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Unboxing: Ramona Flowers Collectible Figure (Mondo Exclusive)

An American expatriate, ninja delivery girl, and traverser of subspace, Ramona Flowers is the object of Scott Pilgrim’s love. Too bad she’s got 7 evil exes he must defeat.

The Ramona Flowers Collectible Figure, from the Scott Pilgrim comic series, is based on the art of creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, featuring 7 points of articulation, and has interchangeable accessories!

We open up and show off the Mondo Exclusive version, which includes an interchangeable Scott Pilgrim in Subspace Suitcase accessory.

Is this figure as awesome as the comic it’s based off of? Find out!

You can order your own now.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Video Game in the next Arcade Block!

Scott Pilgrim is dating Arcade Block!? That’s right – they’ve got a pretty sweet EXCLUSIVE Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Video Game item in this month’s Block. Sign up today or cry forever for missing it.

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Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Comic Based Movies

It’s Monday and that means a brand new Facebook Fandom spotlight where I look at the statistic of Facebook users when it comes to some part of geek fandom. With so much buzz recently about comic book movies and casting, I thought it might be interesting to look at various comic-based movies and how they did individually and as a series when it comes to gender.

The first thing that stands out to me is that both Catwoman and Elektra have women as the majority of their “likes.” Men in Black as a franchise does well, but though it shows women as a majority, they are most likely just under 50% due to Facebook’s returning fuzzy results with large numbers such as this.

But, what also stands out is Superman Returns being split exactly 50/50 when it comes to men and women. Director Bryan Singer has spoken about how he wanted a movie that would appeal to women as well as men, and it looks like he achieved that according to these numbers.

Many movies on this list came out well before Facebook existed, but overall the results are interesting to me.

Constantine which will soon be a television series does shockingly well when it comes to gender, with 45% women, and the recently rumored Fantastic Four casting had me interested in those results, which was some of the worst when it came to women with 16.67% for the franchise.

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Preview – Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Vol. 2 Color Hardcover

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD VOL. 2 COLOR HARDCOVER

Writer/Artist: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Colorist: Nathan Fairbairn

Format: 6×9, Full-Color, Hardcover
Page Count: 216
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Action
Age Rating: Teen+
Diamond Code: AUG121234

Presented in full color for the first time, this gorgeous package includes new bonus materials, as well as remastered artwork and lettering! The second volume in Bryan Lee O’Malley’s epic, SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD sees Mr. Pilgrim face off against another of Ramona’s exes–Hollywood icon and skate board enthusiast Lucas Lee!

ONI Press Releases Scott Pilgrom Collector’s Edition Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 on 11/07/2012

On November 7th, just like last time, Oni Press will go live with an online sale for the LIMITED Scott Pilgrim Volume 2: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Collector’s Edition, along with the Regular Scott Pilgrim V2 Color HC, V2 Evil-Ex edition, and the very small amount of Vol. 1 Collector’s editions they have left.

You read that right! Due to most of the Vol. 1 Collector’s Editions shipping quite successfully, they are going to put the reserve quantity up for sale along with Vol. 2. These are extremely limited.

How do you get one?

All you need to do is follow any of Oni’s social media outlets listed below and/or their website on November 7th. At some time during that day, they will be providing a direct link to a webstore, which is where you will be able to purchase only the collector’s edition (hint hint: they are in the Pacific Standard Time Zone). This link will only be available through the locations mentioned below and will not be not searchable on their website or anywhere else. From there it will be like any standard online purchase.

There is a limit of two collector’s editions per volume, per billing address. Yes, that means you can get two of Volume 1, along with two of Volume 2. Please allow for 2-3 weeks shipping, due to the volume of orders they will be receiving at one time.

The regular Scott Pilgrim Volume 2 Color Edition and Evil-Ex Edition books will be available for sale at onipress.com like any other book, not requiring a separate link to purchase.

Once these gems are sold out, the online store will no longer allow purchases and their office elves will begin to tirelessly get the orders out the door. So grab your skateboards and get ready to welcome a little bit of Lucas Lee onto your bookshelf.

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NYCC 2012 – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Vol. 2 Collector’s Edition on Sale

Round 2 is go for launch, people! This time Lucas Lee has joined the fight!

Today, October 11th, Bryan Lee O’Malley and Oni Press will release the Evil Edition and Collector’s Edition versions of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Volume 2.

Both editions will be available only from Oni Press, debuting at their booth, #1221, at New York Comic-Con 2012. After the convention, they will then be available for order only at OniPress.com on November 7th, 2012.

The Scott Pilgrim Vol. 2 Evil Edition features Lucas Lee. The evil edition will be on sale for $40 US.

Like V1, the limited-to-1000 Collector’s Edition provides fans a deluxe package with a ton of exclusive goodies.

So what comes in Scott Pilgrim Vol. 2 Collector’s Edition?

  • EVIL EDITION Book (Lucas Lee Cover)
  • A numbered book plate signed by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Five art prints, measuring 9×12, including both versions of the cover
  • Ten vinyl stickers featuring some of O’Malley’s favorite panels from the book
  • Two scout-style embroidered badges featuring Knives and Lucas Lee
  • A crew pass and lanyard from the set of Lucas Lee’s movie, “You Just Don’t Exist”
  • A code for the digital edition of SCOTT PILGRIM VOLUME 2 COLOR EDITION from ComiXology

This strictly limited package is $100 US.

The Regular Retail Edition of the book is $24.99 and will feature Knives Chau on the cover. This item will go on sale November 7th at local comics shops, bookstores, ComiXology, and OniPress.com.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here.  I’m absolutely spending some time catching up on my reading and some movies.  Any suggestions for either?

Around the Blogs:

The Mary Sue – Warner Bros. Hires Men In Black 3 Director For DC Comics’ Next Superhero ProjectAn interesting project.

ICv2 – ‘Spider-Man’ Headed for Big Opening – And folks are declaring comic book movies are dead?

Kotaku – The Band That Made the Scott Pilgrim Movie Like 300% Better – Totally agree.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Talking Comics – Astonishing X-Men #51

CBR – Avengers Vs. X-Men #6

CBR – Batwoman #10

TimeOut Chicago – Before Watchmen: Comedian #1

Poisoned Rationality – Fables Deluxe Volume 1

Friday Five: Best Comic Book Movies (Excluding Marvel and DC)


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So I previously ranked the best comic book-based movies of Marvel and DC in the past, and I want to take it in another direction and exclude those two publishers to look at other comic book-based movies. I will NOT be including Manga or anime, since I don’t read those and I don’t watch the movies. For the Marvel and DC lists, I didn’t include any of their imprints, such as Icon or Vertigo, so I will be including them here. With that being said, here are the Top 5 Comic Book Movies That Are Not From Marvel or DC

Honorable Mention: Alien vs. Predator (2004), American Splendor (2003), The Crow (1994), Ghost World (2001), Hellboy (2004), A History of Violence (2005), Road to Perdition (2002), Sin City (2005), The Spirit (2008), Wanted (2008)

5. 30 Days of Night (2007): I don’t usually like vampire films that much, but this one had such a great premise and tone, such great sets and effects and it was just plain scary that it is pretty close to being the best vampire movie of all time.

4. V for Vendetta (2006): About as good a dystopian film as has ever been made, this one improves upon the ideas that many have had before and really hits every note a movie like this should hit.

3. Men In Black (1997): Again, it’s hard to complain about anything in this movie. It has a great concept and plot, it masters the unlikely partner buddy cop thing like few movies ever had, it has great costumes and top-notch, groundbreaking special effects, it’s hilariously funny and has great action. And most importantly it has the amazing personality and chemistry of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

2. Kick-Ass (2010): Some were turned off by the violence in this movie, but I really think that this is one of the better uses of violence in any film I’ve ever seen. The violence is excessive, but it’s done for effect and it helps remind you that the movie isn’t real, despite the realness of the story. It makes sure that you know you’re in a comic book world. The cast is great, the story is superb and the changes from the comic don’t bother me a whole lot.

1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010): This is maybe one of the truest adaptations from comic to film that I’ve ever seen. There are some changes made, but they rarely are changes that deviate from the intention of the comic. The casting in this is superb and the movie itself looks great at all times, frequently taking shots directly from the comics and making them look both cinematic and comic-like. This is a movie I’m going to watch over and over and over again.

Random Thoughts


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*Getting a little tired of the relentless Thor cross-promotion. Thor meets X-Factor!  Thor meets Power Pack!  Thor meets Deadpool!  Thor meets Howard the Duck!  Only one of these is fake.

*Maybe Marvel should tone it down a bit with the existential threats to the universe.  They are coming a little too often these days.  Zombies, Kang, the Chaos King, the Cancerverse, the Elder Gods and who knows how many others have tried to destroy everything.  And that was just in December.

*I’ve discovered I really prefer comics to have superheroes or the supernatural.  No matter how good other stuff is, I still prefer something super in my comics.

*Week 37 of DC’s 52 really gives away one of the biggest secrets and best mysteries of the whole thing.  Maybe the biggest/best, since I haven’t finished it yet.  I really hate when a cover gives away a key plot point.

*So I’m reading Countdown to Final Crisis and I note that the Monitors refer to human beings in the collective as “man.”  Why would they have our gender pronoun bias?  That’s either offensive or lazy writing.  Talking to you, Dan Jurgens.

*I really, really hate the crazy re-numbering and then again also re-numbering stuff that Marvel does.  The latest issue of Iron Man is #500.  The issue before that was #33.  Annoying and convoluted nonsense.

*Really looking forward to Age of X.

*Saw Scott Pilgrim last night, it totally lived up to the hype and is one of my favorite movies of the last 2-3 years.  Now on to the comics.  Last time this happened was with Kick-Ass.  Loved the movie, then read the comics and loved them even more.  Expect the same of Scott Pilgrim.

*Is it me or is Brian Michael Bendis‘s Luke Cage the best Luke Cage ever? (Hint: It’s not me)

*Am I the only one who thinks that Salvador Larocca‘s Tony Stark is the spitting image of a dark-haired Sawyer from Lost?

*I understand that the Walking Dead Weekly series is a cynical cash-in on the new popularity of the Walking Dead after the television series success.  I’m okay with that.  It still brings one of the greatest comic book series and zombie tales to more people, since the original early issues are expensive to buy, individually-speaking.  Sure, you can buy them in the trade paperbacks cheaper, but nothing beats the feeling of issue-to-issue reading of the series…

*Chaos War is over and the ending was pretty good for a mediocre series, overall.  Hopefully Fear Itself will be better than Chaos War or Shadowland.

*One thing I like about Chaos War and some other recent Marvel stuff is the fact that the usual “pow” and “wham” exclamations have been replaced with other words that are simply exaggerated.  From Chaos War #5, we have “Haikooooom” after a very good Haiku reference, “Gutssss” as Hercules gets hit in the stomach, “Chsstbsster” as Herc gets punched through the chest, “Godyslam” as the Chaos King gets slammed to the Earth and many others.  Some of them require you to think a bit more and try to figure out the connection, but they are very cool.  Don’t know who is responsible for them, Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Khoi Pham or someone else.  I’ve seen them elsewhere, but can’t remember where.  Whoever and whatever is the source, I’m a big fan and I encourage more of this.

Comic Books Nominated for 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards


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FogtownIt’s always interesting to see what gets nominated for GLAAD’s Media Awards.  Here’s the nominees for this year’s 22nd annual awards.

Outstanding Comic Book
Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Scott Allie, Brad Meltzer, Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
Fogtown by Andersen Gabrych (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Veronica by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
Young Avengers: Children’s Crusade by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was also nominated for Outstanding Film: Wide Release.

I’ll let the lack of mention of the artists and the incorrect title for Avengers: Children’s Crusade slide, the awards recognize positive portrayals of gays and lesbians in the media.  I can’t speak for Veronica (which I guess is nominated for the recent inclusion of Archie’s first gay character) or Buffy, the other three I think are solid picks especially Fogtown which was under the radar for comic book fans.

Congrats to everyone nominated.

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