Maryland Batman Fatally Injured in Car Accident

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A somber start to the morning as reports roll in that 51 year old Leonard Robinson, better known to countless children, families, and members of the public as the Maryland Batman, died on Sunday night. According to state police, Robinson was driving along a major highway in his custom-built Batmobile when the engine broke down, causing […]

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Jesse Eisenberg Compares Being at SDCC to Genocide

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This weekend, actor Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in next year’s Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, was seen at the premiere of The End of the Tour, a film about the release of David Foster Wallace’s 20th century existential tomb of a novel, Infinite Jest.  In an interview with the Associated Press, Eisenberg was asked about what […]

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Stan Lee joins with nerdlebrity all-stars for comedy film

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Audi produced this short comedy advertisement with Stan Lee teaching how to do what he does best: appear in cameos in Marvel films. The short, directed by Kevin Smith with appearances by Smith, Jason Mewes, Michael Rooker, Tara Reid and, poignantly, Lou Ferrigno, sort of sums up where we’re at as a culture right now.

“I’ve studied a lot of acting methods,” Rooker says in the short. “I’ve studied the Stanislavski method, the method method, but I’ve never studied anything like the Stan Lee method.

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Two Nerdlebrity duos launch competing crowdfunded comic-con TV shows

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Seems like everyone had the same great idea at the same time: with comic-cons proliferating, and nerdlebrities making a circuit out of it, wouldn’t this be fine fodder for a realityish TV show/webisode of some kind? And wouldn’t actors who had starred in TV shows that had insanely fanatic fanbases but who didn’t get much airtime outside of that be the perfect people to do it?
It seems both Firefly’s Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion and Supernatural’s Rob Benedict and Richard Speight, Jr had the same idea. And both have turned to Indiegogo to bring these ideas to fruition.

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“Imma let Bilal finish but Jodorowsky is one of the most inspiring artists of our time.”

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Via Alexander Jodorowsky is the visionary filmmaker behind El Topo and Santa Sangre. He’s also kind of the original “films to comics” crossover creator, since filmmaking is very expensive but comics aren’t—in recent years The Incal, Bouncer, Tehcnopreists and many other weird and wonderful books. Kanye West is a well known collaborator with Paul McCartney. […]

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When a con HAS crap: Wizard World Chicago

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A happy camper @WizardWorld #ChicagoComicCon ! XX pic.twitter.com/Jo4ZR63UGs — Elvira (@TheRealElvira) August 23, 2014 Wizard World Chicago was this weekend, a now four-day extravaganza of mostly nerdlebrity stuff, but still, and it’s said to be a great place to sell art to the midwest’s large and eager fan base. It’s also the show where nerdlebrities […]

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Comics stars taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — UPDATED with Bendis and more

Post by Billy Tucci. So far, I’ve only found one — Billy Tucci! Tragically, Tucci did not call out other comics folks, so the charity meme has not yet spread to out part of the world. But let’s give Billy a hand for doing it! In case you missed it, the ice bucket challenge is […]

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The weekend in comics events, San Jose to Minnesota and beyond

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Will every single comics creators be at a show this weekend? Since we know comics culture is booming I thought it might be interesting to check out just WHAT is happening around this nation of outs. I got most of these from Convention Scene but it didn’t include the biggest show, Big Wow.

If you’re going to one of these shows, feel free to report back to us here! We’re keen to hear about comics culture around the world.

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Gary Oldman told Ben McKenzie to read comics. Did he do it?

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It’s getting so people who play various superhero roles must pass on the lore to younger versions of the roles. Thus when Gary Oldman—the essentialist Commissioner Jim Gordon of the Nolan Batman trilogy—was asked if he had any advice for Ben McKenzie, who will play younger Detective Gordon on the new TV show Gotham, he […]

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Avenger actress admits that superhero costume isn’t for her

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Elizabeth Olsen is a lovely, normal young woman, but she isn’t a superhero or a fitness model, and she’s nixed the idea of wearing the Scarlet Witch costume for the next Avengers movie. My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I’m wearing. There’s a hood, and a robe – […]

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Did Shia LaBeouf rip off a Daniel Clowes comic for his short film? UPDATE: YEP

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If you look at the plot of Shia La Bouef’s short film Howard Cantour, it sounds exactly like Daniel Clowes’s short comic Justin M. Damiano, which appeared in Zadie Smith’s Anthology of Short FIction, The Book of Other People. La Beouf: Jim Gaffigan gives a perfect deadpan performance as movie critic “Howard Cantour”, spending his […]

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Jamie S. Rich’s Webseries ‘From The Gutters’ Launches with Matt Wagner Interview

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From The Gutters, a new comics interview show, has launched their first episode today. Presented by Jamie S. Rich, the webseries will be hosting a number of notables from the world of comics over the next few months, including people like Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Eric Stephenson and Mike Allred. Today’s inaugural episode sees Matt Wagner […]

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They’ve Cast Grant Gustin as The Flash

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Setting up the TV pilot for a Flash TV series, The CW appear to have cast actor Grant Gustin – best known for his roles on Broadway and on Glee – as Barry Allen. The character will appear in three episodes of the second season of Arrow, before heading off to a pilot for a […]

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Best idea ever: Shatner and West kibbitz at Salt Lake City con

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HOW has no one ever thought of this before? Putting William Shatner and Adam West—the two most mellifluous, self mocking and endearing of legendary nerdlebrities—together on stage: It was “The Shat” and “The Bat” for the first time ever on a stage together Friday night at the Salt Lake Comic Con, and their presence was […]

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SDCC’13: South Park and the Stick of Truth

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By Nicholas Eskey This year at Comic Con International 2013, we were given a treat to have the South Park show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker make an appearance for a question and answer panel. Located in the 6CDE rooms, the two men sat down at the long table on the stage (oddly quite […]

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Life among the nerdlebrities: Wizard World NYC

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I had no idea what to expect as I approached the Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience last Friday evening. First off it was located a new venue—Basketball City—in a part of Manhattan that I had never been to except on an FDR Drive flyover: a mysterious realm east of Chinatown, north of the Seaport and south of the Williamsburg Bridge. In local speak we call it “no mans land”: the moody banks of the East River.

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