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RIP Adam West!

1928 to 2017

Hello El Moochadores. As many of you already know; we lost the original Batman on Saturday. After the news of Adam West’s passing away it was really cool to see all the wonderful social media post about the 88 year old actor. A lot of “Bat Art” out there too. According to news reports he died in Los Angeles from leukemia. In his time he served in the army as a radio announcer, appeared with the Three Stooges, and received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

I didn’t know the man, but I sure did love the hell out of the TV show, and also his later voice work on Family Guy. We’re gonna miss him. So, for a Adam West tribute, check out some Bat-youtube videos below, and maybe pull off a “Batusi” to remember this cultural icon.




and some Atomic Moo updates too…

Oi El Moochadores! Once again I gotta apologize for the lack of post and overall moo-activity, but my computer is withering away and works only intermittently. However, I’ll have some new stuff up on the MBC site soon as well as a new Atomic Tails strip this week. Oh, and a new Moocast is just about ready to go. So, yeah, I’ve been busy. Now, enough about all that let’s get into a proper post now!

So… yeah. Hell of a week, huh? Now we should point out that we don’t talk about politics on Atomic Moo. We’re a creative website and podcast mostly geared towards geeks, and pop culture junkies, but it is weird to wake up one morning and find out that the real world version of Lex Luthor will have all the access to the most powerful nuclear arsenal a true super villain could ever want. Just a little weird. That sort of weird that leaves a person a little shaken and (yeah) worried. Plus, all the craziness going on around the world because of this… fucking bizarre happening.batmetal_returns_-_large_1024x1024

To get over this weird feeling, I’ve decided to post about something that makes me happy, and that thing would be Batmetal by ArhyBES! They recently (a week ago) released a new update video, and I also found a video featuring Tenacious D as ninja turtles! Turns out, there may be a new Batmetal video next year. Yeah, we need it now. Dudes, seriously. Right fucking now. Arhybes get that shit done now!!! Anyways, along with the update and the JACK BLACK MUTANT NINJA TURTLES video I also posted a couple of other Batmetal videos. It helps. A lot. One last thing, please support Batmetal by buying a t-shirt at Sharkrobot.com. These shirts look awesome and they keep the fun-don’t let me think about politics-videos a happening. Please go buy.

Enjoy. While we still can.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Tech Manual

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An Atomic Moo Book Review

Okay El Moochadores, it took awhile, but I finally got a chance to read the Tech Manual for Batman v. Superman. Published by Titan Books, 2016, and written by Adam Newell and Sharon Gosling, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Tech Manual (wow – long title) is nearly comprehensive review of all the gear, vehicles, and costumes used in the film. Check out the official synopsis below:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Tech Manual is a definitive guide to the weaponry and props created for the movie. It closely examines the Utility Belt, the Batwing, grappling hook and batarang. Everything in the Batcave is explored down to the construction of the set and the graphics from Bruce Wayne’s mainframe.IMG_0275 This official volume also goes deeper in to the world of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, showcasing Superman’s Kryptonian suit and Wonder Woman’s iconic weaponry.

The official companion book to the new movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Tech Manual,features interviews with concept artists, the film’s weapon’s master, the mechanic for the Batmobile, and Zack Snyder himself.

Now the review! First, I want to apologize to Titan Books. It was incredibly cool of them to provide us with both the Tech Manual and The Art of Batman v. Superman (review coming soon!) a couple of months back, but it’s taken me a while to get the review online. It was my goal to post about both books when the film released, but because of life and work stuff, I just wasn’t able to do it.batman-v-superman-trinity

Second; I got this book before seeing the film, and now I’m finding it hard to reconcile my personal views of the film with writing an objective review about the tech manual. So, I’ll start by just putting it out there: I hated the movie. I’m not going to nerd rage, and I know this post isn’t a review of the movie, but I really don’t like this darker take on Batman and Superman. However; I do like Zack Snyder’s other films, and I think Ben Affleck could make an awesome Batman, and you can’t get a better Wonder Woman than Gal Godot… but all the same: I hate these films (this last one and the prior Superman movie) so much that I found it kind of difficult to open these books to write a review.

Though I won’t go into why I hate (yeah, “dislike” just doesn’t feel strong enough) these films, I can honestly report that Titan Books put together an amazing Tech Manual. This is a beautiful volume that thoroughly reviews the props, vehicles, and sets used on Batman v. Superman. It’s kind of mind blowing the level of detail the film makers put into the practical effects. Much of what we saw on the film actually existed and wasn’t just some digital paint up. I actually enjoyed reading about the level of detail that went into conceptualizing the Bat suit, Bat Cave, Gauntlets, and even the shaping of the Batarang. Everything from his utility belt to his “mech suit” are shown off in a series of excellent photos and diagrams. Though most of the volume focuses on Batman, there are chapters (towards the end) that discuss the costumes and equipment made for Superman and Wonder Woman.gallery-1460472097-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-tech-manual-179704 Actually, it kind of blows me away that they put so much detail into the making of the Bat-mobile, rope guns, and Wonder Woman’s sword, but they couldn’t shell out for a semi decent script. Okay, that was snide, but the tech manual itself is an excellent example of design. Between the covers (and the cover art is frigg’n great!) are dozens of never before seen photos, art, and concept designs, all accompanied with comments and notes by the film makers. If you’re a person interested in learning about prop creation, or everything behind the scenes on a film, then you’re going to want this tech manual. If you’re like me (tall, handsome, wise…), and you like drawing stuff, the tech manual is a great resource for references and styles. I may hate Snyder’s take on superheroes, but I’m for damn sure going to be using this book for some pretty cool art. Art that maybe shows Batman not murdering the shit out of people… or Jonathan Kent never (ever!) telling a young Clark that maybe he should’ve just let the kids in the bus die… Yeah, I hate these movies.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The Art of the Film is now available in all major book stores, or you can get your copy online at Titan Books! Check out a few sample images below I took with my iPhone. Yeah, kind of sucks, but I still don’t have a scanner and I don’t like pulling the images from the web.


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Ch’p Art!


Okay El Moochadores, what with it being St Patricks Day I thought it would be fun to post about something small, green, and furry. No, not Leprechaun. I could give a shit less about greedy Irish magic-dwarves. I’m talking about Ch’p here! Hero of the Green Lantern Corps. Well, he was a hero to me. When I was kid I loved reading the Green Lantern Corps comics and Ch’p was always among my favorite characters. So, I scoured Deviant Art for the best Ch’p art (there’s like one page. WTF artists? There’s hundreds of pages of art for that shitty new Star Wars film and like on page for Ch’p!? For shame…) and re-posted it here. In order of appearance: Up top is 143 Ch’p by Deviant Art contributor ColourOnly85. Below left is Commision – ch’p by Deviant Art contributor Silverelve. Center-left is CH’P by Deviant Art contributor Neurowing. Center-right is Ch’p by DA contributor AdamWithers. Finally on the right side is… not Ch’p. That’s G’nort also by AdamWithers, but c’mon!? Who doesn’t love G’nort!?

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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Okay El Moochadores. Here is my “mostly finished” Kilowog fan art. I used Adobe Illustrator CS2 for all of the vector work (yeah, I’m too poor/cheap for the creative cloud, and CS2 works great anyways), and I used one of Jason’s daily sketches as the reference.daily_sketch__kilowog_sketch_050914_by_jrmurray76-d7hvawv (1) I’m hoping to do more all digital art like this, but maybe start using more Photoshop elements in the future. One of my goals is to one day get as good as artist like Rocky Davies, but I think I still got a ways to go. Anyways, check out more of Jason’s sketch, type, and digital work on his Deviant Art page. You can also check out my meager work on my DA page. I’m already starting work on a new “Oola” illustration, and I’ll have post up about it soon.


A Smallville Man


A Superman short film set to “Walk” by the Foo Fighters

Hey El Moochadores, check out this incredible Superman animatic by illustrator Mauricio Abril. According to the youtube page this story is told with a 150 illustrations all paired with the song Walk by the Foo Fighters.


The Morning Moo!


Featuring Cool Cosplay and Geek Art!

Good morning El Moochadores, and sorry for the lack of post lately. We’ve had a great combination of both being under the weather (sick) and no internet for the last couple of days. However, we finally got the Cable company to come out and fix the problem, and I think I’m a little less fevoree today, so maybe we can get back on track. I’ve got a new Moocast just about ready to post and a new page for the upcoming Atomic Moo Comic. But until then… BATMAN!

Since it’s been awhile, let’s kick things off with some very cool Batman cosplay. Via Geeks are Sexy, Check out Julian Checkley in this frigg’n amazing Arkham Origins Batman suit. According to the article the costume was entirely 3D printed by Kevin Curly LeProps and the wonderful photo work was done by Kamil Krawczak. I’ve posted a few sample photos below, but if you click the provided links you can see much more cool cosplay work and photography!


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When Cartoon Characters Get Old


Illustrator Andrew Tarusov has a great series of portraits showing famous cartoon characters at their actual age. Below I posted just the Looney Tunes portraits, but if you hit the link you can see more characters from Disney and other famous cartoons. You can also follow Tarusov on his Facebook page. Honestly, I think Porky held up pretty good over the years. Looks like he’s still making it happen.


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Batmetal in all its awesome glory has returned with another great animation. This time they’re featuring the song Murmaider from Dethlok. I can’t stop watching this.

Comic Con Videos!


Some of the Awesome Videos from SDCC 2015!

Hey El Moochadores! You’ve all probably seen this small collection of trailers from Hall H (and other San Diego Comic Con halls, and ballrooms. Heh. “ballroom…”) by now, but they’re really fun! So, just for shits’n giggles; here are four of the popular videos from last weeks SDCC 2015 starting with the Deadpool! Well, sort of. This is that popular “leaked” video that’s been bouncing around the internet. Which, is still really cool, but where the hell are all the other leaked videos? C’mon nerds! With all the cosplay, and weird get ups, not one of you can “spy style” hide a camera somewhere in your storm trooper armor to give the rest of geeks and dorks an illicit view of Hall H happenings? Come on!

Okay. Deadpool.

Archer’s Comic-Con Message!


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The Morning Moo!


Featuring Karate Kid Art and Roller Girl T-Shirts!

Goooood morning El Moochadores. Sorry for the lack of enthusiasm, but my nogg’n hurts a little. Frigg’n July 4th aftermath… ehhck! Anyways, real quick Moopost this morning. First off take a look at the above print by Eric Tan featuring a add for a karate class that could have made you an “all valley champion”. Well if not for Danny… frigg’n Daniel san. This really cool looking 18×24 inch print is available from Gallery 1988 and, c’mon, it’s gonna look awesome on your wall. According to the 1988 instagram page, the print (a 4 color silkscreen print on black paper) sells for $50.00 and is one of 100 signed editions. Keen.


Roller Derby and Super Babes!


Via Geekxgirls.com: Women on wheels being violent. Hell yeah. Check out this series of Teefury comic book/roller derby inspired t-shirts by illustrator Tom Kurzanski.zipz_gallery_criminal According to the teefury website each shirt (featuring either Poison Ivy, Bat Girl, Harely Quinn, Black Widow, Catwoman, or Scarlet Witch) sells for somewhere’s about $20.00, However, for about $80.00 you can get ’em on a cool pair of sneakers. Though I’ve posted a few sample images of Tom’s t-shirt work below, click the link above to see more of Tom’s work.

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