Posts Tagged Comics

Moment of Who: “What would I have seen you in?”

Twitterer @timbentinck says this is an old actors joke. Despite our knowledge of entertainment and thespians, the particular joke in question escapes us. The main thrust of the punchline doesn’t.

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Patents: Apple Wants to Convert Your game Play into a Comic, eBook

A ton of information in explicit detail await you over on Patently Apple. The short of what is going on here is this:

Today we’ve learnt from a new Apple patent that a wild new application could be in development that would record your personal journey through a video game like Mass Effect and then give you the option of turning it into a custom comic or ibook when you’re done playing.

What do ya know. Apple Geeks Lite already made a joke for this.

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Comics: The TWO-STEP Collection has a Cover

We’ve really got to get our hands on this collection.

via warren ellis

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Harvey Pekar (1939 – 2010)

Harvey Pekar, the irascible writer who spun the mundane details of his own life and the quotidian existences of his fellow Cleveland residents into comic-book narratives, and who showed that the comic-book panel could include everyday feelings of anxiety and disappointment as easily as it does the adventures of costumed heroes, has died, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported. He was 70.

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Warren Ellis Speaks! CAPTURED GHOSTS Documentary in 2011.

Last week our Comics column in TweetDeck exploded with video clip links to a documentary on comics creator Warren Ellis.

We can only guess that either sheer horror of anticipation or realization of dark secrets yet to be uncovered about the man prevented us from immediately posting a link to it.

A video link we shared below the jump.
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Thank You, Internet: How the God of Thunder Celebrates 4/20

What lay below the cut is a bit load heavy. Good animated gifs usually are. For some, it may even be controversial. Either way, it’s below the cut for a reason.

Before you jump, learn the origins of 420.

Don’t lose any more time, click the jump for a gift from the halls of Reddit.

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Blogger Complains about Captain America #602, Streisand Effect Kicks Into Gear

In Captain America #602, Bucky Barnes(Captain America) and Sam Wilson(Falcon) are at some random protest doing what superheroes do: tracking down bad guys to put them in their place. The book was ready to go to the printer but it seems protest signs in a panel weren’t filled in. Marvel had a letterer do just that. The letterer referenced this sign in a panel of protesters featured in Captain America #602(see image).

A blogger, who we’re only guessing is a member of the Tea Party movement, did what the Internet does best and blogged about Marvel portraying the movement in a bad light. Something to do with Cap’s current storyline and the panel inferring that the protesters Sam and Bucky are observing are a part of that story’s current Big Bad.

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada steps in and defends the Captain America #602 storyline while simultaneously apologizing for the panel in question.

Confused? Don’t worry. That is what controversy calls home. Read the article here for more details.

What’s not confusing is that in complaining about Captain America #602 they brought half the blogosphere and our attention to the matter. Even though this hooha doesn’t involve censorship in the strictest sense, we’re pretty sure the Streisand effect has come into play. Proof of this being we don’t read Captain America’s main continuity but now we’re damn well going to now. Multiply this curiosity by a few hundred thousand.

See what happened there?

(via comiczoneaz.com, washington times, cup o joe)

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