Bryon Brewer at Bleeding Cool recently spoke with Howard Chaykin about his new comic mini-series The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow as well as what Chaykin has coming up after that!
You have people killed when…
I’m a huge fan of crime stories.
If the yarn’s a good one I don’t care if the medium is a novel, a comic book, a movie or television. Men of Wrath, the five issue crime comic mini-series by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney looks like it will be a good ‘un.
Men of Wrath follows a hitman named Ira Wrath and as Jason Aaron lays it out…
He’s a bad guy. He’s an older guy who’s reaching the end of his life, which consists pretty much of killing people for money and living alone in an empty house which doesn’t have much furniture. For him it’s clearly not about the money. There’s something else going on.
“Men of Wrath” is about a family history. So each issue opens with flashbacks to different generations of the Rath family. We kind of start to see how the cycle of violence begins and gets perpetuated and passed down from generation to generation of this family and kind of culminates in Ira as the worst of the bunch.
So it’s pretty clear from his opening scene, which kind of punches of you in the face and tells you that he is not a nice man. It’s a story of how this cycle of violence has led to this one sad and very scary man.
Dave Richards at CBR.com conducted an excellent interview with Jason Aaron and Ron Garney about Men of Wrath. One word of caution before you click over - Aaron warns us that Wrath is not a nice man and in the opening sequence does something that punches the reader in the face — I felt clobbered. This is not a comic for kids or some adults but if you like crime comics, you’ll probably look forward to the ride.
11. Frank McRae Had NFL History
McRae was a solid choice for the football scene – he’d actually spent a short stint as an NFL defensive tackle, playing six games for the Chicago Bears during the 1967 season.
12. Danny Trejo Is in the Movie
Danny Trejo makes an appearance as one of the gang members led by the character Chink Weber (played by actor Sonny Landham).
The house slippers in the photo above belonged to Abraham Lincoln.
Mr. Lincoln wore them often and right up until the day of his assassination. These slippers were so well-known to Lincoln scholars that Steven Spielberg had a pair recreated for a scene in his movie Lincoln.
If Sherwood Texas isn’t on your comic pull list, it should be.
Created by writer Shane Berryhill with art by Daniel Hilyard and characters designed by Andrew Robinson, Sherwood Texas is a modern day retelling of Robin Hood as a “biker epic… through a Quentin Tarantino lens.”
If that’s not enough to get you on board (and it should be) perhaps the one buck price tag for the first issue will get you to take a look. After that Berryhill’s story and Hilyard’s art should keep you coming back for more.
Still not sold? Then check out CBR’s interview with Shane Berryhill and Andrew Robinson [and much larger versions of the art above plus more art from the series]!
Next stop… Sherwood Texas.
The Zombie Apocalypse is coming.
What will it reveal about your true character? Will you become a leader, a follower, someone who takes advantage of the weak, or a zombie’s lunch?
As the sign says if you take the quiz Which Walking Dead Survivor Are You? there could be spoilers…
For the record… I got Rick.
Hey! Did you see the new teaser trailer for the final season of Sons of Anarchy?
You know how on some days you really feel like listening to some music by The Monkees and -
What’s that? You don’t? Ok… let me rephrase that.
You know how on some days I really feel like listening to some music by The Monkees? Well, today is one of those days.
If you’re a Terminator fan you’ll probably enjoy this fan-made film, Final Transmission: John Conner.
Paid assassins. They’re the things of movies and crime novels.
So it’s shocking to realize that hit men are also real-life professions for cold-blooded killers. Men like Sammy “The Bull” Gravano and Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski are just two of the names of hitmen that most of us know…
Here are the names of 10 of the Deadliest Hit Men You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.