 19th, 2015

Morena Baccarin has confirmed she will be playing “Vanessa” in the Deadpool movie. Vanessa Carlysle is also known as Copycat, a shape-shifting mutant with blue skin and white hair. We can’t wait to see what Baccarin will look like with that costume job. Source:

Captain America: Civil War will begin filming April 1st. Source: Collider

Everyone’s favorite Hollywood crush Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in the film reboot of Fraggle Rock. Adding that to my list of things to see right now. Source: Variety

There are new images for Game of Thrones season 5. Can it be April 12th already?? Source: IndieWire

It’s not really nerd news per se, but it is worth noting that Mr. T will be hosting a home improvement show on the DIY Network called I Pity The Tool. Why didn’t I think of this title and premise first?! Source: THR

The Attack on Titan live action trailer is here. It’s in Japanese, but it’s here.

Chrononauts, which only came out yesterday in comic book form has been picked up by Universal for a movie. Can Mark Millar and I trade places for a day? Please? Source: Variety

Good news! Preacher (Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of the 90’s comic) officially has an Arseface in Ian Colletti (from the TV Series Rake). Source: Deadline

There is going to be a 300 style Romeo and Juliet movie. Is this really necessary? I think not, but whatever. Source: THR

Predator will be a playable character in the Mortal Kombat X DLC. Source: IGN

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 18th, 2015

Ruth Negga, who plays the Raina in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has been cast as Tulip in the Seth Rogan TV adaptation of Preacher. Tulip is Jesse Cutter’s (the Preacher’s) love interest. I’m getting more and more excited for the show. Source: Deadline

There were already a dozen reasons to hate this Last Days/Battleworld crap that Marvel is pulling in May, but now, here is a list of the 33 titles that will be dying with the 616, among them some of our favorites (Amazing Spider-Man, Captain MarvelDeadpool, Guardians of the GalaxyRocket RaccoonSuperior Iron Man and Uncanny X-Men) Source:

Finally, somebody we actually want throwing their hat into the super-hero role game has spoken. Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper) said off-handedly that he would like to play The Riddler. He says that he would “be dope” as Edward Nigma. We really like Gotham‘s Cory Michael Smith, but we like Parsons more. Source: MTV UK

In other casting news, TJ Miller’s part in the upcoming Deadpool film has been announced as Weasel, Wade Wilson’s bitch boy best friend, informant, and arms dealer.

Good news! Japan is still weirder than us! Now you get your chick sexing on thanks to this amazing new Burger King burger-scented perfume. There’s a good chance that this is a hoax, with April 1’s National Whopper Day coinciding with April Fool’s Day, but the fact that it’s believable should be all the shame they need. Source: Kotaku

The Walking Dead‘s executive producer isn’t just using Kickstarter to fund a new documentary about Willa Mankiller, the first woman to be elected President of the Cherokee Nation; she is also using the star-power of her TWD cast to field goodies from the show and cast. Support a documentary that needs to be made, and get cool stuff for doing it. Source: Kickstarter

X-Box One is winning at one thing. Microsoft has launched an online cloud service that allows users to upload music to OneDrive, and then stream on their gaming console – a revolutionary idea that should have been enrolled 5 years ago, but still leaps and bounds above what Playstation is offering. Source: OneDrive

Star Wars fans and gamers alike can both appreciate the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim (April 16-19), where Star Wars: Battlefront will be announced for the masses. If EA can manage to get out of their own way, this game will be one of the best Star Wars games to date. Source: EA


Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 17th, 2015

What a better way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day than with some Boondock Saints-related news. Looks like the two bad brothers are getting a very adorable make-over with their own Pop! Funko Vinyls. Source: Entertainment Earth

Once again, Science-fiction technology has bred scientific technology. In the realm of 3D printing, a Terminator 2 style pool of resin is used to raise a product from the ground up. Slightly less effective than a T-1000, but much less terrifying. Source: Non-sciency Washington Post article and Sciency mumbo jumbo from Science magazine

There’s been a lot of underlining issues coming to light with the cancellation of a Batgirl #41 variant from Rafael Albuquerque, which pays homage to The Killing Joke. Amazingly-done cover, but Albuquerque was a great guy and understood the controversy, requesting that DC not publish the issue. Source: Newsarama

Dominic Purcell, who plays Heatwave in the CW Arrowverse (as wel as John Doe in Prison Break and The First in Blade: Trinity), will be joining Caity Lotz (Canary), Brandon Routh (ATOM), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold) and others in the upcoming spin-off spin-off. Source: Deadline

There really isn’t anything that can whet my appetite for more Game of Thrones, but this short story about the Doom, narrated by our very own Viserys Targaryen (Danaerys’ late brother), will suffice. Source: Making G.o.T.

Because the industry dummies couldn’t give a f*** less about Hip-Hop, they released Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, a week early. Could you imagine this situation happening to a Katy Perry or a Mumford and Sons? I can’t… Anyway, Kendrick’s camp decided to just release the album. Source: Billboard

If Luke Skywalker himself can’t convince you to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with his Jedi mind tricks, then I suppose nobody can.

James Bond sure can keep a secret; I guess he is a master of espionage. Some teaser posters for Spectre can be found around the web… and they give absolutely nothing away. Source:

Greedo from Star Wars has been given the highest honor. He has been forever immortalized as a species of catfish. There’s your restitution. Sorry Han killed you. Source: CNN


Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 13th, 2015

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver both have their own individual character posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron. I honestly don’t recognize either actor, but the posters look awesome! Source: Yahoo!

Con-Man, the crowdfunded TV series by Alan Tudyk already has a trailer! You can check it out at the link (yeah, it’s actually worth watching). Source: Vimeo

Martin Scorsese will direct Jamie Foxx in the Mike Tyson biopic. Let’s hope this song makes an appearance in the film. Source: Uproxx

Jared Leto’s Joker will be based off The Dark Knight Returns version. Interasante. Source: Instagram

The Reverse Flash has his own poster promoting The Flash now. Hmmm…I don’t know about that belt. Source: Twitter

Star Wars will have a comic book that will start right after Return of the Jedi. Source: IGN

Batman is about to get a new outfit.And it’s a little weird. Source: CBR

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 12th, 2015

Robert Downey Jr. proved he is pretty much the best when he participated in the Collective Project:

Superman and Wonder Woman both have new costume reveals. Which seems odd since Superman just had a costume reveal. But this one is possibly for casual Fridays, when he has to fight The Planeteer instead of Brainiac. But the Wonder Woman ‘fit is look sleek. Source: (Superman) Nerdist (Wonder Woman) HitFix

The official title of the stand-alone Star Wars flick starring Felicity Jones is (drumroll please!!) Rogue One Cue the fanboy (and girl) speculations … now! Source: IGN

12 Monkeys has been renewed for a second season…with a twist. A new cast. Seems like this is becoming a trend on TV. Source: THR

Ladies and Gents, your new Emmy host is…. Andy Samberg! Please let this mean there is a new follow up to “Dick in a Box!” Source: THR

The good news: “Let It Go” may be a thing of the past very soon. The bad news: it will be replaced by whatever brainwashing song to be written for Frozen 2. Yeah, there is gonna be a Frozen 2. Source: Variety

Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, passed away at age 66 after battling Alzheimers. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, friend. Source: BBC

Robert Carradine, star of Revenge of the Nerds and host of King of the Nerds, survived a head-on collision with a semi-truck yesterday in our home state of Colorado. Carradine’s wife also survived. Here is to a speedy recovery!

Apparently, there is a limit on Liam Neeson action movies, according to Liam Neeson. Source: Collider

Best of 2014: Video Games – Best Network Game/DLC

Another year is in the books, and we here at Hush Comics couldn’t pass at the chance to rank our favorites of this year’s releases in all types of mediums. Some of the winners will surprise you; heck, some of the results surprised  us. The results are completely subjective, and therefore were chosen with infallible logic. We would love to hear your opinions on what we have chosen, or if you thought we missed anything. This should be a fun review before we gear up for 2015.

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Best Network Game/DLC

  • inFamous: First Light
  • PixelJunk Shooters
  • Strider
  • TMNT: Out of the Shadows (PS3)
  • Watch Dogs: Bad Blood

WINNER – inFamous: First Light

The first wave of Playstation 4 games were, by and large, underwhelming. There was a bright spot, though, and that was the PS exclusive inFamous: Second Son. Controlling several different powers was awesome, but my favorite was Neon. I felt like the Flash zooming through the city, beating up bad guys. Imagine my delight when the DLC First Light was made available. This wasn’t just a new level; it was it’s own playable game. First Light explores the origin of Fetch, the fiery young woman that helps Delsin defeat the DUP (bad guys) in Second Son. It won’t drastically change Second Son, but it is definitely worthy of your time, especially if you are looking for a game with badass female character – an option lacking in the gaming world. – Sherif

Second Place – TMNT: Out of the Shadows

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Some of my fondest memories from the arcade as a kid were playing the stupid (only because I kept losing) TMNT side-scrolling game, so any time that a similar concept comes up, I am right there to throw my money at it like a shuriken. Technically, this game was released in 2013, but the PlayStation version didn’t come out til March of this year. The game definitely contains some technical short-comings, one that can’t be overlooked, but if the Turtle Power within you is strong enough, you can enjoy this game for hours. – Sherif

Third Place – Watch Dogs: Bad Blood

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I put in quite a few hours with Watch Dogs; I loved the way that you could dive into any random stranger’s life and find out their darkest secrets. So when I finally got the platinum trophy, I was a little bothered that there was nothing really left to do. That is, until Bad Blood came out. This doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but instead gives you just enough high to keep you invading lives and blowing stuff up, all from the comfort of your own phone. – Sherif

RUNNER UP – Strider

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If you have played the original on PS1, then you have no excuse not to get this. It is a remake of original with upgraded graphics and enhanced gameplay. Anyone with a PS4 had no excuse not to play this because it was free to PS Plus subscribers. This game is worth it just to check out the redesigned Ouroboros boss fight. If you haven’t played this ever, then I can’t recommend it enough, especially for 15 bucks. – Robert

RUNNER UP – PixelJunk Shooters

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Creativity like this should be rewarded more often. This is yet another game that was free to Playstation Plus owners, and totally worth your time. This game can even be played with two people and involves saving people on an alien planet and solving puzzles. I highly suggest everyone give this game a shot. – Robert


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Best of 2014: Video Games – Best Console Game

Another year is in the books, and we here at Hush Comics couldn’t pass at the chance to rank our favorites of this year’s releases in all types of mediums. Some of the winners will surprise you; heck, some of the results surprised  us. The results are completely subjective, and therefore were chosen with infallible logic. We would love to hear your opinions on what we have chosen, or if you thought we missed anything. This should be a fun review before we gear up for 2015.

hush best of 2014
Click on the link to take you to the “Best of 2014” homepage.

Best Console Game

  • Far Cry 4
  • LEGO Batman 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
  • Shadow of Mordor
  • Watch Dogs

WINNER – Watch Dogs

There are a few things you need to know about me.  Let’s start with the fact that I rarely play video games (other than Diablo) because I get dizzy from the graphics, I’m no good with the vast amounts of controls, and in general, the content doesn’t interest me. Another fact is my slight obsession with being nosy about other people.  Ok, saying I’m nosy was an understatement; I am an internet stalker.  Chances are, I can stay up until 3 in the morning “researching” someone who has piqued my interest, even if I have never met them.  The types of things that pique my interest can range from sex offenders in my neighborhood to some chick who had a cool hairstyle idea on Pinterest.  Lastly, if it weren’t for the fact that I have never had money, I would be in Gambler’s Anonymous.  I find gambling, and particularly poker, exhilarating.  Plus, I’m good at it.  But, alas, I don’t have money to gamble, so I don’t.  What does any of this have to do with the video game of the year?  Everything.  Watch Dogs gives people like me a certain kind of high.  You get to butt into people’s lives via their phone.  And the added perk?  You can silently judge them.  I love silently judging people.  But the best part of Watchdogs is the side games.  There are different poker games going on around the city of Chicago, ranging from low stakes to super stakes.  And who doesn’t love to gamble fake money for the chance to win big in a super stakes game while you sit in your underwear and have your mom order you a pizza?  Everyone loves that shit.  The games are literally all over the city, so you have to find a way there.  Most gamers drive, I’m sure, but remember how I don’t play games or understand the controls?  Let’s be honest, I run to poker.  It’s laughable sure, but I work hard for my fake money. – Adrian

Second Place – Shadows of Mordor

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Finally, a Lord of the Rings game done right. Mix Assassins Creed with Arkham City and you get Mordor. It is infinitely bloodier than both and if you like the LOTR lore, then this will only expand on that. The great thing about this game is that even though it is firmly rooted in that lore, you don’t need to know any of it to enjoy the game or story. Even a basic knowledge of the ring itself and Smeagol will help to enhance the story. This game also looks great on the newer systems, so you finally have an excuse to break out the PS4 or X-Box One. – Robert

Third Place – LEGO Batman 3

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I honestly can’t see how you would dislike LEGO Batman 3 as it tries to cater to everyone and most of the time succeeds. It has such a massive cast of characters that is still expanding via DLC. The game has a lot of the same game play as past LEGO games, but adds the aspect of the Lantern Planets where it is one globe you usually fly around and do missions outside of the main plot. This game offers up such gems as Polka Dot Man, Green Loontern (Daffy Duck as Green Lantern) and Conan O’Brien even guides you through the game. As far as replayability, this game has a lot; LEGO games always offer a lot to fans of whatever they are covering as they throw in little jokes only comic fans will get but new fans will enjoy on top of little references like Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. LEGO Batman 3 made me nerd out so much every single time a new level came up or I would unlock a new character. – Jacob

RUNNER UP – Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

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Solid Snake is back with a new numbered sequel, at least the intro to a new numbered. But even if it’s not the true Metal Gear Solid V, which comes out in 2015, it’s still a strong game with the usual unique and creative story and unmatched game play mechanics. MGS5 is surprisingly like another game in the past, like Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. You take over as Big Boss again but in another surprising variation this first part of a numbered sequel is more of a sequel to Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, originally released on the PSP. For the first time in the series, David Hayter isn’t the voice Solid Snake; instead Kojima Productions went after a big name and picked up Keifer Sutherland to voice the iconic character. Sutherland does more than an adequate job brings some different life to Snake. Ground Zeroes isn’t as lengthy as the other games in the series, but it’s used primarily has an introduction to the full fledged MGS5: The Phantom Pain. The stealth gameplay is what we know and love and the graphics are more outstanding than any previous entry. Kojima took an interesting turn by adding in a little more action than previous titles also. Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is a great mix of stealth and action with fun side missions for a little extra flavor. Maybe shorten the name though. – Scott

RUNNER UP – Far Cry 4

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Think about the best open-world FPS game you’ve ever played. Now, imagine yourself in that game, riding an elephant into battle while shooting enemies in with flaming (or exploding, whatever floats your boat) arrows. Ladies and gentlemen, Far Cry 4. Expanding upon the formula of Far Cry 3, this installment has more dangerous wildlife and more deadly enemies. To boot, the co-op campaign is lots of fun, as are the quick matches and user-created Map Browser ensure hours of fun. Liberate a country? Suuure. Save the people? Whatever. Just give me a freaking flamethrower and point me in the direction of the nearest rhino. – Sherif


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