I don’t want to talk about how he’s on all the teams in the Marvel Universe or how he’s on all of Marvel’s comic covers. I want to talk about his fucking razor. I can’t decide if Schick releasing an original X-Men Origins: Wolverine razor — so you too can have preposterous sideburns — is deeply moronic or the greatest fucking thing ever. On the one hand, it’s hilariously bizarre. On the other, I’m a bitter man who will never be able to grow a beard thanks to thousands of years of horrible Scottish facial hair genes. I’ll have to ponder this a while. Thanks to Laraneia for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.