As part of an ongoing celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment released a new Batman short film by Bruce Timm (co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series) called “Strange Days”, which pits Batman against Dr. Hugo Strange in a gorgeous 1930′s style. It debuted earlier this week on Cartoon Network, but is now available online.
We’ve included the new short, along with a video of Bruce Timm discussing its development on an episode of “DC All Access” after the break.
This poster designed by Steve Seck is a Where’s Waldo tribute to Mystery Science Theater 3000. It features a character from every single movie they ever riffed on starting way back in the early days when it was just a local Minneapolis show (including the pilot episode). The 13″ x 9″ print comes on 61 lb cardstock and includes a 2-page character key that details every character image. Preorder now for delivery in the next few weeks.
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Ever wandered what some of your favorite Disney characters would look like as the other sex? Artist Sakimi Chan has created illustrations of her vision, and I’ve got to say, some of these Disney ladies look mighty attractive as dudes. She’s changed it up for characters such as Hades, Jack Skellington, Beauty and the Beast, and even a few faces from Miyazaki films. Her art has an almost anime feel, and I love the way she shades and colors her portraits.
Check out more of the beautiful art after the break.
In Pete Holmes’ latest sketch comedy video, we finally get to see what Mario’s 8-bit world would be like if it was a little more realistic. And… Oh, God, it’s painful. I heard it snap too, Mario. I heard it snap too.
Watch the video after the break…
Since it’s founding in 2007, comiXology has become a large part of many comic fans’ weekly reading, so it will be interesting to see how the news of comiXology being acquired by Amazon will ripple through the industry.
Naturally, Amazon and comiXology see this as a definite positive. From the press release:
“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”
“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”
Obviously, a digital publishing powerhouse like Amazon could help the platform grow, but there have been some fans who have said that, due to a dislike of Amazon policies, they wouldn’t be buying from comiXology in the future.
So, are you excited about the possibilities (fingers crossed for free comics with Amazon Prime) or do you have concerns?
I’ve always been a huge fan of pin up and WWII bomber art, so the new DC Comics Bombshells already make me all kinda of happy. Which is why I’m pretty much in love with these new DC Comics Bombshells art prints by QMx.
Each DC Comics Bombshell will be rendered on a museum quality 18”x24” art print and QMx expects to release the first prints in Q2 of this year.
You can see more of this gorgeous art after the break.
George R.R. Martin didn’t just create a story and characters, but an entire world that he has carefully documented with detailed maps and histories. Every mountain, river, and plain is painstakingly recorded in those maps and now scientist Miles Traer has defined the geology to match.
In Generation Anthropocene, Traer has created a geologic history that shows not just where everything is, but how things like the Red Mountains and the Hills of Norvos were formed. He worked with Mike Osborne and Hari Mix to combine observations about places, characters, and events in the stories with principles of geology that apply to the real world. It’s a little of our world and a little of Westeros combined into one extraordinary study.