Adorable Asian kids in Halloween costumes

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The baby from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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The happiest baby monkey you’ll ever find.

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The “Oh, I’m a panda!” baby.

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The baby who’s clearly a strong, hammer-wielding god.

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The lost baby penguin.

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The cutest baby ewok ever. EVER.

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The baby who can beat you up.

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The very-serious-about-his-cosplay Naruto baby.

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The tiny Totoro.

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The GIANT Totoro.

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Baby Kiki and her Delivery Service.

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Baby Chun Li…

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…and her twin sister.


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What could be cuter than this little Mario?

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Little Mario and Luigi!

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A baby Cheeseburger that doesn’t seem to know what’s going on.

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A baby lobster that knows exactly what’s going on.

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Lots and lots…

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.. of adorable..

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.. BABY SUHSI!

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Last, but certainly not least is the baby who doesn’t care what holiday you think it is.

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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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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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Sailors assemble! Artist reimagines the cast of Sailor Moon as Marvel’s Avengers

 

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No one was really that shocked when Sailor Moon became a hit with its target market of little girls shortly after the anime started airing in 1992. Nor was anyone’s mind completely blown when the show started attracting older female viewers too, since its script had plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor mixed with some honestly compelling drama.

The big surprise, though, was just how many guys the show pulled in, as Sailor Moon built a male fan base of unprecedented size for what was ostensibly an anime for girls. While the central cast of five leggy ladies in sailor skirts obviously didn’t hurt, another key point in breaking down the barrier of entry for male viewers was the high quantity of action scenes in which Sailor Moon and her partners battled villains using their command of fire, thunder, and other awesome powers.

Looked at from that perspective, Sailor Moon isn’t so different from an American comic superhero team like The Avengers, something hammered home by this impressive crossover fan art.

The drawings were produced by artist Jei Shepard, who’s a fan of comics and video game originating on both sides of the Pacific. Not surprisingly, Jei, who also produces artwork on commission, lists The Avengers and the Sailor Senshi as two of her favorite ensemble casts, so she decided to combine the two. Rather than decking out the mighty men of Marvel in pleats and frills, Shepard instead chose to reimagine the Sailors as the members of the U.S. publisher’s hottest team.

Despite her crybaby tendencies, there’s no denying that when the chips are down, Sailor Moon stands up for what she believes in. Straightforward and honest, it’s easy to see why Shepard chose the series’ protagonist to suit up in this Captain America-inspired uniform.

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As the only Avenger whose superpower is “technology,” it’s obvious that the smartest of the Sailors should be the one to step into Iron Man’s shoes, so the job goes to girl genius Sailor Mercury, who’s repainted the suit to match her hair.

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Hawkeye gets a lot of flak for being one of the least intimidating Avengers. While Iron Man’s blasting foes with lasers and the Hulk is smashing them with his elementary school student-sized fists, Hawkeye has…a really nice compound bow?

Just think how much more fear the team could strike into the hearts of evildoers by replacing Hawkeye with Sailor Mars, who can make arrows out of fire.

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You could argue that since they both have green as their image color, Sailor Jupiter should be the Hulk. The fourth member of Sailor Moon’s squad is far too feminine to serve as a stand-in for the angry giant though. Not only that, she masters a number of lightning-based attacks as the series goes on, such as the Supreme Thunder Dragon, making her a perfect substitute for Thor, the God of Thunder.

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Finally, we come to Sailor Venus, who takes over for Black Widow. This is another sensible choice, as Black Widow is the only woman to fight alongside the Avengers in their recent Hollywood blockbuster, and within the Sailor Moon anime Venus is often referred to as being the most overtly feminine of the Sailor Senshi.

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Related: Jei Shepard’s Tumblr page
Sources: Kotaku JapanGeeko System
Images: Geeko System

 

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Artist Profile: Michael Cho’s superheroes are super retro

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Two things that really flourished during the ‘50s: illustration and comic books. Toronto-based artist and illustrator Michael Cho has perfectly combine those two trends in deliciously retro fashion, creating handmade fan art the old fashioned way. Featuring your favorite heroes of yesteryear – from Superman and Thor, to Batman and Ironman – his work is exceedingly positive and makes you feel that all is right in the world… and if it isn’t, he’ll show us who to turn to.

Much of Cho’s work breaks the digital mold, being created with the tools of the past – pens, pencils, watercolors and gouache – for that truly retro feel. His color palette is limited and communicates with bold strokes of black detailing. To get the often dynamic scenes composed just right, he often creates multiple sketches of his work before creating a final image.

Other themes Cho has followed include series’ featuring famous NBA stars, plenty of retro sci-fi, and a fantastic collection of Toronto back alleys (who knew they could look so inviting?). See more at his website or follow him on Twitter.

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Chinese theater accidentally uses fan-made THOR poster

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Because not even Marvel could think of viral marketing this great, a movie theater in China mistakenly used a fan-made “Thor: The Dark World” poster to promote the film.

The artwork in question shows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) clutching the villainous Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in a loving embrace; the actual poster shows Thor pulling the move on his girlfriend, Jane (Natalie Portman).

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What’s Behind Hollywood’s Asian Flirtation? China’s Box Office.

For three consecutive weeks, a hotly anticipated film featured an Asian actress playing the lead/love interest opposite the ubiquitous tortured white hunk. There’s Oscar-nominated Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi in the robots vs. monsters blockbuster Pacific Rim; former Thai pop star Yayaying Rhatha Phongam in Only God Forgives; and Japanese model/actress Tao Okamoto making Hugh Jackman’s blood boil in The Wolverine.

Studios are also tweaking their films to make them more Chinese-friendly. For example, Iron Man 3 added additional Chinese characters and scenes to its Chinese version. The change is not-too-subtle in Hollywood’s slate of future releases. Famous Asian names are part of ensemble casts in a host of hopeful blockbusters: there’s Tadanobu Asano in Thor: The Dark World; Maggie Q in Divergent; Ken Watanabe in Godzilla; Fan Bingbing in X-Men: Days of Future Past; and Li Bingbing inTransformers 4. Even so, the roles are usually supporting ones, around seventh, eighth, or ninth billing.

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