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Save it for Comic Con – Robot’s Root 12 June 2018

This Spider-Verse movie may be the best comic-related anything ever, film specific. I’m astonished at how good it FEELS. Also, i’m in it for the cop dad.

 

  • Doctor Doom looks less likely, meaning even more likely a wholesale transition to Marvel’s stable.
  • For this guy, the Hit-Girl and related properties have lost their luster, but Millar and Vaughn have plans for more. Meanwhile, there’s another Kingsman movie in the works (I’m OK with it I suppose) and a turn of last century prequel (that’s what caught my eye, obviously)…
  • How about a GoT prequel set millennia earlier? You got it. Add it to the flaming pile…
  • I’ve got a fever, and the only cure is more Predators in my Predator. I guess.
  • Geoff Johns is out, but is he down? He’s still writing Green Lantern Corps, and now rumor has it Jim lee is stepping up to try and right the DCEU ship.
  • Kidding looks A M A Z I N G.
  • Bad Times at the What i TOLE!
  • Here’s a summary of all the supposed DCEU films in development. It’s stir crazy.
  • I admit I kind of want to draw all these heroes killed in Incredibles 1… or already dead… or what have you. Capes, bots, etc.
  • A well-reasoned and thoughtful consideration to the question: Is is disrespectful to drive around a dead Autobot as a car?
  • Tran leaving social media was probably good for her mental health, but sucks for all of us. She was an awesome celeb to follow, and really loved Star Wars fandom, the same crew that ate her alive and then complained about the taste.
  • I don’t know why, but I like when supers costumes are damaged or modified, as if purpose built and then evolved as circumstances change. Like Captain America’s main suit transitioning to a ‘covert ops’ version, in turn basically debadged and worn down by the time Infinity War happens. Or, as we see in this pic of Janet Van Dyne, layered.
  • So stoked on the new Hellboy film. Mignola nails it.
  • These games continue to fascinate me, even as I have no time to play them. The societal evolution in the worlds and the mechanics that allow for it is good reading.
  • I haven’t even CRACKED Star Wars: Battlefront 2 yet, but the Han Solo packs look good.

Thats all for today… still decompressing from SFCC and preparing for Fandemic!

You Have 3 Seconds to Comply: Robots Root 11 April 2018

 

Dig this new Mondo poster: ROBOCOP by Josan Gonzalez

Meanwhile, in space, all of this is happening right now!

  • Taika Waititi confirmed that he’s not adapting the Akira film, but rather going after the voluminous book series. I find that interesting. There’s so much more THERE there, and also gives him more to do than just a remake.
  • Speaking of ambitious, Apple is adapting the I, Robot series of works from Isaac Asimov.
  • Woody Harrelson may or may not be playing Carnage in the Venom film. I say DO IT.
  • Transformers cartoon opening credits, shot with the toys in stop-motion WINNNNNNS.
  • The Deadwood film production just got a tax credit. This gives them a timetable, which is a good thing.
  • Christina Hodson has been named as the new Batgirl writer. This is also a good thing.
  • Boss Level sounds really neat or really terrible.
  • If you want to know secret stuff that isn’t surprising stuff, regarding Iron Spidey in Avengers: Infinity War, read on. In other Marvel news, I think this poster shot shows that Evangeline Lily should have been a Marvel heroine years and years ago. She looks really motivated.
  • Eric Bana is set to star in the first season of Dirty John, some sort of anthology-based true crime show on Bravo that isn’t True Detective on HBO, and inexplicably features a character name as the title, which begs questions about it’s anthology nature.
  • This is pissing all the right people off: Westworld creators said they’d let Reddit superfans in on the active development of S02, which starts later this month… they announced a few days ago that their plan was to circumvent the huge hunt for answers and easter eggs and spoilers by actually giving the subreddit access to a video that explains the S02 plot, so they can opt-in if desired, as long as they keep it to themselves and don’t leak it to mainstream press. Then last night they released a video, which ended up being an elaborate Rick-Roll… LITERALLY… I love it. Speaking of, you know I’m down with S02’s Shogunworld.
  • The Shazam costume may or may not be objectively bad… but I liked Zachari Levi’s comments about the intrinsic insecurity of pre-haters.
  • I was totally into it, until I realized the pilot’s legs are fake and its just a stilt construct. I mean, not JUST, but you know.
  • Moviepass users (aka Deeply Dapper) rejoice: AMC theaters were just unlocked. That’s pretty huge.
  • The BBC is launching a big budget early 20s adaptation of War of the Worlds. I’m 300% on board…
  • I initially dismissed Bosslogic’s manip of Krasinski and Blunt as Reed and Sue of the FF as being too current, given the obsession with their current film… but looking at it more closely, I’d be down with all of these casting ideas. I still think Richards needs to be older, greying and aloof… but even more than that, they need to be a believable couple… and this pair have proven they can be, on screen…
  • More featurette film stuff from Isle of Dogs, this time about the real on-set canine crew….
  • Finally, trailer roundup:
    • The Meg, which I always assumed would be terrible, actually amused me. So much reminding me of Jaws 3 in 3D… but also Deep Blue Sea, which I actually never saw. I do love 4th wall characters like Rainn Wilson’s one here, just saying it like it is.
    • Similarly, I dismissed Upgrade when the teaser came out awhile back as being a B-movie… but it does have some interesting elements in it. Logan Marshall-Green affects an unusual stance when the AI is doing the fighting for him, almost a hangjawed expression and slouched neck against a rigid posture, but he was Shocker #1 in Homecoming and soldier X in Prometheus, so let’s give it a shot.
    • Terminal appears to be based on a pitch like: “Imagine Atomic Blonde but with Margot Robbie and made to look like Lock Stock plus we’ll include one of those actors even, for authenticity“… but I’m still on board.

The Cavalcade of Helmetless Heroes – Robots Root 9 Mar 2018

 

Herewith, witness the Calvacade of Helmetless Heroes FFS!

 

Meanwhile, in space, this may be happening:

  • Honest Trailers does He-Man
  • My favorite How to Dad video yet.
  • I kinda like this promo pic for Daredevil S03… done by Joe Q, even. I’ ve always been a fan of lettering pushed into the environment of the piece.
  • I have to agree: if we couldn’t have an actually FORMIDABLE foes in Phasma, at least give her this scene to show her ruthlessness…
  • Now here’s the full trailer for Prospect, which still adorns my desktop as a background screen…
  • Killmonger concept art shows that the final version was the best choice. I still wish he kept the mask on the whole time… it was awesome.
  • More neural net fun, this time with sentence gradients.
  • Again, not a horror fan, but Endless looks pretty interesting. Lovecraftian doomsday cult business. Sure!
  • Dafne Keen is on board the new big budget take on His Dark Materials… I think they are abandoning the Golden Compass released prior…
  • Krysten Ritter says no Defenders S02 was planned, nor does one look likely. Depending on how you felt about S01, your mileage varies on this news…

  • Official confirmation direct from Patty Jenkins of Kristin Wiig joining WW2 as Cheetah. I’m intrigued!
  • Karl Urban confirmed that, as suspected, Alex Garland not only wrote Dredd, but stepped in and directed it once the director was canned.

  • Welp, pre-FX aside, Shazam’s costume does indeed appear to be the classic one, with the ubiquitous fine texture weave I hate so much. The fake muscles are weird, but I like the way they handled the lightning bolt, and the cool nod to the golden age books with those Talky Tawny symbols at the cape. The cape design itself, with the stiff hood, is creating a weird massing to his upper half, something I’ve worried about when designing a similar vibe on some TRDL characters with hoods…
  • Rumors are afoot that Jessica Drew may be brought into Spider-Man 2 as a female lead. I’d be down with it. Super down!
  • Neat: Jon Favreau has been announced as helming a Star Wars live action show, presumably for the new streaming service.
  • Mackenzie Davis from Halt and Catch Fire (and more recently, Blade Runner 2049) may have been tapped for Terminator 6… which bodes well for Terminator 6…
  • Elseworlds may be dead… but Black Label is new, and is basically the same thing. I like that Wonder Woman, if nothing else.
  • I love that Westworld not only embraces their obsessive fan community of conspiracy theorists and plot hypothesizers (like this guy) they are actively involving them/us in S02.
  • Reshoots on Deadpool 2… after bad test screenings… thats not good. As nice as the current pedigree technically is (re: our recent podcast about Atomic Blonde and John Wick 2) I wonder what we lost when Tim Miller left.
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  • I remain uninterested in Superman comics, but I think BMB is right: optimism is what sets him apart from other characters, and needs to be the focus. All Star Superman was successful in this way.
  • I am SO DOWN with the Morrison/Quitely New X-Men costumes happening here. FINALLY.
  • Lastly, Lego Pacific Rim sweding! Excellent. I’d rather watch that.

 

Solo Trailer Revealed – Robots Root 4 Feb 2018

It’s finally coming this Monday, they say. Or they lie, and it’s a Superbowl thing. Or they lie, and this project doesnt even exist.

 

Meanwhile, this is happening:

  • “Action that looks like two Radio Shacks doing kama sutra in a hurricane” – one of the best Honest Trailer lines ever.
  • We’ve Known BMB was moving to DC for awhile now, but it’s official: he’s wandering into the Superman quagmire. What concerns me more, though, is that there are implications that he may be bringing his creator-owned stuff with him. I very much do not want Powers absorbed by DC. Somebody talk me off the ledge, please.
  • I’m beside myself. Normally I’m disinterested in dark and grimy redesigns of classic characters as the solution to film adaptation. But in this one instance, these concepts for a He-Man project look pretty amazing. Cool ways to rationalize the toy elements that make no sense. I know I’ve argued multiple times that most of the designs should just be left alone and ran with, but still.
  • I don’t hate JJ Abrams so the fact that HBO bought Demimonde is fine with me. Budgets!
  • I dislike his modern movies, and I’m weirded out by his bulging face when he talks, but. “Aight potatoes, aight carrots, aight turpentine.” I think I need to know more about Scottish shopping habits.
  • I’m including this since we’ve made a general tradition of butchering her name on the Robot-Kraken Podcast, but this segment on ‘Galspalining’ cracked me up.
  • Look, dont let the fart sounds fool you: teaching Orcas to make human sounds is a B A D . I D E A.
  • The fundamental problem with Venom... which is why they are TOTALLY sneaking Spider-Man in there.
  • Fun, contextual easter egg from Doctor Strange over here.

 

Finally, my entire world feels like this right now.

 

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Six Seven Go To Hell or Go To Heaven – 21 Mar 2017

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Tomenosuke PRO Blaster
Let me tole you: if I didn’t have kids in the home, and DID have $899 laying around…
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Meanwhile:

– As much as I crave new Hans Zimmer soundtracks, this interview, reposted across various sites, warmed my heart a bit, because I share a devotion to the Nolan Batman films as well. It’s a very intimate and purposeful connection, the soundtrack developed for that trilogy and the material itself. Nolan and Zimmer work well together, thematically (witness Inception and Interstellar for examples outside of the superhero genre) and when Zimmer did the Man of Steel soundtrack, while it was excellent and distinct, it was lending some of that former world’s pedigree to the new films in a way I found disconnected. link!

– Sony wants to proceed with fast-tracking Venom, without a script or director… in the post-Marvel-deal era, what do YOU want from a Venom film? I can’t decide. I really don’t like the character outside of Spidey using the suit and then slowly going batty from the symbiote’s influence. Once it jumped to other hosts and became 90seriffic, I was out. I do like the black ops version from recent years in the comics, but I don’t see how it would translate. link!

– Similarly, WB / DC seem intent on keeping the Flash moving forward (heh) despite multiple issues with the pre-production. That’s not a good sign. link!

– RIP Bernie Wrightson. That escalated fast.
Not my artistic influence, and I didn’t read a lot of his stuff, but I always admired it from a technical level and enjoyed reading about his convention persona. link!

– We’re doomed. More. link! Mega-rich oligarches in powered armor!

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– random Kraken-related jewelry for the day. AMAZING.

-I’m trying not to read anything about GOG2 these days… but I can’t get enough on Yondu’s cyber mohawk. link!

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– Expanse has been greenlit for Season 3, so I can now relax.
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– Alicia Vikander may be joining a new Ben Wheatley project involving kicking nocturnal underground beastie ass. His current project looks insane and awesome, so let’s be optimistic.
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– Becky Cloonan’s poster for Ghost in the Shell is EVERYTHING. link!

– Reddit is questionable for a lot of things. But the AMA (Ask Me Anything) series is not one of them. Here’s Gareth Edwards… link!

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Your random Mike Mignola block-rockin art used as a bossbot’s iphone screen for today.

– I’m generally not a fan of cosplayers photographed and then given a bunch of post FX. I like the craft of the costuming itself, and that’s as far as I go. However, this is really well done. link!

– Apparently Hela knows capoeira in the new Thor film. I appreciate it’s a gladiator road trip movie, but that’s quite a diversion from the comics. Then again, probably a welcome one. Stand around and glower megagod types are boring on film. link!

– Good news for this guy, having just finished Peaky Blinders S03… S04 is due to begin production, and Tom Hardy will return. link!

– So Fox’s X-Men show for broadcast TV? The one with a family on the run with a mutant child, which seems to have little to know recognizable X-anything in it except for Sentinels? Is it going to be called Mutants on the Run? MutantsSuxxxx? Mutant? Nope. GIFTED. Srsly. I was gifted. I had to do more homework. That is all. link!

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Here’s your random Black Adam speculative rendering for today, by Chris Diem. Love it. Great proof of concept…

– Henry Cavill is on board for MI: 6. That’s interesting! I hope he’s a villain. Not a team member who betrays them, but a proper villain. link!

– How strange the wheel is… Matt Vaughn gave the X-Men franchise a brief moment of hope, before getting forced out by Bryan Singer. Now, after doing his own thing (Kick Ass, Kingsmen) he’s back in the big studio system’s favor for supehero tentpoles, being supposedly courted for the next Superman film. If true, that’s something to be modestly optimistic about, similar to what happened with batman. link!

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Here’s your random Bill S. pic of the day: Dr Doom!

OK, that’s all for now. Fear not and be just!
Remember, and I’ll remind you a lot in the coming days, I suspect:

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Micro-Review: Blade Runner in the Wild and etc 9 March 2017

Micro-Review: Blade Runner in the Wild
A few weeks back I had the opportunity to see an outdoor showing of Blade Runner, accompanied by our own One Lung. It was pretty amazing. The cut was the director’s edition, no voice-overs, no happy ending.

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I got their early, expecting it to be packed, being a small outdoor viewing area with limited seating, and a hipster neighborhood in a hipster town (SF)… what I hadn’t anticipated was the fear of FREEZING, as it was extremely (regional context) cold and very windy, and the previous night’s original showing date was canceled due to heavy rain.

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As a result, I was sitting out there for about 40 minutes before Lung showed up, tucked into my blankets and snow gear, ha. The guys from Fort Point Brewery were on hand wth IPAs so I had one of those, and once Lung arrived I ordered a pizza from a deep dish place up the street.

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The pizza time ran long due to Saturday night crowds, so I missed a chunk of the film, after Leon’s test and up until Rachel shows up at Deckard’s house. So no owls for me. However, in the meantime, my handy Dharma flask from Deeply Dapper kept me warm! The pizza was excellent, the film was especially immersive, being outdoors in a high traffic area, where we had a line of honking cars and yelling pedestrians, and lots of lights and activity, just at the peripheral of the screen. It was like a poor man’s Star Tours, but in an expensive city and with less intended motion.
So awesome.

Meanwhile:

– Who doesn’t need ALIEN tiki mugs in their lives?
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– The first review of Iron Fist is in, and it isn’t… favorable. Wow. I’m still optimistic. I seemed to have tolerated Cage’s slow spots and dubious final boss more than most. But I think when you already have a street level martial artist (Daredevil) it is hard to make IF compelling unless you go WHOLE HOG with the asian mysticism… but from the trailers, and this review, it sounds more like another run at Stark, boardrooms, and whining. We’ll see. At least it’s going to be better than the ABC stuff.
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– GREAT ‘Different Spider-Man Comic’ … 100% MINIMUM ACCURATE
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– This is my kind of conspiracy theory!
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– So this is what that Hulk-with-claws image was about. MEH. Make that Weapon MEH.
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– The best Pez Dispenser (design) EVER. EVVVVVVARRR
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Misc.:

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This remains my favorite standalone Hellboy image ever. Ever ever? Ever EVER. I had a print of it years ago, long destroyed, and I had an original pen sketch of similar profile, which was also destroyed due to UV foolishness. Love it.

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Related: The Mignola Appreciation Group on FB often posts ‘sound effect’ of the day… based obviously on the enthusiasms around Mignola’s choices of onomatopoeia… this is my current favorite example. Best Drip Drip Drip of the Day.

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This manip still cracks me up.


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More Expensive Than the Armor Itself – 18 Oct 2016

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Buried in the bottom third of this article-ette: I hadn’t somehow noted until now that RDJR is purportedly getting $100M PER MOVIE for the next two Avengers films… and one assumes that is on top of the massive back end deal. Good for that guy.
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ITEM: Speaking of RDJR, they set up a full-on writer’s room for Sherlock 3, which is unusual. Probably if nothing else a good sign that they want to cook the best script they can for the next piece.
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ITEM: New photos have emerged from Alien: Covenant. Now, yes, there are new Xenomorphs and yes, one has a yuck mouth with human teeth in it, and yes, there are very familiar designs for the egg sacs and such… but I’d like to point out that this Facehugger has a massive anus. And that it appears to be YOOGE, judging by those skulls for scale. The Facehugger, not the anus. Well, both. Happy Friday.
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ITEM: Talk about a good sport… this cracked me up…
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ITEM: I’m nauseated by how the sexist minority of male-dominated comic fanboys debased themselves to the point that writer Chelsea Cain quit Twitter and probably left Marvel. Her Mockingbird series is still a few years out, at the rate I’m reading, but I’ve seen excerpts and it reminds me a lot of Faction’s Hawkeye: unconventional storytelling, great characterization, and novelist-style approach to comic scripting. Apparently an independent, divorced, ass-kicking female spy was too much for that contingent… even before she wore this shirt on the cover of the last issue. Madness. Fortunately a healthy host of creators have been pushing hard on this in social media, showing solidarity towards her, and the ongoing changes to the comics world that have seen a greater number of female written, female led books (particularly at Marvel) than ever before. For my daughter’s, AND my son’s sake, we need more of this.
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Finally, the best of this concept ever done. EVER. Well-played, Don.
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Here’s another example:

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Behold the MEHTROOPER – 26 October 2016

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Making Star Wars is floating the worst thing I’ve heard fromt he new SW film franchise yet. And I’ve heard very little from it all that I didn’t like when gleamed in spoiler/concept form. But this does not sound great. The drawing they put up of course negatively influences my perception but anyway…
“He has a matte black line that goes over half his mask on one side that sets him apart. The Executioner’s weapon is not unlike FN-2199’s at the handle but it has three spinning blades on the end that are said to be like something out of Phantasm (think of the crazy blades that come out of the spheres in those films). We think he has a shield but we haven’t been able to confirm if he actually uses it in the film or not.”
By the way, I’ve called this the MEHTROOPER, so if that takes off, you heard it here first.
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ITEM: Very much non-news, but apparently the chestbuster is being referred to as a ‘neomorph’… I’m just posting this because I desperately cling to hope that this will be a cool film. Strike that, that it will be a film I will personally enjoy. Prometheus was a pile, but I still found reasons to enjoy it. Even when I didn’t.
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ITEM: The Punisher series cast has been fleshed out and it has been given a 2017 release date… which seems to conflict with Iron Fist, unless they are on opposing ends of the calendar year…
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ITEM: Aquaman and Mera will apparently have romantic tension and conflict and grow to be fond of each other, ie. the Romancing the Stone references he has been putting out there all week. Which is all very strange for the Royal Couple. I wonder if they are an arranged coupling or some other sort of system. Huh.
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Image re: Stanley [Artgerm] Lau, the Singapore wunderkind.
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ITEM: As far as I’m concerned, this report that Lucas will not be involved in the script for Indy 5 is GOOD NEWS. Let’s be clear: I’m not a Lucas hater. But I’m not a fan of his input into the Indy films. Crystal. Skull.
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ITEM: So of course Andrew Garfield is probably asked how he feels about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, not merely from an ego standpoint, but from the perspective of having Spidey 3 canceled out from under him. Regardless of however he actually feels about it, he’s taking the high road consistently, talking about other projects he’s subsequently gotten to do, and how he likes Holland for the role and wishes him well, etc. The thing is, I had problems with both of the Spidey reboot films, the latter more than the former, but I didn’t think Garfield was one of them. He was very watchable to me, and his dynamic with eventual lover and later ex-lover, Emma Stone, was convincing. So, I think it’s a win/win for him. He did fine in the role, but all signs were that Spidey 3 was going to be a disaster, so he got his opportunity to leave the project without leaving the project. Good for him.
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ITEM: I love superhero listicles, when they aren’t written for mainstream people anyway. So, this one was dear to my heart, as I’m actually a fan of different people taking on the iconic uniforms of major heroes… when done properly. Most of this list is about hot messes that didn’t meet that criteria. But I’ve been a vocal fan of the Dick Grayson-Batman era, and of Bucky’s time as Cap.
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This piece is entitled ‘Homage to Kim Jung Gi’ and I find it mesmerizing and disturbing.

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Speaking of those same descriptors… wow Adam Hughes…

That is all. Go pumpkin spice thyself!


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He is No Monster! He is a Human Being! – 18 Oct 2016

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When Stephen Merchant was cast in Wolverine I was a little bit stymied. I feared a comic relief character was imminent. But this looks AWESOME. Caliban!
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ITEM: A few blips about what happens next for young Holland’s Spidey. Sequels? future Avengers films? I MEAN YES COME ON.
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ITEM: One of the best new Lego kits in a while. It’s perfect in every way. I love the 4-in-a-row torpedo seating.
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ITEM: Now is your chance to get the prosthetic for the Emporer’s noggin from his first appearance (played by Rick Baker’s wife, apparently, which I did not know. Not nerd enough)
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ITEM: Thanks to this kick-ass licensing deal, you will be able to order 3D kits of your Starfleet ships of choice, complete with custom designation. SICK! My Reliant dreams are renewed!
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ITEM: FINALLY A SW R/C THING I CAN GET BEHIND.
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ITEM: I present, 11 minutes of alternate artist interpretations of the 60’s Spidey cartoon credits. It’s EVERYTHING.
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ITEM: I don’t like this new canon reasoning for the red Sith lightsaber. Wasn’t the Force supposd to require balance? Why would kyber crystals only bond with ‘Light Side’ Force sensitives?
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ITEM: Fear of heights or fear of deaths? Then don’t watch.
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ITEM: Bladerunner by way of MS PAINT, because internet.
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Goggles With Which to Bat-See You With My Dear – 15 09 16

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Batman’s tactical suit, which was teased in all that BTS Justice league business in London, has been revealed, seen here brightened and contrast-adjusted. I think it could go a few different ways. I love white eyes or goggles on him, and I have no problem with a lightly armored Batsuit, when it has a PURPOSE, as this apparently does, leaving him in his gray onesie otherwise. It is, however, very Owl Man esque, and the angles of the lenses are odd. Now, I happen to think Owl Man’s look was amazing, but anyway. Hey! Maybe they are just Bat-welding-goggles!via

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Side note, speaking of odd costuming: I’ve complained about the current DCU Batman’s yellow piping on the bat symbol and so on, but this is the first time I’ve seen the cape… scalloped… that can’t be right? I mean, I use cape detail like that a lot, but not on Bats. Bats don’t have scalloped wings. What is this even. via

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ITEM: ruh-roh, Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed. Maybe that’s a good thing? I dunno. So surreal how Paramount completely blew the 50th Anniversary window. They didn’t market ST Beyond (one of their best received films) and the Discovery series shouldn’t have been announced, it should have been DELIVERED, in time for this summer. Nothing makes sense anymore. via

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ITEM: Ben Barnes has been cast in the Punisher series. Maybe as Bobby Saint? I’m not up on my Punisher, so I don’t even. via

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ITEM: Truth lassoed! Also, thighs. via

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ITEM: Apparently Joker has been confirmed as not being used in Justice League. What will they do with those hours of Leto performances they stockpiled? Harley solo (ish) film? via

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ITEM: Kind of funny, but also shows how easy this sort of thing is to dummy up, which is worth considering when you get all those false spoilers. Deadpool + Spidey. I mean, CAPTAIN Deadpool. via

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ITEM: This deeply surreal escalator and elevator safety video is worth earphones, a deep dive, and some blueberries while you go. Just, the whole tin, right down the hatch.

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Remember kids, vertical transportation is SRS BSNS!via

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ITEM: After weeks of speculation and dot-connecting and fan-manips, Joe Manganiello has been confirmed as the villain Deathstroke, in the upcoming Batman film. At least we have a big bad that is Bats’ rival (and occasional victor, in the comics) physically and tactically. via

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ITEM: Great article on how important Luke Cage (NETFLIX) is, not only to the Netflix-MCU, but supers live action as a whole. via

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ITEM: Points to this guy for effort. It immediately put me into a one hour half-focused exercise in trouble-shooting his scheme and optimizing it for success. My version includes BigDogs(tm) however. via

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ITEM: Love this one. WB apparently routinely, inadvertently, send takedowns to Youtube over their OWN content. Talk about censure run amok. via

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ITEM: Sphero is finally coming out with their licensed Force Band, to allow you to push, pull, and direct, your BB-8. They also included fake Pokemon Go business, but whatever. It’s sold separately, which is awesome, for those of us who sunk $150US into our bots this past fall. I’d like to see more about what this can do, but I certainly like an alternative to just using the phone as a joystick. Admittedly, I’m sure it will require tandem links. via

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ITEM: That black and white version of Fury Road? It’s now called black and CHROME, which makes me laugh, and it’s coming in December, so save those rubles. via

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ITEM: Jackie Earl Haley has been tapped to play the big bad, or rather the somewhat diminutive bad, in Rodriguez’ Battle Angel Alita film. I still, despite my manga interests in my youth, have no real sense of this project. But I’m 100% minimum into ANY project with Haley as the villain. So far he completely owned both Preacher and Tick this summer. via

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ITEM: Margot Robbie has (wisely) been given a first-look deal at WB, assumed to include a Harley solo film (solo-ish) which shows that WB/DC understand that, better or worse, the character, and her performance, were the greatest takeaways of the SS film. via

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We are back from Rose City Comic Con. I’ll have a con report forthcoming, timed with the release of our post-con podcast, but I’ll need a few more days…


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