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Archive for April 2016

Doc Finds Bobo’s Bones In A Clip From Next Week’s Wynonna Earp

In a clip from next week’s episode of Wynonna Earp, Doc tracks down the bones Bobo has been carrying around and learns he’s been digging up pieces of both skeletons for years. Of course, the ultimate purpose of the skeletons continues to perplex Doc even as they might provide an answer to his predicament.

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Wynonna Earp airs Fridays on Syfy.

Doc Finds Bobo’s Bones In A Clip From Next Week’s Wynonna Earp

A Cooking Competition In Space! Advance Review Of Space Battle Lunchtime #1

This week brings a very unique comic from Oni Press entitled, Space Battle Lunchtime #1, written and illustrated by Natalie Riess. I’ve always enjoyed the variety that Oni Press offers with their comics, but this title in particular grabbed my attention. So, what’s Space Battle Lunchtime? It’s an intergalactic cooking competition. When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from earth, Peony, gets the opportunity of a lifetime (and a chance at a 20,000 Solarbuck prize!). But it is quite an adjustment to go from an earth bakery to a spaceship. Rightfully so, I’d say.

I was drawn to this title simply because of the competitive cooking show-esque premise. I’m a sucker for Food Network shows, and have been known to binge them from time to time. Riess writes an entertaining script, one with fun dialogue and a captivating plot. The art is simple, cute, and adds a light feel to the overall reading experience. I enjoyed the pacing, and felt like I could relate to the way the main character was handling being zapped up into space to compete. I think what we have here is a comic with a lot of potential, and because the first issue ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, I’ll be very excited to grab the second issue. I’m sure you’ll all feel the same, so be sure to pick up Space Battle Lunchtime #1 this Wednesday, May 4th. Preview some of the pages below…

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A Cooking Competition In Space! Advance Review Of Space Battle Lunchtime #1

A Cooking Competition In Space! Advance Review Of Space Battle Lunchtime #1

This week brings a very unique comic from Oni Press entitled, Space Battle Lunchtime #1, written and illustrated by Natalie Riess. I’ve always enjoyed the variety that Oni Press offers with their comics, but this title in particular grabbed my attention. So, what’s Space Battle Lunchtime? It’s an intergalactic cooking competition. When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from earth, Peony, gets the opportunity of a lifetime (and a chance at a 20,000 Solarbuck prize!). But it is quite an adjustment to go from an earth bakery to a spaceship. Rightfully so, I’d say.

I was drawn to this title simply because of the competitive cooking show-esque premise. I’m a sucker for Food Network shows, and have been known to binge them from time to time. Riess writes an entertaining script, one with fun dialogue and a captivating plot. The art is simple, cute, and adds a light feel to the overall reading experience. I enjoyed the pacing, and felt like I could relate to the way the main character was handling being zapped up into space to compete. I think what we have here is a comic with a lot of potential, and because the first issue ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, I’ll be very excited to grab the second issue. I’m sure you’ll all feel the same, so be sure to pick up Space Battle Lunchtime #1 this Wednesday, May 4th. Preview some of the pages below…

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A Cooking Competition In Space! Advance Review Of Space Battle Lunchtime #1

Colorist Alex Sinclair In The DC Art Academy

Colorists get some love today as Alex Sinclair goes into the DC Art Academy. He shows us how he helps finish the work of artists like Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, Ivan Reis and more. How long does it take him to color a page? Which artist’s work is the most challenging to color? How did video gaming help him become a more efficient colorist? Sinclair answers these questions and more…all while showing us how he colors a Jim Lee Batman cover.

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Colorist Alex Sinclair In The DC Art Academy

The Human Centipede 2 Screens At A Tennessee High School; Teacher Suspended

According to The Jackson Sun (via The Wrap) a teacher at Jackson Central-Merry High School was suspended following reports that The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) was screened in a classroom.

The teacher was not identified, nor is it completely clear how much of the second film in Tom Six‘s trilogy was screened before the complaint. A press release sent to the Sun states, “At the time the incident was reported, the teacher was immediately suspended and remains suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”

As The Wrap states, it is unclear if the teacher intended to show the film to students or if one of the students pushed play as a prank. Either is a possibility. When I was in high school, one of my English teachers had a sub show us the nuclear war scare film Testament for reasons he never adequately explained.

Six, ever the trickster, had his own take on the matter:

Personally, I find The Human Centipede (First Sequence) the most watchable of the series and a better choice for school-hours viewing.

The Human Centipede 2 Screens At A Tennessee High School; Teacher Suspended

“If You Want To View Paradise Simply…” Buy These Willy Wonka POP! Vinyl’s

“Willy Wonka makes everything he bakes satisfying and delicious…” Yeah, it’s hard to control your sweet tooth when you sit down to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Now Funko is bringing us some of the most loved characters from the movie. Five new POP! Vinyls are being added to the collection.

Each figure possesses a physical item that defines their personality. Grandpa Joe borrows the Fizzy Lifting Drink bottle, Charlie Bucket holds the Golden Ticket proudly, and Veruca Salt clings to the egg of a golden goose. The Mike Teevee Pop! comes with a miniature Mike figure and Augustus Gloop enjoys his umpteenth bar of chocolate!

If you’re in more of a Dorbz mood, Funko has that covered too! You’ll be able to grab a Willy Wonka Dorbz and an Oompa Loompa. The detail in these figures is adorable, especially Augustus Gloop. I’m continually impressed by the details Funko adds to the POP! Vinyls. All of the collectibles will be available in July.

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“If You Want To View Paradise Simply…” Buy These Willy Wonka POP! Vinyl’s

Take A Look At What Is Likely The First Footage From the Next Call Of Duty

Call of Duty has been very loud this week, although granted, not for anything official. Supposed leaks and news has been flying fast and loose with the name Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare continually showing up.

And it seems Infinity Ward are close to revealing the game. Today, this little video turned up on the official Call of Duty YouTube page. It shows a man talking, being rather grandiose about being someone’s enemy. From his surroundings, it seems that the far future setting that was rumoured appears in tact.

Take a look:

Take A Look At What Is Likely The First Footage From the Next Call Of Duty

Simon Spurrier Brings Weavers To BOOM! Studios

Boom! Studios has a new series kicking off this week from Simon Spurrier and Dylan Burnett. Weavers #1 is a macbre crime story with a twist and the familiar drama of dons, capos and made men.

Weavers #1 (of 6)
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Dylan Burnett

Sid, a young man with nothing going for himself, becomes an unlikely new addition to The Weavers, a brutal, East Coast crime family whose members are bound to loyalty thanks to the supernatural spider inside each one of them, granting them powerful—and often grotesque—abilities. Once he realizes what he’s capable of, Sid sets out to pursue his own secret agenda, counter to the group’s objectives. But he doesn’t have much time—the longer the spider is inside him, the more loyal he becomes to the Weavers…

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Simon Spurrier Brings Weavers To BOOM! Studios

The New Battlefield Will Be Announced Next Week

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Battlefield has been the source of a lot of speculation of late. The most prevalent is that the franchise is going back in time, which will be a good counterpoint to Call of Duty‘s rumoured Infinite Warfare that could be going to the far future.

Well, we will know next week. The game is getting announced on May 6th at a premiere event. There isn’t much officially said about the game, at least in term of setting, so we will have to wait on that front.

 

The time time does feel right to head back in time, especially with CoD going a different way. I like the idea of them both being distinct. We’ll find out next week exactly what is up.

The New Battlefield Will Be Announced Next Week

James Wan Rumored To Feel “Trepidation” About Aquaman

aquamanlogoIn the wake of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s departure from Warner Bros‘ feature film version of The Flash, a rumor suggests James Wan may also eventually depart from his post as the director of Aquaman.

According to Birth.Movies.Death, the Conjuring director is “feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation” about entering into the studio’s DC Comics-inspired movie universe. As they cite unnamed multiple sources, it could just be a gigantic game of telephone or the filmmaker, known for his horror franchises and Fast 7, may be reconsidering the hassle of tentpole action films and the burdens of superhero movie making.

Wan’s films like Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring are all modestly produced, but big earners. They also reflect an older style of filmmaking he is known to prefer. As recently as WonderCon the director said “my aesthetic tends to be classical.” An Aquaman feature would presumably share some of the highly stylized and computer-assisted visual look established by Zack Snyder in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

During his WonderCon appearance, Wan also said he expected the challenge of a superhero movie to mirror those of his smaller horror productions. “You still need to be creative. You may have the best tools to make it work, but you need characters and story,” he explained. “If you have that, you can put them in any situation, big or small.”

But Fast 7 was a big production and was known to be a physical strain on Wan despite wanting the challenge of a large, complicated film. During an interview with The Daily Beast at the time of the film’s release, he said he was looking forward to returning to The Conjuring as “There were a lot of parents on [Fast 7]. Doing Conjuring 2, I get to be the father again.” It is possible he is already feeling the presence of a number of parents in the development of Aquaman, which has the added pressure of being part of a shared universe.

Again, this is all conjecture, but it is easy to see how Wan may be having second thoughts as DC’s film universe slowly solidifies. Ultimately, he may choose his own comfort as a creator of smaller, but dependable horror films than a cog in the superhero machine.

James Wan Rumored To Feel “Trepidation” About Aquaman