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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

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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

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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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Jul 23 2014

Cosplay of the Day: The Amazing Captain Spider-Man

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Usually we think of crossplay as characters being gender-flipped, but I think the term could be stretched to apply to the above as well, where redditor Darayz has taken two characters, and made a costume that’s a cross between them.

They have yet to be seen together in the same film, but now they don’t have to be with the existence of Captain Spider-Man. Apparently this isn’t some obscure comic story I’ve missed over the years. Rather, it was inspired by a DeviantArt drawing that combined the two and came up with that awesome logo.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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Jul 22 2014

Cosplay of the Day: Old School Mystique

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The Mystique we know and love nowadays is Jennifer Lawrence wearing nothing but blue bodypaint and scale flakes, but it wasn’t always that way. Once upon a time, Mystique actually wore clothes, as evidenced by this bit of flashback cosplay from Hidory.

This is how I remember her in the X-Men animated series days, complete with belt of skulls and weird head jewel. Hidory does a great job here, and her photographer makes her look about seven feet tall, which amplifies the intimidation effect. Check out more shots from the series below: Continue Reading »

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Jul 22 2014

The League of Extraordinary Americans

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Imagine if a librarian from the Victorian era created the Justice League.

Might not sound incredibly thrilling but in 1999 comics legend Alan Moore made the concept not just work but rock in his miniseries The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Featuring a slew of characters from every corner of Victorian literature, the LOEG was a rollicking, partially demented adventure that made you wish you were a bit more well-read.

Being a proper Englishman, though, Moore of course used (mostly) characters from his home and native land. Being a young American reader I thrilled at the brief Tralfamadorian cameo and the Who Dat Ninja poster in the background, but, for the most part, the USA was MIA throughout the League’s various goings-on.

Today, though, I’m gonna get patriotic and ‘MERICA the crap outta the limey League and present the League of Extraordinary AMERICANS, using ONLY American created characters and concepts. Am I being a rampant, red-white-and-blue-tinted glasses-wearing Nationalist? You bet. But hey, at least I’m not shoe-horning in…ugh…Tom Sawyer to appeal to Americans.

Ready? For the stars and bars! Continue Reading »

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Jul 18 2014

Some Rather Fantastic Coffee Cup Art

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While this may not be quite as impressive as literally making art out of coffee itself, which some barristas are internet-famous for, I do rather like Jimmy T’s series of coffee cup art, which actually allows him to use more colors than white and brown.

It’s most superhero-based, so we see everyone from the Avengers to X-Men to Batman in these cups. Other characters stop by for a quick appearance like Mega Man and Darth Vader, and you can check the rest below: Continue Reading »

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Jul 16 2014

So Thor is a Woman Now

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Considering comic books were popularized when it seemed like nearly the only people interested in them were white males, and as such we got a lot of white male heroes that still exist to this day.

Marvel is attempting to rectify that by changing a few of their heroes. They made Spider-man a black teen, Ms. Marvel a Muslim girl and now Thor? She’s a lady. But not Lady-Thor. Actual Thor, so says writer Jason Aaron.

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

It’s an interesting idea, to simply up and change the gender of a major hero like this, making it canon and not some “alternate bizarro universe” switcharoo. What do you make of this? Cool way to promote gender equality among superheroes? Or should new female superheroes be developed instead?

 

 

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