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So…if you’re not a fan of the continuing centralization of our media into the hands of a select few, you might want to look away for this one. Amazon.com recently announced that they would be purchasing comiXology, the exceedingly successful platform for distributing and consuming comics digitally. 

Is this a good or a bad thing? Amazon has long been on an almost vindictive mission to run brick and mortar stores out of business, and comiXology makes another good weapon in that fight. On the other hand, Amazon’s short story singles downloadable for the Kindle have reputedly been an interesting and effective means of distribution for many authors.

Ah, who knows? There are a lot of potential pinnacles and pitfalls for consumers in this deal. All we can really ask is that they don’t mess comiXology up completely.

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If there was ever someone I was going to trust on the status of comic book films and TV series, it would be David S. Goyer. He is the writer behind the Blade film franchise, Christopher Nolan’s Batman film series, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and Man of Steel as well as the upcoming Constantine, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League, and potentially another Green Lantern film.

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He also wrote that terrible Nick Fury movie David Hasslehoff did in the late 90s but let’s not hold that against him.

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Recently, IGN asked him about Warner Bros. goals for a DC Film Universe comparable to Marvel’s. Not surprisingly, he was non-committal and vague in his response. His response boiled down to the fact that he’s impressed by what Marvel’s done in creating a cohesive film/TV brand but doesn’t see it necessarily as the goal for DC’s film and TV offerings.

I freely admit that I’d love to see one universe for DC on the big and small screens the way Marvel has but I’m also fine if they don’t as long as they make decent films and TV shows. I’d just like them to pick a clear direction and stick with it. 

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Once in a lifetime you see something so glorious that there are no words to truly describe it. Hypnotizing, isn’t it?

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citycyclops:

Q*bert

Well played.

(via marcusto)

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Bixby Rogers Ferrigno

I forget…which one turns into Lou Ferrigno?

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Finally. It’s coming. After being delayed for six months, Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs is hitting shelves May 27th. Initial footage shown at E3 a couple of years ago looked amazing and if Ubisoft wants to take some extra time to put a polish on it, that’s cool. I’m fine with that.

And thankfully this one is out for PS3. 

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This ridiculously amazing animated short by Mitchell Hammond explores the what it would look like if Batman lead the charge against Skynet in Batman versus The Terminator. A truly great fan film.

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Thought to be lost, the original art for the first appearance of iconic Marvel Comics character Wolverine has reappeared. Drawn by Herb Trimpe for The Incredible Hulk #180, the art disappeared when it was given by Trimpe to a family friend who has remained unidentified.

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Wolverine debuted versus the Hulk while the jade giant was making his way through Canada. Since then, he has grown to become one of Marvel’s marquis characters and a pivotal part of the X-Men universe. Though some argue that the character’s relevance peaked in the 1990s if not sooner, he remains a massive draw and major seller for Marvel. He’s also the character that put actor Hugh Jackman on the map when he portrayed Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s 2000 film, X-Men. He reprises the character for the 7th time (counting his cameo in X-Men: First Class) in this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The art will go to auction May 16th through Heritage Auctions with the majority of the after tax proceeds going to the Hero Initiative. Given Wolverine’s historical importance and continued popularity, this artwork is expected to draw in some big spenders and fetch an impressive price.

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So, Michael Bay has apparently tricked Norwegian filmmaker Diederik Van Rouijen into the career limiting move of directing his remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Birds. The North American film industry has sunk to a new low. Not worried about this adaptation? Take a look at these frightening toys based on Bay’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

Terrible. Just terrible.

Source: geektyrant.com