About John 'Spartan' Nguyen

John "Spartan" Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator. Meet the Nerd Reactor Team

Machinima to release Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, a live-action web series

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If you haven’t checked out Joey Ansah’s fan film, Street Fighter: Legacy, check it out below. It’s one of the coolest and well-choreographed Street Fighter fan films out there. Now Capcom and Machinima are teaming up to bring Joey Ansah’s Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist series to the online world via … Continue reading

The Art Of: Comics to air this Sunday on Ovation, the art network

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If you haven’t heard, there’s a TV network that caters to artists called Ovation. And airing this Sunday, March 16th, at 7:30pm ET is The Art Of: Comics. The Art Of series airs weekly as half-hour episode that features three artists as they push the boundaries of the medium. The … Continue reading

Try the Transformers Universe Beta this weekend, plus new exclusive robots

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The Autobots and Decepticons are about to come crashing as Transformers Universe is gearing up for its 2014 release. Now fans and gamers will get a chance to play the browser-based MMO game early this weekend with the Closed Beta. Only a select few will get the chance, and it … Continue reading

Top-selling comic books and toys of February 2014


It’s that time to reveal what comic book and comic book publisher is the most popular for the month of February 2014. From the list provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the month of February has been great for Batman, with DC’s Batman #28 reaching the number-one spot for the top … Continue reading

First look at Sailor Moon Crystal anime including story


Where are my Sailor Moon fans at? This one’s a big one, since we’ll be getting a new Sailor Moon anime series, a re-imagining of the manga with updated art and script for today’s generation. Toei Animation has released a new image along with a synopsis. With the new image, … Continue reading

Captain America 3 to take on Batman and Superman movie on the same release date – Who will make the first move?

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We all know how powerful Batman and Superman are. Batman is pretty much the smartest superhero alive, and Superman is pretty much the most powerful superhero alive. I love me some Batman and Superman action, but what I love more is the underdog, and that is Captain America. From a … Continue reading

Drunk Justice League just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

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It’s never too early to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, even if you’re a member of the Justice League. When they’re not fighting crime, they’re busy drinking at a local pub. Check out this video of the Justice League of America drinking, courtesy of The Nerdist. We have Superman talking nonsense … Continue reading

Nerd Reactor teams up with SuperHeroStuff.com


We’ve got some awesome news for our Nerd Reactor readers. We are officially partnering up with SuperHeroStuff.com, the store that prides itself with the largest available selection of pop culture and superhero merchandise. It’s also the site that has the most Batman and Superman gear (now that’s impressive). So if you … Continue reading

Team Crafted to host Minecraft event in Los Angeles on March 29th


If you’re a fan of Minecraft and are in the LA area, you should check out the Team Crafted event that’s happening Saturday, March 29th at 1:00pm at LA Live’s Club Nokia. Team Crafted is comprised of popular YouTubers and Minecraft players who wanted to make Minecraft videos. At the … Continue reading

NR Podcast #39: Space…The Final Avenger


Download | Itunes | Subscribe to RSS | Previous Episodes l Twitter Hey, nerds and nerdettes! It’s time for this week’s Nerd Reactor Podcast. Hosting the show is Mike Villarreal, with Robert Galvan, Holly Amos, Narvin Seegoolam, Jose Gutierrez and myself, John “Spartan” Nguyen, joining the episode. Over the weekend, the Nerd Reactor gang came together and did … Continue reading

We check out Nerd Block, the monthly mystery package, for the month of March

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You probably have been hearing about these monthly mystery package subscription where you get a mystery box each month filled with nerdy swag. There’s Loot Crate, and then there’s Nerd Block. Nerd Block ($19.99) is a bit pricier than Loot Crate ($13.37), but what it guarantees is a geeky t-shirt … Continue reading