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Nerd Editorial: Identity of the New Hulk Revealed

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For months fans have speculated about the identity of the new Hulk who was set to be revealed in the new series “The Totally Awesome Hulk.” Well we have our answer now! Amadeus Cho will be the first Korean-American lead character in a Marvel comic series. He will also be supported by a Korean-American creative team, Greg Pak and Frank Cho.

Axel Alonso, Marvel’s editor-in-chief, gave his thoughts about the comic. He went on to say that although Bruce is no longer the Hulk, we should still expect some great things for his character, and that his story is far from over. Cho’s story focuses on how much he genuinely loves being the Hulk as a distinction from Banner. He went on to add:

“The link to what happened to Banner, of course, is how did Amadeus get the power? The first arc is going to tell two stories: one is going to take place in present time, which is going to be Amadeus being totally awesome as the Hulk, and kicking ass and getting a threat that is scaled to his power. And I’ll also tease that there are seeds in this story of something larger, that will be relevant to the entire Marvel Universe sometime toward the end of the year. So there are seeds there for something much more interesting. The other story told in flashbacks will tell you how he inherited to power and what happened to Banner.”

I’m unfortunately not super familiar with Cho’s character (other than knowing who he is in passing) but I like this creative team and have faith that this series will be something neat and different than previous Hulk stories. “Totally Awesome Hulk” #1 comes out this December and I hope to see you all in your local comic shop ready to buy it.

 

Nerd Editorial: Route 29 Batman Passes Away

Lenny B. Robinson (aka: The Route 29 Batman), most famous for his viral video dressed up as Batman, has died. He was pronounced dead last Sunday, August 16th, at the age of 51.

The viral video he was recognizable for had him, dressed as the caped crusader, being pulled over by local police in Montgomery County. Driving a replica Batmobile, he had only been pulled over for not displaying the proper license, but the video of the stop soon spread across the web.

While that in itself would be tragic, as it is when all lives are lost, Robinson lived up to the legacy of the cowl he wore. He, like Bruce Wayne, was something of a rich eccentric, and used his wealth to help others. While still in high school, he had started up his own cleaning business that now employees over 300 people. After no longer needing to work, he decided to do something much more meaningful. He wore the Batman costume to visit hospitalized children to give them a chance to talk to their favorite superhero, in addition of passing out assorted toys and memorabilia. He hoped to inspire children to be like Batman, to always have hope and never give up fighting. Robinson also president of the nationwide philanthropy organization Superheroes for Kids.Robinson01-630x420

As Batman, he was able to touch the lives of many children, many of whom suffered from terminal diseases. One of the most heartwarming stories centers around a girl named Elizabeth Gardner, who was 6 when she first met the caped crusader. She eventually told him she was being picked on at school because no one believed Batman was really her friend. So Robinson, in full costume, visited her school and imparted a quick message about how bullying was wrong, proclaiming she was his friend. He also visited her and her family again with presents after their home had burned down some time later.

Last Sunday, after filling his car up with gas and passing out toys to nearby children, Robinson headed back to his home in Maryland. After pulling over on the highway to check the engine, another car struck the Batmobile and him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, with the other driver of the car having no reported injuries. No charges have been filed as well. In lieu of flowers, his surviving family asks mourners to donate to Superheroes for Kids.

Robinson is survived by three sons, family and friends, and countless others whose lives he has touched. He was a well-respected member of his community, who everyone had a kind word for. Even the police officers who had pulled him over in the video that made him famous, drove over an hour to attend his funeral and pay their respects. Fellow geeks should be inspired by Lenny Robinson, not just for his work with children, but because he proves that anyone with a good heart can be a superhero.

Nerd Editorial: Fan creates Batman Vs. Superman animated Trailer

A recent image has been circulating the internet, a picture showing a scene from the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film recreated to look like something out of Batman: The Animated Series, Drawn by Bruce Timm.

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This, However isn’t anything out of the show, rather it’s drawn by an amazing fan of both the new DC movies coming out as well as Artist and Animator Bruce Timm. James Strecker, has been working on a series of Artworks turning scenes from Batman Vs. Superman and Suicide Squad into works stylized after Bruce Timm.

Timm, the lead artist for Batman: TAS, has given many of us a particular mental image of Batman, and his associated characters with his unique art style. Especially for fans, including myself, who grew up during the show’s running. This unique art style has inspired many artists to pick up the pen and follow in Timm’s path. Strecker is one such artist who has gone on to create some truly awesome pieces of art.

Now that two new DC movies featuring batman, and his gallery of rogues, Strecker has decided it’s time to turn memorable scenes from the trailers for those movies into Bruce Timm Inspired Drawings.

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Here is a fantastic look at the three main heroes featured in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, as if they were drawn by Timm Himself. Featured are Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. The drawing does a great job of combining the new look of the heroes with the style and detail reminiscent to Timm’s heroes.

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In Streckers Recreation of the Suicide Squad group photo, instead of adding any influence from the movie he takes Timm’s characters and brings them together to show what it would have looked like if Bruce Timm were to have done an animated Suicide Squad. Featured here are Slipknot, captain boomerang, enchantress, Katana, Rick Flagg, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, And El Diablo. Although El Diablo was never featured in the DC animated Universe, and Killer Croc doesn’t quite look like his TAS self they both blend in nicely with the classic looks of the other rogues. Too bad Captain Boomerang wont look quite this awesome in the actual movie.

The trailer isn’t a recreation of the current BVS trailer, but rather something of Strecker’s own design. Using footage from the DCAU cartoons as well as some of his own work and Audio Design, he creates a great trailer, that is almost on par with the live action one. Everything flows seamlessly together to create the mood and anticipation brought out by the actual trailer. Had I seen this out of context, I would have assumed it to be for some new Animated film to go along with the hype of the Live Action one, and I would have been way excited for it. Although that’s not the case, this is still a great little piece of art that definitely adds some excitement to the upcoming release.

James your Art and passion for Bruce Timm’s style are truly amazing. I can’t wait to see more of your awesome work in the future.

-Jordan Kamm-

all images and video posted are the work of James Strecker

If you are interested in more of Strecker’s work Please follow the links below:

http://www.jtsent.com/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/user/JTSEntertainment

http://jtsentertainment.deviantart.com/gallery/