I’ll come clean with you guys: I’ve always found Pokémon to be a little bit creepy. First off, there’s the concept of forced animal fighting, and the fact those creatures are kept in little red-and-white balls. Then, there are the Pokémon themselves, some of which, as we here at ComicsAlliance have documented, can be rather unsettling when you think about them.
One enterprising, anonymous artist on Tumblr didn’t feel satisfied with Pokemon only being mildly disturbing, however, and thus created Pokémon x Nic Cage, in which the actor’s face is going to be added to all 151 of the original pocket monsters.
Peer into the abyss of abject terror with a few selections from the site’s efforts on ComicsAlliance!
When it was time to solicit its titles that would be on shelves next month, DC Comics announced that April would be “WTF” month. As part of the initiative, the publisher stated that each comic in April would come with a gatefold cover that, when fully revealed, would shock the reader, making it 100% WTF Certified.
This afternoon, DC Comics made it’s first reveal of one of these gatefolds, showing the full cover for Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #19. You can check out the first WTF moment on ComicsAlliance!
Over the past four years or so, fans have been treated to a host of screen test images, costume designs and various pieces of concept art from Warner Bros. and Tim Burton’s canceled $50 million cinematic experiment known as Superman Lives. Actor Nicolas Cage would’ve starred as a very different version of the Man of Steel in the film circa 1996-2000, as a story penned by Kevin Smith that amalgamated assorted chunks of Superman comics lore, including the hero’s 1992 death and return, plus a host of studio-mandated details. Though the project never got as far as the filming stage, Cage’s likeness was cast and utilized by scores of artists, designers and craftspeople as they imagined metallic/fiber-optic armor and other items enow to fill a Fortress of Solitude. Last week I got to see one of these Nic Cage “life masks” up close during a tour of the DC Comics office library in New York City, along with a few others. It was, no hyperbole intended, pretty awesome.
By Chris Sims
Look, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve had my difficulties with Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, Jim Balent’s long-running epic of mostly-naked witchity adventure. We all have. Dubious werewolves, eel trauma, the occasional haunted bathroom area… put it all together and it’s a hard comic to love.
But there’s a reason I’ve bought every single issue for the past nine years, and never, ever want it to go away. And that reason is that every once in a while, Tarot will give you something amazing, like the image above of a woman with golden breast-mounted Gatling guns. It may be the single greatest image to grace a comic book since Superman smashed that car on Action #1, but here’s the thing: That is nowhere near the craziest thing to happen in the latest story.
By Chris Sims
A while back, we brought you the news that Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was teaming up with Wizard World to create a comic book about himself, which was somehow both mystifying and, given Wizard’s slow transition from taste-making comics mag to traveling celebrity sideshow, perfectly logical.
Today, thanks to our colleagues over at MTV Geek, we now know the details of this upcoming masterpiece. In order to bring the Situation’s adventures to the page, he’ll be joined by artist Talent Caldwell, cover painter Greg Horn, and Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Jenkins. Really.
By Caleb Goellner
There are few fundamental truths uniting humankind, but the statement, “John Goodman is beautiful,” clearly ranks among them. Already one of the internet’s most memetic celebrities, the esteemed actor’s inner and outer beauty illuminates all that it touches. The most recent phenomenon of Goodman goodness comes from the John Goodman Faces on Anime Girls Tumblr, which aggregates exactly what it purports.