Comics, Toys

The Dapper But Sexually Repressed Justice League

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Have you read the excellent Batman Elseworlds graphic novel Gotham By Gaslight? The one about Batman fighting Jack the Ripper in the 1880s, done by Mike Mignola and Brian Augustyn? No? Doesn’t matter.

After DC Direct popped out a GbG Batman figure, toy customizer Sillof decided to make a whole Victorian-era Justice League; you can check out full pics of each figure on his site. Disclaimer: DC Direct did make a semi-Victorian Wonder Woman figure as part of its Elseworlds line as well, but Sillof had the decency to put an ankle-length dress on the slut. (Via Boing-boing)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.