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
It sounds like a geek dream. You buy a house complete with all the furnishings, to include a life-size "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" statue, a set of framed turtle weapons, a full-size Stormtrooper, and original paintings of famous superheroes.Redditor Topherstiles posted about friends of the family buying a furnished house complete with that very stash inside of it. The collection also includes a Superman statue and numerous action figures.… 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
SAN DIEGO -- Nothing quite says "tease" like reading from a mega-popular, fan-favorite comic book at the end of a movie panel.
But that's just what Henry Lennix, who played General Swanwick in this summer's Man of Steel blockbuster, did at the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H on Saturday afternoon. When he joined the film's star Henry Cavill on stage at the end of the Man of Steel panel, director Zack Snyder asked him to read something.
Snyder told the audience, "We're not adapting this thing, but it will help us … Read more
ELKHART, Ind. -- Comic-Con in San Diego? Who needs it? I've got the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum.
Even as tens of thousands of people were descending on San Diego for Comic-Con this week, I took another path to superhero nirvana, stopping in on Road Trip 2013 at what is probably the best comic book and superhero museum in the world.
Home to 55,000 superhero comic books -- including every Marvel book ever printed and every DC book since 1956 -- as well as 10,000 toys and more than a hundred pieces of original superhero art, this … Read more
SAN DIEGO -- There are a lot of questions concerning Superman's fashion sense. How does his suit stay intact against speeding locomotives? What's with the cape? But perhaps most importantly, where did his red underwear go?
The DC Comics booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 has been turned into a fashion showcase for Superman costumes from movies and TV since 1978. In addition to one set of street clothes for Clark Kent, eight of Superman's heroic uniforms were on display, including outfits worn by Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, and Henry Cavill. … Read more
Kids dealing with cancer at the A.C. Camargo Cancer Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are getting a slightly different kind of cancer-fighting treatment. The medicine is the same, but the delivery method carries a superheroic message. The IV fluid is now covered with superhero logos created by advertising agency JWT Brazil.
Warner Brothers (owner of DC Comics) is also a client of JWT and gave its blessing and a helping hand to the project that features Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The kids are given custom comic books and animations that show the popular superheroes undergoing similar treatments. The superheroes recover thanks to the "superformula" and continue in their crime-fighting ways.… Read more
Superman is getting a fresh reboot in the upcoming film "Man of Steel." The third teaser trailer for the film is a shot-by-shot remake of the official trailer, done in the style of the Minecraft video game -- complete with square planets and a blocky Russell Crowe with a pixelated mustache.
Superman's chunky cape makes for some particularly amusing moments as it blows awkwardly around in the wind. Plus, we get Clark Kent as a Minecraft super-baby.… Read more