I don’t always ramen, but when I do I ramenbro with Jun.
skeleton smartypants was defeated once and for all
I’ll reblog these every time. So funny!
‘THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WINDWAKER’ LINK NENDOROID COMING IN AUGUST
It looks like Good Smile Company and Max Factory‘s Luigi won’t be the lone Nintendo Nendoroid from the line for much longer. The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker Link Nendoroid we saw at Toy Fair 2013 will be sailing to retail in late August.
Like most all Nendoroids, Link will stand a little less than 4″ tall and come with enough swappable parts to fill an inventory screen. Link’s Hero sword (and a sword-swinging effect piece), Hero’s shield, a heart container, and the game’s Wind Waker baton will all be present and accounted for in the figure’s box, plus a clear base to pose everything on. Of course, the figure will come packed with plenty of facial expression parts as well, including a smiling expression, a more fierce combat expression and a funny nervous expression. There’s no massive King of Red Lions ship accessory, however, so fans will have to simply build their own.
medicine comic take 2
Here’s An Idea I Had About Batman
So as you may already be aware, I like Batman a lot, which means I think about Batman all the time, and ever since I started writing comics, I’ve been thinking about what I would do if I could do a Batman story. That’s pretty common, right? I mean, surely everyone has a Batman pitch in their back pocket just in case it ever comes up. One of mine, the one that I think could actually work really well, was The Batman of the 30th Century.
The basic idea comes from two things: One, that the Legion of Superheroes is founded as a Superman spinoff, which means there’s a lot of Superman legacy stuff that shows up over the years, and there’s a lot of Flash stuff that shows up from XS, Impulse and the Tornado Twins, but there’s nothing in the Legion’s future that indicates a legacy for Batman. (There’s also nothing involving the Wonder Woman legacy, but, you know, that’s a discussion for another time.) And yet, if you skip ahead to the 853rd Century of DC One Million, the Batman legacy is definitely alive and well.
Second, and the reason it’s so weird that there’s no Batman tie-in for the Legion, is that there actually was a “Batman of the 30th Century.” His name’s Brane Taylor, and he appears in a one-shot story in 1954. It’s not all that obscure among people who read a lot of comics, and with creators’ love of tying things together, it seems mystifying to me that there was never a reintroduction of that character as part of the Legion’s future. Maybe it was the name? “Brane” is, to be honest, kind of awful. But it’s all there, and looking at it as a fan, it seemed natural that you could tie it together. The only thing that you’d really need would be to tweak Brane so that he’d fit in with the teenagers of the Legion, and when I saw (and bought the original art for) Cliff Chiang’s Gatchaman-inspired “Science Ninja Hero Batman,” it all seemed to fall into place. I really wanted it to have a strange feeling of the retrofuturism of the original Legion and its Silver Age roots along with Batman’s darker, more modern aesthetic (there’s a lot of the Morrison run in this, for instance).
So I thought about this for years, and I ended up mentioning it to J. Gonzo, the artist of La Mano Del Destino, and he really loved it and wanted to draw it, and came up with a few ideas his own along the way — Robin and Bat-Mite were his ideas, and I love ‘em. We ended up making a full pitch document with character designs and summaries that I think is really cool, but at the same time, I know that there’s a roughly zero percent chance that it will ever actually happen. So we showed it around to a few people, and now I’m sharing it with you. Enjoy!
Catwoman v2 #8 - “Zephyr”
written by Jo Duffy
art by Jim Balent & Andre Parks
Original cover art for Weird Science #13 by Wally Wood, published by EC Comics, May 1952.
It’s good if it’s Wood
And don’t forget:
time is meant to be wasted,
and death is useless.
— Charles Bukowski, from What Matters Is How Well You Walk Through The Fire (via lusthotel)
Where: Lili Cafe 3138 Dobson St Polish Hill Pittsburgh 15219
When: Wednesday April 30th 7 to 9pm
What: First meeting of the PITTSBURGH COMIC BOOK ACADEMY
I’ve been wanting to try a “floating academy” for awhile now. This FREE event will be a simple hangout for anyone and everyone in the Pittsburgh area who wants to take comic book classes. I have tried to do this at Copacetic Comics upstairs in the same building but there are no chairs and tables - so I talked Lili Cafe into staying open an hour later than usual and we are going to try it out. I will lead a simple drawing exercise and we will talk shop. FREE. 7 to 9 - wednesday April 30th.
Sparkplug, Teenage Dinosaur, Snakebomb and Floating World join forces again to bring you their 2014 Free Comic Book Anthology - BARRIO MOTHERS.
Eight Portland artists present new masterpieces guaranteed to take your face on a wild trip. These line wranglers have harvested the freshest comic jams for your hungry eyeballs. And best of all it’s FREE!
Featuring all new comics by Josh Juresko, Sophie Franz, Karissa Sakumoto, Asher Craw, Wally Catton, and Andrew Scully.
Covers by Souther Salazar, Cameron Hawkey and Nick Norman.
32 pgs, b&w interior, fc cover
FREE - (you just pay the shipping cost)
to place your order by April 25th to guarantee arrival by Saturday, May 3rd.
0-100 copies = $12.35, shipped in a flat rate priority box