Buried Jewels

akajjaliasv1-cvr-135905November 20th, 2015. She will no longer be obscured by an alias or buried amongst the pile of forgotten superheroes on Marvel’s d-list. Jessica Jones is finally pushing her way to the head of the queue and earning some long overdue respect and acknowledgment. The world will know her name.

Originally conceived by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Graydos for their gritty 2001 Marvel MAX series, Alias, Jessica Jones was once a fledgling superhero with a less-than-exciting career until a chance encounter with Zebediah Killgrave (a.k.a. The Purple Man) left her traumatized enough to give up costumed heroics. She went on to open her own P.I. firm, Alias Investigations, and later assisted the Avengers on numerous occasions.

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Terrigenesis and a Case of Typhoid

Whether you are one of the many that have stuck with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since the beginning or you abandoned the helicarrier somewhere in the middle of season one, one thing is certain… the Inhumans are coming and <cliché> the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same </cliché>.

By now, even the most casual of AoS viewers should be well aware of how the events of season two concluded and that the MCU equivalent of the 616 Terrigen Bomb has been unleashed on the world. While the methodology was far less explosive than that which was depicted at the conclusion of Infinity, the end results should prove the same. All human beings possessing the applicable DNA and are exposed to the Terrigen Mists (Are they still consider “mists” if they come in the form of fish oil supplements?) will begin the Inhuman metamorphosis. With this transformation comes a myriad of potential physical mutations and ability manifestations.

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Night Nurse: Marvel’s Golden Opportunity

Night-NurseWith the second season of Marvel/Netflix’s Daredevil looming on the horizon and casting rumors for Doctor Strange coming at fans like a swarm of locusts, now seems the appropriate time to discuss the pseudo-obscure, nocturnal medical professional who has tended to the health and well-being of both titular characters… Night Nurse. Is it really possible that this lone, “d-list” SFC (that’s “Strong Female Character” for you newbies) can be the knot that ties several of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s television shows into a wonderfully cohesive bow? Can she honestly make the MCU’s “shared” universe feel more, well, shared? If Marvel is smart with how they play their hand, the answer is a resounding “YES!”

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Nerdgasm: April 4th, 2015

mortal-kombat-x-goro-600x320Mortal Kombat X: Brutal footage featuring Goro.

Axel Alonso clarifies X-Men status post-Secret Wars.

Charlie Cox talks Daredevil with Seth Myers. More trailers released.

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Nerdgasm: April 2nd, 2015

elektra2014010-109969Elektra and Bullseye to possibly appear in season two of Daredevil.

Playable character roster for Mortal Kombat X revealed.

First teaser for Ash Vs. Evil Dead debuts courtesy of Starz.

Two new Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spots arrive.

Set photos from Deadpool feature Morena Baccarin (Copycat) and Gina Carano (Angel Dust).

George R. R. Martin releases Alayne Stone (a.k.a. Sansa Stark) POV excerpt from The Winds of Winter.

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Nerdgasm: April 1st, 2015

hom2015001-cov-col-08523House of M joins Battleworld in Secret Wars courtesy of Dennis Hopeless and Kris Anka.

Deadpool takes out A.C. Slater.

Andy Serkis to play Black Panther villain, Ulysses Klaw, in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Linda Cardellini and Julie Delpy confirmed for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Suicide Squad to feature Karen Fukuhara as Plastique?

A new Daredevil TV spot was released today… quickly followed by another.

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Nerdgasm: March 31st, 2015

daredevil_night_nurseFive character posters for the Daredevil Netflix series have been released.

Here is the teaser for the final four episodes of Gotham‘s first season.

Writer Mike Costa talks Secret Wars: Spider-Verse.

Has Suicide Squad found its Killer Croc in Lost‘s Adele Akinnuoye-Agbaje?

Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens reportedly to be attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“FUCK YEAH, SCIENCE!”: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft returns photos of Saturn’s icy moon, Rhea.

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Nerdgasm: March 28th, 2014

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 11.13.20 PMSex Criminals‘ Chip Zdarsky shows off his assets at ECCC.

ECCC Marvel panel: “From Black Vortex to Secret Wars.”

Funko partners with Target for exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron POP! Vinyl figurine.

Netflix releases new trailer for Marvel’s Daredevil.

Preview art for Secret Wars and A-Force released.

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