“Meh,” you say. “It’s another superhero cartoon. So what?”
To which I respond “HOLY SCATTING BATMAN, SON! IT’S ONLY THE GREATEST DC SUPERHERO CARTOON SERIES TO EVER GRACE THE AIRWAVES.”
Then I strap you down, turn on the Netflix feed and do your eyes all “Clockwork Orange” style.
You’ll thank me.
Can it be a spoiler if it’s in a trailer? In this era of revealing every possible plot element before the movie releases, is it even possible to remain unspoiled anymore?
The video is after the jump just in case you’ve decided to go on an IM rumor embargo. But I will say this.
…DiMuzio is about to be very disappointed. Continue reading
G.I. Joe is a uniquely screwed up property, in a way that only cartoons born in the 80s can be. There’s a cornucopia of increasingly improbable military vehicles (it’s a tank AND a helicopter!), a rainbow selection of unnecessarily specialized operatives (So what if you’ve got a boxer, hypnotist, and alligator handler? We’ve got a comedian, wrestler, and football player!), and ninjas.
Ninjas by the dozen! Ninjas of every hue (including pink…really)! Ninjas with armor that’s so heavy, they’re samurai! Ninjas who don’t speak! Ninjas who wear only white! Ninjas who consistently and successfully wield knives at gun fights!
What I’m getting at is that, if you’re really going to send a love letter to the original cartoon and do it right, you’re going to have to get some “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” mixed in with your “Platoon.”
Lucky for us, the current creative team seems to get it IN SHURIKEN.
So I saw these earlier today via Bleeding Cool; but it wasn’t until Bricken over at io9 picked up the story that I realized the leaked set pics didn’t just showcase the most ridiculous LEGO set to ever feature the “Ultimate Showdown” moniker (because, everyone knows, there’s nothing more “Ultimate” than a suped-up ATV); we were looking at full-blown legitimate spoilers for Iron Man 3.
Remember this gem that kicked things off on our fair blog?
Now take a look at the pic of the figures we get with the Malibu Mansion Attack (and try not to get distracted by the adorable Dummy fig in LEGO form). See Pepper?
Good. Now take a look at the box art. See Pepper?
No? Let me help you out there…
So I’m nearly a month behind on this one; but it seems that X-Men is getting a Marvel Now! April relaunch and will feature an all-female superhero(ine) team. Which is pretty kick-ass in-and-of-itself. The X-women always had the more interesting storylines (and, let’s face it, it’s about time Wolverine stopped being in every. title. ever.).
But as much as I love equality.
And as much as I love the fact that the first cover isn’t all cleavage and physically impossible poses.
The biggest news for me is that Storm’s mohawk is back.
Year. Fucking. Made.
File this under things I never expected to happen, but am supremely glad that they are (rereads that slowly to himself, outloud, backwards, trying to parse meaning…gives up): Axe Cop is getting official toys!
Kick-ass versions of Axey, Wexter, Baby Man, Avocado Soldier, and…Dr. Doo Doo? look to make up the first wave. Even better, we’re getting Avocado Soldier and Wexter plushies! I know that I will sleep better at night knowing my daughter is cuddling up to a T-Rex with rail-gun arms and sunglasses (and she will too).
Is this the greatest shirt of all time? You could say “No.”
…you’d be wrong; but you could still say it.
It’s available over at Ript for less than 24 hours. I suggest you don’t tarry.
I really don’t have an excuse to post this. We’ve seen the Iron Patriot armor from “Iron Man 3.” We know what it’s going to look like.
But, gawrsh, if this isn’t just the purtiest screen capture I ever dun seen.
Also, here’s our confirmation that it’s Rhodes in the armor (embiggen and check out the call sign on the chestplate).
I’m in a pissy mood, but apparently there are THINGS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT zipping around in the ether. I would provide links and whatnot; but I’m cranky. I don’t want to be bothered right now. This should get you through any casual geek conversations for another week:
There…that’s all I got. Now go away while I glare at toys I can’t afford on BigBadToyStore.