My pals at Diamond Select are promoting their new MAX Minimates line — a set of heroic rescuers, not unlike Rescue Heroes, if you will — with a new online, stop-motion animated series. Only this first episode is out, but I’m digging the old-school MASK vibe, and of course the animation — done by my pal Alex Kropinak, who also does Marvel’s “What The–?!” among other things — is outstanding as always. Please give it a look, won’t you?
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.