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  • Marvel is killing off a major character (Wolverine)

    04/29/2014 3:13:30 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 25, 2014 | Darren Franich
    It’s been almost 40 years since Wolverine’s first appearance on the very last page of The Incredible Hulk #180. In comic book time, of course, Wolverine is much older: Over a hundred years old, a century-plus lifespan that has seen the man called Logan become a soldier, a samurai, a superhero, an X-Man, an Avenger, the amnesiac victim of horrific scientific experiments, a renegade, a teacher. This September, that’s going to end.
  • National Defence spent $14,000 on poll about superheroes’ abilities

    12/28/2013 7:27:58 AM PST · by Loyalist · 8 replies
    National Newswatch ^ | December 27, 2013 | Canadian Press
    OTTAWA - Defence researchers spent almost $14,000 on a survey that asked whether superheroes can leap over skyscrapers. The study for the research arm of National Defence also asked 150 people online whether superheroes can fly through the air; see through walls; hear whispers from miles away; become invisible; and walk through walls. The oddball questions were part of a short study completed in October to help the Canadian Forces "win the hearts and minds" of the local populations it faces when deployed overseas, such as recently in Afghanistan. Some of the questions were designed to probe people's expectations about...
  • Spider-Man Balloon Punctured at Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2013 6:26:09 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | November 28, 2013
    (NEW YORK) -- Usually Spider-Man is the one spinning a web, but on Thursday the superhero was the one who ended up getting snared. The Spider-Man balloon, measuring nearly 30-feet tall and 78-feet long, had part of its left arm torn when it hit a branch during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Balloon handlers held tight to their balloons, which were threatened by winds of up to 26 mph during the annual parade. The New York Police Department had considered grounding the balloons, a popular draw at the annual parade, but instead ordered them to...
  • 'Batwoman' Co-Authors Exit, Claim DC 'Prohibited' Lesbian Marriage

    09/05/2013 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 32 replies
    DC Comics' Batwoman is losing its two co-authors. In a blog post late Wednesday, co-authors J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman wrote that they'd be exiting the comic after Issue 26 is released in December, citing creative difficulties with DC. Batwoman was relaunched in 2010 as a stand-alone series that told a new origin story about female Caped Crusader Kate Kane (aka Batwoman), this time a member of the U.S. Military Academy who was forced to leave after allegations arose that she was gay. Rather than hide her sexual orientation, she opted to leave the academy. "In recent months, DC...
  • Comic-Con: Avengers 2 Title is Avengers: Age of Ultron

    07/21/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 47 replies
    IGN ^ | July 20, 2013 | Jim Vejvoda
    The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con ended with writer-director Joss Whedon taking the stage at Hall H to announce the official title of Marvel's The Avengers 2, which is ... Avengers: Age of Ultron! You may know that "Age of Ultron" is a relatively recent Marvel Comics storyline so it'll be interesting to see how much they cull from that for the big screen sequel to the 2012 blockbuster. Here is the official title treatment courtesy of Marvel and Disney:
  • Jamie Foxx looks insane as Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2 (how to kill a successful franchise)

    07/11/2013 6:06:24 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 35 replies
    io9 ^ | July 10, 2013 | Meredith Woerner
    Behold the first official picture of Jamie Foxx as Spider-Man's new nemesis in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In other news, Andrew Garfield is open to making Peter Parker gay by swapping Mary Jane out for a boy, Mark Johnson.
  • Canadian superhero Captain Canuck rises again

    06/30/2013 8:44:13 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    CBC ^ | JUNE 28, 2013
    Comic book fans can easily rhyme off names like Superman and The Avengers, but a Canadian team is hoping a new revamp will put Captain Canuck back in the mix. The Canadian hero, who debuted on comic book shelves almost 40 years ago, is making a comeback in a new animated web series debuting — fittingly — on Canada Day at captaincanuck.com. Back in the early 1970s, as industry leaders Marvel and DC Comics were putting out stories about Spider-Man, Batman and Superman, Winnipeg-based artist Richard Comely and his artist friend Ron Leishman were wondering why there wasn't yet a...
  • 'Man of Steel' filled with Jesus, Christianity references

    06/14/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/14/2013 | Justin Craig
    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s … Jesus? When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created their iconic comic book hero Superman in 1938, their character wasn’t just a representation of “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” but for many, a metaphor for Jewish immigrants in 1930s America. Created by two young Jewish men, Superman was an allusion to the Jewish faith and history, from his baby Moses-like origins to his golem-esque invincibility, to his outcast status and his ultimate struggle to assimilate in a new land. But somewhere along his journey since 1938, Kal-El converted to Christianity, which...
  • Man Of Steel: The Top 20 Reasons Why Superman Is Jesus

    06/11/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | June 11, 2013 | METRO
    s it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jesus. Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God, but by Kryptonite does new Supes movie Man of Steel hammer that message home. Well, Jesus WAS a carpenter. I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage.
  • Supe's on! - Even with a darker take on the great American superhero (3-stars)...

    06/11/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 4:52 AM, June 11, 2013 | By LOU LUMENICK
    Even with a darker take on the great American superhero, our favorite costumed good guy is still the man! ‘I grew up in Kansas,’’ says the dimpled superhero of the unabashedly crowd-pleasing blockbuster “Man of Steel’’ as he faces attempted rendition as an enemy alien. “I’m as American as they come.’’ Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve — or Reeve’s unfortunate doppelganger Brandon Routh, who donned a more traditional Superman costume in “Superman Returns,’’ an underrated attempt to reboot the franchise seven years ago.
  • DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman

    02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 48 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of...
  • Conservative Superheroes

    08/24/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    After doing Conservative Superheroines and Liberal Supervillains I couldn't forget about the conservative guys!I actually thought the first two groups would be more fun, which is why I did them first, but I think some of my favorite matchups ended up being in this group.Like with the others I try to match up based on things like, personality and personal stories (of both the hero and conservative)...its not 100% perfect, but I think they're close.
  • Christopher Eccleston ["Doctor Who"] Is THOR 2 Villain, Malekith The Accursed

    08/04/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies
    twitchfilm.com ^ | 08/02/12 | Todd Brown
    The role was initially supposed to go to Mads Mikkelsen, but with the Danish star unavailable thanks to his leading role on TV's Hannibal, word is now out that Christopher Eccleston has been tapped to take on the part of Malekith The Accursed in the upcoming Thor 2. The leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, Malekith is one of Thor's major opponents in the comic books and it would appear the part is in good hands with Eccleston. Though most known recently for his stint as Doctor Who, Eccelston has a long, long list of stellar performances in intense...
  • Seeking revenge, author of gay Green Lantern will give Brazilian boyfriend to his hero

    07/23/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 16 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Seeking revenge, author of gay Green Lantern will give Brazilian boyfriend to his heroBy Julio Severo DC Comics writer James Robinson declared that he has received many messages criticizing him for having homosexualized the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, who now is forced to be a homosexual. The strongest opposition, the bitter scriptwriter says, came from Brazil. James Robinson: seeking revenge from Brazilian fans of Green Lantern “The most hostile criticism I’ve received was hostile tweets from Brazil. I had been out and the next morning I was like ‘all right, my liver is murdering me’ and someone was...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' Review: Nolan Slaps Obama With a Masterpiece

    07/21/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT · by Bratch · 121 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 21, 2012 | John Nolte
    From a purely cinematic standpoint, director/co-writer Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" is a genuine masterpiece. Actually, it's a triumph. Surpassing the extraordinary hype and expectations surrounding the conclusion to his epic trilogy seemed impossible, and yet somehow Nolan achieved just that. The fact that I'm even debating whether or not "Rises" surpasses its perfect predecessor speaks volumes. Without giving anything away -- without telling you if it's tragic or happy or bitter or sweet -- let me just say that the final few minutes of "Rises" represent one of the most intensely satisfying movie moments of my life. And...
  • Colorado shooting brings sad end to 'Batman' franchise

    07/20/2012 12:59:42 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    Reuters, DNA ^ | Friday, July 20, 2012 | Lisa Richwine
    High box office expectations for The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in Warner Bros' Batman franchise, were clouded on Friday by a shooting at a Colorado midnight screening of the film which killed 12 people. The incident, in which a masked gunman opened fire on moviegoers, including children, brings a tragic conclusion to one of Hollywood's most-enduring franchises, as Warner Bros bids to find a new movie franchise capable of matching Batman's box office success. The Time Warner-owned studio has been Hollywood's King of Franchises for years. Over the last decade, it generated worldwide ticket sales of $12 billion...
  • PICKET: DC Comics outs a Green Lantern...from the 1940's

    06/01/2012 9:01:18 AM PDT · by paltz · 67 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 6/1/12 | Kerry Picket
    The big secret is out. The New York Post is reporting that DC Comics original Green Lantern – of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next week’s issue of "Earth 2." This particular character, Alan Scott, his alter ego, is being re-woven into the series through obvious agenda politics, but most comic book readers will tell you it is hardly a huge victory for LGBT activists hoping for a gay Superman or gay Batman. Without going too much into the weeds of comic book geek-dom, here are some important points...
  • Original Green Lantern Is Gay, DC Announces (DC now becoming AC/DC comics)

    06/01/2012 12:30:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    MTV ^ | 06/01/2012 | Josh Wigler
    When DC Comics relaunched its entire line of superheroes in 2011, big changes were made to their biggest characters: Superman was no longer married to Lois Lane, a secret criminal organization was running Gotham City completely under Batman's radar, and Aquaman finally got some respect. But perhaps the biggest of all the alterations to a DC hero's origin was just announced Friday (June 1): Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is gay. First appearing in a 1940 issue of "All-American Comics," Scott was originally introduced as a mystically driven hero who shared little in common with the intergalactic peace-keeping Green...
  • DC Comics character to come out as gay

    05/21/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies
    tvguide.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Joyce Eng
    DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay, comic blog BleedingCool.com reports. DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio announced the plans over the weekend at Kapow Comic Convention in London, saying that the existing superhero who was previously assumed to be straight will be "one of our most prominent gay characters." He did not specify in which issue the reveal will occur. President Barack Obama: Same-sex couples should be able to get married The news comes a year after DiDio told The Advocate that he only intends to introduce new characters in the DC universe as gay rather than make...
  • What do think the Message was from Avengers Movie?

    05/16/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 91 replies
    I saw the Avengers Movie with some family on Mother's Day. I saw "Obama" as the evil one wanting to end freedom for the general population as freedom is bad. The Evil One wanted the Good Guys (Captain America, Hulk, Thor etc) to spend their time fighting each other. When Captain America was looking for his "outfit" he went to a museum and found the Stars and Stripes on display. He got it and said - "This is not as popular as it once was!" When the Good Guys joined to fight evil - they could not be stopped. At...
  • “Gayness Is Built Into Batman” (DC comics writer interviewed)

    04/26/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    Bleeding Cool News ^ | Written on April 26, 2012 | by Rich Johnston
    The new issue [of Playboy] features an interview with [current Batman comics writer] Grant Morrison, talking superheroes. This is the kind of thing he says… "Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that’s why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn’t care—he’s more interested...
  • Who is the Route 29 Batman? This guy.

    03/28/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2012 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    Police pulled a man over on Route 29 in Silver Spring last week because of a problem with his plates. This would not ordinarily make international news, but the car was a black Lamborghini, the license plate was the Batman symbol, and the driver was Batman, dressed head-to-toe in full superhero regalia. HOLY MOVING VIOLATION! It didn’t take long before images of the Dark Knight’s encounter with law enforcement began turning up everywhere from the Washington Post to CNN to the London tabloids. Jokers emerged instantaneously too. “Let him do his job,” one commenter urged on the Post Web site....
  • I’m Batman … Getting Pulled Over In A Lamborghini

    03/23/2012 4:24:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Mar 23, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    I’m Batman … Getting Pulled Over In A Lamborghini Batman drives the Batmobile when he's Batman and, as we've learned, he typically drives a Lamborghini when he's Bruce Wayne. Unfortunately, Bruce Wayne forgot to put a license plate on his Lamborghini Gallardo and went out while still dressed as Batman. Silly, silly Batman. You're not Steve Jobs. You can't get away with that. UPDATE! We've unmasked the Batman Here's what they said: "Yes, Batman was stopped by MCPD on Wednesday,S/B Route 29 at Prelude Dr. for no tags on Batmobile" His repeated attempts to use the Bat Signal as a...
  • How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales

    01/10/2012 8:37:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | January 5, 2012 | Darin Wagner
    How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales by Darin Wagner If you are a conservative like me, you’ve been reading fewer and fewer comic books over the last 12 years. For those of you who know what I’m talking about, the weekly visit to the comic book shop has become either an exercise in irritation or a monotonous drill. You pick up a superhero comic book featuring a childhood favorite of yours, hoping to reignite some of that magic you felt way back when and you see that the opening sequence in the comic deals with an oil rig...
  • Emergency Prank Draws Sheriff's Deputies to Unsuspecting Brandon Family (New Prank - 'Swatting')

    08/20/2011 5:50:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2011 | Robbyn Mitchell
    Debora Marshall wasn't sure what she was witnessing. She came home from work to find sheriff's cruisers blocking streets in her sleepy Timber Pond subdivision. Deputies with guns drawn and bulletproof vests surrounded her house. "They had it blocked off at both ends. I thought a murderer was on the loose," she said. So did the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Authorities thought her son had killed her. "My son was home and clueless," Marshall said. "I was at work, and all my neighbors thought I was dead." In what appears to be the first incident of its kind in Hillsborough...
  • SPIDER-MAN DIES (or does he?)

    06/22/2011 6:06:27 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 14 replies
    (English-language translation) PHILADELPHIA - The lights go out for Peter Parker, the high-school student whose bite from a radioactive spider turned him into the avenger who spins spiderwebs and climbs walls, a member of the Marvel Comics universe of heroes and villains. The publisher announced today that Spider-Man will be defeated by one of his fiercest enemies in the final issue of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which will go out on sale tomorrow. But the arachnid's fans do not have to be in mourning, since the Ultimates label is separate from Marvel's major universe. The fate of Ultimate Spider-Man will not...
  • WHOA: Entire DC Universe Rebooted, All Books Restart at Issue #1

    06/02/2011 2:35:45 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies
    UGO.com ^ | 05/31/11 | Marissa Meli
    Whether or not you're as obsessed with comics as we are, you need to be paying attention. DC Comics is about to unleash one of the most important and disruptive events in all of pop culture. Starting this August, every superhero title under the DC Comics label is experiencing a reboot. Not just any reboot -- those happen all of the time. This is a serious reboot. Every single hero book is going to start again at issue #1. That means FIFTY-TWO books will experience a near-simultaneous relaunch. And yes -- everybody's getting a new costume. [SNIP]
  • Your Tax Dollars At Work: Caped Crusader Edition

    04/19/2011 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-19-11 | Stoutcat
    If the country weren’t in such bad financial shape, this would actually be funny. Or at least, you know, fun to mock, in a disbelieving sort of way. It seems that the state of Florida is spending a boatload of cash in order to buy capes for the jobless. I guess it’s to make them feel good about being unemployed or something. According to the Orlando Sentinel: Dubbed the “Cape-A-Bility Challenge,” a $73,000 public-relations campaign by Workforce Central Florida features a cartoon character named “Dr. Evil Unemployment” and includes handing out about 6,000 red superhero capes to jobless Central Floridians…...
  • Is Cracked.com the Ground Zero mosque of magazines? (part two)

    01/26/2011 8:22:15 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    On Monday, I wrote about my disappointment when one of my favorite websites, Cracked.com, published a limp exercise in apologetics called “5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam.” Any website posting one dopey article in three years is actually a hell of an accomplishment. I just hope its the last one of its kind. But I’m not confident. Here’s why: This week, one of my blog readers sent me an article from The Jewish Press by David Lev called, “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman – Set To Join Muslim Superhero Crew.” They knew I’d be interested...
  • Police alerted to 'superheroes' patrolling Seattle

    11/19/2010 8:42:16 AM PST · by epithermal · 38 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | November 19, 2010 | Casey McNerthney
    Vigilante justice has come to Seattle, and the caped crusaders drive a Kia. Seattle police say a group of self-described superheroes have been patrolling the streets at night trying to save people from crime. They call themselves the Rain City Superhero Movement and say they're part of a nationwide movement of real-life crime fighters. The national website -- cited in a police bulletin sent to Seattle officers Wednesday -- states "a Real Life Superhero is whoever chooses to embody the values presented in super heroic comic books, not only by donning a mask/costume, but also performing good deeds for the...
  • Muslim Superheroes Coming to Kids TV

    10/11/2010 2:29:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    cmr ^ | October 11, 2010
    This is crazy. Discovery Kids is renaming itself "Hub" and announcing a new show about superheroes your kids will love -if they're into Sharia Law and all that. You know -Truth, Justice and the Islamic Way. Weasel Zippers reports:Hide your face and grab the kids. Coming soon to a TV in your child’s bedroom is a posse of righteous, Sharia-com pliant Muslim superheroes — including one who fights crime hidden head-to-toe by a burqa. These Islamic butt-kickers are ready to bring truth, justice and indoctrination to impressionable Western minds. Scheduled for release on the new network The Hub — formerly...
  • Sales of Comic Books Plunge. Is Liberal Bias to Blame?

    09/21/2010 5:56:35 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 09/21/10
    [T]he Aug. 2010 comic sales were down 17 percent from one year earlier, the steepest year-over-year sales slide since the 19 percent drop in May 2009...Only time will tell if this is an aberration or the sign of a steepening slide for the sequential art industry....the most popular comic book in the country sold a little over 90,000 copies nationwide. That's a smaller circulation than many regional newspapers. As many people know, comic books used to have sales figures in the millions. Even as late as 1996, an issue of X-men had a circulation more twice what it is now....
  • Supergirl Returns To ‘Smallville’

    07/19/2010 6:23:03 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Airlock Alpha ^ | 07/16/10 | ALAN STANLEY BLAIR
    In a Kryptonian-heavy ninth season, many fans were left wondering what happened to Kara Kent in all the apocalyptic festivities. Well, it looks like Season 10 will at least offer some answers. Laura Vandervoort, who currently plays “V” girl Lisa on the ABC series, has signed on to return to the show during the final season. Entertainment Weekly has reported that the deal is for a single episode, however there are other sources suggesting that her return is for at least one outing, suggesting she may have additional episodes.
  • New Wonder Woman Loses Patriotic Costume in Favor of 'Globalized' Duds (Islamified, perhaps?)

    07/02/2010 12:05:39 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2010 | By Jo Piazza
    Wonder Woman may have finally been given a pair of pants, but has she been stripped of her patriotism? The new and allegedly improved Wonder Woman (a.k.a Diana Prince), has been given a head-to-toe makeover by artist Jim Lee, replacing her signature American flag decorated briefs with skintight black pants and purging the super hero of all her trappings of Americana. Wonder Woman’s original red, white and blue costume, which practically screams America through its stars and stripes covered bodice and belly, was a product of World War II-inspired patriotism, explains Charlie Jane Anders, Managing Editor of io9, Gawker Media’s...
  • New Iron Man Movie Coming Out (Iron Baby)

    05/27/2010 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Scythian · 10 replies · 649+ views
    See movie trailer Here
  • Captain America’s Tarnished Shield Rolls On

    02/13/2010 10:44:44 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 12 replies · 458+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/13/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Well, looks like this Captain America business is still rolling ever onward. I have been quite amazed at the wide reach this article of mine has found. When I hit the enter key to post my analysis of Captain America #602 I never imagined that I'd be on The Keith Oblermann show (even though few saw it as he only has about 20 viewers!), in the New York Times, the Washington Times, and a million webpages across this great land. My piece was picked up by the whole of the U.S. Old Media and has forced Marvel Comics to apologize...
  • Marvel admits to 'mistake' in controversial Captain America comic (Based On Free Republic Sign)

    02/10/2010 1:35:13 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 54 replies · 2,177+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-10-10 | Kerry Picket
    A sign created by a poster at Free Republic, and then recreated in a Captain America comic, has led Marvel to admit a mistake. *updated "It looks like Marvel Comic's Captain America is throwing his mighty shield at the Tea Party Movement. Warner Todd Huston wrote on his Publius forum blog that the super-powered soldier who fought the Nazis in WWII observes with disdain Americans who are seemingly compared to Tea Party Movement protesters of today:"In preparation for the infiltration, Marvel Comics depicts the two super heroes out of costume and observing from a rooftop a street filled with what...
  • Tea Party Jab to Be Zapped From Captain America Comic, Writer Says

    02/10/2010 9:38:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 54 replies · 1,402+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A "tea bag" reference in a recent Captain America comic book that has angered the Tea Party movement will be removed by Marvel Comics in future editions, the story's writer told FoxNews.com. In issue No. 602 of Captain America, "Two Americas, Part One," the title hero and The Falcon, a black superhero from New York City, stumble upon a protest rally in Boise, Idaho. They see scores of protesters carrying signs that say "Stop the Socialists!" and "Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!" Captain America says the protest appears to be an "anti-tax thing," and The Falcon...
  • Marvel Comics: Captain America Says Tea Parties Are Dangerous and Racist

    02/10/2010 5:07:40 AM PST · by myknowledge · 97 replies · 2,480+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | February 8, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    Marvel Comic’s Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who’ve joined the Tea Party movement. Not only is Cappy quaking in his little red booties, but he’s sure that the Tea Party folks are dangerous racists, too. Isn’t it wonderful that a decades old American comic book hero is now being used to turn readers against our very political system, being used to slander folks that...
  • Marvel Comics: Captain America Says Tea Parties Are Dangerous and Racist

    02/08/2010 10:01:44 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 60 replies · 2,011+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Marvel Comic's Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who've joined the Tea Party movement. Not only is Cappy quaking in his little red booties, but he's sure that the Tea Party folks are dangerous racists, too. Isn't it wonderful that a decades old American comic book hero is now being used to turn readers against our very political system, being used to slander folks that...
  • Megan Fox to star in next Batman flick (Catwoman)

    08/26/2009 11:33:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies · 2,773+ views
    one india ^ | 08.26.09
    Megan Fox is set to take up the role of Catwoman in the next Batman flick, it has emerged. Also, actors Christian Bale and Michael Caine will reprise their characters from "The Dark Knight'.
  • World's first Muslim superheroes, the 99, are headed for British television screens

    08/21/2009 12:29:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 2,617+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Aug 2009
    The world's first Muslim cartoon superheroes have taken the Arab world by storm, and now they are headed for British television screensNamed the 99, as each possesses one of Allah's 99 attributes, the characters include a burka-clad woman named Batina the Hidden and a Saudi Arabian Hulk-type man named Jabbar the Powerful. They have proved a hit from Morocco to Indonesia and were recently named as one of the top 20 trends sweeping the world by Forbes magazine. Now they are being brought to British television by Endemol, the production company behind Big Brother, with a mission to instill Islamic...
  • DC Comics' superheroes join forces with characters inspired by Allah

    07/06/2009 12:56:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 1,856+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 7/6/09 | Riazat Butt
    They are superheroes battling injustice and fighting evil the Islamic way, and they are teaming up with some of the west's biggest comic book icons. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are among those joining forces with The 99, who personify the 99 attributes of Allah, according to Islamic tradition. What will unfold on the pages of the collaboration between DC Comics in the US and Teshkeel Comics in Kuwait is yet to be seen, but the appearance of The 99 – who already appear in comics in the Muslim world – alongside archetypal American heroes would have been unlikely during...
  • Obama - JibJab Style

    06/21/2009 8:41:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 716+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-20-09 | Aye Chihuahua
    The JibJab crew is at it again. This time they bring on teh funny at The Won’s expense. This one is destined to become a classic. Roll the tape: [video at site] (Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...
  • He's Barack Obama (Jib Jab - Funny)

    06/20/2009 11:23:00 AM PDT · by raybbr · 27 replies · 2,344+ views
    Jib Jab ^ | June 19, 2009 | Jib Jab
    Got to read the comments. People think this is satire based in truth.
  • Patriotic **Captain America** Screenplay: Need Help from Well-Connected Freepers

    06/18/2009 5:46:15 AM PDT · by gregd0180 · 12 replies · 684+ views
    gregdaniels | gregdaniels
    Hello: A good friend of mine recently finalized a screenplay for Captain America that is receiving very high praise on both coasts from in and outside the industry. A former Marvel Studios staffer has called the story surprisingly original, creative, "epic", “engrossing,” “wonderful,” "very inspiring", "realistic", "really cool," "intense" and "as serious as a heart attack,” “creating ideal opportunities for dramatic content and visual appeal.” He said if he were still at Marvel doing coverage for the studios as a script reader for executives (read: filter), he'd highly recommended it for very serious consideration. The screenplay is intensely patriotic, but...
  • THE POLITICS OF SUPERHEROES

    05/03/2009 10:05:04 PM PDT · by sinanju · 8 replies · 638+ views
    Reason ^ | May 2009 | Jesse Walker
    "...The most perceptive comment on the picture’s politics came from Sonny Bunch in The Weekly Standard, who called Favreau’s feature “the film equivalent of a Rorschach test. If you go into Iron Man seeking right-wing imagery, you’ll find it: Tony Stark is a patriot, pro-military, and likes unilateral intervention. If you go into Iron Man looking for left-wing imagery, you’ll find that, too: The true villain here is Stane, representing an out-of-control military-industrial complex." (snip) "..As the Bush years give way to the Obama era, there will be no shortage of superheroes at the cineplex. Both Iron Man 2 and...
  • Superheroes rise in tough times

    03/22/2009 6:00:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 633+ views
    cnn ^ | March 20, 2009 | Douglas Hyde
    America faces an economic calamity. Trouble brews in faraway lands. Sound familiar? More than 70 years ago, the very first superheroes debuted in the dire times of the Great Depression and the early years of World War II. Their names became legend -- Superman, Batman (or, as he was then known, the Bat-Man), Wonder Woman, Captain America -- and they're still with us today. A new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles celebrates these icons from the Golden Age of Comic Books. Through a collection of rare original artwork and comics, the exhibit explores how a group...
  • First Superman comic book raises 317,200 dlrs

    03/13/2009 7:15:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 510+ views
    AFP ^ | March 13 2009
    A rare copy of the first Superman comic book sold for 317,200 dollars at an auction -- a super hero sized increase on the original 10 cents paid back in 1938. Bids in the online auction, which started two weeks ago on www.comicconnect.com, immediately topped 200,000 dollars and a last-minute surge crossed the 300,000-dollar mark. There were 89 bids and Comic Connect extended the deadline by several minutes to catch the late interest.
  • Muslim comic superheroes a hit in Arab world

    02/16/2009 11:48:32 AM PST · by mojito · 9 replies · 557+ views
    Jerusalem Post/AP ^ | 2/16/2009 | Unattributed
    Abu Essam's footsteps echo loudly as he walks through the narrow alleys of Damascus' old city. Around him in 1930s Syria, tall stone buildings block the scorching sun. Cautiously, he walks on. Around the next corner he could find the key to the gate to free prisoners captured by Syria's colonial ruler, France. Or he could face a shot from a French soldier's rifle. As he turns the corner, a shot rings out , but it is the soldier who is dead. This is not Syria of 75 years ago, however. It is a rolling, 3-D video game on Wael...