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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: All The Batmen Facemorphed Into One Batman

Redditor morphinaph, whose facemorph of Superman actors we posted last month, has combined the faces of Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck to form the über-Batman. (Nerd Approved)


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Wolverine Can’t Wait to Sink His Claws Into This Burger

Logan may be as close to immortal as it gets, but the man still needs to eat. Notice how he has scraped the top of this burger, the Red Robin Berserker Burger made in honor of The Wolverine, with his claws, so you know it’s his. (via The Geek Twins)


The Mary Sue Exclusive

When Professionals Aren’t: The PAX East Tomb Raider Cosplay Harassment Story

Convention harassment is just an off-shoot of regular, old harassment but seeing it invade your “safe space” can be tough to stomach. And some people have had enough. At PAX East this past weekend, a journalist (I use that term loosely) decided to interview a group of Lara Croft  cosplayers at the new Tomb Raider video game booth. What followed was not a professional interview of fans but rather a chance to treat women in costume not as people, but as sex objects. The Mary Sue spoke with one of the cosplayers involved as well as PAX management about the situation – a situation we’re hearing about far too often these days. 


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Tom Hiddleston Gets A Drawing Of Loki

This is a screen capture from Gingerhaze’s (Noelle Stevenson) tumblr of a screen capture she took from The Avenger’s actor Tom Hiddleston’s twitter. Someone gave him one of her Loki illustrations. Take note of what she typed under the photo. Yup, that about says it all. Actually, she later posted, “how am i supposed to do anything ever again.” THAT says it all.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: C-3PO, As Pasta

And this is why I hate posting about food. C-3PO, made out of pasta, garlic bread, and cauliflower. Everything electronic suddenly looks edible. (At Geeks Are Sexy)


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Galleries: PAX East 2011

Hey, everybody! We went to PAX East last weekend, where the stage had Upvotes, and where we took a bunch of pictures. We thought you’d like to see them.

Click here for the Costumes we saw.

Click here for the Exhibition Hall.

Click here for Mike and Jerry’s Make-A-Strip Panel (where they made this strip).

Click here for Saturday night’s concert featuring the Video Games Orchestra, Paul and Storm, and Jonathan Coulton.


(Special thanks to R for taking all the pictures.)


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Penny Arcade: The Wounds of the Past

The Penny Arcade guys readily admit that they’re really only into comics insofar as the manufacture of them enables the lifestyle of tremendous gaming excess to which they have become accustomed.

But Mike, at least, had his sights set on illustration from a young age, and he is the one of the two who was into superheroes.  His hunger for Spider-Man, for example, is well known.

This is all a round about way of saying that while Penny Arcade doesn’t make too many comics about superheroes, sometimes they do, and today’s nudges up against everything that we like: exploration of the strange crossover scenarios demanded by the mechanics of a different medium, the idea of genre aware meta-characters who remember all of their appearances, and nods to the thin veneer that is the concept of superhero continuity.

And if you’re into video games, and you are wondering if Magneto ever actually did rip the adamantium out of Wolverine’s living bones, then yes.  Yes it did happen.