Friday, April 9, 2010

Will Plastic Man be this Year's Comic Con Exclusive?

Is DCU Classics 2010 Comic Con Exclusive Plastic Man?

Blue Canoe Stew, the poster at RTM who’s been pretty damn accurate with his leaked info about Mattel's DC Universe Classics line so far, is now saying that the 2010 San Diego Comic Con DCUC exclusive will be Plastic Man:

Plasticman with various attachments and shapes that wouldn’t normally fit on a single figure card. He’ll be the last figure needed to complete Mattel’s re-making of the SUPER POWERS collection. (The others will come in waves announced prior to Comic Con).

Is he right? We sure hope so.  Although we have always loved this Plastic Man figure.  

Red Robin gets "Must Read" rating from Weekly Crisis

Written by Chris Yost

Art by Marcus To, Ray McCarthy, Mark McKenna, and Guy Major

• The Batgirl/Red Robin crossover continues this week as the duo make a stand against the League of Assassins, meanwhile things get a bit too intense for Tam Fox.

• This issue is a perfect mix of action and character work with fantastic pacing. Chris Yost really hits all the right notes with this, making it an incredibly enjoyable read.

• I love how perfectly Yost handles the characters. He has a fantastic understanding of the personalities in the Bat-family and how they interact. It’s a shame that he is leaving this book after next issue—its an even bigger shame that DC hasn’t snagged him to be a driving force in this franchise.

• Excellent pacing and tight plotting are paramount to this issues success. I especially loved the way the montage of potential victims closes out the issue. That is perfect denouement.

• How awesome is Marcus To? Just as Yost perfectly captures the voices of this issue’s large cast, To perfectly captures their appearances. There isn’t a character in this issue I wouldn’t mind seeing him draw full time.

• I loved the sense of movement and impact here. That really helps sell the action.

• I would easily consider purchasing any one of a number of pages in this comic. That, to me, is a perfect sign of how good it is! I want this comic on my wall!

Verdict: Must Read. Red Robin continues its run as, by far, the strongest comic in the Batman franchise at the moment. Chris Yost and Marcus To not only put together a great issue here but also prove that they have the chops to take on any character in the franchise. They’ve only got one issue left, which is a huge bummer—let’s hope there are more team-ups with this creative team to tackle these characters somewhere down the road!

Ready to buy Red Robin #11 for yourself?  Click HERE now!

Celebrities Return for South Park's 200th Episode

Kanye, Martha Stewart, Mel Gibson and Rob Reiner Return to South Park

"South Park" has mocked or offended at least one celebrity in nearly every episode ever made. So, it's only fitting that in their 200th episode, which airs next Wednesday, Matt and Trey will take another shot at every celebrity they've ever made fun of.

From watching the preview clip (link below), it seems that a mob of celebrities featuring Kanye West, Martha Stewart, and Mel Gibson (among others) are filing a class-action lawsuit against the boys, led by Rob Reiner. We can't wait to see what Matt and Trey will do with this landmark episode.

We also can't wait to see what role Tom Cruise plays.

'South Park' to feature every star show has slammed -- The Live Feed THR

15 Must Have Apps for the Ipad

The 15 Apps that EVERY IPAD OWNER should buy

If you are lucky enough to have an iPad, has the 15 iPad Apps You Should Download Today.

Interview with Mark Millar on Kick Ass Movie


IGN Video: Exclusive: Kick-Ass 2 Details Comics - Kick-Ass 2 Interview

Blue Beetle and Booster Gold Never Looked So Good!

It's a time honored tradition in comic books.  Take any comic book character whose stories have gotten a little stale, and change said superhero into the opposite gender. 
It's also a tradition that usually sucks.  Very few of these gender benders have been met with any level of success. 
Having said that I really like this sexy version of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle. 
Do I want to read this in a comic book?  No.
Would I like to spend some alone time with them?  Yes. 

Two New Posters from "gfest approved" Movies

Who doesn't love a woman in a garter belt with a gun?

With the final issue of Cinderella from Fabletown with Love releasing this week. I think it is a good idea to take one last look at one of the sexiest comic covers ever created. Here is the cover to Cinderella from Fabletown with Love Issue. Cover by the extraordinarily talented Chrissie Zullo. For more Chrissie Zullo goodness visit here

Obama Wan Kenobi or Lando Calrissian?

President Barack Obama has often been called the Geek in Chief.  The guy has not tried to hide his love of certain aspects of Geek culture.

His Star Wars tie-ins are particularly interesting.  Much like Annakin Skywalker, he was introduced as our savior, and the one who could restore balance to the world.  Two years into his Presidency, it seems like most Americans believe he's turned to Darth Vader.  If you believe in opinion polls that is.

Is President Obama a "Force" for good...  

or is he ready to join the Dark Side?

Awesome Set of Blackest Night Custom Heroclix

Let's be honest, ebay is full of cool stuff for comic book fans.  But this guy took more than 60 heroclix fugures, and customized them to make them members of the Black Lantern Corps.  I imagine this is exactly the kind of work Michelangelo would be doing were he alive today. 

The guy even made a Bzzd Heroclix!  That alone makes him our hero.

Have a spare $900 laying around?  Check out the full set on ebay here:

The Official Blackest Night from Heroclix - not $900!!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Megan Fox to play Red Sonja?

Megan Fox is rumoured to play Red Sonja in the upcoming movie adaptation. 

She would look good in this outfit:

This is a gorgeous Batman Beyond

Cool and Scary Bizarro

Bill Willingham, Geoff Johns Both Nominated for Eisner Awards

The Eisner Award nominees were announced today.  Listed below are Gfest's predictions for who SHOULD win this year's top Eisner Awards.  The predicted winners are in bold.

Best Continuing Series

• Fables, by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy et al. (Vertigo/DC)

• Irredeemable, by Mark Waid and Peter Krause (BOOM!)

• Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)

• The Unwritten, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo/DC)

The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard (Image)

Best Limited Series or Story Arc

Blackest Night, by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, and Oclair Albert (DC)

• Incognito, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)

• Pluto: Urasawa X Tezuka, by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki (VIZ Media)

• Wolverine #66–72 and Wolverine Giant-Size Special: “Old Man Logan,” by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, and Dexter Vines (Marvel)

• The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

Best New Series

Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)

• Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick, art by Tony Parker (BOOM!)

• Ireedeemable, by Mark Waid and Peter Krause (BOOM!)

• Sweet Tooth, by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo/DC)

• The Unwritten, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo/DC)

Best Humor Publication

• Drinky Crow’s Maakies Treasury, by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics)

• Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me, And Other Astute Observations, by Peter Bagge (Fantagraphics)

• Little Lulu, vols. 19–21, by John Stanley and Irving Tripp (Dark Horse Books)

• The Muppet Show Comic Book: Meet the Muppets, by Roger Langridge (BOOM Kids!)

Scott Pilgrim vol. 5: Scott Pilgrm vs. the Universe, by Brian Lee O’Malley (Oni)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

Absolute Justice, by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Doug Braithewaite (DC)

• A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, by Josh Neufeld (Pantheon)

• Alec: The Years Have Pants, by Eddie Campbell (Top Shelf)

• Essex County Collected, by Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)

• Map of My Heart: The Best of King-Cat Comics & Stories, 1996–2002, by John Porcellino (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Writer

• Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil, Marvels Project (Marvel) Criminal, Incognito (Marvel Icon)

Geoff Johns, Adventure Comics, Blackest Night, Flash: Rebirth, Superman: Secret Origin (DC)

• James Robinson, Justice League: Cry for Justice (DC)

• Mark Waid, Irredeemable, The Incredibles (BOOM!)

• Bill Willingham, Fables (Vertigo/DC)

Best Cover Artist

John Cassaday, Irredeemable (BOOM!); Lone Ranger (Dynamite)

• Salvador Larocca, Invincible Iron Man (Marvel)

• Sean Phillips, Criminal, Incognito (Marvel Icon); 28 Days Later (BOOM!)

• Alex Ross, Astro City: The Dark Age (WildStorm/DC); Project Superpowers (Dynamite)

• J. H. Williams III, Detective Comics (DC)

Best Coloring

• Steve Hamaker, Bone: Crown of Thorns (Scholastic); Little Mouse Gets Ready (Toon)

• Laura Martin, The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures (IDW); Thor, The Stand: American Nightmares (Marvel)

• David Mazzuccheilli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

Alex Sinclair, Blackest Night, Batman and Robin (DC)

• Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien, BPRD, The Goon, Hellboy, Solomon Kane, Umbrella Academy, Zero Killer (Dark Horse); Detective Comics (DC); Northlanders, Luna Park (Vertigo)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

• Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)


• Comics Comics, edited by Timothy Hodler and Dan Nadel ( (PictureBox)

• The Comics Journal, edited by Gary Groth, Michael Dean, and Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)

• The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon (

Best Publication Design

Absolute Justice, designed by Curtis King and Josh Beatman (DC)

• The Brinkley Girls, designed by Adam Grano (Fantagraphics)

• Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons, designed by Jacob Covey (Fantagraphics)

• Life and Times of Martha Washington, designed by David Nestelle (Dark Horse Books)

• Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz, designed by Philippe Ghielmetti (Sunday Press)

• Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? designed by Neil Egan and Brian Fies (Abrams ComicArts)

IGN reviews for books gfest cares about

Comic Book Reviews for April 7, 2010

Batman and Robin #11 
Batman and Robin #11  ---  IGN Review - 8.3 out of 10

Cinderella From Fabletown with Love #6 Comic Book
Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #6  ---  IGN Review - 8.0 out of 10

Superman: Secret Origin #5 ---  IGN Review 8.8 out of 10