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Comics Deal: Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy HC

Posted: 06 Dec 2012 05:45 AM PST

Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy

The Deal of the Day over at Things From Another World today is Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy hardcover for only $20 (that's 43% off of the regular price of $34.99).

Note – The sale at TFAW is valid only for today, Thursday, December 6, 2012, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last (and there's a limited supply, so it will sell out, so hurry!). Visit the TFAW's Deal of the Day page to view the hours left in the sale as well as quantities left on the item.

If the deal at TFAW sells out, you can also buy the Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy hardcover at a discounted price at Amazon for $23.09 [...]

THQ ‘Humble Bundle’ Gives Gamers A Lot For Giving A Little

Posted: 06 Dec 2012 05:30 AM PST

THQ Humble Bundle

Do you Like that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you know you are helping a good cause? Are you a gamer? Well, if you're a Steam user, let me direct your attention to the Humble Bundle from THQ.

For the small price of PAY WHAT YOU WANT, you can get your hands on six (or seven) top notch games from THQ. You can also choose to send some or ALL of the money you pay for this Humble Bundle to charity. The standard Humble Bundle consists of Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction: Armageddon, and three Company of Heroes games (the original CoH, Opposing Fronts, and Tales of Valor). Does none of this tickle your giving spirit? Well, if you should decide to donate more than the 'average' amount (which is currently sitting at around six dollars), you will also get a copy of Saints Row: The Third [...]

Comic Review: Colder #2

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 05:00 PM PST

Colder #2

Colder #2
Written by Paul Tobin
Art by Juan Ferreyra
Cover by Juan Ferreyra
Dark Horse Comics
Release date: December 5, 2012
Cover price: $3.99

Colder is a really, really weird comic, and that's putting it lightly. In a mental institution in Massachusetts during early LSD experiments in the 1940s, a fire breaks out and begins to consume the hallucinating asylum inmates. At the same time, an other-worldly being named Nimble Jack appears out of some kind of wormhole and beings to devour the inmates' sanity. One inmate in particular who he feeds off is Declan Thomas. However, due to the raging fire, Nimble Jack doesn't get to finish off Declan as the building collapses. Luckily, Declan survives the incident unscathed; however, his body temperature has dropped significantly and continues to do so throughout the years. Cut to modern day and Declan is living with a nurse named Reece in her home. Reece cares for the man since he has no family and nowhere to go. He is essentially an introvert. He doesn't say or do anything other than clean and dress himself. After Nimble Jack appears in current day and comes into contact with Reece, Declan announces that he's been "alive" the entire time and now has something to share with Reece [...]

Disney Teams Up With Johnny Depp To Modernize ‘Don Quixote’

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 04:06 PM PST

Johnny Depp

Whether or not Terry Gilliam is interested once again in adapting Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote for the big screen is unknown. But you can't blame the man for passing on the project all together. His first attempt at adapting the novel, which would have starred Johnny Depp, was hampered by inclement weather, illness, and other obstacles. So Gilliam decided to give it a second try, this time this time starring Robert Duvall; however, financial problems prevented the project from getting off the ground.

So far there hasn't been any word of Gilliam going for try number three. The director is currently busy working on his new film, The Zero Theorem. But the story of Don Quixote will not die; in fact, Disney will revive Cervantes' tale and Johnny Depp could star in it [...]

Comic Review: Hoax Hunters, Vol. 1

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 02:25 PM PST

Hoax Hunters, Vol. 1

Hoax Hunters, Vol. 1
Story by Michael Morecci and Steve Seeley
Art by Axel Medellin, Jim Ringuet, and Emilio Laiso
Letters by Jim Campbell
Mothman by Jeremy Tinder
Image Comics
Release Date: December 5, 2012
Cover Price: $14.99

In Michael Morecci and Steve Seeley's Hoax Hunters we are given a story that has become somewhat of a staple in comics over the last decade or so: the paranormal investigation teams. Now, most of these are about battling the supernatural, preventing the destruction of the world, secret organizations, blah, blah, blah. But it's a hard story to tell when you have titles like Hellboy and the many associated spin-offs that have seemingly mastered this subgenre to be compared to. Hoax Hunters though, has a twist.

In the comic, Hoax Hunters is a reality TV show about three investigators (with some others who assist, like an astronaut suit full of crows named 'Murder') who debunk the weird, terrifying, supernatural, and creepy for their audience. These guys go anywhere and everywhere with their camera in tow and figure out the reasonable explanation to the mystery, like the gang from Scooby-Doo. What the three don't say on camera though, is that whenever they encounter a real paranormal or supernatural occurrence, they do everything they can to cover it up. They are the anti X-Files (there is even a poster in the office that says "I don't want to believe") protecting us from the Truth [...]

Hilariously Honest Trailer For Chistopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 01:00 PM PST

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman

ScreenJunkies' honest trailers have a way of pushing fanatics' buttons in the wrong way, but there are those who find their trailers quite humorous. For the most part, the humor lies within nitpicking the smaller things that go unnoticed by the directors and film editors. We previously posted an honest trailer for The Avengers, which pointed out some issues with continuity, heroes never wearing earpieces to communicate, Asgardian gods dying, and other things.

Now a new honest trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (which is out now on Blu-ray/DVD combo-pack) will definitely ruffle a few feathers. The highly anticipated third and final entry in Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy was perhaps the most polarizing because fans either forgave the film's glaring plot holes in favor of Nolan's eye and Wally Phfister's cinematography or they gave the film hell by posting their anger on Twitter or Facebook. Check out the honest trailer here below [...]

Comic Review: The Legend of Luther Strode #1

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 10:14 AM PST

The Legend of Luther Strode #1

The Legend of Luther Strode #1
Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Tradd Moore
Colors by Felipe Sobreiro
Image Comics
Release Date: December 5, 2012
Cover Price: $3.50

Oh boy, I've been waiting for the arrival of this book for a long time. From the moment I turned the last page of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, I've been hungry for more blood, guts, and general mayhem. Well boys and girls, it is finally here. Fresh off of the Image presses, dripping with blood, The Legend of Luther Strode #1 is finally here. Now, the obvious next question is: was it worth the wait?

Before we dig up an answer to this loaded question, let's consider the past and present of the Luther Strode comic book franchise. At the time of its release, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode was a highly acclaimed book, which revitalized the dog-tired superhero origin story genre. Writer Justin Jordan and artist Tradd Moore created a new superhero story that rejuvenated the public's interest in the typical high school student turned super person story. Think of it like Peter Parker baptized in the collective blood of every drug deal and arsonist who ever raised a hand to the innocent. Needless to say, The Legend of Luther Strode had a lot to live up to [...]

The GoD List: Comics For December 5, 2012

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 09:00 AM PST

GoD List Banner

Each and every week "Dancer" Henchman21 AND "Prancer" MK2Fac3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, they looks forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn't? So, let's take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and they'll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of December 5, 2012. Single issues and trades, they're all here.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Don't worry, you've got plenty of time left, which means you have sooo much time to shop for comics this week. And it is a good week for buying some comics. You've got a bunch of new series including a high profile launch from Marvel, you've got Rotworld still going on in Swamp Thing and Animal Man, and tons of other stuff. So stock up, find a spot by the fire, and get comfortable with this week's GoD List! [...]

Guillermo Del Toro, Travis Beacham Set To Write ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 08:01 AM PST

Pacific Rim Header Image

The massive monsters versus robots movie, Pacific Rim, is still many months away, but Legendary Pictures is clearly high on the movie and are trying to keep director Guillermo del Toro on their team for as long as possible.

It's being reported that the studio already has plans for Pacific Rim 2, and that del Toro and his co-writer, Travis Beacham, are already set to begin working on the screenplay for the follow-up. [...]

Comic Review: Hellboy in Hell #1

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 07:03 AM PST

Hellboy in Hell #1

Hellboy in Hell #1
Story & Art by Mike Mignola
Colors by Dave Stewart
Letters by Clem Robins
Cover by Mike Mignola with Dave Stewart
Designers: Mike Mignola & Gary Grazzini
Assistant Editor: Daniel Chabon
Editor: Scott Allie
Publisher: Mike Richardson
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: December 5, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99

Hellboy in Hell #1 was the first Hellboy comic that I've ever read. Ever. I have nothing against the character, is just seemed that it was one of those books that never interested me. That being said, what I found when I read this comic surprised me.

Mike Mignola packs a LOT of humor in this story, and frankly, I really wasn't expecting that. Again, I'm not familiar with the Hellboy character or universe, so I didn't know what to expect, but it sure wasn't this. As a character, Hellboy is very tongue in cheek and quite a wise-cracking badass. Unfortunately, I found the story a little hard to follow. This is obviously aimed at Hellboy fans, so I'm sure I missed a ton of "in jokes" and references to past stories, but that's OK. It's an entertaining read with a couple of really good, funny parts to the story [...]

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