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The First *Actual* Deadpool Trailer is Here!

Tonight’s the night! After a trailer for the trailer was posted on August 3, we finally have the actual trailer! From the official synopsis:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Zoom will be on FLASH Season 2! But who is he?

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During season 1 of Flash, our hero was stalked by the mysterious Reverse-Flash. In fact, it seemed the Reverse-Flash had been trying to kill him since he was a child. After several encounters, the two had what seemed to be their final confrontation. But during SDCC 2015, it was revealed that the character Zoom will appear in season 2, a similarly garbed villain who’s actually “faster than the Flash.” But who is he? What’s the story behind his comic book counterpart?

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George R.R. Martin is right to think Marvel’s cinematic baddies are boring

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We live in a golden age of super hero movies. What Marvel, and now DC, are doing with their cinematic universes is pretty special. The idea of taking the shared universe concept that is seen in many comic books, and applying it to film, was nothing short of brilliant. Since Marvel started this trend with Iron Man in 2008, we’ve gotten film after film ranging in quality from okay to excellent. Marvel has yet, by most accounts, to release a film that is generally considered to be bad. However, that doesn’t mean that their movies are flawless. In fact, almost all of their movies seem to have one glaring issue: the villain.

For years now I’ve been waiting for a truly great villain to show up in a Marvel film. Sadly, it just hasn’t happened yet. We either get villains with cheesy or unoriginal motivations, villains that share the same abilities as our hero, or villains that are just nameless, faceless masses of aliens and drones that pose no threat to our heroes. I was hoping Ultron would buck this trend, but I was left disappointed by him as well (Skynet anyone?) I mean, don’t get me wrong, their villains aren’t terrible, but none of them are very memorable. Out of all their villains, Loki is the probably the only compelling one. However, while he may be compelling, he just isn’t very intimidating.

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Mr. Terrific will appear on ARROW Season 4! But who is he?

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It’s confirmed. Actor Echo Kellum will be appear in season 4 of Arrow as Curtis Holt AKA Mr. Terrific. He’ll be a tech-savvy ally to the character Felicity Smoak and the show’s first openly gay character.

There have been two heroes called Mr. Terrific in the universe of DC Comics. The first was Terry Sloane. The second was Michael (not Curtis) Holt. But who were they? Continue reading to find out!

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Jay Garrick will be on THE FLASH Season 2! But who is he?

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CW’s The Flash has become a fan-favorite TV show and excitement for season 2 has boosted since certain casting decisions were revealed at San Diego Comic-Con International. Namely, that Jay Garrick will appear in the show, played by Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex). But for you who don’t know the comics too well, who is this mysterious speedster?

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Anarky will appear on ARROW Season 4! But who is he?

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It has been confirmed that in Arrow season 4, our heroes will face the DC Comics villain Anarky. The masked political extremist will be played by Alexander Calvert of Nickelodeon’s The Troop.

But who is this guy? What makes him stand out from your standard costumed baddie? What’s his connection to the Batman, Mad Magazine and the terrorist hero of V for Vendetta?

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The question of ‘does Batman kill’ misses the the much bigger moral question

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Much has been made of the question “Does Batman kill?” with some people’s interpretation of the Caped Crusader internalizing this trait as an essential part of the character.

However, through the years this hasn’t necessarily been true. In, Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, the Dark Knight doesn’t go out of his way to kill the bad guys — but he doesn’t agonize over the fact that he definitely offs a couple.

You might chalk that up to the rather inconsistent relationship both Hollywood and Burton had to the source material. However, if you look even further back, the when the character was first introduced, Batman killed all sorts of people. Sometimes in rather brutal and outlandish ways. (Such as slowly choking a mental patient to death as he hung from the batplane.)

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Why Red 5’s Keyser Soze Origin Comic is a Bad Idea

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Amidst all of the fanfare of movie trailers and Star Wars themed fireworks displays, one Comic Con story almost slipped by unnoticed. Red 5 Comics has announced that it’s partnering with Bad Hat Harry Productions to publish a series of graphic novels based on The Usual Suspects, and they’re kicking things off with an origin story about the film’s mythical villain, Keyser Soze.

I’m not sure anybody asked for an origin story about Keyser Soze.

But let’s backtrack. The Usual Suspects is a 1995 film directed by Bryan Singer, who would go on to direct X-Men and Superman Returns. The movie is best known for netting Kevin Spacey his first Oscar and for one of the more stunning twist endings in Hollywood history (no, it won’t be spoiled here). The comic series is intended to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the film and will be written by Red 5 co-founder Paul Ens (Afterburn, Star Wars: Evasive Action), with Keyser Soze: Scorched Earth #1 set to debut in early 2016.

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Interview: Star Trek/Green Lantern writer Mike Johnson

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This month’s Comic Block includes quite the exclusive: A variant cover of a crossover of epic proportions: Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War, issue #1.

Written by Mike Johnson, the series takes us on a journey through the cosmos as we witness the meeting of two of the biggest space science fiction franchises ever when the crew of Captain James T. Kirk’s U.S.S. Enterprise crosses paths with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.

We’re huge comic book fans here at Nerdy Stuff, so we jumped at the chance to interview Mike Johnson about his work on the book.

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Avatar Co-Creator Hopes to Inspire Girls with Scientific Superhero in the Upcoming Threadworlds

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Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are two of the most beloved shows of the past decade, so fans have been understandably curious about what co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino would do for an encore after the conclusion of Korra in December. Thanks to a recent interview, we finally have half an answer.

It turns out that Konietzko is currently working on Threadworlds, an original graphic novel that will be published by First Second Books in 2017. The series is set on a group of five planets that share an orbit – these would presumably be the threadworlds – and chronicles the adventures Nova, a young scientist using science to do all kinds of heroic and science-y things. Threadworlds will blend elements of sci-fi and fantasy and – like its predecessors – it will also have a progressive angle that addresses societal pressures that people deal with here on Earth.

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