Among the pantheon of horror movie icons, Jason Voorhees stands as one of the most enduring and it’s not hard to see why. He’s a 7ft tall bulletproof man who can punch someone’s head clean off with a single swipe of his big meaty manimal paws. He also has one of the best themes of any horror icon, or at least we think so given that the main audio sting is one of his own quotes.
In the frequently intersecting spheres of manga and comic books there’s a generally held rule that drawing feet sucks all kind of ass and there are some artists who will go to frankly heroic efforts to avoid having to do it. The same can’t be said of Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto a guy who openly admits to having such a hard on for feet he made almost every character in Naruto wear open toed sandals as an excuse to draw them as much as possible.
How to Train Your Dragon is a movie series about a skinny white kid who befriends a laser breathing turbo-dragon called Toothless. A dragon that, over the course of the series, goes from being a terrifying engine of destruction seasoned vikings shit their pants in fear at the mere mention of, to a fiercely loyal companion and loveable dumbass. A seeming contradiction that starts to make perfect sense when you realise that Toothless’ animation was informed by the movements of both cats and dogs. With a little wombat thrown in there for good measure.
In the world of comics the concept of death is more of a suggestion than a rule, as evidenced by the numerous heroes and villains who’ve inexplicably returned to life after seemingly being killed for good. Perhaps no group exemplify this more than the X-Men, a group of heroes who come back to life so often that even they think it’s kind of stupid.
Darth Vader is a towering figure in fiction and stepping into his size 19 Space Jordans to slap some Jedi shit is likely the dream of many an actor in Hollywood. Curiously, while you’d think playing Vader was something reserved for a single, probably quite tall actor, the character was actually played by four actors simultaneously in the original trilogy.