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Dear Hollywood: Stop Using These Batman Stories -- Vulture

Besides the possibility of an extended director’s cut, I want a cut with Nebula speaking with a Scot brogue. And subtitles, of course.

Besides the possibility of an extended director’s cut, I want a cut with Nebula speaking with a Scot brogue. And subtitles, of course.

Peter Kuper, cartoonist - Boing Boing

An illustrator as none other, getting his start as Howard Chaykin’s teen age assistant, then on to World War III Illustrated among other things.

And still a comrade.


While you’re wasting time with your friends at Tosche Station with some power converters, Vader breathes heavily over his life-size Hot Wheels car. The long-wheelbase monstrosity is complete with Vader-helmet looks, including a gloss black finish, vertically-slatted front fascia, cockpit hatch, and sloping rear end. Red-lined tires add to the black-and-red Sith theme. And of course, there are lightsaber-shaped running boards.
While you’re wasting time with your friends at Tosche Station with some power converters, Vader breathes heavily over his life-size Hot Wheels car. The long-wheelbase monstrosity is complete with Vader-helmet looks, including a gloss black finish, vertically-slatted front fascia, cockpit hatch, and sloping rear end. Red-lined tires add to the black-and-red Sith theme. And of course, there are lightsaber-shaped running boards.

Good joke, awful execution.
Shouldn’t be a modern “sports car” but a hot rod; Lucas, American Graffiti.

While you’re wasting time with your friends at Tosche Station with some power converters, Vader breathes heavily over his life-size Hot Wheels car. The long-wheelbase monstrosity is complete with Vader-helmet looks, including a gloss black finish, vertically-slatted front fascia, cockpit hatch, and sloping rear end. Red-lined tires add to the black-and-red Sith theme. And of course, there are lightsaber-shaped running boards.

While you’re wasting time with your friends at Tosche Station with some power converters, Vader breathes heavily over his life-size Hot Wheels car. The long-wheelbase monstrosity is complete with Vader-helmet looks, including a gloss black finish, vertically-slatted front fascia, cockpit hatch, and sloping rear end. Red-lined tires add to the black-and-red Sith theme. And of course, there are lightsaber-shaped running boards.

Good joke, awful execution.

Shouldn’t be a modern “sports car” but a hot rod; Lucas, American Graffiti.

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Unbowed by the disappointing $706 million worldwide gross of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (the lowest take in series history), and the disconcerting fact that the rebooted Spider-Man franchise is, box office-wise, on a downward trajectory in general (while budgets are soaring to new heights), Sony has decided to double down on their folly by announcing new release dates for THE SINISTER SIX and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3.

First up, theoretically, will be THE SINISTER SIX, written and directed by the immensely talented Drew Goddard (CABIN IN THE WOODS). The new release date for this villain-centric spectacular is November 11, 2016, which places it between Fox’s TROLLS (11/4) and WB’s FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (11/18). Now that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have vacated the Spider-Man franchise, there is reason to hope that Goddard will be allowed to do his thing and, perhaps, reconfigure the series’ narrative arc. There is, unfortunately, also reason to dread Sony executives and producer Avi Arad noting the movie to death as they did with the last two installments. And then, on a practical note, there’s the scope of the film, which will almost certainly be scaled down to give the film a better chance at turning a profit (remember, kids, exhibitors get roughly half of that box office gross). So you’ll have six villains you currently don’t give a shit about - at least in their cinematic incarnation - going on a cost-saving adventure!

As for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3, Sony has scheduled that for release in the far off land of 2018 (after initially targeting 2016), by which point we’ll have fought World War Whatever and nuked half the planet in the process. If, however, the postwar global economy can still support a $200 million-plus Spider-Man movie, you’ll have a much-less-boyish Andrew Garfield donning the spidey suit to finish off this trilogy of imbecility. Remember that when you’re hunkered down in a fallout shelter.

In all seriousness, do I think we’ll see THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 four years from now? Connected to this current iteration of the character? Not a chance in hell. And I’m still doubtful that they’ll actually make THE SINISTER SIX. Basically, Sony bought themselves a year to figure out what to do with a faltering franchise. If they don’t want to start all over again, they can do a lot worse than to give Goddard the keys to the entire Spider-Man universe and let him try to salvage it.

Sony Says Fuck It, Announces Release Dates For THE SINISTER SIX And THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3! - Ain’t It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

What do I know?

Couldn’t see through the trailers, hated the reconceiving, and thought the GIFs of Garfield and Stone licking each other’s face far better than anything the movies could have.

On the other hand, Sony has a huge incentive to go ahead; it’s how they keep the rights, and who knows? Maybe they’ll score again.

EXPENDABLES 3 launches a ton of Comic Con posters! - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

Back story here.
As John Coulthart says, imagine if Star Wars had been informed by Druillet’s esthetic.

Back story here.

As John Coulthart says, imagine if Star Wars had been informed by Druillet’s esthetic.

girlmountain
girlmountain:

2010. for some anthology about ghosts that never came out.

We desperately need a good parody book.

girlmountain:

2010. for some anthology about ghosts that never came out.

We desperately need a good parody book.

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Thor Cropped of his Male Member | John C. Wright's Journal

I have no idea whether this is a parody or not.

My beloved Beth Spencer, Goddess of Holy Snark thinks it’s real, no joke.

Marvel Studios Hopes For "One Sequel, One New Character" Per Year - Comic Book Resources

You may read between the lines.

Fewer sequels is one way to deal with expiring contracts. Just saying.

Guess what.
What it’s not: A bong.
Answer here.

Guess what.

What it’s not: A bong.

Answer here.

Druillet creating, 1974.

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Diversity

brevoortformspring:

>I heard a rumor that Marvel was planning to make Daredevil a handicapped, but successful attorney and to turn the X-Men into a race of people that face constant social persecution in order to meet some kind of Politically Correct editorial mandate. Care to comment? >

You’d probably not be surprised at how many people made some version of this joke.