Friday, August 20, 2010

Alien GREEN LANTERN Movie Characters Revealed

First it was Killowog or was it?  then it was Tomar or was it?  Now Comic Book Movies has apparently tracked down designs for M'Dhana, Galius Zed,  Salaak, Rot Lop Fan, Bzzd, Morro and Boodikka.  Here are the images.  What do you think?  Believable? 

PREVIEW: BATMAN & ROBIN #14 (and why it's a good series)

I have changed my tune on Grant Morrison's BATMAN AND ROBIN.  Admittedly, I was filled with sour grapes when Morrison and Didiot "killed-off" Bruce Wayne and started the run with Dick as Batman and Damien as Robin.  I was upset and did not give this book a chance.  Now, that I have come around and am current on this title, I have been impressed with the book, especially the Tim, Damien, Dick, and Alfred relationship.  Now, I do admit that current plot line of hunting down Bruce, history of the Wayne family, Batman RIP tie-in, Joker, etc. was a very big reason for my turn around but nonetheless I give the Scottish Alan Moore his due.

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?

Best Selling Book in the Mushroom Kingdom - Koopa Sutra

Who every now and then doesn't need a little spice in the bedroom? Princess Peach & Mario. Toad & Toadette. Daisy & Luigi. Yoshi & Birdo. You can bet that they even grow tired of suing mushrooms or fire flowers as props. Well now thanks to the best selling book, Koopa Sutra the Mushroom Kingdom is like living in Sodom and Gomorrah.  I bet Bowser is pissed.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

How Cool Is This Millenium Falcon Guitar?

This guitar, shaped like the Millenium Falcon from Star Wars is Pure Awesome!  Mos Eisley Cantina eat your heart out.

Shrek to Guest Star in Next Saw Movie?

With the Shrek Trilogy now over, Shrek is now able to pursue other movie roles.  It looks like he is abandoning the lovable ogre image he has worked so hard to establish.

New Pictures From AMC's Walking Dead

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.

Star Wars/Super Mario Mashup - Evolution of Chewbacca

I stumbled across this wonderful cartoon over at and could not stop laughing at the Star Wars/Super Mario mashup.  His blog has numerous funny Star Wars cartoons.  Head over and enjoy.

Did Clark Kent Had a Sex Change Operation?

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. 

Real Life Darkwing Duck

Gfest is a big fan of 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

Rafael Grampa's Variant Cover for American Vampire #6 is Horrifically Beautiful

AMERICAN VAMPIRE is a fantastic book. Each issue just blows me away. Scott Snyder's writing is top-notch and the plot lines have been captivating. The art by Rafael Albuquerque paints a world that is immerses and mesmerizes reader. It's simply beautiful. 

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."

New DCU Online Trailer Demonstrates the Beauty of Custom Storylines

Everyday, I wake up and count the days until the new DCU online game will be released.  We've had discussions, teasers, pictures, videos, etc. and I cannot take it anymore.  I want this game.  No, I need this game.  You can sing the praises of all the other massive online games that are currently available or will be available soon, but none of them will hold a candle Jim Lee's baby.

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.

Source Comics Alliance

Megan Fox Wearing Her Stepson's Tiny T-Shirts

Ah, just when you're about write her off for pulling a Britney Spears and getting married, Megan reminds you why we cannot let her go.  These pictures also remind us why her eight-year-old stepson Kassius should STOP growing immediately. 

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.
Do your civic duty and locate any old small, tight t-shirts that have a cool logo send them to Megan because you don't want to look at this...
...when you could do every person on the planet a favor by promoting this.
Source: Dailymall

Superhero Relationship Couple Appears on Wife Swap

I'm not sure who's crazier: the two dressed up in the picture to the left or the people who hire them to solve their relationship problems.

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? 

Green Lantern Medical Corps Tops My New Comic Wish List

Gail Simone is one heck of a comic book writer and isn't shy about sharing her opinions on pretty much any subject.  If you don't believe me, go follow her on Twitter and see for yourself.  Recently, she asked the very intriguing question of why isn't there a "female Green Lantern book." 

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:

The Green Lanterns are an intergalactic peacekeeping organization, operating much like police officers with different precincts around the universe. However, the sorts of problems that would confront a Green Lantern in active duty are not often explored. Upholding intergalactic law and arresting space criminals is one facet of the many things a GL would be faced with in active duty.

What about disease? What about medical emergencies? If a deranged space pirate shoots an innocent bystander, how does a Green Lantern care for this victim?

The US Military Branches have what are called Medical Corps units to care for fellow soldiers as well as innocents effected by the conflict. There is absolutely no reason the Green Lantern Corps wouldn’t as well.

This has already been alluded to several times. We know that the Green Lantern’s have a Medical Bay, led by Dr. Soranik Natu, however I believe there are a wealth of stories to be told here that are largely ignored.

Soranik Natu is an extremely compelling character. She is a brilliant doctor and surgeon, and well respected leader the Green Lantern Corps. She is also the daughter of Sinestro, an ex-lantern and sworn enemy of the corps. Inheriting Sinestro’s ring is difficult enough, but finding out you are the CHILD of a sociopath mass murderer is quite a burden. Soranik Natu would be the primary character and leader of the Green Lantern Medical Corps.

The basic premise behind the Green Lantern Medical Corps would be built around Soranik’s desire to undo the damage of her father around the universe. Working in the Green Lantern Medical Bay is an important job, but it primarily involves assisting fellow Green Lanterns. Soranik would want to take her medical skills and use them, not only in her home sector, but throughout the universe.

Thus, the Green Lantern Medical Corps would be assembled.  Doctors without borders - Doctors without fear. Soranik and her team of Green Lantern Medical Professionals would be the first responders to any emergency.

Imagine having to perform an emergency field surgery on a species of alien you have never encountered before? Having to cure diseases that have become self aware? Providing care for dangerous creatures that arguably have no right to live? This is the thrill of working for the Green Lantern Medical Corps.

Questions for the series to answer:

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? 


Comic Book University Looks Hilarious and Awesome

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

Bruce Lee Wishes He Had Moves Like This Crazy Old Man

Honest to god, I literally have no idea what is going on in this video.  What I do know,  is that I have found my new bodyguard. 

Anyone know how to get in touch with Hong Kong Phooey?

Monday, August 16, 2010

DC Comics Unveils White Lantern Batman? What Does it Mean?

DC Comics released the following image today.  Its the cover to an upcoming issue of Brightest Day done by David Finch, but that's hardly the important part. 

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?

Super and Batman Fight EVERYONE and I'm Bored

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. 

DC Universe Legacies #7 Cover is Really Cool

The DC Universe Legacies book is an interesting concept.  I'm always a sucker for a good concise retelling of the history of DC Comics.  Having said that, after reading DCU Legacies #1 of the series, I came away thinking two things:
  • I was less than impressed with that first issue.
  • I couldn't think of any reason why I wouldn't wait to read this all together in a trade. 
Having said that DC Comics recently released the cover to Issue #7, and it is really sweet.  The Half Doomsday - Half Bane background with Superman and Batman in the foreground is brilliant in my mind. 

I may have to buy that issue for the cover alone. 

Say Hello to The Hopsicle - The Beer Popsicle

File this idea under "We didn't I think of that." Urban Daddy has uncovered New York's latest trend in summer bartending—The Hopsicle Experience.

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.

George Lucas Unveils Return of the Jedi Deleted Scene

George Lucas personally brought to the stage of the Star Wars Celebration V event a deleted scene from Return of the Jedi.  The scene is shown below. 

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.