Coming this July Zenescope Entertainment plans on shaking things up in the world of Wonderland. Zenescope released a statement letting us fans and comic reader what is coming.
“The past seven years have been a delicate, carefully orchestrated chess match between Wonderland’s major players. Issue #25 is when they flip the table over and go for each other’s throats. The game is over, and it’s time for the real war to begin.”
– Eric M. Esquivel, writer
“I’m better with pictures than with words, so I’d prefer to let the Queen of Spades speak for me:
– Manuel Preitano, artist
“Fights, deaths, comebacks! Too much action on 22 regular pages of Wonderland? Well, imagine what we have in the double that! Yes, this will be WONDERLAND #25. Pre-order NOW!”
– Leonardo Paciarotti, colorist
Wonderland #25 is available for pre-order at your local comic book retailer now!
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Godstorm: Age Of Darkness, One Shot
Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Pat Shand
Writer: Pat Shand
Artwork: Noah Salonga, Andrea Meloni
Colors: Erick Archiniega
Letters: Jim Campbell
Godstorm: Age of Darkness is a epilogue to the Godstorm: Ascension series. The gods have been rocked by the events of Ascension.
I will not lie to you good readers I did not read Ascension but Godstorm: Age of Darkness did a great job filling me in on the events of the series. Zeus is dead but do Gods really die? This book sets you up for the upcoming events for the coming Age of Darkness series. Venus is back and along with Dark Horde plan to shake up the world of Gods and men.
Pat Shand does a great job of giving the reader idea of the story from GODSTORM/UNLEASHED/ASCENSION saga. The book is well written and easy to read, not heavy and I love that. My only problem is with the red inking in some of the word ballons. But that could be just me since my eyes are not what they use to be.
The art work by Noah Salonga and Andrea Meloni is strong and it reminds me of some of the comics art of of the 60’s and 70’s. The work is clean and does strain the eyes with over amount of back ground images.
If you need to find out what has happen, to catch up before Age Of Darkness then I recommend you getting this book.
So in the end I give Godstorm:Age of Darkness 3 1/2 out of 5
Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.
Welcome back to another Cosplay Thursday. Continuing on with some of the top cosplay girls out there today is Ivy Doomkitty. According to Ivy’s Facebook page she is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist and Figure Model for comic book artist and writer, Frank Cho. Ivy is also a avid gamer player on both PC and Xbox 360 and after attending numerous conventions she decided to jump into the cosplay world. If you are interested in more about Ivy you can check out her Facebook page, Ivy Doomkitty.
If you don’t know it by now it is the 75th anniversary of Batman. The character of Batman has become such a part of the modern culture that everyone knows of him. Either from the comics, TV show, animated series and movies. Batman has become the hero to generation’s of people of both genders and other cultures.
In a recent podcast I listen to various guest on a panel celebrating the creation of this character and what it had meant to them. How this character had help shaped and formed them and still does to this day. So I thought about how characters in comic-books had shaped me, how they had help me to make decisions both conscientiously or not.
Like any young kid I first was attached to the books because of the pictures. Super hero people, soldiers, aliens that packed action on almost every panel. Not being able to read was not important. The pictures told the story. As I grew older and started to learn how to read that open a whole new experience. The words and art together opened me up further to what was happening in this fantastic world. Then when I found the X-Men my world exploded.
The X-Men were my favorite book and like many Wolverine became my favorite character. But it was the X-Men as a whole that I identified with. I was in my teens and was going through my change. Nothing like the X-Men but I could see how there gifts/curse was effecting them. I could see myself in those men and woman. Not knowing what is happening and feeling of being alone because I thought I was the only one going through it. I found an escape in those books wishing I was one to them. Wishing I had those powers, any powers so I could escape for real.
Then came Wolverine. In that character I found someone that I was not. Tough, strong, fearless and a sense of honor. Wolverine stood up for his friends and those that could not defend themselves. A person with inner struggle trying to always do better even when he thought he could not. A man on a continue path of growth. There are still days I wish I was still him. The older I get the less I think of it. Maybe to this day that is way at 52 I still get my comic-books. Not X-Men(that is a different article) but many others. I still feel like that young man I was. Still trying to find my path and understand who I am. When I thought I could become someone better. Maybe that sounds sad to some but not to me because that means that those lessons are still there. That I still want to be a better person. The X-Men of the 80’s will always be my favorite books and my favorite vision of these characters.
In part 2 of this article I ask a couple of friends to tell me what character they identified with and how they effected them.
Well once again it is Movie Monday. Today’s feature is a fan made short based on the Mass Effect game created by Bioware.
The movie is set 35 years before the time of the games main charter, Commander Shepard. Produced by students and faculty of the Digital Video Program at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe Arizona.
“Serving as a prequel to the MASS EFFECT game series,”Red Sand” is set 35 years before the time of Commander Shepard and tells the story of the discovery of ancient ruins on Mars. Left behind by the mysterious alien race known as the Protheans, the ruins are a treasure trove of advanced technology and the powerful Element Zero, an energy source beyond humanity’s wildest dreams. As the Alliance research team led by Dr. Averroes (Ayman Samman) seeks to unlock the secrets of the ruins, a band of marauders living in the deserts of Mars wants the ruins for themselves. Addicted to refined Element Zero in the form of a narcotic nicknamed “Red Sand” which gives them telekinetic “biotic” powers, these desert-dwelling terrorists will stop at nothing to control the ruins and the rich vein of Element Zero at its core. Standing between them and their goal are Colonel Jon Grissom (Mark Meer), Colonel Lily Sandhurst (Amy Searcy), and a team of Alliance soldiers tasked with defending the ruins at all costs. At stake – the future of humanity’s exploration of the galaxy, and the set up for the MASS EFFECT storyline loved by millions of gamers worldwide”.
So sit back and have a watch.