YUMI: SPY FATALE, BADDIE ROYALE by Doug Wagner & Hoyt Silva is Coming!

Yumi is a 136 page graphic novel created by Doug Wagner and Hoyt Silva.  I’ll let them take it away…

Richard (MI-6’s greatest spy) has gone missing, and now Yumi will do anything to find him…burn down MI-6, send Paris into chaos, attack the city of Dubai, and even kill all his ex’s. Thinking about it, Yumi just might be the world’s greatest anti-spy.

It all started by chance, as Yumi met Richard at a coffee shop in Japan. It was love at first sight, and a storybook romance ensued. Yumi was head over heels in love. As the weeks went by, that love only grew stronger.

Until Richard disappeared without a trace.

Now, Yumi must find him at any cost, and that starts by taking matters into her own hands.

Did we mention that Yumi might be the most gifted hacker on the planet? And that she’s been trained by one of the world’s foremost experts in combat (that would be Ms. V.)? See, Yumi’s dad is the founder and owner of the Tanuki Corporation, one of Japan’s most prominent tech businesses, and he spared no expense training his daughter to be able to defend herself. The hacker part? Well, her dad was considered a tech-genius during his prime, so the apple didn’t fall far from the tree; and in reality, Yumi is way more gifted than even he knows.

Needless to say, things are about to get crazy.

If this sounds like something you’d like, then I encourage you to click over to their Yumi Kickstarter,  You’ll find all kinds of options from digital copies, softcovers, hardcovers, variant covers, and more.  I’ve jumped on board.  It’s going to be a fun ride.

“Concrete Plans” – The Poster and Trailer!

How about the poster and trailer for Concrete Plans?  I like the poster and tagline: Some Debts Are Paid in Blood.  The trailer also left me wanting to see the movie, which is exactly what it was supposed to do.

Directed by William Jewell

When their employer tries to cheat them out of a job, a rugged crew of workmen turn first on him then each other, leading to a bloody confrontation.

“The Toll” Poster and Trailer!

Here we have the poster and trailer for The Toll.  I like the poster and the trailer isn’t bad.

Supernatural terror and spine-tingling suspense highlight this gripping journey into fear. When Cami orders a taxi service to take her to her father’s country home, she’s hoping for a quiet and uneventful ride. But a wrong turn by Spencer, her chatty driver, results in the car stalling on a dark and remote road. After several threatening and inexplicable occurrences, Cami and Spencer realize they are being watched by an unseen presence — one that sees them as trespassers, and is ready to exact a deadly toll.

Steranko’s Nick Fury (in Living Color) and Two Suggestions!

Check out this way cool Steranko Nick Fury art!  Someone should put together a sketchbook of Steranko’s Nick Fury drawings.  Not his Marvel Nick Fury stories, since that’s been done, but a nice sketchbook of Steranko’s Nick Fury art.  Trust me on this one.

Also, I’m still campaigning for a Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD series set in the 1960s.  One of you Hollywood types should get on this!

If you’d like to see a bigger version of the art above (and who wouldn’t?), click over to I Can’t Stop Thinking About Comics.

“The Devil Below” Poster and Trailer are Here!

Ignore the poster and check out the trailer for The Devil Below.

The poster is just bad.  The monster is too close to the people looking in the hole.  The creature isn’t scary enough on his own and with the people so close, showing no fear, the poster just doesn’t work.

The trailer for The Devil Below does its job though.  I’ll be tuning in.

A team of researchers come to Appalachian country to try to learn what caused a series of fires that shut down a network of coal mines. They soon discover what shuttered the mines, and what big teeth they have.
#Syfy​ #DevilBelow

“The Seventh Day” Starring Guy Pearce is Here!

I’m a Guy Pearce fan and his latest is The Seventh Day.  The trailer is below.  This will be a view on streaming for me.

There has been a drastic increase in possessions across the country. Father Peter (#GuyPearce​) a renowned exorcist is serving the church by overseeing trainee priests while they take the last step in their on-the-job training – identifying possession and learning the rites of exorcism. Father Daniel Garcia is Father Peter’s latest trainee. As the priests plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge. #TheSeventhDay​

Seung Eun Kim – Check Out This Artist’s Work!

I can’t remember the last time I came across a new (to me) artist whose work excites me as much as Seung Eun Kim.  Check out Kim’s childhood heroes drawing above.  Not only does he have excellent taste in heroes, but man, that art!

Usually I will post one piece of art with a link to the artist’s site, but there were so many candidates for posting on Seung Eun Kim’s Instagram that I just had to post two… and which two to post was a tough decision.  Click over and you’ll see what I mean.

RIP: Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks, Olympic Gold medal boxer and former Heavyweight Boxing Champ of the World, died yesterday at age 67 from prostrate cancer.

Leon Spinks won three consecutive national AAU light heavyweight boxing championships.  He was a light heavyweight bronze medalist in the 1974 World Championships, a light heavyweight silver medalist in the 1975 Pan Am games, and a light heavyweight gold medalist in the 1976 Olympics.

Spinks was best known for his upset victory of Mohammad Ali which catapulted him in the national spotlight.  Spinks got the opportunity to face Ali after just 8 professional fights.  Ali was looking at Spinks as a tune-up for a tougher rematch against Ken Norton.  Spinks was a relatively inexperienced pro who had fought most of his career as a light-heavyweight.  Surprisingly, Spinks out-boxed Ali over the course of 15 rounds and won a split-decision victory!

The boxing commission wanted Spinks to next face Ken Norton who was the number 1 contender for the title.  Spinks refused, instead opting to give Ali a rematch.  Spinks was striped of the title.  Ali came to the rematch in shape (no longer under-estimating Spinks) and easily won.  Spinks continued fighting in both the heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions,  In 1981, Spinks fought Larry Holmes for the Heavyweight Championship, losing by TKO in the 3rd.

I remember watching the first Spinks/Ali fight and being surprised at Leon’s performance.  As the fight wore on it became clear that history was being made.  I also was impressed that Spinks was willing to give up the title to give Ali a chance to avenge the loss.  He said he wanted to return the opportunity that Ali had given him.

Leon Spinks won three consecutive national AAU light heavyweight championships.  He was a light heavyweight bronze medalist in the 1974 World Championships, a light heavyweight silver medalist in the 1975 Pan Am games, and a light heavyweight gold medalist in the 1976 Olympics.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Leon Spinks’ family, friends and fans.

RIP: Mike Henry

Mike Henry, best known for his roles as Tarzan in three feature films and Sheriff Bufford T. Justice’s son in three Smokey and the Bandit movies has died.  Henry died at age 84 on January 8th, from chronic traumatic encephalopathy after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Henry was a standout linebacker at USC and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958 – 1961) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962 – 1964).  Henry had played a few minor roles prior to his retirement from football and in 1966 he got the lead as Tarzan in three feature films.  

After playing Tarzan, Henry alternated between guest spots on television and co-starring roles in feature films.  Mike Henry appeared in an episode of Burt Reynold’s series, Dan August and also had a role in Reynold’s feature film, The Longest Yard.  Henry also appeared twice in Charlton Heston films (Soylent Green and Skyjacked) and twice in John Wayne movies (The Green Berets and Rio Lobo).  Most fans may know Henry best as Jackie Gleason’s sidekick in three Smokey and the Bandit films where Henry played Sheriff Bufford T. Justice’s dimwit son, Junior Justice.

I first saw Henry in his Tarzan trilogy which was a new take on the King of the Jungle.  Now Tarzan was an educated, almost James Bond type character.  It was a shocking change, but one that was interesting.  Henry definitely had the physique to play Tarzan.  After the three films, Henry was offered the chance to play Tarzan in the television series that was being developed, but he declined.

In 1988, Henry was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and he retired from acting.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike Henry’s family, friends and fans.

 

The “Tribes of Europa” Trailer is Here!

I think the Tribes of Europa trailer gives us hope for an interesting, fun series.

2074. In the wake of a mysterious global disaster, war rages between the Tribes that have emerged from the wreckage of Europe. Three siblings from the peaceful Origines tribe – Kiano (Emilio Sakraya), Liv (Henriette Confurius) and Elja (David Ali Rashed) – are separated and forced to forge their own paths in an action-packed fight for the future of this new Europa.

Tribes of Europa premieres on Netflix on February 19, 2021.

“Sentinelle” – The Poster & Trailer are Here!

Here we have the poster and trailer for the French action film. Sentinelle.  The poster is blech, but the trailer made me interested enough to tune in starting March 5th on Netflix.

Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

The “Cosmic Sin” Poster & Trailer Starring Frank Grillo and Bruce Willis!

What do you think about the poster and trailer for Cosmic Sin starring Frank Grillo and Bruce Willis?

I like the poster okay, but Willis’ suit looks a bit wonky with the placement of his “belt”.  The trailer is okay as well.  I was a bit surprised that Grillo got top billing since it looks like Willis is in the film for more than a cameo.  I’ll watch once Cosmic Sin comes to a streaming service I get.