Daily Archives: May 4, 2012
In the comic book universe, it’s no secret that I fall on the side of DC Comics, the home of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. You know, the holy trinity of four-colour, sequential periodicals – the world’s most recognized pop-culture heroes – the Justice League.
As evidenced by the many debates with comic book loving pals (many of whom write for and/or read this very site) about the pros and cons of the DC and Marvel universes, that means I’m not a big Avengers fan. You can’t love the Leafs and the Habs, City and United, Yankees and Mets. You have to choose. At ten years of age, I chose DC.
And on the eve of one of this summer’s most highly anticipated movies, I’m still not a fan. Not really. How could I be?
It’s a sad day, friends. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has died after a 3-year battle with cancer. He was only 47.
Yauch was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland in July 2009, which resulted in the band’s decision to delay tours and the release of Beastie Boys’ most recent album Hot Sauce Committee Part II.
The Beastie Boys are one of the most influential music groups of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month – though he wasn’t able to attend the event, I’m glad MCA lived long enough to know the band had received that honour.
What is on your Beasties playlist this afternoon? Personally, I’m listing to Ill Communication right now….
May the 4th has become the unofficial day of celebration for Star Wars fans world wide. “May the 4th be With You” has grown in to a fan-phenomenon; and according to Wikipedia the first organized Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario last year! Who knew?
To celebrate, we’re giving away a SWEET prize: DK’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary - the definitive guide to Episode I.
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I don’t know who came up with the whole May The Fourth idea, but I love it. It’s the perfect way to celebrate one of the most influential film franchises to ever come out of Hollywood. Regardless of how you feel about the prequels, there’s no questioning that the Star Wars Galaxy as a whole can be mesmerizing, and a little complex. Six films, an animated tv series, countless video games, comic books and novels – how do you keep the whole world George Lucas created straight? Well, this May The Fourth let me recommend a little not so light reading material – Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide.
The discussion has gone on for decades, has been ‘decided’ by more than a few corporate crossovers, some legal, some not, and it will be argued for decades more – who’d win, the Avengers or the Justice League?
Now the purpose of this article is not to bring up this old who’d win bugaboo and start barfights the world over, honestly. The real reason I bring it up is that by comparing the two teams is the best way to show what makes the Avengers stand head and shoulders above their counterparts at DC Comics, in other words, what really makes the Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
The Avengers Assemble To Kick Off The Summer Blockbuster Season – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend Of May 4th, 2012
And so it begins – the summer blockbuster season, which kicks off with what just may be the film to beat. Let’s not waste time – we all know The Avengers is going to do big business this weekend, but how much will it actually gross over the next three days. Here are our predictions: