There are some really rich characters in comics like Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor, and then there are the one-percent of the one-percent that make Bruce and Lex’s toys seem like a mere after thought on what could be built and purchased. We’ve seen those with lots of money having leeches family members come out of the woodwork, hoping to get some of that filthy lucre when the rich relative kick the bucket. Which brings us to the Poll of the Week.
Top Five Things We Wish We Could Afford
Top Five is a show where the hosts categorize, rank, compare, and stratify everything… from cars to gadgets to people and movies. From stuff that is hot, and things that are not nearly as interesting – it’s Top Five.
This week, Things We Wish We Could Afford! If money were no object, what would we buy and spend our money on, and more importantly, why?
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Pencil in April 16, 2010 as a day you’re going to be busy.Â That’s the date Lionsgate is planning on releasing Matthew Vaughn’sÂ Kick-Ass movie adaptation.
Lionsgate acquired North American distrib rights to “Kick-Ass” shortly after Comic-Con. Pic, starring Nicolas Cage and Aaron Johnson, is based on the bestselling comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Storyline revolves around a young boy who inspires a subculture of wannabe superheroes who have no powers.
I’m sure after the government takes all my money on the 15th, I’ll be ready to kick some ass of my own, so this looks like a perfect release (and possible viral marketing campaign) for the film.
What would San Diego Comic Con be without the throngs of people vying for a chance to spend big money on an original Adam Hughes sketch?Â I’m super bummed I don’t have an original on my wall (yet), but I can always offset it with image of Adam’s sketches he’s done over the years.
Today’s entry into the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day comes from Adam’s 2009 San Diego Comic Con Sketch Book.
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Those who troll around eBay are sure to find some spectacular pop culture items if one looks long enough, and has deep enough pockets.Â While a working replica of Tom Servo may only set you back a couple hundred bucks, you’re going to need a lot more than $45,000 to pick up the original car used in the Ghostbusters movie.
There is not a lot that can be said about this car once you see it you know what it is. This car was owned by Universal Studios as you can see by the copy of the title. This is the real Universal car not a copy. The car runs and drives good it has new tires on it know. The car is in a car Museum right now, when it goes on tour it draws a VERY VERY LARGE crowd.
Surely in this economy, people have to be beating down the door for this car.Â If you want to attract a crowd at your next convention (and make some money on the side) this may not be a bad deal.Â The auction has unfortunately ended, but there is a phone number to call the seller.Â Perhaps you can work out a deal.
I REALLY wish I had the money to put Gene Gonzales on retainer to whip up sketches and drawings for this site (and my wall at Stately Spoiler Manor) because I really dig on everything he does.Â Since this is the Legion of Super Heroes week, I’m giving everyone a treat for Friday, and serving up three sketches by Gene featuring two of the ladies of the LoSH.Â Phantom Girl and Apparition are two different takes on the same character, but in Gene’s hands, the character really looks different.
What’s a LoSH?Â You haven’t been reading the Hero Histories, have you?
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Who would have guessed that the original Atari Asteroids game would have four studios in a bidding war over who would get the rights to produce the movie.Â Universal Pictures apparently paid the most money, with Matthew Lopez writing the screenplay.
9o minutes of a space ship spinning around in space blowing up stuff real good doesn’t sound too exciting, so Lopez will need to come up with an original story to wrap around the 1979 game concept.
Taking a peek once again at Derek Fridolfs work, this time featuring Batman and Hellboy.
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Did anyone pay really close attention to the set during last night’s “Big Bang Theory” of scenes set in the comic book shop?Â Obviously a lot of DC stuff is going to be around (CBS and Time/Warner have a lot of deals together), but last night there were a plethora of Dark Horse and Image comic properties around the set.Â What about Marvel?Â From what I could tell, there was nary a scrap.Â Is there a conspiracy afoot?Â Is someone not playing ball? Did someone fail to slip the money under the table?
It was bound to happen sooner or later – someone has taken one of Major Spoilers’ brilliant ideas (he said tongue firmly in cheek), and turned it into their own money making venture.Â Milo Ventimiglia, of NBC’s Heroes, plans on taking the concept of Who Would Win style fighting, and turning it into a webÂ series.
The concept is similar to Spike TV’s new series “Deadliest Warrior,” which reconstructs hypothetical matchups between, for instance, a Samurai and a Viking. Only “Ultradome” is played for laughs with pop culture-driven battles, and shows fans fighting instead of trying to re-create the iconic warriors themselves.
Ventimiglia and his co-creator Russ Cundiff will fight each other as Lord of the Rings takes on Star Wars in the first episode.
Once again, it all returns to hot girls and boobies.Â I couldn’t leave the female heroes out of the week, and wrapping it all up in this installment is a piece by Paul Sizer.
Warm up for this week’s Warren Ellis REMAKE/REMODEL project.
This week: Domino Lady, a (very lame) wealthy socialite whose lawyer father gets shot and killed, so she dons a backless evening gown and a domino mask, gets her gun and goes out to fight crime. Best part: when she gets money from wealthy bad guys, she takes her cut and gives the rest to charity!
Attempting to make her less lame will be a challenge, but I had this initial image in my head, and needed to get it out before working on my actual concept. So, GO DECO!
Freehand MX for the original vector art, PhotoShop for the shading, textures and color adjustment. 1 hour.
If Paul’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he did that awesome Kick Nazi Ass! piece from a few weeks ago.
via Deviant Art
It was a pretty crazy week as the school year begins to wind down, and everyone’s anticipation for the summer convention season begin to kick into high gear.
This week, I learned
Can this week top last week?Â At Major Spoilers, the answer is always, “Yes!”