By this point we’ve all learned from the Man of Steel trailers that Superman’s “S” symbol doesn’t stand for Superman, but is instead his Kryptonian family crest. As a way to publicize the movie’s impending release, you can get a kryptonian crest, house, and name of your own after answering a few simple questions at this site. To properly test its capabilities, I’ve posted the results from mine, as well as those from my cat and dog, below. Sadly our philosophical differences led us to different houses.
DC has revealed their concepts for the new Anti-Batman and Robin - the ominously named Wrath and Scorn - who will soon be making their debut in Detective Comics. Here’s a bit of what Bob Harras had to say about them:
They’re Back: In honor of the new creative teams coming to the Green Lantern Titles, DC’s retailer incentive Green Lantern rings are coming back. Luckily these ones are matte instead of glossy so my two Sinestro Corps rings won’t clash. [via]
Listen!: Artist and all around awesome individual Camille Young created the above (wearable!) Majora’s Mask for “Grace & Ritual”, an all-women art show hosted by the iam8bit gallery. Just shut up and take my rupees! [via]
Join Today: If any of you spend a tenth of the time on Tumblr that I do then you’ve probably already heard of the Carol Corps, a tumblr dedicated to Captain Marvel fandom. It’s packed with fanart (like Rahzzah’s, pictured above), crafts, cosplay and love, all revolving around Kelly Sue DeConnick’s incarnation of the good Captain.
The acclaimed series Kill Shakespeare returns this month with Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood#1. The new series sees Shakespeare’s greatest heroes “…embark on a journey to a forbidden island to save the world from the deranged ‘master of books’, Prospero. The island is filled with cannibals, magic and madness—as well as ghosts from the pasts of many characters.”
Caught Them All: The above Bulbasaur (by Benjamin Anders) is just one of many beautiful little pokemon that you’ll find on the Tumblr, PokeDump. Dedicated to the original 151, random daily additions are added by a team of seven different animators.
Limited Time Awesome: I fit neatly in the middle of the Harry Potter/Wind Waker Venn diagram, so the above design by Azafran was an immediate buy for me. You too can look as cool as me if you pick this up today from TeeFury. [via]
I want to go to there: Tim Doyle has created another installment in his UnReal Estate series, this time including such beautiful pop culture locales as Planet Express, Serenity, and Deadwood. Congratulations to Mr. Doyle, who exceeds at making us all homesick for places that don’t exist.
It’s not enough that Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have knocked the walls off of Marvel NOW! With Young Avengers, but now they’re giving all of their fans an opportunity to share in their much deserved glory. They’re giving fans the chance to get their Young Avengers fan art into Marvel’s upcoming second issue.
Match Maker: The wonderful Sue, over at DC Women Kicking Ass, has just officially kicked off her “DC Favorite Couples Tournament”. Last Year’s was a love-filled bloodbath, so I wouldn’t miss this one. Today is a canon round (oh yes, there are non-canon couplings), so go cast your vote and show your DC love. [via]
Edson Oda, who is currently doing an MFA in Film and TV production at USC, is the brilliant creator behind Malaria, the short motion comic after the jump. Beyond the fact that the concept behind the comic itself (in which a hired gun is tasked with killing Death) is clever and entertaining, the execution of how Oda puts the motion in his motion comic is truly ingenious in its seeming simplicity.
Awesome Giveaway: For every 50 Twitter followers that @HelheimComic (the new comic from Cullen Bunn and Joelle Jones) receives by 5pm PST tonight, Oni Press will giveaway one black and white preview page signed by Joelle Jones.
Thanks Tumblr: We still have to wait until January 23rd for Young Avengers #1, but writer Kieron Gillen is giving us something to cling to on his Tumblr. Under the tag “Meet The Team: Young Avengers”, Gillen is giving a behind the scenes look at each member of the team and what makes him or her tick. Each post even has music.