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This week’s edition: Ghostbusters imagined in Pixar, first teaser poster for Brave, Soviet war memorial vandalized with super heroes, Hoth Tauntauns, Damian misses DickBatman, Han’s hangover, puppy plays Bowser, $10,000 Space Invaders watch, Star Wars lawn fertilizer, sexy N64 controller tattoo, epic Lego recreation of Sauron’s tower, Lens Flare: The Movie, the Bat has landed, Tardis observatory, Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ in 8-bit, Harley Quinn’s new costume on a man, Super Mario Bros. car, E.T. vs Predator, Darth Vader riding a pony cake, sappy nerd proposal, Contra’s henchmen’s strategy, Vulcan oven mitt, original 150 Pokemon according to my boyfriend, Lord of the Rigs, Yoda pasties, women react to Duke Nukem Forever, Dalek dress, Doctor Who flesh bits, ducks the original Transformers, all inclusive bathroom signs, 10 biggest flops illustrated, Weird Al’s ‘Perform this Way.’
See the whole Ghostbusters crew imagined as the stars of the next Pixar feature. Can this collaboration really happen? An animated feature would fare better than the long rumored Ghostbusters 3. For more check out artist, Fabrizio Fioretti. (GeekTyrant)
And no it has nothing to do with Turn off the Dark or The Amazing Spider-man film, this is about those little ink-printed floppy books, comics. Remember those? Recently in Marvel‘s Ultimate Spider-man they concluded the story arc, The Death of Spider-man. Hmm, sounds like bad news for our favorite web-slinger in the “Ultimate Universe”; different form the “Marvel Universe” where you can still follow Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-man. Huh? Seems Marvel is just as confusing with their timelines and continuity as DC, ya learn something new everyday.
Anyway, the dude pictured above is the new Spider-man sporting the new Spider-man costume. No official word on who the new Spidey is but apparently, if your a true fanboy (or girl), the red and black coloring should be a clue. I must admit to not being all that well-read on my Spider-man so please enlighten me with your speculations.
Here’s what The New York Post had to say about the Spider-change up,
Marvel Comics’ most popular character is getting a hip new look – and a new person wearing the webs.
“That’s not Peter Parker,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told The Post. “There’s going to be someone new wearing the costume.”
The new webslinger and the new look – a sleek black and red costume revealed here for the first time – will make their debut at some point this summer, after the conclusion of the ominously titled “Death of Spider-Man” storyline in June’s Ultimate Spider-Man No. 160.
The comic will be polybagged, and will shake the comic book world to the core. “It’s unlike anything you’ve seen before,” Alonso said.
The shakeup marks the first time someone else will be catching thieves just like flies in the “Spider-Man” titles besides Peter (or a clone of Peter – don’t ask) in the character’s almost 50-year history in either the traditional “Marvel Universe” or the more recent “Ultimate Universe.”
Alonso wouldn’t reveal much more about the new wallcrawler – “there’s significance in the color scheme,” he teased – but the image’s release is another bad sign for Peter Parker, who in the ten-year-old Ultimate line of comics is still a Queens high school student.
The perpetually hard luck teen was shot through the gut by anti-hero the Punisher at the close of last week’s issue while trying save Captain America. Comic fans have been burning up the internet speculating whether Peter might survive the storyline, even if his web slinging days are over. Alonso wouldn’t reveal his ultimate fate, but said, “We did call it ‘The Death of Spider-Man’ for a reason.”
An adult Peter Parker will still be manning the role of friendly neighborhood wall-crawler in the regular Marvel Universe “Amazing Spider-Man” title.
Click the jump for a larger image of the new look.
source: Topless Robot
This piece of news hit the comic book world like an adamantium brick – Wonder Woman is getting a new costume AND origin.
DC Comics announced today that Wonder Woman will be getting an updated costume for the 21st century designed by artist (and DC Comics co-publisher) Jim Lee. The changes kicks off in this week’s Wonder Woman #600, where writer J. Michael Straczynski will introduce a world rewritten by the Gods, leading to a new origin and new outfit to the Amazonian princess.
According to the DC Comics official blog, The Source, Wonder Woman’s world will change suddenly in a very profound way.