This week ushered in a new chapter for The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon has taken the helm of the long running late night comedy television show, but far more important for geeks was that the show also debuted the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. This has quickly become one of my favorite comics and I can’t wait for this movie. I’m not super thrilled that John C. Reilly has been cast as Nova, but I’m willing to go along with it for now. If you haven’t checked the trailer out yet, then take a look below.
There appears to be a healthy mix of action and humor, which has worked well for Marvel so far.
Keeping with the Guardians theme, Rocket Raccoon is one of the best characters on the team. He is a sarcastic, badass raccoon looking alien. What more could you want in a comic book hero? Sadly, however, his creator, Bill Mantlo is in need of our help. Back in 1992 Mantlo suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a hit-and-run driver and currently resides in a long term care facility in Queens. Mantlo’s story is terribly sad and he is in need of financial help to improve his quality of life, if only just a little.
In the past, older comic creators have gotten the short end of a lot of things. Hopefully we can help prevent that from happening to current and future generations of comic writers and artists.
Do you have any old Star Wars action figures at home? While they could be worth a lot of money, I bet they’re not worth $13,000. Well that’s how much one Star Wars figure went for in a recent auction. The little known FX-7 medical droid figure started off at just under $100, but ended up going for just short of $13,000. A bidding war erupted over the figure due to the incredibly high quality of the “mint in box” figure.
FX-7 is the droid in the foreground.
I’m really tempted to go digging through all my old crap suddenly. Is that weird?
And finally, today is actress Sophie Turner’s 18th birthday. Turner is best known for her role as everybody’s least favorite Stark, Sansa, on HBO’s Game of Thrones.
She’s 18…get your mind out of the gutter. Perv.
It’s a damn good thing she’s cute, otherwise I’d be rooting for horrible things to happen to Sansa. Ok, maybe I still do.