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Thursday, June 30, 2011


I'm all tired and burned out.

I may not be reading nor reviewing any comic books this week - which is a shame actually - because there are so many good titles that released their latest issues for this month.

Oh well, that's life. Sometimes you just have to take a step away from the noise of the whole world.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

2011 DC Reboot: All Of The New Title Logos (So Far...)

Images courtesy of The Source and special thanks to BleedingCool for compiling them all in one piece.



Dammit, Spoilers!!!

If you don't want to get spoiled, stop reading right now and don't click any of the links.

So what's the fuss all about? Apparently, I read a Newsarama interview that gave a massive spoiler within Marvel's Fear Itself.

Does New 'Captain America: The First Avenger' TV Spot Include Massive Spoilers?

Our lads from ComicBookMovie has this new commercial for the upcoming Cap film. I didn't watch it in full because I read from the comments that it was a BIG spoiler in a way, but I did see two men walking in ice trying to find something.

Now, for those who have read the Ultimates or any recent Cap book (that tells his origin) for that matter, you definitely know who those two might and what the "ice" means. 

Again, VIDEO MIGHT CONTAIN MASSIVE SPOILERS so watch at your own risk.

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals. 

Captain America throws his shield on July 22 in theaters. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Final 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Trailer

After Green Lantern, I will be back at the cinemas this weekend watching this robots beat the hell out of each other.

But I feel that despite the awesome 3D scenes, it will never be the same because Megan Fox is nowhere to be seen... and instead we get an unknown Victoria's Secret model. 

My friend was able to watch the premiere for this film a couple of hours ago for free (lucky gal dammit),  and she said it was just a fine film with a lot of running, huffing-and-puffing, and sweat from Shia LeBeouf.  

Wow, I can guess that the film has a nonsense of a plot from that description. Geez.

Nostalgia Bytes: 'Max Payne 2' And Its Graphic Novel-Style of Storytelling

Just finished playing Max Payne 2 for the fucking "nth" time yesterday and I still found it so bad-ass after more than 5 years of not playing it.

The game which was made in 2003 - is known for its love & crime-noir storyline packed with a lot of gun-toting action that utilizes the concept of "Bullet Time", where you can slow things down ala Matrix, enabling players to dodge bullets and kill enemies before they could even fire back.

But its not only the feature that got players hooked on it:

A graphic novel scene from Max Payne 2
Max Payne 2 uses comic book panels accompanied with sounds and voice overs instead of animated sequences to tell its compelling storyline which was very unique at the time. 

And here's a my favorite graphic novel scene from that game - featuring Max Payne and Mona Sax (the game's protagonists) - in a semi sex-scene that is still one of the most hottest game scenes EVER. (its on the 30-1 minute mark)

There's even a pretty nice half-boob showing from the model who portrays Mona. Her name? Kathy Tong (aka the Neutrogena model).

 Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis will not be able to beat the HOTNESS meter of this scene.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll have beat the game again, Hard-Boiled style.

The Most Epic Supergirl Cosplay Shot EVER


This looks like a shot from a Supergirl movie. Very professional looking.

More of these awesome cosplay shots from ~dangerousladies.

Movie Review: Green Lantern

 'Green Lantern'
Directed by Martin Campbell
Script by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Mark Guggenheim
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, 
Angela Bassett, Peter Sarsgaard
Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures
Based on the DC Comics character created by John Broome and Gil Kane

Just came back from the cinemas yesterday watching this first ever GL live-action film, and before I go on to give you of what I thought of the film, let me tell you first that I was pretty discouraged to watch the film because of the overwhelming negative reviews from film critics and fans all over the world.

But I'm glad that didn't succumb to that and still decided to watch the film, because despite what the critics say and the bad stuff that injured the movie - Green Lantern was still definitely a fun film (if you will just let it entertain you).

Not as good as the recent Thor, (the first) Spider-Man, or Iron Man, but it was better than the two Fantastic Four films, and even Spider-Man 3.

The New DCnU Justice League

Here's the leaked Jim Lee art showing the new members of the Justice League of America, who will have their #1 issue released by September, of course, written and drawn by the superstar team of Geoff Johns and the aforementioned Lee.

Apparently (in case you haven't noticed yet after all the promos) the new trend is this:


Friday, June 24, 2011

Latest Comic Book Reviews (06.24.2011): X-Men Prelude To Schism #3 & Ultimate Spider-Man #160 (Death of Spider-Man)

Two pretty good books from the House of Ideas yesterday.

The dragging Prelude to Jason Aaron's "Schism" event finally shakes up a little bit thanks to Cyclops finally coming up with his decision, and then the death of the one of the most important characters in the Marvel Ultimate Universe finally bites the dust - for good.

All of my reviews after the jump.

This Is What A World With Superheroes Would Look Like...

Incredible. Just incredible. This makes for a great wall portrait!

Isn't this awesome? The Flash and Wonder Woman talking to a kid in a Comic-Con with all smiles on their faces. If superheroes were real, this is what they would do. Giving comfort, hope and security to everyone. Touching piece.

Incredible cosplaying too by the way. That gal makes for a great Diana. They both look eerily real as if they came out of the pages of a comic book.

Too Awesome Not To Watch: Iron Man's Secret Identity Revealed!

Iron Man appeared as guest in a Taiwan high school to give a heartwarming speech to the graduating students. He came out after playing a short video from taken from the beginning of Iron Man 2, where Tony Stark jumps off the plane before delivering his message to thousands of screaming fans at Stark Expo.

This guy's costume is ridiculously awesome, but what's even more AWESOME is the fact that the guy in the Iron Man suit is.... okay, just watch the video.

I'm pretty sure the students will never forget their experience.

Thanks to the original uploader and Comics Alliance

The Latest 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Theatrical Trailer & Poster

Yahoo! Movies has just uploaded another version of the upcoming Cap film starring Chris Evans as the star-spangled super soldier. Its pretty much what we've seen from the first trailer and tv spots, but with a couple of other unseen footages.

And they also got a more "patriotic" poster with the actor unmasked. 

Make sense to me, selling his good looks.

You know what I think of this trailer?

Its FUCKING BAD-ASS and got me more excited than seeing Thor, but at the same time I believe that it also SPOILS AN AWFUL LOT. Having read a couple of Cap comic books, especially Mark Millar's Ultimates, I am 100% confident that the train and plane scene towards the end of the video is the ending of the film. (Ice anybody?)

[from BleedingCool]

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Latest Comic Book Reviews (06.23.2011) - Wolverine #11 | Power Girl #25 | Superman #712

I'ma skip the daily news first and give some of my thoughts for comic books I read a couple of hours ago.

Wolverine continues his bloody battle against the Red Right Hand, and my beloved PeeGee teams up with the godddamn Batman against a weather-controlling metahuman, and finally, the Grounded storyline takes a one issue hiatus (mainly because DC decided to scrap the original storyline that features a Muslim superhero in LA), giving way for Kurt Busiek's "lost" Krypto tale, circa 2007 (a.k.a the events after Infinite Crisis).

All my reviews after the cut.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Death Of "Ultimate" Spider-Man

"You did good, kid" - Uncle Ben to Peter
I think this is pretty much all over the news now and every other comic book related site that I have visited.

Peter Parker is going to die tomorrow and meet his maker in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160. 

I truly believe that nobody dies in the comic books for a very long time - but based from the images that USA Today released a couple of hours ago - it looks like Marvel and Brian Michael Bendis is doing it FOR REAL this time around.

And I believe that they will really kill him... for good. Its the Ultimate Universe anyway.

I'm sure to read this "monumental" moment in Spider-Man's history. Be sure that you do too.

P.S - That image showing Peter finally meeting Uncle Ben? It breaks my heart yet I love it. Powerful stuff.

Captain America: First Avenger Collectible Figurine By Hot Toys!!!

Is this unbelievable or what?
With Captain America: The First Avenger hitting the screens soon, its almost automatic for toy mogul Hot Toys to release some teaser images for upcoming collectible toy. 

And they didn't disappoint because they did show the stunning images of their 1/6 scale figurine masterfully sculpted to the image of Chris Evans who plays Steve Rogers / Captain America in the film.

This toy has incredible detail just like previous superhero action figures, but this one looks to be the best of them all. Yes, I would say its even better than the Superman and Green Goblin ones that were already beyond description.

Enough of the talk, and check out more of the shield-throwing Cap toy in his full costume and other accessories after the jump. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Preview Of Mark Millar & Leinil Yu's SuperCrooks

What if all the super-villains in America go to a place where there are no superheroes?

That's the basic premise of Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's upcoming project titled SuperCrooks - which bears similarities to the obvious concept of Kick-Ass.  Here's the a snippet of CBR's interview with Millar: 

"So a bunch of supervillains head for Spain for one last job, for a heist. And I love heist movies – I’ve always wanted to do a ‘men on a mission’ story with supervillains. So the idea is a bunch of super-villains get together to pull off one last job; the biggest job of their career."

The comic book will be set in Spain for a more exotic feel according to Millar, and from his description, SuperCrooks will be something like "The Italian Job" meets "Kick-Ass" meets "Superior" (mainly because one of the characters look like Tad Scott).  Here's some of the preview sketches from Yu (courtesy of CBR): 

This looks like another good comic book series, but hopefully Millar and Yu will be able to finish their pending projects first as soon as possible, mainly Superior - because after 4 issues and an insanely good monkey cliffhanger, we're all left hanging in the air waiting for any word on when the #5 will be released. 

I could say the same thing for Kick-Ass 2.


Footage Of "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" In Full CGI [VIDEO]

The Green Lantern wagon continues to roll despite the negative reviews concerning Hal Jordan and the Corps first flight on the big screen, with the announcement of the first ever GL animated TV show.

I am pretty excited on watching this over Cartoon Network later this year because the project will involve the celebrated animator of the successful Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited shows - Bruce Timm. Not to mention that this will be created in full CGI ala- "The Incredibles". Nice!

[via DCWomenKickingAss and ComicsAlliance]

'Threesome' Art - 06/22/2011

Here's my three favorite artworks from deviantArt featuring my favorite X-Man Cyclops, Batman, and the always visually provoking Vampirella.

"Mind Games" by *doubleleaf
What a difference a simple gas mask makes. Batman looks more bad-ass looking like a steampunk, which made me think as to why hasn't any one created a "Batman Steampunk" elseworlds story. Anybody would get that comic book in a heart beat.

Cyclops  by *Enymy

Of all the Cyclops renditions I have seen, this is by far - the best and sickest of them all. Look at that definition and lighting. Wonderfully done.

Cover to Vampirella #11 by ~PaulRenaud

It doesn't really matter as to what the background or motif is, as long as Vampirella's in there, I'm all for it. And Paul Renaud may have just used some Milla Jovovich references right there. Take a look at her face. Am I wrong or what?

Third "Blade" Anime Trailer... In Japanese

Sorry folks, there are no English subs yet, but even with the Nihonggo, this Blade anime actually looks cool based on these trailers below. It reminds me of Hellsing and the other vampire-themed anime's that kicked some ass. Plus they got Wesley Snipes spot on. Who doesn't like Wesley Fucking Snipes?

Now, if somebody could provide an English translation for this video, that would be great.

Graphic Novel Review: Alias (Issues 1-5)

Alias #1-5
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Michael Gaydos
Published by Marvel Comics


Let's go back to 2003. Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos teamed up to create a one-of-a kind comic book series featuring Jessica Jones (aka the wife of Luke Cage) - superhero turned private investigator - who thinks her superpowers are "low-level" unlike the other popular masked heroes. 

Agitated and alone, Jessica also struggles to find and understand herself and the people around her, making her one hell of a wrecked woman trying to solve other people's problems.

And as Jessica tries to solve of what is supposed to be just one of those missing sibling cases from one of her clients, she finds herself sinking into a quicksand of a big government conspiracy that threatens to destroy the reputation of a familiar superhero and the President of the United States himself. The events that would follow are nothing but compelling, smart and sometimes funny filled with a lot of profanity.

Bendis' mystery plot thread creates a thrilling story that will keep readers turning the pages until the smoke clears. His characters are depicted in a realistic way by making them vulnerable and victims of their own reckless behaviors. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Happy Father's Day To All!

So don't forget to give the greatest dad...

 ...a warm hug

.... a heartfelt kiss

or simply...

...your T-I-M-E.

Have a great weekend guys!

Footnotes: image 1 - Rose Wilson and her dad Slade  (DeathStroke); image 2 - Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Oracle) her dad Jim; image 3 - Clark (Superman) and his (foster) dad Jonathan

A Teaser Trailer For "The Dark Knight Rises"??

Our lads from ComicBookMovie has uploaded this video of what looks to be a teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

Now take note again, that THIS IS NOT YET CONFIRMED to be a legit trailer by DC or Warner Brothers.

But it sure damn looks good... complete with the intriguing captions:


Boobaciously Green: Three Of The Sexiest "Green Lantern" Cosplayers

With Green Lantern showing in theaters (and getting abysmal reviews), the interwebs has been flooded with tons of GL-related pictures, especially those who have an uncanny knack for cosplaying their favorite corps-woman.

But these three girls right here, are probably the best GL cosplayer babes out there. Sector 2814's horndogs couldn't be any happier.

Important note: Clicking the images is an absolute fucking must. 

Alright, that's what I natural and cute boobies. Very nice.

Holy cow.  Is she in for Green Lantern XXX: A Porn Parody?

Dang!!!That's some serious Star Sapphire side boobs. A nipslip would have been better though.

Who's your pick?

[via GammaSquad]

What If The Green Lantern Corps Did "GLEE"?

Here's what Randy Mayor has to say about that:

and looks like each of them will be getting their own DVD covers too!

I was and will never... be a fan of GLEE, but if ever DC creates a GL-GLEE mashup on TV? Damn. I would watch that shit.

[from perpetualpanda via ComicsAlliance]

Friday, June 17, 2011

Extreme $$$: 3 of Comics' Most Expensive Artifacts

 Most Expensive Comic Book Cover:

Weird Science Fantasy #29
Art & Inks by Frank Frazzetta

WSF was a science fiction anthology comic that ran for 7 issues starting on March 1954. And this art you are seeing on the left was the cover for its #29 issue - considered by most comic art afficionados as one of the finest comic masterpieces of all time. Frazetta's beautiful anatomy and great attention to detail up to the tiniest parts of this original art -is simply stunning and downright incredible.

How much was this original art for?

Frazetta's Family sold this for an amazing $380,000 to Jim Halperin, co-chariman of the third largest auction house - Heritage Auctions.

Wow. That's a lot of money. But wait till you see this next piece of comic royalty made by another Frank.

Most Expensive Interior Art:

Splash Page from The Dark Knight Returns #3
Pencils and Inks by Frank Miller

Frank Miller's DKR was one of the main guns that triggered the start of the industry's turn from child-friendly, lighthearted stories into something dark, gritty and violent. 

DKR featured an aging Bruce Wayne/Batman coming back out of retirement to don the iconic cowl and rid his beloved Gotham City of more evil, and was considered as one of the greatest comic books of all time (but I don't buy that totally.)

This original art by Miller showing Batman and his sidekick Robin jumping out of the Gotham night - sold for a whopping $448,125, making it the most priced original art ever

Damn, I thought the economy is not good nowadays? Where do these junkies get their money to pay for a piece of paper with Batman and Robin? Crazy insane.

Now if you thought that was crazy expensive, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Because there is one particular comic artifact that was sold... at a price that would totally blow your minds off like you have no idea.

Most Expensive Comic Book

 Action Comics #1
 Art by Joe Shuster

This is called the "Holy Grail" of comic books. 

The one that started it all.

It featured the first ever superhero. The one that would eventually become the superhero-archetype and an American cultural icon.

His name?


The price?

A copy (in great "brand-new" condition) of Action Comics #1 was bought by an unknown buyer from for a staggering... mind-boggling... totally out-of-this-shit price of...

$1,500,000.  (those who threw their copies of this comic book might have probably kicked themselves in the head)

Just in case you thought what you just read was a typo, I'll repeat it again: 


'Nuff said. I wanna find one of these somewhere in the garbage cans right now and be a fucking millionaire. 

The Best "Uncanny X-Men" Covers Part 2

Here are my final ten handpicked covers, celebrating the run of Marvel's flasgship X-Men comic book series - The Uncanny X Men - which will end in October with its final #544 issue.
The covers were chosen based on the art, its influence, badassery, and overall (story & emotional) impact. 
Hope you like my picks!

(For Part 1, click here)

Issue #394 - "Playing God" - June 2001
Art by Ian Churchill

Nostalgia Bytes: Remembering Captain America's Final Justice

Back when I was addicted to the first Playstation, one of my favorite games was Marvel vs Capcom 2. The game has it all: you can get to build a team of all your favorite super-heroes and characters and pit it against the AI's (artificial intelligence) team or even better, play it against your friend's own and see who is better. Then you can talk trash everytime you win, which was always the best part (admit it). 

I always used Captain America in every team that I had mainly because he is such a bad-ass character that has three of the best (arguably) moves in the game. There's the Hyper Charging Star (which is basically Cap charging behind a flaming shield), Stars and Stripes (which is a "Shoryuken"-type shield uppercut) and finally, my favorite super move of all: Final Justice - a move which can sometimes cheat a counter-team combo and the only move that can hurt a familiar Kryptonian. Seriously. Watch.

                 Remember Action Comics #900? Captain America didn't like that.

In short, Cap doesn't give a fuck. He doesn't play cute and he will kick your butt and ram your head to the floor until it explodes like a grenade. Plus, he always WINS the war for his team in the with the ultimate swag using Final Justice. Iron Man and Thor don't even come close. Here's an example:

                                                  Final Justice FTW!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 Reason Why The DC Reboot Is Awesome...

Superman is "Grounded" no more. Sayonara, JMS and to that crappy storyline you created for my hero.

But before I truly say goodbye, I will amuse myself a bit. Here's an image that shows what would the Grounded storyline would look like in the Silver Age serving as a funny farewell to that forgettable time in Superman's history. 

Hobo Superman!!! Ha ha ha

LOL. At least this one made me forget all my problems for 10 seconds. Unlike JMS.

[image done by the amazing Kerry Callen for ComicsAlliance]

Regenesis: X-Men To Split After "Schism" Event In November

Marvel has announced that the "X-Men" will be divided into two groups (creatively describing it a "regenesis") as a result of Jason Aaron's "Schism" event - where Cyclops and Wolverine fight over irreconcilable ideological differences - and thus, two different X-books will be released that will pit the two teams against one another, with each group having their own headquarters, agendas, and rosters. 

They are Uncanny X-Men #1 by writer Kieron Gillen and artists Greg Land and Carlos Pacheco and Wolverine and the X-Men #1 by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo.

Here's teaser with the official press release statement courtesy of and some thoughts following after the jump:

Pixar-like Baby Magneto

You'll never know what you will find on the internet, and this baby is just one of those AWESOME surprises.

Erik: "I should have been in Cars 2!!! "

This Skottie Young-inspired 3d image was created by artist Victor Hugo who should be working with one of those big animation companies like Pixar. Seriously. Check out his blog and see what I mean.

Oh by the way, this Magneto rendition is so good that Skottie actually tweeted something:

[via Victor Hugo's blog and GammaSquad]