Good Thing: Women’s Wrestling Dominates ‘Elimination Chamber’
The long-promised "Women's Revolution" in wrestling may finally take root this weekend. Sunday February 12 is the Elimination Chamber live event on the WWE Network, the first branded Pay-Per-View (a colloquial word these days, but one that's stuck) for Smackdown Live in 2017. Of the seven matches announced for the show, three are women's singles matches. In fact, there's only one men's singles match, with the other three being multi-man gimmick matches, including the titular main event in the elimination chamber. And that's a big deal.
Welcome To The Gun Show: ‘Deadpool Versus The Punisher’ By Fred Van Lente And Pere Perez
Those two Marvel guys you like with the guns are in one book together this spring. Deadpool Versus The Punisher is a five-issue miniseries written by Fred Van Lente with art by Pere Perez. It seems like this is something that should have already happened by now, but I'm sure there's an appetite for it either way. The guy with all the weapons and the sense of humor who can't be killed, versus the guy with even more weapons and no sense of humor, who can be killed but somehow never dies. It's a match made in gun-based-crossover heaven.
Venom Madness Spreads Across Marvel’s Variant Covers In March
The inevitable happens in Venom #5, by Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval, when the symbiote and its host get into a knock-down drag-out fight with the guy the symbiote has never forgiven for rejecting it, the Spider-Man known as Peter Parker. And Marvel is observing the event throughout the month of March with Venomized Variant covers that depict the heroes of the Marvel Universe overtaken by the Venom symbiote.
‘Southern Bastards’ Responds To Online Harassment With Charity Variant Cover
Online harassment has been a growing problem for quite a while now. Just last night, acclaimed comics colorist Jordie Bellaire announced that she's leaving Twitter because of it, and only a couple of months ago, writer Chelsea Cain was similarly forced off Twitter after the cover by Joelle Jones on their final issue of Mockingbird featured the character in a T-shirt that read "Ask me about my feminist agenda," inspiring a tidal wave of sexist harassment. The creators behind Southern Bastards, Jason Latour and Jason Aaron, are responding with a variant cover, proceeds of which will be split between the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU.
Fantastic Five: Best Superhero Doppelgangers
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics. Whether they're clones or evil twins, imperfect duplicates or the guy who had the job before you, the evil doppelganger is a classic trope in superhero comics, and we've gathered five of the very best.
Comics Alliance Gift Guide: What To Buy For A Pro Wrestling Fan
Here at Comics Alliance, as you may have noticed in the past, a lot of us love professional wrestling --- almost as much as we love comics. We've put together a selection of gifts for any wrestling fans you need to shop for this holiday season. There are some comics (because a lot of people who love one love the other), but also art, T-shirts, prose books, and more.
Race Down The Road To Wrestlemania With Playmates’ WWE Nitro Vehicles
If you're like me, you've at some point said to yourself, "Gosh, I sure do love the Undertaker, but I wish he was a little more like Rat Fink!" If so, you're in luck! Playmates' new WWE Nitro Machines line of toys features an outsized Undertaker popping out of the roof of a tricked out purple hearse, leading the way with his scythe-topped cane like he's in a race against Dracula's Dragster.
Cast Party: Who Should Star in a ‘Namor, the Submariner’ Movie?
Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. Just last week, news emerged that the movie rights to Namor the Sub-Mariner may have reverted to Marvel Studios, so this seems like the perfect time to imagine what a Sub-Mariner movie might look like. It should play up the contrast between Namor's two worlds. Under the waves is a realm of the fantastic, while a world much like our own exists on land.
Mall Babe: The Best Jubilee Fan Art Ever
Does a mall babe eat chili fries? We may never know the answer to that question, or to the larger question that it implies (which is "what does that mean?"), but one thing we can agree on is that Jubilee is one of the most important X-Men of the last thirty years. X-Men: Apocalypse promises her biggest movie role yet (she's only been a cameo in the past), so this is the perfect time to celebrate Jubilee with a gallery of fan art. There's a couple of likenesses of actress Lana Condor, one pic that includes her original "stolen clothes from the other X-Men" costume, one "vampire mom" portrait, and a whole lot of yellow coats.
Disney/Marvel Will Boycott Georgia if Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Law
Georgia State Legislature has passed a law that would allow businesses owned by people with religious convictions to deny employment and services to LGBT people and anyone else who "violates their sincerely held religious beliefs." The Walt Disney Co. and its subsidiary Marvel Studios has joined other businesses in threatening to stop doing business in the state if Governor Nathan Deal does not veto the law, which is currently awaiting his signature.
A New Jessica Jones Comic? It’s Not Impossible, Says Tom Brevoort
At a Marvel panel at C2E2 this past weekend, editor Tom Brevoort was asked about the possibility of female-led books, specifically Kate Bishop or Jessica Jones. His response was to say, "Once [Brian Michael Bendis has] got Civil War II off his back, it’s not impossible that we’d say lets do a Jessica book. ... Definitely something we want to do, that’s more certain than the Kate Bishop book."
Kay Pike’s Body Paint Cosplay Brings Comics Art to Life
A few months ago, artist and cosplayer Kay Pike embarked on a fascinating new project. She's using body paint to transform herself into various characters from comics and animation. Rather than translating their looks into real world terms, in the manner of the traditional cosplay she had previously done, she's now incorporating the highlights, shadows, and contours of comic book art.