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Ronday Rousey Wants To Be Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Ronda Rousey is regarded as one of the biggest badasses on the planet, so it’s not all that surprising the professional fighter/occasional movie star is interested in playing the role of Captain Marvel, one of the Marvel comic universe’s biggest badasses.

Marvel, for their part, have noticed Rousey’s campaigning for the role.

Sarah wrote about what one Marvel exec said about Rousey potentially playing Captain Marvel.

To read the full story head over to Fightland here.

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Ant Man Ruined My Moment Of Twitter Glory

The red arrow points to 'Polaris2015' trending second in Canada

The red arrow points to ‘Polaris2015’ trending second in Canada

There are a couple reasons why Risky Fuel has been unusually quiet in recent weeks.

The first was because Sarah and I went to the family cottage for our annual 10-day hideout/detox/escape/reason to photograph dead fish on the beach.

The second was, upon returning to the city, diving headlong into my responsibilities as the minister of propaganda for the Polaris Music Prize and its kinda-a-big-deal 2015 Short List reveal which took place on July 16.

The 10 albums on said Short List turned out to be a mighty fine cross-section of music well worth arguing over. More important to my professional vanity, however, was how hot we were with #Polaris2015 on the socials and the medias and such.

It turns out we were very hot. As in #1 hot. Well, #1 except for one thing hot…

A fucking Ant-Man promoted tweet.

Nearly four hours after the Short List was revealed on the 16th #Polaris2015 was still holding the #2 spot (see above photo), which, when you think about it, is an amazing coup for a few Polaris peeps like myself working behind the curtain and a bunch of Polaris jurors ranting about it on Twitter. We were even smashing the Emmys in Canada.

Anyway, back to Ant Man, the third stupidest Avenger behind only Gilgamesh, a guy with a cow on his head, and Demolition Man, a sadsack composed of leftover parts from discarded Wolverine and Daredevil action figures. Basically, all my Polaris efforts got crushed underfoot from one mighty Giant Man-like stomp by the Marvel-Disney Industrial Complex and this means I’ll probably never get the professional respect I deserve for my efforts last week.

I’m not bitter, but I’m pretty sure this is the sort of thing that acts as a catalyst for people to become supervillains. So if somewhere, somehow, in the darkest reaches of the internet you start to hear whispers of a foul 01010 spirit named Twittroll, whose power is to hijack brand promo tweets with foreign language Baywatch fanclub Twitter mobs, well, it wasn’t me.

 

 

[P.S. I’m pretty sure I’m still going to go see Ant-Man.]

[P.P.S. If dorksticks like Ant-Man get movies, there should definitely be films based on way more awesome people like Alpha Flight, The Micronauts and ROM, Space Knight.]

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Fallon Fox Is A Super Hero

Fallon Fox

Fallon Fox

Fallon Fox is best known as a transgender pro mma fighter, but she once tried her hand at designing a serious comic book.

Sarah spoke to Fox about it for Fightland.

To read the story, go here.

 

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Top 30 Superhero Songs: A Music Playlist

Prince's Batdance

Prince’s Batdance

When the Fan Expo blew through Toronto recently I used the opportunity to hunt down a bunch of the best superhero-themed songs I could find for Huffington Post Music Canada.

The resulting list wasn’t just songs about Batman and Superman, but also songs about Silver Surfer, The Hulk, Ghost Rider, Magneto and a whole lot more.

To check out the full list go here.

 

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Polaris People For The Week Of May 3 (Austra! Drake! Colin Stetson!)

Members of Austra

Members of Austra

The latest edition of my Polaris People column is online over at the Polaris Music Prize website.

This time we investigate Austra‘s new video, look over the coverage of Colin Stetson‘s new album and mourn the (maybe) loss of Drake’s fancy automobile.

To read the column, go here.

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Monocyte/Saltillo And The Koffin Kats In Rue Morgue

Monocyte, an unholy comic

Monocyte, an unholy comic

This one’s a bit of a follow: There’s a great new comic book series called Monocyte by artist/musician Menton J. Matthews III and writer Kasra Ghanbari about this badass servant of death named Monocyte who goes around killing everything. Menton also has a creepy-awesome violin industrial trip-hop thing (seriously) called Saltillo. Saltillo just put out an album called Monocyte that’s almost like a companion soundtrack to the comics.

Anyway, Aaron wrote about the whole thing in old fashioned print form for issue #120 of Rue Morgue.

He also wrote a review of The Koffin Kats new album as well.

You can find out more about the latest Rue Morgue issue by going here.

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