The Superheroes of Film: Then Vs. Now

Check out this great infographic that was sent to us from the team over at Direct2TV. They’ve pitted the stars who’ve portrayed some of the biggest comic-book heroes on film against each other! Pretty good AND informative if you ask me! What do you think? Any others not portrayed here you’d like to see/point out?

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation wasn’t good . . . It was great!

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If I was to  ask you if you to choose between Stephen Sommers the director of the Mummy movies, and Van Helsing, or Jon Chu the director of Step Up 2, Step Up 3D, and the Justin Bieber documentary, to helm a G.I.  Joe movie, chances are you would choose wrong.  Jon Chu, known mostly for directing music related films knocked it out of the park with G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  It completely wiped the craptastic taste out of my mouth that I had thanks to the Sommers movie, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.

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The Line is Drawn for Comic Book Art

Not that they need the extra traffic, but I really have to give it up to the Comic Book Resources website. They consistently post great, informative articles and are one of the best places to get the latest comics news. But that’s not what this post is about.

This post is about two things, CBR’s “Comics Should Be Good” blog, specifically its weekly series called “The Line Is Drawn” where a group of artists (about 16 regulars) post artwork based on suggestions to the blog’s weekly topic on their twitter account. This week’s was “…come up with a sidekick for a superhero who’s never had an official sidekick”, which leads me to the other topic of this particular post. A bit of praise to a good, old friend of mine, and a fantastic artist, John Trumbull.

I met John while performing in the local Rocky Horror show. He had recently graduated from Joe Kubert’s art school at the time. In all these years, I’d never really seen much of his art, save for bits and pieces he showed us, or posted in the early innerwebs days.
As of late, he has been a regular artist for the “Line is Drawn” series and I have consistently found myself more and more impressed and proud of my friend. This week’s piece, however, is his best yet. But then, I’ve said that with each new piece he posts.

Art by John Trumbull – http://johntrumbull.deviantart.com/

So go check out CBR’s blog, subscribe to their feed, and of course make sure you tell ’em who sent ya in the comments, go check out John’s work on his deviant art page! And John, I know you’re going to read this, Great job buddy and keep ’em comin’!!

SUBMIT TO THE NERD-BASE!!!!

No seriously, we want your submissions!!

This tumblr site may not be the permanent home of Nerd-Base.com, but I (Chris) would definitely like it to be the start point of a growing community for our site…er…base.

So, if you find out about any awesome news in the vein of any “nerdy” topics, if you have an event you’d like to advertise (though there’s a bit more to the advertising than just plop n’ drop), feel free to drop ‘em in the old submit box! I’ll check ‘em out and if they fit the bill, you’ll get credit for your posts. If you post a lot of great content, who knows, you may get a message from me asking you to join our team!

So, get ‘em rollin’ in, put messages in the ask box, FOLLOW US!!! SUBMIT TO OUR WILL BLOG!!

-Capt. Chris