Archive for August, 2011
Today Flashpoint #5 was released and with it saw the end of the DC universe as we know it. However, it didn’t feel like an ending. The fairly disappointing mini-series event brought us from our normal DC universe into the “flashpoint universe”, which was rather underwhelming and easily forgettable. The whole Flashpoint series seemed to almost make our transition between universes easier, as our desire to return to some sense of normal in the DC comics-verse is going to make the relaunch similar enough that we can nearly ignore that changes happened at all. Yet despite all this, the More >
[private]Tomorrow the end of the old DC universe and beginning of the DCnU (or the New 52) is all that DC comics is releasing this week. They’re doing this in the form of Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1. This should leave all us comic buyers with a little extra cash in pocket and time on hand. So as DC focuses their entirety on having you purchase and read just 2 comics, what are you going to do with the rest of your time and money?
For those of you who feel that money is just burning a hole through your More >
[private]Tonight may not be the start of Venture Bros. season 5, but it is a sign of things to come. Premiering tonight on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim is the new Venture Bros. special, From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy. This will be the first new Venture Bros. content of 2011 as well as the first VB episode to be produced by Titmouse, Inc. (the production company behind Metalocalypse). Titmouse, Inc has taken over future Venture Bros. production (including the upcoming fifth season) after World Leaders Entertainment, the show’s previous production company, was recently shut down.
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Friday Quick Caption is a weekly update of quick links and blurbs from the world of entertainment news. Expect your fast pace, A.D.D. dose of movie trailers, comic news, celebrity updates, and video game announcement from throughout the week.
Locke & Key Might Get Locked Away, But We Can Still Enjoy the Trailer – It appears Fox wont be picking up the brilliant Locke & Key series from IDW and Joe Hill (son of author, Stephen King), but the trailer has since found its way on the internet and can still be admired for the brilliant piece of work it More >
[private]Next week begins the first issue of DC’s New 52, the new 52 #1 issues that DC has been promoting non-stop all year. To further tease us, The Source, DC’s official blog has give us 52 quotes from upcoming issues. You can read the full list of quotes here, and hope to decipher what comic they might be from (some of them honestly aren’t hard…especially when they drop the protagonist’s name in the quote). However, SG2M has hand picked the best, most intriguing, and possibly most reveal of the quotes for you to read below.
“Maybe this is all connected to More >
It’s not nearly as often as we’d all hope that a comic series reaches the landmark issue number of 100, yet Teen Titans has done it again. The recent volume, started by DC superstar Geoff Johns, has released its final issue of the current run today under the pen of Geoff’s college classmate, JT Krul. This issue beautifully wraps up any dangling plot threads before next months big DC relaunch. So congrats to JT and artist Nicola Scott on hitting the big one oh oh!
Daredevil is Marvel’s infamous, blind superhero that has been around for a few decades now. Recently the savior of Hell’s Kitchen just got a new #1 issue. Mark Waid, the book’s author, has been signing the book with an extra treat…a braille signature for fans who can read such things (or just be amused by it). However, Marvel upped the novelty with an even cooler treat earlier today. If you’re visually impaired, or More >
Pottermore, JK Rowling’s highly anticipated new website, is officially in beta testing. This incredibly fun and highly addicting interactive online experience is a huge new realm for Harry Potter fans. It offers exclusive and new behind the scenes information and additional background stories on the many characters, locations, and concepts within the Harry Potter universe. So for those of you lucky enough to begin beta testing tonight, congrats! Those still waiting? Here is a hint of all the fun you have in store.
Basically Pottermore starts out like an online gaming social network. Think what NeoPets started out as, if More >
Posted by Michael Rodriguez
The annual I am 8-bit art show, redubbed Super I am 8-bit in honor of its 5th year, opened yesterday at its new location in Silver Lake. The new venue, a huge 4500 sq ft showing space was a fantastic expansion from the original show in Gallery 1988′s original location. With over 100 artists creating new works based on 80s videogame characters and concepts, the show is one of the must-see exhibits of the year.