Tagged ‘Comic‘

Serenity Web Comic FTW

If you love Firefly and the movie Serenity, this comic is for you.  If you’re not initiated to that series, you most likely will not get this at all.

Written by Mark Bourne, with artwork by Mike Russell (@culturepulp) and Bill Mudron, this will give you Serenity fans plenty of LOLs.  Enjoy after the jump (click each panel to enlarge):

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Young John McClane explored in Die Hard: Year One Comic


BOOM! Studios (the studio behind the Blade Runner Comic) is releasing a prequel to the Die Hard trilogy in comic book form called Die Hard: Year One.

Every great action hero got started somewhere: Batman Began. Bond had his Casino Royale. And for John McClane, more than a decade before the first DIE HARD movie, he’s just another rookie cop, an East Coast guy working on earning his badge in New York City during 1976’s Bicentennial celebration. Too bad for John McClane, nothing’s ever that easy.

I’m not sure what I think about this.  In comic book form, prequels and spinoffs are easier to digest.  Hopefully no movie is put in the works.  The last thing we need is another Die Hard movie.  The originals will do just fine.

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Film for DC’s Lobo in the Works?


Back in the 90s, in my high school art class, a dude I knew was obsessed with Lobo.  All his art projects involved this humorous, yet very dark and violent DC character.   Lobo was kind of DC’s answer to Wolverine (they do fight each other in one story line!) but darker, ruder and very irreverent.

Latino Review has posted a video review of the script.  I don’t know much about the character, but just looking at the visuals I’ve seen, it looks like a  Lobo film could be a lot of fun.  As long as they go as dark as the source material, I think it could be fantastic.

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Blade Runner: The Comic Book hits in June


Boom! Studios‘ new 25 issue series is a word-for-word comic version of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Which, of course, was brought to the screen as Blade Runner in 1982 by Ridley Scott, and remains one of the most praised Science Fiction films of all time.

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Movie Review: Punisher, Warzone

Punisher: Warzone

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Directed By: Lexi Alexander

Starring: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West

Plot Synopsis:

Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the “Punisher Task Force” hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished. (TrailerAddict)


Marvel’s The Punisher has always been plagued by bad film adaptations.  The utterly awful Dolph Lundgren 1989 The Punisher has always left a bad taste in the mouth for fans of the comic.  In 2004 Thomas Jane donned the Skull T-Shirt in a curiously bloodless The Punisher with John Travolta sinking an otherwise enjoyable action flick.  Now, in 2008 we have attempt numero tres with Ray Stevenson (Outpost, Rome) as Frank Castle.  Easily the best version of The Punisher we’ve seen on screen, Punisher: Warzone brings  back the carnage that makes The Punisher the character we love.

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Movie Review: Watchmen


Rating: ★★★★★ 

Directed By: Zack Snyder

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode

Plot Synopsis:

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.

As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the watchmen? (Trailer Addict)


With the sort of reputation and scope of Alan Moore‘s epic graphic novel, Watchmen, one can imagine the strong reaction and expectation fans have given Zack Snyder‘s film adaptation.  In fact, there was such hype that I believe there was no way Zack Snyder could deliver on everyone’s expectations with the film version of Watchmen.  Just look at the reviews.  Main criticisms included: confusing plot, strange song selection for key scenes, superhero sex and a blue penis.  Granted, this is a complex plot.  But song choice, sex and a blue penis are not what I was focused on.  Critics are a strange breed.

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