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  • Popfunk Artist Surpasses His Goal!

    Posted on January 23, 2012 by PopFunk

    As you may recall, earlier this month we shared Popfunk artist Mike Schwartz's Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of his comic's first anthology. Well, we're pleased to report that thanks to generous donations from family, friends and fans alike, Mike has nearly doubled (!) his funding goal. Oceanverse: The Collected Edition will become a reality this summer! In the meantime, check out this nice write-up on the campaign in the latest issue of St. Clair Shores Sentinel. Nice job, Mike!

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  • Trailer: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Posted on December 20, 2011 by PopFunk

    Finally! The first extended look at Christopher Nolan's sure-to-be epic conclusion to his Batman trilogy is here! Behold, the gritty trailer for The Dark Knight Rises (2012 Summer release). Whoa. Popfunk is also excited to announce a full line of officially licensed Dark Knight Rises shirts coming at you May 25, 2012! A cool eight weeks before the big July 20, 2012 movie release date. Now go reload that trailer and watch it a few more times in giddy anticipation. We are.

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  • Holiday Guide to Comic Action Figures and Gifts

    Posted on December 16, 2011 by PopFunk

    Comic book heroes have exploded further into the mainstream in 2011 with more movies and collectables than ever. Yet, as the genre's history has shown, one of the most celebrated ways of collecting superhero wares (aside from comics themselves) are their action figure likenesses. Perfect for the holiday season that is upon us, here are a few of the newest and hottest action figures and gifts currently on the market. Arkham City is still fresh in the game systems of Batman enthusiasts around the world and DC Comics has just released a new series of figures to celebrate the game. With a line that includes a buff, unmasked Batman figure, the sexy and neurotic Harley Quinn and a bo-staff sporting Robin, DC is unleashing the figures upon the comic community on December 21. Hovering around six and half inches tall, these collectables reflect the dark feel of the video game with mostly sharp black coloring and some deep red hues.
    Holiday Guide to Comic Action Figures and Gifts
    2011 was a banner year for the Green Lantern franchise as it spawned not only two roller coaster rides at Six Flags Parks featuring the comic's name, but also the multi-million dollar blockbuster film based on the comic book. Already on their fifth series of Green Lantern figurines, DC Comics has created four more action figures based on characters for the classic comic including Guy Gardner, Sinestro, Soranik Natu and Brother Warth. Let these Lanterns police your action figure collection like they do the universe and prove the competition is futile.
    Holiday Guide to Comic Action Figures and Gifts
    While that other comic supergroup might be coming to theatres sooner, DC's Justice League will have it's day soon enough as the film project may come to fruition as soon as 2015. The news alone of a potential movie has League fans clamoring for anything Superman, Aquaman or Wonder Woman. For your favorite comic book lover this holiday season, the perfect place to start is the latest line of Justice Leagure figures, which features The Joker, Poison Ivy, Batman, Wonder Woman and more. Sculpted in a stunning fashion, the figurines of Justice League: Series 3 are immense and ready to impress.
    Holiday Guide to Comic Action Figures and Gifts

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  • Our Favorite Holiday Comics From DC

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by PopFunk

    Everyone gets excited about this time of year, and it's no different here at Popfunk. Forget building snowmen. Leave the sled in the garage. Give us some sugar cookies, a blanket, and a stack of holiday comics and we'll be set straight through the New Year. Here are some of our faves from DC. DC Infinite Holiday Special DC Infinite Holiday Special In this holiday issue, Superman plans to impersonate Santa Claus to prove to a young boy that he is real... Until Batman convinces him there are more heroic acts to partake in. Though Superman agrees, he decides to deliver the presents to the boy anyway. And who should he see the young kids screaming for when he gets there? Batman as... Santa Claus. DC Universe Holiday Special 2008 DC Universe Holiday Special 2008 This one includes 10 stories with some of the DC's greatest superheroes. Holiday action from classic good guys like Superman, Supergirl, Batman & Robin, Green Lantern and more. The Night the Mob Stole X-Mas The Night the Mob Stole X-Mas Released in March 1979, this holiday comic features Batman and Plastic Man working together to defend Christmas against a crew of greedy mobsters. Christmas 'Round the World Christmas 'Round the World Superman spends this issue reuniting refugee children with their families and learns how other cultures celebrate Christmas in the process. Merry Christmas, Justice League of America... Now Die! Merry Christmas, Justice League of America...Now Die! Santa Claus joins the world's greatest superheroes in this holiday comic. Sounds innocent enough, right? But judging from the cover, it looks like the Justice League might regret its decision to let someone new into the group after all.... So those are a few of our favorite holiday comics. What about you? Which issues do you reach for to get your fill of crime-fighting, yule tide cheer?

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  • The Best Gifts for Geeks

    Posted on December 1, 2011 by PopFunk

    This gift guide provides you with the best gifts for geeks that you can buy this holiday season. After going through this list, you will no longer wonder what in the world to get that one groovy geek on your list. Green Lantern Bookends These unique bookends are perfect for the working geeks who decorate their desks. Geeks will love using these book ends to hold in place items such as their comics, graphic novels and favorite superhero movies. Green Lantern Bookends Monopoly - Justice League of America Collector’s Edition Two American classics brought together as one. Give this collector’s edition board game as a gift which is sure to please any geek on your list. Batman Character Apron Geeks do have hobbies unrelated to superheroes, but it doesn’t mean they can’t interrelate their favorite. This Batman Character Apron is perfect for the geek who likes to do non-geeky things too, like cook. Batman Character Apron   Walking Dead Rise and Feed Premium Enamel Lighter The perfect gift to give that geek on your list who is obsessed with the hit comic series, The Walking Dead. Give them a gift they can carry with them wherever they go and a lighter they will make sure not to lose. Cover Girls of the DC Universe Poker Set Deluxe poker set equipped with two 54-card decks, 300 poker chips, five red dice and includes two keys to unlock the metal carrying case. This unique poker set is the ultimate gift for any geek. DC Poker Set The Art of Vintage DC Comics: 100 Postcards Perfect for the geek on your list who lives far from family and friends. This set includes 100 postcards of many superheroes. A great way to keep in touch with loved ones in style. Wonder Woman Vintage Comic Tin Tote This small fun collectible is a great for a geek who is on-the-go. Perfect for carrying lunch and other goodies throughout the day. Give this gift to the geek on your list and you will be thanked! Wonder Woman in Tin Tote DC Comics Shot Glass Perfect for the partying geeks on your list. This 6-pack of shot glasses includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, The Flash and Green Lantern. Shot glasses stamped with six of the BEST superheroes on them, what more could they ask for? Batman: Arkham Asylum T-Shirt This is the best gift for geeks who love to wear superhero clothing. The shirt includes an amazingly detailed design of Batman from the movie, Batman: Arkham Asylum. Batman T-Shirt DC Comics Heroines Bandz Bracelets These Bandz include bracelets in the designs of Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Woman which make them perfect for the fashion-friendly geek on your gift list. They can trade them with friends for other superheroes! Comic Toilet Paper If you’re looking for a gift to lighten the mood from the pressure of gift-giving, this is it. Could be a great decorative piece for a geeky guest bathroom, too! Comic Toilet Roll There you have it; these are the best gifts for geeks out there. If you’re trying to impress friends with your super-comic, superhero skills this is the way to do it.

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  • Elvis and Marilyn Monroe Live Again in Online Game

    Posted on November 7, 2011 by PopFunk

    Taking your turn as an immortal entertainment icon will soon be just a mouse click away thanks to the folks at Entertainment Games. Their free-to-play episodic adventure game called Retro World will be launching November 8 on Facebook before expanding to Google+ and tablet devices. In it, we'll see Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe live again within the game, just not necessarily as themselves.
    Retro World
    In an interesting twist, Presley and Monroe will actually play characters within the story-driven game. In the first Retro World launch, "Owl Files", Monroe will play a '60s era spy. A future series will feature Presley as a doctor, much like his last film role, Change of Habit. This format will allow the stars to continue appearing over time in multiple levels as multiple characters. Additionally, users will be able to explore the entire game world with both icons as custom avatars that will be made available for purchase. Entertainment Games hopes to tap into the baby boomer audience that has heretofore been very responsive to other Facebook games. "We think the new generation of gamers is the 40-plus crowd," President Gene Mauro explained. "They don't want games that look like Saturday morning cartoons. They wants something that appeals to them visually, and has actual gameplay at the core. Story-driven adventure games helped advance the game industry forward 20 years ago, and we believe what is old is new again." While that remains to be seen, there is no doubt that Elvis and Marilyn will be forever in style. Here at Popfunk, we've made it our business to keep it that way. Check out our wide variety of Elvis shirts and Marilyn Monroe shirts!
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  • How To Do Zombie Makeup for Halloween

    Posted on October 25, 2011 by PopFunk

    Halloween is just around the corner, and many of you may be wondering How To Do Zombie Makeup.  We at Popfunk know a thing or two about Zombies, and are here to give you a step-by-step guide on how to get that back from the dead look.  Zombie T Shirts

    What You Will Need

    Paintbrush Q-tips Liquid latex White cream face makeup Translucent face powder Color makeup palette (red, yellow, blue, green, black) Purple or black lipstick Fake blood (can be purchased or made at home from recipes below)

    How to Do Zombie Makeup

    Corpse-like pale skin: First you will need to cover the face and neck area with a light layer of white cream makeup.  You can apply the makeup using either a sponge or your fingertips, but remember two things: less is more, and blending is key.  You don’t want a caked on appearance, but rather a faint ghostly glow. Feel free to add shades of green and red under the cheekbones for a sullen look. Set the cream makeup with a translucent powder, so that it stays in place and does not sweat or melt off. Veins: Next, you can use a thin paintbrush to draw black and red veins across the face.  Make sure the veins emerge from the edge of the face near the hairline and move inward toward the center of the face. Bruised eye sockets: Blot red makeup over the entire eye socket and top of the eyelid. Then add a light layer of blue coloring over the red, and extend yellow shading out from the edges. Blend well. The Zombie Bite: Using a Q-Tip, apply liquid latex to the neck as a base.  Use a hair dyer to solidify the liquid latex, which will probably take around 2-minutes to be completely dry. Next, cover the entire base with black makeup, and deepen the center with deep red. Blend the bite into the rest of your neck by adding bruising.  Use fingers to pat a dark blue ring around the black rim of latex. Blend red outward over the blue and add yellow blotches to give realistic look.  Add blood to the wound for an oozing gory addition. The Hungry Mouth: Blacken teeth for a truly disturbing touch, using Mehron Tooth F-X (lasts all day and tastes like mint) or by dabbing black lipstick. Apply purple or black lipstick to the lips. Drool a generous amount of blood from mouth and chin. Clothing: Last but not least, rip, slash, wrinkle, and dirty the clothing you will be wearing to really look like you are the living dead. Blood: Arguably the most important part of the Zombie Makeup is the blood.  You will need to add blood to your clothing, your face, your mouth, your zombie bite, and body to achieve the most horrifying and gruesome presence. You can purchase fake blood from any costume shop or Halloween store, but we suggest you make your own blood following the recipes below.  There are different blood recipes listed for their purpose, including scabby realistic blood, bright red blood, scabs and more.  Try them for yourself! Clothing spray blood, with a bright red appearance (will stain!) 1/4 cup water 4 drops of red food coloring Thin dark blood, perfect for smearing on clothing or walls 1/4 cup water 8 drops of red food coloring 4 TBS corn syrup 2 drops yellow food coloring 1 drop green food coloring Thick realistic Blood with a dark tint for skin 2 TBSP Corn syrup 4 drops of red food coloring 1 tsp cocoa mix Gross blood with flakes of skin and scabs inside- great for wounds! 2 TBSP Corn syrup 1/2 tsp dried onion flakes 1/4 tsp water 6 drops red food coloring 1 tsp cocoa mix Dripping blood, reddish brown and perfect consistency for dripping down your chin, arms, walls or windows 2 TBS corn syrup 2 drops red food coloring 1/4 tsp cocoa mix Scabs 1/2 TBS corn starch 1 tsp water 1/4 tsp corn syrup 3/4 tsp onion flakes (1 tsp corn flakes or bran flakes will work, too) 1 drop red food coloring 1 drop yellow food coloring Instructions: Clump the mixture onto your skin, keeping in mind that the red food coloring will leave a light stain after the scab is removed. As the scab dries, it will look darker and the clumps will become more prominent. Fake chunks of doughy flesh 2 TBS corn starch 4 tsp water 2 drops red food coloring 1/4 tsp cocoa mix Instructions: Add all of the cornstarch to the bowl. Add only 2 tsp water. Stir. Add 2 drops of food coloring. Stir. Add 2 more tsp of water and another drop of food coloring, stir. Add 1/4 tsp of water. Stir until you have a good, rubbery texture, then add cocoa as the last ingredient. You will need to press the mixture against the side of the bowl in order to blend. Use those muscles! Well, there you have it! Let us know if you have any of your own tips on how to do zombie makeup and show us your pictures as Zombies for Halloween!  

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  • Top 10 Most Expensive Comics

    Posted on August 10, 2011 by PopFunk

    This post is brought to you by the DC Originals T-Shirt Collection at Popfunk.com and Totally Top 10. Comic books were available for less than a dollar an issue back in the day, but now the value of some well-known issues have increased tremendously over the years. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on one, or even more of these issues, you could be the owner of a small fortune. Here is a list of the top ten most expensive comic books of all time.  

    10. Amazing Fantasy, No. 15

    This August 1960′s 15th issue of Amazing Fantasy marked the debut of Spider-Man. The comic book series was scheduled for cancellation, but when Marvel received high reviews and sales went skyrocketing, The Amazing Spider-Man was released as a full-time comic series. Spider-Man was created by famous writer Stan Lee, and has since become one of the most well-known Marvel Comics characters. Value: $280,000

    9. Flash Comics, No. 1

    This comic series and issue debuted in January of 1940. It introduced the characters of both Flash and Hawkman into the comic world. The value of this first issue is estimated to be around 289,000 dollars. Value: $289,000

    8. More Fun Comics, No. 52

    More Fun Comics ran only 12 years, from 1935 to 1947. The 52nd issue of this comic’s ephemeral lifetime marked the introduction of The Spectre to comic book fans. More Fun Comics, No. 52 is valued at nearly 316,000 dollars. Value: $316,000

    7. Batman, No. 1

    After Batman’s popular series in Detective Comics, it received it’s own comic book in the spring of 1940. This issue was the first to include Robin, Batman’s sidekick. Robin was created in order to attract younger readers to the comic book world. Value: $359,000

    6. Marvel Comics, No. 1

    The fact that the first issue of Marvel Comics is an immensely valuable issue should come as no surprise, since Marvel Comics is one of the most well-known comics of all time. This October issue featured characters such as The Human Torch, Submariner, and Masked Raider. Since this first issue, Marvel Comics has featured many superheroes including Spiderman, The Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man. Value: $367,000

    5. Detective Comics, No. 1

    For numerous years, fans of Detective Comics have rivaled with fans of Marvel Comics over which comic sports the best group of superheroes and villians. The first issue of Detective Comics was debuted in March of 1937. Since then, Detective Comics has gone on to publish 888 issues, and is the longest publiched American comic book. Detective Comics is best known for its introduction of iconic superheroes such as Batman and Superman. Value: $405,000

    4. All-American Comics, No. 16

    The 16th issue of All-American Comics marked the initial appearance of the well-known comic book character The Green Lantern. The Green Lantern was the result of a collaboration of Bob Kane, the inventor of Batman, and artist Martin Nodell. Value: $430,000

    3. Superman, No. 1

    Althoug Superman first appeared in Action Comics, the popularity of this superhero led to a full comic book series to be dedicated to Superman. This first issue of the Superman comics is estimated at 671,000 dollars. Value: $671,000

    2. Detective Comics, No. 27

    Detective Comics, issue number 27, is where Batman made his debut appearance. The comic was released in May of 1939, where it was sold for only 10 cents. Batman was originally referred to as “The Bat-Man”, and is known in the comic book world as “the world’s greatest detective”. Today, this issue is now valued at $1.38 million. Value: $1.38 million

    1. Action Comics, No. 1

    Action Comics made its debut to the world in June of 1938. This comic book series was the first to introduce the famous superhero Superman. Stephen Fisher, a leading comic book expert, suggests that the first issue of Action Comics was a pivotal point for the comic book world. Before this first issue, comic books were not very popular, and there wasn’t even such a thing as a “superhero”. Superman is often recognized as the first American comic book superhero, and is still one of the most popular superheroes to date. Action Comics No. 1 is estimated to be valued at 1.5 million dollars. Value: $1.5 million   How much would you be willing to pay for these comics? Comment below and tell us which comic you would shell out the big bucks for!

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  • Live Long and Prosper Forever on Netflix

    Posted on July 19, 2011 by PopFunk

    This remixed repost is brought to you by the Star Trek T Shirt Collection at popfunk.com and sliceofscifi.com
    Per an agreement with CBS/ Paramount and Netflix, now Trekkies can get their fill of four of the five Star Trek series with a Netflix account.
    Viewers can indulge in their pick of classic Star Trek, Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise. DS9 will be viewable in October 2011.
    Now that summer has officially commenced, here's a perfect reason to avoid the sun's fiery backlash and create the perfect space to dwell.  Order a pizza and make it a Netflix night.
    Who turned you on to Star Trek? A family member? Friend? Or were you born a trekkie??

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  • iHEARTradio

    Posted on July 12, 2011 by PopFunk

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    This re-mixed repost is brought to you by the Marilyn Monroe T Shirt Collection at popfunk.com and Entertainment Weekly writer Sandra Gonzalez. Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and Nicki Minaj helm star-studded lineup for Ryan Seacrest-hosted iHeartRadio Music Festival This fall, Las Vegas will welcome some of the biggest names in pop music—and one tiny host. Today, Clear Channel announced a monstrously huge line-up of A-list musicians for the iHeartRadio Music Festival, set to take place Sept. 23 and 24 and celebrate the launch of iHeartRadio, the company’s free digital radio service that combines Clear Channel’s broadcast and digital stations. The line-up includes: Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler (no Aerosmith?), The Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Jane’s Addiction, Nicki Minaj, John Mayer, David Guetta, Rascal Flatts, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Sublime with Rome and special performances from Usher and Sting, with more to be announced, according to a press release. Details on pre-sale tickets are available at facebook.com/iHeartRadio and tickets will also be available to the general public beginning July 16 at iHeartRadio.com. Sound Off: What's your summer soundtrack sounding like? Who are you dying to see perform before Old Man Winter returns??

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