Vertigo's new quarterly anthology series Vertigo SFX sees writers and artists take inspiration from the world of comic book sound effects to tell short stories, starting with the granddaddy of SFX; 'pop'. The first issue is available this Wednesday, April 29th, so we reached out to some of the creators to get a preview of their stories, and to invite them to take our special SFX Q&A.
Today we talk to Nathan Fox, Jim Zub, and Clay Chapman and Szymon Kudranski about the ideas behind their three stories, 'Ekoh', 'Little Medals', and 'Earwing Out', and to find out the sounds they like to wake up to, work to, and relax to. Check back tomorrow when we talk to David Winnick, David Hahn, Robin Furth and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell!
After selecting the best sci-fi movies of the last 25 years and the best comedies of the last 25 years, ScreenCrush decided the only logical way to wrap up the #CountdownToUltron and Avengers 2 was to choose the best superhero movies of the last 25 years as well. Initially, this was just supposed to be a brief essay. But on an innocent field trip to the world’s most advanced genetics lab, this blog post was bitten by a radioactive list and transformed into the gargantuan piece you see before you. On that day, we all learned a valuable lesson: That with great power must come great listicles.
With Ant-Man's big-time Hollywood movie hitting this summer, this week we're taking a closer look at the various men who have walked with the Hymenoptera, talked with the Hymenoptera. Find out just how a one-shot horror tale turned into Marvel's least popular founding Avenger, which one of Henry Pym's alter egos is officially the creepiest, and what a Porcupine's super-powers are, as well as several other equally interesting facts.
So here's the bad news: On April 16, artist Ty Templeton suffered a massive heart attack followed by a stay in the hospital in critical condition that, as Templeton himself puts it, saw him die three times, and even necessitated his being put into a medically-induced coma.
The good news is that Templeton not only made it through the horrifying ordeal, but he's back at home recovering and is already back to work on comics, as evidenced by a new installment of his Bun Toons strip that's nominally based around a brief explanation of Daredevil, but is really more of an update on Templeton's own condition.
Chris Evans is preparing to head into production Captain America: Civil War this year, but since Marvel has all their films mapped out through Phase 3, he’s also got to start thinking ahead to what’s next — namely, Avengers: Infinity War. That film is going to tie the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe together in truly epic fashion, so epic that they needed to divide the film into two parts, which will apparently shoot back to back.
DC's Convergence crossover is built around pitting cities pulled from different eras against each other in an ultimate battle to determine which continuity reigns supreme, and as you may already know just from reading that sentence, that can get a little confusing. With all the Gothams and Metropolises (Metropoli?) throwing their heroes against each other, we thought it might be useful to offer our readers a handy guide to telling Pre-Flashpoint from Post-Crisis with a series of Bottle City Travel Guides!
Today, we're taking a trip to the Metropolis of the 30th Century! Well, one of many Metropolises of one very specific 30th century, so... this is already getting a little too complicated.
As announced at Gillette's World Shaving Headquarters in Boston earlier this month,the company that proudly proclaims itself as "the best a man can get" has partnered with Stark Industries to create a set of four prototype razors built with “Avengers-inspired technology.” While you're waiting to catch Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters this Friday, we're offering you a unique chance to win a set of handcrafted replicas of these prototype razors, signed by Stan Lee himself!
Current Superman and Man of Steel star Henry Cavill was officially cast in the role in January of 2011. But, seven years earlier Cavill was also cast as Kal-El in a different Superman project. That film, which was written by J.J. Abrams and would've been directed by McG, was eventually canceled and Cavill never shot a frame of Superman. Until many years later when he was called back for a new Superman reboot and given the job. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which follows the last son of Krypton in Man of Steel!
All this month, to mark the imminent release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we've been asking you to vote for your favorite, best, greatest Avengers members from the 100+ heroes who have signed up over the years (not counting spies, honorary members, future members, etc.). Along the way we've seen a lot of characters fall by the wayside with diabolically low scores; there's not a lot of love out there for Jocasta or Kaluu when there's a Thor or a Carol Danvers to vote for, and the newest Avengers inevitably have far less support than most of the classic members.
So now it's time for those second-stringers, third-stringers, and how-many-strings-does-this-thing-have-stringers to shine! We've collected the 54 least popular Avengers members into a single runoff poll, and your votes will determine bragging rights among the Avengers least likely to make it to a future summer blockbuster movie.
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.
In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.