Undead Chris Hardwick announces The Nerdist Channel for YouTube

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You know how everyone is talking about those new streaming channels on YouTube and elsewhere? Narrowcasting meets broadband. It’s all the rage. So are zombies. Thus a zombie Chris Hardwick (via Walking Dead makeup master Greg Nicotero) has announced the Nerdist Channel on YouTube which will feature news on comics, gaming and other nerd-friendly content. So far, you can expect Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Zombie, The Kids in the Hall, and the blog Awkward Family Photos as part of the programming mix.

Watch: 1987 MASTERS OF COMIC BOOK ART documentary now online

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The entire 1987 documentary MASTERS OF COMIC BOOK ART is now on YouTube with Harlan Ellison interviewing Eisner, Kurtzman, Kirby, Ditko (!), Neal Adams, Wrightson, Moebius, Frank Miller, Sim and Spiegelman. It’s a little kludgy and old hairdos always are embarrassing but, whoa, Kirby and Ditko!

Watch the first three minutes of the WALKING DEAD mid-season premiere

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Can’t wait to see what happens after that last traumatic scene of season 1.0 when Rick shoots Sophia and the rest of the zombies in the barn? The first three minutes of The Walking Dead’s February 12th premiere have just been put on line and we’ll give you three guesses what happens:

The Walking Dead opening credits as cheesy '80s sitcom

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The internet FTW once again.

VIDEO: "I'll ski on your lunch if I want."

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James Bond is a bit of a prick, isn’t he?

Politics: Marvin E. Quasniki would lead a puppet regime

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If you are like us, you are still grieving at the loss of Herman Cain from next year’s presidential race. From his powerful hats, to his inspiring slogans — “You need a job, right?” — to his wondrous waffling that made every scandal a delight, Cain never failed to bring a smile to our lips, even in these grim times. And he justified that faith in his ability to make us laugh at our problems right up until the very end, topping it off with a quote with the Pokémon movie.

But Herman is gone. Luckily, a new candidate for the Republican nomination has arisen who may just take his place, Marvin E. Quasniki, a humble turquoise farmer from Tonopah, Nevada who is running on a very catchy campaign motto that will soon be heard all over Fox News: “No more bullshit.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers channel Raymond Pettibon for recent video

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are still around! And to prove they are still in touch with the kids they have hopped on the hot graphic novel trend for their latest video — because graphic novels aren’t just for kids any more. Under the bridge downtown, is where I drew some mini comics.

Actually, the video for “Monarchy of Roses” is more an homage to Raymond Pettibon than comic books. Amazingly, Anthony is still rocking the shirt-off look as he nears the half century mark…clean living, I guess.

Video alert: Derek Kirk Kim's MYTHOMANIA finishes Season One

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As we’ve previously mentioned, Derek Kirk Kim is a real hyphenate. Note only is his webcomic TUNE going strong towards a Fall 2012 collection, but he’s just finished posting to YouTube 9 episodes of MYTHOMANIA, a
parallel video series following cartoonist Andy Go and his millennial adventures.And now it has a poster!

24 Hours of Halloween: "Ghost Town" by the Specials

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At a time of similar hopelessness and when people are actually asking if Brutalist architecture contributed to the UK Riots, it’s good to revisit this classic from the Specials. When I first watched this video I thought it was a modern remake as it looks so current and timeless, but apparently it’s from 1981, and directed by the late Barney Bubbles, a designer who killed himself a few years later.

31 Days of Halloween: "The Birds of Anger"

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This Angry Birds/The Birds short film by Gregg Bishop — presented as part of G4′s Epictober filmfest — is not as funny as you might think given the premise; instead it’s an Alfred Hitchcock fanfic kinda thing—and violent! But you will probably enjoy Jamie Alexander (Sif) and Amanda Baker looking very fetching.

Watch Little Nemo-inspired video for Jascha Hoffman

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Benjamin Ahr Harrison directed this swell animated video that references Winsor McCay’s great Little Nemo comic strip. Check out Hoffman’s website for more musical stylings.

Video Parade: THE LEGEND OF KORRA trailer

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Despite the awful, whitewashed M. Night Shyamalan movie, AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER retains its passionate fanbase, and news of a sequel, THE LEGEND OF KORRA, a 26-episode miniseries, has had hearts a fluttering for some time. The trailer was released at Comic-Con, and the panel had lots of news about the show, which is slated to air next year.

Video Parade: THE KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM trailer

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Finally, a LARPing comedy.

Finally.

It seems they are going the GALAXY QUEST route, with LARPers having to face the real thing — a soul-sucking succubus. This movie seemed to have much more buzz than some of the bigger ones shown at Comic-Con, so it definitely touched a nerve.

Trailer parade: The Flaming C

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The Bruce Timm-designed superhero character The Flaming C — aka Conan O’Brien — has proven to have legs, probably because of that sexy fishnetssock garters combo he wears. Conan was a big topic at the big show, with an off-site art gallery, and a much hyped special appearance. Here’s the trailer that made a guest appearance at the animated Green Lantern cartoon. While we’d totally watch a show that looked like this, maybe 73 is just long enough.

Cool: INFINITE KUNG FU book trailer

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Kagen McLeod’s imminent INFINITE KUNG FU is a crazy-good 600 page fighting epic. Just order it already!

Go watch now: Derek Kirk Kim’s Mythomania

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Ever wondered why there isn’t a webseries that doesfor indie cartoonists with THE GUILD does for gamers? Well now there is!

A few days ago The Beat’s Shannon O’Leary alerted you to the existence of Derek Kirk Kim’s new webseries, MYTHOMANIA, and now having watched it ourselves, it is SUPER AMAZING. Two episodes (or 9) now out tell the story of Andy Go, an aspiring indie cartoonists who lives in LA, gets rejected by publishers, hangs out with his friends arguing about Alan Moore, and hankers after a cool girl nerd cartoonist. Written and directed by Kim, it’s sharp, funny and looks great — AND it has cameos by Scott McCloud and, in an upcoming episode, Jason Shiga! WATCH IT NOW then come back for the commentary.