Hitting the nostalgia button, I engage in the viewing of this wonderfully edited video utilizing Bill Waterson’s Calvin and Hobbes comic and the soundtrack of the trailer to David Fincher’s Fight Club. I loved this comic when I was a young lad and this video (via Gorilla Mask) is a great mash-up of two giants of different mediums that have been closely related in a previous theory. Check it out after the jump!
A great new Web series has hit the Interwebs in the form of the Avengers from Marvel, Avengers Assemble! We join Iron Man, Thor, Wasp, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Captain America, and Hulk as they take on today’s challenges of unemployment, healthcare, the BP oil spill, and more! These minisodes are hilarious and they have about seven episodes so far. You can catch their videos on their YouTube Channel, but you can also watch the first six after the break!
With the amount of underground success Kick-Ass had with its movie and the fan base the first comic rang up, it was only a matter of time before Frank Millar would give us Kick-Ass 2. But will we see a Kick-Ass 2 movie? With the low ticket sales, yet high DVD sales, Kick-Ass 2 is up in the air. Perhaps Vaughn will try again and make it independently. John Romita Jr. looks on top of his game with his artwork and Millar continues his run of witty writing.
I’m not entirely sure if this is released to your local comic shop, but /Film is saying you can pick it up. So keep reading after the break if you want to check out the first few pages of what Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall looks like.
During a Facebook livechat for the Grindhouse movies, director Robert Rodriguez suggested that Sin City 2 would be his next project after Spy Kids 4. This lovely update comes from The Playlist who luckily caught Rodriguez in the conversation.
“Frank Miller and I are working on it. It’s slated to be the next one. But if the script is not ready, then we’ll have to move to the next one.”
Team Unicorn, a group of lovely ladies promoting the existence of Gamer/Geek girls in the world, have come together to create a parody video of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” This is just the start of what I would assume to be an ongoing collaboration of musical numbers, skits, and fun videos expressing the love of gamer/geek girls. The core group consists of Michele Boyd (The Guild), Clare Grant (Robot Chicken), Milynn Sarley, and Rileah Vanderbilt (Hatchet).
Their big hit debut, “G33k & G4m3r Girls” also known as the “Geek and Gamer Girls Song,” was directed by David Yarvo and premiered early September. Within a week, the music video gained over one million views on Break.com. With appearances by Seth Green (husband of Clare Grant), Stan Lee, and Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff, full nerdery was in order. Check out the awesome video after the break!
DC Comics’ writers, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, have created a tribute comic to Calvin and Hobbes starring Lex Luthor and the Joker, which will be placed in the 75th issue of Superman/Batman. (Reddit)
Jason aka Hercules, from Ain’t it Cool News, snapped some pictures from his bedroom window overlooking the set of AMC’s adaptation of The Walking Dead directed by Frank Darabont and based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman. Hercules writes, “I shot these photos from my bedroom window. My building overlooks the set for The Walking Dead. A friend suggested I send these on to you guys. Hopefully you guys can use these. Let me know what you think and I will send along some more.” AMC also released a photo of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, the main protagonist. The six-episode first season expects to start this October on AMC! Check out these first look photos after the jump!
GottaBeCarl, on DeviantArt, created a unique take on clashing two big properties, X-Men and Futurama, into a great artistic display of nerdgasm.
He notes, “A friend of mine suggested one day that it would be cool to see the characters of Futurama as X-Men and so I drew him Fry as Cyclops. For some reason I couldn’t just stop there…and what came of it was a pretty extensive illustration with some of the most obscure characters from both the X-Men and Futurama universes.”
Check out the complete image after jump!
Today, Universal Pictures revealed the teaser trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. This movie has been told to be amazingly epically awesomely cool and will cause nerdgasms, but I never thought it would be this freakin’ ridiculously cool! Scott Pilgrim vs. The World looks so cool and with the writer/director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, Edgar Wright, at the helm, you can guarantee this movie will be highly entertaining. Flaming swords, people turning into coins, win the princess, POW, BAM! Without further ado, keep reading after the jump just check out this trailer in HD and screen captures to see what I mean!