Friday, December 16, 2011

MS One: Maximum Security (Trailer)

Back on December 5, 2011 we posted a trailer to a movie called Lock Out, today we bring you an extended trailer for that film; just now it's under the name MS One: Maximum Security (no word why the name change).

-GJ

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Trailer)



Never been a big fan of Ghost Rider, and after the first film and seeing this trailer, quite possibly going to go ahead and skip this one altogether.

How about you guys; seeing it in theaters, on DVD, TV, or never at all?

-GJ

Monday, December 12, 2011

SW: YJK - Jedi Bounty (Squidoo Lens)



Check Out Our New Squidoo Lens For "Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights - Jedi Bounty"

-GJ

Battleship - Trailer 2



Who didn't grow up playing Battleship? Well now it comes to the big screen, aliens and all. Wait, in what version of the game were there aliens?

You know what, that doesn't matter, we love aliens, and this film actually looks promising. Or at the very least will provide us with a break from the ups and downs of a busy work day.

So far the only real flaw we've found with this film, is Rihanna. Seriously people, Rihanna? There are far too many others that can't act that we'd love to see before Rihanna. Oh well, may be she won't last long.

So who's gearing up for this one?

-GJ

Men In Black III: Trailer



Agent J (Will Smith) must rescue Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) via Time Travel; yep this sounds right up our alley.

-GJ

Thursday, December 8, 2011

To The Comic Book Store #56

Not only did we walk out of our local comic book store (Coliseum of Comics) with free comics this week, but we were also able to meet the creative team behind The Ultimate 7; Robert Wawrzyniak (Creator/Writer) and Shawn Surface (Pencils/Illustrator).

The guys were not only nice enough to sign copies of The Ultimate 7 but were more than willing to discuss the series and it's future in great detail; give you an opportunity to pick up issue 3 a week in advance (hits shelves 12/14/11); and Shawn Surface was also ready and willing to do a free commission pencil sketch. A good time was had by all.

GOT FREE



PAID FOR


AND FROM THE ULTIMATE 7 CREW



-GJ

Valiant Comics To Relaunch In 2012

In a press release on 12/8/11 Valiant Entertainment has announced the relaunch of Valiant Comics.

To kick things off for Valiant, the company is set to release comics for Free Comic Book Day (May 5, 2012) which will feature some of Valiant's big names; X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, and Harbinger.

After Free Comic Book Day, Valiant promises to place many exciting comics on shelves on a monthly basis.

To read more about Valiant's press release check out MTV GEEK!

R.I.P. Jerry Robinson

January 1, 1922 - December 8, 2011

-GJ

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Live Action WildC.A.T.S Movie


Okay so this isn't something that's actually happening, but this is something I really would die to see; I grew up on the WildC.A.T.S cartoon and have quite an extensive collection of their comics, so I'm kinda a big fan.

This would also be a good opportunity to get another superhero team out there to compete with Marvel's X-Men or Avengers, and maybe even give DC a little bit of a push towards silver screen dominance (if done right that is).

It's not like the entire team is made up of unknowns either. Grifter just appeared in the Lois Lane Flashpoint series and now has a solo series that premiered with DC's New52 lineup, as does Voodoo.

In the past members Zealot, Spartan, and Warblade have also had their own individual series, so fans have had other opportunities to get to know these characters as well.

The only thing I ask is that WildC.A.T.S. creator Jim Lee gets final say in everything; script, actors/actresses, music, EVERYTHING. Jim Lee knows his creation, so it's only fair that he gets final say.

Now to find a way to make this happen...hmmm...

Anyone else out there like to see a live action WildC.A.T.S. film?

-GJ




To The Comic Book Store #55


GOT FREE









PAID FOR


-GJ

Thursday, November 24, 2011

To The Comic Book Store #54


GOT FREE










PAID FOR



-GJ

Cartoon Network's DC Nation


In 2012 Cartoon Network (CN) will be running a new hour block called DC Nation. The two primary shows at launch for the block will be Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series (both of which are currently running on CN).

Along with these shows the hour block will be filled with shorts. These shorts appear to range from a revived Teen Titans (though in Chibi form) to Lego: Batman, from Plastic Man to a possible live action Blue Beetle and many more.

Check out the promo below.



Hitting the scene in 2013 will be the highly anticipated replacement for Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Beware the Batman.


Hopefully in coming months we will find out more about DC Nation and it's lineup, and we'll keep you posted as we do.

But in the meantime, anyone want to share their first thoughts on DC Nation?

-GJ




Happy Thanksgiving


May it be spent with family and friends, please have a safe and happy Thanksgiving day.

-GJ

Monday, November 21, 2011

Garage Sale Score!


This past Saturday (11/19/11) I took the time to hit a few garage sales in my area and managed to stumble upon one location where I hit the jackpot.

Apparently this guy was moving and was selling his entire online business; which just so happened to be comic books, action figures, and lots of various cards.

Unfortunately though, this guy still thought he could get top dollar for some of this stuff, and wouldn't budge on some of his prices at all. The problem here is that most of the action figures were in smashed up packages, and a good number of sports cards were scattered about on the floors being stepped on; no one in their right mind would ever pay top dollar for this.

On the other hand the comic books were all in pristine condition; which means he wanted a lot of money for some of them. He did have a fifty cent bin though, so take a guess at where I scored.

I controlled my spending though and only dropped $4.50 on a single action figure and four comics.

Check them out...







Now like I said I could have dropped a lot more money, but the couple of other figures I wanted were crushed pretty bad and though only $2.50 a piece I couldn't see that on damaged goods.

He also had a binder of Marvel trading cards, but he wanted $20 for it, and only really wanted 5 or 6 of the cards and again just couldn't see myself spending the money.

But I'm still happy with what I got, and he had tons of stuff so there is a pretty good chance that he'll be back at it again this upcoming weekend, and maybe he'll be willing to come down on some of his prices.

Here's hoping.

-GJ

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Say Hello To My Little Flash


Found this little guy in the Target parking lot.

This Flash comes from the fine folks at McDonalds (or that's what his back says anyways). I do vaguly remember this promotion.

-GJ




Conan Poster


Apparently this was given to my mother when she bought the gift certificate to Coliseum of Comics for my birthday back in September. Yes, that's right, September; so yes it was only a month and a half before she gave it to me.

-GJ




SW: YJK: Diversity Alliance (Squidoo Lens)


Check out this new Squidoo lens for Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights - Diversity Alliance.

-GJ




Monday, October 31, 2011

Vulcan Events Presents: Away Mission - Orlando


This should actually read Vulcan Events Presents: A RIP OFF!

First of all the event managed to have ads handed out the last couple of weeks with the incorrect pricing. The flyer read weekend general admission $20, but upon arrival we learn that that means $20 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, and $35 for Sunday. WTF? The entire event area was no bigger than the ticket area set up for MegaCon, and I only have to pay $25 for that show and have over a hundred more booths to see (plus an artist gallery, anime events, and tons of gaming).

I knew going in that it wasn't going to be a huge showroom; it was being held at the Walt Disney World Hilton Hotel, and not the Orange County Convention Center like all other big shows are.

Personally I would have had a hard time paying these prices even if I was a true Trekkie or Trekker. There may be a possibility that MegaCon has spoiled me, but $45 to attend this show I'm just unwilling to do.

-GJ




Happy Halloween


-GJ




To The Comic Book Store #50

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PAID FOR




-GJ

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

To The Comic Book Store #49

My comic book store finally had Red Hood and the Outlaws #1! YAY!!! Wait, what do you mean issue 2 is out already? Sonofa...

Yeah I did buy both, but you can scroll down and see that. I'm just freakin happy that they finally got it in. Nobody wanted to admit that they forgot to order it, but it's obvious that's what happened.

A couple of the other regulars were still in when I got to the store, and one guy was again preaching about how they should simply choose their comics via if the front cover is painted over being just colored.

Don't get me wrong, it's usually cover art that helps me choose my free ones, but painted vs colored is kinda ridiculous in my book. But to each their own.

Anyways, here's this weeks stash...

FREE








PAID FOR




-GJ

Thursday, October 13, 2011

To The Comic Book Store #48

This week was my week to shine. After discussing several different series with some of the regulars, we ended up on the topic of the Marvel Civil War.

Now I haven't read every single issue of the Civil War series, but I have read enough to know what happens. So for 20 minutes or so, the floor was all mine. It was kinda nice because usually I'm the one getting schooled.

Of course the whole time I was talking I was sifting through the freebies, which I scored pretty well on (well a particular Daredevil / Shi issue anyways).

And here's the rest of the swag...

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PAID FOR




-GJ

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Darth Maul To Appear In The Clone Wars


Darth Maul is set to return to the Star Wars universe in the Spring of 2012 in the animated Clone Wars. Now in what capacity, or how this is even possible (remember he was sliced in two by Kenobi), is still unknown.

Maul did make a very brief appearance during an episode in season three, when Savage Opress visited one of the witches; he could be seen in her crystal ball.

As a fan of Darth Maul, I have to be honest, I'm not happy about this. I mean, he's awesome and all, but he was cut in half, and then fell down a shaft. I'm pretty sure no Sith, no matter how powerful, survives this.

Maul has had a great impact on the Expanded Universe; ranging several stories taking place prior to The Phantom Menace, and was the inspiration of how all Sith were perceived in the Legacy comic book series.


Many people picture Maul looking as he did through the Visionaries concept (see above image). While others picture him some how being able to completely heal himself to be whole again. Of course search the Internet long enough and I'm sure you'll find some other outragious pictures.

Already having difficulties with The Clone Wars, this is not a step in the right direction in my personal opinion. But what do you guys think, is Maul returning something you feel is a good idea?



-GJ




New Avengers Trailer



-GJ




Friday, October 7, 2011

Which Batman Of the New 52?


Now that I've had the chance to read the three new Batman comics from the New 52 (I skipped Batman & Robin), I now face the problem of which series to continue reading?





Each contained stories that kept my attention, featured a multitude of characters, and artwork that I can actually stand.

The artwork is key to any comic for me, I don't care how well the story is or who is featured, if I can't stand the art, I'm not reading it. At the moment I think I'm leaning towards Batman: Detective Comics as the leader for this category.

I'm probably going to give each series a chance by reading up to issue 5, but after that I'm probably going to drop one, maybe even two titles; it's just to expensive, even at $2.99 an issue.

What do you guys think? Which series do you like? And should I consider test driving Batman and Robin?

-GJ

To The Comic Book Store #47

There are few times I end up leaving the comic book store sad; this be one of those times.

It seems that everyone is working on some project; be it a comic, blog, tabletop game, or card game.

With everyone engrossed in discussions about what they have completed, what needs to be finished or fine tuned, and what they'll be working on next, I couldn't help but to think "What am I working on?"

Answer: NOTHING!!!!

I'm a freakin slacker.

Don't get me wrong, I have things I'd love to do, but for some reason (mainly lack of funds) I'm not working on anything.

But there are ideas swirling around in my head so hopefully in the near future I'll have something.

But in the meantime, enjoy this week's loot.

FREE





PAID FOR



-GJ

Thursday, September 29, 2011

To The Comic Book Store #46

In and out, that's become a standard part of the run these past couple of weeks, which is quite sad because I miss the conversations and the flat out B.S.

Oh well I still came away with some pretty good comics.

FREE









PAID FOR


-GJ

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Terra Nova, Will It Last?


Caught the premiere of FOX's new show Terra Nova last night, and thought this is good, but it won't last.

For those that haven't seen it or don't know what it is, Terra Nova is about mankind having to go back in time, into a different time stream altogether actually, because they have used up the Earth's resources and caused a significant amount of damage in the process.

This journey back in time leads them to the period Dinosaurs still roamed the Earth; a simple summery for Terra Nova, is a typical Sci-Fi future story meets Jurassic Park.

Now why do I question if the show will last? Well that's simple too; Budget. It costs a lot of money to produce a Sci-Fi show, and even greater costs are added for the CGI, which there was and will continue to be a lot of. Seriously, it's not like they can go out and film a dinosaur.

On any other network, Terra Nova may stand a chance to go a couple of seasons, but on FOX, it's pretty much doomed. Don't think so? Well let me remind you all of this little show called Firefly. Yeah, ever heard of it?

Of course since I kinda did like this show, if I decide to give up on Terra Nova now, it'll probably be around for quite a while just to prove me wrong.

On the other hand, do you find Terra Nova worth keeping?

-GJ




Image of the Day - Princess Peach (Feudal Japan)


-GJ