Good EVILning, BOILS and GHOULS. With Halloween just around the CORONER I thought I would FRIGHTEN you with one of my favorite epicTAPHS, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower!
Periodically I pull a comic from my personal collection and share it here. So you, dear reader can enjoy the classics from cover to cover, old ads included!
It must come as no surprise but I LOOOVE a good B-list superhero. Rocket Raccoon, The Impossible Man, Ghost Rider…Deathlok! In my humble opinion Uncanny X-Force and Guardians Of The Galaxy are the two best superhero teams in comics right now. No wonder, both teams are chuck full of awesome B-list superheros! If you haven’t had a chance give them a read, especially Uncanny X-Force where this months superhero Deathlok makes more than an appearance!
In this first issue of a four part limited series, Michael Collins has a very bad day when he’s shot with a sedative and his brain is transplanted into the head of the cyborg Deathlok and used as a deadly weapon for evil Roxxon Oil!
You might have wondered, why was Hawkeye, out of all Marvel superheroes, in the Avengers? Have any of you ever read a little graphic novel titled Old Man Logan? If your answer is yes, congratulations. If the answer is no, then get your butt over to the Library and check it out, NOW! Hawkeye is a bad a$$ with a bad attitude just waiting for the wrong person to cross his path. This month (late I know) I give you Hawkeye #1, the first of a 4 part limited series.
So there will be no comic book movies until the new Judge Dredd flick is unleashed on Sept. 21. I know! THAT MEANS NEARLY 2 MONTHS!
But do not despair…
I find some good super hero animated flicks can tied me over in these difficult times. Here’s 5 great super hero animated flicks that you can get from the SLCPL.
And just one more thing, there’s been some fantastic animated tv series over the years. You can find more of that available at the SLCPL here.
Yesterday, to my surprise I came across a trailer for Solomon Kane the movie. Solomon Kane is a puritan, hell bent on revenge and has many supernatural adventures as he tries to scourge the earth of evil. Kane was originally created by Robert E. Howard of Conan fame. I was first introduced to the infamous character earlier this year when I picked up Dark Horse’s, The Castle Of The Devil. Written by Scott Allie, art by Mario Guevara, and the cover by Mike Mignola. Yes, it was the Mike Mignola cover that caught my eye;)
The trailer looks awesome. It’s also been sitting on the shelf, waiting to be released in the U.S. since 2009 (it was released in Europe 2009-2010). That doesn’t necessarily mean its bad. The Cabin In The Woods had the same problem and it turned out to be one of the most exciting horror films released this year. Solomon Kane received a 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes upon it’s U.K. release. What do you think? Does it look promising or do you think it will go the way of Jonah Hex?
Everyone is talking about Spider-Man and no wonder, the new film was just released and it looks awesome! I still haven’t seen it, but I definitely plan to. In the mean time, I dug through my old Spider-Man collection and came across Spider-Man #1! This comic brings back memories! This is THE Spider-Man I grew to love. Written and drawn by Todd McFarlane, this series was dark, bloody and intense. And similar to the new film, Spider-Man goes up against The Lizard! This comic has a beat…you can almost feel the “DOOM” vibrating off the pages. What are you waiting for?! Read it already!
Also just for fun, I included a four minute sneak peek of the new Spider-Man film below. Is it just me or does the character at 0:37 yell “Somebody help me, my kid is DRUNK!”? And then you see the kid sitting behind the wheel of the car…ROTFLOL!
Many Zine makers & readers are bicyclists believing in freedom of speech. This day, Friday, June 29 @ 5:30 pm through Saturday: Velo City Weekend takes place. If you read this & are good to ride- join the real-wheeling-fun!
More info at saltcycle.org or Velo City Weekend on Facebook thanks!
Look for The City Library green cruisers at Critical Mass…
Back in April, Troy Williams interviewed author Jeffrey Kripal on KRCL RadioActive, about his book Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal. They discuss comic books as a guide to paranormal experiences. Its a really exciting topic and I wish I would have shared this interview earlier. Better late then never! The full interview is on Troy William’s blog! Just click here or the picture above to listen.
Also, Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal is available for check out!
You can listen to RadioActive Monday through Friday at 6:00pm Mountain Time, on KRCL 90.9 FM or online anytime.
Trent Call is a painter and illustrator who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is involved in a variety of ongoing projects and making a mess of things.
from his website