Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Best of 2012: June

The coolest stuff I posted in June 2012.  (You can see more of the best of 2012 here.)

Astonishing X-Men #52 cover by Dustin Weaver.

Travel posters from the world of Game of Thrones on sale here.

Daenerys's lost dragons flyer.

LooseCollector was commissioned to make this Francisco Herrera-style Hulk custom action figure.

Queen Elizabeth-themed color wheel by Leo Burnett for Pantone

Movie posters for The Cabin in the Woods and Prometheus by Hopko Designs.

Frying pan with built in removable mirror - - Best Cook packaging by DesignDepot.

Book cover by Thomas Allen for Jasper Fforde's The Woman Who Died A Lot: A Thursday Next Novel.

Movie posters for Ghostbusters, Predator, Big Trouble in Little China, and much more.

EL Sajjadah is an illuminating prayer mat that lights up when facing Mecca.

The Thing poster by Drew Struzan and Mondo, available at eBay..

New Mutants #49 cover by John Tyler Christopher.

Space Punisher #3 cover by Mark Texeira.

Ben Franklin + Olly Moss + Voltron.

Mr. Peanut specimen by Brian Stuckey.

Best Stories:

1. "Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are equipped with a special ‘safe-busting’ sledgehammer that can be used in an emergency to break open the safe containing launch codes if it fails to open."

2. "The Army is ditching a $5 billion failed camouflage redesign because it actually made soldiers easier for the enemy to spot."

3. "While the great intellects of Eurasia were busy inventing monotheism and the water-mill, their counterparts in the Americas were off their faces on drugs."

4.  The reason to go to college.

Best Videos:

1.  Orcas create waves to knock seals into the water.

2.  Mother bear forces garage door open to rescue cub.

3.  Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog pay a visit to Chicago's infamously hostile hot dog stand.