Thursday, April 30, 2009
At the end of Marvel Zombies (vol 1), the fun story took a skid-marked turn for the worse, with the Zombie heroes eating Galactus, taking his powers and flying off into space wearing the same outfit as Galactus.
“You can get much farther with a kind word,
a gun and adamantium claws than you can with a kind word alone.”
LOGAN SAN, SAMURAI ARMOR
while still smokin' a cig!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
* For those young readers, cassette tapes were what we listened to after Vinyl Records but before CDs (pre-mp3 and iTunes). I give this disclaimer because I overheard a college girl the other day say she had never even heard of a cassette tape, vinyl record or laser disc. It was a conversation sparked by her young teen brother who didn't know what a cd was. Amazing. I mean, I knew what phonographs, 45s and 8-tracks were, even though they were before my time. Know your history, people.
These 4 represent the worst of the worst for me:
1) Crazy-Feral-Bandana-Wolverine, with ginormous, narled bone claws. (late 9os)
2) Crazy-Feral-No-Nose-Wolverine, with tattered 80s clothing and gloves. I think he also had "animal legs." (late 9os)
3) Joey-Whoa!-Grunge-Wolverine, sans sideburns but with lame pointy soul-patch and wrist bands. Please note the flanel shirt tied around his waist. (early Tweens; Ultimate version)
4) Jason-Vorhees-Wolverine, who's healing factor is now so incredibly insanely powerful, he can regenerate after having all his organic material obliterated leaving only his adamantium-laced skeleton. (2006)
Monday: In Costume
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
With that said, I do not want to see a PREQUEL to Alien made. Even with RIDLEY SCOTT directing, no. Scott has always said he'd be interested in showing the Alien Homeworld and where the "Space Jockey" came from. One of the main reasons why the Space Jockey is so cool in ALIEN is that it's shrouded in mystery. Let it stay that way, please!
Yes, seeing more Space Jockey and Giger environments could look amazing. And Ridley Scott is a great director (one of my favs) and I've always dreamt of him doing another Alien film. But do not give into Temptation. I know I do not want to see poorly done CG Space Jockeys running around - and you know Fox will not give it the proper FX budget to pull it off properly. Nor do I want to see current "hot" [TV] actors interacting with them. I've read those comics and yes, they sucked. Its an uphill battle for an unnecessary story. Let the Space Jockey and the origin of the "Derelict Ship" stay a mystery, I say.
Personally, I'd support Scott if he said it was going to be ALL Aliens and Space Jockeys, NO humans at all, and no dialogue. Full-on visual storytelling, set in a Giger backdrop, with an eerie & powerful Musical Score. THAT I would pay to see. Hell, that's what I want in an Alien Vs Predator movie, too. But the Masses would hate it. Shit, most people won't even watch a foreign film cause its sub-titled!
Scott has also said he would go with the idea that the Aliens are NOT natural creatures, but instead are genetically created bio-weapons - an idea I abhore. It goes against the core themes, symbolism and message of the Alien films. Fuck it, why not add CLONES to the mix, while you're at it... yeah, an army of Ripley Clones!
I don't need to know where things come from. Enough with the Origins. Enough with the Prequels. Enough with the remakes. Enough with the retconning. Enough with tying everything together in a nice big bow.
related audio clip:
Patton Oswalt's "At Midnight I Will Kill George Lucas With A Shovel"
This diehard ALIEN fan does not support an Alien Prequel. I cannot handle watching my beloved fucked with anymore. Current "Hollywood" lacks the abilities needed for this project to succeed. sigh, but I lack the strength to battle Fox and minions of ticket-buying people who thought the AVP movies were great and scream for "more! more!"
I wish Fox would stop dragging ALIEN'S beaten, mauled corpse through the streets. Please give it an honorable burial where it can rest in peace.
(prequel rumor, via AliensCollection.com)
Here are some collected pics of Logan either In-Costume WITHOUT MASK... or completely OUT OF COSTUME..... basically pics that showcase his super-fine hair-do.
...these are just some pics I found online quickly.
Monday: In Costume
Monday, April 27, 2009
The Ethereal Maruader from D&D.Ha, interesting. Thanks, Jason!
Nasty predator that flicks in and out of existence at will, and is equipped to bite your face off. Ouch. To make things even more freaky, they emit a high-pitched whine that changes in pitch when they get hurt.
Interesting side note: the ethereal marauder didn't start out the way it looks now. Here's the original concept art for it, back when it was called "The Dropper."
If it "phases" in and out in the Star Trek film I will throw my drink at the screen.
I guess the D&D folks are TREMORS 2 fans.... And as JimSmash Reader Jason informs us, "Tremors 2 was in 1996, these critters didn't show up until 3rd edition monster manual, 2000."
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(pics are those available online in a quick search manner)
*Wolverine Origins Work Print review next week, after the Theatrical Debut...
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
[above-bottom panel pics found on Rich Johnston's Lying in the Gutters]
and some more reference:
[Gladiator helmet & skull mask, via JimSmash Reader & google searcher "Melchy"]
Photoshop vs Greg Land: Can you tell which is which?
Link always found to the right, below the "On Jim's Brain" icon.
Anyway, here's one from "Garyson" who sent me the top pics and this email:
"Hey there JIM, I was perusing the comic store today, and was kind of taken back and confused when i flipped thru this months FF, and was surprised to see the STAR TREK space monster from one of your posts featured as the main villain???? seriously WTF????"ha, thanks Garyson!
Seems like this year's monster flavor is "Plant"