Artist Aburaya Tonbi has created a Marvel and Gundam mash up series that would be unstoppable in Japan (or anywhere for that matter) if it ever became an official thing.
Check out more characters after the break…
Captain America got the Square Enix Play Arts treatment, and these are the first official images of the variant figure.
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It’s definitely more reserved than other figures in the series however. Beefier armor with a more aggressive look. It works, but I still prefer my Play Arts figures to be crazy as hell.
See another picture after the break.
Digital animator and Marvel fan Milton Pool of Miltonius Arts wondered how an epic battle between the new Thor and zombie Hulk would go down. So he let his imagination run wild and created this badass short film that took six months to complete. The animation is fast paced and his artwork super stylized, making this fanfic nothing short of awesome.
Enjoy the animated short film after the break.
In this truly epic rap battle of revolving burns, Stan Lee faces off against Jim Henson to determine which fantasy universe is the greatest of all time.
“Greetings, heroes! Stan Lee’s here to battle! It’s the mind behind The Hulk against the geek beneath the Fraggles.”
The jabs are hilarious (and personal). Even Kermit gets in on the fight with smack talk about Jack Kirby.
But a third combatant enters the frey towards the end to shake things up in a big way.
Watch the rap insanity after the break.
Normally, I really like the Square Enix Play Arts line, but I’m kind of on the fence about the new Variant Black Widow. I mean, I like the detail of the figure and the armor. I like the hair. I even like the pose. But the boobs. I don’t mind the size, but they look like…well, this:
I don’t know. Maybe I’m being nitpicky, but as a rather large chested gal, I can tell you that those things defy physics.
Take a look after the break.
This infographic created by Empire Flippers details over 120 fictional businesses found throughout the Marvel universe.
Other than the slightly annoying issue of having super villains constantly trying to destroy humanity, how cool would it be live in the Marvel Universe? Not only would superpowers be real, but there would still be awesome places to shop, eat, and have some fun.
Marvel has done an incredible job creating a vast, realistic and relatable world for us. And the minutely detailed commercial segment is no different. If you’re a comic book buff, you’ve probably heard of many of these companies and establishments, but do you know where they are located?
Business are broken down by state and type of business so you can easily figure out where to go in your neighborhood to find your favorite heroes.
See the infographic after the break (click to enlarge).
Marvel is a juggernaut these days with pretty much every new release breaking records. This wasn’t always the case. Remember Howard the Duck? Yeah.
The following infographic from shirts.com covers Marvel at the movies from Howard The Duck in 1986 to this year’s Fantastic Four.
See the full infographic after the break.
Minor spoilers follow.
The MCU has a problem. When it started out, it was just Iron Man, doing his thing. Then Nick Fury came onto the scene, and a cinematic universe was born. Government agencies, decade-long conspiracies, Norse gods from outer space. What started off as one hero fighting to make amends for his own violent history has turned into a sprawling behemoth. By Age of Ultron, the Avengers were trying to stop a genocidal robot from literally wiping out most human life on Earth. With Infinity War on the horizon, plus the Guardians of the Galaxy’s integration into the wider MCU, the stakes are primed to climb to ever more (pardon the pun) astronomical heights.
As more and more films are added to the MCU, the world expands. That’s normal, and it’s not bad. But when no major characters are allowed to die (saving Quicksilver, introduced approximately two hours before he was offed), and when nothing too bad is allowed to happen without the main characters swooping in and mopping it up, stuff starts to get a little… cartoony. A bit less emotionally grounded. I’m not saying pull a Warner Bros. and go all “gritty,” but I do think Marvel’s continuing insistence on “bigger is better”—as seen in the gazillion-plotline, “we have to set up five different movies” mess that was Ultron, and potentially in the absolutely massive Civil War cast list—could really hamstring Marvel in the future, in terms of quality, if not box office gross.
All that is to say: God bless Ant-Man.
Square Enix does it again with the new Marvel Universe Venom Variant Play Arts Kai figure. Standing 10 inches tall, this thing is so good it literally freaks me out.
It’s not quite as crazy as some other Play Arts figures, but between the sculpt and the paint, it’s amazing looking and it has a range of motion that allows for some awesome poses.
Accessories include interchangeable hands, effect parts that show symbiote appendages reaching out like massive hands, an alternate head, and a display stand.
See more pictures after the break.