Friday, August 29, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy: Grooting is officially a word

Yes, because of the popularity of "Dancing Baby Groot" and the Awesome Mix movie that is James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy", the word "Grooting" has now officially been added to the Lexicon, and it's defined as "to move tree-rhythmically to the Jackson 5", as reported in Comic Book Resources.

And with that said, plus it being the 56th Birthday of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson himself, let's revisit that special "Dance Sequence" with little Groot... And Drax.

Music Video: Baby Groot Dancing to Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Guardians of the Galaxy is now the No. 1 Summer Blockbuster movie of 2014!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Batman: Arkham Asylum turns 5 Years

As the world acknowledges 75 years of Batman this year, 2014 also marks many micro celebrations that fall within the Caped Crusader's long decorated history throughout comics and all forms of media. In fact, this week honors the 5th anniversary of arguably the first video game to depict The Dark Knight and his world flawlessly, and open doors to an array of sequels and follow-ups that would expand the gameplay and storyline in more ways than one.

That game is Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Eidos Interactive, and Rocksteady Studios' "Batman: Arkham Asylum".

Released in August 25, 2009 for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and later for the Max OSX, Arkham Asylum is based on the Batman mythos as depicted in comic book continuity, but spiraling into its own universe beginning with this chapter. Written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini, the game sees The Caped Crusader successfully capturing his longtime nemesis and adversary The Joker, and then driving him all the way straight to Arkham Asylum to put him behind bars. Unfortunately, this turns out to be a well orchestrated plan by the Clown Prince of Crime, as he breaks free with the help of his trusty assistant and love Harley Quinn and decides to lockdown Arkham and trap The Dark Knight within. With the inmates unleashed and a twisted diabolical plan that threatens all of Gotham City, Batman must put a stop to The Joker's plans... Whatever it takes.

Batman Arkham Asylum Trailer

Not since the Sunsoft NES Batman game has a game faithfully depicted Batman as he was intended to be, but Arkham Asylum beautifully made that concept a reality, and literally made players "BATMAN" as they used his fighting prowess, excellent detective skills, and useful array of gadgets to thwart The Joker's schemes and defeat all the crazy baddies going in a rampage inside the institution. Rocksteady literally created a template with their first attempt, combining all iterations of Batman seen through the years and successfully installed a realistic world that saw The Dark Knight come to life, using the Unreal Engine 3 with satisfying visuals and results. Additionally, Batman: The Animated Series voice actors Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin reprised their famous roles as Batman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn for this game, giving it a much needed boost in familiarity for fans of the franchise and the DC Animated Universe.

Truly, Arkham Asylum is one for the Batbooks, and finds itself etched as one of the definitive experiences in Batman history. Gameplay was just as easily addictive, and as it opened doors for an inevitable sequel in Batman: Arkham City in 2011, a prequel in Batman: Arkham Origins in 2013 (which was developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal), and the upcoming next-generation title with Batman: Arkham Knight - which will be the final installment in the Batman: Arkham Series coming in 2015.

If you haven't played Batman: Arkham Asylum, there's no better time than now to experience it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Henry Cavill & Amy Adams take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

In what may certainly be the most SUPER display of the viral "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" yet, Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, who play Clark Kent/ Superman and Lois Lane respectively, have responded to their nominations and took the plunge... With a twist!

Literally, Cavill wore the Superman costume and did the challenge! Thanks to Batman-News and director Zack Snyder's Tweet for the share! Hilarious and SUPER!

Find out more and donate if you can to ALSA.Org as well!
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released in theaters on March 25, 2016!

The Flash: New TV Show Poster released by The CW

Come this October, you will literally see a hero born... In a Flash!

Via the official Facebook page of the show, The CW has released a brand new TV Poster for their upcoming new spin-off DC superhero show - The Flash!

The Flash - Extended Trailer

Straight from the events of the second season of the popular Green Arrow based TV Series "Arrow", Glee actor Grant Gustin is Barry Allen - a police forensic scientist who is struck by lightning during the onset of a Particle Accelerator accident in his hometown of Central City. After laying in a coma for nine months, Allen wakes up and discovers that he has extraordinary powers of speed. However, the incident has also triggered a MetaHuman phenomenon in the city, causing other individuals to gain powers with majority using them for their own criminal activities. Resolving to become a hero to protect the innocent, Barry gains the help of some friends and suits up as his new alter ego, The Flash.

As the poster shows, Barry zigzags past his city in true Flash fashion... And a few nods to the DC Universe lie in it, as a Queen Consolidated building can be seen in the background!

The Flash premieres in The CW starting October 7!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Donald Glover will voice Miles Morales in "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors"

Looks like Miles Morales is finally going to be played by someone who's wanted to play Spider-Man for a long time, and the casting couldn't be perfect to boot since he's the actor who inspired the creation of the character in the first place.

According to USA Today and CBR, Community alum Donald Glover is going to provide the voice of Miles in the upcoming new season of Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man series in "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors". Glover, who dressed up as Spidey in the show, inspired writer Brian Michael Bendis to create the new webslinging hero for the Ultimate Spider-Man comics following the death of Peter Parker in that universe. Now, it comes full circle, and Glover will voice the role in the show and meet other Spider-Men in the process during the "Spider-Verse" story arc that will play out in the season.

The brand new season of "Ultimate Spider-Man" premieres on August 31 on Disney XD.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Most Expensive "Action Comics #1" sells for over $3.2 Million

The most expensive copy of the issue featuring the first appearance of Clark Kent/ Superman has now been sold.

According to a report by Superherohype, the most pristine and clean copy of Action Comics #1 Vol. 1 and listed on eBay has been purchased for over $3.2 Million, or $3,207, 852.00. The authenticated comic has a 9.0 grade by the CGC, and was described as "a 1938 museum piece with PERFECT WHITE pristine pages".

Whoever had that money to buy the issue has the most valuable comic to date. For more information, visit the source post at SHH and eBay.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Flash: International Banner Poster goes online

Released to coincide with international promotions for the upcoming spinoff series coming straight from the events of the second season of Arrow, The CW and DC Entertainment have released a brand new poster for the Grant Gustin starring DC Superhero TV Series "The Flash", which sees the Scarlet Speedster in an iconic running pose.

Featured in Superherohype, the banner poster shows Barry Allen, clad in his Flash suit, running sideways and with the Speed Force channeled and tapped into to give him the boost he needs.

The Flash begins his run in The CW starting October 7!