The Obsolete Gamer Show: Regina Carpinelli

Imagine running your own comic book convention, booking guests, dealing with fans and celebrities with weird requests. Now imagine doing that with Stan Lee as one of the owners. We sit down with Regina Carpinelli co-founder of Stan Lee’s Comikaze. Regina shares with us her start and what it is like to run one of the largest conventions in Los Angeles.

DC Comics: The New 52 commercial

The new 52

If you haven’t been living in a cave you know DC is relaunching their universe and releasing a whole new series of issue one comics from some of the top names in the DCU. Here is the short commercial created to get you hyped for it.

[youtube width=”600″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FQTpg4BdFk[/youtube]

Did it work, are you hyped?

HBO’s Real-Life Superheroes Documentary

HBO's Real-Life SUPERHEROES Documentary

If you haven’t had the chance you need to check out HBO’s latest documentary on real-life superheroes. Currently there are over 300 registered masked superheroes patrolling the streets in the United States and HBO interviewed and went on patrol with a number of them in their documentary series that aired yesterday.

Here is a trailer.

[youtube width=”600″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zxCLbPncGk[/youtube]

Green Lantern Emerald Knights Trailer

Green Lantern Emerald Knights Trailer

Coming June 7th there will be a new animate DVD for all us DC fans to collect. Green Lantern Emerald Knights combines a number of Green Lantern stories from the comic books; in fact it was pretty well summed up by a commenter on the YouTube page:

This will weave 6 stories of the Green Lantern Corps’ mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy told by Hal Jordan as he mentors a new recruit named Arisia 0:32 before the occasion of helping Hal, Sinestro, & The Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona. Hal tells tales of Avra(the 1st GL of the Green Lantern Corps) & several of Hal’s comrades- including Abin Sur 1:23, Kilowog 0:33, Laira 0:55 & Mogo(A Green living, sentient planet GL) 1:21

[youtube width=”600″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgLbBf02Nxg[/youtube]

My Comic Book Collection: II

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During the 90’s I spent way too much money collecting comic books and though several moves and even a house fire the comic books have survived. I am not a family man so I am not sure what will happen to my comics, but I wanted to share a little bit more from my collection.

Robin #1
Robin - Issue Number 1
Sabretooth #1
Sabretooth - Issue Number 1
Spider-man #365
Spiderman - Issue Number 365
The Maxx #1
The Maxx - Issue Number 1
Savage Dragon #1
The Savage Dragon - Issue Number 1
X-Men #300
X-Men - Issue Number 300

DC Nation: Cartoon Network

 

DC-Nation

If you have not had the chance to check out the new Young Justice cartoon on Cartoon Network you should and it looks as if DC will soon be bringing much more to the network of cartoons with their new DC Nation programing block.

For those that do not know DC Nation is the name DC Comics uses for the convention panels and their promotional column on the back pages of their comic, the question is, what will DC nation look like on television?

Here is what DC themselves had to say:

DC Nation: A multi-platform, branded block of original programming and exclusive content based on the DC Comics library of legendary character properties, DC Nation is developed in partnership with Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. The all-new venture will harness the publishing, theatrical and television assets together for one powerful on-air block on Cartoon Network with exclusive online content.

What does that exactly mean, well, we don’t know. Here is what Newsarama said:

Best guess is that it’ll mostly been previously released animation panel combined with newly produced content promoting DC movies and comics. A weekly dose of Dan DiDio? Is the television world ready? We’ll see.

Perhaps along with original programing they will bring back the DC universe cartoons that resided on their sister network Boomerang such as Batman: The Animated series, Superman and Justice League. Either way it should be a good time for DC Comic fans and with the new Green Lantern animated series coming in late 2011 it looks as if DC is making a home on the CN.

DC Nation block is set to come to Cartoon Network in 2012.

 

Comic Book Collection: Part 1

 

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In the beginning, I did not collect comic books, but after going to a friend’s house during my second year in high school, he showed me his comic book action figure collection. I thought his collection was cool so I came up with an idea to collect an action figure, a comic book with the character featured in it and then a trading card or something of the like. The idea was to have a mini set for each. However, after purchasing my Batman action figure and then reading the comic that I bought to go with it I was hooked and began collecting ever since.

I spend a lot of money during my teenage years. This was when a bunch of new comic books and comic book companies came out and I loved collecting number one issues and special editions. I also always got a plastic bag and a cardboard insert for them.

Here are some of my favorite comics and I will post more in the future.

The Death of Superman – Black Bag Edition – Unopened

The Death of Superman – Black Bag Edition – Unopened

The Return of Superman – White Bag Edition – Unopened

The Return of Superman – White Bag Edition – Unopened

X-Force – Issue Number 1

X-Force – Issue Number 1

Cable – Issue Number 1

Cable – Issue Number 1

Deadpool – Issue Number 1

Deadpool – Issue Number 1

Spawn – Issue Number 1

Spawn – Issue Number 1

I’ll post more later and if you wish to show off some of your collection send me the pictures to jalaraque@theinvertedparadox.com

 

Neuromancer: The Graphic Novel

 

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William Gibson’s Neuromancer, the book that introduced cyberspace as a term and single-handedly created what we gnomes tend to describe as cyberpunk, has apparently gone the graphic novel way, with the valuable assistance of Tom De Haven and Bruce Jensen. What’s more, you too, oh humble mortals, can freely glimpse at the 1st volume of this magnificent opus. Click here. It’s free and features everyone’s favorite Street Samurai.

Cosplay: Attention to Detail

If there are three things you need to be a good cosplayer its courage, a good look and attention to detail. Now to be fair sometimes a pretty face (and body) can overwrite the need to create the perfect costume, but when you combine form and design it becomes a work of art.

Sure we can just ogle at the ladies, but some of these costumes are really well done and many of the women in the fit the part extremely well. Awe, who am I kidding you guys aren’t reading any of this you’ve already clicked on the picture links.

Check out the rest of our cosplay pictures.