Archive for category: Comics

Realistic Cartoon Characters

Artwork, Bizarre, Cartoons, Comics, History, Photo Manipulations, Pictures

At one point or another in our lives we’ve all appreciated cartoon characters. Whether they were in childhood shows and films or something more adult (not that kind of adult), cartoons allow us to experience stories that normal actors just can’t achieve, be it because of physical limitations or cost. But what if our favorite […]

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Worst Superhero Names

Comics, Fail, Humor

Sometimes comic book writers come up with a great character – the powers are all there, the backstory, the design – and then they go to name them.  Now, I’m not talking about their real name, but their alter-ego.  Sometimes all the amazing powers in the world don’t matter when you saddle a character with […]

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Marvel LOLCats

Animals, Artwork, Cats, Comics, Dogs, Humor, Pictures

I can haz Marvel?  Recently, several artists and cartoonists, including Ryan Penagos (Marvel.com Editor), Chris Eliopoulos, Katie Cook, Skottie Young, and Mike Maihack, have been creating drawings of popular Marvel characters as cats (and the occasional dog).  If you’re on Twitter (and really who isn’t), follow the hashtag #mrvlcats to see more as they’re posted, […]

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Athletes as Superheroes

Comics, Sports

To coincide with the beginning of the NBA season, Marvel and ESPN collaborated on an edition of ESPN the Magazine showing members of the NBA as different characters from the Marvel Universe.  While I disagreed with some of their choices, it got me to thinking – what athletes match up with which superheroes? Iron Man […]

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The Prometheus Device

Comics, Technology

I’ve done more than my fair share of posts on comic book characters on this site, but Everett Bradford has taken it one step further. Inspired by the X-Men character of Pyro, he’s created what he calls the Prometheus Device. For those of us that may or may not have played with fire in our […]

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Best Fictional Weapons

Cartoons, Comics, Film, Technology, Video Games

First of all, a quick disclaimer: I am not glamorizing nor glorifying weapons, violence, or related topics. Ok, now that that’s out of the way…we’ve all watched some action movie, TV show, or played a video game and thought that the hero (or villain) had a badass weapon. But what are the best of these […]

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Superhero/Super-Villain Posters

Artwork, Comics

In the last few years, and in the next few years to come, there have been and will be a lot of superhero movies. Between a reboot of the Batman franchise, the Iron Man movies, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and the upcoming reboots of the X-Men and Spider-Man franchises, not to mention what is sure […]

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X-Dogs: A Parody of X-Men #1

Comics, Dogs, featured, Humor

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 40 years since the very first X-Men comic came out.  X-Men #1 is a classic, introducing characters that have become a part of comic legend, including one of the greatest villains ever to grace the printed page – Magneto.  Ever since the success of our Marvel […]

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Iron Man vs Batman

Bizarre, Cartoons, Comics, Humor

It wasn’t too long ago that we saw Bruce Lee kick the crap out of Iron Man.  Now, Iron Man returns with a new opponent – the Dark Knight.  Will Iron Man triumph against Batman, or will the Gotham Knight continue Tony Stark’s track record of getting his ass handed to him by opponents without […]

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Unique Superhero Art

Artwork, Comics

New Haven, CT based illustrator/painter/teacher Christopher Uminga likes to pain things that make him happy, including comic book character inspired pieces, and the tiny monsters he “sees in his head”. Given my love of comic book characters, I instantly loved his work. Here is a selection of his work inspired by comics, but you should […]

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