Make Mine Marvel! From the Marvel Universe, this Marvel Infinite Action Figures Wave 4 brings you 12 individually packaged 3 3/4-inch scale plastic heroes and villains, ready to do battle with their awesome accessories. Ages 4 and up. Continue reading
In our next versus match we have 2 dark, but take no shit vixens! We have in one corner Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass) and in the other corner we have Elektra Natchios (Marvel Comics). Who would win this all out cat fight? Hand-to-hand combat, weapons, biting, clawing... you name it, they will do it! We will let you decide. Who would win? Here is a little something about each character:
Hit-Girl (real name Mindy McCready) is a character appearing in the Kick-Ass series, published by Marvel Comics, under the company's imprint Icon Comics. The character was created by artist John Romita, Jr. and writer Mark Millar. She is a young, but effective vigilante, trained by her father, Damon McCready (a.k.a. Big Daddy), from an early age to be a costumed superhero and assassin. In Kick-Ass, she is introduced as a supporting character. She featured in her own self-titled comic book series, Hit-Girl, which was first published on June 27, 2012. She is portrayed by Chloë Grace Moretz in the feature film adaptations, Kick-Ass and Kick Ass 2.
Hit-Girl has been trained to take a bullet (shown with a bulletproof vest on), as well as in hand-to-hand combat, and fighting with both blunt and bladed weapons. She has also been taught about guns, inventors of guns, and even action movies and action movie stars. The nature of Hit-Girl's training has made her particularly brutal and remorseless in combat. Her physicality and skill set are, with the possible exception of Mother Russia, virtually unmatched by any character in this series since Big Daddy's demise. She is individually the most powerful and skilled character in the Kick-Ass universe.
Elektra Natchios (Marvel Comics)
Elektra Natchios, usually referred to only by her first name Elektra, is a character appearing in publications from Marvel Comics.
Elektra is a kunoichi – female ninja assassin – of Greek descent. She wields a pair of bladed sai as her trademark weapon. Created by Frank Miller, Elektra first appeared in Daredevil #168 (January 1981). She is a love interest of the superhero Daredevil, but her violent nature and mercenary lifestyle divide the two. She is one of Frank Miller's best-loved creations, and subsequent writers' use of her is controversial, as Marvel had originally promised to not resurrect the character without Miller's permission. She has also appeared as a supporting character of the X-Men's Wolverine, and in other series and mini-series, as well as adaptations for the screen.
In the 2003 film Daredevil, and its 2005 spin-off, Elektra, the character is portrayed by Jennifer Garner. Elektra was ranked 22nd in Comics Buyer's Guide's 100 Sexiest Women in Comics list. Miller initially based the character's appearance on Lisa Lyon, a female bodybuilder. Elektra's primary abilities are a strong knowledge of martial arts and weaponry. Elektra learned ancient martial arts of China, Siam, and Japan. She is a master combatant with the Japanese Sai, her usual weapon of choice. She is also highly skilled with the katana, daggers, three-sectional staff, and shurikens. She is a master of many Japanese combat forms, including Ninjutsu. Elektra is an Olympic-level athlete, strong in gymnastics and swimming, with a high level of athleticism in human strength, speed, stamina, agility, dexterity, reflexes, reactions, coordination, balance, and endurance. She is resistant to pain, and extreme heat and cold. She is also able to keep to the shadows and move with such speed that she can remain unseen even in daylight. Elektra has the ability to mesmerize others, and as such, make them see illusions or other phenomena.
Elektra also has the ability to "throw" her mind into those of others. For instance, she was able to track down her enemy, Ken Wind, by temporarily "borrowing" people's minds and acting through them while she hunted around for her prey. This temporal mind control enables her to metaphorically sniff out the psyche, or intent, of her targets. It saw extensive use during Elektra: Assassin, in which she was heavily reliant on only her ninja powers.
Elektra has demonstrated low-level telepathy. She can communicate telepathically with individuals possessing similar levels of mental discipline, such as the Chaste. Elektra mastered this ability during training with The Hand, which mentally links her to The Beast, the demigod of The Hand.
With that all said, who would you like to see win this brawl? Would it be Hit-Girl, or would it be Elektra? We want you, the fans, to decide which of these 2 women should walk away from this fight (or perhaps neither one walks away.) Vote now! Make a difference!
In our next versus round up we have 2 dark bad asses! Batman (DC Comics) Vs Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe)! Who makes the better ninja/hands on/weapons/vigilante or all around bad ass? We will let you decide! Here is a little something about each character:
SNAKE EYES (G.I. JOE)
Snake Eyes is the code name of a member of the G.I. Joe Team. He is the team's original commando, and much of his history and information, including his real name, place of birth and service number, have remained "CLASSIFIED" throughout all depictions of his origin. All that is known for certain is his rank/grade (originally U.S. Army Sergeant/E-5, eventually reaching Sergeant First Class/E-7 before it too was made "CLASSIFIED"), his primary military specialty is Infantry, and his secondary military specialty is hand-to-hand combat instructor. Snake Eyes served in Long Range Recon Patrols in Southeast Asia with Stalker and Storm Shadow, eventually leaving the service to study martial arts with Storm Shadow's ninja family. He has undergone Drill Sergeant training, and is a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Delta Force operator. Very little else about his past has been revealed.
Snake Eyes was living a life of strict self-denial and seclusion in the High Sierras with a pet wolf named Timber, when he was recruited for the G.I. Joe Team. He is an expert in all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms, and a black belt in 12 different fighting systems. He is also highly skilled in the use of edged weapons, especially his Japanese sword and spike-knuckled trench knives, but is equally qualified with and willing to use firearms and explosives. Snake Eyes is quiet in his movements, and rarely relies on one set of weapons to the exclusion of others.
During one of his first missions for G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes' face was severely disfigured in a helicopter explosion. Since then, Snake Eyes has had extensive plastic surgery to repair the damage, but his vocal cords cannot be repaired. He usually wears a black bodysuit, along with a balaclava and visor to cover his face. When out of his uniform, Snake Eyes is shown to be Caucasian with an athletic build, blonde hair, and blue eyes.
Snake Eyes has been shown in most continuities to be romantically involved with fellow team member Scarlett. He has also had several apprentices, including Kamakura, Tiger Claw, and Jinx. His personal quote is "Move with the wind, and you will never be heard."
BATMAN (DC Comics)
Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). Originally named "the Bat-Man," the character is also referred to by such epithets as "the Caped Crusader,""the Dark Knight," and "the World's Greatest Detective." Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, an American billionaire, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with a sense of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his butler Alfred Pennyworth, his crime-fighting partner Robin, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl. He fights a large assortment of villains, often referred to as the "rogues gallery," which includes the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Two-Face, R a's al Ghul, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and Clayface. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, martial arts skills, an indomitable will, provocation of fear, and intimidation in his continuous war on crime.
Batman became popular soon after his introduction and gained his own comic book title, Batman, in 1940. As the decades progressed, differing interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s Batman television series used a camp aesthetic which continued to be associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various creators worked to return the character to his dark roots, culminating in 1986 with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, followed by Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison. The success of Warner Bros.' live-action Batman feature films have helped maintain public interest in the character.
An American cultural icon, Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to television and film, and appears on a variety of merchandise sold all over the world such as toys and video games. The character has also intrigued psychiatrists with many trying to understand the character's psyche. In May 2011, Batman placed second on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time, after Superman. Empire magazine listed him second in their 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters of All Time. The character has been portrayed in films by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Kevin Conroy, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and soon by Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
With all that said! Who do you think would win in a hands down all weapons out matchup! Would it be the dark knight or the silent ninja Snake eyes! Vote now your opinion matters!
Brian Tee has been cast as the Shredder in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.”
New movie, new Shredder: Variety has word that the upcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” will feature Brian Tee in the role of Shredder. Tee takes over from Tohoru Masamune, who played the famous “Turtles” arch-nemesis in the previous 2014 film that rebooted the live-action franchise. Continue reading
Avengers: Age of Ultron has already made hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office and it hasn’t even opened in the United States yet. That’ll happen later this week, and I’m guessing it’ll surpass Furious 7 as the highest-grossing movie of the year…at least until Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out. Meanwhile, the actors that comprise the Marvel superhero team are on their seemingly-never-ending press tour, and Chris Evans spoke with Esquire and revealed the filming schedule for the highly-anticipated two-part mega-sequel Avengers: Infinity War. Continue reading
In our next versus round up we have kick ass combined robots! Voltron vs Devastator! Who combined as their giant earth moving robots beats the other? Voltron (lions) or the transformers construction bots, Devastator! So with that said who would destroy the other! We will let you decide!
The Voltron Lion Force (aka Voltron III and Voltron of the Far Universe) is the incarnation of Voltron composed of five mighty robot lions. Piloted by a team of intrepid space explorers and a princess, the Voltron Lion Force defends the planet of Arus against the hungry ambitions of King Zarkon's kingdom on Planet Doom. This incarnation of Voltron was adapted from the Japanese Beast King Golion television show. Due to its success, the story and team has evolved beyond this origin into more original directions. As Voltron was always marketed as a single series, "Lion Force" is not a canonical name, but is widely-used in the fandom to distinguish this incarnation from the others. Another common nickname is "Lion Voltron".
DEVASTATOR (GENERATION ONE)
Devastator is an immensely powerful warrior, and in that sense the combination of the Constructicons into a merged being is a huge success. Mentally, on the other hand, he's very much less than the sum of his parts. Devastator's primitive psyche is limited to only the thoughts and actions on which all his components can agree, which results in raging bouts of destructive fury. Given the sheer power Devastator brings to these rages, Megatron has no complaints. As an Action Master, he is partnered with Scorpulator. Normally he is composed of the six robots... • Scrapper (leader) — right leg • Hook — upper body • Bonecrusher — left arm • Long Haul — lower body • Mixmaster — left leg • Scavenger — right arm However, in at least one reality, he goes from being a six-robot combiner to a five-bot one, Hook and Mixmaster being replaced by Hightower. In another, he is rebuilt with a modular design that allows Hook to replace Scrapper as the right leg, and any robot built with a compatible design to form the head, including Prowl and Megatron.
Now that you have heard some about each character, who would you choose as your victor?
We’ve discussed on numerous occasions why the heroes known as the Fantastic Four needed to be updated, and how Twentieth Century Fox’s film franchise reboot is its own thing – a “contemporary re-imagining” of the property as described in its own official synopsis. The casting and tone of the trailers alone are proof of this, and judging by the latest official marketing assets, Fantastic Four may have a few other notable differences from the comics as well.