Links du Jour: New Pirates pics, Iron Man movie update, and Silly Superheroes

Pirates

  • I’ve recently come to the surprising realization that I’m the only person amongst my friends who actually likes Elizabeth Swan as a character. Even those who can’t help but acknowledge Keira Knightley’s tear-inducing hotness don’t like poor Elizabeth. I think she’s fascinating; especially after her actions at the end of Dead Man’s Chest, but depending on how you feel about it, you may or may not be interested in the new Pirates promo images that have been released and are pretty Keira-centric.

Superheroes

  • Iron Man movie director Jon Favreau talks a little on his MySpace page about the movie, and especially the still from it that accompanies this story. Short version: we’ll see both the old, clunky-but-cool, gray armor and the modern red-and-gold armor. Both of which are being designed by Stan Winston, which is cool.
  • I don’t care much for superhero parodies because frankly, I think straightforward superhero comics do a great job of parodying themselves and don’t need a “keen” observer to point out how ridiculous they can be. But as I’ve learned in talking with Jamie Baker, there’s a distinction between Superhero Parody and Silly Superheroes. Jamie writes and draws Rocket Rabbit, one of the funniest, silliest superhero books I’ve ever read. The Tick is another great one, obviously. And now Jamie has also introduced me to yet another: The Possum. It’s The Possum that has me posting about this today, but if you don’t know Rocket Rabbit already (and you like the Silly), you definitely need to check that out too.

Hm. Kinda slow day, I guess.

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