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The Mad Max Trailer Could Not Look More Mad Max

Jul
28

Well, the coolest trailer I've seen come out of Comic-Con this weekend has nothing to do with comics at all. Nobody is wearing tights and the hero isn't "super." Marvel and DC don't have their names on it and Joss Whedon didn't write it.

Leaked Footage of Nicki Minaj's Gem-Fused Character on Steven Universe

Jul
27

Cripes but some voice-acting castings are so spot-on: a video has recently leaked featuring Nicki Minaj and Aimee Mann's guest roles on Steven Universe, in which the two voice the supremely powerful, Gem-Fusion combos of Amethyst+Garnet and Amethyst+Pearl, respectively. The footage is absolutely action-packed, and Minaj knocks it out of the park as a gargantuan, wrecking ball-wielding, four-armed giantess.

ICYMI: The Leaked Teaser for Batman V. Superman Has Lots of Glow-y Eyes

Jul
27

Last night the teaser trailer that debuted at Comic-Con 2014 for the upcoming DC flick Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice went online thanks to one excited fan whose reaction was possibly better than the trailer itself. Seriously, get this man a vitamin water immediately.

Legendary Reveals News for New King Kong Movie

Jul
26

Audiences at Legendary's Comic Con 2014 presentation today expected Jurassic World footage, but received an unexpected boon: a previously unannounced Skull Island project centered around King Kong and his origins!

Kaiju-gasm at Comic Con 2014: 3 New Monsters Revealed for Godzilla Sequel

Jul
26

No news for Pacific Rim 2 just yet aside from a 30-second video from Guillermo Del Toro, but possibly just as good for the kaiju-inclined: Legendary pictures revealed at Comic Con Day Two that there will be a Godzilla sequel, and it will feature three of the reptile rex's most recognizable foes from the original films.

Huffington Post Takes A Swipe At Sexless Nerds Via Megan Fox's Crop Top

Jul
25

Oh, HuffPo, weren't you supposed to be better than this? Considering that San Diego Comic-Con is one of the largest entertainment conventions in America, and that geekdom is turning into a pop-culture phenomenon, maybe it's time to shed some nasty stereotypes. I don't know what else this headline is supposed to evoke except the pimpled nerd who never even gets to see attractive women: Megan Fox's Crop Top Was Likely a Hit at Comic-Con. That plenty of nerds and geeks grew up awkward is undeniable, but maybe jibes in headlines are a little worn out. Most of us have grown up into perfectly functional adults unafraid to show our enthusiasm for things.

9 Games to Watch on Steam Greenlight

Jul
24

Whether Steam Greenlight will be going away, and what will replace it is still in the shadowy future. Dave Oshry has essentially said he’d like to make Steam an open distribution platform, but for now it’s a curated, community driven springboard that brings games that have excited the audience to the platform. Some are near the end of development, some are finished and some have months and months left, but they’ve all proven themselves worthy of attention. Here are nine that really caught my eye and mind.

Two More Concept Posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Featuring Black Widow and Captain America!

Jul
24

Yet two more concept posters have been released for the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Yesterday we got glimpses of both Scarlet Witch and Iron Man duking it out with the mechanized horde, today it's Black Widow and Captain America!

Comixology Attempts to Recoup with Fans via DRM-Free Backups

Jul
24

In a bold yet understandable move, Comixology announced today at Comic Con that they will be offering users the option of DRM-free backups to purchased comics, thus enabling readers to share, modify, and actually own their purchases in every sense of the word. Of course the DRM-free option is still a decision made by the publishers themselves, it's still a step in the right direction towards regaining what supporters they've lost earlier this year.

The Biggest Reveals Of Preview Night At Comic-Con

Jul
23

Tonight was Preview Night for San Diego Comic-Con, and a bunch of fun announcements were made. Rather than just run a series of dry articles about them Andrew and I decided to put some of the more exciting revelations under the scalpel of our combined commentary. Below he is AT, and I am ED. Agree, disagree? Let us know in the comments.

The First Poster for Ant-Man Has Been Released!

Jul
23

The first image from the tortuously produced Ant-Man has been released, and features a snazzy, tech-heavy take on the character's helmet!

Writer Warren Ellis Working With Walking Dead EP On A New Television Show

Jul
23

Just in time to get jaws wagging at Comic-Con, one of comic’s great writers has announced a collaboration with Walking Dead executive producer, Gale Anne Hurd, on an as yet unnamed television project. The deal was announced along with two other projects under Univeral Cable Productions. It will be Warren Ellis' first stab at a television property, and he seems quite excited about it.

Marvel Unlimited Catalogue of 15,000 Comics Now On Sale for a Buck

Jul
23

ICYMI, digital comics are a thing, they grossed an insane $90 million in sales last year, and Marvel's latest promotion looks like an even greater push in the digital direction: you can get access to their staggering back catalogue of comics for a mere 99 cents. Yep, time to cancel your summer reading list.

Artist Subtly Inserts 'Star Wars' Imagery into Stark, Real-World Locales

Jul
23

This photoset will make you pine for a grittier, more realistic Episode VII; Cedric Delsaux's 'Dark Lens' series features ATAT walkers trawling across European villages, a blaster duel atop a sunset parking structure, and industrial buildings housing chained rancors with their stormtrooper keepers--the stills are both subtle (difficult to do with such ostentatious and well-known source material) and brilliantly composed to blur boundaries between fantasy and stark reality. 

Track of the Day: Thai Street Musician Shreds Psychedelic on the Double-Necked 'Phin' Lute

Jul
22

The 'phin' is a family of Thai folk instruments, sometimes double necked, frequently with a completely sick headstock carved into a dragon motif, frequently played with reverb and delay effects that frequently put American garage to shame. Excuse me while I throw my wallet in a lake before I try to buy one of these babies.

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