You can't believe those crafty Persian wizards.
Oh sure, they'll charge you up the wazoo for the privilege of having an invisibility spell cast upon you, but then you walk into a bank, start snatching money out of peoples' hands, and they beat the crap out of you, because, it turns out, they can all see you.
Ever consider looking in a mirror first?
The man told the court, 'I made a mistake. I understand now what a big trick was played on me.'
Silly criminal - cloaks make you invisible, not spells. Everyone knows that.
First up, as the image above suggests, comic-book He-Man - in his new cut-off Iron Man costume - will be taking on the Justice League when Skeletor finds himself on Earth and presumably gets the heroes to fight each other rather than the skull-faced demon behind the curtain.
He-man and Superman have met before waaaay back in the day - and at that time, Supes was vulnerable to He-Man's powers because of his overall weakness to magic. We'll see if that happens again.
Kudos on a really boring Roboto redesign, guys.
Meanwhile, back at He-homebase, a.k.a. Mattycollector.com, Mattel's been pissing off (or pissing on, depending who you ask) collectors by putting up an unannounced "Spirit of Hordak" figure for sale, and saying he'll appear at random times in the future - apparently they need site traffic that badly that they're incentivising fans to check constantly now.
For those who've been wondering since last Comic-Con who the white crossbow would come with, now you know.
Finally, here's a guy who made a five-foot tall replica of vintage Skeletor:
What's that you say? (In my imagination, anyway) Weird pet costumes are nothing new? You might be correct, but these are no mere costumes. These sushi cats - Neko Zushi - have a comic-book style origin story:
Neko-Sushi is an extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice...
There are several academics who have devoted their lives to the study of these creatures. According to a number of these, Neko-Sushi make use of gaps in space to come to us from an alternate dimension. Beyond these "gaps" lies the world of the Neko-Sushi in which, it is recently understood, lies the true identity of the cats that dwell with us here in the human dimension.
They also have their own app...
And their own existential questions...
We know the rule of Sushi - fish on top of rice.
On the other hand we know the rule cats eat fish.
Cats sit on rice, where fish is supposed to be - why?
Contradiction and mystery in this world is always center of the criptic questions among Japanese zen monks.
And this is another Zen question -why Cats sit on rice instead of fish, not eating them? - the graet zen question, which proves the magical power of Sushi Cats.
..plus a movie. That will MELT THE FUCK out of your mind like so much uni sashimi at room temperature.
via Rocket News 24
I'm so sorry. I just had to share with you the nightmares I'm going to have. It's like a chain letter - somehow I feel the curse will be alleviated if I spread the horror. That's a wearable costume, by the way, making the person inside it semi-officially the world's worst Furry.
This is how Brazil spreads cancer awareness. Via a Google translation:
Both children and adults loved taking pictures with the mascot AAPEC, a friendly snowman in the shape of testicle, which he has visited drew everyone's attention.
The cartoon version is a little less terrifying - also upside-down, and having hands somehow - but still:
I'd have to think a comic book is the next inevitable step, like those Spider-Man comics they used to make specifically for the dentist's office. "Senhor Testiculo versus the Secret Cervix," perhaps?
Giant, shelled slime spewers are showing up in Texas.
Who even knew there was an Institute for the Study of Invasive Species? It sounds like some ignored sub-department that an unshaven John Malkovich works for in an alien invasion movie.
Anyway, apparently it is a huge problem that when people see giant freakin' African snails in their backyard, the first thing they want to do is pick them up. Because...they're so cute? And then, SURPRISE! You've got meningitis.
They lay up to 100 eggs a year.
Now, not to mock death, but how amazing is this interviewee's descriptor?
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Remember that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day. From Judge Dredd and The Tick to Uglydolls and R.I.P.D., a whole lot of your favorite characters have complimentary adventures to share.
Being May the 4th, it's also Star Wars Day, with many retailers (including our scruffy looking Nerdy Shirter friends at WeLoveFine) doing Star Wars-related sales.
Here's Kitty Han versus Doggie Greedo.
I live not far from Universal Studios Hollywood, and this might just be my favorite theme-park ride ever. Glad you east-coasters get a shot at it now.
It's a combination 3D motion-simulator and fast-paced dark ride. You get 3D glasses and ride a vehicle on a track, through a combination of sets and screens, till your vehicle parks itself in front of a massive 3D screen, at which point it becomes a motion simulator, pitching side to side as appropriate, and with added practical effects like heat and steam. The scene ends with a robot shoving you into the wall or something like that, at which point your car continues along its track, crashing and spinning through walls till it parks in front of another huge screen where the next big thing happens - there's maybe 6-8 of the super big screens total, and a giant practical Megatron at one point.
Like Bayformers or not, it's a blast to be inside of a simulation with them. There's even a moment where everything in the simulation briefly switches to slo-mo and back for the true "living in a Bay movie" effect. Also, Frank Welker is Megatron again.
When I first went on in, the only thing I was pissed off about was that they didn't have a toy of Evac, the robot/car you ride in. That has since been remedied.
Also, Floridians, in Hollywood they did a secret soft opening, randomly letting guests in to try it out in the days before the official bow. So if you're in the area before June 20th, keep your eyes open.
The Transformers costumed characters in the park, though, are pretty bad and can barely move. Arms go up, arms go down. They're as articulated as a Batman toy aimed at kids.