So, what do you think? Why are so many superheroes super buff? Let us hear it in the comments!
Is anyone else super jazzed for Pacific Rim? If not, you should be. It’s giant robots, the pale dude from Cold Mountain, Stringer Bell and Charlie Day fighting for humanity’s survival against kaiju, which are apparently Japanese monsters or something. Apparently, other stuff happened, which maybe you can talk about in line for Pacific Rim or something.
Pacific Rim released its final trailer
And it features a plot or something, though nobody knows why.
The BoxTrolls looks amazing
Both technically and adorabically.
The 8bit Cinema edition of Anchorman pines for the game that never was, unfortunately
Seriously. Wouldn’t you play this non-stop for at least a week, pausing only to switch out bedpans?
Going to Comic-Con next week?
These guys will have you covered.
io9 has a list of “Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences You Could Have at Comic-Con 2013.” No, none of them include riding Serenity out of San Diego with Summer Glau at your side, sorry.
IGN will be streaming live from it, so you can pretend to really engrossed in your spreadsheets while wishing you were there dressed as Deathstroke’s weird cousin.
Oh, and Felicia Day will be there doing Felicia Day stuff, like a cosplay prom. Check out her invite:
Aaaaand there’s beer.
And of course there’s always Comic-Con’s website or whatever.
Hideo Kojima is “depressed” and stuff
Because he feels his fifth video game franchise instalment, Metal Gear Solid V can’t compete with Grand Theft Auto V. It’s the Battle of Vees, folks, and not the one you hoped it would be. But he also said that on Twitter, and we all know people don’t say what they really mean on Twitter… Right? RIGHT?! OH GOD, WHY WOULD MY MOM TWEET THAT?!
Music Video of the Week: “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight” by Masked Intruder
More 8-bit action! But this is much, much gorier than Anchorman.
Just Because Music Video: “Bad Parts” by Mixtapes
Good song. Dig it.
Check out Zombie Ink‘s Graphic Novels sale this weekend. Great deals on great books – perhaps a Father’s Day gift or two just waiting for you to pick them up.
Sasquatch 2013 was an excellent time. If you weren’t there, you missed out on a hell of a good time, one filled with little Scottish girls flexing in the rain, large redheaded rappers squinting in the sun and keytar solos.
Fortunately for those who missed the chance to journey into The Gorge, I was there. Here are some highlights.
Everyone who’s heard it will agree Killa Kill’s R.A.P. Music was the best album of 2012. Seeing a 500+ crowd chanting the Atlanta MC’s name after one song brought chills not only to anyone in the crowd, but also to Killer Mike himself. “How’m I supposed to rap for y’all if I’m tearin’ up?” The big man asked us. Then we followed along as he shouted “Tryin’ a’ knock his brains through the motherfuckin’ ceilin’.” Also, it was adorable that his family was backstage.
They didn’t show up, which doesn’t stop this song from being excellent, but still… It makes one wonder. Like, what the hell, guys?
Seriously, in any context outside a four-day music festival, a 20-person lineup for deep-fried pancake batter would be fucking insane. But when you look at that, then look straight into the eyes of a dude wearing American flag spandex and a matching shirt and cape, it seems about right.
Chvrches is kinda like Scotland’s answer to Purity Ring – bumpin’ beats with a lady singing. That’s not a slight – they’re quite excellent. But Lauren, with her tiny stature, awesome leather jacket and sharp-and-very-Scottish sense of humour stole the audience’s heart. She even pointed out the lack of ladies on shoulders, which was refreshing. She then related to the crowd a story of how the last girl she saw up on someone’s shoulders got smoked with a cup of piss. My heart exploded.
For context’s sake, the signs in one area alone read: “Gyros with Seasoned Curly Fries,” “Boneless Chicken Wings with Seasoned Curly Fries,” “Seasoned Curly Fries with Seasoned Curly Fries” and “Deep-fried Who-the-hell-knows with Seasoned Curly Fries” and you can’t find any curly fries?!
She can work a crowd, even when she’s talking about Onion headlines and cancer. Or making people who walk by question what exactly everyone in the comedy tent is doing as we screeeeeeeam and stop. Screeeeeam-stop. Scree-stop.
2012: Death Cab for Cutie
2013: The Postal Service
2014: His new indie rap group Wile Cardigans, with their minor hit “$asquatch Money, Bitches.”
That’s right, folks! It’s WIPD! The holiday you’ve been waiting since last April 26 for, if you’re… Who does wait for this day? People looking to jack things from others in extreme bouts of irony? Your neighbour, who finally trademarked his super-powered subwoofer? Donald Tru – bahahahahaha! He needs intellect first. Anyway, let’s talk comics. First up…
Yeah, Joss Whedon pretty well flat-out told everyone, so that’s exciting. Here’s hoping it’s Age of Apocalypse Quicksilver…
And this year, they’re telling people ahead of time that they will be turned away if they “try their luck at the doors.” Whatever. Who wanted to see OMG NATHAN FILLION IS THERE I HAVE TO GO I’LL TRY THE DOORS I DON’T EVEN CARE.
Most of them are pretty good, too. Although it’s unavoidable, it would be nice not to see such a focus on the major “events,” since those are hit and miss at best.
Okay, alright, here ya go!
This version, with Marisa Paternoster busting two wicked solos eclipses the original and gives new life to The Boss’ words. Hell yes x 10.
It doesn’t make any sense, but yeah, the choir at the end of the song wins every time.
You’ll enjoy it. Unless you don’t like cursing. In which case, go fuck yourself.
Alright, let’s all agree that awards shows are lame and just an excuse for people to get together and pat one another on their backs and they’re always rigged and OMG THE EISNERS ARE ANNOUNCED AND THERE’S A WHOLE CRAPLOAD OF COOL PEOPLE NOMINATED.
Seriously, it’s great to see people like Matt Fraction, Ryan North, Jonathan Hickman, David Aja, Fiona Staples, Justin Hall and err’body else be nominated.
For those who don’t know, the Eisner Awards are annual awards honouring the best in the comic industry. It’s an excellent opportunity for people who bust their humps creating comics to feel like someone loves them… Which probably happens more than it did back in the day, but still not enough.
Read the whole list here, if you so choose. Or just go to Comic-Con and watch the ceremonies and act surprised.
After you read this, you should go release some live foxes and, er, do whatever else it is that Romans did at their crazy festivals. Have an orgy? Why not? Read this first, though…
But they did it in an awesome way – making it just another character trait, rather than something to stir the pot and sell comics. Besides, you should probably be reading Batgirl anyway, since it’s always awesome. Alysia Yeoh is certainly not the first transwoman in a comic book… And I think we’re all just waiting ’til one of the current or former Robins admits it.
You want to. If only for the line, “Hermione just stole all our shit.”
But it was all over nothing, but people got in a tizzy and started using words like “censorship,” “Apple,” “kafuffle” and “tizzy.” It was a rough week all around. You can read about the whole debacle over at Comic Book Resources.
Which you will likely be attending ’cause you’re reading this. So check it out.
Because hell yes.