Friday, July 20, 2018

#CoolArt: Aspen Comics Daily Prints at SDCC

Aspen Comics have new exclusive prints, part of the Aspen Daily Prints series at their booth (#2320) during San Diego Comic Con weekend, in signed and numbered limited editions of 25 on each specific day.

Limited quantities are also available from the Aspen Store website for $39.99 each.

'Executive Assisstant: Iris' by Paolo Pantalena and Arif Prianto
(Available Wednesday July 18)
'Fathom' by Siya Oum and Peter Steigerwald
(Available Thursday July 19)
'Jirni' by Jason Fabok and Peter Steigerwald
(Available Friday July 20)
'Soulfire' by Arthur Adams and Peter Steigerwald
(Available Saturday July 21)
'Fathom' by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald
(Available Sunday July 22)

'Terminator 2' Endoarm Special Edition 4K UHD set from Zavvi

'Terminator 2' Endoarm special edition 4K UHD set from Zavvi for £179.99.

Extras include:
  • Region Free
  • 4 discs - 4K Ultra HD, 3D and 2D blurays and CD soundtrack
  • NEW - T2: Reprogramming The Terminator documentary (including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)
  • 2 feature Commentaries; 23 members of Cast & Crew (1993)/ director James Cameron & co-author William Wisher
  • The making of T2 –1993
  • Seamless Branching of the Theatrical cut, Director’s Cut and Special extended edition
  • 2 Deleted Scenes with audio commentary
  • Trailers – NEW T2:3D trailer, (2017) T2 theatrical trailer ‘This time there are two’/ ‘Same make new mission’/ Building the perfect Arnold
Available for preorder Friday July 20 at 6pm UK from the Zavvi website.


#CoolArt: 'Ozymandias' by Dan Mumford

'Ozymandias' by Dan Mumford, an officially licensed print release celebrating the 10th anniversary of 'Breaking Bad' through Gallery1988.

24" x 18" 7 colour screen print in a numbered limited edition of 200 for $40.

On sale now from the Gallery1988 website.


'Evil Dead 2' 4K UHD Exclusive Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Evil Dead 2' 4K UHD exclusive bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £24.99.

Features include:
Disc 1:
  • The movie
  • Audio commentary with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel and Greg Nicotero
Disc 2:
  • 52min bonus about the influence of the movie on famous directors (Guillermo Del Toro, etc.)
  • Shallowed Souls : The making of Evil Dead 2
  • Dead by dawn
  • The chosen ones
  • Special effects
  • Madman Sam
  • Re-animated
  • Method to madness
  • Rosebud
  • Cabin Fever - A "Fly on the Wall" - Look Behind the Scenes of EVIL DEAD 2
  • Road to Wadesboro: revisiting the shooting location with filmmaker Tony Elwood
  • Making of 2 "The Gore the Merrier”
  • Interview with Bruce Campbell
  • Original trailer
Available for preorder Sunday July 22 at 6pm UK from the Zavvi website (On sale October 29 2018).


#CoolArt: 'The Dark Knight' by Brian Rood

'The Dark Knight' by Brian Rood, a new officially licensed print release from Sideshow.

18" x 24" giclee print, on 100% archival heavyweight 300gsm rag art paper, with hand torn edges and embossed seals of authenticity in a signed and numbered limited edition of 300.

On sale for Pre-Order framed for $250 on Friday July 20 between 12pm-3pm PT from the Sideshow Collectibles website.

Any remaining copies will be available for Pre-Order as an unframed edition for $90 from Monday July 23 between 12pm-3pm PT.


'Star Wars Rebels: Season 2' Exclusive Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Star Wars Rebels: Season 2' exclusive bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £19.99.

Bonus features include:
  • Playable in Bluray Regions A, B, C
  • 3 Discs
  • Rebels Recon
  • Connecting The Galaxy: Rebels Season 2
  • From Apprentice To Adversary: Vader vs Ahsoka
Available for preorder Saturday July 21 at 6pm UK from the Zavvi website (On sale September 10 2018)

Front Cover
Interior
Back Cover

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Shadow' by Brian Bysouth

'The Shadow' by Brian Bysouth


Thursday, July 19, 2018

'Bugsy Malone' Limited Edition Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Bugsy Malone' limited edition bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £17.99.

Available for preorder now from the Zavvi website (On sale September 10 2018)


#CoolArt: 'Pixies at Wantage, NY' by Tara McPherson

'Pixies at Wantage, NY' by Tara McPherson, a new print release through the Cotton Candy Machine.

18" x 24" 8 colour screen print, with metallic ink, in a signed and numbered AP edition of 50 for $80.

On sale now from the Cotton Candy Machine website.


#CoolArt: 'Marvel's Runaways' by Jen Bartel

'Marvel's Runaways' by Jen Bartel.

Cover art for the vinyl soundtrack from Mondo, available at the Marvel booth (#2329) during San Diego Comic Con weekend.


#CoolArt: 'Halloween' by Bill Sienkiewicz

'Halloween' by Bill Sienkiewicz

Scan your Con badge at booth #2614 and also follow on Twitter @halloweenmovie for updates during the San Diego Comic Con for a chance to get a free mini print.


#CoolArt: 'I Will Not Be The Last Jedi' by Mark Englert

'I Will Not Be The Last Jedi' by Mark Englert, a new 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' inspired print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

12" x 36" screen print in a numbered Glow In The Dark Regular Timed edition for $65, and a numbered Variant edition of 225 for $65.

On sale Thursday July 19 at 12pm ET from the Bottleneck Gallery, with the Regular timed edition on sale until Sunday July 22 at 11.59pm ET.

TIMED Regular Edition
TIMED Regular Edition - Glow In The Dark ink layer
Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'John Carter of Mars' by Steve Rude

'John Carter of Mars' by Steve Rude


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

#CoolArt: 'National Park of American Samoa' by Tom Haugomat

'National Park of American Samoa' by Tom Haugomat, a new TIMED print release from Fifty-Nine Parks.

24" x 32" 7 colour screen print on 100# Cougar Natural paper for $80.
On sale until Tuesday July 31.

Open edition 18" x 24" 7 colour limited edition for $40.

5% of the print sale will be donated to the National Park Service.

On sale now from the Fifty Nine Parks website.


#CoolArt: More Mondo Prints At SDCC 2018

More limited edition exclusive prints debuting at the Mondo booth (#435) during the San Diego Comic Con July 19-22.

Mondo will also be selling editions of the prints online during Comic Con weekend. Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews, Instagram @MondoNews and Facebook for updates and on sale announcements.

'Light. Darkness. Balance' (Regular Edition) by Marc Aspinall
(Available online Wednesday only)

'Meet The Robinsons' Exclusive Steelbook Bluray from Zavvi

'Meet The Robinsons' exclusive limited edition bluray steelbook from Zavvi.

Bonus features include:
  • Family Function 5000: Family Tree Game
  • Bowler Hat Barrage! Game
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Inventing The Robinsons
  • Keep Moving Forward: Inventions That Shaped The World
  • Audio Commentary “Kids Of The Future” Music Video
Available for preorder now from the Zavvi website (On sale September 10 2018)

Front Cover
Back Cover

#CoolArt: 'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' by Timothy Pittides

'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' by Timothy Pittides, a new officially licensed 'Masters Of The Universe' print from Mad Duck Posters.

24" x 36" 13 colour screen print, with metallic inks, in a Regular edition of 125 for $65, a Gold Star Variant edition of 35 for $90, and a Rainbow Foil Cosmic Candy Variant edition of 60 for $100.

On sale Wednesday July 18 at 12pm ET from the Mad Duck Posters website.

Regular Edition
Gold Star Variant Edition
Rainbow Foil Cosmic Candy Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Conan The Barbarian' by Bill Sienkiewicz

'Conan The Barbarian' by Bill Sienkiewicz


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Avengers: Infinity War' by Matt Taylor

'Avengers: Infinity War' by Matt Taylor, a new officially licensed Marvel print release through Mondo.

24" x 36" screen print in a TIMED Regular edition for $60 only available from the Mondo website from Sunday July 22 at 11.30am CT until Thursday July 26 at 12pm CT, and a Variant edition of 325 for $80 at the Mondo booth (#435) Sunday July 22 at the San Diego Comic Con.

Regular TIMED Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Heartfelt' by Kevin Tong

'Heartfelt' by Kevin Tong.

18" x 24" screen print, with metallic inks, in limited editions of 50 and 80.

On sale from his booth (#833) at San Diego Comic Con from Wednesday July 18 (Preview night).


#CoolArt: 'it stopped being about the panic...' by Daniel Danger

'it stopped being about the panic...' by Daniel Danger.

24" x 36" 13 colour screen print with 2 split-fountains in a signed and numbered Purple edition of 250 and signed and numbered Green edition of 120 for $120 each.

Debuting at his booth (#1617) during San Diego Comic Con 2018, and then later from his website.

Purple Edition
Green Edition

#CoolArt: 'Foo Fighters at Toronto' by Miles Tsang

'Foo Fighters at Toronto' by Miles Tsang.

18" x 24" screen print in a numbered Regular AP edition of 100 for $65, and a numbered Galaxy Foil edition of 25 for $100.

On sale Tuesday July 17 at 12pm ET from his website.


#CoolArt: Mondo Prints At SDCC 2018

Limited edition exclusive prints and vinyl LPs debuting at the Mondo booth (#435) during the San Diego Comic Con July 19-22.

Mondo will also be selling editions of the prints online during Comic Con weekend. Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews, Instagram @MondoNews and Facebook for updates and on sale announcements.

'Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night' by Becky Cloonan

#CoolArt: Acme Archives Prints At SDCC 2018

Limited edition prints that will debut at the Acme Archives booth (#5629) throughout the San Diego Comic Con July 19-22.

Follow them on Twitter @acmearchives for more updates up to and throughout Comic Con weekend.

by Jerry Vanderstelt

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Red Sonja' by Tula Lotay

Variant cover art by Tula Lotay for 'Red Sonja' issue #17, published May 2018 by Dynamite Comics


Monday, July 16, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Fidelis' by Jenna Kass

'Fidelis' by Jenna Kass, for Every Day Original.

6.5" x 11" pencil and powdered graphite on matted 11" x 14" Strathmore 400 Series Smooth Bristol board, original artwork for $325.

On sale now from the Every Day Original website.


#CoolArt: 'Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary' by Chris Christodoulou

'Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary' by Chris Christodoulou, a new officially licensed print release through Zavvi.

16" x 24" giclee print on 300gsm paper, in a signed and numbered TIMED edition for £30.

On sale Monday July 16 at 12pm UK from the Zavvi website.


#CoolArt: 'Miami Vice' by Ben Terdik

'Miami Vice' by Ben Terdik.

36" x 24" 12 colour screen print on Pearlescent White paper in an AP edition for £79.16.

On sale now from his website.


#CoolArt: 'Spider-Man' by Robert Bruno

'Spider-Man' by Robert Bruno, a new officially licensed 'Marvel' print release from Grey Matter Art.

13" x 19" giclee print in a hand numbered limited edition of 125 for $35.

On sale Wednesday July 18 at 1pm ET from the Grey Matter Art website.


Movie Review: 'Incredibles 2'

Now that it's finally been released in the UK, a month after the US release, I thought 'Incredibles 2' was pretty good and I really enjoyed it.

It carries on straight after the first movie ended, and we finally get to see what happens next after the Underminer appeared at the end of the previous movie, in a fun sequence that ends up casting doubts over Supers once again.

Sure, director Brad Bird re-treads over some of the recognisable beats that made the first film so excellent, but he also keeps it fresh by adding in some new elements, giving you something that is familiar but also ultimately something new, that is typical of a sequel.

The roles are reversed in this one as it's Elastigirl/Helen that takes the lead in doing all the super-ing, leaving Mr Incredible/Bob to reluctantly take on domestic duties, instead of super, looking after the kids back at home, whilst mom is out saving the world. It was fun to see this play out, with one relishing their return to action and the other pining for it as well but also struggling to cope with daily familial struggles as well as trying to deal with Jack-Jack coming into his own powers as they begin to manifest themselves.

Familiar faces return, like Frozone/Lucius, Rick Dicker and of course Edna Mode. But we also get a new batch of supers, Voyd, Krushauer, Helectrix, Reflux, Brick, Screech and more as Winston Deavor, a superhero fan and CEO of DevTech - a telecommunications company, wants to regain the public's support and trust in Supers and undo the laws that have made their activities illegal. There's some great action sequences, spiced with some great humour too - such as Jack-Jack's tussle with a raccoon, plus the end sequence is pretty good too, getting the pulse racing in a battle to save the city and the day!

The only criticism was with the big bad, the Screenslaver. They were set up well, giving them motivation and depth, and you could certainly empathise with them for their way of thinking, but I just felt that they were almost a copy of the villain Syndrome from the original movie - both driven by their desire for a kind of vengeance against Supers, out to exact a kind of revenge to right a wrong, through a seemingly well thought out and executed plan, although minus the island lair this time. So when Elastigirl is drawn into investigating the mysterious supervillain, the breadcrumb trail of clues, despite the red herring thrown in there, allowed you to follow the trail, along with Elastigirl, and piece together the clues, leading to an obvious conclusion.   

All in all though, it's a fun movie that, after 14 years from the first movie (has it really been that long?!), continues and builds on from where it left off. It's a great superhero movie, full of action, excitement, suspense and laughs, and could easily be a part of any comics cinematic universe, with another great musical score by Michael Giacchino that is very indicative of the silver age of superheroes. It's definitely been worth the wait!

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Leia Boushh' by Terese Nielsen

'Leia Boushh' by Terese Nielsen

Booster cover box art for the 'Star Wars Miniatures: Imperial Entanglements' expansion set, released March 2009 from Wizards Of The Coast.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Sulamith' by Sam Guay

'Sulamith' by Sam Guay, for Every Day Original.

5" x 7" watercolour and gouache on 140lb watercolour paper, matted to 10.5" x 12.5" with blue velvet and metallic gold, original artwork for $380.

On sale Sunday July 15 at 12.30pm ET from the Every Day Original website.