We haven’t been the biggest fan of the DCEU. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman were overwrought and contradictory. Beautiful to look at but frustrating to watch and listen to the words coming out of the actors’ mouths. So they were a lot like the Star Wars prequels to us.
However, we both enjoyed Justice League. It had some flaws, particularly the poor CGI with the main villain. However, the story was good if not very deep. Plus, it made the superheroes more human. I know this will upset a lot of people, but I honestly think the reason people seem to like Marvel more is not because of the superheroes but because Marvel makes them human. Watching gods can be boring unless they explore their human side. This is especially true for Superman. If he isn’t as human AND a son of Krypton, he has nothing stopping him from being a real god on earth. And if you have read the excellent Injustice comics, this might not be necessarily a good thing. As well as that comic and game series has done, I don’t think that would play well in the theaters. And let’s face it comic book fans, these movies are not made for us. They are not boutique films; they are made for people who only know about comics from going to the movies.
This might lead the works far from their source material, but it’s the reality of comic book movies. For the second time, DC has humanized them. They expertly did this will Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman. Zach Snyder (until I read something by him that says Justice League is not his vision, I’m giving him credit) doesn’t reach those heights but attempts to. They introduce three new characters successfully. The action is fantastic. I walked out with a smile on my face and want to see the movie again. Again, it does have flaws, but they did not spoil my enjoyment of the film.
However, the best moment of the film came when Wonder Woman was fighting. This was when Miss Nola Nerd Baby decided to kick hard enough for me to feel it for the first time. Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple just grabbed my hand, and there she was acting like the Wonder Woman she will be.
For that, Justice League will always be one of my favorite movie experiences ever!
5 ‘Star Wars’ Costumes For Pregnant Women That Are Perfect For A Galaxy Far, Far Away: These are DIY costume ideas based on Star Wars. Nothing too intricate. Great for Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple.
‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Released The First Minutes Of Its Campaign Story, And It Features A Post-Mortem Emperor: The trailer looks amazing for soon to be released game. Now to just find time to be able to read the book leading into the game and time to play it. I wasn’t as impressed with the post-mortem emperor as the article stated. It didn’t seem anything more than a recorded message.
That’s it for this week. Most of the “news” was of the spoiler/conjecture type.
We aren’t ashamed to say we needed a little help in creating our little girl and that’s why we chose Audubon Fertility. Once we found out the good news, they sure did spoil us (well, we did pay to be spoiled!).
Even though we achieved our goal, they keep seeing you for 10 more weeks. In this time, we did the NIPT test for downs, which showed no markers. Also, this test told us we were having a girl!
But more importantly, every week we got an ultrasound and to hear the heartbeat.
If there is a more beautiful sound in this world than my child’s heartbeat, I have yet to hear it.
Nothing is more amazing than hearing a tiny, and I mean tiny, human heart that you helped create. I’m not ashamed to say I cried a little every single time.
Now that we have graduated to our OBGYN, who we love, we don’t’ get spoiled as much. We don’t’ have weekly visits and not every visit has an ultrasound.
But it’s ok because it just makes the moments we do get to hear the heartbeat so much more special.
I’ve been hinting at new content for the blog and podcast for a while. This new content is such a gamechanger that we are considering a name change.
Nola Nerd Trio sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?
That’s right! Nola Nerd Couple is expanding! Miss Nola Nerd Baby will be joining us in the spring!
Stan Lee is coming to Wizard World New Orleans! We got really excited because even though we have numerous things signed by him, we don’t have a photo op. So we go to the Wizard World web page and look up some New Orleans stuff. Then we click on their shows.
And there is one in Biloxi! What? And, how did we miss this!
I blame us being more frugal lately so that cuts down on our trips to a lot of cons. But Biloxi, you bet we are going to be there.
Here are the guests confirmed so far:
- Matt Ryan: Mr. Ryan is most famous for playing Constantine in the Arrowverse
- Craig Parker: Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple let out a shriek when she heard he was going to be there. When I realized who he is, I understood. The role she loves him for is Haldir, who fights bravely at the battle of Helm’s Deep, in the Lord of the Rings. He is also one of her favorite characters on the CW’s Reign.
- Naoko Mori: She has been a member of the BBC’s Torchwood cast as well as having a role in Everest. She was also the first ever Japanese National to play a lead role in a West End play.
- Gareth David Lloyd: Mr. Lloyd co-starred with Ms. Mori in Torchwood.
- Holly Marie Combs: Ms. Combs is known for her work on Charmed and Picket Fences.
When we know more about Wizard World Biloxi we will post here!
The Louisiana Comic Con in Lafayette will be here soon. Lafayette is a great town and this con is shaping up to be an excellent one.
A few guests have been added since our last update on the con:
- Michael Biehn: Chances are very favorable that Mr. Biehn is in at least one movie you love. How could he not with credits such The Fan, The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Navy Seals, K2, The rock, and Tombstone. I have his autograph for The Terminator and the Abyss, and really want one for Aliens.
- David Ankrum: Mr. Ankrum was the voice actor for Wedge Antilles in Star Wars: A New Hope. If I’m not mistaken he was the first person to sign our Rogue One poster.
- John Morton: Mr. Morton is a must get for Star Wars fans. He played Dak Ralter, Luke’s gunner during the Battle of Hoth. He also plays Boba Fett in the scene in Empire where Fett tells Vader that “He’s no good to me dead.” A lot of people get Jeremy Bulloch to sign that picture even though it is actually Mr. Morton. As longtime readers know, we collect Star Wars autographs of almost everyone that is involved in the saga, whether it’s the movies, television, novels, or comics. We haven’t met Mr. Morton yet, and we are looking forward to it!
- Haiden Hazard: The award winning cosplayer will be in Lafayette.
If you get a chance, visit the con’s Facebook page. Much like the great Pensacon, the media staff for Louisiana Comic Con does a great job of promoting their show. One thing they are doing there, that I haven’t seen before, is doing vendor spotlights. This is a great idea and gives you an idea of the type of merchandise that will be there.
We can’t wait for September 16-17.
It’s time to check in on the Louisiana Comic Con which will be held at the Cajundome on September 16 & 17. While we haven’t been to this con before, I think the Cajundome is a great venue for the show. It has a large floor and should have quite a few rooms for panels.
Here are some of the guests:
- Jason David Frank: The Green Power Ranger is always a hit at every con he attends.
- Shannon Purser: The Stranger Things star will be in attendance. We didn’t meet her at the Mississippi Comic Con, but we watched her interact with guests and watch their faces light up when she did.
- Jason Douglas: I’m pretty sure he will be a favorite guest with his work on Attack on Titan and The Walking Dead. For us Star Wars collectors, he did the voice of Orson Krennic in Star Wars: Go Rogue.
- Jordan Woods-Robinson: Mr. Woods-Robinson has appeared on The Walking Dead and Nashville.
- Jake the Snake Roberts: The wrestling great will be at Louisiana Comic Con.
- Cherami Leigh: Ms. Leigh has extensive credits in anime.
- Tiffany Vollmer: This New Orleans resident has many anime credits on her resume.
- Mike Zeck: This comic creator has done extensive work for Marvel, DC, and Image comics. As a penciler, for Marvel, he worked on Captain America and the 1984 Secret Wars series in which he designed the new (at the time) black and white costume for Spider-Man. He also illustrated the great Spider-Man storyline “Kraven’s Last Hunt.” For DC, he has worked on covers for Batman and worked with Mark Waid on The Kingdom, a sequel to Kingdom Come.
- John Beatty: This comic creator’s credits include Captain America, Secret Wars, and the Punisher.
- Rob Guillory: This Eisner Award nominee and Lafayette native has done pencil work on Howard the Duck, Thor, and The Walking Dead. He is most famous for his work on Chew, a series about a Food and Drug Administration agent. This New York Times Bestsellers List book won an Eisner for Best New Series in 2010 and best ongoing series in 2011.
- Kody Chamberlain: This Thibodaux native, is a penciler, inker, and colorist. He has worked on BOOM! Studios Tag, and wrote and drew Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story.
- Brian Steward: Mr. Steward is an artist, writer, and photographer whose credits include pieces for Delirium, Fangoria, and Heavy Metal.