Sunday, December 30, 2012

Art From J.T. Krul's Jirni From Aspen Comics

Art by Paolo Pantalena.

Peter David Suffers Stroke

Peter David, writer of Marvel Comics’ X-Factor reported on his website today that he has suffered a stroke while on vacation. David reported that he suddenly lost feeling and control over the right side of his body. He was taken to the hospital and now knows this was the result of a stroke, thought they are still assessing the full damage.

David has had a long and excellent comics career, at Marvel comics with long runs on both X-Factor and Incredible Hulk, and at DC Comics with Aquaman. He also is known for his Star Trek novelizations. I’ve always enjoyed his work, his run on Hulk stands out in my mind as the best ever.

Please join me in wishing him the best, and in hoping for a full recovery. You may post comments at his website, link provided below.

Saturday, December 29, 2012



Our DC Entertainment source sent us over a fresh batch of news on the Justice League movie and characters set to appear.

Previously our source revealed to us the first news on the Man of Steel spearheading a new DC shared movie universe, the Justice League 2015 movie, a new Batman reboot in 2016, a few scenes from the previous DC movies and most recently plans for an Aquaman movie.

Here is the latest:

• Superman is essentially the same character from Man of Steel, and Zack Snyder is consulting regarding the writing of the character.

• Batman: The strategist of the group. Batman doesn't really want to be involved with these super powered beings he considers too powerful. Easily the most complex written.

• Wonder Woman: She has only been in man's world a few short months. The Wonder Woman script Michael Goldenberg is developing will be set before the Justice League movie.

• Green Lantern: Will be Ryan Reynold's character from the Green Lantern movie, but will be freshly written with a more serious tone.

• Flash: The most popular hero in civilian eyes who loves media attention, but when called upon is very serious.

• Martian Manhunter: Alien who has lived on Earth in secret for over a hundred years who has knowledge of Darkseid and his reign.

• Aquaman: Will be the King of Atlantis who has a key role in the film.

• There will also be a heavy military presence in the film which in future rewrites could include characters featured in Man of Steel or even Amanda Waller (Angela Bassett) of which neither are included in the first draft.

• Alfred Pennyworth is in the film in a minor appearance.

• Lois Lane is also in the film in a cameo.

• Darkseid's Elite will be featured who go up against the Justice League early on in the film.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Kiss - White Christmas

It wouldn't be Christmastime without a little caroling, so enjoy this a cappella version of "White Christmas" performed by Gene, Paul, Bruce, and Eric during a concert in New Haven, Connecticut on December 12, 1987.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Just A Thought : New, Now, DC And Marvel

Just over a year ago DC Comics gave us there New 52 universe, a relaunch or reboot depending on how you would look at it. The DCU was only 5 years old in this new continuity but despite this some history remained some was wiped clean, some characters were relatively unchanged others were only the same in name. Now Marvel has there Marvel Now! event which seems on the surface to be a very similar to DC's, not so unique for Marvel to do this but, Marvel's Now! continuity though seems to be even more confusing. I'm not debating the fact that some characters needed a boost but why do a universe wide event if there was nothing wrong with certain ones. For example Green Lantern has been relatively unchanged, other then the addition of Simon Baz and a few tweaks, because it was doing well but Superman did need a boost lagging behind some of the other big guns. So why reboot everything, this is the question but when you look at the sales DC overall sales increased so of course Marvel felt it needed to do the same. But while sales have been better now for both is this really that good for the overall industry, or will they alienate long time fans who stuck it out over the years for the hope of bringing in new blood, so to speak, only time will tell. Just a thought.

My Transformer Videos

Made these videos a while back they feature mostly Dreamwave comic book art and have classic Transformer and GI Joe (cartoon) movie music, watch and enjoy.

Friday, December 21, 2012



Here's a sneak peek of artist Tone Rodriguez's special KISS Solo Comic cover for retailer, Jetpack Comics. This is the pencil-stage, inks to follow soon.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Aspen Comics has announced Jirni as its third release in its "10 for 10" anninversary initiative. The fantasy-adventure comic is created by writer J.T. Krul, with art by Paolo Pantalena and Brett Smith.

Here's how the book is described:

"Discover a whole new world of adventure! Trekking through a violent and dangerous frontier of savage barbarians, devious thieves, and wild creatures, a warrior-princess named Ara searches for her mother, who was stolen away from her kingdom by a mysterious sorcerer with the help of his powerful D'jinn. What great and terrible secrets await her in the distant horizon? Prepare to experience an epic tale of fantasy and wonder without boundaries. This is Ara's quest. This is Ara's destiny. This is Ara's - Jirni."

"Jirni is a celebration of all the things I love about fantasy and adventure," Krul said. "It's the tale of a girl on a quest beyond anything she ever imagined, venturing into a world she barely knew existed. For anyone who has been captivated by the vivid imagery of Frazetta's masterpieces, this book is for you. For anyone who relished in the visceral energy of Conan the Barbarian or got lost on the rich mythic sagas of Excalibur or Clash of the Titans; for anyone who rolled a ten-sided die or refused to leave Middle Earth; for anyone who followed such adventurers as Flash Gordon or John Carter, or walked the long and crazy path with a gunslinger named Roland, this book is for you. Don't miss it. It's going to be a hell of a Jirni."

As part of Aspen's "10 for 10" initiative, Jirni #1 will be priced at $1, and will feature a host of incentives. The first issue will feature a direct cover by the series team of Pantalena and Smith, while fans who add the series to their local comic shop's subscription box are eligible for the special Jirni #1 Aspen Reserved Edition cover by Pantalena and colorist Peter Steigerwald. Fans who collect all 10 of Aspen's "10 for 10" Reserved Edition covers will be eligible to receive the free full-size Aspen Comics "10 for 10" Jam Poster from their local retailer.

Help Support The Kickstarter A Child Is Born: 2013 Deluxe Hardcover

Go to Kickstarter and help support Bill Tucci's A Child is Born: 2013 Deluxe Hardcover.

Iron Man 3 : New Movie Still And Merchandise

Sunday, December 16, 2012



With Iron Man 3 filming in Bejing, starring Chinese actor Wang Xueqi, and seeking Chinense co-production, Disney and Marvel Studios showed off an Iron Man 3 exhibit in Singapore.

At the 2012 ContentAsia Summit held at the Hotel Fort Canon, three Iron Man suits were put on display with a 3-D model image of the Iron Patriot unveiled as well.

In addition, there looks to be a couple cos-players for the occasion on hand, too.
Chinese Star Wang Xueqi is starring as Dr. Wu in the movie, rumored to be Tony Stark's Extremis Doctor. The Extremis "virus" enables Tony Stark to control the armor through his mind, with the suit even being embedded in the bones of his body (which remains to be seen if they go that route for the movie).

Already in the trailer we have seen Tony Stark utilize his mind control on the armor as well as Dr. Wu performing some sort of operation on Tony Stark.

Previous to the announcement of Wang Xueqi as Dr. Wu, it was rumored he was actually Chen Lu, known as the Radioactive Man in the Iron Man comic books. The Radioactive Man was a nuclear physicist and under the employment of the Mandarin with an accident causing him to be able to manipulate and emit forms of radiation, in addition to his skin changing a greenish color.

Iron Man 3 has a May 3rd, 2013 release date, directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Don Cheadle as James Rhodes War Machine.

Check out more images here.

Friday, December 14, 2012

MAN OF STEEL Worldwide Release Dates

North America
Canada - English 14 Jun 13
Canada - French 14 Jun 13
United States 14 Jun 13

Latin America / Caribbean
Argentina 13 Jun 13
Bolivia 13 jun 13
Brazil 12 Jul 13
Chile 13 Jun 13
Colombia 14 Jun 13
Costa Rica 14 Jun 13
Dominican Republic 14 Jun 13
Ecuador 14 Jun 13
El Salvador 14 Jun 13
Guatemala 14 Jun 13
Honduras 14 Jun 13
Jamaica 14 Jun 13
Mexico 14 Jun 13
Nicaragua 14 Jun 13
Panama 14 Jun 13
Peru 13 Jun 13
Puerto Rico 13 Jun 13
Trinidad and Tobago 14 Jun 13
Uruguay 14 Jun 13
Venezuela 14 Jun 13

Middle East / Africa
Egypt 12 Jun 13
Israel 20 June 13
Lebanon 13 Jun 13
South Africa 28 Jun 13
United Arab Emirates 13 Jun 13

Asia Pacific
Australia 27 Jun 13
Hong Kong 27 Jun 13
India 14 Jun 13
Indonesia 14 Jun 13
Japan 12 Jul 13
Korea 13 Jun 13
Malaysia 13 Jun 13
New Zealand TBA
Philippines 12 Jun 13
Singapore 13 Jun 13
Taiwan 14 Jun 13
Thailand 13 Jun 13

Austria 21 Jun 13
Belgium 19 Jun 13
Bulgaria 21 Jun 13
Croatia 20 Jun 13
Cyprus 21 Jun 13
Czech Republic 20 Jun 13
Denmark 14 Jun 13
Estonia 28 Jun 13
Finland 26 Jun 13
France 19 Jun 13
Germany 20 Jun 13
Greece 20 Jun 13
Hungary 20 Jun 13
Iceland 19 Jun 13
Italy 19 Jun 13
Latvia 28 Jun 13
Lithuania 28 Jun 13
Netherlands | Holland 20 Jun 13
Norway 21 Jun 13
Poland 28 Jun 13
Portugal 27 Jun 13
România 21 Jun 13
Russia 20 Jun 13
Serbia & Montenegro 20 Jun 13
Slovakia 20 Jun 13
Slovenia 20 Jun 13
Spain 21 Jun 13
Sweden 26 Jun 13
Switzerland - French 19 Jun 13
Switzerland - German 20 Jun 13
Turkey 21 Jun 13
Ukraine 20 Jun 13
United Kingdom 14 Jun 13


A House Divided will Still Rock!

Echoing their famous series of 1978 solo albums, this March, legendary rockers KISS take to solo adventures in a new miniseries from IDW Publishing! Further exploring the deep mythology that’s made the Kings of Rock hold dual citizenship as Kings of Comics, this year, The-Four-Who-Are-One must take up arms alone against a slew of dynamic enemies and evil forces.

Spread out across four dimension-shattering issues, this face-melting slew of hard-rocking comics tectonics kicks off with KISS SOLO: THE DEMON, a tale starring Gene Simmons’ classic alter ego, The Demon! Veteran KISS writer Chris Ryalland fan-favorite Kiss artist Angel Medina, rejoining the band for the first time since Kiss: Psycho Circus, weave another tale of epic bombast and explosive rock and paving the way for the accompanying tales of the Starchild, the Celestial, and the Catman!

“We’ve turned KISS into gangsters, barbarians and teenage girls so far in our KISS comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, “but now it’s time to give everyone the unfettered KISS over these four issues. Issue one sees the Demon taking on none other than the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and no one draws widescreen apocalyptic action better than Angel Medina. It’s a thrill to have Angel back in the KISS fold.”

In addition to providing full art on issue one, Medina is on board for covers for all four parts of the solo series. To further give longtime fans a bit more, each issue’s storyline and title is culled from the original solo album songs, such as issue one’s “Radioactive.”

Continuing a comics partnership as fruitful as it is sonically booming, the solo series is a must-have for comics fans and members of the KISS Army. After all, rocking ‘n’ rolling all night and reading comics every day sounds like a pretty solid plan, doesn’t it?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Has The Villain For Star Trek Into Darkness Been Revealed?

Paramount Pictures has just released a new image from Star Trek Into Darkness. The picture depicts Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock engaged in an apparently heated conversation with the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch. That character is seen in what appears to be a brig/holding cell and, according to the caption provided by Paramount, the character is named… John Harrison.

Update From


First we get - maybe - Benedict Cumberbatch's identity in Star Trek Into Darkness and now we get the enigmatic Alice Eve.

J.J. Abrams and Paramount held a screening of The Hobbit IMAX footage, with specific instructions to keep a few things secret.

Well, that never works out, and we got a bunch of specific details from the footage from Super Hero Hype, and now we apparently get the identify of Alice Eve's character as well from their sister site,

A writer for the site tweeted:

Alice Eve's STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS character revealed... She's playing Carol Marcus!

Of course, Carol Marcus was featured in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, was the inventor of the Genesis device and mother of Kirk's son, David.

But we are not done yet as that is not all that was revealed.

If you paid close attention to the teaser trailers, a Klingon was revealed.

Well, the same writer tweets:

There are 14 Klingon characters in the film, but only two have speaking roles and are the only ones to remove their helmets


We're also going to see (or already have in the trailer) the Klingon homeworld, Quo'nos!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

KISS Is Everywhere....Even Snoopy Celebrates KISSmas!

Continuing are Peanuts theme posts.

Longer Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Shown At BNAT


As reported first by TrekMovie, a longer trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness will be showing next weekend. However, that trailer previewed today at the "Butt-Numb-A-Thon" 24 hour movie event in Austin, Texas. The first descriptions of that are now showing up. See below (but beware of spoilers).

 2nd Darkness Trailer Trailer: Cumby in the Brig + Chekov in Red

The second trailer (which Paramount is calling a "teaser trailer") was previewed this weekend at the Butt-Numb-A-Thon in Austin, Texas. The first description of the trailer was posted via a series of tweets by Devin Faraci of

Full STAR TREK trailer indicates hands against glass scene is actually Spock and Cumberbatch. If he’s Sybock… Well, kudos.
That said, Cumberbatch does NOT have Vulcan ears. Hands against glass scene seems to be Cumby in the brig.
Trailer opens with Pike VO, telling Kirk he has courage but no humility, and someday that will get him and his crew killed.
Oh yeah: there’s space stuff in the full TREK trailer. Space combat. Guy in a space suit zooming around.

In addition friend (and sometimes contributor to) TrekMovie Jordan Hoffman confirmed a few more details via Twitter DM:

Cumberbatch was definitely shown in some sort of brig
Chekov (Anton Yelchin) appears in a red tunic (instead of his regular gold tunic)
Someone wears a EVA space suit with similar design to the one used in Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Saturday, December 8, 2012

SATURDAY SHOWCASE : Dark Knight Artwork


From the director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinksi, comes the science-fiction movie adapted from an upcoming Radical Comics graphic novel, Oblivion, which stars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.

The international trailer for Oblivion has made its way online ahead of the domestic release tomorrow.

Check it out below.

Oblivion has an April 19th, 2013 release date.


Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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