By Jimmy Palmiotti
This week a lot of links to some fun stuff in and around the Internet a quick movie review and some assorted madness.
SIGNING AT TATE’S COMICS: I am jealous of all you people that live near this store. This is hands down one of the greatest comic stores I have been to and I have been to many. The selection is unbeatable and I was able to get around 20 different art books I have been looking all over for and some out of print trades. That and some huge vinyl toys I never knew I needed before. Here is a big thanks to Tate, Amanda and the entire staff of the store for making Amanda and I feel like old friends. If you go to the store for the first time, tell them I sent you… I am sure Tate will take good care of you.
ANGELS AND DEMONS: Well, I didn’t like the first movie of this series and this one was a tiny bit better, but after having 8 years of Catholic school under my belt, I find it hard to buy into all the pomp and circumstance of any religion. I respect it, and the people that follow it, but the things that should mean more to me just don’t. I wish I was more religious, but I am not because I had most of it beaten out of me at a very young age. There are beautiful set pieces, solid action and acting and if there isn’t anything else out there, well check it out for the fact that it is indeed more intelligent than 80% of the crap is delivering these days. Seems most movies, to me, are made for completely brain dead audience. All in all, its just OK.
MOEBIUS: I probably own more books featuring the work of Jean Girad [aka Moebius] than any single artist out there in the history of comics. I have met him a few times here in the states and at a show in Italy and …well…watch this documentary on him and I think it says it all.
THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING YOUR ARTIST IN THE SAME HOUSE: In the last half of Power Girl #3, Amanda made a good point how insane the action we wrote was and how it could be fixed… and Justin and I took Amanda’s advice and reworked the scene and now we have a better book for it. Look for issue 2 in a few weeks and let us know what you think. Here is an unlettered page to check out. Newsarama will have an actual preview any day now.
BACK TO BROOKLYN #5: It’s out this week and there are some previews here and there. I got to say, the feedback has been great on this series and especially #4 from a lot of very vocal people. Garth and I had a blast bringing it to everyone, and I got to say, this last issue is one that will make the history books as the most violent comic you have ever read. Don’t believe me? Give it a shot. Here is a preview.
TOP 50 ACRONYMS YOU SHOULD KNOW: OK, the article says your parents should know, but honest, I only knew a few. Thanks for the list, Nerdybird.
ILLUSTRATION: Everyone knows I love and collect illustration and comic art and once in a while one of these people I so admire manages to get their work together and create a web site that features their art. This week we have editor/artist extraordinaire Mark Chiarello. I have known mark for years, own a few pieces of his work and am happy to provide you all with this link.
GREEN LANTERN FAN TRAILER: This is a fun piece of work. Honestly, the amount of work you crazy wonderful people put into this madness. I bet any amount of money the guys making this movie use stuff from this… lol. Anyway, check it out.
Here’s “the Ballad of Jonah Hex.” Don’t know why I found this so entertaining…lol…
TERMINATOR: Didn’t get to see the movie yet but I thought you might enjoy two of these links. Thanks Marsha!
First up are some videos of the 10 top creepiest machines from robot hell…CB2 takes the award for creepiest.
Next is the closest thing we have to a real Terminator-type robot.
SPEAKING OF TERMINATORS: My good friend Kristanna Loken will be a guest at the Wizard World Philly con, as will Amanda and I, so please come by and say hi and meet one of the coolest gals I know on and off-screen. Also at the show will be the blog’s close friends Frank Tieri, Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Dan Didio, J.G. Jones, Joe Kelly, Billy Tucci, Walt Simonson, Joe Linsner… and many more.
And last, if you are a night person, well, this video will make you nutty. Its time-lapse photography at the polar circle: check it out.
See you all next time for a review of the new Terminator film and some other craziness.
- Jimmy P