This picture claims be concept work for the new Batmobile. Personally it looks too Burton-esque I still think the finished vehicle will be more of a suped up Lambo' or some such. Let me know what you think.Click here for a better look.
Saturday, 30 April 2011
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Poly Styrene lead singer with X-Ray Spex has passed away and it got me thinking of the cover to GERM FREE ADOLESCENT. Thanks to my older brother, along with Blondie's Parallel Lines it's one of the first records I can remember. A cracking design and a cracking band.
Monday, 25 April 2011
When it was first reported that a 4th Indy flick was being made after the mugging that was the Star Wars prequels I immediately knew that it would turn out to be a solid gold downer (a 20 year gap and an over the hill leading man should have been enough of an indication to let sleeping dogs lie) but when it was announced that the story would have a 'Sci-Fi' element to it a flash of excitement struck me, could it be that this 'new' picture could be an adaptation (or at the very least contain elements) of one of the strips that featured in Star Wars Tales issue 19 namely INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN by W. Haden Blackman & Sean Murphy.
Star Wars Tales was a comic published by Dark Horse Comics (1999-2005) and in the style of Marvels 'WHAT IF?' books took the Star Wars universe and presented it in ways that where completely different to the films. The strip ''Into the Great Unknown'' tells the story of how Han Solo and Chewbacca come out of hyperspace and crash land the Millennium Falcon onto a strange planet.
Here's an article
Sunday, 24 April 2011
In 1950's America it took a quack psychologist and a right wing presidential hopeful to demonize comic books and bring about the heavy handed censorship that blighted the medium for decades to come. However In Britain it needed something a little more interesting, namely a mob of armed juvenile monster hunting Glaswegians and the urban myth of the Gorbals Vampire.
This is an extract from a report done by the BBC on the history of the story;
"Hundreds of children aged from four to 14, some of them armed with knives and sharpened sticks, were patrolling inside the historic graveyard.
They were, they told the bemused constable, hunting a 7ft tall vampire with iron teeth who had already kidnapped and eaten two local boys."
"The blame was quickly laid at the door of American comic books with chilling titles such as Tales From The Crypt and The Vault of Horror, whose graphic images of terrifying monsters were becoming increasingly popular among Scottish youngsters."
"The government responded to the clamour by introducing the Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1955 which, for the first time, specifically banned the sale of magazines and comics portraying "incidents of a repulsive or horrible nature" to minors"
Here's an article.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
"New"(they're just lifted straight out of the trailers)images from the Green Lantern flick have been released and I'm still not into it especially with the Gatlin' gun toting Hal Jordan. And I know his ring makes anything he can imagine and as a human it's only natural that in a fight he'd imagine a gun but it feels more like it was done primarily to make a cool toy accessory but c'est la vie.
Here's an article.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Here's an article.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The toes on these full length shots of the Green Lantern's CGI costume make me think of the nipples on the Bat suits from the Joel Schumacher Bat flicks. The net is a buzz with people back tracking on initial opinions of this picture with the release of the extended trailer but I'm sticking to my glass half full guns.
Also is it just me or does Sinestro sound like he's being played by Duane Benzie. (one for the Spaced fans)
Monday, 11 April 2011
This is a section of Ron Mann's classic documentary COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL that deals with the hysteria that was aimed at comics in the 1950's and led to the now defunct Comics Code Authority. It features interviews with the legendary Bill Gaines Jr (his father is credited with inventing the modern American comic book) and the writer Al Feldstein (who's work in comics is up there with the likes of Jack Kirby) who made EC Comics the biggest comic book publisher of there day (out selling DC and pre-dating Marvel) and the focal point for the moral outrage that was whipped up by Dr. Fredric Wertham and his now infamous book Seduction of the Innocent. As a side note the images of the Nazi style book burnings that took place in America at the time on one hand make me sad (for the obvious reasons) but at the same time I can't help but smile at the irony of these right wing fools burning what would have become millions of dollars worth of collectible comic books.
click here) so far so good but I'm not holding my breath.
|Michael Shannon...General Zod|
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Cloned bad asses where anything can happen.
Published by Marvel the story centers around a team of super-powered humans who have been created to defend the Earth after it has been invaded by aliens the twist is that their powers only last a year then they die.
Published as part of the IMAGE COMICS Cliffhanger imprint. Set during WWII the story is a rip roaring tale in the style of the old Saturday morning matinee shows.
Published by MARVEL UK it's a mixture of the Running Man and Mad Max it lasted only 10 issues but deserved a lot more a true hidden classic.
Monday, 4 April 2011
Sunday, 3 April 2011
4. Police Academy.
3. The Real Ghostbusters.
2. Back to the Future.
1. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures.