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Check These Out: Amusing Hipster-Themed 'Broship' LOTR Comic Art

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June 27, 2011
Source: Tumblr

The Broship of the Ring

"Never did hear of a hipster before." I am a hardcore Lord of the Rings fanatic (yep I'll be seeing Return of the King, all 4.5 hours, tomorrow in theaters) and it couldn't be more perfect timing to feature a fantastic set of illustrations from the internet that pay homage to my favorite movies. As I'm sure everyone knows, the Extended Lord of the Rings finally hit Blu-Ray tomorrow, so it's all-out LOTR around here. I came across a fantastic set of web comics on Tumblr made by Gingerhaze (aka Noelle Stevenson) that are part of a series nicknamed the "Broship of the Ring" as they basically re-imagine LOTR characters as hipsters.

It's brilliant, I love ’em, and I had to share these with everyone! Click on any to see her full Tumblr gallery.

The Broship ComicsThe Broship Comics

The Broship ComicsThe Broship Comics

The Broship ComicsThe Broship Comics

The Broship ComicsThe Broship Comics

As beautiful as Liv Tyler is as Arwen, I just love that comic, it sums it up perfectly: "Arwen works at the Rivendell Fair-Trade Coffee Shop because of course she does." Haha, so true! There's a growing number of mini-comics that Noelle made for the Broship of the Ring series (a few we didn't even show you!) over on her Tumblr or her official blog, so head over there to see more. My other favorite is the "@Sauron trollin' Gandalf" one, just because it truly contemporizes the character and puts a hilarious little hipster spin on it, too. I hope we get to see more like that. If you haven't picked it up yet, make sure you order the LOTR:EE Blu-Ray set, as you don't want to miss out on having that in your collection. See you back in Middle Earth!

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  • Xerxexx
    Wow. Those are awesome.
  • Surely bro's and hipsters are a different breed no? Aren't bro's a bit like jocks? And hipsters just douchebags? Not that being a jock is any less douchey. Having a Tumblr gallery is about as hipster as it gets. Just saying.
    • Anonymous
      bros are douchbags hipsters are hot trash
      • Maybe DoomCanoe, I think I can't keep up anymore and I don't have the legs for skinny jeans. 
      • Anonymous
        i thought hipsters were the bastard offspring of hippies and yuppies? Eco-maniacal self-indulgent pretentious label-worshipping (as in apparel, cars, etc) alternative everything life-styling idiots. The bratty wurst of both worlds.
        • Yep I think you hit it there Akirakorn. No cars though, only fixies.
    • Whoa whoa calm down now! I think it's just an artistic expression of those kind of stereotypes, just having fun mixing up and crafting the characters any way she wants. It's just comics, cartoons, have a laugh crapola, I know you can! 😉
      • Alex, you don't know what it's like when someone you know tells you to get a fixed gear bike. A bike designed to be used in velodromes. It's soul destroying. I really like the drawings, but there's a bit of confusion with what is actually going on there and if your bashing something then it's better to get that part right. This is a good reference point for hipsters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmmYMwFj1I
        • Square
          Hipster-bashing is what post-hipsters do to try to show how much more hip they are than regular hipsters
  • Anonymous
    emo nazgul is perfect
  • Anonymous
    lmao "I am no Bro." -Eowyn
  • Lamar
    "What do you mean you've never heard of second breakfast?" LOL
  • Bookwrm87
    I'm surprised no one pointed out that the white-bearded guy up there should be Saruman, not Sauron.

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