WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE

Industry legend Grant Morrison officially announced that he will be collaborating with artist Yanick Paquette on a all new original graphic novel, WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE.

In a interview with Entertainment Weekly Grant Morrison teased about the upcoming book.

“This is some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time, because it’s a completely different type of comic book.Usually I don’t do masses of research, but for Wonder Woman, I’ve actually been working my way through the entire history of feminism … I want this to be really, really good, to reflect not only what women think, but what men think of women. I’m trying to do something really different from what’s been done with the character before. That one’s been amazing fun, because it’s nothing like anything I’ve ever done before.”

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You can read more of the interview at Entertainment Weekly.

Source DC, Entertainment Weekly

Calgary Expo 2013

It has been a week or so since my return form this years Calgary Expo and my mind is overload with trying to remember it all.So to the best of my ability I will try and tell you my experience at this years Calgary Expo.

Day 1

My band of merry nerds arrived for the opening day and from the start I could tell that the event organizes had learn a lot from last year. I also think that they also learn from the Edmonton show that they had  put on six months earlier. The parking for the event was already packed and we had a little walk to get your badges. The line up to get your badges moved along nicely from outside the door to the line up to get you wrist band. After getting our goody bag we finally made our way back out to where you would enter into the BMO hall ABC. The massive line up we had seen earlier to enter the hall was gone. Entering into the main area of the expo was easy and plenty of volunteers all knowing ahead of time what the plan was made things move smooth. Like my first visit to the show last year once I entered into halls ABC it was a feeling of excitement and where the hell do I go. I explained to my band of nerds earlier that I like to walk the floor the first day. See all the art and tables and booths to see what each one had to offer and make a plan of attack for the next day. So after walking the floor and seeing all we could see we called it a night and returned our hotel room for some much need rest and prepare the Day 2.

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Day 2 was a little different then Day 1 only being that I had to wait in the very long line to get into the BMO. Once the doors open thou the line up moved along quickly and we were in a very short time. The only problem about the line up was that if you had plans to get in to see a panel or get a autograph or had a photo op planned you may have missed it. So the organizers of the Expo may wish to rethink this and move the time back on some of the beginning events to a little later. Saturday  was packed with more people. Well it felt that way to me. The area was filled with cosplay characters all being asked for photos and more than happy to agree to have their photo taken. X-23, Wolverine, Steampunk, Superman, Batman, Galactus, Ninja Turtles, Rogue, X-Men, Doctor Who and so many more that I saw and missed. There were a few tables selling the old gaming systems like Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Genesis game systems and the games they played were for sale a booths just selling them and others hoping to cash in the nostalgia.  Old gaming systems are a big hit with the older collector going back to play the game of their youth.  If you were only going to hope and get some  back issues of your favorite comic books well you may be a little disappointed. There were booths selling books but not that many and you had to be willing to spend some time going through the boxes. Some of the vendors did have they books in order but many you had to just find your way through them to get what you wanted. A couple of the vendor were more that willing and happy help you find what you were looking for. Luckily for me I was just looking for a few I needed.  I did get my autographs I wanted except for Nathan Fillion, man he was a popular dude. I tried 3 time to get his autograph but it time was packed.  Getting in to see a panel was much better organized also. The entrance to Corral now was enter only unlike last year were you entered and exited from the same spot. SO much easier. I was able to take in a panel or two. Overall Day 2 was great. No major problems compared to last year and getting out and back in was not problem at all.

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Day 3

Holy crap standing in that line for Sundays show was f’n cold. If there had been a freak snow storm things would of gotten ugly. Getting ingain was easy and quick, once the doors were open. Sunday was the day to get your art, check out the independent artist and top comic artists that were attending the show. This year they had top notch artist attending. Adam Hughes, Adam Warren, Arthur Suydam, Alan Grant, Adi Granov, Erik Larsen, Neal Adams, Josh Adams and so many more. Oh I can not forget the man himself, Stan Lee. Publishers attending were, Avatar Press, Boom Studios/Kaboom, Rue Morgue, Topatoco, Aspen comics, Red 5 Comics, Top Cow and Zenescope. Now honestly I can not remember how many Publisher attended last years but as the show grow more and more should be attending. Maybe Marvel, DC or Valiant will make the trip up.  I got my Savage Dragon #1 signed by Erik Larsen which was way cool. I did notice that Erik Larsen has a very different way of holding his pen when inking that was strange to me. But I am not complaining about it just it is neat to see how can make magic with their hands.  I also got a nice Harley Quinn  picture signed by Neal Adams. Again the show was packed and it was good to see. I missed the Nathan Fillion panel and I was pissed to be honest. Early in the year the Calgary Expo was twiting  asking who they should get and I suggested Mr Fillion. So not getting his autograph or seeing his panel was the real big pisser for me.

So in conclusion and if you still reading this HOLY SHIT AND THANK YOU. The 2013 Calgary Expo was so much better organized then last year. Tickets sale were run better. The wrist bands was a great idea. Getting in and out of the BMO and other venues was so much better organized. Making the autograph are more open for people getting autographs and a are to get away from the crowd was a great idea. The eating area away from the main hall and autograph area was great also. Over all the organizers and volunteers and all  involved in these years Expo should be proud. Like any event not everyone was happy and things can be improved here and there. But the leaps and bounds made from 2012 were huge. The guest and media stars were great and the number of artists were awesome. My only disappointment, not getting to see Nathan Fillion and get his autograph. Yeah I know stop whining.

A side note I hope to post more cosplay later.

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Ender’s Game Trailer

A trailer for the long awaited movie adaptation of the novel Ender’s Game was released today. Based on the science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, the human race has been in battle twice with a insect race called the Formics. A third attack would mean the end of the human race. A international military is set to train the best and brightest for the battle to come.
Starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.
The movie is schedule for November !st

Iron Man 3 My View

So ladies and nerds I just got back a couple of hours ago from seeing Iron Man 3 and I have to say I am please. Did I get the same excitement I got form  seeing the first Iron Man. No. I did still enjoy the movie and it is a a summer pop corn movie at it’s best. If you are a fan boy or girl and have any knowledge of Tony Stark and Iron Man history I am sure you will be pissed off. Remember thou that Marvel has to make a film for all to enjoy, not just fan nerds. The big thing that will piss off real fans of Iron Man is the treatment of the Mandarin. The Mandarin created by Stan Lee and portrayed as a genius scientist, master of Kung Fu and his ten power rings from alien technology. Well the Mandarin here is just a (Spoiler) patsy for the real villain of the film, Aldrich Killian played by Guy Pearce.

iron-man-3-new-posters-featuring-the-mandarinI for one did not mind  because of the acting of Ben Kingsley. Ben does a great job as a hippie actor hired to portray a terrorist mastermind. Ben also bring some to funniest moments to the film. Guy Pearce is also great as the villain of the movie and the leader of A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics). Yes I know A.I.M. is different from the Marvel comics but again this is a movie for the summer pop corn fair.

Robert Downey Jr is great again as Tony Stark. Gwyneth Paltrow returns to play Pepper Potts and I am happy to see her get into some of the action. I have always been a big fan of having strong female characters in action movies. Yes in 1 and 2 Gwyneth’s Pepper Potts did little action but in Iron Man 3 she finally gets to kick some ass and it was nice to see. Oh almost forgot about Don Cheadle. Not that he was not any good but I felt his part in Iron Man 3 was nothing more than a device to move the movie along. What a waste. Don was better used in Iron Man 2 and deserved better. The special affects again are great and we get to see a range of different suits that Tony has been working on through those sleepless nights. Another fun part of the movie is when Tony runs into a boy Harley Keener played by Ty Simpkins. The chemistry between the two is great and is another highlight of the movie.

If you have stayed this long to read my little view of the movie, thanks. But if you looking for some in depth review with me looking for some deep meaning in the movie or analyzing different aspects of the film then you be sorry. I am just a fan and not a serious reviewer. I go to movies to lose myself for a couple of hours and hope to have fun.

By the time you read this Iron Man 3 has probably made a shitload of money and really if you want to see it nothing I say or anyone else says will stop you from going. So go and have fun.

I give Iron Man 3, 3 and 1/2 drunk Tony Starks out of 5

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Let me know what you think of Iron Man 3

LLAP

 

J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg chat about Star Wars

In a recent chat with Sky Movies, J.J. Abrams and comedian Simon Pegg talk about the George Lucas franchise. J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg both have a fondness for Star Wars that is well documented. If you have not heard by now that J.J. Abrams has been tagged by Disney to direct the next installment of the Star Wars movie franchise.

You can watch the conversation below

 

Source Sky Movies, The Hollywood Reporter, Youtube

 

 

 

Free Comic Book Day 2013

Free comic book day has been around since 2002 and since then numerous comic book fans old and new have waited for the first Saturday in May ever since it has began. If your new and want to check out what is new and exciting in the world of comics this is the day. If you have been collecting for years it is your Christmas day.

Publisher have come up with a few books then run from your family friendly variety to the comic that most of us are used to. Violent and bloody. Okay a lot with really good stories also. There will be tons available and if you looking for some new titles that are not part of the celebration many stores will be selling books at discount prices. There is no reason not to be able to find something new. A full of the comics available Saturday are available at Free Comic Book Day website.

Hey is your not sure what the hell it is all about, Hugh Jackman has a YouTube video telling you all about it. Oh yeah and reminding your about “The Wolverine”

Here are just some to the titles that will be available on Saturday. Remember also to show your local comic shop some love. The books are free to us but you local comic shop does have to pay for them. So get some back issues or buy a book that you always to read. Remeber comics are to be enjoyed, not destroyed.

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