Marvel comics goes digital, the internet retaliates

Marvel comics is known for many things, their patriotic super heroes and controversial crossovers (i.e. Civil War) amongst a lot of other things over the 50 or so years they’ve been called Marvel. They’ve made many series, released hundreds of issues, and brought about some of the most famous writers and artists the Comic book industries has to offer. Each week they release several issues of their series, ranging from some that have lasted for decades, to other series that remodel their old characters for a contemporary audience. All of this done on a safe, wood-grainy paper. However in our modern society, a world where everything from ordering pizza to taking a digital dump, the webcomic has become king. Despite the bad jokes and worse art the old school Comic book companies are jumping into the dumpster for some diving.

DC Comics has launched Zuda Comics, an online community where webcomic creators can pit their creations against others for a chance at internet popularity. It’s quite impressive, once you get over the fact most of the comics are attempting to mimic the ever popular Anime art style. Marvel, on the other hand, has seemed to run out of ideas after all of the time they’ve spent licensing their superheroes to film studios for sometimes good, but mostly bad movies. Instead of releasing new comics made by industry unknowns, they decided to take all of their old back issues that are collecting dust in the warehouses and toss them on the internet.

Personally, I’m tickled pink (as odd as the phrase maybe) to be able to read up on all of the years I’ve missed reading about some of my favorite heroes. The collectors on the other hand are pissed. Really pissed. Suicide bombing pissed…. well perhaps not that far. The Marvel’s online website has seemed to have been hacked, this happening less than a week after the new service’s announcement. While this could be attributed to Marvel’s servers crashing due to the overwhelming response, it’s exceptionally unlikely. The site is no longer available as any attempts to check the site are faced with the deus ex machina himself Doctor Strange plaguing your URL bar. The collector’s have retaliated with a bad hack job that would make /b/tards laugh. While this probably won’t last more than a few days, it’s very amusing to watch. The mighty comic icon brought down by it’s own fans.

My question is this. Where is Stan Lee to make a poorly produced reality TV series about it when you need him?’s very own David Rodriguez, being a player with Stan the Man


[Via: USAToday,, Mashable]

Dragonball Z Live Action Movie


Dragon Ball Z makeup tests have been found. See this post for more details.


Back in September we reported that a Dragonball Z film was in the works. Word has just spread that Justin Chatwin is set to play Goku! Hopefully you liked him in War of the Worlds because he is either going to break or make this movie.

Justin Chatwin

James Marsters is going to play Piccolo and James Wong is set to direct this film.

I’m sure we’ll see some good action sequences, but will the story make the film worthwhile? Is this movie for the fans or for mainstream audiences? Will we see a lot of tall hair styles? These questions go unanswered for now…

Iron Man = Next Marvel Success

If there has ever been a doubt about what Marvel will do next with their “left-over” super heroes, put all your doubts to rest. Apparently Marvel can still make an amazing piece of work that will both please fans and general movie goers. Unlike Ghost Rider, Elektra, and all the other crappy super hero films that Marvel has put out in recent years, Iron Man looks to be the most amazing film to come out of Marvel’s vaults since the original Spider-Man film back in 2001! The worst part about the Iron Man movie is that we’ll have to wait till next year to see it in theaters.
Watch and drool of the trailer RIGHT NOW!

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Dragon Ball Z the movie?


Dragon Ball Z has been confirmed. It will star Justin Chatwin and James Marsters. See this post for more details.



Screenshot from an episode of Dragon Ball Z

If the Gazette hasn’t begun spreading lies, it is probably telling the truth when it says that a live action Dragon Ball Z movie may actually be in the works!

According to the Gazette, 20th Century Fox is working on 3 movies that are expected to be shot in Montreal next year, each having a budget of atleast $100 Million! From the source:

The films are the Night at the Museum sequel Another Night, Independence Day director Roland Emmerich’s remake of the sci-fi flick Fantastic Voyage and a big-screen adaptation of the Japanese manga Dragonball Z.

Are we hearing this right? Dragon Ball Z is an immensely successful franchise spanning mangas, animes, several video games and who knows what else (wikipedia it, dummy).

We know nothing more than this, except that production should end by next July.If this turns out to be ‘fer real!’, we might just be in for a nonsensical, but fast-paced, action-filled live action flick! Just the sort I like!

[Via SuperHeroHype]

James Bond + VGcats = Epic win

What happens when you take James Bond, VGcats style webcomics, sexual Innuendos and slap stick humor? Well if you do simple addition you get a really long name, but you can also get Double Oh. Double Oh is an awesome little webcomic about a Canadian secret agent named Semen… erm, Siemen. His job? Well just about the same as Jame Bond’s, save the world from insane scientific geniuses from ridiculously idiotic plans for world domination. The big difference is that Siemen seems to have a fetish for lasers and doesn’t seem to be as good at his job as Bond is. Bond infiltrates the secret bases without getting caught most of the time, Siemen kills all of the henchmen with his patented Laser Condom. It’s definitely worth a look if you love a good humorous comic, but not so much if you’re a big art snob.

[Via source: Double Oh!]