Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting (Day 1)

Comic-Con 2010 is being held from July 22-25 this year and as with any comic book convention, there are some amazingly wacky costumes to be seen! I’ll be tracking the best costume spottings from Comic-Con 2010 because I always get a kick at seeing what people decide to dress up as. My favorite from the first days batch has got to be very well done Tron costume!

Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting

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1. Tron, photo by Mike Rollerson. This Tron inspired costume has got to be the hottest costume spotted yet at Comic-Con 2010. Or else the photo just made it look that much more awesome! Visit MikeRollerson.com.

Tron

2. Green Girls, photo by Mike Rollerson. These female Green Hornets look like they are up to no good. Visit MikeRollerson.com.

Riddler Girls

3. Ms. Captain America, photo by Port of San Diego. Even the wife of a national hero needs some rest and relaxation! Visit Port of San Diego.

Ms. Captain America

4. Link, photo by Mark H. Anbinder (mhaithaca). Here’s one video gamer representing at Comic-Con 2010. Visit 14850 Online.

Zelda

5. Ms. Iron Man, photo by Official Star Wars Blog. High marks on the costume even though the pose is a little weak. Come on Ms. Iron Man, put some spunk into that superhero pose of yours! Visit Star Wars.

Iron Man

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Weekly Recap and Linkology | May 28, 2010

Around This Blog:

Our buddy Glenn Jones released a new tee called Spun Dry. Spider-Man fans, this shirt is for you.

Spun Dry

If you’ve got an iPad, you still probably will not want to get the iTee. And yes, in case you were wondering, this is a real product!

The iTee

And finally, one of my favorite genre of T-Shirt – the Exploded Tee. This time, the guys that brought you the Exploded iPhone, Exploded 128, and Exploded iPad brings you Exploded Andy.

Exploded Andy

Even though LOST ended in dramatic fashion last Sunday, we got two very nice shout outs on USA Today for my 108 LOST T-Shirt list!

Early Buzz: ‘Lost’ response, Bono’s back, Spike’s engaged, more headlines

Your ‘Lost’ party pics (part one): Lockes, Smokeys and Rice Krispies

Thanks to Junkie Pop for also mentioning the 108 LOST list, we saw a lot of international visitors because of this post!

T-Shirt Blogging Friends:

Karl Long over at T-Critic posted a nice little top 5 list of bike themed T-Shirts. Via Tcritic.

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In My Short Sleeve made a nice mention of the SSUR Empire State Spring 2010 Collection. If you enjoy the word “fuck” then you’ll like this collection since they make use of the word often. Via In My Short Sleeve.

In My Short Sleeve

Liz over at Pop Culture Tees posted this clever little marketing tee which points its finger at BP Oil, the guys responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Via Pop Culture Tees.

BP Cares

Check out these two future geeks to be sporting Glennz Tees Refill Required! Awesome shot! Via Glennz Tees.

Refill Required

And finally, be sure to check out Andy’s Impressive list of 60 Evolution and Atheist themed T-Shirts. Pure awesome. Via Hide Your Arms.

Other Coty Links:

Venn diagrams are always fun. But this little venn diagram is a bit “funner” than the rest. Via TumblrTrends.

Narwhale + Horse Venn Diagram

You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen this two year old chain smoker. Unreal. Via TumblrTrends.

I got to review a fun little strategy game from 10tons Ltd. called Sparkle HD for the iPad. Read my review of it at SwipeTap. Via SwipeTap.

Sparkle HD

Air Display allows you to use your iPad as a second display, through Wi-Fi. Neat! Via SwipeTap.

airdisplay

Threadless News:

Renaissance Rocks by Enkel Dika gets my nod as this weeks Threadless Pick of the Week! If you haven’t checked out the new iPod Touch collaborative cases by Threadless and Griffin Technology then be sure to head over and take a peek, they have four new designs including one of my favorite – The Gaming Revolution.

Renaissance Rocks

The Gaming Revolution

WonderCon 2010 Costume Spotting (Day 3)

Day 3 of WonderCon marked the last day of the convention and I’ve got my 15 favorite costumes all picked out for you. The best photograph has got to go to Ryu Vs. Alien (see #3) by Thomas Levinson (Montauk beach).

Wondercon Costume Spotting

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Day 3 WonderCon 2010 Costume Spotting:

1. The Spirit, photo by itsklepperx. Denny Colt looks like he’s ready to fight some crime!

The Spirit

2. Imperial Arrest, photo by Montauk Beach. Kids, you were on the wrong side of the force today. Visit Thomas Levinson’s site.

Imperial Arrest

3. Ryu vs. Alien, photo by Montauk Beach. I love this photo. Aliens Vs. Predators? Pfft. How about Aliens vs. Street Fighter! Now that would be an awesome movie! Visit Thomas Levinson’s site.

Ryu Vs. Alien

4. Wonder Woman, photo by BilRW3. Awww, the pleasures of being Wonder Woman! Visit Stamaria.

Wonder Woman

5. Batgirl, photo by calanimephotos. Why hello there, Barbara Gordon. Visit Conpix.

Batgirl

6. Clark Kent / Superman, photo by earthdog. The cheesiness of Superman in real life! I love it! Visit Sad Salvation.

Superman

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WonderCon 2010 Costume Spotting (Day 2)

It’s Day 2 of WonderCon and we’ve got even more crazy costumes! Kudos to the photographers for snapping some amazing shots. My favorite has got to be the candid Captain America photos by Erik Wilson (Generik11) of Pixels at an Exhibition.

Wondercon Costume Spotting

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Day 2 WonderCon 2010 Costume Spotting:

1. Captain America, photo by Generik11. Two excellent photos here. It’s Captain American in real life. And look, he even uses a cell phone like s regular people. Visit Pixels at an Exhibition.

Captain America

Captain America

2. Batman and Company, photo by Kelson. All together now…smile! Visit Hyperborea.

Batman & Company

3. Sailor Mini Moon & Sailor Moon, photo by BirdofPrey247. Oh Good God!!! Visit the Birds of Prey Costume Page.

Sailor Moon

4. Raven & Spoiler, photo by BirdsofPrey247. Okay, these two are just freakingly scary. The purple one gives me the creeps! Visit the Birds of Prey Costume Page.

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5. Alien, photo by Wendy Copley. Could you imagine walking around the convention center with that damn huge head piece? Visit Wendolonia.

Aliens

6. Superbear, photo by Generik11. I love this photo. It’s Superman … with a beer belly and some nip showing! Visit Pixels at an Exhibition.

Superbear

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WonderCon 2010 Costume Spotting (Day 1)

WonderCon 2010 is being held from April 2-4 this year and as with any comic book convention, there are some amazingly wacky costumes to be seen! I’ll be tracking the best costume spottings from Wondercon 2010 because I always get a kick at seeing what people decide to dress up as. My favorite from the first days batch has got to be the simple and elegant Marty McFly costume!

Wondercon Costume Spotting

*All photos belong to their respective owners.

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Day 1 Wondercon 2010 Costume Spotting:

1. Marty McFly, photo by jovino. Hey look, it’s Marty McFly in the classic Marty McFly pose and equipped with his futuristic hoverboard! Visit BunnyWarez.

Marty McFly

2. Cosplay, photo by I Heart Cool Stuff. I’m not sure who this guy is, but he does look like he’s ready for some foreplay. Visit I Heart Cool Stuff.

Cosplay

3. Squirtle, photo by I Heart Cool Stuff. Apparently it’s Squirtle, the bipedle turtle from the Pokemon universe. Visit I Heart Cool Stuff.

Squirtle

4. Unknown, photo by mchulin. These guys kind of look like something from The Rocketeer, but I think I might be wrong about that. Any thoughts?

Unknown

5. The Evil Cheerleaders, photo by I Heart Cool Stuff. If you’re gonna die from someone (or something) evil, why not let that someone be evil cheerleaders. Visit I Heart Cool Stuff.

Evil Cheerleaders

6. Superman, photo by jovino. Do you think this sloppy version of Superman is equipped with matching Superman Underoos? Visit BunnyWarez.

Superman

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Speed Trap by FM365

Flying Mouse 365 has been busily releasing new tees every week as part of his ongoing Flying Mouse 365 Project. One shirt in particular from hir current crop caught my eye. It’s called Speed Trap and it’s an obvious parody of the DC Comics character, Flash. I loved Flash growing up, how many of you remember the short lived Flash TV series? The shirt reminds me a bit of the parody tees that Glennz Tees has been come to be known for and although it’s not from Glenn it’s great to see some other artists take on parodying superheroes.

Speed Trap is printed on an American Apparel tee as available now from Flying Mouse365 for the new low price of $15.

Speed Trap by FM365

Speed Trap by FM365

HURM by iFanboy

It was a huge weekend for The Watchmen and so I thought that I’d do the requisite Watchmen T-Shirt post. But so many cool Watchmen tees have already been covered that I didn’t want to just repost the same old tee. And so I got pretty excited while watching The Totally Rad Show over the weekend and noticed that one of the hosts, Jeff Cannata, was wearing a Watchmen themed tee that I hadn’t seen before. 

The tee is called HURM and is available now in limited quantities from the iFanboy online store. Only 250 of these bad boys were printed so if you want one you better go grab one now. It’s available for $15. For those of  you unfamiliar with the show, iFanboy is a video podcast that’s all about comic books. It’s a Revision3 show so you know that production value is very high, if you’re a comic fan, I highly recommend it. Check out the latest iFanboy episode below, and surprisingly it’s all about The Watchmen!

Back to the tee, HURM. If you read the Watchmen graphic novel then you know that the phrase is one said by one of my favorite Watchmen characters, Rorschach. If you haven’t read the graphic novel then I definitely suggest that you check it out, especially if you enjoyed the film or want more after having watched the film. How many of you have seen The Watchmen? What did you think of the film? 

HURM

Spider-Man 4 and 5 Coming Soon?

Those of you who saw that ad on eBay regarding visiting the set of Spider-Man 4, but was hesistent to place a bid, might kick themselves (auction went for $28,100) when they find out Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi have reportedly been locked in for Spider-Man 4 and potentially Spider-Man 5. As reported first on Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily blog, the popular actor and director will be back for the 3rd and 4th sequel in the hugely successful Spider-Man franchise. To my chagrin, Sony wants Kirsten Dunst back to play the part of Mary Jane, but not deal has been made thus far.

Principal photography for James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Rundown) penned Spider-Man 4 will not begin until next fall, in time for a May 2011 release. Sony is reportedly pushing to have Spider-Man 4 and 5 shot back to back, much like what Disney did with The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

There has also been talk of who the main villain may be in Spider-Man 4. Although no one has officially signed on for a villain role in Spider-Man 4, most of the speculation points to Dylan Baker’s character of Dr. Curt Connors (Peter Parker’s college professor), who appeared in Spider-Man 3. Comic afficionado’s know that Dr. Connors turns into Dr. Lizard in comic books. Will we see the Lizard in Spider-Man 4? Other rumored villains include Black Cat, Vulture and Carnage, but some insiders think that these villains might be saved for a possible Venom spin-off. 

Are you guys excited for a back-to-back Spider-Man 4 and 5? Or are you guys web slinging hopeless romantic?

Top 5 Comic Book Movies of All Time

This has been the summer of some very huge blockbusters, many of which were films with comic book origins. Who would have imagined that in 2008 we would see an Iron Man, Hulk and Batman movie all in the same summer.

Here, I break down for you what I think are the top 5 greatest comic book movie adaptations. I’m sure that some of you might argue that the Superman (1978) should have been on the list or that X2 should have made the cut. This is just one man’s opinions.

1) The Dark Knight (2008)

If you didn’t like this movie then you have to either be blind, deaf or both blind and deaf. The Dark Knight is now the movie that all other comic book movies will be compared to. Christopher Nolan was a brilliant choice for director, and the best choice to progress from the previously campier incarnations in the Batman franchise. But let’s not kid ourselves here, Heath Ledger stole the show and churned out the best performance. He was the Joker that we have been waiting for. Forget Jack Nicholson, Jack’s Joker has got nothing on Heath’s Joker.

 

2) Iron Man (2008)

If not for The Dark Knight, Iron Man would have gone down as the best summer 2008 movie. It was everything a comic book movie should be, action packed and filled with smart humor. Robert Downey Jr. portrayed billionaire arms dealer and playboy, Tony Stark, to the tee. Having fought his own demons in real life, Downey was a sure bet for the role. He brought a level of authenticity to the character that I don’t think audiences have seen before in a comic book film.

3) Sin City (2005)

Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, Sin City not only broke tradition by having duel directors but by being the first comic book movie (or simply movie for that matter) in recent memory to be shown [mostly] in black and white. Casting was another strong point for Sin City, Bruce Willis as Hartigan made complete sense and having Mickey Rourke as Marv was equivalent to the comic character stepping right out of the pages of the comic book. Much like 300, Sin City stuck to its comic book origins and looked and felt like the graphic novel it was based on.

4) 300 (2006)

More so than any other comic book film, 300 has to be considered the one that stayed most true to its comic origins. I’d say using the actual graphic novel as the storyboards worked out just fine. By filming entirely in green screen, the filmmakers were able to create sceneries that were epic and grandeouos in scale. Extra kudos to the cast for killing themselves in order to achieve the 300 look and feel.

5) Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 2 is in my opinion the best out of the three films in the Spider-Man franchise. Sam Raimi mixed in the right amount of humor to compliment the web-slinging action. The scene where Peter sings-a-long to Singing In The Rain was such a scene stealer. Doc Ock made for a fantastic villain, and one that the audience could actually sort of feel for. I did not really care for Willem Dafoe but Alfred Molina made for the perfect Otto Octavious. 

How does your top 5 looks?