This is a great little chart depicting the height comparisons of DC Superheroes and Marvel Super Villains by Costume Collection. What did I learn from these charts? I am tall enough to be Batman’s sidekick or a female superhero and I’m not tall enough to be a villain anyone really knows. For those of you trying to figure out how tall I am based on these cryptic comments, let me just say I am tall enough to get on rides at theme parks…well…most rides. *You can see bigger versions of the pictures here and here.
This is a video by i09 showing highlights of some of the most cringe-worthy scenes in comic book movie history. Some of these scenes are real gems (and by gems I mean bat-shit crazy). So sit back and remember when these comic book movies were seen as triumphs of film (well not Spider-Man 3, that was known as garbage since day one). Enjoy!
This (as you can see) is a fun infographic stating some of the lesser known facts about Superman. Some facts such as the ‘S’ crest meaning hope or Superman fighting Muhammad Ali most Superman fans and readers of The Nostalgia Blog likely know about. However the shit about Dracula and pink kryptonite turning Superman gay are right out of left field. However, we all know you couldn’t turn anyone gay with pink kryptonite, only Ryan Gosling has that power… To See a larger version click here.
In the continuing journey of these bat-shit crazy (pardon the pun, I ate a lot of cheese) crossovers comes Batman and The Beatles! Well sort of. Actually, when this comic came out in 1970 I guess DC Comics didn’t actually have consent from The Beatles to be in the issue. So in true 70s fashion (I’m guessing, I wasn’t alive) DC simply stole their likenesses and renamed the band The Oliver Twists. I am assuming there big hit was ‘Twist and Yell Loudly”. The Plot of the comic was that one of the lead singers ‘Saul’ is apparently dead and Batman and Robin has to disprove it or something. The story line is clearly based on the whole Paul McCartney is dead rumor from years earlier. For more on this whole Paul is dead thing, please see this interview.
These are some videos of quadrocopters built by Otto Dieffenbach and disguised to look like Snoopy’s Flying Dog House and R2-D2. They were both put out to promote San Diego Comic-Con as well as the upcoming Peanuts and Star Wars movies. They are pretty fantastic and filling me with Nostalgic Whimsy…although it could just be these weed brownies I’m eating. What’s that? They aren’t weed brownies? They are laxative brownies you say? Well this will be a fun afternoon. Enjoy the videos!