Luxury pen maker Montegrappa has been making writing instruments for almost a century. And DC Comics has been making comics since the golden comic-book era in 1935. So perhaps this lineage justifies the inception of Montegrappa x DC Comics “Heroes & Villains” pen collection. Well, that and the fact that  you might just feel a little cheap […]

Artist Mike Mitchell, known for the portrait-like quality he gives to the subjects of his work, has applied this dignified aesthetic to 60 heroes and villains of Marvel Comics. The result is to have transformed the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas into something more along the lines of a Marvel Universe Pantheon — representing everyone from icons like the […]

16 Apr
Sneak peak at Marvel Comic's next LEGO blockbuster

What’s that? A Marvel comic going blockbuster movie you say? Impossible! Well, if Guardians of the Galaxy is a ship you wanna jump on, LEGO is already on board. In honor of the upcoming release this August (watch the trailer here), LEGO has created some do-it-yourself spoiler-alert action scenes. These buildable previews include “Starblaster Showdown,” a 196-piece set […]

Atlanta duo FKI team up with Mad Decent roster stalwarts Heroes & Villains and Mayhem, as well as founder Diplo, to produce the 16-track dubstep-wobbled hip hop mixtape Transformers N The Hood. Collaborators and guests include T.I., Planet 9, Iggy Azalea, Travis Porter, DJ Spinz, Mike Fresh and more. Stream Transformers N The Hood mixtape below […]

HBO may best be known for stellar primetime shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Curb Your Enthusiasm, but it’s their documentaries about fringe life in America that presently have the world intrigued. In their latest award winning doc, Superheroes, director Michael Barnett explores the world of real-life caped crusaders on a mission to […]

28 Sep
Yum Yum's Heroes & Villains toys

A second collection of toys from London-based designers Yum Yum, who are Beth Algieri and Jonny Plummer. The collection is called Heroes & Villains, and feature highly stylized icons of bravery and villainy. I especially dig the accessories, like the bank robber’s dynamite and zombie’s brains. Nice touch.

8 May
Spock vs Siler, and the cold heart of JJ Abrams

UPDATE: This was originally posted on Thursday night, but since Star Trek is red hot ($76 mill!) we’re gonna keep it up top for a bit… Star Trek opens tonight at midnight, and promises to elevate Zachary Quinto from geekdom hero to…well…geekdom superhero, I suppose. I’m sure playing the über-evil Siler on Heroes probably had […]