The X-Men. All of Them.

The good folks over at gaming site IGN apparently had a little free time on their hands, so they decided to make a video covering every X-Man in the Marvel Comics universe — ever. That’s a pretty daunting task on its own, but the editors also decided to try to explain X-Men continuity! They do a pretty good job for such an expansive subject.

It all goes by too quickly to be sure IGN got everyone, but it looks to be pretty inclusive.

No One Expects the MPAA Inquisition!!

zerotoleranceRemember when the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rejected that Sin City: A Dame To Kill For poster because someone could make out a little too much of Eva Green‘s breast through her robe? Well, the censorship board trade panel has taken affront to a poster that shows too much all of Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz‘s rear end.

The poster teases the latest flick by director and sh!t-stirrer Terry GilliamMonty Python animator and auteur of such movie masterpieces as Brazil and 12 Monkeys (and the highly underrated The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) — and it’s called The Zero Theorem.

If you enlarge the above photo, you will notice that the tiny male figure is entirely naked. (See, ladies, it is not only the female body that offends America’s Puritanical Sensibilities.)
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McDonald’s Unveils Frightening New Mascot

Who's eating whom?Brace yourselves, parents and kiddies – this could make you lose your lunch.

Burger-meister McDonald’s – once the home of Grimace and the Hamburgler – introduced another new mascot today, a computer-generated talking Happy Meal box called… wait for it… “Happy.” And, from its horrifying appearance, apparently his job is to make McDonald’s new “healthy” Happy Meals unpalatable to kids.

Or, at least make them afraid — eat, or be eaten!

Mission: Accomplished.
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A Peek at DC Comics’ June Bombshell Covers

Next month, DC Comics will be showcasing variant “Bombshell” covers created by artist Ant Lucia inspired by 1940s-era girlie art of the type seen on airplane nose art and in period pin-up mags. Here is a look at 16 of those pieces.

It’s Free Comic Book Day!

FCBD14rectangle_2014Today is the first Saturday in May, the annual Free Comic Book Day, when comic book shops have designated comics available for free!

The first FCBD was way back in 2002, and since then publishers create special issues of popular comics or teaser anthologies or reprints and give them away in a bid to generate interest, especially among children and new readers. There are comics for all ages, from kiddies to the grownup collector, from superheroes to indie titles. Here is a list of available titles. As you might expect, some of these books disappear fast.
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DOCTOR WHO Gems From a Different Vault

How about a couple of brief yet fun DOCTOR WHO treasures of yesteryear? These video clips are examples of what’s in the archives of British Pathé News and just recently made available to the public at YouTube.

Dalek bookseller circa 1964:

Cyberman and Yeti

I know, I know… all-too-short and quite weird. But that’s what I like about these clips. We fans who weren’t in Britain in the mid-1960s can never truly understand the depths of Dalekmania or places the Doctor’s classic enemies held in the hearts of British children. But I think these videos can begin to hint at it — if you imagine the culture that could give rise to an automated magazine seller in the form of a malevolent pepper pot!