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Convention Coverage

The Top Five Things to See and Do This Weekend at Superhero Superfest

We’re just about a week away from Superhero Superfest in Toms River, New Jersey, the one-day family friendly convention that nerdslant has partnered with Press Communications to bring to you! This inaugural run has all the trimmings convention goers would expect from any comic con—including a wide array of comic book artists, vendors, and more—but “What sets Superhero Superfest apart from the rest?” you might be asking yourself. Here are the five things you should be most excited... Read More

Comic Books

The New Mutants School for Mental Trickery and Sheer Terror

Imagine, if you will, a world where knives force themselves out of a man’s knuckles, a witch levitates above you and instantly turn your body into fire, and a girl can shapeshift into your worst nightmares—sounds kind of like a horror movie, right?  Since the dawn of modern comic book superhero movies beginning with Superman in 1978, none of even touched on horror themes until now. The Blade and   Hellboy series dabbled in the supernatural and occult, but neither had the raw,... Read More

Anime/Manga

Scarlet Beriko’s Yaoi Manga JACKASS! (a.k.a. “When Your Best Friend Has a Pantyhose Fetish”)

Warning: The following review for SuBLime’s JACKASS! contains spoilers and sexually suggestive content. Reader discretion is advised. Earlier this month SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, released the translation of Scarlet Beriko’s JACKASS!, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Beriko’s best known for her other yaoi works such as Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki, Minori no Te, and Joou to Shitateya, and she brought her A-game with... Read More

Anime/Manga

Abi Umeda’s Post-apocalyptic Manga Children of the Whales Coming in November

VIZ Media’s given sci-fi/fantasy and manga fans alike reason to rejoice with the newly announced English-language translation of Abi Umeda’s Children of the Whales. An anime adaptation of the manga series is currently airing in Japan with plans for a worldwide Netflix release in 2018, but just as they say, “The book is way better than the movie,” so too go manga and anime. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small... Read More

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Under the Mask of Superhero Superfest

It’s two weeks until Superhero Superfest, so let’s talk for a moment about the local talent at the con and what cool events nerdslant is running! Starting off, let’s talk about the two local artists, Oaklyn local Emily Heierbacher, Author of Theatrics, a fantastic surrealist webcomic about theater teens, and Scaredy Cat, AKA David DeForne, a fantastic print artist from Highstown. They are joined by a host of other artists such as Philip McNutly, Joe Caramanga, Kathryn... Read More

Anime/Manga

Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 1 Continues the Gory Delight of the First Series

The following review is spoiler-free, so read without fear. Volume 1 of Tokyo Ghoul:re provided courtesy of VIZ Media. Ohayo, minasan! Hot on the heels of the smash-hit English-language release for Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga series, VIZ Media is keeping up the Donner Party momentum with Tokyo Ghoul:re. The sequel follows Haise Sasaki, a Ghoul Investigator in the Ghoul Countermeasure Bureau (CCG). Sasaki has been tasked with teaching the Quinx Squad, humans inplanted with... Read More

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Calling all Superheros!

Hey everybody, your friendly neighborhood robot-man-slash-admin here! I’m excited to finally announce that nerdslant is partnering with our friends, Press Communications to bring you Superhero Superfest! The best new intimate convention experience on the east coast! Taking place in the renowned Pine Belt Arena of Toms River NJ, Actors, NFL Superstars, Vendors, Cosplayers and other talent from all over have signed on-board to bring you a fantastic time. We have got some fun plans for a... Read More

Movies

The Newest Star Wars Trailer is Very Promising

It has been months of waiting, with little news surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi other than director shakeups that have been giving fans an uneasy feeling, but fear not: A new trailer for Episode VIII has dropped and I couldn’t be more excited! Disney appears to be applying a different marketing strategy for this movie, which makes sense. By this point in 2015 we’d already been given multiple teasers, at least one longer trailer, and a handful of updates and press releases. In... Read More

Convention Coverage

Bluefin is Bringing Exclusive Street Fighter V Figures to NYCC

Did you race home from school as a child, throw your backpack across the room, and spent countless hours playing Street Fighter II on your Super NES? Fans of the iconic side-scrolling fighting game have been reliving that excitement this past year with the release of Street Fighter V, and now there’s even more on the horizon. Bluefin and Storm Collectibles are bringing those childhood memories to New York Comic Con this week in the form of some exclusive collectible... Read More