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Rambo by Matt Childers

Posted in Art, Celebs, Comics, and Movies


Matt Childers is “comic book artist, illustrator, designer, sometimes writer and most of all a storyteller.”  I first became aware of Matt through a story that he drew called Dick Ruby and the Case of the Little Green Men (written by Brett Harris).  That led me to other of Matt’s comics and commissions.  I was hopeful that Matt would be up for a Stallone sketch.  As you can see, he was.

I liked it so much, I immediately requested a Childers’ Jack Carter.  You’ll see that here next weekend.

If you’re a sketch collector, Matt gets my highest recommendation.

A Gallery of Frank Miller’s Sin City Covers

Posted in Art, Comics, and Crime

Spaceship Rocket recently posted six of Frank Miller’s Sin City covers.  Of the six, the one above is my favorite.  Following closely behind is the cover to Dark Horse 51.  You can see all six by clicking over.

Man, I miss Miller’s Sin City yarns.  If you know of any great crime comics that I may have missed, please respond in the comments.

ACK! ACK! ACK! MARS ATTACKS CO-CREATOR LEN BROWN LOOKS BACK ON THE ICONIC TRADING CARDS

Posted in Art, Horror, and Movies

Mars Attacks trading cards came out in 1962.  The set consisted of 55 cards telling the story of a Martian invasion of Earth.  Although designed for children, the cards depicted humans and animals being killed by the Martian invaders in graphic detail.  If the only Mars Attacks you know is Tim Burton’s comedy, then you’re missing out.

Josh Weiss, from Syfy.com, recently interviewed Len Brown one of the co-developers of the Mars Attacks cards.  Check out ACK! ACK! ACK! MARS ATTACKS CO-CREATOR LEN BROWN LOOKS BACK ON THE ICONIC TRADING CARDS.

Why Frank Miller Is Revisiting the World of 300 With His New Xerxes

Posted in Art, Comics, and History

Abraham Riesman recently spoke with Frank Miller to discover why Why Frank Miller Is Revisiting the World of 300 With His New Xerxes.  Here are a few tidbits…

Did you go back and reread 300 in preparation for Xerxes? I know a lot of creators don’t like looking at their old work.
Oh, I have to refer to it. I’m very, very proud of 300. I look at it and I don’t think, Well, what would I do differently? I simply accept it as what it is. It was very much a product of the time I did it, but it was the best story I ever had my hands on, and I did my very best by it.

But the Athenians can hold their own in the battlefield. Honestly, in junior high, I mostly just learned about them as paragons of democracy and culture.
They were brilliant in battle and they were a culture that succeeded on every level. The Spartans, essentially, became so culturally paranoid that they kind of ceased to exist because they didn’t read. They built for war while the Athenians built for progress. What we have from the Greeks is basically Athenian: the art, the learning, the culture, the sense of democracy.

Any interview with Frank Miller is worth a read especially when it contains (more) preview art.

Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die Adapted & Illustrated by John K. Snyder III

Posted in Art, Authors, Books, and Crime

John K. Snyder III has adapted Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die into a graphic novel and it is looking great!  There have been 17 novels about Block’s unlicensed detective, Matthew Scudder, and Eight Million Ways to Die is a great place to start.  Here’s the skinny…

In crime-ravaged 1980s New York, a troubled ex-cop turned unlicensed detective takes on his most dangerous case, hunting down a serial killer-hitman, and ultimately coming face-to-face with his deadliest enemy…

Matthew Scudder is dying, one bottle at a time. A young prostitute named Kim Dakkinen is dying too, her life measured out in tricks. She wanted out, had asked for Scudder’s help, but suddenly she wasn’t dying anymore, she was just dead. The former cop turned P.I. promised to protect her, but he failed. Now his atonement is to find her killer. But the secrets in the dead hooker’s past are dirtier than her living, and searching for a killer in a city where everyone’s a victim is a good way to make the role permanent.

 I’m a huge Lawrence Block fan and his Scudder novels are my favorite Block yarns.  I’m looking forward to Snyder’s adaptation.  If you’re still on the fence, check out this interview with Snyder where he talks about bringing the novel to life!

Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Thomas & Mignola Gets the Hardcover Treatment!

Posted in Art, Authors, Books, Comics, Horror, and Movies

IDW is reprinting Roy Thomas and Mike Mignola’s adaption of Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula in a 136 page hardcover edition.  This was Mignola’s last work before directing his attention to his Hellboy creation.  Mignola is happy to have Bram Stoker’s Dracula back in print…

“I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have this book back in print… People have been asking about this one for ages—More than any other book of mine—and I honestly didn’t think it was ever going to be possible to see an edition, but here it is. Thank you Scott Dunbier and IDW… One of the very few older jobs I’m still pretty proud of.”

Source: Bleeding Cool.

Miller & Wheeler’s “Cursed” Picked Up by Netflix!

Posted in Art, Authors, Books, Celebs, History, and TV

 

About a week ago it was announced that Frank Miller will provide the art and team with writer Thomas Wheeler for Cursed, a young adult novel that…

…tells the story of King Arthur from the point of view of Nimue, the 16-year-old girl who first wielded Excalibur and ultimately became the Lady of the Lake.

Although the book won’t be out until 2019, Netflix has decided to pick it up as a series!  For full details check out Netflix Orders TV Series ‘Cursed’ From Frank Miller & Tom Wheeler Based On Book Reimagining King Arthur Legend at Deadline.com.

Kelley Jones on Swamp Thing, Completing Wrightson’s Frankenstein

Posted in Art, Books, Comics, and Horror

Bermie Wrightson is a legend.  If you’re reading this, you probably know that.  If not, Google Wrightson and then come back.

Wrightson is mostly remembered for his work in the horror genre, specifically Frankenstein. Wrightson’s final project was Frankenstein Alive, Alive! with writer Steve Niles.  When Wrightson realized he couldn’t finish the project, he asked artist Kelley Jones to finish it.

Jones’ interview with Alex Dueben at Comic Book Resources is one of the most moving, touching and emotional interviews I can ever remember:  Kelley Jones on Swamp Thing, Completing Wrightson’s Frankenstein