While singer Robin Thicke set his pop hit to a highly dubious music video, sued the family of his stated inspiration Marvin Gaye for agreeing that it does indeed sound like Marvin Gaye, declared it a "feminist movement within itself" and continues to do god knows what else to crush the stupid thing into the ground, nerdcore musician Adam WarRock teamed up with cartoonist (and frequent ComicsAlliance contributor) Chris Haley to rescue "Blurred Lines" from Thicke's icky grasp and redeem it as a truly affectionate tribute to the world of convention cosplay. Enjoy "Nerrd Lines."
Kudos to Lauren LoPrente for connecting the pronounced themes of failure, unrequited love, and existential dread that defines so much of Charles Schulz's legendary comic strip Peanuts with the similarly dour words of the great Smiths lyricist Morrissey. Named after The Smith's "This Charming Man," LoPrente's This Charming Charlie blog draws from Morrissey's limitless supply of loathing and depression and applies those lyrics to some of Schulz's most iconic layouts and poses. Its a good laugh, and you can see some of our favorites along with their musical sources below.
Famed turntablist and DJ Mix Master Mike is known for his solo work, his long career as a contributing member of the Beastie Boys and collaborator with musicians like Travis Barker... to most teens and adults. To younger kids? Well, he may just wind up being known as the musician who made Puffy AmiYumi's 2002-2006 Teen Titans theme song a little easier to dance to for Cartoon Network's new Teen Titans Go! animated series on DC Nation. Taking the stage during the show's Sunday morning panel at Comic-Con last weekend, Mix Master Mike performed the show's new jam while on stage with producer Aaron Horvath and voice actors Scott Menville (Robin), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Tara Strong (Raven) and Khary Payton (Cyborg). As the moderator of the panel, CA's own Andy Khouri was on stage to capture Mix Master Mike's performance up close and catch the audience's enjoyment as the cast danced in celebration. You can watch the master at work, after the jump.
Sitting on a hip hop and comics panel at last year's New York Comic Con, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels -- one third of iconic hip hop group Run-D.M.C. -- spoke about his love of comics, and how they informed his approach to rap. Now his celebrated career is informing his approach to comics. Yesterday at Midtown Comics McDaniels announced the launch of "Darryl Makes Comics," his new comics imprint under which he'll be producing a 48-page graphic novel with contributions from creators Damion Scott, Dexter Vines and Ronald Wimberly.
Venerable nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock is back with another of his trademark comic book tracks, this time inspired by the trials and tribulations of Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Titled "Stark Industries," the song and accompanying music video begin WarRock's latest donation drive to raise money to tour, create new music and basically do all the decadent and glamorous things one associates with writing songs about superheroes.
Rapper Black Thought -- who once proclaimed he "hit these emcees with the grip of death like I was a Vulcan" -- is known to drop a little nerd culture into his lyrics occasionally. He's also known as one of the greatest rappers to ever grab a mic. So on last night's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Live, when Fallon read a letter from a viewer opining about his desire for the theme song from Super Mario Bros. to have lyrics,
Film composer Hans Zimmer participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" on Tuesday in which he discussed numerous topics including digital audio gear, favorite works of his own, musical heroes like Kraftwerk, the challenges of working as a composer in Hollywood, and of course his music for the new Superman film Man of Steel. One of Christopher Nolan's key collaborators on the celebrated Dark Knight trilogy of Batman films, Zimmer said viewers/listeners can "Expect hope" from his Man of Steel score. "Hope and not cynicism. The opposite of The Dark Knight."
Hot Toys' new diecast take on its 1/6 scale Iron Man 3 Movie Masterpiece Series has finally caught up with Tony Stark's new Mark XLII suit. Just as in the IM3 trailers, however, the metal and plastic rendition of the new suit is set to get trashed something fierce, with swappable battle-damaged pieces aplenty - including an unmask