Friday, December 30, 2011

Watch out for "The Birds"!

The most terrifying picture of our times, coming soon to a theater near you!

And don't forget to keep your canary...  well caged!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Twilight has its merit

A lot has been said about Twilight, but you can't take away that it took the whole "Emo" deal and brought it to an entirely new level.

Death was never this appealing...  or more sparkly.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Luke, Leia and Twilight

You know, there's an ongoing theme with this and it looks infinite.

Anyway.  They traveled through the skies, they belonged to some sort of royalty, they were rebels and they did also have their own plot twist.

Guess who wins.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Batman, Robin and Twilight

They live in a batcave, they have all the money in the world, they don't sparkle.

Do the math.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hair product or soft-retcon?

Diana had to face it all, the loss of the gold in her costume, some pants that didn't last long, a new blood-thirsty attitude, a darker skin (which may look sexier but that's not how she used to be anyways) and now, her mother's hair has gone pre-Crisis blond.

But does Hippolyta have a secret?  Maybe, maybe not, only time will tell.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Who said the King was dead?

With all of the charm, all of the moves and definitely the costume to go with it, the King puts on a mask and becomes Nightwing.  Former Batman sidekick saw the limelight from a very different perspective.

Who would have thought, uh?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Abnormals Special #1 – Having tea with the weird (a spoiler free review)

An imp from hell walks into a bar a meets an alien girl--

No, this is not a scene of The Abnormals, but it reminds you what it’s like to have some fun with the weird, with all of the imagination and none of the angst.  There was a time in comic book history when adventures were fun and the power of thought was king, when you didn’t have to worry about a story being too hurtful or if it was going to tie into a zillion of other books.  This is what The Abnormals seem to be all about.  Simple and weird fun, and hey, there’s a moment when “simple” is also good.

The Abnormals Special #1 is a study of an extremely diverse group with very unlikely characters teaming up together.  Grant Springford, the creator of The Abnormals,  got inspired in the 80’s Marvel comic books and Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol, and you can really tell by the particular flavor of his characters.  Not wanting to spill too much about the them for you to find out, I will just say that one comes from Hell, another one seems to be an ancestor of the homo sapiens, and there’s even one who’s connected with the astral plane.  They’re set in England bringing a new edge to the British super-hero scene.

If you want to try The Abnormals, you can order it from Grant Springford’s website: 
He also has a fanpage in Facebook that you can visit here:

It’s an endearing colorful  book and, definitely, a work of love on Grant Springford’s part.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jim Henson Week!

Over at the Comics All Too Real FB page, we got an entire Jim Henson Week!

Last Monday, we commemorated 21 years since Jim Henson passed away, but as we all know, his legacy lives on.  A lot of people joined in this fun and warm walk through memory lane, spicing it with some fun images found on the web.

Comics All Too Real did its little part with a couple of images I hope you like.

Pop Cap's joins Jim Henson's celebration with a unique turn on the Zuma game.
And someone finally got his own planet.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Thor Rocked Midgard - A Spoiler-Free Review

As originally posted in the Comics All Too Real Facebook page on April 29.

I had to chance to watch the movie last night.  Considering I’m all about super-heroes, I was all super-excited.  I remember as a kid enjoying deeply the Thor cartoon and liking all of his mythology through and through.  Oddly enough, as I grew up, the comic book turned me off with all the old Brit talk.  English is not my native tongue, so I really had issues figuring out what Thor and the Asgardians were trying to say.

I went to the teather with a friend and we discussed a lot about these kind of movies and why fans loved them or hated them deeply.  Some twitches are always made since movies and comic books are different mediums and they don’t work exactly the same.  We talked about costumes, too.  They’re never exactly as their classic counterparts and this is something celebrated by some and disliked by others.  Truth is, these days we’ll hardly ever see a super-hero movie that respects everything about a character, in fear it would be redundant to the comic book or not surprising enough.  No one owns the truth in this field, but it’s always good to keep in mind that not everyone is that open to serious “improvements” in the characters.  And yeah, we all remember when the first Spider-Man movie, as good as it was, introduced the organic web.

Anyway, Thor, the movie, did have some creative twists.  I won’t tell you which so you find on your own, but in my eyes, they’re not big enough to change what the characters stand for.  This Thor does live up to his name.  There’s all the mighty glory of being a “god” (even if he doesn’t refer about himself as such), the warrior strength and the incredible will shine through him in a very enjoyable way.  This movie shows a Thor that grows through the story and that’s something that can be a bit predictable, but helps you build a strong connection with the character.  Unlike other comic book heroes, Thor is difficult to handle because of his “godhood” he may feel distanced from mere humans at times, but believe me, this is a very human vision of the character.

I was told Thor’s director, Kenneth Branagh had a strong background in Shakespearean drama, and it shows in this movie in a good way.  Family ties are the center of the story and they’re strong and touching and quite convoluted.  Whether the relationship between Thor and Odin, his father; or the intense tie shared between brothers Thor and Loki; the drama flourishes in a strong and driving way.  It was thunderous and gave me shivers through the movie.

The acting was also at its best.  Anthony Hopkins as an old Odin was impressive.  Such strength in an aging god was breathtaking.  Nathalie Portman’s role wasn’t as dramatic as other ones she’s had, but it felt true to the story, even if it takes some liberties from the original Jane Foster character.  The one that probably impressed me the most was Tom Hiddleston as Loki.  I haven’t seen this actor before, but you ask me, his role was so delicately put together and so believable.  I’m not a big fan of Loki in the comic books, but in here, I was completely captured by this performance, by Loki’s motives, even the way he showed such frailty behind such a strong character.  I give kudos to the way Marvel portrays his villains, whether it’s the Green Goblin, Magneto or, in this case, Loki.  Last, but not least, Chris Hemsworth role as Thor was perfect.  He IS Thor without doubt.  He even added layers to the character that sometimes are missed, and he had enough charisma to keep the interest going for the entire movie.

As usual, it goes without saying that this is a very personal review, I don’t hold the absolute truth about anything I’ve mentioned above, but the impressions are true to these couple of fanboyish eyes.

I really hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did.  Cheers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Aquaman got the fever!

Resenting his teammates for leaving him solo in the latest mission, he discovered his next passion:  music!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


It was a regular morning, while Jaime Reyes was slacking at home.  There were home chores to get done, homework that needed finishing, a dog that needed to get walked.  But what did he do?  He slacked in front of his computer wasting time in Facebook.

He learned his lesson well.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Ring: Before you die, you meow

The scariest movie ever is hitting the theaters very soon, whenever you listen a meow in the dark, whether inside of your house, in your roof or in the backyard; you know he is there, and he's going to scratch your life away as he purrs you to death.

Starring Comics All Too Real's own Thom, this movie portrays the darkest side of this little white kitten, as he plays in the shadows and sharpens his nails in your soul.

This movie event is guaranteed to traumatize you for life, watch it alone at your own risk.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Introducing: Writing with the Stars!

Welcome to “Writing with the Stars”. This is a new ongoing thingy for Comics All Too Real, both the blog and the Facebook fanpage.

How does it work? Very simple. Over at the fanpage we submit an image and you get to write a short story with it. You write it in a Note in your profile and then share the link in the fanpage. The rounds may vary, but when each run comes to a close, the stories will be published both in both CATR formats (blog and fanpage), full credits, of course, and you’ll be awarded with a CATR No-Prize! If by any reason we got a zillion of entries, fans would decide which ones are the winners and the ones to be posted.

Simple, uh?

Later on today the first image will be posted in the fanpage, so get ready!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

X-Men First Class Are Go!

The X-Men have faced all kinds of trouble, cliffhangers, and plot twists ever possible. From dying and coming back to life, to being cloned and having a son with your former boyfriend! But this time, they will face their most dangerous adversary ever: Puppet Magneto!

Charles Xavier faces Magneto's might first hand!

Inspired by the Thunderbirds, the X-Men return with a life changing story. Please, enjoy the video:

With a new set of proportions, the X-Men will turn your world upside down. How big will Xavier's head be? Will Magneto poke one of his eyes out with his helmet? Will Lois Lane claim Cyclops back?

Stay tuned!

Friday, February 4, 2011

People With Muppet's Eyes - Part 1

Have you ever heard of the "Muppets with People's Eyes" pictures? If you haven't, just do a little Googling and you will find them. Now, this is just the opposite. A genius idea that came out of Luis Méndez González' twisted mind and the we, at Comics All Too Real, just decided to milk.

Without any further introduction, we leave you with this first part in a series that will explore the twisted looks of men and women with Muppet's eyes!

Brad Pitt shows  his feral side
as he wears this beautiful set of Animal eyes.
Available in a zoo near you.

They say Kermit is the noblest among the Muppets.  
Does this stand true as Adam Sandler wears his eyes?

Jim Parsons gives life to one of the brightest geniuses
of our time: Sheldon Cooper.
We've all heard about him, but we were just wondering
if he would get any smarter 
if he had the eyes of yet another scientist:  Bleeker.

Sean Connery has been everything from a secret agent
to some sort of private detective monk.  
Now, he bears a new title, a critic, thanks to Waldorf's eyes.

Liked the?  Hated them?  There's more to come very soon!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Being a Baddie

The image belongs to Sy-Fi's "Being Human" show.

Bitten by a Kryptonian Vampire, Aidan suffers a transformation like none other.

When the full moon is shining in the sky and there's no Blur in sight, he grows rocky scales and feeds on people's blood.  He's a tortured soul who only wants to live a normal life, have an apartment and maybe share it with a werewolf or a ghost, or both.  You know, the regular life.

But we all know it won't be easy, not when certain reporter who hides behind big glasses happens to live just across the street.  Their clash will be of epic proportions.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Aquaman's Last Story

Image based on Marvel Comics' cover for Heroes For Hire, April 2011.

It was a cloudy and stormy night, but Aquaman was happy like a fish. That is, if fishes can be happy at all since it has been said they're quite stupid.  Swimming through the Seven Seas, the man who could talk to scaly beings was enjoying himself after spending the afternoon having tea at the Hall of Justice, when WHAM! (the sound effect, not the 80's band) he got stuck between a hard place and some sharp teeth.

It was a very short story, but they say these days, readers want resolution pretty fast.

As an afterthought, I will leave you with this idea:  Do you want Aquaman sushi?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Confessions of a Queen of Hearts

"I told her I was done with her asking me for rabbits for her FarmVille farm, I told her!", insisted the Queen of Hearts.  "And what's with her posting 'I'm bored', 'I'm hungry', 'I'm having lunch'--?  Who cares?  I really don't.  And it also grows annoying everytime she says she's partying wild and she's high on something.  'I'm visiting Neverland this time!'  'The weather at Oz is good'  Can you believe her?  She's the role model for kids these days?"  The Queen laid back in her throne and sighed.  "I unfriended her already.  Actually, I blocked her.  And can you believe she started a fanpage named 'Cross your HEART and hope to DIE'?  Obviously that was aimed at me.  I'm really fed up with that child's passive agressiveness.  I really hope she chokes on the next mushroom she eats."