Posts tagged Comics
NYCC Beckons Us

Right on time and awesome as usual Comic Con is coming to NYC (Oct 10-13), the same yearly event is met with the same reaction... pure joy. When you speak about conferences it's barely met with this level of excitement or brings you to begin making (buy) lists. Oh glorious Comic Con we will see you soon, we shall buy, sway in the sea of people & carry swag that we will never use/put up. Can't wait to see fellow comic Folk there, if you're going let me know! Oh the cos-play... Can't forget that!

NY Comic Con Thoughts Part 2

Verse two, coming with that Olde E brew err.. I meant Comic Con part 2 with a bit more of the toys on display, from the awesome threeA figures, Square Enix Batman, Bandai's incredibly extensive Gundam (not Gangnam) line to a ridiculously cool custom Galactus figure/statue someone made in Artist Alley. There are quite a few more shots to share (40+) on here and will be posted in-between the music and art, I don't want to take over the site with these shots but still show you the pure awesome of what is Comic Con for those that didn't go. I hope that with these shots you get that itch to go and get your pass for next years convention!

The Avengers Blu-Ray Giveaway!

So I got this brand spankin new and awesome Blu-Ray of a cool little movie called The Avengers and I want to give it away... but to who? I know there are one or two of you out there who haven't purchased or perhaps even seen it, so let's do this the good old fashioned and fair way with a trivia question. The winner will randomly be selected tomorrow, for more details read below!

If the Bifrost was destroyed in the movie Thor, how did Thor get to Earth in The Avengers?

UPDATE: Mark Foster is the WINNAH!

The answer is here:

"Loki says, 'How much dark energy did the All-father have to muster to conjure you here?' Hiddleston recited. "The Bifrost is still down, he can’t just be riding down the rainbow bridge, Heimdall [is gone], it’s all changed since the end of 'Thor' so it’s obviously cost Odin a significant amount to get there," he explained. "I guess he’s been sent down by Odin to go and deal with this crazy cat that is his brother."

Source: MTV Splash Page

You can enter by leaving a comment with your answer below. Have fun sleuthing and thanks for participating!

Rules: - You must be 17 years or older to win. - Only one entry per person. - The giveaway is open to International Giants but keep in mind that it includes a Region 1 DVD with bonus features. - The entry period ends on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:30PM (Eastern), at that time we will randomly select one (1) winner with the correct answer to receive one (1) The Avengers (2-Disc Combo Pack) on Blu-Ray. - Once selected we will email and announce the winner on the WGM site/Twitter, we will also post the answer to the question as well.

For any updates please follow When Giants Meet on Twitter.

Scott Snyder's Batman Has Mighty Wings

Let's talk Bat for a second. After I found out that DC Comics was going to do a full universe reboot (New 52) I had my doubts and worries about my favorite superhero turning into guano, I was right about some of the other reboots but now my worries for Batman have turned into pure geek joy due to Scott Snyder. I'm coming back from a huge hiatus from reading comics (10 or so years) so it was perfect to start reading again with the New 52 coming out, I picked up Batman, Justice League and along the way Animal Man and a few other books. The arc of the Court of Owls in Batman has been a fantastic romp thru the psychological plane of Bruce Wayne and breathes glistening musky damp life into Gotham City and I am loving it. I will try to write without ruining integral parts of the story for those that haven't read it. Snyder has created Gotham in a breathable real history rich city monster by introducing families and old ties that will surprise and amaze you.

The first 10 issues are out now and the Court of Owls story has me always waiting for the next issue like old times, impatient because I want to keep reading but have to wait a week and wondering where it will go or who will pop up next. The mental work that Batman is currently working out is a huge one and has brought much discouragement to the hero, but he loves her and will keep fighting for Gotham as long as he's breathing. The whole Court of Owls timeline engaging in deep history is a very interesting one and how Snyder wrote it out can add a huge backlog of history and happenings that may surface in the near future. The Wayne family in my personal opinion has never been portrayed with the detail and richness in complexity on another Batman book, it makes you wonder about the entire origin of the Wayne's and Batman. Gotham City still feels dark and rightfully so with the seedy backbone protruding the urban landscape, but it also feels real in the way that there are people in power and past events bought to life, also the immense threat to the whole city including Bruce Wayne and even villains plays out like an awesome psychological thriller movie.

I hope and pray that this story goes beyond just an arc and spans the entire series, it's too deep in character and power figures to just drop after a while and seems to have a great deal of input in how the city works. I also read the side issues in the arc on the other Bat family books just for the complete grasp on the Owls story, it was good fun and made me also appreciate Batwing a little more than I used to. I have recently started to get excited about the upcoming Dark Knight Rises, I do however wish it was this story being played out in theaters this summer. Does it have the usual cheesy DC Comics feel to it? I honestly don't think so. All I see and read here is an amazing book that I always look forward to and have dropped most of the other comics I was reading in the process.

If you haven't read... read it. If you're worried about the cornball antics that DC usual has in their titles even within the New 52... don't, you're safe here. Go get the Volume 1 (Issues 1-7) out now if you don't want to buy the individual comics, I highly recommend it. By the way GetGlue, update your searchable and shareable titles so I can add this to my read list and get STICKERS! Scott Snyder... Salute!

Batman are ya done yet?

Zen Studios Reveal Pinball FX 2 Thor Table

Zen Studios just released the last table in the 4 Pack Marvel: Vengeance and Virtue Table set, it's our friendly hammer wielding neighbor also known as Thor the God of Thunder. We have been enjoying Pinball FX 2 for a long time and it's one of the few pinball games that gets it, everything down to mechanics, physics and interaction with the table is spot on and tons of fun. Check the trailer below and be sure to download this for Xbox360 and PS3, it will be available for download on December 13 on PSN and December 14 on XBLA.

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