Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars

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   After hearing about Joss Whedon’s being brought onboard by Warner Bros. for finishing the JLA movie. Jessica Chobot, of Nerdist News, reported that Scott Snyder had called in Whedon to help with something on the production way before his needed exit.

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Whedon is awesome at directing interpersonal relationships. He can humanize what appears to be beyond human. On the whole this is what Marvel has excelled at. Marvel humanizes their characters. They make them imperfect. They have weaknesses and human failings.

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   The heroes of DC are akin to gods. From time to time, depending on creative team, they take time out to live a normal day, or moment. I’m thinking about Oneil and Adam’s “Hard Traveling Heroes” of the 70’s. Those stories were few and far between in the DC Universe. These heroes are less relatable to humanity. There are pros and cons to this method of storytelling. Remember that even the Greeks told tales of their gods where they all had failings, unlike other cultures who came after and created perfect beings. Perfection is boring in the long run but, in shorts spurts, it can be fun.

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   I am interested to see how Joss makes these characters more relatable, and even more likable. His ability to break tension with humor has to be a superpower, and he wields it well. Basically I would love to see heroes dealing with issues that we all experience, every day, along with trying to save the world. It’s a lot to ask from somebody, but they are heroes and that comes with the territory.

(note: I have yet to see Wonder Woman. It looks marvelous, and I cannot wait to see it)


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Source: 海洋堂 2017年9月發售: Action Figure AMAZING YAMAGUCHI No.005 Wolverine 5,900Yen | TAGhobby.com

   This has to be the absolute ultimate version of Logan! I’ve seen it touted as a “Classic” version of Wolverine, but the outfit isn’t the original togs that he donned back in his first appearances in The Incredible Hulk or even in Giant-Sized X-Men. It’s still a sweet looking figure. We’ve all been fooled by looks before, but I’ve heard some great things about Revoltech.

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    This is incredible. Heck, it had better be with a price tag of $1380.00 [USD]! Click the image to be taken to the site. Make sure you check out ALL of the available photos of this piece. I guess the pre-order went well since they are all out of stock. Let’s just marvel at the wonderful detail while we try to forget the insane price tag, and not to mention the shipping cost of $440 [USD].

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   I’ve had this image of a VF-11 Thunderbolt backed up on a hard drive for nearly two decades. Once upon a time, I was a rabid fan for all things Macross. Animation, Toys, Art, and Music. Nothing was more impressive to me than the Valkyries, Veritechs to my fellow Robotech fans. Anyhow, I was browsing some of my hoarded images and ran across this one. For me, it encapsulates everything that is beautiful about these fighters. Let me see if I can dig up a few more for a mini gallery of my past passion.

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   Yehuda Adi Devir is a Tel-Aviv-based illustrator, comic artist and character designer who creates adorable comics about his daily domestic adventures with his wife, Maya.

Source: Artist Illustrates Everyday Life With His Wife In 10+ Comics | Bored Panda

   Yehuda creates some heartwarming illustrations. They are well worth a few minutes of your busy day. I really dig his style, and his wit. Check out more here [ yehudadevir.com ]

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   “Faust” walks us through the entire history of Dick Grayson. At least up to the pre-New 52 storylines. This video was my gateway into the world of fan generated content on YouTube. I had watched videos on YT before, but it’s always been little clips on my computer. Then I picked up a “Smart” TV, and that changed many ways that I consumed content. The now defunct “Comlink” got me into watching videos where people would discuss properties. Faust introduced me to the fact that a small one person, or small group of people, could offer substantial content that is quality.

   This video sparked my obsession with discussion based content, and tossed me right into the world of podcasting as well.

   Anyways… if you are a fan of the original Robin, I am for the version that George Pérez brought us in “The New Teen TItans“, then this video is a must-see.

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   A long time ago, at a Drive-In that still exists today, a seven year old me was taken by his Father to see Star Wars. Alright, it was 40 years ago. We went to the Sacramento Six a lot in those halcyon days but we rarely went to a showing more than once. Star Wars was one of those films that my Dad had no problem seeing over and over.  I thought it was pretty OK too.

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