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.

DAILY GRAFFITI: PAINTED ON A DARK KNIGHT EDITION
Check this sick Batman piece. I can’t tell if it’s a wheatpaste or a stencil, but apparently it was painted on a Dark Knight. Geddit? Because jokes.
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DAILY GRAFFITI: PAINTED ON A DARK KNIGHT EDITION

Check this sick Batman piece. I can’t tell if it’s a wheatpaste or a stencil, but apparently it was painted on a Dark Knight. Geddit? Because jokes.

(via iyers)

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SUBMIT: The Albotas Geek Graffiti Flickr group
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)

DAILY GRAFFITI: THAT ONE TIME THANOS AND CARNAGE HUNG OUT EDITION
Here’s a ginormous street art mural of Thanos and Carnage wearing what looks like the robe Rocky wore to the ring. The full piece features the handywork of Merlyn, Kooltaste, Hose, Stom500, Uncle Ho, DarkElixir, Jack El Diablo, and Wise.
Check out a snazzily edited video of the creation of the piece below.

(via Startape)
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DAILY GRAFFITI: THAT ONE TIME THANOS AND CARNAGE HUNG OUT EDITION

Here’s a ginormous street art mural of Thanos and Carnage wearing what looks like the robe Rocky wore to the ring. The full piece features the handywork of Merlyn, Kooltaste, Hose, Stom500, Uncle Ho, DarkElixir, Jack El Diablo, and Wise.

Check out a snazzily edited video of the creation of the piece below.

(via Startape)

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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!
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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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Buy: Snazzy Captain America socks with wings!
PRE-ORDER THE SAGA, VOL. 3 PAPERBACK FOR LESS THAN THE DIGITAL VERSION
If you read comics and haven’t picked up Saga yet, you’re being a complete jerk to yourself. (We hyped it up here way back when.) Go get Vol. 1 (down to $5.64 from $9.99) and Vol. 2 ($11.57 from $14.99), and while you’re at it, just go ahead and pre-order the third volume which drops on March 25. It’s only $12.33 for a paperback versus $14.99 for the Kindle edition. Oh yeah, and it’s one of the most character rich, well-paced, and highly imaginative comics to come out in recent memory.

PRE-ORDER THE SAGA, VOL. 3 PAPERBACK FOR LESS THAN THE DIGITAL VERSION

If you read comics and haven’t picked up Saga yet, you’re being a complete jerk to yourself. (We hyped it up here way back when.) Go get Vol. 1 (down to $5.64 from $9.99) and Vol. 2 ($11.57 from $14.99), and while you’re at it, just go ahead and pre-order the third volume which drops on March 25. It’s only $12.33 for a paperback versus $14.99 for the Kindle edition. Oh yeah, and it’s one of the most character rich, well-paced, and highly imaginative comics to come out in recent memory.

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)

Hero-Glyphics

Here’s a line of hieroglyphics created by Josh Lane, celebrating the heroes of our time. They’re on sale right over here if you want a print. Loving the Hobgoblin and Spider-Man one.

'The Walking Dead' Mid-season Finale Compared To The Comics

SPOILER ALERT: Shit goes down. Also, sorry for completely ruining the mid-season finale if you haven’t already seen it (Why haven’t you seen it yet!?). Here’s a side-by-side comparison of scenes from episode 408 and issues 46-48 of the comics. Pretty cool to see how close they stuck to the books even though the Governor should have showed up with the tank at the end of season three, but it’s major discrepancies like that keep the show fresh and make it its own unique beast.

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Want: Batman Tumbler Golf Cart

This golf cart was customized to look like the Tumbler from the Chris Nolan Batman films and it was actually used on the Warner Bros. lot where the films were made! This is perfect for ridding your local golf course of unwanted villainy or doing donuts in the mall parking lot until security calls the cops, in which case just try and catch me!

This is up for grabs on eBay for a ridiculous price and the auction ends in three days. Buy it for me or don’t buy it at all.

(via Nerd Approved)

Pop Up Funk - A Stylish Pop-up Book For Grownups

Pop Up Funk is a collaboration between comic artist Jim Mahfood a.k.a. Food One and designer Rosston Meyer featuring pop-up versions of Mahfood’s well-known works as well as all new pieces created just for the book. Each one comes signed and numbered by the artist and only 100 exist. Scoop it here.

'Sin City' TV Show On The Way?
Seems like The Weinstein Company is looking to take over your TV set with a plethora of new shows including ones based on movies like Scream and The Mist. Bob Weinstein is even hoping to follow up the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For with a TV show set in the Sin City universe and directed by Robert Rodriguez & Sin City creator Frank Miller.
(via NY Times)

'Sin City' TV Show On The Way?

Seems like The Weinstein Company is looking to take over your TV set with a plethora of new shows including ones based on movies like Scream and The Mist. Bob Weinstein is even hoping to follow up the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For with a TV show set in the Sin City universe and directed by Robert Rodriguez & Sin City creator Frank Miller.

(via NY Times)

ALBOTAS GOES TO WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2013
(This is an old post from almost a year ago that was saved as a draft and eventually forgotten about. My bad)
As someone who has been regularly attending Wizard World since 2007, I can honestly say it gets bigger year after year. With big names like Stan Lee and the cast of The Walking Dead and Firefly, this was easily the biggest year yet.
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It’s time to face the facts: nerd culture has infiltrated the mainstream and it looks like it’s here to stay. If this year’s Wizard World Philly comic Con was any indication, it might have something to do with a little show called The Walking Dead. The AMC TV series seems to have bridged the gap between mainstream media and comicbook fandom. Everywhere you looked, people could be seen with Walking Dead VIP lanyards and arms full of Walking Dead merch. For a second, I actually thought I was at a Walking Dead convention.
But then the REAL fun began. BUYING LOTS OF STUFF!!! Meeting celebrities and attending panels is all good and well, but there’s nothing like sifting through old back issues. I managed to score some issues of the old Vampirella magazines and various other junk I’d been missing from my collection. Word to the wise: if you’ve never attended a con like Wizard World and plan on doing so in the future, bring a buttload of backup funds because you WILL spend money on the plethora of cool stuff on display.
And the cosplay at Wizard World just keeps getting better and better each year. The first Wizard World I ever attended had barely any cosplayers, but these days you can’t walk 10 steps without bumping into someone dressed as their favorite character. Check out our cosplay posts HERE and HERE from the event.


All in all, it’s been amazing to watch this yearly con evolve into what it is today. Back in the day, the main celebrity guests were cool, but nothing as huge as Stan Lee or the casts of Firefly and The Walking Dead.

Speaking of Stan Lee, check out our article 5 Things We Learned About Stan Lee at Wizard World Philly.
I leave you now with this video of a little kid bumrushing the stage at the Walking Dead panel. This was NOT part of the show. Some parent just let their kid get up on stage and take the mic.

ALBOTAS GOES TO WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2013

(This is an old post from almost a year ago that was saved as a draft and eventually forgotten about. My bad)

As someone who has been regularly attending Wizard World since 2007, I can honestly say it gets bigger year after year. With big names like Stan Lee and the cast of The Walking Dead and Firefly, this was easily the biggest year yet.

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