Back when comic book deaths carried some weight. Ooof. #feels

(Also, why’s the steering wheel on the right? Having the kids at your exclusive private school get around in a Rolls Royce is ostentatious enough. Having it be a British import is just plain One-Percenter nonsense! We get it, Charles. Your family’s loaded.)

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DEVON HONG
Devon Hong was born in Hong Kong and the youngest of two. He moved to Canada when he was 9 and learned the English language by watching episodes of “The Bill Cosby Show”. After zip zop zoobity bopping through college with a degree in New Media, he tried his hand at a variety of odd jobs, including TV Producer, Pornographer and most recently, art director. He is currently dabbling in the dark arts of advertising at Droga5 New York. If you’re ever waiting in line for the bathroom at a Starbucks and have some time to kill, visit his site at www.devonhong.com.

Unf. Devon Hong is so talented. I can’t..
For McKellen Me Softly  |  Facebook  |  May 29th

mckellenmesoftly:

DEVON HONG

Devon Hong was born in Hong Kong and the youngest of two. He moved to Canada when he was 9 and learned the English language by watching episodes of “The Bill Cosby Show”. After zip zop zoobity bopping through college with a degree in New Media, he tried his hand at a variety of odd jobs, including TV Producer, Pornographer and most recently, art director. He is currently dabbling in the dark arts of advertising at Droga5 New York. If you’re ever waiting in line for the bathroom at a Starbucks and have some time to kill, visit his site at www.devonhong.com.

Unf. Devon Hong is so talented. I can’t..

For McKellen Me Softly  |  Facebook  |  May 29th

mckellenmesoftly:

Our muse, Sir Ian McKellen, just turned 75! Happy birthday from geeks everywhere!

mckellenmesoftly.com   |  Facebook  |  May 29th

As geeks, we’re often on the defensive, advocating for the literary or artistic integrity of the books and characters which we love, hoping they’ll someday get some mainstream popularity. Then, we’re left apologizing or making excuses for why a big-screen adaptation of something hardcore fans have been waiting their whole lives to see falls short of capturing the magic of the original book. There have been plenty of passable wizards and super-villains in the movies, but the spirit and complexity of Gandalf and Magneto could have easily been lost if portrayed by a lesser actor. The gravitas McKellen brought to those performances did great justice to the source material and it felt like a tremendous victory to geeks everywhere. For once, we longtime fans could just sit back and enjoy the show.

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mckellenmesoftly:

Geeks OUT is paying tribute to Sir Ian McKellen with a pop-up art show May 29th in NYC! Learn more at mckellenmesoftly.com!

The new X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer makes the film look like a total sausage fest. It features lots of gruff bros giving each other attitude, and “good friends” socking each other in the face. The one woman who gets a speaking line gets called a bitch. It’s disappointing. The X-Men have the best female characters in comics, and several are being played by Oscar-winners. I hope the actual film does better by them. 

This is blowing my mind…

This is blowing my mind…

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At this moment in the 616 Marvelverse, The Red Skull has desecrated the corpse of Charles Xavier and grafted Charles’s psychic brain onto his own. It’s pretty damn horrible. I really want to see Magneto fucking destroy him for it. Like, brutally.

panels-of-interest:

Magneto vs. the Red Skull.

[from Captain America (1968) #368]

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Call For Artists

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

"McKellen Me Softly"

Geeks OUT is seeking original artwork inspired by Sir Ian McKellen for a one-night art show. McKellen has been an inspiration to many, both as a tremendous actor and as an advocate for LGBT rights. “McKellen Me Softly” will be a tribute show in his honor. Artists are free to depict him in one of his many famous roles, one of his lesser-known performances, or to just dress him up as the character you’d love to see him play. Use your imagination! Art will be raffled off to lucky fans in attendance at the show.

“McKellen Me Softly” is Geeks OUT’s third annual tribute gala. Previous shows have honored George Takei and Sigourney Weaver. Proceeds from the event will fund Geeks OUT’s ongoing mission to rally, empower and promote the LGBT geek community by hosting exciting social events in numerous cities, and bringing queer-interest content to comic conventions.

All media types are welcome. Display space will be limited, so please keep the size under 24”x36”.

When your masterpiece is complete, send a JPG of the artwork to submissions@geeksout.org along with your name, contact information, website url, and a brief 100-word bio. If selected, we’ll contact you to arrange shipping details. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.

For more information, visit mckellenmesoftly.com.

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This comic was a crazy hot mess of talent. 
brianmichaelbendis:

Heroes for Hope Starring The X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics - December 1985)
Script: Alan MooreIllustrator: Richard Corben

This comic was a crazy hot mess of talent. 

brianmichaelbendis:

Heroes for Hope Starring The X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics - December 1985)

Script: Alan Moore
Illustrator: Richard Corben

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Just dawned on me that Magneto has gone sleeveless before and this  new look is sort of a nod to his semi-hated 80s costume.

Just dawned on me that Magneto has gone sleeveless before and this  new look is sort of a nod to his semi-hated 80s costume.

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This week! Society 6 offers free shipping on all prints in the modhero shop! Follow this link to get your walls, ipods pillows powered up!

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These are really great. Mags definitely needs to lose the outside-underpants. 

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I was dubious about First X-Men, but it’s turning out to be a well-written (if familiar) story, bringing some good stuff to the sandbox. Not that we’ll ever see these forgotten characters again, but they don’t feel like throw-aways. Plus, it’s a good use of Adams’s style, which sort of thumbs its nose at the way superhero books are drawn nowadays, making characters seem crude and badly dressed, because hey, it was the… 60s? 50s?.. Anyway. It works.

I was dubious about First X-Men, but it’s turning out to be a well-written (if familiar) story, bringing some good stuff to the sandbox. Not that we’ll ever see these forgotten characters again, but they don’t feel like throw-aways. Plus, it’s a good use of Adams’s style, which sort of thumbs its nose at the way superhero books are drawn nowadays, making characters seem crude and badly dressed, because hey, it was the… 60s? 50s?.. Anyway. It works.

(Source: amazingxmen)

X-MEN:  FIRST CLASS (2 of 2)

X-MEN:  FIRST CLASS
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X-MEN:  FIRST CLASS (1 of 2)
"IT DOESN’T MEAN THE MOVIE IS DEFINITELY GOING TO SUCK."
I find myself saying that a lot during the months before an X-Men movie hits theaters. As news tidbits are released concerning the screenplay, casting, costuming, etc., I get a little worried that things aren’t looking so good for the merry on-screen mutants. The X-Men are my favorite comic book characters, and when an X-Men story is told well, it puts me in a state of deep satisfaction. I love them, and it always breaks my heart to see an X-Men movie that’s … er.. less than great. 
So, how can I keep buoying my hopes when news about this upcoming “First Class” gives that disaster-to-come vibe? Specifically, when promotional posters are released that look like they were made by an image processing script?
I keep in mind the vast number of decisions that go into making a big-budget film. Maybe, just maybe, the dollars that were clearly spared from the marketing budget have been re-purposed for:
An on-set vocal coach. The characters are from all over the world, and should have some believable accents, right? Looking at you, Halle Berry.
An extra week or two in editing. Does the film really need the Gambit chapter? Let’s take some time to think about that, huh?
Costumes our heroes can comfortably walk in. Just sayin’.
So, hopes are still high for X-Men: First Class.

X-MEN:  FIRST CLASS
(1 of 2)

"IT DOESN’T MEAN THE MOVIE IS DEFINITELY GOING TO SUCK."

I find myself saying that a lot during the months before an X-Men movie hits theaters. As news tidbits are released concerning the screenplay, casting, costuming, etc., I get a little worried that things aren’t looking so good for the merry on-screen mutants. The X-Men are my favorite comic book characters, and when an X-Men story is told well, it puts me in a state of deep satisfaction. I love them, and it always breaks my heart to see an X-Men movie that’s … er.. less than great. 

So, how can I keep buoying my hopes when news about this upcoming “First Class” gives that disaster-to-come vibe? Specifically, when promotional posters are released that look like they were made by an image processing script?

I keep in mind the vast number of decisions that go into making a big-budget film. Maybe, just maybe, the dollars that were clearly spared from the marketing budget have been re-purposed for:

  1. An on-set vocal coach. The characters are from all over the world, and should have some believable accents, right? Looking at you, Halle Berry.
  2. An extra week or two in editing. Does the film really need the Gambit chapter? Let’s take some time to think about that, huh?
  3. Costumes our heroes can comfortably walk in. Just sayin’.

So, hopes are still high for X-Men: First Class.