And Your New Batman Is…
Benjamin. Fucking. Affleck.
I bet Marvel threw a party when they found out.

The Wrap broke the news that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the Zack Snyder directed Man of Steel sequel which is set for a July 17, 2015 release.
Warner Bros. is all up on Afflek’s 8=D these because he’s shown some real chops when it comes to producing, directing, and acting in his own shit that he produces/directs (probably because he has more on the line if he sucks), so the studio figured “Shit! He has dark hair, make him the new Dark Knight!”

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular super heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some,” said WB’s president of production Greg Silverman. “His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

I invented this scenario in my head where Kevin Smith has it in real good with somebody who coordinate’s all of DC’s shit for WB and he was like “Yo, get my boy this job!”

Added Snyder: “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”

You know who else had these acting chops in spades? Josh Brolin. Dude’s grizzled and manly as fuck and can totally pull off the whole tortured hero thing. Instead we’re stuck with Affleck’s weird underbite peeking through the cowl and his whiny voice trying to sound intimidating.
Still holding out hope that we’re all just being punked.

And Your New Batman Is…

Benjamin. Fucking. Affleck.

I bet Marvel threw a party when they found out.

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Finally! A Shuma-Gorath Heroclix Figure
For those of us who are seeking to play a tabletop version of Marvel Vs Capcom, the roster just got a bit bigger. After years of being absent from the tabletop game, the Great Old One has entered the game.
Not only is he a really detailed, awesome sculpt, but he is ridiculously powerful (check out his stats below.) Plus, he has a movable eye. I would have a blast setting that eye on my next target.
The downside? He is convention exclusive. This isn’t the first time that I’ve been shafted by the best characters only being available at conventions. I don’t think there is any figure I want more than the Capt. America Punisher.
However, due to overwhelming demand for the figure, Wizkids is putting a few of them up on their eBay store for people to buy at 50 bucks. Not bad for the Unclosing Eye.

Check It: More Marvel on AlbotasBuy It: Dark Knight Rises Heroclix Starter Set

Finally! A Shuma-Gorath Heroclix Figure

For those of us who are seeking to play a tabletop version of Marvel Vs Capcom, the roster just got a bit bigger. After years of being absent from the tabletop game, the Great Old One has entered the game.

Not only is he a really detailed, awesome sculpt, but he is ridiculously powerful (check out his stats below.) Plus, he has a movable eye. I would have a blast setting that eye on my next target.

The downside? He is convention exclusive. This isn’t the first time that I’ve been shafted by the best characters only being available at conventions. I don’t think there is any figure I want more than the Capt. America Punisher.

However, due to overwhelming demand for the figure, Wizkids is putting a few of them up on their eBay store for people to buy at 50 bucks. Not bad for the Unclosing Eye.

Check It: More Marvel on Albotas
Buy It: Dark Knight Rises Heroclix Starter Set

Raven Added to Injustice: Gods Among Us

Let me go on a tangent. I’ll admit, I’ve been on a bit of a break from gaming. The recent Sim City and Alien: Colonial Marines fiascoes have simply made me sigh in frustration. However, there are great games out there that have me coming back to the medium I love so dearly. Games like Ni No Kuni, Bit.Trip.Runner.2 and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm have sucked me back into gaming.

As a result, hype rarely gets to me. However, Injustice: Gods Among Us has me hyped. Surprisingly, I let this one go under my radar. I was curious when it was announced at last year’s E3, but then simply forgot about it.

Then news of my favorite Teen Titan being added to the game got me interested. Apparently GameTrailers accidentally uploaded the reveal trailer, which was originally supposed to air on GTTV. However, it was far too late.

There is a lot to be excited about here. A dark comic book fighting game from the creators of Mortal Kombat. On top of that is stellar design. It looks amazing. The detail in the environment, from the different depictions of the Joker and “Fuck Superman” graffiti to the awesome special moves, this game looks like the work of people who truly love what they do. It looks like a game for fans, but made by fans. It looks sincere.

That sort of thing pulls me back from the edges of gaming. I am incredibly excited for this.

Check it: More gaming on Albotas
Buy It: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition
Hello Kitty Heroclix Inbound?
A new press release announced a collaboration between Sanrio and NECA which will bring about a new Hello Kitty collection targeted at hardcore collectors.
The most curious section noted that a special Hello Kitty set of the popular (and awesome) Wizkids’ Heroclix is going to be revealed with the set at the New York Comic-Con.
Heroclix is an great tabletop game that mirrors the gameplay of something like Final Fantasy tactics using miniatures from Marvel and DC superheroes. However, with the latest expansions to Heroclix including IPs such as Assassin’s Creed, Street Fighter and Bioshock, it is no surprise that other recognizable properties are getting Heroclix releases. However, Hello Kitty is a bit surprising.
Can’t wait to see what this brings to the game. Heroclix is a fantastic hobby and I love seeing it grow. If you are a fan of strategy games and comics, you should be playing this game.
Art by OniBaka.
Check It: More Hello Kitty on AlbotasBuy It: Street Fighter Heroclix Starter Set

Hello Kitty Heroclix Inbound?

A new press release announced a collaboration between Sanrio and NECA which will bring about a new Hello Kitty collection targeted at hardcore collectors.

The most curious section noted that a special Hello Kitty set of the popular (and awesome) Wizkids’ Heroclix is going to be revealed with the set at the New York Comic-Con.

Heroclix is an great tabletop game that mirrors the gameplay of something like Final Fantasy tactics using miniatures from Marvel and DC superheroes. However, with the latest expansions to Heroclix including IPs such as Assassin’s Creed, Street Fighter and Bioshock, it is no surprise that other recognizable properties are getting Heroclix releases. However, Hello Kitty is a bit surprising.

Can’t wait to see what this brings to the game. Heroclix is a fantastic hobby and I love seeing it grow. If you are a fan of strategy games and comics, you should be playing this game.

Art by OniBaka.

Check It: More Hello Kitty on Albotas
Buy It: Street Fighter Heroclix Starter Set

Daily Graffiti: Spawn & Batman

Crazysauce street art by Seter and Merlyn.

Did anybody ever read the Spawn/Batman crossover by Frank Miller and Todd McFarlane back in ‘94? It’s about them trying to find a dude who decapitates homeless people and uses their heads for robots. Crazy stuff. I dug it as a kid, but it definitely doesn’t hold up to a grown-up mind. Kind of worth checking out anyway, though. Just for the weirdness.

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Buy: Batman/Spawn One-Shot
R.I.P. Joe Kubert
One of the most influential comic book illustrators of all time passed away yesterday at the age of 85. While he’s famous for his work on DC characters like Hawkman, his greatest contribution to the comic book world came when he founded The Kubert School, the first and only accredited school devoted entirely to the art of cartooning. His sons Adam and Andy are both successful comic artists who also instruct at the school that their father founded.
Here’s a picture of Joe at the drawing board with his son Andy way back in 1965.

(via Robot6)

R.I.P. Joe Kubert

One of the most influential comic book illustrators of all time passed away yesterday at the age of 85. While he’s famous for his work on DC characters like Hawkman, his greatest contribution to the comic book world came when he founded The Kubert School, the first and only accredited school devoted entirely to the art of cartooning. His sons Adam and Andy are both successful comic artists who also instruct at the school that their father founded.

Here’s a picture of Joe at the drawing board with his son Andy way back in 1965.

(via Robot6)

Shanghai Catwoman Is Badass
Here’s a clip from DC Nation’s Batman Shanghai three-part short series. It’s set in China in the 1930’s and Catwoman’s suit totally reminds me of a Maneki Neko.
Check out the clip below to see her in action along with a cameo of Bane.

(Robot 6 via Scene Asia)

Shanghai Catwoman Is Badass

Here’s a clip from DC Nation’s Batman Shanghai three-part short series. It’s set in China in the 1930’s and Catwoman’s suit totally reminds me of a Maneki Neko.

Check out the clip below to see her in action along with a cameo of Bane.

(Robot 6 via Scene Asia)

The Green Arrow TV Show Kind Of Looks Like Doo.

Seriously, looks like it was written and shot in the early 90’s. Maybe The Avengers just set my expectations for future superhero movies and shows way too high. Or maybe I just have good taste in things.

On the other hand, I could see this being a guilty pleasure. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need to see shitty acting, generic bad guys getting beaten up, and and dudes doing the Salmon Ladder from Ninja Warrior.

Here’s another clip:

Arrow drops this Fall on the CW, which explains a lot.

Random Purchase of the Month (March 2012)

This month I randomly purchased a Millennium Edition Dreamcast controller. These limited edition pads were released in Japan during late 1999 and early 2000 (basically one year into the system’s life, at least in Japan) in a variety of colors. They came in windowed boxes to show off the transparent awesomeness of the pads.


I didn’t even think when I saw this hanging on a peg hook in the store. One second it was there and the next it was in my hand. They usually go for $40 to $60 but this one was $11. Deal.

I got it home and realized why it was $11. The thing was filthy. After completely dismantling the controller, giving its plastic parts a thorough bathing, and de-gunking the cord, it was back to good condition.

[Check out the previous RPotM]

A Little Bit on the Sega Side: Check out these officially sanctioned iPhone 4 cases featuring Sega consoles. The hardshell cases come in 16, 32, and 128 bit varieties. They’re just $22 each from Amazon.

Daily Graffiti: Batman scootin’ by a laundromat. Pic by Susan Cromwell.
Check out the DAILY GRAFFITI ARCHIVES for more geektastic street art!

Daily Graffiti: Batman scootin’ by a laundromat. Pic by Susan Cromwell.

Check out the DAILY GRAFFITI ARCHIVES for more geektastic street art!

Holy LSD, Batman!
Liam Brazier is an artist who takes cool things and makes them trippy and also has the last name of a ladies’ undergarment. I approve.
[Via Notcot.org]

Holy LSD, Batman!

Liam Brazier is an artist who takes cool things and makes them trippy and also has the last name of a ladies’ undergarment. I approve.

[Via Notcot.org]

Trailer for Batman: Year One. Based on Frank Miller’s classic comic story of the same name, this animated feature drops on Blu-ray, DVD, download, and OnDemand October 18th.

(via Splash Page)

This is the Harley Quinn Mimobot which you’ll only be able to get at San Diego Comic Con from the Mimoco booth. It comes in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB models and is preloaded with stuff like desktop backgrounds, screensavers, avatars, and other goodies.
BRB while I wipe the drool from my keyboard.
(via Mimoco reveals SDCC Exclusive Harley Quinn Mimobot | Plastic and Plush)

This is the Harley Quinn Mimobot which you’ll only be able to get at San Diego Comic Con from the Mimoco booth. It comes in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB models and is preloaded with stuff like desktop backgrounds, screensavers, avatars, and other goodies.

BRB while I wipe the drool from my keyboard.

(via Mimoco reveals SDCC Exclusive Harley Quinn Mimobot | Plastic and Plush)

Bad Reputation
Black Canary, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, and Batgirl start up their own all-girl rock band à la The Runaways in this illustration by Cliff Chiang. He will be auctioning off the original black and white art at Heroes Con next weekend.

Bad Reputation

Black Canary, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, and Batgirl start up their own all-girl rock band à la The Runaways in this illustration by Cliff Chiang. He will be auctioning off the original black and white art at Heroes Con next weekend.

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