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Friday 5: The Nerd Culture Highlights of this Week

 

Friday 5 collects bits of news, fun, and updates on the week’s best nerdy things. Five quick links and your mana pool is replenished for the week. You’re welcome. Now, to the links!

Nerd Culture Highlights for the Week of November 13, 2016.

1. What are the top licensed products?

Who doesn’t want to kick things off with a little nerd industry news? Have you ever wondered which characters make the most money in terms of licensing deals? Well, the list might surprise you. But it’s worth clicking through to see if your favorite characters are making bank.

via ICv2

 

2. Starfinder will be the next big thing. Count on it.

StarfinderIt’s no secret that us here at Nerds on Earth are fond of the Pathfinder RPG. Well, Pathfinder will soon be joined by Starfinder, a brand new RPG that will take your characters starward.

Details are slowly leaking out, but Polygon has an excellent introduction.

via Polygon

 

3. March: Book 3 Won the Prestigious National Book Award

imrs-1-phpMarch: Book Three, which is the third installment in Rep. John Lewis’s powerful civil rights memoir, received the National Book Award.

Not only is this an important win fir civil rights, but it is an important win to the graphic novel category. Only five graphic novels had ever been even nominated for this prestigious award.

Congratulations to Rep. John Lewis.

via The Washington Post

 

4. Everyone Loves Sombra

sombra-blizzcon-mainPaste magazine has a wonderful article on Overwatch’s brand new character, Sombra. Not only does Paste discuss the character, but they discuss Blizzard’s controversial rollout of the character.

If you are an Overwatch fan (and who isn’t?), then this is a nice read.

via Paste Magazine

 

5. It’s a BIG television crossover!

We leave you with a video. A new trailer has dropped to tease a crossover between Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and whatever other dozen DC shows that are showing on the CW. It looks exciting, so enjoy.


And we’re out of here, leaving you with those 5 nerdy links. Hopefully they get you caught up on the big stories from nerd culture that you may have missed this week.