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Exploding Love.

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Best. Photograph. Ever. Miami Heat Edition.

That actually happened last night in Milwaukee. The moment was captured by Morry Gash of the Associated Press, and it is the Best. Photograph. Ever.

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Dave Johnson + Liz Sherman = Bliss.

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If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times. One of my most cherished memories in all of Vs. System history is the unveiling of Liz Sherman’s Uncontrolled Power.

We learned recently that Mike Mignola and his wife personally gave the green light to the artwork on this myth-busting cardboard masterpiece, although the original Dave Johnson painting was a bit too blue. Here’s the before and after. I still can’t believe I was a part of it. Liz never, ever, ever looked like this in the comics or the movies. Only in our beloved trading card game. Forever.

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Preparing for the Cosmic Crunchies.

As we twiddle our thumbs in anticipation of the new Super Hero Squad season and its foray into the Marvel Comics’ cosmos, we would like to have a hot little party with two very big villains. Since She-Hulk is getting Chibi and the Squaddies need to know what to expect, fill your eyes with some Galactus and Thanos sketchcards.

Yum.

Sketchcard artists, in order: Andy Price, Brandon Kenney, Katie Cook, Chad Hardin, Warren Martineck, and Megan Hetrick.

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One Comic To Rule Them All.

If I have told you once, I have told you a thousand times. Promethea is the best comic book of all time. Since Jeromy Cox has recently posted some sweet double page yum yums on deviantart, it is time to say it again.

Promethea is the best comic book of all time.

If the oozing eye candy of those are still not enough to convince you, please study our Mick Gray connection for proof. And check out one more heaping helping of visual bliss before bed. No matter which direction you look at it, the truth remains the same.

Promethea is the best comic book of all time.

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Sketchcard Soup For You!

Those are some of the spectacular sketchcards drawn by Daniel Campos for the Marvel 70th Anniversary trading card set by Rittenhouse Archives. You can click on the image to make it bigger, but can you identify every character?

That is the one that we have the honor of owning, and she is just a tease. In less than one month we will be unveiling a whole new blog dedicated completely to Marvel Sketchcards. Can’t wait until then? Okay, here’s more soup.

Those are by Marcelo Ferreira. Again, click to enlarge then see if you know ’em all. We are the proud possessors of the Anti-Venom.

Still not enough? All righty then. Soup’s on one more time. Enjoy your Gooney Toons, and don’t spill any on your shirt.

Which one is ours? This one, obviously.

Stay tuned for more information about our new blog in the coming weeks, and put your eyes back in your head!

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Squirrel Girl Comes Home.

That comic book was released into the world yesterday. It contains one of the most anticipated stories in history.

Squirrel Girl is coming home for the very first time.

As you can see, our hero has gotten her own gig. Her origin story and her unbeatable powers have never been explained. Now is the time.

Tom Fowler is the artist. This is a fresh prince moment, since Tom has never done Marvel before.

Doreen Green is the coolest character ever seen. She is an Avenger, and Tom Fowler is taking her places she has never been.  Tune in tomorrow for Squirrel Girl homecoming spoilers. These are very exciting times.

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Okami + MvC3 = Bliss.

It has been exactly one month since that fateful day. It was revealed that Amaterasu, the brilliant she-wolf from Okami, will be a featured playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. For those of you that don’t speak Playstationese, this is a very very very good thing.

In honor of one of the top three video game characters ever created, we present the best Okami artwork from the deviant art contest last year, for your eyepopping pleasure. Enjoy.

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Leonard Cohen: The Full Body Review.

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Music unlocks the human spirit. Leonard Cohen is a keymaster. We finally had the pleasure of seeing the man perform live in concert on October 17th, 2009. It was a metaphysical jailbreak.

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When the spark inside the body is released by music, it flows toward the highest common denominator. Freedom seeks love. With Leonard Cohen guiding the dance, a beacon of exquisite bliss ignited the arena and called all beings to fellowship. Our party quickly included the whole universe.

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Non-physical intelligence appreciates excellence and gravitates toward penultimate performance. Dino Soldo played the best harmonica I have ever heard, and soon we were surrounded by aliens and angels. Javier Mas taught long lost demons to speak Spanish. Roscoe Beck boomed the thunderstick deep until the lava gnomes bubbled forth. Neil Larsen brought shimmering chimera into being, often in the form of legendary lounge lizards. Bob Metzger tickled tingly tarantula up and down the spine. Rafael Gayol made sure that each vertebrae in the room was on point. Sharon Robinson twisted a tempered twin tower taking Leonard deep into her heart and out into ours. Charley and Hattie Webb sweetly soothed the Seraphim within, and all were ecstatically enlarged.

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These people understand the process. The music itself is the Goddess. The players are her conduits. The audience is the fuel. The theater grounds the charge and places it for reference. All segments synchronize in sublime communion, and the winged serpent takes flight. On October 17th, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it was lifted higher than ever before.

We were treated to a whole set of new arrangements in the first half of the show, then settled back into our seats by traditional favorites in the second. Three encores sent us off into the evening for the first night of the rest of our lives. Each human body that entered the building was changed forever.

Thank you Leonard Cohen. We will never be the same.

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All photographs by hassan, from the actual show.

You can click here for video of the performance.

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Leonard Cohen Saves.

Do not miss Leonard Cohen on tour. That video shows him kicking it off here in South Florida last night. It was the best musical performance I have ever seen in my life. I still have tears in my eyes. I especially loved the drastic shift from the first set to the second. The first was driving bubbling lava, the second soothing soul syrup.

Click right here for our full review of the show with fabulous photographs.

Here’s the set list, thanks to JSA!

First Set
• Dance Me To The End Of Love
• The Future
• Ain’t No Cure For Love
• Bird On The Wire
• Everybody Knows
• In My Secret Life
• Who By Fire (with long Spanish(?) guitar intro)
• Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
• Waiting For The Miracle
• Anthem (with introductions of band members)

Second Set
• Tower Of Song
• Suzanne
• Sisters Of Mercy
• The Gypsy’s Wife
• The Partisan
• Boogie Street
• Hallelujah
• I’m Your Man
• A Thousand Kisses Deep (spoken)
• Take This Waltz

First Encores
• So Long, Marianne
• First We Take Manhattan

Second Encores
• Famous Blue Raincoat
• If It Be Your Will (Leonard spoken verses, Webb sisters sung)
• Closing Time

Final Encores
• I Tried To Leave You
• Whither Thou Goest (tutti a cappella)

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In the air tonight.

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Leonard Cohen. First show of his American tour. Tonight, in our town. Hallelujah.

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Doing the Robot until you explode.

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Carl Oxley III is popartmonkey on deviantart.com and he is a brilliant example of the precarious balance between abstract and illustration. Follow the sequence past breakdown into bliss.

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