Friday, September 3, 2010


I can't wait until Tuesday, September 7, 2010 when I can finally get my hands on the BATMAN: BRAVE and THE BOLD video game. I am extremely excited to play this game especially with all the great team-ups available to play within the game.

If you're like me and you need a little Batman video game fix prior to Tuesday, below is a very impressive trailer for this a much anticipated game.

Touch Screen Haters Club

AgentX Comics created this funny as hell comic entitled, "Touch Screen Haters Club."  I love it!

Cover of the 'Hollywood Reporter' Celebrates 100 Episodes of FUTURAMA

I know this post is not earth shattering , but I love FUTURAMA and Bender and the cover to the 'Hollywood Reporter' is plain fantastic.  Thank you for 100 wonderful episodes and here's to another 100 more!

Smallville: Official Detailed Description of Season 10 (Return of Pa Kent & the Darkseid Invasion)

In the midst of this turmoil, a new danger will emerge as a dark force takes on many faces, threatening Clark at every turn. Hawkman (Michael Shanks), Supergirl (Laura Vandervoort), and Jonathan Kent (John Schneider), Clark's late, adopted father - forever and always Clark's moral compass, will stand by Clark's side as he takes his final steps toward accepting his birthright. He will need all the help he can get to fight the impending evil onslaught...the greatest darkness ever unleashed on Earth.
The season ten premiere, "Lazarus," opens mere seconds after last season's finale. Clark Kent wakes from his near-death experience, haunted by the ghosts of his past, both friend and foe. Given a new lease on life, Clark must find a way to rid himself of every last temptation, to purge himself of every last shard of doubt in his heart before he can become the beacon of hope the world needs. But a very real threat from Clark's past has returned to challenge his ascent, causing Clark to question the nature of his crusade.

Lois Lane will face her own crisis of meaning, trying to redefine her place in the world now that she knows Clark's super secret - but Clark won't discover that she knows, and that's the way she wants to keep it. Lois will try her best to keep the mild-mannered reporter at arms' length in the hopes that a life free of romantic complication will make him a better hero.
Struggling with her own affairs of the heart, Chloe Sullivan will be faced with an impossible question - how much is she truly willing to sacrifice to protect the people she loves? Chloe will take a tumultuous step into danger for the greater good, the hands of Fate, her only guide.

When Chloe vanishes, Oliver Queen will be forced to look long and hard at the circumstances behind it. Blaming himself for her disappearance, Oliver will begin exploring accountability for all his past actions, good and bad - what great lengths will Oliver go to in order to bring his lost love back home?
Having risked her own life in an attempt to become accountable for her own misguided actions, no one is more surprised than Tess Mercer when she wakes, alive and well, in a seemingly abandoned medical facility. But what secrets lie in wait in the recesses of "Cadmus Labs"? And how much is Tess willing to give up to seize her second chance at redemption?

Lastly, Two guest stars have been revealed for the third season 10 episode of Smallville titled "Supergirl" if not sooner.  Michael Daingerfield will be playing Gordon Godfrey in the upcoming season and Steve Byers will be playing Darkseid minion Desaad.

Superheroes vs. the LAPD: Video (Superheroes Strike Back!)

I can almost hear Twisted Sister playing the background.  Controversy has been brewing in Los Angeles over conflicts between costumed characters and the LAPD. It ain't exactly Civil War, but it looks like these costumed characters are ready to strike back -- If they don't kill each other first.

This is the strangest  collection of "superheroes" I have ever seen.  I always knew something was missing from the Justice League or the Avengers, I guess it was Charlie Chaplin. (Source: Comic Book Movie).

The Punisher Wants a Guest Spot on Walking Dead TV Series

Thomas Jane is a huge fan of Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead Series.  Jane, who played The Punisher in the first film was originally scheduled to play Rick Grimes when the project was in the hands of HBO. 

Since then, the project moved over to AMC, and Thomas Jane stayed with HBO to star in Hung. But that doesn't mean Jane is any less excited about the project. 

"That show is going to be a big f---ing hit," he told NBC Washington blog PopcornBiz at HBO’s post-Emmy party. "I've seen it and it is fan-f---ing-tastic."

So far, we’ve only been made privy to the supersized "The Walking Dead" trailer but Jane is completely right.  It looks awesome.

And Jane still wants to be a part of the show.  He apparently spent much of his Emmy night lobbying “Dead” director Frank Darabont (who directed Jane in “The Mist”) to get on the show.
"I'm going to come on and do a guest thing," he told the site. "Maybe play a bad guy."

His commitment only goes so far though.  Jane plans to stay alive for any role he may play in Walking Dead.  "I'm not going to be a zombie," he said. "That's too much makeup."

Gfest is all for this happening.  Jane was a great Punisher, and I can't help but feel that the Punisher would be like a kid on Christmas in a world full of zombies that need killing.

Scott Pilgrim vs. Space

Alas, it’s not an announcement of a seventh volume for Bryan Lee O’Malley’s seminal series, nor a sequel to Edgar Wright’s genuinely excellent movie adaptation. But it is a pretty sweet pin-up of Scott Pilgrim, Gideon Graves, and an intimidating Ramona Flowers by John Kantz, art assistant on the series’ sixth and final volume, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour.

Source: Robot6

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fox picks ‘Locke & Key,’ gives series commitment

Image Releases new WALKING DEAD #80 Teaser - Sh*t's Going to Hit the Fan!

Image Comics sent around this teaser image for the upcoming storyline in Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead series.  I love this series and cannot wait to start reading the latest arc of this story.  Nobody mixes it up with more surprises in a storyline then Robert Kirkman. 

BACK TO THE FUTURE Getting It's Own Video Game

It's about time.  One of the greatest movies ever made is finally getting a decent video game.  The USA Today is reporting that Telltale Games is working on a Back to the Future video game.

While those of us who still remember this original Nintendo masterpiece may be a little wary of another Back to the Future video game, this one is actually sounding like it has the potential to be pretty cool. According to Telltale (who also has a Jurassic Park game in the works), the game will be told in five "episodes" written by Bob Gale, who wrote the original three films, and will feature key time periods and characters from the movies.

What's even more exciting is that the game will feature the likenesses of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd - and Lloyd will also be providing the voice for Doc Brown. Great Scott!

According to Wired, the game, which does not appear to have an official release date yet, will be released on "all major platforms."

Telltale Games will be kicking off their Back to the Future game hype in full force at the Penny Arcade Expo in the Seattle this weekend (which according to their website, is already sold out), where they will have a replica of the time-travelling DeLorean.

I hope you get to kick Biff's ass, ride a wooden skateboard, get to see a YOUNG Leah Thompson and Elisabeth Shue, get cool self lacing Nike high tops, and drive a DeLorean while creaming Doc!

Source:  ThinkMcFlyThink

Arab Nation to Start Up Their Own Comic Con

Surely they would win the costume contest

United Arab Emirates in the Middle East will now have their own comic convention. In March 2011 Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Centre will be the first in the region to host its own version of the San Diego Comic-Con International.

The organizers of the event in the United Arab Emirates are expecting 10,000 to 15,000 visitors.

Arafaat Ali Khan is the managing partner at ExtraCake PR, which is organizing the event.  “What we see now is that there is interest in the infrastructure as far as stores over here stocking anime, [Japanese] manga [cartoons] and comics,” he said. “It’s all coming together at the right time.  The genre is exploding in the Middle East. We have a growth in the sales and bookstores are dedicating entire shelves to comics,” Khan said.

Nitin Mathew, a marketer of video games based in the United Arab Emirates said that he was very excited about the event.

“The United Arab Emirates is host to many international events in the fields of business, technology and sport,” Mathew told The Media Line. “The Middle East Film and Comic Convention will add to that with a bit of culture, not just putting Abu Dhabi on the map of pop culture, but also exposing the residents of the country to some of the most iconic pop culture brands and products in the world.”

One example of the new regional interest in comics is the success of “99”. It has been labeled the world’s first superhero comic based on Islamic culture, featuring 99 characters each with a skill set inspired by the 99 names traditionally assigned to Allah in Islam.

Another success story is “Freej”, an animated series about four grandmothers living in Dubai, trying to adapt to living in a modern city that was just a small village when they were young. When the Cartoon Network announced earlier this year they would open an office in Abu Dhabi, they also announced a distribution deal with the local production house behind Freej, Lammtara.

Wil Wheaton to Return to THE BIG BANG THEORY

Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) will have to face his nemesis once again, as The Big Bang Theory producer Bill Prady confirmed to EW that the producers want Wil Wheaton to return to the show this season, possibly for November sweeps.  Sheldon and Wil Wheaton have faced off twice before: in a card game and on the bowling lanes, but Prady says that the scenario being planned now was inspired by the idea of “minor celebrities cutting in line.”  You can probably imagine Sheldon’s rage if the person he loathes most were to cut in line in front of him and take the last seats (or the acoustic sweet spot) to a midnight one-time-only movie screening, so it’ll be awesome if this plan actually happens.

The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows on television.  Comics, Superheroes, Geeky, Technology, etc. What more could we ask for on television?  Throw in a little Wil Wheaton and you have perfection. I just hope this time Sheldon gets the better of him.  I was always cheering Wile E. Coyote and Tom the Cat too. 
 Source: Collider

Scott Pilgrim Named One of Summer's Biggest Losers

The fine folks at have released their list of the summer movie season's biggest winners and losers. it should come as no big surprise that animated movies were named the summer's biggest winners.  The success of the latest Shrek movie, Despicable Me and Toy Story 3 is hard to argue with.

Sadly, Michael Cera was named one of the summer's biggest losers, based on his performance in Scott Pilgrim vs the World, and the movie's overall lack of success.  Here is what they had to say: 

Michael Cera

As Scott Pilgrim vs. the World continues to stink up the box office, poor Michael Cera has (unfairly or not) been handed much of the blame. The anti-Cera craze online reminds me of the anti-Shia movement years ago. I never understood the anti-Shia thing and I don't really get the anti-Cera thing either. But the Internet hath spoken. Don't worry, Michael, this too shall pass. Oh, and I loved Scott Pilgrim, buddy.

Gfest has always been a fan of Michael Cera.  We think he's a genuinely funny guy, but we're starting to think that he may not be that great of an actor.  He does seem to play the exact same character in every movie.  Is that Hollywood's fault for always casting him in those roles, or Cera's fault for not being able to convince the audience that his rolls are different?  

I'm not smart enough to know if Michael Cera is to blame, but I know that I didn't buy into him as Scott Pilgrim.  The movie was fantastic.  The rest of the cast was fantastic.  But I wasn't able to get past the fact that I was watching Michael Cera in the movie and not Scott Pilgrim. 

So maybe gfest is on the anti-Cera bandwagon.  But we still love him!

First look at Batman: Arkham City’s Catwoman, Two-Face and Harley & More (20+ Pictures)

Joystiq has stumbled upon what appear to be 20 new, and pretty stunning, screenshots from Batman: Arkham City, the much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. These images don’t come from an official source — they apparently were posted on an anonymous Flickr account — but they certainly look legitimate. And if they’re not the real deal, someone sure went to a lot of effort to craft a convincing hoax. Joystiq even theorizes the screenshots could be an intentional leak from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, the game will send players into Arkham City, the new maximum-security home for all of Gotham’s “thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.” Arkham City “introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.”

Sweet, Sweet 70's Goodness: Scooby Doo and Batman to Reunite in 'The Brave and the Bold' Episode

I remember it like yesterday, the 1972 meetings in "The New Scooby Doo Movies" features "The Caped Crusader Caper," and "The Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair," Scooby Doo will once again team up with the Dark Knight in an upcoming episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold."

If the episode titled "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!," is any indication, Batman and Scooby Doo's crossover will likely follow the kind of rules only an inter-dimensional imp would muster.

According to The Comics Continuum, the episode will feature three different incarnations of Batman, with Scooby starring in one segment along with a special (likely celebrity) guest star playing themselves. It probably won't be the Harlem Globe Trotters, but writer Paul Dini and director Ben Jones are the kind of force that will make the most of this premise.

The episode's other two planned persona's are currently unknown, but it should be interesting to see which Batmen make the cut.

Source: Comics Alliance

TV Series In The Works For Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’

Warner Bros. TV is in the early stages of developing a television series based on the popular Neil Gaiman comic book series Sandman.

WB is currently in the process of acquiring the television rights to Sandman from sister company DC Entertainment, which owns Vertigo, the imprint that published the comic book series from 1989 until 1996.
The company is also in talks with several writer-producers to adapt the award-winning series for television, apparently with Eric Kripke, creator of the CW television series Supernatural, at the top of their list of choices.

Sandman adaptations have been stuck in development hell over the past two decades with a movie version of the series planned in the early 1990s by frequent Gaiman collaborate Roger Avary, but that fell through. There had even been talks earlier this year of bringing the series to HBO, but that didn't work out either. Back in March, Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, who adapted Gaiman's Stardust for the big screen, expressed interest in doing a Sandman cable TV series and even spoke with Gaiman about his ideas, but nothing ever came of it.
 Source: Geeks of Doom

PREVIEW: J. Michael Straczynski SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE Original Graphic Novel Looks Marvelous

This October, writer J. Michael Straczynski (Superman, Wonder Woman, Babylon 5, “Changeling”) and artist Shane Davis (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman) will take readers on a journey both familiar and new – a story of a last son looking for meaning amidst the skyscrapers and teeming crowds of a great metropolis.
This is a Superman for the 21st century.

With SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, Straczynski and Davis inject the folk tale and legend that is Superman’s origin with a modern, vital and forward-looking energy that makes for a refreshing, epic and challenging super-hero adventure.

In SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE – the first original graphic novel retelling Superman’s origin — Clark Kent is a man looking for meaning in a new city and an age of failing newspapers, hand-held devices and instant gratification. But when you can fly through the sky and burn objects with a glance – things become a tad more complicated. Doubly so when a fleet of alien ships arrive on your doorstep.

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE channels the best tales of Superman with a look toward the future, by two of the brightest talents the industry has to offer. We’ve got a first look at the graphic novel below. Prepare to be wowed.
 Source: DC Comic's The Source

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Finally, It's Good to Be Me (And Maybe You!)

About time the ladies realized we are the true men of this planet.  All you dicks out there that picked on me growing up for our comic books, lack of interest in sports, good grades, weird t-shirts, packed lunches, obsession with role playing games, Lego craftsmanship, glasses, Commodore 64 and Apple IIe skills, etc. can kiss my ASS!  Plus, I'm wealthy - TAKE THAT!  Well, hello ladies!

AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD Picks Up a Second Season; Executive Producer Frank Darabont Talks Season Two

It was a damn good trailer. So damn good that it got the show a second season.  In spite of the fact that its pilot episode will not air until Halloween night, AMC’s zombie adaptation The Walking Dead (based on Robert Kirkman’s ongoing comic series) has already been picked up for a second season. From Empire [via Fangoria], the follow-up to the show’s six-episode first season will begin filming in February 2011 and will consist of thirteen episodes.
From Comic Book Movie, The Walking Dead Executive Producer Frank Darabont claims that he would love to capture on film “some of the environmental elements from volume 2 of Kirkman’s epic comic,” saying:
“It would be great not just to get out of the heat (season one was shot in Atlanta), but to present a different idea to the audience visually and tonally by having it be winter. There’s some really cool stuff that Kirkman did, where they find the one zombie that’s frozen to the ground. I’d never seen that before and that’s really cool.”
Darabont also discussed his excitement for potentially introducing one of his favorite characters from the comic in season two:
“…Or when Michonne shows up – and boy, is she a character I can’t wait to get to – when she comes striding out of the wasteland like a Clint Eastwood f***ing spaghetti western character cross-melded with some samurai movie, like the Baby Cart character with the f***ing sword, and there’s just a little drift of snow in the air. I would love to put that on film.” said Darabont.
I cannot wait until Halloween night to watch the television adaption of one my favorite books. The trailer, production pictures have all looked wonderful and really capture the spirit of the books.  Now, if we could just Y THE LAST MAN INVINCIBLE, EX MA CHINA and/or FABLES green-lit, television might be worth watching again. 
Source: Collider