Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Unused Marvel Ad by Byrne - text by Ferrandelgado

Sunday, July 29, 2012

My daughter in the BATMOBILE!

Chris's Couch: Star Wars/Sesame Street/Muppets Crossover

Dork Note: Back when I would have taken a laser blast for Lucas!

Fisher-Price Little People DC Super Friends

Dork Note: I bought the Wonder Woman Invisible Plane for my daughter! She LOVES it! Now Fisher-Price should release an Aquaman Bathtub Playset for her to use.

Marvel Comic Book Headers

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dork Note: I don't know who originally did this:( If anyone knows please drop me a line so I can credit them.

Forgotten TV Heroes: Man from Atlantis

Dork Note: I spent a summer in our pool trying to swim like a friggin' "Man from Atlantis" dolphin. All I got for my trouble was a back ache.

Clipped from Wikipedia:
Man from Atlantis is a short-lived American science fiction television series that ran for 13 episodes on the NBC network during the 1977–1978 season, following four successful television films that had aired earlier in 1977.

The series stars Patrick Duffy as an amnesiac man given the name of Mark Harris, believed to be the only surviving citizen of the lost civilization of Atlantis.[1] He possesses exceptional abilities, including the ability to breathe underwater and withstand extreme depth pressures, and superhuman strength. His hands and feet are webbed, his eyes are unusually sensitive to light, and he swims using his arms and legs in a fashion suggestive of how a fish or marine mammal uses its flippers. Following his discovery, he is recruited by the Foundation for Oceanic Research, a governmental agency that conducts top secret research and explores the depths of the ocean in a sophisticated submarine called the Cetacean.

Fun Fact:
On the 12th episode, a new female lead character replaced Elizabeth Merrill, Dr. Jenny Reynolds, played by actress Lisa Blake Richards. The last episode did not feature any female lead character.

Fun Fact::
The "Foundation for Oceanic Research" headquarters building was represented by the Point Fermin lighthouse in San Pedro, California.

Novels and Comics:
In 1977, Dell Publishing published a novelization titled Man from Atlantis #1, written by Richard Woodley, which was followed by Man from Atlantis #2: "Death Scouts" from the same author. The line continued unnumbered with Killer Spores (1977) and Ark of Doom (1978), also by Woodley, the latter being the retitled novelizaton of "The Disappearances".
In 1978, Marvel Comics published seven issues of a Man From Atlantis comic book, written by Bill Mantlo with art by Frank Robbins and Frank Springer.
Toys: Kenner began development on a Man From Atlantis line of action figures and toy vehicles in 1977, but it never proceeded past the prototype stage.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

DC Super-Heroes VS Super-Villains

MAN OF STEEL - Official Trailer

Updated with Fan-Made Trailer
Fan-Made Trailer

Pa Kent Voice Over

Jor-el Voice Over

Dork Note: Wow, this trailer caught me a bit off guard. Was not expecting this type of trailer or visual style. It definitely peaked my interest.

Dork's Superman Back-In-Time Trailers:

Superman Returns Trailer

Superman the Movie Trailer

Monday, July 23, 2012

Rad Super Hero Alphabet by Stephen Wildish

He's got a lot of interesting/dorky-worthy artwork. You should check him out at his website!

Matt's Mantle: Geek Chic - The Finest Dork Furniture Money Can Buy

"The League" - Custom high quality storage for comic lovers.
"The Sultan" - The ultimate in gaming furniture solutions for those dorks who believe in the finer things.

Cool Artist: Pixel Mixer

Dork Note: I think this is the artist "artist name" but not sure since the blog is not in English.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

BBC's The Fades

Dork Recommended: Just finished watching The Fades - another cool BBC show. I hope they bring it back sometime in the future!

SDCC's 'Firefly' Panel Is Online

1989 - Uncanny X-Men Animated Lineup

Dork Note: This was found by marvel1980s. Jason Shayer always finds the cool stuff! I wish there was more details about the image.

It must be from the X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men (commonly known as Pryde of the X-Men) an animated television pilot originally broadcast in 1989 on the Marvel Action Universe television block, featuring Marvel Comics’ mutant superheroes the X-Men. The pilot aired infrequently in syndication, and was later released on video.

Clipped from Wikipedia: Critical response
The reaction from fans to the pilot is generally mixed. Although praised for its high quality animation (which was as previously mentioned, provided by Toei Animation, who also animated Dungeons & Dragons, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Jem), fans simply felt that the pilot for the most part, came across as too campy for a comic (especially under the guidance of John Byrne and Chris Claremont) with often dark and adult oriented themes like X-Men. The on-screen action sequences had to be severely curtailed for a children's cartoon show, and the episode only superficially deals with sort of social issues often dealt with in the comics, such as isolation, intolerance, racism and bigotry.

Furthermore, purists were not fond of the way certain characters were portrayed in the pilot. For instance, Kitty Pryde was seen in their eyes as coming across as too much of a whiny damsel-in-distress (although this may have been intended to be the start of her character arc, eventually evolving into a stronger, more mature heroine). Fans also found it confusing to see the White Queen be portrayed as a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants. This Brotherhood was a mix of Magneto's group (with the inclusion of Toad) and Mystique's (with the inclusion of Pyro and the Blob) along with the previously unaffiliated Juggernaut and White Queen. Most importantly, fans were upset at the sound of the traditionally Canadian Wolverine, speaking with an Australian accent. This casting error seemed to stem from a brief run-through of the script in which, mockingly, Wolverine calls the traditionally Australian character Pyro, a dingo. In the final version, however, Wolverine calls Toad a "dingo" rather than Pyro.

According to Rick Holberg (as taken directly from the book X-Men: The Characters and Their Universe), storyboard artist and finalizer for Pryde of the X-Men and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends:

I ended up being the voice director on the show, and I was forced to use the Australian version of Wolverine (which coincidentally, foreshadowed the casting of Australian actor Hugh Jackman in the live-action X-Men film), because all of this Australian stuff was popular at the time - the Mad Max films, Crocodile Dundee, and so on - it was going to turn out (in the comics) that Wolverine was an expatriated Australian. The direction of the character however never got beyond the plotting stages and Wolverine remained Canadian in the comics.

Thursday, July 19, 2012