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Seattle “Superhero” Phoenix Jones Arrested

Posted on 11 October 2011 by Christian

Inspired by DC Comics Hero Nightwing and with two years on the job, Seattle’s Phoenix Jones is arrested for the first time.

Phoenix and his sidekicks are claiming that they jumped into action once they saw a group of people kicking a defenseless man on the ground. However, it looks like the tables were turned and once Phoenix pulled out some pepper spray on the rowdy group, he was the one to be arrested for assault. The group in question also claims that there was no man being beaten on the ground, but that they were:

“dancing and having a good time when they were attacked by the masked man in black and yellow body armor.”

To add further insult to injury, the Seattle police released “Phoenix Jones” true identity to the public after the altercation which Jones states not only puts his family at risk but his daytime job of working with autistic kids in jeopardy.

There is a glimmer of hope that Jones can be vindicated as he was travelling with a freelance reporter that evening taking video recordings (click the link below for video).

Like the article says…”this would never happen to Batman”…



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The Noob News Parties with the King

Posted on 14 June 2011 by Kevin Minke

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of being invited to the launch party for Duke Nukem Forever. One of the most awesome parties I’ve been to in a long time, celebrating the love we all have this singular video game hero. Girls, dancers, Rock and Roll, The Crystal Method, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and the King himself made this party so great. Gearbox gets the feel that Duke should have, and I can’t wait to play the game today.

Below is a gallery of pictures from my iPhone, sorry I had no flash and not a real camera, but this should give you enough to be jealous.

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Superman: Genesis Fan Trailer – How Tom Welling SHOULD Have Been Presented as the Man of Steel

Posted on 16 May 2011 by Christian

Fan favorite SouperboyX has come up with another winner, with the teaser trailer for a fan edited film called Superman: Genesis, which presents Tom Welling as the Man of Steel far more effectively than the series finale Smallville did.

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Top Comic Book Movie Trailers…Ever

Posted on 03 May 2011 by Christian


Trailers are a director’s opportunity to generate interest in his/her project. Some directors miss the mark and drive fans away from their movies, others capitalize and convert newcomers into true-believers.

In light of the recent debate about the Thor, Green lantern, Captain America and X-Men-First Class trailers hitting the airwaves, I began to wonder, what truely makes a trailer stand out? What makes a trailer so good (or so bad), that fanboys will jeopardize all their accumulated “street-cred” to publicly proclaim it and the eventual movie a masterpeice?

Well, I got to thinking about this, and in so doing, researched all the comicbook movie trailers I could find. I established a criteria for evaluating the trailers and then compared my evaluations to the “general feel and concensus” others got from the trailer. Then I made a list.

The Criteria:
1. The Movie must have been published as a comic book (or Graphic Novel or Manga) before or shortly after the theatrical release of the movie.
2. Teasers, TV spots, Sneak Peeks, Behind-The-Scenes and Set-visits were not included in the viewing.
3. Both Green band and Red band trailers were acceptable, but red band versions were always considered over Green where available.
4. The Trailer length could not exceed 3 minutes.
5. In instances with multiple movie trailers (eg. Iron man Trailer 1, Iron man Trailer 2 etc), the trailer with the longest running length under 3 mins was selected)
6. Only live action movies were considered, fully animated movies were not included in the pull of considered movies.

The Nominees:
For a list of the nominees, please view the wikipedia list of Films Based on comics. I looked at every one of these movie’s trailers over the course of the last two months, then I spent time comparing their merits.

Selection Criteria:
1. Level to which the trailer engages and/or captivates the viewer.
2. Universality of content (how easily different kinds of people eg. men vs women, old vs. young, fan vs. newbie could understand the content
3. Story exposition or the extent to which the trailer communicates what the movie will be about without revealing the entire plot
4. General feel and concensus of the movie. What did fanboys and new comers to the content think about the trailers (youtube/traileraddict/google video comments and votes)
5. Box office movie performance, as well as movie reviews were not taken into consideration in evaluating the trailers.

And now, without further ado, I present to you…

The Top 10 Comicbook movie trailers…Ever!

10. Casshern

Years before Snyder and Rodriguez would cause us to marvel at the seamless melding of live action and CGI, Kiriya would give us this slick trailer that is a treat even to non-native japanese audiences.

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Shaun of the Dead in 60 Sec.

Posted on 17 April 2011 by Christian

This is a very cool video found on YouTube.. Check it out.. Thanks to

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Artist of the Week Jen Bryan

Posted on 11 April 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin recently. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Jen Bryan is an Austin based artist/designer who creates custom jewelry and belt buckles to fit any need you might have. Jen loves to create custom pieces so contact her at to speak with here and find out what kind of cool stuff she can make for you or just to check out some of her cool designs.

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Kirstie Alley takes a tumble, leaves a nation in tears laughing…

Posted on 05 April 2011 by TH3 No08

There’s only so much one person can take watching all this reality show bull shit and apparently there’s only so much one mans leg can take trying to carry around Kirstie Alley’s weight. We all know it was gonna happen sooner or later and I guess he’s just lucky she didn’t fall on him and break both his legs…

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The Poster Wall #3

Posted on 01 April 2011 by TH3 No08

This week’s Poster wall is a mixed bag as far as quality goes. Some cool stuff, some average stuff. Let’s get going…

First up this week is a series of posters from the movie Thor that hits theaters in a few weeks. Much like last weeks POTC series, this series features the many characters in the upcoming movie in basic headshots. Nothing spectacular here, just your basic movie posters but the series as a whole is nice…










Up next is a group of posters from a few bigger budget movies hitting this summer. Most of these are average as well. I dig the Winnie the Pooh poster as well as the Hangover 2 poster. Both pretty indicative of what’s you get from those movies. The POTC posters are two more from the collection we featured last week. The russian version is of particular interest. I’m digging the post naval war vibe going on in that one…










Here’s a nice set of posters from a few smaller films that you might have to search a bit to find. The Hesher one is excellent. I love the black and white asthetics and the cigarette smoke. Throw in the old school red Metallica font used for the title and you really get a feel for the vibe they’re going here. My guess is that a good portion of the movie may take part in a laundry mat or a trailer park. Either way it looks like something I want to see. Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins looks crazy too. Man that red 13 really pops on that cloudy sky background. Good stuff…






These two are posters for some upcoming televison shows. They don’t really seem to be on the same level as most movie posters especially the True Blood one but I kinda like the Falling Skies one. Very District 9 and I love District 9…






Terrence Malicks “Tree of Life” film has been long delayed but will soon be seeing the light of day when it premiere at Caanes next month. If these posters are any indication this is gonna be one crazy movie…






And finally a few “fan made” posters from some of my favorite movies. The Jaws posters are two very different designs that capture the dynamic impact that Jaws as a move has made on our culture. When you’ve been made into Legos you’ve left your mark. The Kill Bill poster was created by Mondo Tees for a screening of “Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair” in L.A. last week. Very cool layout, design, and use of color that I hope will one day soon be available for purchase.






Well that’s it for this weeks posters. Check back next week for some more cool posters and if you come across one feel free to send it over and I’ll credit you when I post it…

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The Noob News Monday Morning Round Up #3

Posted on 28 March 2011 by TH3 No08

It’s Monday morning and that means it’s time to take a look at who made out like a bandit this weekend at the box office. This weeks winner is Diary of a wimpy Kid 2 which strongly out performed expectations pulling in 24 million dollars while the poorly reviewed Suckerpunch was left gasping for breath. Apparently word of mouth got out that Sucker Punch was all style and no substance and the movie crowd decided a kids book adaptation sounded like a good bet. Word of mouth is sure to keep Wimpy Kid 2 strong for a few weeks to follow.

Limitless and The Lincoln Lawyer continued to perform strongly in their second week. Both performed well with less that 20% drop off from the previous week. These two movies continue to do very well with the older crowd which means you’ll probably see them played to death on basic cable in a few years. For now expect them both to continue strong in the coming weekends.

Rango pulls in fifth with a still strong 9 million after 4 weeks. The best reviewed movie of the year has now passed the 100 million dollar mark and looks to be steaming steadily towards the 125 million dollar mark before it’s run in theaters is done.

The biggest drop offs this week were Paul -42%, Red Riding Hood -39%, and Mars Needs Moms -58%. All three of these movies have struggled to perform outside of their demo’s which has led to a quick drop off at the box office. Luckily for Paul they made a lot of money overseas before dropping here in the US 2 weeks ago. Red Riding Hood and Mars Needs Moms hope to find a second life when they hit DVD later this year.


1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules $ 24,400,000
2 Sucker Punch 19,015,000
3 Limitless 15,225,000
4 The Lincoln Lawyer 11,000,000
5 Rango 9,800,000
6 Battle: Los Angeles 7,600,000
7 Paul 7,506,000
8 Red Riding Hood 4,340,000
9 The Adjustment Bureau 4,245,000
10 Mars Needs Moms 2,186,000
10 Beastly 2,185,000

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The Poster Wall #2

Posted on 25 March 2011 by TH3 No08

We’ve got a ton of great content for the poster wall that’s been collected from various places around the internet this past week including everything from low budget indies, foreign films, fan made posters and some pretty cool series posters. Lets get started…

Up first is a collection of fan made posters created for the upcoming X-Men: First Class film by two different artists. These are all incredible pieces of work and have a real sense of late 60′s early 70′s style that really works for this movie which looks back at the beginning of the X-Men saga.
Artist: Jeffery Zang

Artist: Dane Frost

Up next is another collection of posters from Tim Gunn’s film “Super” starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page. Very cool layout hi-lighting the costume design and the signature catch phrases of the movies two super hero characters.

Ellen Page’s Boltie

Rainn Wilson’s Crimson Bolt

Here’s a couple of posters for some indie movies hitting festivals around the country right now. These are two horror movies that come from complete opposite ends of the film making spectrum. The dark and very controversial film “A Serbian Film” and “Rubber” of the more light hearted. campy, splatter film variety. Two cool posters that prove there’s a little something for everyone out there, you just have to search for it sometimes.

Here are a few random selections from some summer flicks coming up. The “Attack the Block” poster is a nice wide format we don’t usually see in here showcasing what looks be an alien invasion. This is from a British movie starring Nick Frost of “Shuan of the Dead” fame. Also included is the Hollywood poster for “Cars 2″. Nothing special worth noting in this one. Seems kinda boring compared to what we’ve seen so far. Oh, and be on the look out for the Mo Brothers film GFG. That stands for Goddamn Motherfucking Ghouls. The film is said to take place in a hotel, where a group of folks are defending themselves from a bunch of flesh eating ghouls. Sounds interesting…

And finally here’s a look at some limited edition posters created by some boutique poster designers for limited runs. The “Sucker Punch” poster was created by artist Ken Taylor for Mondo Tees to celebrate the release of

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Where can I buy this?

Posted on 22 March 2011 by TH3 No08

I’m always looking for bad ass t-shirts to replace my aging collection so when I ran across this over at I knew I had to have it. Problem is I can’t find it to buy anywhere. Anyone know where i can get one of these? The shirt not the girl…

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The Noob News Monday Morning Roundup #2

Posted on 21 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Box Office Report for the weekend of March 18 – 20

Yes folks it’s that time again, it’s Monday morning and that means it’s time to check out how rich you made Hollywood this weekend.

The weekends surprise winner was “Limitless”, starring nouveau man of the hour Bradley Cooper as a man who takes a pill that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain power, not grow a giant melon shaped head, and draw 19 million dollars at the box office.

Battle Los Angeles was expecting stronger 2nd week numbers than what it raked it. Apparently anyone who was interested in seeing “Battle: LA” has either already seen it, was scared off by bad reviews, or drawn in by by Bradley Coopers captivating blue eyes. Either way they fell off by 59% and ended up 3rd behind the still strong “Rango” who more than likely will hit the magic 100 million dollar mark this coming weekend.

Rounding out the top five were “The Lincoln Lawyer” at number four with a respectable showing of 13.4 million and my favorite opening of the week “Paul” at number five. Paul’s 13.2 million dollar opening is Simon Peggs/Nick Frost’s largest opening weekend and is considered a good opening considering the rather limited marketing of the movie as sci-fi/fanboy style entertainment. With the good reviews and solid opening (as well as 41 million dollars in international ticket sales) “Paul” is expected to hold steady

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Another New Animated Short Released For Sucker Punch, “Dragon”!

Posted on 18 March 2011 by Christian

A new animated short which expands the universe of Zack Snyder’s latest movie, Sucker Punch, entitled “Dragon” has been released online! Hit the jump to check it out…

Sucker Punch

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The Poster Wall #1

Posted on 18 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Instead of doing a bunch of separate post on every movie poster that gets released during the week I’m going to start collecting them in a weekly friday column that will feature some recently released posters and even a few rare/cool designs of classic posters (if i come across them). I love movie posters. I have collected them most of my life even decorating my apartments over the years with them like they were wallpaper or fine art. Now that I’ve grown up (and my wife will no longer let me hang them in the living room) I keep the walls of the studio where we record our podcast covered in movie posters to keep us inspired when we lose our spark. I hope you find some cool posters in this column that inspire you. Let’s get going…

Lets start off with a collection of posters for what looks to be a huge summer blockbuster and that’s Pirates of

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ET 2 Trailer hits!

Posted on 17 March 2011 by Christian

Extended trailer for the sequel to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
good attempt anyway..

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The Noob News Monday Morning Roundup…

Posted on 14 March 2011 by TH3 No08

The Noob News Monday Morning Roundup…

It’s time to take a look at the numbers from this past weekends box office and see how well Hollywood did filling it’s coffers with gold.

This weekend was dominated by “Battle: Los Angeles”. The summer blockbuster lite destroyed all competition this weekend with a strong $36 million dollar opening despite less than stellar early reviews. Also performing well and still holding strong was the animated film “Rango” who pulled in $23 million after last weeks $46 million dollar opening weekend and looks to be headed towards the $100 million dollar mark.

Disappointments at the box office this weekend include “Red Riding Hood”, the updated fairytale directed by Cahterine Hardwick of

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Charlie Sheen, Genius or Absolutely Crazy?

Posted on 03 March 2011 by Christian

Charlie Sheen has moved from radio rants to a full-scale television blitz, appearing on the

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Kobe Bryant is, “The Black Mamba”. Directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Posted on 01 March 2011 by Christian

They thought it’d be an easy battle…they thought wrong.

The Black Mamba.
Starring Kobe Bryant, Bruce Willis, Danny Trejo and Kanye West.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez.

A Nike Basketball Production.

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COMICS: The Fantastic Four Family Tree!

Posted on 21 February 2011 by Christian

Remember that awesome X-Men Family Tree that talented artist Joe Stone put together a few weeks back? Well, he’s been at it again, this time with the Fantastic Four…

Pretty awesome, huh? A No-Prize for whoever can name all of the characters first? (you really have that much time on your hands!?) For a larger version of the picture just click on it

And here’s the equally detailed one for the X-Men. Click on it for a larger version of this one as well.


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The only giant panda born in the US in 2010 named after Jack Black character…

Posted on 15 February 2011 by TH3 No08


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