Thursday, January 05, 2012

Witchblade is Back!

Finally! Witchblade #151 hit the stands today! I'll admit that it's probably been since Michael Turner's days that I've read this title, but something is new and fresh about this story. No longer is it a relic title from the 90s, but it once again has substance and solid artwork. As you may recall from long ago, Sara Pezinni worked for the NYPD and was the wielder of the mighty Witchblade. Well, time has passed and starting with #151 Sara moves to the streets of Chicago to kick some villainous ass. Also #151 kicks off a new writing (Tim Seely) and art (Diego Bernard) team. New writer Seeley takes good ol' Sara Pezinni and doesn't try to make her act younger than she is. She still looks hot, but she's no 21 year-old anymore. She's gone through 150 issues of battles and her character's dialogue shows that she's been a tough girl for quite some time. She even briefly lets loose the f-bomb, which is something that would never had been allowed to be printed back in the 90s. Diego Bernard pencils and Fred Benes (Ed Benes' brother) inks this exciting new issue. The first 3 pages of the book consisted of artwork from another artist for some giant Top Cow Productions crossover focusing on The Darkness, which was honestly confusing. But once we jumped over that nonsense, the real story began and the artwork kicked into high gear. Rumors are that Bernard and Benes are only signed on for a short term at this point. Personally I would like this art team to stay on for the long term because I haven't wanted to buy this book for its style of art in a very long time. So if you come across Witchblade again, it's definitely worth jumping on board this book. Many people had given up on this title for a good reason, but you should make sure to tell your "comic book guy" to start ordering some extra copies of this book so other people can enjoy it too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dr. Liebenstein - Vampire Author Goes Mad

Since it's practically Halloween, I thought it would be a good time to post something in the horror spirit of the season. After all, this website must be haunted by the ghost of Jack Bauer.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Variant Edition 10/01/08

They’re back with a catch-up on the news and reviews of War Heroes #2 and Walking Dead #52, plus looks at Flash Gordon #1 and Red Rocket 7.
Variant Edition Pick of the Week? Invincible #53!

Star Wars Fan Film - Essence of the Force

X-Men: Night of the Sentinels Part 2

Here's episode 2 to the original X-Men animated series. It's a continuation of the Night of the Sentinels story from the previous episode. Episode 1 is already up. The character of Morph was created for the animated series and eventually was introduced into the comic book series. Nuff' said.
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

The Spirit #6 & #7

The Spirit #6
The Spirit #7

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Spawn Episode 1 Season 1

This is the first episode from Todd McFarlane's animated Spawn series. It's a more adult version of the comic book. Believe it or not, Todd is currently back at writing the Spawn comic book series. Even he seemed to forget that his creation still existed.
Todd was recently talking about a sequel to the original live action Spawn movie. He said that it would have to be a low budget film and that he pictured Spawn as a boogeyman kind of character in a new movie. Todd seems to like bringing up the thought of another movie every now and then, just so he can find someone to finance it. He could have partially financed it himself, a few years back, if he hadn't spent all his money on baseballs. If the Spawn comic book survives another 10 years, maybe we'll see another Spawn movie. There just isn't the audience that there once was.
I remember that when the book was really plummeting in sales, Todd would print these uncensored letters from fans at the end of every issue. They would swear at him and he would swear back. And he lost more readers. I wonder why.
I feel bad for Spawn artist Greg Capullo. He flawlessly took over for Todd as penciler and drew basically the next consecutive 80 issues. Capullo actually had a breakdown from working on Spawn and has only recently been able to sit down and pencil again.
Originally Spawn was a fun, edgy book. Spectacular artwork, a mystery about Al Simmons' origin, and crazy villains and supporting characters. Then it kept losing direction, becoming very depressing, until every issue seemed to be Spawn sitting on tree stump or dumpster and having maggots crawl out of his head. I think it represented Todd's brain rotting. Instead of lightening up the book, it kept getting darker by the issue. Al Simmons became a crabby, old man who didn't want to do anything heroic anymore. The last time I looked at an issue, I think all the pages were completely black. I could barely see the green glow from Spawn's eyes anymore. So enjoy this first episode from a time when Spawn was still fun and was at least king of the alleys.
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Friday, September 26, 2008

WATCHMEN Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes of the upcoming Watchmen movie!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Spirit #5

This issue from June 30, 1940 is titled "Johnny Marston."
The Spirit #5

Saturday, September 20, 2008

X-Men: Night of the Sentinels

It's the first episode of X-Men! See how the original series began! Nuff' said.
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Heath Ledger talks about the Joker

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Terminator 4: Salvation teaser trailer

I was surprised to see that they already have a teaser movie trailer for the 4th installment of Terminator. Here it is.
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