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Here’s how to build your own LEGO Superhero Halloween costume

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: DC Comics, Marvel Comics,

LEGO Superhero Halloween costume

Over on our sister site Gear Live, we've got an article up that breaks down the steps required for your to build your very own LEGO Superhero Halloween costume. Since it's obviously comic book-related (just look at those Batman, Spider-Man, and Supergirl costumes up there!), we wanted to be sure and share it with our Comix411 readers as well. Anyone have any other cool and unique comic book costumes to share? Hit us in the comments!

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How to make your own LEGO Superhero Halloween costume

Posted by Taylor Peterson Categories: Design, Features, Household, Misc. Tech,

LEGO Superhero Halloween Costumes

It's October, and that means that there are many people looking for a great Halloween costume. Rather than buying a cheap costume-in-a-bag, why not get creative and build something awesome? That's what we did when we became LEGO Superheroes last year, and we ended up getting non-stop compliments when it was time for tick-or-treating. Wanna know how we did it? Read on!

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DIY LEGO Superhero Halloween costumes gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Features, Misc. Tech,

LEGO Superhero Halloween costumes

Last year, my family took the time to build our own Halloween costumes from scratch. We chose LEGO Superheroes, and It was a daunting task. We put in the time, though, and in the end, we had some amazing costumes when it was time to party. We're working on our full tutorial of how you can build your own LEGO Superhero costume like ours, and you don't even have to be Batman, Spider-Man, or Supergirl--this works for any character you can think of! While we put the finishing touches on that one, why not check out our LEGO Superhero Halloween costume gallery, where we captures each step of the process?

Has anyone else tried anything like this? Hit us in the comments!

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Charlie Sheen’s Spider-Man Dreams

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen always wanted to play Spider-Man.

The Anger Management star revealed he once tried to buy the rights to the comic book and star in a big screen adaptation featuring the superhero and his alter-ego Peter Parker, but he was talked out of it.

Speaking on podcast Mohr Stories, he told Jay Mohr, "I had an office at Orion and I brought them Spider-Man. I said 'Look, in a couple of years, I'll be too old to play Peter Parker. And they said, 'Yeah we're just thinking that cartoons are not the future, comic books are not the future.' And I said, 'But it's 'Spider-Man. I'm perfect.' I had a guy who was going to get the rights for me."

However, the company talked him out of the idea, which Charlie says is something they should regret after later going into bankruptcy. "They were like, 'Nah, we're gonna wait.' They didn't know s**t," he said.


Emma Stone’s Spider-Man Pressure

Emma Stone as Gwen StacyEmma Stone felt "overwhelming" pressure while filming The Amazing Spider-Man.

The 23-year-old actress - who began dating co-star Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) after meeting him on the set of the action movie - found shooting the film to be a "big challenge" because she was so eager to impress die-hard fans of the comic book series.

"The film was a big challenge because I wanted to please the comic book fans so there was pressure. It was very overwhelming that the Spider-Man story is 50 years old so there was a lot of live up to but I hope we did a good job," she said.

Emma stars as "super smart" schoolgirl Gwen Stacy - who is Peter's love interest and helps him to try to stop Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) wreaking havoc in New York - and director Marc Webb believes Andrew and the blonde beauty had some "great banter" while shooting the movie. Speaking at the UK premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in London's Leicester Square last night, Webb explained, "Andrew and Emma had this great banter on set and they were ideal to play intellectual characters. Gwen is super smart, I think she is maybe a bit smarter than Peter but don't tell Andrew I said that."

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New Spider-Man, Batman Teaser Posters

The Amazing Spider-Man

With all the excitement building around the upcoming Iron Man sequel and The Avengers, it's easy to see why Marvel Entertainment didn't want you to forget about their lone wall-crawling superhero, offering up a new teaser poster for The Amazing Spider-Man. Warner Bros. followed suit by unveiling a new teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises -- because DC has superheroes, too, lest you forget.

While Andrew Garfield looks promising as the new Spidey (as far as the wall posing goes, anyway), things don't look too good for Batman if the film's poster featuring Tom Hardy's Bane is intended to shed light on the plot.

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Rhys Ifans Reinvents Villain Role in The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys IfansRhys Ifans is a "new" type of villain in The Amazing Spider-Man. The Welsh actor takes on the role of Dr. Curt Connors and his evil alter-ego The Lizard in the film, and director Marc Webb says he's done a "fantastic" job of bringing something different to the franchise.

"I can tell you this much - it's a new villain, something we haven't seen before and villains help define the story in a very specific way. Marvel villains - and Spider-Man villains in particular - are rich and complicated and interesting and Rhys has done just a fantastic job in translating that and there will be a lot of new things to explore for the fans. They're tragic in the Greek sense, meaning it's a competing idea of what's good. They're not just guys, they're people trying to do good or to do the right thing and on that journey that effort becomes subverted or manipulated or it sours. It makes for a much more compelling adversary," said Webb.

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Comic Book Jobs: Marvel Comics (White Plains)

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Marvel Comics,

Captain America MovieAnd so it begins!

Marvel Comics, the Marvel Comics in White Plains, NY that works out of the Disney Publishing offices, is looking for a Designer to join the Disney Consumer Products team, in the Disney Publishing Worldwide division.

You'll need 3+ years of book design experience with the usual get-along and problem-solving skills.

And here's what you'll be working on:

Marvel Origins (Evergreen) Design work of future picture books, readers, an 8x8s, including increasing pub plans of titles based on origins original art work.

Marvel (Movie-Tie-ins) Design work of increasing pub plans for future releases: Captain America, Avengers, and Spider-Man.

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Weekend Reading: Blackbeard, Superman, Toth & Guindon

PopeyeI was saddened to hear about the recent death of comics historian Bill Blackbeard. Tom Spurgeon had recently written about him and how he deserved a spot in the Eisner’s Hall of Fame this year. That prompted me to (1) agree immediately with Tom and then (2) write about my own dealings with Mr. Blackbeard.

I didn’t know that by then he had already passed. Tom has the best obituary, if such things can be defined by that term.

Fantagraphics’ Gary Groth shares some personal memories plus tributes from others.

Sparkplug has an interview with him from a while ago that’s first rate.

What a heartbreaker. The guy literally and single-handedly saved newspaper comics from the shredder of history.

Let’s see what else is out there:

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Spidey Spoilers: Details on Villain, Last Battle Revealed

Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man

We’ve got spoilers on villainous activity, straight from a cast member, of The Amazing Spider-Man, a re-boot of the film franchise. C. Thomas Howell, whose career has been fairly quiet since he played Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders, spilled some pretty big secrets.

Who will Spider-Man (played in this incarnation by Andrew Garfield, of The Social Network fame) battle in the upcoming film? We know. If you want to find out, just keep reading…

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