Comic Book Resources, aka: CBR, aka: Duke of Comic Book Reporting A-Number One, posted some images of Guardians Of The Galaxy extras wearing helmets from 2000AD’s long running series, Judge Dredd:
It is not yet clear how Marvel Studios will write in the Judge Dredd extras, or even how much they paid for the rights to such a unique look. Furthermore, it looks like whoever created the Deathlock outfit for Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. also had a hand in the design for the judges’ armor. This can only be good news, as it shows yet again how far Marvel is willing to go in order to make it clear that all of their movies take place in a single, well dressed, universe.
What’s even more startling is the evidence that Disney is using these Marvel movies to consolidate all of their live action (for now) franchises into one cohesive universe by having one of the female extras wear what can only be described as “an arc reactor (Iron Man) holocron (Star Wars.)”
We here at The Outhouse know that it’s cool to “mock” comic book publishers and their parent companies for making seemingly bad decisions, but we like to practice a more balanced and mature brand of news reporting. That being said, legitimate comic book news reporting is a dying fad and we have to adapt. To that end, we’d like to introduce you to our newest Ace Reporter and former Asylum poster Anthony M Pike.
Outhouse: Anthony, welcome to the team.
Anthony M Pike: Glad to be here. It’s about time you all allowed some opinion pieces around here.
OH: As the song says: Times, they are a changing
APike: First of all, I’d like to address some of the negative comments I’ve seen around the web regarding what these extras are wearing: Are those comments supposed to be funny? Some of us are actually looking forward to the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie and don't deserve to be shit on like this…
OH: Well, to be fair, I don’t think making fun of some really bad looking design decisions is exactly shitting on people who want to see the movie.
APike: I’m glad you agree with me.
APike: To continue, I don’t understand how rabidly anti-Marvel sites like CBR and Newsarama can get this level of access when all they do is make up bad things to say about Marvel and Disney.
OH: CBR and Rama are anti-Marvel?
APike: Of course they are. By posting images they know some people will make fun of, they are supporting the rights of those people to make fun of Marvel and are, ipso facto, anti-Marvel.
OH: I don’t think that’s how “ipso facto” works.
APike: I’m glad you agree with me. Furthermore, Newsarama’s own Lucas Siegel is quoted as saying that if he’d been in charge of Marvel in the 60s he never would have green-lit Spider-Man.
OH: Not to be “that guy” but can you site your source?
APike: I’m not near a computer or the internet right now; I’ll get back to you.
Oh: But we’re IMing each other right now…live
APike: I’m glad you understand. To continue, CBR founder / STP front man, Jonah Weiland, has ranted against big budget comic book movies for decades, ever since he said he kind of liked Road To Perdition.
OH: let me guess, it’s...
APike: all over Image’s website! You have been reading my blog!
OH: That’s it. I’m done. Jude, Christian, Jeremy…anyone – who is in charge of hiring around here, I need to have a talk with them....fucking fanboys...
Until we get this all sorted out, be sure to check back later as we discuss the legacy of DC’s Green Lantern movie with our resident “DC guy,” DueEyeNoYou.