CYaN Podcast Episode 118: A Whole Other Kind of Gasm
Comic Con was this past week! On this episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast; Danny and Ricky talk about all the stories and announcements at the world premier pop culture event.
Rocket Raccoon Ninja’d
Without much surprise, a few seconds of the Guardians of the Galaxy video shown at San Diego Comic Con has appeared on the internet. While the video is continually taken down; it is not that difficult to track it down (so I’ll leave that up to you).
But what I do have is a GIF that will keep me excited for the next year until the movie comes out.
Hit the jump to find out why all your arguments are invalid.
Meet Oz: The Great and Powerful
Sam Raimi has been hard at work with a new venture into the world of Oz with James Franco. Along with Comic-Con comes great trailer premieres, including this one. Check it out:
I love Raimi’s decision to not only do the opening scenes in Kansas in black and white, but also in the 4:3 aspect ratio which matches the time period. The small touches of the flame escaping those boundaries will add to the 3D experience for this film, but whether that can be maintained in the color widescreen world of Oz is questionable. The story looks interesting as we get a glimpse of the various witches of Oz. I am definitely looking forward to this one.
Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto cover and concept
As we wrote earlier this week Coldplay and Mark Osborne are teaming up for a six part comic book series based on the same character as their album: Mylo Xyloto. The panel at comic con will take place today ( at 1pm PST) and since the cat is basically out of the bag already they are able to tell us more. Read More…
Coldplay Comic Book Series: Mylo Xyloto
Though not unheard of, the collaboration between the music world and comic world is still rare. I am not any sort of comic book aficionado, but when Umbrella Academy (written by Gerard Way front man of My Chemical Romance and illustrated by the oh so talented Gabriel Ba), was released I was well aware and even requested copies for myself. Today when reading Rolling Stone I came across this announcement of another comic series from the minds of Coldplay and decided to share.
During Comic-Con this week you may catch some news about a six part comic series, being published by Matt Groening‘s Bongo Comics Group, about the character Mylo Xyloto. The band Coldplay along with Mark Osborne an academy-award winning director and writer created this character a few years back with the storyline that inspired their latest album by the same name:
“It is the story of Mylo Xyloto, a young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia. Mylo discovers that the enemy he’s been trained to hate his whole life might not be the enemy after all. There will hopefully be many, many connections for people who have heard the album.”
If this is something you fancy and you happen to be wading in the pool of nerdy bodies that is comic con this week there will be a panel to celebrate the first issue’s release on July 13th.
CYaN Podcast Episode 10: Jynx
Now at double digits, the CYaN podcast has reached episode 10! In this week’s episode Danny and Ricky talk about a lot of new movie trailers, Project Glass stunts, Source Filmmaker, and some Comic Con rumors which also include a prediction by Danny that left Ricky almost speechless. Is Danny right with his prediction at the end of the show?
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