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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: League of Extraordinary British Characters


Comic artist Dean Trippe has cobbled together a brand-new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen featuring some of the best British characters out there today, “A Copper on the Edge, the Boy Who Lived, a Misfit from the Future, a Madman with a Box, the Consulting Detective, and a Ghost Roommate. A print is available on Etsy. Hit the jump for more stuff we saw today! 

  • ComicsAlliance has some more background information on those superheroine breast cancer PSAs we brought to you yesterday.
  • The producers of The Hunger Games film came up with the best marketing plan. They’ve created a puzzle scavenger hunt for a new poster. Hero Complex has one piece out of 100. When a fan finally finds them all it will be revealed on The Hunger Games facebook page.

You remember how Nicholas Cage was going to play Superman in the 90s? Well the film, set to be directed by Tim Burton, even got to the toy stage. This is a look at some of the concept art from Hasbro. (via Blastr)

  • Sad comic book-related news today, Joe Simon has passed away at the age of 98. Simon created iconic characters such as Captain America, The Sandman, The Newsboy Legion and more. (via The Beat)
  • Do single-sex classrooms really promote better learning? Ms. Blog discusses.

St. Matthews-in-the-City Church in Auckland, New Zealand has just purchased a billboard called, “Mary In The Pink,” which depicts the religious figure with a pregnancy test. Yahoo reports, “Vicar Glynn Cardy said that this year St. Matthews wanted to focus on what it was like for a real mother with a real child. ‘It’s about a real pregnancy, a real mother and a real child.  It’s about real anxiety, courage and hope.’” (via Yahoo)

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  • Anonymous

    If a Christian group got to make a billboard about if Mary had chosen to get an abortion, can I finally make my billboard with a picture of Hitler’s mother? Or, at the very least, someone like Charles Manson’s?

  • Anonymous

    Regarding the “girl brain” article: Oh my gosh, I can’t believe such heavily gendered education is actually being encouraged in the US. That is truly reprehensible. I didn’t buy the argument before, but wowza, I had no idea how far it went. I can’t believe the teachers, who have definitely worked extensively with both genders, can buy that claptrap!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R6ODYVHCB23JAQC33NPS5RLUN4 Kifre

    There appears to be no time limit on when these great british characters were created.  So I’m gonna go ahead and start my Horace Rumpole (of the Bailey) stanning right here and now.  Ditto Arnold J. Rimmer.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.ie/7fb

  • Anonymous

    Looks more like Captain Planet as Superman.

  • http://www.shopvogue.co.uk/ shop vogue

    wow cool

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to add Hamish MacBeth!  And the Two Fat Ladies (NO, not AbFab!) because they were awesome!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R6ODYVHCB23JAQC33NPS5RLUN4 Kifre

    Oh the Fat Ladies! Yes! Culinary prowess and ability to rock a Triumph w/ a sidecar are the most essential of evil fighting skills. It is known.

  • http://twitter.com/AbelUndercity Abel Undercity

    The Doctor AND Sherlock might be an overload of brainpower on the team.  I’d suggest replacing the Doctor with Captain Jack.

  • rebecca steinberg

    rumpole of the bailey! you are, officially, my fathers new best friend. he has, for years, been the only person he knows that has ever read the books/ watched the show. when i show him this post and he knows he’s not alone, i will see a 64 year old lawyer be giddy like a school girl.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t recognize the copper, the madman, or the roommate. Can someone help me out?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R6ODYVHCB23JAQC33NPS5RLUN4 Kifre

    Hurrah! You can tell him that there are two 25 year old lawyers (with a nearly complete collection) that salute his taste in fictional barristers!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R6ODYVHCB23JAQC33NPS5RLUN4 Kifre

    Copper = Luther (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_(TV_series) )
    Madman = The Doctor (from, y’know. Dr Who)
    Roommate = Annie (from Being Human: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Being_Human_characters)

  • Anonymous

    Indeed, if timelines aren’t important (thanks to MMWAB) & book jumps allowed then how about adding in Merlin, Sapphire & Steel, for a bit of rogue element you could have Avon from Blakes Seven, Selene for kick-ass action, and then add in Thursday Next (from Jaspar Fforde novels) & Susan (Death’s granddaughter, c/o Sir Terry Pratchett). Let the madness commence :)

  • Frodo Baggins

    “It’s about a real pregnancy, a real mother and a real child.”

    Hahaha no it’s not.

  • Frodo Baggins

    You don’t need to. The concept art from Tim Burton’s Superman is already the best argument for abortion ever made.