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Hello! Talk about nerd boners…..I mean, look at this cover art for this incredible short from DC’s showcase bin! I was completely blown away! If you are a fan of comic books, the you will LOVE this. It takes a very very classic but yet gritty approach to these characters and retelling of their story.

DC Comics threw together a few, very gorgeously animated and written shorts, along with Superman/Shazam. I wont give away what they are, I wouldst want to ruin the surprise. Both nostalgic fans of the classic Superman and newer comic book readers will defiantly enjoy watching this. It packs a pretty big punch. The fight scenes with Shazam, Superman, and Black Adam are pretty intense. I would most definitely enjoy a  live action movie adaptation, if done in this style. WATCH IT! I’m not going to give too many details away because I don’t want to spoil the fun and I’m also lazy…..so, yeah…watch it.

Since, where on the topic of mash-ups, this three part machinima series is very well done be sure to check out all three parts!

Okay, as a huge Marvel fanboy I should be angry from watching this but its just to darn hilarious!

[CLICK THE JPEG TO WATCH THE CLIP!]

Apparently, scientists just discovered the real Tattoine. A legit planet orbiting two stars.

Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/science/space/16planet.html?_r=1&hp


Captain America/”Steve Rogers”

  The Sentinel Of Liberty! The Star-Spangled Man! The First Avenger! The list goes on, but we all recognize the super powered patriot as the iconic Captain America! The man is a legend! During the Nazi invasion back in the mid 1900’s, Stan “The Man” Lee, decided that the good ol’ U.S. Of A. needed a response to the frightening amount of German propaganda being thrown at our faces! Thus, Captain America was born! Steve Rogers! The perfect metaphor for America and her values! the asthmatic, weak, but ambitious art student, Steve Rogers was made of 100% American spirit! His one true dream was to serve his country and do everything he could to do something noble and great! Steve Rogers took part in a scientific event that dramatically changed his life forever! Dr. Abraham Erskine developed a biological formula that would enhance a humans senses, health and physical abilities to “super” human levels. His serum was proven to work, when tested on Rogers, after having him go through several vigorous tests of courage, determination, and integrity. The new “hero to zero” then went off serving his country along with a special units team, The “Howling Commandos”. Among the Commandos, his life long friend, James “Bucky” Barnes stood by his side as Cap’s best sidekick, up until the sad point of his death when Bucky died in an explosion in an attempt to take down  the Red Skull, in the north. In this same attempt, Captain America was knocked unconscious by the powerful impact from the explosion and thrown deep into the cold dark arctic trenches. Preserved deep in the ice in a hibernation/coma-like state, the Captain remained frozen and unfound for several decades, until found by S.H.I.E.L.D. But that’s not all! Once found by S.H.I.E.L.D., and having his heart broken after hearing that the world he new was gone, the lost patriot was befriended and warmly welcomed onto the Avengers team. Steve Rogers adds a classic superhero feeling to the Avengers. The Avengers can always count on him when times get tough. He always stays true to his strong morals and in a sense is the the hero that the Avengers look up to. I look forward to seeing Chris Evans play different sides of this character. Although, I am not sure if Evans will be able to capture Captain America’s ability to show the strength to lead a team that big. Captain America has always had a powerful and large presence in the comics. It will be very interesting to see how this is portrayed in the Avengers film along with focusing on many other aspects of Cap. One aspect I hope that is touched upon is what person conflicts that Steve has to face, along with saving the world and simultaneously adjusting to the fast paced nature of today’s society. Captain America’s outfits are nerdtastic! I was given the honor of seeing them presented at the Marvel booth at SDCC’11 (San Diego Comic Con 2011) this year! I enjoy both suits, but the Avengers one was just mind blowing! I was very satisfied in the way both American flag shields were used in the Captain America film. I really enjoy the character of Steve Rogers. I believe he is a noble American, brave and courageous solider, and really the “Hero of Heroes”.

Thor Odinson “Dr.Don Blake”

Thor as well, is a very loveable character! He’s pretty much a TOTAL BEAST! The film was far beyond my wildest expectations. However, I do think that the effects of the Frost Giants and such could have been done a lot better. Nevertheless, it didn’t diminish the experience or story for me in anyway. Kenneth Branagh really made the characters feel new, fresh, deep and revamped, but at the same time keeping the character grounded in their own classic roots. Thor’s personality was captured to a tea! I couldn’t praise Chris Hemsworth anymore for such an incredible job he’s done taking on the character and really becoming Thor himself. Along with Iron Man, Thor was also a founding member of the Avengers. One thing that I most love about the Avengers, that I think Thor, along with Hulk, brings to the table is his “larger-than-life” ego! I just love the banter and tension that is created between this arrogant, loud God and the monstrous green n’ mean Hulk! It’s great to see the characters that I love most and look up to, “nerd-rage’ and poke each others buttons, if you will! Seeing these legendary heroes act like children has always been a nice dynamic created in the story of the comics. Another thing I very much enjoy about the Avengers, that I think is quite unique and, I believe that Marvel was the first to establish  in fictional/fantasy/sci-fi stories is that the dynamic of how the characters interact very much is effected by the story. I was quite impressed also with Thor’s outfit in the movie. When my friends and I first heard about the Thor film, we were quite skeptical on how Marvel Studios would design a realistic cosmic-y  outfit, yet at the same time keep the classic look of Thor. We all were blown completely away! I did enjoy the helmet, but I do think that Chris Hemsworth’s look works better without it. I do believe that in the Avengers, Thor gets a new look. Not a whole lot has changed on his costume except that he is now sleeveless and his costume is accented with maroon. Very stylish and amazingly brought to life in a magical way.