Sunday, August 28, 2016

Image Blitz Dork Style


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Awesome Ghosterbusters Poster by Zoe Moss!


Cool Artist: Jisoo Kim

 via Jisoo Kim

Wanted TPB by Dan: Boris the Bear

Writer: Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley
Artist: James Dean Smith
Dark Horse Comics (1986)

Boris the Bear #1-12

Clipped from Wikipedia: Starting in 1986 and created by James Dean Smith and Steve Mattsson, Boris the Bear was the second title published by Dark Horse Comics. Telling the story of an anthropomorphic bear, who is soon revealed to be a robot, the book parodied many other comic book characters while also satirizing the comic book industry as a whole. The character’s popularity led to parodies of Boris himself and “revenge” stories appearing in titles such as Blackthorne Publishing’s Laffin’ Gas and Eclipse Comics’ Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters.

In 1987, a disagreement with Dark Horse, over the direction of the title, convinced Smith to take Boris back from Dark Horse after the twelfth issue, and begin self-publishing the book under his own Nicotat Comics banner. Eventually, despite Smith having the title plotted through the fortieth issue, Nicotat ended its run with the thirty-fourth issue in November, 1991.

In April, 2007 James Dean Smith began self-publishing again under the name Oasis Comics. While it seemed, at the time, that Boris had returned to comics after a ten-year hiatus, no more issues of the title have been published and the character has not appeared since.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rob's Room: Two Great Short Stories from Superman/Batman #75!

"Joker & Lex" by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo (Calvin & Hobbes style!):
"Friendly Advice" by J.T. Krul and Francis Manapul:
Two great short stories from Superman/Batman #75 with cover by Frank Quietly (circa 2010):

Making of the X-Men: Apocalypse - The Extraction Scene

Documentary: Epic History X-Men Part 1, 2 & Deleted Scenes

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Rob's Room: Star Wars - Rogue One Fan-Made Action Figure Art

Star Wars - Rogue One Fan-Made Action Figure Art (via DocGold13 tumblr)

Rob's Room: Strange Tales #1 Cover by Paul Pope (2009)

Wanted TPB: Atari Force Omnibus

Writer: Gerry Conway and Various
José Luis García-López and Ross Andru and Various
DC Comics (1984-1986)
Atari Force Volume 1 #1-5, Atari Force Volume 2 #1-20, Atari Force Special #1, Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #1, 2, 6, 14, 16, 17, 23, and DC Sampler #2 and 3.

Clipped from Wikipedia: The first Atari Force comics, which only counted 5 issues, were published in 1982 and were created mainly to illustrate story lines for home console games being released by fellow Warner Communications subsidiary Atari, Inc. The comics were packed in with the games Defender, Berzerk, Star Raiders, Phoenix, and Galaxian. The comics were written by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas and the artists included Ross Andru, Gil Kane, Dick Giordano, and Mike DeCarlo.

The second series was released monthly, in conventional comic-book format, and lasted for 20 issues.Gerry Conway returned as writer while José Luis García-López became the main pencil artist. However, original series concept artist Ross Andru did draw issues 4-5. In issue #13, Eduardo Barreto took over as penciler and, in #14, Mike Baron became the regular writer through the final issue, #20. In 1986, a "Special" issue was released with work by different creators.

Plot: The original Atari Force was a team of humans from different nations using the multi-dimensional starship Scanner One to search for a new planet for humanity to inhabit as the Earth was facing ecological devastation. The team was handpicked by A.T.A.R.I. (Advanced Technology And Research Institute), and consisted of Martin Champion as mission commander, Lydia Perez as pilot and executive officer, Li-San O'Rourke as security officer, Mohandas Singh as flight engineer, and Dr. Lucas Orion as medical officer. A semi-sentient alien creature named Hukka because of the noise he made later joined as team mascot.

The second team, formed approximately 25 years after the first, was also led by Martin Champion. He was convinced that the original team's nemesis, the Dark Destroyer, still existed. Although he was correct, most of the rest of humanity did not believe it, but humored him due to his heroic status in successfully leading the original Atari Force to find New Earth. Other team members included Christopher "Tempest" Champion, son of Martin Champion and Lydia Perez; Erin "Dart" Bia O'Rourke-Singh, daughter of Mohandas Singh and Li-San O'Rourke; Hukka; Morphea, an insectoid empath; Babe, an alien toddler of immense size and strength; and Pakrat, a humanoid rodent thief. Later additions to the team were Blackjak, Dart's human lover; Taz, a short alien warrior; and Kargg, the Dark Destroyer's former chief underling.

Dork Note: I remember liking this series when I originally collected it. It felt very Star Wars-like.