Religious Anti-Ninja Turtle Propaganda from the Ancient World
As it turns out, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are components of an evangelistic gospel of “outright Hinduism, occultism and humanism” that teaches children “ideals that are contrary to Christian beliefs” with subversive merchandise like “pepperoni sticks.” At least, that’s according to a group of curiously coiffed Canadian men in an early 1990s propaganda film decrying the original TMNT animated series, Vanilla Ice, Bart Simpson and other alleged evils of the ancient world.
Mike Maihack’s ‘Cleopatra in Space’ is the All Ages Sci-Fi Heroine We’ve Been Waiting For [Preview]
You’re reading this on the Internet, so there’s a good chance that you’re already familiar with Mike Maihack, whose super cute, super fun Supergirl/Batgirl fan comics pretty much take over whenever he draws a new one. I’ve been a fan of those for a long time, and ever since I saw the first one, I’ve been wondering whether he was going to turn his attention to a full-length story with a similar aesthetic, and with Cleopatra In Space, it looks like that’s exactly what he’s done.
Miyazaki Movies Get Mashed Up with Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Sailor Moon and More [Video]
Hayao Miyazaki, the cartoonist behind Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and director of films including Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, and Howl’s Moving Castle, has been pretty outspoken about his feelings about the popular trends in anime. He’s not a big fan.
Ant Lucia Gives the Women of DC Comics a Retro Makeover for ‘Bombshells’ Prints
Tapping into the popular DC Bombshells statues line from DC Collectibles, QMx has released a set of prints of Ant Lucia’s conceptual artwork featuring DC’s favorite heroines and villainesses in the style of mid-century pin-ups. Lucia channels Alberto Vargas’ trademark pin-up style while capturing the strength and beauty of the likes of Wonder Woman, Catwoman, et al; and the result is a fun, sexy, and chic makeover of DC’s finest. This artwork will be also used for DC Bombshell-themed variant covers for DC’s current series in June 2014.
War Rocket Ajax Early Edition: Batman, Superior Spider-Man and the Auteur
Each week, ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims and Matt Wilson host the War Rocket Ajax podcast, their online audio venue for interviews with comics creators, reviews of the books of the week, and whatever else they want to talk about. ComicsAlliance is offering clips of the comics-specific segments of the show several days before the full podcast goes up at WarRocketAjax.com on Mondays.
This week, Chris and Matt are chatting about Batman #30, the first part of the “Savage City” arc in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Zero Year event; Superior Spider-Man #31, the last issue of the series by Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camunicoli, and the truly audacious The Auteur #2 by Rick Spears and James Callahan.
Toy Review: Sideshow Collectibles’ Sixth Scale Prototype Armor Boba Fett [Video]
Every weekend here at CA we’re cracking open the latest and/or just greatest decades old action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week we’re unboxing Sideshow Collectibles‘ Sixth Scale Prototype Armor Boba Fett figure, which the company sent our way for a review. There was a lot to stumble upon, too, as we’ve never unboxed out a Sideshow figure in this series. See what our impressions were of the 12.5″ tall action figure version of the pre-paint Boba Fett that originally surfaced in Star Wars test footage back in 1978.