Fictional Death Expert George R.R. Martin Tells Walking Dead Characters How to Survive.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm


I think we all know that the actual answer to the question, "How will these particular fictional characters survive?" is "Don't be in a George R.R. Martin book." Still, that hasn't stopped the mass-murderer of his own creations from weighing in on TV's The Walking Dead, with what he thinks is a practical solution for Rick and company.

Given their location in Georgia, it's actually not practical at all. But knowing Martin, you can see why he might think of it. Want to know his brilliant solution?

Gordon's Alive! Trailer for Sam J. Jones Documentary Life After Flash

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00 am


One of the only celebrities I have ever paid for an autograph from was Sam J. Jones, at Comic-Con some years back. 1980's Flash Gordon, while undoubtedly a travesty in the eyes of some old-school fans of the comic strips, has always been a favorite film of mine, in part because, just like the Adam West Batman, it works differently at every age. It's a great adventure film for kids, it's loaded with innuendos you start to get as a teen, and it casually drops Fellini references for the adult cinephile.

Back when I met Mr. Jones, probably at least 6 years ago, there was still no domestic DVD of the movie, so I asked when it would be coming out. He replied, "Probably next year, for the anniversary and the sequel." Sequel? Would there really be one? "Yeah, man, we're talking about it."

I guess he's still talking about it, and maybe his appearance in Ted made it more likely. In the meantime, though, here's a trailer for a documentary about his life that will be hitting Kickstarter in June. (Melody Anderson still looks gorgeous.)

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Arrow SPOILER Thread: Atom? Smashing.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm


If you guys want to kill time talking about last night's Flash first, go nuts.

Better Look at the Fantastic Four Movie's Thing

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm


That headline sounds dirtier than it is, though frankly, every thought of Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm makes me feel dirty in the wrong way, but so it goes. We've seen Ben's post-mutation look from behind in the trailer and on a new poster, but today brings what appears to be an international banner that shows him front and center.

I say "appears" because the Photoshopping of Kate Mara on it feels a little off, but it could be because they're going for a halfway invisible look and it doesn't quite translate.

And I still like the actual look of the Roger Corman Thing the best, though it wasn't exactly the most emotive.

Potential spoiler below...

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Bryan Singer Announces Newcomer Lana Condor as Jubilee for X-Men: Apocalypse

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm


I hate to be one of those guys who judges women strictly by looks, but Lana Condor has absolutely no IMDB credits whatsoever, so it's impossible to say how she'll do. And since Singer didn't even give us a picture of her with short hair, we have to use our imaginations even more.

I guess the cool thing is that Jubilee is finally getting a decent role in an X-Men movie and they didn't whitewash her. And perhaps like Ellen Page, two years later she'll be called a breakthrough star.

Yes, Lex Luthor Will Be Bald in Batman v Superman - First Pic Released

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:14 am


No, not the one above. The reveal is exclusive to Entertainment Weekly, with a picture that would appear to depict Jesse Eisenberg's take on the character in prison clothes (though it's tough to tell from the black-and-white photo). Maybe he's mad that the Wonder Twins took him to court over their invention of Lexcorp.

While Eisenberg seems more physically slight than the Luthor I grew up being used to, he definitely has the intensity, and looks more outright psychotic than Michael Rosenbaum, Kevin Spacey or Gene Hackman in the part. He also seems to have actually shaved his head for the part, which is a step above at least one of the aforementioned.

Double Take (2T) Comics Debut With '60s-Set Night of the Living Dead Comics

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 10:30 am


As George Romero again shakes his fist at the skies that he didn't get the copyright notice on the right frame of his classic film and it ended up in the public domain, a new comic book company offers a novel take on the Romero-verse - keeping it in the '60s, where it began.

These three new titles will be available in June. First there's Rise, which follows the first film's siblings Barbara and Johnny, who presumably meet different fates this time out as there's not much you can do with a dead guy and a girl in shock...

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First Look: Legendary Comics Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift, 2 New Titles

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 10:00 am


The new Pacific Rim title follows from the previous Tales From Year Zero, and so presumably still predates the events of the first movie and does not as yet un-cancel the apocalypse - but we are promised it "will feature Jaegers never before seen in combat, squaring off against all-new Kaiju creatures," as well as a story written by the film's screenwriter Travis Beacham.

Continue for more artwork, plus a look at two new original titles from Legendary...

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New Comic Book Day: My Vod(ka), Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:30 am

Dynamite Comics
The worst part about getting older is when hair of the dog stops working. I'm right now on the tail end of a crippling, wedding-related (not mine) two day hangover that, once upon a time, would have been halted in its tracks by a hearty, pork-heavy brunch and those 4 bloody marys that I did on Sunday. Instead, I'm slogging through forced human contact, trying toOH I bet it's only supposed to work in moderation. Dammit, this would have worked fine 3 years ago. DAMN YOU, WRONG SIDE OF 30.

Anyway, forming coherent thoughts makes my brain feel like it's crawling over muddy glass, so please forgive any brevity. With that in mind, this week's comics are very good, good, good, ridiculous, great, and hilarious.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT'S NOT ENOUGH? Ok, first, one comic was very bad.

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Agents of SHIELD SPOILER Thread: "Love in the Time of Hydra"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm


Well, the episode has come and gone, but far be it for us here at Topless Robot to reveal spoilers right away. Our policy: Only reveal spoilers if it will make the movie better, if the movie is so bad that it doesn't matter, or if you just want to be a big ol' bag of dicks about it.

Now is the time, dear friends, to start discussing this week's episode in such excruciating detail, that your ears bleed. Our favorite scene was where Black Tom showed up to murder Loki and cut out his heart for delivery to Baron Zemo. All while The Watcher looks on. O.k. None of that happened. But what if...?