Marvel fans will be able to get their superhero fix in 2015 when Netflix unveils four different live-action series based on comic book characters.
In a deal announced Thursday between Marvel owner Disney and Netflix, the lineup will debut with a show focused on Daredevil, the red-clad adventurer whose alter ego is blind attorney Matt Murdock. Another series will focus on Jessica Jones, a superhero who's gone through a few different identities in the Marvel universe.
If you were to step into the lobby of the Shanghai Bona Insun International Theater Complex in China, you might see a large poster advertising "Thor: The Dark World." This particular poster seems to hint at the new film taking quite a departure from the love story featured in the first "Thor." Yes, Thor and Loki are getting cozy. Very cozy.
A blog called dcinside.com published a photo of the poster in the wild. It's not an official poster by a long shot, but rather a fan-made poster. It was modified from an original poster image featuring star Chris Hemsworth wrapping a protective arm around his onscreen lady-love Natalie Portman.… Read more
Magic mirror on the wall, who's the most popular superhero of them all? YouTube has an answer.
A YouTube statistical analysis reveals that Batman is the most popular superhero based on total video views and amount of content. The Dark Knight has accumulated over 3 billion views across 71,000 hours of YouTube video. It's safe to say that nearly everyone knows your true identity, Bruce.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Jeff Bakalar goes one-on-one with the Predator himself.
- Cosplay at Comic-Con 2013: colorful, outrageous, and Internet-friendly (pictures).
- Steel yourselves, movie fanboys, for Superman-Batman.
- Get your 3D-printed head ripped off at Comic-Con.
- The 404 Show Sideshow Collectibles booth tour.
It's a common superhero story: someone overcomes a difficult upbringing or tragic accident and blossoms into a righteous keeper of peace and justice with a fancy outfit.
San Francisco artist Khoa Ho visualizes those tales of modern mythology in an inspiring set of work called "Superheroes - Past/Present," which uses black and white silhouette imagery to create a dramatic composition. … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- This font was created to subvert NSA surveillance.
- Famous actor upset about the "Last of Us's" Ellie likeness.
- Meet the interpreter who has signed for the Wu-Tang Clan, Killer Mike, and the Beastie Boys.
- How much Beanie Babies were predicted to be worth in 1998.Episode 1,290
While most of the X-Men have shiny superpowers, it seemed like Wolverine couldn't quite match up to some of the science-fiction abilities found among his peers -- until now.
Engineer James Hobson, who calls himself the "hacksmith," created a homemade upgrade for the comic book slasher by electrifying a pair of claws he created himself. The experiment, inspired by a similarly electrifying Thor's Hammer post on Hackaday, looks radically unsafe (and is definitely not recommended for all you at-home DIYers), as Hobson utilizes a transformer from an old oil furnace and feeds the electrical current into the claws.… Read more
Mia's dad posted a video of his daughter tossing off answers like "Loki" and "vibranium" as if they were answers to questions about her favorite color or what she likes to eat. The young comic book fan has managed to build up quite a store of superhero knowledge, no doubt thanks to some quality geek parenting.… Read more
Thor's hammer + Tesla coil = zzzzap. Before we get into this, let's talk about safety. You probably shouldn't try this at home. Or at work. Or pretty much anywhere else. We're talking 80,000 volts of electricity. Unless you really know what you're doing, don't try to mess with the elemental forces of nature that were harnessed for this project.
Caleb Kraft from Hackaday and Tesla coil expert Staci Elaan teamed up to bring a comic book legend to life. To make Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, truly summon lightning, they had to provide the lightning in the form of a solid-state Tesla coil embedded into a foam prop. At the push of a button, 80,000 volts of electricity arc from the hammer's top.… Read more