Kevin Melrose, Author at Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

‘Dark Knight’ meets ‘Akira’ in car that splits into two motorcycles

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If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic and fantasized you could split off a motorcycle from your car, Dark Knight-style, to race to your destination, you may be in luck. Well, some day.

Combining the functionality of Batman’s Tumbler and Batpod with the aesthetics of Kaneda’s bike from Akira and the Spinner from Blade Runner, the Lane Splitter concept design from Fast Company’s Mark Wilson and Argodesign is a car that converts into two functioning motorcycles.

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The Hero Initiative taps into Gravity No. 9 craft beer fundraiser

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Following the initial announcement last month by Boom Island Brewing Company, The Hero Initiative has revealed more details about the debut of the craft beer Gravity No. 9 at Wizard World Minneapolis.

The Belgian strong features a label specially designed by Fables creator Bill Willingham to support the organization, which helps to provide a financial safety net for creators in need.

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Beware the Court of Owls, even at the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Apparently not content to operate behind the scenes of Gotham City, the Court of Owls was spotted Wednesday night attempting to infiltrate the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We can only guess what the ancient cabal had planned: An assassination to change the direction of the NHL? The kidnapping of a future Talon?

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Artists sue Marvel, Disney over ‘Iron Man’ armor design

iron man-radixArtists Ben Lai and Ray Lai have sued Marvel and Disney, claiming the Iron Man films ripped off the body-armor designs from their comic Radix.

The two brothers, who own Horizon Comics Productions, first rang this bell in April 2013, issuing a press release to announce a cease-and-desist letter just ahead of the premiere of Iron Man 3. However, as THR, Esq., first reported, on Thursday they finally filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court against Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, The Walt Disney Co. and a string of other defendants.

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Artist Francis Tsai passes away

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Francis Tsai, the concept and comic-book artist who continued to draw even after Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis cost him the use of his arms and legs, passed away Thursday.

After word of his death began to spread last night  on social media, his wife Linda made the official announcement on his Facebook page, writing, This is all pretty new and I’m still a little in shock. Suddenly there is a big hole in my life. Francis was my soul mate. I loved him for his integrity, his (somewhat warped) sense of humor and his artistic drive. I will miss him like crazy.”

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Evangelist: Marvel’s gay Iceman is an attempt to ‘indoctrinate’ youth

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Evangelist Franklin Graham, the son and successor of influential Christian minister Billy Graham, claims Marvel’s outing of Iceman is part of a larger effort to “indoctrinate” young people.

“Today the Marvel comic character Ice Man, from the X-Men series, is coming out as gay,” Graham wrote Wednesday on his Facebook page. “This is another attempt to indoctrinate our young people to accept this destructive lifestyle. God’s Word says homosexuality is a sin, and we are to be on guard against all sin. God calls us to repent, turn from our sins, and put our trust in His Son Jesus Christ who died and rose again to pay the penalty for sin.”

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Iron Man fan creates working gauntlet with lasers, sound effects

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Intrigued by the scene in Iron Man 2 in which Tony Stark cuts down drones closing in on him and War Machine using a laser fired from his glove, custom prop and gadget creator Patrick Priebe set out to make one of his own. And within three weeks, he had it, complete with working lasers, light-up palm and sound effects.

As a bonus, he can also eject spent “cartridges” from the top of the gauntlet.

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Mad Max builds a ride, delivers beatings in gameplay trailer

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios have released a gameplay trailer for Mad Max, which puts player in the role of the film franchise’s star, left in a post-apocalyptic wasteland without a car. Or much of anything else, really. But once Max does assemble a new ride, everyone better get out of his way.

It’s a lengthy trailer — it clocks in at about four and half minutes — that also provides a good overview of the setting, vehicular combat and the beatdowns. Oh, the beatdowns …

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Stan Lee teams with Peter David, Colleen Doran for graphic memoir

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Stan Lee is collaborating with writer Peter David and artist Colleen Doran to create his graphic memoir, billed as ” the story of how modern comics came to be.”

Revealed last week by Doran, Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir will be published in October as a hardcover graphic novel by Simon & Schuster. Bill Farmer will handle colors, with letters and art assistance by Allan Harvey.

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‘Age of Ultron’ trailer gets an epic stop-motion LEGO remake

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Stop-motion LEGO recreations of movie trailers are becoming increasingly popular, but a lo of them are a little rough around the edges. However, that’s certainly not the case with this take on the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron by Kevin Ulrich of Brotherhood Workshop. It’s a project that took five months to complete, and it definitely shows.

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Disney Cruise Line heads to hyperspace with Millennium Falcon

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Although none of the ships in the Disney Cruise Line is ready to make the Kessel Run, soon young passengers will be able to pretend they’re making the jump to hyperspace.

The Disney Dream will head into dry dock in October and emerge with two new interactive youth areas, one inspired by the interior of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars, and the other based on the popular Disney Infinity video game.

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Adidas’ ‘Age of Ultron’ line includes a Quicksilver sneaker, of course

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Knowing a good tie-in when it sees one, Adidas couldn’t pass up a collection inspired by Avengers: Age of Ultron that, of course, includes a Quicksilver sneaker.

The lines of shoes and apparel for children and adults, with the former having their choice of T-shirts, shorts, sneakers and accessories based on the Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. The kid’s collection will be complemented by running shoes for grownups in four designs, but the star is the silver-green “Quicksilver” Adizero Prime Boost (above), which the company teases will be worn in the Marvel Studios sequel by “an exciting new Avengers character.” Who could that be?

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Wizard World launches ComicConBox subscription service

comiconboxWizard World is expanding beyond pop-culture conventions and into subscription box services with ComicConBox.

Like Loot Crate and other similar services, ComicConBox offers subscribers monthly shipments containing toys and collectibles, artwork, games, gadgets and apparel. Plus, this being Wizard World, there are also convention tickets and VIP discounts.

The service is priced at $29.99 a month, with the first box shipping around April 30.

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3A Toys summons the sleek Invincible Iron Man Ghost Edition

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If you thought Ashley Wood’s 3A Toys was finished with its Invincible Iron Man series of figures, think again. The company is back with another take on this Golden Avenger, this time the all-white Ghost Edition.

Standing 13.5 inches tall, the figure is fully articulated, with soft PVC covering the arms and legs. Six AG1 button cell batteries power the LED light-up eyes, palms and arc reactor.

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Adorable li’l Daredevil is the Toddler Without Fear (of Naptime)

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With Daredevil renewed for a second season, Netflix and Marvel may be looking for a way to expand the series into a franchise. Allow us to suggest a kid-friendly spinoff, starring 3-year-old Parker as the guardian of Hell’s Preschool.

The son of John Nettles of City Light Studio, Parker is simultaneously fearsome and cute as a button as Daredevil in this terrific series of cosplay photos taken by his father.

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