Friday Runaround – The X-Men Heist Of Akira

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FanWatch: Here’s that digital toy file for the Captain America doll all coloured up lovely by one Alfred Valenki.

NaziWatch: Benjamin Bailey rants about the de-Nazification of the 1940-set Captain America stories in the new Avengers cartoon.

Would Batman still be Batman is his parents were not murdered, but instead died in a car accident? Would Spider-man still be the same character if he didn’t feel responsible for the death of Uncle Ben? Captain America just feels different. Not bad, not wrong, just different.

ComicWatch: Ben Gilbert looks at Batman And Robin #16.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…the Internet is both the best and worst thing to ever happen to comics.

ConWatch: Forget San Diego… it’s the Morganton Comicon!

GameWatch: Comics Alliance squeeze the Supreme Court kids vs games through the comic book relevance mincing machine.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked, “What’s the difference? I mean, if you are supposing a category of violent materials dangerous to children, then how do you cut it off at video games? What about films? What about comic books? Grimm’s fairy tales?”

BC ComicChronThis is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

The Walking Dead – Video – AMC

Watch the first episode of The Walking Dead online for free. AMCtv.com is only streaming the premiere episode.

‘Megamind’ Review – A Surprisingly Compelling Superhero Deconstruction

‘Megamind’ is based on an original idea rather than an existing comic book or graphic novel, but it nevertheless explores the physics, logic and imagery of that universe with equal creativity and energy.

Disney adding Marvel to its new kids’ TV shows – Yahoo! News

Seeking to remain strong in an ever crowded kids TV market, Walt Disney Co is launching a new preschool channel and ramping up content offerings with some new shows based on tried-and-true Disney characters and others based on recently bought Marvel assets.

Inspectors Haven’t Seen Enough Flying for ‘Spider-Man’ to Pass Muster – NYTimes.com

Increasing the likelihood of another delay for “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the producers of the coming $60 million Broadway musical were unable to present all of the two dozen flying and aerial maneuvers on Wednesday for safety inspectors from the New York State Department of Labor, requiring them to return before performances can begin.

The Secret Damage Comic Book Movies Are Doing | Film School Rejects

The insidious problem that comic book movies cause comes from their own popularity. Executives in the major studios and even those in the indie world are passing over original ideas simply because they aren’t comic books, and that’s a problem.

Marvel’s Generation Hope Tips Mutant Hat to Akira | Underwire | Wired.com

“There’s nothing wrong with stealing,” John Lennon infamously argued, “providing you steal from the best.” Marvel Comics’ new Uncanny X-Men spinoff Generation Hope has learned that lesson well, lifting the psionic mutant god Tetsuo from Katsuhiro Otomo’s timeless anime Akira for its apocalyptic yarn of survival.

YouTube – Stan Lee’s Starborn

STAN LEE’S STARBORN tells the story of a regular guy who discovers he’s the heir to an intergalactic empire, putting him at the center of a war between five alien races.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, USA Gymnastics announce second annual Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, and USA Gymnastics announced today that Supergirl, based on the DC Comics’ character, will continue as the title sponsor of the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup for the second consecutive year.  Additionally, the existing partnership has expanded to include Supergirl as title sponsor for the entire Supergirl Cup Series.  Eighteen invitationals comprise the 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series and will determine the 36 gymnasts who will compete in the 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup.  Proceeds from the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup benefit the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation.

(Last Updated November 7, 2010 11:54 am )