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Teen Titans Cosplay Quickie: Raven (Unidentified)

An unidentified cosplayer goes over to her dark size and dons the foreboding cloak of the mysterious Teen Titans member, Raven for this week’s cosplay quickie entry.

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez back in 1980, the enigmatic Raven is an empath, which enables her to take on the feelings on others, steal emotions leaving her victims emotionally “numb” and induce rapid healing by taking away pain.

She also has the ability to manifest her astral projection which is able to interact with the real world, thus providing her with a versatile offensive weapon or defensive shield. Her astral projection takes on either the form of a human or that of a giant raven.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_(comics)

Teen Titans Cosplay: Raven (Camilliette)

Cosplayer Camilliette goes over to her dark size and dons the foreboding cloak of the mysterious Teen Titans member, Raven, in this fantastically moody DC comics cosplay shoot.

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez back in 1980, the enigmatic Raven is an empath, which enables her to take on the feelings on others, steal emotions leaving her victims emotionally “numb” and induce rapid healing by taking away pain.

She also has the ability to manifest her astral projection which is able to interact with the real world, thus providing her with a versatile offensive weapon or defensive shield. Her astral projection takes on either the form of a human or that of a giant raven.

And now you know.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_(comics)

Cosplay Sundae: Atomic Robo (Atomic Robo)

Atomic Robo is an award-winning independent comic book series by writer Brian Clevinger (of 8-bit Theater fame) and artist Scott Wegener, and chronicles the adventures of Atomic Robo, a robot possessing “automatic intelligence” and which was created by Nikola Tesla in 1923. A core member of Tesladyne Industries, “a think tank dedicated to exploring the fringes of scientific inquiry”, Atomic Robo counts himself amongst the other Action Scientists who routinely find themselves being called out to respond to paranormal and supernatural emergencies. Having worked with both the United States government and Nasa in the past, as well as having battled the likes of Nazi scientist Baron Heinrich Von Helsingard, it’s no wonder that Robo has gone and developed himself a sense of humour.

Hey, whatever helps you cope.

Anyway, today’s fantastic example of cosplay done EXTREMELY right comes courtesy of the talented FeatherWeight, who has slapped together this perfect Atomic Robo replica suit, complete with authentic historic military gear in order to further advance the character realism.

Bow and scrape in awe is pretty much all you have left to do.

Related Link: http://www.atomic-robo.com

Free Comic Book Day is Coming!

Free Comic Book Day3rd of May 2008. What are you going to be doing? Me? Well, hopefully I will be standing in the jam-packed forecourt of Stadium on Main in Claremont, right in front of the hordes of fans attending Reader’s Den’s contribution to the 7th annual worldwide Free Comic Book Day festivities.

For those of you who might be a little stranded in the dark, Free Comic Book Day was set up about seven years ago by Diamond Comic Distributors, one of the largest comic distribution groups in North America in order to try and attract new blood to the declining comic book market. The day is held on the first Saturday of May every year and basically a number of specially created, full length comic books are distributed and given away for free by all participating comic book shops.

As I mentioned, the idea is to get feet into the stores and the few dedicated comic book stores in South Africa have always made an effort to be part of the crowd. For years Reader’s Den has been Cape Town’s only dedicated source for all things comicdom and even when they were still located in their dodgy little store hidden down Long Street in Cape Town, they were supporting Free Comic Book Day and I was grabbing free comics from their shelves. Actually back in the day I was a huge comic book fan and would make countless treks across the boerewors curtain in order to get my monthly fix.

However, girlfriend issues forced me away from that particular hobby and apart from a couple of graphic novels I managed to save from that inferno, that particular fetish has remained dormant for quite some time now. Recently however things have started to look up as I have slowly been reintroduced to the world of the drawn word in the form of manga, a natural offshoot from my love of everything anime.

Nowadays I find myself paging through a comic book in CNA whenever I am in the store as well as picking up the odd issue that Paperweight might be flogging and am happy to announce that my love for comics is still as strong as what it always used to be. The only thing that has changed is the amount of people who think exactly the same as I do.

So seeing just how big the ‘underground culture’ of comics has become following the success of the last couple of Free Comic Book Days at Reader’s Den, I am pretty sure that this year I want to make an effort and be part of the fun.

Merkaba, Ryan – you guys in?

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Related Link: http://www.readersden.co.za/sub/other/fcbd2008.htm