Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Very Important Message!

The entire team of "Such Friends" is here, you better pay attention to what they have to say!

Comics All Too Real proudly presents their first video ever!  Yes, it's the first, the very first one, and it came right on time for the holiday season.  We will play some more with the lights next time, but for now, this will do.

We want to thank you for visiting and sharing this space that is devoted to things that are fun, shiny and super-heroic, if we made you smile just once, our mission is fulfilled.  Here's a big cyber hug on our part (me and the toys, yeah!), wishing you a very joyful Christmas by the side of the people you love and a New Year devoted to all things that make you happy.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Alma: Watch Out For Your Soul

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.

Alma is just the regular little girl, but strange things might happen to her-- or to you.

I ran into Rodrigo Blaas' video at IO9.  It's definitely worth watching.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Larfleeze's Secret Origin

They said the Blackest Night was bad news for everyone, which was basically true for most sentient beings-- all but Larfleeze, whose conceited soul just wanted more and more of everything, revealing an emptiness that could never be fulfilled, could it? Why wasn't this big crosso-- er, event bad for him, too, when the entire creation was shaking at its feet?

Let's go back to 1978. Disco was all the rage and this small group of funky extraterrestrials had turned Earth into their new home. With their own hit TV show titled "The Muppets", they rocked the planet with their unique relationships as they made public their very tough life, which oddly enough, seemed to be pretty funny to regular human beings. One particularly tortured soul, one of the stars of the show, actually, was devastated in his loneliness. Gonzo, a furry blue creature, just couldn't adapt as well as others to this new home. He sought love and couldn't find none, all he ever got was thousands-- millions of laughs thrown at his face, not the real affection he needed. So far, his tormented life was part of their everyday show, but when the curtains set, he did manage to keep some part of his life a secret. That's how he found frantic love in the arms of someone who's still unknown to us. The secret was sealed, but this unholy union -it was said it was an inter-species relationship-, was careless enough to spring a strange creature, alien to both races, and definitely an outsider to this world without a place in their show.

Gonzo knew his son was meant to suffer a fate far worse than his own. Fighting his decision, he held his son into his arms wanting to make that instant last forever, but he knew fairly well it was not meant to be. He had made a tough choice, but it was for his son's well being. A big sacrifice, an unforgivable one if you ask him, but it had to be done. With tears pouring out of his gigantic eyes and running down his beak, he said his supposedly last good-bye.

"Larfleeze, my son, you deserve everything in the universe." Those were the last words Gonzo's would say to his little monster, or so he thought, as muppet sent him away into an unsuspecting world, hoping for this young and ugly creature to become some sort of Superman in his new home planet. Little did Gonzo know that his words would echo for long, too long in Larfleeze's mind. "You deserve everything in the universe." "Everything." No wonder these words took a turn in Larfleeze's mouth: "Mine?"

Now, back to the Blackest Night, the pieces had been set in place for this unique reunion. Father and son would be at the heart of a confrontation of epic proportions. Father against son would decide the fate of all of humanity and their own humanity would the key to decide it all.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rainbow Brite on Rampage

Breaking news! Our sources informed us of an incredible development that is taking the entire world by surprise. Fan favorite Rainbow Brite was caught by a surveillance camera as she broke into a jewelry and stole a collection of 8 colored rings worth a fortune. Experts remain mum about the exact value of the rings, but we couldn't help but see them sweat in deep anguish. Some younglings (and a 35-year old man) who found out about the robbery were very excited about the story. When interviewed, one of them said "cool".

We never expected Rainbow Brite to have such a backbone. In the middle of the felony the ever young girl stared at the surveillance camera and said "Mine!" Yes, it was creepy; even worse than the four-letter-word.

A police officer informed us that the next step in this investigation obviously involves the Justice League, meaning things will grow cosmic. We'll keep you postsed.

Oh, miss Rainbow Brite, you've been a bad bad girl. You won't get a thing this Christmas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Such Friends: The Toys Are Home!

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Almost two months late, the JLI action figures finally got home, just in time to get the photo-comic started with some amazing adventures and stories that--  that at CATR Central we still have to figure out.

What new thrills will our heroes face?  Stay tuned for some not-so-epic battles and some unbelievable plot twists, as Batman's headaches reach some all-new all-different levels and G'Nort realizes what a wonderful place the world is without a Guy Gardner.