Category Archives: Black Nerd Diaries

Nerd up report. (04/10/2013) Back dated.


Never Ending Sagas

Yesterday Warner Bros. Games has announced that they will be taking over Rock Steady’s Arkham franchise for the next installment of Batman games. This could be a very bad thing or a very good thing, bad because they could ruin the franchise myself and so many other love. Good because we may get a unified game universe from them sometime in the future. The Bad weighs heavier than the good in my opinion as DC WB’s has been making very poor decision as of late regarding not only their comic book properties, their cancellation of Young Justice and Green Lantern Corps. I’d love it if this game were unto Arkham city as it was to Arkham Asylum and just kept getting better and with Deathstroke the Terminator (That’s Right!) as the main antagonist along with five other assassins I’ll make an effort to hold out hope.

Also Apple pulled Saga #12 from its online store because of two “postage stamp size” scenes of gay sex. Brian K Vaughn one of the series creators explained that they could’ve edited the Images but they weren’t there for shock value or their own sake so and I quote “They’re not changing shit.” In response to this Comixology released a statement claiming that Apple didn’t pull Saga #12 but will be releasing it at a later date due to some guideline issues, I honestly don’t know what to make of this because the reaction is reminiscent of DC’s constant damage control after doing something that doesn’t turn out well for them so we shall se. .  Lastly I’d like to pour a little something for the departure of Nigerian writer and patriot Chinua Achebe hailed as the African Shakespeare for his novel “Things fall apart” who passed away last week at 82. I’m an Ancient African History nerd so his novels were really important to me on beginning my journey toward African studies. He will be missed
And that’s it’s for this report so chill out and Nerd Up!.

Nerd up Report 04/03/2013 (Back dated)


Whose afraid of the big black bat?

——Spoiler alert———
 So last week I had spoke briefly on the changing of hands of the mantle of Batwing the character created by Grant Morrison and dubbed the batman of Africa. Now I was afraid they would white was the character, but they surprised me and gave the Mantel to Luke Fox. Now who is Luke Fox you ask? I didn’t know either until I read this issue, so long time friend, confidante and inventor of batman’s weapons Lucius Fox has a son who is rich, smart and kicks people’s ass in MMA ring. This to me is interesting because he is described by the writers as “What Bruce would be like if he enjoyed being a wealthy playboy.” The biggest thing here is that Luke is recruited by batman (who he doesn’t know is Bruce) but that Lucius doesn’t know this which can and probably will lead to a lot of clashes between Lucius and batman.

Nerd up report 03/27/2013 (Back dated)


Black Attack?

So recently DC comics has attempted and then reneged on an attempt to kill John Stewart, the first black GL and DC’s most high profile Black character along sides static. The whole situation with this one was weak because once DC realized flak they were getting for it they changed their tune. For a company that started off with a lot of talk about diversity they have sure had a real problem realizing what that is. Couple that with the fact that they are ending two of their most popular animated shows in Young Justice and Green Lantern, I feel like they need to hire whoever at Disney is making power plays such as the Marvel Studios and Lucas Films buy outs. Oh lest we forget that they are hemorrhaging creators like a pig at a butchers shop, Johns I love yah buddy Infinite Crisis is still my favorite DC events but I don’t know what is going on under your watch and I really hope that it has more to do with Warner Bros. and not with you or Jim Lee.

Nerd up Report 03/20/2013 (Back dated)

Black Biting

I’ve got something I just wanna get off my chest. Recently I have noticed a few indie creators who have been attacking and back biting one another at random intervals, usually on Face Book (Which is why I don’t like to use the site often). I found this odd since most of the people attacking others used be friends with their targets and in some instances helped them build an audience for their product. Now while I don’t know both sides of the story or why one person would feel so slighted by another that they would send other people to sabotage their old associates business but it is indicative of a mind state that some people like to call crabs in a barrel. I think it would stand to reason that while you may disagree with someone you don’t have hate on them or ‘troll’ them as the saying goes. I would go so far as to say that a rival is a good thing for business old lions didn’t get where they are by being unchallenged.

Lastly I’d like to give a few shout outs. Shout out to Superheru Radio, Black Science Fiction Society and all those who tuned in.