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Episode Seventy Five people! EPISODE 75! That is one milestone greater than 50, which is apparently a point of contention and we actually discuss that for some reason during the show. But I digress. Matt here, back in charge of our super witty and cool episode breakdowns. I'm not even sure people read these. Do they? Does it matter? Let's just talk comics people! This week we have several email questions to tackle, a ton of juicy industry news, and quite a few brand new creative teams tackling some DC books. All of that plus a new Marvel NOW launch, the penultimate Green Lantern issue, and more! So join NOLAnerds Matt "Age of Ultra Boring" Finneman, Chris "75 is the New 50" Robinson, and Andy "Worse Pick Than Shots Shots Shots" Niemann on this, our 75th episode!

Books of the Week
Matt: Green Arrow #19
Chris: Earth 2 #11
Andy: Steam Wars #1

 Email: 05m22s/

Corporate Sponsors: 22m47s/

Current Events: 24m29s/

Thanos Rising #1: 30m46s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0 Andy: 7.5/

Age of Ultron #4: 33m23s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 4.0/

All-New X-Men #10: 44m30s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Indestructible Hulk #6: 49m28s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Superior Spider-Man #7: 53m14s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 7.5/

Animal Man #19: 1h00m44s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Earth 2 #11: 1h04m31s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Andy: 8.5/

Green Arrow #19: 1h08m36s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Green Lantern #19: 1h13m29s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Phantom Stranger #7: 1h18m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 9.0/

Stormwatch #19: 1h21m59s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Swamp Thing #19: 1h26m01s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Fairest #14: 1h30m29s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Sex #1: 1h33m00s/ Andy: 7.0/

Steam Wars #1: 1h34m53s/ Chris: 7.0 Andy: 9.0/

Arrow Watch: 1h38m58s/

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MARCH MADNESS! IT'S MADNESS Y'ALL! Seriously though video game industry, you have to start accepting the fact that there are months that exist between March and October. March has become a second holiday time for gaming, where all of the AAA titles that didn't launch for November all crash into one another. Great for gaming, bad for a gamer that wants them all! This month the NOLAnerds tackle the month of crazy releases and even more news. Video game announcements! PC launch clusterfucks! More next gen rumor mills! PAX East and the indie revolution! And a surprise Best of the Month game you won't see coming! Unless you know us. So join the NOLAnerd crew, Matt "Believe It!" Finneman, Chris "Booker" Robinson, Ronald "Samurai Lord" Bienemy, Andy "Tomb Raiding" Niemann, and Mason "Pikachu 3DS XL" Maldonado as they discuss everything possible and then some.

March Gaming News: 01m25s/

March Video Game Releases: 41m43s/

Tomb Raider: 1h02m47s/

BioShock Infinite: 1h05m03s/

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: 1h14m04s/

Ending: 1h23m11s/

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Hi! This is episode 74! Of the NOLAnerdcast. This is Chris. I get to type the intro this week! Now I get to be the one who makes bad jokes and gives Matt a stupid nickname. Let's see. Comics jokes. Guardians of the Galaxy? More like, Avengers in Space am I right? That is comedy gold. And comedy platinum. Hell, its the comedy Metal Men! This week we talk about more Age of Ultron, more Marvel NOW goodness, and more. Pretty light week overall, so let's jump right in! Join the NOLAnerds Matt "Is a Big Jerk Face" Finneman, Chris "Dietary Restrictions" Robinson, and Scott "Meh, Guess I am Here" Brehm as we talk about another week in comics!

Books of the Week
Matt: Young Avengers #3
Chris: Young Avengers #3
Scott: Flash #18

Email: 01m46s/

Corporate Sponsors: 03m12s/

Current Events: 05m50s/

Guardians of the Galaxy #1: 13m19s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.0/

All-Star Western #18: 17m53s/ Matt: 7.5/

Aquaman #18: 21m00s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Flash #18: 25m31s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Justice League Dark #18: 32m38s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Red Lanterns #18: 36m31s/ Matt: 7.0/

Talon #5: 38m43s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Teen Titans #18: 40m52s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0 Scott: 7.5/

Unwritten #47: 45m19s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Age of Ultron #3: 48m38s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.0/

Fantastic Four #5AU: 54m12s/ Chris: 8.0/

Superior Spider-Man #6AU: 56m31s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 5.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #27: 59m29s/ Matt: 6.0 Chris: 6.5/

Young Avengers #3: 1h03m06s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Think Tank #6: 1h07m22s/ Matt: 8.0/

Arrow Watch: 1h10m35s/

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Ever wondered what it would take to get NOLAnerd Chris to give up? Well look no further, because it happens in this very episode! This week is chock full of comicy goodness, and we even have a lot of juicy industry news as well for you! This week brings us a new chapter of the steller Saga, the sad demise of our favorite DC Nation shows, a digital first comic definitely worth checking out, the debut of a new series starring a NOLAnerd favorite, and a triple helping of Justice League! So join the NOLAnerds Matt "#Burden" Finneman, Chris "#FriendHater" Robinson, and Andy "#HeelTurn" Niemann as they awkwardly and hilariously bring you the week in comics.

Books of the Week
Matt: Saga #11
Chris: Daredevil #24
Andy: Saga #11

Email: 01m36s/

Corporate Sponsors: 03m34s/

Current Events: 05m39s/

DC Nation Watch: 10m10s/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #14: 18m36s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 7.5/

Batwoman #18: 22m41s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Constantine #1: 25m13s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #18: 28m19s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Justice League #18: 32m41s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

Justice League of America #2: 38m55s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

Justice League: Vibe #2: 42m51s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Nightwing #18: 46m28s/ Matt: 7.5 Andy: 7.0/

Wonder Woman #18: 49m37s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Fables #127: 53m37s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

All-New X-Men #9: 56m31s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Cable and X-Force #6: 59m07s/ Chris: 8.0/

Daredevi; #24: 1h01m04s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 9.0/

Indestructible Hulk #5: 1h03m29s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.0/

Superior Spider-Man #6: 1h06m09s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 9.0/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #21: 1h11m12s/ Chris: 7.5/

Adventure Time #14: 1h13m15s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 7.5/

Saga #11: 1h16m46s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Andy: 9.0/

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March Madness Continues! (Get it? GET IT? No? Really? See, cause it's March, and...you know what, nevermind. Let's move on) The NOLAnerds gear up to tackle yet another week of comic books for the public at large. We read them, so you don't have to! Actually scratch that. We want you to read them as well. Comics need our support folks! So I guess we should say, we read them, so you know which ones are worth reading and are super awesome? Yeah, that'll work. This week join the NOLAnerds Matt "Bachalo Hater" Finneman, Chris "Lover of John Stewart" Robinson, Scott "Lil Bit Sexist" Brehm, and Andy "Heel Turn" Niemann.

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman and Robin #18 
Chris: Batman and Robin #18
Scott: Batman and Robin #18
Andy: Batman and Robin #18

Email: 03m09s/

Corporate Sponsors: 19m49s/

Current Events: 21m40s/

Wolverine #1: 28m33s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 6.5/

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #6: 31m51s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Batgirl #18: 34m22s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Batman #18: 37m47s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Batman and Robin #18: 43m54s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.5 Andy: 9.0/

Demon Knights #18: 47m42s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 7.5/

Green Lantern Corps #18: 50m46s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.0 Scott: 7.0/

Suicide Squad #18: 56m19s/ Matt: 7.5 Scott: 8.0

Team 7 #6: 1h00m24s/ Matt: 5.0/

Age of Ultron #2: 1h03m41s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 7.5 Andy: 6.0/

Fantastic Four #5: 1h11m10s/ Chris: 6.0/

Thor: God of Thunder #6: 1h14m56s/ Chris: 8.0/

Uncanny X-Men #3: 1h17m26s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.0 Scott: 7.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #26: 1h23m45s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0/

Bravest Warriors #6: 1h26m24s/ Matt: 8.5/

New Ghostbusters #2: 1h28m44s/ Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Mega Man #23: 1h32m10s/ Matt: 9.0/

Star Wars #3: 1h25m47s/ Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

DC Nation Watch: 1h39m34s/

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Direct download: Episode_72.m4a
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March Madness has begun! The March Madness of Comics that is. Not so much March Madness per se. Well, there was some madness involved. Did you know that we people actually LIKE Bachalo's art on stuff? Crazy I tell you, crazy. Next you'll tell me there are people out there that are actually non ironic fans of Ramos drawing Spider-Man. What a world we live in. This week, the NOLAnerds discuss the newest Marvel event, say goodbye to another Before Watchmen tale, laugh at Chris for his terrible choice in comics, and much more! So join the NOLAnerds Matt "Dr. Fate" Finneman, Chris "Stupid Pick of the Week" Robinson, Scott "Massacre" Brehm, and Andy "Crying Cop" Niemann as they take you into the wonderful world of comics.

Books of the Week
Matt: Green Arrow #18
Chris: Cable and X-Force #5
Scott: Superior Spider-Man #5
Andy: Superior Spider-Man #5

Email: 03m51s/

Corporate Sponsors: 07m51s/

Current Events: 09m20s/

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #4: 16m14s/ Matt: 5.5 Chris: 5.0/

Animal Man #18: 19m32s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Swamp Thing #18: 23m00s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0/

Earth 2 #10: 26m40s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 7.5 Andy: 8.0/

Green Arrow #18: 30m33s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Green Lantern #18: 35m01s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Phantom Stranger #6: 42m00s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 9.0/

Stormwatch #18: 47m18s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Fairest #13: 50m50s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Age of Ultron #1: 55m09s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 7.0 Andy: 5.0/

All-New X-Men #8: 1h05m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Cable and X-Force #5: 1h10m02s/ Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Iron Man #7: 1h13m26s/ Chris: 6.0 Scott: 6.0/

Superior Spider-Man #5: 1h16m02s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 9.5/

Adventure Time: Fiona & Cake #3: 1h24m33s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #4: 1h28m40s/ Matt: 7.5 Andy: 7.5/

DC Nation Watch: 1h31m17s/

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What a month in gaming folks! There are few times more exciting and packed with news in the gaming industry than when a new system is on the horizon. But when there are TWO coming out, with one just recently out? News abounds folks. News abounds. This month gave us the opening salvo in the next gen war between PlayStation and XBox, with Sony holding a conference chock full of news for gamers to speculate and debate on. We also got several high profile game releases, as well as a hodgepodge of other news! So tune in and join the NOLAnerds Matt "PS4Life" Finneman, Chris "Fire Emblem" Robinson, Scott "Devil's Advocate" Brehm, Ronald "Puss Cake" Bienemy, Mason "Watch Dogs" Maldonado, and Andy "Late to the Party" Niemann as they break down the games and news of February 2013!

01m04s - Gaming News Feb 2013

14m15s - Games of Feb 2013

31m32s - Discussion on Sony's PlayStation 4 Press Conference

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Seventy episodes baby! Each time we hit a nice even number with a 0 in it, I stand back and am impressed that a group of notoriously procrastination prone nerds can actually stick with this. Kudos to us I guess. This week is a relatively light week in comics considering what came from us last week, but we had a lot of gems! This week we bid farewell to Greg Rucka's Punisher, end several story arcs from books like Flash and Aqua Man, revel in the glory of Kieran Gillen, and more! So join the NOLAnerds Matt "Punisher Beard" Finneman, Chris "Loki Bacon" Robinson, Scott "Joker Grin" Brehm, and Andy "Huck Finn" Niemann as they talk to you for an hour or so about comics!

Books of the Week
Matt: Punisher War Zone #5
Chris: Punisher War Zone #5
Scott: Punisher War Zone #5
Andy: Justice League Dark #17

Email: 02m24s/

Corporate Sponsors: 07m30s/

Current Events: 09m33s/

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #4: 19m40s/ Matt: 7.5/

All-Star Western #17: 21m29s/ Matt: 8.0/

Aquaman #17: 23m46s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Flash #17: 28m27s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/ 

Justice League Dark #17: 33m09s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Red Lanterns #17: 37m51s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

Talon #5: 40m39s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Teen Titans #17: 43m04s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5/

Unwritten #46: 48m07s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Deadpool: Killustrated #2: 50m46s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0 Scott: 7.5 Andy: 7.5/

Gambit #9: 54m21s/ Matt: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Hawkeye #8: 57m58s/ Matt: 8.5/

Punisher: War Zone #5: 1h00m28s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0/

Uncanny Avengers #4: 1h05m40s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.0/

Young Avengers #2: 1h09m58s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0/

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This one goes out to alllll the ladies. Or gentleman. We don't discriminate here at the NOLAnerdcast. Episode 69 is upon us and that means a show with two key features - tons of discussion and insight into this weeks comics, and a lot of terrible puns about sex. This was a massive, massive week of books. We got the opening salvo of the Wrath of the First Lantern crossover. We got new Marvel NOW and DC New 52 launches. We got the finale of Throne of Atlantis. We got Saga. We got all ages goodness. We got it all here folks! So join the NOLAnerds Matt "Volthoom" Finneman, Chris "Lover of the Breakdance" Robinson, Scott "Lying Cat" Brehm, Andy "Hates Team Building" Niemann, and Barbie "Saga Crush" Cure as they hold your hand and lead you into the wonderful world of comics. 

Books of the Week
Matt: Justice League of America #1
Chris: Superior Spider-Man #4
Scott: Saga #10
Andy: Superior Spider-Man #4
Barbie: Saga #10

Email: 01m35s/

Corporate Sponsors: 02m10s/

Current Events: 03m40s/

Nova #1: 08m38s/ Matt: 6.5 Chris: 5.0/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #13: 11m25s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Batwoman #17: 15m54s/ MattL 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Birds of Prey #17: 20m16s/ Matt: 7.5/

Green Lantern #17: 22m11s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Green Lantern Corps #17: 26m18s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #17: 28m44s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.0 Scott: 8.0/

Justice League #17: 32m57s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 7.5/

Justice League of America #1: 39m36s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 8.5 Barbie: 8.0/

Nightwing #17: 50m18s/ Matt: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 8.0 Barbie: 8.5/

Vibe #1: 55m46s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0 Barbie: 8.0/

Wonder Woman #17: 1h05m52s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Barbie: 8.5/

Fables #126: 1h11m19s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Daredevil #23: 1h14m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Indestructible Hulk #4: 1h17m31s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8/0 Andy: 8.0/

Superior Spider-Man #4: 1h20m41s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 9.0/

Thor: God of Thunder #5: 1h25m52s/ Chris: 8.5/

Adventure Time #13: 1h26m55s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Saga #10: 1h32m13s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 9.0 Barbie: 9.0/

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #3: 1h37m46s/ Matt: 8.0 Andy: 8.0 Barbie: 8.0/

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Holy Climax Batman! This week brought us the epic finale to the crossover that has been all the rage lately - Death of the Family! The NOLAnerds are here to break down this monumental issue as well as many other things in the world of comics! We talk about the latest TV shows - Arrow, Young Justice, and Green Lantern, we talk new Marvel NOW launches as well as a new DC launch. We even talk about several indie gems! We are all over the place! So join NOLAnerds Matt "HaHaHa" Finneman, Chris "Healing Bullets" Robinson, and Barbie "Joker's Gal" Cure and let their luscious tones wash over you.

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman #17
Chris: Batman #17
Barbie: Batman #17

Email: 0m34s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m49s/

Current Events: 10m15s/

Katana #1: 20m57s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.5/

Secret Avengers #1: 23m39s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Uncanny X-Men #1: 26m38s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 6.0/

Before Watchmen: Comedian #5: 30m28s/ Matt: 6.0 Chris: 5.0/

Batman #17: 32m09s/ Matt: 9.5 Chris: 9.5 Barbie: 9.5/

Batgirl #17: 37m30s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5 Barbie: 7.0/

Batman and Robin #17: 41m46s/ Matt: 7.5/

Demon Knights #17: 43m59s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Barbie: 7.0/

Suicide Squad #17: 46m28s/ Matt: 7.5 Barbie: 8.0/

Team 7 #5: 48m58s/ Matt: 7.0/

Cable and X-Force #4: 50m55s/ Chris: 7.5/

Fantastic Four #4: 53m07s/ Chris: 7.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #25: 54m19s/ Matt: 6.5 Chris: 8.0 Barbie: 7.5/

Bravest Warriors #5: 1h00m22s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

New Ghostbusters #1: 1h03m12s/ Chris: 8.0/

Mega Man #22: 1h05m30s/ Matt: 8.0/

Star Wars #2: 1h07m27s/ Chris: 8.0/

DC Nation Breakdown: 1h10m46s/

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Kicking off the new year in style, here come the NOLAnerdcast nerds to get you up to date on the world of video games for the month of January. This month we talk about many thing. Most of them were even related to video games! Stuff like the impending announcements of the next Playstation and XBox. Rumors, leaks, the whole shebang. We also go in depth with a mini review of the months biggest game for us - Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch! We also hit you up with the other news tidbits and game releases ranging from mobile to handheld to console to PC. So join the NOLA Nerds Matt "Mr. Drippy" Finneman, Chris "Shadar" Robinson, Ronald "DmC" Bienemy, and Andy "Talking Cave" Niemann as they take you down short term memory lane!

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After last weeks sheer amount of books we covered, this weeks return to a normal amount of books was a refreshing change of pace. Only one new Marvel NOW book shipped this week, but we had plenty of other things to discuss. We talk about the end of the Rotworld crossover, the latest episodes of comic book TV shows, the shockingly great new creative team for a previously laughably bad DC main title, and continue our coverage of some excellent Marvel books. So join Nola Nerds Matt "Arrow Lover" Finneman, Chris "Superior" Robinson, and Andy "Lover of the Strange" Niemann as they once more take you into the world of comics.

Books of the Week
Matt: Green Arrow #17
Chris: Superior Spider-Man #3
Andy: Phantom Strange #5

Email: 02m44s/

Corporate Sponsors: 04m31s/

Current Events: 05m48s/

Defenders #1: 17m44s/ Matt: 6.5 Chris: 6.5/

Animal Man #17: 22m07s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Swamp Thing #17: 25m19s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Earth 2 #9: 29m29s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

Green Arrow #17: 35m23s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Phantom Stranger #5: 40m19s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 9.0/

Stormwatch #17: 44m54s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Fairest #12: 49m36s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

All-New X-Men #7: 54m13s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Iron Man #6: 58m20s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Superior Spider-Man #3: 1h01m54s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0 Andy: 8.5/

Thunderbolts #4: 1h06m23s/ Matt: 5.5 Chris: 6.0 Andy: 6.0/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #20: 1h09m29s/ Chris: 7.5/

Adventure Time: Fiona and Cake #2: 1h11m56s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 7.5/

Think Tank #5: 1h14m56s/ Matt: 8.0/

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Order 66...er, I mean, Episode 66 is now live and running! In a month featuring five weeks of comics, we find ourselves revisiting books we talked about at the start of the year, but with much more to go around. This was simply a massive week of releases, most of them of high quality. We got the end of a major Green Lantern crossover, a major Image Comics milestone, more Before Watchmen, new entries in Spider-Man and Punisher and more! So join the NOLA Nerds Matt "Hurricane Sandy" Finneman, Chris "Punisher's Beard" Robinson, and Andy "He-Man Hero" Niemann as they discuss the week that was.

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman and Robin Annual #1
Chris: Punisher War Zone #4
Andy: Superior Spider-Man #2

Email: 0m36s/

Corporate Sponsors: 04m16s/

Current Events: 06m10s/

Batman: Dark Knight #16: 23m20s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #1: 25m30s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.0/

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5: 28m34s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

All-Star Western #16: 31m52s/ Matt: 8.0/

Aquaman #16: 34m18s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Batman and Robin Annual #1: 37m35s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #12: 40m59s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Flash #16: 46m47s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Green Lantern Corps Annual #1: 49m30s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Justice League Dark #16: 54m20s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Red Lanterns #16: 58m46s/ Matt: 7,5/

Talon #4: 1h01m10s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Teen Titans #16: 1h04m29s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Unwritten #45: 1h07m42s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5/

Hawkeye #7: 1h10m54s/ Matt: 8.5/

Punisher War Zone #4: 1h13m34s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Superior Spider-Man #2: 1h17m20s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 9.0/

Adventure Time #12: 1h21m41s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

Invincible #100: 1h26m36s/ Matt: 8.0/

He-Man Origins #1: 1h29m16s/ Andy: 7.0/

Direct download: Episode_66.m4a
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Welcome to yet another thrilling installment of the NOLAnerdcast! Have you ever wondered what it sounds like when someone has shockingly strong opinions about 90's Storm and her mohawk? Well good news! Now you can know! Seriously, that turned into quite the kerfuffle. This week the Nola Nerds discuss new Marvel NOW books, the ending of the current Green Lantern storyline, as well as a new beginning for an epic Fables arc. All of this and more as they also discuss the industry as a whole. So join the Nola Nerds Matt "Fucking Mohawk" Finneman, Chris "Deadpool is my Book of the Week" Robinson, Scott "Deadpool Pusher" Brehm, Andy "Mohawk Lover" Niemann, and Barbie "Tired Hippie" Cure as they talk about comics! Wooo!

Books of the Week
Matt: Green Lantern: New Guardians #16
Chris: Wolverine and the X-Men #24
Scott: Nightwing #16
Andy: Before Watchmen: Minute Men #6
Barbie: Wolverine and the X-Men #24

Email: 01m37s/

Corporate Sponsor: 05m48s/

Current Events: 08m08s/

Uncanny X-Force #1: 16m15s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 4.5/

Before Watchmen: Minute Men #6: 21m05s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Andy: 9.0/

Batwoman #16: 24m42s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Birds of Prey #16: 30m36s/ Matt: 7.5/

Green Lantern #16: 34m16s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Green Lantern Corps #16: 39m57s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #16: 43m30s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5/

Justice League #16: 47m34s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

Nightwing #16: 51m57s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 8.5 Barbie: 8.5/

Red Hood & The Outlaws #16: 55m34s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.5 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Wonder Woman #16: 1h02m24s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Barbie: 8.5/

Fables #125: 1h06m32s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Deadpool: Killustrated #1: 1h10m45s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 7.5 Barbie: 8.0/

Uncanny Avengers #3: 1h15m20s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #24: 1h20m08s/ Matt: 4.0 Chris: 9.0 Barbie: 9.0/

Young Avengers #1: 1h28m29s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Barbie: 8.0/

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I have got to tell you...not much really happened in December of aught 12. Like, at all. Sure, there were a few highlights like the Spike VGAs giving us new games to look forward to, or a free fan game celebrating two Capcom mega franchises, but for the most part? Nothing. So for what it's worth, join the Nola Nerds Matt "Mega Man Deserves Better" Finneman, Chris "Komodo Acid Trip" Robinson, and Andy "X-Play was Doomed" Niemann as they briefly chat about the month of December in gaming.

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It's everyone's favorite time of year! When pretentious internet nobodies decide that hey, my opinion truly matters and I must spread it to the masses via my blog and/or podcast! Well now it's our turn to honor the tradition by doing our own end of the year Best of 2012 Comics podcast! Here us talk about the best, the worst, and everything in between! Join the Nola Nerd Cast Original Duo Matt "Saga-riffic" Finneman and Chris "Saga-tastic" Robinson as the recall the year that was. 

Misc. Categories: 01m29s/

Best of Categories: 27m42s/

Top Tier Categories: 39m58s/

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64 seems like such a nerdy number. I blame Nintendo, but when I heard 64 my mind jumps to gaming and computing and whatnot. So when we hit episode 64 of our podcast, I knew we had to bring everyone on board! This week the full crew talks about everything from the latest debuts from DC and Marvel, to the penultimate chapters of the Death of the Family crossover, to the sad farewell of a Nola Nerd Cast favorite. So comic fans, join the Nola Nerds Matt "Larfleeze Backup" Finneman, Chris "Revised Scoring System" Robinson, Scott "Murder is Funny" Brehm, Andy "Gwendolyn" Niemann, and Barbie "Luxurious Beard" Cure as they break down the week in comics for you!

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman #16
Chris: Batman #16
Scott: All-New X-Men #6
Andy: Saga #9
Barbie: Batman #16

Email: 03m05s/

Coprorate Sponsors: 19m26s/

Current Events: 20m47s/

Threshold #1: 30m17s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 4.0/

Savage Wolverine #1: 31m46s/ Matt: 6.0 Chris: 5.0/

Batgirl #16: 33m40s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 8.5 Barbie: 8.5/

Batman and Robin #16: 39m05s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.5/

Batman #16: 42m26s/ Matt: 9.5 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 9.0 Barbie: 9.5/

Demon Knights #16: 50m50s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.0/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #16: 55m08s/ Chris: 7.0/

Suicide Squad #16: 58m24s/ Matt: 7.5 Barbie: 7.5/

Team 7 #4: 1h02m36s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #23: 1h06m12s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

All-New X-Men #6: 1h09m55s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 9.0/

Daredevil #22: 1h16m02s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Indestructible Hulk #3: 1h19m40s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Saga #9: 1h23m40s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 9.5 Barbie: 8.5/

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Let's see folks, what is on the docket today for the NolaNerdCast's newest episode? Well, looks like we have some new Marvel NOW debuts, another segment in the "Watch Chris Hate Life as he Reviews Avengers Arena," new parts to the epic Rotworld crossover, the launch of the hugely controversial Superior Spider-Man and much more! So why don't we just dive right in and join the Nola Nerds Matt "Rotling" Finneman, Chris "Terrible Review Score Giver," Scott "Not Reading Threshold" Brehm, and Andy "Loves the Phantom Stranger" Niemann as they tell us all about the week that was in comics.

Books of the Week
Matt: Superior Spider-Man #1 
Chris: Superior Spider-Man #1
Scott: Superior Spider-Man #1
Andy: Superior Spider-Man #1

Email: 01m10s/

Corporate Sponsors: 06m07s/

Current Events: 08m00s/

Avengers Arena #3: 11m19s/ Chris: 7.0/

Animal Man #16: 13m24s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Swamp Thing #16: 19m10s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Earth 2 #8: 23m33s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians Annual #1: 29m17s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 5.0 Scott: 5.0/

Phantom Stranger #4: 33m46s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.0/

Stormwatch #16: 38m33s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5/

Fairest #11: 42m03s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Cable and the X-Force #3: 45m45s/ Chris: 7.0/

Fantastic Four #3: 49m55s/ Chris: 7.5/

Punisher: War Zone #3: 52m38s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Superior Spider-Man #1: 57m52s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 9.0/

Thor: God of Thunder #4: 1h06m15s/ Chris: 8.5/

Thunderbolts #3: 1h08m17s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 7.5/

Adventure Time #11: 1h13m19s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Bravest Warriors #4: 1h18m38s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Mega Man #21: 1h22m53s/ Matt: 8.5/

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Direct download: Episode_63.m4a
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Very first show of the year! Woo! 2013 is the year of the Nola Nerd Cast! Or not. Time shall tell. January may not be a big time for movies or games, but comics come out as if nothing ever changes, so let us ring in the new year with a week in comic bookery! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Tech Mage" Finneman, Chris "Brony 4 Life" Robinson, Scott "Extremis" Brehm, and Andy "Titans" Niemann as they start 2013 off in style!

Books of the Week
Matt: Justice League Dark #15
Chris: All-New X-Men #5
Scott: All-New X-Men #5
Andy: Justice League Dark #15

Email: 01m17s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m25s/

Current Events: 10m08s/

Morbius #1: 14m27s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

New Avengers #1: 16m42s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

All-Star Western #15: 20m10s/ Matt: 8.0/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #11: 22m53s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Flash #15: 29m06s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Justice League Dark #15: 35m09s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

Red Lanterns #15: 42m53s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.0/

Talon #3: 47m14s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Teen Titans #15: 52m33s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5 Andy: 7.5/

All-New X-Men #5: 58m00s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0/

Iron Man #5: 1h06m18s/ Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #19: 1h10m10s/ Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Adventure Time: Fiona and Cake #1: 1h14m48s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #2: 1h20m12s/ Matt: 8.0 Andy: 8.0

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Our second annual video game blowout has arrived! The Nola Nerds have spent 2012 playing all manner of video games, from traditional hardcore AAA console games, to indie darling PC games, to portable addiction handheld games, to time sink mobile games and more all for you! The Nerds are here to let you know what games came out on top and which ones crashed and burned on the cutting room floor.

Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Hardest of the Hardcore" Finneman, Chris "Choices Matter" Robinson, Scott "Master Chief" Brehm, and Andy "Revolutionary" Niemann as they let you know what they thought were the best gaming offerings of 2012.

What game ended up picking up the highest honors? For once, all of the Nola Nerds were in agreement. Find out now!

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Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Krazy Kwanzaa! Festivus for the Rest of Us! Merry Snowflake Day! Other things! It's the holiday season here at the NolaNerdCast HQ and we have really nothing to talk about. A bare bones amount of books released this week, but we still somehow found a way to pad out the show to 50 minutes. We must be pretty damn awesome to do that. Or long winded. Take your pick. This week join Matt "Mind Crush" Finneman, Chris "Shazam" Robinson, Scott: Aqualad" Brehm, and Andy "Nite Owl Hipster" Niemann as they talk about the biggest event of the month - ASM #700! Time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Justice League #15
Chris: Justice League #15
Scott: Justice League #15
Andy: Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #4

Corporate Sponsors: 02m44s/

Current Events: 04m41s/

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #4: 10m28s/ Matt: 7.5 Andy: 9.0/

Birds of Prey #15: 16m44s/ Matt: 7.5/

Justice League #15: 21m40s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Aquaman #15: 30m32s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Amazing Spider-Man #700: 38m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

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Episode 60 folks! Another nice round number that signifies once more that we haven't given up! To celebrate, all of our friends gathered once more to chat about comics! This week is absolutely brutal with books everyone. Since Christmas is right around the corner, the Big Two basically shoved two weeks of books into one for us. We have a ton of Marvel NOW books, new Vertigo goodness, and even two new chapters of the Green Lantern crossover! Join Matt "Triple Fantomex" Finneman, Chris "Deadpool Lover" Robinson, Scott "Joker is Fucked Up" Brehm, Andy "I Love Space Goats" Niemann, and Barbie "Holy Hell She Still Exists" Cure with special guest Chelsea "O Snap" St Juniors as they discuss the biggest week of comics we've ever had! Time stamps below:

Books of the Week:
Matt: Uncanny X-Force #35
Chris: Uncanny X-Force 35
Scott: Nightwing #15
Andy: Saga #8
Barbie: Saga #8

Email: 01m29s/

Corporate Sponsors: 04m54s/

Current Events: 06m03s/

Red Hood and the Outlaws #15: 08m53s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.0 Scott: 8.5/

Avengers Arena #2: 13m24s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.0/

Before Watchmen: Moloch #2: 16m08s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Batwoman #15: 18m46s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 7.0/

Green Lantern #15: 22m35s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #15: 27m13s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5/

Nightwing #15: 31m08s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 8.0 

Wonder Woman #15: 35m16s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 8.5 Barbie: 8.5/

Fables #124: 39m33s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5/

Unwritten #44: 42m50s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0

All-New X-Men #4: 45m05s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0 Barbie: 8.0/

Cable and the X-Force #2: 53m08s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Daredevil #21: 57m43s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Hawkeye #6: 1h01m03s/ Matt: 8.5/

Indestructrible Hulk #2: 1h04m32s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Thor: God of Thunder #3: 1h08m22s/ Chris: 9.0/

Thunderbolts #2: 1h11m35s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 7.5/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #18: 1h17m40s/ Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Uncanny X-Force #35: 1h19m58s/ Matt: 9.5 Chris: 9.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #22: 1h24m17s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.0 Barbie: 7.0/

Bravest Warriors #3: 1h28m13s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5/

Empowered Special #3: 1h32m08s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Barbie: 8.0/

Saga #8: 1h36m35s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 9.0 Barbie: 9.0/

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Direct download: Episode_60.m4a
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Video games come and video games go. But talking about them is timeless! Welcome to another never ending flood of games, courtesy of the holiday gaming season. This time the Nola Nerds tackle November, one of the biggest perpetrators of the problem. We talk about news. We talk about games. We talk about everything from the launch of the Wii U to the troubles of working Black Friday, to discussing the big two of Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops II. We discuss new Vita deals and the merits of whether or not Playstation All-Stars is merely a Smash Bros ripoff or a solid game on its own. So join the Nola Nerds Matt "Damnit, Playstation All Stars is good!" Finneman, Chris "I am neutral on whether or not Playstation All-Stars is good" Robinson, Scott "Damnit, Playstation All Stars is merely a ripoff!" Brehm, and Mason "I still haven't played Playstation All-Stars" Maldonado as they talk shop, argue with each other, and then apologize to each other for all the yelling.

November Gaming News: 01m18s/

November Games: 23m37s/

Halo 4: 50m30s/

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale: 1h03m10s/

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Direct download: Video_game_episode_November.m4a
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Wow. What are the odds that our newest episode would fall upon the fabled 12/12/12? Who knows? Probably low. Or high. I don't know. We do comics here, not probability. I mean, we did probability back when we were in college and taking high level math courses, but now? Nah man, we stick to the comics. Pass those savings on to you. This week we tackle more new Marvel NOW books as well as enjoy/lament Marvel's excessive shipping schedules. We also take you on a journey through the next round of Death of the Family books as well as some new all ages and Before Watchmens. So what are we waiting for? Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Joker's Love" Finneman, Chris "I Love Arcade and His Wacky Avengers Arena" Robinson, Scott "Iron Man Woes" Brehm, and Andy "Etrigan" Niemann as they take you into the week that was. Time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Mega Man #20
Chris: Batman #15
Scott: Suicide Squad #15
Andy: Demon Knights #15

Email: 01m42/

Corporate Sponsors: 12m36s/

Current Events: 14m46s/

Avengers Arena #1: 28m58s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 0.5/

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #3: 33m44s/ Matt: 7.0/

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #3: 37m27s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.0/

Batgirl #15: 42m40s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Batman #15: 46m58s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 8.5/

Batman and Robin #15: 52m35s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Demon Knights #15: 55m22s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 9.0/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #15: 59m32s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 7.5/

Green Lantern Corps #15: 1h03m24s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Suicide Squad #15: 1h07m41s/ Matt: 8.5 Scott: 9.0/

Team 7 #3: 1h11m54s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Cable and the X-Force #1: 1h16m40s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 9.0/

Fantastic Four #2: 1h21m44s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.5

Iron Man #4: 1h24m43s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #6: 1h31m10s/ Matt: 6.5/

Ghostbusters #16: 1h34m32s/ Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Mega Man #20: 1h37m58s/ Matt: 9.0/

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Direct download: Episode_59.m4a
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Happy December everyone! December 2012 representing. The Nola Nerds just finished their first stint as members of the press over at Wizard World NOLA Comic Con and boy what a whirlwind of fun that was! Check out their impressions on their YouTube channel: youtube.com/nolanerdpodcast In the meantime however, stay for their awesome insight into the world of comics! We have new Marvel NOW, email shenanigans, Rotworld, Before Watchmen, and more! Be surprised at our books of the week! BE AMAZED! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Even Issue X-Men" Finneman, Chris "Arrow Watchless" Robinson, Scott "Marvel First" Brehm, and Andy "Hates Team Building" Niemann as they tell you all about everything! Well, everything they read. Time stamps below.

Books of the Week
Matt: Hawkeye #5
Chris: Thunderbolts #1
Scott: Iron Man #3
Andy: Phantom Stranger #3

Email: 02m02s/

Corporate Sponsors: 11m52s/

Current Events: 13m30s/

Detective Comics #15: 19m38s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Human Bomb #15: 23m00s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Avengers #1: 25m54s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Before Watchmen: Minute Men #5: 31m54s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

Before Watchmen: Comedian #4: 35m58s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.0/

Animal Man #15: 38m47s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Swamp Thing #15: 44m15s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Earth 2 #7: 48m32s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 7.5/

Phantom Stranger #3: 53m31s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.5/

Stormwatch #15: 57m34s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5/

Fairest #10: 1h01m36s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

All-New X-Men #3: 1h05m41s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Hawkeye #5: 1h11m55s/ Matt: 9.0/

Iron Man #3: 1h15m08s/ Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.5/

Punisher: War Zone #2: 1h19m19s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Thunderbolts #1: 1h23m50s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 7.0/

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Direct download: Episode_58.m4a
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Comic-y goodness is now at your fingertips fellow comic book fans! Be prepared to be amazed at how awesome we are at talking! About comics! And stuff! Also, this week we totally make fun of Chris for being rushed to the emergency room! Because hey, what are friends for if not comforting one another in their time of need? We talk about the upcoming Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012, the industry at large, and comics in general. Sit down, strap in, and brace yourselves as you join Matt "Brony" Finneman, Chris "Old Man Back" Robinson, and Andy "Arrow Watch" Niemann as they talk shop. Time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: All-New X-Men #2
Chris: Thor: God of Thunder #2
Andy: Justice League Dark #14

Email: 00m47s/

Corporate Sponsors: 05m36s/

Current Events: 08m37s/

FF #1: 11m18s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Arrow #1: 17m58s/ Andy: 7.0/

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4: 20m42s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.0/

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4: 25m08s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5/

All-Star Western #14: 29m46s/ Matt: 7.0/

Aqua Man #14: 33m47s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #10: 37m42s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

Flash #14: 42m32s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Justice League Dark #14: 45m44s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 9.0/

Red Lanterns #14: 51m26s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

Talon #2: 55m09s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Teen Titans #14: 58m56s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

All-New X-Men #2: 1h02m22s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Thor: God of Thunder #2: 1h05m58s/ Chris: 9.0/

Uncanny Avengers #2: 1h09m28s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Adventure Time #10: 1h15m48s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Ghostbusters #15: 1h19m51s/ Chris: 7.5/

Judge Dredd #1: 1h22m08s/ Andy: 8.0/

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1: 1h24m17s/ Matt: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

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Direct download: Episode_57.m4a
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Another week another rousing episode of the Nola Nerds and their love of comics! This episode totally was done on time, and under no circumstances was it incrediby delayed due to one of the Nerds leaving town for Thanksgiving. Nope. We would never do that to you, our loyal fans. That would just be unprofessional. And if there is one thing we here at the Nola Nerd HQ pride ourselves on, it is our professionalism. So without further ado, let us join the Nola Nerds Matt "Totally Not Gone for the Week" Finneman, Chris "Exposer of Matt's Lies" Robinson, Scott "Bearded Black Adam" Brehm, and Andy "Cheetah Lover" Niemann as they discuss comics and all of the wonder that they contain. Time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Uncanny X-Force #34
Chris: Indestructible Hulk #1
Scott: Justice League #14
Andy: Justice League #14

Email: 02m10s/

Corporate Sponsors: 03m15s/

Current Events: 05m42s/

Batwoman #14: 16m37s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5/

Birds of Prey #14: 22m35s/ Matt: 6.5/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #14: 25m23s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.0 Scott: 8.0/

Justice League #14: 31m16s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 9.0/

Nightwing #14: 39m57s/ Matt: 8.0/

Wonder Woman #14: 43m28s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 7.0/

Fables #123: 48m10s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0/

Unwritten #43: 52m07s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Captain America #1: 55m20s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 6.0/

Daredevil #20: 59m26s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Hawkeye #4: 1h02m17s/ Matt: 8.5/

Indestructible Hulk #1: 1h04m19s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

Iron Man #2: 1h08m39s/ Chris: 8.0/

Ultimate Comics Spider Man #17: 1h11m05s/ Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #21: 1h14m42s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Uncanny X-Force #34: 1h18m28s/ Matt: 9.5 Chris: 9.0/

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Direct download: Episode_56_remix.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT
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What is divisible by 11 and filled with awesome? Nola Nerd Podcast's 55th episode! This time its personal! I mean, I'll have what he's having! I mean, It's just been revoked! Nola Nerd Podcast, where our nonsensical tangents are alive and well even in our episode synopsi! This week the Nola Nerds delve into even more new Marvel NOW debuts and readily welcome the return of Saga! Add to all of that the latest entry in Snyder's 'Death of the Family' Batman arc and you have yourself one hell of a week in comics! This week join the Nola Nerds Matt "Divisible by 11" Finneman, Chris "Loves Horse Beast" Robinson, and Scott "Snyder" Brehm as they take you into the world of excellence. Comics. I meant comics. Time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman #14
Chris: Batman #14
Scott: Batman #14

Email: 01m44s/

Corporate Sponsors: 11m22s/

Current Events: 13m19s/

Thor #1: 20m45s/ Matt: 6.0 Chris: 8.0/

X-Men Legacy #1: 24m30s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 4.5/

Batgirl #14: 27m38s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.5/

Batman #14: 32m16s/ Matt: 9.5 Chris: 9.5 Scott: 9.5/

Batman and Robin #14: 39m49s/ Matt: 5.0/

Demon Knights #14: 42m44s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #14: 46m19s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 7.0/

Green Lantern Corps #14: 51m19s/ MattL 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Phantom Stranger #2: 56m35s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.0/

Suicide Squad #14: 59m51s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Team 7 #2: 1h03m13s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

All-New X-Men #1: 1h06m30s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 7.5/

Fantastic Four #1: 1h12m00s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 4.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #20: 1h17m51s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 3.0/

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #5: 1h22m22s/ Matt: 5.0/

Mega Man #19: 1h24m10s/ Matt: 7.5/

Saga #7: 1h27m14s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 9.0/

Think Tank #4: 1h33m34s/ Matt: 8.0/

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Direct download: Episode_55.m4a
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It's a totally vanity project yet again as Nola Nerds Chris and Andy (and like 10 seconds of Matt) sit down and record a commentary of the most succesful Power Rangers movie. Marvel at the awful CGI! Shudder at the complete lack of Bulk and Skull! View the completely unnecessary costume changes! If you listened to our Digimon commentary you know what to expect. Sync it up and let the magic unfold!

Direct download: Power_rangers_the_movie.m4a
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Welcome to the Thunder Dome kiddos! Or at least the game filled start of the 2012 holday release bonanza! We talk gaming news. We talk gaming releases. We discuss likes and dislikes. We wax nostalgic about DLC and downloadable titles. We break down the latest letdowns from the House that Kinect Built. We talk about every game we can think of that came out in October. And we do it for you. The fans. Which I assume exist somewhere. Probably. Hopefully? Yeah! This week lets join the Nola Nerds Matt "X-COM-Riffic" Finneman, Chris "Corvo-Riffic" Robinson, Ronald "Redfield-Riffic" Bienemy, Mason "Zero-Riffic" Maldonado, and Andy "Connor-Riffic" Niemann as they teach you all about the world of gaming for Octoboer 2012.

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Direct download: Video_game_episode_october.mp3
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Episode 54. One more than 53, but not quite divisible by 5. Man these random numbers are getting harder and harder to write unique things about. Life sure is hard. #FirstWorldPodcastProblems We had a smaller week this time around but it was filled with a lot of quality books. None to blow your mind, but they were all solid for the most part. This week also gave us two new Marvel NOW premieres, as well as the continuation of the epic Rot World crossover. Emails, current events, Arrow Watch, and more await you! Join Nola Nerd co-creators Matt "First Lantern" Finneman and Chris "Kyuubi" Robinson as they take you to school on the week in comics. Time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Green Lantern #14
Chris: Fairest #9

Email: 01m36s/

Corporate Sponsors: 10m31s/

Current Events: 11m32s/

Deadpool #1: 20m03s/ Matt: 6.5 Chris: 5.0/

Before Watchmen: Moloch #1: 22m53s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

Animal Man #14: 26m00s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Swamp Thing #14: 29m35s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Earth 2 #6: 33m08s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Green Lantern #14: 36m43s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Stormwatch #14: 41m53s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Fairest #9: 44m51s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #5: 48m51s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers Academy #39: 51m28s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Iron Man #1: 54m27s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Uncanny X-Force #33: 56m43s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

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Direct download: Episode_54.m4a
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Happy Halloween Nola Nerd fans! This week is a special week, which helps alleviate the sadness that comes from no longer being on our 50th or our 52nd episode. Not only is this a rare 5th week in the month for comics which always means great annuals and surprises, but it is also Halloween! We have several holiday themed email questions to answer as well as discussions on the big news of Disney and LucasFilms becoming one. But really when it all comes down to it, you are here for the comics. Right? Right. So without further ado, please join Nola Nerds Matt "Lazy Green Lantern" Finneman, Chris "Fat Flash" Robinson, and Scott "Bum Batman" Brehm as they break down the week that was in the world of comics. Time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Batgirl Annual #1
Chris: Justice League Dark Annual #1
Scott: Justice League Dark Annual #1

Email: 02m15s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m43s/

Current Events: 10m11s/

A+X #1: 19m49s/ Chris: 6.0/

Aquaman #13: 22m21s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 7.5/

Batgirl Annual #1: 26m39s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #9: 30m54s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Justice League Dark Annual #1: 36m07s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0/

Swamp Thing Annual #1: 43m39s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #4: 47m52s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #19: 51m38s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16.1: 57m28s/ Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.0/

Ghostbusters #14: 1h00m40s/ Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

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Direct download: Episode_53.m4a
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Here we are folks! The end of our humble countdown. And of course by humble I mean the most definitive list of awesome that has ever been compiled in relation to video games. The Nola Nerds are here to bring you the greatest twenty games in the history of our great hobby, and we do it in the same not at all professional style you know and love. We also end our list with a realization of not only what the greatest game is, but of what the best system has been of all time. This time we talk about everything from the best entry in a time honored franchise, to the most memorable trip to the sea ever, to the greatest puzzle comedy game around, to the best fighting game we have ever played, and many more. Do you love gaming? Join us as we join the Nola Nerds Matt "Kefka" Finneman, Chris "Chell" Robinson, Andy "Hugo" Niemann, Mason "Lavos" Maldonado, and Smoker's Cough Andy "Dr. Light" Dileon, with a brief way-to-exhausted-to-participate appearance by Ronald "Drake" Bienemy as they break down the greatest twenty games ever.

Like games? Love lists? Let us know! Did your favorite game make the cut? Did one you loved get the shaft? Do you own any of the top 20? What would you change? 

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Direct download: Top_100_games_21-1.m4a
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The countdown continues! The Nola Nerds once more head out to break down some knowledge on the finest video games our great hobby has to offer. Old and new, hard and easy, blockbuster and niche, no title that deserves their spot on this list goes unnoticed! We discuss everything from the 3D debut of several classic franchises, to a western masterpiece, to one of the most memorable survival horror games around, to one of the single best licensed fighting games around and many more! Like lists? Love games? Then this is the place you need to be! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Shikamaru" Finneman, Chris "Sam Fisher" Robinson, Ronald "Lenneth" Bienemy, Mason "Sanity" Maldonado, and Andy "Raz" Niemann as they tell you everything you need to know about our top picks for numbers 41 through 20!

Tell us what you think! Now that we are getting closer and closer to the best games of all time, are there any choices you feel deserved a higher spot? What about a lower one? What games got the total shaft that you felt needed to be represented? Let us know!

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Direct download: Top_100_games_40-21.m4a
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Normally the number 52 doesn't mean much. But in the comics world, especially for DC, 52 is chock full of awesome. And this episode of the Nola Nerd Podcast is just as awesome as 52. It's also as weekly. In fact, we are totally 52. I call Booster Gold! This week the Nola Nerds debut 'Arrow Watch,' answer some hard hitting emails, welcome a new all ages book, say goodbye to some Marvel gems, and discuss how to accurately portray New Orleans in a comic. So without further ado, let us move on! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Booster" Finneman and Chris "Dibny" Robinson as they serenade you with comic news in their sexual dulcet tones.

Books of the Week
Matt: Bravest Warriors #1
Chris: Punisher: War Zone #1

Email: 02m19s/

Corporate Sponsors: 10m45s/

Current Events: 12m48s/

All-Star Western #13: 21m35s/ Matt: 7.5/

Flash #13: 24m11s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Justice League Dark #13: 27m35s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

National Comics: Madame X #1: 31m02s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Red Lanterns #13: 34m11s/ Matt: 8/0 Chris: 7.0/

Talon #1: 38m07s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Teen Titans #13: 41m58s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Fables #122: 45m38s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Unwritten #42: 49m02s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #3: 52m22s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Invincible Iron Man #527: 55m33s/ Matt: 8.0/

Punisher: War Zone #1: 58m24s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Adventure Time #9: 1h02m06s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Bravest Warriors #1: 1h05m13s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0/

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Direct download: Episode_52.m4a
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Man..episode 51. Coming off of the high of the hijinks filled 50th mega episode, could anything truly rival? Who cares? We've got comics to talk about! It is the original duo tackling the week in the biz as we talk about 'Arrow' pilot debut, dissect Chris' lack of TV love, poor event tie-ins, and ridiculous corporate sponsors. Join Matt "Cyclops was Right" Finneman and Chris "Speedy (In Bed)" Robinson as they hate on each other, love comics, and generally end up doing whatever they want to do.

Books of the Week
Matt: Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #2
Chris: Batwoman #13

Email: 01m42s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m52s/

Current Events: 12m19s/

Catwoman #13: 20m41s/ Matt: 6.0 Chris: 6.0/

DC Universe Presents #13: 23m02s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

He-Man: Masters of the Universe #3: 25m40s/ Chris: 5.0/

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4: 27m36s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Batwoman #13: 31m58s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Birds of Prey #13: 36m11s/ Matt: 8.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #13: 38m22s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Justice League #13: 42m02s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Nightwing #13: 46m52s/ Matt: 8.0/

Wonder Woman #13: 50m28s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #2: 53m29s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0/

Daredevil #19: 58m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.0/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16: 1h01m48s/ Chris: 7.5/

Uncanny X-Men #20: 1h04m52s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

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Direct download: Episode_51.m4a
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Alright. Deep breath. Deep breath. One. Two.. THREE! HAPPY FIFTIETH EPISODE! Seriously, we have done fifty of these. If you know us at all, and I'd like to think that after all this time you would, you would be just as surprised as us that our laziness never stopped us. Delayed us in uploading them sure, but never stopped us! So to celebrate this momentous occasion, the Nola Nerds are proud to announce that we will now be doing video reviews for a wide array of things in conjunction with our movie reviews. Comics, video games, trade collections, TV...the possibilities are endless! But this week in our show we have tons of new emails, and DC Comics and Scott Snyder were kind enough to release Batman #13 and the start of Death of the Family to help celebrate our 50th episode! This week join the Nola Nerds Matt "Snoop Lion" Finneman, Chris "#1 Stunna" Robinson, Scott "Psy" Brehm, and Andy "Drake" Niemann as they bring you the week in comics!

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman #13
Chris: Batman #13
Scott: Batman #13
Andy: Batman #13

CLEAN SWEEP WEEK! Congrats to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo!

Email: 01m52s/

Corporate Sponsors: 25m01s/

Current Events: 26m50s/

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2: 34m38s/ Matt: 7.5/

Batgirl #13: 38m29s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Batman #13: 44m42s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 9.5/

Batman and Robin #13: 51m10s/ Matt: 6.5/

Demon Knights #13: 53m12s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #13: 57m53s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0/ 

Green Lantern Corps #13: 1h00m15s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Phantom Stranger #1: 1h04m25s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Suicide Squad #13: 1h07m11s/ Matt: 8.5/

Team 7 #1: 1h09m42s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #1: 1h13m24s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.5/

Invincible Iron Man #526: 1h17m06s/ Matt: 7.5/

Uncanny Avengers #1: 1h19m22s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0 Andy: 7.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #18: 1h28m07s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Mega Man #18: 1h32m03s/ Matt: 7.0/

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #4: 1h36m18s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.0/

Think Tank #3: 1h39m32s/ Matt: 8.0/

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Direct download: Episode_50.m4a
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September. September is the dam that holds back the crushing waves of the holiday deluge of video games. Cracks start to appear in the dam, but it is still fairly strong. Damn, I am good at metaphors. This month in gaming we discuss the news from the Tokyo Game Show, discuss the merits of the true reveal of all pertinent Wii U information, talk about new game announcements, as well as laud Sony for the Day One Digital initiative. We also break down the games of the month, from the big dogs of Borderlands 2 (we even give it a mini review!) and World of Warcraft to the smaller gems like Black Mesa and Torchlight 2. Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Twenty Twizzle" Finneman, Chris "Loves Hexagon" Robinson, Ronald "Huge Nintendo Fan" Bienemy, Scott "Brass Fan" Brehm, Mason "Early Adopter" Maldonado, and Andy "Tokyo Jungle" Niemann.

Gaming News of September: 01m18s/

Games of September: 40m10s/

Borderlands 2 Review: 1h09m10s/

Final Thoughts: 1h28m00s/

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Direct download: Video_Game-September.m4a
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Welcome back devoted gamers and list lovers! We hope you are ready for more gaming greatness as we continue our climb to the top! As we continue to talk our way to #1, it becomes increasingly difficult for us to place games over others. Each game on this list is a classic in its own right, and sometimes the only reason other games placed higher is because more Nola Nerds advocated for it. It is a long and winding journey that nearly ended one friendship. If that kind of drama doesn't make for good fake internet radio, I don't know what does! This time we talk about everything from sequels to beloved games, to a more mature relaunch of a gaming icon, to arguably one of the best video game movie tie in of all time, to a game that was more than met the eye, and many more. Join Matt "Replicant" Finneman, Chris "I Hate Drake" Robinson, Ronald "Hogan" Bienemy, Mason "Cybertron" Maldonado, Andy "Colossi" Niemann, and Andy "Maverick" Dileon as they usher you into to the world of gaming greats!

What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Think Chris is a big ol' bitch? Think Andy's black lung cough sounds wonderful over the internet? Sound off and let us know at any of our wonderfully convenient social media destinations! 

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Direct download: Top_100_games_60-41.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT
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Who is ready to continue on with some lists? We know we are! You know, there is just something about debating something so exhaustively and coming together to collectively agree on a list that makes it all worthwhile you know? I am sure this list will be debatable to many of our fans and critics alike, but that is the whole point of it all - to generate discussion and conversation about one of the greatest hobbies of all. In this list we break down numbers 80 through 61 and tackle some of the all time greats. From space animals, to the most unlikely of gaming crossovers, to time traveling heroes, to a current fave and many more, the Nola Nerds are out in force to voice their opinions. This time around we welcome Matt "Mitochondria" Finneman, Chris "Dark Forces" Robinson, Ronald "The Immortal" Bienemy, Mason "Sora" Maldonado, and Andy "Do a Barrell Roll" Niemann.

Do you agree with our list? Disagree? Drop us a line and let us know! All opinions will be shared on a future video game episode of the Nola Nerd Podcast!

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Direct download: Top_100_Games_80-61.m4a
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FORTY NINE! One step removed from the big one folks! This week was something of a breather for us here at the Nola Nerd HQ. With DC's Zero Month over, we start in with several major cross over events in the New DCU as well as the explosive finale to Marvel's epic Avengers vs. X-Men! What did we think of the start of Green Lantern's Rise of the Third Army? What about the start of Swamp Thing and Animal Man's Rotworld? Who was right in the end - Scott or Cap? Just who exactly won the game of flag football in Avengers Academy? What is the surprise book that blows away all expectations? Find out the answers to these and many more questions you never knew you craved to know about! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Scott Was Right" Finneman, Chris "Anti-Avengers Arena" Robinson, and Scott "Grundy" Brehm. Books of the Week and time stamps below.

Books of the Week
Matt: Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #6
Chris: Fairest #8
Scott: Swamp Thing #13

Email: 02m23s/

Corporate Sponsors: 10m41s/

Current Events: 12m00s/

Daredevil: End of Days #1: 15m18s/ Chris: 7.5/

Legends of the Dark Knight #1: 17m17s/ Matt: 8.0/

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2: 20m21s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Animal Man #13: 22m50s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Swamp Thing #13: 27m13s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Dial H #5: 29m30s/ Matt: 6.0 Chris: 5.0/

Earth 2 #5: 31m48s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Green Lantern #13: 34m59s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Stormwatch #13: 41m07s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Fairest #8: 44m55s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0/

Avengers Academy #38: 49m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men #12: 52m19s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #6: 56m48s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Uncanny X-Force #32: 1h03m25s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Uncanny X-Men: 1h05m59s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0/

Axe Cop: President of the World #3: 1h08m45s/ Matt: 8.0 

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THE COUNTDOWN HAS COMMENCED! Now that the Honorable Mentions are out of the way, it is time to delve into the true meat of the Top 100 list. This part details our collective picks for numbers 100 all the way to 81. We discuss the merits of each game while simultaneously complaining whenever a game we didn't want on the list appears. Alas, that is the way is goes during a collaborative effort, not everyone can get their way. But then again, isn't that the fun of lists like these? Complaining about lists is one of the true joys of being a nerd. 

For this section of the list, we bid farewell to our resident Angry Gamer, Ronald "It Gon Rain" Bienemy who was off hosting a Baton Rouge Gaymers Event, but say hello to several others! This time we have Matt "I Cried During Lufia" Finneman, Chris "Thick Veiny Cock" Robinson, Scott "Hates RPGs" Brehm, Mason "TWEWY" Maldonado, Andy "Eye Roll" Niemann, and other Andy "The Thing Is" Dileo. 

What do you think of the first round of games? Agree? Disagree? Think a game should be ranked higher? Or not at all? Let us know! E-mail us at NolaNerdpodcast@gmail.com. 

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Welcome to the very first installment of our long awaited definitive list of the best video games of all time (according to us) See, that is an important distinction to make. This is not a Top 100 Influential Games or Top 100 Games that Changed Videogames list. We only put games on here that we personally played, personally enjoyed, and personally recommend. If it came out before we were born? Chances are it didn't make the cut. Full disclosure: Atari is entirely missing from this list. Sorry. Each Nola Nerd contributed their own personal Top Video Games list, and then we all gathered together to debate and decide the definitive order of them. 

This first part details the games that weren't quite good enough to make it onto the list. These are the Nola Nerd Podcast's Honorable Mentions. 

After you listen, let us know what you think! Don't think a game should have made the list? Upset that one of the games on your own personal list didn't make it? Drop us an email at Nolanerdpodcast@gmail.com Hit us up at Facebook.com/Nolanerdpodcast or Twitter @NolaNerdPodcast and check out our video rendition of our list over at youtube.com/NolaNerdPodcast. 

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Man. 48. That number is dangerously close to the big 5-0. We are crazy near our biggest milestone yet! Thank you everyone who has stuck with us this long. But enough premature nostalgia! We are here to talk about comics yo! This week we tackle the final wave of DC's Zero Month and discuss and debate any new origin changes contained within. We sadly start the countdown clock to the end of major Marvel flagship books. We get interrupted by Cathy "Not Internet Famous" Lesher. And we shamelessly plug other Nola Nerd properties. Tonight, the Nola Nerds consist of Matt "Bad Pun" Finneman, Chris "Dot Gov" Robinson, and Scott "Rose and Thorn" Brehm. Books of the Week and Time Stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Punisher #16
Chris: Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3
Scott: Justice League Dark #0

Email: 02m11s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m41s/

Current Events: 10m31s/

Batman Inc #0: 14m54s/ Matt: 6/5 Chris: 6.0/

Batman: Dark Knight #0: 16m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

I, Vampire #0: 18m39s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Superman #0: 20m25s/ Matt: 5.5 Chris: 6.0/

Voodoo #0: 22m13s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 5.0/

Savage Hawkman #0: 23m47s/ Matt: 4.5 Chris: 5.0/

Fury of Firestorm #0: 25m39s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.5/

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3: 27m40s/ 8.5 Chris: 9.0/

All-Star Western #0: 30m46s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Aquaman #0: 32m51s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Flash #0: 37m23s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Justice League Dark #0: 42m02s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Red Lanterns #0: 45m19s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

National Comics: Rose and Thorn #1: 48m21s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Talon #0: 52m14s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Teen Titans #0: 57m53s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Gambit #3: 1h02m58s/ Scott: 8.0/

Invincible Iron Man #525: 1h05m57s/ Matt: 7.0/

Punisher #16: 1h08m09s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #17: 1h12m27s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Adventure Time #8: 1h17m48s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

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O snap, has it been another week already? Time flies when you are completely egulfed by the world of comics! This week the Nola Nerds tackle the third week of Zero Month, discuss new origins, miss Scott's sultry voice, and generally dick around. But this week? This week we meant business. Tangents were kept to a minimum, and we powered through these like a slightly more professional team of reviewers than normal. Who knows? We might even improve ourselves! This week the Nola Nerds are Matt "Axton" Finneman, Chris "Salvador" Robinson, Andy "Maya" Niemann, and a brief appearance by Scott "Zero" Brehm.

Book of the Week
Matt: Fables #121
Chris: Nightwing #0
Andy: Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3
Scott: Red Hood and the Outlaws #0

E-mail: 01m13s/

Corporate Sponsors: 10m31s/

Current Events: 11m46s/

Sword and Sorcery #0: 14m39s/ Matt 7.5 Chris 7.0 Andy 6.5/

Captain Atom #0: 18m54s/ Matt 5.0 Chris 3.0/

DC Universe Presents #0: 20m34s/ Matt 5.0 Chris 5.0/

Legion of Super-Heroes #0: 25m29s/ Matt 7.0 Chris 6.5/

Supergirl #0: 28m00s/ Matt 6.5 Chris 5.0/

Red Hood and the Outlaws #0: 29m38s/ Matt 7.5 Chris 7.5/

Catwoman #0: 33m20s/ Matt 5.0 Chris 5.5/

Before Watchmen: Nite-Owl #3: 35m32s/ Matt 8.0 Andy 9.0/

Batwoman #0: 38m33s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #8: 40m52s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5 Andy 8.5/

Birds of Prey #0: 45m39s/ Matt 8.0 Chris 7.5/

Blue Beetle #0: 47m29s/ Matt 7.0 Chris 7.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #0: 49m50s/ Matt 9.0 Chris 8.0/

Justice League #0: 52m06s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5 Andy 8.5/

Nightwing #0: 55m20s/ Matt 9.0 Chris 9.0 Andy 8.5/

Wonder Woman #0: 57m48s/ Matt 8.0 Chris 8.0/

Fables #121: 1h00m08s/ Matt 9.0 Chris 9.0/

Unwritten #41: 1h02m48s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5/

Avengers Academy #37: 1h05m38s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5/

Daredevil #18: 1h07m59s/ Mtt 8.5 Chris 8.0/

Ultimate Spider-Man #15: 1h11m10s/ Chris 7.5/

Ghostbusters #13: 1h13m06s/ Chris 8.0/

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Wow! Almost two hours long. That sure is daunting. I mean, I don't even know if I could sit through two hours of people talking about comics. Wait...what's that? These Nola Nerds are pretty entertaining to listen to? They go off on amusing tangents and verbally abuse one another? AND they know their stuff? Hmm...ok. I'm in.

And that right there is how I mentally picture what our fans go through when they see how long this episode is. This week we have several, SEVERAL! good emails to answer, we break down every single one of this weeks' Zero Issues from DC, as well as give you all the news you need to know about the comics world! Join Nola Nerd OG Trio Matt "Proto Man" Finneman, Chris "Jitterbug" Robinson, and Scott "Scarlet Spoiler" Brehm as they break down everything into easily digestible bites of awesome for you. Books of the Week and time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman #0
Chris: Green Lantern Corps #0
Scott: Green Lantern Corps #0

Email: 02m15s/

Corporate Sponsors: 20m51s/

Current Events: 22m40s/

Deathstroke #0: 29m49s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Grifter #0: 32m13s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 5.0/

Legion Lost #0: 34m16s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 5.0/

Before Watchmen: Comedian #3: 37m13s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Batgirl #0: 39m40s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0/

Batman #0: 43m25s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Batman and Robin #0: 48m19s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Demon Knights #0: 51m40s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #0: 54m33s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0/

Green Lantern Corps #0: 57m03s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 8.5/

Ravagers #0: 1h02m20s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 6.5/

Shade #12: 1h09m00s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Suicide Squad #0: 1h11m50s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Superboy #0: 1h16m55s/ Matt: 4.0 Chris: 3.5 Scott: 4.0/

Team 7 #0: 1h21m50s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0/

Avengers vs. X-Men #11: 1h26m12s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Scarlet Spider #9: 1h29m55s/ Matt: 7.0 Scott: 7.0/

Uncanny X-Force #31: 1h34m25s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Uncanny X-Men #18: 1h38m15s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #16: 1h41m57s/ Matt: 7.0/

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #3: 1h45m56s/ Matt: 6.5 Chris: 7.0 Scott: 7.5/

He-Man: Masters of the Universe #2: 1h48m11s/ Chris: 6.0 Scott: 6.0/

Mega Man #17: 1h52m28s/ Matt: 8.0/

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Ah August. Not quite the Game-ageddon that the holiday season is, but definitely not the infinite drought of gaming sadness that June and July usually are. It is essentially the red headed step child of the gaming calender. However! This month gave us relatively lots to talk about in the gaming world. From gaming expos like GamesCom and PAX Prime to new info on the Wii U and Vita to a few new game announcements, to the actual releases of the month running the gamut from retail to downloadable to mobile. We talk about them all! And then quickly regress into several tangents relating to anything from motion gaming merits to the qualifications of a handheld to the big question of them all: Who sucks more this gen? Capcom or Square-Enix? 

Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Captain Quark" Finneman, Chris "Metroplex" Robinson, Scott "Madden Madness" Brehm, and Ronald "Persona" Bienemy as they break down the month of August so you don't have to!

01m11s - Gaming News August 2012

26m33s - Retail Games

1h01m00s - Downloadable and Mobile Games

1h14m12s - Closing Thoughts

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Woo! The Nola Nerds are back on schedule! Suck it Hurricane Isaac and Entergy energy company! You can't keep a mediocre group of self entitled nerds down! This week marks the beginning of the DC "Zero Month" as well as seeing a few new series launch themselves to our delight. Just like we did back at the launch of the New 52, the Nola Nerds have committed to reading every single Issue Zero for your benefit. We suffer so you don't have to! We talk Marvel, Baz, the Rot, and the game changer curveball given to us in Fairest. Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Phantom Judas" Finneman, Chris "Bumper Carla" Robinson, Scott "Can't Remember His Own Comic" Brehm, with a brief appearance from Andy "Quips and Thwips" Niemann. Books of the Week and Time Stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Fairest #7
Chris: Fairest #7
Scott: Swamp Thing #0

Emails: 02m32s/

Corporate Sponsors: 13m35s/

Current Events: 15m42s/

Detective Comics #0: 17m41s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Worlds' Finest #0: 19m00s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

Green Arrow #0: 20m17s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.0/

G.I. Combat #0: 21m52s/ Matt: 4.0 Chris: 4.0/

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #3: 23m22s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Animal Man #0: 26m01s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Batwing #0: 29m08s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Action Comics #0: 32m55s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Dial H #0: 35m25s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Earth 2 #0: 38m11s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Green Lantern #0: 41m58s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5/

Phantom Stranger #0: 46m54s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Stormwatch #0: 51m22s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Swamp Thing #0: 54m45s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 9.0/

Fairest #7: 1h00m00s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers Academy #36: 1h05m57s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Invincible Iron Man #524: 1h09m55s/ Matt: 8.5/

Punisher #15: 1h12m31s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #14: 1h16m40s/ Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Lookouts #1: 1h20m14s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Think Tank #2: 1h24m20s/ Matt: 9.0/

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Another month, another random 5th week of comics, another bout of awesome annuals and whimsy-filled comic fun times! This episode is horrifically late unfortunately, due to the Nola Nerds' geographical location. Hurricane Isaac shut our power down for a good long time, as well as delaying the actual comics until the following week. So people of the future, enjoy this look back into your past, and our present! TIME TRAVEL! This week the Nola Nerds are Matt "Drunk Machete" Finneman, Chris "Threatened By a Damn Machete" Robinson, and Andy "Steve Celsius" Niemann. Time stamps and Books of the Weel below.

Books of the Week
Matthew: Green Lantern Annual #1
Chris: Before Watchmen: Minute Men #3
Andy: Batman Beyond Unlimited #7

Email: 02m31s/

Corporate Sponsors: 07m45s/

Current Events: 08m58s/

Before Watchmen: Minute Men #3: 14m25s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

Aquaman #12: 18m30s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5/

Axe Cop: President of the World #2: 22m13s/ Matt: 7.5/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #7: 24m46s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Flash Annual #1: 33m54s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Green Lantern Annual #1: 38m57s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Justice League #12: 43m18s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

Justice League International Annual #1: 49m30s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

National Comics: Looker #1: 54m13s/ Matt: 8.0

Avengers vs. X-Men Versus #5: 57m50s/ Matt: 4.5 Chris: 5.0/

Uncanny X-Force #30: 1h04m22s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 8.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #15: 1h08m35s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0/

Mass Effect: Homeworlds #4: 1h13m00s/ Matt: 8.0/

Ghostbusters #12: 1h17m50s/ Chris: 8.0/

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A rare event has occured! The Nola Nerds have pulled back the veil on the method to their madness. Come join us in our first ever Staff Meeting! A behind the scenes, non scripted event with the Nola Nerds discussing their personal lists of the Top 100 Games of All Time. No real point, just a group of nerds shooting the shit with each other, mocking each others' lists and championing their own as we try and figure out exactly how we are going to organize and structure our upcoming 5 part epic podcast event - The Nola Nerd Podcasts' Top 100 Games of All Time! Join the Nola Nerds as they sit back and chit chat - Matt "Astro Boy" Finneman, Chris "Police Quest" Robinson, Scott "Sports Gamer" Brehm, Ronald "Angry Black Bakugon Lover" Bienemy, and Mason "Leon Sora Kennedy" Maldonado.

Enjoy!

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The Nola Nerds are still rocking the original trio for their 43rd comics outing, with a special guest appearance by old school fan Britain Valenti! This week the Nerds break down several great email questions, the final Before Watchmen #1, dip their toes into the world of Mind Mgmt, give way too much love to Justice League Dark, and generally do things in their trademark unprofessional manner that we have all come to know and love. The Nola Nerds this week include Matt "Get Off Your iPad, We Are Doing a Show" Finneman, Chris "Cargo of Doom" Robinson, and Scott "Horribly Offensive Towards Mexicans" Brehm. Time stamps, Books of the Week, and personal scores below:

BOOKS OF THE WEEK
Matt: Justice League Dark #12
Chris: Justice League Dark #12
Scott: Green Lantern: New Guardians #12 

Email: 02m15s/

Corporate Sponsors: 09m18s/

Current Events: 12m28s/

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1: 14m02s/ Chris: 7.0/

Mind Mgmt #4: 16m28s/ Matt: 8.5/

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1: 19m56s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

All-Star Western #12: 26m55s/ Matt: 8.5/

Flash #12: 32m43s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #12: 39m52s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 9.0/

Justice League Dark #12: 44m54s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0/

Teen Titans #12: 53m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Fables #120: 57m08s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5

Unwritten #40: 1h02m38s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0

Invincible Iron Man #523: 1h06m43s/ Matt: 8.5

Punisher #14: 1h08m00s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5

Uncanny X-Men #17: 1h13m50s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5

Adventure Time #7: 1h17m43s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0

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The Three Amigos. The OG Nerds. The Trifecta. Other random name meaning Matt, Chris, and Scott. This week on the Nola Nerd Podcast's Comics show, the original duo plus one is on deck to answer all of your hard hitting questions, as well as discuss comics. We have a moment of silence for Mr. Kubert, and welcome our newest 'sponsors.' This week also graces us with the first ever clean sweep for Book of the Week! So join us as we go full on nerd-mode as well as answer the most emails we have ever been graced with! The Nola Nerds this week are Matt "Gay for Booster" Finneman, Chris "Make Mine Marvel" Robinson, and Scott "Your Words Have No Power" Brehm. We are also trying something new. We now have added among the timestamps the Pick of the Week for each Nerd, as well as the individual scores. Time stamps below:

PICKS OF THE WEEK
Matt: Wonder Woman #12
Chris: Wonder Woman #12
Scott: Wonder Woman #12

Email: 01m40s/

Corporate Sponsors: 22m40s/

Current Events: 24m53s/

DC Universe Presents: Kid Flash #12: 27m20s/ Chris: 7.0/

Peanuts #1: 29m30s/ Matt: 7.0/

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1: 33m12s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Batwoman #12: 36m38s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Birds of Prey #12: 41,12s/ Matt: 7.5/

Blue Beetle #12: 44m29s/ Matt: 7.0/

Green Lantern #12: 48m32s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Green Lantern Corps #12: 52m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Nightwing #12: 57m08s/ Matt: 7.5 Scott: 8.5/

Shade #11: 1h01m39s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Wonder Woman #12: 1h05m36s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0/

Avengers vs. X-Men #10: 1h11m10s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Avengers Academy #35: 1h17m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Daredevil #17: 1h20m40s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Uncanny X-Force #29: 1h24m25s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Saga #6: 1h28m10s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0

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Welcome back to another exciting and action packed and fun filled and other words episode of the Nola Nerd Podcast Video Game show! This month we take a look back at the month that was July of 2012. Ah, July. Traditionally one of the slowest and weakest months of video game sales, in recent years the realm of downloadable games has surfaced to claim July as their rightful place. XBox Live Summer of Arcade begins, and the tail end of the month saw the first outing of Playstations Month of Play. We also were graced with the wallet draining Steam Summer Sale. While the releases were few and far between, there were still a few nuggets of post E3 gaming news to be had as well as a few quality games worth spending time and money on. So dive in, and listen to the Nola Nerds break it all down for you. Joining them this time are Matt "Picross Champ" Finneman, Chris "DayZ" Robinson, Scott "Caught The Show Bug" Brehm, Ronald "Angry Black Gamer" Bienemy, and Andy "Playstation Plus" Niemann. 

Games of July: 03m55s/

Downloadable Games of July: 20m52s/

Gaming New of July: 43m41s/

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Episode 41! About Comics! Prime Numbers! WOO! This show is brought to you by the HHR, the ugliest car to ever try and take the crown from the PT Cruiser. This week the Nola Nerds discuss fine cheeses, new Marvel NOW books, answer female-oriented emails, and fall in love with Remy Lebeau all over again. O yeh, and they also talk comics. At some point. Well, a lot of points actually. The majority of this is filled to the brim with comic-y goodness. Join the Nola Nerds: Matt "HHR" Finneman, Chris "A Nice Aged Brie" Robinson, Scott "Spoiler-iffic" Brehm, and Barbie "Gambit Love" Cure. We are however, NOT joined by Andy "Traitorous Cur" Niemann. Time stamps below:

PICKS OF THE WEEK
Matt: Demon Knights #12
Chris: Spider-Men #4
Scott: Gambit #1
Barbie: Gambit #1

Email: 02m14s/

Corporate Sponsors: 15m28s/

Current Events: 19m10s/

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #4: 24m28s/

Gambit #1: 26m55s/

Archer and Armstrong #1: 35m55s/

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2: 38m45s/

Batgirl #12: 43m05s/

Batman #12: 47m15s/

Batman and Robin #12: 53m14s/

Demon Knights #12: 58m12s/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #12: 1h03m05s/

Suicide Squad #12: 1h05m50s/

Superboy #12: 1h09m17s/

Fairest #6: 1h13m54s/

Scarlet Spider #8: 1h19m36s/

Spider-Men #4: 1h25m22s/

Marceline and the Scream Queens #2: 1h28m51s/

Ravagers #4: 1h33m37s/

Resurrection Man #12: 1h35m52s/

Mega Man #16: 1h38m20s/

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FORTY EPISODES! It's a big deal you know. It is even divisible by 5 and ends in a 0. The best kind of number. To mark this semi-milestone, we here at Nola Nerd Podcast have done several special mini events during our show. We brought back Ho of the Week, Moment of the Week, and the Opening Song. We also are going to tag which Nola Nerd chose which book as their personal favorite week by week. Woo! This week the Nola Nerds are Matt "Mighty Ducks" Finneman, Chris "Does Whatever a Spider Can" Robinson, Scott "To Whom?" Brehm, and Barbie "Let's Get Dangerous" Cure with guest Chelsea "Fantastic Four" St. Juniors. Time stamps below:

Email: 05m08s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m11s/

Current Events: 10m48s/

Hawkeye #1: 18m59s/

First X-Men #1: 19m50s/

Harvest #1: 27m47s/

Think Tank #1: 29m45s/

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #2: 33m29s/

Animal Man #12: 36m34s/

Dial H #4: 41m38s/

Earth-2 #4: 45m33s/

Justice League International #12: 51m09s/

Stormwatch #12: 55m33s/

Swamp Thing #12: 59m14s/

Avengers Academy #34: 1h04m49s/

Avengers vs. X-Men #9: 1h10m09s/

Daredevil #16: 1h17m02s/

Red Lanterns #12: 1h22m45s/

Ultimate Spider-Man #13: 1h26m30s/

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Invincible Iron Man #522: 1h30m45s/ 

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The Nola Nerds go back to basics this week, with the original core group tackling this weeks' emails, current events, and bevy of quality books. This week we pay respect to the victims of the tragic Dark Knight Rises victims, discuss Grant Morrison's surprising plans for the future, and revisit a fan-favorite email fan. But this week was also all about the comics. Because you know, comics podcast and whatnot. Join the OG Nola Nerds Matt "President of the World" Finneman, Chris "Poops Poison and Dies" Robinson, and Scott "Back From Assignment" Brehm. Time stamps below:

Email: 02m24s/

Corporate Sponsors: 09m04s/

Current Events: 11m40s/

X-Treme X-Men #1: 19m13s/

Axe Cop: President of the World #1: 22m10s/

Before Watchmen: Comedian #2: 26m04s/

Aquaman #11: 29m42s/

Eternity #1: 34m27s/

Flash #11: 39m53s/

Green Lantern #11: 44m48s/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #11: 49m33s/

Justice League Dark #11: 52m37s/

Teen Titans #11: 57m27s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #14: 1h01m09s/

Uncanny X-Force #28: 1h04m10s/

All-Star Western #11: 1h08m50s/

Ghostbusters #11: 1h12m42s/

Mass Effect: Homeworlds #3: 1h15m34s/

Superman Family Adventures #3: 1h19m13s/

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Welcome back to the Nola Nerd Podcast Comic Show! In this, our post-San Diego Comic Con podcast, the Nerds delve into the breaking news from the Con, answer some emails, discuss the joy of the upcoming Dark Knight Rises, and dive head first into the deluge of quality books that graced us this week. From Avengers vs. X-Men to Adventure Time. From Justice League to Fables. From staying on topic to a disturbingly long discussion on the defunct series 'Titans,' this episode has it all! Join the Nola Nerds - Matt "One More Arc" Finneman, Chris "Titans Was Just Awful" Robinson, Barbie "Obsessed with Saying Gargantuan Penis" Cure, and Andy "Blah Blah Star Wars" Niemann. Not featured: Scott "Hitting the Streets on Assignment" Brehm. Time stamps below:

Email: 01m40s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m54s/

Current Events: 11m05s/

Captain Marvel #1 21m43s/

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #2: 24m09s/

Batman Beyond Beyond Unlimited #6: 28m54s/

Batwoman #11: 34m50s/

Green Lantern Corps #11: 39m20s/

Justice League #11: 43m33s/

Nightwing #11: 49m50s/

Wonder Woman #11: 53m36s/

Fables #119: 58m48s/

Unwritten #39: 1h02m22s/

Avengers Academy #33: 1h06m40s/

Avengers vs. X-Men #8: 1h09m57s/

Uncanny X-Men #16: 1h14m50s/

Daredevil #15: 1h18m05s/

Saga #5: 1h21m25s/

Adventure Time #6: 1h25m53s/

Birds of Prey #11: 1h29m25s/

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #3: 1h32m38s/

Blue Beetle #11: 1h35m30s/

Secret Service #3: 1h39m07s/

Invincible Iron Man #521: 1h41m11s/

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What's that? The Nola Nerds are updating on schedule? Wait! Before you have a heart attack, take a moment and enjoy our latest episode! This week was chock full of excellent content. The comic Gods graced us with the epic finale to Batman's Court of Owls tale, the huge Walking Dead 100th issue milestone, our first follow-up to a Before Watchmen book, amazing X-Men books, and even more excellent all ages books! We had three excellent fan emails, a lot of Marvel NOW news to recap, and more! Not to mention the obligatory hating on each other. Because hey, that's what friends are for. Join the Nola Nerds Matt "I Love ComicFan McReaderton" Finneman, Chris "Is Probably ComicFan McReaderton" Robinson, Scott "Animated Beard" Brehm, and Barbie "Also Probably ComicFan McReaderton" Cure. Time stamps below:

Email: 01m48s/

Corporate Sponsors: 20m08s/

Current Events: 22m35s/

Takio #2: 28m08s/

Eerie #1: 28m58s/

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2: 30m33s/

Batgirl #11: 35m28s/

Batman #11: 40m13s/

Batman and Robin #11: 48m35s/

Demon Knights #11: 52m24s/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #11: 57m04s/

Shade #10: 59m30s/

Suicide Squad #11: 1h02m17s/

Swamp Thing #11: 1h07m04s/

Avengers vs. X-Men: VS #4: 1h10m32s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #13: 1h14m45s/

Uncanny X-Force #27: 1h19m25s/

Marceline and the Scream Queens #1: 1h24m16s/

Ravagers #3: 1h27m50s/

Resurrection Man #11: 1h29m42s/

Superboy #11: 1h31m28s/

Mega Man #15: 1h35m17s/

Scarlet Spider #7: 1h38m25s/

The Crow #1: 1h41m55s/

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What better way is there to celebrate America's Independence Day than to sit around a microphone and talk about comics? I submit that there is none. This was a great week for comics fans, with new books releasing the day after the release of the new Amazing Spider-Man film. This week graced us with some great books - from Before Watchmen to Avengers vs. X-Men and everything in between. Join this weeks Nola Nerds as we answer emails, hate on each other, and somehow find the time to actually discuss comic books. This week the Nerds are Matt "George Washington" Finneman, Chris "Ben Franklin" Robinson, Barbie "Benedict Arnold" Cure, and Andy "Paul Revere" Niemann. Time stamps below:

Email: 01m36s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m54s/

Current Events (Marvel NOW): 11m06s/

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1: 20m02s/

Animal Man #11: 25m45s/

Dial H #3: 28m53s/

Earth 2 #3: 32m17s/

Justice League International #11: 36m06s/

Stormwatch #11: 38m26s/

Fairest #5: 41m10s/

Avengers vs. X-Men #7: 45m15s/

Punisher #13: 50m55s/

Uncanny X-Men #15: 54m30s/

Smallville Season 11 #3: 57m52s/

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1: 1h01m03s/

Red Lanterns #11: 1h04m40s/

Ultimate Spider-Man #12: 1h08m50s/

Invincible Iron Man #520: 1h11m13s/

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Welcome video game fans to the latest hard hitting and incredibly well polished and professional episode of the Nola Nerd's Video Game podcast! This time around the Nerds gather to talk shop about the news and games that graced our consoles, handhelds, and PCs for the months of May and June. But that isn't all! No sirree. We also break down each of the 5 major press conferences from E3 2012! That's right - the nerds discuss the events behind Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo (in order) and all the info that was released during those few crazy days. What were the Nola Nerds' favorite games of May and June? Which games garnered the "Worst of the Month" award? What were our favorite games of the E3 show? Who won? Who lost? Tune in to find out.

This time the Nola Nerds are Matt "Last of Us" Finneman, Chris "Metroplex" Robinson, Ronald "Kratos Rage" Bienemy, Mason "Leon S Kennedy - the S stands for Sucks" Maldonado, and Andy "Connor Creed" Niemann.

May 2012 - 02m05s/

June 2012 - 25m30s/

E3 2012 - 36m40s/

Microsoft Press Conference - 41m57s/

EA Press Conference - 1h02m34s/

Ubisoft Press Conference - 1h10m20s/

Sony Press Conference - 1h22m50s/

Nintendo Press Conference - 1h36m00s/

E3 Best Of: Nola Nerds' Top 3 - 1h53m50s/

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A lighter, more tightly focused week is in store this time on the Nola Nerd Podcast! Fewer books with higher quality is the name of the game. More AvX tie-ins, a new Before Watchmen, and the latest batch of DC New 52 books are on the docket. Surprise emails, surprise commentary, and surprise trips to the kitchen for a drink - all in this, the latest entry in our vaunted franchise. Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Cathy" Finneman. Chris "Kalli" Robinson, Scott "Katie" Brehm, and Andy "Forever Alone" Niemann as they break down the week in comics with style. Well, not really style. More like...whimsy? Pity? I dunno. Time stamps below:

Email: 01m32s/

Corporate Sponsors: 10m01s/

Current Events: 11m18s/

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1: 13m45s/

Aquaman #10: 16m58s/

Flash #10: 22m41s/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #10: 28m53s/

Justice League #10: 33m29s/

Justice League Dark #10: 40m24s/

Teen Titans #10: 45m14s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #12: 50m40s/

All-Star Western #10: 57m50s/

Adventure Time #5: 1h02m39s/

Superman Family Adventures #2: 1h07m10s/

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #2: 1h11m02s/

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This was a landmark week for Nola Nerd Podcast's comics show! Marvel knocked it out of the park with nearly every book this week, including the best issue yet of AvX! Also this week is privy to the greatest email of all time. OF. ALL. TIME. Add in the fact that we said goodbye to a Nola Nerd as well as broke down the week in comics, and you have an action packed free for all of awesome in one 75 minute package! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Those Toys Are Fucked Up" Finneman, Chris "Drop A Pipe Bomb" Robinson, Scott "Wait, I Forgot to Read That" Brehm, Barbie "Sleeps Through Most of It" Cure, Andy "They Sold Out of Star Wars" Niemann, and lastly Kevin "Captain Atom" Blackwell. Time stamps below:

Email: 01m12s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m59s/

Current Events: 10m27s/

Before Watchmen: Comedian #1: 13m40s/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #5: 17m51s/

Batwoman #10: 22m21s/

Green Lantern Corps #10: 25m20s/

Wonder Woman #10: 28m41s/

Fables #118: 32m58s/

Unwritten #38: 35m49s/

Avengers vs. X-Men #6: 39m58s/

Avengers Academy #32: 45m09s/

Daredevil #14: 48m34s/

Punisher #12: 51m44s/

Saga #4: 55m41s/

Nightwing #10: 1h01m06s/

Birds of Prey #10: 1h05m25s/

Captain Atom #10: 1h07m56s/

Blue Beetle #10: 1h12m03s/

New Avengers #27: 1h14m48s/

Uncanny X-Men #14: 1h18m48s/

Invincible Iron Man #519: 1h21m32s/

Ghostbusters #10: 1h24m04s/

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Duh duh da duh da Circus duh da duhduh da da Afro da duh da Comics duh da duh da Episode 33 Polka Dot Polka Dot Polka Dot Afro!

Let that steel you for what is to come on this, our newest episode of the Comics podcast for the Nola Nerds! Madagascar 3 shenanigry aside, we have plenty to talk about today! Another Before Watchmen comic, the premiere of The Massive, more Avengers Vs. X-Men battling, an epic reveal on the newest Batman, and more from all walks of life. New emails, new guests, and the same ol' good fashioned ridiculousness! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Afro Circus" Finneman, Chris "I Challenge You to a Beat Off" Robinson, Scott "Meh, I Got Scarlet Spider" Brehm, and Andy "Finally Gave Up On Crap Tie-Ins" Niemann. Time stamps below:

Email: 01m41s/

Corporate Sponsors: 09m57s/

Panthra #1: 15m47s/

The Massive #1: 18m32s/

Batgirl #10: 21m26s/

Batman #10: 25m18s/

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1: 30m54s/

Demon Knights #10: 36m08s/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #10: 39m13s/

Green Lantern #10: 42m01s/

Shade #9: 46m40s/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #3: 49m48s/

Uncanny X-Force #26: 53m48s/

Ravagers #2: 57m55s/

Resurrection Man #10: 59m53s/

Suicide Squad #10: 1h01m53s/

Superboy #10: 1h06m43s/

Batman and Robin #10: 1h10m30s/

Scarlet Spider #6: 1h13m22s/

Mega Man #14: 1h16m33s/

Buffy Season 9 #10: 1h20m04s/

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COMICS! How is that for an attention grabber? It's succinct, simple, informative, and it's clearly important because it was in all caps. Comics is what we are up to today on the newest episode of the Comics Podcast for the ol' Nola Nerds. After a tame 5th Wednesday last month we return in grand fashion with a large week of quality books including the much hyped (both good and bad kinds) premiere issue of Before Watchmen as well as the end of Act 1 for Avengers Vs X-Men. This time the Nola Nerds consist of Matt "Stands Alone with Action Comics" Finneman, Chris "Screw Pax, We Get Spoilers!" Robinson, Scott "I Only Read Three Books So I am Useless" Brehm, Barbie "Yeah, Screw Pax He Isn't Even Real America" Cure, and Andy "Forever New Scott" Niemann. 

Warning! We do delve into FULL SPOILERS for Avengers Vs. X-Men #5. After that we return to our normal vague ways. Time stamps below:

Email: 02m48s/

Corporate Sponsors: 06m16s/

Current Events: 07m53s/

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1: 10m40s/

Action Comics #10: 14m57s/

Animal Man #10: 18m19s/

Dial H #2: 21m58s/

Earth 2 #2: 26m20s/

Justice League International #10: 31m38s/

Stormwatch #10: 34m22s/

World's Finest #2: 38m46s/

Swamp Thing #10: 42m59s/

Fairest #4: 47m22s/

Avengers Academy #31: 51m38s/

Avengers Vs. X-Men #5 (SPOILERS): 54m42s/

Uncanny X-Men #13: 1h01m26s/

Red Lanterns #10: 1h04m48s/

Smallville Season 11 #2: 1h08m25s/

Invincible Iron Man #518: 1h11m49s/

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FIVE WEDNESDAYS IN A MONTH! IT'S CRAZY! IT'S MADNESS! IT'S...well, it's actually a lot less to talk about than normal. Fifth Wednesdays always bring out the meager offerings. However, we were treated to several higher-than-usual-for-5th-Wednesdays quality on several books. This also marks a rare return to the original comics trio this week, as the Nola Nerds consist of Matt "That Was Totally A Legit Email" Finneman, Chris "You Are a Filthy Liar Matt" Robinson, and Scott "Forever New Andy" Brehm. Enjoy the shenanigans! Time stamps below:

Email: 01m42s/

Corporate Sponsors: 05m02s/

Current Events: 06m22s/

Ravagers #1: 08m25s/

Superman Family Adventures #1: 13m30s/ 

Animal Annual #1: 15m48s/

Batman Annual #1: 19m49s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #11: 24m05s/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #4: 28m31s/

Mass Effect: Homeworlds #2: 32m50s/

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Ghostbusters #9: 35m23s/

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Welcome one, welcome all to another exciting - nay, super exciting! - installment of the Nola Nerd Podcast! The comics portion of our little nerdy endeavor has hit the ripe ol' age of 30, which used to be a problem, but since 30 is apparently the new 20 nowadays, we still have plenty of time to achieve our dreams. Right? Right. This week the nerds discuss the explosion of gay debate going on in DC and Marvel as well as delve into this weeks books! Join Matt "It is totally Vibe" Finneman, Chris "Jeff Lemire Is My Hero" Robinson, Scott "New Andy" Brehm, Andy "Damnit, Another Star Wars Book" Niemann, and guest listening Chelsea "I Can't Believe They Are Cancelling Avengers: EMH" St. Juniors. Time stamps below:

Email: 01m48s/

Corporate Sponsors: 10m15s/

Current Events: 11m48s/

Batman: Inc #1: 20m00s/

Astonishing X-Men #50: 24m28s/

Aquaman #9: 28m01s/

Flash #9: 33m22s/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #9: 37m30s/

Justice League Dark #9: 42m09s/

Teen Titans #9: 47m40s/

Fables #117: 52m45s/

Unwritten #37: 55m15s/

All-Star Western #9: 58m20s/

Secret Avengers #27: 1h00m00s/

Batman: Dark Knight #9: 1h02m07s/

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #3: 1h04m38s/

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #1: 1h06m30s/

X-Men: Legacy #266: 1h09m20s/

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Did you know they released a second Digimon Movie? We sure as hell didn't! So imagine our surprise when one started playing after the second season of the show ended on our awesome DVDs. Now imagine our disappointment when we realized it wasn't even a full length movie, but merely an extended episode. Now, imagine your disappointment and apathy when you listen along with us as we discuss and berate the movie for even existing. 

Huzzah!

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Welcome to the April 2012 Video Game Podcast by the Nola Nerds! TAKE TWO! Because Chris is a big ol' jerk face who deleted our first one back when, you know, it was actually the end of April and not smack dab in the middle of May. But here we are! Back! And neither better nor worse than before. This month we talk about the big games (of which there were few) and the big news (of which there were a good amount) in the video game world for the month of April. We also discuss and break down the shockingly fun yet rip-offy sounding Playstation Smash Bros...er, I mean, All Stars Battle Royale. Who do we want to see appear? Who is in our dream roster? Check it out and find out!

Items of note discussed within: Witcher 2, Walking Dead Ep 1, Fez, Tales of Graces, Microsoft's $99 Xbox 360, Call of Duty Black Ops II vs. Halo 4 (The November FPS THROW DOWN!), Prototype 2, Kinect Star Wars, and Playstation All Stars Battle Royale.

The Nerds on deck this go round? Matt "I Love Sony Smash Bros" Finneman, Chris "I Want Resistance McResistancy in the Game" Robinson, Garrett "All I Play is Disgaea" Platner, Ronald "Still the Angry Black Gamer, But Now a Hardcore Tales Player" Bienemy, and Mason "I Love Sora and Leon Kennedy" Maldonado.

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This, the 29th gloriously consecutive comics episode of the Nola Nerd Podcast, contains a single book with the single greatest pun in all of comics history. Which book is it? Who knows? We do, that's who! But you? The listener? You must earn that knowledge. By listening to a group of nerds chitchat about comics! Bwahahaha! Ahem. This week, the Nerds include Matt "Nothing Notable This Week" Finneman, Chris "Still Is the Bully Who Deletes Podcasts" Robinson, Scott "Second Mason" Brehm, Barbie "Brought a Friend" Cure, and Andy "New Scott" Niemann. We talk shop, talk comics, and talk about the most random shit we can think of. Join us!

Email: 02m35s/

Corporate Sponsors - 07m10s/

Current Events - 10m27s/

Dancer #1 - 15m40s/

Hardcore #1 - 18m10s/

Batwoman #9 - 21m04s/

Green Lantern Corps #9 - 25m55s/

Justice League #9 - 31m18s/

Nightwing #9 - 36m58s/

Shade #8 - 41m20s/

Wonder Woman #9 - 44m14s/

Avengers Academy #30 - 47m59s/

Avengers vs. X-Men #4 - 51m02/

Avengers vs. X-Men Versus #2 - 56m12s/

Daredevil #13 - 1h00m54s/

Uncanny X-Men #12 - 1h03m55s/

Saga #3 - 1h07m36s/

Adventure Time #4 - 1h14m25s/

Birds of Prey #9 - 1h17m21s/

Blue Beetle #9 - 1h21m04s/

Avengers #26 - 1h23m55s/

Catwoman #9 - 1h25m50s/

Invincible Iron Man #517 - 1h28m45s/

Red Hood and the Outlaws #9 - 1h32m10s/

Scarlet Spider #4 - 1h36m20s/

Supergirl #9 - 1h39m45s/

Fatale #2 - 1h41m22s/

Secret Service #2 - 1h42m53s/

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Direct download: Episode_29.m4a
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So...you know how we are lile, totally professional and stuff? Not this time! Well I mean, we weren't any more or less professional while we recorded the new episode. I meant more as I type up this description. I've been drinking. I know, I know. We will all find the strength to carry on. MOVING ON! We have some great emails this week and the Nola Nerds really go in depth for them. We also talk about the next wave of crossover books - both for DC's Night of the Owls and Marvel's Avengers vs. X-Men. All of this and more with a healthy dose of snark and irreverance. Join Matt "My Favorite Doctor is Doctor Light" Finneman, Chris "Deleted our Last Podcast Cause He is a Big Ol Bully" Robinson, Barbie "Fastest Comic Review Record Holder" Cure, and Andy "New Scott" Niemann as they break down this new week in comics! Time stamps below:

Email: 06m10s/

Corporate Sponsors: 27m08s/

Current Events: 27m50s/

Mystery in Space #1: 28m58s/

Ultimate X-Men #11: 30m12s/

Batgirl #9: 32m20s/

Batman #9: 36m32s/

Demon Knights #9: 40m46s/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #9: 44m35s/

Green Lantern #9: 48m15s/

Fairest #3: 51m12s/

New Avengers #26: 55m03s/

Punisher #11: 59m31s/

Uncanny X-Force #25 1h03m07s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #10: 1h07m50s/

Suicide Squad #9: 1h12m28s/

Resurrection Man #9: 1h16m13s/

Superboy #9: 1h18m41s/

Legion Lost #9: 1h22m35s/

Batman and Robin #9: 1h25m52s/

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #2: 1h30m10s/

Buffy: Season 9 #9: 1h33m20s/

Night of 1000 Wolves #1: 1h35m20s/

Mega Man #13: 1h36m00s/

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Direct download: Episode_28.m4a
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Using our entirely imagined celebrity status, the Nola Nerds found themselves in a position of power at the Free Comic Book Day festivities at their local comic shop, BSI Comics in Metairie, Louisiana. And by position of power, I of course mean the least professional podcast recording live on the floor as a sea of humanity swept in to snag awesome free books. Join Matt and Chris as they discuss some books given out that day, interview local artists and writers, and snag some face time with several surprise guests! It was a day of fun, so we invite you to join in with us and experience the magic. The terribly edited magic.

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Direct download: Free_Comic_Book_Day.m4a
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Thank you all for coming to celebrate the Nola Nerds' comics podcast Golden Birthday! Well, for two of us. The others are either young whippersnappers or old decrepit men. But it isn't their Golden Birthday Podcast so who cares? How are we celebrating? With an Ice Cream Podcast Party! This week we tackle the newest additions to DCs New 52 as well as delve into the next round of Avengers Vs X-Men, with everything in between coming into play. Join Matt "Would Marry Iron Fist" Finneman, Chris "I Want to Bang 15 Year Old Hope" Robinson, Scott "Look Who Decided to Show Up" Brehm, Barbie "Ate ALL OF MY GODDAMN ICE CREAM" Cure, and Andy "Thank Goodness No Star Wars Books" Niemann. Time stamps below:

Email: 02m04s/

Corporate Sponsors: 12m25s/

Current Events: 15m18s/

Fury Max #1: 17m35s/

Action Comics #9: 20m04s/

Animal Man #9: 24m38s/

Dial H #1: 29m05s/

Earth 2 #1: 32m36s/

Justice League International #9: 38m41s/

Stormwatch #9: 41m40s/

Swamp Thing #9: 45m28s/

Teen Titans Annual #1: 49m10s/

World's Finest #1: 53m58s/

Avengers vs. X-Men #3: 58m00s/

Avengers Academy #29: 1h06m13s/

Daredevil #12: 1h10m41s/

Batwing #9: 1h13m40s/

Detective Comics #9: 1h16m43s/

Red Lanterns #9: 1h18m52s/

Smallville Season 11 #1: 1h20m50s/

Invincible Iron Man #516: 1h23m24s/

Ultimate Spider-Man #10: 1h25m50s/

Direct download: Episode_27.m4a
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BAM! Episode 26! Take that fictional mom that always told me I'd never amount to anything. Look at me now! This week the Nola Nerds talk shop and talk books, as well as talking about whatever random tangent seizes their minds as they go. Turns out that happens a lot. Like, a lot a lot. This week tune in to listen to Matt "I Cream My Pants for Iron Fist" Finneman, Chris "Colossanaut" Robinson, Barbie "Zatanna is Cool" Cure, and Andy "Suck it Haters! TWO Star Wars Books This Week" Niemann as they break the week down in depth and with that added layer of zany banter you've come to know and love. Time stamps below:

Email: 01m55s/

Corporate Sponsors: 06m58s/

Current Events: 10m15s/

Aquaman #8: 13m55s/

Flash #8: 19m48s/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #8: 23m14s/

Justice League Dark #8: 29m44s/

I, Vampire #8: 33m08s/

Teen Titans #8: 35m22s/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #1: 40m30s/

New Avengers #25: 47m22s/

Secret Avengers #26: 51m39s/

Uncanny X-Men #11: 55m36s/

Daredevil #11: 1h00m40s/

All-Star Western #8: 1h05m02s/

Mass Effect: Homeworlds #1: 1h10m10s/

Star Wars: Bloodties - Boba Fett is Dead #1: 1h14m10s/

Uncharted #6: 1h18m00s/

Star Wars: Dark Times #22: 1h21m33s/

Secret Service #1: 1h24m00s/

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Direct download: Episode_26.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11am EDT
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Holy crap! We did it! We managed to go 25 solid weeks without getting bored and wandering off into the distance to pursue some other misbegotten adventure! We are extremely pleased to invite you to the 25th Comics Episode of the Nola Nerd Podcast! The nerds have a special surprise as well - a new video channel on YouTube! Check it out under NolaNerdPodcast. This week, the nerds delve into a new chapter of AvX as well as the start of the Night of the Owls Batman crossover! Join Matt "Chris Makes Me Cry Because He Doesn't Like Wonder Woman" Finneman, Chris "I Am A Big Poop Because I Find Wonder Woman Boring" Robinson, Scott "My Beard Looks Even Sexier in 1080p" Brehm, Barbie "News Flash, Still Loves Harley" Cure, and Andy "Still the Only Man Reading Star Wars" Niemann as they break down the books of the week! Time stamps below:

Scott's Missing Week: 04m52s/

Email: 06m05s/

Corporate Sponsors: 18m50s/

Current Events: 23m13s/

Avengers #25: 30m20s/

Young Justice #15: 32M45S/

Batman #8: 34m55s/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #3: 40m24s/

Green Lantern Corps #8: 44m38s/

Justice League #7: 48m38s/

Nightwing #8: 55m47s/

Wonder Woman #8: 1h00m16s/

Fables #116: 1h04m55s/

Avengers Vs. X-Men #2: 1h07m22s/

Punisher #10: 1h14m10s/

Uncanny X-Force #24: 1h16m35s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #9: 1h18m56s/

Red Hood and the Outlaws #8: 1h23m46s/

Birds of Prey #8: 1h27m30s/

Catwoman #8: 1h29m52s/

Blue Beetle #8: 1h32m16s/

Ghostbusters #8: 1h34m34s/

Supergirl #8: 1h37m43s/

Invincible Iron Man #515: 1h40m01s/

Star Wars: Dark Times #21: 1h44m23s/

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Direct download: Episode_25.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT
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Hello Nola Nerds! Are you in for a treat today! We here at Nola Nerd HQ (Warning: Not a Thing) bring you only the best of the best when it comes to comic book breakdowns and thoroughly amateurish reviews. Plus! A special surprise appearance by the Hawaiian Wonder himself, Nola Nerd superfan/antagonist/foul mouth enthusiast Paxson! Sadly we were missing our beloved contributor Scott "The Looks" Brehm, but made it up with the quality work of Nola Nerds Matt "I Think He Had An Orgasm Reading Unwritten" Finneman, Chris "I Ain't No Hologram Girl" Robinson, Barbie "Bacon Flavored Lube. I Know It. Wink. Nudge" Cure, and Andy "Literally the Only Man Reading Star Wars Comics" Niemann. Listen in for Freeeeee! Time stamps below:

Email: 02m22s/

Corporate Sponsors: 14m44s/

Current Events: 16m10s/

Secret #1: 18m51s/

Green Lantern Animated Adventures #1: 21m10s/

Batgirl #8: 22m43s/

Batwoman #8: 27m04s/

Deathstroke #8: 29m40s/

Demon Knight #8: 32m54s/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #8: 36m36s/

Green Lantern #8: 39m07s/

Shade #7: 41m28s/

Unwritten #36: 44m17s/

New Avengers #24: 48m50s/

Uncanny X-Men #10: 54m50s/

Saga #2: 58m19s/

Adventure Time #3: 1h03m49s/

Batman and Robin #8: 1h06m44s/

Resurrection Man #8: 1h09m04s/

Suicide Squad #8: 1h12m37s/

Buffy Season 9 #8: 1h16m24s/

Superboy #8: 1h19m34s/

Mega Man#12: 1h22m58s/

Star Wars: Dark Times #20: 1h27m45s/

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Direct download: Episode_24.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT
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The Nola Nerds are at it again folks! Bringing along with them a gaggle of guest stars, Matt and Chris work hard to break down the month of March in video games for your viewing...er...listening, pleasure! Everything from the Kickstarter craze to the supposed leaked specs of the Playstation "Orbis" and the XBox "Durango" to discussions on the biggest games of March like Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Street Fighter x Tekken to downloadable gem Journey to the shockingly great Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. All the games and news, big and small get broken down by our crack panel of experts. Experts like Matt "I Platinumed Naruto" Finneman, Chris "Addicted like a Crackwhore to MLB The Show" Robinson, Ronald "I Hate that the Wii gets all the Good JRPGS" Bienemy, Mason "Still Essentially Useless" Maldonado, Josh "Left Us Halfway" Bowman, and introducing Andy "Smoker's Lung" Dileon. 

At roughly the 40 - 45 min mark we shift focus from gaming news to games themselves.

And at 1h44m, we hate hardcore on Ethan for missing out on the recording.

Direct download: march_video_game.m4a
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The first three months of the year are broken down on a very special Nola Nerd Podcast! Join the nerds as they discuss all of the movies they saw during the months of January, February, and March as well as what TV shows have captured their minds and imaginations. Join Matt "Loves Him Some New Girl" Finneman, Chris "Hates Green Lantern CGI" Robinson, Scott "I Never Get Invited to Movies" Brehm, and introducing Andy "I Actually Watched 'The River'" Niemann as they nerd it up about all the coolest stuff. No Old Busted here folks - just the New Hotness.

Subject shifts focus from Movies to TV roughly around the 46 minute mark.

Direct download: Media_round_up.m4a
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7 months later, how do the books of the New 52 stack up to how we originally perceived them? Back in the olden times - back before a good mic, before a good software program, but still with the same level of professionalism - we listed the 52 books of DC's relaunch from the best to the worst. Have any books made a significant jump for better or worse? Have we changed our minds or held true to our first impressions? Join Matt and Chris and find out!

Direct download: new_52_revisited.m4a
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New Books! New Guest Stars! New Emails! New Ridiculous Tangents that have NOTHING to do with the topic! NEW NEW NEW NEW! Join the Nola Nerds as they once more brave the untamed wilderness that is the newest wave of comic books! Join Matt "I Love the Runaways" Finneman, Chris "I Hate Hate HATE Bachalo's Art" Robinson, Scott "Doesn't Know the Purpose of Vague" Brehm, Barbie "Yup, Still Painting Her Toes" Cure, and introducing Andy "Unnamed Theatre Troupe" Niemann as they do what it is we do - talk about comics! Sometimes. Sometimes it goes way off track. But that's ok - it keeps you on point. Time stamps below:

Email: 03m01s/

Corporate Sponsors: 11m40s/

Captain/Ms Marvel: 17m40s/

Fanboys vs. Zombie #1: 18m55s/

Sweet Tooth #23: 20m07s/

Action Comics #8: 22m23s/

Animal Man #8: 26m57s/

Justice League International #8: 31m34s/

Stormwatch #8: 34m27s/

Swamp Thing #8: 36m50s/

Fairest #2: 41m38s/

Avengers Academy #28: 45m26s/

Avengers vs. X-Men #1: 48m13s/

Daredevil #10.1: 55m45s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #8: 59m39s/

Age of Apocalypse #2: 1h03m32s/

Batwing #8: 1h07m30s/

Static Shock #8: 1h10m13s/

OMAC #8: 1h12m00s/

Detective Comics #8: 1h14m06s/

Red Lanterns #8: 1h17m34s/

Ultimate Spider-Man #9: 1h19m28s/

Blacksad: 1h23m27s/

Star Wars: Dark Times #19: 1h26m29s

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Direct download: Episode_23.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT
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O SNAP! Nola Nerds are back at it again! You know, since last week. Since we do this every week. Like clockwork. Well, really laggy inconsistent clockwork. The kind of clock you'd get from a flea market or something. Moving on! Join the Nola Nerds as they break down the week in books and talk about the industry at large. The Nerds this week are Matt "Rape Snakes" Finneman, Chris "Finally Knows the Difference Between Warcraft and Warhammer" Robinson, and Scott "I Hate Bunker" Brehm.

Fun easter egg! Find out which body part of our friend David is utterly disgusting. Pics up on the Facebook page! Time stamps below:

Emails: 01m38s/

Corporate Sponsors: 07m12s/

New Deadwardians #1: 10m11s/

Mighty Thor #12: 11m15s/

Aquaman #7: 13m50s/

Flash #7: 17m57s/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #7: 22m40s/

Justlice League Dark #7: 27m17s/

I, Vampire #7: 30m20s/

Teen Titans #7: 33m14s/

Unwritten #35.5: 40m00s/

Avengers vs. X-Men #0: 43m50s/

Daredevil #10: 47m00s/

Uncanny X-Force #23: 49m31s/

All-Star Western #7: 53m20s/

DC Universe Legends #26: 57m04s/

Superman #7: 59m40s/

Legion: Secret Origin #6: 1h03m20s/

Uncharted #5: 1h05m21s/

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Direct download: Episode_22.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59am EDT
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CHOICE MATTERS! 

This, is the rallying cry of our review.

You are about to listen to the two and a half hour extravaganza that is the Nola Nerds' first ever in depth video game review! Join Matt "Supports the Indoctrination Theory" Finneman, Chris "Is Ambivalent Towards the Indoctrination Theory" Robinson, Kevin "Doesn't Really Agree with the Indoctrination Theory" Blackwell, and introducing Josh "Never Watched the Indoctrination Theory" Bowman as they break the game down.

How did our games differ? What branching paths did we all take? Who survived? What ending did we achieve? Did we like multiplayer? Which Mass Effect was the better shooter? The better RPG? The better overall game? From the big moments to the smallest nitpicks, it is all here! But most importantly, WHAT DID WE THINK ABOUT THE ENDING? Why does Chris hate Ashley so much? Tune in the find out! General time stamps below:

Write-In Opinions: 02m00s/

Graphics Breakdown: 13m30s/

Sound/Voice/Music Breakdown: 31m21s/

Gameplay/Comparison Breakdown: 38m15s/

Story/Plot Breakdown: 1h05m32s/

Pros: 1h42m01s/

Cons: 1h55m0s/

Ending Opinions: 2h04m40s/

Final Opinions + Ratings: 2h25m50s/

Multiplayer Mini-Breakdown: 2h30m06s/

Direct download: Mass_effect_3.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26am EDT
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The Nola Nerds are at it again! Featuring the first ever "Nola Nerd Prediction" and a bevy of comic reviews, this is your one stop shop for a spoiler free in depth look at the week in comics. This week welcome Matthew "Not Going to Flash Anyone This Week" Finneman, Chris "Still Can't Tell the Difference Between Warhammer and Warcraft" Robinson, Scott "Huh. I Have a Smoker's Voice" Brehm, and Barbie "I Just Want to Read Your Comics for Free" Cure as they break it down issue by issue. Four Nerds, but only three books of the week! Which nerds actually agreed with one another? Find out! Time stamps below:

Email: 01m30s/

Corporate Sponsors: 06m00s/

Current Events: 10m18s/

Hoax Hunters #0: 14m20s/

Rocketeer Adventures Book 2 #1: 15m40s/

Super Crooks #1 Mini Review : 18m10s/

Tiny Titans #50 Mini Review: 20m30s/

Batman #7: 22m37s/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #2: 28m30s/

Green Lantern Corps #7: 33m04s/

Justice League #7: 37m04s/

Wonder Woman #7: 43m09s/

Fables #115: 47m50s/

Kick-Ass 2 #7: 49m48s/

Catwoman #7: 52m00s/

Nightwing #7: 55m03s/

Dominique Laveau #1: 59m02s/

Generation Hope #17: 1h02m30s/

Red Hood and the Outlaws #7: 1h05m44s/

Supergirl #7: 1h10m16s/

Uncanny X-Men #9: 1h13m02s/

Birds of Prey #7: 1h17m15s/

Scarlet Spider #3: 1h19m57s/

Blue Beetle #7: 1h22m35s/

Ghostbusters #7: 1h25m25s/

Invincible Iron Man #514: 1h28m00s/

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Direct download: Episode_21.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT
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This was an amazing week for the Nola Nerds! Almost every book that came out this week was either solid or incredible, with improvements across the board. A great time to be a comics fan! Not much happened this week aside from a landslide of quality books to cover, so come join Matthew "Drank from the damn bottle apparently" Finneman, Chris "Gremlin Toes" Robinson, Scott "Surly" Brehm, and Barbie "Ate a salad as well as painted her damn toes" Cure as they launch into a great week in comics. Time stamps below:

Email: 03m06s/

Fake Corporate Sponsors: 07m08s/

Current Events (Amy Reeder): 11m55s/

Avengers Assemble #1: 13m45s/

Saucer Country #1: 17m50s/

Batgirl #7: 21m00s/

Batwoman #7: 27m34s/

Deathstroke #7: 32m52s/

Demon Knights #7: 37m54s/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #7: 42m32s/

Green Lantern #7: 45m28s/

Shade #6: 50m00s/

Unwritten #35: 54m47s/

Punisher #9: 58m33s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #7: 1h02m14s/

Saga #1: 1h08m49s/

Suicide Squad #7: 1h15m50s/

Superboy #7: 1h23m08s/

Batman and Robin #7: 1h26m40s/

Adventure Time #2: 1h30m13s/

Resurrection Man #7: 1h34m00s/

Buffy Season 9 #7: 1h37m20s/

Mega Man #11: 1h40m18s/

Direct download: Episode_20.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am EDT
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This week on the Nola Nerd Podcast, the gang breaks down the new weeks' books, as well as breaking down the new animated programming blocks for both DC and Marvel! See which comics this week get recommended for new readers, and which ones are best left for a trade! Join Matt "I Heart the Runaways" Finneman, Chris "Goddamn do I love OMAC" Robinson, and Scott "Detective Comics sucked and stuff happened" Brehm on the latest edition of the world renowned NolaNerdPodcast! Which comic did all three Nola Nerds agree was one of the best issues of the entire year? Listen in and find out! Time stamps below:

Email: 2m40s/

Corporate Sponsors: 6m40s/

DC Nation/Marvel Universe: 10m20s/

Nightforce #1: 17m02s/

Defenders #5: 19m04s/

Action Comics #7: 23m37s/

Animal Man #7: 29m26s/

Justice League International #7: 34m43s/

Stormwatch #7: 38m54s/

Swamp Thing #7: 42m40s/

Fairest #1: 48m10s/

Age of Apocalypse #1: 52m54s/

Avengers Academy #27: 56m34s/

Ultimate Spider-Man #8: 58m55s/

DC Universe Legends #25: 1h02m12s/

Red Lanterns #7: 1h04m40s/

OMAC #7: 1h08m02s/

Detective Comics #7: 1h13m12s/

Static Shock #7: 1h16m00s/

Batwing #7: 1h19m17s/

Uncanny X-Men #8: 1h22m14s/

Green Arrow #7: 1h24m40s/

Avengers: Children's Crusade #9: 1h26m18s

Direct download: Episode_19.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22am EDT
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Special Leap Year Edition! Introducing NolaNerdPodcast's FIRST MOVIE REVIEW OF ALL TIME EVER! We review and discuss Justice League: Doom, the newest of the DC Animated movies. We also try and tackle the thorny subject of the depiction of women in comics as well as answer a slew of fan emails. Several guest stars join us this week. Join Matthew "Failure to Moderate" Finneman, Chris "Meanwhile" Robinson, Scott "I've Been Drinking Since 6" Brehm, Barbie "I Thought the Drunk Show Was Next Week" Cure, and introducing Kevin "Why are There 65 Cheetahs?" Blackwell and Chelsea "Left Us Halfway" St. Juniors. Time stamps below:

Emails: 01m22s/

Fake Corporate Sponsors: 23m28s/

Current Events: Women In Comics: 26m00s/

Justice Leage: Doom Movie Review: 39m00s/

Moon Knight #10: 55m00s/

Tiny Titans #49: 56m43s/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #1: 59m00s/

Justice League #6: 1h05m00s/

Shade #5: 1h09m55s/

Unwritten #34.5: 1h12m28s/

DC Universe Legends #24: 1h15m10s/

Legion: Secret Origin #5: 1h17m46s/

Angel & Faith #6: 1h19m35s/

Uncharted #4: 1h22m00s/

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Direct download: Episode_18.m4a
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Join the Nola Nerds' supersized all-star spectacular video game extravaganza! Detailing all of the information you, the beloved fan, crave about gaming. Join the veritable BEVY of guest commentators to help us bring the love to you. Matt "Does he ever shut up" Finneman, Chris "Apparantly Does Not Have Strong Opinions" Robinson, Scott "Hey I'm Going to Bring Up NCAA Football" Brehm, Garrett "Yup, Still Hates Capcom" Platner, Ethan "Why Did We Invite Him" Lae, Barbara "Wait, She Was Here?" Maikall, Ronald "Still Angry, Still Black" Bienemy, and introducing a Nola Nerd Podcast first time power couple guest star, Stephen "I Give Up Vagina for Final Fantasy XI" Maher, and Rebecca "Yup, He Gave Up My Vagina for Final Fantasy XI" Hollingsworth. /

Here is a quick hodgepodge of games and topics we touch upon on this, the most glorious video game themed podcast in ALL OF THE INTERNETS!/

Fan E-Mails!

Playstation Vita Launch! Including more Uncharted Love!/

Mass Effect 3 Day One DLC Online Shit Storm!/

Pokemon Black and White 2 Announced!/

New Call of Duty! Also, Oxygen Still Needed for Life!/

Stupid New Shit in Stupid Kinect Star Wars Game!/

NBA Live Returns! NO ONE CARES EVER!/

Resident Evil Shenanigry!/

Games: FFXIII-2, Kingdoms of Amalur, Star Wars: old Republic, Minecraft, Mass Effect, Tales of Abyss 3D, Twisted Metal, FFXI Online, Temple Run, Asura's Wrath, and more!

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Direct download: Video_Game_Episode_3.m4a
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Join us for the only episode of NolaNerdPodcast that we had to pause in the middle of recording in order for Matt to stop crying tears of laughter! Join the NolaNerds Matt "The Broken," Chris "The One Stop Shop," Scott "The Superman IV: The Quest for Peace," and Barbie, "The Paints Her Goddamn Toes While We Record," as we talk comics, current events, and fan emails. Come for the snark, stay for the insightful comics discussions! How many corporate sponsors do we have this week? SO MANY! Time stamps are below:

E-Mails: 01m21s/

Current Events: 11m50s/

Corporate Sponsors. ALL OF THEM!: 15m31s/

American Vampire #24: 20,40s/

Witchblade/Red Sonya #1: 23m30s/

Aquaman #6: 25m16s/

Flash #6: 29m24s/

Fury of Firestorm #6: 35m32s/

Justice League Dark #6: 41m24s/

Teen Titans #6: 46m16s/

Avengers Academy #26: 51m00s/

Uncanny X-Force #22: 56m25s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #6: 1h01m50s/

All-Star Western #6: 1h06m21s/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #6: 1h10m45s/

Superman #6: 1h16m15s/

Ultimate Spider-Man #7: 1h21m09s/

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Direct download: Episode_17.m4a
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Happy week of Valentine's Day comics lovers! See? It's appropriate because we love comics. And...it's Valentine's Day. Yup. It's a thing. Ironically enough, we don't have our female contributor this week, as Barbie was unavailable. So you get stuck with Matt "the Talent", Chris "The Surly", and Scott "The Looks." Current events, triple e-mail questions, and a solid list of comics are what we are all about this week. Time breakdowns:

E-Mails: 2m35s/

Current Events: 8m31s/

"Corporate Sponsers:" 23m56s/

X-Facter #232: 27m14s/

Winter Soldier #2: 29m16s/

Batmanm #6: 33m30s/

Catwoman #6: 38m02s/

Green Lantern Corps #6: 41m20s/

Wonder Woman #6: 46m00s/

Fables #114: 50m14s/

DareDevil #9: 53m20s/

Uncanny X-Men #7: 56m43s/

Birds of Prey #6: 59m08s/

Batman: No Man's Land Vol 1: 1h02m30s/

Blue Beetle #6: 1h06m00s/

Avenging Spider-Man #4: 1h09m45s/

Catwoman Vol. 1: Trail of the Catwoman: 1h13m35s/

Nightwing #6: 1h15m26s/

DC Universe #23: 1h19m07s/

Red Hood and the Outlaws #6: 1h22m40s/

Generation Hope #16: 1h26m15s/

Supergirl #6: 1h27m45s/

Ghoostbusters #6: 1h31m40s/

Invincible Iron Man #513: 1h33m26s/

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Direct download: Episode_16.m4a
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In honor of Valentine's Day, we did the most romantic thing we could think of. Get trashed and commentate on the first episode of the second season of Digimon of course!!! Watch how succinctly Chris sums up the first season! See how viciously Matt rips apart Davis and his stupid fucking goggles! Cry with us as we lament about Mimi's afro!!!

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Direct download: Digimon_Episode_1.m4a
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So...Who's ready for a super special vanity project? Join Matt and Chris as they talk over the first (and only one released in America) Digimon movie. If, and God knows why you would have this, you own Digimon: The Movie (I'm sorry) then by all means sync it up like a half assed RiffTrax and let the magic flow out of your speakers and into your earholes. 

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Direct download: Digimon_the_movie.m4a
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Tune in for our Most Professional Show EVER! New drinking game! Take a shot everytime a cellphone rings, a door opens, or someone gets up and makes a ton of noise. You'll be dead before we even get to the comics. But I digress. Join the Nola Nerds and their esteemed guest stars Scott "The Looks" Brehm and Barbie "The Brilliant" Cure as they discuss everything from new comic book movie trailers, to local nerdy Burlesque shows, to this weeks amazing books. New format! We keep the spoilers to a minimum, and the awesomeness at a maximum! Time stamps below:/

Emails: 2m03s/

Burlesque Recap: 18m22s/

Comic Book Movie Trailer Discussion: 23m15s/

Current Event Recap: 27m47s/

Thief of Thieves #1: 29m50s/

Journey into Mystery #634: 31m18s/

Batgirl #6: 35m00s/

Batwoman #6: 39m41s/

Deathstroke #6: 43m20s/

Demon Knights #6: 45m45s/

Frankenstein Agent of SHADE #6: 49m10s/

Green Lantern #6: 53m12s/

Unwritten #34: 57m40s/

Wolverine and the X-Men #5: 1h00m53s/

Batman and Robin #6: 1h05m18s/

Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #5: 1h09m20s/

X-Men #24: 1h12m00s/

Adventure Time #1: 1h14m20s/

Resurrection Man #6: 1h18m00s/

Superboy #6: 1h21m14s/

Scarlet Spider #2: 1h25m37s/

Justice League Beyond #0: 1h30m20s/

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6: 1h32m10s/

Mega Man #10: 1h34m33s/

Suicide Squad #6: 1h38m40s/

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Direct download: Episode_15.m4a
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Join the Nola Nerds on another thrilling and wonderful journey into a week of awesome comics! Matt and Chris are joined once more by their esteemed guest and friend of the show Scott "The Looks" Brehm, and also by newcomer (but frequent email sender) Barbie "The Brilliant."  We break down this weeks books as well as wax nostalgic on some from yester-week. We also give our two cents about current events going down in the comics world, such as the internet-freakout-inducing Before Watchmen, and the renaming of Captain Marvel. Time break downs as follows:

6m45s - Before Watchmen Discussion/

14m10s - DC Writer Shake-Up/

15m20s - Action Comics #6/

19m14s - Animal Man #6/

22m05s - Justice League International #6/

24m55s - Stormwatch #6/

29m44s - Swamp Thing #6/

36m12s - Avengers Academy #25/

39m34s - Punisher #8/

42m30s - Uncanny X-Force #21/

46m06s - Uncanny X-Men #6/

52m02s - Batwing #6/

55m48s - Green Arrow #6/

59m44s - Wonder Woman #5 Retro by Barbie/

1h04m55s - Red Lanterns #6/

1h09m15s - Detective Comics #6/

1h13m10s - Suicide Squad #1 Retro by Barbie/

1h18m47s - OMAC #6/

1h22m02s - Detective Comics #1 Retro by Scott/

1h23m40s - Static Shock #6 + Discussion of Cancellation/

1h29m10s - Renaming of Captain Marvel/

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Direct download: episode_14.m4a
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In their second attempt to bring you hard hitting wrestling commentary, Chris, Garrett, Ron, and Scott banter about the 2012 Royal Rumble. The matches, the entrances, the surprises and the disappointments!! We break down everything. And Garrett goes off on John Cena for some kinda vague reason. And we all ask who on earth is Jindar Mahal?

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Direct download: wrestling_royal_rumble.m4a
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Join Matt and Chris as they delve into the new week of comics, officially ending the first month of the new year. Marvel as they read what may be the single greatest fan email ever. Listen in as the two argue whether or not Batman's actions in Justice League made sense. What was the Moment of the Week? What was the Book of the Week? Who were our non-existent corporate sponsers? Tune in to find out! Comic book time breakdown below:

Aquaman #5 - 4m23s

Flash #5 - 8m02s

Fury of Firestorm #5 - 13m35s

Justlice League #5 - 18m28s

Justice League Dark #5 - 24m15s

Teen Titans #5 - 28m30s

Unwritten #33.5 - 33m44s

All-Star Western #5 - 39m25s

DC Universe Online Legends #22 - 43m10s

Green Lantern: The New Guardians #5 - 45m30s

Angel & Faith #6 - 51m20s

Legion: Secret Origin #4 - 54m27s

Uncharted #3 - 58m00s

"Corporate" "Sponserships" aka Shameless Plugging - 1h00m00s

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Direct download: Episode_13.m4a
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Join the Nola Nerds Matt and Chris as they welcome in the upcoming year of gaming with a bevy of guest stars! Join Matt "the Talent," Chris "the Surly One," show regular Scott "the Looks," Ronald "the Angry Black Gamer," Barbara "the Girl," and Ethan "the Default Group Bitch" as we discuss all of the games for 2012 both big and small. Plus, we discuss what we think will be some of the shittier games to hit this year! Join the fun!

BONUS! Try and guess what incredibly awkward moment graces our show this time!

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Direct download: Video_Game_Episode_2.m4a
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Join Matt and Chris this week as we welcome special correspondent Scott to help us tackle this week's comics! The trio of awesome-ness knock out everything from DC to Marvel to Vertigo to Indie comics and back again. Also, Chris is a big ol' bitch for not being attentive enough to my attempts at banter. Listen in awe as he abruptly runs out of steam around the 45 min mark!

We are so goddamn professional!

Minute Breakdown

4m00s - Fan E-Mail Messages

12m50s - Batman #5

17m09s - Catwoman #5

19m34s - Green Lantern Corps #5

22m34s - Wonder Woman #5

25m30s - Fables #113

28m00s - Daredevil #8

29m58s - Uncanny X-Force #20

32m47s - Uncanny X-Men #5

35m49s - Birds of Prey #5

37m58s - Blue Beetle #5

41m20s - Nightwing #5

44m37s - Ghostbusters #4

46m34s - Red Hood and the Outlaws #5

49m30s - Supergirl #5

52m53s - Invincible Iron Man #512

55m05s - Avenging Spider-Man #3

57m47s - Generation Hope #15

59m26s - Mass Effect: Invasion #4

1h02m50s - Ultimate Comics All New Spider-Man #6

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Direct download: Episode_12.m4a
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In a very special episode of NolaNerds, Chris is joined by special guests Ronald and Scott as they break down the top 50 greatest wrestlers of all time. All the greats Hogan, Flair, Austin..Ziggler????..Dreamer?!?....Taz?!! Somebody grew up in an ECW household! Take a listen as we experiment with this.

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Direct download: Wrestling_special_edition.m4a
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Join Matt and Chris in this week's breakdown of the comics for 01/15/2012. We find yet another secret society in the new DCU, nominate dual Ho-Bags of the Week, and answer the longest string of fan mail questions ever. 

New format! Jump straight to the comic you want to hear us snark about by following this state of the art timeline chart thingy!

Intro and Brief Discussion of Cancelled/New DCU Titles - 00m00s

Fan Email - 06m30s

Batgirl #5 - 22m06s

Batwoman #5 - 24m50s

Deathstroke #5 - 28m00s

Demon Knights #5 - 30m25s

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #5 - 32m45s

Green Lantern #5 - 34m00s

Shade #4 - 36m00s

Unwritten #33 - 38m15s

Wolverine and the X-Men #4 - 40m20s

Batman and Robin #5 - 45m00s

DC Universe Legends #21 - 47m45s

Resurrection Man #5 - 49m25s

Buffy #5 - 51m05s

Suicide Squad #5 - 52m36s

Superboy #5 - 55m35s

Mega Man #9 - 58m00s

Grifter #5 - 59m45s

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Direct download: Episode_11.m4a
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Join Matt and Chris for their end of the year blowout on comic books in 2011! We list the 5 nominees for every category, and then pick our personal winners. Who is the best? Who is the worst? (Besides Chris) Who is the most super fun time awesome? Check it out! FOR FREEEEEE

Break down:

Book of the Year: 10m57s

DC Book of the Year: 13m25

Marvel Book of the Year: 15m36s

Other Publisher of the Year: 18m13s

Writer of the Year: 20m30s

Artist of the Year: 24m25s

Team Book of the Year: 27m20s

Best DC Book Pre-Reboot: 29m45s

Best DC Book Post-Reboot: 32m30s

Best Major Event of the Year: 35m13s

Biggest Shift in Quality in a DC Book from Pre to Post Reboot: 39m00s

Best Hero of the Year: 41m10s

Best Villain of the Year: 42m45s

Best Secret Organization in the DCU: 45m00s

Best Concept of the Year: 47m30s

Best Story-Arc of the Year: 50m00s

Ho-Bag of the Year: 51m25s

Dumbest Character of the Year: 53m30s

Biggest Dick of the Year: 55m55s

Best Moment of the Year: 57m30s

Best Collection of the Year: 59m00s

Best Graphic Novel: 01h00m00s 

Best On-Going Book: 01h00m37s

Most Anticipated of 2012: 01h02m00s

Best Mini-Series of the Year: 01h03m20s

Best Ending of a Series: 01h04m57s

Most Fun Book of the Year: 01h07m13s

Top 5 Personal Picks for Matt and Chris: 01h08m00s

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Direct download: 2011_comic_retrospective.m4a
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This week Matt and Chris are joined by two special guest stars - Scott Brehm and the lovely Britain Valenti, thus proving that NolaNerdPodcast is all about the gender equality. We talk about the first week of comics of the new year, as well as answer an in depth fan mail. Also, we all take turns telling Chris why we love him. 

New Ho of the Week! New Moments of the Week! New Book of the Week! New EVERYTHING!

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Direct download: Episode_10.m4a
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