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For as much fun as they are to read, comics can be awfully confusing at times. Throw in multiple series featuring the same characters, confusing and conflicting backstories, and of course, retcons, and it can be pretty daunting to know where to begin — especially with long-running characters and titles. Marvel is particularly notorious for this; just consider the convoluted history of the various ​“X” teams (e.g., X-Men, X-Factor, New Mutants, Excalibur).

Thankfully, Marvel seems to have realized this, hence ​“Marvel TL;DR,” an ongoing web series that explains the studio’s most famous (and convoluted) storylines, including the Dark Phoenix Saga, the coming of Galactus (watch above), World War Hulk, and Weapon X. And even if you already know everything there is to know about, say, Jean Grey’s becoming the vessel for a cosmic force of destruction, you’ll still probably find these humorous shorts entertaining.

The Thirteenth Doctor

The Thirteenth Doctor

Two episodes in, and already I like Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor way more than Peter Capaldi’s.
Oct 18, 2018
Random Nerdery: Nathan Fillion's <em>Uncharted</em>, <em>Godzilla</em>, <em>Teen Titans Go! To the Movies</em>, <em>Shazam!</em>

Random Nerdery: Nathan Fillion’s Uncharted, Godzilla, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Shazam!

Nathan Fillion makes an awesome fan film, Godzilla comes stomping back, and DC’s new titles lighten the mood a little.
Jul 21, 2018
Random Nerdery: Kim Ji-woon's <em>Jin-Roh</em>, Netflix's <em>Wu Assassins</em>, Showtime's <em>Halo</em>

Random Nerdery: Kim Ji-woon’s Jin-Roh, Netflix’s Wu Assassins, Showtime’s Halo

A live-action take on an anime classic, a new martial arts/sci-fi series, and one of the biggest video games gets a TV series.
Jul 5, 2018
I'd Like to See a <em>Star Wars</em> Science/Exploration Movie

I’d Like to See a Star Wars Science/Exploration Movie

Surely the Star Wars universe contains scientists and adventurers who desire to explore the galaxy and its myriad wonders.
Jun 21, 2018
Random Nerdery: <em>Top Gun 2</em>, <em>Incredibles 2</em>, <em>Lego Movie 2</em>, <em>Upgrade</em>

Random Nerdery: Top Gun 2, Incredibles 2, Lego Movie 2, Upgrade

Maverick feels the need for speed (again), the Incredibles and Toy Story sequels get trailers, and Upgrade’s trailer promises crazy cyborg action.
Jun 7, 2018
Random Nerdery: <em>The Expanse</em>, <em>The Lord of the Rings</em>, Godzilla, <em>Young Justice</em>

Random Nerdery: The Expanse, The Lord of the Rings, Godzilla, Young Justice

Amazon is saving good TV sci-fi and producing a massive new fantasy series, Godzilla faces his classic foes, and a great DC animated series returns.
May 25, 2018
Random Nerdery: <em>Batman Ninja</em>, <em>Awaken Akira</em>, <em>Godzilla</em>

Random Nerdery: Batman Ninja, Awaken Akira, Godzilla

A Japanese take on the Caped Crusader, fans pay homage to an iconic anime movie, and the Big G himself comes back to Netflix.
May 5, 2018
Random Nerdery: <em>The Outlaw Johnny Black</em>, <em>The Endless</em>, Netflix's <em>Lost in Space</em>

Random Nerdery: The Outlaw Johnny Black, The Endless, Netflix’s Lost in Space

Michael Jai White takes blaxploitation to the Old West, a trippy new horror film, and Netflix remakes another classic series.
Mar 9, 2018
Random Nerdery: A Silver Surfer Movie, Ta-Nehisi Coates & Captain America

Random Nerdery: A Silver Surfer Movie, Ta-Nehisi Coates & Captain America

The Sentinel of the Spaceways might finally get a good movie and the First Avenger gets an acclaimed new writer.
Mar 3, 2018
Statamic's "Bard" Is an Elegant-Looking Approach to Content Management

Statamic’s “Bard” Is an Elegant-Looking Approach to Content Management

Bard combines an unobtrusive text editor with very customizable content block functionality.
Feb 22, 2018
Random Nerdery: <em>iZombie</em>, <em>Wilde Life</em>, <em>Blossom Detective Holmes</em>

Random Nerdery: iZombie, Wilde Life, Blossom Detective Holmes

The CW’s zombies returns for season 4, a supernatural comic book, and Sherlock Holmes gets an anime twist.
Feb 11, 2018
Silver Surfer

Soaring Through the Spaceways With the Silver Surfer (Review)

Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s take on the Silver Surfer is a far cry from the comics of my youth — for better and worse.
Feb 8, 2018
Random Nerdery: <em>Black Dynamite</em>, Billy Joel & H.P. Lovecraft, <em>Summer of '84</em>, <em>Animaniacs</em>

Random Nerdery: Black Dynamite, Billy Joel & H.P. Lovecraft, Summer of ‘84, Animaniacs

A screen legend is back, a musical match made in R’lyeh, more ’80s nostalgia, and the return of the Warner Brothers and their sister.
Jan 27, 2018
Random Nerdery: Bruce Lee's Lightsaber, a 16-bit <em>Last Jedi</em>, Reviews of <em>Black Science</em> & <em>The Bone Clocks</em>

Random Nerdery: Bruce Lee’s Lightsaber, a 16-bit Last Jedi, Reviews of Black Science & The Bone Clocks

Nunchaku lightsabers kick ass; the controversial Star Wars climax goes vintage; and reviews of a reality-hopping family drama and a psychic-powered modern fantasy.
Jan 16, 2018
Random Nerdery: Netflix's <em>Bright</em>, IDW's G.I. Joe, <em>Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters</em>

Random Nerdery: Netflix’s Bright, IDW’s G.I. Joe, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

More orc cop action is heading our way, G.I. Joe comics move beyond mere nostalgia, and crazy kaiju action comes to Netflix.
Jan 8, 2018
G.I. Joe's Phantom X-19: The Best Toy Stealth Fighter

G.I. Joe’s Phantom X-19: The Best Toy Stealth Fighter

It’s a shame that a vehicle so cool never figured more prominently in the G.I. Joe mythos.
Jan 5, 2018
Random Nerdery: Netflix's <em>Altered Carbon</em>, <em>Alita: Battle Angel</em> & Mamoru Hosoda's Latest

Random Nerdery: Netflix’s Altered Carbon, Alita: Battle Angel & Mamoru Hosoda’s Latest

Netflix’s upcoming series gets dystopic, an acclaimed cyberpunk manga is coming to live action, and a modern anime master returns.
Dec 13, 2017
Random Nerdery: <em>Star Wars</em>, Tsutomu Nihei's <em>Blame!</em>, and <em>The Silver Chair</em>

Random Nerdery: Star Wars, Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame!, and The Silver Chair

A new Star Wars trilogy, Netflix plans a Blame! sequel, and Eleven might be going to Narnia.
Nov 11, 2017