LucasFilm and Dark Horse Announce THE STAR WARS!

It’s no April Fools’ prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

I’m not sure where I first read about The Star Wars—it was years and years ago—but the idea of Luke Skywalker being an older Jedi General, and Han Solo being a six-foot-tall lizard, turned my Star Wars fan brain on its side,” said longtime Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. “I always assumed this would be one of those stories that would be ‘lost to history,’ so getting to work on bringing it to life is kinda like a dream come true.”

“While researching in the Lucasfilm Archives I’ve found many treasures—but one which truly astounded me was George’s rough draft for The Star Wars. His first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read—mind blowing,” said writer J.W. Rinzler. “While working with George on another book project, I once asked if we could adapt his rough draft. He was hesitant. Years later, with Dark Horse’s invaluable help, we showed him a few drawn and colored pages of what it might look like. He gave us the okay.”

via LucasFilm and Dark Horse Announce THE STAR WARS!.

‘Star Trek’ Phaser Rifle

phaserRemember that Phaser rifle that Captain Kirk used in the episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before” from the original Star Trek. The episode was the second pilot that Gene Roddenberry showed to NBC and later edited for the show. Well that sucker just sold for auction for 231,00o at auction. The Phaser rifle was only expected to fetch around 50,000 at Hollywood Legend’s two day auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.

Also sold at the auction was the survey buggy from “Aliens” for 10,625.  Also Christopher Reeve’s Superman IV costume sold for 25,o00.


Thanos Rising #1

ImageIn the last little while since I started writing my view on comics I have not come across a book that I have said to myself, I really like this book. That happened with Thanos Rising #1.

I rarely look for any deep meaning in any of the comics I read. I just love reading comics for the fun of reading comics. I have to say that with Thanos Rising part of the fun reading it was going back and watching a child that once love drawing and got sick having to dissect a animal was great. Much like Episode 1 or the Star Wars movies we see how events in ones youth can turn a loving child into something deadly.

The story written by Jason Aaron is top notch. The dialogue is natural and smooth. The art work by Simone Bianchi is great and beautiful. The panel where Sui-San see her child for the first time and see the evil that he will become is awesome.

That being said I have to give colorist Simone Peruzzi a great deal of praise. The coloring of the book has the look of paintings. I know it is done on a computer but the panel look as if the were hand painted.Image The effects of shading adds more detail to each panel and the final panel of Thanos starting down the path of his future self is worth being framed.

That being said do I think Thanos Rising #1 is worth you money, worth your time. Uummm, F’n A I do. Get this book. Read it or just bag and board it. Just get it.

I give Thanos Rising #1 5 drunken monkeys out of 5.

Remember comics are to be enjoyed not destroyed.


Guardians Of The Galaxy #1

Hey Guardians how you all doing?. So Guardians #1 has come out and was the wait worth it?

To start things off we find our hero Peter Quill, A.K.A. Star-Lord in a bar trying to pick up some hot blue babe in a bar. Well that is how I see it. Everything going swell until the imperial guards show up, oh sorry the Spartax honor guard show up along with Peter’s daddy. Little old Peter comes to  have some daddy issues. A guy from outer space lands, knocks up your mom with you and jumps into his space ship and flies away. Wouldn’t you? Daddy tells Peter that he and the COUNCIL OF GALACTIC EMPIRES(does it make it impressive when I put in it caps)have agreed to leave earth alone if no one sets foot on earth soil. Have any of these Empires hear of Galactus? So like any good son that has daddy issues, Peter plans to do the opposite. Later we find Tony Stark, A.K.A. Iron-man taking a Sunday drive in space and he comes across the Baboon and The Guardians Of The Galaxy, Star-Lord, The Assassin Gamora, Groot, Drax The Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon. You know what happens next, Tea party. No a fight. Oh guess what happens later to Earth, go ahead and guess.

GuardiansOfTheGalaxy_1_CoverThe story by Brian Micheal Bendis in book #1 is mostly just a set up for the series and is nicely written. Easy to read and pleasurable, not cramming to much heavy material in the book. The art work by Steve McNiven is great, love it. Also the inker, John Dell and colors by Justin Ponsor really help to flush out Steve’s art.

So did I enjoy this book? Yeah I did. It was really nothing special but a nice read. Not taxing on the brain.

I give it 3 drunken monkeys out of five.

You think Rocket Raccoon secret weakness is garbage cans???

Remember comics are to be enjoyed, not destroyed



Awkward and Stange Comic Panels

ImageSo your reading one of your favorite comic and you come across a panel that taken out of context may seem a little wrong or funny.

Slightlywarped has compiled a few of these types of panels. Some a just strange and other a disturbing. Also you can see the evolution of the writing style and how our few have changed over time. The treatment of woman in comics to awkward treatment of other cultures.

You may seen some of these pictures on other sites but is well worth a look again.