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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Complicated picture... I guess...

           New picture. And it needs explaining. The son of the atom thing is based on the premise that occured in the Amazing Spider-Man reboot in the early 2000's where an interesting idea was brought up by comic-book author Michael J. Straczynski that Spider-Man might be a nuclear powered super-hero, calling him the son of the atom. So, since then I have always associated that saying with atomic stuff. So, that's that. Now the actual character. The idea is an amalgam, basing it off of two ideas. The gray skin, is supposed to be a metal shell of a robot, referencing the ever classic JLA No.13. The idea of a shell holding in living radiation is from Captain Atom. The idea is that he was blasted, his shell was broken and his cracks are leaking radiation.



          I have also found an amazing game online. It's called Infinite Crisis a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena.
I am terrible at it, but it is possibly the best video game I've played in a year. You can play as different versions of famous DC characters like Green Lantern or Wonder Woman, like Atomic, Mecha, and Archane. It is fun, but requires a PC. Finally an upside to having one of these things. My account name is Dazzling-General, level 8. And you never have to stick with one character, you can choose different ones each match. And, overall, a pretty nice community.

          So, that has been my past week.





           











Thursday, December 19, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

This is awesome.

And it is. A couple of weeks ago, I took a commission for a classmate, and today, I fulfilled
it. Of course, now I have to find a piece of paper big enough to print it on, but I can solve that issue later. Anyways, I made this in about 2 and a half hours, no breaks. Enjoy and marvel at my best picture yet.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Stuff.

Okay, it's been about two months now. Maybe even more, now that it's December. So, I have had things going on, and most of them, surprisingly, do not involve school. Their is a webcomic out there called JL8. I am pretty sure I have already talked about it but it often is a highlight of my week. But anyways, he sometimes publishes his art on DeviantArt.com. I was already familiar with that site, for I had spent the majority of my summer looking at stuff on there. It is a great site for beginning artists, with tons of great art. So, a couple of months ago I created an account. It's free, and you can publish your own art, join groups, and just socialize. It, overall, is a pretty great community, I can regularly comment and correspond with other artists and creators on the site. I have started to publish my own art, and its pretty great. I currently have no way to create art online, so I am scrounging around for unused and used art to publish.
I have also become a fan of Linkara, an internet comic book reviewer who is pretty great, and has a fair sense of humor. His show is AT4W(Atop The Fourth Wall)  and I recommend it. Link here. And, well that's it. Guess I really didn't need to blog today, but I am free time, and I'm in a pretty great mood. Oh, and I have seen the new Arrow episode that features my favorite Flash, Barry Allen, and I wasn't impressed. It felt like the producer's couldn't decide on who Barry was. He switches from being an insecure kid, to being a smarty-pants, and sometimes just acts like a blundering dolt. And they got the worst actor they could for him. The one time theirs an actual blond person, they get someone who is half ginger and looks 12 years old!
       Okay, now I'm done with this post.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Batman here, Batman there, there's Batmen Everywhere!

Or, rather, Elsewhere. You probably have guessed that these are all Batman's. Yes they are, but the story goes deeper than that.

Knight Wainright, for example, is Batman from the Dark Ages. He was generally more violent, and had a very short reputation, for he was killed by Vandal Savage about 3 months into his career. But, cool armor!

Now, the World's Finest Batman. This Batman never evolved from the Shark Repellent or the Batusi, and neither did his world's Superman. And in their Super-Friends-esque world, everyone is BFF's. There is no Nightwing, no Jason Todd, nothing past Dick Grayson and his chain mail speedo.


And in this corner, the Red Son Batman. His story is awesome, but too in depth for me to cover. So, link!

And now Batman Beyond, the future Batman A.K.A. Terry McGuiness, a teenager who is the genetic clone of the 90 year old Bruce Wayne!







So, that art should cover me for another week or so. Hooray!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Very On Topic Post!

I am very tired of politics and chemical weapons and terrorism. I feel like there is going to be  negative consequences in every action we take against Syria's dicktator (No, I did not spell that wrong) and even more when congress shuts the government down just because the republicans hate Obama. The whole situation is going to end with people out of jobs, a Republican dictated country with  FOX news leading the charge. Bad news for everyone. Which is why I am going to talk about video games and comic books and everything fun this blog post.

Forever Evil. The first universe-wide event in the New 52. For months DC was slapping that slogan on all the comics, magazines and websites. Months. I, of course thought it was going to be some big thing to introduce villains that haven't made it out of the New 52 limbo yet. And I almost had a heart attack seeing just how right I really was. One thursday morning, I was checking DC comic's webpage for updates in the Trinity War, and BAM. Crime Syndicate. Right there, the best team of super villains DC has seen. I was so happy, shocked and ready to drop dead from a heart attack, so excited to share with everyone I knew that the New 52 got something right! And it was than that I thought to myself; um, Xavi, does anyone know just what the Crime Syndicate really is? So, it was right at that moment I am came up with the brilliant idea to make a link to a Wikipedia post explaining everything to know about the Crime Syndicate! I'm so creative. Voila, link!

Two, Batman Arkham Origins! But Xavi, didn't you already praise that totally legit praise worthy game yesterday? Yes, I did, but I did not get to share the story of the fabulous praise worthy game I praised yesterday. So if you saw the trailer on yesterdays post, you have a slim idea of what it is about. If you have not, go watch. Now. Seriously, I will not continue until you have seen it. Have you? Good. So, from the trailer you saw Black Mask, Batman, Deathstroke and Deadshot. You may have picked up that Deathstroke and Deadshot are assassins hired by Black Mask to kill Batman on Christmas. What the trailer did not depict is that there are also six other assassins after Batman, along with the Joker, Penguin and possibly other villains. The game begins roughly after the events on the docks showcased on the trailer you saw. And, Adam West! Yes, you read it correctly.






Signing off. ; )
                 




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Memrise! Memrise and Links!

I have not done actual writing on this blog for a while now. That would be because of school. I do have nice teachers and a fairly decent amount of homework,(emphasis on fairly) but not enough sleep. I get up at 6:00 A.M. everyday, and go to school at 7:15. That is not good for someone who has spanish class at 7:30. I often am just waking up by the time I am dismissed from spanish. It is astonishing that I have been able to learn the alfabeto by now. It also helps that I have been on memrise. Memrise is an amazing site that helps you learn different languages. It really, really helps speed up my Spanish education. I have mastered the basic fundamentals of Spanish, in less than two weeks. Two weeks! It is  a fantastic site, and is a great resource, and is put even better use in my Spanish class.

Other parts of School are going fine, and I am kept sane on the weekends by watching massive amounts of Batman- the Brave and the Bold on netflix. I do get the occasional drawing done, and I am doing a quite a bit of reading. I am currently reading On a Pale Horse, a book about a man who murders death. I also have finished John Green's award winning book; Looking for Alaska, and I greatly recommend it to anyone with a good sense of literature. I have gotten my dad to read it, and he thinks its a good book. I also recommend The Fault in our Stars, and everything else the the name John Green on it. John Green also is co-creator on the best channel on YouTube, VlogBrothers with his brother Hank.

I am also greatly anticipating Batman: Arkham Origins, which is including a whole new host characters to the Arkhamverse, including Lady Shiva and Deathstroke! Deathstroke! Honestly, this will probably be the best Batman game ever made. Ever. The cinematic trailer gives me chills and even more thrills. Also, skins! so many awesome skins!This is going to be awesome. Trust me. Really.


Signing off on the most linked post I have ever published!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wilson. Slade Wilson.

More Deathstroke! Finally drew a publishable picture of him.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

3 in One Day?! I am on a Roll!!

Jay, Alan, now Charles McNider! AKA Doctor Midnite!

Alan Scott Returns!

First Jay, now Alan! I am on a roll!

Jay Garrick Returns

Spent all mornin' working on this. Not half bad if I say so myself.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Crime Syndicate

The newest addition of art to my blog is very well timed, given the recent news of the Crime Syndicate appearing in the New 52, as evil as ever.

DC Comics has big plans for the Syndicate, and given that they have already destroyed about 3 characters careers(No spoilers, at least not yet.),  They must have large plans ahead.

More on the art. It was actually a shoe-box cover originally, but I decided to tweak it with some digital editing to do this piece of art.


The characters on this picture are the evil counter parts of the JLA from Earth 3. Owlman;Batman, Ultraman;Superman, Superwoman;Wonder Woman, Power Ring; Green Lantern, Johnny Quick; The Flash.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Homestuck Comics No.38

This is the real version of [S]Alpha Kids: Ascend. Really, would have made the reference much clearer.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Surprise

I was very, very, tired when I drew this. Was just something to do, I guess.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Super Fan Art!

More art! Art with Green Lantern! I finished this awhile back, but I still thought it should be shown.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pictures! Pictures of Art!

About a month ago, I promised some art. And, I have held up to that promise. Surprising, isn't it. Sadly it isn't Robin art, but it is art nonetheless.

This is Batman facing numerous black mask thugs after deploying a couple of his smoke pellets.


This is also Batman. He is decimating numerous false-facer's deployed by Black Mask. You can see the army of anxious goons in the background.


Now, if you look closely, you can the the resemblance between the two images. Batman and the thugs are in the same pose in the two images. When I decided to draw a picture of Batman destroying a posse'  of false-facer's, I had a brilliant idea. I could do two for the price of one! So after I pencilled the scene, I had my dad scan the image(Link to his blog here) and started two separate files, and inked, colored and saved them. And voila! Two awesome pieces of art.


Signing Off, Xavier G.





















Sunday, May 5, 2013

C2E2 (and deadpool)

          One thing I noticed immediately when I walked into C2E2 was the fact that I was in a huge community of geeks and fanboys.(kind of obvious, but read on.) It was terrifying, awesome, ultimate, spectacular and amazing.   I was in heaven, surrounded by comic-books, action figures and dead pool cosplayers.(More on that later. Definitely.)
            It was kind of scary that there was so much stuff. If I had a million dollars, I could have wasted all of it in less than an hour. Yeah, that's scary. I only got one thing, and I bet there was better stuff out there. Yeah, thats kind of sad.
             So, Deadpool. Yeah. Um, okay. This-- This is just kind of, um, weird, I guess. There's a character in the Marvel universe named Wadey Wilson, A.K.A. Deadpool. He is just a weird super-hero. Really weird. And if you're thinking oh, yeah Deadpool, he was in that Wolverine movie awhile back.  Wrong. Really wrong. Like, Spider-Man 3-was-cool, wrong. But, he is just a really awkward guy, with very strange villains. So, there is a Deadpool video-game coming out very soon, and apparently now, everyone loves Deadpool. (Don't ask me why. Really, please, don't. I'm begging you.) So, there are like 50 billion Deadpool cosplayers, all in character. ARRRRGH!!! So annoying!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

C2E2

        I have awe-inspiring amazing news, and very, very depressing news. I have been researching the Ultimatum event in Ultimate Marvel Comics. It is very depressing, and hosted the deaths of many of my favorite characters in the Ultimate universe. The basic summary of the event is found at the Ultimatum page on wikipedia. Know that this is a very sad and apocalyptic story line.
       Okay good news time! I went to C2E2 last weekend and it was awesome! I could spend so much time talking about the vendors alone. But I think one sentence sums it up.

   "There's... so... much... stuff..." -Xavier Golden, April 27th 2013, Chicago McCormick place.


    I went to an amazing (you could even say Superior) panel about the upcoming events in the Superior Spider-Man man comic I am currently subscribed to. It is an awesome comic and the people their obviously had great ideas. I was very glad I came this year and will definitely go next year.




Saturday, April 6, 2013

Take back!!

I was just reading my previous blog posts and for my Maximum Ride book review, DO NOT READ THE SERIES!! It ends badly, with clones. Okay, I cannot diss clones as I am a Spider-Man and he has, like, 20 clone sagas. (15 to be precise) anyways, you can read the first book but don't read the rest!!

-Xavi Golden

p.s. I think this is the first time I have posted two posts within three minutes (maybe five)

Robin's Reckoning (Spoiler Alert!Spoiler Alert!Spoiler Alert)

           Episodes 32&33, season 2 of Batman the Animated Series: Robin's Reckoning

This episode depicts the start of the separation between Batman and Robin, the Dynamic Duo. Even though they don't actually separate until season 3, you can see when you watch this that there is a rousing tension between the Dynamic Duo and that Robin is very angry at Batman for ordering him around.
The plot for Robin's Reckoning, pt.1 is very simple. Tony Zucco(The killer of Dick Grayson's parents as huge Batman fans such as moi already know) is leaving Gotham city. Okay, yeah, not exactly an "Almost Got 'Em" awesome plot but, in part two the story goes deeper. Part two reveals to the people who don't already know (unlike moi, once again,) that when the Haley Circus did not pay Tony Zucco's protection fee, the gangster sabotaged the trapeze wires, and that led to the death of Dick Grayson, a young acrobats' parents. Dick Grayson is adopted by Bruce Wayne, for the young billionaire knows what this child is feeling, losing his parents to a gangster. (If you don't know why, why are you reading this!!) Dick Grayson seeks revenge, but is almost killed by the gangster who killed his parents. This is when Batman comes in and reveals himself to his ward as his adoptive father.
Next, viewers assume is when Dick Grayson becomes Robin and the Dynamic Duo is formed. But the episode's flash back end's before that actually takes place. Robin, learning of Tony Zucco's whereabouts and confronts him by almost running him over with his bike. Batman appears after a fight with the rest of Zucco's gang and tells Dick that his reason for reluctancy of letting Robin confront Zucco is in fear that Zucco might kill Dick, as he killed his parents.

   Out of 10 stars, this episode gets a 7 out of 10. I recommend this to anyone with a love for Dick Grayson and a hankering for a good 45 minutes of T.V.


- Xavi Golden, huge fan of Dick Grayson, and an even larger Batman fan. Next, fan art that is a real depiction of the character 
        

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Washington D.C.

     One of my favorite parts of Washington D.C. was colonial Williamsburg. It was an awe-filled learning experience to feel like you were actually back in time in 1976. Um... 1816? No, wait... But it was really cool that you could have the awe-filled experience of being back in time in colonial days and be surrounded by the force that was consuming all of America, that barged its way into every city, every home, Starbucks!
    But there was some very serious  and educational stuff there that I very much payed attention to.(At least 60% of the time according to my mom.) There was the Political Conversations where famous presidents or governors constantly broke character and spoke their (Or at least what the actor thought was their) views on recent political controversies and challenges or other questions that were asked. Like health-care. (I bet that person voted for Romney)
   There were also little shops that people worked in and showed you what professions or jobs they had and how it affected the economy,  the population, and the fact that Americans used to rely on another country to sell us and give us goods back in the times of the constitution. Oh, wait, we still do that.(Thanks China!)
   Well, that was my last post on D.C., and I hope you enjoyed my stories and thoughts about my nation under God's capitol, and I hope you readers can go their sometime and learn about how America began, its history, and the what year the constitution was signed (1767?). You have my sincerest apologies about not posting for so long, or at least as much I feel comfortable being sincere to every one on the internet who is ever going to read this.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Washington D.C.

   I also visited the Natural History Smithsonian in Washington D.C. But, I am very sad to say it was partly disappointing. They did have some awesome exhibits, like the Dinosaur and Gems & Minerals displays, but those were the best things. There was no Blue Whale or even a good display of the Hope Diamond.
   I loved the Dinosaur exhibit. It was very cool, and the complete sets of fossils they had were amazing! They did have a pretty cool copy of Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, but I've seen the real one in Chicago. The mineral exhibit was the best though. The gems and rocks they had were great! I had lots of fun with my Dad trying to decipher what elements were in those marvelous minerals. But the best thing I saw in the Gems & Minerals exhibit was the fuzzy diamond! I also saw the sharpest mineral in the world.
     I also went to the Library of congress that day. And I must say, the architecture of that building was utterly splendorous! The little names, designs, and details of that building was amazing! It makes sense that they have very high security in that place. They also had two of the most oldest and historic Bibles in the world! That building also had a tunnel to the Capitol, but for my nations most important building, it was hardly cool.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Washington D.C.

     I just visited the Air & Space Smithsonian museum, and it's 100% awesome-sauce! They had decommissioned nuclear missiles, a copy of the first wright brothers plane and the real Skylab space station, and so much more!
    My favorite part of the Air & Space museum was the main level where they had the actual mercury, gemini, and apollo command modules! They were so cool! You could see every tiny piece of machinery and tools the astronauts had on their ship!
    I also liked the apollo relics and machinery the museum had. They had the actual technology from the lunar modules! They even had a space catheter and toilet from the ships!!! And they were used!!!(And flushed) They also had actual epic shuttle engines! They were huge!