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,
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: What's the deal with the Super Mario family of video games? Which of the games "actually" happened? -- @pbarb
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TV: Disney XD has revealed the short form series that will fill out its Marvel programming block starting April 1. Segments include "Master Class," which features Joe Quesada explaining how artists bring characters to life, and an exploration of theoretical IRL superhero tech called "What Would It Take?".
I've never been any good at those video games that force you to make moral decisions. Even though, on an intellectual level, I know that I'm not really murdering innocent villagers or stealing from merchants with mouths to feed, but I can't help it; I just feel bad for those person-shaped collections of pixels
Upcoming: IDW's revealed another cover for May's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 eight-issue miniseries, which will pit the Enterprise crew and The Doctor against the Borg and The Cybermen.
Oprah: Craig Thompson's Blankets has been named one of "The 8 Greatest Love Stories of All Time" by Oprah.com. If your parents call and ask y
Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man movie's official Facebook page has posted three new stills from the upcoming film, including images of Peter Parker, Captain Stacy and Gwen Stacy.
Industry: Torsten Adai
Movies: Empire Magazine's 2012 Summer Movie preview has new shots of Judge Dredd, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hobbit in action.
Creators: Sam Humphries, Ramon Perez and cover artist Julian Totino Tedesco are teaming for John Ca
Crime: Police arrested a 33-year-old man after he allegedly attacked shoppers at a Portland, Ore. Toys 'R' Us with a blue lightsaber toy. The dude apparently resisted arrest and managed to deflect a taser cable before getting tackled and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. I'm glad nobody
TV: Ben McCool and Nikki Cook's Memoir has been acquired by Warner Bros. Television.
Anime: Images of the live action Ranma 1/2 cast in their TV special costumes have surfaced. Definitely no Dragonball Evolution shenanigans going on here.