The Nerd Byword

The Nerd Byword

Kris, a teacher and Marvel fanboy, and Dave, a freelance writer and DC fanatic, love to talk about their nerdy passions: comic books, movies and television, and video games. Each week, they discuss nerdy news, recommend new media, and take a deep dive into one niche in nerd culture. “The Nerd Byword” also features interviews with industry greats and up and coming talent. New episodes release every Monday.

Episodes

May 28, 2024 75 mins

Are you ready to hop into a DeLorean and travel through the vibrant history of comic books? That's exactly what awaits you in the latest episode of The Nerd Byword. Episode 190 is not just a podcast; it's a time capsule that takes you on a journey from the revolutionary 1960s to the innovative 2020s, exploring the comic book runs that have defined each decade.

Kris and Dave, our dynamic duo of nerddom, delve into the pages of histo...

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Ever wondered what it would be like if your favorite comic book characters lived entirely different lives? Welcome to episode 189 of The Nerd Byword, where we take a deep dive into the endless possibilities of the comic book multiverse. In this exclusive episode, we share six alternate universe story pitches that are bound to captivate your imagination.

Our journey begins with a twist on the familiar, as we re-imagine iconic charac...

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Have you ever watched a movie and thought, "I could fix that"? Well, that's exactly what we've done in the latest episode of The Nerd Byword. In episode 188, we're donning our capes and diving into the ambitious yet flawed 2006 film, Superman Returns. 

We dissect what Superman Returns got right, where it went wrong, and how we'd tweak the script, cast, and direction to craft a film worthy of the iconic hero. From re-imagining Lex L...

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The ocean is vast and mysterious, much like the journey of the DC Extended Universe, which finds its final chapter in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The film, directed by James Wan, promises high-stakes adventure, stunning visuals, and the bittersweet farewell to a beloved cinematic universe. But does it deliver?

Whether you're a die-hard DCEU enthusiast or a casual moviegoer, our podcast offers an insightful and entertaining analys...

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Are you ready for a journey through the final chapters of the Amalgam Universe? In this episode, we discuss the bittersweet end of an era and bid farewell to the unique blend of Marvel and DC's finest in Unlimited Access.

But it's not all about looking back. We also tackle some serious topics in the gaming community, including a troubling report from IGN. We dive into the latest superhero casting news that's got everyone talking: ...

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Embark on a cosmic odyssey with Episode 185 of The Nerd Byword, where we catapult into the final frontier of the Amalgam Universe! In this supercharged installment, we dissect the last batch of one-shots birthed from the DC and Marvel collaboration. Was the best indeed saved for last? We scrutinize the intricate blend of characters like Doctor Doomsday and Thorion and weigh in on whether Marvel's storytelling prowess shone through ...

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Embark on a journey through ink and time in Episode 184 of The Nerd Byword, where DC and Marvel collide with the fantastical Amalgam Age! This week, we're diving into the second season of Amalgam Comics, focusing on DC's slate of captivating one-shots. From the monstrous mashup of Bat-Thing to the animated antics of Dark Claw Adventures, we're dissecting these imaginative crossovers with our signature nerdy flair. But first, we tac...

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Prepare your comic book hearts, as we unleash the might of ink and imagination in Episode 183 of The Nerd Byword! This week, we're celebrating the return of Amalgam Month, where we leap into the paneled past to revisit the epic showdowns of the DC vs. Marvel crossover miniseries. Join us as we dissect the first sequel of DC vs. Marvel, All Access. But before we don our capes, we delve into the latest Superman movie updates and pond...

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If you're a gamer, nostalgia junkie, or just someone who appreciates a good character arc, you're in for a treat with the latest episode of the Nerd Byword. Episode 182 is not just a number; it's a treasure trove of gaming goodness where we dive deep into our favorite video game characters of all time. What makes a video game character stand out? Is it their design, their backstory, or the way they make us feel as we navigate their...

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In our latest episode, we delve into the blink-and-you-missed it Blue Beetle movie, one of the final pieces of the DC Extended Universe puzzle. As movie buffs and comic enthusiasts, we dissect the film with our unique "three likes and three dislikes" approach, offering a comprehensive review that's both critical and celebratory. We also step into the ring to discuss the current state of WWE, where the lines between reality and perf...

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Strap in for a super-powered deep dive as The Nerd Byword tackles the origins of Amazon Prime's hit show, Invincible! Episode 180 is all about going back to the source, exploring the first eight issues of Robert Kirkman and Corey Walker's iconic comic series. But before we leap into the fray, we're breaking down the latest Nerd News: Warner and DC Studios have found their Supergirl in Millie Alcock, and "Welcome Home, Franklin" is ...

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When it comes to the world of nerdy podcasts, few can blend the past and present as seamlessly as the Nerd Byword. In their latest episode, hosts Dave and Kris take us on a journey through time, from the pixelated adventures of Indiana Jones and the debate about physical vs. streaming media, to the rich history of Disney's wealthiest duck, Scrooge McDuck, and the adventures of Moon Knight. Plus, brand-new nerd commendations.

Nerd N...

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Have you ever felt that sinking feeling when a beloved show, game, or movie just doesn't live up to the hype? That moment when the credits roll or the final boss is defeated, and you're left wondering, "Is that it?" We've all been there, and in this episode of the Nerd Byword, we dive deep into the heart of disappointment.

In episode 178, we tackle the biggest letdowns we've faced in nerd media. We're talking about the games that p...

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Get ready to roar as we tackle the titan of Toho studios, Godzilla Minus One. Did it measure up to the colossal hype or crumble like the cities in its wake? Join us for a monstrous episode that dissects the film's narrative, its cultural resonance, and Godzilla's legacy. Plus, the DCEU goes out with a whimper, censorship comes for comics, and new nerd commendations!

Nerd News

DCEU goes out with a whimper

Censorship of Graphic Novel...

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Discover what happens when nerds set resolutions! In episode 176, we're not just talking about going to the gym, we're discussing the future of nerd media and sharing our personal 'nerd years resolutions.' From the anticipation of a live-action Zelda movie to the excitement around a new Blade video game, join us for an episode filled with passion, predictions, and a whole lot of nerd love. Plus, new nerd commendations!

Nerd News

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This week, Kris and Dave discuss the biggest problems facing Marvel Comics and DC, from status quo syndrome to the detriments of movie adaptations. Plus, Sony deletes purchased content, Nightcrawler gets retconned, and new nerd commendations!

Nerd News

Sony deletes purchased content

Nightcrawler gets a new origin

Byword Big Talk

The Biggest Problems Facing Marvel & DC

Nerd Commendations

Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder

Monarch: Leg...

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This week, with a new Ultimate Spider-Man around the corner, Kris and Dave talk about their wishes for the new series. Plus, Dave Filoni gets a new job, Scream VII goes back to the drawing board, and new nerd commendations!

Nerd News

Dave Filoni's new Star Wars job

Scream VII goes back to the drawing board

Byword Big Talk

Ultimate Spider-Man #1

Nerd Commendations

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

Doctor Who: The Star Beast

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This week, Kris and Dave look ahead at the February 2024 comic book solicitations. Which books have them excited? Plus, the Turtles at IDW experience some big changes, Madame Web looks weird, and new nerd commendations!

Nerd News

Madame Web Trailer released, looks weird as heck

The Winds of Change Blow at IDW’s TMNT Line

Byword Big Talk

February 2024 Solicitations

Nerd Commendations

Star Trek Voyage: Homecoming

Ahsoka

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This week, Kris and Dave reignite the controversy and take a closer look at The Marvels. Did it deserve to fail, or is it a gem of a movie? They also reflect on the end of the Hollywood strikes and lament the cancellation of yet another Warner Bros. movie. Plus, new nerd commendations!

Nerd News

Coyote vs Acme shelved by WB for tax write-off

The Hollywood strikes end

Byword Big Talk

The Marvels (2023)

Nerd Commendations

Star Trek L...

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This week, it's a belated Thanksgiving as Kris and Dave discuss the nerdy content they're most thankful for. What made the cut? Plus, Jonathan Hickman goes Ultimate, a Two-Face actor passes away, and new nerd commendations!

Nerd News

Jonathan Hickman's Ultimate Decision

Richard Moll, Two-Face actor, passes away

Byword Big Talk

From Attitude to Gratitude

Nerd Commendations

Assassin's Creed: Mirage

JSA Spin-Off Comics

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