Friday, August 20, 2010
Well this month BATMAN & ROBIN #14 hits the shelves and DC has given us a preview.
Grant Morrison and artist Frazer Irving continue their epic BATMAN AND ROBIN tale, as one of our heroes lies near death. Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne enter the ultimate, blood-soaked battle against two foes who almost destroyed the original Batman. But are they up for the challenge? And if they can’t make it as a team, have they sealed their fates?
Thursday, August 19, 2010
AMC has unveiled even more images from The Walking Dead, hitting television this October. And once again, we're getting takes of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) Grimes' dangerous trip into Atlanta, where the dead walk.
http://opanca.blogspot.com/ and could not stop laughing at the Star Wars/Super Mario mashup. His blog has numerous funny Star Wars cartoons. Head over and enjoy.
Most people think Superman's alter ego Clark Kent is a dumb disguise. They question how a super reporter like Lois Lane doesn't realize that Clark Kent is really just Superman in a suit and a pair of glasses.
We agree that simply putting on glasses is kind of a dumb disguise for Superman, but for Supergirl we think it works really, really well.
Mike Mitchell. His blog is full of interesting items and more importantly his art is top notch. Like, this wonderful real life rendition of Darkwing Duck. It's perfect and hilarious. “I am the terror that flaps in the night. I am Darkwing Duck”
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This month AMERICAN VAMPIRE fans get special treat. The variant cover issue #6 Rafael Grampa is eerily twisted but extremely beautiful. Gramps states on the Vertigo Blog, "I tried to make a “horror film” poster, but very pop! It is based on some dirty and rough grindhouse movies posters + punk rock cover albums. I loved to do it! We, comic book artists, need to hold the same style for a whole project, so it was an incredible chance to experiment something different. Thanks everybody and hope you like it."
The new trailer shows off brand new in-game footage demonstrating how every player can immerse themselves in a custom storyline defined by their character choice and decisions made within the game. A few armored villain characters are depicted clashing with members of the JLA (with pretty impressive force) in and around sprawling locations rooted in DC lore, while opposing heroic characters seem to aid champions like Wonder Woman in their respective fights against injustice.
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The 24-year-old actress has been photographed in a tiny Star Wars top as well as a green Voltron number in recent months, and it has now been revealed she has actually been borrowing the T-shirts from Kassius, who has also been spotted in the tops.
Junk Food, Homage, Changes, should start sending Megan some toddler and youth tees for Kassius of course.
Shanti (whose real former name is Patti) and her fianacée Arjuna (whose real name is Harold), like to dress up as superheroes and walk around like that in full daylight in New York City.
The pair are of a couple of self-described "relationship" experts, who wear spandex and use their superhero identities to teach students about how to deal with the opposite sex.
Maybe that's not the craziest thing ever, but it sure as hell seems like it. And I just can't get over the fact that Arjuna/Harold is dressed up as Wonder Woman. The guy has a closet full of superhero outfits, so why does he choose to dress up as Wonder Woman?
The Green Lantern Universe is PERFECTLY situated for having a strong female lead character. I mean we've seen squirrels, bugs and large alien blobs join the Corps. And although we do have several strong female Green Lanterns, I would argue that none have really broken through the glass ceiling. I realize that's a very debatable and subjective statement, and I'm sure the Boodika Fan Club will take offense. But in my mind, the Green Lanterns from Earth always lead the way, and they are all guys.
Then I found this really interesting pitch about a new comic book that not only would provide a new and interesting look into the life of the Green Lantern Corps in general, but also provide for a Green Lantern Comic Book with a female lead. It's called the Green Lantern Medical Corps, and I really like it.
So here's the pitch:
Who would become the members of the Medical Corps?
Is a GL Medical Corps Ring different than an ordinary GL Ring?
What happens when a Blue Lantern assists the GL Medical Corps?
How will Sinestro react to his daughter’s new initiative?
How does the White Light effect the goals of the Medical Corps?
How do GL Medical Corps members deal with intergalactic cultural issues, and what role do they play in times of inter species war?
These questions and many more could be answered by a Green Lantern Medical Corps ongoing series and to me would make for a very interesting and different take on the Green Lantern franchise.
What do you think?
Caldwell Tanner has come up with a hilarious set of cartoons imagining what life on campus would look like with superhero co-eds. Gfest happens to think it looks awesome, hilarious and a lot of fun. We particularly love Batman running pledge week. I also think its strange that Superman apparently wears boxers underneath his briefs.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Anyone know how to get in touch with Hong Kong Phooey?
Monday, August 16, 2010
The important part is that you are looking at a White Lantern Version of Batman. Those of you following Brightest Day know that the story involves the search for a new White Lantern. But could it REALLY be Bruce Wayne?
Remember that in Blackest Night we were teased with a Black Lantern Batman that actually turned out to be a clone of Batman created by Darkseid and not Bruce Wayne himself. Is this yet another cheap gimmick thrown at DC's readership in an effort to sell cool action figures, or does anyone actually believe that Bruce Wayne will return to become the permanent White Lantern?
If this cover is any indication, Superman and Batman will be facing the mother of all fights in Superman/Batman #78 coming out in November.
Putting together teams of bad guys to take down the superheroes of the DC Universe is hardly a novel concept, especially in this comic book. But this is one heck of a team of bad guys that has joined forces.
Superman fights Brainiac, Solomon Grundy, Parasite, Doomsday, Mongul, Lex Luthor, Bizarro and an amry from Apokolips sent by Darkseid.
While Batman only has to fight the Joker, Scarecrow and Clayface? This must be the Dick Grayson version of Batman, because Bruce Wayne could take down those three in a heartbeat.
In all seriousness, I despise these kind of stories. Each one of these villains is supposedly powerful enough to give Superman or Batman a serious run for their money. Doomsday actually killed Superman for heaven's sake, and that was after the entire Justice League also took their best shot at him. Yet now I'm supposed to believe that Superman could beat Doomsday along with every other member of his rouges gallery?
That's lazy, sloppy storytelling in my book, and I don't care for it. A five year old can think of the concept of "have them fight everyone." I expect better from my comic books.
Having said that, I do really like that cover.
The hopsicle looks like your standard can of Tecate: then the barman injects the beer with simple syrup and lime juice, jams a wooden stick into the hole of the can and then puts the freezer for four days.
The bartender then saws it in half with a serrated steak knife to open it. Then you get to push the wooden stick upward to dispense the hopsicle in true Push Pop style.
I'm heading home to make one of these right now.
In other news, Lucas FINALLY announced that all six Star Wars movies will be released together on Blu-ray in 2011 for the 35th anniversary of the release of A New Hope. The Blu-ray versions will be the special editions of the movie, and not the original versions of the movies.
Lucas told the New York Times that he made the decision to only include the special editions, since restoring the original versions in high enough quality would cost too much.
That seems a little ridiculous to me since I'm sure the blu-ray versions will make buttloads of cash, but at least George has finally gotten with the program and jumped on the blu-ray bandwagon.