HERE’S BEN AFFLECK IN WHAT LOOKS LIKE A RUBBER MUSCLE SUIT
Here it is, Ben Affleck in his Batman costume from the new Batman/Superman flick set to release in 2016. Not sure how I feel about it. I can appreciate that they’re trying to stay faithful to the comics — Frank Miller’s designs in particular — but I was kind of a fan of the more practical armor look from the video games and Nolan films. Why you gotta’ sculpt fake muscles in your suit, bro? We like you just the way you are.
Batmobile looks ballin’ though.

HERE’S BEN AFFLECK IN WHAT LOOKS LIKE A RUBBER MUSCLE SUIT

Here it is, Ben Affleck in his Batman costume from the new Batman/Superman flick set to release in 2016. Not sure how I feel about it. I can appreciate that they’re trying to stay faithful to the comics — Frank Miller’s designs in particular — but I was kind of a fan of the more practical armor look from the video games and Nolan films. Why you gotta’ sculpt fake muscles in your suit, bro? We like you just the way you are.

Batmobile looks ballin’ though.

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)

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.
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These coins range from $30-$100, but if you want the gold one pictured above, it’ll set you back $750, but those prices are in Canadian dollars, so expect to pay just a little bit less if you’re paying with real money (i.e. the American kind). Get them here.






This one above is actually has a lenticular face that shows a different image from different angles. Crazy!
(via Geekologie)

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.

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Superbeard
Not to be outdone by Batstache guy, this dude shaved the Superman logo into his friggin’ face!!! With a beard like that, I wonder how he fights off all the ladies that a beard like that must attract. Or maybe he just flies everywhere.

Superbeard

Not to be outdone by Batstache guy, this dude shaved the Superman logo into his friggin’ face!!! With a beard like that, I wonder how he fights off all the ladies that a beard like that must attract. Or maybe he just flies everywhere.

And Your New Batman Is…
Benjamin. Fucking. Affleck.
I bet Marvel threw a party when they found out.

The Wrap broke the news that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the Zack Snyder directed Man of Steel sequel which is set for a July 17, 2015 release.
Warner Bros. is all up on Afflek’s 8=D these because he’s shown some real chops when it comes to producing, directing, and acting in his own shit that he produces/directs (probably because he has more on the line if he sucks), so the studio figured “Shit! He has dark hair, make him the new Dark Knight!”

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular super heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some,” said WB’s president of production Greg Silverman. “His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

I invented this scenario in my head where Kevin Smith has it in real good with somebody who coordinate’s all of DC’s shit for WB and he was like “Yo, get my boy this job!”

Added Snyder: “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”

You know who else had these acting chops in spades? Josh Brolin. Dude’s grizzled and manly as fuck and can totally pull off the whole tortured hero thing. Instead we’re stuck with Affleck’s weird underbite peeking through the cowl and his whiny voice trying to sound intimidating.
Still holding out hope that we’re all just being punked.

And Your New Batman Is…

Benjamin. Fucking. Affleck.

I bet Marvel threw a party when they found out.

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New ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer Actually Makes Me Give A Crap About The Movie

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.

Cast of Parks & Recreation as Justice League Members

Illustrator Vick Trola decided to merge all of the Justice League with the cast of Parks & Recreation for a pretty rad piece of pop. These prints are for sale at Trola’s Etsy shop here. Personally, I would’ve went with Batman for Ben, but it still works.

Check it: More Parks & Rec on Albotas
Buy it: Season 1 of Parks & Recreation

DC Comics Illustrations by Eric Dufresne

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

Check it: More DC Comics on Albotas
Buy it: The DC Comics Encyclopedia

Raven Added to Injustice: Gods Among Us

Let me go on a tangent. I’ll admit, I’ve been on a bit of a break from gaming. The recent Sim City and Alien: Colonial Marines fiascoes have simply made me sigh in frustration. However, there are great games out there that have me coming back to the medium I love so dearly. Games like Ni No Kuni, Bit.Trip.Runner.2 and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm have sucked me back into gaming.

As a result, hype rarely gets to me. However, Injustice: Gods Among Us has me hyped. Surprisingly, I let this one go under my radar. I was curious when it was announced at last year’s E3, but then simply forgot about it.

Then news of my favorite Teen Titan being added to the game got me interested. Apparently GameTrailers accidentally uploaded the reveal trailer, which was originally supposed to air on GTTV. However, it was far too late.

There is a lot to be excited about here. A dark comic book fighting game from the creators of Mortal Kombat. On top of that is stellar design. It looks amazing. The detail in the environment, from the different depictions of the Joker and “Fuck Superman” graffiti to the awesome special moves, this game looks like the work of people who truly love what they do. It looks like a game for fans, but made by fans. It looks sincere.

That sort of thing pulls me back from the edges of gaming. I am incredibly excited for this.

Check it: More gaming on Albotas
Buy It: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition

Justice League Dolla’ Dolla’ Bills, Y’all

Aslan Malik transformed some dead presidents into characters from the Justice League and the results are pretty sick.

Check it: Bill Murray money
Buy: Justice League: Doom (Special Edition w/ Flash Figure)

(Source: obviouswinner.com)

THE SEXY SUPERHERO ART OF JKB FLETCHER

JKB Fletcher is an artist we’ve featured on the site before, but we feel like we should let you guys know about him again because a.) We have about 80,000 more followers than we did last year and b.) his work is amazing. Especially his pieces where he takes pictures of girls painted up like superheroes and turns them into huge paintings. A.K.A. my dream job.

Check the video below to see how the artist takes a piece from a series of rough thumbnail sketches to a gallery-ready painting.

(Source: galleray.com)

DC Babies
Wonder Woman has her hands full in this Justice League reimagining by Simon Estrada. You can check out the gigantic chalk version that won the Pasadena Chalk Festival's Animation Alley Award HERE.

DC Babies

Wonder Woman has her hands full in this Justice League reimagining by Simon Estrada. You can check out the gigantic chalk version that won the Pasadena Chalk Festival's Animation Alley Award HERE.

Super Embarrassing 

Illustrator Karry Callen made these sweet illustrations of a Superman-esque and Wonder Woman-esque hero busting out of their costume and revealing their superhero underwear. Super embarrassing, of course. These designs are available on Threadless for voting purposes at the moment, so if you like the super man or woman design, or even both, take the time to put a vote on it. 

A Little Bit on the Classy Side: I wear jeans and a hoodie to work. But if you’re not so lucky and are forced to wear one of those painful button-down collared shirts, you may want to indulge in some of these cufflinks. Made by Cufflinks Inc, Entertainment Earth has a huge selection of sci-fi and comics licenses. 

A Little Bit On The Deja Vu Side: Jeremy Roberts illustrates the newest incarnation of the Justice League in the same fashion as Jim Lee’s other memorable comic book from 20 years ago.

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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