Melbourne, Australia has just broken the Guinness World Record for largest number of people in superhero costumes gathered in one place. A little over a week ago, 1245 people dressed up like their favorite comics characters and headed for Federation Square to be tallied up by Guinness officials.
A close reading of Marvel's recent "Siege" event revealed a very unique structure underlying the story: the whole thing read a lot like a giant Pokémon battle between superheroes and supervillains with Asgard as the arena. Just imagine Thor and the Sentry stored inside Pokéballs, waiting in Captain America and Norman Osborn's potion-lined pockets and the whole thing totally just works. That, combined with the recent announcement that "Pokémon: Black" and "Pokémon: White" are poised to hit retail in spring of 2011 ensures both properties are weighing heavily on our hearts, minds and souls.
This realization led assistant editor/Photoshopper Caleb Goellner and I to a most interesting question: What if the Marvel Universe merged with the Pokémon Universe? Keep reading for our picks of 12 PokéMarvel Mashups!
Unless you're new to the world wide web, you're probably already aware of John Struan's Super Punch, a blog that constantly feeds our hungry brains with delicious popular culture goodness. Super Punch has tipped us off to some incredible items in t
Next week marks the beginning of the beginning for Bruce Wayne. The presumably time displaced Dark Knight has been located at last and writer Grant Morrison along with an issue-specific team of artistic talent including Frazer Irving, Lee Garbett, Yanick Paquette, Cameron Stewart and Ryan Sook are poised to bring him home over the course of six Andy Kubert-covered issues
Despite the best efforts of the mainstream greeting card industry, there are some situations just too specific - or insane - to properly cater to. Since the world of superhero stories is largely shaped by such scenarios, it's up to fans to craft just the right message for the hero or villain in need of a little one-dimensional attention
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on some brilliant vintage minimalist artwork featuring iconic DC Comics and "Lost" heroes as rendered by artist Michael B. Myers Jr. - who, again, has no apparent relation to the serial killer or the comedian.
Superman, Batman, Iron Man and Spider-Man only exist in the realm of fiction, but that doesn't mean there aren't superheroes out there in the world. It appears that many of these heroes work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as the organization recently fulfilled Erik Martin's own superhero aspirations through a series of elaborately-staged, but no less meaningful events
Every kind soul in the world can agree upon two things: exotic animals are worth protecting and fighting for, and the X-Men are awesome. Put those two causes together on a t-shirt and you're very likely to get the raddest fashion gear on the planet
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