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MEGA Nerd Death Match 3

MEGA Nerd Death Match 3

2020-04-2201:07:29

Lee Bokma and the guys from the Make Eternia Great Again podcast join the show for another nerd death match. Links from the episode Make Eternia Great Again (MEGA) podcast Art of Lee Bokma The Grawlix Podcast Previous MEGA Nerd Deathmatches First MEGA Nerd Deathmatch Second Nerd Deathmatch Our Sponsors: Rainbow Comics and Cards Lincoln Contact the show: Covertnerd Website Complete detailed show notes
Nerd Death Match 4

Nerd Death Match 4

2019-11-1901:22:48

The two Lee's get together for another nerd death match and hilarity ensues. This death match has a Star Wars theme to it, hope you enjoy it. Get in touch with me at covertnerd.net Contact Lee at Art if Lee Bokma Complete show notes
Top 3 80's Arcade Games

Top 3 80's Arcade Games

2019-07-1201:12:38

Links from the episode: Make Eternia Great Again podcast Art of Lee Bokma  MEGA Facebook page Nick arcade game show  Jeffs previous edisode on the podcast  Mini Comic Youtube link  https://covertnerd.net Complete show notes
Nerd culture podcast that aims to bring out the inner nerd in all of us! Celebrating your inner nerd by uncovering books, video games and comic book gems from the past and present and analyzing them from a nerd perspective. ----more----   Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:
Ruth Jesse and Lee take a look at their predictions from last year about season 5 and compare them to what happened. They also look to the future of Cobra Kai. Will it continue? Listen and find out plus much much more. ----more---- Links: Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:   Check out my other podcast: Uchoose Podcast Join in the fun as Eddie and Lee read through the 80’s Choose Your Own Adventure books and YOU decide how the story ends. Join us live on Youtube, Facebook and Twitch or listen later on podcast app of your choice.
Great time talking about Hero Quest and the new expansions and future releases from Avalon Hill. We also make predictions about where the game is going in the future. We also discuss what makes a good homebrew quests and much more. ----more---- Links from the show: Hero Quest Builder   www.twitch.tv/heroquestfans (Kurgans Twitch channel) https://www.youtube.com/xsc3 (home of heroquest fans on youtube, videos get posted here after being streamed) https://discord.gg/hYEBbxsKGC (Discord channel for HeroQuestFans)   Links: Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite comic book crossovers and comic book ads. If you are having trouble seeing the images from the show click here ----more----   Who's the Artists?       Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network      
Ruth and Lee watch Peter Jacksons 2002 The Two Towers. Listen and watch the movie while they educate and entertain you with their comments. Or listen only and enjoy the conversation. ----more---- Links mention in the Episode: Previous watch along Other Links: The New Tolkien companion by J. E. A. Tyler Map of Middle Earth and the Undying lands Tolkien Gateway Online Reference Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring trivia and facts   Links: Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:  
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite 90s comic book characters. ----more---- If you are having trouble seeing the images from the show click here   X from Dark Horse Comcis Blood Wulf Image Comics Bishop Marvel Comics Bane DC Comics Blink Marvel Comics Gambit Marvel Comcis Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network
Al Ben and Lee talk about their favorite limited comic book series from the 1990s, hear what they enjoyed and let them know what your favorite 90s limited series is from the 90s. ----more---- If you are having trouble seeing the images from the show click here   Als first pick:   Bens pick: Lees First pick: Als second pick: Lees second pick:   Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network
Generational Nerds

Generational Nerds

2022-06-1901:06:37

Eddie and Lee sit down with their daughters and talk about the media that influence each of them during their formative years. Hear their kids opinion about the movies Eddie and Lee liked as kids and how the dads like the media the girls like. ----more---- Lees pick: Transformers The Movie (1986) Original Trailer The Transformers The Movie draft script Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (intro) GI JOE PSA - COMPILATION   Ruths pick: Avatar The Last Airbender Original Trailer (2004) Avatar - Sokka High Drinking Cactus Juice   Eddies Pick: Genesis - a trick of the tail   Daphnes Pick: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - People-Vultures   Links: Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:  
90s Valiant Comics

90s Valiant Comics

2022-06-0501:03:39

Matt and Lee talk about Deathmate Image/Valiant crossover and some of their favorite Valiant Comics from the 90's. ----more---- Images from the show are HERE Deathmate notes: Designated by color rather than issue numbers (namely Yellow, Blue, Black, and Red) plus two book-end issues, Deathmate Prologue and Deathmate Epilogue, as well as Preview issues collected with comic products, the four main issues were written so they could be read in any order. Created at the peak of the comic book speculator boom, the project was heavily promoted and sold hundreds of thousands of copies, but was beset with production delays. The Image half (Black, Red, and Epilogue) came out severely behind schedule and out of sequence. Deathmate Red shipped after the epilogue issue, and despite cover dates of September 1993 to February 1994, the actual publication lag was far longer than six months. The plot evolved around a chance interdimensional meeting of two characters, Solar from Valiant and Void from Image's WildC.A.T.s. The two became lovers, but their joining would mean the destruction of both comic book universes. It is notable that only half of the Image founding members chose to take part. Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, and Todd McFarlane were not involved, although McFarlane's character Al Simmons makes a brief appearance in Deathmate Red. In my personal opinion yellow, blue and the prologue had a more cohesive story. Where the image characters had a better integration into the valiant universe's history. Case in point brigade's characters worked for Harada Industries, an X men derived group. Besides being delayed black and red's stories definitely had a rushed feel to the story.  In black we see the Top Cow studio take front and center with ties to Wildcats and Gen 13.  X O makes an appearance, but he is used more like a power hungry military general than a visigoth with an alien suit of armor.  Union , an energy based alien creature is the one character from black that allows this story to connect to the epilogue. Red's story, sadly for me, is just a Rob Liefeld sketchbook. The story is about Youngblood in this new universe the biggest addition is that Bloodshot is a member.  While the Prophet is poorly used as a plot point to let the heroes know what is wrong with this amalgamation of a world. Red was so far delayed that it was released after the epilogue issue. Epilogue centers more around the events from blue with Solar, supreme, and Darque. This series had a great germ of an idea, but it missed the boat with the creative teams. If it had some editorial oversight for both companies it might have had a chance at being a success. However, with egos, missed deadlines, and perhaps the lack of experience from portions of the owners with the business side of things it went down as a failure. For me , I liked parts of the story and going back and rereading the story with a more mature eye I can see what drew me to the story. 1 The crossover was something rarely seen between two independent comic groups. 2 Deathmate had the rock and roll comic artists 3 Although Valiant at the beginning wasn't flashy, they had a good set of storytellers and a well thought-out and connected universe. I was hoping that it would influence the Image books. 4 Finally the book introduced me to more “up and coming'' creators.   Like Joe Q and Jeff Matsuda. Facts about publication sales: The Valiant Deathmate books (Prologue, Blue, and Yellow) had print runs of over 700,000 copies, but by the time Deathmate Red was released, it had a print run of 250,000, although retailers were nonetheless left with many unsold copies. At the time, comic book distributors would only allow unsold books to be returned if they were six months late.   Valiant Comics Notes: In 1988, former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics Jim Shooter, Steven J. Massarsky and a group of investors attempted to purchase Marvel Entertainment. They submitted the second-highest bid, with financier Ronald Perelman submitting the highest bid and acquiring Marvel. Shooter and Massarsky instead formed Voyager Communications in 1989 with significant venture capital financing from Triumph Capital. Valiant (an imprint of Voyager Communications) recruited numerous writers and artists from Marvel, including Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton, and launched an interconnected line of superhero comics featuring a mixture of characters licensed from Western Publishing and original creations.    1993 Valiant won Best Publisher over 5% Market Share, becoming the first publisher outside of Marvel and DC to do so.  Valiant also engaged in several comic book-marketing innovations common in the 1990s, such as issue zero "origin" issues, the gold logo program, coupons redeemable for original comic books, and chromium covers. Following the conclusion of the "Unity" crossover in September 1992, Valiant released Bloodshot, Ninjak, H.A.R.D. Corps, The Second Life of Dr. Mirage, and Timewalker, among other titles.  Turok #1 (VALIANT) - One of the top ten largest print runs in history, a runaway video game success that brought gamers into the fold, and the first real sign that comic properties were viable for licensing  Perhaps the biggest innovation was their use of continuity. The events in the comics almost always took place during the same time frame as publication with readers expecting one month time jumps between issues. There was the rare exception to this rule, such as two back-to-back issues covering the events of the same night. In this case, the narration box would date them — for example, both issues would be dated "December 12th, 1991" if the event began in a December issue released on the 12th. Another method they used took advantage of the more hard scifi setting, and had characters experience a jump forward of several months as a side effect of traveling faster than light. An event in one comic had immediate and lasting effects in another. Once an event happened, it was set in stone. RetCons never happened, and Comic-Book Time was averted. The Valiant universe was split into two time periods: the modern day, and the 41st century, with events in the former having effects on the latter. All in all, the formula worked, attracting many fans with its refreshing and unique style, and Valiant sold over 80 million comics in its first 5 years, becoming the third highest selling comic book company (after, of course, Marvel and DC)...    Magnus Robot fighter Cover Date:, May '91  Artist Art Nichols and Writer Jim Shooter  By the year 4000, humanity has become dependent on robots. H8, the Robot Police chief of the civic sector of North Am, a continent-spanning mega-city, is damaged in a radiation accident. It seeks to promote the human dependency on robots and gradually impose totalitarian rule in the area under its control. Magnus was trained from infancy by 1A a self aware robot in an under-sea domed house, using advanced techniques, to become a skilled martial artist who could break steel with his bare hands. In addition, 1A equipped his charge with a device that would allow him to "hear" robot-to-robot radio communications.  https://leagueofcomicgeeks.com/people/3513/art-nichols/comics  Magnus, Robot Fighter  1A, the Freewill robot mentor of Magnus and lover of Grandmother (whom he calls "Kimi").  Claiburne, President of North Am  Leeja Clane, Magnus's girlfriend and future wife  Love how Valiant kept the 60s art style and concepts  Fan of Isaac Asimov Irobot, Magnus is heavily influenced by Asimov.    Turok Dinosaur hunter Cover Date:, Jul '93  He first appeared in Four Color Comics #596 (October/November 1954).[1] After a second Four Color appearance (#656 October 1955), the character graduated to his own title – Turok, Son of Stone (#3 March–May 1956) — published by both Dell and then Gold Key Comics from 1956 to 1982.  Writer David Michelinie  Art Bart Sears    Rai  Cover Date: Mar '92  In his original incarnation, Rai is the spirit guardian that protects the nation of Japan in the 41st century. It is a mantle that is usually passed down from father to son through the generations, with some exceptions. As such, the series chronicled a number of protagonists.  By the year 4001, industrialization in Japan had begun to consume every square inch of free space within the island nation's borders. To house and feed its growing population, the country had built upon its own infrastructure centuries before, turning the whole of Japan into a towering pillar, hundreds of miles wide. Eventually, the nation detached from Earth entirely, and now orbits the planet.  Governed by a mysterious yet benevolent artificial intelligence named Father, the Japan of 4001 is divided into various sectors, with names derived from the time of founding, and generally separated among the lines of economic status and social class. Where a citizen's sector falls in the literal hierarchy of Japan's many sectors also directly affirms their social ranking; the closer you are to the Earth, the less essential you are.  Part of the magnus Robot Fighter Universe  I like how they were able to take an Obscure mention in Magnus and make an entire universe    Matt's shows: 60's Reboot Podcast Comics With My Kids   Ways to connect with us: Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite 1st issues comic books from the 90's ----more----       More fun notes from the episode   Guess the Artist   Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network
90’s Marvel comic cards

90’s Marvel comic cards

2022-04-1301:18:24

Ben Al and Lee talk about their favorite comic book cards from the 90's.  ----more---- Marvel Trading card pack The controversial Marvel card power rating Definition of power rating   Links from the Episode: Youngblood card series Marvel checklist Marvel Series 3 Marvel Series 2 Marvel Series 1 How Marvel created the comic book card power levels Marvel master series   Hilarious marvel 1975 stickers John Byrne X-Force cards   Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network
Ruth and Lee watch Peter Jacksons 2001 Fellowship of the Ring. Listen and watch the movie while they educate and entertain you with their comments. Or listen only and enjoy the conversation. ----more---- Links mention in the Episode: The New Tolkien companion by J. E. A. Tyler Map of Middle Earth and the Undying lands Tolkien Gateway Online Reference Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring trivia and facts   Links: Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page: Previous episode with Ruth    
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite gimmick comic book covers from the 90's. Listen and let us know which one is your favorite. ----more---- The Dark Age of Comic Books was the culmination of a gradual move towards an older audience for Comic Books, particularly those featuring superheroes that had started in The Bronze Age of Comic Books. Sometimes, to follow the Gold/Silver/Bronze progression, at other times it is jokingly called "the Chrome Age", owing to the frequency of publishers selling comics with holofoil covers as a marketing gimmick during the period, but "Dark Age" is the much more common and accepted term. Usually characterized as a Darker and Edgier period featuring an increased focus on sex, violence and dark, gritty portrayals of the characters involved, much of the content produced during this era is very controversial among comic book fans.   It's not the world's most exciting cover, but 1991's Silver Surfer #50 gets the nod for being the first comic in industry history to feature the chromium embossed effect, and for how it utilizes the gimmick in a sensible manner.  As the 90s chugged along, publishers were seemingly embossing every other comic without much rhyme or reason. But Silver Surfer #50 adds the embossing to the Mr. Radd himself. And that makes sense since the character's name is "Silver Surfer" – so some silver chromium embossing is neither excessive nor inappropriate. Yes, I understand that I'm essentially awarding points here for lack of excess, but considering we're talking about the 90s here, why not applaud Marvel's show of restraint.  Tom Chirstopher  Cover Art  Tom Christopher Inks  Ron Lim Pencils - Cover Art  James (Jim) Starlin  Scripts  Tom Vincent Colors  Als first pick: Marvels Silver Surfer #50 1991   One of the biggest selling comic books of all time, more than 8 million copies of X-Men #1 were snatched up in the 90s, primarily because of the gimmick – five variant covers that interlocked to create a beautiful Jim Lee-illustrated landscape of the X-Men fighting Magneto (there was also a special edition gatefold version of the comic which contained the entire image). Sure, needing to buy five copies of the same comic in order to see Lee's entire image was annoying and an inefficient use of funds, but the iconography of this issue and its gimmick cannot be denied. Plus, in terms of its historical significance, this was the comic that cemented Lee as one of the industry's best young artists, which of course led to the "Image Revolution" in 1992 of which Lee was one of the core founding member of the company (alongside Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld and Erik Larsen). Chris Claremont-Scripts  Jim Lee Pencils - Cover Art  Tom Orzechowski Letters Joe Rosas Colors  Scott Williams Cover Art - Inks Ben's 1st Pick: Marvels X-Men #1 Oct. 1991 Great interior art from Jim Lee. Look at Magnetos glorious mane. Another amazing interior fold out page The X-Men gather for Illyana's funeral. Magneto brings Avalon to Earth and offers the X-Folk a chance to join his dream. Colossus says "Yes."  Script Scott Lobdell  Pencils John Romita Jr.; Jae Lee; Chris Sprouse; Brandon Peterson; Paul Smith  Inks Dan Green; Dan Panosian; Terry Austin; Tom Palmer; Keith Williams  Colors Mike Thomas  Letters Chris Eliopoulos  Lee's 1st pick: Marvels Uncanny X-Men #304 September 1993   Writer(s)  Dan Abnett  and Andy Lanning  Penciler(s)  Doug Braithwaite  Inker(s) Josef Rubinstein  Colorist(s)  Kevin Tinsley  Letterer(s) Mike Higgins Als 2nd pick: Marvels Punisher #75 Feb. 1993   Nails     Ghost Rider Writer: Howard Mackie  Penciller: Mark Texeira Cover Artist: Mark Texeira    Bens 2nd Pick: Marvels Ghost Rider #15 July 1991     Est. Print Run:, 935,000  Cover Date:, Apr '93  Cover Price:, $2.95  Current Value:, $3.00  Blood Brothers: Prelude. Story by Rob Liefeld and Eric Stephenson . Art by Rob Liefeld, Dan Fraga, and Danny Miki. When the government needs a job done, they call in the best, they call in Bloodstrike. An elite group of metas and efficient killers who accomplish their missions with deadly precision. Created out of Project: Born Again, Bloodstrike consists of Fourplay, giantess with four arms of terror, Deadlock, psychotic ex-member of the nefarious Four, Tag, the lassie with the freezing touch, Shogun, robotic killing machine, and Cabbot, their leader who has a mysterious connection to Battlestone, the leader of Brigade. Story continues in Brigade (2nd Series) #1.  Dan Fraga Pencils - Cover Art Kurt Hathaway Letters Rob Liefeld Pencils - Cover Art  Danny Miki Inks Brian Murray Colors  Eric Stephenson Scripts - Editor Byron Talman Colors Lees 2nd pick: Image comics Bloodstrike Apr. 1993 Typical 90's and Image comics artwork Is that Snake Eyes? Spiral and Wolverine? Remastered version     Links from the episode: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite early 90's comic books. They each talk about two early 90's comic books and what they liked about the comic and how the comic holds up after all of these years. Listen and let us know which are your favorite 90's comicbook. ----more---- Links from the episode: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network   Als first pick is Todd Mcfarlanes Spiderman   Bens first pick is Newmen from Image comics   Lees first pick is Youngblood from Image comics   1st appearance of Youngblood in the Megaton comic   Who wants Al to start a fan club like Rob Liefield. Als 2nd pick X-Factor from Marvel comics Bens 2nd pick Wetworks by Image comics     Lees last pick: Death of Superman DC Comics First issues have 4 panels                                                                         Last issue only has one panel          
Ruth, Jesse and Lee talk all things Cobra Kai season 4. We discuss our predictions from last time we got right and our predictions for season 5, plus much more.  ----more---- Links from the episode: Previous Cobra Kai episode Jesse is a co-host on the Grawlixpodcast Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:  
MCU talk with Tim

MCU talk with Tim

2022-01-0644:30

Tim and Lee talk all things MCU since Avengers end game. Favorite shows and movies and what they are looking forward to seeing in the future. Spoilers in the episode. ----more---- Tims letter Links in the episode: Rainbowcomics Lincoln Facebook Page Tims Twitter Covert Nerd Website Rainbowcomics website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:
I talked with Hero Quest expert Kurgan, about the Hero Quest board game remake Hasbro released this October. He gives us his opinion and predictions on where Hasbro/Avalon Hill will take Hero Quest in the future.  ----more---- www.twitch.tv/heroquestfans (Kurgans Twitch channel) https://www.youtube.com/xsc3 (home of heroquest fans on youtube, videos get posted here after being streamed) https://discord.gg/hYEBbxsKGC (Discord channel for HeroQuestFans) YeOldeInn discussions of note: http://forum.yeoldeinn.com/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=5572 Unboxing thread with links to other videos and pictures "(one of many threads devoted to translating the unique Japanese version of HeroQuest into English, currently spearheaded by HispaZargon) http://forum.yeoldeinn.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5892&sid=2f547c6425daf766edfed0c73db88cbd " http://forum.yeoldeinn.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=4944 The "De-Magicified World" mod (heroquest without magic) http://forum.yeoldeinn.com/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=5834&hilit=errata HeroQuest Remake "Errata" http://forum.yeoldeinn.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=4877 Using Reaper Miniatures to re-create those rare expansions   The Campaigner Issue 09 Kurgans customs quests (Dwarf Solo Pack)   Links: Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:
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