Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Annihilation, Book 3

Annihilation, Book 3 (Hardcover)
Annihilation #1-6
Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus #1-2
Annihilation: Nova Corps Files
Cover: Gabriele Dell'otto
Keith Giffen, Christos Gage, Stuart Moore
Pencils: Andrea Divito, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mike Mckone, Scott Kolins
304 pages
Marvel, Rated T+, $29.99

Part 1 - Annihilation
This is what it was all building up to. You get all the heroes together again fighting in the battle of their lives. (although if you didn't read the minis this is still a great read) The book starts off with a huge battle and it just keeps going from there. People will die, planets will explode, what more can you want? Don't miss what should have been THE event of 2006-2007.

Part 2 - Heralds of Galactus
Okay, so everyone wants to know what happened to Terrax, Firelord, Silver Surfer, and that weird blue guy (I forget his name). Here are their stories. They're not very good.

Part 3 - Nova Corps Files
Here it is, Nova Corps version of the Official Marvel Handbook of Annihilation. All the character bios you could want.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


It's time for another round of things that make my brother say I have problems. :) This is Cassie Hack from the comic book Hack/Slash, which I posted about a few weeks ago. I've been reading it for years since it's been out intermittently in one shots but this is the first ongoing so I wanted to commemorate it and also get more practice in drawing.

It's not done, since I need to add some shading and highlights and I want to put in a slasher or two in the background, or maybe Vlad. I'll have an updated one soon, I hope.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mmmm. Cheesecake

Did another drawing. Instead of using the pen tool to ink, I did it like some of my previous ones by just using the brush. The only downside to this is that my lines are inconsistent and I end up with little jaggies and squiggles all over the place. Kind of annoying when you have to clean them all up. I didn't on this one because I was lazy. I'm getting better with the Pen tool though so when I finish my next drawing, I'll post it so you can decide.

As you can see, the picture is of Power Girl, one of my fave super heroines. She's busty and busts heads and is the leader of the JSA now. Kick ass.

Punk Rock Dad

Punk Rock Dad is the true tale of Jim Lindberg from Pennywise, and how he raises his kids. It's a pretty interesting read, as he mixes in flashbacks from youth, and how he deals with 3 young girls. It's also amusing how he ends up dealing with parents that are most certainly not punk. I'm pretty much going to end up using it as a frame of reference for when I have to raise kids. While not a how-to book, it's certainly gives good insight on how a punk can raise some kids.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Am I A Conservative Punk?

As I was working and listening to Faction on Sirius today, there came about a live report from the Warped Tour that was going on today in Houston or someplace. It's always nice to get a bit of feedback on how things are going but then the reporter started talking about how "the pigs" were there and were trying to stop some people from moshing and maintaining their presence. What the fuck?

I don't know when cops got such a bad rap for our generation. Even when I was a kid, nobody liked the cop. They're just maintaining the thin blue line to keep all of us safe. I wish there were even more of them since things seem to being going so far downhill. Is their presence at a punk show unnecessary? Fuck yes.

For one, the cops probably weren't happy to be their either. There's crime to stop and speeders to catch and instead they have to make sure that the pits don't get too rowdy and there isn't a riot and nobody gets hurt. I'm glad that they're there. I'd want them around if things got bad. They know first aid and can shit stomp that fuck who thinks the pit is his own fucking UFC octagon.

They probably aren't enjoying dealing with the youth of today either. Fuck, I'd probably want to tear gas the whole joint instead of getting insulted for doing their job. Are you breaking the law? No? Then you have nothing to worry about, so quit harassing them and wondering why they give you a hard time as you bitch about being hassled by the man.

It just pisses me off that there is so much disrespect for the boys in blue who've helped all of us at one time or another. From the kids at the show who don't know any better, I can expect it, but for a radio host to start going off on that kid of tangent, that's not punk. It's fucking stupid and it needs to stop. Go out and support the guys who get enough grief as it is without some Hot Topic little shits referring to them as pork products. That shit was done in the 70s and it's even more done now.

So here's to the boys in blue. Let's pour out a little 40 for them and all get along. And fuck you Faction for annoying me in between songs. I don't pay to hear you fucks prattle on. I pay to hear music. I'm sticking to the Punk channel for awhile. At least they make sense.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Hills have Optics

Got a chance this week off (sorry for no updates) to finally check out some movies. A pair I watched relatively back to back were the original Hills Have Eyes and it's sequel. Not a bad pair of movies, but they differ quite a bit from each other.

As you might have guessed, I watched the first film, well, first. The remake took quite a bit away from it, more than I had imagined. If you watch this beforehand, all the scares are pretty much gone from the following, and vice versa. The major difference is that this group of cannibals looks like a bunch of hillbillies, as opposed to the mutants of the remake. I kind of enjoy this difference since I like the idea of a group gone feral as opposed to being irradiated. They work well together and the cast puts in a good performance and it plays like another of its contemporaries of the time, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, what with the gritty feel of the film and the stark wilderness as the setting. Definitely worth a watch.

Next up was the sequel. I haven't seen the remake of this one, but I can only assume it would be better. Where the first movie was a balls to the wall flick about a family that is terrorized by cannibals, this one is about a group of motocross racers who take a bad shortcut and wind up being terrorized by the remainder of the original's clan but picked off in the fashion of a slasher film, complete with gratuitous nudity and blood . Also, several survivors of the original make appearances and there's a super-sensitive blind girl and a dog who has flashbacks. Yeah. It's entertaining if you watch with friends for a few hoots and to see Michael Berryman kick some ass, but other than that, you can skip it.