Friday, July 31, 2015

2 HUMBERTO RAMOS SPIDER-MAN VARIANTS I WANT

RIP RODDY PIPER


RODDY PIPER
1954 - 2015




CHRIS FARLEY IN 'MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION'

SOME TOY PICS FROM NECA FANS


STAY FROSTY, BIRTHDAY BOY!


BEYOND THE STARS -(I NEED TO OWN THIS BOOK)




via my buddy Andrew Glazebrook:

"Found this online, not only has the artist completely plagiarized Ralph McQuarrie's concept painting of the 'Battlestar Galactica' Viper and Raider, the girls pose and gun are from Richard Hatch's Apollo, and we have Luke Skywalker's pose and outfit from 'The Empire Strikes Back' on the boy. Don't recognize what the robot is from, so it might be the only original thing on the cover!"


Thursday, July 30, 2015

FERRIGNO LEGACY TROPHIES

via Lou Ferrigno:

The overall Ferrigno Legacy trophies are in progress! These are going to be finished with a faded metallic finish and the classic Hulk green. All mounted on a cast of an original Ferrigno 50 pound plate. (don't worry, it won't weigh 50lbs!) More photos to come!

Big thank you to the sculptor Chris Epting for creating the stunning work of art. You can see more of his work and follow him on his Facebook page.


Unfortunately these will ONLY be available through the Ferrigno Legacy Contest.

Gah! Sell those things for charity, man!

SKELETOR LAIR

by Jason Edmiston

This limited edition print was on sale yesterday...
for about 10 minutes.

WHEN ITALY REMADE 'ALIENS' AND CALLED IT 'TERMINATOR 2'



In 1989, Italian director Bruno Mattei made an amalgam of Aliens and The Terminator. We look back at a wonderfully bad film...

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then a 1989 Italian film called Shocking Dark pays James Cameron the ultimate compliment: it openly steals from not one but two of his '80s hits.
Now, it’s no secret that B-movie filmmakers have long taken ‘inspiration’ from hit genre movies - Star Wars, Alien,Jaws, and Mad Max are some of the most imitated films of the '70s and '80s, spawning such cult B-movies as StarCrash, 1990: Bronx Warriors, and Contamination.

Shocking Dark, on the other hand, occupies its own special place in movie history. We’re not just talking about an attempt to evoke the general atmosphere of a successful film here - we’re talking about the wholesale recreation of entire sequences. As an example, consider the following exchange:


Samantha: Mommy always said monsters don’t exist, but it’s not true.
Dr Sara Drumbull: Don’t worry. I won’t leave you alone for a minute.
Samantha: Promise?
Dr Sara Drumbull: Cross my heart.
Samantha: And hope to die?

It’s lifted almost verbatim from a memorable scene in 1986's Aliens. In fact, pretty much all of Shocking Dark’s main story unfolds exactly like James Cameron’s classic: there’s a squad of soldiers whose bravado outstrips their preparedness, a Ripley-like civilian onlooker (Dr Sara Drumbull), drooling monsters, an untrustworthy corporate stiff and an orphaned child survivor.
Remember that bit in Aliens where they’re all stuck in Hadley’s Hope, wondering how the aliens have managed to get inside? Where Hicks, Hudson and Ripley are all wondering why the motion tracker’s telling them the aliens are actually in the room, and then they look up in horror at the suspended ceiling? That’s in here.

Remember the bit in Aliens where Bishop’s dissecting a dead Facehugger, and for just a moment, we look into Bishop’s distracted eyes and think he might be just as scary as Ash was in Alien? Even that incidental moment re-emerges in thinly-disguised form.

Perhaps sensing that they had a lawsuit on their hands, Shocking Dark’s makers came up with a cunning way of confusing 20th Century Fox’s legal attack dogs: for its international release, they called it Terminator II.


Oh, and just to ring the changes, they set it not in outer space, but in Venice.


Read the rest of the article over at DEN of GEEK!


AQUAMAN COMMISSION BY KEN LASHLEY


* thanks, Nova Grace!

BOUSHH


by ????

HE-MAN M.U.S.C.L.E.S. GIFT ! !


omg omg omg! JimSmash Reader DINO IGNACIO gave me a pack of SDCC 2015 exclusive HE-MAN M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E.s!

And they're the characters I wanted, too! Double score!!!!

Thank you so much, Dino! You are my hero!

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* related: "Jim's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad San Diego Comic Con"

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DARK CRYSTAL DOCUMENTARY

HIPSTER SCUM HERCULES


As if you needed another reason to hate Hipsters...


In the upcoming All-New, All-Different HERCULES book, it looks like the famous demigod will be sporting a Hipster Man-Bun.


THROWABLE JEDI TRAINING ALARM CLARK


This came out in like 2012.... I'm not sure how I missed it, but I'm glad I now know! Must have!

DC COMICS AT SDCC 2015



Ha!

This is in reference to DC Comics' testing Half-Page Ads in their comics a couple months back. Jack holes.


* thanks, Muli Y!

KOTOBUKIYA'S ARTFX 'BIG CHAP ALIEN'


WANTIE!!!

T-SHIRT OF THE DAY: DISCO NIGHTWING


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RECYCLED AQUAMAN ART


AQUAMAN #41 was the first issue with new creative team of writer Cullen Bunn and artist TREVOR McCARTHY. On the 2nd issue of their run, there are 3 different artists, including McCarthy. Seriously? Did something happen that hindered McCarthy delivering 2 consecutive issues? If so, I hope it wasn't something too serious. If not, that's ridiculous.

Also ridiculous, in addition to the 3 different artists in the 2nd issue of the new creative team's run, is that McCarthy recycled his art from the previous issue's cover (Aquaman #41). 

Ugh. Can we please get a new artist on this book?

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* Greg Land was not available for comment at the time of this posting.
**  and I didn't even complain about the awful new costume design and color scheme!

ALIENS BY HIYA TOYS

(Don't know why Hicks is in a Powerloader...)