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Grimm Fairy Tales – Day of The Dead Issue #1 – A few thoughts

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I was a bit apprehensive when I saw the title of this book as I am a bit “zombied out” at this point .I was pleasantly surprised when I read along and realized it was a story of the “other” zombies. Those born(died?) of the occult.

The basic synopsis of the story is that heroine Mary Medina(A very attractively drawn dead raiser in her own right) has been sent a mysterious message summoning her to New Orleans(n’orleans to the locals),and it doesn’t take long for her to find out that danger is awaiting her once she gets there. This is part 1 of a 6 part series.

I liked this book for the most part and will be picking up part 2 because I’m curious about where the story of Mary Medina(does she have a code name? None that I saw.) is going. You can read more of her history in Grimm Fairy Tales #114 but they do  a pretty good job of giving you a brief history of her here. I think this very important to cover when you have a new series of a previously featured character. A wise man once said “Every comic is some ones first”…..it was Stan Lee…he was the wise man :/.

The art was beautifully done by Allan Otero. I couldn’t draw a bath, but I’m surprised why Marvel or DC hasn’t enlisted his talents at some point. I’ve seen much less appealing (to me…all things subjective)art in their books then what he has on display in this book. Hell, even his clothes creases look well done.:)

Writer Dawn P. Marquez tells an interesting first part of this story. Good introspection of the character and where she feels she is at in the world….and where she may want to be. Dawn was also able to show a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty both in her characters confidence, and her powers.

There were a few things that stood out for me as head scratcher .Mardi Gras didn’t seem all that busy. A more fleshed out crowd during those panels would have been more realistic. Plus, the flasher (buy the book to find out if it’s a he or she. That’s called a “hook” folks;))probably would have been a bit drunker before the flashing went down. Then again…..Mardi Gras. Also, being New Orleans it would have been nice to have more references to local landmarks as the action moved from area to area(Only Bourbon Street was mentioned)

As mentioned earlier I’ll buy Part 2 to see where the story goes next. I believe it’s on Sale in March. Check Zenescopes site for full details.

Cheers until next time

Story: Joe Brusha

Art: Allan Otero

Writer: Dawn P.Marquez

Letters: Kurt Hathaway

Colors: Erick Arciniega

 

Thor: Jane Foster Art Print available to be won.

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This piece is absolutely beautiful by artist Ian Macdonald. Below is a short 2 minute video on Ian . This print would look amazing on anyone’s wall. Probably the best rendition of Jane Foster as Thor that I have seen out there. Entries are free which is a fine deal in itself.

Contest is brought to you by the great folks at Sideshow.

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/artist-profile-ian-macdonald/

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/whats-new/thor-jane-foster-premium-art-print/

Jim Starlin and his big cheque

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This item comes direct to us from Jim Starlins Facebook page. Apparently he’s getting much more financial respect from DC movie division these days than Marvels movie division. He noted he’s gotten a big cheque from DC for his relatively minor characters appearance(Anatoli Knyyazev) in B VS S then he has ever gotten COMBINED for his characters he created in the Marvel universe. Those include Thanos, Gamora and Drax.

This math just does add up for me. I won’t say it really surprises me but it does not seem right. I doubt public shaming will get them to pony up more, but it sure won’t hurt. Post below

 

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Star Wars meets Indiana Jones – Meet Pablo Hidalgo

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This is probably one of the cooler articles I’ve read in the past few days. Imagine meeting someone who loves the Star Wars universe so much that they picked through frame by frame of the films and investigated who all the characters(both with speaking parts and not) and artifacts  were…..and what they did. Our very own intergalactic ANCESTRY.com if you will….

Pablo has released two Visual Dictionaries so far. One for THE FORCE AWAKENS and one for ROGUE ONE along with 8 other books on the history of  Star Wars looking at various niches involved in the making of the movies.

Thanks to Entertainment Weeklies “Behind the scenes on EW Radio for a very cool, unique interview.

Meet Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, the Indiana Jones of ‘Star Wars’

 

Flash: Return Trailer

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Dear Flash,

You may be done screwing with Time……but time is not done screwing with you.

Hoo baby, that trailer had some nice snippets in it from the back end of season. Very happy to see who I think was Deadshot making an appearance in the FLASH universe. I hope this is even more evidence that perhaps the DC movie division is not going to be so “hands off” about their  care -taking of properties they want to use in their movies.

Other things I noticed in the trailer. Barry and Iris making sexy time in an actual bed. I had always thought they just pecked on the lips and stared sorrowfully into each others eyes. The skirt zip up in the first frame was a nice touch too. These are adults, but DC has always treated their relationships circa 1957.

Anyone else think Savitar looks like a cross between Megatron and a Cylon? He certainly moves like a Cylon, AND BSG was shot in Vancouver also.

From the trailer it looks like Barry may try screwing with the future time line which always turns out pretty well for who ever does it. The Flash is back Jan.24th  on the CW or whatever affiliate happens to be showing it in your area.

The Naughty Pirates of AMC

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Courtesy of our drinking buddies at Bleeding Cool. Seems like AMC used some art for a media conference in Las Vegas that belonged to “Touchboyj-hero” on a site called “DEVIANT ART”. Absolutely not a cool thing to do.

It’s tough to go TOO rough on them though since they have probably lost millions in sales due to piracy. I suspect “Touchboyj-hero ” may even get some new fans(ME!!) due to the article. At your leisure folks

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/01/10/han-solo-movie-poster-come-amc/

http://touchboyj-hero.deviantart.com/

 

“Destiny, NY,” A Graphic Novel from Robyn Hood’s Pat Shand & Manuel Preitano Launches on Kickstarter

Destiny, NY is an urban fantasy about two women in love, and the way their destinies entwine as they begin to grow closer.

Set in a version of New York City where magic is a real and accepted part of life, Destiny, NY is about Logan McBride, a woman who was the subject of a prophecy when she was young. However, much like the child stars of our world, Prophecy Kids often burn out in the worst ways.

Destiny, NY follows Logan as she navigates through graduate school for Prophecy Kids while trying to find her place in a world that tells her she’s already finished.

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“In my time writing professionally, I have had incredible opportunities. I have enjoyed long runs as writer on Robyn Hood and Charmed, told stories featuring my favorite Marvel superheroes in my Iron Man and Avengers novels, and even got to work on dream projects such as Joss Whedon’s Angel,” says writer/co-creator Pat Shand.  “Manuel Preitano and I are passionate about the characters and the world of Destiny, NY, and we have a lot to say with this book… and we believe that Kickstarter is the right platform to bring this story directly to our readers with no middle man. This is a very personal story, so we wanted to be sure we tell it the right way.”

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Shand continues: “Destiny, NY features New York City as it truly is, with a diverse cast of characters and a story that uses grounded fantasy to comment on the fast-paced nature of modern adulthood. Even though we have added an element of magic, the goal is to represent the New York that is rarely seen in fiction: the real New York, in all of its stunning variety and nuance. Logan and Lilith, our romantic leads, have a lot to say about this city, but the city has much to reveal about them as well.”

The Kickstarter campaign started on October 4th, 2016 and will end on November 2nd, 2016. It is currently 30% of its overall $20,000. Shand and Preitano are offering a host of rewards, including:

 

  • The graphic novel itself, in both print and digital forms.
  • Kickstarter exclusive art prints by Preitano, Eryk Donovan (Memetic, Constantine: The Hellblazer), Kerin Cunningham, Erica Chan, and Leonardo Colapietro.
  • Hearts, a mini-comic by Pat Shand & Manuel Preitano
  • An appearance in the comic.
  • Art portfolio reviews by Preitano and Shand, who works as both a writer and a comic book editor.
  • Script reviews for aspiring writers.
  • Much more

The Kickstarter campaign is live at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/248241887/destiny-ny-a-graphic-novel

Source: Press Release