Caption Contest #98

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to replace all of the dialogue for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (July 19th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Spoiler-Free Review

The time has finally come! Sony and Marvel have come together to bring us Spider-Man in the MCU in his first solo movie. We are talking of course about Spider-Man: Homecoming, one of the two most highly anticipated movies to come out of Captain America: Civil War (the other being Black Panther, of course). So let’s see how the third cinematic Spider-Man did leading a film instead of being part of a team. As always, things will be spoiler free.

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Breaking News: Marvel Announce Cast For New Warriors TV Show

So, some people may remember that a few months ago Marvel announced that the New Warriors (Squirrel Girl, Speedball, Night Trasher et al.) would be getting their own TV show on Freeform, the former ABC Family channel for 2018. AT the time no other information had been released.

Well, Marvel have now announced the casting line up for the titular team and it is thusly: Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Other Space, Ghostbusters) as Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) as Mr. Immortal, Jeremy Tardy (War Dogs, Bone Tomahawk) as Night Trasher, Calum Worthy (Austin and Ally, The Coppertop Flop Show, Stormworld, Smallville) as Speedball, Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls, Steven Universe, Scrubs) as Microbe and Kate Comer (Hello My Name Is Doris, The Comeback, The Office) as Debrii.

Out of all of the names here, I'm only really familiar with Calum Worthy (having played Lightning Lad in Smallville) and Matthew Moy (who is Lars in Steven Universe), so I can't really say too much on the casting choices, but hey, the series has Squirrel Girl in it, so I can't complain.

https://news.marvel.com/tv/68325/marvel-television-freeform-set-case-marvels-new-warriors/

Character Design Challenge #329 – Bite Me!

Your CDC this week is to create an original vampire character.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, July 16th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

Character Design Challenge #328 – Masterworks – Chagall – Results

The win this week goes to HerrD.

Well done you!

What Were They Thinking?: Keeping It Separate

You know, a few months back I did a What Were They Thinking? (the place where we take a look at all of the stupidest, most ill-advised things in all of comic book history) we covered the introduction of one of DC's earliest black superheroes, Black Lightning, and how he managed to dodge a bullet in his first few issues by not having a terribly racist origin story. At the time I thought DC had gone mad, especially considering that Black Lightning was to be only their second black superhero. But, turns out I was wrong on two counts. Firstly, Black Lightning wasn't DC's second black superhero and in fact, DC didn't go mad. They were always mad. They just managed to get away with it on the low down the first time and only got caught when they really tried to push the boat out.

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Caption Contest #97 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this panel:

And our top 5 are:

Treasure Hunter: I haven’t received a lot of fan mail since our last movie…

George Weber: Okay, so I’m providing a setup, but this joke still needs a punchline

George Weber: And because all fiction relies on tropes, I’m gonna open the box entirely even though I could see the trap on my first peek inside.

AMS: OMG!! It says it’s from Marvel Studios……

Calvary Red: This must be Reed’s way of apologizing for last week.

But of course there can only be one and that person is...

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Anime Talk: Discussion – What summer 2017 Anime are you looking forward to?

Well folks it is summer time again and with it comes this years crop of Summer anime. In this brief edition of Anime Talk I want to ask you a question. Of the titles being released this summer  what are you most looking forward to and why?

I personally see a bunch of new anime I want to give a watch but there are 4 that I am currently looking forward to the most and they are; Fate/Apocrypha, Isekai Shokudou, Centaur no Nayami, Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou.

I am a fan of the Fate series at least Fate/ Stay Night, and Fate/ Stay Night unlimited Bladeworks so I am looking forward to seeing this edition to that series. As for the other 3 series I am looking forward to? Well call me a sucker for Youkai and monster anime, especially if it falls in to the comedy and or Slice of life genres. The last year or so have seen some good monster anime, like Interviews with Monster Girls from 2 seasons ago so I am hoping these 3 shows continue that trend of good Youkai/monster anime!

Character Design Challenge #328 – Masterworks – Chagall

Your CDC this week is to use HM3 to recreate a section of the above painting, “The Circus Horse”. By Marc Chagall

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, July 9th at 9:00am Eastern.

Kaldath’s Corner: Review Of “Syncopation” by Babymetal

Well here I am with another Kaldath's Corner about my second favorite band in the world "Babymetal". I have to say these girls and their backing band ( The Kami band ) have been on a roll over the last year, opening up shows for the likes Metallica, Guns n' Roses, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Korn as well as selling out a solo concert at the Palladium in Los Angeles California!

Today I am going to be reviewing their newest song ( brand new to me ) Syncopation which they premiered at the end of 2016 at the conclusion of their world tour in Tokyo Japan in the Tokyo Dome! SO let's get started ....

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