What happens if you are on a space barge, and you don’t have hypersleep? Henrik Bjerragaard Clausen has the answer, in this animated short film that looks at the most boring job in the universe…
In this issue: Zach gives his impressions on watching Alien for the first time, and reflects on how that will make him a better film maker. Matthew has jury duty, and Stephen wonders if people still believe in end of the world myths.
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In 1979, prototypes for 3 ¾” action figures for the ALIEN film were developed but never manufactured. Through our network of industry and collector contacts, Super7 has unearthed the original 33-year-old prototypes and will utilize these to help make these “lost toys” a reality.
Mysterious ships are being totted around by the military. Faces are being eaten off by humans. These certainly are the times we have secretly dreamed would happen. Most of you probably have a rudimentary idea of what you would do if a zombie apocalypse broke out, or signs pre-made to welcome extra-terrestrials to our world. But if I had to choose between invasion, or the dead coming back to life, I’m going with ET every time. And here I present my Top Ten reasons why.
Did you just arrive home from a long day of watching Prometheus and now want to cuddle up with a nice xenomorph and sip on your favorite cold/hot beverage? Well look no farther than Kotobukiya’s new Alien inspired mug!
Starship Troopers returns this summer, with an all new film in the series that stars Casper Van Dien, who also produces the film with Ed Neumeier. A brand new Japanese trailer for the film has arrived that gives us a pretty good idea of what the film is going to be about.
Who would have thought the week after the San Diego Comic Con would be full of such interesting moments?Â Here’s a look back at what you may have missed last week.
- The signed Major Spoilers poster arrives at Stately Spoiler Manor
- Alien gets a prequel and Ridley Scott is going to direct
- Who knew two Fantastic Four covers would cause so much discussion
- Major Spoilers Adventures clocks in with the 2nd installment.Â Extra points to those that recognized all the bad guys looked like Rodrigo.
- Victoria offers up advice for those wanting to Cosplay
- Who likes Dungeons and Dragons? Then you best check out Rodrigo’s thoughts on the new guide to divine power
- Transmetropolitan and Scott Johnson are featured on the Major Spoilers Podcast
- Stacy B. offers up thoughts on Miracleman for those scratching their heads
- Do you have a favorite DC direct to DVD animated movie?Â Major Spoilers wants to know
- And of course, plenty of reviews to keep you occupied
What is in store for the comic book and pop culture universe this week? Take the ride with us, and let’s find out together.
Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins are getting company on their trip to Mars.Â Actor Willem Dafoe has been cast as Tars Tarkas, which means he’ll either simply be voicing the seven foot tall green alien with four arms, or someone’s got a lot of makeup work to get started on.
The film is expected to start filming in 2010.
The Eisner-nominated major debut by cartoonist Brandon Graham, KING CITY, finally continues in an ongoing series presented in the deluxe, oversized format courtesy of TOKYOPOP and Image Comics!
“Continuing KING CITY has been a long time coming and I’m thrilled that TOKYOPOP and Image Comics are bringing it back in the best way possible,” Graham said. “We’re doing it as thirty-two page monthly issues, the first six issues remastering the original series along with as much cool new work as I can fit, in a format akin to Image’s VIKING. Starting with issue 7, the series will consist entirely of all-new material. This is KING CITY looking better than I’d ever hoped- in burly, deluxe oversized serializations.”
KING CITY is solely populated by the weirdest of the weird including Joe, a thief-for-hire with a cat capable of becoming any tool or weapon.Â Amongst his friends are his co-hort,Â Pete, who is too busy falling in love with an alien heâ€™s forced to betray to assist in their latest mission and Anna, who can’t help but watch her boyfriend literally turn into the drug heâ€™s addicted to. The ongoing series will consist of remastered and original material, in the same deluxe format as Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein’s VIKING.
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson said, “Brandon represents a whole new generation of cartoonists coming into comics with a fresh eye for creating original material unlike anything else out there. We’re excited to be working with both Brandon and TOKYOPOP on returning KING CITY to the stands in a way no one has seen before.”
Added Mike Kiley, Senior VP at TOKYOPOP, “â€œWe’â€™re very happy that Brandonâ€™’s amazing book is going to appear in this deluxe format. Iâ€™’m especially looking forward to seeing Earthling J. Catingsworth III in all his over-sized glory.â€”
KING CITY #1, a 32-page black and white oversized comic book for $2.99, will be in-stores August 19th.
I’m pretty excited about the news that Cory Walker is returning to Invincible. While I love Ryan Ottley’s work in Invincible, it was the work of Cory Walker that originally got me hooked. On Tuesday, G4TV announced the co-creator will return to Invincible for a two-part story that sets up the upcoming Viltrumite War.
“While Cory has been working behind the scenes in the INVINCIBLE crew, it’s great to have him back for these two very special issues,” INVINCIBLE co-creator and writer Robert Kirkman said. “They’re going to be pretty damn momentous in the grand scheme of INVINCIBLE as we place the spotlight on INVINCIBLE’s dad, Nolan, and his new partner, Allen the Alien, while they seek the only weapons capable of taking down the Viltrumite empire. It’s gonna be awesome!”
Invincible #66 arrives in September, 2009.