Voice Actor Neil Ross discusses his proffession (voice of Shipwreck, Springer, Green Goblin and more)

5by5nVoice actor for many nerd favorites such as G.I.Joe’s Shipwreck and Dusty, Transformers Springer, Pryde of the X-men’s Wolverine and even Green Goblin, shared his thoughts via youtube about his profession.

Check it out below and be sure to check out Rosemary Ward’s youtube channel as a whole. -Sam

Nerdversity101 episode 27: an interview with/Buzz Dixon :the Most Dangerous Man in the World G.I.Joe novel

Hector_RamirezJoin us (Aaron “solojones, Alex “Jaxs”, Sam or rev, and the Cornish Gamer) as we interview Buzz Dixon, possibly most famous for his roles as staff writer and story editor for Sunbow’s G.I.Joe cartoon. He has a bigger impact than that, and we talk about everything from Thundarr the Barbarian to his thoughts on fanfiction in general, but the key focus is his upcoming The Most Dangerous Man in the world which will is a “lost tale” of sorts. It will tell a story meant for the animated show prior to the inclusion of Serpentor and Cobra-La

You can use our embedded player below or

You can also stream the episode at our host,podcast garden HERE or

as of this episode we also available on stitcher  HERE

and if that doesn’t cover you, we are available for download on Itunes key word nerdversity101

Stay tuned to nerdversity.com to see it’s release.

In the mean time check out http://www.buzzdixon.com/ for short “fictoids” ,announcements and more from Mr. Dixon.

and prepare to read Buzz’s upcoming G.I.Joe book by downloading Kindle for PC: HERE

or by searching your preferred devices app store.

We are also happy to announce you can now  drop us a line at nerdversity101@gmail.com

-Sam

 

Comic Book Issue of the week, this week with Cap

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Nerdversity Comic Book issue of the week:

X-men Giant Size 1

Author : Aaron Wood

Nerdversity Comic Issue of the Week: Captain America – The Winter Soldier Directors Cut. (2014) Hot of the heels of The Winter Soldier movie, Ed Brubaker brings back issue 1 of vol 5 with new scenes. We see Red Skull’s assassination at the hands of The Winter Soldier, as well as Cap’s nightmares over The Bulge in 1944.

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Steve Epting’s art matches perfectly with Ed Brubaker’s story, proving as to why many fans consider Brubaker’s run to be the best run of Cap ever.

Story: Ed Brubaker
Art: Steve Epting

Comic Book Issue spotlight: Giant Size X-Men # 1

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Nerdversity Comic Book issue of the week:

X-men Giant Size 1

Author : ALEX JONES 

 

Deadly genesis for those of you who haven’t read it it starts off That the Cyclops escapes to return to the X-mansion tells the what what happen to the X-men. The Professor X recruits a new team to rescues the original X-men who had disappeared on a mission to the island of Krakoa. in this issue introduce New Characters as well as old ones The Return Of Sunfire,Wolverine and Banshee . Sunfire’s who Made his First appearance on X-men #64 and Wolverine first appearance was Incredible Hulk #181 and banshee X-men #28 Banshee made a on and off appearance in early on x-men issues. There first appearance of the Characters who we grow and love over the years Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird.

The team soon learns that Krakoa is not just an island, but a giant mutant as well. Despite a number of personality clashes among the individual members, the new team succeeds in rescuing the old X-Men as well as destroying the island by shooting it into outer space with Polaris’ power. The issue ends by posing the question of the future of a 13-member X-Men team.

for those you who haven’t Read early X-men issues it’s worth Reading and you won’t be disappointed.

Credits

Story, edits — Len Wein
Pencils, cover inks — Dave Cockrum
Cover pencils — Gil Kane
Inks — Dave Cockrum & Peter Iro
Letters — John Costanza
Colors — Glynis Wein

G.I.Joe Future NOIR review

noirrosterG.I.Joe Future Noir is one of those obscure alternate takes that almost every property has, that many wouldn’t even know existed.  Idw published the small manga sized black and white trade paper back in 2011.

it featured a young team of Joes  who are sent on a mission by General Hawk. Duke commands a squad consisting of of Scarlet, Roadblock, Sci-fi (with an interesting twist) and a rookie by the name of Helix.  Don’t worry, they met Snake-Eyes along the way.

The first thing you may notice is some of the unusual members on the roster. Sci-fi is no longer the laser trooper from the ARAH days, but instead is a cyborg who serves as pilot, and general computer/support for the team. His face bears a resemblance to Gambit, and his later body part switcheroo reminds me of 90’s era bad comic cyborgs. UPDATE: I initially didn’t see any ties to the classic Sci-Fi here, but Joe Nation’s Casey pointed out that Star Brigade Sci-Fi (v4) had bat like hand attachments and  had been re-assigned to be a pilot.

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G.I.Joe, Doctor Who, and True Blood Comic Apps removed from the IOS Store.

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What does this mean for the future of the brands? at least in comic form?  I can’t speak to True Blood for certain, Doctor Who appears to be going strong on the small screen, but Joe appears to have no presence at toy fair, and Hasbro isn’t presenting anything at Joe con, we know of no design team for Joe, and recently one Joe comic ended (Costa’s Cobra Files)

Hama’s G.I.Joe a Real American Hero seems to be well loved by fans, infact it seems to have gained steam after early concerns over the return of the brain wave scanner, and accidental inclusion of the dead character Sneak Peek.

My not so educated Guess? G.I.Joe isn’t going anywhere, neither is Doctor Who, but the focus on them will be smaller, possibly going down to only 2 or less books a moth, and with less being produced IDW simply  may not feel they need to have a dedicated app for them.

Your thoughts?

Image straight from my iphone and the app below, for more details.

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MineCraft 360 Marvel skin pack now live!

creeperrburstinChristmas Eve packed a pleasant surprise for me when I saw the new Marvel skin pack was live (and as far as I know unannounced) on Minecraft 360.

It’s Avengers heavy and features several Iron man suits, and even Agent Coulson ! It will run you 3.99 but if you are a huge marvel fan it might be worth it.

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A Great day for Poor (and/or cheap) Nerds everywhere (MOS and new Futurama )

SupermanI was surprised to see there was zero delay between release of the final season of Futurama and it coming to Netflix. It’s been a long time fav of mine, and my wife is a bigger fan than me (and has the toys and stuffed animals to prove it!) So give it a watch if you haven’t yet. I’ll still be being her the Blu ray for the commentary, Futurama has always had some of the best commentary tracks.

I was also notified by the handy dandy remind me option at redbox that Man of Steel is now available. I’ve been a slacker and haven’t seen it yet, so if your like me you can get a  viewing in now that it’s a buck and change for a night with the blu ray.

-revsears.

8- Bit Cinema’s Take on THOR

marvellogo8-bit cinema has released an excellent mock video game adaption of the Thor movie using mostly 8 bit sprites, although some are 16 bit and seem to be based on Megaman X but I’ll forgive them. Check it out below, and you should definitely hit up their home page, subscribe and check out some of the other videos (like the Shining or G.I.Joe!)