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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.

Enjoy!

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Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Meets Bionic Woman Doll

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The Ultra Realistic Doll Repaints of Noel Cruz!

Good evening El Moochadores! While scrolling through the latest and greatest to be featured on Deviant Art I came across the incredibly talented work of artist Noel Cruz (aka: Noeling). Cruz has a knack for painting i_and_my___little_elvira___by_noeling-d30bztn(or re-painting) dolls and miniatures. Check out the feature re-paints above of Linda Carter Wonder Woman and Lindsay Wagner’s Bionic Woman. Cruz adds a level of depth and detail that is eerily realistic. Almost like having your own little Humunculus Linda Carter at home. Is that weird? Not that I’m into dolls mind you. As a boy I had “action figures.” Way different. Anyways, check out a small sample of Cruz’s work below but hit the links above to see way more. These’s Dolls were being sold on Ebay, but I think that they have since sold. Damn. Missed out on getting my own little Linda Carter… action figure.

Enjoy!

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The Morning Moo…

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Some What Current News from Not News Guys…

Good morning El Moochadores! The damn brakes need fix’n! I hate it when real life stuff fucks with my made up world. Shit…

New “Robert Valley” Wonder Woman from DC Collectibles!

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Via Comic Book Resources (CBR): Check out this incredibly cool new statuette from DC Collectibles based on the wonderful short animations by Robert Valley. There isn’t much information about the statue, but check out a promo video for it below along with one of the animations!

Star Wars Games On Gog.com

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Maybe if you’re more tech-savvy then I am, then you’ve already found a way to get old games like these, but I’m not tech-savvy. Hell, I barely know how to use twitter. So, I think it’s kind of cool that these older Star Wars games are now available for digital download. According to Starwars.com, the website Gog.com is now offering classic Lucas Arts games like: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, Galactic Battlegrounds, and (my favorite) X-Wing: Alliance! The games range in price form $4.99 to $9.99, which is a bit much, if I were asked. But I wasn’t asked. Okay, I loved playing these games, a long time ago in a… never mind, but c’mon $9.99 for Tie Fighter? Bring it down a bit Gog.com. The economy is only good for the rich right now.

Okay folks! I’m off to do stuff I hate doing. Keep check back to the site for more stuff today!

later!

HEROES by Dave Merrell

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Via Geektyrant: Good morning El Moochadores, and there’s no better way to kick off the day than with a some cool superhero art! Check these great illustrations of popular heroes by artist Dave Merrell. Merrell has a site full of wonderful art work but today we’re just focusing on the works that feature Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Superman, Wonderwoman, and Batman!

Enjoy!

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Wonder Woman: A Short by Rainfall Films

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This is by far one of the best fan films I’ve seen in awhile! Check out Wonder Woman by Rainfall Films! The short film stars Rileah Vanderbilt as Wonder Woman and was directed by Sam Balcomb. DC! Get off your ass and make this movie already, or at least give these guys a truck full of money to make this into a feature length film. This girl is about as Wonder Woman as anyone is ever going to get!

enjoy!

DC Women by J-Estacado!

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Good morning El Moochadores! I’m in a rush to get to work, but I didn’t want to start the day without at least one ‘moo post. So, check out DC Women by illustrator J-Estacado! J-Estacado (aka Cédric Poulat) is a French artist who specializes in pin-up art! Click the link above to see more of his work!

Now I’m off to earn a minimum wage!

Dungeon League—Awesome Comic/RPG Toys by Sillof

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Hey El Moochadors, check out these awesome looking custom toys by Sillof. They’re like Dungeon and Dragon versions of the more popular DC Comics’ characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash). Sillof has done some amazing looking stuff before (especially his Star Wars mash-ups) and definitely worth taking some time to check out. Anyhow, I gotta run, but check out the figures below. Later!

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DC Nation – Wonder Woman Animations!!!

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Via DC Comics & Geek Tyrant: A few weeks past I posted about the first Wonder Woman short animation put out by DC Comics and now here are the rest! Check out parts 2 and 3 and (just for fun) I also threw in a short Batman animation. So, kick back and watch some groovy cartoons folks!

Enjoy!

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DC Nation – Wonder Woman – Part 2 (full)

DC Nation – Wonder Woman – Part 3 (full)

DC Nation – The Riddler – “Riddle Me This” (full)

JL8 by Yale Stewart

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Hey El Moochadores! Recently I’ve been having a lot of fun reading JL8, which is a great Webcomic created by independent comic artist Yale Stewart.devid_2012_by_yalestewart-d5lq7xe Loosely based on DC comics characters that make up the Justice League (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Martian Manhunter) but in a Muppet Babies sort of way.little_league_fcbd_by_yalews-d4yzro2 JL8 imagines a much younger version of the JLA attending an elementary school together. Stewarts comic series has a positive vibe and his incredible artistic talent make the strip a fun read. Click the link above for the JL8 website or go to Yale Stewarts Deviant Art page to see more of his brilliant work! I’ve posted a few strips below but this is just a small sample of what’s out there!

Enjoy!

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Awesome Wonder Woman Fan Film Trailer

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I think I learned the hard way today that dark chocolate and canned chicken don’t mix well. My stomach was rolling so bad after lunch I had to bail work early and rush home. Felt like I was about to explode out of both ends… anyhow… Jesus, my colon was twitching like a rabbit on crack… what was I posting about?

Oh yeah, check out this great looking Wonder Woman fan film I came across earlier (via GeekTyrant.com). Who ever did the casting did a great job on the Nazis…’cause, you know, they look like Nazis. I can’t really say what that is, you just kind of know it when you see it. I guess… Anyways, the trailer was directed by Jesse V. Johnson, and stars Nina Bergman as the Wonder Woman like hero. Lets hope they do more. I’ll post the video below for you to check out. Later!

Female Super Hero Fan Film from Jesse V. Johnson on Vimeo.

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