In June of this year, it was revealed that Rancho Obi-Wan, the home of more than 350,000 items of Star Wars memorabilia had suffered a series of thefts resulting in a loss of more than $200,000 of property. Rancho Obi-Wan not only houses the largest collection on the planet (The Guinness Book cleared this up), it also houses a complete reference collection of everything Star Wars so when Steve Sansweet, the curator, noticed the theft, he was more concerned with the loss of items than their financial value. (more…)
That’s right, 69 years. In an era when half of all marriages end in divorce, nearly seven decades of marriage is almost incomprehensible. Except to the Lees. Stan and Joan Lee got married in 1947, and were together through thick and thin. Without Joan, there would have been no Marvel Universe, because it was her challenge to Stan to write a comic he was proud of that resulted in the Fantastic Four. Otherwise, Stan Lee might have been another failed novelist instead of the godfather or a multimedia empire. It’s just one reason why we’re sad to report tonight that Joan Lee has passed away at 93. (more…)
Now before you start desperately trying to invent transdimensional travel to find which wonderful alternate timeline lucked out with a mid-90’s Batman v Superman staring John Cusack and Bruce Willis, it turns out the following trailer is actually the masterwork of YouTuber Frank Ireland (under the name ChiefBrodyRules.)
Ireland really did an amazing job of this, extra points too for casting Denzel Washington as Commissioner Gordon. Check it out!
The hearts of nerds around the world were struck a devastating blow this month when Adam West, the original Batman, died after a short struggle with leukemia earlier this month. Friends, family and fans have been laying out tribute and paying their respects in the days since, with people from all over the world noting the impact he has had on the character of Batman, the franchise and the world in general. It was announced yesterday that the iconic Bat Signal, traditionally used to summon the caped crusader to action when a crime had been reported, would be lit above Los Angeles tonight in West’s honour. (more…)
Disney Cruises are adding Marvel heroes to the mix this Fall and had Stan Lee call to set everything up. Which superheroes got the invite? Check out the video below. (more…)
Saturday’s tragic news that TV’s Batman, Adam West, had died after a brief battle with leukaemia hit the fan community hard. It didn’t matter that West’s Batman wasn’t the Darkest Knight, that he wasn’t a broody and disturbed misanthrope that poured years of rage and grief into beating the tar our of criminals, he was, to many, the Batman of a generation. As always, there’s a camaraderie amongst superheroes, even amongst Batmen, and among the numerous people to state their grief for the loss of West are those that took up his mantle in the cape and cowl. (more…)
With E3 2017 finally under way, the biggest names in gaming have begun to hold their annual E3 conferences. It’s here where people from all over the world who couldn’t make it to Los Angeles clamor around their computer screens and hope the rumor they heard months ago comes true. Microsoft’s Xbox opened their conference with news about the Xbox One X. In addition to calling it the most powerful console, it is also the smallest Xbox they’ve created. For more details about the Xbox One X check it out after the jump.
An icon of nerd culture and the man behind easily the most distinctive and unique Batman portrayals ever broadcast, Adam West will always have a special place in hearts of people all over the world. As well as being at the core of all the camp and colourful nostalgia of nerd culture, he was famously cheerful and friendly, not to mention pro-active well past the age at which many people retire. Today it was announced by a representative of the West family that, at the age of 88, Adam West has died after “after a short battle with leukemia”. (more…)
The overwhelming majority of fan interactions, be they on the street, at a con, or at the local comic shop, are very, very positive. Heartwarming, even. And that’s why when something like the following Crimestoppers report happens, it feels like an even greater betrayal. Earlier this year, Steve Sansweet, known to be the world’s most prolific Star Wars memorabilia collector, suffered a theft of over $200,000 in items at his Rancho Obi-Wan Museum in California. The alleged perpetrator has been a friend of Sansweet for over 20 years, but with the crime seemingly solved there’s still one thing left to do: to help Sansweet get his stuff back. (more…)
Ghostbusters. Spaceballs. Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Rick Moranis is a superstar comedic actor with lots of hits to his name, but for the last 20 years Moranis has focused more on life than career, taking an indefinite “hiatus” from Hollywood to focus on his children after his wife died from breast cancer. He’s stayed active by recording a couple of comedy albums, and doing a couple of voiceovers, and although he’s woe to admit it, Moranis has more or less retired from the business. But things change. And this summer, Moranis will be returning to his signature role to lend an old friend a little help. (more…)