We all know that bananas and banana peels are excellent sources of potassium and physical comedy, respectively, but did you know that they could also be used as a medium for art that will alternately amuse you and haunt you to your grave? Neither did I until I saw the work of Japanese "banana engraver"Keisuke Yamada, who has carved presumably edible versions of all manner of pop culture figures and/or mind-bending horrors.
Check out a few of our favorites -- including characters from Attack on Titan, The Simpsons, Alien, Transformers, Castle in the Sky and Star Wars -- below, and don't worry: If one of these pops up in your breakfast tomorrow, you can always defend yourself with Yamada's flintlock pistol. The flintlock pistol is also carved from a banana.
Godzilla, King Kong and Rodan are going to want to start stocking up on thermal camouflage and acid-shielding; Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts action figure line will be joined by both Aliens and Predators in 2014.
You'll have to pardon the acronym-heavy headline, but there's just no avoiding it when trying to communicate Funko's San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusive Pop! Vinyl toys. Arriving at the convention this July at Funko booth 5343 will be four metallic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, two blood-splattered The Walking Dead characters, plus both an Aliens Xenomorph and a Predator leaking green blood.
General Alien enthusiasts and action figure trivia fans unite! Kenner's abandoned 1979 Alien action figure line is being revived by Super7, giving generations of fans their first proper crack at picking up vintage-style versions of Ripley (with flame thrower), Ash (with motion detector), Dallas (with flame thrower), Kane (in Nostromo spacesuit) and a surprisingly horrifying 3.75" "Big Chap" style "The Alien" xenomorph (with removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head
If mechs, aliens and superheroes are your cup of tea, NECA's 2013 Toy Fair lineup is like... well, it's like a huge vat of tea that somebody could fall in while being chased by police. NECA's got quite a few detailed Pacific Rim and Aliens figures in the piplein
Faith Erin Hicks is gradually colonizing my brain. Apparently, it wasn't enough that she created The Adventures of Superhero Girl, which details the events, both fantastic and mundane, in the life of an entry-level superhero; or that she wrote Friends with Boys, her recently released First Second book about formerly homeschooled girl navigating the perils of high scho
Considering how disjointed and utterly baffling the various incarnations of Street Sharks from Mattel/DiC/Archie Comics were, Brooke A. Allen deserves all due praise for painting up the four finned mutants in truly jawesome fashion. Allen even goes a step above and bey
Long ago in 1979, an 11-year-old boy named John White was cruelly forbidden to see the totally awesome R-Rated sci-fi film Alien. While most kids might let "never actually seeing the movie" get in the way of enjoying it, White did not, and thus made his own Alien comic book ad
In our recurring original art feature, writer Chris Sims and artist Rusty Shackles carry on the noble comic book tradition of the imaginary story by bringing you the Best Comics Ever that don't actually exist! This week, we find out what happens when two alien races make Earth their battleground... and find themselves right in the sights of the Motor City Madman!
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