comics

  • Captain America returns!

    Captain America returns!

    Everyone’s favorite gadget, Captain America, was killed off by Marvel two years ago (seems like it was just yesterday!), and is now returning to life, just as I said he would when Captain America #25 came out. Captain America is one of my heroes (along with David Attenborough and Indiana Jones), so I’m glad to see him back. Read More

  • Our SXSW experience, in comic form

    http://pixton.com/widget/1 Howdy, y’all. John and I are still at SXSW, taking in all the sights and sounds. One of the cooler companies here is Pixton, a site that lets you easily create comic strips. As a budding artist, I appreciate the site quite a bit. This comic, hopefully the first of many, pretty much summarizes our experience thus far. (I’m the funky guy, John is the chef… Read More

  • MK vs DC dated for NA, Europe

    MK vs DC dated for NA, Europe

    I still don’t understand this mishmash between the gaming world and comic book world, but I guess someone had to do it. Midway has just announced that Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe will hit store shelves in North America on the 16th of November with a European launch on the 21st. I guess the John Tobias sketched DC Comic chronicling the events leading up to this historic event might be… Read More

  • Mario's Mistake

    Mario's Mistake

    ROFL. You may or may not have seen this, but I just came across it and thought it was worth sharing. via Geekadelphia Read More

  • The Joy of Tech explains how iTunes Genius works, kinda

    The Joy of Tech explains how iTunes Genius works, kinda

    The Joy of Tech presents, How the iTunes Genius Really works… Cute, I guess. Then again, my sense of humor is so warped that what makes the average geek laugh may not have the same effect on me. What I would like to see is a proper, investigative piece into how Genius works. Apparently Apple isn’t too forthcoming on the ins and outs of it, so we may just have to accept the Joy… Read More

  • Move over Halle Barry, here comes…Cher? [Update]

    Move over Halle Barry, here comes…Cher? [Update]

    That’s right. Christopher Nolan wants 62-year-old Cher to play Catwoman in “The Caped Crusader”, which begins filming in Vancouver next year. I really wish they would recast for the Riddler. I like Johnny Depp, but I think David Tennant would be so much better. Also worth noting is this blurb from a studio exec. “Cher is Nolan’s first choice to play Catwoman. He… Read More

  • Anti-piracy comics (fail to) show the sad, short life of a file-sharer

    Anti-piracy comics (fail to) show the sad, short life of a file-sharer

    The National Center for State Courts, a non-profit dedicated to “Helping Courts Anticipate Change and Better Serve the Public” has released a comic book that aimed at educating children on how the courts work by ripping a case right out of the headlines: piracy! Sadly, the tale is so fantastical – most cases end up in Civil court, not State, and are rarely tried with a… Read More

  • Eidos, WB confirm Batman game, Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Eidos, WB confirm Batman game, Batman: Arkham Asylum


    Sweeeeeeeeeeeet. Today, WB and Eidos announced Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. We sort of already knew there was one coming thanks to Gary Oldman, but now it’s official. Based on the “Dark Knight” storyline, based on conjecture, you will assume the role of Batman and you’re task is to deliver the Joker into the Narrows where the imprisoned swine… Read More

  • Video: X-men Origins: Wolverine trailer [Updated with new video]

    <div class="center" Fret not, comic book nerds, for we have downloaded this video just in case it gets pulled. I haven’t watched it because I’m putting a moratorium on all comic book related movie trailers going forward, but feel free to let us know what you think. Read More

  • Geek-out: Watchmen trailer and Star Trek cast photos

    Geek-out: Watchmen trailer and Star Trek cast photos


    Fanboys, start your whingeings! First, Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue has a few large shots of some of the primary characters from the upcoming Star Trek movie. They go together to form this composite image; looks pretty cool except for the tattoos on the Romulan Nero. Could they make them any more tribal and generic? Secondly, the trailer for our beloved Watchmen is live. Read More

  • Silicon Apartment: It's funny because it could be true

    Silicon Apartment: It's funny because it could be true

    As we learned from Zero Punctuation, web comics are very easy to make. They involve a few basic things: a knowledge of the CE industry, an appreciation for its many absurdities, and the inability to draw. The results are somehting like SiliconApartment which has a basic premise: what if Steve and Bill had to live together. The resulting hilarity is fairly limited but it’s always nice to… Read More

  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Captain America, Brad Pitt could be Thor

    Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Captain America, Brad Pitt could be Thor


    A few of us at CG (mainly me, Devin and Matt) have been pondering over who might play Captain America and Thor in the upcoming Marvel movies, but we haven’t come up with any prime candidates. According to Comicbookmovie, Marvel is looking at suiting up Leo as Cap’n America. It’s a rumor at this point, but an interesting one nonetheless. He’d have to hook up with… Read More

  • Marvel execs: Comics coming to our cellphones?

    Marvel execs: Comics coming to our cellphones?

    When you think about it, the idea of comic books on cellphone screens is something of a no-brainer. The individual panels of a comic are just the right size for a mobile’s small screen. Using the standard nav keys could scroll you through an adventure effortlessly. Marvel sees this, and is apparently working to bring X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man and others to the small, small… Read More

  • THQ and Marvel embrace tenderly over game deal

    THQ and Marvel embrace tenderly over game deal


    THQ is clearly pumped about this. The uber-developer and publisher, which works with such industry leaders as Gas Powered Games and Relic, calls Marvel “one of the true crown jewels in the entertainment industry.” How flattering! Marvel is not quoted; they probably couldn’t get anyone on the phone since everyone in the company is too busy counting their money. Now, Sega is… Read More

  • Funny because it's true

    Funny because it's true

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  • How true…

    How true…

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  • More Cloverfield for Cloverfield lovers

    [photopress:slushoRar_T.jpg,full,center] I have yet to see Cloverfield. I’m a huge JJ fan, I’m watching LOST tonight, but I was out of the country when the stuff went down, so I’m not clicking the link below. But if you want the backstory, and are really into being a geek, be my guest. Cloverfield’s Secret Japanese Origin [io9] Read More

  • Free Alan Moore Swamp Thing PDF: One more thing to allow you to distance yourself from your family

    Free Alan Moore Swamp Thing PDF: One more thing to allow you to distance yourself from your family

    DC Comics is offering issue 21 of the Swamp Thing (BB says it’s issue #1 but some comic nerds are correcting them) as a free download. Be warned: it’s taking quite a while to download but if you start now you might have a good 4:30 pre-end-of-day gem to digest. Free download: Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Issue #1 [BB] Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Box Set

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Box Set

    I’m sure most of you grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes and December 31, 1995 was a sad day as its run ended after 10 glorious years. My brother and I both collected C&H and I’m positive they’re stored somewhere in our parent’s house, but those were paperback and I’d much rather have a hardback copy. Why not surprise a fan with this box set or introduce a whole… Read More

  • Marvel makes like the RIAA, targets torrent sites

    Marvel makes like the RIAA, targets torrent sites

    Having apparently learned nothing from the way the music industry handled peer-to-peer trafficking of musical wares, Marvel Comics has decided to go after a couple of torrent sites that specialize in tracking comics. What they plan to achieve by this other than demonizing themselves in the eyes of the consumer is hard to say. I personally have downloaded comics via torrents, and I… Read More