RED BULL CANS IN JUSTICE LEAGUE OUTFITS
The Red Bull Superhero Project is a design concept by New York-based Art Director Diego Fonseca.
It’s basic human knowledge that Red Bull tastes like complete caca mixed with vomit (if you don’t think so, you’re either a goddamn liar or your taste buds are playing an evil trick on you), but these packaging redesigns featuring the iconic costumes of DC superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Green Lantern are sick enough that I could see people buying them just to display on their shelves. I’m sure people have displayed lamer things. I have a shelf full of Orbitz. Remember those? The little orbs are totally still floating and there’s even a mail-in rebate for a free movie ticket to see Independence Day starring Will Smith in theaters! No, you can’t have one.
(via The Dieline)
9 Thoughts on Superhero Films In a Post-Avengers Industry
I understand completely that Hollywood will continue to create comic book and superhero-related films. I get that they’re going to be blockbusters, regardless of the hero and studios involved, as well as the producers, directors, and even casting calls.
You may or may not have noticed the impact The Avengers has had on every other super hero film being announced or prepping its release. In case you haven’t noticed, consider the fact that we’re seeing a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover film, Wonder Woman is being introduced in the upcoming Batman and Superman film, and we’re seeing a huge surge of villains in the upcoming Spider-Man sequels.
Here’s some thoughts on a post-Avengers Hollywood, how it’s affected superhero movies, and how it’s going to continue to pull in more unbelievable hype.
Fox and Warner Bros. Announce New Police Drama, Gotham
It seems like Warner Bros. wants to have something to coincide with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on ABC. Fox and Warner Bros. Television are apparently working on a television show titled ‘Gotham,’ focusing on the police force in Gotham City and a young James Gordon before he became a commissioner. We’ll follow Gordon as he does detective work revolving around some of Gotham’s most famous villains.
I like this idea a lot, as it’s been done in a couple of alternative DC comics already. Most notably, Gotham Central, by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and MIchael Lark. It really opened the idea of how interesting it really could be following around the Gotham police force in a post-Batman world.
The show will be developed by Bruno Heller, who also worked on HBO’s Rome and CBS’ Mentalist. No word on when anything else will come out of this any time soon, but regardless, I’m excited.
Canada Mints 75th Anniversary Superman Coins - Step It Up, America!
Superman may fight for truth, justice, and the American way, but it’s the Canadians who were gracious enough pay homage to the Man of Steel with this set of seven limited edition coins.
Awesome Batman Film Trilogy Posters
Check out these awesome film posters for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, created by Etsy user, bigbadrobot. These prints are available in various sizes and look really clean. They definitely give off nostalgic feelings of Batman: The Animated Series.
The Incredible Superhero Paintings of William Wray
These paintings are absolutely incredible. William Wray, a cartoonist from California, specializes in creating paintings on specific characters. As you can see, we’ve got Supergirl, Spider-Man, Batman, Captain America, and a couple of other figures depicted in some dark and urban environments.
21 Years Later, Batman: The Animated Series Panel
Here’s video from the 2013 San Diego Comic Con Batman: The Animated Series panel. The series creators,Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, and Paul Din, discuss the series after 21 years.
Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile [Kindle Edition] On Sale Today
For today only, Amazon is selling Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile for a sole $1.99. That’s cheap as shit for an amazing first volume from DC’s Vertigo imprint. For those of you wanting a physical copy, sorry — this deal is Kindle only. It’s still a damn good deal, considering the digital copy goes for $13.
Check it: More Fables on Albotas
Buy it: Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile [Kindle Edition]
Happy Birthday Jack Kirby
The king of comics would have been 96 today if he were still alive. I mentioned it earlier this week — those who wish to give back and show appreciation to the king of comics and heavily influential Jack Kirby, simply donate $9.60 to The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps comic book creators in need, which is also endorsed by the Kirby family. If $9.60 is too much, please consider donating any amount lower. Anything works and everything helps. It’s the least you can do to give back to the comic book medium and show thanks to Kirby and his legacy. The donation link is right here for you.
Indie Comic Roundup: Ignatz Nominees, Collider, Autoptic
Here’s a new weekly segment I’m going to be publishing every Monday. As some of you may already know, I own a site called Drawn Words in which I review indie comic books on a weekly (or biweekly, often) basis. I don’t cover news on the site and I don’t really have an outlet for it, so I figured I could do it here on Albotas. For you guys.
Every week I plan on dropping a bunch of links dealing with underground, lesser-known, or smaller published comic books and graphic novels that you may or may not already heard of. I’ll be dropping links to my own reviews, other news sources, videos, free webcomics to read, and more. Hit the jump for this week’s random assortment.
Telltale Games Gives ‘Fables' The 'Walking Dead' Treatment In 'The Wolf Among Us’
Based on the Fables comic book series from DC’s Vertigo imprint, The Wolf Among Us shares the same comic booky graphic style as The Walking Dead games, but we won’t know what the gameplay will be like until it’s fully revealed at PAX Prime on September 2nd.
Set prior to the events seen in the first issue of the FABLES comic book series, The Wolf Among Us puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf. Now the sheriff of a hidden community in New York City, exiled from the land of fairy tales, Bigby is tasked by the bureaucratSnow White to keep order within a society of mythical creatures and characters trying to remain undetected in the world of the mundane. From a chain-smoking member of ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ to a car-stealing Mr. Toad itching for his next wild ride, The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings straight from the pages of myth and lore, now trying to survive on the meanest and most run-down streets of New York City.
Weekend To-Do List:
- Listen: Heccra. This band is fucking incredible. It’s got the best aspects of what I’m currently into, genre and instrumentation wise (punk, synth shit, hardcore, anything remotely similar to Math the Band), and it’s molded together with high energy and crazy noise. The band is actually just one dude, so mega talent was involved for this project. Highly recommend checking out The Last Weekend of Summer EP on Bandcamp. Best of all: It’s free to download (or name your price).
- Read: Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire. I’m three trade paperback volumes into this story and I’ve got only two left to finish the entire series. Comic book genius, Jeff Lemire, finished this series for DC’s Vertigo imprint in January of this year so it’s now my duty to finish reading them, as I’ve no excuse not to, especially since I own all the trades in the collection. I tried explaining the story on our Hangout earlier this week, but failed. I can’t really say much about it without spoiling a lot of the mystery behind it all, but it revolves around a boy named Gus who has deer-like features and is kidnapped by some man. And stuff happens, etc., comic book magic.
- Play: Gears of War. Not 2. Not 3. The first. In case you didn’t catch our awesome Hangout session the other night, or simply refuse to watch it: Marc, Robby, Jon, and I made a pact to finish one game a week on this current gen before the next generation consoles launch. Well, I own the entire Gears of War series and I have never played any of them. I don’t wanna be the loser to break this pact, so I’m going to jump right into the first part of the trilogy this weekend. Hoping it doesn’t feel too dated…
- Watch: Attack on Titan. I don’t usually enjoy manga or anime, but Robby talked it up and I keep seeing images from the show pop up on my newsfeeds every webpage I visit. This show is about some town that has huge ass walls and gets attacked by titans that have broken into said huge ass walls. You know, anime shit. I’m jumping into this first thing tomorrow morning.
- Don’t cheat on my diet so I can continue to
get bitcheslose weight.
Peace ya’ll, have a good weekend.