Archive for January, 2012
Comic Review: Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi #0
January 31st, 2012 at 10:22 pm | |
Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi #0
Text by John Ostrander
Art by Jan Duursema
Cover Art by Rodolfo Migliari
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: Febuary 1, 2012
Cover Price: $3.50
“Your Guide to the Dawn Of The Jedi era of Star Wars: It is an era of legend, an era before the discovery of hyperspace travel, before the foundation of the Old Republic, and before the philosophies of the Jedi and the Sith were codified. This is a tale of a great and mythic society, established and nurtured by powers unthinkably ancient and mysterious, on a collision course with an empire founded on darkness and death. These are the true roots of both the Jedi and the Sith Orders . . . the dawn of the Jedi.”
Issue #0 of the brand new Star Wars comic series Dawn Of The Jedi is not really a comic book. Instead, it is more of a text overview and an artistic preview of what is to come – and there is a LOT in this new series that will break a lot of ground in the Star Wars mythos [...]
New York’s Flying People Turns Out To Be ‘Chronicle’ Viral Marketing
January 31st, 2012 at 9:00 pm | |
Creative Team Shake Up On Three DC Comics
When passersby in New York City see people flying around the Statue of Liberty, it’s going to get people talking. And talk they did.
As it turns out, the stunt was actually a viral marketing ploy put together by masters of deceptive marketing, Thinkmodo, for the upcoming found footage superhero movie, Chronicle.
Unlike other viral marketing efforts like this (which was also done by Thinkmodo for the movie Limitless) and yet-to-be-determined candidates such as this, it was decided to be open and honest about the flying people because, as Thinkmodo put it, it’s cooler to show how they actually did it than to try and create a hoax. [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm | |
Comic Review: Usagi Yojimbo #143
DC Comics announced on Tuesday that a handful of comics in the “dark” line of “The New 52″ would have a changing of creative teams. Stormwatch, Justice League Dark, and Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. will all be affected by this shift of comic book writers including Peter Milligan, Jeff Lemire, and Matt Kindt.
First up, let’s take a look at Stormwatch. Stormwatch, in my opinion, has been a sleeper hit that has yet to appeal to a mass audience under the guidance of the incomparable Paul Cornell. And while I’ve loved the series, I can admit that the comic has yet to take off or feel important, so it’s not a surprise to me that veteran Peter Milligan has replaced Cornell to bring a new direction to the series [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 6:00 pm | |
Movie Review: Kill List
Usagi Yojimbo #143
Created, Written and Illustrated by Stan Sakai
Cover Colors by Stan Luth
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: January 25, 2012
Cover Price: $3.50
For going on 25 years Stan Sakai‘s Usagi Yojimbo has been taking its anthropomorphized rabbit Samurai protagonist on adventure after adventure through Edo-era Japan while maintaining a steady rhythm of excellence in both storytelling and cartooning. Usagi Yojimbo #143 is no exception.
We find our hero in a new town and quickly embroidered in a new exploit defending the poor and defenseless against the powerful and bullying. It’s pretty standard fare for many samurai stories, or westerns for that matter. Sakai, of course, makes it worth our while with his richly detailed recreation of feudal Japan [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 5:00 pm | |
Comic Review: Haunted City #2
DIRECTOR: Ben Wheatley
WRITER: Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump
STARRING: Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Harry Simpson, Michael Smiley, Emma Fryer, Struan Rodger
RELEASE DATE: US: February 3, 2012 (limited), Available on VOD now; UK: DVD l Blu-ray
Sometimes filmmakers enjoy the art of implication, and sometimes they prefer to leave entire chunks of important information unshared, both allowing for an audience (or forcing them) to use their own creative juices to come to certain conclusions. The Coen brothers, for example, are quite renowned for this very thing at the end of their movies—though performed at a master-filmmaker level—but not even they always get away with it without facing some heavy scrutiny. [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm | |
Russell Brand To Lead ‘The Hauntrapeneur’
Haunted City #2
Written by Chap Taylor and Peter Johnson
Art by Michael Ryan
Colors by Kelsey Shannon with Peter Steigerwald and Beth Sotelo
Letters by Josh Reed
Covers by Michael Ryan, Alex Konat, and Micah Gunnell
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Cover Price: $3.50
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Haunted City #2, but whatever it was, I didn’t find it. In fact, I didn’t find much of anything here. Writers Chap Taylor and Peter Johnson kind of fall short on this issue. Having never read the first issue I went in blind, and even though I read the recap page, I didn’t have any idea what the book I was reading was about. Fast forward to the end of the issue, I still don’t [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 3:00 pm | |
Watch Now: All 784 ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes and More In 10 Minutes!
Say what you will about funny man Russell Brand, the guy is a popular one in Hollywood.
Variety is reporting that Brand has joined the cast of the upcoming horror comedy at Paramount and Platinum Dunes, The Hauntrepreneur [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 2:00 pm | |
Comic Review: Green Hornet Annual #2
For Doctor Who fans, the countdown to the fiftieth anniversary of the long-running television show is a road that goes ever on and on. Despite the fact we still have some time until November 23, 2013, some fans are already gearing up for the celebrations.
YouTube video maker, BabelColour, has released an updated tribute that is essentially all 224 adventures (which adds up to 784 episodes) of Doctor Who in ten minutes. You can view the video at the bottom of this post. [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 1:00 pm | |
New Photos From ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ Show Off Snow White & Reveal The Dwarves
Green Hornet Annual #2
Written by Mark Rahner
Art by Ronan Cliquet
Colors by Impacto Studios
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Phil Hester
Release Date: January 25, 2012
Cover Price: $4.99
When it comes to comics relaunches can be hit or miss, but a few years ago when Dynamite Entertainment released their new Green Hornet series I started reading it and instantly fell in love with it. Green Hornet Annual #2 is a great annual one-shot story that not only gets readers caught up on what has been going on, but it’s a great jumping-on point for new readers [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 12:00 pm | |
Interview: Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen
Can you recognize them all? The photo here above shows the dwarves from the upcoming Universal film Snow White and The Huntsman.
The film’s Facebook page revealed this new look at not only The Huntsman (Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth), but the eight — that’s right eight — dwarves that will be helping him and his leading lady (Kristen Stewart) take down the evil Queen (Charlize Theron). Check out the new photo here above.
Also, below, is a new close-up shot of Kristen Stewart as Snow White [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 11:01 am | |
Watch Bruce Willis and Henry Cavill In The Trailer For ‘In The Cold Light Of Day’
After leaving the rock band Girl in the early 1980s guitarist Phil Collen got the break of his life when he was asked to join Def Leppard. For the past 30 years Collen has been one of the most talented, successful, and underrated axeslingers on the planet.
Recovering from a British tour and festive period, Collen is back in warmer climes chatting to me on the phone from his garden in an “unseasonably hot” California. The Def Leppard and Manraze guitarist had much to talk about including milestone anniversaries for ‘Lep, fantastic second Manraze album Punkfunkrootsrock and, erm, Tom Cruise. No Foolin’.
Geeks of Doom: First of all I want to say Happy New Year!
Phil Collen: Thank you, you too. Cheers!
Geeks of Doom: How was your Christmas and New Year? [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 10:00 am | |
Video Game Deal: 75% Off Select Game Downloads
After the great movie that was JCVD, director Mabrouk el Mechri has become something of a hot commodity around the film world. And now he’s back with his next effort, In The Cold Light Of Day. A new trailer has been released, which you can watch here below.
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Henry Cavill, and Bruce Willis, the film follows the story of a young man whose family is kidnapped during a vacation in Spain, only to find out various things about the kidnappers, and also his family [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 8:50 am | |
Geek Gear: The Silly Walking Dead
For today only, Amazon is offering up to 75% off on select game downloads in their Game Downloads Encore Day sale.
Here’s just a few titles in this sale:
-Crysis 2 – $9.99
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 – $7.99
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam – Expansion – $7.99
- Duke Nukem Forever [Mac Download] – $5.00
- Dragon Age Pack – $11.99 [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 8:26 am | |
Geek Gear: ‘Cookiethulhu’ Shirt
The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is a mash-up of The Walking Dead and the Monty Python sketch “The Ministry of Silly Walks” called “The Silly Walking Dead” by Teo Zirinis.
The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore [...]
January 31st, 2012 at 7:50 am | |
The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today mashes up H.P. Lovecraft‘s Cthulhu with Sesame Street‘s Cookie Monster in “Cookiethulhu” by Spiritgreen.
The sale began at Teefury today, Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore [...]