Why are Comic Readers So Sensitive?

Everyone has at least one friend that’s a little too upset when a new comic book movie comes out. “This movie sucks! They did this and that wrong with the characters! It’s a total rip off of issues ### to ###!” are common phrases that this friend says as soon as they walk out of the theaters. But so what? It’s just a movie after all. In the scheme of life, it’s not like it matters, right? So why do comic readers get so sensitive?

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The Nerd Assembly Podcast Episode 2!

In this weeks NAP (I swear it’s gonna catch on) we talk about how fall TV is consuming us, the Ghostbusters 3 movie, and the recent disappointments of the Assassin’s Creed series. Listen in to find out just how much we hate Connor! (Hint: it’s an absurd amount of hatred)

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Sequelitis and Assassin’s Creed

You may not know the term Sequelitis, but I’m almost positive you’ve felt the emotion before. It’s the feeling that you’ve seen/done/read something before in a previous entry in the series and it has generally lost its charm. Whether it’s the Transformers movies, the yearly releases of Call of Duty, or neverending anime like Naruto and Bleach; we’ve all felt Sequelitis before. For me the most striking example is one that I thought I would never grow tired of: Assassin’s Creed. Continue reading Sequelitis and Assassin’s Creed

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Comic Books vs. Graphic Novels: What’s the Difference?!

If you’re new to the world of comic books, there’s one question that you’re probably asking above all the rest: What’s the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel?! Well, we here at Nerd Assembly wanted to provide you with a guideline to distinguish between these two terms. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it seems!

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Nerd Assembly Podcast #1!

Hey everybody! So it’s finally time to unveil something fun we’ve been wanting to do for a while. It’s the first episode of the Nerd Assembly Podcast!

In this podcast we talk about what we’ve been watching/reading/playing lately along with some of the most recent news including the iPhone 6, the Minecraft acquisition, and Windows 10. Then we head down memory lane to talk about what set us down the nerdy path!

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The Best of Batman

A Bat-fan’s favorites from the city of Gotham

As the resident Batman expert here at the Nerd Assembly, I’m always asked about my favorites in this franchise. Favorite Batman movie? Comic? Video game? And I’ll tell you right now, it’s always a difficult choice. There’s been a lot of great work done with this particular superhero, and sometimes it’s tough to pick out the best of the best. But, here we go: this list represents my must-watch and must-read adaptations starring the Caped Crusader.

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Review: Gotham Pilot

Gotham is upon us! We are now two episodes into the first Batman-esque live action show since Adam West in the 60’s. And what has the reaction been so far? Hopeful.

So, what is making the Bat-fans so pleased with this new series? For one, it’s taking a lot of inspiration from the comics. The Gordon of this series has much in common with Year One’s interpretation, especially the naievety with how the justice system works in Gotham. The city is infested with criminals, the mob is just as slimy and destructive as the police force, and Gordon must adapt quickly if he’s going to survive.

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