New Comic Book Day: Just Nominate Everyone

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:30 am

Monkeybrain Comics
This year's Eisner nominees were announced a couple of weeks back, and the more I think about it, the biggest travesty in the entire process is that they just don't have enough slots for nominees. Take a look at that list and tell me what you disagree with. Okay, I mean, maybe don't do that, because this is the Internet and if we're good at anything, it's getting all pissed off about people who don't share our opinions, but at the same time, opinion-based disagreements aside, there's nobody who's nominated for an Eisner who really shouldn't be. I've gone through every category, and I can find two or three books or creators who I think should be on there, but not at the expense of anyone who made it. That's why I think they should go full Oscars and expand each category to 10 nominees, so at least we can actually capture the full breadth of the awesomeness going on in the coloring game right now.

This week in comics, worlds break. A lot of worlds. A lot a lot. But first, an Eisner nominee!

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Agents of SHIELD SPOILER Thread - See Avengers 2 First Edition

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm


Ah, the hazards of TV shows that tie in to current movies.

I'll say this, RE: spoiler fears - Ultron's individual storyline shouldn't have anything much to do with Agents of SHIELD. But Wanda and Pietro's might. Beyond that, as I haven't seen tonight's episode in advance, I can't say how much it might spoil if you're still waiting to see the movie.

This is a SPOILER thread. References to the movie's plot are allowed. Proceed no further if you wish to stay pristine. #ItsAllConnected, as they say (or at least as they said without consulting Joss Whedon before he gave interviews).

The Flash SPOILER Thread: OMG - Oh My, Grodd!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:45 pm


Looks like it's time for some gorilla warfare.

Hot Toys Unmasks Batman Returns

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm


One of the best dialogue exchanges in ANY superhero movie:
"Selina Kyle! You're fired. And Bruce...Wayne? What are you doing dressed as Batman?"
"He is Batman, you moron!"
"WAS Batman."

As much as I liked the first Keaton Batsuit, Returns improved on it, making the Bat-logo the "correct" one (to me, at that age, it was as sacred as Superman's S-shield, and not quite as malleable as it has become since), and I figured if you're going to make the suit body armor, have it look like armor rather than fake muscles.

By the looks of it, if you want you can even glue the cowl back together on this guy if you choose - and have a Keaton Batman without the annoying, vanishing black paint around the eyes (I was SOOO hoping Batfleck would ditch that, but leaked images indicate he has not). And you can presumably strip Bruce Wayne down to his undies to make a Riggan Thompson figure.

The only thing missing is the pop-out glider cape. But knowing Hot Toys, that would have added $350 extra to the price.

Gotham SPOILER Thread: Woo-Hoo

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm


A little John Woo double-fisting action tonight, I see.

If Marvel Won't Do a Black Widow Movie, SNL Will

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00 am


Saturday Night Live has been killing it this season as far as their takedowns of stereotypical female portrayals in media, from their Asian Barbie fake ad to Cecily Strong's recurring character of the secretly hot best friend from every guy movie ever made. In this case, I'm pretty certain what they've done here is actually closer to, say, David E. Kelley's Adrianne Palicki Wonder Woman pilot that mercifully never took than anything Marvel would actually do.

In fact, I like to think - perhaps optimistically - this is the sort of thing Hollywood has moved past when it comes to thinking about female superheroes. Not that there need never be a film about superhero dating...I just hope it never turns out quite like this.

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Your Full Big-Screen SUICIDE SQUAD Revealed!

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm

David Ayer

What do you think? Looks like this is one DC movie that might be on track, especially if the Joker's tattoos turn out to have been Photoshop, as rumored.

Hi-res version of the pic here.

Comic-Based Hulkbuster Iron Man Figure to Be a Disney Store and Exclusive

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:17 am


Nice timing, Diamond Select, though I'm sure a lot of kids would prefer the movie version. Nonetheless, at least there will be one high-quality Hulkbuster toy out there this summer (Hasbro's offerings look rather cheaply made so far). Much like a Ghostbuster, Hulkbuster is ready made for all your problems with obnoxious green creatures that have no impulse control.

Diamond's press release offers a vague "later this summer" as a release date, but right now, preorders say July 1st. Now, in the unlikely event your kids can hold out for another couple of months, they'll actually have a pumped-up Iron Man worth owning.

T-T-T, MNT! Here's Casey Jones From the Turtles Movie Sequel

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:48 am

Michael Bay

His hair's shorter than usually depicted, but this is at least one Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie character who actually looks like he's supposed to.

And if you're asking how Megan Fox can fall for a guy with an expressionless mask on his face at all times, well, the Shia LaBeouf jokes just write themselves, don't they?

Avengers: Age of Ultron SPOILER Thread

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 am


It's time.

You've seen the TR Review, and possibly gotten righteously indignant about it.

Now's your chance to sound off, in detail.

Do not click below and then complain about spoilers. This is the thread for everyone to discuss everything. GO!