I can see them through the brush—those red eyes, glowing like the waning embers of a fireplace. There are two: One is in a top hat, the other a derby, both mustachioed to an ostentatious degree and both resting their hunting rifles in the crooks of their arms. These gentlemen sentries have been scanning the countryside for the past 15 minutes. They’re looking for me. Their surveillance balloon has been drifting around near me, but so far I’ve been lucky enough to avoid its spotlight and the resulting klaxon. I’d like to fight back, but right now I’ve got to my name a pair of binoculars, some bandages a couple of dead rats and a boot. The situation is not promising, but I’ve got to make a run for the quaint little English village just over the hill; maybe I can find a pistol and some ammo. God, I hate these robots!
The latest trailer and a full press release on what to expect and when for the 4th installment of the Thief series can be found after the jump.
Kull and Conan are not the same.Â Kull is from Atlantis, was a slave, a pirate, and outlaw and then a king.Â Conan is from Cimerria.Â He was a thief, outlaw, mercenary and pirate, before becoming king.Â They are not alike. Any resemblance to yesterday’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day, and today’s Kull entry by Atlua Siriwardane are purly coincidental, and anything said to the contrary, will be denied.
For some reason, Dungeons and Dragons has been on my mind a lot lately.Â And whenever I think of Dungeons and Dragons, I eventually start thinking about the D&D cartoon series from 1983.Â Which of course lead me to searching around the Deviant Art website to look for a piece that struck my fancy.
My fancy has been struck in this piece from Dave Perillo.
Aw yeah, Tiny Titans!
Blurring the line between the living and the dead, IDW is proud to launch a new comic series from writer El Torres (Zombies!: Eclipse of the Undead) and artist Gabriel Hernandez (Clive Barkerâ€™s The Thief of Always). The Veil, with the first issue available in stores today, chronicles Chris Luna, a private eye whose clients are all dead. Unable to make a living, she is forced to move back to Maine and confront the darkness lurking in her sleepy hometown.
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.
Some answers and a few problems
If you forgot Rasl #4 hit stores this week, you probably arenâ€™t alone.Â Itâ€™s been six months since issue #3 graced the shelves, so it is understandable if your brain blocked the issue from your memory.Â However, if you didnâ€™t pick up the issue, you are missing out on some juicy new tid-bits of information that will make the conspiracists chatter for months.
Get your Cowboy Bebop DVD cued up and watch along with the Major Spoilers Crew as they provide audio commentary for the episode, Stray Dog Strut.
Stray Dog Strut
Spike and Jet’s next target is a serial pet thief who has stolen an apparently worthless dog from a research facility..
TRIVIA: This movie makes several references to Bruce Lee’s Game of Death. Abdul Hakim appearance and name being modeled after NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar.
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Boom! Studios has announced a new mini-series that delves into a story about a thief with supernatural powers.Â The series is written by Michael Alan Nelson with art by emma Rios.
HEXED follows nineteen-year-old Luci Neves, a.k.a. “Lucifer,” a Brazilian thief who specializes in the otherworldy and the enchanted. Ordinary crooks can rob banks. Lucifer’s the girl you call when you need someone to steal a demon’s collar, a feather from an angel’s wings, or the hinges off the gates of Hell itself.Â Luci’s life has been plagued by macabre adventures and ethereal encounters, and now that an ill-satisfied client from her past has come back to haunt her…well, there may be no place in any dimension left for her to run!
“This is, honestly, everything I look for in a series and in a first issue,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid in a prepared statement.Â “Michael’s got his craft down better than just about anyone, and his ideas are terrific. Weird and chilling and compellingly disturbing, but terrific. Okay, actually, the boy clearly needs therapy. But HEXED is great.”