Forbidden Panel

Waiting in line for a premier, standing outside a store waiting for it to open to get that game system, or even sitting intently at your computer waiting for con registration to open up.  It seems that anything fun is preluded by a whole bunch of sitting around waiting.  And if it involves one of my personal favorite places, Disneyland, then it’s a whole bunch of waiting with your butt going numb on cold cement…..

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via Why Be Patient When We Can Be Mad? «.

 

Anthony Smith wearing 'Blue Ear'

That sweet little face belongs to Anthony Smith, a small boy with a genetic disorder that severely affects his hearing.  The damage is bad enough that he has to wear the hearing aid pictured above which his family has affectionately named ‘blue ear’.  Recently though something had come between Anthony and his blue companion- heroes.

Who can’t remember those days growing up when our dearest deepest wish was to don the cape and spandex and save the day?  Zooming through the air, unbelievably strong, ridiculously attractive- who wouldn’t want to be them? But what if you’re already starting from behind? What if you’re a little boy that has to wear an apparatus in your ear just to be able to hear what the average person does? It can seem daunting to aspire to the super human when just regular human doesn’t seem to apply to you.

So Anthony put aside his blue ear and told his Mom that super heroes don’t wear hearing aids.

That’s when his Mom tied on her own cape and went above and beyond the call of duty. Instead of giving him a pat on the head and assuring him that those people aren’t real so it doesn’t matter, she wrote to Marvel Comics explaining the situation and asking if indeed, super heroes don’t wear hearing aids. They responded in true comic fashion and sent little Anthony proof that super heroes did wear hearing aids. Namely a piece of cover art picturing marksmen Hawkeye wearing his hearing device.

But that’s not all. Within a few days Marvel had also sent Anthony a very special delivery.

Illustrations of Hawkeye and Blue Ear  for Anthony Smith

They made him a super hero named Blue Ear and even gave him some nifty catch phrases.  Marvel also sent a sketch with Blue Ear and Hawkeye together, pretty much making a little boy very happy.

Every day we make small concessions of our conscience. In business and in our families the small truths and kindnesses that feed the soul can be overlooked or ignored. I am glad to say in this case that wasn’t so. A loving mother and a big company took the time and care to make a little boy feel special. Well done, very well done.

I have fallen into the trap of complacency when it comes to Linux already, which is exactly what I was trying to avoid by switching from Windows to Linux. I’m still running Ubuntu 10.04, which works “out of the box,” but doesn’t force you to learn anything except the most minor of adjustments. With that said, it’s no wonder I’ve forgotten practically everything I’d learned about shell commands and the CLI (command line interface). It’s just so much easier to stick to the GUI (graphical user interface) when you’re trying to get things done. No one wants the hassle of learning new software everytime they try to send an email….

via When Linux works out of the box, you don’t learn anything… «.

 

 

Here’s another smash hit from the annals of the World’s Finest Slash Fiction Art. At Rome’s Villa Borghese gardens, you can stroll through the arbors and meditate on a sculpture of Batman readying his body for the Last Love of Krypton.

via Visit Rome, see the statue of Superman and Batman’s foreplay.

via Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

 

Stitched by Garth Ennis

 

 

Stitched is a new supernatural horror war film written and directed by Preacher, Crossed and Boys creator Garth Ennis.

And it will premiere San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 21st at 8.15pm in Room 6DE. Garth Ennis will be there, as well as cast and crew from Avatar Press and Mischief Maker Studios. This is the first time San Diego Comic Con has premiered such a film, on site.

Read the rest of this article at SCOOP: Stitched, A Film Written And Directed By Garth Ennis, To Premiere At San Diego Comic Con Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors.

By Sandy Schaefer at ScreenRant

Jason Momoa (Games of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian) will reportedly be playing a deadly criminal opposite Sylvester Stallone in director Walter Hill’s new crime drama – formerly known as ‘Headshot’.

Former Stargate: Atlantis cast member Jason Momoa has become a hot commodity in the wake of his role as Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones. He looks to further strengthen his image as an onscreen badass by headlining this summer’s Conan the Barbarian reboot and portraying a cop killer in action movie director Walter Hill’s new film, formerly known as Headshot. Momoa will appear opposite Sylvester Stallone and Fast Five‘s Sung Kang as a mismatched pair of professionals (Stallone is a New Orleans hitman, Kang is a New York police officer), who join forces in order to track down the crooks responsible for murdering their respective partners. Latino Review says that Momoa is up to play the villainous Keegan in Hill’s movie, which is an adaptation of the comic book “Bullet to the Head” by French author Alexis Nolent (who writes under the pseudonym Matz). Oscar-nominee Alessandro Camon (The Messenger) was responsible for scripting the big-screen version of Nolent’s violent crime noir series, which is expected to begin production in Louisiana before the month is out. Thomas Jane (The Punisher) was at one point set to team up with Stallone in Hill’s movie, but he was eventually dropped from the cast – reportedly due to Dark Castle production company head Joel Silver wanting the film to feature a multi-racial buddy cop duo, like in Hill’s 48 Hours or Silver’s Lethal Weapon series. Although Jane previously claimed that the (currently, officially untitled) film’s script is “tailor made” for Stallone, Hill, and himself, it seems that version of the movie is destined to remain a theoretical one. Take that as you will. While feelings about Jane’s incarnation of Frank “The Punisher” Castle tend to vary, most fans seem to agree that he is capable of pulling off the “macho man” act convincingly enough. Kang, on the other hand, leaves less of an impression whenever he is onscreen in the Fast and the Furious movies – not to mention, he doesn’t really stack up well against the likes of 48 Hours‘ Eddie Murphy or Lethal Weapon‘s Danny Glover. So while they could surprise in the final product, the pairing of Stallone and Kang reads as a weaker teamup on paper than Stallone and Jane. Nonetheless, with Momoa and Stallone prepped to square off against one another, Hill’s new crime drama is still shaping up to be a fast-paced, shoot-em-up thriller that pays homage to buddy-cop movies of the 1980s – similar to how Stallone’s The Expendables was a throwback to testosterone-fueled action fests from that decade. Fans just have to wait and see if this particular retro-piece can be as entertaining as its predecessors. We’ll let you know when Hill’s crime thriller has secured an official title and release date. Source: Latino Review

….and here’s a pic of Jason as Conan, just because. -Lynn

by Matt Moore via Huffingtonpost.com

PHILADELPHIA — The lights are going out for Peter Parker, the high school student bitten by a radioactive spider whose wall-crawling and web-slinging antics have made him a touchstone of Marvel Comics’ universe of heroes and villains.

The publisher said Tuesday that Parker’s alter ego, Spider-Man, will finally succumb to one of his most pernicious foes in the final issue of “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” due out Wednesday.

Fans of Spider-Man need not worry much, though, because the Ultimates imprint is separate from Marvel’s bigger universe. Whatever fate may befall Ultimate Spider-Man won’t count in the pages of the other series, including Amazing Spider-Man.

The death, while dramatic, is not entirely unexpected. In November, Marvel said that the Ultimate Spider-Man was going to face an uncertain fate in the latest storyline by writer Brian Michael Bendis fittingly titled “The Death of Spider-Man,” an eight-issue arc that saw the return of original series artist Mark Bagley. Bendis and Bagley had worked together on the series for 111 issues.

Bendis told The Associated Press that in issue No. 160 Parker fights valiantly but will pass on, heroically, in a pitched fight. To whom? (SPOILER BELOW)

 

read the rest of this article here:  ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’: Peter Parker To Be Killed By…

 

 

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You know us; we’re always working on a new plan to blow people’s minds – and oh baby, we have come up with a DOOZY! The best part? IT INVOLVES YOU. That’s right – for this massive undertaking, we need your help. So grab a pen & paper, or paints, or a marble block and chisel, or popsicle sticks and glue, or WHATEVER you make art with, and get to work! Like artist Justin Orr has done on the left, we’re looking for any and all renditions of Conan’s alter ego superhero, the Flaming C! We are currently accepting submissions through our Coco MoCA, so click right here to send us your stuff!

via Calling All Artists: We Want Your Flaming C Artwork! @ TeamCoco.com.

by Eric Goldman via tv.ign.com

Ready or not, Comic-Con is almost here again! There has been some word that there might be a slightly lessened presence from the major movie studios this year in San Diego, but no one expects there to be anything quiet on the TV front, which has exploded in recent years to include all kinds of shows – including plenty that are not exactly the genre material one would expect to find at SDCC.

In the coming weeks, we’re going to be hearing a ton of news on what TV shows (and webseries) are coming to Comic-Con and I’ll be updating this list frequently as more shows are added, and including more specific days, times and locations to panels we don’t have those details on yet.

Thanks to Seat42f.com for breaking the news on many of these panels.

Along with True Blood, a ton of shows added thanks to info from EW.com: Alphas, Being Human, Eureka, Family Guy, Fringe, Glee, Grimm, The Secret Circle and The Simpsons. And even more thanks to Seat42f.com: Awake, Beavis and Butt-head, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Napoleon Dynamite, The Finder, American Dad, Futurama, Teen Wolf, Allen Gregory, Ringer and The Cleveland Show.

See the full article and list here: TV Shows Coming to Comic-Con 2011 – TV Preview at IGN.

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