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Month: February 2018

Steve Rude’s Variant Cover for Action #1000

Posted in Art, and Comics

In celebration of Action Comics reaching it’s 1000th issue, DC Comics is releasing it as a super-size issue with several variant covers.  Steve Rude’s cover above represents Superman from the 1930’s.  Other artists and decades represented include:

  • 1930s – Steve Rude
  • 1940s – Michael Cho
  • 1950s – Dave Gibbons
  • 1960s – Michael Allred
  • 1970s – Jim Steranko
  • 1980s – Joshua Middleton (not up yet)
  • 1990s – Dan Jurgens
  • 2000s – Lee Bermejo

Click over to Ryan Higgins’ Twitter to check them out!

The Living Dead by George Romero & Daniel Kraus is Coming!

Posted in Authors, Books, Celebs, Horror, and Zombies

Before he died George Romero was working on a zombie novel.  Daniel Kraus (co-author of The Shape of Water novel with Guillermo Del Toro) has been hired to pull together Romero’s final zombie tale.  Kraus is excited about working on this project…

“I could talk all day about George. He’s the reason I’m a writer… Some of [the book] was in tremendous, publish-ready state… Other parts, near of the end of what he wrote, were sketchier, clearly intended to be fleshed out later…

“What’s exciting about the novel, though, is…It’s huge. It’s a massively scaled story, a real epic, the kind no one ever gave him the budget for in film. In a book, of course, there is no budget, and in his pages you can feel his joy of being able, at last, to do every single thing he wanted.”

The Living Dead will be released by Tor in Fall 2019.  Here’s a synopsis:

On October 24th, John Doe rises from the dead. Assistant Medical Examiner Luis Acocella and his assistant Charlene Rutkowksi are vivisecting him when it happens, and so begins a global nightmare beyond comprehension.

“Greer Morgan is a teenager living in a trailer park, and when the dead begin their assault, the true natures of her neighbors are revealed. Chuck Chaplin is a pretty-boy cable-news anchor, and the plague brings sudden purpose to his empty life.

“Karl Nishimura is the helmsman of the U.S.S. Vindicator, a nuclear submarine, and he battles against a complete zombie takeover of his city upon the sea. And meanwhile, a mysterious woman named Etta Hoffmann records the progress of the epidemic from a bunker in D.C., as well as the broken dreams and stubborn hopes of a nation not ready to give up.

“Spread across three separate time periods and combining Romero’s biting social commentary with Kraus’s gift for the beautiful and grotesque, the book rockets forward as the zombie plague explodes, endures, and finally, in a shocking final act, begins to radically change.”

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and /Film.

“Escape From New York” Print by Martin Ansin

Posted in Art, and Movies

Once a week Joblo.com posts Awesome Art We’ve Found Around the Net.  As you can imagine, they post awesome art that they, well, you get the idea.

I always enjoy seeing what JoBlo has found because with each post they list the artist’s name and a link to more of his/her art.  That’s where I saw this  Escape From New York (by Martin Ansin) poster.