Category Archives: Nerds United

Nerds United 374: Going on Vacation to a Fictional Destination

This week on Nerds United, the guys are making up for no show last week and no show next week.

Greg finally got around to reading some stuff and is all caught up with The Acolyte and The Boys. We also have trailers to discuss, with more horror-leaning projects like the new Hellboy and Agatha All Along to the first look at Captain America Brave New World.

There’s even a trailer for a Gladiator sequel 24 years after the original.

The guys will also blind-rank characters they hope have cameos in Deadpool and Wolverine. And the final segment of the show will be the guys choosing vacation destinations from fictional locations.

Nerds United 373 – Dream Vacation Destinations

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss and comic book acquisition and reading that has taken place in the last two weeks.

Also, getting or staying caught up on shows like The Acolyte and The Boys while the entirety of The Bear just dropped on Hulu.

A Green Lantern series is coming and we can’t contain our excitement.

And while there’s been more news probably, Greg’s had his hands full this week so we’re going to jump right to the main event where we are picking from some pretty choice vacation destinations.

Nerds United 372: A Summer Full of The Boys, Arcane, and Vacation Movies

This week on Nerds United, the distinguished gentlemen discuss the trailer that dropped for the second and final season of Arcane and the first three episodes of The Boys (available now on Prime Video). Dwayne Johnson is taking his talents from Warner/Discovery to Disney, inking a first-look deal for his production company.

For the first time in history, adults are the prime consumers of toys. Why? Are we regressing? Are we refusing to grow up? And at a time with high inflation and the economy in the crapper, who can afford toys?

Lastly, we’ll spend some time talking about movies that have to do with summer or vacations.

Nerds United 371: The Acolyte’s Debut and Grilled Foods

The wildly popular Nerds United podcast is back as Greg and Mike cover a variety of topics, including discussions on upcoming and popular shows like “The Acolyte,” “Sweet Tooth,” and “Venom 3.”

We will also take a look at grilled foods, creating two stellar-ish menus from random foods they’ve compiled.

For more details and to listen to the full episode, you can visit their official page on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network​ (Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network)​.

Nerds United 370: Trailers for Movies and Shows, Plus Retro Video Games

The Nerds United podcast recently discussed a variety of interesting topics, including “The Acolyte,” “Beetlejuice,” and retro video games.

Hosted by Greg and Mike, the show often explores a broad range of nerd culture, from movies and TV shows to video games and comics (

In their discussions, they delve into “The Acolyte,” a highly anticipated Star Wars series set to explore the darker side of the Force. They also talk about the “Beetlejuice” sequel, which is set to bring back Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, and features new cast members like Jenna Ortega​​.

Additionally, they share their enthusiasm for retro video games, reminiscing about classic titles and the impact these games had on the gaming industry and their personal experiences.

The podcast often features segments where they discuss recent comic book acquisitions and blind rank various topics, bringing a fun and interactive element to their episodes​.

You can check out more episodes and listen to their in-depth discussions on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network.

Nerds Untied 369: Eleven Years of the Jittery Monkey Network and Nerds United

This week, Greg and Mike will spend a little time reflecting on eleven years of the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network, including mentioning some of the shows that aired throughout the life of the network.

In the last week, did the guys acquire any new comic books? Did they watch anything of note?

Deadpool & Wolverine tickets went on sale this week. One of the guys got tickets. The other one is Greg. Also, a giant of a man has joined the cast for the third season of Reacher. He’s literally called the Dutch Giant. Reacher’s going to have his hands full.

And Zachary Levy is starring in an imagination-filled move that hits theaters this August. It’s the second movie emphasizing the imagination to be in theaters this summer.

And we had to call an audible on our retro video games portion of the evening and will briefly discuss 90s bands instead.

Nerds United 368: Swords and Daggers, Spiders and Superman. Plus Candy Bars!

Mike and Greg are back after a couple weeks off. That means they have a lot of catching up to do.

From the comics they acquired going all the way back to Free Comic Book Day – did they have a chance to read any? How about shows and movies? I mean, it’s been three weeks – the chances of them watching something seems pretty high.

We got our first glimpse of the new Superman. We have trailers for the second seasons of House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. And He-Man is finally coming back to the silver screen in 2026.

And we’ll cap the show with a conversation about candy bars.

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 367: Wrestlers Redux and that Deadpool Trailer

Well, unless you want to scratch your head at Greg being a dumbass, go ahead and jump to about the 13-minute mark.

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike will once again attempt to determine which wrestlers to “save” in our ongoing series. What started with movies from the 1980s has carried us through the decades in both film, television, breakfast cereals, and now professional wrestlers.

Also, if you’re unaware, there’s a little movie coming out this summer called Deadpool & Wolverine. Marvel and Ryan Reynolds dropped a new trailer this week that shows a lot of familiar faces and gives us a glimpse into the movie, including our best look yet at Wolverine in action.

We’ll see what Mike’s been up in in the last two weeks and check in on what the guys have read or watched in the off-days.

Nerds United 366: Joker Origins, Keanu, Wrexham AFC

This week on Nerds United LIVE, Greg and Mike will talk about DC Comics’ recent decision to ascribe an origin story to one of their most prolific characters, the Joker.

Also, Keanu Reeves is cast in a family favorite franchise. How will the John Wick star integrate into Sonic the Hedgehog story?

WREXHAM! WREXHAM! Welcome to Wrexham, the Emmy Award-winning series about Wrexham AFC returns May 2. And with the club’s recent promotion to League One, excitement continues to build around the Welsh football club.

No Mike. He was unavailable. So we’re punting the wrestling topic to next week.

Nerds United 365: Fast Food Selections, X-Men, and a Sing-Song Joker

This week on Nerds United LIVE, Greg and Mike discuss some of the week’s headlines.

One of the bigger headlines of the week was the release of the Joker 2 trailer. As Joaquin Phoenix dons the makeup once again, he’s joined by Lady Gaga who will portray Harley Quinn. One of your beloved hosts made it through the trailer. The other gave up. But why?

Find out X-Men ’97 is a wild success on Disney+ and perhaps it is re-energizing the X-Men brand. he guys discuss the announcement of three X-titles set for release this summer, one of which is being written by a past guest on this very show.

What have the guys been watching or reading? Get the latest in capes, cowls, and more from two guys who enjoy sharing their love of all things nerdy.

And last but not least, the most unfortunate timing for a headlining topic as the duo discusses which fast food restaurants to save. Why is today possibly the worst day for this category to pop up in the ongoing series? Because Greg went to the doctor…and the results are just so-so.

Nerds United 364: Space Ghost, Silver Surfer, 90s TV Shows!

On the docket this week is the casting news of the Silver Surfer for the MCU’s Fantastic Four movie. Let’s just say…people got mad. Also, the Hanna Barbera character Space Ghost will be introduced to a new generation of potential fans, this time via a comic book that looks pretty stinking good.

Our main topic will be choosing five tv shows from the 1990s. This topic was provided to us last week by live viewer Fred. If you want to have direct influence on the show, you know what to do.

Nerds United 363: Cereals to Stay, Kaos, Unmade Batman Movies

Greg and Mike catch each other up on comics they’ve read in the past week as well as any movies/tv shows they have watched in the last week.

Kristen Stewart says she will NEVER act in a Marvel movie UNLESS that movie is directed by one director in particular.

Netflix has a new series coming out which appears to center around Greek mythological gods in a modern setting. It stars Jeff Goldblum as Zeus, so it has that going for it.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire are both in theaters, so we’ll break down box office performance as well as fan reviews.

We all know that after Batman and Robin was poorly received and because of that, it was eight years until we saw the Caped Crusader on the big screen again. But there was a slew of unmade Batman movies that were pitched or in some form of development in the down time.

Finally, the guys continue their series of “Five Stay Alive,” this time with breakfast cereals. We can’t wait to see which ones you choose.

Nerds United 362: A Week of Unexpected Trailers

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg talk about some trailers that were released this week:

  • The Penguin
  • House of the Dragon (x2)
  • Star Wars: The Acolyte
  • Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Also, the guys received an original graphic novel in the mail this week as Jason Copland’s Full Tilt campaign was fulfilled.

The guys talked what they could about X-Men ’97 and Greg discussed a documentary on Netflix titled The Program.

Enjoy the show. Tell your friends. And be kind.

Nerds United 361: The 90s Had the Best Movies

Let’s just say it now and get the heat out of the way…the 1990s was rich in movies. It was the dawn of the independent movie and still had plenty of big budget blockbusters. This week, Greg and Mike continue the series of giving each other movies which the other has to “save” their favorites.

Also, The Crow remake, Venom 3, and the X-Men ’97 showrunner parting ways with Disney+ less than two weeks before the series debuts.

Also, for the benefit of the viewers on YouTube, a couple brief cameos.

Be kind.

Nerds United 360: The DC Version of “Keep Five”

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike are back and are talking about DC movies. Mike and Greg each chose 15 DC movies for the other to review and determine which five need to be kept and which ones can be dumped.

Mike did Greg dirty. The options Greg was given were largely horrible movies (with a few exceptions). Greg tried to find different titles and improve the overall quality of the movies provided.

That’s not all the guys talked about. Greg cleaned out some space to organize his comic books and here’s what he pulled out of a bedroom closet:

Whilst cleaning and organizing, Greg did find a coveted comic book. He looked in every box until he found…

A couple trailers were dropped recently for a movie and a series that are based on wildly popular video games.

First – Borderlands:

Second – Fallout:

The guys talked a little bit about Aquaman 2 after watching it on Max finally. You know what that means..

Next week: DUNE! (Not Dune 2, no one has time for that.)

Also next week, since we’ve picked Marvel movies, DC movies, and 80s movies, we’re going to choose 5 movies from the 90s to preserve.

As always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 359: You Can Only Keep 5…Marvel Movies Edition

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss the Marvel movies and like the 80’s movies a week ago, select a pre-determined number to “save.” That is, all others go away, which ones do you keep?

Mike makes it very difficult on Greg. Greg makes it significantly easier on Mike.

Also, rumors about a Plastic Man movie are intriguing, not that it’s the first tertiary DC character we would think to migrate to the big screen. And do you agree that for Star Wars fans to come together, the movies will need to leave the Skywalker name behind them?

Be kind.

Nerds United 358: Make Mine Marvel-ous

On Nerds United this week, Mike and Greg are excited to recap the week of expected and unexpected trailer releases.

We talked last week about how we anticipated some sort of trailer for the Deadpool movie during the Super Bowl, and did Ryan Reynolds deliver. We also received a trailer for X-Men ’97 which hits Disney+ in a month.

Trailers also dropped this week for a couple of ape-based movies. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

Greg finally watched The Marvels and had some thoughts.

And two guys born in the 1980s discuss some movies from that decade.

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 357: DC/Marvel Team-Ups

On this episode of Nerds United, Mike and Greg have a good time making superhero team-ups of Marvel and DC characters. From Deadpool to a demon, Captain America to Zatanna, see what pairings the guys made from blind lists.

Also, all signs indicate that James Gunn has his Supergirl. The guys discuss the likely premiere of a Deadpool trailer on the Super Bowl telecast. Greg got some comics and the gents discussed the merits of the Dungeons and Dragons movie while talking about the graphic novel series Die.

We’ll see you next time, and as always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 356: Reacher & Other Shows

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike talk a little bit about comics and movies and mostly about shows they have been enjoying, like the second season of Reacher on Prime Video.

Nerds United 355: The Disney+ MCU Shows and Winter Activities

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows that have premiered on Disney+. From WandaVision to Echo, excluding the Groot series and the one-episode specials (sorry Werewolf and GotG), ranking the eight shows from Phase 4 and the four from Phase 5 from 1-10 and building an aggregate score from there.

Also, Greg finished Krampus and really enjoyed it (research needs to be done to see if there will be more to the story) and the guys shared the movies and shows that they watched.

Reacher wrapped up its second season this week. That’s some quality programming right there. And Greg is going to start cutting loose some of his streaming apps.

Lastly, it’s winter. In our area, we’ve had a week where the high temperature has barely touched the freezing mark and a lot of wind chills in the negative range. So we spend a few minutes blind-ranking winter activities. Mike thinks this may lead to a new post on tiktok…and it might. Who knows?

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 354: 2024 Will Be Busy

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike look forward to several works hitting the public arenas in 2024.

  • Masters of the Universe: Revolution
  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
  • Arcane Season 2

And it was announced that some of our favorite Star Wars properties are coming back both on Disney+ and the big screen.

Enjoy the show and as always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 353: Bring on the New Year

This week on Nerds United, the Greg and Mike finish off the year by doing some more reading, as both guys are enjoying various stages of DC’s Knights of Steel.

Christmas tales were shared, and Brayden was missed (his recent appearance practically doubled the viewership/listenership). Beers were enjoyed, and the guys talked about the year that was and all the things they didn’t get the chance to see.

Then some time was spent talking up 2024 and all that it has to offer. Long story short, we have varying degrees of excitement for the comic book projects headed to screens in the next year.

We hope your 2024 is happy and healthy and as always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 352: Very Special Christmas Special – Top Five Christmas Songs

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike are joined by a special guest (we’ll call him the “Guest Host of the Year”), Mike’s nephew Brayden.

Brayden told Uncle Mike that all he wanted for Christmas was to do a guest shot on the podcast. Greg told him to aim higher.

With no comic book consumption to speak of, the guys dove into some fun Christmas topics. First we hear Greg and Mike’s Top 5 Christmas songs. Then, all three are put to the test with blind ranking Christmas movies. That’s where the cover photo comes from. And trust us…the episode is necessary to understand the image.

Merry Christmas, and as always…

Be kind.

Nerds Untied 351: Our Top 5 Santa’s

This week, the guys are talking about their favorite Santa Clauses. From all eras and all mediums, which Santa’s are toasts of the town?

Who did we miss?

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 350: The Best (and Worst) of Marvel

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss the regular chit chat and discuss some comic book acquisitions. There’s even an fun story about buckling up some comics to keep them safe on the road (check out the YouTube video for that).

Teaser trailer for The Boys season 4 as well as a rippin’ trailer for the next Godzilla/Kong movie. And will pop culture media outlets ever stop posting on-set spoilers? Ryan Reynolds wishes they would.

Now since Mike has seen The Marvels, and since some Screen Rant or other outlet published an article claiming there are ten Marvel projects worse than The Marvels, Greg puts Mike to the test, runs down the list, and asks Mike if he agrees with the author’s assessment.

Lastly, the guys share their Top Five non-MCU Marvel Movie Moments. Movies like The Hulk, the Fantastic Four (and Fant4stic), the X-Men franchises, etc. Which scenes make the cut?

As always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 349: Futures of Spider-Man and Supernatural Remain Unclear

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg get together for what they think is a short episode (SPOILER: It’s still almost an hour) and while they don’t have a formal “main topic,” they do spend some time on some news and notes.

For example…does Tom Holland need creative control of the next Spider-Man movie? Or would the studio re-cast him if they have a script that he doesn’t like?

The stars of Supernatural tease a possible future for the longest running sci-fi/fantasy series in the history of American television. That’s mostly unfortunate, really, as the show went on about nine years too long as it was.

There’s a really solid trailer for the Furiosa movie.

Greg finally read DC’s Dark Knights of Steel Vol. 1 (with volume 2 available later this month). It’s really good and it should be in Mike’s hands later this week.

Get some updates on what’s going on in the guys’ lives. For example, the night we recorded, Greg took his family to the world famous St. Louis Zoo for their Wild Lights event. And Mike finally has a safe vehicle to drive to and from the gym.

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 348: The Marvels, Blue Beetle, Comics, and Booze

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week on Nerds United, the guys continue the years-long tradition of Turkey Before Turkey.

There was some moderate comic book acquisition in the short week, as Greg shares his pick-ups. And while Greg was getting comics, Mike was at the theater watching The Marvels, so the Co-Host of the Year talks about that movie a bit.

With Blue Beetle’s arrival on MAX, both guys had the chance to watch it, and they gave their thoughts.

We’re thankful for you, and we remind you to be kind.

Nerds United 347: MCU’s Essential Viewing (Phases 1-3)

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike admit that neither of them did a ton of reading in the past week. But the guys have plenty to discuss.

Greg finished Under the Dome and while the premise was really interesting at the outset, he found the ending to be a bit lacking.

But Loki’s season finale definitely delivered.

Also, some trailers out there, like the Madam Web movie we forgot about, and the second season of What If. Basically, if you want Marvel done right, leave it to Marvel.

Mike poses an interesting question. If you’re sitting down with someone who hasn’t seen a Marvel movie, but the notion of 30+ movies and tv shows is a bit daunting, where do you start, and what is essential? So the guys break down their essential movies of Marvel’s Phases 1, 2, and 3.

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 346: We CAN Read, We Just Didn’t This Week

This week on Nerds Untied, Mike and Greg discuss the season finale of Gen V and the timeline for its end and season four of The Boys. Greg is behind on Loki Season Two but hopes to get caught up in the next few days.

Greg is watching Under the Dome, a show from a decade ago, and was surprised to find in its third season that the culprit is aliens. I mean, aliens?


The guys were surprised this week, as maybe we all were, by a Ghostbusters trailer. Did you see it? It’s pretty rad.

And it doesn’t appear that either of the guys will go see The Marvels in theaters. But movies at home, like Blue Beetle next week on Max, are definitely a possibility.

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 345: Our Must-See Movies Since the 1980s

This week on the show, Mike and Greg share their top must-see movies from each of the last few decades, back to the 1980s.

Before that part of the show, the guys discuss some comics they have been reading. Gen V wrapped up its first season and at the same time, Invincible Season 2 started on Prime Video as well.

Plus, the guys enjoyed the trailer for Marvel’s Echo and Greg got a little clarification on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

And do the guys dip their toe into the Snow White controversy?

Well, just a little bit.

Enjoy, and be kind.

Nerds United 344: It Was an Honest Mistake

So let’s just get into it. In the course of the discussion, the guys talk about the second season of The Santa Clauses, coming to Disney+ this holiday season. Greg mistakenly said Kumail Nanjiani was in the first season before Mike corrected him, stating it was in fact Kal Penn.

Mike continued to state that the confusion happens so frequently that the stars have addressed it publicly.

Before that part of the show, the guys talk about some of the comics they’ve been reading and the shows they’ve been watching or, in Greg’s case, discovered for the first time.

We’re poised, it would seem, to get some live-action Gargoyles in the future on Disney+.

The end of the show has the guys blind-ranking Halloween candy, which as it turns out, is just candy with a few seasonal additions.

Be kind.

Nerds United 343: This Episode is for the Birds

This episode, at least the first ten or fifteen minutes, is dedicated to birds. All the years I’ve known Mike, and I had no idea he was an amateur ornithologist.

After that, we get into some recent comic book acquisitions and books we’ve been reading. Mike is pretty excited for Greg to get his hands on Gideon Falls, a Jeff Lemire graphic novel.

Meanwhile, Greg picked up some DC Knight Terrors tie-ins and hopes to get them read in a timely manner. And Greg binged Beckham in one day this past week. Check out the trailer. If you were alive and cognizant of pop culture in the late 1990s, there’s no way you were able to avoid the David Beckham/Posh Spice mania.

New episodes of Loki and Gen V, but the conversation shifted to horror and Halloween, as Mike determined that most horror movies don’t take place at Halloween, and asked “which movies take place at Halloween.”

The show is wrapped up with blind rankings of Halloween costumes, which we will try to share in short-form video on some of our platforms.

Be kind.

Nerds United 342: Gen V, Ahsoka, Only Murders, and Comics!

This week on the show, Mike and Greg share their experience of going to the college football game Friday night between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Illinois Fighting Illini. It was Mike’s first ever college football game, and he’s now a Husker convert.

After telling the tales of Friday night, both Mike and Greg discuss their comic book acquisitions and shows we’ve been watching.

Ahsoka finished up this past week, as did Only Murders in the Building. Meanwhile, Gen V is off to a bloody start on Prime Video.

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 341: Netflix’ WRESTLERS with Kevin Hunsperger

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike are joined by another longtime voice from the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network.

Kevin Hunsperger, the host of My 1-2-3 Cents, sits in to discuss the Netflix docuseries WRESTLERS. If you’re not aware, WRESTLERS is a seven-episode series on Netflix that focuses on Ohio Valley Wrestling, both the names and faces in the ring and in the office.

And as an added bonus, the guys give Kevin a blind rank of wrestling finish maneuvers.

As always, be kind.

Nerds United 340: Blind Rank X-Men Movies and More

This time around on the ol Nerds United podcast, Mike and Greg discuss recent comic book acquisitions and what they’ve read. Gargoyles, Booster Gold, Man Thing, Astro City, Dark Knights of Steel, Once and Future, We Live, and a couple of characters, maybe you’ve heard of them, Batman and the Joker.

Then the duo discussed the Percy Jackson and the Olympians reboot heading to Disney+ later this year. Is that a show you’re excited to see? Let us know in the comments.

Then the guys went on to blind rank some stuff. First they did blind rankings of X-Men movies. Now for this, it wasn’t just movies with X-Men in the title, but any movie with an X-Man in it (and one that was tangentially included).

And then a couple of guys who like food blind rank breakfast noms.

…as a 41 year old man, it feels weird typing out “noms.”

Be kind.

Nerds United 339: Exercise and Aquaman

This week on Nerds United, the guys face the stunning realization that Greg is out of shape. Mike is a stud who goes to the gym but also likes food. Greg likes food and doesn’t go to the gym. You see the problem.

So the guys talk a little bit about vegetables. Honestly, I think they talk more about vegetables than either of them actually eat vegetables.

So what books did the guys have the chance to read this week? And what shows have they been enjoying?

Is the ongoing Hollywood strike to blame for our lack of content? We think so.

And speaking of Hollywood, WB finally gave us a trailer for Aquaman 2. It feels like a great continuation to a movie that made over a billion dollars at the global box office…but will anyone care?

Nerds United 338: Catching Up and Marvel/DC Hero Blind Rankings

Well, Nerds United is back after a few weeks. We’ll call it Greg’s Sabbatical.

We were quite derelict in the meantime as far as putting topics on social media. So we doubled down and did not one but TWO blind rankings. We did DC heroes and Marvel heroes.

We hope you enjoy the show and as always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 337: Comic Books and Comic Book Movies

Holy schnikes! This episode has Greg and Mike in the same room! Relive the glory days as the duo records from Studio A, aka Greg’s kitchen table.

This week, the guys go off the rails a little bit and discuss all sorts of odd topics. But eventually they cycle back to discussing comic books and comic book movies, superhero movie fatigue, and if the MCU is repeating mistakes made by its comic book partner.

And…if you didn’t know…we’re on TikTok. And Greg has no idea what that means.

Enjoy your week and as always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 336: Blind Rankings of DC Villains and a LOT of Comics

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg have some laughs by blind-ranking DC villains.

But first, Greg gives his massive list of comics he has acquired and read and Mike shares the one he finished.

A few anecdotes and recapping a trip to Meramec Caverns in Missouri and then we’re off and running!

As always, the guys remind you to be kind.

Nerds United 335: Building the Next Avengers

Howdy pardner!

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg take existing and/or announced MCU characters and draft their own Avengers teams.

Are there any surprises along the way? You betcha!

Also the guys are pretty pumped about the second season of Loki. And the guys had a lot of really nice things to say about Twisted Metal, available in its entirety on Peacock!

Nerds United 334: Concerts!

This week on Nerds United, the guys review what they’ve watched, from The Flash (SPOILERS) to Transformers: Rise of the Beasts to some shows, like Twisted Metal.

There are a few notes on some news tidbits. But the bulk of the episode is about concerts, including some of the musical acts we’ve seen.

At the end of the show, the guys fantasy book their ideal concert. Hear what acts Mike and Greg would love to see in a day if they were able, if things like money and death were no object.

Nerds United 333: Ranking the Mission Impossible Movies

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg rank the six Mission Impossible movies that have been out for more than a week (no Dead Reckoning Vol. 1). But before that, the guys go on a trip through what they have watched and read. There’s talk about what heaven may be like, though no one knows for sure.

There’s news about the Hollywood strike and Netflix cancelling the planned live-action He-Man project, into which they had already sunk $30,000,000. And the wait for more Futurama is just about over as new episodes hit Hulu on Monday.

But at the end, Tom Talk takes over as the guys rank the first six Mission Impossible movies. It’s almost an impossible task.

Nerds United 332: Mike Went to El Paso but Didn’t Listen to the Song

This week on Nerds United, Mike regales us with tales of his recent trip to El Paso, Texas, and how you definitely do not want to have to drive there if you can avoid it.

What have the guys read or watched in the past week? And what headlines made the cut to discuss?

As always…be kind.

Nerds United 331: Let’s Reboot the CW-Verse

It’s not even cold yet, but this week, Greg and Mike are picking some characters that, if they were given control of CW, they’d use to rebuild the CW-Verse.

Meanwhile, it was announced this week that James Gunn has his Superman and Lois Lane. And Mike may not be a professional wrestler, but he could pass for one. What would a good ring name be for Mike?

Nerds United 330: Greg and Mike, Back Again

The guys are back after a weekend of Greg being out of town and another weekend of Mike enjoying time with family that is in town. So there’s a lot of catching up to do.

  • Shows/Movies we watched
    • Spider-Man – Across the Universe
    • The Flash
    • Secret Invasion
    • The Bear
    • Smallville (again)
  • Comics we read/are reading
    • Locke & Key: The Golden Age
    • Swamp Thing
    • The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Verse
    • Batman: Damned
    • Grim
    • Hellblazer

Plus, lots of headlines we’ve missed over the weeks. They may not all be current, but it’s good to recap what we missed.

And as a bonus, we did it all in longform video mode, so check it out on YouTube.

And as always…be kind.

Nerds United 329: Lost Realms with Joe Dodd and Justin Holman

This week on Nerds United, Greg sits down with a couple of past guests who are also really good friends, Joe Dodd and Justin Holman. These two creators have gone rogue and are working on what they call the next evolution of comic books, a CYOA of sorts in the digital space known as Discord, where they work in tandem with an online community to build Lost Realms, a fantasy story with dragons, elves, and purple lady trolls. The community has a lot of input on the story as Joe will sit and sketch their ideas. Justin then takes the work and inks it.

Greg learns about web3, Discord, and other 21st Century terminology. Hear about how two guys with plenty of bona fides (#Marvel, #DC, #Hasbro) are betting on themselves in this endeavor, while Justin is also the lead writer for Dimensionals.

Check out so much here:

Nerds United 328: Take Us Out to the Ball Game Sports Movie

This time around on Nerds United, Mike and Greg take a look at some memorable moments in sports movies.

Before we do, we want to remind you to head over to and support our friend Jason Copland and his book Full Tilt. You have just a few days left to support that campaign.

Nerds United 327: Jason Copland and Full Tilt

It’s time for a new episode, a new issue, as it were. It’s Wednesday, recognized as New Comic Book Day in most parts of the world. So why not spend this episode talking about a new comic book from an old friend.

Jason Copland is back on the show. You may remember him from Episode 83 where he talked about Kill All Monsters. But this time around, we’re talking about the project that Jason spent the last five years of his life building. He took a chance, bet on himself, and created Full Tilt.

In this episode, we’ll discuss Full Tilt, from its inception to its story. It’s a mob noir set in the 23rd century, and while it will have familiar elements, Jason says this story is really about loyalty and love.

Check out the episode, and be sure to check out the crowd-funding campaign.

Jason’s less than $1,000.00 away from another stretch goal.

Nerds United 326: Our Most Rewatchable Movies of the Last Five Years

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg take a look back over the last five years and decide their favorite rewatchable movies.  They also discuss the news and notes of the week and talk about the content coming off of Disney+ and Hulu, a board game based on a graphic novel about a board game, and new Hellboy.

Enjoy and as always, be kind.

Nerds United 325: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Review

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg provide a thorough review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 since Greg was able to view it this past week.

Since last week’s recording, Greg made it to Free Comic Book Day and shares his haul with Mike. Also, we have a mini-celebration for Jim Lee’s promotion at DC Comics.

Enjoy, and as always, Be Kind.

Nerds United 324: We Won’t Go on Strike

This week’s show focuses largely on the Writers Guild strike, where something like 11,000 writers have put their pencils down in hopes of restructuring their compensation in regards to streaming content as well as making sure studios don’t utilize artificial intelligence for writing shows and movies.

But the strike has halted some shows, like Blade and interrupted shooting on other believed Marvel projects. However some are moving forward as scheduled, including Deadpool 3, LOTR: The Rings of Power, and Thunderbolts.

Meanwhile, there are rumors to who would play Reed Richards and Sue Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. And the guys take a shot at who should play Silver Surfer if that character is in the movie.

Mike also saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and gave a few thoughts on it that are completely spoiler-free. Seriously.

As always, be kind.

Nerds United 323: From Sweet Tooth to Sweet Tooth

And a whole lot in between.

This week, the guys reconvene after Greg was out of town last week. Hear about that hilarious tale of misfortune and woe. Greg hasn’t been able to read too much this past week, but Mike has two books going.

Meanwhile, the guys enjoyed various shows and movies, from Mike watching an Academy Award-winning film to Greg sitting through Ryan Reynold’s not least-favorite movie.

Also, Ted Lasso had one of its best episodes of the season this past week, Greg is watching Star Wars Rebels and has finally got to the point where they’ve brought in Admiral Thrawn. Mike was about five episodes in to season two of Sweet Tooth and the guys are pretty pumped for The Flash.

Enjoy and Be Kind.

Nerds United 322: Recorded Late on a Saturday Night

We had some severe weather in the area Saturday evening and it wreaked havoc on Greg’s laptop, so we got started a little later than we had hoped.

What that means for you is that we pared the episode down a little bit and brought you only the essential news. That is, of course, after updates on what we read and watched this week.

Hear about what Star Wars is doing, as well as Deadpool 3, Harry Potter, and The Big Bang Theory. And we briefly discuss the trailer for Marvels.

Nerds United 321: Let’s All Go to the Movies

This week on Nerds United:

Well, it was a week movie and series trailers. The guys will talk about (in no particular order because I can’t remember the order in which we discussed them):

  • Ahsoka
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Secret Invasion
  • Blue Beetle
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • Barbie

Also, more Star Wars is headed our way. Greg took a trip to the movie theater with 40% of the rest of his family. Both guys got some comics and read some comics.

And next week…Josh Brolin!

Well, we’ll discuss Josh Brolin’s recent interview comments about Jonah Hex. He didn’t enjoy the experience, but Greg dug the movie.

As always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 320: Roadtrips and Reading Comics

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg are back at it after Greg was on vacation last week. Hear about how the trip almost ended in disaster. Also, Mike is getting a promotion. Not from Co-Host of the Year but in hos actual place of employment. Also – how does one improve on Co-Host of the Year?

The guys read some comics and had a lot of good things to say. Hear about Suicide Squad, The Vision, and some X-Men.

Meanwhile, there have been some good shows on that the guys have enjoyed and they try to share that information with you.

It was storming the night the duo recorded, but the plan is to get together for a show in the not-too-distant future.

In the meantime, be kind.

Nerds United 319: Saturday Morning Cartoons All Grown Up

This week on Nerds United, the guys will cap a show discussing the new Bedrock series announced starring Elizabeth Banks and Stephen Root. It will follow a 20-something Pebbles and Bam Bam.

So Mike asked “what continuation if a classic cartoon would you like it see” and then absolutely nails some pitches (take note, Hollywood).

The guys also talk about Lord of the Rings, Ben Affleck, Sweet Tooth, and NEW COMICS!

We’ll see you in two weeks.

Be kind.

Nerds United 318: Deep Thoughts?

This week on Nerds Untied, Mike and Greg discuss everything from tassels on graphic novels to plans for Shazam! to the new Ninja Turtles trailer to home improvement and even in-show production meetings.

As always…

Be kind.

Nerds United 317: Perception in Casting Beloved Characters

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss some comics they’ve acquired and read (or in Greg’s case, re-read) as of late. The conversation meanders a bit as we discuss some home improvement and family topics.

With a new Hellboy in the works, the gents discuss Mike Mignola’s creation, past, present, and future. And Disney put out a few trailers for upcoming movies that are of low to moderate interest to us but probably higher interest to others.

And Greg poses a theory about casting characters in movies and how the fans react. It’s topical since a new Indiana Jones movie is in the can but Harrison Ford can’t play the character forever (we’re surprised he’s still playing the character now).

We hope you enjoy the show, and if you do, take a minute to rate and review it on your favorite podcast app. And we’d really like it if you share it with other nerds.

And as always…be kind.

Nerds United 316: A Little Bit of Everything

This week on the show, Greg and Mike discuss their recent comic book acquisitions, from a few familiar titles to some new books (Dawn of DC’s Superman #1 and Masters of the Universe Masterverse #1). Also discussed, some quality television in a variety of streaming services, shows that are new and shows that have a few years (Shrinking on Apple TV+ the former and Superstore on Hulu the latter).

And lastly, Greg took advantage of an open Friday afternoon and went to see Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania, so there are SPOILERS!

We hope you enjoy this show and if you do, please tell other people about us.

And as we remind you each and every week…Be kind.


Nerds United 315: Mike Saw Ant-Man, Greg Did Not

That means…NO SPOILERS! But Mike does mention the movie briefly.

Also, the guys talk about the Super Bowl, which admittedly is off-brand for this show but it did give us a few new trailers for upcoming movies. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Flash.

Mike gives us an update on the latest offering from O’Fallon Brewing Company, a chocolate covered pretzel ale that is right on the money.


Nerds United 314: It’s a Short One

This week’s show is hampered by the fact that Greg is sick and at times feels like he is near death (probably over dramatic). So we are in and out in less than 30 minutes.

Topics this week include:

  • Ant-Man and Wasp Quantumania
  • Giving up on certain comic books
  • Strays and History of the World Part II
  • The Flash

Truth be told…I (Greg) am still pretty out of it so that’s all I have to say about this episode. Enjoy it.

Nerds United 313: DCU’s Reboot Slate

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike get caught up on each other’s week’s and spend the first chunk of the episode talking about Colden Brewery, coming soon officially to Southern Illinois.

When we finally get into pop culture talk, we talk about shows getting new or more life on streaming services (That 90s Show, King of the Hill, Futurama).

And we received word from James Gunn and DC about the first wave of DCU projects coming to screens big and small alike. Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters.

Should be good. Should be interwoven.

Better be properly planned out.

Nerds United 312: That Disney Show…on Drugs

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg discuss That 90s Show. Spoiler alert: It feels geared to a younger audience than its predecessor.

Titans and DOOM Patrol are done after their current seasons and there’s a new Shazam! trailer.

Also, Mike got three new tires, Greg needs a new wheel (knee), and the guys watched cartoons from the 1990s.

Nerds United 311: Mike Declares Most Underrated Star Wars Movie

Well, we thank you for the terrific numbers last week. We’re confident it wasn’t a glitch. 1,100+. May be a new Jittery Monkey record (although Kevin did recently have RVD on episode 420).

This week on the show, Mike and Greg talk about some new streaming season announcements, like Ted Lasso, Cobra Kai, and Invincible. And the guys also share their differing opinions about the Letterkenny-verse after the announcement that Shoresy is getting a second season in 2023.

Another announcement was the third season of Mandalorian, which brought on another Star Wars discussion. And Mike made another bold statement in regards to how he views the franchise.

In an attempt to see if last week’s numbers are a technical glitch, we ask you to reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (@nerdsunitedshow) or send us an email to

We thank you and as always, be kind.

Nerds United 310: Mike’s Star Wars Hot Takes

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg recap their week’s reading and viewing. For Mike, that means going back and watching (re-watching, maybe, we hope?) THE trilogy…the OG…the original Star Wars trilogy. And following that act, he got into the sequel trilogy.


Now Mike is challenging you to review the Star Wars movies through a critical lens and not one that is based on nostalgia.

Okay, we also talk about the continued state of DC Studios, the #6SeasonsandaMovie that Community is headed towards, the alleged Captain Planet movie, the upcoming second and final season of Carnival Row, and the new Quantumania trailer.

We’re very interested in your Star Wars hot takes!

Nerds United 309: What’s Changing and What’s Not at DC

There’s a lot of news lately about DC Studios (my very own shorthand for Warner Brothers-Discovery’s DCU). We all know that James Gunn and Peter Safran are now in charge of the movie/television division. But some of the news and notes that came out are pretty astounding.

  • Duane Johnson
  • Ezra Miller
  • Wonder Woman
  • 2023 movies

Also, what did the guys read in the week? And how is Greg’s squats challenge going?

Lastly, there was a tragic accident last week involving Jeremy Renner and a snow plow.

All the details, and all the opinions, in the episode!

Be kind.

Nerds United 308: A Happy New Year to You

The final episode of the year includes a ranking of the movies and special events we got in 2022. And we encourage you to rank them as well in the comments.

The guys made another trip to Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL) and got some good books to discuss. There was also a little bit of news, like the planned Green Lantern show on HBO Max not necessarily being shelved, as well as what a Chadwick Boseman Black Panther sequel might have looked like.

Lastly, the guys end the year by ranking the 2023 movie offerings as to which ones they are most excited to see, Immediate dissension as the guys are out of the gates on different wavelengths.

Enjoy the show. Share it with others. Resolve to tell a few people about Nerds United in the new year. Be safe, and

Be kind.

Nerds United 307: It’s Friggin’ Cold

This week on Nerds United, we start with discussion about how cold it is in the area. It topped out at a frigid 5 degrees yesterday. The Midwest was hit by a Sub-Zero blast.

Also, we happened to record on Greg’s oldest son’s seventh birthday. So the guys take a trip down memory lane to seven years back and the day the child was born.

Eventually, the guys get on with some comics they’ve been reading, including the Saga of Swamp Thing, Locke & Key, Weapon H, and Grim.

Enjoy the show. Be kind. And Merry Christmas.

Nerds United 306: We Say Farewell to Henry Cavill’s Superman

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss the announcement (and confirmation) that Henry Cavill’s time playing Superman has come to an end. As James Gunn and Peter Safran rebuild the DCU, they are going away from the actor who started it all.

We also talk about the announced God of War series heading to Prime Video, trailers for upcoming movies Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse and Barbie (okay, we mention Barbie, we don’t go into detail).

Greg really liked the Netflix series Wednesday and thinks you will, too.

And lastly, Christmas Movie Madness!

Enjoy, and be kind.

Nerds United 305: It’s Like a Pot of Soup

Well, after a missed opportunity to get together last week, Mike and Greg are back for episode 305 of Nerds United.

On this episode, Mike shares a tale about his trip to the movie theater to see the holiday action movie Violent Night.

There’s a host of movie trailers to discuss, from Super Mario Bros. to Indiana Jones to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Also, there’s some news out of DC about James Gunn’s plans going forward, and we discuss what is true, partially true, and what’s not true.

And Greg acquired some comics since the last time we talked.

So, again…it’s a big pot of soup with a lot of different ingredients.

Nerds United 304: No Turkey Celebration This Year

This week on Nerds United, we have to forego the annual “Turkey Before Turkey” that we’ve been celebrating for several years.

The Reason?

Greg’s sick.

Not only was there no Wild Turkey, but he and his family didn’t get to go celebrate Thanksgiving.

Silver lining? He gets to go back to work tomorrow.

On this episode, the guys discuss some of the comics they read in the last week as well as what they watched (don’t sleep on Slumberland on Netflix).

Lastly, we discuss the tragic passing of Jason David Frank. This time of year, depression can really set in and your demons can creep in. Now, help is just 3 digits away. 9-8-8. Don’t hesitate. You are worth it.

Be kind. Especially to yourself.

Nerds United 303: The Comics Keep Us Young

Hey hey it’s new episode time. This week the guys get you caught up on the Christmas Movie Madness Tournament, talk about strong females like Emily Blunt and Stephanie Phillips, are surprised to learn that RIPD 2 is available now on Netflix, and The Santa Clauses has premiered on Disney+.

Enjoy, Happy Thanksgiving, and Be Kind.

Nerds United 302: Black Panther Wakanda Forever and Christmas Movie Tourney

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg give a first round update on the Christmas Movie Madness Tournament 2022. Who’s in and who’s out?

Meanwhile, we have some sad news as we discuss the passing of legendary voice actor Kevin Conroy.

And finally, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Admittedly, more spoilers than we’d like (Sorry BFOTS). But it’s a solid flick and a great addition to the MCU. So if you were on the fence about going to watch it, you can take our word for it – it’s worth it.

Nerds United 301: Additions and Subtractions (Castings and Cancellations)

HEY HEY! It’s time for a new Nerds United. This week, Greg and Mike are filling you in on some comic book purchases (by Mike) and the fact that Greg hasn’t had any time to read in the last week.

So the news and discussion this week focuses on the revamped Green Lantern show headed to HBOMax sometime in the probably distant future (we’re not confident it will happen in our lifetimes) as well as Henry Cavill coming back to the DCU and Yahya being cast as Wonder Man for Marvel.

Also…Winchesters and Stargirl are axed while Sandman gets renewed at Netflix.

And as a bonus: there’s a trailer for A Christmas Story Christmas. You guessed it – the sequel to A Christmas Story. It’s a nice segway into the fact that we’re starting the Christmas Movie Madness Tournament this week (which we didn’t talk about at all on the show).

Enjoy, and be kind.

Nerds United 300: We Went LIVE!

For our very special 300th episode, we attempted to go live and got some interaction on YouTube.

We talked about comics, including what Greg purchased and what Mike read. And we talked about the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania!

Some DOOM Patrol and and while we’re talking DC, we go ahead and talk about Black Adam, since we both saw it last week.

Hope you enjoy this version of the show. I think we’ll do this some more and keep working the kinks out.

Be kind.

Nerds United 299 v2: THIS IS NOT EPISODE 300!

To paraphrase Dante, “we weren’t even supposed to be here this week.”

We promised our next episode would be the live extravaganza for episode 300. But there was a lot that happened in the last week so we called ab audible and therefore have for you Episode 299 v. 2.

And we’re talking comics, movies, tv, and more. Just like the intro of the show indicates.

From Locke & Key to not yet Black Adam.

Nerds United 299: It was VERY Late

This week on Nerds United, Mike regales Greg with the spoils of his most recent trip to Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL). Saga, Justice League Dark, and yes, BFotS Josh, some Locke & Key.

Now, not much to discuss this week – or at least, we didn’t discuss much this week.

Marvel pushed back some MCU movies, meaning we have to wait until 2026 for Secret Wars. Think about that. I have to live three and a half years to see Secret Wars. I’m not sure I can do it.

Also – Werewolf by (Mid)Night, She-Hulk, and a taste of LOTR Rings of Power.

And Josh, if you’re reading this…check your mail.

Nerds United 298: Upcoming Movies and “Get to Know Greg”

You read that right. In this episode, Mike grills Greg with some questions he pulled from late night television. So over eight and a half years in to this podcast, you finally get to know Greg just a little bit.

Also, and more importantly, Greg made a trip to Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL) this week and shares his acquisitions. Plus, we were graced with some new movie trailers this week, including our first look at (and listen to) The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a badass Santa picture called Violent Night, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Plus, Greg has some thoughts on the latest She-Hulk episode, and we parlay that into a little Daredevil talk.

Episode 300 is nearing. We are kicking around doing a live show. If so – be ready and bring questions.

And be kind.

Nerds United 297: Deadpool’s Bringing a Friend

And it’s not Rob McElhenny.

This week’s podcast covers a wide range of topics from The Last of Us (not to be confused with This Is Us) to Hugh Jackman donning the claws for another go-round with his rival/buddy Ryan Reynolds.

Greg’s in Minnesota this week so we weren’t even sure there would be a show. But we’re happy to be able to bring you the show on time as planned.

Nerds United 296: Tweaking Marvel Movies

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike have a good discussion about overlapping tv shows on streaming services, vaguely remember the Netflix show “Shadow and Bones,” conveniently as Season 2 is announced.

Greg went to a Fall Fest on Saturday and tasted some beers. He had a great time, caught up with a lot of people he hadn’t seen in awhile, and made a promise to put some love out there for Colden Brewery, an up-and-coming adult beverage maker in Centralia, IL.

Also – the guys make some changes to some pre-MCU Marvel movies in hopes of making them better.

Nerds United 295: D23 Review

This week on Nerds United, Greg recaps his week as a single parent. There’s some Constantine news as Keanu Reeves is coming BACK!

Last weekend was D23 and it was rife with news and trailers. So naturally the guys discuss everything from The Santa Clauses to The Thunderbolts!

Enjoy. Be kind.

Nerds United Episode 294: Only Eight More Months and then…It’s Gonna Be Me!

This week on Nerds United, Mike overcomes the plague, Greg is terrified of being home alone with his kids next week. The Joker has a name. There are some trailers that arrived.

As always – we appreciate you.

Nerds United 293: One Ring to Rule Them All

This week on the show, Mike provides us with an update on the 80s Movie Madness Tournament. The guys watched She-Hulk and Greg watched the first portion of Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power.

No DC Fandome this year, and Ben Kinglsey could be returning to the MCU.

It’s general mayhem on the Nerds United Podcast.

Nerds United 292: The Quest for the Best Title

Comic books were purchased. Comic books were read. We watched some tv and movies (She-Hulk, House of the Dragon, Uncharted) and an update on the 80s Movie Madness Tournament.


Nerds United 291: An Evergreen Episode

This week on Nerds United is a special episode, we keep the conversation OFF of current topics.

No She-Hulk. No Sandman. No comics we read or recently purchased at Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL).

Instead, we have a topic inspired by The Sandman, a topic about favorite remembered dreams. We go on with a follow-up to a recent episode and the Cartoon All-Stars by creating Cartoon Intervention Teams for each other.

And lastly, have comic book movies peaked?

Enjoy the show. Rate. Review. Check out our Linktree, which was recently retooled.

Nerds United 290: In and Out in Under an Hour

The brand new episode of Nerds United with Greg and Mike recalls Mike’s trip to Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL) and the purchases he made there. They also discuss their different approaches to reading comics. Who wants to prolong a good story and who wants to finish a story to move on to the next one?

A less-than-loved Ryan Reynolds movie is surprisingly getting a sequel. Greg learns on the show that Reynolds will not reprise his role.

Also – A couple trailers dropped throughout the week, including a true story that’s not based in genre. But could it end up being the best war movie of all time?

Finally…how was She-Hulk?

Enjoy. Tell your friends. We have compiled an easy-to-navigate link list at Linktree. Check it out.

Nerds United 289: Watching The Sandman, Reading Grim and More

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg discuss The Sandman and Paper Girls, two comic book adaptations that hit streaming services recently.

There was also a fair bit of reading done the past week, as Greg read everything from Batman to Grim. And he pulled out his recent read of Locke and Key for all of the Sandman crossover therein.

Lastly, Greg and Mike did meet up this past week, haphazardly. And they watched a cartoon from 1990, to job their memory first, and they followed it all the way through “just because.”

Enjoy. Tell your friends. Leave a comment. Rate and review.

Nerds United 288: Batgirl Nixed and 80s Movie Tourney Begins

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg talk about the biggest news of the week, Batgirl is no longer set for release. This alters the alleged DC timeline we discuss.

Also, 80s classic Road House is being remade over on Amazon, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. And that leads directly into the bigger news of the day, which if you follow us on social media, you already know:

We have an 80s Movie Tournament. Similar to our Christmas Movie Tournament a few years back, just comment in the match up and tell us who survives and who is gone.

64 movies. Already some tough, tough matches.

Enjoy. And Be kind.

Nerds United 287: New Episode for July 30, 2022

This week on Nerds United, Mike has a couple good questions he poses to the panel. Also, Mike did some reading, Greg did some viewing, and Paper Girls is available on Amazon Prime.


Nerds United 286: SDCC and VKM = Busy Week

This week on Nerds United, Greg is back from vacation and that coincides with San Diego Comic Con.

Both Mike and Greg did some reading this past week – Mike with some classic Batman and Greg with a Moon Knight collection as well as a Locke and Key tie-in story that – bonus content I forgot to mention on the show itself – has a Sandman connection.

We talk about I am Groot and Spider-Man Freshman Year, spend a little time on Dungeons and Dragons, and discuss the bombshell news of the week in professional wrestling, that Vincent K McMahon has retired.

We were really just trolling Kevin from My 1-2-3 Cents and trying to scoop him, and while we recorded the show Friday night, we didn’t get a chance to get it uploaded until Saturday night. In the meantime, we picked a little fight with Kevin on Facebook and gave him a window to get his own “bonus show” out there. So check that out.

Nerds United 285: From The Boys to Thor

After a rare week off, Mike and Greg are back with a brand new show. In that week, the guys finished watching The Boys and Ms. Marvel and they even saw Thor: Love and Thunder.

Also, some good stuff about books that were read and the generosity of great people.

Spoilers, but you probably already figured that out.

Nerds United 284: Umbrella Academy and 4th of July

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg prepare for the 4th of July (by Greg being extra old-man) and Mike can’t cook rice. Go figure.

Also, The Umbrella Academy Season 3 is out and the guys talk about that show. And Game of Thrones is getting a spinoff but it’s not one we (okay, Greg) would most like to see. That doesn’t mean he won’t watch.

Also, which cinematic universe has more re-watch potential? MCU or the stuff from the DCEU? We have our thoughts but are curious as to yours.

Nerds United 283: It’s Time for Sony to Sell Spider-Man

This week on the show, the guys admit to getting a little fresh air in their old age. Greg completed a comic and started a new one. Mike didn’t have time to read this week.

The guys finished Obi-Wan Kenobi and gave a few thoughts on it. But really, a fair amount of the conversation is on Sony screwing up a(nother) Spider-Man villain. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, star of the upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie, said that in this version, Kraven is a lover of animals and a protector of nature. That’s pretty much the farthest from the history of the character. So Greg decided that it’s time for Sony to be done with Spider-Man and all of his associates.

Nerds United 282: Joker Sequel Could Add Lady Gaga?

In all honesty, it’s 7:40am on a Monday because I had a busy weekend and didn’t get this produced until now. And I have to shower and shave and get to work yet, so the write-up will be lacking.

This week on the show, Mike and I talked about some specific comics, the Joker sequel/Lady Gaga rumors, the fact that Guy Ritchie is developing a Hercules live-action movie, there’s a Duke Nukem movie in talks (again), and more.

Look, I don’t know what you want me to say…we recorded this show 36 hours ago and Mike’s the one who writes down all of the topics of discussion.

Nerds United 281: Does Marvel Care about Comic Book Sales?

This week on Nerds United, many topics are discussed. DC finally gave us a trailer for Black Adam (“finally,” despite the movie being four months away, right Mike?). Also, we both forgot Paper Girls on Amazon was a thing, and were surprised with some preliminary stills.

Kevin Smith is getting another bite of the Masters of the Universe apple. The internet reacted predictably.

The Sandman is also coming to Netflix.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is a brilliant show, better than Stranger Things. That’s why Best Friend of the Show Josh is all caught up on one and not the other.

Also, Ms. Marvel debuted to a massive social media push. And Greg can only hope that the more diverse shows and movies which attract a more diverse audience mean that more people will GO BUY COMIC BOOKS! But Mike raises the question…does Marvel care any more about comic book sales?

We do have a little fun at the end, where we take one Marvel hero and one DC hero and put them together in a Lethal Weapon type of pair.

Nerds United 280: Mike Can Read Also

Last week on the show, Greg had a long list of comics he had read and wanted to discuss.

This time around, Mike’s reading list is as long as…well, it’s long. From Grim to Justice League Dark to Batman Damned and Saga, Mike has his hands full.

We also talk about trailers for Pinocchio and Gotham Knights, Greg watched Obi-Wan Kenobi while Mike watched Stranger Things Season 4. And both of the boys watched…The Boys.

Nerds United 279: Almost Obi-Wan

This week’s episode was recorded mere hours before Obi-Wan Kenobi was released, so there are absolutely zero spoilers in this episode.

We do talk about the first look at Andor, which was given to us last week, as well as some images of the new Blue Beetle. There was also an odd call in LA LA Land for body doubles for Ted Lasso actor Jason Sudeikis, which led to rumors of the actor to be attached to the Blue Beetle movie. However, seems like Mike squashed those rumors.

And last week, of course, we got the first full trailer (and what Greg hopes is the last trailer) for Thor: Love and Thunder.

It’s coming.

Nerds United 278: Rescue Rangers, Trailers, and a Plethora of Comics

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg both spent some time watching Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers movie this weekend and were pleasantly surprised by it, especially all of the crossovers into other intellectual properties.

Also, in the last week or so we, the viewing public, were given five different trailers for upcoming shows. She-Hulk, Cobra Kai, The Winchesters, The Boys, and The Umbrella Academy. The guys take a few minutes on each show and gauge anticipation.

Finally, well, actually firstly in the timeline of the show, Greg gives an update on some of the comics he’s been reading. Good enjoyable works, one and all.

Nerds United 277: The Full Doctor Strange 2 Discussion

This week on a brand new Nerds United, Greg has a slight existential crisis about growing older and possibly aging out of comic books. As he says in the show, if he retired tomorrow he’d have enough to read to keep him busy for a long time. But we do talk about comics we’re reading.

Greg then tried to sell Mike on Avatar by telling him it is like Dances with Wolves. Not sure how successful that is.

We also talk about the Green Lantern animated feature trailer that came out.

And…more Doctor Strange 2…including SPOILERS!

Nerds United 276: A Little Doctor Strange, Plus Cancellations

This week on Nerds United, Mike gives updates on the comics he has finished reading while Greg is still working on the same one. Also, shows in their decline were cancelled by the CW and a good director left a high-profile job.

If that’s not enough, we recorded this episode in between our two hosts watching Doctor Strange 2 – In the Multiverse of Madness. And the MCU boss says “golly gee, maybe we showed too much in the trailers.”

I could have told you that.

Enjoy the show.