Thursday Runaround – Wayne Manor In Lego, Hawkeye In Cake

HAWKCAKE

What kind of cake to make for a 25 year old geek. I wish I had at any point in my life had such a cake.

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CINEMATIC VISION

Kevin Maguire puts the Marvel Studio actors to work.

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Y: THE LAST RIGHTS

The film rights to Y The Last Man could be reverting… Brian Vaughn tells CBR,

It's my understanding that the rights to "Y: The Last Man" will revert back to co-creator Pia Guerra and me for the first time in a decade if the planned New Line adaptation doesn't start shooting in the next few months, so I expect there will be some "Y" news in 2014 either way.

DOCTOR WHY?

When comics writer Tony Lee created a Doctor Who story with Twitter and Tumblr for help.

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WOMEN IN DISGUISE

Lawrence Miles asks the question of the day.

 

Doesn't he know there are at least two Transformer females? Which makes it all okay. Do your research, Miles!

JUST FOR KIDS

The Guardian newspaper asks if adults should even read comic books.

At some point in the late 20th century it became respectable for grownups to read comics. As late as the 1970s, this was considered a mark of illiteracy and mental regression. I know because in one of the Dr Who novelisations I was reading avidly in those days, a villain's henchman is characterised as an idiot because he reads comics rather than proper books.

Then on a variety of fronts – from the ambitious graphic novel or history Maus, which uses the language of comics to speak of no less grave a theme than the Holocaust, to the scabrous reinvention of the Beano that is Viz – comics suddenly became OK for adults.

Why did this happen? And is it really OK?

WHEN YOU PLAY THE GAME OF WORKSHOP, YOU EITHER WIN OR YOU DIE

Popular British gaming and gaming-related chain Games Workshop's sales are down and their share price has fallen by 24%.

The maker of miniature figures and gaming sets, reported pretax profit of GBP7.7 million for the six month to December 1, 2013, down significantly from GBP11.1 million a year earlier, due to falling sales across the business. It reported a net profit of GBP5.6 million, compared with GBP8.1 million the prior year.

Revenues for the first-half fell to GBP60.5 million, down from GBP67.5 million the prior year.

"During the first half, the rapid transition from multi-man stores to one-man stores and the reduction of trading hours across the group caused disruption in our retail chain. We also experienced some decline in sales through independent stockists," the company said Thursday.

Games Workshop said that it expects to benefit from the more focussed selling operation and lower cost base, although profits will remain under pressure while it implements these changes

TO THE MANOR BORN

Do you want to persuade Lego to make a Wayne Manor toy out of Lego? Sign up here.

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COMICS UNDER GLASS

The British Library is to host the worlds largest exhibition of comic books, under the curation of Paul Gravett.

Comic Unmasked will feature more than 200 comic books from 1825 to the modern day, including examples by some of the field's biggest names: Neil Gaiman, Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar and Batman writer Grant Morrison.Included in the exhibition is Dave Gibbons' 1970s work focusing on the obscenity trial of the magazine Nasty Tales, charged over its graphic content.

The exhibition will run from 2 May until 19 August.

 

 

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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