Kotobukiya Colossus

Kotobukiya make some very cool models and highly crafted pieces of art for their Comic and Anime fan. In my case I have been a huge fan of Colossus from the X-Men for a very long time. I always thought that he was nearly invincible with his Adamantium Skin and size, I always felt that they didn’t give him a big enough role in the movies, not just the core X-Men team, they have others to choose from who can make X-Men an even darker story.

Well after seeing a few models from Colossus over the years, this was the perfect one, slightly more on the modern design of Colossus from the more recent X-Men and his body and head are proportionate. I love the expression on his face, makes him look even more Bad Ass. The perfect spot on my shelf I see him when ever I walk into my office. At this rate I’m going to need a museum for all these models.


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Anime List – 08/11

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I haven’t had a chance as of lately to watch too much anime but recently I have been trying to catch up. The problem with watching anime in my case is that once I start I don’t stop, I watch hours upon hours without realizing the time that has gone by, and I don’t like stopping, I always want to know more.

Bleach

  • Ao No Exorcist
  • Broken Blade
  • X-Men
  • Blade
  • Bleach
  • Naruto Shippuuden
  • Souten No Ken

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Thunder Cats Trailer & X-Men Anime Trailer

I have been talking about the Thunder Cats reboot any time I hear a piece of information or picture, and with the release of the trailer I can’t wait to see the anime. Its taken some time but I hope it gets released this year.

Now this is an interesting development, first it was Iron Man, then they were working on Wolverine, and it seems that X-Men have joined the Anime bandwagon and it looks pretty good. I love that they are catering these cartoons to adults, and from the 30 seconds from the Japanese production company Madhouse its looking good.

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*

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.

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Review: Wolverine – X-Men Origins

I have been waiting months for this movie, I didn’t want to see that version that was leaked or a censored version so I waited and it was worth the wait. Seeing the adamantium fused into the bones of Wolverine and taking the new life of an X-Men got me worked up. Overall this movie was worth the wait, and I think Gambit was depicted perfectly as the character in the comic books. The storyline develops perfectly and the battle between Wolverine and Striker unravels towards the end in a perfect way, I really liked how the story was developed and we got to see the other characters who will later turn into the X-Men.

Link: IMDB
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Marvel Universe MMO

This is probably rumors flying around regarding this MMO, I’m even confused as hell as to which studio is working on it. But wouldn’t it be cool to play your favorite Marvel character. I would probably be Colossus or Dead Pool or Forge, I know someone would usually go for the conventional characters but these guys are fantastic.

Link: Kotaku

Movie Release Dates


I have always been a huge fan of fantasy and sci-fi movies, and especially comic book movies that have been coming out. I can’t way to see Wolverine and Transformers 2 this summer. Then there are the other movies such as Green Lantern, Harry Potter, and Sherlock Holmes to look forward to. I wonder who would they cast for Green Lantern’s character.

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine – 1 May 2009
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – 24 Jun 2009
  • Sherlock Holmes – 25 Dec 2009
  • Harry Potter (Final Movie) – 15 Jul 2011
  • The Green Lantern – 17 Dec 2010

Link: Cinemaical