Blade vs Twilight

Google the title of this post and you’ll see more than a few people who’d like to see Marvel’s half human, half vamp hero stake Edward Cullen and co. I actually just watched the most recent Twilight flick and though it looks better than the previous 2 instalments, it’s still rather dull. At least it makes fun of the fad surrounding it, with Edward looking at Jacob’s (Taylor Lautner) six pack and asking, “Does he ever wear a shirt?” and with Jacob mentioning Edward’s cold blooded vamp veins and stating, “I’m hotter than you.”

Another writer having some fun at Twilight’s expense is Mark Millar. In the first 3 pages of last week’s Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #4, with art by Steve Dillon, Blade is stuck in a sewer and, having just been bitten by new vamp Captain America, starts hallucinating about two lovers staring meaningfully at one another in “Twilight Falls.” “Stella” asks “Edgar” to stare at her. “Intensely?” he asks. “As intensely as you dare,” she pouts. Ah, great stuff.

Below the classic demotivational poster is a taste of pop culture parody delight from those great opening pages.

Jeremy Eaton Cartoon Jumble Sale

Thanks to Top Shelf for the heads up on this one. Artist Jeremy Eaton is having a 60% off sale on all his original art, including some great cartoon jumble pieces, some of which you can see below and plenty more here. The sale runs until December 21.

Star Wars And Geek Goodies

We’ll be doing a Christmas wish list special in one of our podcast episodes soon, but to tide you over check out these two great recent lists from MTV Geek! Sure everything on the lists is relatively expensive but if you have rich and generous loved ones, send them here for general pop culture stocking stuffers (37 of them in fact) including Return of the Dapper Men and Blacksad comic collections (which I highly recommend) and the slightly more unusual such as gaming Christmas tree ornaments and the monstrous Nerf Stampede Full Auto gun.

If your tastes lean more towards the Force, then check out the Star Wars Gift Guide for such delights as a Jawa garden gnome, a Darth Vader spatula and lightsaber bottle opener.