FUBAR Press, the people behind the FUBAR series of zombie war comics, has their own store on Etsy. On it, you can currently buy a number of their zombie shooting targets.
MoneySupermarket has released an updated infographic detailing the cost of being Iron Man in anticipation for the upcoming ‘Iron Man 3′. Taken into account is his expanded armory of suits, the cost to rebuild his home, his collection of cars, and his super computer. It all comes out to just north of 10 billion dollars; being a super hero just isn’t a poor man’s game, unless your Peter Parker, of course.
Tony Swatton of MAN AT ARMS custom creates 6 hardened steel batarangs that are more practical (in function, at least) than the standard affair seen in the various Batman films.
Created by Mike Oncley for Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, this bit of art depicts everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth as a mosaic made from spent brass and shotshells.
McFarlane Toys is offering this highly-detailed and bad-ass resin statue of the Michonne from ‘The Walking Dead’. The 14.5″ statue is hand signed by series creator Robert Kirkman with a certificate of authenticity signed by Todd McFarlane and details Michonne, katana in hand, mid-combat against two walkers. Limited to 1500 pieces, the statue will be available for sale at noon, EST today, the time of this article’s publication.
Starting February, AMC is going to re-air seasons one and two of ‘The Walking Dead’ in monochrome. If anything else, it’s a nice treat for the fans of the comic, which is done in black and white.
Hat tip: io9.com
The plot of this epic graphic novel is simple, “Special operations contractors, backed by Saudi petrodollars, wage a war of ruthless intrigue and clandestine violence against Iranian proxies and agents in the post-Iraq state, Basran.” But in this final volume, the “Black Powder Red Earth” story culminates in a 4 hour capture-kill raid as the Cold Harbor raiders hunt down an Iranian HVT responsible for the IRGC WMD program
Volume 4 is available through www.amazon.com.
Fanboy note: Just doing my part to spread the word on this awesome graphic novel. Pick up a copy today!
This article was originally published on Soldier Systems Daily.
Jim Carrey is playing Colonel Stars (in a MultiCam outfit to boot) in ‘Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall’, the upcoming sequel to ‘Kick-Ass’, the movie based on the comic of the same name.
‘Tilt-Shift Vol. 1: The Quite Profession’ is a graphic novel written by Jose Torres-Cooban with art by Joshua Hood. The 12-issue series details a first-hand account of the actions of Team Galahad through the eyes of combat photographer Specialist Freddie Blythe. The purpose of the series is to shift perspective on the Global War On Terror to those fighting on the front lines and promises to be the closest thing to the full Special Operations experience found in any medium, being written by actual Special Operations combat veterans.
Tilt-Shift is currently up for funding on Kickstarter.
Tilt-Shift also has a Facebook page.
This article was originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.
It seems when the Russians stole the plans for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s helicarrier, they drastically misinterpreted the proper dimensions when building their own version.
Batman: Puppet Master is a fan film depicting events that occur between ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. The short film introduces classic villains Mr. Zazas, The Ventriloquist and Scarface, and Edward Nigma, AKA The Riddler, who’s been reimagined as an FBI agent brought in to capture Batman. It has a few elements of the Knightfall storyline, primarily die to Nigma’s plan to wear out Batman with a crime wave before trying to unmask his identity. Not everyone about the casting and writing is perfect, primarily Batman, but it’s a great idea that’s full of potential. I’d love to see the story progress through additional films.
This only confirms that Batman is the only superhero that could exist in real life, provided one had the millions upon millions of dollars necessary to create and maintain the various required assets. I’m also curious as to how they came up with some of these numbers. $500,000 for “special firearms training”, which he wouldn’t need since Batman doesn’t use guns anyway? Whatever.
How could UD Replicas possibly top the awesomeness that was the Stormtrooper motorcycle suit? By making a motorcycle Batsuit, that’s how! This Batsuit replica features a motorcycle-grade mesh Cordura base and is made from Grade A cowhide leather with highly-detailed leather molding and form molded hard and soft shell Kevlar details. The jacket sleeves feature fully adjustable leather gauntlets while the gloves feature anti-skid Kevlar. CE Approved Body Armor in forearms/elbow, shoulder and back spine protector is completely removable, as is the lightweight interior lining.
The run on this fantastic motorcycle suit is even more limited then previous Stormtrooper offering, with only 350 sets available for sale and a price to match: $1564.00 CDN. Note that this is for the entire set; individual components can be purchased as the jacket, pants, gloves, and boots. Sales close August 31st, so those interested better hurry. Even at the price, it wouldn’t be surprising to see these sell out quick.
UD Replicas – The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit
It’s a Punisher fan-film. In fact, it’s a brilliant Punisher fan-film that shows just how perfect Thomas Jane is for the role of Frank Castle. Add in Ron Perlman in a cameo role and plenty of that classic Punisher-style
ultra-violence justice, and you’ve got a winner of a video.
Oh, and a fair bit of warning: between the language and the bone breaking, head smashing, gunshots, and leg biting, this video definitely earns its place in the NSFW category.
There’s now an app available on iTunes and Google Play built to view the America’s Army digital comic series. The comics feature sounds, including a musical score, and some limited animation, detailing conflict in the country of Czervenia (FYI, not a real country). The app itself also has some dvd menu-esque features, such as scene select, character bios, and information on Army ranks, equipment, vehicles, and techniques. The first issue is already out, and although there’s an impressive amount of detail and realism in the uniforms, the weapons, and the like (it is military funded, after all), the story could be, well, more entertaining. This also applies to the dialogue which can be comically awful at times; you just have to read it to see what we mean.
‘The Blackwater Chronicles’ is an upcoming graphic novel series by artist and writer Billy Tucci that deals in non-fiction accounts of the former private security company, Blackwater. The first book in the series is based on ‘Licensed to Kill, Hired Guns in the War on Terror’ by Robert Young Pelton, hence the additional writing credit. A limited sneak preview of 1000 copies the book will be passed out at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con along with 1000 posters based on the property.
hat tip: firstcomicsnews.com
Available from Haley Strategic Partners, LLC., this black t-shirt features imagery based on the ‘Black Powder \\ Red Earth property’ on the front of the shirt, back of the shirt, and left sleeve. Made from 100% cotton.
I’m a big fan of 2000 A.D., and by extension Judge Dredd, so when I found out Hollywood is making a second attempt at a Dredd movie, I was quite a bit skeptical. After all, the last movie, staring Sylvester Stallone, isn’t exactly known as the greatest comic-book-to-big-screen conversion ever (Sly took the helmet off, dammit! Dredd never takes off the helmet!). While we can only wait until the movie is released in theaters, a bit of cheesy dialogue and a look that’s quite a bit different than the source material, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing, isn’t raising my hope that this movie will be anything but bad. On the plus side, there’s plenty of action and Dredd (Played by Karl Urban; YYMV on this choice) doesn’t take the helmet off!
Dredd drops September 9th, 2012
Famed “cultural clothing alchemist” Dr. Romanelli and Bamford Watch Department have partnered up to release the Army Vs. Navy Rolex collection, featuring iconic characters Beetle Bailey on a Submariner and Popeye the Sailor on a Yachtmaster. Both watches come in a special carrying case marked as ‘Army Supplies’ or ‘Navy Supplies’, for Beetle and Popeye respectively, and included with the watch is a custom comic strip true to the property.
Just One Eye – $32,390 (Out Of Stock)
Writer Kelly Roman and illustrator Michael DeWeese’s upcoming graphic novel The Art of War uses the Sun Tzu classic as the basis for a “mind-bending thriller set 20 years in the future when Wall Street is militarized and China is the world’s dominant economy.”
Roman wants readers to think about what the rise of China means for international free speech and freedom, as he explained last year in an interview with The Gothamist.
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Soldier of Fortune Magazine, as in the long-time “magazine for professional adventurers” published by Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown (USAR, Ret.) has teamed up with a comic company called Bluewater Productions to release a comic series called Soldier of Fortune Presents: Stealth.
In the official press release, Col. Brown advised it would be a “…real adventure graphic novel for real men.”
The Tactical Fanboy staff is really looking forward to this. Here’s hoping it isn’t a huge disappointment…though with this cast, it’s hard to believe it will be.
The Avengers franchise has been around a long time, and it’s evolved. There are Avengers, Ultimate Avengers, Avengers vs. Ultimates, Secret Avengers…for a while there were West Coast Avengers. Lots of Avengers (and not to be confused with the British spies of the same name).
If you’re into the Avengers and don’t mind trying to keep up with all the different intertwined story lines and multiple titles running at once, you might check out the new Avengers vs. X-Men series that’s starting up.
This is pretty cool. Always good to see someone achieve success, especially someone without contacts and agents and whatnot. This guy began a Kickstarter page for his graphic novel, and now it’s on the New York Times best seller list. That’s awesome and we with him continued success. Read the story in its entirety here.