GIVEAWAY: Walking Dead Shirt/Toy/DVD Package From Flashy Geek

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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I think I speak for more than just myself when I say it's about time we gave away some Walking Dead stuff. In association with our friends at Flashy Geek, we're now going to do just that. Three comic-based shirts, two Funko toys (may or may not be the specific characters depicted) and a season 3 DVD.

And no, you don't have to make a meme or write a fictional season finale. You've just gotta give your info to the widget-thing after the jump below, and they'll take care of the rest, like your own personal Rick Grimes, minus the PTSD.

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Scarlett Johansson Offered Ghost in the Shell Live-Action Lead

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Deadline buried the lead in their story about possible Suicide Squad movie casting yesterday, with a late-breaking addendum that ScarJo is being offered $10 million to play Motoko Kusanagi (or whatever horribly Americanized name they'll give her so as not to appear to be whitewashing - Moe Cuse, perhaps?). If you're not going to go Asian, it makes sense - Johansson's recent Lucy ripped off and dumbed down quite a bit from Akira, and proved she could open a movie at the box office. And having already played an alien uncomfortable in human skin, playing a mechanical body with an existential crisis shouldn't be a huge stretch.

While I doubt the movie won't be fucked up somehow, I actually think this might be a good first step. And if it all falls apart, the originals are still there.

Joint Flash/Arrow SPOILER Thread - "Sara"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Let's try this once and see how it goes. My hunch is anyone watching Arrow tonight either already watched Flash, or never will. But let's see if this works.

If you're not into either, here's a story about a teenager having sex with a toy horse in Walmart.

Ezra Miller Will Be the Big-Screen Flash, and Other DC Movie News

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:39 am

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Apparently in desperation to counter the latest Marvel movie news, WB has announced that the Perks of Being a Wallflower star - who looks not unlike the current TV Barry Allen - will be the Flash in a movie that will come out in 2018. 2017 will see Justice League Part 1 and Wonder Woman, 2018 is Flash and Aquaman, 2019 Shazam and Justice League Part 2, and 2020 will be Cyborg and Green Lantern.

And of course this all assumes Batman v Superman actually works. If that goes south, so does a whole lot of this plan, I'd imagine. It's notable that these are all far enough out that they could easily be strangled in the crib.

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Con Crud Edition

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

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The New York Daily News was reporting earlier this week that New York City has its first cases of ebola. They had to retract the report when the city Department of Health confirmed that it wasn't ebola, just con plague. Thank God that wasn't in my con haul this year. All I got was a black and white Essential Judge Dredd, The Rise of Aurora West, three emails from an 8 year old kid who really wants to discuss the Phalanx, March, Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures vol. 1; a rash on my arm, Underwater Welder, and this week's best book.

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The 18 Strangest Versions of Dracula

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Could Bram Stoker ever have imagined, back in 1897, that the character he created would one day be used for everything from pornography to breakfast cereal? It's hard to imagine that even Bela Lugosi could have guessed that the accent he gave Dracula would still be in use, more than 80 years later, spoofed by George Hamilton, or teaching kids to count, or marketing everything from car insurance to debt-consolidation loans ("because debt sucks!") to throat lozenges. Thus Dracula Untold, the title of the Drac movie that opened this past weekend, seems almost impertinent. Can there be a variation on the Dracula tale left untold?

Here are 18 strong contenders for the most peculiar takes on Count Dracula in popular culture. Note: These aren't just vampires in the Dracula mode; all of them had, at minimum, to have either the title "Count" or the prefix "Drac-" or the suffix "-ula" somewhere in their name.


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Agents of SHIELD SPOILER Thread: "Face My Enemy"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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They really are inspired by A Beautiful Mind this season, aren't they? In fiction, I'm pretty sure John Nash (as depicted in the movie) would have found a way to turn his mental illness into super powers somehow.

Should I have done a Flash thread? I'm going to do a combined Flash/Arrow thread tomorrow and see if that works, or if it turns out to be a clustercuss. There are too many comic-based shows now to do threads for all of them, and they all seem to be doing well.

It's Age of Ultron...WITH ZOMBIES!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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Just remember: it's not really about the zombies...it's about the Ultrons. Who are the real walking dead.

via Bleeding Cool

Marvelshop.com/Disney Store Exclusive Iron Man Is Plane Crazy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

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There's...something! On the wing of the plane! But this is no gremlin. Bleeding Edge Iron Man, in nanotech armor, is a real fly guy, more likely to save people than push the neuroses of William Shatner over the edge.

Your options for grabbing him are Stark - this figure is only available at Marvel.com as of yesterday. Then in two weeks, he'll move on to being a Disney Store exclusive. Who knew Tony was such a serial monogamist?

The 25 Best Cosplays at New York Comic Con 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

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New York Comic Con 2014 has come and gone, and this year's con was widely regarded as one of the best ever, and a huge part of that was the cosplay. Both in quality and in quantity, NYCC 2014 was a great con for cosplayers and cosplay fans. Here are 25 of our favorites.


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