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ABOVE: Wonder Woman’s updating her profile with some pics, her friends and followers increase exponentially. (Fashionably Geek)
Speaking of Wonder Woman, Let’s Be Friends Again have released another issue of Comics, Everybody! over at Comics Alliance. This one tells the complicated history of Donna Troy, the sometimes sister and sometimes clone of Wonder Woman.
It’s that time again! This weekend a big, summer blockbuster of a comic book movie is hitting screens all across America. Celebrating something Americans even to this day take special pride in, kicking Nazi ass. Captain America opens tomorrow, July 22nd, and like many of these Hollywood films with their stars ripped from the pages of our beloved comic books, they come with baggage. It’s a lot of back issues, dude, 70 years worth.
Want to be up to snuff on with your knowledge of the Cap come the midnight movie premiere? Let’s Be Friend’s Again strike awesome with another edition of Comic’s, Everybody! This time detailing the strange tale of army soldier, Steve Rogers turned hero and WWII icon, Captain America. And it’s all told in eight panels! Learning this comic book stuff is a breeze. You’ll impress everyone in line. You can be all like, “Did you know Captain America punched Hitler in the nads?” The crowd will love you.
Hit the jump the to learn the comic book history of Captain America before movie time.
With so many comic book properties being turned into big budget, Hollywood blockbusters it’s hard to keep ’em straight. You might find yourself saying “This week’s movie is about some green dude, the Green Hornet? I thought that came out already? I think Seth Rogen’s funny.” To which comic book fans scream, “No! You moron! This is Green Lantern and he’s got a power ring that he uses to make stuff, which makes him waaaay cooler than the Green Hornet, with his sweet ass car and kick ass sidekick, Kato. Okay, maybe Green Hornet is kind of cool. And I think Seth Rogen’s funny, too.”
But comic books are no doubt, confusing, even to fans. Which is why it’s fabulous the good folks of Let’s Be Friends Again make these great web comics to explain the convoluted comic book history. In the most recent edition of Comics, Everybody! we explore the history the first human Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. (Not including the first first Green Lantern, Alan Scott who is in no way related to the Green Lantern Corps or the Guardians of Oa. His powers come from magic, but whatever, ::shrug:: comics, everybody!)
Click the jump for whole comic and learn the fascinating history of Hal Jordan, Green Lantern and colossal dick.
The million dollar, big screen adaptation of Thor opens this week, May 6th, (by the way have you read our review, yet?) but some of you might still be scratching your head about what’s all the fuss about this Norse god. Well, first off, he’s got a cool hammer, named Mjolnir, and I’ll admit I’m still not sure how to pronouce it. Umm… and that’s where my Thor knowledge fizzles.
But the movies out in two days how can I possibly learn a thing about this guy in that amount of time, you ask, exasperately!?
Don’t worry, what else is the internet is here for. The good folks of the web comic, Let’s Be Friends Again compiled Thor’s long and convoluted history into eight easy to understand panels. It’s another issue of their ongoing series, Comics, Everybody!, where they explain in simple terms the history of all the confusing comic book characters we love.
Click the jump for the entire comic, and remember, if it doesn’t make sense, meh, Comics, Everybody!