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Green Lantern Fan-Made Trailer

Using footage from multiple sources YouTube user jaronpitt‘s has assembled a very impressive trailer for a non-existent Green Lantern movie starring Firefly star Nathan Fillion. This is an impressive mashup that gives us an idea of what the actual live-action Green Lantern movie will actually look like. Thanks to Fip Lele. FROM AROUND THE WEB

Art-O-Bot: Oeming, Manupul, and Reilly

What is Art-O-Bot? Quite simply they’re a series of profiles of comic book artists, our way of helping you discover new and talented local artists, as well as highlighting the great work being done by established artists. Any comic artist qualifies, though we hope to focus on artists in Toronto and Canada.  We’ll do our […]

Team Fortress 2: Comic, Update and Free Weekend

Released today is the first in what I hope will be a series of comics featuring the characters from Valve Software‘s popular multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2. The comic was written and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming, the artist behind titles like Powers, Mice Templar and the new soon to be released Rapture. The Sniper vs. […]

Thor has Found His Loki

Hello Everyone Jeff here, glad to be back and I’m very excited about this bit of casting news. Why am I excited? Director Kenneth Branagh has demonstrated an ability to spot talent time and time again for his many film adaptations of Shakespeare plays. He takes stage actors and casts them in unlikely film roles. His selection […]

Captain Kirk’s Dad Cast as Thor

Deadline Hollywood Daily has confirmed that Chris Hemsworth; who most will recognize as the ill-fated George Kirk from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, has been cast as Thor. The big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics’ Thor is being helmed by Kenneth Branagh, who many considered an unconventional choice to direct. Branagh’s involvement led many to believe […]

Pocket Review – Captain America #49

Welcome back Dorks, In today’s Pocket Review I’ll be looking at Captain America #49 from Marvel Comics. With writing duties handled by Ed Brubaker and art drawn by Luke Ross, Captain America is now a more gritty and dynamic character than he has ever been before.  Issue #49 also sets the stage for what promises […]

The Definitive Collection of Awesomely Bad Wolverine Costumes

To celebrate the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine humour site Nextround.net has posted the definitive collection of bad Wolverine costumes. From costumes without claws, to guys who have no business even attempting to look like everyone’s favourite Canuck this list has pretty much everything you would expect from horrible fan made Wolverine costumes. Definitive Collection […]

Pocket Review: The Flash: Rebirth # 1

Greetings Dork Shelfers, Jeff here with another Pocket Review. Today I’ll be talking a bit about the first issue of DC Comics The Flash: Rebirth. The Flash: Rebirth is being produced by the same team that did 2005′s Green Lantern: Rebirth. As with all the Rebirth titles, Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver are trying […]

Batman: Arkham Asylum Pulls No Punches

We here at Dork Shelf are very much looking forward to playing Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The new game from Eidos and Rocksteady Studios puts the player in the role of Batman, as he attempts to foil the Joker’s bid to take control of Gotham City’s institute for the criminally insane: Arkham Asylum.  Everyone knows that […]

Marvel vs Capcom 2 HD Remix Annouced for XBLA and PSN

Marvel vs Capcom 2, the second greatest fighting game ever (the first being Street Fighter II), returns this summer in an all new high definition version for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Marvel vs Capcom 2 was hailed by many as one of the greatest of 2D fighting games of all time.  It was […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles To Get Batman Begins-Style Reboot?

MTV’s Splash Page Blog recently sat down with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird to talk about the now confirmed live-action TMNT reboot. The Turtles are set to return to the silver screen in 2011 and Laird had this to say about the project: “I can say that at this point there are a lot […]

Pocket Review: The Walking Dead #60

Welcome back Shelfers, Jeff here with another Pocket Review. Today I’m talking about the fantastic book The Walking Dead. Rating 95% (9.5 G’s on the Anti-Gravity Scale) I highly recommend that you pick up any book from this ongoing series, it’s an excellent take on the zombie genre. The Walking Dead Official Site FROM AROUND […]

Free Screening of Comic Book Confidential

To kick off Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, The Beguiling and the Hot Docs Film Festival have teamed up to present a free screening of Comic Book Confidential.  The documentary by Toronto film maker Ron Mann traces the history of comic books from their early origins through the […]

137 Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

postmodernbarney has posted a truly epic list of 137 uncomfortable-but-true plot summaries of movies, TV shows, and comic books we all know and love. Among my favourites: E.T.: Out-of-control pet causes mayhem, sadness. Big Trouble in Little China: Redneck trucker kills Chinese immigrants. War Machine: Alcoholic rich white man gives weapons to black man. Risky […]

College Humor: The Dark Knight Meets the Justice League

The Justice League have more superpowers than they know what to do with.  Batman on the other hand has no superpowers.  With that in mind, College Humor presents a “realistic” take on what the power dynamic would actually look like within the Justice League of America. FROM AROUND THE WEB

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Characters Revealed

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 ,the sequel to Activision’s 2006 hit game Marvel Ultimate Alliance is due out this Fall.  The game follows the recent Civil War storyline that rocked the main Marvel universe.  The U.S. government enacts a superhuman registration act after an incident caused by a third-rate Superhero team results in the death of […]

Green Lantern: First Flight Trailer Arrives

The first trailer for Green Lantern: First Flight movie has hit the web. Hit the HD and Fullscreen buttons With the success of DC Comics and Warner Bros. previous direct-to-video animated features like Superman: Doomsday and Batman: Gotham Knight, a Green Lantern movie was bound to happen eventually.  Green Lantern: First Flight introduces us to […]

Scott Pilgrim Pics Galore Hit the Web

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) has been posting numerous behind-the-scenes photos from his new film Scott Pilgrim vs The World on his official website. Principal photography for the film began this week in Toronto and aside from the few hastily snapped paparazzi photos (which have disappeared from the web), Wright’s daily […]