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A Look Back at Marvel’s Original Star Wars Comics
When Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, they immediately said that the Star Wars expanded universe was no longer cannon. It would now be known as Star Wars Legends. Meanwhile, Lucasfilm Story Group would oversee all new materials created so they stayed true to the films of the past, and especially the future ones. This upset many Star Wars fan who, in the past 30 years grew to believe that these stories were really what happened to the characters they loved.
Best Star Wars BBQ Essentials
From a distance, Chewy can smell the cooked meat slowly roasted over a giant lightsaber as Han Solo mingles with all the ladies waiting in line for some more pasta salad. Deliciousness and geekness is in the air. What's even more fun than just a regular BBQ? It's a Star Wars BBQ! Time to crack open a few cold ones and indulge in a geeky BBQ that is sure to be out of this world. With the heat on Tatooine, you probably wouldn't even need charcoal!
Best Superhero Vehicles
Solving crimes and beating up the bad guys requires a bad ass vehicle. Superhero vehicles are a favorite for fans and collectors alike. From motorcycles to planes, superheroes need a little bit of style and utility when saving the world. Straight from the pages of comics and directly from the big screen, collect the best superhero vehicles from your favorite franchise.
Most Underrated Wes Craven Films
Wes Craven, the legendary horror director, died on August 30th 2015 after a long battle with brain cancer. Unfortunately, there’s no plot twist in this story. Wes Craven left behind nearly 50 years of genre-defining films and an immortal artistic legacy. While some of you may be familiar with his cult classics like Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Hills Have Eyes, the most underrated Wes Craven films are equally as engaging, surprising, and hard-hitting to older and younger audiences alike. To truly appreciate the man who defined the slasher film, take a look at the most underrated Wes Craven films that you need to see.
Top Twitch Streamers to Watch
If you're looking for porn, turn around, you have made a huge mistake! These men and women are not those type of live streamers. No, Twitch streamers are not cam girls (or boys) who perform sexual acts on camera for money. Instead, they entertain in a different sort of way, gaining millions of fans with their gaming techniques and personalities. If you haven't heard of Twitch, you've probably been living in a rabbit whole for the past few years. Founded in June 2011, Twitch is a live streaming platform and community for gamers from all over the world. Boasting more than 100 million user community, Twitch has quickly rose to become the platform for gamers to not only live stream game play, but also to connect over a passion for all things gaming and entertainment. The list of users on Twitch are included but not limited to players, game developers, media outlets, publishers, eSports players, and more.
What Meds Should the Suicide Squad Be On?
The August 2016 release of Suicide Squad brought a new brand of insanity that has taken the world by storm and set the internet ablaze. The Joker wouldn’t have it any other way. Jared Leto has taken over the role as the iconic clown prince of crime, using his method acting to take things to a whole new level. According to director David Ayer and co-star Will Smith, Leto never came out of character between takes. He even went as far as giving twisted gifts to his cast mates like a dead rat to Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and real bullets to Will Smith (Deadshot). In fact, the filming of Suicide Squad was so intense that David Ayer recruited an on-set therapist to help the cast keep their sanity during the production. Which had us thinking: what kind of drugs should the Suicide Squad be on?
Funniest Dumb and Dumber Scenes
The year was 1994. While Serbia continued to bomb its own citizens in the regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, two starry-eyed brothers who at one time wrote on Seinfeld made their directorial debut. Lloyd Christmas is dumb. His best friend and roommate Harry Dunne is also dumb, but slightly less so. Both struggle to survive in society. They go on a road trip to return a woman’s suitcase and find adventure/capers. Dumb and Dumber would gross $247 million at the box office and go on to inform the international comedic sensibilities. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it: this was the mentality as the Providence, Rhode Island brothers’ road trip comedy was the film that launched three other road trip comedy films, two of which also began in Providence. Kingpin (1996), There’s Something About Mary (1998), and Me, Myself & Irene (2000) followed the Dumb and Dumber model to varying degrees of success. The fact that the comedy bros Peter and Bobby Farrelly could sell such similar movies to major Hollywood studios four times is a testament to their landmark film. It’s one of our favorites and below we have compiled its superlative moments.
Insane Harley Quinn Cosplay Costumes
Many of the characters in the superhero genre have been around for almost half a century, if not more. This is what gives them that sense of almost being legendary, but one particular character has become the fastest legendary character in recent memory of comic books. Harley Quinn. For many it comes as a massive surprise when you mention that Harley Quinn was only invented in 1993. Although originally only meant to be a henchman of The Joker, Harley Quinn has proved to be a powerful feminist icon in more of her later incarnations, and with any popular character you can bet your bottom dollar that there is a lot of cosplay, and Harley Quinn is no exception. Here are some of our favorite Harley Quinn cosplay costumes from the different incarnations of the character.
History of DC Comics
In a world that has been overtaken by the comic book film, it’s pretty important to understand and learn about where the main comic companies come from and how they came to be. One of the most famous companies is DC Comics. DC Comics is commonly seen as the main rival to Marvel Comics and proved to be a venture into darker territory for the comic book industry. DC Comics is known for its eclectic mix of heroes and villains, ranging from the iconic Superman and Batman to the dastardly like Joker and Zod. DC Comics can lay claim to much of what made comics what they are today, but the question is, how did they come to such prominence? How were they affected by the comic book censors? And what launched characters like Superman and Batman to such meteoric measures of fame? This is the history of DC Comics.
Epic Graphic Novels
Around the early 2000s, someone reading an anthology of Hellblazer comics would have been seen as unwilling to make the jump to more adult fare and sink their teeth into the great American novel. In 2008, we had Iron Man and The Dark Knight. Suddenly, people looked at graphic novels a little differently. A lot of comics are for kids, but there have always been comics for adults, dating back to the Golden Age before the Comics Code Authority. Listed below are some of the most epic graphic novels from the Golden Age onward. Think of this as a primer for the world of comics designed to make you pause.
Best Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone is the godfather of contemporary action films. What makes him so cool is that he really is an action star. Hardcore through and through, the best Stallone movies portray anti-heroes on the verge of redemption. With salvation in sight, Stallone's embattled heroes must fight for an ideal, sacrifice something important, and risk their lives so that we may live vicariously through them. I am not talking about The Expendables Stallone, whom I thoroughly enjoyed as he led me through a nostalgic tour of my childhood heroes. I refer to the man I first remember seeing in Nighthawks. That movie was amazing. It featured the Bionic Woman herself, Lindsay Wagner. On tap as villain was the badass Nexus-6, Rutger Hauer, and riding shotgun to the hero was Lando Calrissian. Fiercely filmed stunts on the Roosevelt Island Tram hugging the Queensboro Bridge—with no green screen trickery—helped establish Sylvester Stallone as more than just a one-hit wonder with his Best Picture winner, Rocky. One year later, he solidified his role as the most important action movie star with the creation of First Blood, and the coolest badass character the world had ever seen—Rambo.
Best Superhero Cartoons
Ah, the sacred tradition of the Saturday morning cartoon. Regardless of with whom you speak, almost everyone will have fond memories of watching their favorite cartoons with less-than-healthy breakfasts in hand. The Saturday morning cartoon phenomenon is where most children were introduced to superheroes. Before the technological prowess of CGI could really do them justice, the world of animation was the best and only place to catch solid superhero action. Sadly, the Saturday morning cartoon is no more. Instead, we've got 24-hour cartoon channels like Disney XD and Cartoon Network. But in tribute to the fallen Saturday morning block, which featured some of the best superhero cartoons ever made, we’ve hand-picked some of our favorites to help you binge watch and deny obtaining adult responsibility.