Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE ALDER KINGS - "TOKYO STOMP"



This is JimSmash Reader GRAVES STOANES' badass band, THE ALDER KINGS.

Share the fuck out of it!




ENVISIONING OLD LUKE



I saw the below pic of Mark Hamill off-set of Episode VII and got a little giddy (despite my... reservations... with JJ Abrams). So I quickly threw the above pic together. Apologies for not having the time to really drive it home, but the it made me smile nonetheless.


CAPTAIN MARVEL (CAROL DANVERS)


I keep hearing fans gushing over the though of CAPTAIN MARVEL/CAROL DANVERS being portrayed by KATEE SACKOFF. I guess I can see the *look* matching up, but I must assume that these folks have forgotten that she can't act and is annoying as fuck.


Who would YOU cast as Carol Danvers Captain Marvel?

ALIENS CARE PACKAGE

Aw yeah, check out the sweet care package MCawiezel sent me! Inside was the ALIEN: Isolation promo patch, the ALIENS/AVP/Predator/Profecesus promo book/ashcan, and the ALIENS: Colonial Marines promo comic from a few SDCC back!

Thanks, Marc!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

LOTS OF SYMBIOTES *YAWN*


Oh no! In an upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' storyline, Bendis is throwing not just 1 symbiote at our heroes, but a whole planet full of symbiotes!

The mere thought of more than 1 symbiote makes me shake in my boots, much like when....

"Planet of the Symbiotes"
1995

 Mighty Avengers
2008
(note: also written by Bendis)

Spider-Girl
2010


Carnage U.S.A.
2011

Venom: Carnage Unleashed
1996


Venom: Separation Anxiety
1994

Venom: Lethal Protector
1993

The Symbiote Warriors
2012

Venom vs Carnage (vs Toxin, sigh)
2004

"Marvel Comics: Duplicate and Repeat!"

SUPER RAD CUSTOM 'DUNGEONS & DRAGONS' (ANIMATED) FIGURES


Fucking awesome!
I want want want!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

WONDER WOMAN ART STATUES


I'm really digging some of the WONDER WOMAN ART STATUES. I've posted the 4 I like best. There's a part of me that would love to devote a shelf to just this line of statues....


My favorite is the armored one (3rd from the left), based on Cliff Chiang's delightful artwork. I'm tempted to pre-order it....


I've always liked Wonder Woman and she has a special place in my heart. I loved the 70s TV show as a child (not realizing then how campy it was), and my very first comic I ever bought was issue 254 (vol 1) at age 3. I would stare at the cover and interior for hours, unable to read at the time. Wonder Woman had a profound impact on my life...


* For decades, from childhood into college, I would always draw triangle weapons and limbs "chopped off" cleanly... it was almost a tic. I could never explain it and the mystery perplexed me.Then when I was in my late-20s I found my old original copy of Wonder Woman #254 and had a "holy shit" epiphany moment.

** My Wonder Woman #254 was purchased off a beat-up spinner rack at BARBARIAN BOOKS (original location) in Wheaton, MD in 1978. Any Maryland readers remember that store?!

EPISODE VII HAN COSTUME DESIGNS


More Episode VII "leaks"... this time HAN SOLO's costuming. The trenchcoat one looks like Han doing Captain Mal cosplay (Firefly). But Mal was an homage to Han... Yet another circle is now complete.

* via uproxx


[ Scoundrels ]

FEELING NOSTALGIC: EARLY WILDSTORM

 
 
 






Those first couple of years of WILDSTORM were awesome. Marvel was putting out dreadful superhero comics, and DC was a distorted next-gen version of itself (albeit with some really nice runs). During that time, Wildstorm was the only spot that was giving me my superhero fix like the X-MEN did (circa 1988-1991). Unfortunately, the train quickly derailed and became generic. But I still think back fondly to those early years of that corner of the fledgling Image Universe.... however, a recent revisit made me realize I've been wearing rose tented glasses with most of them. Regardless, those issues continue to survive multiple cullings of my massive Comic Collection, and will probably stay in there forever.

SLAVE ACKBAR


According to the Star Wars Wookieepedia, ADMIRAL ACKBAR was once an Imperial Slave to GRAND ADMIRAL TARKIN... because everything in Star Wars must be connected apparently.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FIRST LOOK: EPISODE VII STORMTROOPER HELMETS


Looks like a blend of old McQuarrie designs, The Original Trilogy final designs, and 2014 JJTrek/Tron Legacy design. Interesting. I dig the "Snowtroooper".

* via Indie Revolver


Personally, I feel the new Stormtrooper feels a bit too "sporty-streamlined", and looks more "sleeky/sexy design" than "Imperial Enemy". But still cool, nonetheless.


[ McQuarrie Snowtrooper design ]


The new Stormtrooper reminds me of:

 the 2012 Total Recall designs...


...sporty Nike shoes...


...and the Stormtrooper Fetish Heels 
(and now the circle is complete)...