The Last Unicorn #1 Signed Edition
Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis (w) â€¢ Renae De Liz (a & c)
This special edition of The Last Unicorn is signed by the novelâ€™s author, Peter Beagle!
FC â€¢ 32 pages â€¢ $9.99
Fans and critics alike rejoiced in 2008, when creator Eric Powell took his redneck zombie noir, The Goon, monthly for an entire calendar year. Following the release of the landmark graphic novel Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker, Powell laid out his most complex story line to date, spanning twelve issues. In 2009, the creator celebrated the tenth anniversary of the title, releasing a special anniversary issue to coincide with a burlesque anniversary party in his honor in Nashville, followed by a special all-silent issue in November. While both were strong standalone issues, the significantly lighter release schedule left fans wondering whatâ€™s next for the madcap mercenary.
Archie #605, Betty & Veronica Digest #201, Jughead’s Double Digest #157, and SOnic the Hedgehog Archives #12, all arrive in stores next week (January 27, 2010), and Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek.
If you’ve been wondering when the next round of Minimate zombies will hit stores, wait no longer as you can make your own with Zombie Decal Kit from Luke’s Toy Store.Â The kit is designed for the 24 Season 1 Box Set and the Biff and Marty Back to the Future Minimates sets, but you can use any Minimate parts to design your own.
Also, if you would prefer to combine your own parts, all of the decals have also been designed to work with popular color minimate parts as an alternative to using these Minimate sets. The choice is up to you!
Included in this kit:
6 full zombie decals, and an additional 6 zombie faces
Duplicate set of decals in case you make a mistake with the first set
Gareb Shamus has quietly been acquiring various comic conventions from around the country and rebranding them under the Wizard World banner.Â For the most part, the new conventions have had some positive reactions, but yesterday’s announcement that Shamus purchased the Atlanta Comic Con, probably has many flashing back to the last time Wizard World attempted to make inroads in the ATL.
While there’s nothing wrong with the purchase of the convention, and as former owner Wes Tillander says, “There are so many facets of this industry that comics fans appreciate and expect to see as part of a show. With Wizard producing the show, I know that mixed presentation idea will really thrive,” I just hope the TBA doesn’t get changed to June 4 – 6, 2010.
What’s the new LEGO themed toy set to replace the Bionicle line?Â It’s the Hero Factory…
It is with great pleasure that the LEGO Group welcomes you to the Hero Factory!
This is the place where real heroes are made. The heroes are designed, equippedÂ and built depending on specific missions that beam in from across the galaxy andÂ across time. The heroes are then sent out in their hero pods ready to defeatÂ evil and solve their mission. The missions are many and very different.
If you are the San Mateo, California area, and can get the Public Television Station KCSM, you might want to check out Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone and the Changing Face of Comics.
THE CARTOONIST tells the inspiring story of Jeff Smith’s creation of the epic comic book, BONE, hailed by critics as one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Fellow cartoonists Scott McCloud, Colleen Doran, Harvey Pekar, Paul Pope and Terry Moore, and others share their stories of this worldwide phenomenon that began in small comics hobby shops and is now found in the homes of millions of adults and children in 25 countries. The film also provides a look at a unique industry and art form that continues to evolve as its audience expands.
The show airs at 9:30 PM tonight (Wednesday, January 20, 2010) and then again at 2:30 AM on Thursday January 21st.
When a wily pickpocket steals Ahsoka’s lightsaber during an otherwise routine mission, the desperate Togruta teen must enlist the help of an elderly Jedi Master to track down the slippery thief. The search takes the unlikely pair deep into the seedy underbelly of Coruscantâ€™s seamy underworldâ€¦and pits the young Padawan against a new kind of threat, unlike anything sheâ€™s seen on the front lines. Itâ€™s a race to reclaim both her weapon and her honor in â€œLightsaber Lost,â€ an all-new episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, January 22 on Cartoon Network.
For Giancarlo Volpe â€“ the episodeâ€™s director â€“ â€œLightsaber Lostâ€ provided a welcome opportunity to draw back from the high intensity action of the front lines, exploring the characters against a different tonal backdrop altogether. While still boasting one of the seriesâ€™ most memorable action sequences, the episode also focuses on an unlikely juxtaposition â€“ and the quiet humor that results from Ahsokaâ€™s new friendship.
This April Surrogates illustrator Brett Weldele and OLYMPUS writer Nathan Edmondson warn you to close your eyes in their five-issue tale of survival horror, THE LIGHT!
“THE LIGHT is everything I love about horror combined into one story,” Edmondson explained. “From a terror rooted in something everyone can relate to and broken protagonists doing their best to overcome absolute despair, this is the comic I’ve been wanting to read.Â Brett brings it to life with stunning visuals that grow in intensity as the story progresses.”
If you’re wondering what Russell T. Davies has been up to since leaving Doctor Who, the answer comes all the way from H’wood, as creator has moved to Los Angeles to develop a U.S. version of the Torchwood series for Fox Television.
While I’ve seen many U.S. series based on international programming tank, the fact the Davies is on board might mean this series works.Â Also rumored are the reports that Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) might just star in the pilot.Â Whether or not he would continue in an ongoing series is unknown, but with a more global approach to the organization in the ‘merican version, it wouldn’t surprise me if Capt. Jack doesn’t make more than one appearance in the show.