I’ve always really enjoyed Google’s special holiday logos. Today’s was especially entertaining…
San Diego may seem like an unlikely place to be Geek Central for any length of time, but I’ll definitely be paying attention to the geek news coming from there for the rest of the week.
News overload in the past day or two…
- Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – Watch Joss Whedon’s latest bout of brilliance while you still can.
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic MMO – Finally!
- DC Universe Online – Sounds like its coming along nicely.
- Champions Online – Lots of recent coverage of this superhero MMO too.
- Watchmen – I’m watching the Watchmen.
- The Dark Knight – It’s been a loooong week so I’m passing on the midnight show, but I’ll definitely be visiting Gotham this weekend.
It’s a good time to be a geek!
I found a terrific Webcomic called Looking For Group a few weeks ago…
The comic, set in an alternate World of Warcraft-ish universe, follows the adventures of an elven archer named Cale’Anon who is out to save the world.
Along the way, Cale gains traveling companions who have a slightly, uh, different set of priorities. In particular is Richard, an undead warlock who provides comic relief, strangely enough, in his absolute delight causing as much death and destruction as inhumanly possible.
If you’re into gaming, fantasy, and humor, LFG is highly recommended!
Details have been scarce since Marvel Comics announced the development of a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) called Marvel Universe Online based on their iconic superheroes Captain America, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Iron Man, Hulk, and many many others.
Cryptic Studios is developing the game in association with Marvel and Microsoft. Cryptic made the terrific City of Heroes/Villians games, so I am really looking forward to seeing what they can do with Marvel’s rich history of stories and characters.
Unfortunately, even as more information is published about the game, those pesky details continue to remain elusive. So here are a few resources for fanboys like me…
- TenTonHammer Interview with Cryptic Studios
- Wikipedia Entry
- MUO page on IGN.com
- Hi-Res Trailer on IGN.com
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Opus has been a hero of mine since a good friend (Hi Rach!) gave me the first Bloom County collection, Loose Tails, when we were in high school. Opus is a naive good-hearted doofus who tends to get swept along in the crazy events that surround him. (Not that I identify with him or anything. )
I need to get out those old Bloom County collections again. It’s been too long since I’ve had a good silly laugh.
Superdickery.com is a site created by a comic book fan to showcase some of the more ridiculous, humorous, and/or offensive comic book covers, storylines, and superpowers that have appeared throughout the years. For example, the section titled Seduction of the Innocent collects a great number of comic images featuring some of the funniest unintentional sexual references ever commited to paper.
All I can say is that the golden age of comics must’ve been a much more innocent (and politically incorrect) time. Enjoy!
I caught the sneak preview of Superman Returns last night. Very good movie, but you have to have a Bladder of SteelTM to make it through the whole 2 1/2+ hours.
My first impression is that Batman Begins was a better movie, but this one really conveys the sense of having both godlike power and human sensibilities. I need to see it a few more times and let it soak in. I thought that the flying special effects were AMAZING! I remember one of the taglines of the original movie was “You’ll believe a man can fly” and that’s never been more true.
Contrary to what some might expect, this is not a retelling or remake of the classic Christpher Reeve movies (the first couple anyway). This should be looked at as a sequel to those movies, and as an homage to Christopher Reeve himself. I highly recommend it if you are any kind of fan of truth, justice, and the American way.
Seeing this movie brought back to mind an extremely interesting forum posting entitled “Superman V: The Whole Sordid Saga” that made the rounds via e-mail a year or two ago. I’ll let it speak for itself…
I found this online: the stange and evil tale of the production of Superman V. It spans decades, $50,000,000 is spent before they even have even settled on a writer or director. It’s so horrible. It’s out of date as it stops in the middle of 2004, but it’s so horrible, you have to read it.
Disclaimer: I have no idea how much of the information in the forum posting is true. As the saying goes, “Disinformation wants to be free.” And as far as I’m concerned, the Internet has become its natural habitat.
Since the original posting is so long, I’ve decided to be kind and summarize the highlights (and lowlights) in the extended body of this entry…
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