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(03/31/2015 3:30 PM)
The acclaimed indie film All Superheroes Must Die gets its own comic book written by its star and director, Jason Trost, and DC and Image Comics writer Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne). Now the two have teamed up again to pen a prequel comic to the film. The comic is CHARGE: An All Superheroes Must Die. The comic [...]
(03/31/2015 2:00 PM)
The Dead 2: India, is about as inventive and exciting as its name.
(03/31/2015 12:00 PM)
Gast is an exquisitely crafted story, not only of the murder mystery at the center of the plot, but of the young protagonist uncovering some very real and shocking truths about human interactions. Carol Swain delivers a highly restrained variety of storytelling that begs the audience to reflect on new information along with the main [...]
(03/31/2015 10:16 AM)
Nostalgia is a tricky thing: oftentimes people remember a game from their past as being better than it actually is. That's why creating a game soaking in nostalgia like Axiom Verge is so tricky. If it's too loyal to the past, people will say it's stuck there. It will be seen as uncreative, with nothing [...]
(03/31/2015 10:00 AM)
With only four episodes of Justified remaining, I expected various pieces of the overall plot to begin coming together.
(03/31/2015 9:04 AM)
Every science fiction digest has a flavor. Part of it is due to the whimsy of the editor, part of it is the niche the magazine is trying to fill, and part of it is luck of the draw.
(03/31/2015 9:02 AM)
DigitalDNA and Signal Studios' early access game Savage Lands doesn't respect the player. It hates you. For almost any genre other than the trusty Survival Simulator, this would be a pretty damning way to start a preview, but the genre is meant to be ruthless; throwing you at a harsh landscape and telling you to [...]
(03/31/2015 9:00 AM)
03/31/15 - Singles Goin' Steady - Double Double U's0%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)3% Singles Going Steady is Comics Bulletin's weekly single issue review roundup. Wayward #6 (Jim Zub / Steve Cummings / Tamra Bonvillain / Marshall Dillon / Zack Davisson; Image Comics) After a short hiatus, Wayward #6 marks the beginning to a new story [...]
(03/31/2015 5:30 AM)
It started off as such a simple idea: Comics Bulletin should write a few pieces about Crisis on Infinite Earths to mark the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking series. People who had never read it could tell us what they thought through the lens of modern comics. Those who read it years ago could revisit [...]
(03/30/2015 3:30 PM)
The Aggregate is a post-apocalyptic graphic novel with giant robots, organically-engineered terrorists, and spider-cats. Yes, spider-cats, by Ben Bishop. According to what we've learned, Bishop is a comic creator from Maine. His first book, Nathan The Caveman, was a 300-page graphic novel that he self-published in 2008. This was followed by several other projects including, [...]
(03/30/2015 2:00 PM)
This is a little different from the alternatives to the pragmatic acceptance of violence that we've gotten in The Walking Dead before now.
(03/30/2015 12:00 PM)
I had the chance recently to speak with the outstanding artist Robert Bailey about his wonderful art for the Star Wars property and the amazing story of how he came to work for George Lucas. This is a very fun interview. I had a great time chatting with Mr. Bailey. Jason Sacks for Comics Bulletin: [...]
(03/30/2015 12:00 PM)
The Muppets Wizard of Oz (2005) may be dated, but it is not without its porcine charms.
(03/30/2015 10:00 AM)
It turns out our Agents of SHIELD aren't the "real" Agents of SHIELD. How about that?
(03/30/2015 8:30 AM)
I want to follow up on my post about how I missed Geek Evangelism. I had stated that I frankly missed the passionate outreach, even when it was annoying, as it had been replaced with stark territoriality. What, I wondered, had happened? My conclusion was basically too many geeks had ...
(03/30/2015 8:00 AM)
Avengers #1 Written by Jonathan Hickman Art by Jerome Opena Coloured by Dean White Cover by Dustin Weaver and Justin Ponsor Dated Feb. 2013 Chris: Here we are; the very first issue of Jonathan Hickman massive, year-spanning Avengers epic. It's important to note that, while comic buffs like me were surely interested in the Avengers [...]
(03/30/2015 8:00 AM)
If you've got a beginner's interest in the mythology behind voodoo zombies, Zombies: When the Dead Walk isn't a bad place to start.
(03/30/2015 7:53 AM)
We sat down with Taylor from The Graveplot Podcast and Richard Duck (currently at Nintendo) and talked games based on horror movies, Dragon Age DLC (and my crazy mission to play it on a...
(03/30/2015 5:30 AM)
Welcome to Picks of The Week for April 1, 2015! In the top slot this week, the Distinguished Competition is offering the long-awaited Sinestro Annual #1 (DC). If you're following the series as closely as I am, then you know that a mysterious traitor has been lurking in the Sinestro Corps for some time. And, if [...]
(03/30/2015 5:02 AM)
Download this episode (right click and save) Hello and welcome to Episode 89 of The Indie Haven Podcast, that weekly internet show where we occassionally forget to sort indie developer guests in time for recording. This week the Indie Haven team talk about Nottingham's National Video Game Arcade, Life is Strange, Politics and Pizza. You [...]
(03/29/2015 5:54 PM)
And hello to everyone! What's up at the sanctum? As mentioned since the Magic Power Generator keeps getting bloody interrupted, I wanted to do a jumpstarter or two (and honestly, I want to finish that one). My latest is an Undead Generator inspired by Cave Evil. I wanted something to make various horrific creations in [...]
(03/29/2015 2:00 PM)
In my coverage of Better Call Saul I've been pretty critical of the show's lack of... pizzazz?
(03/29/2015 12:00 PM)
The entire episode from beginning to end was an extremely satisfying conclusion to a mostly brilliant season of The Musketeers.
(03/29/2015 12:00 PM)
With this week's release of his new series Past Aways from Dark Horse Comics, we thought it would be fun to look back at Matt Kindt's earlier work. This interview originally was published Wednesday, November 14, 2007. Matt Kindt's Super Spy, which was released by Top Shelf a few months ago, is the latest reason I [...]
(03/29/2015 10:00 AM)
This week on Revenge, Hamptons' socialites gather allies to take part in an all-out war.
(03/29/2015 10:00 AM)
On learning from one's errors in the wake of the 'Robotech/Macross' article
(03/28/2015 2:00 PM)
This is subject to change, of course, but for right now here is the schedule for the Psycho Drive-In Easter Zombie Movie Marathon 2015.
(03/28/2015 12:00 PM)
Recently our Crossroads Alpha partner Kurt Sasso from Two Geeks Talking was the subject of his very own documentary. We thought you might enjoy watching it here. Here's a short documentary that was created by Director Keren Traves and her fellow classmates for their second year University Documentary film making class. Kurt Sasso (that's me) [...]
(03/28/2015 10:36 AM)
Dungeonmans intrigued me from the first glance; most games with a retro aesthetic generally do. However this has introduced me to the magical world of the 'roguelike' genre. As the last sentence implies, I have never played a roguelike game, or its inspirational namesake Rogue either. As such, many of the things I am going [...]
(03/28/2015 9:42 AM)
Imagine installing telephone service in your home for the first time only to have it ring almost immediately. This is the hope of scientists working on the colorfully named "Project Ozma" at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.
(03/28/2015 6:30 AM)
One of the most sympathetic monsters in cinematic history came from a rainy Swiss vacation. While stuck inside due to the rain, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly, her husband Percy Bysshe Shelly, and George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron, decided to have a writing contest. Percy and Lord Byron were already known as ...
(03/27/2015 8:59 PM)
Hey Gang, just heard that someone is looking for writers - for something rather unusual! AlternaTEAS is a Steampunk/Urban Fantasy anthology published by Sky Warrior Books. The reading period is from March 1, 2015 to July 31st, 2015. The anthology will include stories (from between 5,000-7,500 words - please query ...
(03/27/2015 8:49 PM)
Hey Gang, just heard that someone is looking for writers - for something rather unusual! AlternaTEAS is a Steampunk/Urban Fantasy anthology published by Sky Warrior Books. The reading period is from March 1, 2015 to July 31st, 2015. The anthology will include stories (from between 5,000-7,500 words - please query me if outside the boundaries [...]
(03/27/2015 4:55 PM)
I have just got home from checking out the National Videogame Arcade, which is set to open on March 28. Built in my home town of Nottingham (and thus a quick bus journey from my house any day) the former Midland Group of Artists house was the setting for GameCity 9. During the festival in [...]
(03/27/2015 10:53 AM)
With them now halfway through their Game Of Thrones tale, it's clear that Telltale Games have found what works for them. Gone are the teething problems that accompanied the first episode, with its dizzyingly regular introductions of new characters with obtuse names. In episode three everyone is in their rightful place: Mira in Kings Landing, [...]
(03/27/2015 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) So last column I talked about stereotypes in creating races. Mostly it was: Don't do it. Be sure not to mix up culture versus racial/species traits. Really, don't do it. Did I mention conflating [...]
(03/27/2015 8:30 AM)
And welcome to the column with Most Controversial Sounding Title yet. Which, much like my columns on sex, is probably going to be far more pedestrian than expected. Which is good in this case. What we're going to talk about here is our races (in this case species) and races ...
(03/27/2015 8:00 AM)
Being able to interview to Canadian Actors with current cast member of Rookie Blue Missy Peregrym and Actor Jeff Roop about their newest released film Backcountry was an amazing experience. We talked at great length about emotions on set, challenges they faced in the wilderness, and funny stories that occurred. Backcountry is a psychological thriller [...]
(03/27/2015 7:30 AM)
Sony should use its live-action 'Robotech' remake as a way to free 'Macross' from the smothering legal quagmire that's kept the franchise in limbo for too long
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The world of mobile games is a tricky one to navigate. Providing the largest audience possible due to the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets, it provides indie developers the best chance at getting their project in front of people. The flipside of this is fierce competition on a daily basis, as well as the struggle [...]
(03/26/2015 7:00 AM)
Why must my password include a capital letter? Because the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. This being the one year anniversary of my column, I've decided to take a look at some rather simple mathematics that is often taken for granted: that of passwords. Then ...
(03/25/2015 7:37 PM)
I sit down with long time twitter friend, and all around awesome dude Andrew Crews. Also, if you like UFC stuff you'll get a little helping of that in this podcast as well. We're MMA...
(03/25/2015 11:17 AM)
Broken Age Act 2 has received a concrete release date of April 28 (or April 29 for Europe) after previous speculation that Double Fine would be shipping the second half of its crowdfunded adventure game in late April. Those who have already purchased Act 1 will receive Act 2 at no charge, otherwise the full game is available [...]
(03/25/2015 9:49 AM)
Round up your crew and set sail; you're going to be traveling the world in search of legendary treasures for both fame and fortune. Renowned Explorers: International Society by Abbey Games has you put together a crew a crew who have the skills and equipment to find what they seek. Gameplay is a mixture of [...]
(03/25/2015 8:00 AM)
Knight in the high castle: This tweet speaks for itself. Fav this tweet if you would read LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES. - Haikasoru (@Haikasoru) March 24, 2015 I would. I would. I most definitely indeedy would would would. Give...
(03/24/2015 10:44 AM)
Offering what is being heralded as "next generation gameplay" and some lovely violent action, third person sci-fi shooter Hounds: The Last Hope is coming to Europe for a closed beta on April 2. Launching alongside the closed beta are an action house (not quite sure what one of those is, it may have meant to [...]
(03/24/2015 8:30 AM)
The Kirkland Geek Gala is an organization that focuses on geeks giving back to their community and helping children. From diners to auctions, they raise funds for organizations like Extra Life that benefit local charities. So let's meet one of the event organizers, Claire! 1) Thanks Claire. So give us ...
(03/23/2015 12:45 PM)
So far this month, it's Air Force: 1, Army: 0. The latest Explorer probe, launched today atop an Army contractor-made Juno II booster failed to orbit. This is in contrast to
(03/23/2015 8:30 AM)
I miss Evangelical Geekery. Oh not geeks that are Evangelical Christians. I miss the geek who preaches about this great comic or great program. I miss the person convinced this anime will turn you into an anime fan and it'll be giant robots for all. I miss people who wanted to ...
(03/23/2015 8:24 AM)
So there I am, passively following Robert's introduction. He's delving into why he started writing a zombie comic. "Good zombie movies show us how messed up we are." A nice twist on the subject; not focusing solely on the monsters without, but perhaps also on the monsters within. I'm intrigued. There's a lot of social [...]
(03/23/2015 8:00 AM)
Shouldn't a show that entertains the idea that Japan's mystical past is an integral part of its present-day world not be so ... well, mundane?
(03/22/2015 7:52 PM)
Download MP3 Also here's a video snippet from the show!
(03/21/2015 8:01 AM)
I believe I may have discovered a new physical law: The Conservation of Quality.
(03/21/2015 6:30 AM)
The History of Adaptations Thirties Moving on with a look at the history of movie adaptations, this month is a look at the Forties. I'm still using the compiled list at Filmsite.org as a base. By using what was popular, I hope that the movie titles are familiar to readers ...
(03/20/2015 8:30 AM)
And welcome to the column with Most Controversial Sounding Title yet. Which, much like my columns on sex, is probably going to be far more pedestrian than expected. Which is good in this case. What we're going to talk about here is our races (in this case species) and races (the distinct groups within species) [...]
(03/20/2015 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) Sentient races (which I'm adapting in the "species" sense) are almost certainly going to be very adaptable. They are going to learn, change, grow, alter, and evolve - even ...
(03/20/2015 8:00 AM)
Seven of the questions I ask myself about any anime, and the questions they in turn provoke
(03/19/2015 9:33 PM)
Onezumi and Harknell have set the standards when it comes to conventions that stick to their themes. From Intervention Con which focus on all things nerdy, to their latest creation ReGeneration Who for the Doctor Who fandom. We'll discuss the need for the convention, The Doctors and Companions that will be attending and many other [...]
(03/19/2015 8:30 AM)
Hey Gang, got an update from Superheroes From Hospice! For Immediate Release Contact: Marketing, email@example.com Comic Book Donations Requested to Benefit Barnabas Health Hospice Patients and Families New Jersey - Those forgotten boxes in your closet, garage or basement cab be dusted off to help support patients and families ...
(03/18/2015 8:00 AM)
AnimEigo's new projects; Japan's pushback against the TPP; 'Turn A Gundam' is a-comin', and much more.
(03/18/2015 3:31 AM)
Who calls a press conference at 2:00 in the morning?
(03/17/2015 8:05 AM)
Ya I think so.
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(03/16/2015 10:33 AM)
Kinsey and I sit down with Holly Green and drink a lot, while talking DLC, Pokemon Shuffle, violence in video games, and cooking. Also, inappropriate talk happens. Download MP3 Holly's cookbook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fry-scores/id954313135?mt=11
(03/16/2015 8:00 AM)
Usamaru Furuya's Grand Guignol horrorshow weeds out all but the sternest stomachs with its transgressive story and gory art -- but is the true test of a piece of work how quickly it empties the room?
(03/13/2015 6:13 PM)
Mediocre magazines are always the hardest to plow through.
(03/13/2015 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) Sentient races (which I'm adapting in the "species" sense) are almost certainly going to be very adaptable. They are going to learn, change, grow, alter, and evolve - even as individuals. The child of [...]
(03/13/2015 8:00 AM)
One of the very few shows that gets it all right: funny, dazzling, charming, thoughtful, and sporting a cast of characters that never fail to enlist our sympathy and fascination
(03/12/2015 7:37 PM)
Immortal Wings is the creation of Dr. Carlo "Doc" San Juan from Callous Comics and illustrated by Eisner nominated Rod Espinosa. It will be released later this year as they have teamed up with the publishing help of Antarctic Press to create a 4-issue mini-series comic.
(03/12/2015 12:14 PM)
A little ways back I wrote an article about the second-person POV. I don't think that there's much for me to say on that topic that I haven't already said, but there are other ways of telling a story, including a few that I haven't seen taken advantage of very often. Epistolary stories I am [...]
(03/11/2015 5:56 PM)
The Space Race headlines were anything but exciting last month, but today's news makes up for February's doldrums in spades.
(03/11/2015 8:00 AM)
Yoshihiro Tatsumi passes on; controversy erupts over a Western online manga; 'AKIRA' is once again apparently off the rails; and much, much more.
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(03/9/2015 10:15 AM)
Hello gang, and yes, once again I vanished - and you'll notice Way With Worlds was late. The simple factor is things got crazy. I'm working on a job change, but also my stepfather passed away. Throw in the craziness on airlines flying too/from the funeral and daylight savings time, and I'm more than a [...]
(03/9/2015 8:00 AM)
Just how much of a chance should you give a show before you bail?
(03/8/2015 10:57 PM)
Sketch comedian Dan Hart joins me to talk Hearthstone, Hand of Fate, and GDC. Also there are tangents on comedy and quantum physics. Download MP3 Dan Hart's comedy group: https://www.facebook.com/princesssketch Hearthstone Blackrock : http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/6/8161387/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-blackrock-mountain-adventure-iphone-android Grab Them...
(03/8/2015 4:51 PM)
My apologies. I lost my hand brace again, so the typewriter is impossible for me today. I'll have an article for y'all tomorrow. Thank you for your patience!
(03/8/2015 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) And now, with the issue of race and species cleared up by largely just giving up (and using race for everything, including species), let's talk designing races. Please note that in this case I [...]
(03/6/2015 7:00 AM)
This colorful slice of cosmic slapstick only looks dumb from the outside; it's one of the slyest fusions of comedy and science fiction anime has produced
(03/5/2015 6:26 PM)
Here's an inconsequential entry as I put my thoughts on the new
(03/3/2015 9:39 AM)
The words no one ever expected to hear have been said, "Power Rangers broke the internet." Last week, a 14 minute long, professionally produced, Power Rangers fan fiction video was posted on the web. It was a dirty, mature, and fun take on the usually family-friendly Power Rangers universe. A little campy, a little cool. [...]
(03/3/2015 7:00 AM)
Theatrical anime comes a cropper in Japan, mainland China gets its fandom on, and Takahata talks his post-'Kaguya' project.
(03/2/2015 7:00 AM)
So much more than just a lavish Classics Illustrated story, Isao Takahata's brush-painted picture scroll of a movie asks where the real meaning of any of our lives lies
(03/1/2015 2:33 PM)
It is March Oneth, as my father would say, and it's time to review the last of the March 1960 science fiction digests.
(02/28/2015 11:14 AM)
Check out my buddy Danny dropping some knowledge!
(02/28/2015 10:43 AM)
Check out this rad series from Gearbox!
(02/27/2015 8:33 AM)
What were your favorite Turbo shooter games?
(02/27/2015 8:30 AM)
And now, let's talk about building races in your world. Or actually not talk about races. Well kind of. It gets complicated. Building "races" is a big thing in worldbuilding, especially in the areas of Science Fiction and Fantasy. People craft epicly different alien races. Games have different stats for the "player races." Everyone seems [...]
(02/27/2015 7:00 AM)
It's been a year or so but one guest never fails to entertain the masses as Dirk Manning from such books as Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee and his popular book Write or Wrong! We'll talk Kickstarter for Tales of Mr. Rhee. Write or Wrong, Howie Noel, The extras from the campaign, how it [...]
(02/27/2015 7:00 AM)
An interview with the screenwriter for the Western remake of 'AKIRA' only underscores all the more why such a project makes no sense
(02/26/2015 7:25 PM)
Something took off today from Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, not far from Cocoa Beach.
(02/25/2015 7:00 AM)
ADV's rumored return, Astro-Boy's three-in-one resurrection, and 'Sidonia' makes it to home media.
(02/24/2015 10:52 AM)
This looks super awesome and rad, and I found it sooooo randomly. I'm signing up now! It reminds me of my buddies site 8-bit MMO in a way.
(02/23/2015 7:00 AM)
Here's a short documentary that was created by Director Keren Traves and her fellow classmates for their second year University Documentary film making class. Kurt Sasso (that's me) was the subject and it followed a day in my life at University. There is also interviews with Professors and past students that I've interacted with. Not only am I in a double major in Visual Arts / Communication, Media & Film (minoring in Applied Information Technology), I also have been a Teaching Assistant for a number of years. I also get to talk about Two Geeks Talking and a variety of other topics.
(02/23/2015 5:50 AM)
From the depths of mediocrity to the peaks of quality, it looks like our long literary winter may finally be over. Perhaps the groundhog didn't see a shadow this year.
(02/22/2015 6:56 PM)
(02/22/2015 9:55 AM)
Yes, I'm actually alive. I figured I'd clear that up. Mostly life has stayed crazy. Work is busy, though I'm seeing a light at the end of the tunnel there, and I'll keep you updated on that. Sadly, there've been some family health issues that are proving stressful, though I hope for good news there [...]
(02/21/2015 7:30 AM)
Happy birthday to me! In celebration of the second anniversary of my Jack Benny birthday, here's my gift to you: a quick stop press of some recent military space endeavors, with a side of jocular sarcasm.
(02/20/2015 7:00 AM)
Chris Scruton is a writer and an artist. He has been writing since the age of nine. In school he was mocked and teased, because he has a learning disability, but that never stopped him for his passion to write or to create anything from nothing. He is also a born again punk who believes [...]
(02/19/2015 5:34 PM)
Hello, all! I'd looked forward to keeping up the three articles per week pace throughout the whole month, but I find myself with a sick family to tend to. A big dose of space news on the 21st (my 39th birthday... or at least the 2nd anniversary thereof) and then the F&SF wrap-up.
(02/18/2015 9:20 AM)
Spider-Man is moving over to the cool kids' table in the cafeteria. Or is it more like he's going to start lunching in the teachers' lounge? Either way, recent headlines have signified the start of a whole new web within the Marvel universal empire. And like that, we've swung into the long-awaited Sony and Marvel [...]
(02/16/2015 5:13 PM)
Unless you're watching the rather dull
(02/16/2015 12:00 PM)
There are creative people everywhere you look, especially on this planet we call Earth. Every day they are making something special, unique and always pushing the boundaries of their talents to make themselves better. But, like every day someone that is creative has their candle extinguished. February 1st, 2015 was a sad day indeed... a [...]
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It had to happen some day--
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Every now and then
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The score for this week--Civilian Space Science: 1, USAF Space Science: 0.
(02/6/2015 4:32 PM)
Science fiction is my escape. When the drudgery of the real world becomes oppressive, or when I just need a glimpse of a brighter future to make the present more interesting, I turn to my growing collection of magazines and novels to buouy my spirits.
(02/4/2015 5:34 PM)
How do you attract the intelligent fan? Why, appeal to her/his sense of mental superiority, of course. Science fiction magazines do it all the time;
(02/1/2015 1:26 PM)