Off-Panel: February 26, 2015

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“Gordon, an industrial design student, told USA Today his suit can handle anything short of a bullet: punches, machetes, baseball bats, the works. While designing the suit, he made sure it wouldn’t inhibit movement, which he is more than happy to demonstrate with a few moves he picked up while earning his black belt in kung fu.”

A guy designed a real live functional Batsuit. Huh.

“In the comics world, a little kid like Calvin can churn out a small army of miniature snowmen in a single afternoon. In reality, it takes a lot longer, and you’ll end up with a pair of freezing soaking wet gloves well before you’re finished.”

In more design news, if you one day want to create hundreds of little snowmen like Calvin used to do, there’s a 3-D mold for that.

“Right now, comic books are ubiquitous in pop culture, but believe it or not there was a time when just seeing comics acknowledged in a movie was a cool moment of validation for obsessive fans. That’s why we’re paying tribute to the greatest cameo appearances by physical issues (either real or fictitious) in major motion pictures.”

Much like move stars, comic books cameo in movies. This slideshow is fun. (Also, I always forget that Ben Affleck was in Chasing Amy).

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