This is a reminder that today is Free Comic Book day. Free Comic Book Day is an event that is held on the first Saturday of every May, where participating stores offer a variety of free comic books provided by all the major publishers.
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Rogue Trooper is one of my absolute favorite 2000 AD series, and thanks to IDW Publishing some of the earliest Rogue Trooper stories are now collected in trade paperback format, in glorious full-color.
Today at the comic book store, we picked up the first issue of McBane, a new comic based around the action hero parody McBane from The Simpsons. Now, in addition to the comic, you also get this awesome movie poster for ‘Have Bodybag, Will Travel’, the latest McBane flick.
What’s really unique about this issue is the comic is also the poster:
Makes it a bit hard to read, but it’s also really cool. In all honesty, though, I’m hoping this stays a one-off kinda thing, and it doesn’t become a trend.
This video combines two of my favorite entertainment forces, Batman and Dethklok, into a fusion of metal and vigilantism. Fair warning, it’s a bit weird.
Guardians of the Galaxy drops August 1st, 2014.
This scene from the upcoming X-Men sequel shows the remaining mutant resistance fighting off the upgraded Sentinels of the future. This scene alone gives me higher hopes for this movie.
X-Men: Days of Future Past drops May 23rd, 2014.
Batman: Strange Days is a short produced by Bruce Timm celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary. It’s a blend of Golden Age Batman with Hugo Strange and one of his monster men, mixed with the iconic “Timmverse” art style featured in the DC Animated Universe.
If you haven’t seen ‘DREDD’ yet, it’s a damn fine movie adaption of Judge Dredd (it’s on Netflix) and I highly recommend it. Karl Urban, who played the title character, made this video to remind the fans that they’re hard at work at getting a sequel made, and there’s a petition working towards that goal.
You can sign the petition here: 2000adonline.us5.list-manage.com
Have you seen the Judge Dredd reboot/remake film ‘Dredd’, yet? Well, this isn’t from that. It’s actually a time-lapse of some awesome, high-quality makeup that turns a model’s jaw into one closely representing Dredd’s jaw in the comics, since, y’know, that’s the only part of his face you’re ever supposed to see.
DPx Gear is having a special deal. Purchase either a HEFT 4 Assault or HEST II Assault knife and add an author-signed preview copy of ‘Roll Hard’ to the order, and get both for just $99. That’s a potential savings of over 50% for the knife alone, plus a signed copy of a kick-ass graphic novel to boot.
Les Stroud is getting his own comic book to be released this Fall, based on the Survivorman television show. ‘Survivorman: The Horn of Providence’, which involves Les ‘Survivorman’ Stroud chasing down a stolen artifact from American history, sounds a bit more Indiana Jones than the standard Survivorman affair. The story is being written by Dusty McGowen, with Brian Lucey and Matt Lesniewski on art, and is being published by Blue Water Comics.
Hat Tip: Comicbook.com
The official comic of the Zombie Eradication Response Team, created by Aaron Mauldin and written by Jesse Saunders, with art by Monty Borror. The series is available in both print and digital format, and if you happen to be in San Diego for Comic-Con, you can pick up a limited edition pencil cover variant of issue #2.
MoneySupermarket has released an updated infographic detailing the cost of being Iron Man in anticipation for the upcoming ‘Iron Man 3′. Taken into account is his expanded armory of suits, the cost to rebuild his home, his collection of cars, and his super computer. It all comes out to just north of 10 billion dollars; being a super hero just isn’t a poor man’s game, unless your Peter Parker, of course.
Tony Swatton of MAN AT ARMS custom creates 6 hardened steel batarangs that are more practical (in function, at least) than the standard affair seen in the various Batman films.
Created by Mike Oncley for Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, this bit of art depicts everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth as a mosaic made from spent brass and shotshells.
McFarlane Toys is offering this highly-detailed and bad-ass resin statue of the Michonne from ‘The Walking Dead’. The 14.5″ statue is hand signed by series creator Robert Kirkman with a certificate of authenticity signed by Todd McFarlane and details Michonne, katana in hand, mid-combat against two walkers. Limited to 1500 pieces, the statue will be available for sale at noon, EST today, the time of this article’s publication.
Starting February, AMC is going to re-air seasons one and two of ‘The Walking Dead’ in monochrome. If anything else, it’s a nice treat for the fans of the comic, which is done in black and white.
Hat tip: io9.com
The plot of this epic graphic novel is simple, “Special operations contractors, backed by Saudi petrodollars, wage a war of ruthless intrigue and clandestine violence against Iranian proxies and agents in the post-Iraq state, Basran.” But in this final volume, the “Black Powder Red Earth” story culminates in a 4 hour capture-kill raid as the Cold Harbor raiders hunt down an Iranian HVT responsible for the IRGC WMD program
Volume 4 is available through www.amazon.com.
Fanboy note: Just doing my part to spread the word on this awesome graphic novel. Pick up a copy today!
This article was originally published on Soldier Systems Daily.
Jim Carrey is playing Colonel Stars (in a MultiCam outfit to boot) in ‘Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall’, the upcoming sequel to ‘Kick-Ass’, the movie based on the comic of the same name.
‘Tilt-Shift Vol. 1: The Quite Profession’ is a graphic novel written by Jose Torres-Cooban with art by Joshua Hood. The 12-issue series details a first-hand account of the actions of Team Galahad through the eyes of combat photographer Specialist Freddie Blythe. The purpose of the series is to shift perspective on the Global War On Terror to those fighting on the front lines and promises to be the closest thing to the full Special Operations experience found in any medium, being written by actual Special Operations combat veterans.
Tilt-Shift is currently up for funding on Kickstarter.
Tilt-Shift also has a Facebook page.
This article was originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.