Tuesday Trending Topics: Of Cosplayers And Nerds

This thing about nerd cred… I just don’t know.  Being a nerd has been a mainstream thing for a loooonng time.  It’s not something that can or should be contained or kept niche.  Some of the most famous nerds of the 60s and 70s went onto become some of the most powerful people in Hollywood (see proto-nerd patient zero at right for Exhibit A).  The most famous nerds of the 80s and 90s became software billionaires.  And so on. Countless examples both big and small of nerds swimming towards the mainstream and making it better. It is the nature and purpose of the nerd to inflame the rest of the population with what it currently means to be a nerd — like human cultural antibodies that keep the world from getting too boring.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

“Hey! Quasi-Pretty-NOT-Hot-Girl, You Are More Pathetic Than The REAL Nerds” – Tony Harris (UPDATE)

On Twitter, Tony Harris asked people to retweet his Facebook post below. Well, this is a kind of a retweet. I guess.

Spoil Amazing Spider-Man #698 And Dan Slott Will Block You For Life

I have been spoiled on Amazing Spider-Man #698-Superior Spider-Man #1.  It happens.

Fanboy Rampage: Jennifer de Guzman Vs Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning is a writer for Newsarama and he has also written for Bleeding Cool as well as having work published by Image Comics. And yesterday he shared the above meme on his Facebook page. Can you guess what happened next? He added the following in comments.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

Rumour: Darth Vader To Come Back From The Dead For Episode 7 

The story of the Star Wars movies so far has been the story of Darth Vader, narrated from the margins by a pair of droids. The tin twosome made it out of Return of the Jedi intact, but the last time we saw Vader, or perhaps more properly Anakin Skywalker, he was on his funeral pyre.

Just Two Directors In The Running For The Star Wars Gig

Frank Marshall, producer of the Bourne and Indiana Jones movies, is married to Kathleen Kennedy, the new head honcho at Lucasfilm and producer of the next Star Wars picture. Sensing that pillow talk would have him in the loop, MTV grilled Marshall a little when they caught up with him this week.

Bryan Singer Shares A Giant’s Face And Some X-Men Info

Two shots in the original Jack the Giant Slayer trailer, back when he was a Killer and on schedule for 2012, gave us quite severely obscured or obtuse looks at the face of a giant. Now the film has a 2013 release date and we’re heading for the big, end-of-year family blockbusters, so Bryan Singer has got to work readying a new trailer and tweeted out a couple of snaps of the shots it will contain.

Most-Discussed In The Forum Today:

“Hey! Quasi-Pretty-NOT-Hot-Girl, You Are More Pathetic Than The REAL Nerds” – Tony Harris (UPDATE)

On Twitter, Tony Harris asked people to retweet his Facebook post below. Well, this is a kind of a retweet. I guess.

Spoil Amazing Spider-Man #698 And Dan Slott Will Block You For Life

I have been spoiled on Amazing Spider-Man #698-Superior Spider-Man #1. It happens.

DC Cancels Its Longest Running Series, Hellblazer, And Replaces It With New 52 Title, Constantine

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

 

Christopher Priest Has Got The Rights To Xerø Back – The Original Basketball Player Turned Superhero

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“The Next Revolutionary Technology Lies Behind A Question That Nobody Has Asked” Impossible Science On Comic-Con HQ

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Cosplay And Drag, A Perfect Marriage At San Diego Comic-Con

Comic Con HQ Fights For Your Streaming Dollars At San Diego Comic-Con

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Over 300 Bleeding Cool San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Articles In One Place

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Supernatural Cast And Crew Tease Lucifer And Getting Back To Basics At Comic-Con

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Cast And Crew Of Aliens Reminisce On Thirty Years

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122 Sadness-Tinged Cosplay Shots On The Final Day Of San Diego Comic-Con

One Of The Most Amazing Moments Of Affirmation At San Diego Comic-Con – Bisexuality And Beyond

“Urinating With Style” – Queerly Inspired At San Diego Comic-Con