STASH MY COMICS REVIEWS THE SHADOW!05/01/12 @ 11:08 am EST
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THE ROCK "HULKS OUT" AS OBAMA ON SNL 03/30/15 @ 7:11 am EST
My Comics has some good things to say about the debut of The Shadow:
“When you hear the word “pulp” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s the movie that made the word famous again, “Pulp Fiction”. You might think of something to do with trees or even orange juice. Well, you should be thinking about Dynamite Entertainment’s The Shadow
“This character debuted around 1930 first in serialized pulp magazines and then in radio programs. A lot of people don’t realize that this is one of the most famous pulp characters of the 20th century. Besides print and radio, The Shadow has spawned 5 movies in total with the most recent being released in 1994 starring Alec Baldwin
. The comic property has been passed down over the years with DC Comics
doing a couple of runs in the late 70′s to 80′s and then Dark Horse
buying out the rights to do their own series in the mid 90′s. Fast forward to 2011 and Dynamite Entertainment announced that they had in fact licensed The Shadow from Conde Nast. As most of you know Dynamite has done a superb job bringing a lot of these pulp properties back to life in new and interesting ways. The Shadow #1 written by Garth Ennis
and drawn by Aaron Campbell
is a fine example of an older property made new again.
“The story takes place in New York City sometime in the 1940′s. Our hero, clad in a black trench coat, red scarf, and fedora is going to make a stand against evil. In this case the evil is Nazi sympathizing Japanese Soldiers who are looking to board a ship against the will of the people who are on it. We don’t know exactly what is on it, but we know that The Shadow makes quick work of a number of Japanese soldiers very quickly with his dueling pistols. The action is fast paced and the Shadow is quick to let his guns do the talking. Garth Ennis does a great job sticking with the times in terms of dialogue. The heroic phrases used by the Shadow, brings us back to a more simple time in comics when the division between good guys and bad guys was more black and white than today’s shades of gray.
“What would come off as a bit campy in a modern day setting works very well in this particular setting of the 1940′s where…”
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KIDS TAKE 'SUPERHERO CHALLENGE' TO FIGHT CHILD ABUSE03/30/15 @ 7:00 am EST
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosted "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, and both he and Sasheer Zamata's Obamas literally Huked out!
An excellent series of sketches involving Luther, President Obama's "anger translator," may be better at expressing what Obama seems to be suppressing, but in terms of a pure sight gag, The Rock Obama rules.
The return of this character provides a flipbook's worth of great reaction shots from Jay Pharoah's Barack before his Hulk-like transition. After he gets fed up with Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and Tom Cotton, thus satisfying the topical demands of a cold open, Pharoah morphs into Johnson, and people start flying through windows.
The twist of this iteration is that when Zamata's Michelle Obama gets mad, she undergoes a similar transformation into She Rock Obama, played by Leslie Jones ... in the exact way you would want it to be!
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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD TEASER TRAILER03/30/15 @ 6:54 am EST
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, superheroes of all shapes and sizes competed in the second annual Superhero Challenge.
The obstacle course event is held to support the Child Abuse Network.Parents and their children dress up as superheroes, and then compete in obstacle courses designed for various age groups.
"The costumes are amazing. I didn't think I was going to see anything better than what I saw last year, but I've been totally wrong. The kids have so much fun," said Adrienne Barnett of the Child Abuse Network.
Proceeds from the event went to the Child Abuse Network. The non-profit works to assist in child abuse investigations in the Tulsa area.
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ECCC: IT'S MARVEL ON SUNDAY, WITH STAR WARS NEWS03/30/15 @ 6:47 am EST
“A strange virus is going around…” The teaser trailer for the Walking Dead
spinoff… Fear The Walking Dead
, has been released, This time they focus on the start of the outbreak in Los Angeles.Fear the Walking Dead
premieres Summer 2015. Only on AMC
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unWdvWPmiPk
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ECCC: KEVIN EASTMAN IS NOW EXCLUSIVE TO IDW03/30/15 @ 6:30 am EST
On Sunday at the Emerald City Comicon, "Darth Vader" writer Kieron Gillen, "Princess Leia" artist Terry Dodson, "Silk" artist Stacey Lee, "Spider-Gwen" artist Robbi Rodriguez, Marvel VP of International Business Development C.B. Cebulski and Marvel Executive Editor Mike Marts were all on hand for Marvel's final panel of the convention, "Marvel: Next Big Thing."
And we have Star Wars news!
In lieu of a presentation, the panelists opened things up to audience Q&A from the start. Chance for a "Star Wars"/"Guardians of the Galaxy" crossover? "The Marvel Universe and the Star Wars Universe have existed independently for so long and so successfully, the plan for now is to keep them separate," Marts replied. "Prince Leia" #5 cover by Terry Dodson.
Is it limiting at all to tell "Star Wars" stories between Episode IV and V? "No," Gillen said. "I always write with an end in mind. Even 'Uncanny X-Men.' I know these larger structures -- what's the most interesting thing to happen between A and B? It's less of a limitation and more of an opportunity."
Dodson agreed. "We know it's a fairly narrow scope, we're not trying to fill the whole gap in," he said of "Princess Leia," adding that the title character has a lot of potential to explore further.
"You never know exactly how much time has passed," Cebulski said of the gap between "A New Hope" and "Empire Strikes Back," as opposed to the period between "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."
Cebulski told the panel that as a kid, "Star Wars" first arc series artist John Cassaday drew a comic with what he guessed might happen after "Star Wars," pre-"Empire Strikes Back."
A fan asked why the "Star Wars" comics are under the Marvel banner, not a separate imprint. Cebulski pointed out that the first "Star Wars" comics were published by Marvel, so it was a "natural fit" to do it again. "It really was just a marketing decision that worked well for both [Marvel and Lucasfilm]."
Cebulski said that next month's Star Wars Celebration event will include announcements of new Marvel Star Wars comics. (Source: CBR)
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ECCC: GAMORA SOLO COMIC SCHEDULED FOR AFTER SECRET WARS...03/30/15 @ 6:31 am EST
He just killed off one of his turtles. Okay, not really.
But Kevin Eastman
is definitely back on track as far as comic books are concerned.
And now the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
has signed an exclusive contract with IDW, announced at ECCC.
Wich means, as well as the Turtles, the reprints and the IDW Limited editions, he has a number of new projects coming from the publisher, And will be working from IDW’s headquarters in San Diego, with an office in the building and his artwork in the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. (Source: Bleeding Cool)
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Bleeding Cool ECCC: ANTHONY MACKIE: UNLEASH THE FALCON03/30/15 @ 6:11 am EST
was the first to tell us about a Gamora
ongoing comic by screenplay writer Nicole Perlman
last year. But since the official announcement at New York Comic Con, nothing. Rocket Raccoon, Star Lord
, even Groot
now have their own series, and there are three Guardians monthlies. But of Gamora’s own book? Not a peep.
Well, at the Marvel panel Sunday at ECCC in Seattle, editor Mike Marts
confirmed that the series is happening, but will be published after Secret Wars
, so as not to get lost in the event.
Basically, it’s late. But is coming.Kieron Gillen
also stated that he has a Secret Wars
series yet to be announced that might be a little villain-centric. (Source: Bleeding Cool)
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ECCC: THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY COSPLAY03/30/15 @ 5:56 am EST
In one of very last panels of Emerald City Comicon 2015, Anthony Mackie -- Falcon/Sam Wilson in the Marvel Studios' film franchise -- took the Washington State Convention Center's main stage to answer questions from fans.
Panel moderator Clare Kramer started the session by asking Mackie about the origins of his role as Falcon.
Mackie said after his breakout role in 2009's "The Hurt Locker," he wrote Marvel Studios asking to get involved with the franchise. "I was initially writing them because I wanted to be Black Panther," Mackie said.Eventually, Marvel Studios did contact him, though it wasn't clear it was for the role of Falcon at first.
Mackie then shared his enthusiasm for the forthcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron." "Remember the first time you saw a 3D movie, and got a headache, and were like, 'What happened to my brain?' 'Age of Ultron' is like that, with The Rock punching you in the face. It's like Disneyland for adults. It's like going to Vegas with an unlimited credit card. It's by far the most stupendous film experience you'll have. It's just ridiculous."
Moving quickly to fan questions, an audience member asked what Mackie would advise Steve Rogers to catch up on from the decades he was frozen: rock out to the Sugarhill Gang ("just once"), buy every Earth, Wind & Fire and CD, eat an In-N-Out burger and go skydiving.
A fan asked Mackie for his thoughts on the impact his role as Falcon has on a young audience. "It's a huge responsibility," Mackie said. "I do events like this because so many people become superheroes and celebrities, and they detach themselves from reality. That scares me. When I meet people, when I meet kids, that informs characters I play down the line. I tell kids, when you think something can't happen, you think you can't read that well, when certain people didn't expect anything of you -- I was that kid. I was the kid they wanted to put on Ritalin and kick out of school because they thought I was a bad kid." (Source: CBR)
Source: Facebook | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a CommentCOMIC CONVENTION HITS MYRTLE BEACH, CONTINUES SUNDAY03/30/15 @ 6:21 am EST
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY CONCEPT ART REVEALS UNSEEN CHARACTER03/29/15 @ 4:01 pm EST
Seattle is not the only city hosting a comic convention this weekend. Let's look toward South Carolina!
This weekend, the Grand Strand became home to a second comic book convention with the launch of the inaugural Myrtle Beach Comic Con, the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Drew Johnson and Lindsay Johnson – owners of Coastal Comics on S.C. 707 in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Comic Con runs this weekend at the Crown Reef Resort Convention Center, bringing with it renowned writers and artists like Marvel Silver Age icon Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Frank Brunner (Dr. Strange, Man-Thing, Howard the Duck), and Bob Layton (Iron Man).
“We are bringing in mainly people who created comic books that have been around for years,” said Drew Johnson. “We have a lot of vendors that will be selling pretty much strictly comic books.”
In addition to the writers and artists, there are panels, presentations, vendors, face painting and more.
The convention concludes today.
Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2015/03/28/4871107/comic-convention-hits-myrtle-beach.html#storylink=cpy
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Storyboard and concept artist Thomas Nelson has updated his website with artwork that he created for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy.What's interesting about this is that there is storyboards of a scene that did not happen in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
. You can see that Gamora is holding a blade to the neck of Drax.There's also concept art of Lord Tantalus, a character that did NOT appear in the film, but was originally in the script. "Tantalus was in for a while," James Gunn told AMC Movie News. "If we’re fortunate enough to make another film in the future, there’s plenty of characters to bring in." Welp, the first was a hit so there is a good shot that Tantalus can be included in the sequel.