Saturday, March 14, 2009

RIP, Test

I haven't been a big wrestling fan for a little while now but I've always said to my friend if Test returned, I'd be watching regularly again. He was my favorite to watch, always found him entertaining, especially as the asshole heel. This morning I found out he was found dead in his home last night. Details are unknown but I have a faint idea on what happened. Poor guy. You'll be heavily missed, man. No one delivers that killer Big Boot like you. Rest in peace, TJ Thunder.



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Being Inked by Dan McDaid!

Dan McDaid is the amazing artist and co-creator of the new Image hit Jersey Gods. A book about a god who marries a lovely human on Earth. It's a seriously funny comic, written by Glen Brunswick. Now I've been hanging out at their boards for a little while and I go cruising through Dan's art blog. One day I tried getting my drawing itch back and started a sketch of one of their characters, Helius, but soon after gave up. I told Dan about it and he asked me to draw it but I denied. I didn't think I'd do any justice to the character. One night while going through Dan's blog I stumbled upon a very small sketch of my boy, Harvey Two-Face and brought it to his attention. He then told me that he'd draw me a Two-Face sketch if I drew that Helius pic. DAMMIT, DAN!!! But hey, there's NO WAY I'd pass up on a Harvey sketch so yes, he talked me into it. So I did my sketch of Helius and I had a ton of fun drawing it. I had it done for a while before the NYCC this year but wanted to surprise Dan and not tell him I had drew it. When the NYCC came I presented it to him and it was great to see his reaction. He asked me if he could ink it and I said sure. And below, there it is! And it looks amazing! His inking really brought my picture to life, and made it actually look good! Just plain wow, this has surely made my day. WOW, DAN! I'm not even sure I want to call this my own because he did such a beautiful job with this. Goodness gracious!

And here is his bad-ass Two-Face. This contributed to the NYCC this year being one of the most awesomest days I've had in my life.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Terminator: Salvation Trailer

Holy nuts!

Oh, The Horror! #26: Hack/Slah #20

A good buddy of mine is a huge Hack/Slash fan. All he does is praise the book and continues to try to get me to check out the book. At first something about it didn't seem to grab me. Eventually I decided, "Sure, I'll give it a try." What better time than the NYCC this year. I was actually starting to really look forward to the book as the more I started to hear about it, the more intriguing it seemed. And I was looking forward to meet the creator, Tim Seeley. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find Seeley and all my cash was gone. I actually felt bad and annoyed about it but anywho, once again my friend, Eric, got on me to check it out and wanted me to read #20 and review it.

So here's the review, Eric, for you to stop bugging me. ;)

Now I pretty much have no knowledge of this book except that it's a horror book that stars a hot female lead who reminds me of Megan Fox, hello hel-lo! Cassie Hack, the lead, goes to a police station for help only to get thrown behind bars after quite some counts against her. In the meantime there's some moments between her supporting cast who includes a deformed man by the name of Vlad, and a girl who's name I can't remember seeing in the issue but basically there's tension between them due to Vlad feeling unimportant now that Cassie seems to have become closer to her, even sexual-wise. There's also a scene with a guy and a demon-y looking creature named Pooch who adds to quite some funniness in the book.

The main story then returns to Cassie being transfered to prison. The drivers of the police fan gets killed and Cassie gets knocked out. She awakens, tied up and sees a bunch of naughty things around her that consists of dildos, porn mags, condoms, etc. She also sees a bunch of middle age folks who are dressed in weird costumes ready to stab her. Cassie is able to escape and beat the crap out of the cult members while still cuffed and even has a knife fight with one with her using one of the dildos. That got a good chuckle outta me.

So yeah... um... Hack/Slash #20. I was lost and had no idea what was going on or why, but I really really enjoyed it. The writing was enough to keep me interested and the art was very very crisp. The characters seemed to be great also. I would really like to read more and I'm sure my bud, Eric, is happy to hear that. So when I have a good bit of extra cash, Hack/Slash omnibus, here I come.

Oh, The Horror! #25: Alien

So... yeah. I finally saw this movie. I know, I know, where the heck have I been, huh? But better late than never as they say. And man, this was a fun watch. Sigourney Weaver stars as Lt. Ellen Ripley as she battles a terrifying alien life form that stalks and kills the space crew of the Nostromo. At first a slow moving film but when the Alien starts to come into the picture and becomes a big problem, you're hooked. The first part of the film mostly has to do with the workers trying to go back to Earth after having to haul a refinery and twenty million tons of mineral ore until they receive a transmission from a nearby planetoid. While there, they discover strange remains of a giant alien, ribs all exposed. Kane, played by John Hurt, discovers a mysterious egg that hatches. The creature inside it attacks him and paralyzes him while attaching itself onto his face. The crew rush him back into the ship and tries to get the creature off of him to discover the creature's blood is acid as it leaks and drips several floors. The creature eventually detaches itself and dies, Kane soon awakening.Everyone assumes everything is fine and dandy until during a lunch break, Kane's chest bursts open with a small alien popping out in oe of the most memorable scenes in horror. My cousins and baby sister screamed in disgust while I just applauded and laughed. The rest of the film now consists of the crew attempting to track down the alien while it stalks and eliminates each crew member one by one. It's a lot of fun and a very suspenceful film. Nice little scares here and there.

The acting and directing were all top notched and helped keep you at the edge of your seat with a smile on your face. I'm looking forward to seeing the sequels, hopefully they're as good as this one was.