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‘One Piece’ And ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Throw Down In Real Life For The Best Video Game Ad Ever

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Apologies to anyone in marketing who might be reading this, but video game ads don't usually do much to get me excited. I think the last one that really made an impact was the one for Saints Row IV where they misspelled the name of the game and then went back to correct it all while blaring dubstep, and showing you explosions, but even that wasn't exactly "memorable," you know?

Now imagine that you're heading over to the department store, thinking about picking up a new video game, and you round the corner to see Goku from Dragon Ball Z and Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece in the middle of a life-sized brawl that has shattered the street, snapped a lamppost and flipped a car. Well, if you're heading to the Shibuya Parco store in Tokyo, that's exactly what you'll see, as an awesome promo for the upcoming J-Stars Victory Vs. And it is awesome.

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Cartoonist Ron Wimberly Creates Calvin Johnson And P. Diddy Comics For Nike

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Ron Wimberly is in pretty high demand these days. His 2012 graphic novel Prince Of Cats was met with near-universal critical praise, he was recently brought on as a contributing artist on Adult Swim series Black Dynamite, and his work has been featured in various art shows and galleries. Now the cartoonist has a new client: Nike.

The sneaker and sports apparel giant hired Wimberly to produce a series of cartoons called "Calvin & Johnson," starring Detroit Lions All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.

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Link Ink: Thor’s Hammer In ‘Black Ops II,’ Marvel On The Radio And Cooking Like Sanji

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Gaming: Apparently Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, is an easter egg in the newly-released Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Radio: If you listen to syndicated radio shows like "Fox Sports", "Jim Rome," "Nikki Sixx", "Petros & Money" and "Opie & Anthony," expect to hear Marvel NOW! promos in the immediate future.

Gaming: Telltale Games examines the decisions players made in T

Minimalist Lego Sculpture Ads Capture Cartoon Favorites [Art]

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Be it licensed Marvel and DC sets to videogames, the world of Lego has blossomed into an increasingly complex toyscape where most anything can be built to increasingly stringent specifications. Sometimes, though, simplicity is best. As spotted by Super Punch and Ads of the World, German ad agency

Superman Shills for Corn Flakes and Peanut Butter in Old Commercials [Video]

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If you're looking for a spokesman to pitch your product, it's pretty hard to beat Superman. Not only is he known for his honesty and integrity, but let's face it: He's stopped so many meteors, giant robots and alien conquerors over the years that if he tells you to go out and buy two boxes of Corn Flakes, you kind of owe it to him.

But whatever the rea

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The Mad Marketing of Jack Davis’s Commercials [Video]

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If you're a comic book reader, you're probably most familiar with the legendary Jack Davis from his work as the artist of the classic EC horror titles of the '50s and his status as one of the founding creators of MAD Magazine. What you might not know, howev

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Batman Incorporated: DC Comics Heroes Service Corporate Clients (in 1979)

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With 80% of 36 leading companies agree that "comics are extremely effective public relations and marketing tools" and 90% of "our children" being regular comic book readers, can it be any wonder that the American comic book business is booming like never before?

Obviously, none of that is true, although it may have been, once upon a time. Those stat

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Nike Harnesses The Power Of Amanda Conner And Jan Duursema For Sports Apparel Ads

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With this year's pleasant weather increasingly in the rearview, Nike has tapped comic talents Amanda Conner (Power Girl) and Jan Duursema (Star Wars) to illustrate the benefits of its Women's Training Holiday 2011 collection. The overall mess

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Annoying Facebook Ads For Marvel and DC Super-Heroes

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Ah, Facebook. Whether you're destroying the economy by spending your work hours clicking on a virtual farm where the harvest is your personal information or finding out which of your childhood friends now has the most insane political views, it's become an indispensible resource for millions of people all over the world

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Marvel’s 1999 ‘Got Milk’ Trading Cards Are Inexplicable, Nutritious

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The "Got Milk?" ads have been one of the most successful and enduring marketing campaigns of the last two decades, ever since that first commercial about a peanut butter-loving amateur historian aired in 1993, as directed -- no joke -- by Michael Bay.

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