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Lara Croft Tomb Raider Short Film That is All Action

Twenty Minutes of Bone Breaking Ecstasy
Fan films have come a long way recently. The production values, acting and action have all taken giant steps in quality. This great fan film simply titled, Croft - Fan Film, is the epitome of what can be done nowadays when you have talented and passionate people with the means to put on an exciting, jawdropping live-action short film based on the video game adventurer. 
It could easily have been titled "Lara Croft: First Blood" with the amount of gunplay and hand-to-hand combat on display by the wonderful Cassandra Ebner. This is a must see. Twenty minutes of action and you didn't have to buy a ticket, popcorn or a drink to do it. 

"A woman will risk everything to save a young girl held hostage in the mountains by a group of mercenaries. 

Inspired by the Tomb Raider video games among others along with some of the great action movies from the 80's. 

Croft is a Short Film created by a group of friends with a passion for film maki…

An Awkward JUSTICE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS by Nerdist

Another NSFW Good Time with Our Favorite Dysfunctional Super Friends
It's Christmas at the Justice League of America household and things are just as awkward for them as they might be for your family. Join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Power Girl and more as they celebrate the holiday.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SPARTANTOWN!

All the Best to You and Your Loved Ones!
Thank You for Visiting Us

Superman vs Hulk - The Fight by Mike Habjan (VIDEO)

CGI Animator Continues Epic Fan Fight Film with Latest Installment
This labor of love was started in 2010 by animator Mike Habjan resulting in the first three videos garnering millions and millions of hits on YouTube. The epic brawl of arguably the two most powerful heroes in comic books, Superman and the Hulk, going head-to-head is a fanboy's dream come true. Three years later Habjan has just released Part 3 of the ongoing battle and it's wonderfully rendered with wall-to-wall CGI beatdown action. Please enjoy.

2013 Spartantown Comic Book Awards

A Stellar Year for Sales and Quality in Comic Books in 2013


This year has been tremendous for the comic book industry but not just financially but creatively as well. There has been some consistently great reads as well as new titles that caught fire late in the year. Most of the best comics are creator owned and independently published. Creators free from the creative shackles of corporate comics are noticeably more passionate in their writing and drawing. That's not to say the Big Two don't produce quality products, they do, but the emphasis relies heavily on the latest epic crossover event that will force readers to buy titles they wouldn't normally to keep track of the bigger plot and prop up sales for those lagging books. They keep happening because evidently they work! Sales were up this year and Marvel's epic events (Age of Ultron, Battle of the Atom) were partly responsible. DC Comics had theirs of course (Forever Evil, Death of the Family, Batman: Zero Year, Tr…

Arrow Solidifies Its Place As Best Comic Book Based TV Show with An Explosive Mid-Season Finale

Big Changes Ahead for Oliver Queen and Company Spoilers Ahead

Arrow has steadily beenbuilding to the mid-season finale entitled 'Three Ghosts' and the jam-packed episode did not disappoint and set the stage for an explosive second half. It delivered some twists and turns that could fill multiple episodes but as usual the writers juggled the events, the nuanced ones as well as the action pieces, with precision and tension. And as any great finale it provided some answers while also introducing new obstacles for our hero, vigilante, hood, Oliver Queen. The result was a satisfying and thrilling finale worthy to be called television's best comic book based show. 

 The poisoned Queen is saved by the scientific handy work of Barry Allen. However, Queen is none too happy that Felicity revealed his identity to Allen. I mean sure he saved his life and all but knowing his real identity is somehow bad? He doesn't trust Allen just yet. It doesn't help that he was hallucinating ab…

Comic Book Pull List for Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Picks for This Week and What's New BATMAN #26 ZERO YEAR continues! With Gotham City thrown into total chaos by The Riddler, Batman and Jim Gordon must learn to work together! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. Written by Scott Snyder Art by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, and FCO Plascencia Letters by Steve Wands Published by DC Comics JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10
A FOREVER EVIL tie-in! The survivors of the Crime Syndicate’s attack now face a world where Earth’s most dangerous criminals are in charge. Can they bring a new team together in time to combat them?
Written by Matt Kindt Art by TOM DERENICK, EDDY BARROWS Cover by EDDY BARROWS Variant Cover by DAVE EAGLESHAM
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #3

Zod unleashed! Can Superman and Wonder Woman stop this madman before he gains full power under the Earth’s yellow sun? Guest-starring the JLA, and featuring a shocking conclusion that could mean the end of Superman and Wonder Woman tog…

"CRAZY 4 CULT 7" Pop Art Show Opens in NYC This Friday

The Pop Art Event Returns to New York Our biggest annual show, Crazy 4 Cult, is back in New York for it's 7th installment! You've seen the books, now see over 200 new pieces of cult movie inspired artwork. 
The show opens this Friday, December 13th, with an opening reception in our East Coast pop-up location from 7-10 PM. The work for this year's installment rivals any other year, we can't wait for you to see the A Game everybody brought for Crazy 4 Cult.

We are located at 355A Bowery (at Bowery & 3rd) and will open this monster show on Friday night from 7-10 PM. Our regular gallery hours will be 12-7 everyday, from Saturday December 14th to Saturday December 21st. 

Here is some work from Crazy 4 Cult 7!





Steampunk Power Girl by Johnni Kok

Beautiful Version of the Popular DC Comics Character

'Batman vs Superman': The Flash Expected to Appear and Villain Casting News

The Other Non-Wonder Woman Revelations 
Some the news lost amid the Wonder Woman casting of 'Fast and Furious' actress, Gal Gadot, was the additional tidbits reported by Variety. They report the Flash is considered a "lock" to appear in some capacity in the Man of Steel sequel. This could mean a mere cameo or more. Even Wonder Woman's appearance is unclear if it it'll be a substantial role in the movie. The dreaded fickle internet is worried that Superman's movie is turning into a Justice League ensemble. Not sure how that could be bad but the inclusion of more heroes could either complicate the as-of-yet unrevealed plot or merely set the foundation for more solo films ending in a possible team picture. There are many questions remaining and patience on the 'net is an oxymoron. 
The other story is Warner Bros.' focus on Kiwi actor Callen Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty, 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) to play an unspecified vil…

Gal Gadot to Play Wonder Woman in Man of Steel Sequel

Reportedly Lands Female Role That's Been Rumored

According to Variety, Gal Gadot has been cast as one of the female roles that's been rumored for weeks for the Man of Steel sequel tentatively titled 'Batman vs Superman'. Report is fresh so we're awaiting more details.

The film begins principal photography early next year and opens in theaters on July 17, 2015.

UPDATE: From Warner Bros.' Man of Steel Facebook Page
Wonder Woman/Diana Prince will make her big screen debut in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman Batman Film!

Snyder stated, “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
UPDATE: Twitter chiming in on the breaking news... All the world is waiting for you... WONDER WOMA…

Gallery 1988 Art Show: "Modern Vintage" by Tom Whalen & Dave Perillo

Los Angeles Exhibit Goes "Vintage"
Opening this Friday, December 6th at Gallery1988 (East) Tom Whalen & Dave Perillo "Modern Vintage" Gallery1988 (East) is proud to welcome back two of the gallery's most sought after artists, Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen for their newest exhibit, "Modern Vintage." This time the artists will once again tackle pop culture inspiration in their own throwback fashions, creating unforgettable images that will be available as limited edition prints, promised to sell out. Those who remember their last 2-man show, will know this is not one to miss.
The show opens this Friday, December 6th at Gallery1988 (East). The show runs through Dec. 22, 2013. Gallery1988 (East) 7021 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038


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'Wonder Woman' of the Day - Meagan Marie

Amazon Warrior Princess Comes to Life in Awesome Cosplay Shoot

We love all things Wonder Woman and in this installment of 'Wonder Woman of the Day' we are featuring the extraordinary work of cosplayer Meagan Marie. She went to great lengths and great expense to bring her Warrior Wonder Woman vision to fruition and she clearly hit it out of the park.