Walyou » Comics http://walyou.com Cool Gadgets, New Gadgets, Tech News and Geek Design Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:51:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 11 Comic Book Characters in the Elizabethan Era http://walyou.com/comic-book-characters-in-the-elizabethan-era/ http://walyou.com/comic-book-characters-in-the-elizabethan-era/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:00:40 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196255

Taking present pop culture symbols and placing them in ancient times is always an interesting project to make. French photographer Sacha Goldberger reimagined characters from popular comic book franchises as they would have appeared in Elizabethan times. They don’t seem too intimidating dressed up like this.

Superman

The smuggest superhero of them all.

Batman & Robin

Even more camp than the TV show.

The Joker

Seems to fit the time better than anyone.

Spider-Man

Seems to be uncomfortable.

Wolverine

Who would have taken him seriously back then dressed like that?

Iron Man

More like Iron Woman.

Captain America

Who needed him back in the 16th century?

The Incredible Hulk

Whatever he wears just gets torn apart anyway.

Wonder Woman

She looks depressed.

Catwoman

 

For more of Goldberger’s work, check out the website.

The more popular way of depicting superheroes and villains is going Steampunk (Victorian era). Here are some brilliant steampunk villains. 

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9 Amazing Works of Superhero Fan Art Made by the Great Thony Silas http://walyou.com/thony-silas-superhero-art/ http://walyou.com/thony-silas-superhero-art/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:00:56 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=192701

It’s probably impossible to choose who is the best superhero artist out there, but Tony Silas makes for a very good candidate, always making them look their best with his bigger than life style.

Superman & Batman Finally Beat Darkseid (The Best of the DC Villains)

Colossus Bringing Down a Sentinel (Couldn’t Do it in X-Men DOFP)

A Version of the Avengers

Doctor Strange Fondling Someone (And he’s going to have a movie in the future!)

The Important Members of the Bat Family

 

The Dark Knight Himself

Shazam (He’s Getting a Movie Too!)

 

The Best Blind Superhero, Daredevil

 

And then there’s Iron Fist, who isn’t very exciting

 

For more of his work, check out his Deviantart page and his website.

Hat Tip: Geektyrant

For more of Superhero fan art, check out the best fan art in general of 2012 and 2013.

 

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The Best Improvised Comic Book Ever Made http://walyou.com/the-best-improvised-comic-book-ever-made/ http://walyou.com/the-best-improvised-comic-book-ever-made/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:00:52 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179612

An exquisite corpse is when a collection of words or images is collectively assembled as each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed.

It’s great for passing the time when the internet is down, and it works extremely well when it’s not just writing lines but actually drawing pictures and creating an improvised comic book, although there has to be some talent for that. Good thing this came up at the Rose City Comic Con.

Obviously – There are rules:

And there’s one rule that didn’t make the picture: The final artist gets to see all the panels made before him, so he can wrap things up nicely and logically, more or less.

Via: Kirk Damato / Artists (By order of panels): Aubrey Aiese / Wook-Jin Clark / Zachary Sterling / Kel McDonald / Joe Pi / Kyle Shold / Jennie Breeden / Anne Notation / Molly Nemecek / Dan Schkade / Wendi Chen / Enfu / Erik Larsen / Jim Zub / Tavis Maiden / Jeffrey Cruz / Lukas Ketner / Elle Skinner / Christopher Sebela / Buster Moody / Jason Copland / Royce Southerland / Matt Fraction / Ethan Nicolle / Ibrahim Moustafa / Justin Greenwood

For more comic books not being taken too seriously, check out the Hawkeye Initiative.

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Incredible Concept Art From Thor: The Dark World & X-Men: Days of Future Past http://walyou.com/thor-the-dark-world-x-men-days-of-future-past-art/ http://walyou.com/thor-the-dark-world-x-men-days-of-future-past-art/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:17 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179314

Concept art is often the visual basis for plenty of the comic book films you see each summer, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and Thor: The Dark World, with the work of Jonny McCoy making it look quite brilliant.

McCoy released a lot of the work he did on both movies (he also did some of the concept art on Edge of Tomorrow) through his website, where there’s more of his work to be scene, on this movies and other projects.

Thor: The Dark World

For the second installment in the Thor film series, McCoy did a brilliant work on creating a beautiful Asgard.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

For X-Men, his designs focused on how the unbeatable Sentinels will look like.

 Via: i09 & Katharine Trendacosta

For more concept art you’d like to check out, here are some brilliant artworks that were the basis of some visuals on classic Disney films.

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Final Fantasy Designer Imagines The Most Craziest Looking Batman http://walyou.com/final-fantasy-designer-imagines-the-most-craziest-looking-batman/ http://walyou.com/final-fantasy-designer-imagines-the-most-craziest-looking-batman/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:11 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=177568

The Dark Knight gets darker in this alternative take of the DC Comics’ hero from the character designer of the Final Fantasy games.

If distinct is something you want out of your character designs, look no further than Tetsuya Nomura. The Final Fantasy character designer and Kingdom Hearts creator from Japanese publisher Square Enix has made his whole artistic career on characters who exhibit too much stylistic flair for their own well being.

His outrageous ideas don’t just start and end with the cast of Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts, either. For Nomura and any project he’s working on: it’s either go bold or go home. And that couldn’t be more spot on than with his wild reimagining (and boy-oh-boy is it ever) of the famed Caped Crusader, Batman.

Batman? Or more like Bat-demonic-man? Whatever you’d like to call it, Nomura’s take on Bats, which is apart of Square Enix’s DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai line of action figures, is something I’ve never seen before. And weirdly enough I kind of like it.

Just imagine being a crook in Gotham City and seeing this version of Batman descend from the night sky, demon-wings sprawled out and a mask glowing a devilish hue of red. That’s some good ol’ fashion nightmare fuel, I tell ya what. Dare I say that I’d take this over Bat-Affleck? Well, I’m not saying it outloud… But I might be thinking it.

Square Enix hasn’t rolled out a PR release saying if Normura’s Batman figure will be available in North America, but if you’re down at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you’ll be able to see the figure and all its crazy dark glory in person at Square Enix’s SDCC booth.

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Real, Working Spider-Man Web Shooter: Go Out And Defend New York, Now! http://walyou.com/real-working-spider-man-web-shooter-go-out-and-defend-new-york-now/ http://walyou.com/real-working-spider-man-web-shooter-go-out-and-defend-new-york-now/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:00:12 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=175097

Inhabitants of New York, be glad! Now there’s an actual, real possibility of getting an army of Spider-men to defend your city, just like in the comics!

While Peter Parker does have actual super-powers, there’s something endearing about the fact that he created his own main weapons, the web-shooters he uses to fight crime. And if a mere teenager (a genius one, but we digress) could figure out how to create these, and traverse the city in them, it’s only a surprise it’s taken us almost 50 years to figure it out, too. Ok, fine, the traversing the city bit might be a stretch, but here is a start.  This is a creation by Patrick Priebe that isn’t exactly sticky, but more like a miniature harpoon gun themed after the web-slinger. See it working in the videos below!

Keep going for another video!

Source: Geekosystem

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14 Comic Book Covers Coming to Life http://walyou.com/comic-book-covers-coming-to-life/ http://walyou.com/comic-book-covers-coming-to-life/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:00:36 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=174299

There are quite a few classic and memorable comic book covers that stand out for their artistic brilliance or for their significance. However, giving them an animated, somewhat hypnotizing treatment makes them even better.

The Gif format isn’t for everyone, but it seems that giving some motion to these still drawings brings them back into life, and for some, while also creating a slight headache if you focus on them too long, it’s also the fear factor they manage to send through the movement, especially the Joker ones.

Action Comics Vol. 1 #1

Animated by: ABVH.
Original cover by Joe Shuster.

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #129

The Dark Knight Returns #1

Animated by: Kerry Callen.
Original cover by Frank Miller.

Batman Vol. 1 #404

Animated (with humor) by: ABVH.
Original cover by Dave Mazzucchelli.

Wonder Woman Vol. 4 #21

Animated by: Brad Backofen.
Original cover by Cliff Chiang.

Punisher Vol. 6 #47

Animated by: ABVH.
Original cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Batman Vol. 1 #614

Animated by: ABVH.
Original cover by Jim Lee.

Daredevil Vol. 3 #27

Animated by: Brad Backofen.
Original cover by Chris Samnee.

Batman Vol. 2 #15

Animated by: ABVH.
Original cover by Greg Capullo.

Iron Man Vol. 1 #128

Animated by: Kerry Callen.
Original cover by Bob Layton.

Hellblazer Vol. 1 #288

Animated by: ABVH.
Original cover by Simon Bisley.

Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #15

Animated by: ABVH.
Original cover by Patrick Gleason.

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #33

Animated by: Kerry Callen.
Original cover by Steve Ditko.

The Walking Dead #100

Animated by: ABVH.
Original cover by Frank Quitely.

Hat tip: Adam Clement

For a few more comic book covers, check out these Marvel comics with a 60/70′s DC style put on them.

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Turn Into A Superhero With Red Bull http://walyou.com/superhero-red-bull/ http://walyou.com/superhero-red-bull/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:00:16 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=174012

Now we know the source of the JLA’s energy when it comes to fighting evil: that is, an actual energy drink! And we know it’s not being a sold-out on their side, because it’s not like Batman needs more money anyways.

Although not official in any shape or form, these incredible conceptual Justice League Redbull cans are a sight to behold. They were created by New York based art director Diego Fonseca, and feature all of the most well-known characters of the DC universe, that is, Batman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Superman and Wonder Woman. You know, if anyone’s ever had energy to go around their day, that’s these six heroes, so Red Bull does have to consider making this a real campaign…

Source: Geekologie

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Wearable, 3D-Printed Iron Man Suit Selling for $35,000 http://walyou.com/wearable-3d-printed-iron-man-suit-selling-for-35000/ http://walyou.com/wearable-3d-printed-iron-man-suit-selling-for-35000/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:00:43 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=172217

Created by a design team for the most enthusiastic comic book superfan with money to burn, is a wearable, 3D-printed Iron Man suit selling for $35,000.

As a group of fans who enjoy debating the intricacies of a superhero’s super suit, who are thrilled by the prospect of ‘more powerful’ lasers burning holes in things in future films and, of course, discussing which scientific anomaly saw our favourite Avengers brought to life, it’s effectively a given that those who are into comic books also have a bit of a thing for gadgets. If we had the tools to do so (and if it was socially acceptable outside of San Diego Comic Con), I’m sure that many of us would parade around in full scale replicas of our favourite comic book characters on days that aren’t just the 31st of October. However, as it stands, the closest most of us will get to that is buying an Iron Man mask at the Disney store, but now, thanks to one team of designers, a functioning, wearable Iron Man Mark III suit could be yours.

Bringing your dreams of super-powered grandeur to life is the aptly named Iron Man Factory, whose name suggests that they too are rather big fans of Tony Stark’s alter-ego. Iron Man Factory’s new creation, the Iron Man Mark III suit, is for likeminded people, or for those who are simply bored with their day to day clothes being able to fit those between the heights of 5”5 and 6”1. Powered by an AAA battery, are the Iron Man Mark III suit’s sensor controlled motors, which upgrade the suit from ‘run of the mill costume, to ‘genuinely impressive technological outfit’, allowing you to control the thrusters on the back of the suit as well as giving you the rather show-y ability of being able to slide open the helmet, Stark-style, for added cool.

With the outer layer made of carbon fibre polymer, the Iron Man Mark III also boasts a padded interior, keeping you comfortable and cosy when you fight crime (or at least pretend to do so) but despite this, along with its inclusion of an LED lighting system, it weighs just 7 pounds. Unfortunately, despite being fairly light, the $2000 dollar suit uses injection moulding as its creation process of choice, meaning that it can take up to 8 months to build one, meanwhile, the $35,000 model is the price tag for the 3D-printed version of the Mark III that can be completed in just 4 months. With prices in mind, it’s also important to state that Iron Man Factory have set the goal at 5,000 pre-orders, saying that they have to reach that figure before they begin producing the suits, so you might want to head over to their site (a link to which is below) and fork out for one if you’re interested.

We’ll keep you posted once we know more.

Source: Iron Man Factory, engadget

Read more on walyou, Valkyrie, NASA’s Latest Superhero Robot Has an Iron Man VibeReal-Life Iron Man Suit in Development by US Military

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Beat the Jokers on the Golf Course in a Batman Tumbler Cart http://walyou.com/batman-tumbler-golf-cart-2/ http://walyou.com/batman-tumbler-golf-cart-2/#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:30:39 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=171717

It’s a known fact that golf is a sport for rich people, but who would have thought that you need to be Bruce Wayne to play the game?

eBay user rayshollywood listed for auction a few days ago one of the most unusual and best-looking (despite being in used condition) golf carts ever: one shaped like Batman’s Tumbler. The description of the item, while hilarious at times, emphasized the fact that only serious inquiries were to be considered. Even though the Batman Tumbler golf cart has since been sold, but it’s definitely interesting to see how such a unique item came to be and how it found a new Dark Knight to ride it into the night. As a side note, maybe it’s not the best idea ever to play golf at night, unless you have glow-in-the-dark balls.

The tumbler golf cart was initially listed at what may seem like a very steep price, $17,500. New, electric golf carts are a couple of times cheaper than that, but being the Dark Knight on the golf course obviously comes at a price. The owner admits that he spent more than $30,000 to put all this together, so in the end, the asking price is a real bargain, apparently.

It all started with a EZ-Go Golf-Cart that got stripped down of all the (reportedly cheap) plastic until all that remained was the metal frame and the four cup holders. You would expect the seller to mention how the cart works on a golf course, but apparently the Batman Tumbler golf cart hasn’t been used in such a scenario. According to the seller, 1/4 of the time it was used in a studio lots, while the rest of the time was spent by this beauty indoors, as an exhibit.

There’s nothing about this cart that resembles the EZ-Go Golf-Cart anymore. The design has been changed radically and little touches have been added to ensure an increased degree of originality. For example, this golf cart comes with an iPad stand (because you have to be that pretentious when looking for the next hole) that hopefully can accommodate Android tablets as well. Not at last, Batman’s logo has been added on a sports steering column.

In the end, the Batman Tumbler golf cart was sold for less than the asking price, which means that the seller accepted the best offer. Considering how good this item looks, that definitely wasn’t a mocking offer.

If you liked this post, please check the Batman Tumbler replica made from recycled PS2s and these 16 homemade epic Batmobile remakes by fans.

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