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Site Outage planned for Thursday at Midnight PST to about 2am.

We're doing some maintenance on the site to prepare for the non-Flash version of HeroMachine, so the site will be down this Thursday, November 19, from midnight to about 2am Pacific Time.

Thanks for your patience!

Nerdmudgeon: LEGO Batman!

LEGO Batman Movie poster
Snap on your hat and get ready for the utter insanity of "LEGO Batman" as we finish up asking "Can an animated super-hero movie be as good – or better than! – their live-action counterpart?"! I hope you'll give us a listen!

A really cool game

Hey y'all, HeroMachine user Daysean Driscoll reached out to show me this awesome game he's put together. "Hero's Mantle". It uses HeroMachine-based art! I haven't had a chance to play it myself but it looks fantastic. Check it out and see what you think on the game's Facebook page!

Heroe's Mantle characters standing

Toonmudgeon: Iron Giant!

Nerdmudgeon: Earth's Mightiest Podcast!

We continue the discussion of "Can animated super-hero movies be as good as (or even BETTER THAN!) the MCU?" with a review of the cult classic "Iron Giant". Is this even a super-hero movie?! Tune in & find out!

Toonmudgeon: The Incredibles

Nerdmudgeon: Earth's Mightiest Podcast!

The guys continue their Toonmudgeon journey – asking "Can animated super-hero movies be as good as (or even BETTER THAN!) the MCU?" – with their review of "The Incredibles". Check it out at

Nerdmudgeon: Spider-Man, Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse poster showing Gwen, Peter, and Miles in front of a city

With the conclusion of the #MCU reviews, we now tackle the question "Can animated super-hero movies be as good – or even better than – the MCU?" in what we call TOONMUDGEON! Join us as we kick things off with "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse"! Please give a listen if you're so inclined at and if you haven't seen "Into the Spider-Verse" yet, you definitely should! It's honestly one of the best super-hero movies of all time in my opinion.

Nerdmudgeon: Far From Home & MCU Wrap-Up

Stan Lee POW!

We close out the MCU review with "Spider-Man: Far From Home" and follow it up with our big "MCU Wrap-Up Show"! Come on by Nerdmudgeon and give us a listen if you have a moment, I think you'll really enjoy these!

Nerdmudgeon: Infinity War & Endgame

Nerdmudgeon: Earth's Mightiest Podcast!

The endgame for the Nerdmudgeon podcast is looming! My buddies John and Dave and I have episodes up talking about the culmination of the MCU, please give us a listen if you have a moment and let us know what you think!

Infinity War

Nerdmudgeon: Ant Man & The Wasp

Nerdmudgeon: Earth's Mightiest Podcast!

Our latest Nerdmudgeon episode covers "Ant Man & The Wasp" and our last was "Thor: Ragnarok" (one of my all-time favorites)! If you have a chance to stop by and listen, we'd sure appreciate it.

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Nerdmudgeon: Black Panther

Nerdmudgeon: Earth's Mightiest Podcast!

We had already scheduled the "Black Panther" episode of the Nerdmudgeon podcast months ago, well before the recent tragic loss of lead actor Chadwick Boseman. His death really punched me in the gut, and I'm not ready to think about who will take what role in what films he might have been in. I just want to take the time to appreciate the wonderful performances he gave us, like this one.

Give it a listen here and thank you, Mr. Boseman, for sharing your wonderful gifts with all of us.