Half Past Danger

HPD_Issue1_Cover_SmlWhen I go to my favorite comic shop and get my books for the week I usually go to the “This Week In Comics” shelf and see what may catch my eye. This week it was Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney. The cover art popped out to me. Looking like a poster for a Indian Jones movie this had me interested to see what was going on in the book. I was happily surprised that I like what I read and saw. I was over whelmed by the story or art but I did like the book. The book was created, written and drawn by Stephen Mooney and does have the feel of the old action adventure movies. Trying to capture the feel of the original Indian Jones movies, not so much the Crystal Skull one.

The story takes place in 1943 and follows our lead, staff sergeant Tommy “Irish” Flynn. The first part of the book we see Flynn and his platoon on a pacific island on patrol. First they come across Nazi’s that are not to there in the first place. The group decide that they should bypass the Nazi’s.  Bypassing the Nazi’s, Flynn and his boys come across something totally not expected, dinosaurs. They of course run into the big daddy of dinosaurs the T-Rex. Before you know what happens old Rexy has eaten most of the platoon. Flynn escapes with a camera and we see him two months later in a bar in New York. From there we come to the spy part of the story but like any good action serial we get more action. We meet Agent Huntington-Moss of the British Intelligence, Captain John Noble and a operative from Japan in the second half as they try and convince Flynn to join them.

Stephen Mo0ney does capture the feel of the 1930 serial in the book. I do have a hard time feeling anything really for the main character but hopefully I will get a feel for him in later reads. The art style is different but interesting. A little to dark at times. Stephen captures the humor nice in a couple of panels that I did like. The story is fast and dialogue is easy and not heavy and that I like that. Stephen also does good handle on showing emotion on the faces of his charters. I do wonder how he plans to introduce the Japanese player into the story and make it some what believable. Overall I like the book and do plan on getting a few more issues before I decide to put in my pull box.

So I give this book 3 T-Rex out of 5.

Remember comics are to enjoyed, not destroyed.

LLAP/POBS

Batman: Arkham Origins Official Trailer

Yesterday the official trailer for the next Batman game was release. This game is a prequel to the highly successfully Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkman City. This trailer shows a Batman early in his career as a crime fighter. I love the trailer. Man I wish they could make a full length movie using the same CGI technology that be so sweet.

MOVIE MONDAY: 2 HOURS ― Award Winning Zombie Short Film (2012) HD

Here is the first of a hopefully continuing event where I find interesting short movies on the web and hopefully bring you some of the fine fan made, independent movies, short films made by some very talented artists.

So I bring to you 2 HOURS  a short zombie film made in 2012.

A nameless survivor is bitten and infected with the virus, a beautiful gift to the world. With only 2 HOURS to find the missing survivors, he must move quickly before the virus spreads too far.

This no-budget short film was shot on a Canon T2i with only two lenses. We utilized a crew of just three people throughout the entire production. After two years of hard work, the film is finally complete. We hope this goes to show what the endless possibilities there are for low-to-no-budget filmmakers. Never let the lack of equipment, gear, or money slow you down.

The above statement taken from the YouTube Page