Alex Ross Re-Creates the Cover of Original Marvel Star Wars Comic

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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Okay, so he didn't make like the toys and do a green Darth Vader in tribute - but he Alex Ross'd the hell out of that original Marvel #1.

This is one of many variant covers for the debut of the new series, which transpires right after Episode IV. J. Scott Campbell, Joe Quesada and many more will be taking a crack at it, though I'm personally hoping for a Milo Manara variant that shows C-3PO crawling around doggy-style as Artoo prepares to probe him.

What, I'm the only one? Okay, carry on.

New 6" Scale Batman Animated Figures Include Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Baby Doll

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

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The first batch aren't even out yet, but DC Collectibles knows they have a winner on their hands with this upsized animated line aimed at collectors and sporting considerably more articulation than Kenner. At $25 each, they're also a bit harder on the ol' Bat-pocketbook, but they're branching out with the characters pretty quickly - Killer Croc and Baby Doll come together, while Harley Quinn, New Adventures Robin and the Creeper will join them on the pegs.

Though I was a big fan of the animated series, I am a true child of the '80s in that I like my cartoon-based toys to look more realistic and detailed than the animation, rather than an exact copy of it. I am in the minority in the modern world in that regard, I think. But for those of you who've long wanted and deserved better figures that look like Bruce Timm drawings - here ya go. They're due in stores next May.

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Gotham SPOILER Thread - "Viper"

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Comment on the show live as it happens, because it's not just any old boob who gets a window of opportunity like this one.

Ultron to Be 8 Feet Tall in Age of Ultron; Hulkbuster IM 11'. Hot Toys Making Both

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

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This leaked promo art, purportedly from Hot Toys, demonstrates how the Avengers characters stand in scale to one another (before you nitpick about the heights the actual actors are, bear in mind that via visual trickery and such, the characters may be intended to be slightly different onscreen).

We kinda knew Hulkbuster armor would be included, but this adds further confirmation; Ultron being eight feet tall is new, but presumably he will have multiple iterations and this is just the most toyetic.

No Elizabeth Olsen toy confirmed yet, though? Sad face.

The Walking Dead SPOILER Recap/Talkback - "Strangers"

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

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So this week I actually saw it in time, and have some thinkings...

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Weekend Open Thread - Jena Malone Superhero Edition

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:20 pm

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There aren't a lot of desk-clearing items this week, save one popular rumor based on scraps and the word of a Batman v Superman extra. It concerns Jena Malone being seen on set, the description of a character in the script and some extrapolation based on an existing comic. None of it is as "confirmed" as some would have it, but if you want to read what the speculation is...

Also, Fox apparently wants Tom Hardy for the role of Apocalypse...

...and the makers of that Hatred game might be actual neo-Nazis.

Happy weekend, y'all!

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.

Entries close Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 11:59 p.m.

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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.