If you are a chess player, you may like to play with a set that is more than traditional looking, especially if you are a comic book geek. Entertainment Earth has enough chess pieces to build an entire set using characters from various Marvel and DC comics.
If you are one of the hordes of fans of the hit summer flick Guardians of the Galaxy, you may have secretly wished you could get up close and personal Zoe Saldana, who plays Star-Lord’s green crush Gamora in the film.
Growing up, about the only comics I had anything to do with were Peanuts, The Far Side, and Calvin and Hobbes. I was never really interested in other comic strips or comic books. This slick Calvin and Hobbes LEGO diorama brings back fond memories.
Squirrels might be tiny, but they can be huge pests sometimes. However, for people who don’t live in countries where they’re commonly spotted, they’re among the most adorable mammals ever. Although they can be destructive sometimes, they’re also heroes in their own little way.
I don’t remember the exact issue in which the X-Men became babies, but I seem to remember seeing them as such, for a short while at least. Regardless, illustrator Skottie Young had his own vision of the super-powered tots and redesigned some of the classic X-Men as babies.
In my native language, “manga” (pronounced mang-ga) translates to “mango.” So whenever I’d hear someone say that they loved reading manga, I’d be puzzled because, really, who reads fruit? I finally figured out what manga was when I was in high school after much embarrassment and after living in sheer ignorance for so long.
Ah, Robocop. Needless to say that I’ve watched the movie quite a few times and I found it interesting to see that someone had done an illustration of what the insides of Robocop might actually look like.
I now know the real reason why the white iPhone 4 has been delayed: it’s either the mythical underpants gnomes from South Park or the teeny weeny white supremacists that have decided to mess with Apple’s production schedule!
Building on Pokémon’s fiction while sharing a piece of her childhood, artist Maré Odomo created a few Pokémon-themed comics titled Letters to an Absent Father, in which the franchise’ original protagonist Ash Ketchum writes letters – which he may or may not have actually sent – to his dad, who has been mentioned but never actually appeared in the Pokémon cartoons or games.
Proving that geeks can drop dough like a rock star or rapper, this Monday someone bought a copy of the first issue of Action Comics – in which Superman made his first appearance – for $1,000,000 (USD).
Are you a movie buff? Then you’re probably cautiously excited about the upcoming Watchmen movie. Cautiously, because whenever you start to wonder about the movie a horde of Cheetos-smelling chubby geeks with 90s fashion sensibilities immediately surrounds you, desperate to drop knowledge on anyone who’s not into comics and blather on about the Keene Act and the Black Freighter and the first Nite Owl and how the panels on the page of one issue are symmetrical or finish in reverse order or how Rorschach looks like –
Since you’re a geek yourself, only another sort of geek, you can’t give these comic fiends a good ol’ shut the hell up punch.
Here’s a desktop toy that’s sure to draw stares from your office-mates. What could say “I fly my geek flag, and I’m proud of it” more than a glowing radioactive, goggle-sporting USB sheep for your cubicle?
Why dig through stacks and stacks of individual comic books when you can quickly find the exact one you’re looking for using a wall-sized über-cool Minority Report-like user interface?
A project developed by Daniel Stødle and a team of PhD students from Norway’s University of Tromsø, this huge display wall can detect gestures to navigate through a catalog of over 3 years worth of comic strips, quickly jumping to any individual strip in seconds.