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June 10, 2010

Spidey vs. Ikea

Filed under: Superheroes, Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 5:15 am

Planning on sprucing up your (Spider)man cave?

June 1, 2010

They’re not dolls, they’re action figures!

Filed under: News, Superheroes — posted by Breakup Girl @ 6:14 am

News flash, as it were:

“The Flash is close to being greenlit. We never thought that film would get off the ground (and technically it still isn’t), but this is definitely a good sign. But that’s not all — Meyer also commented that Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Mad Magazine movies were presently in development.”

io9 continues:

“We really want to DC make more comic-book movies, but before they start readying a hastily-made Justice League movie arc, everyone needs to hear Tony Stark’s song about continuity. Please do take a listen.”

May 5, 2010

Make a super-wish

Filed under: Superheroes, Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 5:46 am

Seattle: no longer sonic, but still pretty super. Humanity FTW!

Thursday was shaping up to be just another school day for 13-year-old Erik Martin, but then something extraordinary happened: Spider-Man called.

Spider-Man happens to be one of the few people who knows that Erik, too, has a secret identity — he’s Electron Boy, a superhero who fights the powers of evil with light.

And Spider-Man needed Erik’s help.

Erik, who is living with liver cancer, has always wanted to be a superhero. On Thursday, the regional chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him that wish with an elaborate event that involved hundreds of volunteers in Bellevue and Seattle.

The local chapter, which serves four states, grants more than 300 wishes every year to children with life-threatening medical conditions, but only a few of them involve so many participants.

Pulling off a wish like this one required a big story, and a lot of heart. And so, with a note of panic in his voice, Spider-Man explained the dilemma: “Dr. Dark” and “Blackout Boy” had imprisoned the Seattle Sounders in a locker room at Qwest Field. Only Electron Boy could free them.

As if I even have to tell you to click here to read [& weep over] the rest.

(And now can Electron Boy save us from evil corporate stadium names? Just saying.)

Also see: The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Show them some love.

Via i09.

April 22, 2010

The 10 Sexiest Movie Superheroes

Filed under: Superheroes, Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 7:21 am

Nerve lists ‘em, from Christopher Reeve as Superman to Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman to … well, we’re not telling. Check their roster and let us know what you think!

April 14, 2010

Want to see my iEtchings?

Filed under: Superheroes, Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 7:12 am

Via i09: “Blockbuster DC Comics artist — and copublisher — [Jim Lee] gives a lesson on color, composition, and awesomeness with this step-by-step tutorial” on how he sketched Wonder Woman on his iPad.*

* Quoth our tipster: “Which begs the question: is there a basic app that turns an iPad into an Etch-a-Sketch? You could have have a shake-clear feature!”

March 17, 2010

Did I fall asleep (and pitch a tv show)?

Filed under: Superheroes, TV, Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 5:13 pm

(Or did Joss?) Summer Glau becomes crime-fighting blogger in NBC pilot. The Hollywood Reporter says Glau will be part of “The Cape” as a blogger named Orwell who helps the hero fight crime, and even gets into the battle herself. The show is about an ex-cop who’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and becomes a costumed hero to clear his name.

December 2, 2009

Comics, world: Still chilly to women

Filed under: Superheroes, issues, pop culture — posted by Mia @ 3:48 pm

Is it cold in here, or is it just misogyny? “It’s not healthy to be a female character in comics,” notes writer and comic book fangirl Gail Simone, compiler of a grim list called Women In Refrigerators. Refrigerators? Refrigerators. And we’re not (necessarily) talking about women who are experts in cryogenic engineering.

The story: One day a while back, Simone began to realize that most of her favorite female superheroes wound up de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuffed in a refrigerator. Granted, they’re superheros, so they’re in the line of fire, but still. The particular punishments and demises, she observed, appeared to be particularly cruel and disproportionate. So Simone started to make a list of all the female superheroes she knew and what had become of them. Circulated through e-mail and bulletin board systems, the WiR list grew to reflect the contributions and reactions of fans along with responses from some professional creators about their chosen plot devices.

The list doesn’t attempt to catalog the vast list of wives and girlfriends who suffer at the hands of Women in Refrigerator syndrome, described as, “WiR referring to a female character’s death having no real lasting impact or importance to the writer after the initial incident.”

As a comic fan and superhero sidekick, I find this pile of evidence depressing. Are breakups really too rough for superheroes to handle? Why is it easier to devise these ghastly ways to make women go away?

The list, and the term, have been in existence for some time (full history here). What really makes me mad is (a) that it’s still relevant, especially considering that (b) the “meme” is hardly confined to the world of comic books and fantasy. Between women’s health care needs being discredited and devalued in the national health care debate (e.g., domestic violence as a preexisting condition), and with pop culture at large suffering from Women in Refrigerator Syndrome (last week Good Morning America cancelled the appearance of Adam Lambert because of his bawdy behavior at the American Music Awards, instead welcoming convicted felony girlfriend abuser Chris Brown.

Talk about still needing to get women out of the kitchen. I will not be taking off my ass-kicking boots or supersidekick spandex any time soon.

September 8, 2009

Ridding the world of white shoes after Labor Day!

Filed under: Celebrities, Superheroes, Treats, media, pop culture — posted by Breakup Girl @ 9:51 am

From the AP :

Tim Gunn is taking his fight against fashion crimes from the workrooms of “Project Runway” to the pages of a comic book. And, wow, does he get to wear a power suit.

The “Loaded Gunn” story line — to save an exhibit of extraordinary superhero clothes from a cadre of villains — is part of a book that reintroduces a group of Marvel’s high-fashion “Models Inc.” comic characters from the 1960s.

“It’s a little `America’s Next Top Model’ — without Tyra (Banks) — and a little `Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’” says Marvel editor Charlie Beckerman.

The Gunn project evolved on a whim, but it turned out Gunn was a childhood comic fan and a good sport, Beckerman says.

Gunn says the experience has been “the most bizarre thing.”

“It’s exciting and exhilarating, but bizarre. When they came to me, I said, `I’m about to turn 56 years old. Are they crazy?’ But it kept revealing itself in layers and next thing, I’m wearing the `Iron Man’ suit. I was dumbstruck.”

Personally, Gunn says he always fancied himself more of a Batman type, but he’s pleased with the result.

“Most superheroes are fighting the same thing — good vs. evil — but who’s taking on crimes against fashion? Me!”

The biggest offense, hands down: clothes that don’t fit properly, Gunn says. And, if he had the truly incredible power to remove one item from closets all around the world, no question it would be Crocs.

“It’s the No. 1 fashion crime item — and I see it a lot,” Gunn says.

July 14, 2009

Goddess of Thunder

Filed under: Celebrities, News, Superheroes, media — posted by Breakup Girl @ 9:24 am

From EW.com:

“Queen Padme to be Jane Foster? Such is the case as Marvel Studios announced today that Natalie Portman will star opposite Chris Hemsworth in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Thor. The Academy-award nominated actress will play the nurse, Jane Foster, who becomes Thor’s first love.”

portman thor Pictures, Images and Photos

June 10, 2009

Just a small town girl

Filed under: Superheroes, TV, Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 8:00 am

Seriously, this gal is just like the Glee girl, only less annoying. Don’t stop believing, Natalie!

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