Friday, July 9, 2010

Biggest Redneck Batman Fan of the Day

Obviously this image is photoshopped but I would like to believe somewhere down south some redneck actually created this fantastic batman tractor and mows with pride.


Below is a YouTube by Video Ryoka13x over his feelings about Lebron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat.  

Ryoka13xsays, "This is my message to the King (the Traitor), LeBron James. Fuck you Miami, fuck you LeBron, and fuck the people of Miami for celebrating. Fuck all of you. LeBron is holding a party in Miami. Fuck him for throwing that party after bitch slapping everyone. Newscasters are angry, the people are angry, even his old fans are angry. Stay out of Ohio, travelers, and stay out for a while."

If you're From Cleveland or Ohio I assume this is how you sum up your feelings to someone that went on national TV to to shit all over your city.  I think they're calling it a Lebron Steamer now!

"There Will Be Brawl" - Live Action Super Smash Brothers Movie

Are you a fan of the classic Nintendo series Super Smash Bros? Then you’ll get a kick out of There Will Be Brawl. It combines classic drama with video game references to create a dark and gritty parody. You’ll be sure to find all the classic characters from the Smash Bros. games to make an appearance, as well as many others from the Nintendo universe.

The series wrapped up after ten episodes. The series has more than enough to footage provide you with some quality entertainment, providing the same quality as any HBO special. If it weren’t free on the internet, I’d definitely want this on DVD.  A synopsis of the show is below:
In a Dystopian Mushroom Kingdom, corruption and avarice reign supreme. Even the greatest heroes of the land have buckled beneath the overwhelming will of the amoral elite. When a series of grisly crimes pushes an unlikely champion to seek the truth, a mystery unfolds that could completely destroy everything he holds dear.
Check out a trailer for this inventive and entertaining series below.  You can check out all the episodes by clicking here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Extremely Creative and Very Cool Twitter Avatars

Wow!  Sometimes you just get lucky and find a treasure when surfing around the net.  Today's that day.  Check out these wonderful Twitter Avatars from Ape Lad over at Flickr.  They're all so good it is hard to decide on which one you want to utilize.  Head over to Ape Lad's page by clicking here to obtain even more Twitter Avatar possibilities.

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER of "Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods" Documentary

A documentary about Grant Morrison has gained a distributor. The documentary is entitled "Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods."  We've said it many times on this blog Grant Morrison can WOW you and two minutes later make you feel as shitty as watching Megan Fox flush her "career" down the toilet by marrying Mr. 90210.

Despite our random Morrison editorials, we are first and foremost comic book fans.  We will watch the documentary when it is released and provide you with a our thoughts on the Scottish Alan Moore. 

All signs point to it being screened at the New York Comic Con, so fans, buy your plane tickets.

Oh, ya one more thing.  SPOILER ALERT - His cat died.

Source Comic Alliance and MTV

Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN Character Death to Appear in ACTION COMICS #894

There's been a lot of discussion recently about whether or not Vertigo characters like Swamp Thing and John Constantine would be making the jump to the mainstream DCU, but it looks like one of the most iconic characters from the Endless family in Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" has beaten them to the punch.

Death herself is coming to the DC Universe in Paul Cornell and David Finch's "Action Comics" #894 this October, as Lex Luthor's quest for power brings him "into close proximity with characters in and beyond the far reaches of the DC Universe."  DC's The Source isn't revealing many details regarding Luthor's encounter with Death, save that his quest for power may take him well beyond the mortal coil. Whatever the case, Cornell says the story has Neil Gaiman's seal of approval, which should mean a lot to longtime "Sandman" fans.     

Though the worlds of the Sandman and the DC superheroes have bled into one another from time to time, ACTION COMICS #894 marks a unique moment for not only Death, but the star of ACTION - Lex Luthor. Luthor, as fans of the series know, is in the midst of a storyline that takes him on a winding and dangerous quest for power - a quest that will bring the megalomaniacal villain into close proximity with characters in and beyond the far reaches of the DC Universe. 

Here's how Cornell billed the upcoming meeting:   
"Death appearing in Action Comics was my own mad idea, the extreme case of putting Luthor up against characters he's not used to dealing with."      
"I'm very pleased that, after I ran the idea by him, Neil Gaiman approved me using Death in this issue. He's been very supportive. It's so interesting to see her back in the DC Universe. Though Vertigo readers can rest assured that the character, and the way she's used, will be true to the spirit of what has gone before."  
ACTION COMICS #894 arrives in stores this October.

Thanks to ComicAlliance for the scoop.

Teaser Trailer Released for THE SOCIAL NETWORK (aka FACEBOOK Movie )

The teaser trailer for David Fincher’s The Social Network was just released.  Also known as “The Facebook Movie” and based off Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook – A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betryal, the film is about…the founding of Facebook…and the sex, money, genius, and betrayal that went with it.

I was lukewarm on the movie concept but the teaser does a good job of teasing as it’s comprised of lines of dialogue from the film (West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin wrote the script) , but they give you a general idea of the plot.

The movie centers on Facebook’s creator Mark Zuckerberg (played by Zombieland’s Jesse Eisenberg) and the drama surrounding the creation of the social network site that is now one of the most dominant sites on the Internet.  Hit the jump to check out the trailer.   

The Social Network hits theaters on October 1st.   

Source Collider. Trailer courtesy of Mashable.

DC Comics Announces Comic Con Panels

DC Entertainment has announced its complete schedule for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con.  There’s a lot to take in but well worth it.


10:15-11:15 DC Writers
With Winick, O’Neill, JMS, Simone; hosted by James Robinson. Room 6DE

11:30-12:30 DC NATION Convention Kickoff!
The DC NATION invades San Diego — and you’re invited along for the ride! Come celebrate the start of what promises to be an unforgettable convention experience! Your hosts, DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, get the party started here! The NATION welcomes all. Room 6DE

12:30-1:30 Batman: The Widening Gyre
As Bat-fans know, Batman: The Widening Gyre revealed a previously untold period in Batman’s life. Join DC Group Editor Michael Marts, series artist Walt Flanagan (Batman: The Widening Gyre) and inker Art Thibert (Batman: The Widening Gyre) as they reveal secrets behind the highly anticipated conclusion. Room 4

2:00-3:00 DC Focus: Geoff Johns
Geoff Johns’ storytelling and creativity fueled event blockblusters Blackest Night, the new Brightest Day and the character rebirths of Green Lantern and The Flash. As the new Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, you can expect Geoff to deliver even more thrills and excitement as his focus shifts to bringing the DCU to life outside of the comics starting with the Green Lantern film and many other surprises! Don’t miss this panel hosted by Eddie Berganza, Group Editor, interviewing one of the most exciting talents in comics. Room 6DE


12:30-1:30 DC Focus: Grant Morrison
The mastermind behind best-selling hits such as Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, Joe the Barbarian, Final Crisis, Arkham Asylum, All-Star Superman and many more invite you to this rare sit-down. You won’t want to miss this candid chat about projects past, present and future, with glimpses into what goes on in the mind of Grant Morrison as he crafts some of the world’s most thought-provoking comics! Hosted by Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler. Room 6DE

1:45-2:45 Batman: The Return
As the Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne rages on, follow the Bat-Signal to this panel and uncover clues about the future of the Dark Knight from some of the A-list talent behind the publishing line. If you think you know where this story’s headed – THINK AGAIN! Hear it here from Group Editor Mike Marts, David Finch (Batman), Grant Morrison (Batman & Robin), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Streets of Gotham) and others! Room 6DE

3:00-4:00 Superman: Man of Tomorrow
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s The Man of Steel - and he’s back on Earth and primed to take 2010 by storm! Don’t miss members of the exciting new Superman creative teams as they discuss their plans for Superman, Lex Luthor, Superboy, Supergirl and more led by DC Group Editor Matt Idelson with Paul Cornell (Action Comics), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Jeff Lemire (Superboy), J. Michael Strazcynski (Superman: Earth One, Superman) and more! Room 6DE

4:15-5:15 DC NATION Special Edition
It’s the DC Nation State of the Union address as DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee join forces to give fans all the info they can handle! With those two leading the NATION, expect the unexpected! The NATION welcomes all! Room 6DE

6:30-7:30 Artist’s Choice: Drawing Batman
Superstar Batman artists share the secrets of drawing the Dark Knight with a special projector designed so you can see their every stroke. Check out this unique presentation that will surely blow your mind! Room 30CDE


12:30-1:45 DC Universe: Event Horizon
Ian Sattler, Senior Story Editor, and your favorite writers and artists are here for the main event: The DC Universe! What lies ahead for your favorite heroes and series? Got a question for your favorite DCU creator? Come on by! There’s no greater gathering of top-tier creative talent! Room 6A

2:00-3:00 Green Lantern: Emerald Empire
No evil shall escape this panel’s sight as the top creative teams on the Green Lantern books drop hints on upcoming stories and take on your questions! Led by Group Editor Eddie Berganza with Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, The Flash), Tony Bedard (Green Lantern Corps), Joe Prado (Brightest Day) and Ivan Reis (Brightest Day). Room 6A


11:00-12:00 DC Kids: Aww Yeah!
Don’t miss your chance to chat with Mike Norton, Art Baltazar and Franco, the creative team behind Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam and the best kid-friendly comic on the market, Tiny Titans! DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio hosts what is sure to be entertaining discussion for the whole family! Room 4

2:00-3:00 DC Focus: Premiere Teams
DC Comics knows a thing or two about teams. From the company that brought you the first team in comics’ history (Justice Society of America) don’t miss this panel on the DCU’s top teams roaming Earth (JLA, JSA, Secret Six, Titans), the farthest reaches of space (R.E.B.E.L.S.) and even across time (Legion of Super-Heroes)! Senior Group Editor Mike Carlin is joined by Tony Bedard (R.E.B.E.L.S.), Marc Guggenheim (Flash), JT Krul (Teen Titans), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), James Robinson (Justice League of America), Matthew Sturges (JSA All-Stars) and others for this collaborative panel! Room 6A

3:00-4:00 DC Town Hall Meeting
All are welcome to join DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio & Jim Lee for a relaxed Sunday afternoon discussion. Share your thoughts on what you love about comics now and what you hope to see in the future! Room25ABC

Preview Tonight's Futurama Episode - Robosexual Marriage

Since it's return, the first three episodes of Futurama have been fantastic. Last week's episodes about the iPhone was pure genius.  Tonight's episode touches on a subject that we can all relate to: robosexual marriage. And, in the event that doesn't get your nerd juices flowing enough, oh look, it's George Takei! Source Comedy Central

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Mattel's 2010 Comic Con Exclusives

SDCC 2010 is almost here.  While we all wait anxiously for the panels, discussions, tributes, etc we do have the opportunity to satisfy some of our SDCC needs immediately.  Toys! Toys! Toys!  SDCC has many, many beautiful and unique toys this year.   Let's feed our comic con need by looking at a few of Mattels limited edition 2010 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives.  Many of these beauties will be available in limited amounts online after the convention through, though some of them have accessories that can only be had a Comic-Con.

Masters of the Universe Classics: Color Changing Orko, with Prince Adam
For the more traditional He-Man fans out there (and don’t be misled, there is absolutely such a thing as He-Man traditionalists). An old-school Orko, part of the “Masters of the Universe Classics” line. He even comes with a full-sized, fully articulated Prince Adam “accessory,” sweetening the $25 price tag. Also he changes color.

Mo-Larr vs. Skeletor
Let’s get this one out up front. Yep, it’s Skeletor, and he’s at the dentist. It’s inspired by a Robot Chicken bit, with Mattel’s press materials calling the two-pack the “first ever [Masters of the Universe] figures featured in a Robot Chicken sketch,” implying that there might be more figures from Robot Chicken sketches in the future. Even if you’re not a fan of the Adult Swim show, consider this your long-awaited opportunity to own a really nice figure of Skeletor missing a tooth. (Plus, it’s reminiscent of this awesome painting.) The He-Man exclusives are always great, and go quickly, so this should be an interesting test to determine the drawing power of an Eternian dentist. ($50)

DC Universe Classics: Plastic Man with Suitcase
The cool thing about con exclusives is that companies can really go nuts with the packaging and accessories. Case in point: this Plastic Man comes with all sorts of extra limbs and appendages — plus the glasses there on the packaging can actually be removed and worn, thus doubling as a way to spot the coolest dudes walking the exhibit hall! ($20)

Hot Wheels: Wonder Woman Jet
Apparently, this exclusive originated as an April Fool’s joke on the Hot Wheels Facebook group (those Hot Wheels Facebook jokesters!). Though given recent changes to Wonder Woman’s continuity placing her as growing up in urban America since early childhood, it should probably now be an invisible Jetta. ($5)
DC Universe 75th Anniversary Pack: Starro with Pack of Spores
GFEST CON FAVORITE: the original Justice League, in 3 and 3/4-inch scale, tackling Starro just as they did in their first appearance back in Brave and the Bold #28. The box also includes “lights and sounds,” plus Starro is bendy (bendy Starro!), making this a wholly appealing product. It’s good there’s no pandemic threat like SARS or swine flu this summer, or the bonus “pack of spores” might scare folks off. ($50)

Polly Pocket Dressed for Justice
As the loyal legion of Polly Pocket fans reading this blog have no doubt already surmised, that’s Polly Pocket and her pals Lea and Lila dressed as, respectively, Supergirl, Batgirl and what unearthed, carbon-dated artifacts have suggested might be a primitive version of the Wonder Woman costume. ($20)

Also available: a Mego-style talking Real Ghostbusters Venkman, a Hot Wheels Ecto-1, a 3 and 3/4-inch Lotso from Toy Story 3 and a Cars “Tokyo Mater;” all 20 bucks.

NEW DC Variant Covers

DC Comics recently released a slew of variant covers for some upcoming books.    Here are the variants to GREEN LANTERN #56 by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #47 by Alex Garner, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #50 by Patrick Gleason and a double-shot of JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #6, with covers by Cliff Chiang and Kevin Maguire.

Alex Ross Bringing 'Kirby Genisis' to Dynamite Comics

Kirby: Genesis is coming! Dynamite presents Alex Ross, and he’s bringing a friend! Stay tuned for full announcement coming soon!   

Source Newsarama


A I R B E N D E R.  I need a t-shirt NOW!!

Zelda, Star Fox & Donkey Kong Get Gritty Reboots

Our friends at Dorkly put together these incredible pictures of famous video game characters in brash movie roles.

I personally love the Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda posters but all the artwork is funny and creative.

Inside a Nursing Home for Superheroes

You can be a kick-ass superhero but you have to know that nothing lasts forever and even superheroes get old one day. Putting a superhero into a regular nursing home with other ‘ordinary’ people is not a good idea so someone got an idea to create a nursing home for superheroes.

Here you can see a few of realistic sculptures about how the life of aged superhero could look like if there was such nursing home. It seems that the Catwoman is, unlike the others, still in perfect shape. Superman’s hair is not so black and shiny anymore and, as you can see, he barely can move.
Source Planetoddity

Gizmodo's Solution to the iPhone 4.0 Reception Problem

Thanks Gizmodo.

No more iPhone 4 reception problems. Just don't hold it by the antenna. Please.

Who Wants Their Own Robot Chicken?

Gfest does.  We've been big fans of Robot Chicken since it's inception.  Who could forget the superhero big brother/real world sketch.  A classic!

Geek Chic Daily exclusively unveiled the new Robot Chicken action figure coming our way very soon from toymaker Jazwares. It’s part of the first wave of toys from the Adult Swim hit, a wave which will also include smaller-scaled figures of the Mad Scientist with the Chicken, the Humping Robot (packaged with a humpable washing machine), the Candy Bear caught in a bear trap and the first available figure, a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive of the show’s signature Nerd character.

Gfest will keep you posted when we hear a firm release date.  

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

30 New Episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head Coming to MTV

Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back.  According to REVIEWniverse, Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis and Butt-Head is looking to have his dynamic duo make a comeback and is currently outlining 30 brand new episodes of the series.

The show, as if you don't remember, follows two stupid, obnoxious and rude high school kids living together in the fictional town of Highland. The two get themselves into plenty of trouble and strange social situations at school, out-of-school, working their dead-end job at Burger World and just messing around in their neighborhood. In addition to their antics outside of their house, Beavis and Butt-Head would also partake in some Mystery Science Theater 3000-style criticism of various rock/heavy metal music videos from the likes of Black Sabbath, Metallica, and many more.

Mike Judge is currently developing the new episodes with the intention that they return to MTV where it all started. However, it’s important to note that there is currently no official deal in place with MTV, so the episodes may end up finding a new home. And the good news is, fans of the original series won’t have to worry about any unfamiliar updates to the animation style or show formula as Judge is not only sticking to the show’s traditional “ghetto-tech aesthetic,” but it will also feature Beavis and Butt-Head mocking contemporary music video clips between the various sketches.

Brightest Day #5 Variant Cover & Preview

Another issue of Brightest Day hits the shelves tomorrow.  Below you will find a preview of the issue.  I have to be honest anything that includes the Hawks and Aquaman bores the living daylights out me so I am less than thrilled with a Hawk & Aquaman focused story. I guess that is why I am less than thrilled with this story as a whole.

Synopsis:  The mysteries deepen! What secret is Mera hiding? Where have Hawkman and Hawkgirl disappeared to? And what annoys Hawk the most about Deadman? Find out in this issue as we march closer towards the turning point of issue #7 as Hawk and Dove join the mission to uncover the truth behind their returns and what it means to the rest of the DCU! Here are a few pages from Brightest Day #5, all courtesy of the stellar team of Johns, Tomasi and the comic industry’s greatest artists.

Brightest Day #5 hits tomorrow.  Source DC Universe The Source

Why Lindsay Lohan Deserved What She Got and Then Some

Lindsay Lohan had a special message for the court on Tuesday, and she painted it on her fingernail. The eagle eyes at WWTDD noticed that on Lohan's middle finger, often held to her lips, was the message "Fuck U."

She was sentenced to 90 days in jail at the probation violation hearing. In addition bursting into tears, Lohan covered her face at one point with the paper she took notes on. That's below the finger photo, rotated so you can read her list of excuses and explanations.

Source Huffingtonpost

George Lucas Does Not Want You to Have REAL Lightsabers

A while back, Gfest reported on The Spyder III, is the world's most powerful portable laser.  We also pointed out that it looks an awful lot like a real life lightsaber. 

Well, clearly George Lucas is a regular reader of Gfest, and he agreed with our take.  In fact, he agreed so much that he is now sent a cease-and-desist letter to Hong Kong-based Wicked Lasers, threatening legal action if it doesn't change its Laser series or stop selling it altogether. 

So we apologize to Wicked Lasers.  George Lucas has turned into a dick as of late.  First he ruined Star Wars, then he ruined Indiana Jones.  Now unfortunately, he's coming after you.