Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The supervillain got a name and we got a winner!

On November 8th we posted an image at our Facebook fanpage we posted and image and we asked everyone to suggest names for that super-villain.  Then, we ran a poll here and now we finally have the results. 

Meet the winner:  Kriscya Garbanzo Morelli, who suggested "Psycho-Delia" and became the absolute winner of this contest.  The prize:  glory and perpetual credit recognition as Psycho-Delia joins the cast of the "Oh my Gods!" strip.  We'll keep you posted as we redesign and introduce the character.

Kriscya was very excited to be the winner.

Just so we all know what we're talking about, this is the image we used for this creativity contest.

And now, take a look a the poll results:

Stay tuned as we get ready for a new contest!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Starsearchers-- IN SPACE!

Look up into the sky, harder, harder. I think you’d like to get a telescope first--

Anyway, the Starsearchers is a group of space adventurers inspired by the original Star Trek, the Legion of Super-Heroes and, of course, Josie & and the Pussycats in Outer Space. It’s a magic formula, just don’t try it at home. It’s explosive and glamorous.

Starsearchers is a dramatic and delicious sci-fi / super-heroics adventure. Michael Lash got the inspiration when he was a kid through his comic books and TV shows and, years later, he joined artist Dean Lee to finally give form to this fun concept.

I won’t give away the story, but I’ll let you know that it gets started with lots of action, a battle in space and a very dramatic turning point for one of the new members of the Starsearchers.  You’ve been warned.  You might need some popcorn to read it.

There are plenty of different characters for you to like and root for them, they’re like 20 members! From the gelatinous K’zle, who has enhanced strength and can regrow his arms; to Starlette, who’s considered a goddess in some planets; Overthink, the twisted leader of the group; Bluu, who can manipulate gravity and has a fashion sense; and even Vamp, a bloodeater who just happens to drink blood, like some famous characters in other media minus the sobbing.  This is just a sample of characters, just like the Legion of Super-Heroes, they're quite a bunch.

This is a work of love and it’s entirely free in the Starsearchers fanpage in Facebook, so take a look and go directly to the photo section. Issues 1 to 5, plus a delightful Halloween Special are waiting for you, and remember to say “hello”, Michael and Dean are quite the welcoming hosts.  You might like hanging out a bit.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Oh My Gods! - The Relaunch

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Ages ago, the "Meteoro Owns the Universe" strip hit the webcomic-verse.  It lasted one magnificent strip and now it is back with a vengeance and a new co-star.  Now, as part of the "1.000 likes" celebration over at our Facebook fanpage , we're relaunching this glorious strip.

We hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

1964: Lois Lane crosses over Grey’s Anatomy

Back back back in the day, waaaaaay back when Lois Lane was a multi-tasker and also worked as a nurse, she ran into a younger version of Dr. Sloan.  There must have been a spark between the famous reporter and Doctor McSteamy, but as we all know, dirty stuff only happened behind panels.  And yes, we all know Lois had her share of boyfriends.

We tried to get more information on this casual encounter, but both of them hung up their phones when we asked the question.  We sincerely think there was more to this than what they allowed us to know.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Poll: "If I was a supervillain, how would you call me?"

Over at Comics All Too Real's fanpage we asked this question and we got a lot of replies.  That's why, we, at CATR central, decided to run a poll as part of the "1.000 likes" celebration.  The winner will get the credits and hopefully, I'll get one of my artist friends to re-create this character under a villainous light, displaying proudly her new name.  Nothing fancy, but the winner would be able to link this post in his/her resumé (or not).

Get your own Poll!

The credits go as follow:

She-Arabesque by Esteban Morales
Psychedelicia Mushroom Head by Danalee Eston
Ilusion Femme by Dominique Thomas
Twirl Madame by Diego Hidalgo
Shewirly by Víctor Rebello
The Whorl of Babylon by Brian Doyle
Miss Twist by Todd Bell
Swirl Girl by Chip Nanco
Psyco-Delia by Kriscya Garbanzo
Hot Mess by Mark Cothern
The Sinister Serif by Ron Weaver
Lady Riddle by Roberto Torres 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jade + Obsidian = Baron Ashura?

The formula is simple and you need to learn it well.  Put an ounce of Jade, add some Obsidian shadows, put it into the microwave under a green light and you get a meanie two-faced androgyne villain, not that there's anything wrong with being androgine, but when it relates with Baron Ashura everything's bad bad bad.  Two faces are always meaner than one and Jadesidian did know it fairly well.

Thing is there's a rumor that Baron Ashura is fighting the Justice League and the Justice Society from a secret spot in Japan.  Yes, we thought he/she was dead, but we all know how it is with the revolving door that is death.  Could he/she be planning some more gender attacks against the Leagues?  Who would be put into the blender next time?  Guy Gardner and Power Girl?  Now, that would be something worth watching.

Stay tuned as things get androgynous--

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Mystery of the Super-Discs Revealed!

"You're too lame."  "The Power-Puff Girls are cooler than you!"  "So, you talk to the fish?  Bwah-hahaha!"  Aquaman has heard it all, mostly negative, respect has never been on his side and even the Blue Beetle played a few pranks against him.  That's when he decided to take on a new crusade to regain some respect.

"Talking to the fish has never been the issue.  Can you talk to the undersea creatures?  And you call me lame?"  Aquaman told us during a quick interview with an obvious defensive tone.  "I have a cool power but I know someone has been stealing my thunder for ages and it's about time I find out for sure."

It was no mystery for us since we already know where Aquaman "discs" ended up.  We asked Ant-Man about them and this is what he told us.  "Discs?  You mean my telepathic powers to command all kind of insect creatures!"  We nodded in agreement.  "And you say I stole it from Namor?"  We had to clarify a little about which King of the Seas we were talking about.  "These discs belong to me, I never saw a ® in them when I grabbed them.  And so, I claimed and so, they're  mine.  And so, this conversation is over."

The mystery was solved but the copyright issue was still in the air.

"I'm suing his six legs and antennae for this!", yelled Aquaman when he found out.  We wish him luck.

Before we left, we asked the Aquadude about Aqualad and he ran away in tears.

The Ant-Man beautiful black & white portrait was done by Chris Samnee.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

X-23: I'm too sexy for X-Force

Finally, X-23 is on her own and she also has her own theme.  Let the Youtube video roll and let's sing along!

I'm Too Sexy For X-Force

I'm too sexy for my gene too sexy for my gene
Who’s going to kill me?

I'm too sexy for my claws too sexy for my claws
So sexy it hurts
And I'm too sexy for Logan too sexy for Logan
X-Force and Mutants

And I'm too sexy for explosions

Too sexy for explosions
No way I'm mutant breeding

I'm an X-Man you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the Blackbird
Yeah on the Blackbird on the Blackbird yeah
I do my little turn on the Blackbird

I'm too sexy for a cape too sexy for a cape

Too sexy, my friend
And I'm too sexy for my mask
Too sexy for my mask what do you think about that

I'm an X-Man you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the Blackbird
Yeah on the Blackbird on the Blackbird yeah
I shake my little touche on the Blackbird

I'm too sexy for my too sexy for my too sexy for my

'Cos I'm an X-Man you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the Blackbird
Yeah on the Blackbird on the Blackbird yeah
I shake my little touche on the Blackbird

I'm too sexy for the Beast too sexy for the Beast

Poor pussy poor pussy Beast
I'm too sexy for the X too sexy for the X

Who’s going to kill me?

And I'm too sexy for your slash!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

When in Argentina, who do you call? - Part 1

You call the UFA!

But who are these people?  What does UFA stand for?  Do you even know Spanish?  You better learn some fast, because the "Unión Fantásticos Argentinos" has arrived and they're sooooooooo willing to stay.  Their name translate into something like "Fantastic Union of Argentinians," FUA for short, but we're not really sure if you can translate acronyms at all, so, let's stick to UFA for now.

Anyway, who are they?  What's their motivation?  Whose asses they're going to kick?  If you take a look at our first picture, you might have some clue.

If they're kicking Marvel's and DC's heroes alike, are they villains? We asked them and they said they were heroic and way beyond that. We'll take their word. Anyway, we'll save their motivations for a follow-up article, for now, let's get to know them.

Meet Sickman!
Leader of the UFA,
he's so powerful, he's sick!

Meet Molécula!
Almost Sickman's sidekick!
And we mean it: almost!

Meet Chicken Boy!
Beloved by kids,
feared by Colonel Sanders!

Meet Rat Bad!
He's bad, he's a rat,
you don't want to have him over for dinner!

Meet Flush-Man!
The cleanest of all
he just flushes your troubles away!

Together, the Unión Fantásticos Argentinos is the very first Argentinian superteam.  You better watch out!

Coming soon:  Live action UFA!

Art by Leo Pérez, check out their blog at Unión Fantásticos Argentinos (el comic) and visit their Facebook fanpage.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Secret Avengers

The Secret Avengers stories have rocked our world, but not everything has always been punches and cosmic melodrama.  Comics All Too Real's camera's caught this little argument between former Captain America, Steve Rogers and Nova (a.k.a. Richard Rider) right after the main drama was over.

The fact that they may save the universe every other week, doesn't mean they get along all too well.  You will be surprised with what comes up next.  Stay tuned!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Matter-Eater Lad's Eating Disorders 2

Matter-Eater Lad has never been of the shy kind, but as a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, he knows he does have to keep a certain image. After all, he's an idol of sorts, plus he does have fans to please. Anyway, this is his worst nightmare ever since Facebook got reintroduced in the 31st century. Too bad for him, but his loss, our win. Please tell us you didn't enjoy this picture as much as we did.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Blue Beetle is back!

Ever since the Infinite Crisis started, the Blue Beetle has been dead but hasn't rested in peace.  He's been doing the unthinkable to make his great return, he has called in favors, he has contacted important people, he has thrown a few tantrums.

It looks like he finally made it.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Aquaman's Love Affair

They say Aquaman has no sex appeal, no charm, no smarts, he doesn't even have a secret identity. But to a certain Sea-Monkey, he seemed to have it all-- in spades. And we're not talking about Red Lantern Mera, no, this is about a fling Aquaman had deep under the sea, with an extremely sexy Sea-Monkey (or Sea-Monkess, to be politically correct).

Now the question remains, will the result of this hidden union become something more? A new hero? A new villain? A new Aqualad? As far as we know, Aquaman just swam as fast as the Flash to the other side of the continent, glad to be the King of the Seven Seas and even happier knowing his kingdom was so large. We also heard the Sea-Monkess hired a lawyer nicknamed "Black Manta".

Things will certainly turn ugly and we'll be there to get the full story.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wallpapers All Too Real: Twilight of the Bat!

Wallpapers All Too Real returns with a Bat-Vengeance!  Using original photos taken by yours truly, we give you a look of what it would be like if Batman moved to a beach at a tropical paradise!

In four different sizes, choose the wallpaper that works best for your computer.

Want more Wallpapers All Too Real?  Click here!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Covers All Too Real 1: Legion of Super-Heroes, Hawkeye & Mockingbird, Namor

Welcome to the newest section in Comics All Too Real. This time, we're giving you our versions of upcoming covers. Hope you like them!

Based on Adventure Comics 14

Based onHawkeye & Mockingbird 3

Based on Namor 1

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Write Your Own Dialogue! - Red and Blue

This month, Comics All Too Real is turning 2 years old.  Just like last year, classes have been hectic just around this time, forcing me to spend more and more time in stuff I don't like that much:  classes.  Part of the celebration plans included running this new blog section named "Write Your Own Dialogue" (yeah, I know, it should have been called "Dialogues All Too Real" or something like that, but what the hey.) 

I had it running in  CATRS's Fanpage in Facebook and it went something like this:  I posted an image with blank balloons and CATR's friends would submit their dialogues.  It was a fun and enjoyable experiment and it will be an ongoing thing.  This is what we got!  Credit is going where it's due and submissions are posted in alphabetical order.  I did a little spelling and grammar fixing, I hope you don't mind :)

Angie Martínez

Erica Smith

Jeremy Billadeau

Jorge Masís

Natalia Reise

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Superheroes Decadence - Pt. 4

Welcome to the last part of Donal Soffritti's set of the "Superheroes Decadence" image collection.  We hope you enjoyed the ride!

Namor, the Submariner


Invisible Girl

The Vulture



Monday, May 31, 2010

What's Your Lantern Corps? - Poll Results

Eight Lantern Corps fought for your attention in a poll that featured all of their propaganda skills.  But since there can only be one winner, we already have its name.  It may come with little surprise to many of you, so, without further delay, these are the poll result:

If you read the color blind chart well, and your skills are greater than just comic book reading, you'll notice that there's only one winner:  The Green Lantern Corps!

Let us show you how xenophobic we are by portraying this image showcasing only the human GLs, plus Killowog (who's basically human at this point.)

We approached them to have their reactions to the poll results, but only G'Nort responded to our call.  He just said: "Woof!"  We shrugged and walked away.