World Cup

Deadpool Co-Creator Writes a World Cup Comic for Marvel and ESPN

In the latest brilliant brainchild from the House of Ideas, Marvel is hoping to explain soccer to Americans with the only thing less popular in America than soccer: comic books. Teaming up with sister-company ESPN, Marvel has produced a digital comic explaining the 2018 World Cup (that’s a soccer event) in 13 chapters, though each chapter […]

Gimlet’s Spring 2018 Podcasts Include Kristen Wiig/Alia Shawkat’s Sandra, FIFA World Cup Series

Gimlet Media has announced its Spring 2018 programming slate of original podcast series, which includes a scripted science fiction series, a nonfiction science fact series and their first sports podcast. The new series include: Sandra, a virtual assistant-themed series starring Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids) and Alia Shawkat (Search Party, Arrested Development); simulated Mars […]


The Weekly Static s01e23: Watchmen, Rockwell, Doherty and More!

Welcome back! It’s The Weekly Static, so that’s what you call us. That or – uh – “His Weekness”, or – uh – “Weeker,” or “El Weekerino,” if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. But first? I need you to look me in the eye and put your hands on top of the table […]

Image Watch – Jonathan Hickman On East of West: Year One And The World Cup

By David Dissanayake  East of West is my favorite series currently being published.  Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta and Frank Martin have quickly become one of the most tremendous powerhouse teams in all of comics, and if you’ve been reading the series you know why. If you haven’t checked out the series yet, I obviously cannot […]

How Peter Serafinowicz Made Me Fall In Love With The Beautiful Game

Peter Serafinowicz is ramping up to being a national treasure. This could be his the moment that puts him over the edge. He played Simon Pegg‘s professional flatmate in Shaun Of The Dead, and love rival in Spaced. He was the voice of Darth Maul in the Star Wars prequels. He wrote and starred in […]

Rik Mayall’s ‘Noble England’ Racing Up The UK Charts

It was recorded in 2010 to coincide with the World Cup in South Africa. It failed to chart. But now, with the passing of Rik Mayall, and the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, Noble England, a strange mix of football terrace chanting and Rik Mayall twisting famous English jingoistic lines into football relevance […]

Rafael Grampa Heads Up Nike Advertising Campaign In Brazil

[youtube][/youtube] This is the clip from the new Nike Brasil TV ad, featuring the art of legendary Brazilian cartoonist Rafael Grampa, animated. It’s one of a number of vignettes that show the Brazilian football team in a match, that cuts away to show different sorts of football games, with children, with cartoon giants, with black […]