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She's back folks! For a bit at least. Newest NOLAnerd correspondent Ashley has returned, and brings with it a fresh outlook on a lot of ongoing books. Just how easy is it to jump into a series in the middle of a story? She helps us find out! Also on the docket, a tribute and a fond farewell to the Geoff Johns era of Green Lantern which ended this week after over 100 issues and nearly a decade of good times. The finale is here, and the other books bring us nice epilogues. This is also one of the biggest weeks we have ever had, with well over 20 books to review! It got crazy up in here folks! So join the NOLAnerds Matt "Goodbye Hal" Finneman, Chris "Surly As Fuck" Robinson, and Ashley "Leaving for...Reasons" Butler as they try and tackle the biggest storm of books they have ever done! And completely out of our normal order due to the fact that Ashley had to leave early.

Books of the Week
Matt: Green Lantern #20
Chris: Green Lantern #20
Ashley: Young Avengers #5

Daredevil #26: 04m04s/ Matt: 9.0 Chri: 8.5 Ashley: 8.5/

Superior Spider-Man #10: 10m33s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Ashley: 8.0/

Young Avengers #5: 17m30s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Ashley: 9.5/

Uncanny X-Men #6: 23m52s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.5 Ashley: 6.5/

All-Star Western #20: 29m32s/ Matt: 7.5/

Aquaman #20: 31m53s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.5 Ashley: 6.0/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #16: 36m24s/ Matt: 6.5 Chris: 5.0/

Flash #20: 40m36s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Justice League #20: 44m23s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Ashley: 8.0/

Justice League Dark #20: 51m50s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Ashley: 7.0/

Green Lantern #20: 58m06s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Green Lantern Corps #20: 1h09m52s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #20: 1h12m04s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Red Lanterns #20: 1h14m36s/ Matt: 8.0/

Green Team #1: 1h17m41s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Talon #8: 1h22m55s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Teen Titans #20: 1h25m42s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.5/

Unwritten #49: 1h28m20s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Adventure Time #16: 1h31m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Adventure Time: Fiona and Cake #5: 1h34m41s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Ghostbusters #4: 1h37m45s/ Chris: 6.5/

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Direct download: Episode_82.m4a
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Big day in gaming news folks. So big that we are dedicating a whole show to it! Microsoft finally unveiled the next generation XBox, the XBox One. Along with the new name, we were hit with a ton of information about the console, some good, some divisive, and some downright bad to many. The internet exploded with a mixture of anger and confusion, and we were there to sort through it all and give our opinions. What do we think about Kinect 2.0? About TV Connectivity? About Call of Duty Ghosts? About Always On and Used Game Fees? What about the new controller, or the games that were shown? What did we like? What did we dislike? What were we indifferent on? Will we buy one? Did we enjoy this conference more than Sony's reveal for the PS4?

All these questions answered and more on this very special video game episode of the NOLAnerdcast. So join NOLAnerds Matt "TV!" Finneman, Chris "Sports!" Robinson, and Andy "Call of Duty!" Niemann as they break down the press conference in the nerdiest ways possible. 

Direct download: XBOX_one_Conference.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Today is a special episode for all of us here at the NOLAnerd compound. As the weeks tick by and the impending departure of Andy looms over us, we tentatively greet a possible new member into the fold, Ashley. Will she become NOLAnerd Ashley? Will she prove to be as awesome as we think she is? Does she think Nightwing's ass is all that and a bag of chips? Answers to all of these and more, coming at you! This week we discuss the merits of Age of Ultron, a time jump in two Marvel books, get surprised by a major game changer in Fables, and many more! So join NOLAnerds Matt "Genesis Unit" Finneman, Chris "Cancelpocalypse" Robinson, and introducing Ashley "Nightwing's Butt" Butler as they break it all down like only they can!

Books of the Week
Matt: Think Tank #7
Chris: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23
Ashley: Nightwing #20

Email: 01m12s/

Corporate Sponsors: 09m16s/

Current Events: 11m02s/

Arrow Watch Finale: 21m18s/

Batgirl #20: 30m30s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Ashley: 8.0/

Batwoman #20: 36m18s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Nightwing #20: 40m45s/ Matt: 8.5 Ashley: 9.0/

Vibe #4: 46m21s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

Wonder Woman #20: 51m22s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Ashley: 6.5/

Fables #129: 57m58s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Age of Ultron #8: 1h01m23s/ Matt: 6.5 Chris: 6.5 Ashley: 6.0/

Cable and X-Force #8: 1h10m12s/ Chris: 7.5/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23: 1h12m14s/ Chris: 8.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #29: 1h15m17s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0 Ashley: 6.5/

Regular Show #1: 1h23m17s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 5.0/

Sonic Universe #52: 1h26m40s/ Matt: 8.0/

Think Tank #7: 1h29m49s/ Matt: 9.0/

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Direct download: Episode_81.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

What a strange week this was. Normally the second week of the month is a major outing with a ton of books, but this week seemed positively mild. Maybe it is because Marvel blew their load last week with all of their biggest books. Maybe it is because DC managed to somehow screw up the shipping order of their Green Lantern mega finale. Maybe it is because hey, sometimes things don't always work like clockwork. I blame Brian K Vaughn for not having Saga come out again until August. Anyway! This week the NOLAnerds discuss all there is to talk about in the week that was. So join the NOLAnerds Matt "Green Lantern Woes" Finneman, Chris "Suicide Squad Virgin" Robinson, and Andy "Still About to Ditch Us" Niemann as they talk nerdy, just for you.

Books of the Week
Matt: Justice League of America #3 
Chris: Justice League of America #3
Andy: Justice League of America #3

Email: 02m01s/

Corporate Sponsors: 06m26s/

Current Events: 08m10s/

Arrow Watch: 10m08s/

Batman #20: 13m04s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Batman and Robin #20: 18m26s/ Matt: 8.5 Andy: 7.5/

Constantine #3: 24m38s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.5/

Demon Knights #20: 29m44s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

Justice League of America #3: 34m51s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 9.0/

Suicide Squad #20: 41m10s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Team 7 #8: 46m50s/ Matt: 7.0/

Thor: God of Thunder #8: 51m47s/ Chris: 8.5/

Bravest Warriors #8: 57m24s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Mega Man #25: 1h01m20s/ Matt: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Star Wars #5: 1h05m15s/ Chris: 7.0 Andy: 7.0/

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Direct download: Episode_80.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43am EDT

The name pretty much says it all folks! The NOLAnerds were on site at local comic book shop and friends of the show BSI Comics to do a live recording of the NOLAnerdcast! We sat, watched, listened, and bullshitted with each other as well as the loyal comic loving customers! We review a large amount of the books on hand this year, including a new Avatar: The Last Airbender tale, offerings from DC and Marvel, books about the new animated blocks featuring Beware the Batman and Hulk Agents of Smash, a Mass Effect title and more! We also interview several local artists and even meet back up with the infamous Monty and the Mongoose!

So join the NOLAnerds Matt "Move over Monty, We Want to Speak to Mongoose" Finneman, Chris "Seriously Monty, Stop Saying Black Hitler" Robinson, and briefly featuring Scott "New Baby Overlord" Brehm as they take you on a journey through the wonder that was Free Comic Book Day 2013 at BSI Comics.

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It always seems that the months with fewer actual game releases are always the ones chock full of video game news. Take April for instance - not much in the way of games, but man did we get a lot of movement in the industry. We got a lot of rumors made true news on the XBox Durango. We witnessed the death of a major game company. We got more dire news on the Wii U alongside a handful of new 3DS announcements. We learned of multiple major games hitting later this year. And we also got a few notable titles to play this month, from indie powerhouses to AAA flagship fighting games. So join the NOLAnerds Matt "Guacamelee" Finneman, Chris "Doesn't Understand the Greatness of the Name Guacamelee" Robinson, Ronald "Wii U? More Like P-U" Bienemy, and Andy "Injustice Lord" Niemann as they break down April for all its gaming goodness.

April 2013 Gaming News: 02m34s/

April 2013 Game Releases: 41m14s/

Chris' Star Trek Fiasco: 58m00s/

NOLAnerd Roundtable - Injustice: Gods Among Us: 1h04m33s/

Matt Breaks Down Guacamelee: 1h10m47s/

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Direct download: VIdeo_Game_episode_April_2013.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

We find ourselves at the beginning of an end of an era - we start the countdown to the goodbye of a valued member of Team NOLAnerdcast - Andy! Each week will bring us closer to his leaving us for that whore of a state Texas, so let's enjoy him while we can! This week the NOLAnerds debate the various intricacies of Marvel books, we tell you our thoughts on DCs new 99%er book The Movement, lament various tonal shifts in comics, and enjoy some more Mega Man goodness. So join the NOLAnerds Matt "Thor Hater" Finneman, Chris "Trigger Temper" Robinson, and Andy "Ultron 180" Niemann as they once more taken you into the week of comics that was.

Books of the Week
Matt: All-New X-Men #11
Chris: All-New X-Men #11
Andy: Superior Spider-Man #9

Email: 02m12s/

Corporate Sponsors: 05m49s/

Current Events: 08m21s/

Animal Man #20: 14m07s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Aquaman #19: 17m20s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Earth 2 #12: 20m42s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0 Andy: 8.0/

Green Arrow #20: 26m10s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5/

Movement #1: 30m22s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

Phantom Stranger #8: 35m51s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.5/

Stormwatch #20: 40m01s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Swamp Thing #20: 44m43s/ Chris: 7.0/

Fairest #15: 47m34s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Age of Ultron #7: 50m22s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 7.5/

All-New X-Men #11: 57m30s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Hawkeye #10: 1h02m29s/ Matt: 7.5/

Indestructible Hulk #7: 1h04m17s/ Matt:: 6.0 Chris: 7.5 Andy: 8.5/

Superior Spider-Man #9: 1h08m40s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0 Andy: 9.0/

Sonic the Hedgehog #248: 1h15m49s/ Matt: 8.0 Andy: 7.0/

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Direct download: Episode_79.m4a
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