Dancing Baby Groot Figure Coming Soon
Just when you thought you needed to stop spending money on toys, Funko drops this (literal) baby of a figure. The incredibly popular dancing Groot will be available as a POP Vinyl very soon, with an announcement of a date early next week. So here’s an announcement of an announcement to get you hyped for it.
You can still buy the original Groot POP Vinyl right here at a whopping $40 on Amazon. Its head bobbles and you can pretend it’s a baby if you really wanted to.

Dancing Baby Groot Figure Coming Soon

Just when you thought you needed to stop spending money on toys, Funko drops this (literal) baby of a figure. The incredibly popular dancing Groot will be available as a POP Vinyl very soon, with an announcement of a date early next week. So here’s an announcement of an announcement to get you hyped for it.

You can still buy the original Groot POP Vinyl right here at a whopping $40 on Amazon. Its head bobbles and you can pretend it’s a baby if you really wanted to.

Fund Some Spooky-Silly Comics by Jess Smart Smiley and Dave Scheidt

You want some creepy terror that people of all-ages can read and enjoy? Of course you do — everybody wants that! So Jess Smart Smiley and Dave Scheidt are working together to make just that happen, but they need some Kickstarter help.

The duo are trying to raise $5000 to give readers stories on a haunted toilet, a garbage-eating werewolf, and so much more. Check out the project here to help donate to the soon-to-be great book. There are plenty of rewards left for those wanting to toss some bucks toward Jess Smart Smiley and Dave Scheidt — two equally awesome friends of mine and truly creative folks.

Hawkeye Shirts Will Benefit Signing Time Foundation

Matt Fraction’s critically acclaimed Hawkeye series isn’t really stopping in its momentum of being one of the best solo Marvel titles ever created. Now there’s a t-shirt to show your love for the title, as well as the love of others, thanks to WeLoveFine.com. This shirt features sign language in reference to Hawkeye issue #19 and will be sold to benefit the Signing Time Foundation, which aims to make sign language a fun activity that’s also very accessible for deaf children.

The shirt is $25 and available in purple and black in both men and women sizes. If you haven’t already read Hawkeye, I suggest you do, as it’s one of the finest comics out there at the moment.

CHECK IT: More Hawkeye on Albotas

BUY: Hawkeye Vol. 1

1966 LEGO Batman Project

Sam Gras writes in to us:

Hello, My name is Sam. I’m a Father, Cosplayer, and all around geek. My Four year old daughter is obsessed with Batman and Robin and asked me to make her a LEGO Batmobile that would fit both characters. I made her the iconic 1966 version. The build is on the LEGOIdeas website and has been in the top projects consistently every week. We currently have over 4,000 supporters.

With your help, we can reach our goal of 10K supporters and LEGO will consider producing the set. Below is a link to the build and my Facebook page. Please consider writing an article about the build, this would make an awesome little girl and her father very happy.

This is super rad and I really want those 60’s Batman and Robin figs. Head over to LEGO Ideas to support this project NOW!

Have cool geeky news tips you’d like us to share on the site? Email tip@albotas.com!

CHECK IT: More LEGO posts
BUY: LEGO Delorean from Back to the Future

COMIC BOOK STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

Check out these custom made stained glass windows by Redditor OwlQuill. Perfect for the Holy Church of Geekery if one were to actually exist somewhere. if it did, I would want to be the Reverend. Or maybe the minister. Is there a difference? Whoever gets the coolest outfit.

As awesome as these are, the Hawkeye one makes my heart sad knowing that the series will end with issue #22. Great job, Matt Fraction. You broke my heart, you perfect bastard.

CHECK IT: More comic stuff
BUY: Hawkeye Vol. 1
Here’s The Line To Get Into San Diego Comic-Con Back In 1983
You know, before the rest of the world realized how cool it actually is to be a nerd.
(via Pete Salisbury)

Here’s The Line To Get Into San Diego Comic-Con Back In 1983

You know, before the rest of the world realized how cool it actually is to be a nerd.

(via Pete Salisbury)

A LITTLE BIT ON: THE LAST WEST
During our adventures at Wizard World Philly we ran into Lou Iovino and Evan Young, the creators of the mind-bogglingly complex and awesome graphic novel The Last West. After getting funding for the first volume on Kickstarter, the second volume has surpassed its goal and i for one can’t wait to get my grubby mitts on it.
Watch these two super passionate (and insanely nice) dudes talk about their project, then go pick up the first volume over on Amazon, Comixology, or wherever else you can get comics.

Stay tuned for our review of The Last West Volume 1 coming soon! Spoiler alert: it’s really, really good.

A LITTLE BIT ON: THE LAST WEST

During our adventures at Wizard World Philly we ran into Lou Iovino and Evan Young, the creators of the mind-bogglingly complex and awesome graphic novel The Last West. After getting funding for the first volume on Kickstarter, the second volume has surpassed its goal and i for one can’t wait to get my grubby mitts on it.

Watch these two super passionate (and insanely nice) dudes talk about their project, then go pick up the first volume over on Amazon, Comixology, or wherever else you can get comics.

Stay tuned for our review of The Last West Volume 1 coming soon! Spoiler alert: it’s really, really good.

LATE-ASS COMIC BOOK REVIEWS

Meant to get this video up last week, but life got in the way. Watch us ramble about comics we read in the video below and let us know what you’re reading in the comments!

SPONSORED BY: 1up Collectibles

WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2014 HIGHLIGHT VIDEO [ALBOTASTV]

Wizard World Philly was a blast as always. We saw some outstanding cosplayers and even got to interview a few including the stunning & talented lilyledeux. We saw some rad toys, spent way too much money on comics, and I can’t wait to do it all over again next year!

Enjoy a short video of our Wizard World adventure below and subscribe to us on YouTube if you like what you see.

We have some more Wizard World Philly 2014 videos coming soon, so stay tuned!

WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2014 COSPLAY GALLERY

Wizard World Comic Con took place at the Philadelphia Convention Center this past weekend and it was packed with a plethora of passionate cosplayers proudly posing for photos. Hit the jump for over fifty pictures of some of the coolest, sexiest, and downright awesome cosplay from the con.

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PRE-ORDER THE ‘SAGA’ DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER FOR MAD CHEAP
Have you read Saga yet? No? Why not!? Are you some kind of jerk who hates awesome things? It was created by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways), takes place in space, features people with  magic powers, and (as tired as this description of it is) is totally Game of Thrones meets Star Wars.
The Volume One Deluxe Edition Hardcover contains all three of the trade paperbacks currently available - that’s issues #1-18. Not only that, but it will feature all kinds of extras like concept art, script pages, and roundtable discussions with the creators.
This thing is being released on December 2, 2014 for $49.99, but you can currently pre-order it on Amazon for just $34.35.
If you think comic books aren’t for you, or maybe you’ve been looking into getting into comics but don’t know where to start, Saga is pretty much a perfect place to start. Shit, I own the first two trades and every single issue released after them and I’ll still be picking this up! It’s that good!
Go ahead and pre-order it and save some money. You know you want to.

PRE-ORDER THE ‘SAGA’ DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER FOR MAD CHEAP

Have you read Saga yet? No? Why not!? Are you some kind of jerk who hates awesome things? It was created by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways), takes place in space, features people with  magic powers, and (as tired as this description of it is) is totally Game of Thrones meets Star Wars.

The Volume One Deluxe Edition Hardcover contains all three of the trade paperbacks currently available - that’s issues #1-18. Not only that, but it will feature all kinds of extras like concept art, script pages, and roundtable discussions with the creators.

This thing is being released on December 2, 2014 for $49.99, but you can currently pre-order it on Amazon for just $34.35.

If you think comic books aren’t for you, or maybe you’ve been looking into getting into comics but don’t know where to start, Saga is pretty much a perfect place to start. Shit, I own the first two trades and every single issue released after them and I’ll still be picking this up! It’s that good!

Go ahead and pre-order it and save some money. You know you want to.

THE NEW ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ TRAILER IS PRETTY INTENSE

We had a funny trailer, a trailer with lots of walking, but now it’s time to get serious. This trailer still has plenty of laughs thanks to Rocket Raccoon. Just hurry up and come out already!!!

CHECK IT: Guardians of the Galaxy meets Star Wars
BUY: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
RAT QUEENS IS GETTING AN ANIMATED SERIES
Guys!!! if you’ve been keeping up with our weekly comic review video series, you know that Rat Queens is one of the greatest comic books on shelves right now. Check out my review of issue #1, then get the trade, then come back to this post and be really excited.
Via Variety:

After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.
The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

Sounds like my ideal D&D campaign.

Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.
Pukeko’s Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. HM’s David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

Okay, this part’s kind of scary because there’s always the chance that it doesn’t get picked up. Who would even air something like this? Adult Swim? Spike? FX? Comedy Central? They’d probably find a better audience if they just went the Bravest Warriors route and put out short episodes on YouTube.
Regardless of what happens, it’s exciting just knowing that at only six issues into the series, people are realizing its potential and have enough faith in it to put it on television.
Any other current creator-owned series you think would make for a good TV show?

RAT QUEENS IS GETTING AN ANIMATED SERIES

Guys!!! if you’ve been keeping up with our weekly comic review video series, you know that Rat Queens is one of the greatest comic books on shelves right now. Check out my review of issue #1, then get the trade, then come back to this post and be really excited.

Via Variety:

After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.

The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

Sounds like my ideal D&D campaign.

Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.

Pukeko’s Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. HM’s David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

Okay, this part’s kind of scary because there’s always the chance that it doesn’t get picked up. Who would even air something like this? Adult Swim? Spike? FX? Comedy Central? They’d probably find a better audience if they just went the Bravest Warriors route and put out short episodes on YouTube.

Regardless of what happens, it’s exciting just knowing that at only six issues into the series, people are realizing its potential and have enough faith in it to put it on television.

Any other current creator-owned series you think would make for a good TV show?

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL MINISERIES COMING
Hawkeye is my single favorite Marvel book being put out at the moment. Deadpool is my least favorite Marvel character of all time in the history of ever. Marvel has decided to torture me with contradicting emotions by putting the two in a six-issue miniseries later this year. The promo pic up top actually looks pretty badass and as a Clint Barton fan, I can’t resist adding this to my pull list.
For more on why Deadpool is doodie, check out Albotas contributor Kevin Cortez’s nail-on-the-head rant about it here.
(via Neatorama)

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL MINISERIES COMING

Hawkeye is my single favorite Marvel book being put out at the moment. Deadpool is my least favorite Marvel character of all time in the history of ever. Marvel has decided to torture me with contradicting emotions by putting the two in a six-issue miniseries later this year. The promo pic up top actually looks pretty badass and as a Clint Barton fan, I can’t resist adding this to my pull list.

For more on why Deadpool is doodie, check out Albotas contributor Kevin Cortez’s nail-on-the-head rant about it here.

(via Neatorama)

DAILY GRAFFITI: GALACTUS EDITION
Galactus and Silver Surfer street art mural spotted on Kensington St. in Brighton, U.K. by Redditor adampearce.
CHECK IT: More Geeky Graffiti, The Geek Graffiti Flickr Group

DAILY GRAFFITI: GALACTUS EDITION

Galactus and Silver Surfer street art mural spotted on Kensington St. in Brighton, U.K. by Redditor adampearce.

CHECK IT: More Geeky Graffiti, The Geek Graffiti Flickr Group
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