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Movies: If you thought the 2005 Fantastic Four film was a departure from its Marvel Comics source material, wait until you see the unused concept art for Dr. Doom and the Thing by Constantine Sekeris.
Art Shows: "Lazer Lips and
I'm on record as being a guy who kind of hates Batman Returns, but if there's one thing I genuinely love about that movie, it's that a significant portion of the plot revolves around an army of actual penguins with rockets strapped to their backs. For that, it looks like I can thank Tim Flattery, a concept designer whose work includes Hunger Games, Daredevil and the
Marvel Comics has its share of "architects," but come next year, fans with gaming consoles will be able to take on shuffling around the "building blocks" of their favorite universe on their own (after a fashion) in the new Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game. Following previously released developer videos demonstrating rough gameplay footage, TT Games has let loose some of the character
Despite all the carnage that the reptile alter ego of Doctor Curtis Connors got up to in last summer's The Amazing Spider-Man movie, things could have been worse: At least a tour bus wasn't trashed in the midst of the Lizard carnage, as was the original plan. Newly-leaked concept art for the movie from artist Josh Nizzi reveals what we missed - and what tourists in the middle of New York
Video: Stan Lee reads "A Visit from St. Nicholas" like a true believer... in Santa.
Proposals: Eddie Zarick shows off his arc reactor proposal prop. How could any body turn down a ring stored i
If the fourth live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie -- which would have potentially been subtitled either "The Next Mutation" or, apparently, "The Foot Walks Again" -- had gone ahead, the world could have met Evil April, Super Shredder and a fifth Turtle named after Jack Kirby. Now, we get to see what those characters might have looked like, as Kevin Eastman's concept art for the project has shown up at auction
If the costumes worn by the merry mutants of X-Men: First Class weren't appropriately Jack Kirby X-Men-esque for you, then perhaps this look at concept art for the movie by Matthew Savage might make you feel even more wistful for what could have been, offering alternate looks for Beast, Havok and Mystique in addition to some interior designs from throughout the movie.
Fans anticipating future X-films, including the "Days of Future Past" inspired sequel to First Class can apparently count on further costumes
Fantasy costume design is a tough gig. High fantasy still has its bland medieval trappings (even if Game of Thrones does a beautiful job with its costume design), steampunk can be tricky to assemble into more than a stew of corsets and gears, and sometimes anime-flavored biopunk can turn even the most minor character into a mess of hair and spikes. Rachael