The big cross over event has that the CW has talked about has begun. Based loosely on a three issue limited series from DC comics. The books were published in January, February and March of 1989. Written by Keith Giffen and Bill Mantlo and art by Todd McFarlana (issues 1-2) and Bart Sears (issue 3). If you want to get a better idea of INVASION story line get the trade from your local brick and mortar shop or on line at Amazon
Starting tonight on the midseason finale of Supergirl and continuing for most of the week on The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the latest and biggest superhero crossover yet on the CW is its best so far. Now part of that is the sheer scale of so many caped, masked and speedy pals…
Welcome back. So I have the next installment of Lego Arrow done by Small Bear Films. The creator of these short films ask me if I would like to post another one of his films and of course I said yes. This time though I ask if he would be interested in doing a short interview to go along with the posting of his latest short, Lego Arrow Vs The Dark Archer. So take a few minutes to read the interview and then enjoy his latest short.
Hi So Paul tell me a little about yourself.
hi sorry it took so long to reply my internet didn’t work. a little about me I like making things and I also like superheros.
How old are you? What gave you the idea to do the Arrow short? Are these your first attempt at doing stop motion films?
I’m 20 these are my first attempts at doing stop motion I found some old Lego and decided to start collecting superhero Lego again but I wanted to do something with the Lego other than just display it so I customized a few figures and started making Lego arrow films.
What kind of equipment you using?
Just my hands and fine tip ink pens hand drawn on plain sticker sheets or paper for the custom figures and for the editing I just use windows movie maker I cant afford anything better.
So what gave you the idea to do your film. Something you just wanted to try? Always wanted to stop motion?
I like being creative I like to be a writer or director I watched Wallace and Gromit hence stop motion idea or Id like to write my own book.
How long did each short take you to do? Record, edit, music, subtitles?
It took a week to film 1st vid and a month to finish it the second film took 3 days to film and a few days to finish so I’m getting faster not as fast as the Flash but still good.
So are you a fan or the DC comics or just the the DC TV shows?
Both but I also plan to do a few marvel shorts as well. I got into dc more because of arrow and black canary.
Did you or are you still reading comics or did you?
Yes I still read comics but I cant really buy them that easily in great Britain so I only have a few mostly x men.
Oh so your a resident of Britain. Nice. So do you have you next short film planned out yet? Are you planning on getting some equipment to help with the stop motion or is that something you have not gave much thought to?
Yes I have written it and will start filming as soon as I can its a Lego justice league film and a twitter fan asked for a Lego bizarro film. That’s coming in the future when I can afford to buy some more editing software.
So you do a little writing now? If you so what are you writing about?
Superheros and knights most of the time i like historical stuff also.
Are they just short stories? If you ever want to write anything for a blog you can write for my blog if you like. But back to the interview.
I write short stories and I’m trying to write a book. I might take you up on that blog offer we can discuss that.
Have you ever thought about taking one of you stories or writing a short story and making it into a Lego movie?
Yeah a knight Lego vid is something i am thinking about.
Okay then I will let you go. Thank you for doing this interview.
Feel free to tweet me again in the future.
I hoped you enjoyed that interview with Paul. So take a few minutes and watch his short.
So, here it is. The day has come. I am making a blog post. I may or may not ramble, lose my train of thought, or even fall asleep on my keyboard.
So here’s the dealio. My good buddy John, asked my humble self to write some posts and I’m super excited to be on. A little insight on myself would go something like, I am a nerd. I run in nerd circles. I am known for starting nerd fights in the lunch room at work. IE: Batman could beat Superman in a fight. They are called zombies in TWD comic. And it’s Aragorn not Aragon.
I wrote a decent novella and some people bought it. But if I needed to some it up I would say read my Twitter. My bio is as follows:
Khansulting Rebel Scum from Team Avatar living off Lembas Bread from The Seam if JLA or SHEILD find out I’m Divergent they’ll kick me out of Ravenclaw.
Oh man, you can really talk on these gosh darn blog things. I am not limited to 140 characters here. Nice.
K, I’m gonna review something. Oh, the meme font is IMPACT. It popped into my head I had to get it out, that’s what she said?
Anyway, my twitter is @MindWeird so yeeeah.
K, a review what are we thinking here, X Men DOFP, are people calling it DOFP yet?. Maybe we should talk Game of Thrones. No. Arrow. Oh man, let’s talk some Arrow.
First off, as an intellectual entertainment connoisseur I can tell you that Arrow, is friggin’ sweet. Okay, what do we as nerds look for in a show. Background! Comic? Book Series? Cartoon? Whatever it is, for a show or a movie, we, as cultured and sophisticated beings, need something with a cult following, history and depth. Arrow is obviously based on the DC comic, Green Arrow. A kick ass, rich ass, bad ass archer named Oliver.
Yes please. I would consider this show the closest thing to a “Chris Nolan level of quality” show. It is similar to TDK trilogy in the dark aspects. Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz and the rest of the gang bring a whole new level of awesome to television. This show is packed full of action, including, great fight scenes, car chases, explosions, gunfire and of course plenty of arrows. Action is great and a must for exciting television, but it has so much more than that. The acting is second to none. The characters lead double lives, scream, cry, wear pain on their faces, and try to get a laugh in. The actors are able to portray this with ease. The story line is great too. One episode and you’ll be hooked. It’s full of twists, evil in good, good in evil, flashbacks and tons of sex. Now throw that into a sundae bowl, top it with crazy costuming and epic music scores and that ladies and gentlemen is your Wednesday night dessert.
Now, even if you aren’t a huge Green Arrow fan, that’s okay. The show has tons of other DC characters along the way. Sometimes, you need to rewind, because an easter egg can go by in a Flash. (see what I did there?) If you still need reason to watch, yes, everyone in this show freakin’ gorgeous.
If you don’t watch the show, but are interested, I would burn through it this summer. It’s the perfect time. We’re sitting in the waiting room for GoT, Doctor Who and Sherlock (grumble grumble Moffat).
But more than that, Mr Allen’s spin off from his two episode deal will be hitting screens at 702 miles an hour soon, and I can guarantee there will be crossover episodes. Plus, you never know when one…. or both, of the big guys may drop into the show. And you wouldn’t wanna miss the man in blue, or the caped crusader.
My only concern with starting this amazing show would be, you and your friends, fanboys and fangirls alike, will get in fights. But what else is new? The fight will most likely last months, even years. And it will be about one thing, who is the hottest. Sara, Laurel, Felicity? It’s Sara btw, just to save you some time.
Side note, if Batman’s Dad made Bruce’s middle name his own name. Batman’s initials would be B.T.W. And fanboys, you will catch your fangirl youtubing Ollie’s workout scenes. And you know what? That’s okay. If any TFIOS fans read this blog, it’s okay you burst into tears every time you read the word okay, okay?
In all seriousness, why so serious, because I’m talkin’ DC comics to screen here. Watch the show, you won’t regret it. This is just a small glimpse at what is Arrow. The show, like most things in nerd culture, is an adventure. And this adventure is just getting going, I mean if Bilbo could catch up to the dwarves for an adventure you can catch up to us Arrowheads, I think that’s what we are??
Well thanks for reading. Until next time_________________ <——– you can make up a sweet sign off for me *wink*