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Episode 26 – Incompetence, Not Malice

On this installment of the podcast, we discuss the DashCon fiasco, the Awesome Con conundrum, and the hopes of the Nezumi Con Indiegogo campaign.

We also talk about the changes coming to Marvel comics with different characters taking up the helms of Thor and Captain America, Arrowverse casting, Harmony Gold not being awful for once, Homestar Runner coming back from the dead, and the expansion of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

It’s exciting.

First Look at Roy Harper’s Arsenal Costume for ‘Arrow’

So Entertainment Weekly has posted the first official image of actor Colton Haynes dressed in Roy Harper’s full Arsenal costume in the upcoming season 3 of the CW’s Arrow. Click the image to see the full size version:

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Honestly, I think it looks pretty cool. Frankly, it looks a heck of a lot better than what Roy Harper is wearing in the current DC Comics.

Via EW

CW’s “The Flash” Adds Another Member to Its Rogue Gallery

More bad guys keep coming in.

The CW announced yesterday that it has cast Prison Break star Wentworth Miller as Flash villain Captain Cold in its upcoming TV series The Flash, starring Grant Gustin as Not-Wally-West. Miller will be donning the iconic parka in episode four of the series which is set to debut this fall.

This means that we have at least two members of the Flash’s Rogue Gallery, arguably one of the greatest villain groups in comic books, making their way to television. In the first full-length trailer, the CW pretty much confirmed that we would be seeing Weather Wizard in at least the first episode, if not as part of the over-arching story arc of season one. With the addition of Weather Wizard and Captain Cold, it’s only a matter of time before we see some of the other members of the Rogues, like Heat Wave, Mirror Master, and the Trickster.

And, because I’m helpful,  I’ve given the CW a list of possible actors that could play Captain Boomerang.

You’re welcome.

Official Details about Supernatural Season 10 Come Out

So Supernatural is one of those shows that never seems to end. Personally, I’m okay with it – it’s pretty much the only thing I still watch on the CW.

Pretty much because when it started I was still in their target demographic.

I mean, this show has been on so long that when it started, both Veronica Mars and Arrested Development were still on the air. That’s right, during the run of Supernatural, both Arrested Development and Veronica Mars got cancelled, went silent for years, and got revived as franchises.

Anyway, the CW has put out a press release which reveals some information on the upcoming season. We left Season 9 with Dean turning into a demon, and things aren’t looking up from there:

Season 10 begins with Sam’s frantic search for his missing brother, who is gone without a trace. The road to recovering the wayward Dean takes Sam down dark paths, with consequences that will shake the boys to their core. Meanwhile, Castiel has to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Metatrons campaign. With his grace failing and rogue angels still on the loose, Cass will face the ticking clock of his own mortality as all-new threats emerge to once again push all of our heroes to their limits.

That sounds super fun and not at all depressing!

Via SpolierTV

Robbie Amell Cast as Firestorm in CW’s Flash Series

Robbie Amell, cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell, has been cast as Firestorm in the upcoming Flash TV series. Robbie Amell is, of course, available because the CW chose to cancel the remake of The Tomorrow People which he’d been starring in. I have no idea which version of “The Nuclear Man” Firestorm’s origin the show will be using, but I don’t doubt that I’ll be confused by it.

I’ve never really *gotten* Firestorm.

With Brandon Routh already cast as The Atom and Devin Aoki cast as Katana (did we mention that?), it looks like the CW is building its own veritable Justice League… International?

In any case, the CW’s DC Arrowverse seems to be a lot more interesting that DC’s Movieverse going forward.

Via Variety

Producers of CW’s “Arrow” To Write Green Arrow Comics

We may now be entering a world where Nick is tempted to purchase a DC comic, as the newly announced creative team for the Green Arrow comic is none other than Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski. Kreisberg and Sokolowski are most notably producers on The CW’s hit series Arrow. They’ll be taking over from current creative team Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino effective in October with issue #35 of the book.

For those worried Comic Book Ollie will start immediately becoming TV Ollie, fret not. While talking with Hero Complex, Kreisberg said:

I think the version Ben and I are going for now is an amalgamation of the TV version and his comic book persona. As our TV partner, Greg Berlanti, puts it, at his core, Oliver is an optimist. He believes in people. On the TV show, that optimism is buried under years of torture and suffering, but it’s still there. In the comics, he’s been a bit more fun, a bit faster with a quip, so we are trying to add some of that zest for life.

So yeah. This is a bit exciting.

Via Comics Alliance, Hero Complex

Episode 17 – Kickstarter Withheld

On this fortnight’s episode we discuss Zack Snyder’s ranting about Watchmen, John Campbell’s Kickstarter implosion, Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity, Matt Ryan and Constantine, CW’s Flash’s Costume, the Veronica Mars movie… and how 11% of all Americans mistake HTML for an STD.

Yeah. That bit may make you cry.

Note: This episode has slightly strong language near the beginning. We apologize.

Well, to you.

Not to Zack Snyder.

Episode 5 – Fall TV Spectacular

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new genre shows hitting the airwaves this fall. Sleepy Hollow, Agents of SHIELD, Almost Human, Dracula (yes, they’re actually making a Dracula series), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and The Tomorrow People all get put under the microscope!

But not The Originals.

Because we have standards.

Bryan “Arcemise” Novak is sitting in for Pher this episode, so don’t adjust your ears. If you have adjustable ears that is.

Man, how weird would THAT be…