The Names of Marvel Superheroes and Villains Illustrated in Different Foreign Languages

Marvel Characters in Other Countries

Manchester-based artist James Chapman has created a series of illustrations that depict the names of Marvel superheroes and villains in various foreign languages. Iron Man translates to “The Iron One” in German, Spider-Man‘s iconic name transforms into “Pókember” in Hungarian, and more.

Some of these are from the comics and some are from the movies. They change their names more often than they change into their costumes.

Marvel Characters in Other Countries

Marvel Characters in Other Countries

Marvel Characters in Other Countries

Marvel Characters in Other Countries

images via James Chapman

A Fake 1990s-Style ‘Birdman’ Action Figure Television Commercial Celebrating the Film’s ‘Best Picture’ Oscar Win

Fox Searchlight has released a fantastic 1990s-style Birdman action figure television commercial to celebrate the film‘s recent “Best Picture” Oscar win. The parody of Saturday morning toy ads features two young boys playing with the action figure, battling his arch-nemesis The Condor, and listening as the Birdman figure yells “smells like balls!”

According to Fox Searchlight, a small series of Birdman action figures were actually given away in 2014 to promote the movie’s original release, but they are currently no longer available to purchase or win anywhere. There is, however, an interactive website allowing anyone to see and hear a virtual version of the figurine.

Hey kids! You too can now defeat Birdman’s arch-nemesis The Condor with this spiffy Birdman Action Figure! Batteries not included.

People Draw the Face of Spock From ‘Star Trek’ on Canadian Five-Dollar Banknotes to Honor Leonard Nimoy

Canadian Spock 5 Dollar Notes
artwork by Spock Your Fives

With the news of Leonard Nimoy‘s passing this past Friday, The Canadian Design Resource took it into their own hands to tweet an image of a Canadian five-dollar banknote with a drawing of Spock’s face over top of Canada’s seventh prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Facebook communities and groups such as Spocking Fives and Spock Your Fives feature a great collection of banknotes that have been “Spocked” by their members.

Although it is illegal to deface the bill, they are still acceptable to use for commercial purchases.

An image of the original Canadian five-dollar banknote for comparison:

Canadian 5 Dollar Note

Canadian Spock 5 Dollar Notes
artwork by Spock Your Fives

Canadian Spock 5 Dollar Notes
artwork by The Canadian Design Resource

by Myra Frost?
artwork by Myra Frost

images via Spocking Fives, Spock Your Fives, Design Canada, and Bank of Canada

via Quartz

An Honest Trailer for the Film ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

Revisit the buddy comedy that’s aged about as well as Jeff Daniels face.

Screen Junkies has created an honest trailer for the 2014 comedy film sequel Dumb and Dumber To starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne returned to the box office to deliver yet another package to a another pretty lady.

Harry and Lloyd are back in the comedy sequel we thought we wanted, but didn’t really: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’.

‘Puppets Understand’, A Cute New Song & Video by Kate Micucci & Tony Thaxton Explaining Why Puppets Make Great Pals

Puppets Understand” is a cute new song and video, written and performed by Kate Micucci and Tony Thaxton where the musical duo explains why puppets make great friends. The fun music video, directed by Cat Solen, was recently featured on a new episode of Nerdist Presents.

“Puppets Understand” was written by Kate Micucci and Tony Thaxton, directed by Cat Solen, and features puppeteers Jonah Ray, Erik Kuska, Adrian Leonard, Alex Griffin, Christine Papalexis, Christina Johns, Deanna Rooney, Maya Ferrara, Todd Cooper, Justin Hertner, Nikki Kelly, and Rose Shawhan.

Puppets Understand

image via Nerdist

An Honest Trailer for the Action-Adventure Video Game ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’

Voice actor Jon Bailey of Screen Junkies and Smosh recently teamed up to create an honest trailer (previously) for Batman: Arkham Asylum, the action-adventure video game based on the iconic DC Comics superhero Dark Knight.

You thought it would be easy to turn Batman into a cool video game. For 20 years, you were wrong. Now, revisit the 2009 sensation that made everyone say, “See!, now this is how you make a f!*$ng Batman game!” Arkham Asylum.