The Nerd Talk is back! That’s right, it’s been over half a year since our last Nerd Talk and some of us decided that we missed it, so with that, we’re back and better than ever. If you’re new to SomewhatNerdy, you may not know what a Nerd Talk is, so allow me to educate you. A Nerd Talk is when some of us here at SomewhatNerdy answer questions related to nerd culture. We answer questions from you, the the fans, and we come up with some on our own. This is a home brewed question but before we get into that, do you have a question you want a group of professional nerds to answer? Of course you do! Just leave a comment on this post or leave a comment on our Facebook page and your question could be the next one we discuss. But for this nerd talk our topic is our favorite TV shows or movies that were continued in comics. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments.
First of all I have to say I’m glad to be doing these again, it’s been way too long! So, favorite film/TV series to comic series, I have to say that this was a truly hard question to answer. As an avid comic reader there are a bunch of TV shows and films that have carried on and expanded their stories in the world of comic books, trust me it’s a long list.
I ended up choosing “X-Files” because it’s the first one I got and continue to get to this day, i have every single issue they have released (to date) and I’ve never bored of it. I love to see certain storylines get fleshed out and the vibe of the comics themselves are exactly the same as the show, the quality of writing is definitely up there, the standard has rarely wavered because of all this it continues to still be such an entertaining read.
I could have easily gone with my other favourite which is “Evil Dead”/”Army Of Darkness”/”Ash” comics as they are a ton of fun and another collection I have every issue of (to date), also there’s the “Puppet Master” series, “Halloween”, “A Nightmare On Elm Street” and many more, some that aren’t even Horror related.
This week’s Nerd Talk focuses on our favorite TV or Film series that has been transformed into a comic series. Well, it wouldn’t be a Derf post unless it was about Star Wars, lol. You all know I am a huge fan of Star Wars, so it would only be natural for me to follow along in the comics. Whether is a continuing series or just a limited mini-series, if it is Star Wars, its in my comic folder waiting to be read.
In a way, nerds have it good. Quite a few ways, actually, but for this Nerd Talk I’m talking about the fact that quite a few of our favorite shows get second lives. My fellow nerds have talked about a couple and anyone who knows me already knows what my answer is. My favorite show of all time, which I’ve talked about before, is Stargate SG-1, a show that ran from 1997 to 2007, it ran for ten years and it’s been gone for ten years. There was also Stargate Atlantis which started it’s run in 2004 and was canceled, but got a mildly acceptable ending, in 2009. Stargate Universe faired the worst out of all of these only getting two seasons as the show started in 09 and was canceled with no ending in 2011. Each of these shows lived on in the comics. Some comics took place during the run of the TV shows and just expanded on the story we knew.
Shows like Buffy, Angel, and Firefly got their stories continued in comics and thus fans everywhere got to find out where it all went. For me, on the other hand, I have a scattered grouping of comics, some continued the story, some expanded the existing story, and others were unofficial and thus had no bearing on the story. But still, this is my favorite. Why, you may ask?
Because I want anything I can get my hands on. I read some of the Stargate SG-1 books which were unofficial and frankly, poorly written. But I ate it up like Thanksgiving leftovers. Recently, new comics have started from all the series and I’m ashamed to admit that I’m behind on all of them. The fact is, even though I’ve “liked” fan pages on Facebook and what not, I didn’t know new ones were coming out. So I have something to look forward to.
Stargate SG-1 is the best show ever. I rewatch every episode of every series at least once a year and then afterwards I sift through my books and, of course, comic books because it’s all I have. There’s going to be a new web series starting soon, but never again will I get the adventures of Jack O’Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, and Teal’c. So at this point, the comics are all I have to expand the greatest story every told past the images flickering on my television screen.