Thursday, April 30, 2009

DISNEY'S STAR WARS WEEKEND POSTERS

*thanks, Scott!

DORKY WAR PLANE PIN-UPS BY CLIFF CHANG

heh, nice!

SUPER AWESOME SCOUT TROOPER - (UPDATED)

You know why this new Gentle Giant SCOUT TROOPER is super-awesome? Because the exclusive version sports a 'trooper rifle, slung over his back. That's fucking why. Duh.

UPDATED: Rundown of Rifles:

SUPERSTAR RAJINI KANTH FIGHT PART 2


*thanks, HH
!

WOLVERINE WEEK: OTHER GARB, BUB

DEATH
In 2000, Apocalypse kidnapped Logan, brainwashed him, gave him back his adamantium, and turned him into his Horseman DEATH. Instead of using his newly adamantium-laced claws, he used his new spiffy sword. He was back to normal Logan a few issues later. Whew!
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GALACTUS-WOLVIE
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.
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FANTASTIC LOGAN
Not sure if this is fanart or not.
But there ya go - Wolverine in Byrne-Era FF gear.
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WOLVERINE: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Not only is he in SHIELD gear, but its drawn by Rob Liefeld!
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SMOOTH CRIMINAL
“You can get much farther with a kind word,
a gun and adamantium claws than you can with a kind word alone.”

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LOGAN SAN, SAMURAI ARMOR
Deflecting throwing-stars with swords...
while still smokin' a cig!
---TARZAN WOLVERINE
"gorilla!!"
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WHITE WEDDING
Come on, Logan... WHITE?
You're not fooling anyone.....
...you slut.
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PATCH
Logan's best disguise yet!
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FANG COSTUME
Admit it...
when he donned that costume in Uncanny X-Men #107,
you got a chubby.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

OPTIMUS PRIME: WIFE STEALER

BAT-GARAGE SALE WITH ADAM WEST


*thanks, HH!

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: COMPLETE SERIES SET

Nifty packaging! The Complete Series is set for a 20-disc Blu-Ray set, or 25-disc Standard dvd set. After buying it, I suggest throwing away Season 3-4, though. On second thought, the complete series set is $350. Just pick up the first two seasons.

RIP: SHOUT AT THE DEVIL

Last night, on the way home from work, my old school Motley Crue SHOUT AT THE DEVIL cassette was eaten alive. Yes, one of our vehicles still has a tape deck (don't be jealous). Usually I listen to radio or my iPod via cassette-adaptor... but the adaptor died 4-months ago, and my iPod died 2-months ago. It's been a tough year for me and music. Anyway, my Shout At The Devil tape, which I've had since 1986, is no more.

* 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.

WOLVERINE WEEK: WORST WOLVERINE

Today I thought I'd post a few of the WORST Wolverine pics. Sure, there's oodles-upon-oodles of shitty Wolverine pics -the past 20 years have not been kind to the "Ol Canuck"- and there have been alot of crappy artists drawing him. So I'm going to focus more on his overall LOOK and ERAS, than just "a bad drawing".

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)

Wolverine Week:
Tuesday: No-Mask/Out-of-Costume
Monday: In Costume

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

FANART: BIKER PART ALIEN

Check out this cool fan art by JimSmash Reader KEV HARPER.

It's a "collage...mostly made up of bike parts and plumbing with a little help from photoshop."

Awesome, dude! Thanks for sharing!

A JIMSMASH RANT: RUMORS OF ALIEN PREQUEL BY RIDLEY SCOTT

As you all know, I'm a diehard ALIEN fan. My friends and family have been trying to get me into therapy for years. Don't make me choose, people.

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)

NO

WOLVERINE WEEK: W/O MASK / OUT-OF-COSTUME

Continuing WOLVERINE WEEK here on JimSmash...

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.
Feel free to post links to other ones that you dig!

Wolverine Week:
Monday: In Costume

TUESDAY COSPLAY: OLAN MILLS COBRA


Cobra Mall Rats:

Monday, April 27, 2009

ROMULAN ALE

They used to sell this at the Hilton Hotel & Casino's Star Trek giftshop, before they closed that area down and ruining everything for Jimmy. Anyway, it was basically blue-colored Miller Lite. But oh the fun factor! I kept one -for "collector's sake"- cause I'm a big dork. I always thought beer was an inappropriate choice - it should have been a harsher, blue-colored, liquor... like Romanian Grappa (which is delicious)!

T-SHIRT OF THE DAY: NICK FURY WAS RIGHT

buy HERE

RANDOM FIND: HAN'S USED CARS

ANOTHER JJ STAR TREK MONSTER FANMAIL

Regarding my previous post(s) of JJAbram's plant monster in his Star Trek, JimSmash Reader "Jason" emails me the above-top pic saying:
The Ethereal Maruader from D&D.

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.

later,
Jason
Ha, interesting. Thanks, Jason!

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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WOLVERINE WEEK: COOL COSTUME PICS

In honor of "Wolverine Month" and the Wolverine "Origins" movie coming out this friday.... and some semi-but-not-quite "guilt" (from others) for watching the Work Print* here's a collection of some of my favorite WOLVERINE-IN-COSTUME PICS.
(pics are those available online in a quick search manner)


Tomorrow: Wolverine No-Mask/Out-of-Costume Pics

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*Wolverine Origins Work Print review next week, after the Theatrical Debut
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

RODRIGUEZ'S PREDATORS

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ is going to remake/reboot/re-envision/rehash PREDATOR and its going to be called "PREDATORS".

And that's all I have to say about that.

BEA ARTHUR PASSED AWAY

Aw, man. BEA ARTHUR passed away today after battling cancer. Her spokesman said she died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side. She was 86.

From the Star Wars Holiday Special:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

NEW GREG LAND TRACING - UPDATED

[above-top panel from Uncanny X-Men #509]
[above-bottom panel pics found on Rich Johnston's Lying in the Gutters]

I don't know what bugs me more: Greg Land's tracing, Greg Land as the co-regular penciller on Uncanny X-Men, or his depiction of Colossus as a fucking Raiders fan.

and some more reference:
[Gladiator helmet & skull mask, via JimSmash Reader & google searcher "Melchy"]

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Hey, here's a game for ya....
Photoshop vs Greg Land: Can you tell which is which?
(Rockslide is random image inserted for composition sake)

*Greg Land: Tracing, Recycling & Swipes collection updated.
Link always found to the right, below the "On Jim's Brain" icon.

FANMAIL: JJ MONSTER VS FF MONSTER

I've been getting lots of fanmail lately!
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"

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