Everyday Hero, your fanboy news roundup

Oct. 13, 2008 | 11:20 a.m.

Star_wars_costumesWelcome to Everyday Hero, your news guide for the fanboy universe. Before we get to the links, here on the right is a vintage Halloween photo of a pair of British siblings in homemade “Star Wars” costumes from three decades ago. I plucked it from a great Flickr gallery called “Growing Up Star Wars” 1977-1985 that has some really charming stuff in it. I’m thinking of adding some of my own family-album shots to it, like my homemade 1977 Chewbacca suit made out of brown shag carpet. Ah, memories. Now on with today’s handpicked headlines…

Photos have popped up of star Robert Downey Jr. and director Guy Ritchie on the set of “Sherlock Holmes.” Is it just us or does Downey’s costume may him look more like an overworked Hansom cab driver than the world’s most famous sleuth? [Just Jared]

Mary McNamara reviews “My Own Worst Enemy,” which premieres tonight at 10 on NBC, and finds that the show faces some killer challenges but that star Christian Slater “with a face full of Jack Nicholson-like mischief (not to mention the eyebrows) seems well up to the task.” [Los Angeles Times]

Abducted by aliens? The second issue of the DC\WildStorm comic book “Fringe” won’t be showing up in stores anytime soon. There were worries that the comic’s storyline was not syncing up correctly with the J.J. Abrams paranormal series on Fox. “The writers of the show want to make sure the comic book is integrated into the mythology of the ‘Fringe’ world, so we have decided to refocus the direction of the comic book,” says WildStorm exec Hank Kanalz. [Newsarama]

Ghostbusters_logo_3Who you gonna call … for a ride? The EBay auction for the “Ghostbusters” car is over after 31 bids. The winning bid? $45,000. The spooky ride was one of three Sony/MGM-authorized “Ghostbusters” 1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor Eco-1 and for about 15 years had been used in parades, photo-ops and such at the Universal Studios Orlando theme park down in Florida. [EBay]

Manga review: Pennsylvania newspaper columnist Chris Matinee sets out to look for “high-quality manga available in English that adults can pick up and read with impunity.” He comes up with “Me and the Devil Blues: The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson” by Akira Hiramoto; Disappearance Diary” by Hideo Azuma; and “Good-Bye” by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. [Penn Live]

Sheild your eyes!: It turns out that, if you look real close at the Antarctic alternate opening of “The Incredible Hulk” now on DVD and BluRay, you can see Captain America’s red, white and blue shield just beneath the ice of the frozen tundra. [Film School Rejects]

Pink_panther_face_2The post-kitten years: Production is underway in L.A. and Amman, Jordan, on “Pink Panther & Pals,” a half-hour animated series planned for fall 2009 on the Cartoon Network. “The character is drawn a little younger to depict the Pink Panther as a teenager, although he will be instantly recognizable with his signature walk and devil-may-care attitude,” executive producer David Corbett explains. [Hollywood Reporter]

— Geoff Boucher

“Ghostbusters” logo courtesy of Columbia Pcitures. Pink Panther image courtesy of DePatie-Freleng. Enterprises.

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2 Responses to Everyday Hero, your fanboy news roundup

  1. oakmonster says:

    RDJ picture…doesn't that remind you of Chaplin…?

  2. Lisa says:

    Wow! They are looking awesome in Star Wars Costume. It’s a great post. You have done a very creative and admirable work. I love it.

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