? Badass Digest has several posts up about the just-launched viral campaign for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming monster fest, Pacific Rim. Despite the Cloverfield-esque feel of the video above, the site is quick to point out that this teaser is not reflective of how the finished film will look. So you haters of footage that is carefully crafted to look as shitty as possible can breathe a sigh of relief. ? Another day, another new S.H.I.E.L.D. agent for the ABC’s upcoming Marvel-based TV series is announced. (Via Zap 2 It) ? From Comics Alliance comes this report about how Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere is being adapted as a BBC radio series that will feature the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy. The best part? This thing is being masterminded by Dirk Maggs, the bearded wunderkind who brought a variety of Douglas Adams’ works to the airwaves over the past decade. He’s also helmed radio series’ based on Batman and Spider-Man, so this project will be another nerdy feather in his cap. ? Speaking of Adams, The Verge has an in-depth video interview from 1997 with the late Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author sharing his views on artificial lifeforms.
? This Wonder Woman pint glass (which comes complete with its own cape) exists to make your Christmas Shopping easier. Drink like a hero for $12.95 over at Neatorama.
? MTV Geek has the debut trailer for Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2. ? Remember Jocasta Nu, the fascinating Jedi Temple librarian from Attack of the Clones? Me neither, but here’s an eight-minute video all about her new action figure from Hasbro. ? As much as we all want him to, Bigfoot continues to not exist. (Via io9) ? The New York Times has an interesting article about how a King Kong musical couldpossibly end Spider-Man’s Broadway run. Now we all know what a clusterfuck the Spidey show was, but a King King song-and-dance extravaganza sounds like an equally atrocious idea. Don’t let that stop you from listing potential songs from the musical in the comments though! ? One of the original Batmobiles from the 1960s Batman TV series is going on sale in January. This is going to make someone who has the magical combination of riches and deep nostalgia very happy. (Via CNN) ? Apologies to any Archer or Adventure Time fans out there, but I think the best animated series on TV right now is Bob’s Burgers. Those of you who share my love for this less-popular of the two H. Jon Benjamin cartoons currently airing may be interested in the original pilot series featured above. It’s like getting a glimpse into a parallel universe in which Tina never lusted after Jimmy Pesto, Jr. (From The Huffington Post)
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.