Tuesday, April 07, 2015

THE COMICS' BEAT: Mysterio in Great Balancing Act's 'Mysterio'

This week's 'Comics Beat' hits a different note. It comes from IADW reader Danny Sichel, who emailed me to ask if I'd heard of Mysterio by Canadian band Great Balancing Act.

A fan of all the classic Spidey rogues, how could I say no. The songs funky beats spells out a nod to Mysterio's creator and reveals exactly what is inside that bowl head after all.

While there is no vid to the track as yet, click play on the MP4 below to hear it for yourself! Thanks for the heads up Danny!

Monday, April 06, 2015

IT'S HIGHLY LOGICAL CAPTAIN: Star Trek To Meet Green Lantern

How would Captain Kirk handle Star Sapphire? How would Spock take to Kilowog's ballistic style of training? Klingon's inducted into the Sinestro Corps? UHura as a Star Sapphire? Mogo ruled by Kahn? These are but a few of the beautiful possibilities now actually possible with DC Comics / IDW's upcoming 6-part crossover mini series Star Trek / Green Lantern: The Spectrum War.

Blasting off to test willpower where no man's gone before this July, the mini series will be written by Mike Johnson, with art by Angel Hernández.

Now I collected the two publishers' Legion of Super-Heroes / Star Trek a while back, and if this is anything like that epic, it will be a true timeless encounter that shows just how rich both cult concepts are.

Says the press release: "Set in Star Trek’s 23rd Century, the balance of the universe will be tested when the Green Lantern Corps' Power Rings come into the possession of certain Star Trek characters while a dark and powerful evil looms around every corner. Only the combined power of the Green Lantern Corps and the Federation stand any chance of stopping those who worship evil's might."

Now if they only visited the DC universe after. I'm sure Krypton, Rann, Thanagar, and Apokolips could do with a few new visitors!

 What will you be hoping for most? 

Sunday, April 05, 2015

LIKE A SYMBIOTE: One Woman's Wraparound Marvel Leg Tattoo

Many people live their lives looking at female legs on the internet, but few are worth promoting on said inter-webby like this one belonging to Bethanie Jeremenko. A complete salute to some of Marvel's most popular heroes, anti-heroes and villains, the Marvelette who provided the canvas for such a masterpiece recently posted this image on Instagram for all the world to... well,... marvel at.

Incase you can't quite make out the insane level of detail that puts this tattoo thigh above any competiton, those featured include Thor, Iron Man, Carnage, Venom, Juggernaut, Blade, Doctor Strange, Sabertooth, Hulk, Phoenix, Black Widow, Black Tom, Deadpool, Gambit and of course, Wolverine (I think I even see the Invisible Woman too)!

Posted as an 'I miss you' to her tattooist: Sam Kotowski of Heaven Nor Hell Tattoos, this is one 'sleeve' that is sure to prove revamped continuity or not, Marvel will always have a leg to stand on.

 What do you think? 

Saturday, April 04, 2015

NEED FOR SPEED: Comics' Other Top 10 Fast and The Furious Heroes

Fast and The Furious is a Hollywood phoenix. On the verge of going straight to DVD after it's third instalment, it has been reborn into one of the top 20 film franchises of all time - bigger than Toy Story.

In comics, we have plenty of fast and furious folks. Wolverine, Ghost Rider, She-Hulk, Storm, Hulk, The Flash(es), Wonder Woman, Bloodshot, Spawn and Judge Dredd... in fact, we're way over the limit and accelerating every month! So let's put the usual top 10 aside and slip into gear with the Top 10 OTHER 'Fast and The Furious' heroes in comics:

10) SLAINE Conan who? This berserker is a rival for 2000AD's best bad ass. A tough as guts barbarian who dubs his axe the 'brainbiter', Slaine's 'warp spasm' transforms him into an even more monstrous opponent, with less thought and a lot more action!

9) WAR MACHINE No pimped out Mustang has this kind of firepower. Sure if you're on your learners license you can opt for the 'Iron Man' version, but ladies, nothing beats the metallic black and white or the longer lasting burn of War Machine. Plus the guys name is 'Rhodes'! 'Nuff said!

8) ROCKET RACCOON If a scene in Guardians of the Galaxy rivalled 'dancing Groot', it was Rocket on Groot's shoulders in the prison colony, wrapped in a feral rage - screaming his nuts off and firing his bazookas full-tit as the camera screamed around him. Trigger happy mammals with a temper = Fast and The Furious.

7) VIXEN Sleek, swift and with curves deadlier than any race track, DC's Vixen can call upon the strength, speed and abilities of any creature from nature's kingdom. The ferocity of a bird of prey, to the land-record speeds of a cheetah, this Suicide Squad staple is a lock for this list!

 Who are the Top 6?  Click through to the next page and find out!