We’ve got a great piece of unused concept art for Captain America: Civil War that features a very different Baron Zemo than what we saw in the movie. The art was created by Marvel movie concept artist Andy Park, and as you can see, the design is much more inspired by the look of the character in the the comic books including his signature purple mask.
Personally, I liked how Zemo was presented in Civil War. The fact that he wasn’t wearing the costume made him a little bit more frightening because he just looked like a regular guy. You’d never know he was a villain. Who knows, though. Maybe somewhere down the line the character will return, and maybe next time he’ll be sporting this costume.
This Doctor Who-inspired Dalek fire pit was built by Owen James of UK based automotive and motorcycle customizers Maven Industries. I guess even hardcore motorcycle guys can have a badass geeky side to them.
Zumbakamera is the creator of a cool animated series called Bandito Machine and they’ve recently released the fifth installment of the series. It’s called Pull the Trigger, and this is the brief story summary:
“An exotic traveler from far away. An unexplored territory. A turbulent conflict. The storm will pass."
Just in case you haven’t seen the previously released films, I also included those as well. They’re all worth checking out. The team behind this series isn’t done developing them, so keep a look out for one more, which is said to be the grand finale of this series.
Artist Marco D’Alfonso has created a couple pieces of incredibly fun Deadpool art that pay tribute to the classic Alan Moore comic The Killing Joke. Two of the iconic covers from this hardcore Batman and Joker story arc have been recreated with Deadpool in place of The Joker, and each one includes a hilarious twist that only Deadpool can give us.
I don’t know what in the hell is up with these Darth Vader-themed Star Wars sneakers, but they are the most ridiculous shoes I think I’ve ever seen. I don’t understand what is happening with these things or who in their right mind would ever wear them.
The shoes come from Irregular Choice and it's their newest addition to their Star Wars shoe collection. These are the R-Series Vader trainers, and it looks like a glittery rainbow riding a unicorn barfed them out.
It’s been a long time since I’ve played Fruit Ninja on my phone. Do people still even play it anymore? That doesn’t matter to YouTube user ScottDW, who recently released a live-action Fruit Ninja short film called Fruit Ninja in Real Life: Part II. Yes, there was a Part I that he made in 2012. In case you haven’t seen that first one yet, I included it below for you to watch. If you like watching ninjas slicing up flying fruit, then you’ll enjoy these videos!
I love coming across stuff like this: geeky things we love transformed into things that help make the world a better place. The Dorina Nowill Foundation For The Blind has teamed up with the Lew’Lara/TBWA agency to create Braille Bricks that look like LEGO blocks. They were created to help the visually-impaired learn to read and also have fun doing it at the same time. The bricks can also be used to help other kids learn Braille as well and foster more inclusion and play for everyone.
As of right now, there are 300 sets that have been made for the students of the Dorina Nowill Foundation. It was explained that these designs are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share A like 4.0 International license, which means that it is free to share or adapt for any purpose.
It would be awesome to see LEGO jump on board and take this concept to the next level.
Cosplayer Manda Cowled looks pretty incredible as Raven from Teen Titans in these photos by Bermingham Photography. I’m a fan of this character and this costume is spot on. One of the images also includes Starfire, who is being cosplayed by Ashe Rogue. If you’re a fan of these Teen Titans characters, I’m sure you’ll really dig these photos.
Artist Josh Burns has created a couple of incredibly cool illustrations featuring two popular DC Comics femme fatales: Poison Ivy and Catwoman. I previously posted some of Burns' art for Voltron and Silverhawks, which you can check out here and here. As you can see, the guy has a beautiful art style, and I love what he’s done with these two DC characters.
Joe Hill’s Locke & Key has had a rough time trying to get adapted into both a TV series and a film franchise. Back in 2010 there was an attempt to get a Locke & Key series off the ground. Fox even produced a series pilot that premiered at Comic-Con in 2011, but it never got a series order. Then in 2014, a feature film trilogy was in development at Universal Pictures with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Nothing happened with that either. Now there’s another attempt to develop a series and this time it’s through IDW Entertainment. Hill has come on board to write the pilot and be an executive producer of the series. When talking about the project, Hill said:
“I love this story. The seven years I spent working on Locke & Key was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six books of the series are very like six seasons of a cable TV series and so it feels only natural to bring that world to the little screen and to see if we can’t scare the pants off viewers everywhere.”
Locke & Key tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.
This is a great comic series, and hopefully, this time around something actually happens with it. It’s good to know that Hill and the publisher haven’t given up on trying to make this series happen.