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Look out, Spider-Man! There’s a new superhero in Edmonton, AB. Thanks to the Children’s Wish Foundation, SpiderMable — a six-year-old hero battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia — has teamed up with the wall crawler in order to locate the missing Oilers captain Andrew Ference (via CBC News).
In a broadcast this morning, Sgt. Steve Sharpe of the Edmonton Police Service called out to SpiderMable for help rescuing the hockey player. “If SpiderMable is out there, and you get this message, come down to the mayor’s office and be a part of that team and lead us towards safety and getting our captain back,” he said.
SpiderMable answered the cry for help and is on the hunt for Mysterio at West Edmonton Mall. After some training and the discovery of some clues, SpiderMable and Spider-Man will track Mysterio and Ference to Edmonton Valley Zoo, save the day and celebrate in the Otter Room.
Taking a cue from the beloved sci-fi franchise, one Star Trek fan is boldly going where no one has gone before by recreating the Enterprise-D, deck by deck, as a “virtual museum.”
Called the Enterprise 3D Construction Project, it’s every bit as ambitious as it sounds, with 3D artist Jason using Unreal Engine 3 and 4 to construct the ship from Star Trek: The Next Generation, inside and out. Although he’s nowhere close to completion, he’s released a video that takes viewers from the shuttle bay to the conference room to the bridge and beyond.
Combining stop-motion animation and CGI, Taiwanese animator Jordan Tseng transports us to the post-apocalyptic world of Attack on Titan, where only Mikasa Ackerman stands between a city of collectible figures and the enormous wooden mannequins that seek to devour them. Wait, what?
OK, it’s probably not what Hajime Isayama envisioned, but this two-minute short is a heck of a lot of fun, ending on a cliffhanger you probably won’t expect.
As fierce as the showdown may be next year between Batman and Superman, it pales in comparison to the rivalry between iPhone and Android users. But among smartphone owners, which superhero comes out on top?
Yahoo Research posed that question — OK, and some others as well — to 1,000 smartphone users, evenly split between iOS and Android. Asked which superhero they’d prefer to be, 37 percent chose Superman, with iPhone users leaning more toward the Man of Steel; 25 percent went with Batman, who was more favored by Android owners.
You may remember Michael Baxter, the prison guard from Australia who hoped to land a place in Guinness World Records with the 203 Simpsons characters tattooed on his back. Last week, he did just that.
Guinness has announced the 52-year-old grandfather holds the record for the most tattoos of characters from a single animated series. Because, yes, that’s a thing.
A reddit user’s twin daughters wanted a Hulk princess cake for their fourth birthday, so by gosh that’s exactly what he made them.
It’s not fancy, and it’s probably not going to earn this dad a spot on Food Network, but it has won him a place in our hearts. From the lavender skirt to the purple bodice to the red tiara, it’s undeniably awesome. Or should that be totally awesome?
A 22-foot Optimus Prime and a 20-foot Bumblee now stand guard outside G&M Body Shop’s two locations in Stillwater, Oklahoma, attracting visitors and, presumably, keeping an eye out for Decepticons. They’re the result of a months-long process that, frankly, didn’t go quite as planned.
Shaquille Dent has emerged over the past couple of days as a social-media sensation for — if you hadn’t already guessed — his sensational Goku-inspired, gravity-defying hair.
Now an animation student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Dent discovered while he was a junior in high school that he could sculpt his hair into enormous spikes. Although his original style was a tribute to Dragon Ball Z, he told BuzzFeed he recently bleached part of his hair as a nod to Yu-Gi-Oh!
The end of a relationship can be both an emotional and a financial strain, as couples often must untangle who owns what: y’know, the new television, that old sofa, the Batmobile … Oh, yes, for one Batman fan, the break-up is about to cut especially deep.
A woman in suburban Detroit is selling her ex’s Dark Knight-themed 2007 Dodge Nitro on Craigslist, saying, “Cheating boyfriend thought he was Batman.”
With Jared Leto’s Joker likely poised to be the Halloween look for guys this year — seriously, there are going to be at least three Jokers, and (still) two Spartans, at every party — Wholesale Halloween Costumes has released a helpful tutorial to show you how to get the hair and makeup just right.
Of course, the undeniable tricky part is the body art, which isn’t covered in the video. For that, all of those trick-or-treat Jokers may be to count on the steady hands of their own Harley Quinns.
Disappointed that he couldn’t rent the actual Batmobile for his wedding, Amit Patel turned on the Bat-Signal and ended up with something better: an escort by the Dark Knight himself. Well, a Dark Knight, in any case.
The Huffington Post Canada notes that in many Gujarati-Hindu weddings, the arrival of the groom with his friends and family is often an event in itself. Some make their grand entrance atop a rented elephant, while others opt for a horse (as suggested by Patel’s wife), but this Toronto groom wanted no part of that.
When redditor Crux1836 asked his son what he wanted for his fourth birthday, the boy replied, “A Thor hammer … a real Thor hammer!” And so, like any dutiful dad, Crux1836 headed to the forge, because doesn’t every father have a forge and anvil in his workshop?
As he explains on reddit, he started with a piece of steel square tubing, because it needed to be “something large enough to represent the hammer, but light enough that a 4 year-old could hold it.” He walks through the rest of the process, ending with a fantastic replica of Mjolnir that’s small enough — and light enough — for the birthday boy, but still mighty enough to take on Frost Giants.
Never mind that DC Comics Super Hero Cafe, Singapore’s biggest selling point may be that it has its own Jedi Academy. Seriously.
Established just last year, the Saber Authority — “Your Source For the Force” — teaches lightsaber dueling based on a blend of Asian martial arts. “When it comes to saber dueling, we don’t believe in fictional styles or make-believe combat,” the website states. “We also don’t believe in learning skills that cannot be used in real life or self defense situations. Why spend time learning something that does not help you in any way.”
Parents don’t always think through the names they give their children, sentencing them to years of schoolyard taunts or scatalogical rhymes. A name is a powerful thing that can shape how a child is perceived, and even what path he might take — in other words, his destiny.
So it’s perhaps understandable if we’re a little alarmed that the Star Wars-inspired “Anakin” was the 957th most popular name among boys last year in the United States, according to the Social Security Administration. You know, the horribly annoying kid from The Phantom Menace who grew up to be the horribly annoying man in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, who became Darth Vader, one of the greatest villains of all time?
When eight-year-old Layla Murphy began to get bullied for her love of “Star Wars,” the 501st Legion used the Force to show her a new hope by gathering together and showing her support (via CNN).
The trouble started when Layla, who lives in Norfolk, Virginia, transferred schools. According to her mother Nicolette Molina, the girls at the new school teased Layla’s love of “Star Wars” and told her it was for boys. “Layla started coming home more quiet and less of herself, and started asking not to wear her shirts or R2-D2 jacket,” Molina explained. “She was asked if she was turning into a boy.”
The 501st Legion came to the rescue after photos of her at a fan convention with “Star Wars” fan Jason Tuttle, a member of the group, surfaced online. Tuttle took to the group’s Facebook page to encourage Layla and sent her patches, stickers and trading cards to show her support.