Podcast: Preparing to Invade NYCC 2016 (S02E53)

Welcome to the Nerd Fu podcast – Season 2: Episode 53.  If you’re looking for the latest & greatest in nerdy/geeky news, then this IS the podcast you’ve been looking for.

Every week (mostly), we bring you the latest in Nerd News, including SCREENSHOT (movies & tv), STOCKPILE (collectibles), HIGH SCORE (gaming), COMICS n CONS (that one explains itself) and WILD CARD (our catch-all, random stuff category).

Headphones in!
Volume up!
It’s on like New York Comic Con!


Here are links to SOME of the awesome nerdy stuff we covered on the podcast. Not all of the things, but most of the stuff that you might wanna throw your money at.

Support Nerd Fu by using the links we provided below.  For most of them, we get a little referral when/if you purchase.


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Movies in Theaters This Week

  • The Girl on the Train (d. Tate Taylor) w/ Haley Bennett, Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Laura Prepon, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow
  • The Birth of a Nation (directed by and starring Nate Parker) w/ Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior (sons of anarchy), Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union

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Movies / TV to Buy

  • X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Into the Forest
  • The Purge: Election Year
  • Swiss Army Man

Movie News
  • This week it’s all about NYCC 2016!

TV News

  • This week it’s all about NYCC 2016!



Subscription Boxes

  • Loot Crate NEW (Sep) SPEED
    • Next Box (Oct) HORROR
    • NYCC – Booth #536 – Loot bundles on sale, BIG annoucements, 1st 500 people wearing 1 of their tees gets a free pin
  • Firefly Cargo Crate – (Sep) LEAF ON THE WIND
    • Next Box (Nov) Unknown
  • Marvel Collector Corps
    • Next Box (Oct) DOCTOR STRANGE
  • DC Legion of Collectors
  • Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty

Funko Information

  • NYCC – Funko Sub Boxes – Booth #722 – Purchase past sub boxes
  • NYCC – Toy Tokyo Pop! – Booth #101Lookout for Darkest Night Batman, Green Ranger (Metallic), Space Ghost
  • NYCC – Pop! Asia – Booth #1635 lookout for Valiant Comics Pop! Faith
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Other Great Collectibles
  • Super Sox Shop – “El’s Waffle Bag” (handheld bag, fully lined, waffle print with “11” zipper pull, limited quantities)
  • Convention Exclusive – “The Ewoking Dead Chief Putrid Faction Custom Figure” (limited to 199 pcs., hand painted, $45)
  • Toynami Inc. – “Stealth Voltron EX – Convention Exclusive” (based on upcoming Ultimate Voltron EX figure, fully transformable, 16″ tall in robot form, new color scheme, limited to 500 pcs., $500)
  • Tenacious Toys – “Space Ghost Funko Pop! signed by George Lowe and Jon Schnepp” (limited to 36 pcs. at this booth)
  • Stan Lee Collectibles – “NYCC 2016 Galactic True Believer Skateboard” (limited to 75 reg. edition pcs., 25 variant edition pcs., each board comes with a selfie with you and Stan, regular is $250, variant is $450)
  • Comic Book Jewelry – “Eye of Agamotto in Sterling Silver w/ 18K Yellow Gold Official Marvel Collectible” (limited edition movie piece)
  • Hallmark – “DC Comics: BVS Batman in Battle Ornament and 1966 Classic TV Series Batman SQUEELYS” (BVS piece $25, Classic piece $25, *convention-goers will get the first look at SQUEELYS – a new Hallmark-exclusive vinyl collectible line inspired by classic customized cars)
  • Square Enix Play Arts BVS: Dawn of Justice Superman B&W ($149.99)
  • Monstarz “Critters Version 2” NYCC Sneak Peek Edition ($25)
  • NECA Eastman and Laird TMNT Villains 4-Pack ($100)
  • MEZCO One: 12 Collective Daredevil – Shadowland ($80)
  • Kingdom Hearts Deluxe Key Ring Set ($TBD)

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  • This week it’s all about New York Comic Con 2016!


InvestComics Hot Picks of the Week Hot Picks #444, (Top 5: #82) which includes a Black #1 title, is here and Jay has the lowdown on the latest comics you should be picking up or passing up!



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NYCC 2016 Highlighted Comics – **All info via BleedingCool(dot)com

At Graphite Designs booth #1744 – all books feature metallic foil treatment on cover art – $15 – limited supplies

• All-Star Batman #1 (John Romita Jr)

• Harley Quinn #1 (Amanda Conner)

• Suicide Squad #1 (Jim Lee)

• Trinity #1 (Francis Manapul)

• Supergirl #1 (Brian Ching)

• He-Man/Thundercats (Freddie Williams II)

• Doom Patrol #1 (Nick Derington)

• Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 (Ryan Sook)

• Teen Titans Rebirth #1 (Jonboy Meyers)

• The Amazing Spider-Man #16 (ComicXposure Booth #2444) – Color & B&W

• Spider-Gwen #009 (ComicXposure Booth #2444) – Color & B&W

• All-Star Batman #1 (Guillem March) – Color & B&W

• Harley Quinn #1 (Guillem March) – Color & B&W

….. and more


NYCC 2016 Highlighted Panels


  • STARZ Presents Ash Vs Evil Dead
  • Loot Crate Presents: Unboxing the Wizarding World
  • Skybound Comics Preview with Robert Kirkman
  • Amazon Prime Video Presents
  • Tales from the TARDIS w/ Matt Smith, Alex Kingston, and Jenna Coleman
  • Stan Lee Salute: A Fan-Made Gratitude Mosaic
  • Archer: Screening/Q&A

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  • Marvel 50 years of Black Panther
  • Assassin’s Creed: Expanding the Universe Through Storytelling
  • Screen Gems – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Underworld: Blood Wars
  • Dreamworks/Netflix – Season 2 Sneak Peek – Voltron Legendary Defender
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Marvel: Infinity Gauntlet 25th Anniversary
  • Stan Lee Creators Roundtable
  • Marvel Television Presents: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: Ghost Rider

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  • Teen Wolf
  • USA Network’s Falling Water Panel with Cast and Creators
  • Alan Tudyk – Spotlight
  • The Man in the High Castle
  • Power Rangers & John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Dreamworks Troll Hunters
  • Justice League Dark – Exclusive First Look
  • AMC’s The Walking Dead
  • Netflix Original Series: Marvel’s Iron Fist

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  • Marvel: True Believers
  • Timeless Screening with Q&A
  • Women of Marvel
  • Jon Bernthal – Spotlight
  • Welcome to Westworld
  • Sleepy Hollow

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Other Conventions

  • MONDOCON [Oct 22 – 23] – Full panel listing for “Events” on website here
  • WALKER STALKER CON [Oct 28 – 30] – No changes





About Steve

Co-founder of Nerd Fu, mild-mannered artist, gamer, movie aficionado, SDCC disciple.

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