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The DC/Marvel War Continues…Movie Style…

We’ve made no bones about three things here at Blast-O-Rama

1. Love Robert Downey Jr.

2. Love Marvel more than DC.

3. Think The Dark Knight is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

So I’m sure you can imagine the mixed feelings I had when I read this quote from Downey regarding The Dark Knight

“My whole thing is that that I saw ‘The Dark Knight’. I feel like I’m dumb because I feel like I don’t get how many things that are so smart. It’s like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I’m like, ‘That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.’ I loved ‘The Prestige’ but didn’t understand ‘The Dark Knight’. Didn’t get it, still can’t tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I’m like, ‘I get it. This is so high brow and so fucking smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what? Fuck DC comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.”

Is Downey firmly supporting his new major employers? Or did he really have an issue with TDK? YOU MAKE THE CALL! (insert NFL music here…)

Little Big Planet=Large Gaming Experience

As an “agnostic gamer” this generation (meaning I own all three systems), it’s certainly nice to have the pick of any of the exclusive titles coming to gaming world.

However, being that XBox Live is so much nicer than PSN, and more of my friends own XBoxes (meaning that if the title has online play, I’ll want to go with MS on that title), my PS3 has been collecting dust since Metal Gear Solid 4 hit.

This is all about to change, though, with the lil’ platformer that could…Little Big Planet.

Hitting the PS3 this October, LBP intends to not just give Sony’s black box a platformer worth playing (something that I feel has been greatly needed this generation, Mario Galaxy aside), but add an incredible online presense, with a level creator on a scale never seen before, and the ability to both share and play levels with fellow gamers online.

Let this new preview from Amazon do the talking…

And if that wasn’t enough, you can even get the ultra adorable lead character (seen above) Sackboy…to look like the ultra badass hero from God of War…KRATOS!

Little Big Planet hits shelves this October. And I’ll be there day one.


Hey gang, hope you don’t mind me passing this along, as well, I’ll sort of be MC-ing it.

Hope to see you all at the show!

Since ARTFIGHT took the Ottobar by storm on June 1st, people everywhere have been asking…when will the next battle rage across Charm City?

Worry not, dear fan, as ARTFIGHT upgrades to the next level and SUPERARTFIGHT takes The Ottobar to the next level on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH!

Here’s just a smattering of what you will see at The Ottobar, in beautiful Baltimore, Maryland on 9/20:

  • Preliminary Art Battle: Michael S. Bracco vs. Jamie Baldwin
    Both fighters are making their debut on the SuperArtFight stage on September 20th, with not just impressions to be made, but a grudge to be settled as well!  For these competitors, not only are they looking to work their way up the SuperArtFight rankings, but it’s also about SPAGHETTI! Michael S. Bracco, creator of the popular indie comics BIRTH and NOVO, has been making waves across Baltimore using the name SPAGHETTI KISS. Ironically enough, Jamie Baldwin, the first female art fighter and creator of the webcomic SUDDEN VALLEY, has been making HER name using the title SPAGHETTI KITTEN.  It’s pasta based KITTIES AND KISSES raging their way to the Ottobar stage, and ONLY ONE can be VICTORIOUS!
  • Preliminary Art Battle: Garth Graham vs. Chris Impink
    This is one for the ages, folks!  Two Virginia based webcomickers are making their way to Baltimore on September 20th with something to prove!  For Garth Graham, creator of Comedity, it’s to show that his artistic victory at Katsucon 2007’s Iron Artist competition was NO FLUKE! For Chris Impink, artist of Fragile Gravity, it’s to take back the creative crown that was his in the first place, as founder of the Iron Artist Competion, and to rise to the top of SuperArtFight!  The Battle for the “Old Dominion” is on, and it’s only one place–SUPERARTFIGHT: ROUND ONE!
  • Main Event Battle: Jami “AngryZenMaster” Noguchi vs. Nick “Ghostfreehood” Borkowicz
    Ever since ARTFIGHT’s debut at the Ottobar on June 1st, people have clamored for a victory…and on September 20th, we’re going to give it to you.  After battling to a draw this past June, AngryZenMaster and Ghostfreehood will go toe to toe in the main-event of SuperArtFight: Round One.  While the other competitors have 30 minutes to battle in free form, these gentlemen will compete using the main event rules….5 rounds, artistic topics chosen by YOU, the fans…ONLY ONE HAND WILL BE RAISED IN VICTORY.  Be there for the carnage.

If these 3 bouts weren’t enough, SuperArtFight: Round One will also feature performances from not one, but two bands (to be announced on in the month of August), a set from DJ Sheephead of The Megadrives, as well as a variety of local art vendors, including the six competitors mentioned above.

Tickets are available now at, for just $10!

SuperArtFight: Round One
Saturday, September 20th 2008
The Ottobar: Baltimore, Maryland
Doors at 9pm, Show starts at 10pm
For Tickets and Directions, visit or