Category: Justice League


Merry Christmas to everyone from the staff at Word of the Nerd!

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It’s Christmas Eve and it’s all quiet in the offices of Word of the Nerd today.  The staff is at home with their families and I am here catching up on some things.  It’s tough being the boss, but it is so rewarding and I work with a fantastic group of people.

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The Word of the Nerd offices are closed today while we travel to see friends and family for Christmas.  As this year comes to a close, all of us here at WOTN want to thank YOU…our loyal readers for making this the best year we have ever had.  2011 has seen a lot of changes around here, most important the addition of “a staff”.  This is no longer a one man operation and we owe it all to you.  We’ve got big plans in the works for 2012 and we hope to see you all back to share them with us.  Merry Christmas from The Nerd and the entire staff of Word of the Nerd!

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One more day and the boss will let us out of this basement to celebrate the holidays with our friends and family.  Pastie white is still in fashion isn’t it?  Word of the Nerd is going on auto-pilot for the Christmas weekend; but we will be back Tuesday morning all rested and ready to give you more of The Word and all the geektastic stuff you crave.  While we’re away, be sure to check out other pages of the site and listen to some of our affiliated podcasts and other goodies.

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So we think the hangovers are about over.  We still have Christmas parties going on and it seems everyone comes in in bad shape due to the night before.  The Nerd or as we like to call him “El Supremo” is a really cool boss.  He doesn’t yell so much when we’re hungover.  He just shoots us with Nerf guns.

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Oh boy, oh boy!  Christmas is almost here!  And it’s Tuesday and we usually give you two wallpapers on Tuesdays.  To be honest, some of us are still shaking off the Christmas party hangovers, so the idea for a themed Justice League week was probably done out of laziness.

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Okay guys, we’re slackers.  The first annual Word of the Nerd Christmas party was last night and the staff all got drunk beyond belief.  No one was sober enough to post today’s wallpaper.  Better late than never.  We’re in kind of a Justice League mood for some reason, so we’re going with a theme for the next few days. 

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Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I am a totalt-shirt whore.  I probably buy two orthree new t-shirts a week.  It causesquite the ruckus with the wife, but I am addicted, it’s a sickness, like hoarding.  So when I heard I can get a t-shirt by theman himself Jim Lee, well I was all giddy with excitement.  Not only am I a big Jim Lee fan, am I also a bigJustice League fan.  This is just thebest of both worlds.  
Check out the press release via The Source along with JimLee’s awesomely geektastic design below.

Back in October, Diamond announced that 2012’s Free Comic Book Day t-shirtwould feature a custom design by legendary artist Jim Lee. Recognizing thatFCBD was – at the time – still a full seven months off, it was a tantalizingtease for those of us anxiously awaiting a glimpse at Lee’s design.

But while we still have to wait until May to pick up our shirts (and ourfree comic books!), we’ve got a special holiday surprise today: a first look atJim’s art. It’s an homage to a classic piece by José Luis García-López,re-imagined with Jim’s redesign of the JUSTICE LEAGUE for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

The shirt will be solicited in January 2012′s Diamond PREVIEWS catalog, withproceeds going to support FCBD marketing and promotional efforts.

Isuspect this item will sell out fast come January, so you might want to getyour order in as soon as it comes available in January.  Be sure to check with your LCS about orderingthis one of a kind Free Comic Book Day exclusive goodie.


For more great comic book news, reviews and commentary, be sure to visit Comic Booked today!

 By The Nerd

Now we can get back to a regular routine for just a few days before we break for the Christmas holiday.  But don’t worry, we won’t be taking that much time off and then we’ll be back with more great comic book news, reviews and other general nerdtastic stuff.

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There have been rumors about rumors when it comes toChristopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Spoilers and images from the set have flooded the interwebs in recentweeks; but we are still no closer to finding out what is really going on inthe film.

There have been numerous speculations about characters, plotpoints, which actor was playing who and why. Then the conspiracy theories started finding their way around and by thetime the film hits theaters next summer, Bat-mania will have gripped us onceagain.
The main cast of characters Christian Bale, Gary Oldman anddirector Christopher Nolan have all announced that this will definitely betheir last Batman film.  We’ve heard itbefore though from Nolan, but this time there does seem to be finality to hiswords.  Go out on a high note and don’tlet the franchise suffer from Bat-fatigue.
Is Christopher Nolanplanning on killing off Batman in this film? If so, are we as fans ready to see that happen?  We all know what happened to Batman when hefirst tangled with Bane in the 90s.  Theresult was a broken back and Bruce Wayne giving the mantle of the Bat to Jean Paul Valley.
With the recent release of the film’s new teaser poster, itdefinitely implies that the Dark Knight meets his end.  That implication could mean quite a fewthings and I am sure in the months leading up to the film’s release, there willbe endless debate about it.
This is where you will see people coming down on differentsides.  While I maintain I do not want tosee Batman die in the film, my partner JP thinks it would be exciting to seeBatman go to the big Batcave in the sky. Comic book heroes die all the time, at least in the past twenty years ithas become a sad cliché in the industry. Kill off a popular character or presume they are dead, and then with theappropriate flourish and hype, bring them back from the dead.
Would it be appropriate for Batman to die in The Dark KnightRises?  You’re going to get all kinds ofanswers from fans.  Nolan wants to wrapup his trilogy and move on, but DC and Warner Bros want the Bat-train tocontinue rolling.  Warner Bros will need asuccessful franchise after The Dark Knight Rises.  Their other box office juggernaut HarryPotter has ended and with the failure of Green Lantern to draw audiences in,Warner Bros is desperate for the next big thing.
A reboot of the Batman franchise has been discussed with thepossibility of launching a DC Universe franchise similar to what Marvel hasdone with The Avengers.  The best hopefor a Justice League movie died two years ago after a cast had been announcedand filming was about to begin.  Fanshave been clamoring for a Justice League film for quite some time and the endof the current Batman franchise could certainly pave the way for that.
Killing Christian Bale’s Batman would certainly seem like adirection Nolan would take to bring his trilogy to an end.  With Batman dead, a sequel would seemunlikely.  But would a backlash from fansbe more negative to DC and Warner Bros than they would care for?  I certainly would not want to see Batman diein this film.  It’s just unheard of tokill such a legendary and beloved character like that.  Who knows what’s in the mind of ChristopherNolan right now.  Filming has wrapped andpost production is underway.  In spite ofall the set photos on the internet, there is quite a bit of secrecy in theNolan camp about the story.
I am taking a “wait and see” approach to The Dark KnightRises.  There is no doubt that it will bea fantastic film; there is no way it couldn’t be.  In Nolan We Trust is a mantra I have adoptedsince Batman Begins.  I trust what Nolanwill do and I know that whether I agree with what he does or not, he willdeliver another masterpiece.  We will allget to see this summer.

By The Nerd