Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow Poster for Age of Ultron Revealed

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

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I don't plan on posting every single one of these, but I figured ScarJo merited it. It's nice to see her in a realistic pose and relatively functional-looking costume (even if the neon blue lines seem not-especially useful, they're at least not-especially useful in a non-objectifying way).

This time, when people say "nice guns," they might actually be referring to her guns.

Archie Comics to Do Massive Sega vs. Capcom Crossover Event

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Oh, Archie Comics. Is there anything you can't do?

Given the crossovers with zombies and Predator, I fully expect 50 Shades of Archie and The Archie Human Centipede to be within the realm of possibility. But enough about my fanfic fantasies. I'm sure Sega vs. Capcom is one of yours. Mega Man, Street Fighter, Sonic, Golden Axe, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Panzer Dragoon, Skies of Arcadia and more will collide in a comic crossover that I want to say isn't an orgy [just kidding - I TOTALLY want to say it] - but given how no-holds-barred Archie comics have been lately, who knows?

h/t SlyDante777, who needs to get writing some themed erotica, stat.

CW's Arrow Spinoff for The Atom to Also Feature "Three Major DC Comics Characters"

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

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Let the speculation begin. Officially, the Ray Palmer-centric pilot will include as regulars Wentworth Miller's Captain Cold, Victor Garber's Dr. Stein, and Caity Lotz as...Zombie Black Canary? Nobody's sure on that last one. But the bigger news is what they're not officially telling us yet. Nellie Andreeva at Deadline writes:

Additionally, in a tidbit that should get fans fired up, I have learned the new project will include three major DC Comics characters who have never appeared in a TV series.
I presume that rules out characters who've been on Smallville, so Aquaman and Hawkman are out. Green Lantern, maybe? Or, given budgetary limits, a pre-GL Kyle Rayner or Guy Gardner? What's your bet?

Arrow SPOILER Thread - Out for Justice

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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He's a popular recurring character. I think he'll survive.

Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick Make a Deal for Sex Criminals TV Show and More

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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I'm thinking the folks at Universal TV saw that cover and imagined it was like Fifty Shades of Grey.

Under the pact, the married duo will adapt some of their comic books as well as original TV series concepts. They also plan to use their Milkfed Criminal Masterminds production company as a TV launchpad for other comic creators' IP.
In fact, Sex Criminals is about Suzie and Jon, a librarian and an actor, who both have the power to stop time when they orgasm and decide to rob a bank. It's one of the funniest comics on the stands, and if you dig down under the Urban Dictionary's worth of bizarre sex positions (The Fleshy Lightswitch) and genius but fake porn spoof titles (Un Chien Analou), it's one of the most honest, heartfelt Eisner-award winning comics out there.

Not sure how safe it will be for TV, but time-stopping orgasms are not something I've seen before in live-action. Without the aid of porn and freeze-frame, I mean.

[Jim Dandeneau contributed to this post]

New Comic Book Day: Everything Old Is New Again

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:30 am

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The slow shift to digital first seems to be hitting critical mass this week. We've got a webcomic that was Kickstartered (sp? Or I guess conj?) onto paper, then picked up by Image; a Monkeybrain digital-first that's being printed by IDW; and a new hardcover volume of a book that, like so many of my high school girlfriends, is totally from France you just can't meet her because she's like, super busy and can't afford a plane ticket okay? Jesus, get off my back MOM.

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10 Signs Arrow's Writers Think He's Batman

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Not Batman

Arrow is probably my favorite show on TV right now. I watch it semi-religiously and constantly think about possible permutations of the Arrow-verse. Do all of the references to Bludhaven mean Nightwing is on the way? Did Nyssa steal Sara's body and drop her off in a Lazarus Pit offscreen? Is the Atom going to shrink or is he really just a reskinned Ted Kord? Does Arsenal secretly have a drug habit? These are burning questions about a great show, but for all of that one thing consistently bothers me: basically, the show thinks Ollie is Batman. This isn't the worst thing in the world since Batman is awesome and it gave us the Huntress arc, which is probably my favorite arc in the whole show, but it does nag at me a little.

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Agent Carter Finale SPOILER Thread - Boy, Ahtellyawhut, Peggy...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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...them boys just ain't right. Time to burn 'em like clean-burnin' propane. Yup.

Official Age of Ultron Poster Is as Hilariously, Obviously Photoshopped as the First Avengers'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

Remember this?

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Check it out...they did it again...

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The 15 Directors We'd Most Like to Put Their Own Spin on a Superhero Movie

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

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It could perhaps be argued that the best - or at least the most interesting - superhero movies made to date were the ones that came from idiosyncratic directors. Captain America: The Winter Solider was all well and good, I suppose, but it's the type of film that feels more like a studio mandate (which it was) than an urgent tale told my a creative mind eager to explore something new. The notion of the "auteur superhero movie" is not largely explored in today's marketplace, which values mythbuilding and multiple-film story arcs over singular, thoughtful deconstructive explorations of a superhero character (although, since Topless Robot recently endorsed Ava DuVernay to direct a Marvel film, we may see the age soon. Fans may even want it.).

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