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Cosplay Superstar Riddle as The Huntress, The Wasp, X-23 and More!

In the world of cosplay few can disappear into a character quite like the talented cosplayer Riddle can. Her superior craftsmanship in costume design and keen choices have made her a worldwide favorite in cosplay. The Canadian beauty based out of Atlanta, Georgia crafts some authentic and creative costumes from the world of sci-fi, comic books and fantasy. Recognized for her love of geek culture for everything from video games to comic books to anime Riddle knows her way around the kitchen too.

Eliza Dushku Stars in Sci-Fi Short 'The Gable 5'

Kevin Tancharoen, the filmmaker that created the popular webseries, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, has returned to Machinima with his latest short film entitled The Gable 5 starring one of Joss Whedon's favorite action heroines, Eliza Dushku. The ties to the Whedon-verse are well intact as Tancharoen's brother-in-law is Jed Whedon, who co-produces along with wife Maurissa, the super spy drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. on ABC. Dushku once again shows off her killer moves in this dark and action-packed sci-fi short film.

Preview of Community's 'G.I. Joe' Episode

NBC released a preview of Community's animated special entitled "G.I. Jeff", a parody of G.I. Joe cartoons of the '80s, with a familiar PSA-style format. The preview first appeared last night at PaleyFest in Los Angeles where attendees where treated to the video as well as a panel discussion with the cast and producers of the show. We'll update the post when video of the panel is released.

'Captain America: The First Avenger' Gets an Honest Trailer (Video)

Just in time before the sequel arrives on April 4th, comes another hilariously brilliant "Honest Trailer" from Screen Junkies as they gently skewer popular films and uncover some obvious and not-so obvious truths. This one in particular, Captain America: The First Avenger,  is brutally honest about it being made solely to set-up the Avengers movie. Which is probably true but it's still an entertaining film and arguably one of Marvel Studios best.

Arrow Cast and Crew to Live-Tweet Tonight's Episode

The cast and crew from #Arrow will be live-tweeting TONIGHT! 

Here's a complete list of who to follow:http://bit.ly/1j5aOqv

Official Jim Gordon Photo from 'Gotham' Released

Another day another official image release of a Gotham cast member from Fox Television's upcoming Batman prequel. The young detective who will become commissioner one day looks very professional in coat and tie with a nice buzzcut. Ben McKenzie (OC, Southland) who plays Jim Gordon will have to contend with a department teeming with corruption and a beat strife with crime headed by gangster Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) and a rogue's gallery of young villains in The Penguin, Riddler and even the Joker.

COMIC BOOK DAY: Today's Pull List 3/26

Pull list 3/26 by Slidely Slideshow
This is a light week for me personally. Not because there is a lack of quality books but because my eyes are larger than my wallet. I've already featured one of the best collections of comics in recent memory, Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery, and put a spotlight on the brand new addition to Ghost Rider lore in All-New Ghost Rider #1 debuting this week but there are some others out this week that I never miss. 

'Indiana Jones' Could Recast, Go Younger and Start New Trilogy

Bradley Cooper Leads Studio's Wish List to Star

According to unnamed sources over at Latino Review, it seems if Harrison Ford and Paramount can't nail down a date to begin the fifth installment of the classic adventure films, the studio is reportedly prepared to move on with a different take on the character, recasting with a younger actor to take on the persona of Indiana Jones and begin a fresh trilogy.

ART EXHIBIT: Bob Marley: GIANT by Dennis Morris and Print by Shepard Fairey

Shepard's good friend Dennis Morris is showing his new work "Bob Marley: GIANT" at Known Gallery in #LA. Show opens March 29 and runs through April 12, 2014.

Special collaboration print by Shepard Fairey and Dennis Morris will be released on opening night. More details to come! http://bit.ly/1mfG6O6

Official Photo of Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin from 'Gotham' Released

Fox has been releasing official images of the cast of Gotham on their tumblr page this week. Yesterday it was the young Penguin's turn in a devilish smile and bow tie. Robin Lord Taylor will play the vicious up and coming thug Oswald Cobblepot in the pre-Batman days as the show will revolve around young detective James Gordon, the future commissioner and Batman ally, as he deals with crime and corruption in a Gotham City without a Dark Knight. 
Oswald Cobblepot/aka The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor – The Walking Dead, Another Earth, Accepted) has the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal. A low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), he hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.

ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 Hits the Streets of East LA with a Vengeance

“ENGINES OF VENGEANCE” PART 1 - A street race leads a young man on the FAST and FURIOUS road of destiny. Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood running wild with gang violence and drug trafficking, a war brews in the criminal underworld! With four on the floor, Marvel’s newest GHOST RIDER puts vengeance in overdrive!!!

Dwayne Johnson and DC Find the Right Superhero Project

Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to be joining this golden age of superhero films but the question has always been as which character. There's been speculation it was Black Adam, Lobo, Martian Manhunter and he even hinted at Green Lantern. Yet there's been no confirmation of any role in particular up until now. During a group interview promoting his newest feature Hercules at CinemaCon, Johnson told Collider that he and DC Entertainment have settled on a hero that met his parameters:

ART SHOW: Detailed Maps of The Shining, Lord of the Rings, Princess Bride and More!

THIS SATURDAY, March 29th, we open Andrew DeGraff's solo show "Cartography." Don't miss this incredible show featuring maps inspired by The Shining, Wrath of Khan, Princess Bride, and more!  And you will be blown away by the show stopper, a larger than life map of the Lord of the Rings trilogy!  New prints will also be available for sale. Andrew DeGraff will be at the opening reception this Saturday, March 29th from 7-10pm at Gallery1988 (East). Do not miss this incredibly detailed show that must be seen to be believed!

MUST BUY: 'Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery' Trade Paperback

Collects RAT QUEENS #1-5 Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit. It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

Official Image of 'Gotham's Alfred Pennyworth Released

Fox released another official image from their Batman prequel Gotham. After releasing Donal Logue as Det. Harvey Bullock and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle now we have Sean Pertwee as Bruce Wayne's trusted confidante Alfred Pennyworth. 
“Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee – Elementary, Camelot) is a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London who has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne.”

'Community' Gets Animated Once More in 'G.I. Joe' Parody Episode

No stranger to special episodes, the folks at Community are getting animated once more. They've been reimagined as 8-bit and stop-motion characters as well as puppets before. This time they'll get the G.I. Joe treatment as animated action heroes like the beloved '80s toy-based cartoon. And like Joes of the past they also have codenames. Jeff (Joel McHale) as Wingman, Annie (Alison Brie) as Tight Ship, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) as Buzzkill, and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) as Three Kids. Executive producer, Chris McKenna told Entertaintment Weekly why this episode was especially significant:

New 'Gotham' Set Photos Capture Young Selina Kyle in Action

Some more set photos from Fox's Batman prequel Gotham have emerged and this time they feature dancer-actress Camren Bicondova as the future Catwoman, Selina Kyle. The young newcomer is captured escaping on a fire escape with some loot presumably and posing with young Bruce Wayne, Touch-actor David Mazouz. Already clad in black leather, Kyle is apparently honing her burglary skills on a show that will keep Detectives Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) busy with the rising wave of crime and corruption in Gotham City.

'Ghostbusters 3' May Have Found New Directors in 'LEGO Movie' Duo

Just when I had abandoned hope for a decent sequel to the '80s classic, Ghostbusters, now comes rumor that the project could still be salvaged with some talented new directors at the helm. According to Nikki Finke, formerly of Deadline, sources claim that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are being sought to take over the long delayed third installment of the paranormal exterminators comedy.

Official Photo of Gotham's Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock Released

After some set photoswent public we now have an official image of Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, Copper) as the scruffy, unrefined partner and mentor to the younger Jim Gordon, Harvey Bullock in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel drama Gotham. Logue certainly fits the bill with the facial hair and fedora.

COMIC BOOK DAY - Today's Pull List 3/19

Slidely Slideshow

This week's pull list has the return of American Vampire with the talented and ubiquitous Scott Snyder writing and Rafael Albuquerque penciling. DC Comics' leading ladies, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, continue to spearhead women-led titles on the sales chart. Dark Horse's Skyman from Joshua Hale Fialkov is an underrated gem. The rest of the field of today's recommendations are from Image Comics whose line-up is a murderer's row of quality indies.

'Incredibles 2' is in Development Says Pixar

At a shareholder's meeting today, Disney Chairman Robert Iger announced that Pixar and original director Brad Bird are working on a sequel to the 2004 animated hit The Incredibles. Bird is penning the script but few other details have been released thus far. Regardless, the fact that it's in the works is a welcome relief to fans who have been clamoring for a sequel that features the super-powered Parr family ever since their debut ten years ago. 
Fans will get to relive the excitement of the original as Disney will be releasing it again in theaters in 3D. Even if it is a cash grab by the studio it's well worth the money to see Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Dash, Violet, Jack-Jack and Frozone in one of the best Pixar films ever made.
We'll update this post with more information as they become available.  

(UPDATED) ADVENTURE TIME Art Show is Coming to Gallery 1988

UPDATE: This THURSDAY NIGHT, April 3rd, from 7-10 PM at G1988 (West), we’ve teamed up with our friends at Cartoon Network and clothing brand Rook, to bring you G1988 x Adventure Time, a group art show inspired by the awesome cartoon. The work for this show is REALLY REALLY GOOD, evident by the previewed pieces below. Over 65 artists will participate in the show! Rook will also be debuting their Adventure Time cap sure collection, and this exhibit will be the first place to purchase that as well.  THIS EXHIBIT IS RSVP ONLY! You can easily RSVP to attend by emailing us at rsvpgallery1988@gmail.com. It is REQUIRED THAT YOU RSVP. The show will only run through April 6th

The True Detective/Batman Mash-Up Intro We Deserve

What if the "World's Greatest Detective" got the True Detective treatment with his own intro also set to Handsome Family's "Far From Any Road"? Luckily, Josh Newman took the challenge and created The World's Greatest True Detective parody video starring Bruce Wayne and a cast of familiar Gothamites like Dick Grayson, Selina Kyle, James Gordon, and many more. 
HBO's hit show is looking for new leads for season two and who better than Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson? It's not in the cards right now but it'd be a lot cooler if it did. 

Source: geektyrant

'Gotham' Set Photos of the Penguin, Jim Gordon, and Harvey Bullock (Potential Spoiler Image)

There are some new set photos from Fox's Batman prequel, Gotham, featuring Ben McKenzie (still mustache-free) as young Detective James Gordon and his partner played by Donal Logue (appropriately scruffy-faced) as Detective Harvey Bullock. Here they are working their beat along some brownstones. The drama follows the early days before Gordon becomes the Commissioner, he befriends a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and battles some familiar Gotham City villains.

VIDEO: Fly Along with Superman As He Dons a GoPro Camera and See LA Through His Eyes

Internet-video creators, Corridor Digital, just bolstered their campaign for more funds on Pantreon with this incredible video featuring a drone from Dronefly, a camera from GoPro, and a little help from the Man of Steel. The awe-inspiring, vertigo-inducing video captures the first-person perspective of Superman flying around Los Angeles fighting crime and saving people. The fan-made story has Supes returning the camera after it was sent to him by mistake. It's expertly edited with some nice special effects along the way. Enjoy.



Source: TechCrunch

DC Comics to Feature Bombshell Variant Covers in June

DC Comics is taking their DC Collectibles Bombshell line and splashing 20 June titles with the pin-up inspirations of the '40s and '50s as variant covers. Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, will be among those getting the bombshell treatment. This follows the other themed covers of January (Scribblenauts), February (Steampunk), March (Robot Chicken), and May (Batman '66 by Mike Allred). April has not been announced. Ant Lucia, who designed the Collectibles line, will also design the variants, some with brand new designs.

ART: Lupita Nyong'o as X-Men's Storm by Daniel Thompson

Aspiring comic book artist and Mississippi State University student, Daniel Thompson, has fantastically imagined Oscar-winning actress and "America's Sweetheart", Lupita Nyong'o, as Storm from Marvel's X-Men. Seems like a no-brainer if Marvel chose to cast a young Ororo Monroe aka Storm and future Queen of the African nation of Wakanda. The beautiful and talented Nyong'o would join fellow Oscar winners like Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, and others to be featured in a comic book based movie. 
She would look great as Storm but even if this never happens there will undoubtedly be other opportunities. Her star is shining bright right now and Marvel and Warner Bros. must have her on their radar as the superhero movies continues to fill movie houses. It's just a matter of time but if not Storm what other superhero could she play?

NBC's 'Constantine' Releases Official Image of Matt Ryan as the Supernatural Detective

"This Constantine, envisioned by [director] Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’', is how executive producer David S. Goyer (Da Vinci's Demons, Man of Steel, Batman Begins) described his NBC series based on the DC Comics/Vertigo character and this image proves him right. The trench coat, unkempt hair, five o'clock shadow and loosened tie was true to form as the series begins shooting this week.

OBEY GIANT Releases "Jello Biafra" Screen Print

"Jello Biafra" 18 x 24-inch screen print. Signed by Shepard Fairey, Jello Biafra, and Glen E. Friedman. Numbered edition of 450. $70. Limit 1 per person/household.

More info: http://bitly.com/OGJelloBiafra

'Gotham' Gets Social with Logo and Official Synopsis From Fox

Get the Lowdown on the Cast of Characters Inhabiting This Batman Prequel


It seems the Fox Television drama, Gotham, is moving right along as the network released an official logo and synopsis of the Batman prequel that revolves around a young pre-commissioner James Gordon and the evolution of the infamous rogues from the pages DC Comics. A Twitter and Facebook account have also been established to keep abreast of all the goings on with the upcoming show.

Godzilla Invades SXSW with Special 60th Anniversary Screening

Fully Restored and Uncut with Q&A with Director of the Upcoming New Godzilla Movie Following the Viewing


Not only do attendees of the 2014 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas get to see a restored print of the Japanese monster classic, Godzilla, with additional 40 minutes of footage not seen in the US, but they get to participate in a Q&A with Gareth Edwards, director of the new upcoming Godzilla feature in May from Warner Bros. and Legendary pictures, and take home the exclusive print pictured above from Austin-based design studio, Mondo. How cool is that?

The Flash in Full Costume

First came the headshot of Grant Gustin as the Flash in CW's upcoming pilot now the full suit is revealed. DC Entertainment released the image of the "Fastest Man Alive" in a runner's pose with a flash of lighting in the background. The suit is a darker hue of red than we've seen in the past and made of what looks like a stretchable mesh fabric with patches of leather or rubber accents and the iconic lighting bolt emblem on his chest. 

ART SHOW: Wrestling's Legends on Black Velvet

Velvetmania by Bruce White Opens Tonight!


Join us TONIGHT, from 7-10 PM, at G1988 (West) for one of the most anticipated shows in gallery history. Featured on Reddit, BuzzFeed, Deadspin, WWE.com and dozens of other media outlets, artist Bruce White and gallery co-owner Jensen Karp have collaborated on an art exhibit of epic proportions. 

LEGO 'The Hobbit' Video Game Trailer is Cooler Than George Clooney in a Casino Heist

This Fun Preview Brings the Heist Genre  to a Whole New Level
As The LEGO Movie dominates the movie box office so far in 2014 the video game division of  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment didn't want to be left out and released this fantastic trailer for 'LEGO The Hobbit'. The trailer pays homage to heist films by highlighting the specific skills of the team members. It's as charming as you'd expect.

PRINT RELEASE TODAY "Paradise Turns" by Shepard Fairey

Obey Giant Releases Limited Edition Print

MOVIE TRAILER: Could This 'Transformers' Movie Be the Best One Yet?

'Age of Extinction' Features Mark Wahlberg and Dinobots. What More Could You Want?
If you thought the next totally unnecessary sequel in Michael Bay's series of Transformers films was going to be another over-the-top CGI-fest you would be correct. This time however he's traded in Shia Labeouf and upgraded to Mark Wahlberg and besides the Autobots and Decepticons the popular Dinobots join the fray in what could be the best chapter of the saga thus far.

NEW PRINT RELEASE Inspired by True Detective - "Lost Carcosa" by Anthony Petrie

Anthony Petrie "Lost Carcosa" 2 color screenprint on French Paper Cement Green Construction Paper 24 x 36 inches
numbered edition of 100 $40.00 We're all addicted, just admit it.  As we get ready to see how it all unfolds, Anthony Petrie has created a stunning screenprint influenced by the TV show, True Detective. An edition of only 100, it is 24 x 36 inches and only $40. This is a must-have for any fan, as it is layered with Easter eggs and hidden symbolism from the show.  You can now purchase this screenprint here, while supplies last: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/anthony-petrie-lost-carcosa

'Arrow' 3-Minute Trailer Previews What Awesomeness Remains This Season

The Show Amps Up the Tension with The Huntress, Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey and the Ultimate Showdown Against Deathstroke
The best comic book based television show, Arrow,  isn't resting on its laurels but instead turning up the action and tension for the rest of season two. This action-packed trailer previews tonight's episode, The Promise, as well as footage from coming episodes featuring the newly formed villains united crew, the Suicide Squad, and the return of The Huntress. The CW hit is primed to bring Oliver Queen full circle with an inevitable showdown with friend turned arch enemy Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke.

Young Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle Cast for Fox's 'Gotham'

The Boy Who Would Be Batman and His Eventual Foil Join the Batman Prequel
David Mazouz (Touch) will be the teenage Bruce Wayne in the Batman prequel, Gotham, for Fox television. The young actor won't be Batman for quite some time, not until the end of the series (which we hope considering its Fox won't be for a long time), but will seek guidance from his butler Alfred and pre-Commissioner James Gordon after the violent deaths of his parents. 
Also cast was Camren Bicondova, a professional dancer and newcomer to acting, who'll be playing a teenage Selina Kyle (the future Catwoman)  decribed as a “teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable; a street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.”
The drama surrounds the life of the young Detective Gordon as he navigates the crime and corruption of Gotham City and emerging threat of soon to be famous villains. The young actors will join series regulars Donal Logue (Detective Harvey Bullock), Zabryna …

'Batman: Arkham Knight' Video Game from Rocksteady Unleashes Epic Trailer

The Franchise Finale Promises More Thrills and Features and Includes Harley Quinn, Two-Face, The Penguin and More!
Rocksteady Studios returns to the successful 'Arkham' video game franchise to send Batman out with a bang. The makers of Asylum and City (Arkham Origins prequel in 2013 was released by Warner Montreal) haveofficially announced the upcoming game release of Batman: Arkham Knight featuring villains like Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, among others with a playable Batmobile, and a large scale Gotham City to maneuver. It will be available for next-gen consoles - PS4, Xbox One - and PC. 
For more in-depth coverage check out Game Informer for 14 pages of details and exclusive content. 
But first see the jaw-dropping, chill-inducing video game trailer below of Batman taking to the Batmobile to square off against Two-Face. 

"In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to…