Now I have your attention, considering the comic cover we are going to see shortly, maybe the better question should be: Have you ever been squeezed so hard, you thought your head would pop off? Apparently, at DC Comics in 1976, the answer was yes!
This World’s Finest Comics #235 cover by Ernie Chan is actually pretty hilarious. Not only does some mysterious giant hand surge out of nowhere, it actually grabs the man of steel and squeezes so hard, his head comes clean off. And I do mean “clean off”. Nice and even all the way round, it even ejects with some force winds drawn by Mr Chan. A scene like this in the late 1940s or even now would have…let’s say…a lot more “red” in it.
So how does Superman get out of this? Sorry to disappoint you but it’s actually an imaginary teaser that repeats itself on the opening page, then is never referred to again.
I don’t know what they were thinking! Anyway, check out the hilarity in the cover below.
Kind of like squeezing a tube of toothpaste too hard!
When the original movie Star Wars, episode IV “A New Hope” was released in 1977, computer generated graphics (CGI) had not reached prime time to be included in the making of feature films. The original move and the two follow-ups, episode V “The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and episode VI “Return of the Jedi” were filmed using detailed models constructed specifically for the movies.
These “miniatures” were filmed with cameras with complete movement giving the scenes a realistic feel. Some of the CGI used in the three prequels (episodes I, II, III), while spectacular at the time 1999-2005, occasionally failed to give the realistic impression of size, detail, varying levels of filth and damage.
Below is a gallery of images of some of those beloved models that fueled so many memories: Continue reading →
With the blockbuster success of the first Avengers motion picture, it will be a challenge for director Joss Whedon to improve upon that success. Even maintaining that level may even be seen as a victory as so many follow-up films fail to recapture the magic of what was all-new with the first.
However, with hundreds of Avengers Comics, comes a bit of a history lesson on how to keep things rolling, once the new “sheen” rubs off, but one must have taken the time to learn how to pull that together. Joss Whedon is at the very least, not only a student of the comic book medium, he’s written more than just his fair share.
Marvel Studios, once they learned of a leak of teaser, released their official 1st teaser of the May 2015 film, and it is a true teaser, leaving most all of what’s going on and why to your imagination. Ultron comes to play in this film and is a long time character in the Avengers and Marvel Comics universe. All our favorite characters are back along with some new additions. Have a look and enjoy!