Archive for April, 2014
Posted by Guest Writer
We live in a world where our best and brightest are often tasked with trying to ‘reinvent the wheel’– make it cheaper, more durable, faster– give us better traction, better handling, better fuel efficiency– and they have. It’s a renaissance of wheel development. With all this innovation, it’s easy to forget that ‘the wheel’ was never our true objective– it is merely a conventional solution. If the whole world focuses on reinventing the wheel, we will never produce a hover car.
Conventions are not without their merit. I could spend this entire article focused on the semantics of a single word More >
Posted by Michael "Sean" Cronican
Set to debut June 22nd, at 9pm ET/PT on TNT, the U.S.S Nathan James, a Naval Destroyer long out of port returns home to find the world thrown into chaos. Captained by Commander Tom Chandler, portrayed by Eric Dane (X-men 3, Grey’s Anatomy), with his second in command Slatterly, portrayed by Adam Baldwin (Chuck, FIREFLY), and almost to-pretty-for-science Rachel Scott, portrayed by Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Boston Legal), a paleomicrobiologist (don’t feel bad, More >
Undoubtedly most of us reached that point in our youths, or might soon reach it in the case of our younger audience, where our parents have simply “had it” with us. Hopefully in your case they didn’t send you off to boarding school. I mean, school already felt like Hell to a large number of us. But what if the school your parents sent you to really was in Hell? That’s the concept behind Oh Hell, a new comic by George Wassil and Dave Hamann currently being crowd funded via Kickstarter. Set in a world that was created in a More >
Recently DC has arguably gone through the ringer for sexualizing the character of Harley Quinn. Whether it was the new costume in Suicide Squad, where Harleen Quinzel shed her full body suit for a far more revealing and barely tied corset and short shorts, or the recent overly dramatized art contest, Harley has been admittedly given a lot more of a sexualized presence in the comics community. Some might point to her nurse outfit in the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum as being the starting point of this. Other might point fingers at DC Editorial, Marketing, Artists, or even fans More >
Dark Horse has always produced some wonderful licensed series tie-ins from comics to art books to even models. Recently, one of my favorite of these releases was the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Avatar: The Legend of Korra art books. Done in a beautiful oversized hardcover, these books provided a great behind the scenes look at the series with never before seen art and commentary from the crew that created such a wonderful cartoon. But now Dark Horse has obtained the right to publish another, similar style art book based on another very popular cartoon: Venture Bros!
First rumored at last More >
The 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Son of Batman, is having its world premiere tonight at WonderCon in Anaheim. Based on Grant Morrison’s popular Batman and Son storyline that originally ran in issues #655 through #658, the story has been reworked by writer James Robinson (Starman, Fantastic Four) and converted to screen by Joe R Lansdale (Batman: TAS, Bubba Ho-Tep). Now is your chance to see it first along with the cast and crew at Anaheim’s biggest comic convention! The movie itself will be available to everyone else on May 6th, just a few weeks away. But if you’re More >
A few years ago many public domain superheroes returned to comics at Dynamite Entertainment in Project Super Powers, a comic series and movement heavily aided by the talented Alex Ross. The series started out strong and eventually spun into multiple mini-series and on-going series focusing on the various comic characters in solo adventures. As with many Dynamite books, the comics all featured wonderful covers by top comic artists and were generally quite enjoyable reads. But eventually sales faded and the books all ended. So what could bring back the Super Powers universe and make it really stick? Why the same More >
Is it already almost Easter weekend? I suppose it is, but while many devote and wonderful Christians will be in church or collecting eggs, the devote Geeks of Southern California will likely be in Anaheim, where WonderCon once more returns. Yes, it seems WonderCon liked Anaheim a bit too much and won’t be returning back to San Francisco’s Moscone Center anytime soon. While that seems like a bit of a pity, it is quite the good news to those who couldn’t grab a ticket for San Diego Comic Con this year and still want all the fun of a major More >
Aspen MLT, fresh off celebrating their 10th anniversary at the show last year, is showing up to Wondercon in an even bigger way for 2014! If you thought last years celebration was big, wait until you read what they’re doing now. First off, throughout the weekend you’ll find Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken), Peter Steigerwald (The Zoo Hunters), Vince Hernandez (Fathom: Kiani), Mark Roslan (BubbleGun), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), J.T. Krul (Soulfire), Nei Ruffino (Soulfire), David Wohl (Fathom), Ale Garza (Fathom), and Oliver Nome (Fathom: Kiani) appearing throughout the weekend at the Aspen Comics Booth (Booth #601). Speaking of Siya More >
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Created by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, Tank Girl started in a Fanzine as an ad with the simple caption “She’ll break your back and your balls!” and ended up in the debut issue of Deadline magazine in her own strip in 1988. The strip continued to have a spot in the mag until it’s end in 1995. This trash talking, shoot first–never mind the questions, nose picking, vulgar wild child developed a More >