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Does his style really suit a story that’s traditionally told (at least to my memory) with a sort of art deco influence? I felt the same way about Chaykin’s Rocketeer. What’s a good Chaykin book, one that you feel epitomizes his visual style?
I’m a Chaykin fan! From American Flagg to Blackhawk! I would read his Buck Rogers, I think it is a great fit. Do you remember he did the second issue of Marvel’s adaptation of Star Wars? It was the best drawn out of the story.
I’d forgotten about his work on Star Wars! I’d check it out.
You had me at Buck Rogers
There is no one right now who would do old Buck Rogers proud than Howard Chaykin. I’ve always loved his style and story telling. His American Flagg books are some of my favorite.
Also Juan is 100% right I think Dark Horse has the trades with Howard’s work.
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I seem to be reading a lot of all-ages stuff lately, which I attribute to the fact that I am desperately trying to get my 9 year-old son into more comic books. Top Shelf’s Monster on the Hill may be the book that brings him over to the graphically exciting side, my friends.
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by Chuck Suffel
I was 11 in 1981. It was a hell of a year in film, movies like Raiders of The Lost Ark, Clash of the Titans, Escape From New York, Excaliber, even Stripes were in theaters. Television premiered shows like; Simon and Simon, The Fall Guy, Today’s F.B.I. and a bunch of others I loved. It was a really good year. But then we had the cartoons…
Ouch. I mean really, Goldie Gold and Action Jack and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends were okay I guess but there was also; The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!, The Kwicky Koala Show, Space Stars, Trollkins, and of course The Smurfs.
I get it, I was eleven. These shows weren’t meant for me, but the fact remains I’ve never bothered looking at any of Peyo’s (creator of the Smurfs) work because of that show. It’s one of those cartoons that can actually drive me to violence. (Which is probably why my 7 yr old insists on watching it whenever she notices it’s on)
Well I review comics now, so when a publisher sends you something to look at you kind of feel obligated to at least check it out. Which is of course how I happened upon Benny Breakiron.
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|”You think I need a ‘team?’ “ - Deathstroke in Deathstroke #1||Press Release
The result of a super solider program, Slade Wilson posses enhanced strength, speed, agility and reflexes. A formable opponent in hand-to-hand combat with genius level tactical intellect this mercenary for hire is not one to be taken lightly.
Masterfully captured in 1/6 scale Deathstroke is the newest addition to Kotobukiya’s DC Comics ARTFX statue collection.
Hey i am back for another retro review and every monday night, my posts will be Halloween related.this time is a halloween edition of wwe smackdown back from 2002
Opening match: Edge v. Chris Benoit. They work the mat with armbars to start, and Benoit floats into a facelock, but gets reversed into a hammerlock. Benoit pounds away in the corner to break and goes to a side headlock, but Edge escapes and knees him down. Gutbuster and Edge works him over in the corner, leading to a slugfest. Benoit hits him with a short-arm clothesline, but Edge lays him out for two. Benoit gets tossed and they brawl outside, as Edge sends him back in for two. Man, this arena is scary empty. Edge keeps hammering away, but Benoit makes with the chops until Edge suplexes him onto the top rope and out. He follows with a baseball slide, but Benoit rolls with it and drags Edge out of the ring in the process. Punishment to the shoulder follows, and back in he gets two. Edge’s shoulder meets the turnbuckles a couple of times, and Benoit grabs a standing armbar. Edge escapes, but gets elbowed down and sent back into the corner again. Backdrop suplex gets two. Drop toehold into a seated dropkick by Benoit, and a snap suplex gets two. Edge gets sent into the turnbuckles again, and Benoit breaks out the chops again. Charge hits elbow and Edge heads up, but gets cut off. They fight on top and Benoit goes down via an Edge-O-Matic. Both guys are down, and Benoit bails as we take a commercial break. We’re back as Edge comes back with a missile dropkick, but it whiffs and Benoit gets the crossface. Edge makes the ropes, but Benoit keeps pounding him with elbows. Rolling germans set up the diving headbutt, which misses. They start exchanging chops, which can’t be smart for Edge, but he manages to hiptoss Benoit into the corner and get another Edge-O-Matic for two. Faceplant gets two. Flapjack sets up the spear, but Benoit counters into the crossface. Edge gets cute and rolls through, but Benoit hangs on. Edge gets desperate and pulls on the ref, but Angle comes down and breaks up the hold. When Benoit yells about it, Edge hits him with a baseball slide and follows with a dive that misses Benoit and hits Angle instead. Whoops. Back in, spear finishes at 15:41. I sense retribution later on for Benoit. Great opener with good old fashioned wrestling. ****1/2
- Elsewhere, John Cena pays tribute to Vanilla Ice (looking disturbingly like him) while Tajiri hits on Mae Young. This is also the start of the rapper gimmick for john cena
- Elsewhere, Benoit crashes the party while looking for Angle, but it turns out that he was hiding behind the Scream mask. Cute.
- Elsewhere, Brock Lesnar (in his brilliant disguise as Brock Lesnar) meets up with Heyman, who has the balls to compare Brock-UT to Ali-Frazier. Yeah, OKAY. Paul doesn’t think Brock can beat him. Even JEFF HARDY beat the Big Show, which is why this is going to turn into a huge disaster.
- Big Show v. Rikishi. Show attacks on the outside and they head in, as Show drops some elbows and pounds away. Clothesline gets two. The heat is ridiculously obvious here. Corner clothesline and slam sets up the chokeslam at 2:25. DUD Hey, he still sucks, no matter how many people he squashes. Oh, and it’s a Big Show interview as a bonus, lucky us. He’s winded after TWO MINUTES of wrestling.
- We return from a commercial, and Big Show is STILL talking. He cuts the most god-awful boring promo (well, since his one last week) until Brock finally comes out to make him shut up. They proceed to cut more promos on each other, and then leave. Wow, that so made me wanna buy the PPV.
- Chocolate Pudding match: Dawn Marie v. Torrie Wilson. The birthday cake rule goes into effect right away, as they hit each other with pastry, and into the pool for some booby-popping action. Torrie suplexes her and pulls off the jacket, as Michael clarifies the rules of the match. They do more rolling around and Dawn Marie ends up on the floor and gets pinned. This was what it was.
- Elsewhere, Mattitude arrives at the party (complete with portable entrance music) and tears Tajiri away from Mae Young. I thought he was supposed to be a heel? That’s a total babyface move in my book.
- Elsewhere, the Guerreros make lewd remarks at Stephanie and Vanilla Cena plays messenger boy.
- Matt Hardy Version One v. Tajiri. Fun facts: Matt always got more Halloween candy than his brother, and he’s seen all the Friday the 13th movies. . Matt armdrags Tajiri and celebrates a little bit out of proportion to the damage done. They fight over a wristlock, which Tajiri wins, and he returns that armdrag, and celebration. Well, now you know Matt means business – you don’t mess with a guy’s gimmick. Tajiri kicks him in the face to shut him up, and Matt bails and gets hit with a quebrada. Back in, Matt catches him with the Side Effect for two. Matt chops away in the corner, but Tajiri fires back. Man, every time they do the camera angle that faces towards the hard camera, it’s like the lights went out or something. It’s getting pretty sad. Matt goes to a neckvice, but Tajiri escapes, only to walk into an elbow and legdrop. The Yodelling Legdrop misses and both are down, and they slug it out. Tajiri hits him with a seated dropkick, and a thrust kick gets two. Handspring elbow and sunset flip, but Matt blocks. Tajiri bridges out and gets another kick for two. Tarantula is reversed to a german suplex for two. Nice counter. Matt gets caught in the move on the second try, however. The Big Kick misses, as does the Twist of Fate, but a good old low blow allows the Twist to finish at 7:35. . ****
- Elsewhere, Stephanie meets with “Vince” in the back , who is obviously Eric Bischoff in a mask, and he unmasks and gives her a Halloween kiss. She seems to like it, however. Just when you thought the storylines couldn’t get any stupider than necrophilia and kidnapping, someone goes and books an angle where Bischoff is attractive to a member of the opposite sex…
- Kurt Angle v. Eddy Guerrero. Eddy sadly decides not to wrestle in his Zorro costume, opting instead for his El Matador tribute green tights. They take it to the mat to start, and Eddy goes to the ropes as a result. Some may call it cowardice, I call it strategy. Angle grabs a headlock and hiptosses Eddy, and gives him a double-leg so dramatic that Eddy ends up on the floor. For strategic reasons, of course. Back in, Eddy gets a cheapshot and stomps a mudhole in the corner. Angle comes out of there with a clothesline, and adds a flying forearm to his moveset for two. Eddy sends him into the turnbuckle and drops him on his head with a backdrop suplex to take over. Choking follows, although he denies doing so to the referee and I believe in Eddy, so I’ll assume that I was just seeing things. Eddy grabs a chinlock while the crowd actually starts chanting for Angle. Ingrates. Angle escapes and fights back, but Eddy goes back to the chinlock in an awkward spot. More alleged choking, although that sounds exactly like the kind of stuff people would say about Eddy in an effort to slander his good name. Suplex back in gets two. Back to the chinlock. Okay, this is getting a bit excessive. Angle escapes, but runs into a knee and we go back to the chinlock. Eddy notices an irregularity in the balance of the ropes, and pulls them down a bit to equalize them again. Somehow this gets interpreted as doing something wrong. Angle reveres to the anklelock, but Eddy breaks and dropkicks him in a seated position. Eddy keeps pounding away in the corner, but Angle returns fire with a german suplex. They slug it out and Angle gets a pair of clotheslines and a backdrop, but can’t suplex him. So he opts for a belly-to-belly instead, and it gets two. Eddy comes back with a brainbuster attempt, but Angle reverses to the rolling germans. The strap is down and the Angle Slam is reversed to a cradle for two. SWANK! Angle charges and hits elbow, and Eddy follows him down with a tornado DDT for two. Eddy hooks the Lasso From El Paso, but Angle reverses to the anklelock. Eddy makes the ropes. Another try at a german by Angle, but Eddy has a leg spasm due to the anklelock and somehow he ends up hitting Angle low. He should see a doctor about that. Brainbuster and Eddy goes up, but Angle shoves the referee into the ropes to crotch Eddy. Chavo tries to run in, and then Benoit tries to motivate Angle by showing him the tag title belt, but clumsy Kurt falls into it headfirst and hits the mat again. Eddy’s frog splash finishes at 13:21. This was some fine professional wrestling that you can show to your children and be proud of watching. ***1/4
- Elsewhere, Angle breaks up the party and looks for Benoit. He suspects the guy in the Scream mask, but that turns out to be Brother Love, which is a reference that no one these days is even gonna get. Benoit attacks him and they brawl all over the party until Benoit gets a crossface, which Angle reverses to the anklelock. Angle Slam onto the table and both guys are dead. Man, even the Halloween party is featuring great wrestling tonight.
- Brock Lesnar v. Rey Mysterio. They should do a swerve and have Rey unmask and be revealed as Big Show. That’d be awesome. They could do like Undertaker & Kane in 98 where you never knew which was which. Chase to start and Rey gets a quick legdrop, but gets caught and tossed around. He escapes and runs away again, and tries hiding behind the stairs. Brock thinks he’s smart, but Rey hides under the ring, and sneaks around for a dive off the top to frustrate Brock. Rana is blocked by Brock, and you know this ain’t gonna be good. And indeed, Brock swings Rey like a bag of garbage, into the post. Holy CRAP did that look painful. Back in, more abuse for Rey follows. Brock pounds him in the corner, but Rey dodges him and gets a 619 to the midsection and a seated dropkick. Another 619 is blocked by Big Show, who tosses Rey into the crowd to ruin a perfectly good match at 3:58. * Show manhandles Lesnar and chokeslams him through the table, end of show. You’d think that 12,000 people at a TV taping would tip them off that Big Show as main eventer isn’t going to work, but what do I know, I’m just a wrestling fan?
The Bottom Line:This was a great show and i was younger when i first saw this and i felt that i needed to see it again. also we got a glimpse of what the future of john cena,brock lesnar and edge and many more..but the match of the night was edge vs chris benoit
I written about Marvel Knights Animation and Shout! Factory before, how I wasn’t a fan of motion comics but I had to admit what these guys are putting out is definitely winning me over. They got my attention with The Inhumans DVD and now they’ve really pulled me in…
(*Don’t miss the Marvel Knights season 2 trailer at the bottom of the page)
Shout! Factory press release!
The Eisner-Award Winning Series by Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins, Bill Jemas, Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove leaps from the Marvel Comic Book Pages to the Screen!
MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION PRESENTS:
FEATURING COVER ART ILLUSTRATION BY JOE QUESADA AND RICHARD ISANOVE
UNLEASHED ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES FOR THE FIRST TIME
OWN IT ON DVD JULY 9, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
This summer, Marvel fans will learn the secret history of WOLVERINE that changed the Marvel Universe forever! Written by Eisner Award winner Paul Jenkins from a story by Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins and Bill Jemas with captivating artwork by Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove. The adventures of Wolverine’s early days and the startling revelation of his true origins are brought to life when MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION’S WOLVERINE: ORIGIN debuts for the first time on home entertainment shelves nationwide on July 9, 2013 from Shout! Factory. This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation presentation boasts engaging storytelling combined with visual rich animation and insightful bonus content. Featuring cover art illustration by Joe Quesada and Richard Isanove, this deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. As one of the most important stories of all time in the Marvel Universe, this DVD is a must have for loyal fans, comic book enthusiasts and collectors. MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION’S WOLVERINE: ORIGIN is priced to own at $14.97.
Pre-order on amazon! www.amazon.com/Marvel-Knights-Wolverine-Origin/dp/B00C7A8WY2
Exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content features interviews with the creators and illustrators to provide an intimate and retrospective look at the development and production process of this amazing story. Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations, sensational soundscapes, and of course, the explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators.
Wolverine is the best there is at what he does – although of course, what he does isn’t very nice. But long before he was a member of the X-Men, a tormented experiment of the Weapon-X project, or even a savage bar brawler known as Logan – he was simply a young boy.
What incredible forces created this man, the world’s greatest killing machine? For years, Wolverine has searched desperately for answers from his past, from the wilds of the Canadian Wilderness to the teeming cities of Japan and beyond. And despite his perseverance and longing for the truth, he remains an enigma to himself and those around him. But, in this landmark event, Marvel reveals all: the birth and childhood of young James Howlett…the intriguing secrets of his family history…and the tragedy that changed everything.
Welcome to the greatest story never told.
Bonus Features Include:
An exclusive retrospective with the Eisner Award-Winning creative team behind Origin.
Total Feature Running Time: +/- 66 minutes
This is the video they posted over the summer, so far so good guys…
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records and HighTone Records. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
|Next week brings a trio of Corporate programs to Japan Society, including a Wednesday evening lecture with His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America. Ambassador Sasae will speak about Japan’s sustainable growth strategy, the nation’s joining the TPP negotiations, and the affects of “Abenomics.”
The next afternoon, Hideo Egawa, Chairman & CEO of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, talks about the company’s decision to enter the highly competitive commercial aviation manufacturing industry withAviation Week & Space Technology Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo. Over lunch, they’ll discuss Mitsubishi Aircraft’s strategy as they “fly into the future.”
Please note: Japan Society’s online-purchasing process has changed. You now need an account to purchase tickets online. If you have not ordered online before, please create a new account. If you have used our online-ticketing system before, please use the same email address you have used in the past.
May 16–May 23, 2013
Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints
Saturday, March 9–Sunday, June 9
Edo Pop playfully juxtaposes classic ukiyo-eprints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with contemporary works inspired by these artists and their works.
Annual Sake Tasting & Lecture
Thursday, May 16, 6:30 PM
At Japan Society’s annual sake tasting event, sake expert John Gauntner explores ginjo-shuand discusses what distinguishes it from regular sake, how it is made, and its history and tradition. The lecture will be followed by a tasting reception with more than 30 kinds of premium sake.
Zen Workshop Series
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Zen priest and teacher Bonnie Myotai Treaceintroduces a new series of dharma talks and meditation sessions on Monday evenings in April and May.
Registration for this series is full. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to join a waiting list.
Edo Pop Stencil Workshop
Sunday, May 19, 2 PM
Take inspiration from Edo Pop’s imagery to make your own stencil prints using watercolors and fine papers with master printmaker Roni Henning. No experience necessary.
Please email email@example.com to register.
Lessons at the Zero Bound
Tuesday, May 21, 12 PM
William C. Dudley discusses the ways in which the US and Japan have, in recent years, grappled with the challenges of operating monetary policy at the zero bound following a major financial crisis. What have we learned, and what are we still learning?
Japan’s Sustainable Growth Strategy
Wednesday, May 22, 6 PM
In this special lecture, Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America, speaks about the roles Japan and America should play in East Asia, and gives his views on Japan’s sustainable growth strategy for the future.
Flying Into The Future With “Made In Japan”
Thursday, May 23, 12 PM
Hideo Egawa, Chairman and CEO, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, will speak about the main factors behind the company’s decision to enter the commercial aviation manufacturing industry, the company’s views on working with American firms, and Mitsubishi Aircraft’s business strategy.
The UN & Japan’s Role in Global Governance
Wednesday, May 29, 6 PM
The challenges that the world faces today are diverse and complex, from nuclear disarmament and terrorism to human rights and sustainable development. Ambassador Tsuneo Nishidadiscusses Japan’s engagement with the United Nations and its role in today’s global governance.
Japan Society 2013 Annual Dinner
Monday, June 3, 6:30 PM
Join us for Japan Society’s 2013 Annual Dinner with keynote speaker Robert H. Benmosche of AIG. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.japansociety.org/
Kenny Endo Taiko with Hiromitsu Agatsuma Shamisen
Wednesday, June 5, 7:30 PM
For the first time ever, revered Hawaiian taiko master Kenny Endo joins forces with Japan’s trad-pop musical virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsumaon tsugaru-shamisen for a dazzling and unforgettable evening at Japan Society.
|Images, top to bottom: Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Hugh Patrick; Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), Under the Wave Off Kanagawa from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, 1831–34. Color woodblock print (nishiki-e). 17 ½ x 21 11/16 in. Courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Bequest of Richard P. Gale 74.1.230; © George Hirose; Bonnie Myotai Treace; AIKO (b. 1975), Sunrise, 2013. Spray paint and acrylic. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Richard Goodbody; William C. Dudley, Shinya Wako; Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Hugh Patrick; Hideo Egawa, Joe Anselmo; Tsuneo Nishida; Kenny Endo © Shuzo Uemoto; Hiromitsu Agatsuma.|
Unless otherwise noted all programs are held at Japan Society.
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Whew! Just got into Chicago and at the hotel. Set up has begun! Today, we’ll get everything staged and ready to go. We’ll get some dolls signed and ready the Convention Bags, set up the sales room and work and carry and lift and take apart and put back together. We’re getting ready for you, convention attendees! We are counting the minutes until registration, when we get to say our hellos and welcome you back to Tonner Town. See you then, doll lovers!