Archive for February, 2013
Max Allan Collins is a prolific and highly talented writer of prose, film, and comics. He is perhaps best known in the comics community for writing the brilliant Road to Perdition graphic novel which was later turned into a popular 2002 film. While Collins has written many novels, his prose followers tend to know him best for his Nathan Heller series, which follows a Chicago based P.I. in the 30’s and 40’s. Collins newest novel combines his love of comics and crime in a comic-related prose mystery set during the 1950’s around a case most comic fans will be familiar with, Seduction More >
Sure we’re mixing our naval time periods with the classic WWII line, but loose lips certainly have put a leak in Ubisoft’s upcoming announcement for Assassin’s Creed IV (or 4, if you prefer your numerals more Arabic). Due to a marketing material leak, images are already floating around the net for the European cover to Assassin’s Creed IV, revealing the full title as Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. The cover, depicted below, shows fans that we’ll get a new time period and a new assassin with a more high seas flair to him as Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, hinted at More >
Posted by Marcus Rush
Vegas is starting to become a more popular place for conventions it seems. Last weekend there was a first time convention for gaming. Being in Vegas I know that can be confusing. It not gambling but actual video games, tabletop games, card games, and more. This is the second geek-themed convention in 6 months to attempt to start a new annual convention in Vegas. To top it off there will be another one coming in June this summer. Here is what went on this past weekend though.
While those great exhibitors and presenters we pay to see each year at San Diego Comic Con got their hotel rooms ages ago, tomorrow is the big day for general attendance to queue up for a room downtown during San Diego’s big geek gathering, Comic Con International! The hotel reservations for the Comic Con block this year will be handled by Travel Planners, a third party travel group that should be able to handle the Comic Con traffic. Unfortunately, as we saw already earlier this month, Comic Con web traffic is insane this year! Don’t expect things to get any More >
Meet the Himura family. They are like any other family living in the city: kids in school, parents working to make ends meet. But unbeknownst to even them, their ancestors held a dark secret: they were a clan of ninja in feudal Japan, in the employ of a prominent leader. But when that leader was murdered under mysterious circumstances, the Himura Clan was blamed, and forced to flee, going into hiding. Over the centuries, the descendants lost track of the ancient ways. They came to America, abandoning their sordid past to distant memory. However, everything changed the night that Dr. More >
It has been nine months since the finale of Game of Thrones season 2. Nine months since the battle of Black Water. Nine months since Arya learned the words Valar Morghulis. Nine months since young Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen reclaimed her dragons. Nine months since young Jon Snow was captured by the wildlings of the north. Nine long months and we have one more to go before season 3 airs on HBO, this March 31st. But soon there will be dragons, and this trailer shows much much more to come this spring.
Winter is coming.
The other day we saw the announcement of the Playstation 4, and with it came the announcement that Killzone 4 will be one of the console’s launch titles. The Killzone series is a Sony exclusive collection of games that first released back in 2004 on the Playstation 2. It seems rather appropriate that the 4th release of this popular game series be on the 4th model of Sony’s Playstation. Titled Killzone: Shadow Fall, the game will take place around 30 years after the events of Killzone 3. The game features the Vektan and Helghast factions, now living together in a More >
We’ve already learned that June will feature a new wave of #1 titles into DC’s New 52, with the first of which announced being Larfreeze, an on-going based around the popular Orange Lantern of Green Lantern fame. Today we hear word of yet another new #1 from DC set to hit stores this June: Superman/Batman. This will be the second volume of the Superman/Batman series, and the first of which to take place in the New 52. Volume 1 of Superman/Batman premiered in August 2003 as a new form of the classic series, World’s Finest, teaming up the caped crusader More >
Posted by Adelaide Quagmire
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes: Brand-New Tales of the Great Detective An anthology by Mark Hodder, Paul Margs, James Lovegrove, Eric Brown, and More A 352-pages collection of fiction, published by Titan Books
This past fall I committed myself to the arduous task of reading the complete stories of Sherlock Holmes, as well as eagerly anticipating the new season of BBC’s “Sherlock” television series, and upon finishing I felt a gaping hole in my mystery-loving heart. Needless to say, I was thrilled to discover last Friday that I would be reviewing Titan’s new release of The Encounters of Sherlock Holmes, an anthology of More >
Aspen Comics has announced their complete convention schedule for the year, with more details to follow for each respective show. To help celebrate their tenth anniversary, the publisher has planned an extensive schedule of convention appearances to help usher in their new “10 for 10” initiative which began earlier this month and runs through this November. Directly below you can see a list of all the shows Aspen MLT and it’s creators will be attending in the form of a handy dandy visual checklist.