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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Celtic Supergirl

Artist Steve Howard took part in CBR’s latest The Line It Is Drawn where users were asked to place superheroes in different eras. Check out the site for a Puritan Green Lantern, the Avengers of Imperial China and more. And read ahead to take a gander at what else we saw today. 

  • Our sister site Geekosystem wrote an interesting piece about how the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that Congress has the authority to remove works from the public domain. This deserved further study.
  • The CW has picked up three new pilots:  Green Arrow, the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries and a remake of the 80s series Beauty and the Beast.(via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • A few days ago we showed you DC Comics’ brand new, black and white logo. Well, they’ve revealed a slew of new variations coinciding with their brand and how they’ll be used on books and digitally. Check them out on Comics Beat as well as additional shots on DC’s Source Blog. And yes, Catwoman gets her own whip-tied logo.

The perfect gift for your Star Wars sweetheart this Valentine’s Day – a box of Darth Vader chocolates, emblazoned with rhinstones. Available at Target. (via Katie Cook)

  • Remember that little girl who’s stage mom wouldn’t let her be in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises because she would have had to shave her head for the role? Joey King has taken her place and says for certain who she will be playing. (spoiler at Blastr)
  • An interesting piece at Comics Alliance titled The Myth of Sexy Superman and the Search For Superhero Beefcake.
  • The Bone comic movie adaptation now has a writer in ABC Family’s Greek, Patrick Sean Smith which P.J. Hogan will be directing. (The Hollywood Reporter)

A Skyrim Stormcloak Crest necklace. I’d wear it and I haven’t even played the game. $45. (via Fashionably Geek)

  • Police in Lake Oswego, Oregon have a motto “no call is too small.” They had the pleasure of calmly telling an 11-year-old boy who called complaining that his mother took his PlayStation 3 away until he practiced piano that yes, indeed she was allowed to do that and no, they would not be coming to his house. (via Kotaku)
  • Wizards of the Coast recently announced a forthcoming version of Dungeons & Dragons (that they are asking for fan input for) but they just announced they will soon be offering reprints of the first edition rulebooks, the profits of which will go toward an effort to erect a memorial statue to D&D co-creator Gary Gygax in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They will only be sold through hobby retailers. (via Nerdvana)
  • “A plan to make the physical requirements more difficult for aspiring female US Marines by requiring full pull-ups has been postponed indefinitely,” according to Jezebel. “The Marines had been planning since last June to make full pull-ups necessary in order for a woman to achieve a perfect score on the Physical Fitness Test.” The question is, which is the right move?

And here’s a picture of Katniss and Peeta in their opening ceremony outfits from The Hunger Games. *dies* (via Daily Blam)

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  • Stefanie Fernandez-Paradis

    Concerning the Marine Physical requirement: If the ladies that want to be Marines can’t keep up with the rest, they aren’t going to make it when they go on actual missions. They also can’t bitch about being treated equally, and then turn around and go “Oh, but that’s too hard for me to do. Do I have to do a full pull-up?”
    If I could when I took gymnastics, then they can to be frickin’ Marine.

  • MickieMousseau

    Remake of Beauty & the Beast? No Linda Hamilton, no Ron Pearlman, no watching.

  • Nikki Lincoln

    Ok, the logo makes more sense now. They actually look kind of cool with the customized logos.

  • Anonymous

    I know it’s just a game, but if I saw someone wear a Stormcloak symbol, I’d probably prepare a fireball spell instinctually. My Orc does not approve.

  • Anonymous

    Are you a Marine? I am. While I was active I saw many guys who couldn’t do the required 20 pull-ups, and I knew only one or two women who could do 5 at most.The pulls up have to be at a dead hang, no kicking or jerking. Right now the requirement is that women perform an arm hang for 70 seconds. The problem I have with it is that they allow women to hang below the bar as long as their arms are bent. I think that’s lazy and they should make it so the whole 70 seconds must be with the chin over the bar so that they receive the complete 100 points. 

    Men and women are built differently. I see no reason to demand that women do the exact same thing as men to prove their strength. The women I knew who could do the pull-up were not any less strong than the men who could do twenty. They could run as fast, shoot well, and perform all their duties to just as well as the men. A few pull-up does not define a Marine. 

  • Rachael Roberts

    I’m Navy instead of Marine, but everything you said is completely perfect.

  • Frodo Baggins

    Why is Celtic Superman wearing armor?

  • TKS

    Any argument on the subject that starts “Are you a Marine?  I am” instantly becomes the most valid argument.

    Even some arguments that have nothing to do with the subject.

    “I want pizza.”
    “I want Chinese.”
    “Are you a Marine?  I am.”
    “…let’s get Pizza.”

  • Anna B

    “Are you a Marine? I am.”


  • Taste_is_Sweet

    Because he’s not Celtic; he’s Roman. :)

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s more a reference as to why Superman is wearing armour at all. The Celts wore armour, after all.

  • Adam Whitley

    most likely to show allegiance to Rome a uniform is a uniform regardless of how bullet proof you are

  • Adam Whitley

    Celtic supergirl makes me long for the days of elseworlds.

  • Adam Whitley

    I like it better than the old logo.