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Starlord Art and COSPLAY

Starlord has had some different looks over the years.  His updated comic look in the 2008 GotG comics was very cool.  As is the current look in the GotG movie.

Starlord Art



Starlord concept art for the GotG movie
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Starlord is becoming a pretty popular character to COSPLAY right now.  You can find a lot of his different looks being used.




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Also quite a few female COSPLAYERS are doing their own awesome version of Starlord



















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Toylab Podcast in the works!



Hi this is Matty one of the founding Bloggers at Toylab.

The over arching idea of Toylab is to create an information backed community that allows users to quickly delve deeper into subjects.  To gain a variety of connected info and media quickly and do it with a personality.  To act as wiki but in a living ecosystem with discussion, opinions, and comraderie.

My word for what Toylab is, is a DBC a Data Backed Community.

We are always looking to engage our fantastic followers whom we look upon as family.  No joke, we really value and care about you.  As such your input is treasured.  Especially as we add a new level or feature to the community.

PODCASTS

A couple of us have been trying to get this up and going for awhile now and we have been very humbled by the process.  WE ARE NOT RADIO GUYS.  Our voices are getting a bit of a work out.  That said we have a growing a line up of subject matter and interesting bloggers to appear on the show.  So look out here comes the Toylab Podcast.

Music wise we are lucky in that Matty knows a few bands.  One of the bands Elan Vital has some great music that they have agreed to share with the cast.   They also have a new album coming out so expect to hear more about them as the Podcast grows and evolves.

Here is the intro we have been working on.  It is a work in progress but we are kind of pumped that we have gotten this far.

We hope to launch the first full episode over the next 2 weeks so stay Tuned!






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Mister Sinister on X-Men the Animated Series




In the early part of X-Men the Animated Series Morph is left behind after the group attacks a Sentinel Facility.  A friend of both Wolverine and Beast losing Morph greatly hurts the team.  This is not the end of Morph though he reappears but this time as villain who terrorizes the team.   It is later revealed that he has been brain washed by Mister Sinister.  Similar to the comics Sinister has his eyes fixated on Cyclops and Jean Grey.

Sinister shows up with his own super team called the Nasty Boys and attempts to kidnap Jean Grey and Cyclops.

I love this SERIES!
I even love the music from this series.   None of the X-Men cartoon series after this have quite captured the awesomeness of X-Men.  In this series Cyclops is actually pretty cool, Storm is awesome, and Wolverine is the best at what he does, and its never being nice.  The best part of the series though is that it dives without flinching into the comic stories and stays fairly faithful.  There are tweaks made but generally these stories stay fairly faithful to the comics.  For this reason we get a fairly "comicbook" accurate portrayal of Mister Sinister.

I hope this version is used a template if and when he is brought to the Big Screen.















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Old Man Logan movie Fan Art


Old Man Logan movie Poster by Draw4u

There is some speculation that Hugh Jackman's last Wolverine feature will be based off the Old Man Logan story.  This is an idea I approve of.  To many who have not read it, Old Man Logan seems bizarre.  Why would anyone want to see a movie about a geriatric super hero.  Those that have read it though, know its one of the best stories to come out of Marvel during the past decade.  This would be an excellent way to say farewell to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine.

There is one obvious difficulty in converting the story for film.  The Old Man Logan story features a slew of characters that are in the MCU.  Perhaps, Fox can strike a temporary deal, or they will need to convert story around the properties they do own.  The primary characters that he interacts with are Hawkeye, Hulk, Red Skull (Wearing Captain America's garb).   Emma Frost also appears. 

The fan made poster above shows the different actors from the Marvel films in their super hero role in the Old Man Logan story.  It includes an older Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, Ruffalo as the Hulk and Renner as Hawkeye and obviously Jackman as Wolverine.

What do you think of the poster?  Also who would you switch from the Fox license into these roles?


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Captain America: Civil War - Easter Eggs and Comic References

Captain America Civil War is fuller of Easter eggs and crazy comic references than a barrel full of monkeys.

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Spoiler Warning!


Falcon

There is a ton of stuff of Captain America: Civil War but honestly one of the best surprises is how freaking cool Falcon is.  Look Falcon has been a side kick type of character to Captain America.  He also is one of the characters who does have full on super powers or even a true super suit.  In a movie that is a full on superhero bonanza it would be easy for Falcon to slip into the background.  But he doesn't in Civil War.
Instead the new technology makes him a formidable opponent and just down right awesome.  Falcon looks flashy and cool throughout the film. He is both slick and smart using what he has to confound foes.  He also has some great moments with both Captain America and Bucky that add to the film's emotional depth depth and even humor to the film.

That was a great surprise for me.

Red Wing:

Red Wing in the comics is a pet falcon that Falcon can control telepathically and Red Wing makes an appearance in Captain America: Civil War.  Only Red Wing is a drone.  The Red Wing drone gets a few big scenes including one where its used against Spider-Man.


Moments from the comic:
There were a few moments that were pulled from the Civil War comic.

The most noticeable moment was in the battle between Iron Man and Captain America the two begin to really go at, and stop holding back and really swing haymakers at eachother.  Iron Man fires a full blast from his suit and it flashes up against the Captain America Shield.   The two heroes hold each other for a moment in glorious balance.  This moment is recreated in the climatic final battle between the heroes.



Another moment recreated is where Iron Man's suit is able to predict the moves of Captain America.  This was also in the Civil War comic.



Black Panther

Parts of the Black Panther mythos were actually introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  In that film Ultron takes the metal Vibranium to build his weapon directly from a Black Panther villain Klaw.  Vibranium of course is the metal that can only be found on Earth in Wakanda the home nation of the Black Panther.   While all of that is in Age of Ultron, we never actually get to see Black Panther or even Wakanda.

In Civil War there are no more subtle hints this movie acts as a full on Black Panther origin story.  A lot of the aspects of Black Panther are fully shown in this film.  Keep in mind with the Panther we are not just talking about a single hero but an entire nation and people.

Dora Milaje- The female body guards of the Black Panther appear in the film.  In one notable scene one of them confronts Black Widow and says "Move or be moved!".

Jet - The Panther has a highly advanced cloaked jet that makes an appearance in the film.

Suit- The Panther suit is highly advanced and made of Vibranium just like in the comics.  Visually the suit maintains the stark and simpleness of the comic suit.

Wakanda - There is a scene in Wakanda of Bucky being treated in an advanced lab.  The viewers are also treated to a big Panther statue like those that appear in the comics.   I think the Wakanda of the comics is so cool.  This high tech African nation is not something that I have seen anything like in any other film or comic.  We still only get glimpses of Wakanda the true treat was saved for the Black Panther film.


Spider-Man
Spider-Man appears in all of his glory.  Tom Holland's Spider-Man is awesome!  Something about making him younger really adds to the contrast of who Spider-Man is.  He is the young wipper snapper, with smarts and iron will to confront older and more experienced heroes with awesome powers.

We see early versions of his suit.  We also see:
Spider webbing
Spider beacon

I really can't wait to see Spider-Man in Homecoming.

Zemo
This Helmut Zemo is very different than his comic counter part but similar in some ways.  He does not have the comic mask and nor does he try to sword fight the Avengers.
All that said how Zemo goes about defeating the Avengers is classic Zemo.  In many ways the comic Zemo is the most insidious of all villains in that he really knows how to hurt and break the back of the Avengers.

Vision Scarlet Witch
Vihz - One of the first things I noticed was that the Scarlet Witch was calling Vision by his comic nickname Vihz.  This nickname has been used throughout the comics.

The two obviously care for each other and we see a growing livel of infection between the two during the film.

Ant-Man
Ant-Man had arguable the best moment in the whole film.  I really don't want to spoil it but if you have seen it you know it.  It was so big it was hard to miss :).

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    Captain America: Civil War trailers

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    First trailer for Captain America Civil War has been released.  It features a few awesome things.  Battles with Captain America vs Iron Man.  A few glimpses of the Black Panther.

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    Who is the Owl aka Leland Owlsley


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    Who is the Owl aka Leland Owlsley?
    The Owl is a Marvel villain, who is a crime lord within New York City, and is known for battling the hero Daredevil.  The Owl is expected to be a villain in the Daredevil netflix series.  Leland Owlsley will be played by actor Bob Gunton.

    Real Name: Leland Owlsley

    Alias: The Owl

    First Appearance: Daredevil #3

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    Bio:
    Leland Owlsley maintains a facade of being a respectable financier and honest businessman.  The reality is that behind the scenes he has created a side business of money laundering for various criminals and organizations.  When an audit reveals he is doing underside dealings he decides to fully embrace crime and creates the persona of The Owl.  As the Owl he creates his own gang and seeks to control the criminal underworld of New York City.  He quickly creates a reputation as both a gang leader and a ruthless financier. 

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     He builds a large headquarters which is designed as an Aerie hanging over the Palisades cliffs.  The building is full of exotic birds, many owls and also is heavily booby trapped.   He begins taking a serum that seems to make him stronger and gives him the ability to glide.  The serum makes him more owl-like increasing the size of his eyes and reducing the size of his ears.  Surgical enhancements to his neck and spine allow him to turn his head 180 degrees like an owl.

    Owlsley sets up an accountant George Grey to be the fall guy on all of his illegal transactions.  The IRS is investigating Grey and closing in on arresting him.  Realizing his predicament Grey goes to Owlsley to beg him to save him.  Owlsley only laughs at him.  Grey shortly thereafter dies in an apparent suicide by car.  As the IRS goes through the transactions they uncover a link Owlsely and warn him to get a lawyer.  Owlsely hires one of the best lawyers in town, Matthew Murdock.
    Not believing that Murdock can get him off Owlsley decides to up his game by bringing in superpowered henchmen.  He hires a strongman Ape Horgon and gunslinger Sad Sam Simms.  The two henchmen are set out to kidnap Murdock in an attempt to retain the services of the lawyer.  The two henchmen are beaten senseless by Daredevil.

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    Owlsley comes up with a new dastardly scheme. He believes that if he can defeat Daredevil the rest of the criminals of NYC will follow him. He kidnaps Daredevil, but is dismayed when the hero quickly escapes.  Daredevil is now running around the Owls headquarters and an epic battle transpires.   While Daredevil is more martially skilled, Owlsely is on his home turf.   Owlsley is able to lead Daredevil into various traps within his Aerie.  Police begin to descend upon the Aerie and  Owlsley realizes he must escape.  As he tries to escape, Daredevil strikes tipping over his boat.  Owlsey is soon apprehended and sent to Prison.

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    Owlsley vows to get revenge on Daredevil and Judge Lewis that sent him to Prison.  At one point he holds a mock trial with criminals as jurors seeking to get an execution of the Judge Lewis.  In another episode he joins with a Mr Kline to restore his criminal organization.  Another bizarre scheme had  Owlsley tape recording the mind of waves of humans allowing to hold their skills for ransom.


    Skills / Powers:
    Highly skilled financier
    Takes an Owl serum that makes him more owl like
    Enhanced vision - Has larger owl-like eyes and ability to turn his head 180 degrees
    Flight -Can glide, and fly over small distances.

    Has used a wide variety of technological contraptions as weapons and traps, including claw like razors, cages, cold guns, robots, laser beams, and various poisons.

     MCU:

    The Owl is expected to be a villain in the Daredevil netflix series.  He will be played by actor Bob Gunton.
     Bob Gunton is most known for playing authoritarian like characters including the warden in the Shawshank redemption and the Chief in Demolition Man.

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