8-BIT AVENGERS

Here’s a cool little t-shirt design by artist Robert Retiano featuring classic characters that have survived the 8-bit era of gaming as Marvel’s Avengers. There’s Donkey Kong as the Incredible Hulk, Link as Captain America, Mega Man as Iron Man, and Mario as Thor.

What oldschool video game characters would be Black Widow and Hawkeye?

CAPTAIN AMERICA IN POST-IT NOTE FORM
This was made by a Redditor who says that he does Marvel movies big at his office. I love how Thor’s looking all jealous of Cap’s legs.

CAPTAIN AMERICA IN POST-IT NOTE FORM

This was made by a Redditor who says that he does Marvel movies big at his office. I love how Thor’s looking all jealous of Cap’s legs.

REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Guess who saw an early screening of Winter Soldier and had his mind completely blown away. This guy.
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I grew up a Marvel kid. I was mostly into Spider-Man and the X-Men universe. For some reason, the more straight-laced heroes like Iron-Man and Captain America were too boring and goody-goody for my super edgy 10-year-old tastes. I eventually got more into Image Comics and random other indie stuff, but I’d always go back to Marvel just to see what was up.
Then Iron-Man came out in theaters. It took a character I’d previously thought of as boring and turned him into a lovable, cocky, smart-ass version of Bruce Wayne. Then Captain America: The First Avenger was announced. Was it possible that Cap on screen could be more interesting than the corny whitebread Cap I remember from the 90’s?
Sort of.
Captain America was an alright movie (aside from the distractingly weird Skinny Steve Rogers), but it felt too montage-y — like they were trying to pack in too much. I’ve seen it about 5 times and still don’t remember most of what happens in the third act. That’s where my brain just switches off and I just stop caring.
But then Avengers (a.k.a. the greatest superhero movie of all time. Fight me.) came out followed by the trailers for Winter Soldier making it look all intense and epic, like Marvel’s version of Dark Knight Rises. And that’s basically what it is, but better.
The first bit of the film is just one giant awesome espionage scene on a ship that plays out like a stealth action game. Then some serious shit goes down, peeps can’t be trusted, and Cap and friends set out to right wrongs by punching faces and blowing things up.
Without spoiling anything, I can say that the choreography of not just the hand-to-hand combat, but the action sequences as a whole, are easily the best of any Marvel movie to date. The camera zooms and spins between Falcon dodging bullets in the sky, cars exploding into the air, Cap taking on swarms of dudes on the ground, and then there’s Nick Fury and Black Widow espionage stuff. It’s SO. DAMN. GOOD!
I feel like Chris Evans plays a way better Steve Rogers this time around. He has more of the character to work with. He misses his past, he feels betrayed by the government that he strove so hard to fight for in the first film, and he’s at a point where there’s really no one he can trust.
Anthony Mackie does as much as he can with the role. His character, Falcon, is introduced as a stand-up guy that Steve views as a trustworthyfellow soldier. He eventually becomes the only person he can turn to and is reduced to little more than a really cool device for action scenes and spouting the occasional campy one-liner while a majority of the real talking is left to the grown-ups. To be fair, he plays the role with all the enthusiasm and charm necessary to make the character likeable and it would have been tough to cram in some ridiculous backstory with all the other craziness going on.
Scarlett Johansson definitely takes the Black Widow character to a new level compared to previous films. She’s sort of a hit-or-miss actress for me, but she nailed it this time around. She displays a bad-ass tough chick confidence, but does a terrific job at adding a layer of sadness and vulnerability behind it all.
As for the Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan freaking KILLS it. He’s menacing as shit and commands each scene he’s in with a vicious and lethal presence. The dude wears a mask covering his mouth for most of the film and has to do most of the acting with his eyes which is way harder than it sounds. I’ve already seen a crazy amount of fangirl swooning on Tumblr about his “OMG poor brainwashed sad guy I want to save” performance, so expect more once the film actually releases. A weird part of me kind of wants to see who gets fangirl’d on harder: Tom Hiddleston as Loki or Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier. Chicks love tragic-ass bad boys.
What i love is how the whole scope of the film escalates from small-team-of-agents-on-a-boat to holy-shit-everyone-is-bad-everyone-will-die-this-is-epic-as-shit by the end of the second act; the repercussions of which will definitely be felt by the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a crazy degree. It will definitely be interesting to see how Captain America: The Winter Soldier will impact the next few films as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series.
All in all, Captain America: The Winter Soldier brings a well-balanced mix of action, intrigue, rich character moments, and is complete with all the fanboy inside winks and nods you’d expect from a Marvel film (and a pitch-perfect Pulp Fiction reference for Samuel L. Jackson fans). This film is leaps and bounds greater than the first Captain America and is on the same level as Avengers. If anything, this will definitely get you pumped for Phase 2.

REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Guess who saw an early screening of Winter Soldier and had his mind completely blown away. This guy.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST IS DIFFERENT IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Not sure if this is real or fake, but as more and more countries get their advance screenings of Winter Soldier, it seems like the scene of Cap’s to-do list that was posted last week has been tweaked for different territories. Makes sense to have different cultural references for different cultures. Above is a shot from the Korean version listing Dance Dance Revolution, Oldboy, and Ji-Sung Park. The version shown in England reportedly includes The Beatles, Sean Connery, and 1966 World Cup while the Colombian version apparently listed Shakira, of all things.
(via Reddit)

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST IS DIFFERENT IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Not sure if this is real or fake, but as more and more countries get their advance screenings of Winter Soldier, it seems like the scene of Cap’s to-do list that was posted last week has been tweaked for different territories. Makes sense to have different cultural references for different cultures. Above is a shot from the Korean version listing Dance Dance Revolution, Oldboy, and Ji-Sung Park. The version shown in England reportedly includes The Beatles, Sean Connery, and 1966 World Cup while the Colombian version apparently listed Shakira, of all things.

(via Reddit)

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST
Here’s a screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier showing Cap’s to-do list. Poor dude. Frozen for nearly 70 years, there’s a lot he has to catch up on like Thai food, educating himself on the ups and downs of the Berlin wall, and apparently he’s unsure about Rocky II.  At least he got Star Wars out of the way.
Sheesh, Steve! You should put buy a smartphone on that list because there’s totally an app for keeping track of all that stuff. Christ, you could knock that list out in a few days ON a smartphone!
(via imgur)

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST

Here’s a screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier showing Cap’s to-do list. Poor dude. Frozen for nearly 70 years, there’s a lot he has to catch up on like Thai food, educating himself on the ups and downs of the Berlin wall, and apparently he’s unsure about Rocky II.  At least he got Star Wars out of the way.

Sheesh, Steve! You should put buy a smartphone on that list because there’s totally an app for keeping track of all that stuff. Christ, you could knock that list out in a few days ON a smartphone!

(via imgur)

CUSTOM CAPTAIN AMERICA AIR JORDANS BY SEKURE D

Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4 and shoe & toy customizer extraordinaire Sekure D (check out our video interview with him here) went all out on a pair of Jordan 6’s and embellished them with all the iconic details of the O.G. Captain America suit. At first glance I though these were a legit licensing crossover which is a true testament to the artist’s skills and super clean lines.

Sidenote: Anyone catching the early premiere of Winter Soldier going on in select cities tomorrow?

(via Freshness)

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Here’s The Trailer for Captain America: Winter Soldier
Here’s the trailer that was teased yesterday. I’ll admit, I always thought the straight-laced old timey WWII hijinks of the first Captain America flick came off as a bit hokey. It’s no fault of the film, really. That’s just part of the characters story and it never really resonated with me. But teaming him up with S.H.I.E.L.D. on hi-tech espionage missions? Yeah, I can totally get down with this. Also, Black Widow. Hhnnnggg! Needs more Coulson, though.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

Here’s The Trailer for Captain America: Winter Soldier

Here’s the trailer that was teased yesterday. I’ll admit, I always thought the straight-laced old timey WWII hijinks of the first Captain America flick came off as a bit hokey. It’s no fault of the film, really. That’s just part of the characters story and it never really resonated with me. But teaming him up with S.H.I.E.L.D. on hi-tech espionage missions? Yeah, I can totally get down with this. Also, Black Widow. Hhnnnggg! Needs more Coulson, though.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

Here’s A Teaser Trailer For The Teaser Trailer Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Trailers for trailers are stupid, but we’re posting ‘em anyway because the Marvel cinematic universe is just plain rad and Black Widow’s new hair-do is super sexy. Not as sexy as those curls in Iron Man 2, but still pretty damn sexy.

The REAL teaser trailer debuts tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted on any developments regarding Black Widow’s hair in the meantime.

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.

Avengers Deco Wall Lights

Monsters hiding in closets and under beds don’t stand a chance against these 3D wall art night lights featuring everyone’s favorite Avengers. Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s helmet, Thor’s hammer, and Hulk’s fist are available for purchase from Target.com for just $30 each.

(Source: hiconsumption.com)

Kills Nerdstink Dead: Marvel Superhero Soap
Ever go to a comic convention or wait in line for a midnight movie screening or video game release and think to yourself “Man! Haven’t these people ever heard of soap!?” Now, thanks to Luxury Lane Soap and the power of the internet, if there’s anyone out there not using soap, they’ll be smelling fresh to death in no time after one look at these bad boys. Featuring classic superheroes, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and more, these fine soaps smell like a good idea for any occasion.

Kills Nerdstink Dead: Marvel Superhero Soap

Ever go to a comic convention or wait in line for a midnight movie screening or video game release and think to yourself “Man! Haven’t these people ever heard of soap!?” Now, thanks to Luxury Lane Soap and the power of the internet, if there’s anyone out there not using soap, they’ll be smelling fresh to death in no time after one look at these bad boys. Featuring classic superheroes, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and more, these fine soaps smell like a good idea for any occasion.

(Source: hiconsumption.com)

Daily Graffiti

Here’s a heaping buttload of Avengers graffiti spotted in New Jersey by markchevy. That photorealistic Iron Man and Captain America piece is all kinds of legit and holy hot damn the lettering on the Thor one! Skills.

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Custom Marvel Micro Munnys By Rocketboy Customs

Ryan “Rocketboy” McClure sent us these pics of some recent commission pieces he did featuring Munny versions of Wolverine, Captain America, Thor, and Punisher. Pretty impressive, especially considering they’re each just 2.5” tall.

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A skeletal Captain America bursts through the Berlin Wall in this DFace pieces spotted by edenpictures.
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A skeletal Captain America bursts through the Berlin Wall in this DFace pieces spotted by edenpictures.

Marvel x Kidrobot Munny Figures

Kidrobot’s Munnyworld meets the Marvel Universe when the famous DIY vinyl toy platform gets superheroic (and villainous) makeovers on July 25. Spider-Man, Iron Man, Venom, and Wolverine will be available as both 7-inch Munnys and 4-inch Mini Munnys complete with accessories and stickers.

There’s also some upcoming blindboxed sets of 3-inch Micro Munnys and zipper pulls.

We’re gonna’ need a bigger shelf.

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