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Answers to Vinz Clortho and other things 28 July 2016

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LOST DOG
My favorite anything ever from SDCC this past weekend.

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ITEM: As is the tradition, Huriwtz is providing cagey, grossly general indications that another season of Arrested Development is in the works. And as usual, I EAT IT RGHT UP!
http://geektyrant.com/news/arrested-dev … early-2017

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ITEM: Just a random side tangent here. This comic has introduced Stormtroopers that are effective. Stormtroopers with different specializations within the same unit, much like traditional infantry. And we saw a good amount of this in Force Awakens, the different functions, better soldiers, etc. When Rogue One first promo material went out, everyone pointed to the black troopers and declared them to be ‘Death Troopers’ from the old SW Extended Universe. This is all an interesting problem, I don’t know if 4th wall is the way I’d put it. But, it’s this perception that Stormtroopers are terrible soldiers because they never hit anything, fall off ledges, etc. But that was all artifice from the filmmaking of the early films. It was framework allowing the heroes to succeed. Even in New Hope, when the blockade runner is boarded, while neither side demonstrates tactics of any kind, the Stormtroopers do take out all the rebels. But the legend sprung from the jokes about that film. Strormtroopers suck. Can’t hit anything. Same as how GI Joe and COBRA were all terrible because in the cartoon they just shot random lasers in the sky. And another layer to this: over time, most general infantry aren’t crack shots. They are hastily trained, young, scared kids. Disoriented, panicked, etc. So yes, in military structure, you have experienced, highly trained soldiers vs. general soldiers, and you have experienced general soldiers vs. inexperienced, new soldiers. But we don’t think about the military and imagine them all being ineffectual, shooting blanks… the greenest soldier, eyes closed, shitting their fatigues, heavily stressed, can accidentally pop an opponent in the forehead. ANYWAY, what I’n getting at is that the bruhaha about this comic is that the Stormtroopers are ‘worryingly effective’ as the writer noted. While I think there’s room for stories about highly trained, advanced operatives serving the Empire’s military, just as we have such units in conventional real-world militaries, the trope that the general infantry of the Empire are worthless is false, based on the Star Wars setting. The Empire is the EMPIRE. They’ve got unlimited resources, manpower, droidpower, clonepower, have captured, and maintained, countless worlds.
Stormtroopers can shoot.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-star-wars-co … 1784266124

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ITEM: Another random aside.
We’ve talked several times about how I tend to think of Alien 3 more favorably than most, colored by my experience seeing it in the theater as a pre-release edit that was prior to the studio cutting it into oblivion. Anyway, I was reading something that referenced ‘the Assembly Cut’… a rework of the film based on a lot of unused or removed material, based on Fincher’s shooting breakdowns, with new content, lots of remastering… you can read about it in detail here. While I’m certain the pre-release early version I saw is different than this cut, some of the things referenced here jive with my memory: the film being longer, with more development for the characters, greater emphasis on the religion, the lack of chestburster grappling in the suicide scene… though there weren’t any cattle in the version that I remember. Anyway, cool.
http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Alien_3_Assembly_Cut

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ITEM: Interesting article about Tick, specifically the new, upcoming relaunch, on Warburton, why the new one was cast so differently, the tonal changes, etc. I used this image only because we’ve already posted the only content from the new one so far, AND I just miss the design and cast from the original. But I’m definitely looking forward to the reboot.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-the-new-vers … 1784333250

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ITEM: This stunt smells pretty artificial to me: Cavill showing up at Comicon in disguise, then surprising Will Smith at the SS signing, then the later cut of him playing a prank on Batman/Affleck/Whatever… see, I’ve always enjoyed learning that celebs were wandering the con floor in costume, specifically because it seemed to show that they didn’t want to be recognized, just wanted to nerd out in peace. Cavill here looked like he was egging to get called out. Muscles out, Faulkes mask on, that’s it. Like he’s broadcasting precisely 0% nerd interest, more like a jock putting buck teeth in and masquerading as a geek to amuse his friends. It feels obviously staged. Same with the bumper sticker thing. My takeaway was that WB was trying to pad the post-BVS ‘lighter DCCU’ thing they pushed hard in the Justice league footage, by sort of retroactively trying to vibe that BVS, the actors, etc were actually good natured fans of the genre full of smiles and that our collective memory of BVS being overwraught and serious and heavy and unfun (murderverse, as Sight says) is inaccurate in light of the new lighter direction*. WHich feels pandering and unnecessary. Had Cavill seemed to relish being at the con and nerding out about products and creators, the way I’ve seen many genuine nerd celebrities do, I’d have a different feeling about it. Odd part is, Cavill doesn’t have a rep for hating the material. He’s not one of these actors looking down on the work. He’s vocally appreciative of the opportunity and fully enjoying the fame and money. Hes just, apparently, a superjock and partier/womanizer blowing his cash and hooking up and being hedonistic and egotistical. According to the word on the street and the content of his interviews anyway. And there’s NOTHING WRONG WITH ANY OF THAT. it just susprises me when they send him out to pretend to be a comicon participant. Meh!
http://geektyrant.com/news/watch-henry- … will-smith

*That is not another jab at that film, either. I’m talking about general perception and cultural presence of it.

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ITEM: Films featuring western leads set in foreign countries are a tough nut sometimes. Fodder for controversy and criticism. But China is a huge market for Hollywood, and this is a first-english-dialog film for a prominant big budget Chinese director, and it’s a neat concept for a movie. Plus Damon. And Pascal. I’m optimistic.
http://geektyrant.com/news/visually-stu … great-wall

Side note: if you don’t know who this outfit is:
http://gizmodo.com/the-company-behind-m … 1784460853

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ITEM: This film, though, I don’t have to be optimistic about. It’s going to be 100% minimum hilarious. I insist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_itBfEC_TI

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ITEM: A peek into the prevalence of RPG-playing celebrities. Obviously some, like Vin Diesel, have always had that rep, and sure, part of this feels like the cultural appropriation of nerd culture or a tie in the Harmon’s new series or something. But as a lifelong RPG player/runner, I like it anyway.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/featur … s-a-912169

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ITEM: I was just saying on our last Robot-Kraken podcast (or one of them, anyway, it’s a blur) that I’d love to see another pass at Rocketeer. I wanted a period one, really awesome, detailed, pulpy Indiana Jones stuff, with, and this is important, A HOT BRUNETTE PINUP GIRL. This Disney reboot will feature a young, female, afirican-american lead, which has already caused some to cry foul, wring hands, complain about the overly-compensating progressive remakes (ie. the Ghostbusters flip-out)… but who’s to say we lose the pinup girl angle? There’s all sorts of directions this could take that keeps it period, pulpy and sexy. You never know. I mean, it wont. But it COULD! But it wont. But maybe.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v … rks-915037

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ITEM: Urban shaved his head… the Executioner is coming…

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ITEM: I’ve never, ever, EVER liked Donna Troi’s spacey unitard look. I was not a DC guy to begin with, but the design never appealed, and I didn’t think Perez made it interesting. I even have not one, but THREE aborted sketches in the archives. That all said, I see a lot of good cosplay these days, but I’m particularly impressed when someone makes a design I don’t like actually look good. Great job on this one. I’d still prefer her cosplay any other version of the character or whatever, but she pulled this look off… somehow.
http://www.geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=2380

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ITEM: Thinking about the tech focus of the new Spidey continuity, how the Vulture appears to be going, and how Stark gave Parker his new suit… the upcoming film is sure to have a suit with gadgets. Look, I don’t like Spidey gadgets. That teaser described awhile back that showed him with a gadety Spidey belt buckle and some sort of horseshit on the shooters bothered me. Just give me the Spidey from Civil War, and 3 hours of it. HOWEVER, if the costume generates web wings a la old Ditko, I’d be down with that!
http://collider.com/spider-man-homecomi … interview/

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This nightmare fuel comes from a n exercise where by designers attempted to engineer a human that would be resilient to the risks associatedwith car crashes. You can see how they got where they got, and the write up is interesting (air sacs!) but good lord I can’t get it out of my mind. In a not good way. You’re welcome.
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/21/what-d … of-hu.html


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Robot Kraken Podcast Ep 23 – X-Men ApocaTOLE – The X-MEN APOCALYPSE REVIEW

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Episode 23! Kris and Thom discuss/argue about X-MEN APOCALYPSE, discuss art in the Shipyard, and in Robot’s Root cover Ghostbusters, Pokemon, Comic Sales and more geeky news!

 

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The Carol Danvers we Need – 26 July 2016

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Brie Larson finally confirmed as Captain Marvel at SDCC, world gets .00003% better. I’m on board!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bri … 568f838378
http://comicbook.com/2016/07/24/kevin-f … ain-marve/

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While I hope to see a film-based design that takes the foundation of this uniform and tweaks it for the screen, rather than a direct adaptation, this is going to be rad. The early photomanips of her in costume from a few months back were unflattering and awkward. I like this one better.

Meanwhile… mostly from SDCC…

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ITEM: Wrong knock-off toys are some of my favorite anythings ever. These are wonderful.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … -shop.html

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ITEM: In other not-news-to-anyone-paying-attention news, they confirmed Kurt Russell for Starlord’s father in GotG2… however, what WAS news, and frankly, a bad ass idea, was the reveal that he isn’t any of the iterations from the comics that were boring. He’s decidedly not boring. He’s EGO THE LIVING FUCKING PLANET. Refresher on WTF:
http://screenrant.com/guardians-galaxy- … explained/

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Though, I will say, drab outfit for a god-celestial-body. First Mordo and now this.
Fear not color, this be Marvel!

Less appealing: Sly Stallone was also confirmed.
http://geektyrant.com/news/sylvester-st … laxy-vol-2

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ITEM: People seem upset about Killing Joke. I mean, more upset than when the book came out and Batgirl was critically assaulted. We forget that, in this girlfriends-in-fridges era. Anyway, people are upset because: the animation doesn’t look consistent with the comic, the story has been changed… and now, apparently because, in an attempt to recover some interest in the production, DC had a panel at SDCC and revealed that… Batgirl is a violence fetishist and is (trying to) do the sweet hook-ups. OUTRAGE! Ha

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ITEM: My man Aiden Gillen is tapped to play a veteran spy in a new BBC series based on John Le Carré’s ‘The Spy Who Came in from the Cold’. I’m stoked! Can’t wait to see it…
http://www.goss.ie/aidan-gillen-star-new-bbc-drama/

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ITEM: The Saint of Killers is coming to Preacher (current day, anyway) FINALLY… although maybe this happened Sunday, not sure, I stream, I’ve been gone, what can I tole you. Still.
RAD!
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-next-episode … 1784180364

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ITEM: More info on Black Panther…
“Michael B. Jordan will be playing T’Challa’s archenemesis Erik Killmonger, the genius insurgent who’s destabilized Wakanda multiple times in the comics. Nyong’o will be playing the role of Nakia, a member of of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s all-female honor guard. Danai Gurira—who plays Michonne on The Walking Dead tv show—will be embodying the character of Okoye, described as the leader of the Dora Milaje.”

How dope is it to see all the diverse casting on stage all at once in some of those Hall H photos? Different ethnicities and genders all over the place. Since I’m not a Nazi, I love it!
http://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-reveals-w … 1784202425

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ITEM: I’m the first to admit I was heavily disinterested in the Legion series… I don’t like the character, don’t like what this network does to interesting programming, don’t like hearing that it appears to be completely divorced from any other MCU or MTVU continuity… but let me tell you, seeing the trailer? I’m on board.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/fxs-mutant-tv-sp … 1784196057

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ITEM: Probably the most interesting thing to come out of the Spider-Man: Homecoming panel was seeing concept art of Vulture.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/weve-seen-the-fi … 1784197623

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ITEM: STILL down with Doctor Strange. Even MORE down. Love what I’m seeing in the trailer. Love what I’m seeing of the cast. Love the running on waves of buildings. Love everything.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-second-docto … 1784197511

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Random detail I LOVE: how his cape flicks up and sort clamps on, magically. Subtle reference to the power he uses being second nature at that point. Like when he’s floating around or sitting in mid-air in the comics.

That’s all from the weekend. And now, whisky for breakfast.


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SDCC – All the Things 23 July 2016

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THIIIIIIS is looking correct.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lGoQhF … e=youtu.be

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And who would have thought FLASH would steal this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gglkYMGRYlE

I’m not sure how I feel about wry Wayne. It’s not NOT working. It’s just an interesting direction. They warned us of this. The White Stripes background ties a lot of it together. Though in the WW trailer above, that machine gun staccato was excellent. Anyway, also, Batman’s uniform is black in this one.

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Cyborg is faceted. Given my dislike for the character and all of his incarnations, that’s one thing I wasn’t expecting, and kind of dig.

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Now, Momoa… here’s just being a badass. Abusing that brown licker!

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As seen here, Batman is black, WW is colory, Flash has gray bits, and Aquaman wears odd scale mail.

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Meanwhile, the Kong trailer shows a Kong that is more Kong THAN Kong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK5hbs4LOI8
But also, Brie Larson, so.

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The Star Trek: Discovery trailer treated me poorly. I’m not thrilled about what I’m seeing.
http://geektyrant.com/news/watch-comic- … -discovery

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I still don’t know what to think about Arthur. I WILL like it. It’s Guy Richie. But there’s some strange mis-matchery going on. It kind of reminds me of how I intended to like Ladyhawke but couldn’t get past the chrome. But it looks rad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rbPTQIdjmY

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Lastly, Hulk is definitely going WWH in Ragnorok. I dunno… the plume is a little on the nose. But anyway. I was never the target market for the Gladiator Hulk storyline. Or Planet Hulk. Or almost any Hulk.

Happy birthday manana, Lung!


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SWEAR TO ME – 22 July 2016

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I present to you, the best Batman anything ever for the day. I love it. It’s every possible screen of my iphone right now.

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ITEM: This segment from Conan was pretty good. Also fun just to see the costume shop.
https://www.facebook.com/edgeey/posts/10154391029082427

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ITEM: The official WW poster came out. Definitely brighter colors, which we need to accept at this point. Looks sharp, though. They look (and sound, by the byline) to be going the regal, godly, larger than life route for that aspect of her ‘deity walks among us’ mode.
https://twitter.com/GalGadot/status/756520524935602176

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ITEM: I LOVE Kevin Tong’s Rocketeer poster for Mondo. I’m hot to see a remake of this film adaptation. Granted, I’d fear they’d cast the non-BettiePage-but-BettiePage character wrong like they’ve done with Lois Lane a few times.
http://geektyrant.com/news/the-rocketee … ndo-poster

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ITEM: Stealth mode Batman? Among all these statues and figures at SDCC, what struck my eye was that Batman’s costume is black on black. I love it.
http://geektyrant.com/news/photos-of-th … -comic-con

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ITEM: Diego Luna has been confirmed as appearing as Ghost Rider in the next season of Agents of SHIELD. I’m down with that! I like the current version of the character, and never liked the previous ones.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … host-rider

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ITEM: Welcome to the best graffiti anything ever:
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/07/guy-p … 20o0Ot2.01

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If you happen to be anywhere near Montana this weekend, go see Kris (Deeplydapper) at Nagucon!
https://www.facebook.com/DeeplyDapper/? … &ref=br_tf

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Shimmy Shimmy Ya and other things 22 July 2016

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On a very bad night for me, spirits are uplifted by:
1. Wu-Tang infused Luke Cage trailer
2. Iron Fist teaser
3. DD Season WHICH NOW? Oh, my new desktop?

http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/7 … r#/slide/1

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ITEM: Well, at least they’re making it their own Tick, right? Peter Serafinowicz looks damn peculiar. I’m optimistic though. I mean, they couldn’t just redo the previous look…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/our-first-look-a … 1784034443

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ITEM: I’m not caught up on all these cartoons, but I’ve caught quite a few as my kids watched (Justice League, Young Justice, etc) and this one looks pretty good. Sidekicks, indeed.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-traile … 1784073088

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ITEM: Speaking of air hoses (from yesterday, Apocalypse) this new dude in Rogue One has some cool details. I like it! I meann, it’s no Unity Adam… but still.
http://geektyrant.com/news/crazy-cool-l … -rogue-one

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And now, more miscellaneous awesome:

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Batman, by Ben Oliver

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Look! Geoff Darrow is still at it. I mean REALLY still at it.

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This was from a weird unlicensed local monopoly set that we found in my lovely wife’s hall closet, featuring local businesses as the properties, etc. We estimate it was 1979 or 1980. Anyway, DOJR here included, among their features, tear gas sales and training. That’s nice.

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LOVED this old school noir cover for International Iron Man. Artist unknown at this time

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Another glimpse at X-Men: Apocalypse concept art. I hate them. Except for Jean Grey, where they took some of the lines from some of her 90s looks (vertical color blocking) but changed the colors. I mean, it’s not flattering, but its less aggravating than the other two.

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This was a blast from the past. Mousers? Mousoids?

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Finally, a peek at the corner of my sweet laptop. For science.

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That is all. Back to your Chewbacca snubbing…
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No Re-Checkoving and other things 20 July 2016

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ITEM: In welcome news for this guy, anyway, they say they won’t recast Checkov. No idea about how they will address his absence, which is fine, as the film isn’t written and the current film isn’t even out, but anyway.
http://geektyrant.com/news/jj-abrams-sa … -star-trek

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ITEM: This may sound weird on the face of it, but Jason Bourne has 25 lines in the new film. However, I want punchy punchy, not monologues, and anyway, Supes had 40-something in BVS…
http://geektyrant.com/news/matt-damon-o … son-bourne

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ITEM: Is it me or is every project for which Moebius did concept art just him tearing out sheets from his sketchbook?
http://geektyrant.com/news/stunning-ear … ent-vision

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ITEM: Here we have rumors that the Batman solo film will take place in Arkham… just like we demanded on the Robot-Kraken podcast.
http://www.batman-on-film.com/batman-on … 15-16.html

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ITEM: FINALLY Hot Toys is launching their Daredevil stuff… so I can understand how to draw that armor properly.
https://www.facebook.com/hottoys/photos … =3&theater

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ITEM: Iron Doom’s whole armor is weak, save for being matte finish… but on the other hand, his hood and the fact that the mask is chrome are SICK.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/doctor-dooms-iro … 1783870601

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ITEM: Funches just joined NBC/DC/WB’s Powerless. More and more awesome by the minute.
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/18/po … on-funches

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ITEM: The Apocalypse concept art looks both more like the comics and better than the final film version. Huh!

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And now, miscellaneous awesome!

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Rad Big Trouble poster

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Adult Mathilda by Connie Valentina

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We have a Marvel Superhero Squad themed version of Chutes and Ladders at the house. Inexplicably, Cyclops is down with not one, but TWO, legs of Renfaire mutton.

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NEW RULES

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WOW. Steam X-Men from Granov. Love it.

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One of the first Harley themed comic covers that really nails the character.

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Finally, an illustration of the new Batman design I can tolerate… by Jock of course.

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New Hope poster art by Karl Fitzgerald. I’m stunned.

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Two great pieces of art from the Mike Mignola fan group on FB… the former, just rad for being a flower in a dome with mystery pipes, and the latter a master class of color theory.

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My version of ROBOT GANGSTER and their version differ somewhat.

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Super-awesome interpretation of the Bat-Pod by Sean Murphy

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Spidey + Ello Asti = HARDSTANCE.

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Finally, another great Die Hard commemorative piece by Chris Weston

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You Think Her Current Costume was Cold – 18 July 2016

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ITEM: These are just a few of the alternate looks for Harley, based on Robbie’s earlier comments, but so far, you can see they made the right choice.
http://movieweb.com/suicide-squad-harle … ncept-art/

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ITEM: Annabelle Wallis is in the Mummy reboot alongside spry Tom Cruise*; I’m only in Peaky Blinders S01 right now, and I know she doesn’t last long… but when her character appeared, I was convinced I recognized her from something else… and yet, nothing in her IMDB bio suggests so. Regardless, she’s a peach. And say what you will about Cruise (please do) but he’s still fit as a fiddle for 54.

*One of the great early gags in Preacher is the death of Tom Cruise.That info might sway some of you to start watching, I’d wager.

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ITEM: First look at Galen Erso. Why is it not December already?
http://epicstream.com/news/First-Look-A … Galen-Erso

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ITEM: Great collection of 70’s pics, specifically of people proudly posing in front of their sweet rides. Kind of a strange deja vu thing going on. At least for me. I’ve posed in front of several beloved coches.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/01/50-snapsho … E.facebook

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ITEM: Also, why is it not late September already?
http://www.tvinsider.com/article/93259/ … on-poster/

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ITEM: This feels sort of like the answer to the unasked question, and s interestingly timed just after that huge Battle of the Bastards sequence in GoT, but you can sign up for the alpha on an app that will model ridiculous medieval infantry scenarios. I find this fascinating. I’m the target market though. Would have been interesting (and sobering) to have been able to use this selectively back in the AD&D days.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-totally- … 1783608840

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ITEM: Awesome! Another action-focused, rather than girlfriend-oriented, female figure for my kids to play with!
http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-closer-look-at … 1783788044

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Have a Bat Snickers and other things 15 July 2016

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That one time DC stuck an ad for Snickers featuring Batman interrupting a battle with Doomsday to give him a Snickers… in a comic involving a battle between Superman and Doomsday already. Jarring.

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Super7 have teased a new He-Man short crafted slavishly so as to feel authentic. Other than mixing problems and the overall clarity of the imagery, it looks dead on. Plus I think that’s the original voice of Skeletor there.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/someone-just-mad … 1783695058

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This concept art by Andy Park is the first visual clue as to how Mantis will be portrayed in GoG2. My hope is that she will be as rad as possible, so rad so as to help me avoid looking at Starlord’s mech-chest…

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Not that it’s uncommon for costumes to change from film to film, but did WW’s blue become bluer? This being the past, maybe it’s just…uh… fresher….
http://geektyrant.com/news/wonder-woman … -the-movie

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For standard nerds like me, this study was fascinating, and upended all of my preconceived notions about what was possible in plate mail, at least in certain periods, with well-trained, athletic soldiers. It’s an extreme example from history, but nonetheless. I always thought period plate mail would be more than 56lbs (converted) without a helmet, but that’s still a chunk!
http://gizmodo.com/new-study-busts-the- … 1783051334

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Pretty good Honest Trailer for Big Hero 6, which I contend is a pretty great film no one seems to remember. Great points about it being the most Marvel, non-Marvel film ever… especially now that they OWN Marvel…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihCciBFdbkw

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Lots of stuff coming out of the Star Wars Celebration today. Great closeups on costumes and equipment here (my favorites were crafts, like this one, and the highly geometric Kressic shuttle.
http://geektyrant.com/news/photos-of-st … elebration

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And this video will get you FIRED UP. Assuming you weren’t fired up. Which you are.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxvmbPLA-jY

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Lastly, add this one to your secret collection along with your Hot Toys Wonder Woman, and be vague about the reasons for the expenditure.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/hot-toys-new-rey … 1783675272

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These are the only Pokemon I’m interested in…
http://bloody-disgusting.com/video-game … -monsters/

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Not the version of Akira that I would prefer, and it never went forwards… but this is the first time I’ve seen concept art of Chris Evans and JGL in these roles…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/this-concept-art … 1783017764

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Good cosplay can help realize how comic costumes might look on film in future projects… it can also help confirm when costumes need changing. This is a great version of Ms. Marvel’s frequent look from back in the day, and I’ve seen other good ones at cons… and it definitely shows that the design needs to change if she’s going to be active and taken seriously. Much like they tried to clean up Psylocke’s look while making it vaguely familiar from the comics.
http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=2598


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Drinking with Skeletons and other things – 14 July 2016

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I’m sad Hellboy is at an end, for now anyway, though I’m WAY off the back in my reading. I have been catching post-mortems (so to speak) on the whole BPRD empire of concepts and stories and books and how Mignola’s work and process changed over time, and I owned, albeit briefly, the Masterpiece Editions Kris talked up so much, which had great process material in them. This pic here captures it all in one image. Look at that…the style evolution is fascinating.

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ITEM: Everything about this. I mean, I could do with less of the synth 80s wrong singing, but everything else. EVERYTHING ELSE. “They did some rapes” … “New War Request” … etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh5LY4Mz15o

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ITEM: Questionable optimism on Neil Blomkamp’s Alien sequel still happening years from now.
http://geektyrant.com/news/neill-blomka … the-aliens

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ITEM: Unquestionable optimism from this guy over Guy RItchie’s gritty looking Arthur film. Needs more hot pink, though.
http://geektyrant.com/news/new-photos-f … -the-sword

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ITEM: Saw this in the stoe yesterday… setting aside the general level of culture shock that they can just create tie-in cereals on the fly these days whereas when I was a kid it was a huge deal if it ever happened… WHAT THE SHIT where’s the marshmallow helmets or whatever!?

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This is amazing.

That’s all for today… back to avoiding science nazis…


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