“Love is to be experienced, not controlled” – Ralph Ellison III
Our Ramen crew Ame and RJ interview more cosplayers from Anime Expo 2013. They interview a couple of groups – The Adventure Time group: Fiona, Marceline, IceQueen and IceKing; and the X-Men: Mystique, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Storm, Pixie, Bishop and Deadpool drops by with Starbucks coffee and Cyclops chit chats with fans. Plus RJ sprinkles a few random interviews with anime swimmer Haruka and Darius from League of Legends. Now that’s a jam pack Ramen episode!
If you weren’t able to make it to SDCC 2013. Here’s some cool panels to watch from San Diego Comic-Con. So, if you want to take a long cubicle work break, sit in a comfy chair and grab a headphone and watch away!
There will be panels galore for Marvel Comics. And yes, unlike our Ramen host Ramon who is a big DC Comics fan, I’m a big fan of Marvel fanboy.
What Marvel panels excite me this year?
Superior Spider Man Panel – July 18, 2013 – 4:30pm-5:30pm PDT – Room 6DE
Spidey comic fans will want to chit chat with this Spider Man panel of Marvel editors and writers.
What if you found yourself with amazing superhuman powers suddenly and the ability to change lives and the world around you? What you would do? These are the many questions asked by passengers of Flight BA142 from London to Delhi as each passenger mysteriously gains a superhuman ability.
“We want to form a real-world Justice League – of India,” Aman says.
A group of individuals from the flight intersect for a force of change when they realize they have amazing powers. Aman Sen finds himself with incredible communications skills and his brain is always connected to the internet. Indian Air Force pilot Vir Singh has the power of flight. British-Pakistani Uzma Abidi looking to be a Bollywood actress in Mumbai has the power of charisma, making people like her. A Bengali woman Tia can make multiple versions of herself. Sundar “The Scientist” Narayan is now an insane genius builder, whatever he dreams, he builds. And Balaji “Young Bob” Batodekar controls the weather.
We get to hear how it’s like to be a part of Big Wow ComicFest from one of their helpful staff members and then we get two personal views about Big Wow ComicFest from Valerie Perez, who’s the perfect looking cosplay Wonder Woman I’ve ever seen at comic events, and Diana Olivares, who won 2nd place at Big Wow’s costume contest as X-Men’s Storm. And this is the first time she dressed up to cosplay!
Check out this really cool Marvel Tribute video by Blackmeal Creative Production.
Check out this cool stop-motion video by Kyle Roberts using what I think are old school Toy Biz X-men action figures for this 1992 X-Men cartoon intro.
The LA Times interviews superstar comic book artist Jim Lee. Jim talks about how he got into comics with Marvel, his role at DC Comics and much more.
Hit the link to play video: LA Times Interviews Jim Lee.
Chamber may not be the most well-known character in the X-Men universe, but this Marvel Comics and Reebok limited edition sneaker collab looks awesome. Available in Europe, these Reebok Blasts will retail around $146.00USD.
These are some pretty cool custom figures of Wolverine done by J. Arturo Ramirez Romero. You can’t buy them just yet, you need to email him and if there are enough interest, he might put it into production. I would love to see him do the whole X-Men group or the entire Avengers team since they’re really hot items right now. Or maybe even Bruce Lee! Because, you know, he was DA MAN.
A friend of mine was recently in Hong Kong for vacation and stopped over @ the Uniqlo store and got me this fresh collab tee by Uniqlo and Marvel Comics. The tee is of course %100 cotton and reprints classic comic covers from Marvel comics. Remember when comics were .40 cents! In my day it was .75 cents and I’m really dating myself here. But if you are in Asia – make sure you stop by the Uniqlo stores for these cool collab tees.