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My new knitting project.Took ages to chart this one up last  night, now I have a full day or two of knitting to get this knitted up.  Will post the chart/pattern when I have done so :)

My new knitting project.

Took ages to chart this one up last night, now I have a full day or two of knitting to get this knitted up. Will post the chart/pattern when I have done so :)

Marvel Cancels X-23; Has No More Regular Series Written By Female Writers
Yesterday, CBR noticed that the February solicitations from Marvel Comics did not include the series X-23. Marvel Comics has confirmed that the series has indeed been canceled.
This announcement comes as no surprise to us. Not only had we heard  rumblings that this series in particular was marked for death, but we’d  heard that many of the lower selling Marvel series are being looked at  with a gaze akin to that of the Eye of Sauron. Alpha Flight has already fallen under this particular glare. The question remains: who will be next?

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Marvel Cancels X-23; Has No More Regular Series Written By Female Writers

Yesterday, CBR noticed that the February solicitations from Marvel Comics did not include the series X-23. Marvel Comics has confirmed that the series has indeed been canceled.

This announcement comes as no surprise to us. Not only had we heard rumblings that this series in particular was marked for death, but we’d heard that many of the lower selling Marvel series are being looked at with a gaze akin to that of the Eye of Sauron. Alpha Flight has already fallen under this particular glare. The question remains: who will be next?

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Hero Worship: The Dark Knight Returns (and Rises, Too!)
Will the final Nolan Batman film draw from the Frank Miller classic?
When talking with any fan of superhero comics about the greatest Batman stories, inevitably Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns will enter the discussion. As polarizing a figure as Miller has become in recent years – be it through his films, recent comics output, or his Occupy Wall Street mega-rant – the impact of his work on Batman in the 1980’s remains ever relevant.   As some have already been speculating, Dark Knight Returns could become  even more omnipresent with the recent information that’s been revealed  about Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises taking place 8 years after the end of The Dark Knight, complete with a grey-streaked Bruce Wayne.

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Hero Worship: The Dark Knight Returns (and Rises, Too!)

Will the final Nolan Batman film draw from the Frank Miller classic?

When talking with any fan of superhero comics about the greatest Batman stories, inevitably Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns will enter the discussion. As polarizing a figure as Miller has become in recent years – be it through his films, recent comics output, or his Occupy Wall Street mega-rant – the impact of his work on Batman in the 1980’s remains ever relevant.

As some have already been speculating, Dark Knight Returns could become even more omnipresent with the recent information that’s been revealed about Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises taking place 8 years after the end of The Dark Knight, complete with a grey-streaked Bruce Wayne.

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Joker Creator Jerry Robinson Dies
The legendary creator passes away at 89.
Equally notable for his part in creating one of those most beloved villains in the history of superhero comics, the Joker,  and for his work advocating the rights and recognition of comic book  creators, Jerry Robinson was a man held in the utmost regard by his  peers. He passed away in his sleep last night at the age of 89.   Entering comics in 1939 as an inker, Robinson would later go on to  create the Joker (though Batman co-creator Bob Kane never credited him  for his creation) and later, his comic strips “Flubs and Fluffs” and  “Still Life.”   In the 1970s, Robinson fought to get creators recognition for their work  in comics, memorably creating a campaign surrounding Jerry Siegel and  Joe Shuster, creators of Superman, resulting in the reinstatement of the  creators’ names in all Superman-related comics and adaptations.   Michael Uslan, producer of the Batman movie franchise, told the NY Daily News,  “He fought to bring respectability to the artists and writers who  created the comics and who had long been ignored by society.”
DC Comics has already issued some statements from its team. “Jerry Robinson  illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture’s greatest  icons,” said Jim Lee,  DC Comics co-Publisher. “As an artist myself, it’s impossible not to  feel humbled by his body of work. Everyone who loves comics owes Jerry a  debt of gratitude for the rich legacy that he leaves behind.”
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Joker Creator Jerry Robinson Dies

The legendary creator passes away at 89.

Equally notable for his part in creating one of those most beloved villains in the history of superhero comics, the Joker, and for his work advocating the rights and recognition of comic book creators, Jerry Robinson was a man held in the utmost regard by his peers. He passed away in his sleep last night at the age of 89.

Entering comics in 1939 as an inker, Robinson would later go on to create the Joker (though Batman co-creator Bob Kane never credited him for his creation) and later, his comic strips “Flubs and Fluffs” and “Still Life.”

In the 1970s, Robinson fought to get creators recognition for their work in comics, memorably creating a campaign surrounding Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman, resulting in the reinstatement of the creators’ names in all Superman-related comics and adaptations.

Michael Uslan, producer of the Batman movie franchise, told the NY Daily News, “He fought to bring respectability to the artists and writers who created the comics and who had long been ignored by society.”

DC Comics has already issued some statements from its team. “Jerry Robinson illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture’s greatest icons,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics co-Publisher. “As an artist myself, it’s impossible not to feel humbled by his body of work. Everyone who loves comics owes Jerry a debt of gratitude for the rich legacy that he leaves behind.”

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And I want these shoes too!
Jay Angeles Creates Unique Nike Shoe Concepts
Jay Angeles is the mastermind behind these awesome superhero Nike  dunk concepts. Although the shoes are just concepts and he doesn’t  intend to sell them anytime soon, Jay Angeles’ fans are dying for him to  enlist in a collaboration with Nike. For now, all we can do is admire  the beautiful sneakers on the screen.
The shoes featured include a Marvel sneaker that has loads of cartoon  heroes pictured on it, such as Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk. Other  shoes feature Batman, Transformers in either Decepticon or Autobot form  and almost all of the Power Rangers.
http://becauseimjay.deviantart.com/gallery/26719808?offset=0

And I want these shoes too!

Jay Angeles Creates Unique Nike Shoe Concepts

Jay Angeles is the mastermind behind these awesome superhero Nike dunk concepts. Although the shoes are just concepts and he doesn’t intend to sell them anytime soon, Jay Angeles’ fans are dying for him to enlist in a collaboration with Nike. For now, all we can do is admire the beautiful sneakers on the screen.

The shoes featured include a Marvel sneaker that has loads of cartoon heroes pictured on it, such as Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk. Other shoes feature Batman, Transformers in either Decepticon or Autobot form and almost all of the Power Rangers.

http://becauseimjay.deviantart.com/gallery/26719808?offset=0