DC Comics' "Rebirth" Character Designs for Batman, Wonder Woman and More
If you still have space in your home (and money in your bank account) after buying that life-size Batman, life-size Harley Quinn and life-size Slimer, then a.) wow, nice house, and b.) hold onto that job, because NECA is about to release a life-size Deadpool foam replica.
Unfortunately, there are no final-product images available, but we do have concept art and details, courtesy of BigBadToyStore. Based on Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth (alas, not Ryan Reynolds), this 6-foot replica is made of hand-painted foam rubber and latex.
Attending a comic convention dressed as a Redshirt from Star Trek is, y’know, fine but not exactly inspired. But attending a convention dressed as a Redshirt, and then posing with other cosplayers as they “kill” you over and over again? Genius!
That’s what Timothey Adam did last weekend at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, recruiting cosplayers dressed as characters ranging from Batman and Harley Quinn to Chewbacca and the War Boys to put that Star Trek trope to the test.
If you can’t imagine lugging around your laptop, phone, books and other necessities for one more semester, maybe it’s time to call in some reinforcements.
With a Captain America or Deadpool laptop backpack, you’ll be ready for battle — or class, work, whatever — with all of your gear stowed away conveniently and stylishly.
Experimenting with the iconic nature of their costumes, Ukrainian illustrator Yuri Krasnoshchok has distilled the masks and faces of numerous fictional heroes to sparse geometric shapes in a minimalist series called simply “Masks of Superheroes.”
Spider-Man, represented only by those oversize white eyes, is probably the most successful of the bunch, but most of them are almost instantly recognizable, without the aid of the characters’ names.
Just when we’d written off flash mobs as passé, Deadpool proves us wrong. Wait, make that Deadpools.
As part of the South Korean marketing campaign for the Deadpool movie, the Taekwondo/urban dance group K-Tigers took to the street dressed as the Merc With a Mouth for a high-octane routine set to DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” (needless to say, it’s Not Safe For Work).
Deadpool may be out here winning the hearts and minds of Americans countrywide with his smash box office hit, but it only takes one jerk to ruin a guy’s good name. Okay, fine, maybe it’s up to three jerks now. Regardless, it is totally unfair and not nearly funny enough.
A white man between 5’9″ and 5’11” and weighing roughly 200 lbs, that wore the mask of Marvel’s merc with a mouth, champion of the little guy, R-rated star, upstanding community member and all-around good hang Wade “Deadpool” Wilson stuck up the U.S. Bank in South Point, Ohio the afternoon of Friday, February 27, illicitly making off with $2,000 while ruining a marathon-like run of nearly flawless commercial branding.
A collision this morning south of Columbus, Ohio, involving two semi trucks left a lane of interstate closed most of the day as workers cleared debris — including hundreds of comic books — from the highway.
As you can see from the images and video, Deadpool, Vol. 9: Institutionalized was among the casualties.
Wade Wilson may not be the hero Regina deserves, but he’s the one it wants right now. Or something like that.
A resident of the capital of Saskatchewan has launched not one but two online petitions urging Regina City Council to erect a statue honoring Deadpool. You see, in the blockbuster Ryan Reynolds film, the Merc With a Mouth says, “I’m Wade Wilson from Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina, the town that rhymes with fun.”
Factory Entertainment has brought a fan-favorite moment from the 2013 video game to near life with its Deadpool — Rocket Ride Premium Motion Statue.
As you might expect with the Merc With a Mouth, the company’s listing is absolutely filled with innuendo, like “Standing fully erect at a colossal 10 inches high” and “Deadpool’s red rocket gracefully sways back and forth simulating a sky rocket in flight, sure to delight fans eager for further stimulation that regular statues cannot provide.” You get the picture.
Deadpool’s legendary love for deep-fried burritos has inspired one Philadelphia restaurant to create a dish fit for a Merc With a Mouth (and a super-sized appetite).
Behold, the “Deadpool Poutine Chimichanga,” which was added to the menu of Cantina Dos Segundos earlier this month. You may want to grab a bib (and a pacemaker) as we describe it: braised short rib, french fries, fried cheese curd, black beans, bacon, and pickled red onion and jalapeno, served with a side of short rib au jus, and topped with sour cream onion, scallion and cilantro.
What better what to express your feelings for a certain Merc With a Mouth than with a stack of pancakes … and a set of official Deadpool Underoos?
It was inevitable that the Internet’s raison d’être (funny cat photos) would cross paths with our current obsession (Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool), but we’re just glad we were around to witness it. Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce … Catpool.
Fandom | Feb. 11 is Flash Appreciation Day, a holiday drawn from the 2006 Justice League Unlimited animated series “Flash and Substance.” Last year, fans petitioned the White House (unsuccessfully), asking President Obama to pay tribute to the Scarlet Speedster. This year, however, they’re marking the occasion with special content spread across nine blogs, and a call for donations to The Hero Initiative. Jim McLauchlin, the organization’s president, participated in an interview and also rounded up creators Mark Waid, George Pérez, Walt Simonson, Dennis O’Niel and Jim Valentino to discuss their favorite versions of The Flash. [Nothing But Comics]
Auctions | A near-mint copy of Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, is expected to sell for more than $400,000 at auction later this month. “We think this comic has the potential to realize the highest price ever paid at public auction for a Spider-Man comic book,” said Lon Allen, managing director of the comics department at Heritage Auctions. “It could soar well past our estimate.” [Fine Books & Collections]
In addition to being fun for comic fans of all ages, LEGO playsets have earned a reputation for spoiling minor plot points about the films they tie-in with over the past year. The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” sets, “Ant-Man” sets and “Captain America: Civil War” sets all leaked information, ranging from the mundane to the giant (literally, in “Civil War’s” case). Knowing that, Ryan Reynolds recently took major issue with a few of “Deadpool’s” LEGO sets — kinda.