Posts Tagged ‘ Green Lantern ’

When Trailers SPOIL Movies…


Everyone loves exciting movie trailers before a film, and with movie previews being released onto the internet before they even hit theaters, people are watching them with a frenzied frequency.  But what happens when trailers reveal TOO much about a film?  Mr. Sunday Movies, (1 half of the Weekly Planet podcast, of which I am a massive fan) delves into how over revealing plot information can destroy the way people walk into a film, and furthermore, 6 disastrous examples of when a trailer has put too much on display about a film.

Check out Mr. Sunday Movies youtube channel here.

Check Out Six Flags New Roller Coaster Line Up.


This morning, Six Flags has announced plans for two new DC Comics-themed attractions to debut at some of their parks including a new version of Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis. Both attractions are set to debut in 2015 at their respective parks.


The construction of Batman: The Ride features:

  • The world’s first, one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring six smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track;
  • A 4D wing coaster that seats up to eight and has riders “face their fears” by allowing them to physically face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;
  • A 120-foot tall hill that is ascended by an elevator-style lift straight up;
  • Two beyond 90-degree raven drops giving the sensation of free-falling;
  • Five vehicles with eight passengers each;
  • A Bruce Wayne/Batman theme throughout the queue line featuring the Batmobile and Bat-Signal.




The ‘Justice League: Battle for Metropolis’ will feature:

  • An interactive queue line and loading area where guests will receive instructions, 3D glasses and a stun gun to stop the bad guys.
  • A storyline that unfolds with Lex Luthor and The Joker hacking into BATMAN’s computer system and uncovering vital information that exposes vulnerability in the JUSTICE LEAGUE’s defenses. Riders will fight alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN to save the world from being infected with The Joker’s special laughing gas.
  • A nexus of new technologies to put guests right in the center of this interactive battle.
  • Lifelike animatronic super heroes designed by Sally Manufacturing, the industry leader in dark rides.
  • 3D graphics and film produced by Pure Imagination, the gurus of Computer Generated Imagery.
  • Robust gaming elements by Alterface, renowned for their work in site-based interactive game play.
  • First-of-its-kind, fully programmable, multi-DOF (degree-of-freedom) vehicles that will transport guests through all the exciting twists and turns designed by Oceaneering.

Comic Book Portraits By Sandra Chevrier

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It would be nearly impossible for comic book inspired artwork to become more popular than it currently is. Over the years we’ve seen superhero inspired everything, and it looks like the trend continues with these Comic Book Portraits by Sandra Chevrier. As an illustrator, Chevrier is constantly creating works of art, and this offering is certainly no exception.  She has used collages of superheroes like  Superman, Green Lantern and Batman to cover the faces of female portraits, leaving only the eyes or mouths exposed.

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DC Hero Inspired Cars.

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Recently, Kia released a string of DC Super Hero inspired vehicles that, no matter how hard any tuner tried, they wouldn’t be able to come close to.  This line up of customized cars embellish the characters they represent to a T.  From Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman, Kia has really turned up the heat with these collector vehicles.

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Super Hero Manatees.

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Joel Micah Harris has gone and created some amazing pieces of fan art, which portray superheroes as manatees. It’s a little bizarre and utterly random, but you can’t deny that his pictures aren’t amazingly wonderful (not to mention hilarious).

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Manatees get a lot of grief for being not overly intelligent, but that doesn’t mean they don’t look great when dressed up as Hawkeye or Wonder Woman.  Below are seven amazing pieces of fan art of manatee superheroes, though there are many more that can be found at Joel’s deviantart. You can also go onto Joel’s Red Bubble account if you’d like to own prints, T-shirts, or stickers of his artwork.

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From Pencil To Paper, Inspiring Comic Book Art

This art medium is the classic sketch book. These stunning illustrations come from pencil to paper takes certain people back to when they were doing art & design in school. Enjoy these stunning and inspiring collection of comic book art and see if you can remember all these characters fr0m Lady Mechanika to Green Lantern to Iron Man.

Batman-Inspired Kia Optima Concept

Kia Motors America has unveiled a Batmobile-themed Optima SX, the first in what is planned to be a long line of vehicles designed in partnership with DC Comics. The Batmobile was designed by superstar comic book artist Jim Lee in partnership with Rides magazine. The vehicle is now on display at NYC’s Time Warner Center. The customized Optima SX is the first of eight Justice League-themed vehicles, with cars inspired by Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Cyborg expected to follow in the next few months. All of these models are part of the campaign We Can Be Heroes, which aims to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa.


The Aaron Sims Company has designed such celluloid creatures as the aliens from Green Lantern, the simians from Rise of The Planet of The Apes, and the samurai with the chain gun from Sucker Punch. Now, as a labor of love with no funding, Sims has directed Archetype, a short film about a battlefield robot whose programming is on the fritz. It’s an absolutely stunning nugget of cinema.  I heard about this project, which stars Robert Joy (Land of the Dead, CSI:NY) and David Anders (Heroes, 24), several months back. What’s more, he’s planning a feature-length version. Here’s a plot synopsis:

RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.

The NEW D.C. Comics Heroes.

This past summer, mega-publisher DC Comics is revamping its entire superhero empire. Every one of its 52 titles will be relaunched with an all-new issue number one, complete with new story lines, new histories, and new costumes. Yup, some of the world’s most legendary crime fighters—and their arch enemies—are getting a makeover. “The goal was to modernize the mythology, to contemporize the look and feel of the characters,” says DC copublisher Jim Lee. “It’s something done continually by every major comics publisher, but it has never been done on such an all-encompassing scale.” The first series to get its makeover will be Justice League (drawn by Lee) and its iconic lineup: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Cyborg (well, mostly iconic lineup). Here’s a peek at three heroes in their new duds.



Trunks: The most noticeable costume change is on the Man of Steel, who has lost his red trunks (ahem, they weren’t underwear). “He’ll be the most controversial,” Lee predicts.

Articulation: Superman and his colleagues have shed their spandex for a more armorlike, sculpted look.

Red Belt: Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman used to sport golden belts—Supes now has a red belt with a logo-shaped buckle. “We looked at all the characters together. We went with red because it looked better in a lineup.”


The Flash

Wings: The Scarlet Speedster’s signature head-wings are now sharper and flare back to lessen drag. At high speed they function as rudders.

Velocity: Flash’s superspeed is depicted by electricity flares that spark off his body.

Change of clothes: Former Flash would stop and change into a spare costume he kept inside his ring. Now segments of the garb pop out of the ring and snap into place as he moves.

Trim: When Flash runs, his piping glows. The faster he goes, the hotter and whiter it gets.



Habitat: This King of the Seven Seas is more rugged than his predecessor. He’s unkempt, with a wilder hairstyle and some tough-guy stubble. “He does shave underwater, after all,” Lee says.

Armor: Aquaman has shed his traditional flat-orange fish scales in favor of a golden chain-mail motif and a sleeker trident.

Collar: The Nehru collars that Aquaman, Superman, and the Green Lantern now wear were inspired by modern-day dress uniforms of the Marines and the Navy.

The Superhero Unveiled.

Original Artwork by Danny Haas

Green Lantern Concept Art.

So a few of my boys, my assistant and I went the nerd route, and saw Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern last night.  All in all, the movie was pretty good, and the only thing more impressive than Angela Bassets ass (which made an AMAZING cameo in the movie) was the details in the suits of the Green Lantern Core.  Each suit was fashioned differently, and seemed to be based on the muscular structure of each species wearing it.  After I saw the movie, I was compelled to look up some of the concept art, and the pictures below are what I found.  (Unfortunately however, aside from the first and last picture, the rest don’t get too much bigger.)  But check the method regardless…  And if you happen to go see Green Lantern, stay after the credits.