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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sorry, Folks! Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review 11.28.12 Broadcast Cancelled-Returns in Full Effect This Sunday @6pm!

In the immortal words of any Scooby Doo villain, "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those meddling time constraints!" See you all this Sunday!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Our Post Holiday Shows-Comic Shoppe & Afronerd, 6-7pm! And the Latest Pulp Musings from The Shoppe's Daryll B!

We're gambling that our faithful listeners have had their fill of turkey, stuffing and Black Friday avarice and are ready for some entertaining and informative straight talk from their "Podcast Avengers!" Check out the Grindhouse Sundays edition of our broadcast with The Comic Shoppe airing at 6pm and Afronerd Radio batting second at 7pm. On The Shoppe-Daryll B., Captain Kirk and Dburt discuss the following: director, Peter Ramsey is being touted as the "Obama" of animation with the upcoming release of his CGI Rise of the Guardians film; our thoughts on the new BSG: Blood and Chrome web series; the Avengers encounter Ultron in a special 10 part comic series; Dburt finally sees Skyfall and actor/comedian Patton Oswalt talks about his time with Wesley Snipes on the set of Blade: Trinity.

And then there's Afronerd featuring Captain Kirk at 7pm! Listen to The Captain and Dburt wax about the following topics: there appears to be even more post re-election racism tales (AZ gun shop owner, the police and college campus nonsense); Dburt checks out Eddie Murphy: One Night Only and was disappointed with its display of minstrelsy; the rise in street gangs on Native American reservations; more Black Friday shenanigans and any issues that were left on the table from Wednesday's show. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

Our Post Holiday Shows-Comic Shoppe & Afronerd, 6-7pm!

And then there's the pop cultured infused meanderings of The Shoppe's Daryll B.:

As I type this AfroNerd Readers, I'm watching my Jets have 3 consecutive turnovers to go down to the Patriots 28-0 in the 2nd Quarter of Thanksgiving Night. My anger reaching uncontrollable levels would be a serious understatement. However, I will not focus on the negative for this blog... so Bendis once again crapping on DnA's cosmic foundations (Age of Ultron? Really? After the Annihilation Conquest run?) and the Red Dawn trailer (I didn't know that there's only 2 black people in a spunky American town in 2012?) will get a pass.... for now... Instead I am am going to focus on the positive:

  -Mark Waid keeps on trucking! Think about his work over the last year: the return of Ruse; critically and fan lauded runs on Daredevil and The Rocketeer. Now he gets his hands on Bruce Banner and The Hulk! Awesome!

  -I may have problems with some of their characterizations, but Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison continue to keep their fanbases happy with their DC projects. And I can't lie, the latest Aquaman arc and Morrison's Multiversity project has peaked my interest. I am just hoping in 12 months I can still remain positive...

  -Cullen Bunn, Chris Yost, and Brian Wood getting more writing responsibilities at Marvel. Bunn with Fearless Defenders and Wolverine; Yost with Avenging Spider-Man to go along with his handling of their animated properties; and Wood with a foothold in the X-Men, 616 and the Ultimate Universe variety. Here's hoping they have the creative latitude to explore new ideas and concepts.

  -The Internet... for as much as I hate on some of the moronic acts on this invention that I have seen, there is no denying that the 'net has given me a cornucopia of differing ideas when looking at my beloved artform. Heck, it even provides the ability for you fans to get back at me on The ComicShoppe on Sun 6pm EST. I learn as much from you folks as you all hate my big mouth.

  -Also thanks to the internet for giving me the ability to skip bad TV and watch my favorite shows at anytime...anyplace!

  -Fringe and The Walking Dead.... not everything these shows do is golden but they certainly continue to make me think week after week. I don't need reality TV when I have Alternative Reality TV!

  -Simpsons and South Park.... just for how they continue to lampoon major headline news and trends, forcing the viewer to think about their roles in them. I'd include Daily Show in here too if it was Sci-fi or Fantasy....

  -Marvel Movie Studios for having a plan and carrying it out. This opens up nerds of a cinematic nature to an infinite universe of ideas to be capitalized on.

  -Image and Dark Horse, for being everything the Big Two aren't..i.e. places of creativity for the next generation of writers and artists to express their visions and get noticed.


  -Tis the season...


  I totally didn't see that Tarzan meeting Conan and Red Sonja pic going that way... Nice curveball!

  -A Chris Sims doubleheader as he looks at classic Thanksgiving balloons from Nedroid's mind:


  ..then he actually LIKES the latest Twilight Movie:


  I think I would need to be heavily medicated to watch it, but believe or not he isn't the first that I heard liked the film. Meaning I am now around Pod People..lol

  -I have never hidden my Patton Oswalt love but this article might have put him in a whole new nerd stratosphere for me:


  Dudes I knew Wesley Snipes was scary but...wow....

  -The power is in your hands fans!


  Why wait for the studios to do what you like? Get creative people! The technology is out there folks! However, it does raise questions as to the mental effects of the subject matter on kids and I like the way the comments section handled the debate.

  -David Brothers checks in with this ode to Hip-Hop:


  Seriously, if you are a hip-hop head and you never listened to Lyricist Lounge or Soundbombing songs/CDs... why are you still reading this? Go and sample these to see why some of us lament the loss of lyricists as we know it!

Finally, I want to give thanks to you fans for without your passion about our subjects as fuel, the ComicShoppe and AfroNerd would not exist. Until Next Time: Keep Fantasizing!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pre Turkey Day Special-Mid Week in Review Show @7pm!

Happy Pre Turkey Day, folks! We figure that you might want to get a "slice" of wisdom to accompany your cranberry sauce as you listen to Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review tonight at 7pm eastern. Listen to Dburt and Captain Kirk elucidate on the following topics this (mid) week: the crew picks up on a few issues that were left unexplored from the last airing (Bill Maher believes that President Obama should now invoke the "angry Black man" stance and video gamers vs medical residents); for our "Blue Area" segment. we highlight the achievements of a budding 15 year old engineer from Sierra Leone who paid a visit to M.I.T.; more on the Hamas vs Israel conflict and if time permits, a discussion of the fiery conservative musings of Mr. Carroll Michael via is ever popular Youtube videos. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

Afronerd Radio's Pre Turkey Day Special-Mid Week in Review Show @7pm!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Afronerd Radio's Pre-Black Friday Double Feature on Sunday!

Let's just get straight to the point, folks! Check for our special double feature-Grindhouse Sundays broadcast with The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio airing at 6pm and 7pm, respectively. For the Comic Shoppe, Daryll B., Captain Kirk and Dburt discuss the following: picking up from last week's show, how and why do comic fans of color support a hobby that is so White super heroic centric; our thoughts about the future of Fringe now that its fifth and final season is coming to a close; a recent Comics Beat blog piece compares fake female geekdom to blackface minstrelsy (huh?) and lastly, more thoughts on Star Wars VII with talks of many of the original cast making appearances almost 40 years post the first movie...whoa!

Next up, we have Afronerd Radio at 7pm with Dburt and Captain Kirk discussing the following current event centered topics: more on the Petraeus/Emo sex scandals; former CNN news anchor and now BET Don't Sleep host, TJ Holmes appears to be having trouble garnering an audience at the famed neo-minstrel network; high school and college video gamers outperformed medical residents in a virtual surgery game and why is Bill Maher wrong when he exclaims that it is time (a plea asked ever since Obama took office) for President Obama to become "an angry Black Man." Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

Afronerd Radio's Pre-Black Friday Double Feature on Sunday!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Afronerd Cinema Presents! Filmmaker, Hilton Ruiz Returns With Pt 2 of "Zombie With a Shotgun" Film Short Series

Zombie With a Shotgun, Episode ~ 2 from Zombie with a Shotgun on Vimeo.

Friend of the Afronerd Radio show and budding filmmaker, Hilton Ruiz returns with the second installment of his viral horror series, Zombie With a Shotgun. Check it out while you wait for our upcoming Grindhouse Sundays edition of Afronerd Radio. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday is Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review @7pm! Topics-Gen. Betray-us' Shenanigans; Elmo Madness; Civil War-2012 Edition & More!

Our variety of topics runneth over folks! Welcome to Wednesday's Mid Week in Reviewbroadcast, courtesy of Afronerd Radio. Pull up a seat and listen to Dburt and Captain Kirk (at 7pm-EST) unpack the following issues: yet MORE Obama post re-election fodder-citizens (for now) from 20 states have petitioned to secede from the Union; a distraught AZ wife fearing of an Obama win, mows down her husband because he refused to vote; in Blue Area news, four Nigerian girls invent a generator that can produce power for up to 6 hours on urine (whoa!); from General Patraeus to Elmo's Kevin Clash, sexual improprieties know no bounds and if time permits, a brief discussion on Microsoft getting closer to creating a Star Trek inspired universal (language) translator. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620!

Wednesday is Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review @7pm!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Our Pre X-mas List 4 A Grindhouse Sunday! Check Last Week's Show; Check THIS Week's Show (Discussing Reboots, James Bond, Racist Twits & Tweets, Universal Translator) & Daryll B.'s Latest Entry!

Thank Odin all that election stuff has finally dissipated so that we can get back to more important matters like comic books, sci-fi and video gaming! Welcome to Grindhouse Sundays, folks! Double Fun and Double broadcasts! Join Dburt, Daryll B. and Captain Kirk, this Sunday at 6pm (EST) at The Comic Shoppe show to hear them opine on the following topics: the team's thoughts on the best (and worst) movie/TV reboots or re-imaginings; a query for the crew and audience-why exactly do Black fanboys collect comics that highlight White super-heroism?; with DC announcing that their comic line is going "full digital" isn't it time to officially proclaim that the "Modern Age" has transitioned into the "Digital Age" of comicdom and lastly, if time permits, a discussion concerning the new Bond film, Skyfall (including more Idris Elba/007 replacement talk).

An if gooey comic goodness discourse wasn't enough-enter Afronerd Radio at 7pm. Captain Kirk and Dburt will discuss the following newsworthy issues: more (and expected) racist twitter/social media backlash in the aftermath of President Obama's second election win; in vaunted "Blue Area" news-formerly illiterate Ethiopian village kids hack PC tablets without prompting or assistance; and speaking of the election, are the media being a bit premature with their notion of the "erosion of Whiteness?" and lastly, in Star Trek to reality news, Microsoft might be on track to creating a universal translator...whoa! Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

BTW, here's last week's Mid Week in review broadcast:

Our Mid Week in Review Show-POTUS Edition 2nite @7pm!

And then there's THIS week's upcoming broadcast:

Yin & Yang All Day! The Comic Shoppe @6pm & Afronerd @7pm!

And now, a few words of wisdom from the Shoppe's Daryll B:

Howdy AfroNerd Readers once again, I, Daryll B., am back to dish out more enlightenment and punishment to the worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, And yes Comic Books! However, we shall begin with this political message: "YES!!! The Futurama Political Clone LOST! There's hope for the country yet.... Now can BOTH sides listen to the AfroNerd in office and try to work to cure the country's ills. By the way.... this is the message I left on Facebook moments after the victory:

  "Sure...nice concession speech...but...you still haven't answered this question Milt... Who was this "them" that you said you were trying to get the country back from? THAT type of thinking is what fractures us... NOW can we come together and start the country's healing from within? You old folks seperating the country like gang warfare has worked SOOOO well for us middle/lower class types..*rolls eyes*"

  So as you can see, I not giving either party a break... and neither do I forget stuff said... and it appears neither does the Latino Population either! hehehehe

  LinkBlogging Time

  We start with David Brothers of 4thLetter who found himself in an interesting quandry with MC Grimm


This was totally silly on MC Grimm's part. These days you need to get your project name out there by whatever means is necessary. However was trying to burn this bridge really an effective way of doing that?

This is a long time coming at Marvel:


..and to those afraid of some sort of exploitation here... Cullen Bunn wrote the best thing to come out of that stupid Fear Itself event: The Fearless. This series spins right out of that and if it is even half as good, Marvel with have its own "Birds of Prey" title here....

Speaking of long time coming, here's Tom Bondurant at Robot 6:


Interesting analysis and breakdown of the new team and the wild lineups of DC's premier team. Makes you wonder about the future movie's lineup and how Johns will treat the ethnic members of the team. After all Geoff has had successes with characterization in the JSA and Teen Titans but flubbed them in Green Lantern and Flash.....

Victory is hers!


Let us rejoice with flagons of mead and roasted meat!!!!

They can keep trying.....


...but when you get PETER PARKER'S characterization wrong... then your whole series is in trouble... No need for me to go over what they messed up on because you have heard the show and me rip this movie apart.... but good luck with #2.....

You think someone heard last week's ComicShoppe with this move...?


...but the fact that this a total 180 from the opening announcement after the rights purchase is NOT a good sign for the franchise. Michael Arndt, please save Star Wars from these dumb executives... or better yet consult Brian Cronin who had his The Line It Is Drawn lineup do this:


Disney Princesses as Slaves to Jabba The Hut.... Inspired...and soon to be all over the 'net...

OK that's it for me this week. Until Next Time Readers, Keep Fantasizing!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Double Shows incl. Interview w/Filmmaker, Nelson George; Also Take A Gander @ Daryll B.'s Latest Blog Entry

Boy, do we have a show for you! Mark your calendars for this Sunday, November 4th, when Afronerd Radio interviews noted author/filmmaker, Nelson George and legendary music producer, Arthur Baker regarding their latest project-a Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for a documentary entitled, Finding the Funk. And remember folks, this is our Grindhouse Sundays show! At 6pm, tune in to The Comic Shoppe segment to listen to Dburt, Daryll B. and Captain Kirk discuss the current "goings on" in the world of comics, sci-fi, video gaming, fantasy and generalized "nerd/geek" culture. And if that wasn't enough to satiate your palate, check out the aforementioned interview with Messrs. George and Baker for the second half at 7pm. Call our hosts live at 646-915-9620. AGAIN folks, this is certainly NOT the show to miss!

Double Shows incl. Interview w/Filmmaker, Nelson George

And an example of what is not least and certainly not forgotten, here's the latest blog entry from The Shoppe's Daryll B.-

You know, as I type this on Wednesday Night from Queens NY after listening to the news stations about Hurricane Sandy. Then after watching people at work and around my neighborhood and how "prepared" they were, I have come to one unavoidable conclusion: All those disaster movies that I laughed at; all of those end of the world "sci-fi fantasies" that I thought were lacking in common sense; all those monster/horror movies where I thought people would be more rationale... I APOLOGIZE TO YOU ALL. Mind you, where I live wasn't hit a tenth as hard as places in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, or even have the horrific blow that Katrina did, but how humans here are reacting well....

  The Walking Dead happens, no one gets out of the massively infected boroughs while the government is insisting all is well and people should go about their normal activities...

  Independence Day happens, this city are those idiots on top of the Empire State Building with the welcome signs getting blasted away in an eyeblink....

  If this was a slasher movie, this city is that pretty, screaming blonde who trips in the forest in high heels wearing a SUPERtight mini skirt/jeans as the maniac looms closer....

  2012 happens.... wait a minute.. IT IS 2012! *cues Twilight Zone Theme* Oh we are so screwed....

  In lighter fare, this happened during Hurricane Sandy:


  So Disney picks up LucasArts and the whole Star Wars Franchise, announces definite plans for a 7th movie and another Trilogy.... but throws some cold water on it by saying it won't be based on any prior works.... Are they copying the J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" playbook here without actually reading it? I was really hoping for the "next generation" i.e. the kids of Han and Leia or from Luke's Jedi Academy here.... Plus, in real terms, Disney is looking to monopolize the Sci-Fi market... who's their next target? Harry Potter? Lord of the Rings? Doctor Who? Alien/Predator? DC Comics? First Marvel, then Star Wars, next THE WORLD!!!*Insert evil Mr. Burns Laughter here*

  Many props to Brian Cronin for doing this:


  Comics for every taste are included and also props to the CSBG Readers who voted....



  Thank You Matt Groening....

  Hmm Jamie Foxx as ..who?   http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/11/01/jamie-foxx-in-talks-to-play-electro-in-the-amazing-spider-man-2/


  -What the...?


  I think commenter Michael Deeley said it for me with this response: "My reaction is less, "Wow! The guy who made those great X-Men movies is back", and more, "Damn! The guy who ****** up Superman is back!"

  Well said Mike!

  - This is just too cool....


You lucky son of a... Oswalt...

- Are people serious?


OK... I mean are these the same people that tried pushing that hate on Sesame Street and its "hidden gay agenda" a couple of years ago? Must these folks taint everything I loved in childhood?

- David Brothers vs Dan Slott.... 12 rounds...dingDingDING!


If you can get what Mr. Brothers is saying here about the promotion for the new "Superior" Spider-Man book, then you haven't been listening to The ComicShoppe and how we have destroyed The Big Two in how they promote their books.

- Tis the season... for great lists! First up, Top 8 Horror TV Shows:


Now Jeremy Thomas set up his requirements at the beginning of the article... but a lot of the commenters had the same thought as I.. no Forever Knight?

- Next list and one near and dear to this blogger's heart...


I can't tell you how much I LOVE The Simpsons and let's put it this way: during Sandy hitting NYC on Monday, I had everything off except the laptop. I was doing a Simpsons Treehouse Marathon on it, eating microwave popcorn and drinking Pepsi, and laughing hard!

- Mike Gorman checks in with The Worst Horror Movie Endings:


Count me in the "Jason-Fighting-A-Telekinetic-Girl.... uh... what the hell just happened?" camp..

- Speaking of which, Shawn S. Lealos has my final list to share:


Nightmare on Elm Street 3 Folks! You got superpowers and want to take on Freddy Krueger thinking you are going to win? Good luck! Poked holes in many a geek's thought that they could take out Freddy if they had _________ power....

*Bonus* He lists out his picks to fill out the JLA Movie AND gives a nice future movies that are comic book related timeline here:


Finally to leave on a happier note...

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Oh for the love of God Marvel, give Robot Chicken the go ahead here!!!! And if you don't know Clare Grant, here are her and her luscious teammates of Team Unicorn in action:


...also check out their Zombie Prevention PSA:


For everyone caught up in the storm, Stay Strong! For them and everyone else, Keep Fantasizing!