MARVEL’S STAR WARS LAUNCH PARTY – 01/14/2014

Come out to Laughing Ogre Comics next Wednesday, 01/14/15, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to hang out with your favorite Ogres and the 501st to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Star Wars launch!!

This is an all ages event and encourage all little ones to come out to hang with the Empire, they’re never too young to learn the ways of the Dark Side… ;)

Via Diamond, “Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor.”

May the Force be with you…

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STAFF PICKS FOR 01/07/2015!!!

A new year, a new week in comics. Check out this week’s top favorite comics from your friends at Laughing Ogre!

Ugliest Comic Characters (a fun post courtesy of animamic forum)

There is a saying that goes “Beauty is only skin deep, ugly goes to the bone”, and it is very true in the world of super heroes and villains. There are deformities in super heroes and villains that can only be loved by its genuine followers This article identifies some of the most hideous characters in the world of comics, excluding the so-called “mutants” because that category will have a list of its own. So here are our top picks for this category.

The Thing

Ben Grimm’s transformation to The Thing made him one of the ugliest comic characters. He has gone through a rough life, including the love story of his best friend and former crush. Reed Richard’s carelessness left Ben to become the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing that comes with the worst dumps ever.

Spawn

Also known as Al Simmons, Spawn’s complexion is like the skin of extra crispy fried chicken. He is practically masked all the time because that is what going to hell will do to you.

Deadpool

Another character that looks like a combination of Spawn and Freddy Krueger. Thankfully his face is concealed by his mask. Underneath it is a visage that is a perfect candidate for a skin graft surgery or neck tightening cream advertisment

Toxic Avenger

A splash of toxic chemicals would turn someone into a misshapen monster rather than a super hero as many other comics portray.

Rorschach

Most people consider Walter Kovacs as physically ugly, but we can’t make any agreement on that statement. What we agree on is that his strong will in cleaning the filthiest hobos is on point.

Freak (Spider-Man)

What in the world is that creature? Is he an animal hybrid of some sort? It is not surprising to find him as a drug addict, surely Meth is one hell of a drug.

M.O.D.O.K.

Forgetting what his acronym stands for, this villain is the Humpty Dumpty look-a-like. What we are sure of is that he had a tremendous blunder on a huge ugly tree.

Mole Man

It would not be surprising that this funny looking creature came from the underground. He looks like a sewer rat who usually dines on its own boogers.

Two-Face

The handsome face of Harvey Dent was split into half by a corrosive chemical splash that left one side horribly disfigured. Having a split personality, he started a movement against justice and order which often clashes with the Dark Knight. If we are his wife, he will be forced to wear a sack over the half of his face all the time.

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STAFF PICKS FOR 01/07/2016!!!

Why A Real Life Spider-Man Would Need Impossibly Large Feet To Scale Walls

If humans were to be able to scale walls and buildings like the comic book character Spider-Man, we would need incredibly large feet: those that can fit into a US size 114 shoe. Latest research by Cambridge University has found that geckos are the largest animals that can use sticky feet to cling to vertical surfaces.

As animals become larger, their body surface area relative to their body volume decreases. This means that larger animals would need to have a larger proportion of their body surface area covered with adhesive materials in order to stick to walls.

Compared to the gecko, the minuscule mite needs roughly 200 times less of their body surface for adhesive pads.

Humans would require 40% of their body surface covered in adhesive in order to scale walls like geckos. This would be equivalent to 80% of the front of our body, or ridiculously large size 114 sticky feet.

We cannot start to imagine how life would be like if we all had such gigantic feet. Perhaps foot massage will become incredibly therapeutic? Masseuses would probably need bear-sized hands though or perhaps foot massage machines (see review of top rated foot massagers on beyondtalk.net) can be made super-sized too.