Sunday, February 3, 2013
I'd be remiss if I didn't post this to my site. Here is the ad for Iron Man 3 that was played during the Super Bowl. We get a glimpse of Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin, as well as Stark's home being blown to smithereens along with a lot of versions the Iron Man armor.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Ahead of the big Super Bowl trailer Paramount has released this poster for Iron Man 3. Doesn't look too good for Tony Stark in this image. May 3rd can't come soon enough.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
BOOM Studios through its KaBOOM imprint has produced some of my favorite all-ages books of late. Adventure Time and its off-shoot mini-series are comics that my son and I enjoy a great deal. Often I enjoy the comics even more than the cartoon on television. The Regular Show comic will be another title to add to their growing list of all ages books. Judging from the release below they are going to give this title the same high level of talent that they have to their other books. Fans of the Regular Show and I know there are many, should be thrilled. See the official release below:
January 28, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA – This April, KaBOOM! Studios, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, launches REGULAR SHOW, an all-new, all-ages ongoing comic book series based on the smash hit Cartoon Network animated series created by J.G. Quintel. The highly anticipated series will be written by web cartoonist K.C. Green (GUNSHOW) and illustrated by newcomer Allison Strejlau.
Join Mordecai, a blue jay and Rigby, a raccoon, a couple of best bros in their twenties just tryin’ to chill for a bit, man. But when you’re livin’ in as crazy a world as they are, no day can be called...regular!
“It's exciting to be able to work on this comic as I am a fan of the show. Probably the funnest part is going back over the episodes again for inspiration (and just enjoying them also)," commented writer Green, "Plenty of ideas popping up just working on writing them down and getting the voices of each character just right. That is important, especially with this project."
REGULAR SHOW #1 ships in April with main covers by Nick Edwards (ADVENTURE TIME), Nathan Fox (X-MEN: SECOND COMING), Phil McAndrew (ADVENTURE TIME, BRAVEST WARRIORS), John Allison (ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS), Noelle Stevenson (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE) and Chuck BB (CTHULHU TALES, BCBG). Ask your retailer about the pre-order variant by Chris Houghton (ADVENTURE TIME, REED GUNTHER) and the incentive variant by Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN, L’IL GOTHAM)! Additionally, a commemorative boxed set of all six main covers will be available for collectors.
"I’m really excited to see Regular Show in comic form," added creator Quintel. "Can’t wait to see what K.C. Green does with it. As someone who also only has two letters for a first name, I’m sure he’s going to make it awesome."
REGULAR SHOW #1 is a 32 page, full color issue that retails for $3.99 and is available for order under Diamond Code FEB130826-28. The REGULAR SHOW #1 COMPLETE COVER BOX SET contains REGULAR SHOW #1 Covers A-F in a shrink-wrapped commemorative slipcase that retails for $24.99 and is available for order under Diamond Code FEB130829.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Okay I'll admit I'm behind the curve on this book. I haven't read it, but I'm going into the stack to get the last few issues so I can get up to speed. This book looks great! These guys at Valiant continue to impress. Here is the official write up from Valiant:
Shadowman #4 from the acclaimed creative team of Justin Jordan (The Legend of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher(Captain America)! The final chapter of Shadowman's first adventure in the Valiant Universe is almost upon us… Can he survive his first journey through the darkness that is the Deadside?
Master Darque's grand plan for Jack Boniface, the new Shadowman, has finally reached critical mass. Ripped away from the earthly plane, Jack and Darque's monstrous foot solider, Mr. Twist, now must battle to the death. Everything hangs in the balance… For Jack, for his mysterious new acolytes in the Abettors, and for the world as we know it… Because if Twist succeeds, then Master Darque will walk the Earth once more.
|photo by: Gage Skidmore|
The purchase of Lucasfilms by Disney conjured all kinds of possibilities in the heads of geeks around the world. One of the top dreams come true is the fact that Disney plans to put a seventh Star Wars film in theatres in 2015. This alone was great news, especially with the Michael Arndt being brought on as the screenwriter. Arndt was the screenwriter for Toy Story 3 and for Little Miss Sunshine, two movies that are both amazing. Now that official word has come from Disney that J.J. Abrams is to be the director for Episode 7 my high hopes for this next episode are maintaining their altitude. I know there are some reservations by a few since Abrams is also directing the Star Trek films currently. I personally think any danger of these two franchises getting muddled in anyway by having the same director is ridiculous. Honestly right now my main concern is that Abrams keep the lens flare to a minimum.
I'm also excited about the level of the special effects in these upcoming films. The blending of Disney/Pixar technology paired with the Jedi at Industrial Light and Magic is a mind-blowing prospect.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Written by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Matthew Clark
Written by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Matthew Clark
On Shelves January 16th, 2013
I like getting these out to you when I can get them up on the site in time. Here are preview pages from Bloodshot #7. The first time around, in the 90s I wasn't that big of a Bloodshot fan, but I have admit I'm enjoying this new series a great deal. See below and enjoy!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Brian Wood Artist:Carlos D'Anda
Dark Horse has done it again. Reading this first issue of the new Star Wars ongoing series I felt like I did when I read Dark Empire, I felt like I was getting something back that had been missing. This week, Dark Horse gave me back MY Star Wars. I know some of you are saying that if I want Star Wars there's plenty of it out there to read and watch. Try as I might, I don't really dig the stories of the Old Republic or the ancient history of Jedi and Sith. I don't even get sucked into the Clone Wars. For me Star Wars is the Millenium Falcon and X-Wing fighters, its Luke, Han, Leia and Chewie teaming up with the rag tag Rebellion against unbeatable odds. And that's what this Star Wars series is giving me.
Star Wars picks up with the heroes from the Battle of the Yavin right after Episode IV: Star Wars. Luke doesn't know Leia is his sister, Han and Chewie are still figuring out how to operate with a bounty on their heads, Darth Vader is licking his wounds and suffering a major blow to his pride after being dealt such a horrible defeat at the hands of the Rebellion and a young man with the last name Skywalker. The art work is on target, not getting bogged down with making acting portraits of the actors but still making the characters instantly recognizable. Darth Vader and Stormtroopers look absolutely bad ass while still staying true to the costume designs. I'm not going to spoil the story, not that anything earth shattering happens in this first issue its just that I want it to be as new and unspoiled for you as it was for me. Brian Wood obviously knows the characters very well, he writes their dialog perfect getting the voices of the lead personas dead on.
Later on I really discovered comic books and the Star Wars comic book from Marvel comics was the one I enjoyed the most. I'd clamor for anything Star Wars, whether it was the BBC broadcast of the Star Wars story, photo books with movie stills, and of course the toys and video games. I loved following the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca versus Darth Vader and his legions of stormtroopers. That was and is Star Wars to me! Reading Star Wars number one, as corny as it sounds made me feel like a kid again. I was actually excited to read a new story about Luke and Leia, the young Luke and Leia that loved as a kid. So that's all I'm going to say. For my school of Star Wars fans this comic should feel like a gift.
5 Bantha Steaks out of 5