Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
"Look, up in the sky! It's a bird.. It's a plane.. It's a Birthday Boy!!!"
SUPERMAN turns 75 today, first debuting in ACTION COMICS #1 on April 18, 1938. He was the first, and remains the best, superhero ever. If you encounter anyone who says otherwise, pity them - for their souls are black and they no doubt need a hug.
Related link: RIP Action Comics & Detective Comics
"oldie" but goodie:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Hey, anyone remember "VILLAIN OF THE DAY"?!
Back in 2006, when JIMSMASH was still fairly young, from April 19, 2006 to July 14 I spotlighted a Villain each day. I wouldn't know which villain until the day of and had fun scrambling to quickly come up with a short blurb for each.
I've gone through and labeled them so they can exist within a single page. So if you haven't seen before (and want to) or you'd like to revisit the past, CLICK HERE to see the 48 VILLAINS OF THE DAY.
or HERE for a list with links
* I've also included the link to the far right of JIMSMASH, under "JimSmash Boom Tube"
Posted by Jim at Wednesday, April 17, 2013
One continuous, improvised take of pure geeky awesomeness!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
RICHARD LEPARMENTIER passed away yesterday at the age of 66. My fellow geeks will always lovingly remember him as ADMIRAL MOTTI!!
So good! Rest in Peace, Mr LeParmentier.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Here's the solicit:
Ulises Farinas (W/A/Cover) and Erick Freitas (W)
On sale July 24
FC, 32 pages
Dusty Keztchemal is a pathetic coward. He failed the entire planet, and now, the only way he can make a living is by getting punched in the face for money. But when a beautiful stranger wanders into his saloon looking for help, Dusty thinks he can conjure up the man he once was—the greatest monster trainer in the world!
• The first original story from Catalyst artist and rising star Ulises Farinas (Transformers: Heart of Darkness, Glory)!
“Hilarious, awesome and hilariously awesome.”—ComicsAlliance.com
And HERE's my previous post about GAMMA, praising it n' stuff!!
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Originally posted at screencrush, by Britt Hayes:
With Lucasfilm and Disney making a standalone ‘Star Wars‘ film focusing on the adventures of young Han Solo, we started thinking about the young actors that could possibly fill those shoes, and only one name made sense: Jennifer Lawrence. Too bad she’s a woman.
First off, I’m not ridiculous — I know Han Solo is/was/will always be a man. You can’t write a story about young Han Solo and make him into a woman unless one of his early adventures included a trip to a sterile hospital facility planet for gender reassignment
But here’s the thing, when I think about all the
Han Solo has swagger. He’s witty, sarcastic, quick-thinking, and adventurous. He has a wry smile and he’s awfully full of himself for good reason. He’s mischievous and daring and masculine without being muscle-headed. Every lady wanted to be with him and every guy wanted to be him. There’s only one actor under 30 who I think could play Han Solo with the same je ne sais quois of Harrison Ford, and that’s Jennifer Lawrence.
Not only is she athletic enough to run from bad guys, but she can convincingly wield weapons in a way that feels like someone might actually get hurt. Her roles are often women who are confident (bordering on cocky), determined, quick-witted, and smart, and she can lob one-liners like no one’s business. She has that mischievous twinkle in her eye, just like Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. Her resilience in ‘Winter’s Bone,’ her action heroine antics in ‘The Hunger Games,’ and her witty banter with Bradley Cooper in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ combined could make for an excellent intergalactic hero in the vein of young Han Solo.
It’s just too bad that Han is a man and history can’t be rewritten (no matter what that other intergalactic traveler ‘Doctor Who’ tells us). Lawrence’s demeanor combines both feminine and masculine traits, most likely owing to her Kentucky upbringing. She’s no-nonsense in interviews and has quickly become one of America’s favorite young actors, saying what’s on her mind and being honest to what most of us (or at least most publicists) would consider a fault. The woman has swagger — there’s just no other word for it. And swagger is a term we strongly identify with men, yet this young woman clearly possesses that masculine quality in a way that’s uniquely feminine.
But her male peers don’t have that same appeal — the only other actors close to her age group that have swagger are Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, and neither of them could play a young Han Solo because they’re just a little too old and a little too Aryan.
Can we throw a Rule 63 down here? If you’re not aware, Rule 63 is an internet rule that states that for every fictional character there exists an equal, opposite-gender counterpart. This is why it’s cool to see guys cosplay as male versions of female comic book characters and vice-versa. It would be amazing if Disney and Lucasfilm decided to gender-swap Han Solo — and yeah, we all know Han was a guy in the old ‘Star Wars’ movies, but wouldn’t it be cool if they could just make Han a woman without having to address the fans like they’re talking to children? In an ideal world, young Han Solo could be a woman, and we wouldn’t say anything about it because we’d just accept that it was really, really f—ing cool.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Friday, April 05, 2013
But then I see comics like this being produced, and I'm reminded that Dark Horse Comics is not worthy of the license.