I don’t have any real numbers, but I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see digital comic sales outpace dead tree comic sales within the next year or two. Most of those will be regular dead tree comics reformatted for tablets and the like. It’s not hard to envision artists abandoning print formats all together to concentrate on developing works specifically for those devices. Marvel is already playing around with their Infinite Comics initiative. a href=””>Deep Comix seems to take things a step further.

In addition to the nifty 3D effect demonstrated in the video, Deep Comics also allows readers to hide word balloons, read comics in multiple languages, use those dorky red/blue glasses for even more 3Ds, and transition from image to image using what they call “cinematic camera move” transitions. I’m thinking lots of cinematic star wipes.

I guess the gimmicks are cool and all, but the real interesting thing to me is that they’re ignoring both the print and web markets and throwing all their eggs into the tablet comics space. Will the traditional comic reading market give two shits about fancy 3D transitions? Will something like this attract an entirely new market that print comics haven’t reached?

From: Deep Comix

Why Superman Doesn’t Work in a Fighting Game

Here’s a trailer for something called Injustice: Gods Among Us, a fighting game which pits DC heroes against each other. The trailer initially made me think that this is sort of an alternate universe where the JLA goes rogue and it’s up to you to defeat them, but no, it turns out to be a fighting game. It looks pretty and if this is actual in-game footage, it looks like it’s going to be a fun fighter. But Superman breaks it all.

As a fighter, Superman is completely overpowered. He’s impervious, he can fly, he has built-in range weapons. His skill set completely overpowers everyone else in the DC universe. You have to come up with cheats for the other heroes to even lay a finger on him. Oh, in this stage the Sun is out so he’s slightly weak. Oh, Batman has Kryptonite knuckles so his punches can break Superman. Oh, Flash has super armor that can actually damage Superman. It’s all bullshit. The other heroes have power sets that work well against each other without any cheats. I could see Superman as a final boss sort of like Seth in Street Fight IV. But as a playable character, he’s fucking broken. If you play as Superman, you’d want to be Superman which means you win. Always. Fuck, even in this trailer, he punches Flash into outerspace. That’s a dead Wally right there unless his plot armor lets him breath with no air and pressurizes his body so it doesn’t explode. He’s a speedster and shouldn’t be wearing armor anyway. GAH!!!! Bull. Shit.

Oh, and I hate Harley’s new design. Why the hell can’t they just stick with the Dini design. Her original costume is fucking perfect!

Iron Patriot in its Red, White, and Blue Glory

Fuck set photos! Marvel just dropped this gorgeous shot of the Iron Patriot armor!

It looks like it’s based on the Mark II from the movies which was converted to Rhodey’s War Machine. Very sexay.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, turns out that this is merely fanarts. Ah well. Still looks freaking cool.

Iron Patriot to Feature in Iron Man 3

With Iron Man 3 filming, we’ll be getting a whole mess of set photos and spoilers including this little photo of a certain Iron Patriot. Now we know that it’s not Norman Osborn because I believe Sony still owns the rights to the Spider-Man characters which technically includes the Osborns.

It’s a crappy photo, but I dig the armor even if it’s a little cheesy. I’m guessing that this is either Rhodey’s War Machine painted up all nice and patriotic or at least based on Rhodey’s suit.

Though I’m a huge sucker for armored anything and pretty much anything that Adi Granov designs, I’d like to see Stark face off against something not armored in the third flick. Even with the second film, I felt like Tony was facing off against things that he designed. Don’t get me wrong, I love the design aesthetic of the drones and the Whiplash armor, but they all looked like they were made by Tony. This time around, if the villains must be armored, I hope they get a new design team.

From: Bleeding Cool

The Dark Sausage Rises

My Dark Knight has a first name, it’s O S C A R
My Dakr Knight has a second name, it’s M A Y E R

“I’m retired.”

“Bruce, you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

The Greatest Iron Man Cosplayer EVER

In honor of Avenger’s week, here’s a look at Anthony Le’s amazing Iron Man Mark 7 suit. This isn’t the first fully functional Iron Man armor he’s built.

He’s done War Machine:

Tron Iron Man:

The Mark VI:

The Hulk Buster:

And a shit ton more like Zombie War Machine and the Pepper Potts Rescue Armor. Guy really likes him some Iron Man. You can check out more of Anthony’s projects at his website.

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