Okay, fine: Comic books aren’t the most predictable things ever. We’ve seen fantastic comics take a sudden turn and become all but unreadable, and seen comics no one heard of until two seconds ago skyrocket to greatness. But we can still make some pretty good guesses about the most promising comics, graphic novels, and collected editions on the horizon — or even if we can’t, we’re about to give it a shot. Whether you’re a long-time reader of the sequential arts or just looking for some titles to try out, here are the comics to keep your eye on in 2013.
The nerd world was rocked Tuesday when the Walt Disney Company announced its plans to acquire Lucasfilm. Naturally, the nerds took to Twitter to share their excitement (or horror, depending on whose feed you’re following) and offer idle speculation about what could (but probably won’t) come out of the new Disney-owned Lucasfilm.
Using the hashtag #DisneyStarWars, Twitter users made mashups of Star Wars franchise film titles and characters with Disney characters and movies. Some even posted mashup images from the two powerhouse companies. The @DepressedDarth Twitter account didn’t make a mashup, but did note, “My daughter will finally get to be a Disney princess.”
This awesome monster is Roxy the Rancor, an incredibly detailed sculpture created by the 501st Legion that will be unveiled at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration taking place at the end of August in Orlando, FL. Just don’t show up in a black Jedi costume. You’ll only make it mad.
“If it attacks you, you know what to do. Just pick up a bone from one of it’s previous victims and shove it into it’s mouth. It isn’t smart enough to get it out so it will just get more ticked off. Then pray that there is a heavy gate nearby to drop onto it’s head.”
Oh sexy girlfriend.
Most ice cream will freeze your brain, but these ice pops aim to transform dessert into intellectual discourse. Stoyn, a Russian design and branding firm based outside of Moscow, designed and manufactured thousands of these pop-art popsicles to spur a conversation about the relationship between culture, art, and commerce.
Chipmunks are small, striped squirrels with seemingly limitless cheek pouches. Their awesomeness is inversely proportional to their size. Come to think of it, they should probably be wearing underpants as well.
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Chipmunks + Star Wars = AWESOME.