Nick Fury & S.H.I.E.L.D. vs Baron Strucker & Hydra commission by John Byrne from 2008.
It looks so pretty with the christmas lights on it :D
“The world has gotten even stranger than you already know.”
Comic-Con International: San Diego begins in a few short days. As is tradition, every SDCC is chock full of crazy crazy crazy amounts of exclusive toys, swag and rad stuff. One of the crazy rad things fans will be able to snag at the show is the S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Helicarrier from Hasbro ($130).
As you can see from the photos, I got one and it’s huuuuuuuuge. So big. (That’s what she said, yes.) The artwork on the back is by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and it’s really freakin’ great.
The only thing that bums me out about having this is that it reminds me that I don’t have the epic G.I. Joe USS Flagg battleship that was released when I was a kid. But, ya know, the Super Helicarrier is pretty great all on its own.
I NEED THIS.
But it’s way out of my price range for a toy, so I will look fondly at it from a distance…
A Look Behind The Avengers User Interface Designs; Helicarrier Screens And Iron Man HUD AKA Tech Porn Part 1
Cantina Creative’s contribution to the visual effects of The Avengers involved on-screen graphics aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, lab sequences, Iron Man’s HUD and other devices used by Tony Stark. And speaking with fxguide, screen designer Jayse Hansen also provided still photos showcasing his work with Cantina Creative.
“For the Helicarrier, it was almost an empty slate at the beginning,” explains Hansen. “I started by researching real aircraft carrier screens and then designing based on what purpose each had. We came to the conclusion that Fury’s screens would be the overall screens and he would have a high level view of basically everything in the Helicarrier and the world. There would be map screens with globes. We did a lot of maps on this! It also had security cam footage, and video feeds from news footage. Hill’s screens were more hands-on with detailed views. She wasn’t flying the ship – but she could make things happen from her screen.”
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