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- Use the Force Against Cancer Charity Video
Along with the release of Star Wars on Blu-Ray came this hilarious video with lots of comedians and other celebrities reenacting their favorite parts of Star Wars. I especially like Emma Stone as Leia and Ken Jeong Vadering it up. To donate pick up the t-shirts they are wearing in the video.
- DC Universe Online Goes Free to Play
Just like many other MMOs, Sony is changing DC Universe Online into a tiered format where players can join and play for free starting in October.
- Explaining Decompressed Storytelling
American comics and Japanese comics have very different storytelling traditions, Ogiue Maniax sorts out the differences and the complaints.
- 8-Bit Model Kits
These are clever, just wish they were real!
- More Entries in the Women in Comics Conversation
Newsarama has started a series with two entries so far, one about where women are in the creative side and one about historical factors that maybe have kept women out for so many years. There was also some controversy this week as issues of Catwoman and Red Hood and the Outlaws hit shelves stiring the pot on the exploitation of women.
- Fate/Zero is stream on Nico Nico in 8 different Languages
@#$% Yeah! World wide release of Fate/Zero in Korean, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The clearest sign Japan is really thinking internationally more and more. I will have more on this and other pieces of Type-Moon news later in the week. Until then here are some trailers.
- The Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Trailer in Spanish
Why is the regular movie not like this? There is just something about the line delivery that just catapults this into the realm of the divine. When they say thing like “Señor Pilgrim” or “It’s on like Donkey Kong” you cannot help but smile. I would watch a DVD for this Scott Pilgrim dub without a second thought.
- Kung-Fu Book Club
I decided to class up the section by linking to the Fast Karate for the Gentleman book club podcast. For more scholarly than you would think of something related to Fast Karate but still conversational and entertaining. They have reviews of The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson, The Player of Games of Iain M. Banks, and The Mountain People by Colin M. Turnbull. All I know isthe Mountain People is far too dark for me to ever read but I was glad to learn about it.
- Going Berserk for Trailers
Just in case it all seemed like a dream we finally have some trailers for the trilogy of Berserk movies. Narutaki and I were a little surprised they emphasized the relationship between Guts and Casca but they had more than enough action. Can’t wait to see these movies.
- It’s Mahvel Baby!
The Anime 3000 Geekfon podcast talks to Jordan D. White about his work as an editor at Marvel comics. They discuss the X-Men, anime, Deadpool, and Ender’s Game among other things. A good insight into the role of an American comic editor. Also after this podcast I want My Little Beta Ray Bill: Asgardians are Magic.
Sending out a little Obi-Wan love!