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Friday 5: Nerd Culture Highlights of the 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 January 29, 2017

1.  Rian Johnson regrets not asking John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats) for story ideas earlier after Darnielle drops this amazing song!



2.  THIS HERE is a fantastic idea and unbelievable deal from Dark Horse comics.

Basically they are making a trade consisting solely of #1 titles and selling it for $6.


For eight comics!

I’m unsure based on the article from iFanboy if this is going to be a regular thing, but I love it already.  Here’s what you’ll get in the 200+ page, full color book come its release March 29:

  • Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy #1
  • Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell #1
  • Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich’s Lady Killer #1
  • Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1
  • Matt and Sharlene Kindt’s Dept. H #1
  • Brian Wood and Mack Chater’s Briggs Land #1
  • Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County #1
  • Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee’s Bounty #1


3.  Marvel released cast announcements for two of their upcoming television series.

We now have lead role casting for both Runaways and Cloak and Dagger.  This brings us one step closer to both franchises debuting and we seriously can’t wait.

via /Film


4.  The Starfinder Core Rulebook is available for preorder!

We Nerds are super excited for Starfinder.  I say “we,” but like 98% of that “we” is really Clave – and that’s saying something since the rest of us are absolutely stoked.  Clave is already calling it his new obsession and it hasn’t even released yet.


5.  In honor of the Big Game (no, not Mass Effect: Andromeda), here’s a funny video showing that nerds and jocks might not be so different after all.

A little NSFW (they swear twice).


That’s it for this week’s big nerd news. See you next week with 5 more highlights. Until then, keep it nerdy.

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