Ask Chris Special Edition: The Best Of 'Ask Chris' This week marks the 200th installment of ComicsAlliance’s weekly Ask Chris column, in which senior writer Chris Sims tackles reader questions that send him delving into comics history, the metaphors at the heart of his favorite characters that have developed over decades and, every now and then, straight up fan-fiction. To mark the occasion, we’ve gone back through the archives (and taken a quick poll of readers) to sort out the absolute best of the past 200 columns, covering topics like the secular humanism at the heart of Scooby-Doo, the complicated chronology of Super Mario Bros., the 75-year competition between Marvel and DC, and more. And Batman. So, so much Batman. Click each title to read the full article! Fueled by the anticipation for The Dark Knight Rises, Chris takes a look back at Bane, both as a foil for Batman and the ultimate synthesis of several "evil Batman" characters -- including an often-overlooked direct prototype from a few years before Bane made his debut.
Star Wars missing : ce qu'on a loupé dans les films en illustrations - Actualité - Fanactu.com Les deux premières trilogies Star Wars ont comme point commun d'être extrêmement riche en évènements. Que ce soit à cause du manque de temps ou d'argent, George Lucas n'a pu mettre absolument tout ce qu'il voulait dans ses films. L'artiste Chris Trevas a souhaité réparer cela et s'est amusé à imaginer certaines scènes qui auraient pu/dû être dans la saga. On retrouve ainsi sur ses illustrations le départ de la princesse Leia d'Alodrande, Dark Vador ordonnant l'exécution de l'oncle et de la tante de Luke, le départ de Tatouine du Faucon Millenium après la mort de Jabba ou bien encore Anakin Skywalker en train de créer son sabre laser. De bien jolis dessins qui nous rappellent la richesse incroyable de la saga ! Star Wars missing #01 Star Wars missing #02 Star Wars missing #03 Star Wars missing #04 Star Wars missing #05 Star Wars missing #06 Star Wars missing #07 Star Wars missing #08 Star Wars missing #09
Your guide to the Star Wars Expanded Universe · Primer Primer is The A.V. Club’s ongoing series of beginners’ guides to pop culture’s most notable subjects: filmmakers, music styles, literary genres, and whatever else interests us—and hopefully you. This installment: The Star Wars Expanded Universe. Fair warning: This piece reveals several plot points from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Prerequisites It’s a weird time to be a Star Wars fan, which is quite a statement to make, because it is always a weird time to be a Star Wars fan. In 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm, adding another wrench to the works. As a result, the company made a swift and decisive move that guts what Star Wars meant for many fans: It removed the entirety of the Expanded Universe from canon. While Lucasfilm always strived to keep the stories created for the EU consistent with our film and television content as well as internally consistent, Lucas always made it clear that he was not beholden to the EU. “We don’t reboot. (“T” refers to the animated movie The Clone Wars.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND THE ART OF CONSTRUCTING JOKES ADMITTEDLY, THE FILM ALSO USES THE SAME GENERAL TACTIC OF HUMOR WITH REGARDS TO THE CHARACTER OF GAMORA, JUST IN A SLIGHT VARIATION. GAMORA IS A COLD HARD ASSASSIN, COMMANDED BY THE CAPITAL E-EVIL TITANS OF POWER, WHO IS NOW THROWN INTO A SITUATION WHERE SHE HAS TO PUT UP WITH SOME NINCOMPOOPS, WHICH MAKES FOR SOME GOOD EYE-ROLLING FOOL-SUFFERING. BUT! THE KEY DIFFERENCE IS SHE IS FAR MORE SELF-AWARE THAN DRAX, BUT THAT STILL DOESN'T STOP US FROM GETTING A NUMBER OF HER JOKES BEING BUILT ON HER CULTURAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS OF PETER'S REFERENCES ("Who put the sticks up their butts?" The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever | Wired Magazine Photo: Dwight Eschliman Jeffrey Mitchell, a volunteer firefighter in the suburbs of Baltimore, came across the accident by chance: A car had smashed into a pickup truck loaded with metal pipes. Mitchell tried to help, but he saw at once that he was too late. The car had rear-ended the truck at high speed, sending a pipe through the windshield and into the chest of the passenger—a young bride returning home from her wedding. There was blood everywhere, staining her white dress crimson. Mitchell couldn’t get the dead woman out of his mind; the tableau was stuck before his eyes. Pushing to remember a traumatic event soon after it occurs doesn’t unburden us—it reinforces the fear and stress. Miraculously, that worked. In recent years, CISD has become exceedingly popular, used by the US Department of Defense, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Israeli army, the United Nations, and the American Red Cross. Mitchell was right about one thing, though. None of this is true.
I Has a Sweet Potato 02:29 pm: I Has a Sweet Potato You know, a lot of times I write up random posts and then don't post them. But Best Beloved just called me, and I could not really explain why I was inarticulate about sweet potatoes, so I said I'd go ahead and post this. That way, she can read it at work and know just what kind of day it has been. (Short version, for those who do not feel like reading the whole post: ARRRRRRG. Fucking sweet potatoes.) The longer version, summarized in conversation form: Dog: I am starving.Me: Actually, no. [There is a pause, during which the dog exits the room in a pointed manner.] [From the kitchen, there comes a noise like someone is eating a baseball bat.] Me, yelling: What the hell are you doing? [There is a pause.] [There is a noise like someone is trying to eat a baseball bat very very quietly.] [There is a pause, during which I do not even bother trying to return to what I was doing. [There is, as I wholly expected, a baseball-bat-eating noise.] Me, wearily: What NOW?
Every Revision To The Star Wars Movies Since 1977 If you have been awake at all lately, you probably have not missed the new box release of the Star Wars series on Blu-ray, right? Well, if you have, then you must have either been insanely busy or you just don’t give a rat’s ass. It’s pretty much everywhere these days. If it’s not on an ad in a paper, you can bet it’s on a huge billboard somewhere announcing the release. There have actually been a slew of new releases over the years, and each one has its own revision of the content. Geektwins has put together an epic list of all (yes, apparently these are ALL of them) the revisions that have ever been made to the Star Wars series.
STORY VS. CHARACTER - THE TWO MOVIES WITHIN DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Marcel Proust: neurocientífico (entrevista a Jonah Lehrer) Antes de que la neurociencia revelase algunas verdades nada evidentes sobre el funcionamiento de nuestro cerebro, muchos artistas y pensadores intuyeron, cada cual a su manera y en su parcela predilecta de reflexión y expresión, aspectos esenciales de nuestra naturaleza cuyo conocimiento preciso requeriría todavía mucha investigación y experimentación por parte de los científicos. Se anticiparon en la comprensión de funciones cognitivas como la memoria, el lenguaje y el aprendizaje, cuestiones tan trascendentes como la relación cuerpo-mente, la libertad y el sentido del yo, o el funcionamiento íntimo, asociado a sus ilusiones, de los sentidos de la vista, el oído y el gusto. Ha sido un neurocientífico exquisitamente literario quien se ha decidido a señalar a estos precursores en un ensayo que tiende nuevos puentes entre las dos culturas. Jonah ha tenido la amabilidad de respondernos unas preguntas, preparadas por Antonio Gimeno y un servidor. En ingles: 1. 2. Uncertainty is abhorrent. 3. 4. 5.
The Internet Arcade : Free Software by hack (Miky SRL) favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) by Midway Released Sep 11, 1997 Also For Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Windows Developed by Midway Games, Inc. by Sega Released 1991 Platform Arcade Developed by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Released Dec, 1988 Also For Genesis Developed by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. by Capcom X-Men Vs. by Gaelco Released 1996 Platform Arcade Developed by Gaelco, S.A. by Macro favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) by bootleg - Sega Aladdin (bootleg of Japanese Megadrive version) by bootleg - Sega (1993) favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Euro 960229) by Capcom (1996) Released Feb 27, 1996 Also For New Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Wii, Wii U, Windows Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. by Atari Games Tetris (styled TETЯIS) is a puzzle game developed by Atari Games and originally released for arcades in 1988. by Namco by Tecmo Released 1991 Platform Arcade Developed by Tecmo, Ltd. by Konami by Banpresto by SNK
HULK’S FAVORITE MOVIES: DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) SO WHEN THE MOST POPULAR AND RESONANT BLACK FILMMAKER TO COMPARE HIM TO IS TYLER PERRY (WHO, AS OUR OWN EVAN SAATHOFF WILL ARGUE, IS STILL AN INFINITELY MORE COMPLICATED AND WEIRD FILMMAKER THAN PEOPLE GIVE CREDIT FOR), IT JUST MEANS THAT SPIKE LEE IS JUST AS VITAL AS EVER. HE'S NOT ONLY ONE OF OUR LAST TRUE AUTEURS, HE'S ONE OF THE FEW WHO WILL ACTIVELY ENGAGE THE LEFTOVER AND VERY-REAL UGLINESS AT THE HEART OF OUT WORST-POSSIBLE SELVES. WE LAUDED HIM FOR BEING ONE OF THE FIRST TO CONFRONT THESE ISSUES, AND NOW, WHAT? WE'VE GROWN TIRED BECAUSE HE REFUSES TO STOP CONFRONTING THEM? BECAUSE MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE LESSONS AT THE HEART OF DO THE RIGHT THING HAVEN'T CHANGED ONE IOTA IN 25 YEARS. IN FACT, THEY LEAVE US ASKING SOME PRETTY POINTED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENTS IN FERGUSON: WHY ARE WE MORE ANGRY ABOUT THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE? AS HULK SAID, WE CAN'T HELP BUT TURN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN FERGUSON INTO THINGS THAT ARE MORE RELEVANT TO US. "But we are listening!"
The Science of Success - Magazine Most of us have genes that make us as hardy as dandelions: able to take root and survive almost anywhere. A few of us, however, are more like the orchid: fragile and fickle, but capable of blooming spectacularly if given greenhouse care. So holds a provocative new theory of genetics, which asserts that the very genes that give us the most trouble as a species, causing behaviors that are self-destructive and antisocial, also underlie humankind’s phenomenal adaptability and evolutionary success. With a bad environment and poor parenting, orchid children can end up depressed, drug-addicted, or in jail—but with the right environment and good parenting, they can grow up to be society’s most creative, successful, and happy people. Vault49 At the outset of their study, Bakermans-Kranenburg and her colleagues had screened 2,408 children via parental questionnaire, and they were now focusing on the 25 percent rated highest by their parents in externalizing behaviors.