Saturday, November 29, 2008

Meteoro Won!

Let me indulge myself with another "me" post so I can scream out loud:

Even if it was a crazy November, full of classes and work, a friend of mine convinced me to join NaNoWriMo this year. I always wanted to, but always feared it would be too much of a challenge for me, still, said "I will" (nonono, I didn't marry her, just this project).

So, today I reached the 50.000 word mark, submitted my material and there it was, my "I WON" certificate. Isn't it cool? The fun part is that my story is only half way, it is going larger than I expected, but now I know for sure I can go on until I finish it.

And what's this novel about? It's a bilingual story about this 32 year old Alonso guy who roleplays his Meteoro character too much in the web and just got back to college after things went sour both in his personal life and at work. Things start to go crazy as both real world and roleplay life start to blend.

Okay, I'm rambling. I want to dedicate all of this work to my one true love in life who held me together when I was going crazy through the month and who is still cheering me up when I loose my mind. You know who you are ;)

Fun fact: I was never this busy, yet I have never posted this much in the blog thingy.

Chucky's Final True Origin!

You've seen him, you've feared him, you-- well, you may even have had a good laugh at him. But did you ever know Chucky's real, true, classified origin? Believe us, they're more troubled than you could ever imagine.

Out of the secret files kept hidden at the basement of Star Labs, one of our sources handed us this encrypted video that, after been decoded by some high experts, revealed the final truth about who he is and where he comes from.

Meet Mrs. Chucky. No, it's not Chucky's wife, that's an entirely different story; meet Mrs. Chucky, Chucky's all too real mother. Scarier than him, creepier than him, even more twisted than you could ever imagine. Her sole laughter will send chills down your spine. We promise you, watch this video at your own risk. Your mental health may get damaged forever--

(We found this video at Formerly Known as DNM's Blog.)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Blue Beetle's Job Interview


BLUE BEETLE: Blue Beetle.

I: Jaime Reyes?

BB: No, not him. Ted Kord. >:(

I: You're supposed to be dead.

BB: Ma'am, this is comic books we're talking about. I can be back from the dead whenever that Didiot says so.

I: Excuse me?

BB: Didio. I meant Mr. Didio-- Darn Freudian slip--

I: You already got fired by the company. Why should we hire you again?

BB: For once, the new Blue Beetle book just got axed. Obviously the public is claiming for me. Not some random kid with an extraterrestrial bug in his back. They want the original thing.

I: You're not the "original thing". You're Blue Beetle number 2.

BB: You don't have to be so picky. To many fans I'm the ONLY Blue Beetle there will ever be.

I: Did they support you when you were alive? Your solo series didn't last long.

BB: That's because my part in the Justice League book was huge. That one was kinda my book, you know.

I: No, it wasn't.

BB: Well, I did get back in shape. Look at my stomach. Funny tummy no more!

I: I can't see the abs.

BB: They're here. Look.

I: There's no abs.

BB: All I need is a quick plastic surgery. I can do it in no time and be ready for work. We live in the age of Nip Tuck, you know, bwa-hahaha!

I: Hmph!

BB: I mean, it's not as if you have to give me my own monthly right away. You can hand me a mini-series, the Year One treatment! I mean, even Ambush Bug got one. Or you can get me back in the Justice League to warm things up a little.

I: The Justice League is a serious book.

BB: I can be deadly serious! I'm like Batman, only in blue.

I: You're not.

BB: Ma'am, please! Cut me some slack! My pals really miss me. And it's not as if a quick guest starring in Booster Gold's book was enough. People want more. Look. Batman is gone all R.I.P. right now, who's going to fill his shoes now?

I: (Deadly stare).

BB: Okay, okay, I might be aiming too high, but I do have fans.

I: Name one.

BB: Booster Gold.

I: He doesn't count. He's a glitch in time and continuity.

BB: Well, Wonder Woman. She always had a thing for me, you know XD

I: Pity doesn't count.

BB: Oh, my freaking God! You're making this real hard for me. Is there no soul within you.

I: This is business, Mr. Kord. If you didn't succeed when you were alive, we'll just use you as dead stock in the Cameo Department. It did work for Hal Jordan, Olliver Queen and all of those heroes that were dead for a while.

BB: It's not fair! I want to live!

I: I'm sorry, Mr. Kord.

BB: I hope a red storm of Final Crisis clouds multiplied by Anti-Life Equation falls on top of you and destroy all of your 52 parallel-selves!

I: Your such a geek. Next!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Animaniacs All Too Real

There's not much to say, just watch it. XD

SuperFashion 2: Delirium, Gentleman Ghost, Dream Girl

Welcome to the second installment of SuperFashion and its basic question in life: Do comic books imitate fashion or is it the other way?

More images telling us how close is fashion approaching the comic book designs.

Delirium of the Endless

The Gentleman Ghost, Batman's Enemy

Dream Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Amazing Aquaman Theme Song!

After getting his butt kicked in his latest poll against Namor, Aquaman tries a new strategy to regain his lost audience. He hired Snapper Carr as his new publicist and he's now launching a completely new revamped image with an all-new all-different theme song.


Hats Are Back!

It's cool to wear a hat once again. Whether they're weird, funny or heroic, they're a new old display of just the right attitude and sets you apart from the crowd.

If you really want to make a fashion statement, the moment is now. Just ask Green Arrow.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Whack-a-Mouse Beats Mortal Kombat vs. DC

Just don't expect a Fatality!

Place Stan Lee Commercial Here

We celebrate our 100th post with a very unusual seriousness, with this Youtube commercial by none other than comic book gramps Stan Lee. He's promoting his new book "Stan's Soapbox - The Collection" and it includes 14 years of his columns for the Marvel Comic books. All funds go to The Hero Initiative, and as we all know, it's for a good cause.


Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Official: Aquaman Sucks and Namor Kicks Butt!

Comics All Too Real ran this magnificent poll with very humble results, but quite valid if you ask. It's about the quality of the votes, not the quantity-- Or so we keep saying.

Anyway, check out the results:

Now, let's jump into the statistics.

Namor got 64% of the votes, while Aquaman only got 36% of them. Which just proves my hypothesis: Aquaman is real good at sucking. Oh, yes, and Namor is the true King of the Seven Seas --whatever.

Thing is, Aquaman should be portrayed as a non-serious character, which would be simply great. Just think about it for a moment. What was the last you knew about Aquaman? Probably it was a parody and you laughed out loud. Probably a Cartoon Network ad, or just a Youtube parody. Anyway, when was the last time you really enjoyed Aquaman as a serious character? 10 years ago? 20? That's frightening. No, not your age, the fact that Aquaman sucks indeed. You have to agree on this!

Wallpapers All Too Real: Lana Lang and Jimmy Olsen Must Die!

My two least favorite characters ever get the wallpaper treatment courtesy of Comics All Too Real. They're in 1024 x 768 format and I could create other sizes if anyone asks for them.

The head shots were taken from the last episode of Smallville, which was good, but sadly, it featured these two characters prominently.

Here's a candle wishing for them to perish at some point. XD

Saturday, November 22, 2008

ANSM EP02-Part2 - Drowning in Genosha!

No, we didn't forget about the America's Next SuperModel contest, we were just procrastinating; plus we had to give our superheroines and supervictims some time to assimilate the new challenge.

Anyway, in the last segment we saw our eleven superheroines arriving to Genosha, which had been newly populated by some famous families, such as the Flintstones, the Simpsons, the Jetsons, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie plus their sons and daughters, etc.; and then, we released a tidal wave against the island. This is what happened.


The waves arrived with no warning and the red headed warrior just jumped in front of Betty Rubble and started battling the water trying to protect this poor extra-thin innocent. The plan proved being quite lame as both of them got surrounded by water and, because of Red Sonja's armor, she began to sink. Thankfully, Betty Rubble was a great swimmer and managed to save our superheroine.

"No comments," was the only thing Red Sonja said as she walked out of her lamented situation.


There's something about Shulkie that's undeniable. When she chooses, she chooses well. "Oh, I see Mr. She-Hulk in the horizon!" And that's the last we heard of her, because when chaos started, she moved around the crowd and simply grabbed Brad Pitt and jumped out of sight, landing on the top of the nearest mountain. Some candid shots showed us She-Hulk and Brad in some very compromising moves. If Angelina Jolie survives this challenge, there's going to be so much trouble.


With a cold attitude, Aeon Flux saw the tidal wave coming and she knew she had two chances: whether try to save one of the victims and probably die in the attempt, or just get rid of the "fat".

Poor Homer Simpson, he didn't see it coming.


The water moved all too fast and Zatanna had some trouble trying to talk backwards while chocking, but still, she managed a little enchantment. "Enirambus a emoceb, Diam Tobor eht Eisor!" And so, the Jetsons' Robot Maid, Rosie, became a submarine and the next thing Zatanna was doing, was casting another spell to get inside of Rosie.

"That was clever", said Zatanna about her move. "Not only I saved Rosie the Robot, but I also saved myself using her. It was a win-win situation."

Still, as other victims continued drowning, we at Comics All Too Real central keep wondering if she shouldn't have saved a living creature instead of a robot.

In the next segment: Four new superheroines do their best to survive this challenge. Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Aquaman vs. Namor: Round 2

"Honey, it's not over 'til it's over", said Mera as she winked to her husband's competitor.
So far, Aquaman has been sinking in this poll like dead tuna, and just to make things worse, his wife now joined the battle as the big prize.

"I'm a little bit surprised and all too flattered the judges chose me to participate in this battle. So, the winner takes it all," she giggled. "People doesn't even know I'm dead or alive, so watch out, I'm back!"

As one reporter went all continuity freak on her and another one called her an "attention $%$%$", we better focus on the poll at hand. So, if you haven't voted yet, do it now. The poll closes next Monday in the afternoon, no vote will be accepted after that even if the counter goes on and on. You better hurry!

Get your own Poll!

SuperFashion 1: Wonder Woman, The Ventroloquist, Bouncing Boy

Welcome to SuperFashion, this is a new segment at Comics All Too Real devoted to solve one of the basic questions in life: Do comic books imitate fashion or is it the other way?

Here's some vivid examples on how today's fashion seems to find its inspiration in comic book reality.

Wonder Woman in the 60's

The Ventriloquist

Bouncing Boy

Monday, November 17, 2008

Aquaman or Namor? Vote now!

Recently, there was a discussion about all undersea characters being fun, lame or whatever you might want to call them; with Aquaman being the poster child of the abuse, lead by Cartoon Network ads, internet blogs or just the casual joke; if you want to laugh at a character, there's always Aquaman. There's no denying this, no matter how hard they've tried to make him relevant, he always ends up being a joke. On the other hand, as Sea of Green of Hoosier Journal of Inanity very cleverly pointed out, Namor has been around since forever and he's always been a real kick-ass! A tough ally, a frightening enemy and also a very interesting lover.

Now, the question remains. Who do you think is cooler? Butt-of-the-joke Aquaman, or bad-ass Namor?

You decide!

(Oh! And I stole the fantastic image of Aquaman and Namor from amazing Michael May's Adventure Blog.)

Get your own Poll!

Clark Kent: "Sometimes Glasses Aren't Good Enough"

If you've ever asked yourself who has the best disguise ever, obviously Clark Kent's has to come to mind. The simplest one, possibly, but still the most deceiving of all. With just a pair of glasses he can foul the entire world into thinking he's just a mild-mannered journalist, son of farmers, married to super fabulous reporter Lois Lane. Or so we thought.

Well, there's something about Clark Kent's secret you didn't know. Thing is, he wears flashy shoes that don't display all too well in comic book form, but they're there. Whenever he meets someone, they just stare at his shoes and he or she just stays there. There's an hypnotic effect on his feet and no one will resist it. Try it the next time you're around Clark!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Meteoro by Hero Machine

Over at Hoosier Journal of Inanity there was a discussion about online programs that allow you to design your own character using simple templates, tools and lots of nice stuff, and Jeff Hebert suggested we tried the Beta version of the new Hero Machine. And so I did. Look at Meteoro in all of his glory, standing proud in front of his Dark Castle, okay, I shouldn't name it "Dark Castle", but for now it will do.

This version of Hero Machine has some interesting tools. You can stretch any of the items and make them look just the way you want. For example, the cape was too large but I didn't want it to look that way, so I reduced it and this is how it looks. It's still Beta, which means there's still too few items or diversity of items, but it looks really promising. You should try it. I also tried a Marvelized version of Meteoro, if you're curious.

And how about naming my castle, the "Goth Castle"? Or just "Meteoro's Castle"? Or "Black Rock Castle"? I can't believe in all of these years of roleplaying I never named it. Or did I and I already forgot? Geez! The troubles of early Alzheimer.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

World's Finest at their Darkest Hour

I know, I know, We've been posting too many videos, one after the other, but this one, you have to watch.

What happens when Superman moves to Gotham City?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mortal Kombat vs DC - Get the Joke!

Often misunderstood, often critizised, this magnificent game that is a few days short from its big offered to the market, is already Comics All Too Real's favorite. It can't get better than this. We mean, it's Mortal Kombat, it's DC, it's Mortal Kombat vs. DC, it just can't go wrong. Oh, and the DC villains are so darn impressive and even funny, I mean, with their twisted sense of humor. The portrayal of the Joker is magnificent, you should see it.

Hitler's Opinion on the Upcoming Dragonball Movie

Watch out for the explicit language and enjoy it!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Spock / Sylar Conundrum

Two great characters sharing the same face. We keep wondering if personalities will blend at some point and Sylar will go all robot with spiked ears, or if Spock will get so many powers that he'll want to take over the universe.

So many guesses. What do you think?

ANSM EP02 - Genosha Is Sinking!

For our second episode, America's Next SuperModel is going overseas to-- Genosha! Once a paradise for mutantkind, it was abandoned quite a while ago after it was destroyed by Sentinels. Now, the ANSM team bought the island to perform the next challenge for the 11 superheroines that are still competing for the top title of this show!

The Flintstones, The Simpsons, The Jetsons, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and all of their adoptive turf, along with several other celebrity families, were brought to live in the island since a couple of months.

Finally a boat arrived carrying the contestants: Aeon Flux, Barbarella, Betty Boop, Giselle, Huntress, Mystique, Red Sonja, She-Hulk, She-Ra, Squirrel Girl and Zatanna.

Once they arrived to the heart of Genosha, the announcement was made:

"The island of Genosha is going to be attacked by a tidal storm like you've never seen before," said G'nort through a green holo-projection, "it's your duty to save the families living here and you'll be judged by your performance!"

And so, the newest challenge began!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

May The Force Be With Your Breakfast

The best way to get the day started is with a healthy breakfast, or that's what the stormtroopers have learned so far. Small pieces of toasted Force are always good for morale as the soldiers get to be inspired in the very early hours of the morning by the one and only image of you-know-who.

You can also measure your Force Points in toasts:
One toast, you're Darth Vader's most loyal soldier.
Two toasts, you want to take over Darth Vader's spot.
Three toasts, you're fat.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Blue Beetle When He Was A Kid!

Thanks to Evegazu for handing us this never-seen-before video.

Meteoro by Marvel

No, I haven't given up on my character, but I've been toying with Marvel's Create Your Own Superhero and this is what I came up with. He does look a little delicate, but in a general view of him, I'm quite satisfied. Of course, he should have a scar in the face, but we can all imagine that.

And yes, Meteoro keeps storming my NaNoWriMo writing. I'm supposed to write a 50.000 word novel during November. So far, I've reached 17.116 words which means I'm doing quite good. I wasn't thinking I would be on time on this, so I'm quite surprised. Other than that, I think my novel will be larger than those 50.000 words, because the build up has been slower than I expected.

Anyway, enough "me" time, Comics All Too Real is back to its regular schedule.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Water's Bad, Baaaaaad!

There's something about water that makes its characters the butt of the joke. We tried several focus groups with them, particularly Aquaman, and these are the results.

First, we showed them the picture of Batman, and they all went "Woooow!"; we showed them Superman, and they all went "Oooohhhh!; with Wonder Woman they just went breathless; but with Aquaman it was just "ROFL". Literally.

There's something in the water, we say.

This magnificent strip belongs to Lil Formers!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Big Bang's Theory About R.I.P.

With Sheldon following the clues behind Batman R.I.P., there's no doubt a solution will be found soon, or at least he'll wear the most appropriate t-shirt.

"The cancellation of Birds of Prey, Robin and Nightwing definitely has something to do with the whole picture. I'll run a few experiments and will get back to you."

Dr. Cooper went back to his lab with some comic books in his hands. We hope he can give us an answer soon.

What Do Villains Wear When It's Cold?

A good villain and specially a good villainess do know how important it is to make a fashion statement. We've seen all kind of costumes that make a striking point, from the Clock King's silver age full of clocks costume, to Magneto's bucket headed red and purple outfit and the Enchantress' shining green outfit. But when it's cold and you want to make an impression, there's this fantastic scarf that reads "CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS". It makes you untouchable, doesn't it?

Friday, November 7, 2008

In a Tube Far, Far Away

You will go where no geek has gone before. Click "play" and open your ears to the experience. You will never be the same!

I got this video from The Topless Robot.

Aquaman and Global Warming

SUPERMAN: Did you hear the news?
WONDER WOMAN: About Obama?
SUPERMAN: Nope, about Aquaman.
WONDER WOMAN: What did he do this time?
SUPERMAN: Have you ever heard about viral advertising?
WONDER WOMAN: Of course.
SUPERMAN: Well, he hasn't.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

ANSM: Emma Bishop Got Eliminated

Take a brief look at the poll and you'll see that the girl that didn't make it was none other than Emma Bishop. Very few people knew her from her brief stint in the late CrossGen's Ruse comic book and she definitely was the easiest target. Some late votes tried to save her, but they arrived a little too late, since the deadline was midnight November 5th.

The audience spoke its mind and she got axed. Well, not actually axed, but thrown out of a tall skycraper. She didn't make it.

Eleven girls remain: Aeon Flux, Barbarella, Betty Boop, Giselle, Huntress, Mystique, Red Sonja, She-Hulk, She-Ra, Squirrel Girl and Zatanna.

Who will be Americas Next SuperModel? Come back for the next episode as the new challenge will give you the chills!

Ads Will Save The Day!

Advertising with superheroes is always fun. It strikes the right cord within the consumers, because we do know for sure everyone would give an arm (actually a friend's arm) to have superpowers to become super and perform the most amazing antics. Like with Energaman, or whatever he's called, in this sort of add in their Day to Day Hero site. He rolls in his guitarmovile unannounced within a home that's definitely not his own, flirts with the ma'am of the house and saves the day. Wait. Did I spoil the ending for you? I'm so sorry, but you still have to see the video, you won't believe the looks of his archenemy behind the mask (because we all know nemesises wear masks because they're too ugly to just wear their mug in public).

Solve the Brainiac Riddle!

Brainiac is certain humans are basically stupid, that's why he doesn't try too hard whenever he wants to take over the world. He designed this riddle and he's certain no human can solve it.

Let's prove him wrong!

It goes like this:

We have 5 houses in 5 different colors. In each one, it lives a person with a different nationality. Each owner drinks a different beverage, smokes a different brand of cigarettes and has a different mascot.

We have the following clues:

1. The British guy lives in the red house.
2. The Swedish guy has a dog.
3. The Danish guy drinks tea.
4. The green house is on the left of the white one.
5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
6. The guy who smokes Pall Mall has a bird.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The guy who lives in the house in the middle of them all drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian guy lives in the first house.
10. The guy who smokes Brends lives right next the one who has a cat.
11. The guy who has a horse, lives right next the one who smokes Dunhill.
12. The guy who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
13. The German guy smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives right next to the blue house
15. The guy who smokes Brends, has a neighbor who drinks water.

Now, the question is: Who owns the little fish?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Today, One of Them Will Perish!

One superheroine will be eliminated today and you will be the judge, jury and executioner.

Before casting your elimination vote, check how the girls did in their first challenge:
She-Hulk, Barbarella, Emma Bishop and She-Ra
Betty Boop, Huntress, Giselle and Mystique
Zatanna, Red Sonja, Aeon Flux and Squirrel Girl

And your elimination vote goes here:

Get your own Poll!

This poll will close Wednesday midnight GMT -6. Any vote after that won't be counted.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

South Park Possessed by the JLA

As a result of the current Crisis, yeah, the Final Crisis, as in "no more Crisis whatsoever", some of the Justice League members got sucked into the red skies and the Anti-Life Equation fused their souls into the bodies of the South Park kids. We're still scratching our heads at Comics All Too Real Central over this, but this is a Crisis tie-in, so we won't think too hard.

Now, the question remains, how will the superkids face this mega event chaos in the size of a bunch of poorly animated children? What happened to the souls to the original South Park kids? Will there be a Post-Final Crisis event?

Stay tuned!