Archive for April, 2008

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Dan Abnett And Andy Lanning to have Authority

April 20, 2008

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning get to team up yet again in the highly successful Authority from Wildstorm. Also announced at NYCC ’08 was that spinning out of the number of the beast story line, the Wildcats are back, their new story is entitled Wildcats- Worlds End. Ian Edgington(Scarlett traces) is taking over the helm of Stormwatch PHD. And Scott Beatty is the new guy at the helm for GEN-13

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Fanboy Time- Sometimes I love being a comic fan

April 19, 2008

Gail Simone announced at the NYCC ’08 that the best villain/hero team ever is finally coming back. You know who i’m talking about the Secret Six. The rogues that make Two Face seem predictable. Gail will be joined on this ongoing by the excellent Nicola Scott. I am so happy as this was far and away my favourite comic in a long time. And Catman and Deadshot are definetely the new Murtagh and Riggs.

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52 or Countdown my 10 cents

April 17, 2008

Well as Countdown draws rapidly to a close, i’d just like to compare the two. Now remember before deluging me with hate mail this is my opinion and my hard earned cash. 52 when this was announced I remember thinking, What are these guys crazy, a weekly comic will never work. And boy, did they prove me wrong. I was actually rivetted and couldn’t wait for the next issue. Yeah, sure there were a few weak weeks but on the whole It was amazing. So when countdown was announced I was really happy after all DC had proved they could pull the rabbit out of the hat. How wrong could I have been. This started really strongly, then had a real weak middle and only now as the end draws nigh, is it starting to pick up. I feel that DC missed the boat with this.

Now as a loyal fan of Dc this isn’t me putting a downer on DC, but as anyone who knows me will tell you. Little things can spill from major events. Marvel lost me because of so many major events, so many out of character decisions and also weak storytelling. You can put up with average storytelling if you care about the characters. You can put up with weak art if the story is good. But unfortunately if both are bad then you say hit the road jack.

I hope that this is just a blip on DC’s impeccable credentials. I really do.

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Rachel Nichols Plays it as Scarlett

April 17, 2008

Rachel Nichols is to play Scarlett in the new GI Joe Movie, she’s supposed to be the martial artist and counter intelligence gal for the good guys. Hmm how many female soldiers do you know running around in skin tight lycra.Mind you that would be one way for Bush to win approval for his war on terror

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Incredible Hulk Poster

April 15, 2008

Now those of you who are old enough to remember the TV series take a good look at that poster, doesn’t that bring back nostalgic memories.

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Markosia and Monkeys with Machineguns

April 15, 2008

As hinted at, I can now reveal some details about the Markosia and MWM deal. As most people know those guys over at Monkeys With Machineguns have been building themselves a cult following with their dark horror and sci-fi. Well it seems that they finally did enough to get noticed and there is a limited series called the Magpye coming out from Markosia. Markosia are the house for up and coming comic talent and Harry has a good nose for sniffing these guys out. There are other rumours in the wind but these can only be confirmed after I do my interview with Harry and the boys at Bristol.

Take a sneak peak here

http://magpye.monkeyswithmachineguns.com/

The Magpye is the story of a man who wakes up with no memory of who he is. The proverbial blank slate, he is free to chose a new life for himself unencumbered by the sins of his past, whatever they might be. There’s just one problem. Whilst he may not have his own demons to deal with, he is haunted by the ghosts of the men and women who have trodden the same path and worn the mantle of “The Magpye” before him. Our hero may not have any memory of who he is, but his head is full of the memories of those who have gone before him.

Haunted, hounded, and occasionally possessed by these phantoms, The Magpye is compelled the try and complete the mission that has claimed the lives of his predecessors, to protect man from the monsters that lurk in the shadows and the awkward angles, and to save the world (if he can) from those who would destroy it or enslave it … all whilst trying to find out the truth about who he is and what it means to be “The Magpye”.

It is a story about heroism, revenge, life and the afterlife … but mostly importantly this is a story about how we are all working out who we actually are as individuals. Are we the products of our own minds, or simply the result of the influences around us? Are we defined by the things we have done in the past, the things we do today, or the things that we aspire to do tomorrow?

The story combines powerful psychological themes with supernatural horror and some outright carnage for good measure. If you like zombies, evil nurses, mob warfare, ghosts, tentacled creatures, geisha girls, circus freaks, the occasional sucubus, ghosts, clowns, explosions, gun play, and some philosophical meta-psychology to wash down all those horrors … this could be the book for you!

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For my readers

April 13, 2008

From the 25th I will be in China for two weeks and then going straight to Bristol International comic Expo. So don’t worry fi you don’t see a post, The butcher hasn’t died of stale meat but is instead taking a much deserved rest