Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)
By Betty Felon
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.comand the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
Check out this week’s Best Cosplay Ever on ComicsAlliance!
Above: Storm, cosplayed by Elio
Leonardo DiCaprio To Produce Biopic On ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Creator Bill Watterson
By Joe Hughes
It’s been an odd year for Bill Watterson. The iconic Calvin and Hobbes creator — whose reclusive nature has informed his legacy almost as much as his brilliant comic strip in recent years — saw the release last month of a documentary about the cartoonist and his legendary comic strip. Shortly before its release, Watterson engaged in a rare interview as well.
After all of that, it seemed as if the increased attention on the cartoonist would begin to wane again. Instead, it’s only going to increase, as its been revealed that actor Leonardo DiCaprio will be producing a biopic of Watterson.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Proposed Pippi Longstocking Film Probably Would Have Been Amazing
By Joe Hughes
Here’s another project to throw in the “I wish this would have been made” file we all keep in our heads. Back in 1971, legendary animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata began production on an animated adaptation ofAstrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking books. After meeting with the animators, Lindgren ultimately decided not to give them permission to produce the film. But now we can all look at some of the watercolor concept art that Miyazaki created, featuring the strongest girl in the world, and wonder what could have been.
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Gaming: A new Batman-themed racing arcade game is coming in 2014. [Arcade Sushi]
Holiday Gift Guide: The Street-Legal 1966 Batmobile
By Chris Sims
When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.
Statistically speaking, at least one of you has to have two hundred grand burning a hole in your pocket, right? If so, it’s pretty much necessary that you buy a Batmobile this holiday season.
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Gail Simone tweeted basically the script of this comic this morning, even though I did it last night. Prophetic, or just something we’re all really tired of in unison?!
Kate Beaton tackled this in one of her WW strips, too. I guess we’re all just harping on, eh?!
Meanwhile Catching Fire & Frozen have made over $200 million so far, WHAT A FLUKE