San Diego Comic Con is perhaps the biggest and most prestigious of geek gatherings the world may ever see. Big movie, comic book, sci-fi, video game, and even technology news springs forth from SDCC every year. It’s not just one of the biggest conventions, though, it’s also one of the most expensive to get to. Fret not just about everyone who couldn’t attend, we’re giving you some of the best of what SDCC had to offer.
Marvel blew just about every major publisher out of the water with movie news. Not only did Robert Downey Jr. make an explosive guest appearance Saturday to get everyone hyped about Iron Man 3, but the new suit of armor wasn’t the only thing to get excited about. SDCC was the place Marvel revealed a total of 5 new movie titles, some of which avid comic readers thought they’d never get. Iron Man 3 (5/3/13) and Thor: The Dark World (11/8/13) are sequels we expected, but the three others threw us for a pretty spectacular loop. Marvel finally confirmed that the Captain America sequel, Captain America: Winter Soldier (4/4/14), will follow a character audiences thought was long gone in the first movie. Winter Soldier is a character. While comic book fans rejoiced, Marvel also snuck in the announcement for an Ant Man move and a movie for Guardians of the Galaxy (8/1/14). That’s a pretty stellar line-up after some major success with The Avengers, but that wasn’t the only card up their sleeve. Crashing the Marvel video games panel and taking over an Amazing Spider-Man billboard was Deadpool, announcing his own video game developed by Activision’s High Moon Studios coming in 2013.
Hey single ladies super hottie Chris Evan recently dished on what he's looking for in a woman. (Besides her being famous and beautiful, of course.) In Captain America star Chris Evans' recent interview with Women's Health magazine, he spilled his secrets of what he's looking for in a partner.
"I like women who get emotional about babies and puppies. I've met some incredibly cool women who are tough, but the woman you marry should have a really soft side." Adding, "Nothing is worse than a beautiful girl fishing for compliments by saying how gross she is. On the flip side, I find genuine humility and modesty attractive."
Ok, we'd really love to believe this, but as with most Hollywood guys, we're a bit skeptical. Though we do agree with him, brute women fishing for compliments are not attractive to anyone!
We’re all about whimsy and pushing the imagination when it comes to digital art. There’s no limit to what kind of mediums you can combine or what kind of image you can create when you’re not limited by what art supplies you can afford or find. Andy Fairhurst has combined his awesome sense of wonder with some beautiful silhouette work to create some pretty undeniably cool vignettes into childhood.
Circle Line is amping up for 4th of July this year. For the third year running, they will be hosting their exclusive pier party featuring a first class view of the fireworks on the Hudson River. There will be a live DJ, as well as photo opportunities with Captain America and a Statue of Liberty stilt walker, along with plenty of carnival games for the kiddies. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase with menu items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken kebobs, cotton candy, wine & beer, and plenty more. Guests will be able to purchase food and drink tickets when they arrive at the pier. In addition, there will be special 4th of July merchandise for sale. The party goes from 8-11pm, but for those wanting more action, stop by at 4pm to jam out to top 40 music. Tickets are $89 and can be purchased here.
For most of us, the Avengers premiered with a bang at midnight today. It was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Not only is it an action film starring superheroes, but it ties together at least 5 films and a ton of characters into one movie. Fans of the comics and newcomers alike were also dying to see whether Joss Whedon’s touch would make the film a hit or a dud. The polarizing Buffy, Firefly, and Cabin in the Woods creator definitely drew a crowd. Midnight premieres across the country were packed with fans waiting to see the film. Some wore t-shirts and accessorized according to their favorite Avengers character. Others went for full costumes.
Who doesn't love the Fourth of July? The amazing summer weather, the fun barbecues, quality time with loved ones, the FIREWORKS...it sure makes us proud to be a part of this country. Some celebs love it so much, they just wanna proclaim it through the clothes on their back!
Katy Perry - At the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute the Troops special, the "Teenage Dream" singer certainly looked the part in a pin-up girl outfit representing the American flag, which was only one of her many costume changes. In addition to this one, Katy also wore an army dress and a sparkly sailor dress, both accessorized with patriotic hats.
Coloud, the minds behind quite a few different sets of funky yet affordable headphones recently added a new roster of cool listening devices that comic book fans will love. On the heels of the Thor movie release in theaters and just before X-Men: First Class and Captain America, Coloud brings us headphones for Marvel comics. This crossover event bring characters that have made an impact on generations of readers back into mainstream style by combining them with a modern necessity: music.
No strangers to brightly colored pop icon pieces, Coloud has made headphones for Hello Kitty, Betty Boop, and Star Wars. This time around, their comfortably hefty looking headphones will feature Captain America, Wolverine, The Punisher, the X-Men, and a pair featuring classic comic book sound effects.
Cheong-ah Hwang, a Korean artist based in Ohio has been using paper to sculpt amazing pieces of work for several years. Hwang has been creating both sculptures and finely crafted pop-up images for years. From cute to breathtaking to mind-boggling, her art is quickly becoming a sensation across the web.
To see more of her work check out her portfolio website full of original art and commissions, at Papernoodle.