Cereus Bright’s Cover of “Stayin’ Alive”

Below is Cereus Bright’s cover of Stayin’ Alive.

This goes out to Big John Beatty!

Extended International Clip for “The Equalizer”

I’m a little late getting to the extended international clip for The Equalizer.  Still, I thought I should post it in case you’re even later than me.

Comics That Deserve a Relaunch: Scout

Recently Newsarama did a piece on The Top Ten Comics That Deserve a Relaunch.

I thought that was a worthy idea so for the next seven days I’m going to present a comic series a day that I believe we deserve to see again.

Scout deserves a relaunch.

Scout was created, written and drawn by Tim Truman and concerned the story of a native American named Emmanuel Santana aka Scout.  Set in the near future, Scout started out as the story of Santana’s quest to kill several monsters but along the way turned into the story of a widower with two young sons and their attempt to survive in an apocalyptic world.

Tim Truman has plans to do a series about Scout’s grown sons and I’m for that!  Bring it on!

Mike Torrance Provides The Cure!

Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd is back and he’s brought Marion Cobretti with him!

Over the coming weeks/months I’ll be posting more of Mike’s sketch card commissions.  My goal is to eventually get a card for every character Sly has played.  We’re well on our way!

You can see more of Mike’s art at his Deviant Art siteMike is available for commissions and his prices are very reasonable.

 

10 Things You Probably Already Know About Sly Stallone

On September 19, 2014, IFC.com posted 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sylvester Stallone by Andy Hunsaker.

My guess is you’ll know every single one of the facts, but it is still worth a click-over for the Youtube video links. - Craig

 

New Billy the Kid Photo Discovered

Ray John de Aragon claims that he has found a new photo of Billy the Kid.  This is not the first time de Aragon has done so, but this time  de Aragon has famed forensic art Lois Gibson in agreement.

Gibson says the picture is Billy the Kid.  If true the photo will be worth thousands of dollars.

Chron.com has an excellent piece by Heather Alexander that details with photos the evidence pointing to the Billy the Kid photo being legit.

“Shaft” Comes to Dynamite Comics

That beautiful cover by Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz is reason enough for me to purchase the first issue of Dynamite’s new Shaft comic series.

Shaft #1 will also feature variant covers by Francesco Francavilla, Michael Oeming, Ulises Farinas, Matt Haley and Sanford Greene.

CBR.com has all the variants as well as an interview with Shaft series writer, David F. Walker.  The article is definitely worth a look.

Comics That Deserve a Relaunch: Jon Sable, Freelance

Recently Newsarama did a piece on The Top Ten Comics That Deserve a Relaunch.

Jon Sable, Freelance deserves a relaunch.

Jon Sable was an Olympic athlete who married and moved to Rhodesia to become a game warden.  After his family was murdered by poachers, Sable tracked them down and killed them all.  Sable then moved to the United States where he became a freelance mercenary and, under the name BB Flemm, a best-selling children’s author.

Sable, with the writing and art of series creator Mike Grell was one of my favorite series.  When Grell left the series faltered.  I say the time is right to bring back Sable and Grell.

9 Incredible Historical Coincidences

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

Viralnova presents 9 Incredible Historical Coincidences That Will Leave You Flabbergasted.

You probably guessed that Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth’s Brother and Mark Twain would make the list — the coincidences that involve them are pretty well known.

Not as wildly known are those…

  • Involving the book written years before the sinking of the Titanic about a giant ocean liner called the Titan that sink after hitting an iceberg.
  • Or King Louis XVI of France who was warned as a child about the dangers awaiting him on the 21st of the month…
  • Or the car that James Dean was killed in…
  • Or how a wrong turn may have led to World War I
  • Or Andrew Jackson and the two misfiring pistols in perfect condition…
  • Or [my personal favorite from the list] Stalin and the curse from a 14th century warlord!

 

Comics That Deserve a Relaunch: Master of Kung Fu

Recently Newsarama did a piece on The Top Ten Comics That Deserve a Relaunch.

I thought that was a worthy idea so for the next seven days I’m going to present a comic series a day that I believe we deserve to see again.

Master of Kung Fu deserves a relaunch.

Shang-Chi was raised to become a weapon.  Trained from an early age, Shang-Chi became a master in the martial arts.  When Shang-Chi discovered that his father was a truly evil man,  Shang-Chi reluctantly became an agent for the British government — think Bruce Lee working with James Bond — and found himself in adventures just as wild as in any 007 movie.

Yeah, I’m up for a MOKF reboot!

Original “Star Trek” in Cinerama

Star Trek,  the original series, is a favorite of  many of my regular readers.  Click on this link to see the photo above in all of it’s widescreen glory.

So I wonder how many of you have ever seen Star Trek  in Cinerama widescreen like in the photo above?

Admittedly, that’s a trick question since Star Trek  was never filmed in Cinerama.  That photo above sure looks like Cinerama though thanks to the dedicated work of Nick Acosta.  Click over to Nick’s site and see more widescreen Star Trek  photos and learn how he did it.

Well done, Mr. Acosta.  Well, done, sir.

Comics That Deserve a Relaunch: Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD

Recently Newsarama did a piece on The Top Ten Comics That Deserve a Relaunch.

I would love to see Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD relaunched.  Can you imagine how cool a new comic series set in the the 1960’s starring Nick Fury would be?  That’s right, set the series in the 60’s.  Make Fury the cigar-smoking, ex-war hero who is now America’s answer to James Bond.   

Can you imagine Fury fighting to keep the USA safe from Hydra, the Red Skull, Scorpio and other menaces out to destroy our way of life.  No longer a soldier, Fury is now a secret agent working for S.H.I.E.L.D. [not yet the head of the top secret organization].

Think how awesome these stories could be.  Heck, they’d be worth the price of admission for new Steranko covers!

December is Darwyn Cooke Month at DC

Darwyn Cooke has created 23 awesome variant foldout covers for DC Comics that are scheduled to appear in December.

That’s Cooke’s variant for Detective #37 above.  Click on this link to see it full size.

Beautiful, right?

Comics Alliance has all 23 variants with clickable links to see ‘em big.

Comics That Deserve a Relaunch: Sin City

Recently Newsarama did a piece on The Top Ten Comics That Deserve a Relaunch.

I thought that was a worthy idea so for the next seven days I’m going to present a comic series a day that I believe we deserve to see again.

Today’s choice is a bit different from the other comics I selected for relaunch.  Both Black Cross and Black Terror were published years ago [with as far as I can tell] no thought about new stories in years.

A new Sin City series has been talked up for years.  Both Miller and Dark Horse have said a new yarn is forthcoming.  Although neither says exactly when.  If Frank Miller came in tomorrow with a completed Sin City  story there’s little doubt Dark Horse would prep it for publication as quickly as possible.

So what’s the hold-up?

Perhaps Miller was so involved with getting the Sin City movie that he didn’t have time to work on a new comic yarn.  Maybe it’s a health issue.  [I certainly hope not and wouldn't be calling for a series if that was the case.  I'd want Miller to work on his health before all else.]  However, since I don’t know the reason for the delay and these posts are about comics I’d want to see get a relaunch…  Sin City is high on my list.