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Every Spider-Man in One Comic

Marvel is gearing up for a big Spider-Man event called Spider-Verse, featuring every Spider-Man from every universe featured in the comics. Take a look a this Marvel banner, and make sure to click on this image to view full size. So many Spider-Man costumes!

In a live chat on Marvel.com Monday, Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and Marvel.com editor Ben Morse announced Spider-Verse, an event that will start in November and feature “every Spider-Man from every universe,” according to Morse.

[via Comics Alliance]

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Reader Submission: Mima Cosplay from Perfect Blue


I received a very nice email from cosplayer Natalie, aka notwitternat. She shared this awesome Mima costume from the anime psychological thriller Perfect Blue. Doesn’t she look great?

Natalie talks about her interest in Anime, making the Mima costume, and the impromptu photo shoot that turned out really well. This is great stuff, Natalie… thanks so much for sharing!

Please do follow Natalie and her adventures on notwitternat.tumblr.com/.

I was a big fan of DBZ and Sailor Moon when I was in middle and high school, and I read a bunch of shoujo and sports manga. But when I went to college it pretty much stopped entirely due to lack of time and money.

Then in my senior year I took a class called “Viewing the World Through Animation.” On our first day of class, before even introducing himself, the professor took us into the university’s movie theater and turned on Perfect Blue. There was no discussion afterwards; we were free to go.

There comes a moment in many people’s lives (be they anime fans or not) when they suddenly discover that not all anime is ridiculousness, cutesy-fun, or over-the-top battle sequences. For my class, that was our moment.

We stumbled in a mass out into the night, completely lost, and somehow made it to the end of the quad before someone finally broke. “I don’t even know what’s real anymore…?”

Fast forward two years and I’m at my second con when someone asks me if I’m going to dress up for Otakon the next summer. Still being relatively out of the anime scene, I didn’t really have any characters readily at hand, and on a whim I said maybe I’d do Mima. After that, I don’t know, I guess it was just hard not to remember the huge impact I walked away from that movie with… the more I thought about it the more I wanted to do it.

The creepiest part by far was watching the movie on repeat (especially the final chase scene) while sewing… I got to the point where I couldn’t get that song/sound effect out of my head! It inspired me though – I ended up sticking speakers under my dress and playing the Virtual Mima theme just quietly enough that people couldn’t tell if they were actually hearing it or not… super fun! I felt like it definitely added a subconscious unsettling quality to the overall effect.

The photoshoot itself actually wasn’t really planned. We had a mini shoot during the day but when we got back to the room in the evening, ready to crash, I realized I’d forgotten to wear my gloves all day long and I was CRUSHED. Even though we were totally exhausted, my friend immediately jumped up and offered to go out and have a proper photo shoot right then and there. He said (rightly) that I would regret it sooo much if we didn’t. I’m so glad we did it!!! It’s my favorite photoshoot ever! I even had extra fake blood that I made for the umbrella, so I got to do the final shot before the truck scene… although my friend/photographer wouldn’t let me pose out in the street in front of any actual trucks after that (which I guess in retrospect is a good thing)!

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The Evolution of Superman’s Logo

It’s a super day for Superman! This is a fun look at the evolution of Superman’s S logo. It sure has changed a lot since he first appeared in Action Comics. It doesn’t even look familiar until about 1944. Very interesting!

This image is huge, click to view full size.

[via Reddit]

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Michonne Cosplay from The Walking Dead

It’s a young Michonne, from The Walking Dead! And she has her pet zombie, too. This is such excellent cosplay. Fantastic job!

On the show, Michonne wields a katana, and keeps pet zombies to help her navigate through the Walkers. She cuts off their arms so they can’t grab her, and she removes their teeth, too. Pretty crazy! She’s such a great character.

[via Fashionably Geek]

Bonus video! Here’s a scene of Michonne from The Walking Dead. Warning, zombie gore.

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Awesome Spandex Krang Costume from TMNT

Fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should appreciate this awesome full-body Krang costume, made by TVsRobLowe and posted on The RPF. The costume is a combination of Spandex, EVA foam, acrylic paint and LED lights.

You can see the final product here, but for a complete step-by-step breakdown of how he made this costume, do check out the post on The RPF. Fantastic work, Sir!

[The RPF via Fashionably Geek]

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Perfect Mary Jane Spider-Man Cosplay

Here’s some remarkable Mary Jane cosplay by model Stacey Rebecca. She’s wearing her Spider-Man shirt and looking out the window at the love of her life. Awww…

As a stand alone photo, this is nice and cute, indeed… but what’s really amazing is when you compare it side by side to the Spider-Man cover, issue #601. It’s a nearly perfect copy. A fun cosplay, and very impressive!

Photo by Paranoid Android.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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Excellent Hawkeye Cosplay

Check out this awesome Hawkeye costume, made by Gee of the Superhero Costuming Forum. Doesn’t he look amazing? Follow the link to view a few more photos of his costume.

Great job, Sir. I am sooo excited for the Avengers this weekend!

[Gee via Comics Alliance]

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There was a Batman Zebra Costume?

Did you know that Batman once wore a Zebra costume? The G-Man from Comic Vine has uncovered an old 1960 comic in which Batman looks very black and white, and stripey. Very interesting!

It turns out, the zebra stripes are “lines of force,” originally invented by the villain Zebra Man. While trying to apprehend him, Batman gets zapped and temporarily becomes Zebra Batman! Well, well, you learn something new every day.

As G-Man points out, they never made a Zebra Batman action figure, unfortunately. Come on, DC, the fans are waiting. This costume would be a must-have for collectors.

[via Comic Vine]

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