Monday, March 27, 2017

CoolGames Inc Animated - Nick and Griffin rewrite "Tuesdays with Morrie"

Griffin and Nick from Polygon's hit game design podcast, CoolGames Inc, pitch their gritty reboot of "Tuesday's with Morrie". Check out this new animation by C2MeD and Funnecessary's own Ronnie Palmieri. Hopefully more animations like this will be coming down the pike soon!




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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Stormtroopers are great shots!

The general assumption across Star Wars history is that Stormtoopers can't hit the broadside of a Death Star. Memes, tumblr, and the internet in general reinforce this misconception. But the guys at Funnecessary saw fit to tear down these falsehoods. Check out the video below.


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Sunday, October 9, 2016

"Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe" Looks Just Like the Comic! ...Is that good?


The greatest comic book universe outside of the big two has been teasing a move to movie theaters for a couple of years. That is still the plan with "The Harbinger" series leading the way, but it looks like we have something else to look forward to on a smaller screen.



The trailer gives us a very comprehensive look at some of the characters we can expect to see including Ninjak, Bloodshot, XO Manowar, and others. While the actors and costumes seem to be very comic book accurate, I don't know that that's a great thing.

There's a reason Marvel Cinematic Universe Captain America doesn't have blue scales on his chest piece or real "Hermes" feathers on his helmet. Things that make sense in art don't always translate to live action. Both Archer and Armstrong look like they were ripped out of the page of their ongoing book. Ninjak's costume is beat for beat the same.

These can work but things like the special effects in the Bloodshot scene and Roku's hair make it seem like this series may be too surreal for it's own good. It seems campy and self serious at the same time which doesn't quite add up.

I will still check out the series from Valiant to see the story and acting we get, I just hope its adherence to the comic book look doesn't hurt it.

Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe is a brutal, first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series. Premiering online in late 2017, the bone-shattering, six-episode series will pit MI-6’s master assassin, Ninjak, against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes for a bloodstained battle royale torn from the pages of the largest independent superhero universe in comics.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Be Better Fans, Make Better Comics: Our Resources


The most recent video on the Funnecessary youtube channel deals with issues of toxic fandom, gate keeping, and the lack of diversity in comics. You can watch that video at the bottom of this post. But what is more important to us, is that you check out some of the articles featured below. 

These are all writers and personalities who have helped us understand more about the issues we discuss. Reading these articles will not only give you greater context for our conversation, but it will hopefully lead to a greater awareness of these issues for anyone who is interested.

Evan Narcisse - Marvel’s Civil War Comics Live Up to Their Name in the Worst Way
This is a fantastic piece laying out the cultural debacle that is Marvel's Civil War 2. He lays out exactly what they did wrong and how they could have done so much better.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-s-civil-war-comics-live-up-to-their-name-in-the-1780396149

Alyssa Tores - The Dummies Guide to WhiteWashing 
Alyssa writes about what constitutes white washing and what makes it so harmful.
https://geeksofcolor.co/2016/09/20/the-dummies-guide-to-whitewashing/

Andrew Wheeler - Reflections On The Rifts In Superhero Fandom
A fascinating look into the dichotomy of comic book fandom. What created it? where do we stand now? And what kind of future do we have to look forward to? (Spoilers: It's a good future)
http://comicsalliance.com/superhero-fandom-virtue-and-cynicism/

Aaron Reese - The overdue and opportunistic push towards diversity in comic books 
The work that is getting done via some books and characters to make your comic book shop more inclusive.
http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/media/216727-diversity-in-comic-books

Laura Hudson - It's Time to Get Real About Racial Diversity in Comics 
Publishers claim diversity because of certain characters and hip hop inspired variant covers, but don't have employ creators of color. And that's a problem.
https://www.wired.com/2015/07/diversity-in-comics/

Jose Figueroa - Summer 16 Anthem: The Complexities of Fandom
Jose highlights the importance of being critical of the art you love.
https://geeksofcolor.co/2016/08/29/summer-16-anthem-the-complexities-of-fandom/

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Zephyr Flies to her Finale in Faith #4


Mild-mannered blogger by day and aspiring superhero by night, Faith Herbert never imagined she’d find herself at the center of a story like this! Pursued by the agents of a stealth extraterrestrial invasion at every turn, this former Harbinger Renegade is about to realize that Earth needs a new kind of hero to save the day.

Faith is coming back for her finale before she begins her own ongoing series. Writer Jody Houser has taken us on a tremendous journey with Faith, from getting over her ex boyfriend to navigating the scary world of cubicles and deadlines. It has shown us the contrast between what we expect from our costumed heroes and the true, beautiful humanity that lies beneath. This story has been deep and heartbreaking but also light and fun at the same time (helped along by the upbeat and colorful art by Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage).