The last day of any con is the quietest, and that was no different at Super MegaFest, a multi-entertainment con held in Framingham, Mass. However, the cosplayers were still out in full force, as were the celebrities, and I know the highlight for cosplay guests Nicole Marie Jean and Destiny Nickelsen was meeting Jon Heder (picture […]
It is everywhere else on the Internet right now, so why not here at Nerd Caliber. Watch the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and let us know what you find most surprising, most intriguing and/or most disturbing. For me, most surprising is the fact that Dane DeHaan from the 2012 movie Chronicle looks […]
DJ and Producer Don Diablo created the official title track on Batman: Arkham Origins, the latest video game from the Batman franchise. As Don Diablo finished his Origins US tour in Boston with an amazing performance, Venue Monsters took the opportunity to film Don Diablo and created a fan fiction recap video of the evening themed entirely […]
For many, DC Comics New 52 introduced an era of uncertainty about which of their treasured comics would resemble the previous incarnations and which would be so radically altered that longtime fans would feel alienated. Stray too far from the source: disaster. Stray too little: pointless. Two collected first volumes — Batgirl and The Dark Knight — […]
One small line in a related article has the comic book blogosphere all abuzz. The site Bleeding Cool mentioned in an off-hand comment that it has heard that CW (home of the hit DC Comics series “Arrow” and soon “Flash”) is working on a live action TV series of the late, lamented cartoon series “Young […]
Madeline Foxtrot interviews Lady Jade of the Airship Vindus and the on-going Steampunk web series “Steamworks and Shadows,” at this past Teslacon. Madeline asks the tough questions and Lady Jade delves deeper into the formation of Airship Vindus and the editing process of the series! To See the ongoing series “Steamworks and Shadows” visit its Youtube […]
If most fans of “The Big Bang Theory” are truly honest with themselves, they will realize that the main reason they are watching the show is to laugh at Sheldon’s antics. That being said, this sitcom has boasted quite the vibrant cast over the years, including several excellent regulars, recurring characters and one-off guest stars. […]
REVIEW: Coffin Hill #1 Story by Caitlin Kittredge Art by Inaki Miranda; Colors by Eva De La Cruz Publisher: DC Comics under the Vertigo imprint Review by Gene Selassie On the surface, Coffin Hill played to all of my sensibilities; strong female protagonist, dark artwork that is just stylized enough to make it stand out, […]
Saga #1 Story by Brian K. Vaughn Art by Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Review by Jenny “Cake” Sweigert I was never the type of girl to fall head over heels for star-crossed affairs between characters. That is, until I was introduced to Brian K. Vaughn’s Saga, where the main characters are, in fact, star-crossed. […]
One of the last conventions in the New England area each year is Super MegaFest, a multi-entertainment con held in Framingham, Mass., that has become a sort of Dragon Con Lite for New England area cosplayers. Below you can see more than 100 photos from the first day of the two-day convention, shot mostly by […]
Today the online site for the Hollywood trade publication Variety ran an article about how DC is making a big push to make Aquaman ride a bigger celebrity wave. The author cites the “Smallville” spinoff attempt that never made it past a pilot, and the fact that Aquaman was the butt of many jokes on […]
Lazarus #4 Story by Greg Rucka Art by Michael Lark and Brian Level; Colors by Santi Arcas Review by Gene Selassie Note: The second paragraph of this review contains a few story arc spoilers.—Editor It is rare in this day and age of decompressed storytelling that a story arc ends right when it feels it […]
At the past weekend’s Super MegaFest comic book and entertainment convention held in Framingham, Mass., Florida cosplayer Alexia Jean Gray braved the New England deep-freeze to be a cosplay guest, along with Pennsylvania’s Soni Aralynn and native New Englanders Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen and Renata Gatti. We got a chance to do a […]
Our own contributor Kevin Conn (known to you as Unemployed Skeletor) managed to pull off an amazing marriage proposal to his girlfriend Laura at the most recent New York Comic Con. Not only did he do it in character (not Skeletor, but Lt. Flint), but he managed to bring Laura’s father to the con to […]
In advance of the 50th anniversary special television and movie event airing this Saturday on the BBC and BBC America, the BBC has determined that this has been “Doctor Who Week,” and filled the network with specials and marathons. Not to be left out, the good people at — of all places — HalloweenCostumes.com have […]
Fantasy fans have had a field day in the past few years on television, with shows like “Once Upon a Time,” “Game of Thrones” and the new “Sleepy Hollow.” But with the end of “Fringe,” about the only series that has carried any real science fiction cred has been NBC’s “Revolution.” Over on the Syfy […]
The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are nearly a decade old. Their hardware is so outdated that even the most budget-friendly gaming PC’s match its specs. In fact, if you play game on the 360 or PS3, you probably own a newer, thinner and more efficient version of the original consoles. Given the age and […]
Imagine you’re hunkered down at a table with six companions. On the table before you: boxes filled with colorful dice; a sheet with your character’s vital information; and stacks of books and graph paper. The Dungeon Master leans forward and whispers, “A fire beetle just bit you for four points of damage.” Sound like a […]
There are two sides to every story. Two versions. Two factions in every Civil War. Except when there’s not. That’s the beauty of DMZ’s first collection of the DC-Vertigo comic series by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli: there are two armies with so many people caught in between, each with their own story to tell. […]
I admit it — I am a Marvel fan boy. Among the comics I read the most as a kid were “Avengers” and the amazing Jim Steranko-drawn psychedelic “Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” I am also a big fan of Joss Whedon, although I admit I didn’t get bitten by the Buffy bug until season […]
Drew Goddard, the director and co-writer of the sleeper hit movie “Cabin In The Woods” is in talks to be the writer of the new Netflix series based on Daredevil, according to a report on the site The Wrap. The Wrap says in its headline that the “Series to be Written” by Goddard. But in […]
To celebrate the releases of RWBY on DVD (and Red Vs. Blue Season 11!), let us share with you our interview with RWBY writers Kerry Shawcross and Miles Luna! We talk to them about the themes and character concepts behind the series, as well as the anime influences. This was filmed at NYCC 2013. Interview conducted by Spectra Cosplay. […]
Today, in honor of Veteran’s Day and for those who served in the military and protected our rights, I wanted to spotlight certain cosplayers in our nerd community to share with us their thoughts on the holiday and whether their military background has made an impact on their nerd lifestyle. In this article, I talked […]
There were many great cosplayers our video teams interviewed at New York Comic Con 2013. One of them was Queen Helene Cosplay who put together this awesome New 52 Wonder Woman costume. Below we have our interview with her about her Wonder Woman cosplay as well as some pictures from photographer Adam Etheridge. Check it out!
Marvel Studios put out a press release this morning in which it announced it would be working with Netflix on four new live-action series that will lead up to a mini-series in which the four heroes will team up as The Defenders. Straight from the press release, as per the Wall Street Journal online: Led […]
By now you have undoubtedly seen the news that in 2014 Marvel Comics will launch a new title with a familiar name — Ms. Marvel — but a very new character sporting it. In what will be a first for a title character in a Marvel book, the new Ms. Marvel will be a Muslim, […]
Like any two-year old, Rhode Island Comic Con is experiencing growing pains. But this past weekend it proved itself to be a beautiful baby comic convention, with a broad appeal to attendees outside the comic book world. Mind you, the con took place despite the best attempts by fate to disrupt it. On Friday, the […]
Check out your Editor in Chief’s cosplay shots from the biggest little comic convention on the East Coast, Rhode Island Comic Con — set to hit around 50,000 attendees in just its second year.
During a Q&A panel at Rhode Island Comic Con today in Providence, R.I., Billy Dee Williams himself let slip some news (OK, some hints at news) about what may be a new Star Wars series that doesn’t seem to be on the radar. In response to a question from the audience about some of his […]
While it would take too long to say all of this to every troll on the Internet, so many of them so richly deserve this that it has to be shared. It is a much less costly method of dealing with them the the solution that Jay and Silent Bob came to at the end […]
Producers and hosts Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong talk to us about the second season of KING OF THE NERDS at the New York Comic Con 2013! Interview conducted by Ashley Rogers. Check out KING OF THE NERDS Season 2 at TBS!
Check out KBV Photography‘s cool collection of photos of cosplayers from New York Comic Con 2013!
Our fourth collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here! And Friday’s collection here! And Saturday’s collection here!
Welcome to “Independents Day,” Nerd Caliber’s short reviews of noteworthy comics and books NOT produced by a major publisher. My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them… –Judith […]
About six or seven years ago I had become so SICK of being excited for visual media only to have it let me down. Be it a TV show, mini-series, movie or what have you I would be excited for a about a month and a half, then finally get to see it and feel… […]
Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) has been a go-to fan-favorite since it first opened its doors in 1995. Although hot on Dragon Con’s heels, AWA has boasted a large attendance rate and continues to draw crowds. Location Anime Weekend Atlanta is nested inside three closely-linked spaces: The Renaissance Waverly Hotel, the Cobb Galleria Mall, and the […]
Our third collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here! And Friday’s collection here!
Don’t expect to see a “Captain Marvel” movie from Marvel Studios any time soon — or at least, not one with the current Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers. Or any female-led movie, for that matter. That is the word from Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, and therefore the person most likely to know about […]
We join a roundtable meeting with legendary WWE wrestler Glenn “KANE” Jacobs, who is there to promote his latest movie SEE NO EVIL 2 and nerds out over our question of who is his favorite superhero and how would Kane destroy him.
Our second collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here!
Nintendo used two words to announce that the Wii, the game console that launched motion control systems in home gaming, will no longer be made. As reported on Kotaku, the official Japanese Wii website was updated to two simple words which in English mean “production ended.” The Wii, despite being the butt of many jokes […]
Howdy everybody. I would like to introduced myself, describe a bit of my background, the way I work and some of my ideas for the future of Nerd Caliber. But before that let me assure you that Emmanuel isn’t going anywhere, except a bit further away from the daily content grind. He is still the […]
Our first collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view Friday’s gallery here!
At the New York Comic Con 2013, we interview Hoon Lee who about voicing Master Splinter in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on Nickelodeon and the pressure and fun that comes with the role. Interview by Ashley Rogers.
Check out photographer Angelwing’s awesome collection of parade pictures that took place at Atlanta, GA, during DragonCon 2013!
At the New York Comic Con 2013, Nerd Caliber interviewer Ashley Rogers talks to actor PJ Byrne, who voices Bolin in Legend of Korra, along with co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos about this amazing series.
Check out photographer Angelwing’s awesome collection of masquerade pictures that took place at DragonCon 2013!
Check out this awesome collection taken by Angelwing of the San Japan 2013 Masquerade. San Japan is an anime convention held annually in San Antonio, Texas.
There has been a rise of creative cosplay videos being combined with other art forms such as music and parkour. Recently, we interviewed Dylan Hintz of the DC Stunt Coalition about the art of stuntmaking at Otakon 2013. The DC Stunt Coalition is a place where anyone can join if they are interested in learning […]
At San Japan 2013, Eclecticmaniac Design and Cosplay put together this awesome cosplay based on the character Rarity from the My Little Pony animated series. Photos were taken by Angelwing!