Now before you get too upset about this seemingly bizarre superpower: this was 1958. Back then, it was not very unusual for ordinary people to have this ability (atomic testing, you know). So it makes sense that the writers of Superman #125 would endow the Man of Steel with it, too.
This outlandish affair will feature burlesque, an art show, a charity auction, live tattooing, live music, a top dj and more. Perhaps best of all, it will be Wizard of Oz themed! If you're heading out to the con, consider stopping by and saying "hello" -I'll be there in person.
Mad Max fever is sweeping across the globe, but for some the blood of the Road Warrior has been flowing through their veins for decades.
These fans who dream of driving across the wasteland, looking for trouble in a souped up vehicle bristling with weaponry and attitude or, better yet, hitting the highway in Max’s mighty Interceptor muscle car.
A diehard fan named Dale Walter decided to make his own post-apocalyptic dreams come true by turning a 1972 Australian Ford Falcon into the badass muscle car that first drove Max into our hearts back in 1979.
As Dale demonstrates in this video from Barcroft Cars, the Interceptor has a movie accurate horn and siren, a 351 Ford Cleveland engine that purrs and growls like a panther, and enough screen presence to star in its own Mad Max movie!
Some of our favorite pop culture franchises feature a vehicle prominently in the storyline. Whether it’s the funky machine used to get to the next mystery or one super stylin’ way to go back in time, these amazing stories wouldn’t be the same without a cool vehicle.
Artist CJ Johnson has turned his love of vehicles from pop culture into a totally cool series of mashup illustrations that show what happens to the ride when fictional universes collide.
Just when I think there couldn’t be any weirder mashups, comes a version of The Avengers that stars the characters from The Wizard of Oz. Darren Wallace casts the Cowardly Lion as Thor and the Scarecrow as Captain America, but the real star is the Tin Man, who embodies the role of Ultron.
For example, the dusty Draugar you face in the video game Skyrim are based on creatures from Norse mythology, undead monsters that symbolize jealousy and greed. A Draugr can expand to any size and shape change into a cat, plus they can raise their own army of the undead...
Shia LeBeouf is one enigmatic fellow- he’s always spouting all kinds of insane theories, he disappears for a while then reappears when you’d least expect it, and his life beyond the screen is a bit of a mystery.
There’s something about Mr. LeBeouf that’s not quite right, something that makes him seem not quite human.
Could he be one of the legendary Time Lords, sent here to protect Earth’s people from otherworldly horrors and rolling trash can exterminators?
Equally enigmatic artist Brandon Bird seems to think there’s something to the theory, so he’s spreading the word with a series of paintings that show Shia as all thirteen incarnations of The Doctor.
Norma has come to be known as a comic relief character on the prison dramedy Orange Is The New Black, and her silent pantomiming and goofy demeanor on the show makes her seem like a cute and cuddly person.
Annie and The Shirts headlined at CBGB’s in the late 70s and again in the early 90s, and during Annie’s solo career she wrote the song "Hang Up The Phone", which was featured in Sixteen Candles. -Via Elite Daily
Terminator 2: Judgment Day was an awesome movie, but of course, it wasn’t perfect. It’s only from the vantage point of 24 years and three sequels later that we can see the glaring faults in the film. Or if you didn’t, Screen Junkies will be happy to point them out to you. No, this Honest Trailer will not ruin the memory of Terminator 2 for you, but on the off chance you haven’t seen it yet, it does contain spoilers. And NSFW language.
On the surface, you might think that the game Super Mario World and the HBO series Game of Thrones have nothing in common to lend itself to a mashup. But the TV show intro has many art elements that would easily be adaptable to a video game world. Make the GoT theme into a chip tune and voilà! Mashup. The video is from Steven Jase, with music by Paul LeBlanc. -via Uproxx
Immortan Joe controls the cool, refreshing water that thirsty pack of post-apocalyptic mutants known as The Wretched need to survive, but even in this bleak environment people are bound to grow tired of plain old water.
Soon they’ll be looking for a meal, and wondering why they'd never before thought of eating their beloved leader, what with him looking all plump and juicy like a sandworm...
What began as a bit for the flagship Adult Swim show Space Ghost: Coast To Coast has become a ridiculous romp of a (sometimes detective themed) show that keeps changing its name but the food based action always stays the same.
Sadly, the food monsters are about to shuffle off to that great big dumpster in the sky, so isn't it about time you learned a thing or fifteen about your favorite food themed show?!
Coma the Doof Warrior quickly became a fan favorite character in Mad Max: Fury Road because of his sweet onesie and facewrap outfit, his flaming hot guitar grooves and his dedication to showmanship even while in the midst of battle.
He’s a one-of-a-kind Doof warrior in a world full of shiny madmen, and if his life seems appealing to the metalhead in you then heed the call with a little help from Coma.
Mike Wilson is a professional freerunner and parkour athlete. He’s also a father. His son Jayden developed a passion for Spider-Man, so Wilson became SpiderDad! Jayden was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer just after his 4th birthday. For his 5th birthday, Spider-Dad came to visit! The event last fall was captured on video, which eventually got over ten million views. Wilson had further plans to make a Spider-Dad movie to show Jayden, but Jayden died on Christmas Eve, 2014.
The SpiderDad Film was inspired by my son Jayden who sadly lost his 18 month battle at Christmas to a Grade 4 Brain Stem Tumor called, Glyoblastoma Multi-Forme. Before he died, we began filming with the full intention of giving Jayden his very own Premiere at home, with drinks and popcorn. Just like at the cinema. I was very passionate about making this look and feel as real as possible for our little super hero. Even to the finest details of webbing effects, stunts, the Spiderman suit and generally providing a feel good energy about the film.
Sadly, the little fighter became very ill, and his very own Premiere wasn’t able to happen. It became a dedication project to the bravest, and most courageous little boy we know, always willing to give a smile and thumbs up at even the most difficult of times. In addition, we wanted this to also raise awareness and money for the charity who gave our family so much support whilst caring for Jayden, as well as the continued after care for our entire family and his big sister Ella.
When articles posted online talk about “things you can’t unsee” they’re usually referring to images that are disturbing, heartbreaking or downright gross, but lucky for you this list of “cannot unsee” images won’t keep you up at night.
Disney's princess characters are drawn to be attractive, likeable and someone girls can relate to, but they’re also extremely normal, and normalcy has limited appeal.
Minions are drawn to be likeable, visually appealing (in a ridiculously cartoony way), and anybody whose imagination got them into trouble while they were growing up can relate to those little yellow yutzes.
So, if princesses and minions are both extremely likeable, combining the two should result in the creation of a mega appealing hybrid, right?
Artistrator Jen Lewis has used her active imagiminionation to combine Disney princesses with banana loving Minions, and while her creations don't exactly prove the theory of hybrid likeability they're definitely unforgettable!
"Mr. Worf, fire." With those words closed part 1 of "The Best of Both Worlds." When that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation aired 25 years ago this weekend, it was hailed as the greatest cliffhanger in Star Trek history.
The Borg, which were the greatest threat to the Federation in its history, had invaded and captured Captain Picard. They assimilated Picard and made him a Borg drone. In the midst of rumors that actor Patrick Stewart was leaving the show, the first part of the episode ended with Commander Riker ordering the Enterprise to open fire on the Borg cube containing the captive Picard. Fans were electrified.
A fan favorite, Sloth, isn't around any more. In fact, the ex-football player died at only 38 from an accidental overdose. Don't worry though, most of the stories aren't so sad, but actually pretty cool.
Even though their princesses are extremely popular Disney is best known for their animal characters, which makes sense considering Mickey Mouse is their most famous character.
Disney feature films include an animal character whenever possible, or a full cast of critters when the story fits, but despite the fur suit they're usually anthropomorphic just like the big Mouse himself.
So what would those animals that talk like, and often act like, people look like as human type people?
A talented artist named Pugletto has taken the time to transform some of Disney's most beloved animal characters into humans, keeping the stylistic essence and personality of each character intact.
When the Hollywood powers that be inevitably decide to reboot and reimagine the Jurassic Park franchise they should consider ditching those dumb old dinosaurs and replacing them with mega sized cats instead.
As soon as cats become larger than humans, so large that people are no bigger than mice in comparison, then the world is truly in trouble.
For dinosaurs can be dazzled into submission with a particularly noisy television program, but cats aren't so easily fooled.
My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle--they're all here in this amazing tattoo by Andy Kurth of Electric Chair Tattoo in Clio, Michigan. Characters from Hayao Miyazaki's most famous films come to vibrant, colorful life as they inhabit one universe on this man's arm.
Bethesda Softworks has a pretty good sense of humor about their games, and often incorporates humorous elements into their games just to keep the whole thing from becoming a total downer.
The post-apocalyptic series Fallout, which they took over from Interplay in 2008, features a monetary system based on Bottle Caps. Players use bottle caps taken from Nuka Cola bottles as currency, a system which works in the game world because those particular caps are rare, but in the real world we’ve got caps a-plenty.
However, it took Fallout fanatic GatorMacheteJr seven years to save up 2,240 bottle caps, which he promptly sent to Bethesda as payment for a copy of Fallout 4.
Will his dedication to cap collecting pay off, or did he send off eleven pounds of heartache?
Netflix became a household name by being one of the first companies to deliver streaming video service straight to your gaming console, television and computer, ushering in the age of bingewatching.
They continue to expand the boundaries of streaming video service by creating original content and bringing our beloved shows back from the dead, but there’s also a lot of stuff that Netflix does you probably know nothing about.
As we watch their content Netflix is watching us, recording our ratings and viewing habits to deliver more precise recommendations, and they’ll soon be working with Nielsen to record viewership data and create ratings figures for streaming video.
Whether you're a huge Game of Thrones fan or just know the show by reputation, you almost certainly recognize that George R.R. Martin doesn't have any problem killing off his main characters. Without spoiling anything from the finale of the most recent season, it's safe to say that this reputation for death is well earned.
Video game companies used to rely on slick advertisements, word of mouth and, most of all, box art to sell their cartridges back in the day, and I remember being taken in by this box art time and time again as a kid.
The cover would often show the protagonist engaged in battle with something totally tough, for instance a ninja on a motorcycle fighting off a pack of panthers with his katana plus explosions, but the games rarely lived up to the cover art.
Responding the best way they knew how artists Peter and Joan Foldes created an animated short entitled A Short Vision, which premiered on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956.
Sullivan felt this short had a very important message, so he shared it with his viewing audience after preparing them for the horror with this monologue:
“Just last week you read about the H-bomb being dropped. Now two great English writers, two very imaginative writers—I’m gonna tell you if you have youngsters in the living room tell them not to be alarmed at this ‘cause it’s a fantasy, the whole thing is animated—but two English writers, Joan and Peter Foldes, wrote a thing which they called A Short Vision in which they wondered what might happen to the animal population of the world if an H-bomb were dropped. It’s produced by George K. Arthur and I’d like you to see it. It is grim, but I think we can all stand it to realize that in war there is no winner.”