In this post, we shall see if there is even any point in comparing video games vs books. Is one really better than another? There has always been a debate about which one is more beneficial, especially for school-aged users. Reading books has always been considered more academic and educational. Teachers and parents have been pushing more limitations on video game access, believing that it could provide more detrimental effects on one’s development. But now that playing video games professionally has officially been considered a career, has its age-old reputation been trumped over?[Read more…]
What Day Is National Anime Day?
Anime is any hand-drawn or computer-generated animation which originates from Japan. We can consider it quite an influential style of animation. It has a diverse medium, production methods, and genres. Its popularity has transcended Asia and has reached popularity in the West in the last couple of decades. So popular is this art style that it has its own national and international festivities. One of these would be National Anime day.[Read more…]
Batman : Gotham Knight
Batman : Gotham Knight gets an official release date on July 8, 2008, the new animation feature film from Warner Bros. and gives us a sneek peak of what happens between Batman Begins and Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight which opens on the theaters on the 18th of July, now supposedly this animation feature film will be a sort of the “animatrix” for the Batman movies kinda like what the real Animatrix did for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Watch out for it, because I’m sure as hell I’m gonna buy it when it comes out, and maybe contemplating if I should get the Blu-ray Hi-Def Edition, which I know would be so much better.
Batman: Gotham Knight explores events that happened between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, which opens on July 18th. The creators of the new Batman film commissioned three anime studios, Production I.G., Studio 4C, and Madhouse and five noted anime directors (Shojiro Nishimi, Futoshi Higashide, Hiroshi Morioka, Yasuhiro Aoki and Toshiyuki Kubooka) to create a series of six interrelated Batman adventures based on stories by Josh Olson (A History of Violence), David Goyer (Batman Begins), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series), Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Jordan Goldberg (producer, The Dark Knight) and Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets).
Batman: Gotham Knight will be released just ten days before Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight debuts in theaters on July 18th. The single-disc version of Batman: Gotham Knight will have an MSRP of $24.98, while the two-disc Special Edition will go for $29.98 and will include lots of extra features that will also be included in the Blu-ray hi-def edition (MSRP $34.99). The single disc edition will include a documentary on Batman villains as well as commentaries from the filmmakers and a preview of the Wonder Woman direct-to-DVD animated feature. The two-disc edition also includes a documentary on the life and works of Batman creator Bob Kane and a selection of director Bruce Timm’s favorite episodes from Batman: The Animated Series.
The Baddest Villain of 2007
The baddest villain in the Marvel Universe according to marvel.com’s Take Ten: Top Villains of 2007
The number 1 baddest villain is The Red Skull you want to know why… It’s simple “He Killed Captain America” and I think for the one who killed the Star Spangled Avenger he definitely deserves the limelight and the number 1 spot as the baddest villain in the Marvel Universe
More on why he kicks Ass!
Aside from ruling the world, most super villains have but one goal: take the hero that eternally vexes them and foils their every scheme out of the picture. You could count on less than one hand the number of bad guys who actually accomplish this task…until now. Because in 2007, the Red Skull did the impossible: he killed Captain America! And while most fright mask-wearing Nazis would settle for offing the symbol of American democracy, the Skull barely shrugged after snuffing out the Sentinel of Liberty, continuing to move forward on plans to follow up his coup de grace with an even bigger encore, the destruction of America itself! Now that’s just evil.
TALES OF SUSPENSE #66, the origin of the Red Skull – this is a treasure and you might want to read and have a copy of this comic book (Yes, I have this one, Thank you)
and the rest of the Top Villains of 2007
From : UNCANNY X-MEN, X-MEN: EMPEROR VULCAN
Comic : X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #1, first appearance of Vulcan
9. MR. FEAR
From : DAREDEVIL
Comic : DAREDEVIL #6, first appearance of the original Mr. Fear
8. THE PHALANX
From : ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST
Comic : EXILES #20, the Exiles land on an alternate Earth overrun by the Phalanx
From : INCREDIBLE HULK, WORLD WAR HULK
Comic : INCREDIBLE HULK #92, first appearance of Miek and the beginning of “Planet Hulk”
From : X-MEN, “X-Men: Messiah CompleX”
Comic : UNCANNY X-MEN #142, Mystique leads the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants against the X-Men
5. THE MARAUDERS
From : X-MEN, “X-Men: Messiah CompleX”
Comic : UNCANNY X-MEN #213, X-Men vs Marauders in “Mutant Massacre”
From : MIGHTY AVENGERS, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST
Comic : AVENGERS: ULTRON IMPERATIVE, an all-star creative team pits Ultron against the Avengers
3. THE HOOD
From : NEW AVENGERS
Comic : AVENGERS #6, the original gathering of super villains, the first ever Masters of Evil
2. MR. SINISTER
From : X-MEN, “X-Men: Messiah CompleX”
Comic : UNCANNY X-MEN #239, Mr. Sinister kicks off “Inferno”
The only flake is why Venom, Sabretooth and Dr. Doom isn’t on the list… They’re my favorite Villains! But Oh well… At least Red SKull ranks number 1 in the badness scale for doing the impossible.
Picture for Comics.org
Marvel Movies for 2008
Upcoming Marvel Movies You might want to wait for, and maybe fall in line in the big screen this coming 2008.
The Incredible Hulk (June 13, 2008)
With scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk.
Living in the shadows—cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler)—Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt) and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power.
As all three grapple with the secrets that led to the Hulk’s creation, they are confronted with a monstrous new adversary known as the Abomination (Tim Roth), whose destructive strength exceeds even the Hulk’s own.
Iron Man (May 2, 2008)
The story of Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.
And Also Marvel Movies that you may want to add to your DVD collection
- BLADE (1998) – ( I have this )
- BLADE II (2002) – ( I have this )
- BLADE: THE SERIES (2006) – ( I have this )
- BLADE: TRINITY (2004) – ( I have this )
- DAREDEVIL (2003) – ( I have this )
- DOCTOR STRANGE (2007) – Direct to Video Animation – ( I have this )
- ELEKTRA (2005)
- FANTASTIC FOUR (2005)
- FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (2007)
- FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST HEROES (2005) – TV Series
- GHOST RIDER (2007)
- HOWARD THE DUCK (1986)
- HULK (2003)
- THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN (2007) – Direct to Video Animation – ( I have this )
- MAN-THING (2005) – ( I have this )
- THE PUNISHER (2004)
- THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (2008) – TV Series
- SPIDER-MAN (2002)
- SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004)
- SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007)
- THOR (TBA)
- ULTIMATE AVENGERS (2006) – Direct to Video Animation – ( I have this )
- ULTIMATE AVENGERS 2 (2006) – Direct to Video Animation – ( I have this )
- X-MEN (2000) – ( I have this )
- X2: X-MEN UNITED (2003) – ( I have this )
- X3: THE LAST STAND (2006) – ( I have this )
Gadzooks! New Writers!
Gadzooks might be an old-fashioned word, but Gadzooki the blog is always out to serve you fresh articles. Hence, in the next days you’ll be seeing a batch of new and exciting writers. You’ve met one already (Lorie). I’m the second — Phillip, a.k.a. Corsarius. I’m an avid gamer, one-time programmer (in my college course), and gadget geek, so my future posts will more or less revolve around these three fields.
To start things off, here’s a hilarious comic strip that’s a parody of an old and popular NES game. Can you recognize the comics’ characters?
That’s Little Mac and Doc from Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, which was named by Gamespot as one of the greatest games of all time. You can find the full version of the comic at my old post in Crimson Crux.
More coming soon!
We’re seeing a resurgence of blog features about comic books and other animated and heroic adventures lately. For instance, ForeverGeek bloggers have recently been active in writing about comic book series, comic book characters, animated films, and live-action films based on comic book storylines and heroes. These range from works that are considered classics or even very recent releases.
Now isn’t this a welcome break from the gadget craze. Let’s talk about what the little kid in all of us has always been excited about.
Haven’t you noticed that most of the summer blockbuster movies we’ve had for the past half decade were based on comic-book heroes. Take Spiderman, for instance. The first installation was excellent enough to redefine the Spiderman franchise as a live-action feature. The sequel was even better. And now, the cinematic previews to the upcoming Spiderman 3 promise to far exceed the first two movies. Then there were the X-Men films, which breathed life into our favorite mutants with three movies to date (and hints of more coming up).