Take a peek at this animation short as it takes you on a sleek adventure through a noirish world of smooth music and an elusive action hero. Animator and director Etop Akpabio borrows style from comic strips and spy films and adds an impressive soundtrack.

Ok ok, so you have to sit through the commercial in the beginning, but hey it’s the one with Carlton dancing like Michael Jackson!

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Word on the comic strip streets is Beyonce may be up for the part of The Incredible Hulk’s cousin She-Hulk, even though Megan Fox and Eva Mendes have both been rumored to be considered for the role.

The Marvel Comics superhero who is the shy lawyer Jennifer Walters that morphs into a gargantuan green superhero when angered was widely speculated to be awarded to Transformer‘s star Megan Fox but Nicolas Cage, who is involved in the production, was lobbying for his Ghost Rider pal Eva Mendesm saying, “I’m working on She-Hulk and I’d like to see Eva play her. It would be her in a bikini just kicking a lot of ass, throwing cars.”

Can Beyonce play a green ass-kicking superhero? Well, she played a pissed-off ass-kicking wife.

PHOTO CREDIT: Sara Jaye Weiss

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It’s finally here! The trailer for the live action feature film based on the popular comic book and television animation series G.I. Joe debuts online a day before its television release during the Superbowl.

Directed by Stephen Sommers of The Mummy franchise and starring Dennis Quaid as General Hawk, Channing Tatum as Duke and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord, Joe just might be the big blockbuster of the summer.

Blindie is happy Marlon Wayans scored the originally white character of Ripcord and is looking forward to Lost‘s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje playing Heavy Duty, but we’re wondering if our favorites Lady Jaye and Shipwreck will make an appearance.

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Aaron McGruder, the creator of the comic strip and animated series The Boondocks , denies allegations made in the press that he accused President Obama of not being really black but Michelle Obama “and her momma” as being “one of us,” in a speech at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. on Monday.

McGruder writes in a letter to Editor & Publisher:

“For a long time now, I have tried to keep my opinions on the election and Barack Obama to myself. I occasionally do speaking engagements, which are not open to the press, and unfortunately some of my comments have been twisted around in a silly manner. The claim that I asserted our new President was not Black is categorically false.

“I have seen an endless stream of Black pundits on TV pontificating about the significance of President Obama’s election – many of them making reference to the 3/5th’s clause in the constitution regarding slaves. The point I was making is that this is not an accurate comparison.

“Barack is the son of an immigrant, not the…

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Marvel is giving Barack Obama the highest honor in geek land -a cameo in a Spider-Man comic. And not just the “walk-on roles” usually given to most presidents, but as an integral part of the storyline.

In the comic, Peter Parker attends the inauguration and decides “the future president’s gonna need Spider-Man.” When Parker is faced with an Obama imposter he uses basketball to determine the real one and even gets to fist-bump with the President-elect.

Obama is featured on the cover of the bonus issue of Amazing Spider-Man #583 which will be available on January 14.

PHOTO CREDIT: Marvel Comics/ AP

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British tabloid The Sun has raised the ire of Batman fans with news that Eddie Murphy will play the Riddler in the next installment of the comic book blockbuster due in 2010.

While Eddie Murphy’s rep denied the Riddler rumour to Access Hollywood, The Sun is also reporting that Shia LaBeouf will be sidekicking it as Robin and Rachel Weisz will play Catwoman.

Some are dismissing Murphy in the Riddler role as rumour but, considering The Sun accurately reported that Daniel Craig would be the next Bond, fans should get used to the idea of the Norbit star moving into the Gotham neighborhood.

Blindie wishes the early rumours of Johnny Depp as the Riddler and Angelina Jolie as Catwoman were true.

PHOTO CREDIT: The Sun

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The 1940 comic book The Spirit has been made into a film that promises to give Iron Man a run for its superhero money.

Directed by Frank Miller and featuring the stunning visual technology utilized in his previous films 300 and Sin City, Spirit stars Samuel Jackson as villain The Octopus and Eva Mendes, Paz Vega and Scarlett Johansson among the many femme fatales.

Conspicuosly missing, and thankfully so, is the Spirit’s sidekick Ebony White, a racist African American stereotype.

The Spirit opens in theatres on Christmas day.

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