J.M. Manion has long been a successful photographer covering the fitness and bodybuilding industry. He has photographed some of the strongest, well-defined physiques on the planet. He's also had a love of super-heroes and comic books. So much so that Manion began publishing his own comic book, Iron Siren Comics, featuring some of the fitness competitors he's covered as superheroes themselves. It's no wonder he sometimes incorporates superhero cosplay and body paint into photo shoots. Here are just some examples of his work:
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Artist Glen Brogan has made a ton of new fans this past week, as we've previewed new pieces from his upcoming debut solo show, that will OPEN TOMORROW NIGHT, Friday May 31st, from 7-10 PM at G1988 (East). You can see our friends at Slashfilm's feature on the show by CLICKING HERE.
Brogan has a signature style that combines nostalgia and vector for impressive limited, and affordable, edition giclee prints. This will be his largest body of work yet, and Glen will be in attendance for the reception tomorrow night.
Whatever pieces are still available following the reception, will be put online Saturday afternoon at gallery1988.com.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The yin and yang of heroes and villains is explored at the new art exhibit at The Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. The show, entitled Arch Nemesis, features art pieces depicting either the bad guys or the good guys in comic books, animation, film, and television. The exhibit opens May 24 through June 15.
"Without evil there can be no good, so it must be good to be evil sometimes."
Arch Enemies opens from 6-10 p.m. May 24 at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D in Los Angeles. It’ll remain on display through June 15 on Wednesday through Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Online sales (on May 25) and more information can be found at www.herocomplexgallery.com. (Source: Slash Film)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Final Trailer Features More Action, Zod's Threat, and More Action!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Brazilian Illustrator Re-imagines Rockers as Superheroes
To be honest I'm not a gamer, I simply don't have the time, but if I was I would pre-order this one now. This trailer for "Batman: Arkham Origins" is intense and the graphics are spectacular. The trailer has an awesome fight between Batman and Deathstroke. I just wish the live-action movies could have this type of veracity in its action sequences. Anyway, gamer or not, please enjoy.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Shortly after the pilot debacle of David E. Kelley's version of Wonder Woman on NBC it was reported that the CW network was interested in making a 'Smallville'-esque take on the Amazonian princess appropriately titled, Amazon. Yet little was heard of it besides some rumors of a bad script but now Entertainment Weekly has reported from the network's upfront presentation that it's still being developed.
“Oh God yes,” [CW Prez Mark] Pedowitz replied, when asked whether the project was still alive. “It’s being redeveloped. We don’t want to produce something” that doesn’t do the franchise justice.
He also mentioned that while the project had all the right elements it lacked proper "execution". It seems they are being careful and taking their time to get this show right. This bodes well for an eventual return to television since the 1970's with Lynda Carter. The new teenage drama and action show would go nicely with the CW's current huge superhero-based hit, Arrow.
Heart-tugging Art of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc., Walking with Super Kids
(Source: B Clan via Bleeding Cool)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Rockin' Vintage Illustration of the Amazon Princess
Ant Lucia does incredible pin-up illustrations about pop-culture, sci-fi and superheroes. Check out the fantastic gallery, including some Star Wars inspired posters, at the following:
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Superman Marketing Blitz Has Begun
Another weekend has unleashed more marketing material for Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel.' Two new posters with various trailers. There's the UK version, a National Guard promotional tie-in spot, and a new 30 second TV spot. All in anticipation of the June 14 release there's more footage of a battle scarred General Zod, a confrontation between Supes and the military, and more Russell Crowe dialogue.
"You can save them. You can save all of them."
Friday, May 10, 2013
Morrison Tells Kevin Smith About the Changes of Batman Over the Years
"In this clip from Kevin Smith's "Fat Man on Batman" podcast, Grant Morrison breaks down his method of tackling Batman's vast comic book mythology. In selecting images to accompany their words, I tried to stay within the comics that were being directly referenced, or within continuity. Hope you dig it!" - swank
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Fan Created Video Game Demo Begging to be Made
Surely the creators of LEGO's video game franchises can see how primed and ready 'Breaking Bad' is to get their treatment following the likes of Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Star Wars. In case they have trouble imagining it Brian Anderson has created a four-and-a-half minute video game demo starring our favorite meth dealers. With all the trademark gameplay that LEGO is known for Breaking Bad would translate easily to a game but for a much more mature audience obviously.