Tag Archives: Superheroes

Big or small, does size really matter?

7 May

Before Avengers: Endgame was released, I was talking to a friend about it and how excited I was to see it. He was excited, too. But then I reminded him that he hadn’t seen Captain Marvel yet (which, what the hell, dude?), so he couldn’t see Endgame for a bit still. He agreed and then said, “I’ll just wait til it’s streaming in a few weeks”. Continue reading

Guest Post~ Second Hand Nerd

21 Apr

Barbara is back with another post about raising nerdy kids, though she leaves out that Grandpa Alan raised her the same way, with books and science and stories available on TV & films. Different generations.


I am a second hand nerd.

I deliberately exposed my two kids (now adults) to comic books, science fiction on TV and in the movies as well as at the library, conventions (comic book and/or sci-fi) , made them super-hero capes and sometimes even discussed what would have happened if Leia and Luke weren’t brother and sister (eww, gross Mom) or if Leia had been the one trained by Obi Wan Kenobi.

At the time I thought I was keeping them entertained. I certainly did not expect it to effect the rest of their lives. I assumed they would outgrow their super heroes and Star Wars action figures.

They didn’t.

They play Pokemon. They’re sort of competitive and sort of cooperative. They have fun going on ”raids” or whatever they’re called. (Mind you they are grown adults with jobs.) They go to action movies and drag/take me along. Sunday of opening week. And my daughter, the proud keeper of this blog, takes me to cons where I get kissed by TV villains.

And then there are their T-shirts. Many of which I bought them. I need say no more as anyone who reads this blog has a closet full, too.

To top it all off they’re nice people. They work hard and take care of homes and pets and breakable mothers and are polite, up to date on the state of the world, altogether “normal”. Except that they still go to cons, collect comics (not so much since the flurry of re-boots.), actively discuss tv shows, upcoming DC and Marvel films and Pokemon daily. And they include me. I’m actually supposed to have an opinion. It’s wrong, of course, but they do listen to it first.

And I enjoy it. I protest , as a responsible adult should, that collecting bobble heads, spending Saturdays hunting made up monsters/creatures and passionately debating the characterization of Shazam vs. whoever is not worthy of them. Again, I’m wrong. I led them up this path and it gives them pleasure. They adult perfectly well so why not?

As for their including me, thank you. Our relationship has changed from parent to friend and I am so lucky.

Deadpool is everything it should be and so much more

21 Feb

What else needs to be said past- Deadpool was awesome and you should go see it? Well, obviously, the fact it is a HARD R needs to be mentioned- but honestly, if you don’t know that by now, you must be living under a rock.

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This is NOT your typical comic book movie.

~~~ To be clear… SPOILERS AHEAD~~~ Continue reading

Supergirl: do you believe a girl can fly?

21 Nov

This is not a review. There haven’t been enough episodes to truly review this series yet. This is, instead, me working out whether or not Supergirl is worth my time.

Supergirl Continue reading

Fantastic Four is a bit less fantastic than promised

11 Aug

3810641-nerdbastards.com_2This is not a review. It would be a review but the only crew member willing to waste the money to see the new Fantastic Four film was too traumatized to write anything.

Seriously. Continue reading

Today… stop and remember…

25 May


Memorial Day doesn’t mean a lot to most people- it’s a day off from work punctuated by BBQs and maybe some fireworks. And that’s OK. Continue reading

Comic-Caps: Invincible #20-24 + #0 and Origins

3 Aug


Robert Kirkman – Writer, Letterer
Cory Walker – Penciler, Inker
Ryan Ottley –  Penciler, Inker
Bill Crabtree – Colourist

Previously on Invincible
Marks mother Debbie continues to struggle to come to terms with what her husband did, meanwhile Mark gets tricked into helping with a coup and there’s a new villain in town called Angstrom Levy who’s collecting himself from different dimensions.

Vol. 5: The Facts of Life (#20-24 + #0 (Origins)) Continue reading

Comic-Caps: Invincible #14-19

28 Jun


Robert Kirkman – Writer, Letterer
Cory Walker – Penciler, Inker
Ryan Ottley –  Penciler, Inker
Bill Crabtree – Colourist

Previously on Invincible
Mark learns the truth about what his father did, where he really comes from and why he’s here on Earth. A huge fight breaks out as Mark tries to stop his Dad from enslaving the planet, during the fight Mark is left comatose and Nolan leaves our Solar System.

Vol. 4: Head of the Class (#14-19) Continue reading

Why Smallville will always be my own personal kryptonite

10 Jun

If you’ve been paying attention you know that we love our superheroes here at NerdLush HQ. And Superman is one of our favorites (though we have equal love, apparently, for all DC and Marvel characters). We could (and probably should) sit around as a group and debate the merits of each Superman and it would likely be quite the entertaining roundtable. But since the crew is scattered, it isn’t likely to happen anytime soon.

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None of that is why I am here today… I want to talk about why Smallville will always hold a special place in my heart. Continue reading

Comic-Caps: Invincible #9-13

8 Jun


Robert Kirkman – Writer, Letterer
Cory Walker – Penciler, Inker
Ryan Ottley –  Penciler, Inker
Bill Crabtree – Colourist

Previously on Invincible
Since getting his powers Mark Grayson, better known as Invincible has been working with the Teen Team to keep the city safe. We met The Guardians of the Globe but they were soon butchered by Marks Father, Omni-Man.

Vol. 3: Perfect Strangers (#9-13) Continue reading

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