ALTERNA COMICS – SCRIMSHAW- 1#

 

 

The world is underwater. Al Gore’s worst nightmare has come true.The ice caps have melted .Governments have fallen ,and the world is a very different place now. This is conveyed very succinctly in the first few pages. Broken politics and corporate iron fists are the voice of the day now, and that’s where the story begins.

SCRIMSHAW has kind of a swashbuckling feel to it. Somewhere between WATERWORLD,PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN with a nice undercurrent of some of Wolverines time in Japan. Writer Eric Borden is able to Mesh this together into the beginnings of an adventure where the “good guys” aren’t necessarily that good, and the bad guys need a worse name because of their actions.

Eric fleshed out the characters as much as one can in a first issue and you receive introductions to a fair amount of personalities that can expanded on in further issues. Some I found more interesting than others but time will tell whether they are intended to be bit players or main roster characters. He also provided a nice hook for issue #2 in the “There be Whales here captain!!!” vein.

Artist Dave Mim’s work reminds of a cross between Jae Lee and Whilce Portacio. Jagged and demonic, which fits nicely in with the characters of this series. The backgrounds seemed a bit too busy for me but the more I thought about it, it would make sense that the backdrops for this story would be crowded and very hustle and bustle.

This book is a 4 issue limited series and I’m going to order the other 3 parts. If I did have one suggestion for the book, it would be the lettering. The point size could stand to be a little bigger. I found myself more than once squinting to read it and you lose some story flow when you have to do that. Also, Do yourself a favour and google “Scrimshaw”. You’ll learn something new. I did.

Next Issue is out Aug.2017

Written by Eric Borden

Artist -Dave Mims

Letterer-Spike O Laochdha

Trailer Preview – Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle.

 

If Sony had of just called this movie “Welcome to the Jungle “they probably would have saved themselves a tonne of grief. The word Jumanji conjures up images and memories of late comedic icon Robin Williams and that’s something that will probably not help this film. Many tweets I’ve read about these trailers have been negative .Many for no reason I feel.

The Trailer begins almost as an Homage to “The Breakfast Club” in that 4 students of diverse back grounds get to spend some time in detention. I’m not completely sure this was not a coincidence. They actually gave a little bit more away in this trailer then I wanted to see.Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to keep a surprise how people get from one place to another.

Soon we’re cranking it up with strains of Guns and Roses “Welcome to the Jungle “booming through the scenes. Guns and Roses works with practically every trailer so not reading too much into the movies quality here.

The movies stars The Rock, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), also signed on for it and he usually doesn’t do scripts unless there is something there so that interests me . Most of the Jokes in the Trailers land, and Jack Black channeling a lovely blonde seems like it might have a few chuckles from the trailer. You are, of course going to see many, many dangerous animals along the way in all their CGI majesty

I found the International Trailer did a better job of selling the movie for me.These folks seem like they had a good time making the film and poking some fun at their character stereotypes so that to me is a plus. If people go in to watch the movie without thinking of Robin Williams they will probably enjoy the movie much more. All the man wanted to do was make you smile. Why not try it?

It’s releasing Dec.22nd and will probably face some pretty rough competition at that time(The Last Jedi drops the week before) but it might be effective counter programming. I say cautiously. Domestic and International Trailers are below. Thanks for reading

Scarey

TPCCafe Ep 107 Cluster Duck

Cluster DuckWell this one that you don’t let the kids hear. I let fly a few choice words before the show gets going. Once that was done Scott and I get back on track and give you news from that crazy world of pop culture.

This show we talk about:

The top sell comics of May

Infinity War

Kevin Fiege R-rated movies

Venom movie

Should superheros be draw more realistic

Transformer: The Last Knight

A She-Hulk movie?

Joss Whedon and DCU

Star Wars – Han Solo movie

We review books:

Jimmy’s Bastard #1

The Defenders #1

The Damned #1

Trespasser #1

Mother Russsia

Normandy Gold #1

 

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NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, ATYPICAL

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Keir Gilchrist are mother and son in Netflix’s new heartfelt comedy series, Atypical, a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum. Atypical premieres worldwide August 11and today Netflix debuts this first look clip from the premiere episode — parents of teenagers will relate.

Sam decides it is time to go on a date, find a girlfriend and hopefully love, a journey that sets Sam’s mother, Elsa (played by Jason Leigh), on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. Sam’s entire family must adjust to change, all while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be “normal”? Michael Rapaport plays Sam’s father, Doug, who wants to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia.

Atypical
Atypical

Atypical Premieres Friday, August 11 on Netflix

With eight, half-hour episodes filmed in Los Angeles, Atypical was created and written by Robia Rashid and Academy-Award winning producer Seth Gordon. Together, Rashid and Gordon serve as executive producers alongside Mary Rohlich, with Jennifer Jason Leigh as producer. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.

Source: Netflix,

TPCCafe Ep 106 Long Live Batman

Adam-West-Batman-1966-04Well this show starts out with the sad news of Adam West passing. To many of us Adam was our first Batman. Scott and I talk about the man that many also knew as Mayor West. Also we talk about –

Black Panther

The Mummy

E3

Vemon

Chris Evans/Captain America

Battlestar Galactica

Inhumans Trailer

New Frozen Featurette

Jessica Chastain/X-men

Fear of the Walking Dead

Comic Reviews –

The Divided States of Hysteria

Aquaman

Darth Vader #!

Amazing Age #1

Adulting

Crash and Burn

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