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Artist Profile: Khoa Ho’s illustrated silhouettes of superheroes, highlighting their past and present

 

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San Francisco-based artist Khoa Ho has released volume two of his ongoing Superheroes – Past/Present poster series. It features illustrated silhouettes of well-known comic book superheroes that highlight their past and present.

Prints of Khoa‘s volume one and two posters are available to purchase online at Hero Complex Gallery.

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 Artist Profile: Khoa Ho’s illustrated silhouettes of superheroes

Captain AmericaThe Soldier – Captain America

ThorThe God – Thor

Wonder WomanThe Amazon – Wonder Woman

Green LanternThe Pilot – Green Lantern

images via Khoa Ho

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CW’s “Arrow” casts Katrina Law to play Nyssa al Ghul

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In the second season of the CW network’s Arrow is bringing to the story yet another somewhat well known DC Comics figure. To be played by Taiwanese-American actress Katrina Law, most known for her role as Mira on Starz’s Spartacus, the newcomer delves deeper into the DC mythos than we’d perhaps expected to see.

We’ve already heard legendary Gotham villain Ra’s al Ghul name mentioned and it appears that in at least one episode upcoming we will meet his daughter. However, it won’t be the daughter you immediately think of. That’s right, instead of Talia al Ghul, Katrina Law has been cast as the lesser known, younger half sister, Nyssa al Ghul.

Who is Nyssa al Ghul? Well, she’s an assassin who was the product of a romantic Baltic night between Ra’s al Ghul and an unnamed Russian woman. She is a relative newcomer to the DC Universe, making her first appearance in 2003′s Detective Comics #783. She tracked down her absent father and he in turn took her in and showed her the ropes, aka the League of Assassins. This is likely (obviously) where the character of the comics will meet up with the character of Arrow.

Katrina Law (born 1 January 1985 in Deptford, NJ) represented New Jersey in the Miss Teen USA Pageant. Law is also the lead singer and bass player in her band “Soundboard Fiction”. In 2011, Law completed an action-oriented project called “3 Minutes” with director Ross Ching, producers Don Le and George Wang, starring Harry Shum, Jr., Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and herself. Law’s mother is Taiwanese.

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Elodie Yung mentioned on short list for female lead in Batman vs. Superman… Might she be the next Wonder Woman?

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Talk is heating up about the possibility that Wonder Woman will show up in Batman vs. Superman. Directed by Zack Snyder, the movie will star Henry Cavill reprising his role as the Man of Steel, and Ben Affleck stepping into the role of the Caped Crusader. But it’s rumored that they might also be casting for the role of Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman.

According to Variety, actresses Gal Gadot, Elodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko have tested for the movie’s female lead, who is described as “tall, brunette, athletic and exotic” — and sounds a lot like a certain superheroic Amazonian princess from DC Comics fame.

Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France. Her father is Cambodian and her mother is French. She graduated from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and also has a Master Degree in Law from La Sorbonne. Yung appeared in the 2011 film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as Miriam Wu, a romantic interest of Lisbeth Salander. In 2013, she appeared on the silver screen as a ninja Jinx in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

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Square Enix gets creative with their DC Comics VARIANT line of collectibles

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Square Enix, the Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company that is best known for its role-playing video game franchises including the Final Fantasy series, has some recent additions to their line of “Play Artscollectible figures. Teaming up with DC Comics, and getting the permission to come up with their own creative renditions of iconic characters, they have rolled out their DC Comics VARIANT line.

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Square Enix gets creative with their DC Comics VARIANT line

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