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Friday, 18 April 2014

Can #Wolverine get some love??


 Wolverine is from Alberta, so why don't we embrace him like our own hairy son?

When pop-culture figures reach a certain level of success, many of them receive a little pomp and circumstance. Superman’s city of Metropolis is fictional, but that didn’t stop the good people of Metropolis, Ill. from erecting a five-metre-tall statue in his honour. Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky Balboa. And when the City of Detroit wouldn’t pony up for a full-size bronze of RoboCop, a group of concerned citizens decided to crowdfund the project.
It even happens here in Alberta. In the 1990s, the town of Vulcan famously leveraged its nominal (and, frankly, completely tenuous) connection to Star Trek and built a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise near the entrance to town.
But it’s not like this province is lacking for homegrown characters who’ve actually made an impact on pop culture. On the contrary: one of the most popular superheroes ever is a proud Albertan who wears his nationality proudly on his sleeve—often literally, as his civilian outfit of choice involves a solid foundation of red flannel.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

word B-Man


Zack Snyder: "Why Batman is in the Superman Sequel"



"I gotta be honest, [being able to reboot Batman on film] definitely was a thing that… after MAN OF STEEL finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, 'Maybe Batman?' Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that’s the first time we see him. But then, once you say it out loud, right? You’re in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf...You know, who to fight next? The problem is, once you say it out loud, then it’s kind of hard to go back, right? Once you say, 'What about Batman?' then you realize, 'Okay, that’s a cool idea. What else?' I mean, what do you say after that? But I’m not gonna say at all that when I took the job to do MAN OF STEEL that I did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture."
  full interview with Mr. Snyder, CLICK HERE. And like I said, it's a MUST-READ.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Usual Suspects via #Gotham

Here's a fantastically fun series of mugshots of Batman villains that were inspired by 1920s era criminal mugshots -- though the photos are dated in the '40s and '50s. They were created by Canadian artist Jason Mark, and he calls the series "The Usual Suspects."
 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

#DarkKnight Frank Miller's #Batman

 
 
Christian Ronchi's version of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight looks like a creepy vampire Batman. This version of the classic superhero is pretty terrifying, and he'd definitely scare the shit out of the criminals of Gotham.
 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bruce Timm doing #Batman75

A brand new short from producer Bruce Timm featuring a lost tale from Batman's past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.


Friday, 4 April 2014

The Evolution of #Superheroes

#CaptainCanuck vs. #CaptainAmerica

Look at some of Canada's most fearless heroes and break down their chances against the first Avenger

 http://www.torontosun.com/2014/04/02/captain-america-vs-canadian-superheroes
Captain Canuck
The hero of a self-titled indie comic launched in the mid-70s, Captain Canuck was originally imagined as a secret agent who gained powers after coming in contact with aliens, and patrolled the futuristic Canada of the 1990s, where our nation was the most powerful on Earth. Seems plausible.
Could he beat Captain America?
This hoser? Fat chance.

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