Alex Solis’ "The Chunky Knight" by Mighty Jaxx at #STGCC2014 & Pending Online Sale This Weekend

Chunky Knight by illustrator Alex Solis x Mighty Jaxx made their debut at the past weekend’s STGCC2014, in a glossy all-black edition. And while I’ve not had the pleasure to meet the artist himself, folk say he is a nice man and that’s alright with me hahaha”In an edition of 100pcs, this character design parodies the infamous “Dark Knight” detective (who doesn’t love a chubby-Batman? LOL), and

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"Father To Son" – Trailer for "Batman: Arkham Knight"

“In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.”

Watching this stupendous video game “announcement trailer” for “Batman: Arkham Knight” (from ROCKSTEADY) had left me pondering if whether DC Comics movies could go by way of “alternative” concepts in their movie offerings – think “Elseworld” or MARVEL’s “What-If?” comicbooks – whereby popular characters undergo slightly different incarnations, tomkae their celluloid equivalents are “more palatable” to the masses? … Which frankly may not be as different as their current “obvious” “New-52” direction DC is going towards, or even MARVEL’s “Ultimate Comics” interpretations of their superheroes on films.

As much as I loved Nolan’s take on Batman in the “real world”, other notions like a flying alien, or amazonian princess from a hidden paradise of the world, might be harder to translate to non-comicbook reading folks, IMHO.

Seems Zack Snyder might be going for their “spin” on the mythology in the upcoming Batman Vs Superman, and even television’s “The Arrow” is enjoying it’s fruits of fandom appreciation of their adaptations of characters oft steeped in the pages of 4-color periodicals. Not tp mention my new tv-fav; “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Caught a weekend re-run marathon on the telly, loved it when shown as a continuous whole.)

Or this might well be my way of filling up a post with words, rather than post images … be that as it may, I am personally convinced that this is one additional way to perpetrate the consciousness of the masses (and maybe make money), while not riling up the hardcore fandom too much? Or am I too delusional with this assumption? Are folks so attached to the source material they could not allow for “creative leeway”?

It doesn’t matter to me as much “who is doing great” who is eating dust” or whatever. I just want to watch good, or sometimes even not-so-good geekdom fueled films. Funny how two decades ago “choices” were wanting, but now, everyone has got an opinion of what they want, or should see hahahaha

Do not under-estimate folks’ tolerance for ingenuity, but at the same time do not over-rate what fans might want expect.

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