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Apr 16 2014

Cosplay of the Day: Dad Cosplay is Best Cosplay

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A tumblr user wanted to prove to their dad that he was cool enough to cosplay as a middle-aged dude. The answer? F yeah he is:

“Hello all, so this is my dad, and he’s planning on cosplaying as Rescue Captain America at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

Here’s the problem: He’s 53 and he thinks he might be too old to cosplay. In addition, he thinks he’s not buff/handsome enough to pull it off a Captain America costume. So even though he’s put a ton of work into his cosplay, he’s thinking about not taking any of it with us.

I’ve set out to prove him wrong, so tumblr, please help me show this retired Air Force officer that he makes a great Captain America!”

Check out more shots of the dadplay (err that sounds weird) below. It’s a legitimately good costume and it helps he’s a handsome dude! Continue Reading »

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Apr 15 2014

Bruce Timm’s Amazing Batman 75th Anniversary Animated Tribute

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You may not think you know who Bruce Timm is, but you do. The comic artist/animator is responsible for literally the entire 90s/2000s era of Batman and DC TV shows, from Justice League to Batman the Animated Series to Batman Beyond. He did the character designs for literally almost all the players, and is one of the premiere comic animators and artists of our time.

That’s why it’s cool to see him do a special little tribute for Batman’s 75th anniversary. Though it retains much of his signature style, it goes way, way back to a time when Batman had very pointy ears near his inception. It’s definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan, and who the f*** isn’t a fan of Batman?

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Apr 14 2014

A Gallery of DC Comics’ Bombshells

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Ant Lucia is one of the best artists around, and specializes in pin-up style art from decades past. They’ve done an entire series of pin-ups based on various DC heroines, and as you might expect, it makes for a pretty cool gallery. We don’t exactly paint these things on the side of warplanes anymore, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t look great hanging in your house somewhere.

Check out their site here for more, and see the entire series below: Continue Reading »

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Apr 09 2014

A History of Live Action DC Costumes

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Hitokirivader had a rather cool idea to show the evolution of the live action costumes of the most iconic DC comics characters over the years. Both Batman and Superman have appeared onscreen for over half a century now, and as a result, have undergone a whole lot of transformations.

And then…he only thought it was fair to do the same for Wonder Woman as well. There we have Lynda Carter’s iconic one-piece annnnnd that’s it. Outside of some fantastic cosplay by amateurs, Wonder Woman has yet to grace the screen in any meaningful capacity. That will change with Batman vs. Superman, but even then I doubt Diana Prince will have a full costume yet when that film rolls around. It’ll take another few years for her spin-off to finally get off the ground, and I’d say best case scenario, we see a Wonder Woman film by 2018.

I suppose he could have included this WW costume from the never-aired-for-good-reason NBC pilot, but I don’t think that actually counts.

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Mar 28 2014

Stormy Days

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stormy days

Appropriate for the weather here right now. Wish I could share her attitude. Art is from Patrick Ballesteros.

I want a Juggernaut helmet umbrella.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Mar 26 2014

Cosplay of the Day: She’s a Beast

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What if Henry McCoy was Hailey McCoy? Well, she might look something like this. Cosplayer Reign has gotten blue and furry to become what is the first Lady Beast I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen gender swapped Cyclops, Wolverine, Gambit and more before, but usually the emphasis was on being sexy. Here? The emphasis is on being awesome.

You can check out a few more shots of Lady Beast growling or doing lab work. She also sort of reminds me of what it might look like if Mystique became a vampire. Continue Reading »

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Mar 20 2014

What in the Hell has been Going on at DC Comics?

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Everybody knows there are two heavy hitters in the comic industry: Marvel and DC. The two companies relentlessly copy and complement each other with the various ebbs and flows of the business; keeping each other honest and maintaining the balance of power. DC invented superheroes as we know them today and gave the world mythic icons like Batman and Superman while Marvel arguably perfected the formula by adding angst and human drama to the characters’ lives, bequeathing unto us legendary characters like Spider-Man and Wolverine. This arrangement has worked out for both companies and comic fans alike.

After some 75 years of Marvel and DC fans are still constantly arguing the virtues of each company to establish which one is the ultimate comic supplier. DC has better TV shows! Marvel has better movies! The Justice League could totally kick the Avengers’ asses! Marvel Zombies was way cooler than Blackest Night! Was not! Was so! You know you love it. At least I do.

But here’s something that hasn’t really been taken into account in this argument: who really has it more together as a business? The Marvel and DC brands have expanded and put their respective stamps all over the entertainment industry, but whenever controversy arises, it always seems to be DC in the hotseat.

I’m not going to rundown my list of reasons I have run screaming from the New 52 yet again, but since launching their post-Flashpoint all-gritty-all-the-time universe reboot it has been one f**king thing after another. Fails are just falling out of the sky. Continue Reading »

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Mar 18 2014

A Note on the Whole Marvel vs. DC Thing

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One quick point of clarification: This has absolutely nothing to do with our recent series of posts by Adam Douglas. I don’t really have a dog in the fight when it comes to fictional matchups between comic book characters.

I do, however, have some problems with the real matchups that come up between their fans.

Marvel and DC (with Warner Bros.) made headlines again when the news broke that Captain America 3 releases directly opposite Batman vs. Superman in Summer 2016. Now, such things are in flux; there’s no way of guaranteeing this schedule stays the same. This whole post may already be out of date, actually.

But that doesn’t change the fact that right now, Marvel and DC are literally going helmet-to-cowl soon.

Nor does it change the fact that fostering a rivalry between these two companies as they expand their cinematic horizons is… kinda silly.

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Mar 17 2014

The Iron Bat

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iron bat

DC and Marvel collide in this rather excellent combo from Boss Logic. I don’t think this is the first time I’ve seen this mash-up, but it’s certainly the best illustrated version.

As time goes on, Batman seems to be getting close and closer to full-on power armor. In the new upcoming game, Arkham Knight, there’s literally a character called “the Arkham Knight” who isn’t Batman and rolls around in a suit that looks pretty damn close to this.

As long as he has rocket-powered batarangs, I’m all good with this.

[via Nerd Approved]

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Mar 17 2014

Batman Villains as Cartoon Sharks? Okay Then…

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When I was a kid, one of my favorite Batman memories involved the campy 1950s movie where Batman tried to escape a shark while hanging on the ladder of his bat-copter. The shark reached up and grabbed his leg, and he sprayed it with “bat-shark repellent” to get it off. I always cracked up at the fact that it was “bat” shark repellent, because of course it just couldn’t have been regular shark repellent.

And that, my friends, is the only tangential connection I can actually make between Batman and sharks, as I try to explain the existence of this series from artist Jeff Victor. He’s remade all the villains of Gotham as funny cartoon sharks, which you can see in the full collection below. Maybe he shares my love for that infamous bat-shark scene, or maybe he’s just crazy. Whatever the case, this exists. Continue Reading »

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Mar 14 2014

Some Excellent X-Men Redesigns (With Bonus Batgirls)

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Artist AznNerd has a habit of taking existing characters, and remaking them in his own style. He’s done so with a few members of the X-Men, which you can see above and below, and also a pair of Batgirl variants, which both look pretty damn cool.

I love his animation style, and would absolutely watch an entire animated series (or read a comic) using that sort of art. If he doesn’t have a full time position in the industry now, he should soon!

Check out the other pieces below. Continue Reading »

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