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Read This: “Bongcheon-Dong” Web Comic

Written and illustrated by someone called HORANG, Bongcheon-Dong is a Korean web comic that tells the tale of a girl who is walking home from school late one night and encounters a crippled woman. I won’t spoil it for you, view the comic here (the story unfolds as you scroll down), and let us know your reaction in the comments.

[via @VoicyZA]

Emily Carroll’s “The Prince & The Sea”

Until today, I never knew about Emily Carroll. And I have Google’s Jennifer Hom to thank for that discovery.

Carroll is an artist from Vancouver, British Columbia and in her latest comic, she draws out a tale of a prince who falls in love with an enchanting mermaid, and moves the earth to be with her. Hit the jump to see the first few panels of Carroll’s wonderfully-drawn romance comic, The Prince & The Sea.

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Marvel Gets TRON-ified

Marvel.com recently put up a special range of covers which shows our popular comic book heroes into a new light, Tron-style. This also highlights that Marvel has begun designs for a Marvel Tron comic, Tron: The Betrayal. It is a miniseries so I’m hoping that it’s full of quality!

Since Disney’s acquisition of Marvel I have been very weary of the future for comics, but it seems that Marvel is keeping its true spirit alive. I just hope it doesn’t go further than this.

Walt Disney Pictures’ 3D adventure, Tron: Legacy is due in theaters on December 17th. So along with this, Marvel comics has produced these variant covers to promote the new film. These characters have been re-imagined to tie in with the Tron universe, and of course, to get us even more hyped up about this highly anticipated film. The artists, Mark Brooks and Brandon Peterson, have truly nailed the crossover.

Tron: Legacy is a sequel to the original 1982 film and promises new material and a great cinematic experience. Tron: Evolution is the tie-in video game, scheduled for release late this year as well. I’m hoping that these Marvel characters can make some guest appearances in there.

So here are some of the Marvels’ Tron variant covers:

Captain America

More pics are up after the jump

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Comedian Rhod Gilbert and the Luggage Incident

If you have DSTV, you may have noticed the nightly comedy festival on BBC Entertainment (channel 120). There has been a great lineup of comedians thus far, notably the quick-thinking Dara Ó Briain who I thought was most excellent. I missed it last night on account of going to quiz night at a pub in town. The toilets smelled of poo and peaches and cream, and the team next to us used Google to come second, so overall it wasn’t such a great night.

My mate and passive-smoking partner, Fayyaad, told me about one of the sketches he saw last night. He was laughing so hard that he could barely speak so my keen intellect told me this should be worth a watch – it was, sidesplittingly so. It’s a sketch by Welsh comic Rhod Gilbert on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Gilbert tells the story of the time he flew to Ireland and lost a handle on things when his luggage didn’t arrive in the same state that he remembered. Check it out below.

The comedy festival carries on until May 14th so if you’re in need of a good laugh, see the schedule on the BBC Entertainment website.

[thanks again, Fayyaad]