X Factor

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The Fantastic Four comic book series has been a fan favorite since its original run, dating back to 1961.  All good things, as they say, must come to an end and Fantastic Four’s days are numbered.  It has been announced that FF will be concluding its run in June of 2015, much to its fans’ displeasure.  Cynical fans have been quick to point out that the cancellation date coincides quite nicely with the release of the Josh Tank helmed Fantastic Four big screen reboot, which is leading many to speculate that the cancellation of the comic series is due to Marvel’s attempt to sabotage the new movie.  While it may appear to be a valid conspiracy theory, and everyone adores a good conspiracy theory, this one is made entirely of whole cloth.  (more…)

You like listening to music right? How about listening to free music based on Marvel mutants? Then how about you go and download My X-Factor EP, the six track mixtape by Adam WarRock featuring his favorite expressions of the Marvel mutants, including Havok, Polaris, Wolfsbane, Madrox and Strong Guy.

After accepting the challenge to create a new EP in just one weekend from himself, nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock came through for himself with the creation of My X-Factor EP, inspired by his recent tour of West Coast comics stores. WarRock’s six-track EP features songs about his favorite expressions of the Marvel mutants, including Havok, Polaris, Wolfsbane, Madrox and Strong Guy. It’s like opening up an issue of X-Factor and getting blasted with the best secondary characters from the X-Men mythos.

Music and Mutants, together at last

If you’re unfamiliar with WarRock’s work, check out this video of his recent gig at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, California (May contain NSFW language).

 

From the My X-Factor EP liner notes:

“I fell in love with that X-Factor team that started with issue 71 back in 1991, written by Peter David and penciled by Larry Stroman. To me, THAT team is the definitive X-Factor team, uncontaminated by the massive overlap that X-Factor had with the other X teams for so long before that. I jumped on the comic reading bandwagon back when X-Factor was confusingly the original X-Men, so as a kid, I always kinda thought of them as X-Men Lite, and the reboot firmly implanted the team of Havok, Polaris, Strong Guy, Multiple Man, and Wolfsbane as “X-Factor,” even still to this day.”

For more on Adam WarRock and his new album This Man… This Emcee!, out next month, be sure to check out his official site.
Via: Comics Alliance

Glee Star to Play Buffy in Movie Reboot??

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Wow, it just seems like Glee is taking over EVERYTHING  right now…clearly one of the most popular shows in 2010, the stars just performed on Britains’ hit show X Factor and now one of the stars of the pop culture juggernaut is being considered to play Buffy Summers in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie reboot!  Heather Morris, who plays the dim-witted and lovable cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce on Glee is seriously being considered for the lead role in the film.  I already know there a ton of  you that most definitely won’t be happy about this news.  So what exactly makes this chick a front runner for Warners’ who now owns the rights to the movie, in the role you may ask??

Recently, Movieweb revealed that Morris is being considered for various reasons.

Heather Morris’s comedic timing is a perfect fit for Buffy Summers, and that her background as a dancer and a gymnast will be greatly utilized in the skill set that Buffy is supposed to have as a Slayer. In this new reboot, Buffy will no longer be in high school, but instead facing the same hardships that a lot of young college graduates have today in struggling to find a paying job and a healthy relationship.

The Buffy character certainly does have that witty comedic timing, which after watching Morris on Glee for a while now, I think she’ll nail.  What will be interesting to see is if Morris can pull off the straight-laced “my way or the fucking highway” attitude that Gellar executed so perfectly during her run on the show.

I for one and definitely interested in seeing how this reboot turn out even though it will be “Whedonless”.  I see the situation as win/win.  If it’s good then we’ll all be pleasantly surprised and have a new era of Buffy badassness and if sucks, well at least we’ll still have the memory of Whedon’s seven season EPIC masterpiece.

Source: ComicBookMovie