Posts Tagged ‘Superheroes’

“Inframan”-as the trailer says, you really won’t believe your eyes.

January 10, 2009

From 1975, Inframan was Created by science – Powered by nuclear energy… The Man Beyond Bionics. Simply stunning.

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“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

January 1, 2009

Flippin’.  Awesome.  I now have plans for May 1, 2009.

The Egyptian “Hulk”

November 11, 2008

You really have to see this to believe it. Ck. out just a small sampling of what this amazing man can do.

This is the “Incredible Hulk” or the Samson of our times. He got married 28 times and has fathered 35 sons and daughters…. Medical tests have proven that his strength equals 260 horsepower. He can bend a metal coin with his eye socket or his tongue. Then he breaks it in two with his bare hands. Sayyed Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah is a gifted man.

Allah has bestowed upon him great strength, but he uses it only to do good. This is a man on whom Allah has bestowed the strength of 30,000 men, or 260 horsepower. Allah has also blessed him with a faithful and humble heart, as well as good values and self-restraint.

Via Geekologie

Teen changes name to Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined

November 3, 2008

Seriously.  Meet the former George Garratt, who legally changed his name last week to, brace yourself, “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.”  I’m not sure which part of that is his first name, so I’ll just refer to him as The Kid.  When asked why he changed his name, The Kid said he “wanted to be unique.”  Adopting a ridiculous name is easier and cheaper than getting a tattoo.

Via The Telegraph

With Superheroes, The Golden Years Aren’t So Golden….

August 21, 2008

Gregg Segal is a photographer with a keen eye. Check out his pictures of superheroes when they’ve let themselves go. His peeing on my childhood is quite funny. My favorite is Captain America checking his mail….I like to imagine he’s finding a mix of collection notices from creditors and rejection letters from various publishing houses. Nobody wants to read Captain America’s memoirs….(sighs) Make sure you check out his collection of pirate photos, also. When there’s no pillaging to be done, a pirate has to look outside his trade for work.

Thanks to Bam Kapow for highlighting these photos. Check out more of Gregg Segal’s work and I guarantee you’ll love it. (guarantee only to be redeemed on Mars, certain restrictions apply)

More of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog pooping on attendees of Comicon 2008

August 12, 2008

I posted a video of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s Comicon 2008 address a few weeks ago. Here’s a new segment from the convention that aired on Conan O’Brien’s show. Nerds have a good sense of humor…and an unlimited budget for costumes.  A single quote gives you a sense of Triumph’s interviews of Comicon fans:

“I think your superpower is to kill erections”

“The Watchmen” trailer

July 21, 2008

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” — which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union — is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion — a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers — Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?

Batman isn’t just a character, it’s a way of life…

July 19, 2008

BERLIN – From the outside, Ezra Welch’s home looks like many in East Berlin; its brick face and American flag fit in perfectly with the neighborhood. Stepping inside, it looks clean and quiet.

But head down the stairs to his basement and you enter the other world he inhabits.
Batman artwork covers the walls. A large sign welcoming guests to “The Batcave” hangs over the steps. The only thing that appears to be missing is a revolving bookcase that serves as a secret door.

For Welch, the self-proclaimed world’s No. 1 “Batfan” who has gone as far as getting Batman tattoos, “The Dark Knight,” the newest Batman film, opens today and is the “Holy Grail.” He, along with millions of other fans will flock to multiplexes to see the sequel that has created a buzz.

Welch said he was drawn to the Batman character, whose story of a man who responded to tragedy by teaching himself to fight crime and stand up for justice inspired him. As a scrawny young boy who wore glasses, he said he attracted the attention bullies.

“It was an inspiration for how to stand up for myself,” the 40-year-old said.

In fact, Welch loves his hero so much that he has dedicated an entire room to his obsession.

The basement is filled with a lifetime’s worth of Batman memorabilia — clocks, action figures, toys, masks, posters, even Batman cologne. Of course, there are comics too, more than 500 of them. He started collecting as a young boy, but a fire destroyed his collection while he was in college. He didn’t let that stop him though; he just started over and kept adding.

The collection is a diverse one, ranging from framed movie posters to a utility belt and even a large ceramic cookie jar shaped like Batman. He has even deemed one corner of the collection a “Rogues Gallery” and uses it to showcase Batman’s foes.

Welch, who works at Precision Graphics in East Berlin, doesn’t know exactly how much he has spent on his collection over the years but estimates it is at least $5,000, maybe even $10,000.

Even with all the money he has spent, he says his favorite item didn’t cost him a thing.

“It’s a Batrock,” he says, pointing to a chunk of stone he got during a visit to the cave used to film part of the 1960’s “Batman” TV show that starred Adam West. “It’s from the Batcave. I don’t know if anyone else has something like this.”

He has two Batman tattoos, though his preferred term is “Battoo.” One features the Batman logo, and the other, which Welch designed, places the character in front of a full moon and a swarm of bats.

Occasionally he will even don a full-size Batman costume, though he prefers to do it to mark special events; one photo on the wall of the “Batcave” features him, fully-costumed, kissing his wife in front of their Christmas tree.

As for his wife and two teenage daughters, Welch said they have put up with this obsession of all things Batman.

“It’s good fun. I support him because of his profound enjoyment,” said Andrea Welch, who has been married to him for 20 years.

His 17-year-old daughter, Jenna Welch, said that although she’s not too interested in Batman now, as a child it gave her and her dad a special bond.

“It gets a little bit annoying after a while, but it makes him happy,” she said. “I’m OK with it.”

As for the movie, Welch says it would be hard for him to be more excited. He has done everything he can over the past six months to avoid information that would spoil the film, but that hasn’t stopped him from preparing for the big night. He will host a “Batbash” with family and friends this afternoon, where “Batburgers,” will be on the menu. After the party, the group will head to the movie and then meet back at the “Batcave” to discuss and critique the film.

“I’ve waited 30 years for this movie,” he said. “For me, it is the Holy Grail.”

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“My Dad” –A hilarious flash animation in honor of Father’s Day

June 15, 2008

“I’m a Marvel and I’m a DC” ad featuring Batman and Ironman

June 3, 2008

Mac vs. PC spoof