Hello Nyan Cat! Rainbow, Rainbow!

Who knew that a a pop tart cat would lead to over 50 million views on YouTube. This age that we live in, unbelievable. And of course, you can help to quench its growth by purchasing a Nyan Cat T-Shirt from Snorg Tees. The shirt is called Cat + Pastry = Rainbow and is available now Snorg Tees for $14.95.

And now some Nyan Cat history. It all stared with a little comic by prguitarman on LOL-COMICS. The comic was then reblogged on Tumblr over 3000 times. And then it led to a viral YouTube video (see below). And as they say, the rest is history.

Via Know Your Meme: On April 5th, 2011, YouTuber saraj00n posted a video titled Nyan Cat[3], using comic artist prguitarman’s Pop Tart Cat animation set to the well-known Japanese Vocaloid song Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya by Japanese artist Daniwell-P looping in the background, Although the song had been originally composed for Hatsune Miku to sing, The version used in the video was of the cover sung by the Utauloid Momo Momone.

101 Superhero T-Shirts for the Ultimate Comic Book Mega Fan

2011 has definitely been the summer of big comic movies. Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, and of course Captain America. Next summer, we’ll get The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers – something that I’d never think I’d ever see on the big screen. Comic book culture and superheroes are bigger than ever. To celebrate this and because I’m still coming off a high from covering the crazy Comic-Con costumes of 2011, I’ve put together an amazing list of 101 Superhero T-Shirts for the Ultimate Comic Book Mega Fan.

I’d love to hear which one of these are your favorites and whether or not you own any of these tees! And if you know of a superhero shirt not on this list then please tell me about it. Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!

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1. Fighting Crime Doesn’t Pay by Stef McFeters (Threadless), $20.

2. Light-Up LED Iron Man T-Shirt by Think Geek, $29.99.

3. Slice of Shell by 604Republic, $19.95.

4. The Joker by NerdyShirts, $14.99.

5. Superman by 80’s Tees, $20.

6. Ironing Man vs. Washing Machine by Split Reason, $19.95.

7. Captain America’s Shield by NerdyShirts, $19.99.

8. Masked Turtles by Snorg Tees, $19.95.

9. Captain Canada by Busted Teees, $20.

10. Sorry, Babe (4 Pack) by Threadless, $75.

10a. Sorry, Babe… Issue 2, Vol. 2 by Lee Bermejo (Threadless), $24.

10b. Sorry, Babe… Issue 1, Vol. 2 by Eduardo Risso (Threadlesss), $24.

10c. Sorry, Babe… Issue 4, Vol. 2 by Dave Johnson (Threadless), $24.

10d. Sorry, Babe… Issue 3, Vol. 2 by Matheus Lopes (Threadless), $24.

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Comic-Con 2011 Costume Spotting (Day 4)

Comic-Con 2011 is being held from July 21-24 this year and like last year, I’ll be costume spotting some of the best and most wacky costumes to be seen! I always get a kick at seeing what people decide to dress up as to Comic-Con. My favorite from Day 4 has got to be the candid photo of Captain America giving a a female friend a ride!

*All photos belong to their respective owners. I’ve provided links back to the original photos and links back to the photographers official website when possible.

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1. Wicked Queen, photo by Jim Holman. Yeah, she really is scary!

2. Jason, photo by Jeff Vaillancourt. I’d hate to be on the opposite end of that blade.

3. Batman, Robin, and Penguin, photo by Johnny Wanderlust. 60’s Batman…BOOM…POW!

4. Wolverine, photo by Ronald Woan. Visit Woan’s World. Why hello, Logan.

5. Cinderella, photo by Kendall Whitehouse. Visit On Technology and Media. Why can’t Cinderella keep that shoe on her foot!

6. Black Swan, photo by Paul Nomad. Visit Idle Hand’s Blog. I need more Black Swan and less White Swan.

7. Wolverine, photo by Paul Nomad. Visit Idle Hand’s Blog.

8. Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art, photo by Bridgette LeVile. This is great, she looks like she stepped right out of a comic or a Lichtenstein print.

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Dude, Bro, Man…ParadeMaker

Oddly enough, I discovered this awesome tee by ParadeMaker from a discussion that I had on Twitter regarding me wanting some spanking new red socks. I love T-Shirts, but I also have a bountiful sock collection. I love myself a quirky pair of argyle printed socks and the occasional off print. Needless to say, ParadeMaker responded to my query and mentioned that ParadeMaker is working on making custom socks (hopefully in red).

Up to that point, I had never heard of ParadeMaker, so my curiosity got the best of me and I checked out their website link on their Twitter profile page (as I often do with people I have discussion with on Twitter). Lo and behold, they are purveyors of some pretty awesome, off-the-wall T-Shirts.

Dude, Bro, Man instantly grabbed my attention, and for good reason. I LOVED the goonies growing up (I think I watched that VHS to death). Not only that, but as an adult, I have a fond appreciation for pop art. And when I think of pop art, two artists come to mind: Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Dude, Bro, Man pays homage to my love of the Goonies and pop art!

Dude, Bro, Man is available now from ParadeMaker for $12.

Speaking of ParadeMaker, check out this video of them printing some tees!

Hipster Hitler

First off, before you start sending me hate mail, I do not and have never supported Adolf Hitler. What he did and what he stood for was an embarrassment to the human race. Having said that, Hipster Hitler, a webcomic by JC + APK is actually pretty hilarious! What’s brilliant is that Hipster Hitler wears a different T-Shirt in each comic strip and they actually sell said T-Shirts in their web store. The Hipster Hitler shirts are available via RedBubble and are priced at $27.93 a piece.

Hipster Hitler

Three Reichs And You're Out

Hipster Hitler Loves Juice

Hipster Hitler Loves Juice

Comic-Con Friendly tees All Week at RIPT Apparel

WARNING: expect to see a LOT of comic related geekery for the rest of the week in celebration of Comic-Con 2010!

To help kick things off are our friends at RIPT Apparel. Throughout Comic-Con weekend (which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday), they will be having one limited edition comic/science-fiction themed graphic tee on sale for just $9 a piece. Each of the limited edition shirts will be on sale for one day only! Normally, RIPT tees are priced at $10 but be sure to use the coupon code “ILOVERIPT” at checkout for an additional $1 off.

See below for a peek of their Comic-Con offerings!

RIPT Apparel

Thursday (July 22, 2010): Super Manatee. No comic convention would be complete without someone sporting the blue tights, red undies and cape! Be different and be bold. Pick up this Superman/Manatee mashup tee!

Super Manatee

Friday (July 23, 2010): There’s No Place Like Space. The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars. Yes, that happened.

There's No Place Like Space

Saturday (July 24, 2010): Batkid. This Batkid looks like like he’s ready to tag something. Thug much?

Batkid

Sunday (July 25, 2010): Cat-A-Tar. I really enjoyed Avatar, but in all seriousness, if the Avatars looks a bit like the Cat-a-tars below, I might have loved the movie that much more. Maybe. Now I’m thirsty for some milk!

A-Cat-Ar

I Am Iron Man

No I’m not, but you can sort of be Iron Man. How? I never thought you’d ask! Easy. And the best part is that it does not involve metal or welding tools! Sound good so far? More importantly, you don’t have to have the disposable income of a billionaire to become Iron Man. Sold yet? Thought so. By now you want the newest shirt from NerdyShirts. The Iron Man inspired tee is the perfect wardrobe compliment for when you go and see Iron Man 2 a second, third, and for you uber comic geek types, a fifth time.

The Iron Man 2 T-Shirt is available now from NerdyShirts for the presale price of $14.95. See, I told you that you didn’t need to be a billionaire to be (at least sort of) Iron Man.

Iron Man 2 T-Shirt

The Flash

It’s been way too long since we’ve featured a shirt from our friends over at Despair Wear. This shirt idea seems so obvious that I’m surprised that it I haven’t seen it done before (or maybe it has ben done and I just missed it). This fun shirt is a bit of a deviation from the typical Despair Wear tee, which typically focuses on designs that aid in demotivation (you know, the opposite of motivation).

The Flash is printed on an asphalt American Apparel blank and is available now from Despair Wear for $18.99. This is the perfect shirt for those of you who wish you could flash someone but don’t have the guts to do so. Or, maybe you just T-Shirts featuring comic book characters in witty situations.

The Flash

The Flash

Threadless Tee Turned Comic

Joe Carr is no stranger to the Threadless community. In fact, he has been printed multiple times and is a regular contributing member at Threadless. You might recognize him by his Threadless screen name, Isaboa. Alongside the release of his newest Threadless tee, Carr decided to do something not seen within the community before. He created a comic Book based on his Full Throttle Threadless Select Design and has made it available for free download at his site, Antiquated Press. You can download the comic book inspired by the Full Throttle design here.

“The story is of an alien fighter, going about his daily routine. Interacting and working like we all do. The reader is given little bits of the alien’s life, the whole scenario begins to develop when the alarm sets off sending the whole dramatic sequence into action. I do have the rest of the play in my head and maybe I will draw it out, but I just wanted to leave it at the scene of the alien defenders heading into battle with an unbelievable foe… I felt like we pretty much have enough information about the shirt’s character at that point. He is a defender, a father and husband, a good man who puts his life on the line for his planet along with his fellows… his pals.”

If you wanna make the physical version, then print this file first. Next, flip the pages you printed back into the paper feeder and print this file. Staple along the spine, fold, and you’ve got Joe’s “Full Throttle” comic book!

Full Throttle by Joe Carr

Full Throttle by Joe Carr