Marvel Superheroes in the World of Tron

Now you can see some interaction between Marvel and Disney since being bought out by Disney. Since there is a huge amount of hype and work that has gone into Tron: Legacy. Now Marvel are releasing alternate Tron covers to some of their major characters which is insanely cool. I wish they had this available as panels that you can mount to your wall, the Tron Marvel covers are amazing.

The Marvel Line Up:

  • Captain America
  • Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Spiderman
  • Spiderwoman
  • Quick Silver
  • Ms Marvel
  • Moon Knight
  • Wolverine
  • Ghost Rider

Link: GeekTyrant

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Review: Iron Man – Extremis

There is no doubting that I am a huge comic fan, but surprisingly I’m no the biggest fan of Iron Man since Tony Stark annoys me a bit, but this is different. This is not an animated tv show but rather an animated comic or to be exact motion comics, which is mix still and moving images to give this very cool comic feel, it feels like the comic is alive and the action in the Iron Man Extremis series is amazing. The story revolves around the Extremis experiment which helps explain some of the Iron Man development, you can see the trailer below for a brief short of the show and the idea of motion comics.

After watching this I downloaded other motion comics but Iron Man Extremis set the standard high with diverse set of characters, excellent animation and great sound. It has this noir feeling to it but seeing the Iron Man in action is fantastic, I’m just frustrated that the episodes were so short, I wanted a lot more. The action is great and the flow is fantastic, well worth watching and I hoping to see more Motion Comics of this caliber.


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Superhero/Supervillan Poster Art

I can never get enough of comics and these comic book poster Art are just something else. Mark Grambau is the creator of these cool posters, taking the minimal look of the characters and combining them with the words that match and some of them are pretty damn good. I would love to have walls of poster art from Comic Books, I would have a full room of them if its possible.

Link: GeekTyrant

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The Comics on Marvel iPad Application

I have been reading comics again since the iPad came out and I can’t download them fast enough. Some series I go through them and love them, and some of them really suck. Surprisingly one my favorites right now is Black Panther & The Immortal Iron Fist but I finish those within two days at the most, UnCanny X-Men was pretty good as well. Civil War was fantastic but I hated the ending, not what I expected. Thor is really good as well, I’m just hoping they release more of his series. They release new comics every two to three weeks but sometimes it still just isn’t enough in my case. I’m looking forward to reading Captain America, and I haven’t even opened up the DC Comics Application yet.

  • The Black Panther**
  • The Immortal Iron Fist**
  • Annihilation**
  • Civil War**
  • House of M
  • Hulk**
  • The New Avengers*
  • Thor**
  • UnCanny X-Men
  • X-23: Target X*

Marvel vs. Capcom 3

These types of old arcade fighting games from Capcom are still one of those entertaining games with lots of fighting going on. Ryu kicking the Hulks ass, and Iron Man blowing Sagat away, just a lot of fun pilled up into a simple game. I think the gameplay is improved in this one since after Street Fighter IV the bar was set pretty high. The screen shots look pretty good with the same Street Fighter IV feel to it, even though I know I will probably have my ass handed to me with these games, its always about the combination you can pull off.

Link: Kotaku

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Wolverine’s ABC

Now this is a way to get your kids hooked on Wolverine and Marvel comics at an early age, you have the tools to teach them their ABCs.Sean Gordon Murphy, a comic book artist, took it upon himself to recreate the alphabet based on Wolverine and the whole Marvel Universe. Its not what I usually like from comic book art but some of them are pretty good. My Favorites are E, F, K, V, and Z from the list.

Link: GeekTyrant

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Marvel iPad App

Marvel has turned out to be one of my favorite applications on the iPad, I have always had a love for comics but as I grew up I lost track of all the different Universes, plots and lists of new comics that kept coming up. With the emergence of the iPad they have provided the perfect platform for Comics, I find myself reading for hours and hours these days and I’m enjoying every moment of it, I feel like the Geek in me couldn’t be happier. I read the comics and keep going to the next issue of the series, everything is very organized and you can keep buying the next one. I passed by the Kinokonaya Book Store in Dubai and saw a few Marvel Comics and I really wish they would be released soon on the iPad, and I kept flipping through a few of the comics that were on the table. The best part is that you can go through the categories and view each series on its own making it easier to select the comics you want, and of course the sample is perfect so you get a slight feel of the comic before purchasing.

My Favorite Comics:

  • Hulk
  • Mighty Avengers
  • New Avengers
  • New X-Men
  • World War Hulk
  • X-23: Target X
  • X-Men: Age of Apocalypse

What Its Lacking:

  • More Comics, I seriously want all the comics that Marvel has to offer
  • I want the comics in higher resolution so when it goes screen to screen its crystal clear
  • The Comics are a bit over priced and add up very quickly, I think they should be charged between 50c to 99c, not the $2.00 for each comic, people would buy more at higher volume
  • A way to manage your comics off the iPad so when your done with it you can get rid of it instead of just deleting it. I just bought it, why would I delete it even if I need the space, feels like I’m throwing the comic in the trash, I would rather store it some where like I used to

Even with all these points I think that its a fantastic Application and a huge stepping stone to bring comics back to what it was. The iPad has revolutionized the way people interact with online activity and reading comics is being brought back in a way that takes advantage of all the features of the iPad making it easier and more fun to read.


The Female Versions of SuperHeroes

Hell Girl

The title of the Art work is “If Super-Heroes Were Women?”, now this is an interesting twist of thought, what would the female versions of some super heroes would look like. Some of the concepts are pretty cool and some are extravagant, but the best of the bunch is Hell Girl, Splinter Cell, and Astro Girl, Super Heroes we have known to be male figures and turned them into female superheroes. Serious geeks love some of these characters but a few are missing, like a female Wolverine or Iron Man, but I always thought comic drawings are really cool.

Link: Cinematical


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Captain America – Fan Made Posters

Now that The Human Torch or Chirs Evan has been chosen as the new Captain America all the other actors will be falling in line. I love that Hollywood has finally descovered the depth of all these stories that they have had for decades and they are being now. Thanks to X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and Spiderman, Ironman for knocking the ball out of the park, there have been a few bad movies like Dare Devil and Elektra but I still loved those too. Now Captain America has been put together with a solid script and the Red Skull is none other then “Agent Smith” from The Matrix. I just hope it is as good or better then the build up is turning out to be, just like Ironman the build up was good but the movie was amazing. And I love these fan mad posters, the perfect Captain America.

Link: GeekTyrant

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Review: Planet Hulk

A whole new world of hurt! He was a monster, impossible to control, too dangerous to ignore. So Earth’s mightiest heroes exiled him into outer space. But now THE INCREDIBLE HULK crash-lands on the distant planet SAKAAR, ruled by the tyrannical RED KING. Sold into slavery, the Hulk becomes the planet’s mightiest gladiator—but his new masters get more than they bargained for when he forges a bond of brotherhood with his fellow fighters: crafty insectoid Miek, ruthless rock-man Korg, ex-shadow pirest Hiroim, and the noble-born rebel Elloe. Unlike Earth, the desperate people of Sakaar believe a monster is just what they need. But will the Hulk be the one to save their world…or destroy it?

Hulk ripping monster after monster apart, whats not to like, the story is interesting that the Hulk develops intelligence unlike what we are used to seeing. I always think of the Hulk as an unstoppable raging machine that gets stronger as he gets madder, but this time around he serves a different role on a different world. The animation is pretty good and the story is entertaining, but I keep hoping for more from the new Marvel DVDs.

Link: IMDB