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"For the first round of dinosaurs, The Avengersaurs, I tried to incorporate the [superhero] element into these terrible lizards. Iron Brontosaurus was the first and most random. When I doodled him out from the reference, he already looked like he was taking flight from rockets at his feet. This spawned the rest. The bone shield of a Triceratops for the Captain. The primal anger of a Tyrannosaurus rex and his miniature Compsognathus, Bruce Banner, at his feet. Lastly, the almighty Mjolnir at the base of Ankylothaurus‘ tail in the adaptation to Thor."Resto's artwork is very stylish with a faux paper look, and broad brushstrokes. While he's a very good artist, he's not a dinosaur expert. He made some mistakes that others have pointed out (like that the Brontosaurus isn't a real species of dinosaur, and the Velociraptor needs feathers), but it's still very cool. Let's take a look:
“Everybody loves dinosaurs, from kids to the most sincere graphic novel devotee. So...I thought it would be fun to do comic book superheroes as Dinosaurs, especially in light of the Avengers movie that will be released shortly. As a child, I both enjoyed playing with my sets of plastic dinosaurs, and watching (later reading) the televised Marvel Hero cartoon series from the 1960’s. It was fun deciding what dinosaurs should be what characters. I ended up with an Ankylosaur as Iron Man (a no-brainer, as this animal is naturally armored), a Parasaurolophus as Captain America, just because I thought with that crest it would look really funny, a Triceratops as Thor, especially since when it grows up it is actually a Torosaurus, hence 'Thor'-osaurus, and a T-rex as the Hulk so I could give it really muscularly odd little arms...It’s a breath of fresh air to do fan art, and any excuse to draw dinosaurs is a good one!”
1. Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth. - Vernor VingeAnd here are my own humble submissions:
2. It cost too much, staying human. - Bruce Sterling
3. Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer? - Eileen Gunn
4. The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly. - Orson Scott Card
5. Kirby had never eaten toes before. - Kevin Smith
6. Husband, transgenic mistress; wife: “You cow!” - Paul Di Filippo
7. Epitaph: He shouldn't have fed it. - Brian Herbert
8. Dinosaurs return. Want their oil back. - David Brin
9. Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time - Alan Moore
10. Lie detector eyeglasses perfected: Civilization collapses. - Richard Powers
"The time machine works," said Hitler. - Nigel G. Mitchell
The monster is right behind you. - Nigel G. Mitchell
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Oddly, in November, 1998, Stan Lee signed a written agreement with Marvel Enterprises, Inc. in which he purportedly assigned to Marvel the rights to the Characters. However, Lee no longer owned those rights since they had been assigned to SLEI previously. Accordingly, the Marvel agreement actually assigned nothingIn case you're wondering (like I did) why Stan Lee Media has the rights, and Stan Lee the Man doesn't, it turns out that SLMI is an Internet production company that Lee tried making new ventures with but cut ties with years ago - they just kept his name. This could be huge if SLMI wins, because it would mean Disney would give up the profits to not only Marvel's toys, videogames, and clothing, but also the movie profits, including The Avengers.
Better Off Red is a love letter to Action/Adventure and Sci-Fi fans, viewed through a humorous lens. Though other sci-fi franchises enjoy a healthy fanbase of comedy parodies, Star Trek has been somewhat lacking. However, you don't have be a Star Trek fan to appreciate the humor and fun of the show. There are plenty of inside references for Trek fans to enjoy, but the series is a standalone comedy meant to make everybody laugh.Here's a mini-episode promo video to see what they can do. If they get the money they need, they can get the costumes, sets, props, and other equipment to make it real.