Man, Mario is a dick.
Just in time for convention season, Iron Fist Clothing (not to be confused with Iron Fist, the Marvel superhero) has unveiled a Spring/Summer capsule collection entitled Super Bitches that features pin-up styled artwork of superheroines and villains. Known for their eclectic catalogue of monster-themed high heels and glam collaborations with RuPaul’s Drag Race, the LA-based clothing label collaborated with artist Lora Zombie to create this cheeky comic-inspired print to showcase fierce and empowered super-women in a shared feminine and feminist light.
Above: Super Bitches Dress ($65); Super Bitches print, by Lora Zombie (close-up); Super Bitches Shorts ($40)
We’ve all seen clever action figure photography floating around the internet at some point, but this series, titled 1:1 Toys, by Daniel Picard is some top tier God Mode level craziness.
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Great news for fans of Marvel Studios and their Cinematic Universe. Daredevil, of which Fox had the rights for, is now back in the hands of Marvel Studios, meaning that we could see Daredevil enter the Cinematic Universe.
The news, confirmed by Kevin Feige at the Iron Man 3 press event, is great news. Back in 1990, before Marvel Studios was an active production company, they sold off the rights to multiple projects which included X-Men, Spiderman and Daredevil. This explains the reboots of X-Men and Spiderman so soon. If Fox and Sony don’t actively produce films based on those IPs, the rights revert back to Marvel. This was the case with Daredevil.
The hope is for Marvel to acquire all of the film rights back to their franchises. Through doing so, they could introduce the regular Avengers team members like Wolverine and Spider-man. The best part? A possible Civil War film.
This is the first step in getting some of those IPs back. My guess? They get the Fantastic 4 and Blade franchises back next.
As for what to do with Daredevil? If it were up to me, I would have kept this a secret and then debuted him on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. That would have got people talking.
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Bro, did you ever see this movie called Avengers, though? The only logical conclusion my brain can come up with is that the Hulk is in the new Captain America movie, which probably isn’t true, but would be pretty awesome.
Surgical needles make for some pretty cringe-worthy Weapon X cosplay.
I grew up reading and obsessing over comics since the second grade, but as soon as I turned nine or ten, I stopped caring about most superhero comics. It was the 90’s and the whole “do-gooder in tights” thing was just boring and played out at the time.
If my mom gave me five bucks to pick out a comic while she was getting her nails did at the mall and I had to choose between Superman’s chisel-jawed, primp-haired exploits, or something as stylishly violent as Spawn or oversexed like Gen-13, I think you can guess nine-year-old wouldn’t pick.
Superman, like most superheroes, is at his most interesting when his origin story is being told. It’s the whole Heroes Journey thing. But after that story’s over and done with, it’s just a dude in tights fighting the same bad guys and saving the same people & planets from certain doom over and over again. Bleh.
But Man of Steel looks like it could very well be one of the best Superman origin stories - or at least the best one ever told on screen. I like that it seems to capture the human side of the story without seeming all mushy and Hallmark-esque.
You’re a father or a mother who raise a baby from space. It may seem silly on the surface, but, really, how do you deal with that sort of thing? And the same goes for Kal-El; you grow up thinking you’re just another normal kid, then all of a sudden you’re shooting lasers out of your eyeballs and bending crowbars like they were pipe-cleaner.
My favorite part about superhero stories isn’t so much when they’re punching bad guys in the face or using their fancy powers, but it’s watching how they emotionally deal with all the shit that gets thrown their way, and then use their powers to blow it all up, of course.
Here’s to hoping that this delivers on all fronts.
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.
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After spending his entire adolescence developing his imagination, Calvin’s imagination gains a mind of its own and the lines between what’s real and what’s make-believe become blurred.
Somewhere, Bill Watterson is cursing and beating his computer monitor with a baseball bat.
Really excited about this one. My favorite comic book illustrated/writer, Jeffrey Brown, is getting ready to release his newest comic book on Top Shelf Comix, titled A Matter of Life. The hardcover graphic novel will be an autobiography on his fatherhood and his father’s fatherhood.
From Top Shelf:
In “A Matter of Life,” Jeffrey Brown draws upon memories of three generations of Brown men: himself, his minister father, and his preschooler son Oscar. Weaving through time, passing through the quiet suburbs and colorful cities of the midwest, their stories slowly assemble into a kaleidoscopic answer to the big questions: matters of life and death, family and faith, and the search for something beyond oneself.
The comic book will release this June.
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These awesome grid-type illustrations were created by Eric Dufresne. The geometric style and shapes are used here to create super colorful versions of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Robin, and Catwoman.
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Here are some more photos from MegaCon this weekend. The Cable and Dr. Doom is absolutely astonishing. Here’s part 1 to the post.
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