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 […]

21 Jul
The long awaited set premieres at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s here. Well, it’s almost here. Coming this September the long awaited Batman Tumbler from the Dark Knight Trilogy arrives in LEGO form. If you want a sneak peak at it in the plastic, you’ll have to truck to the San Diego Comic Con this week for first appearances. It measures 15″ x 9″, has […]

Hot Toys has been hooking it up with intensely accurate Dark Knight collectibles for some time now, if you remember  the Batmobile and the Bat having made some bat-stops here before. (And let’s not forget other LIAS favorites like Robocop and Spiderman.) Here we bring you the the Hong Kong toymaker’s second highly detailed Joker figure, this one […]

If you’re looking for something to get into this Saturday night in LA, March 8, and that something involved heaping mounds of bass — then you may want to skip your dirty dancing shoes over to the King King in Hollywood. Renowned South African DJ and producer MartyParty — who makes up one-half of PANTyRAiD […]

9 Aug
The Rain Dog gets awkward, inspires Heath Ledger's Joker

Tom Waits and Don Lane have really bad screen chemistry. Lane’s sincere admiration and Waits’s well meaning sacrilege clash like Jesus in the Parthenon. Of course neither is a holy deity, but Waits is more 40s screen star gone wrong than ever before, while Lane sort of acts on as Mother Hen, or as Tom […]

Have you found yourself day dreaming about the LEGO versions of Mr. Freeze, Joker’s side-kick Harley Quinn (dressed in disguise as an Arkham Asylum doctor) and/or Poison Ivy? Neither did I, until I saw these LEGO X DC comics collaborations. Announced at Comic Con in San Diego, LEGO took full advantage of the convention’s placement […]

7 Dec
Which would you prefer to play poker with...?

Whether the people in your life would prefer the Lanvin playing cards (above) or the H.P. Lovecraft Call of the Cthulhu playing cards (below) probably says a lot about you…and your friends. Of course, I’d like to drink some scotch and play poker deep into the night with people that enjoyed both sets, but that’s […]

With the exception of Christopher Nolan’s rebooted Batman franchise, Marvel has consistently kicked the everliving shit out of DC’s comic universe in film format. The Bryan Singer X-Men (1 & 2, not that Brett Ratner abomination) and Ironman alone slay the best of what DC’s managed to come out with, and that doesn’t even count […]