Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Six Flags announced their new rides for 2012 which include two Superman rides. At Six Flags Discovery Kingdom outside San Franscisco, they’re opening Superman Ultimate Flight (which you can see on the previous page) “a new launch coaster, blasts riders at over 60 miles-per-hour through two vertical twists and a high-flying 150-foot-high inversion, ranking it among the tallest inversions in the world.” And at Six Flags Magic Mountain outside Los Angeles they’ll open Lex Luthor Drop of Doom (above) which will be “world’s tallest vertical drop ride….At a sky-scraping 400 feet, this engineering phenomenon drops riders at speeds of up to 85 miles-per-hour.” Thanks to Superhero Hype.
Marc Webb spoke to Total Film about The Amazing Spider-Man. He touched upon his reservations taking the project, the amazing source material they drew from and also some of the 3D stunts:
I wanted to shoot certain things very specifically for 3D. There’s an experiential component to 3D that’s really fantastic and we’re experimenting with generating that point of view so you feel how Spider-Man feels when he’s jumping over these buildings. We made a conscious effort to do those effects practically and we had an incredible stunt team. We built this whole rig – hundreds of feet long – in Harlem, and we actually swung a man through traffic down the street. I thought that was really exciting, not to mention an incredible level of acrobatics!
In 1964, George R.R. Martin, the author of Song of Fire and Ice Series (commonly known as Game of Thrones now) wrote a letter to Stan Lee and Marvel about The Avengers and Fantastic Four. The letter first appeared on Twitter via The Daily What.
Here’s a recent entry into a funny daily comic series called Hijinks Ensue by Joel Watson.
We’ve all seen girls with some version of an “I Love Geeks” t-shirt and, apparently, those girls have their own handbook too. Geekalerts alert us to a book called A Girl’s Guide To Dating A Geek by Omi M. Inouye.
More War Machine today. A custom Dunny by Mone Art Design & Custom thanks to Toysrevil.
THE NEXT PAGE HAS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE DARK KNIGHT RISES AND MAN OF STEEL.
Due to the amount of graphics and images included in Superhero Bits, we have to split this post over THREE pages. Click the link above to continue to the third page of Superhero Bits.