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I’ve been a comic book fan for over 21 years, yet I’ve have never been face to face with the famous Stan ‘The Man’ Lee. Certainly I’ve heard stories of fans meeting him, I’ve seen interviews and cameos and pictures, but I’ve never laid eyes on the man himself, which naturally leads me to wonder whether or not he actually exists.
Think about it. Stan Lee is universally regarded as a comic book legend and the existence of most legends, such as Odysseus, Big Foot, Atlantis, or Missingno, is debatable at best. Videos, interviews, etc., can all be easily forged with the aid of CGI. Is it a stretch to assume that if the same computers that created the fight scene between The Hulk and The Abomination in the middle of Harlem could drop Stan Lee anywhere they want in the middle of a Marvel movie?
And there are other hints. For instance, the No-Prize, an award that doesn’t exist, created by Stan Lee. Who better to award an imaginary prize than an imaginary person? And why would he refer to his fans as True Believers? Well, how can you be a fan of someone who isn’t real unless you Truly Believe? How indeed.
And certainly people have stories of meeting Stan Lee, but who’s to know if they met who they thought they met? Is anyone really who they say they are? And how would one know if they met “The Man” or just “A Man?”
With all that being said, I really hope I meet him at NYCC next year!
What? Don’t give me that look.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 hits stores this Wednesday, premiering the new bi-racial wall crawler Miles Morales. I can’t wait to see if Bendis crafts another down-to-earth realistic character like Peter Parker, or if he turns Miles into an over-the-top walking stereotype like so many other minority characters.
The Rage Quitters Never Prosper arc marches onward. Until now, I was on Banner’s side, but Rob brings up a good point. Hmm…
Anyway, it’s been six months (and three days) since K-Day, our first comic. Thanks again to all of our readers and supporters.
Can’t really make a fair judgment off of these tiny scraps of footage, but it’s not looking good…
Now this is a trailer I can get excited about.
Oh yeah, and the whole sniper thing. OH NOES!
Léon. Otherwise known as The Professional.
Starring Jéan Reno and a very young Natalie Portman. Classic movie.
Comic Number 21! We’re legal! Shots, anyone?
We’re back! Sorry for the hiatus. We’re back and kicking off Rage Quitters Never Prosper, our first story arc. If you don’t count the Last Airbender Movie arc. And the Zombie Batman arc. So it’s our first officially recognized arc.
This is old news, Bungie is serious about eliminating rage quitters. And we’ll find out how serious they are about it in the next comic.
Team Shot Glasses had a great time at New York Comic Con this weekend! Walking Dead! Young Justice! Marvel vs. Capcom 3! Top Cow Pilot Season! Squirrel Girl! Incredible!
I should add that Mosaic was not bad, Stripperella was hilarious, and if you haven’t read or watched Heroman, Stan Lee’s latest project with Japanese anime studio Bones, do so immediately.
Unfortunately, we did not get to meet Stan Lee. Maybe next year…
Originally, we planned to have this comic printed to hand out at the convention, but we had a problem with the printing company. Maybe next year.
Rest In Peace to Toonami, the greatest programing block in the universe.
Toonami is responsible for a lot of the anime fans out there now. It is also responsible for Adult Swim, the spiritual successor of Toonami Midnight Run.
I remember Toonami for being the only programming block where I cared what happened to the characters who were presenting the shows. I wanted Tom to defeat “The Intruder.” And I was worried about Tom and Sara during “The Lockdown.”
And it wasn’t just their special events. All of their promos were awesome. Like this one for Advanced Robotics.
By the way, that’s Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, you’re hearing in those videos.
Watching a Toonami promo made you excited for shows you’ve never would’ve watched before. A political drama with giant robots. No thanks. But after watching this promo for Gundam Wing, I want to see this. Immediately! When is it on!?
Or a Samurai who doesn’t kill and hangs out with some girl and two brats at a swordfighting school. Snore! Wait, that’s what Rurouni Kenshin is like!? I’m there!!
Toonami actually managed to drag quite a few series out of cancellation, like Sailor Moon, ReBoot, and my personal favorite, Dragon Ball Z.
It was screwed over by Cartoon Network when they replaced it with Miguzi, shoved Tom into a Saturday night time slot, reduced it’s run time and saddled it with Naruto episodes and reruns of… something else, I’m not even sure. I won’t even mention what they did to Tom and the Absolution with this move.
I caught the last broadcast two years ago completely by accident and it was genuinely sad to see it end. Does anyone miss Stick Stickly? I don’t. But I miss Tom and Sara and the Absolution.
And here’s a ton more links to Toonami promos and music videos on YouTube. Binge!
A wild Charizard appeared.
Fight? Pokémon? Item? Run?
I would be excited about Pokémon Black and White coming out soon, but I’m still on the fence about SoulSilver. I guess we’ll see how it does when it comes out.
Look out! It’s a cameo from one of our top commentators, Royal. Good to see you, buddy!
Check out some of Royal’s work at his Royal Entertainment page on Facebook.
We’ll be doing this occasionally, so leave some comments or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to visit the bar one day.
Last, but not least, the site looks different. You can expect more changes as we’re getting ready to attend New York Comic Con and Big Apple Comic Con.
Happy Labor Day from Team Shot Glasses!!
It’s an All White Party. Why? Why not!?
Can you name all the characters being cosplayed at the party?
Are we missing any of your favorites? Let us know by leaving a comment!
Billy Cranston, the Blue Mighty Morphin’ Ranger is having a rough month.
First, it was discovered that the Triceratops is not a legitimate dinosaur, it’s actually the immature stage of another dinosaur, the Torosaurus.
This is worst than when they demoted Pluto. Just the fact that my spell check recognizes Triceratops but not Torosaurus illustrates everything that is wrong with this discovery. Click here for the full story.
My first thought after hearing this was that Power Rangers was now inaccurate. Never mind textbooks and museums, Billy was out of a Dinozord!
My second thought was about Cera from A Land Before Time.
The second thing to happen to Billy was the revelation that David Yost, the actor who portrayed Billy, was mocked and harassed on the set of Power Rangers due to his homosexuality. Eventually he walked off the set after hearing one anti-gay slur too many, which explains the stock footage of him in the episode when Billy left Earth to permanently live on Aquitar. Click here for Part 1 of the interview.
By the way, if you haven’t been watching Linkara’s History of Power Rangers, begin doing so now by clicking here. It’s morphenomenal!
And if you’d like to see pictures from Power Morphicon this weekend, including a kick-ass Green Ranger Ninjetti cosplay check out The Official Power Ranger Morphicon Convention on Facebook right here.
Those Death Stars don’t pay for themselves, you know.
If anyone hasn’t seen the news story about Darth Vader robbing a bank, click here. If you have seen it, click there anyway. It’s still ridiculous.
And for another hilarious, but less illegal, example of Star Wars cosplay click here for Improv Everywhere’s subway rendition of Star Wars.
You might’ve noticed that Shot Glasses is now being updated on Mondays. Sorry for the lack of warning. You might also notice other changes to the site in upcoming weeks, including a new logo(!).
“Like the moon over
The day, my genius and brawn
Are lost on these fools.”
-Haiku by Bowser, King of the Koopas.
Much like Gary’s office, there are going to be some big changes to the Shot Glasses website in the upcoming weeks. Starting Monday. Stay tuned.
By the way, this is our first Cheap Shot, which is just a Short and Sweet comic. Keep an eye out for these from time to time, you never know when we may post one.
Does Elmer looks like a man with a plan?
This idea isn’t too far fetched. DC Comics and Warner Bros. are both owned by Time Warner. And now that I’m writing this, I realize that they actually already tried something sort of like this with Loonatics Unleashed, so…
No Mushroom Retainers were harmed in the making of this comic.
Lucky Number 7! Thanks to everyone again for visiting. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see on this site, leave a comment or click Contact to send us an email.
Okay, this is the last comic we’ll do about The Last Airbender. We promise!
Well… Last one until we think of something else.
News has it that M. Night has already planned out the second and third movies. Has he read any of the reviews for this one yet?
If they green light a sequel, hopefully he would’ve learned from his mistakes. Assuming, of course, that he realizes that he made mistakes to begin with.
Rob’s just trying to get out of his end of the bet. He doesn’t really think it was a good movie. No one does.
“The laws of chance suggest that something should have gone right. Not here.”
The Last Airbender is so bad, it borders on vindictive. I honestly believe that Avatar: The Last Airbender angered M. Night somehow (maybe one of his kids said it was better than Lady in the Water?) and he made this movie solely to get his revenge by maliciously ripping all of the humor and character and suspense and tension and romance and drama and epic action out of the franchise, leaving it a soulless shell of its former self. In 3D.
At least, I hope that’s the reason behind this. I’d hate to think something like this was created with good intentions.
To Be Continued…
I’d like to think that the questionable casting and the director’s ignorance regarding the source material will not effect the outcome of this movie. I hope that the strength of the original work will shine through no matter what. I doubt it will be as good as the cartoon, but it can still great in its own way.
I’m looking forward to seeing who is right. Stay tuned for the results.
Clearly, Shot Glasses is not a Sports Bar.
On an unrelated note, cheer up Boston fans. You’ve still got The Departed.
And no one can take that away from you.
Keep an eye out this coming Monday for our new layout.
Happy Kamehameha Day to all!
Shot Glasses has officially launched. Thanks for coming. Hope you all enjoy Shot Glasses’ first comic. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for more comics, news, updates, and more!
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