At this year's New York Comic Con, Warner Japan and Crunchyroll presented an exclusive screening of the UNCENSORED version of episode 1 of Terraformars (English Subtitled) and the world premiere of the new EXTENDED trailer. The turn out for the panel was quite an unexpected surprise to the hosts as the room was filled by multitude.Read More
Hey Guys!!! Now that we all know that New York Comic Con is one of the biggest and greatest Con in the U.S. Otakus and Geeks did all it can to cover and explore this event and because of this we found a lot of great products and made a lot of new friends. One of the many great products we found are from Beefy and Co which is owned by Menh Voong (a.k.a BeeFy).Read More
At this year's New York Comic Con, Aniplex of America hosted an exclusive screening of Kill La Kill. The screening included the US Premiere of Episode 25 (OVA) (Subtitled) and Episode 7 "A Loser I Can't Hate" (The Fight Club Saga!) (English Dubbed). Immediately after the screening, fans were treated with a guest appearance of the English voice of Mako Mankanshoku, Christine M. Cabanos. As a fan of the series, this was a panel I definitely didn't wanna miss. And boy did they deliver!Read More
VIZ Media takes readers on an exciting journey to explore the history and legacy of VOLTRON®, the legendary giant robot anime series that marks the 30th Anniversary of its original North American broadcast premiere. VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO, A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION examines the entire VOLTRON universe and the property’s notable impact on pop culture and will be released in-print on October 28th from the company’s Perfect Square imprint.Read More
We're not done with photos from NYCC. Our good friend Young Jeohn was onboard to take pics for us as well. Here are pics from his adventures. Be sure to check out his site at http://photos.youngfromnewyork.com.Read More
The numbers are in and this year's New York Comic Con breaks the all time attendance record with estimated 151,000 attendees surpassing San Diego Comic Con by 21,000. Thus, becoming the largest comic book convention in North America. However, should New York be so quick to claim victory and celebrate from this accomplishment?Read More
Hey Otakus and Geeks Fans, New York Comic Con was amazing this year. One of the Highlights of the Con, was an Event thrown by Adult Swim on a Yacht. The Tyrannic Maiden Voyage was a RSVP only event that took fans on a cruise on the Hudson River around New York. Myself, Nice Guy J2P, and Nathaniel Huggins got our invites, boarded the yacht, and had no idea just what a great party this was going to be.Read More
The end of New York Comic Con 2014 finally came and it’s time to bid farewell to a great con till next year. However, here in OtakusandGeeks the fun of the con hasn’t quite yet ended. Check out Day 4, the final day gallery below for some of the photos of the event. I hope you guys enjoyed the 4-Day gallery series of NYCC 2014.Read More
In the new DC Animated movie universe, Aquaman was replaced by Shazam as a founding member of the premiere superhero team - but don't fret, fans, as it was all to serve him getting a feature of his own. Make no mistake, while it says "Justice League" in the title, this is definitely an Aquaman movie.Read More
He protects Gotham City as the caped crusader. He lends a hand to the Justice League in keeping the whole universe safe. Now, Batman will protect your mail as it travels through the US Postal Service. Yes, Batman stamps are coming on October 9, 2014, in conjunction with this year’s New York Comic Con. The stamps will feature four eras of Batman, from the original 1939 design to the modern day. They’ll be sold in sheets of 20 as Forever stamps priced at the current 49 cents each (but will be usable even as rates rise).Read More
Marvel Universe LIVE! is a full scale incredible stadium show of truly epic proportions. It brings together characters from across the Marvel Universe to save the world from Loki and the immeasurable perilous power of the Tesseract. Performers fly through the air. They are on motorcycles, flipping cars and engaging in incredibly choreographed fight scenes. Travelling to a city near you this is one show you won’t want to miss whether you’re a comic fan or a family ready for an adventure!!Read More
This October, it all comes crashing down. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look inside AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #3, the next blockbuster chapter in the premier comics event of the fall. Superstar creators Rick Remender and Leinil Yu present your first look at the apocalyptic conclusion to Act I: The Red Supremacy as teams splinter, hearts are broken, and the fragile alliance of A and X shatters once more!Read More
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Got a Problem? Call Hobgoblin! Your First Look at AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1!
Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, today we are taking a look at an amazing fan made film by French writer / director, Michael Paris. Spawn The Recall, really raises the bar for those wanting to create a fan film. It captures the look and feel of the comic series even better than the Spawn feature film starring Michael Jai White. The film took only 2 days to film but since the director was also the editor and effects artist, post production lasted 2 years. Could this spark a Spawn Remake? Hopefully this film reaches Spawn creator Todd Mcfarlane and he considers it.
Check out the film:
Here is a look at the Avengers & X-Men Axis # 2 Variant Cover. Featuring Cyclops and Magneto.
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #2 (OF 9) RICK REMENDER (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY MAHMUD ASRAR
INVERSION VARIANT COVER BY KRIS ANKS
ACT I: THE RED SUPREMACY
• The heroes of the Marvel Universe storm the beaches of Red Skull’s Genoshian Reeducation camps. What they discover within will lead to a bleak new era.
• The revelation of Tony Stark’s dark secret promises to shatter the fragile alliance between A and X.
• The all-new Captain America pays a terrible price.
• Nova’s attempt at solving the crisis leads to disaster.
• Magneto betrays his alliance to join an army of evil.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
SCOTT GLENN Joins DAREDEVIL As STICK
Marvel and Netflix announced Monday that veteran character actor Scott Glenn has joined Marvel's Daredevil, next year's 13-episode series, as Stick, Daredevil's martial arts mentor.
Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/DD), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the cast.
Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television in the announcement. "There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil."
Stick was of course created by Frank Miller during his seminal Daredevil run and was introduced on 1981's Daredevil #176.
Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, With the Death of Wolverine out and soon to wrap up, how will everyone's favorite X-men meet his end? Newsarama has put together a list of Logan's Top enemies. Who knows … one of them could be his eventual killer.
10. DOG LOGAN
Brandishing scars on his face from Wolverine’s first emergence of his claws, Dog Logan re-emerged in modern times continuing his pursuit of his one-time childhood friend. He’s traveled through time to take down Wolverine, most recently coming up upon him shortly after the emergence of the Jean Grey School. At one point Dog even met a future version of himself that only encouraged him more to hunt down Wolverine.
9. Lady Deathstrike
Lady Deathstrike wasn’t born as you see her today – she’s been damaged, scarred, forged and honed to be the killer she’s become.
Yuriko Oyama was born in the family of Lord Dark Wind, a Japanese crime lord and scientist created the process by which people like Wolverine can have their skeletons bonded with adamantium. After the death of her father, Oyama embarked on a misguided quest to restore the honor of her father by tracking down those who she feel appropriated, stole or used her father’s invention. After her first encounter with Wolverine proved disastrous, she turned to Mojo and Spiral’s Body Shoppe and underwent extensive cybernetic modifications to become the adamantium-fused, clawed woman you see today. In her second attempt, alongside the Reavers, Lady Deathstrike routed the X-Men from their Australian base and gave Wolverine a new measure of torture, eventually crucifying him.
Like father, like son? Daken shares much in common with his father, from his powers to his drive and viciousness, but his foster upbringing and the dark tutelage of Romulus turned the half-Japanese / half-Caucasian boy on a collision course – and a bloody family reunion – with his father.
Created by Daniel Way and Steve Dillon in 2007’s Wolverine Origins #10, Daken has fought alongside his father as much as he’s fought against him, but ultimately Daken’s more foe than friend. Despite being seemingly killed in a bomb explosion, Daken has shown a reluctance for death similar to his father and returned to continue his quest to kill Logan.
7. The Reavers
How can a group of simple un-powered humans be a major threat to Wolverine? Revenge, guns and cybernetics. This rag-tag group of Mad Max style mercenaries are bonded over a shared experience – being cut into by Wolverine.
A mix of Australian ravagers and disgruntled ex-Hellfire Club henchmen, the Reavers were kicked out of their Australian hideaway by the X-Men and returned – with Donald Pierce and Lady Deathstrike – to claim vengeance. They return finding only Wolverine, but put him through the beating of a life-time: beatings, torture and crucifixtion. The Reavers were so sadistic they ended up using Wolverine’s healing factor against him, allowing him to heal between near-death torture sessions. Although they’ve appeared subsequently in Uncanny X-men and Uncanny X-Force, they have yet to match their sadistic high point against Wolverine in Australia.
Ogun’s purported to have been alive since the 16th century, attributing his long life to his mutant powers, so it’s tough to say if Ogun will ever truly be dead and might even outlive his one-time apprentice.
Wolverine is purported to be over a century old, but what if there was another feral mutant whose history goes back even longer? Well there is, and his name is Romulus. Created by Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi in 2007’s Wolverine #50 (Volume 3, for those keeping track), Romulus is a shadowy villain that’s been revealed to be the puppetmaster for many of the darkest events in Wolverine’s life.
Born in ancient times from a species of canine that evolved to roughly resemble humans (as opposed to primates), Romulus has been rumored to have been the founder of the Roman Empire and was revealed to be the guiding force behind the original Weapon X program. In modern times, Romulus takes an interest in the more feral mutants existing, starting with Wolverine but also including Sabretooth, Feral, Thornn and Wild Child. He even took Logan’s son Daken from his mother’s womb and conditioned him to be a bloodthirsty killer with a single-minded goal of assassinating his father and picking up that mantle.
4. Red Right Hand
The newest characters that are part of our Countdown today, the Red Right Hand made it onto our list for debuting with an impact: sending Logan to hell. During Jason Aaron’s acclaimed run on Wolverine, the Red Right Hand were introduced as support group for people who had loved ones killed by Wolverine. Their method for coping? Putting Logan through as much grief, if not more, than they were in.
The Red Right Hand’s first act was finding a loophole in the longevity of the seemingly unkillable Wolverine by making a deal with a demon to possess the longtime X-Man and send his soul to hell. Wolverine eventually clawed his way out of the firey pits of hell, only to be confronted by a second attack by this shadowy group – a group of young mutants dubbed the Mongrels with mysterious grudge for Wolverine. Logan cut through them all and eventually kills them, only for the Red Right Hand to reveal they were all – all five of them – previously unknown children of Wolverine. In plain terms: the Red Right Hand had him kill or be killed by children he never knew he had. Still reeling from that revelation, Logan finally made it to a stare-down with the Red Right Hand only to be robbed of any kind of vengeance or justice when the entire group committed suicide before Logan could gain any sort of pleasure out of doing it himself.
The relationship between Mystique and Wolverine is complicated. There’s hate, lust, distrust, respect and unresolved issues that litter their decades-long interactions.
For years comics readers never saw anything personal between Mystique and Wolverine; yes she was an ertzwhile adversary of the X-Men, but nothing put these two against one other personally. But in recent years, Jason Aaron and others have made this conflict between these two 100+ year old mutants personal. From their first meeting in the Mexican desert in 1921 and on through numerous conflicts including the critically acclaimed “Get Mystique” stories in Wolverine, these two have crossed, double-crossed and triple-crossed each other while still finding time for a little romance along the way. Perhaps they’re too different from one another, or perhaps too much alike. Mystique sits in a unique place in Wolverine’s life: able to fit in on a list of his top adversaries as well as his top lovers in his life. Now what does that say about their relationship?
2. Weapon X
Weapon X is more than one person or one team; it’s a system, an organization that put Logan through the worst moments of his life and, ironically, made him the hero he is today.
Hinted at from Wolverine’s very first appearance in Incredible Hulk #181in 1974, it wasn’t until 1991’s “Weapon X” arc in Marvel Comics Presents by Barry Windsor-Smith that we knew what Weapon X meant. The Canadian-based research facility kidnapped unsuspecting humans and mutants and experimented on them to enhance, subvert and explore superhuman abilities and augment them with technological means. This culminated with the brutal adamantium-bonding process on Logan’s bones, but also included the wholesale brainwashing of Logan which lasted up until House of M which cleared the mutant’s foggy head.
There were several notable people working in Weapon X and behind the scenes, ranging from Mr. Sinister to John Sublime and even Romulus. The test subjects of Weapon X and the other associated Weapon Plus programs are a Who’s Who of the Marvel U, ranging from the original – Captain America – and on through to Sabretooth, Deadpool, X-23, Fantomex, the Stepford Cuckoos and even the entire Deathlok program.
You could call Sabretooth and Wolverine blood brothers. Even though the idea they were actually related was nixed from comics continuity, they’ve shared enough blood in fighting each other to be tied to each other in more ways than any family could be – or should be.
Originally introduced as an Iron Fist villain back in 1977 by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, when that duo took over Uncanny X-Men they brought Victor Creed with them and found a potent rival in Wolverine. In many ways, Sabretooth was the man that Wolverine was fighting not to become – one unrestrained by civility and giving in to his primal and bestial urges. Originally depicted as a serial killer, Sabretooth has gone to kill countless people in Wolverine’s life (and outside of it), which we learned recently in Wolverine: Origin II all stems from Logan killing Creed’s brother and sister.
Given their long, bloody history and the fact that Sabretooth showed up in the final page of <>Death of Wolverine #1, for many people – myself included – Victor Creed could be the person who ultimately kills Wolverine by series’ end. Time will tell.