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Sep 02 2014

Leonardo Da Vinci Designs Irons Man’s Armor

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Da Vinci was ahead of his time when it came to many, many of his inventions, so I suppose it stands to reason that he could have in fact invented Iron  Man armor a few centuries before Tony Stark.

The idea comes from artist Axel Medellin, who whipped up a handful of sketches that show what Da Vinci’s Iron Man armor might have looked like in the conceptual phases. It’s not all THAT much different than one of the hundred-odd suits Tony Stark built for himself, but it’s a cool idea all the same.

Check out two more pages below: Continue Reading »

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Aug 28 2014

Cosplay of the Day: The Amazing Miles Morales

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For those of you not following the comic book Spider-Man universe these days, Peter Parker has been subbed out and Miles Morales has tagged in as Spider-Man. The black-hispanic teen is part of Marvel’s ongoing effort to ensure their entire line-up of superheroes doesn’t remain an endless string of white guys. The character was supposed to be inspired by a hybrid of Barack Obama and Donald Glover, hence why everyone’s always begging Glover to get the role in a Marvel movie that doesn’t exist yet.

Anyway, Morales will likely make it to the big screen someday, but before he does, that’s why we have cosplay. Another young man was constantly told he looked like Morales, and so Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey decided that he should probably get a costume to match. Once he’s donned it, the effect is uncanny (errr, that’s X-Men), and you can see more evidence of that in the gallery below: Continue Reading »

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Aug 28 2014

Frank Miller: The Man, the Myth, the Maniac

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They finally went and did it. After almost ten years of waiting, they’ve followed up on the best pure comic adaptation of all time and released a sequel to Sin City. Naturally, this has put me in a Frank Miller kind of mood, so this week I’m going to discuss one of the most polarizing figures in the comic book industry; a true legend who at some point completely lost their shit and became almost universally reviled. But did he get it together enough to bring his comic world to life again as convincingly as he did before? Behold the rise and precipitous fall of a true legend first and then we’ll revisit that question.

I don’t think any single figure is as responsible for my return to comics as an adult than Miller is. I bought The Dark Knight Returns as an exploratory purchase a decade or so ago and that was it. I needed more Batman, I needed more comics, and I needed more Miller. He was just one of the most engaging writer/artists of any medium I’d ever come across, but at some point he just became terrible. So what the hell happened to cause this descent into cartoonish madness?

Since most of his works have been discussed to death, I’ll make his rundown of comic credentials quick. He’s responsible for the Dark Knight’s most iconic origin story in Batman: Year One as well as his legendary comeback in The Dark Knight Returns, his run on Daredevil put the character on the map, his was the art that launched Wolverine as a solo act in the 80’s, and he created 300 and Sin City in the 90’s. This who’s who highlight reel of classic comics represents around twenty years of sustained win. Continue Reading »

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Aug 28 2014

What a Nonsensical Daredevil Poster

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I mean, what does a random collection of dots have to do with the superhero? Is this some kind of abstract art from Doaly? I don’t understand. How weird.

Just kidding, I know what a colorblind test looks like, because I am super colorblind. I discovered as much while doing  a fourth grade science fair project…on colorblindness.

That said, even though I can’t see these things 90% of the time, I can see the double Ds in this one, as grey and red aren’t really bad opposing colors for me. Or most people.

There’s one more eye-chart related Daredevil poster from Doaly below, in a more traditional format. Check it out: Continue Reading »

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Aug 19 2014

DC Characters Turned Pokemon Trainers

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Superheroes plus Pokemon? I’m all over it.

In this series of illustrations from Creees Lee, he imagined which Pokemon would pair well with which famed DC superhero (or occasionally, villain). Obviously Batman would be surrounding by a flock of annoying Zubats, but what about Shazam, Flash, Aquaman and Catwoman?

You’ll have to check out the others below to see, if you haven’t guessed them already. Continue Reading »

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Aug 18 2014

It Should Be A Movie By Now: Deadpool

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I feel that Deadpool is a staple of the Unreality world. There have been plenty of contributors who have had a few tales to tell about the Merc With A Mouth – Paul, Nick, and Remy to name a few. Figured it was high time that I add to that pool of people and rant about the fact that we still don’t have a Deadpool movie!?

A little background on this subject pertaining to yours truly…Wade Wilson did not start off as my go to favorite comic book character. As a kid I can remember being totally obsessed with the X-Men and Spiderman. I probably knew enough about the X-Men to rival a lot of the comic book nerds twice my age. The day that all changed was when my parents dropped me off at the local comic book store and I was trying to haggle a price with the old man behind the counter for one of my comics and I noticed in the case a comic with a guy that looked like Spiderman but more BA. Clearly I asked to see the comic … never before as a kid had I witnessed a comic book character with that type of personality or one that broke the 4th wall. Spiderman had a wit and great sarcasm about him, but nothing that touched what I was to soon learn about Mr. Wilson.

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Aug 14 2014

Adorable Little Super/Video Game Heroes

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Artist Rocky Davies is the man responsible for creating these sickeningly cute superhero/video game hero portraits seen above and below. Tony Stark’s is a little weird considering he still has a beard, but the rest are thoroughly cute.

Not sure why Samus Aran as a girl has bigger eyes than the other five combined, but it kind of breaks up the aesthetic strangely. We have enough giant anime eyes. I like the tiny little glass beads found on most of these guys. Check them out below:








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Aug 14 2014

Arrow Desperately Needs a Birds of Prey Spin-off


Well, DC finally appears to be tenatively trying on some big-boy pants for size in the wake of Marvel’s continuing epic success with their consolidated comic film universe. Awful casting choices aside, it looks like that Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman thing is going to happen with a lot more plans to expand into a full-on big screen DC universe.

Given the company’s spotty history with films, I’m betting this doesn’t end up happening, but hey, nice try, guys. But you know what DC has always been the king of? Comic book television shows. The current king of the hill is the CW’s Arrow, which has already garnered a Flash spin-off after introducing Barry Allen in a storyline, and they’ve already featured tons of notable villains and supporting characters -many of which are borrowed from Gotham- to set up a nice framework for a televised live action DC Universe.

I’d say that Arrow is actually suffering from a serious excess of supporting characters, and the solution might lead to a series that could potentially blow its parent show out of the water. Birds of Prey is one of the most underrated comic properties ever. It’s got everything anyone could want from an action/adventure franchise and represents that strived-after ideal of strong female leads flawlessly, but has failed so far to make a dent in the mainstream. It’s probably time for that to change. With a proper production team, it shouldn’t even be a challenge to make this awesome. Continue Reading »

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Aug 08 2014

Old-Timey Batman Villains

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Artist Jason Mark was inspired by a collection of ’40s era gangster mugshots to come up with this Batman rogue’s gallery. All the biggest names are here from The Riddler to Poison Ivy to Penguin to…John Doe? You may be able to guess who that one is, since we’re using “real names” here and all.

Check out the entire collection below. It’s still troubling to me that after three films and no more to come, we’re never going to see what Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of The Riddler would have looked like. Sigh. Perhaps in some alternate universe somewhere… Continue Reading »

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Jul 29 2014

Casting the Amalgam Universe Movies


In comics, chocolate and peanut butter are rarely mixed.

As much as we may wish otherwise, the big two remain Houses of Ideas divided. Aside from the occasional mini-series (that, obviously, doesn’t really count in continuity), Marvel and DC usually keep all their toys to themselves.

But once, long ago, in a mystical hazy time we call the mid-90s, where Rangers were Powerful and a hundred thousand Tamagotchis all sang out in chorus, the stars aligned. DC and Marvel squared off against each other in Marvel vs. DC, and the result was…well…this: Continue Reading »

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Jul 25 2014

Cosplay of the Day: Batman’s Most Dangerous Foe

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Well that’s one bit of mash-up cosplay I’ve never seen before. What would happen if universes collided at the Wolverine merged with Joker? We’d get the Jokerine, seen above with one real claw, and one gag one.

It’s not impossible, because I remember back in the Marvel vs. DC days, that saga ended with a whole bunch of crossovers between worlds, though Joker/Wolverine wasn’t among them. Amalgams, they called them, right? I’m so good at comic books.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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