Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cool Art: New Mondo Posters by Vania Zouravliov & Tomer Hanuka

Mondo will release new posters for 'The Lord of The Rings' by Vania Zouravliov and 'The Man With Iron Fists' by Tomer Hanuka at a random time on Thursday, November 1st.

There are three posters, each with a different colourway, for The Lord of The Rings by Vania Zouravliov, measuring 36″x21″, hand numbered, and each version is in an edition of 160 for $50.

'The Man With The Iron Fist' by Tomer Hanuka is a 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered, an in an edition of 175 for $45.

Follow Mondo on Twitter for when they hit the store. Although be quick as Mondo posters literally sell out in seconds!

Hit the jump for Vania's stunning Lord Of The Rings posters.
EDIT: Updated with new higher resolution versions of The Lord Of The Rings posters.
'The Man With Iron Fists' by Tomer Hanuka

New International Trailer For The Hobbit

A new international trailer has popped up on the internets, featuring a bit of new footage to boot!


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Cool Art: More James Bond Posters By Mike Mahle

Following on from a previous Geeky Nerfherder post about his James Bond posters, here are a couple more by Mike Mahle.

Hit the jump to his his rendition of the first Bond film, Dr No.

Check out his Deviant Art page for more cool art.

Cool Art: 'All Hallow's Read 2012' by Abigail Larson

Cool art for Halloween by Abigail Larson. This was inspired by Neil Gaiman's 'All Hallow's Read' event for the month of October.

Check out Abigail's Deviant Art page for more awesome art. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter too.

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Happy Halloween: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Read By Christopher Lee

Tim Burton's original poem of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', narrated by Christopher Lee.

Happy Halloween!


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Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Live Action Trailer

Not actually bothered about the game, action RPG's are more my thing, but I love this Guy Ritchie directed live action trailer, starring Robert Downey Jr, for the new Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

The game is out November 13. 


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Dutch 'The Empire Strikes Back' Documentary Online

With all the hullaballoo with the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm yesterday, it's good a time as any to post this, a Dutch documentary on the making of The Empire Strikes Back that's been floating around the internets.

The quality isn't all that good, and it's not the complete documentary. The MintInBox website delves into a bit more depth about the documentary.

After 45 seconds it does switch to English.

Hit the jump for part 2.
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Cool Art: 'The Crow' by Rhys Cooper

Just in time for Halloween, here's Rhys Cooper's print of THE CROW, inspired by James O’barr’s classic independent comic series that itself in turn inspired the 1994 film.

The print is 12×36, 5-colours with a secret glow layer, and is a timed-release with a max numbered edition of 200 including artist copies. The glow layer will not be revealed on-line.

The sale period will go from NOW, until Midnight November 1 CT. After the sale closes, they will print, pack and ship these - expect them to all be shipped within 2-3 weeks of the end of the sale.
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2013 Literary Fantasy Pin-Up Calendar

For the 2013 calendar, Patrick Rothfuss has teamed up with some of the best authors in the fantasy genre: Peter S Beagle, Ray Bradbury, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Jacqueline Carey, Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Robin Hobb, N.K. Jemisin, George RR Martin, Terry Pratchett.

Each month of the calendar will feature a pin-up based on a different author's works and/or characters. Illustrated by Lee Moyer, all proceeds will go to Worldbuilders in support of Heifer International.

The calendar is available for pre-order here for $20 and starts shipping in early November.

Hit the jump to see samples of the art.

Cool Art: The Black Keys Gig Posters by Ken Taylor

The Black Keys Australian tour has got to have the coolest set of posters ever, featuring prints from Rhys Cooper (my favourite) and these two from Ken Taylor!

Beyond the Pale will have these for sale after the tour ends November 3.

Hit the jump to see the poster from Sunday's show.
The Black Keys, 2012-10-31 at Melbourne by Ken Taylor

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cool Art: 'No One Left Behind' by Courtney Billadeau

Cool Mass Effect art by Courtney Billadeau, available from November 1 in a limited edition run of 250 at biowarestore.com

The Future Of The Star Wars Movies

I'm sure you've heard that Disney have acquired Lucasfilm for $4bn, and that there ARE plans for a new Star Wars trilogy!

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss the future of Star Wars movies.

James Bond Movie Deathmatch

All 6 Bond actors duke it out in a battle to the death. How does your favorite 007 fare?

Featuring duels with Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, and a few surprises in celebration of 50 years of the cinematic James Bond.


Beware The Zomneypocalypse!


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Animated Short: 'Ask Axe Cop'

ADHD took their favorite parts of the Axe Cop comic and animated it as a test for the forthcoming series. Happy Halloween!

Axe Cop was created and written by Malachai Nicolle (age five) and illustrated by his brother Ethan Nicolle (age 30). The animated series will premiere next summer on Fox.

ADHD is a block of animation airing Saturday nights on FOX starting next year and all over the internet right now.


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The Pirates Of Skyrim Mashup

A musical mashup of “He’s A Pirate” composed by Klaus Badelt from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and “Dragonborn” composed by Jeremy Soule from The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.


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Cool Art: 'Star Wars' Burger King Posters

Back in 1977 when Star Wars was originally released in cinemas, you could pick up these now much sought after Star Wars posters, by Del Nichols - and a matching, collectible drinking glass - for the price of a regular soft drink at your local Burger King (and Burger Chef) restaurant.

Hit the jump to see the rest of these gorgeous posters.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Cool Art: Teaser Poster For 'The Wolverine'

New Japanese style print teaser poster for 'The Wolverine'.
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Poster And New Red Band Trailer For 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is out in the US on January 25, March 15 2013 here in the UK.

Hit the jump to see the trailer.
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This Movember, How to Grow a Moustache with Nick Offerman

In honour of Movember, the month where men grow moustaches to support men's health, actor and renowned moustache grower Nick Offerman gives you, the everyday man, advice on how to grow a proper soup-strainer. Take notes gentlemen, he's a professional.

Register for Movember: http://movember.com


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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Second TV Spot Trailer For The Hobbit

Counting down to December 14 with a second TV spot trailer.


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Cool Art: 'The Gang's All Here!' by Paul Shipper

Awesome Star Wars art by Paul Shipper for the upcoming "Gangs All Here" Show at Bottleneck Gallery, NYC in November.

Check out Paul's website for more awesome art.
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Review: Skyfall

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Another film I had been looking forward to this year, and it didn't disappoint.

The previous Bond film 'Quantum Of Solace', which as good as it was, felt like there was something missing for me. With Skyfall, they've certainly found that missing something and James Bond is most definitely back on form.

From the usual action filled opening sequence and theme tune, sung by Adele, which is one of the best Bond theme songs in a while, right through to the end credits, Skyfall is up there as one of the best Bond films for me.

Daniel Craig simply is James Bond; very slick and gets the job done. Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva is one of the better Bond villains. Not cartoony as some previous villains but a classic villain that can flip from cool to humourous to menacing in a flash. He has a plan and knows what he needs to do to accomplish it, and almost does!

It's good to see Dame Judi Dench's M get a bit more screen time too, as Skyfall is more about M's past and Bardem's Silva looking for revenge. So rather than just seen behind her desk, M gets to feature in some of the action, particularly towards the end.

Director Sam Mendes has definitely brought his A game to the Bond films, and the cinematography is stunning too, the action pieces are shot perfectly with the right balance of action and tension. With the usual Bond globetrotting - from Istanbul to London to Shanghai and to Scotland, it all looks stunning.

I can also see why Mendes said that Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight partly inspired him in making Skyfall. It takes the main character and places him in unfamiliar situations, manages to fit the story around the real world, has an amazing villain and keeps you enthralled throughout. Even the soundtrack by Thomas Newman has a familiarity of Hans Zimmer's score for The Dark Knight in places as well.

I liked the nods to the previous Bond films too, topped off with the reappearance of the Aston Martin DB5 that first appeared in Goldfinger. The quip between Bond and Q about exploding pens is a classic.

After 50 years, James Bond is definitely going strong and Daniel Craig's incarnation is definitely a Bond for our times right now. Definitely recommended.

**** out of 5

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cool Art: James Bond Posters by Mike Mahle

I love these James Bond posters by Mike Mahle.

Check out his Deviant Art page for more cool art.

Movie Poster Art: Skyfall (2012)

With the latest James Bond movie, 'Skyfall' out in UK cinemas today (November 9 in the US), here are the posters and some of the fan art inspired by the film.

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Comic Book Art: The Walking Dead (The Specials)

Continuing my look at my favourite comic books and their cover art, with The Walking Dead.

Hit the jump to see the cover art for the collected volumes and specials.

Short Film: 'Seed'

Seed was a passion project by Tyson Wade Johnston and Justin Zachary, shot on a minimal budget and inspired by 60's & 70's science fiction.

Set in the year 2071, where technology has brought mankind to the brink of colonization on a planet named Gaia, one astronaut takes on an isolated mission and discovers unearthly horrors that could bring an end to human life on this planet.


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Cool Art: 'Time Bandits' by Fernando Fro Reza

Here's Fernando Fro Reza's Time Bandits poster which is currently available through ubercoolstuff.com for $55. The print measures 18" x 24" and is limited to an edition of 100.

Check out Fernando FroReza's website for lots more cool art and you can also follow him on Twitter too.
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Cool Art: 'Iron Man 3' by Matt Ferguson

I like this poster. 'Iron Man 3' by Matt Ferguson.

Check his blog for more cool art and follow him on Twitter too.
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Cool Art: The Black Keys Concert Poster by Rhys Cooper

Wow, yet another awesome poster from Rhys Cooper! The one is for The Black Keys concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Beyond the Pale will have it for sale after the Australian tour is over.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cool Art: 'Poltergeist' by Hopko Designs

Love it. 'Poltergeist' by Hopko Designs.

Check out their website for more cool art.

New International Trailer For 'A Good Day To Die Hard'

Since the first "Die Hard" in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.


'A Good Day To Die Hard' is out in cinemas February 14 2013

A Lego Hobbit Halloween

From the Brotherhood Workshop, here's another Lego Hobbit short video.

Pippin and Merry need to learn a bit of discretion when it comes to their pranks. They forget that people like Aragorn take things a bit too seriously. Also, there are REAL spooks out in the forest too.


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Cool Art: Community Meets The Walking Dead Mash Up by Len Peralta

Community meets The Walking Dead in this 11'' x 17'' print by Len Peralta. Kind of reminds me a little of the Community 'Halloween' episode.

You can buy this print here for $20.

Comic Book Art: 'The Walking Dead'

Continuing my look at my favourite comic books and their cover art, with The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead is an ongoing series written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Tony Moore and then Charlie Adlard, released on October 2003, by Image Comics.

Hit the jump to see the cover art so far for the series.

Short Film: 'The Green Ruby Pumpkin'

'The Green Ruby Pumpkin' is a magical and fun short film that captures the enchantment of Halloween.

It was a passion project that was created by two Senior visual effects artists. Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma.

This Entire project was shot in the living room. Watch the making of here: https://vimeo.com/51538157


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

'Second Quest': A Kickstarter Funded Comic Book


'Second Quest' is a stand-alone graphic novella, inspired by The Legend Of Zelda video games, by David Hellman (the artist of 'Braid') and Tevis Thompson (writer of 'Saving Zelda').

Second Quest takes place in a world that has already been saved. Chaos was banished long ago, and the people were united. It is now the Age of Harmony.  
A young woman discovers that she can draw out memories from objects just by touching them. But what these objects show her does not fit the legends she’s always been told. What will she discover about her island home? And what place does a curious, daring young woman have in a world that has already been saved?

Although I've not played any Zelda games for a while (not since Phantom Hourglass), I do love that type of videogame and I like the sound of the story for 'Second Quest', which is why I pledged myself as a backer for this project.

Hit the link to find out more about this project and help make it happen (you have until November 16 to pledge).

Teaser Trailer For The New Evil Dead Remake

Here's the Red Band teaser trailer for the remake of 'Evil Dead'.



Hit the jump to see the original 1983 theatrical trailer for Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead'.

Cool Art: 'Reservoir Dogs' by Tyler Stout

Last night at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, they held a screening for the 20th anniversary of Reservoir Dogs. Mondo and Tyler Stout did a poster to mark the occasion. The poster is 36'' x 24'' in an edition of 700, there is also a variant version as well but that did not arrive in time for the screening. Mondo will be selling both posters sometime in the coming weeks.

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Cool Art: 'Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan' Poster

The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Facebook page has exclusively revealed the poster by Joe Wilson for the 'Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan' documentary.

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This is the definitive documentary about Ray Harryhausen. Aside from interviews with the great man himself, shot over five years, there are also interviews and tributes from James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippett, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Ken Ralston, Joe Dante, Randy Cook, Guillermo Del Toro, Steve Johnson, John Lasseter and many more. For the first time Ray have provided unprecedented access to film all aspects of his collection including models, artwork and miniatures as well as Ray's private study, where he designed most of his creations, and his workshop where he built them. In addition the documentary will use unseen footage of tests and experiments. Never before has so much visual material been used in any previous documentary about Ray. This definitive production will not only display a huge part of the unique collection but will illustrate the influence that Ray's work has had on film makers during the past fifty or so years.

Hit the jump to see the teaser trailer.

Comic Book Art: 'The Sixth Gun'

Continuing my look at my favourite comic books and their cover art, with The Sixth Gun.

The Sixth Gun is an ongoing series written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Brian Hurtt, first released on July 2010, by Oni Press.

The Sixth Gun is a post American Civil War story of ancient weapons and supernatural occurrence. "The Six" show up in all forms across the world and its history but their true power and purpose is shrouded in mystery. In search of money and treasure Drake Sinclair navigates with an unmeasured knowledge of Southern magic until he is reunited with his former acquaintances looking to revive a crazed war veteran, General Hume. Hume and his men carry the estranged "six" in the form of special revolvers, each with its own specific ability. They can raise the dead, predict the future, and grant other unimaginable power. Completely unaware of the world she is about to be thrown into Becky Montcrief mourns the murder of her grandfather and acquires General Hume's piece of "the six".

Hit the jump to see the cover art so far for the series and the collected volumes.

Short Film: Dum Spiro

A short animated film made by students from L’École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques, a new media school based in Montpellier, France.

The movie tells the tale of a roman soldier that needs to deliver a message, passing through the domain of a bear who’ll do everything it can to protect its territory.


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New Trailer And Poster For 'Django Unchained'

Here's the new International trailer and Argentinian poster for Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'.

Hit the jump for the poster.
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Trailer: New TV Spot For The Hobbit

The first TV spot trailer for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.


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Box Cover Art For Tomb Raider Revealed

TombRaider.com has revealed the box cover art for the upcoming game. I'm a huge fan of the Uncharted games and the original Tomb Raider games, so I'm looking forward to March 5 2013 when the game is released.

Hit the jump to see some desktop wallpapers

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The Guild S6 E4: Raid Timez

The Guild crashes Codex's workplace, Vork faces the uncomfortable facts of a real life relationship.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trailer: Iron Man 3

Watch the first official trailer for Marvel's "Iron Man 3" coming to UK cinemas April 26th 2013, starring Robert Downey Jr.

In Marvel's "Iron Man 3", brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr., is pitted against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Comic Book Art: Scott Pilgrim

Continuing my look at my favourite comic books and their cover art, with Scott Pilgrim.

Scott Pilgrim is a series of graphic stories written and illustrated by Bryan Lee O'Malley, in six black-and-white volumes, released between August 2004 and July 2010, by Oni Press. They're now being reprinted as colour editions, with Volumes 1 and 2 available so far in this format.

Hit the jump to see the cover art.

Cool Art: 'Scarlett' by Grzegorz Domaradzki

Acidfree Gallery will be releasing this new Scarlett GI Joe print by Grzegorz Domaradzki this Friday (October 26) at 12.30pm ET / 5.30pm UK.

It’s a 12″ x 36″ screenprint, in an edition of 150, and will cost $45, with the variant in an edition of 82 and costing $55, so check the Acidfree Gallery website when it drops.

Hit the jump to take a peek at the variant edition.
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'Scarlet' (Regular Edition) by Grzegorz Domaradzki

Trailer: 'A Very Venture Halloween'

With Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate with the Ventures. I can't wait to see this! It's a long wait until Series 5 hits next year, and this Halloween special is just the thing to tide over until then.

'The Encounter' An Animated Prequel To 'The Man With The Iron Fists'

From Eric Calderon and RZA, the creators of the smash hit Afro Samurai, comes a prequel to Universal Pictures 'The Man with the Iron Fists' which finds the Blacksmith (RZA) on his way to China via a Dutch trading vessel. At a typical port stop, the Blacksmith and the crew have an unfortunate encounter.


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Lo Pan Style!

Mixing one of my favourite movies with a certain music video - it's Lo Pan Style!


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Monday, October 22, 2012

Cool Art: 'The Silence Of the Lambs' by Matt Verges

Matt Verges has a new print out, 'The Silence of the Lambs'. The print is a 24″ x 36″ 5-colour screenprint, signed/numbered edition of 140 (60 available online), and costs $35.

The print is on sale at the Three Barrels Limited webstore HERE.
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Destination Star Trek: London Photos


On Saturday October 20th, I popped down with a Trekkie friend (that's him in the yellow Kirk top), to the Excel Arena in London for the Destination Star Trek: London exhibition. It was my first time (of many I hope) at a pop culture convention, and I really enjoyed it!

Saw lots of costumes and props from the films and TV series, and got to meet the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart, and enjoyed a very inspirational talk from Kate Mulgrew! All in all a very good day out.

Hit the jump to see some of the pics I took at the event.

Cool Art: 'Star Trek TOS' by Dusty Abell

Artist Dusty Abell has created a giant poster featuring "at least one, sometimes more, character, entity, starship or structure from EVERY episode of Star Trek: The Original series."

There is a key to everything and everyone in the poster here, and close up shots of characters further in the background can be seen closer up here. Go here to see a massive warp factor 9 sized version - well worth it!
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Comic Book Art: Saga

Continuing my look at my favourite comic books and their cover art, with Saga.

Written by Brian K Vaughan and illustrated Fiona Staples, the ongoing series debuted in March 2012 on Image Comics.

Hit the jump to see the cover art so far.

Cool Art: 'Alice in Wonderland' prints by Johnny Dombrowski

Dark Hall Mansion, are releasing two prints by artist Johnny Dombrowski, inspired by the madness of Alice In Wonderland - 'The Hatter' and 'Caterpillar'.

On sale Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at 9.30am PST (5.30pm UK), both are are 22" x 30" (56 cm x 76 cm), screen printed on English Coventry Rag Vellum and are personally signed and numbered by the artist in a limited run of 99 with an additional 25 Variants for each artwork respectively.

Check Dark Hall Mansion's online store HERE, when they go on sale.

Hit the jump to see more including the variant versions.
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'Caterpillar' (Regular Version) by Johnny Dombrowski

Cool Art: Mondo's 'Universal Monsters' by Laurent Durieux

A set of posters by Laurent Durieux for Mondo's upcoming gallery inspired by the classic monster movies from Universal Pictures
The show runs at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX from October 19 through November 10.
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'Frankenstein' by Laurent Durieux

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Bioshock Infinite Trailer

Check out this all-new BioShock Infinite gameplay trailer using 100% in-game footage as voted for by the Irrational Facebook community!

BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter currently in development at Irrational Games, the studio behind the original BioShock (which sold over 4 million units worldwide). Set in 1912, BioShock Infinite introduces an entirely new narrative and gameplay experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky.

Review: 'The Swordsman Of Mars' by Otis Adelbert Kline

The story of Harry Thorne, outcast scion of a wealthy East Coast family, who agrees to swap bodies with a Martian noble, thrusting him into a fierce and vibrant world of strange beasts and stranger people, where a man's future is determined by the strength of his sword arm. Tasked with tracking down and neutralizing another Earthman before he establishes a corrupt empire, and trapped between the love of two beautiful and dangerous women, will Harry Thorne wind up a slave in the dolorous baridium mines, or will he step forward and claim his destiny as a swordsman of Mars?

I've not read any stories by Otis Kline before, but after reading Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter/Barsoom series of stories, and discovering about it and reading good recommendations from the 'Take Me Back To Barsoom' Facebook group, I took the plunge and gave 'The Swordsman Of Mars' a go - the first in a two book Mars series from Kline.

I have to say, 'Swordsman' is a very enjoyable read. Harry Thorne is very similar to Burroughs' John Carter, so if you enjoyed those books you're sure to enjoy this. Nearly every chapter is packed with action and is fast paced that you're swept into 'Hahr Ree Thorne's' Martian adventure.

All the good pulp action sci-fi is there; an outsider who's very adept with a sword, turns up in a foreign land that's populated with strange races, fantastical beasts, death rays, flying machines, chases, escapes, battles, a princess or two and a kingdom that needs saving from a tyrannical fiend.

If anything, Thorne does come across as a bit more cerebral than the gung-ho John Carter of Burroughs' stories, but if you like planetary romance and pulp science fiction then you can do no wrong in picking this up and giving it a read.

**** out of 5

Dragon Age III: Inquisition Concept Art

Bioware have teased a bit of concept art for Dragon Age III: Inquisition, and they look stunning.

Marked down for a 'late fall 2013' release, they've also mentioned that character customization will return "in a big way", "customization is going to be bigger than Dragon Age Origins," to include "follower customization," and that "one level in Dragon Age 3 is as big as all of the levels in Dragon Age 2." They are also suggesting that you'll be able to take control of your own castle, and that the game will import prior character choices but, as executive producer Mark Darrah said at the Bioware panel at the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo, "we're investigating some ways without save imports."
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cool Art: More 'Universal Monsters' by Jason Edmiston & Drew Struzan

More preview artwork from Mondo's upcoming gallery inspired by the classic monster movies from Universal Pictures. With pieces from Jason Edmiston and Drew Struzan.

The show runs at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX from October 19 through November 10.

Hit the jump to see art from Drew Struzan.
'Dracula' by Jason Edmiston

Happy 19th Of October From the Cast Of Community

Today was to be the day Community returned for Season 4, but the powers that be at NBC decided otherwise and pulled it from the schedules.

Troy and Abed do their best to explain the upcoming season premiere of Community.


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Teaser Trailer and Posters For 'Metal Hurlant Chronicles'

A teaser trailer and posters have been released for the live action series Metal Hurlant Chronicles, which is based on the classic French graphic novels by legendary comic book artist Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud.

Metal Hurlant Chronicles will span 24 episodes over two seasons. Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Rutger Hauer, James Marsters, Kelly Brook, Joe Flanigan, David Belle, Michelle Ryan, Darren Shahlavi and Matt Mullins star and will premiere first in France in November, followed by the UK and Germany. No release date for the US yet.

Hit the jump to see the posters.


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Comic Book Art: Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz

Continuing my look at my favourite comic books and their cover art, with Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz.

The fourth in the series of adaptations of L Frank Baum's classic Oz series. Written by Eric Shanower and illustrated by Skottie Young, the series debuted in September 2011 on Marvel Comics.

Hit the jump to see the cover art.

Cool Art: 'The Pipe Cleaner' by Russ Moore

‘The Pipe Cleaner’, a Mario inspired print, is Russ Moore’s next entry in his line of Sold-Out Video Game inspired prints.

It's a 4-colour 18×24 screenprint and is signed and numbered by Russ in an edition of 100. Nakatomi will also have a variant edition printed on metallic ice-silver (white) Curious brand paper in an extremely limited edition of only 17 and it goes on sale October 23 at 2pm CT on the Nakatomi website.

You can see his previous entries, 'The Hero's Triumph' here and 'The Hunter of Zebes' here.

Check out his website for more awesome art too.
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New 2 Minute Skyfall Trailer

Skyfall is out in UK cinemas next week and November 8th in the US.


The Greatest R/C Car Chase Ever!

EA hired Freddie Wong to make a little commercial for its upcoming Need for Speed game. And what we have is the greatest radio controlled car chase, ever!


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Character Posters For 'Django Unchained'

Character posters for Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' have hit the internets, featuring Django (Jamie Foxx), Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), Broomhilda von Shaft (Kerry Washington), Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Stephen (Samuel L Jackson).

Hit the jump to take a peek at them all. Click to embiggen.

Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day in North America, January 18th, 2013 in the UK.
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Django (Jamie Foxx)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cool Art: 'Night Of Planning An Adventure' by Jian Guo

Inspired by The Hobbit., here's more Middle Earth stained glass mural style art from Jian Guo.

Check out his Deviant Art page for more awesome art.

'Night Of Planning An Adventure' by Jian Guo

Cool Art: 'Felix Baumgartner' by Javier Gonzalez Pacheco

Inspired by Felix Baumgartner's sky dive back to Earth from the edge of space.

Check out Javier's Deviant Art page for more awesome art.

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Cool Art: James Bond Posters by David O'Daniel

Some of these prints are still available at his store here.

Check out his blog for more awesome art.

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Cool Art: 'Star Wars vs Star Trek' by Mike Mahle

The ultimate battle!

A poster artist Mike Mahle did for his local comic shop in conjunction with a local charity.

Check out his Deviant Art page for more awesome art.

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Comic Book Art: Ozma Of Oz

Continuing my look at my favourite comic books and their cover art, with Ozma Of Oz.

The third in the series of adaptations of L Frank Baum's classic Oz series. Written by Eric Shanower and illustrated by Skottie Young, the series debuted in January 2011 on Marvel Comics.

Hit the jump to see the cover art.

Cool Art: 'The Bride' by Martin Ansin

As part of Mondo Gallerys 'The Universal Monsters' exhibition opening later this week, here is regular Mondo artist, Martin Ansin's contribution to the show - 'The Bride'.

The exhibition lasts from October 19 through November 10 in Austin, Texas.

Hit the jump to see the variant version.

'The Bride' by Martin Ansin (Regular Version)

LEGO Batman The Movie DC Superheroes Unite Official Trailer

I enjoyed the Star Wars Lego movies and the Lego games too, this trailer for the LEGO Batman The Movie DC Superheroes Unite movie seems to have the same humour as those. All good!


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Rian Johnson's Video Pitch For 'Looper'

Here's the original promo pitch reel for Rian Johnson's awesome 'Looper', posted on his Vimeo. Rian asked Joseph Gordon-Levitt to record some voice-over, Zach Johnson did the sketches and with help from Ronen Verbit, constructed this 'fake trailer' using clips from other movies to show more some of the film's tone, and to show how the odd concept could be presented in a clear and compelling way.

I'm loving the darker, grittiness of this 'fake trailer' and the mashup of clips from Seven and Bladerunner. Would love somebody to make a movie of that!!!!


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cool Art: Even More 'Universal Monsters' From Mondo

As part of Mondo Gallerys 'The Universal Monsters' exhibition opening later this week, here are more teasers - 'The Bride' by Jason Edmiston and 'Creature From The Black Lagoon' and 'Dracula' by Mike Mitchell.

Hit the jump for a peek at Mike Mitchell's art.

The exhibition lasts from October 19 through November 10 in Austin, Texas.
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'The Bride' by Jason Edmiston