For those of you who (like me) are fans of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern novels, here’s an active Wiki that includes all published material.
Okay, I’m just about caught up finally, and . . . . DAMN! Hurry up Season 5!
The great Western writer Max Brand had one of his characters say, “Words is worse’n bullets. You never know what they’ll hit.” That holds doubly true when you’ve got words and pictures telling your story. “Tall Tales from the Badlands #3″ explores the lore of the Wild West in this latest comics anthology published by Black Jack Press.
The stories are written by Mark Wheaton (Dark Horse Comics, horror novelist and screenwriter of “Friday the 13th” and “The Messengers”) Robert Napton (Dynamite, Top Cow), Matt Dembicki (Oni Press, Editor of the Eisner nominated “Trickster”) and Sean Fahey (Digital Webbing Presents, GrayHaven Comics, 215ink, Soaring Penguin Press, DC Comics). There is also have a great collection of artists on this book: Jerry Decaire (Marvel, Moonstone), John Fortune (Blue Water Comics), Ruben Rojas, Franco Cespedes and Ezequiel Rosingana (Blue Water Comics…
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From a long time ago, the Thudd Gun. I found two of these in the Loft Full Of Lead and thought they would be great for the Imperial Meridian Infantry. This was originally a Games Workshop Squat Artillery piece from 1988, the early and great days of Warhammer 40,000, before it became Warhammer $40,000.
The weapon below from what I remember is from much later and it was an Ork gun. This too will work very well as another steampunk artillery piece.
Funny how the two models, one for the Squats and one for the Orks have the same wheels. Never noticed that before.
There has been a lot of buzz lately over Emerald City Comicon’s acquisition by pop culture events organization ReedPOP, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions. You can read Paul Constant’s report at The Stranger right here. Constant deems ECCC as “just the right size and not too super-intense. The comics professionals at the show always enjoy themselves, and so their interactions with the fans tend to be looser and more fun.” Now, there is no truly accurate basis for this but anyone can appreciate the enthusiasm behind such a remark. New York is New York. Seattle is Seattle. And so on. Each convention, large or small, offers its own unique dynamic. And, certainly, ECCC has its vibe.
According to The Stranger’s article on the sale of ECCC, its owner and staff will be retained by ReedPOP to act as consultants for all its comics conventions around the world. ReedPOP…
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Star Wars returns to Marvel Comics with “Star Wars #1.” That pretty much sets the tone right there, doesn’t it? We start with solid cover art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), who also does the art inside. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder), this is something of a starting off point as we find the original Star Wars gang running through familiar terrain with plenty of fun twists and turns. The Death Star has been destroyed. The Rebel Alliance is gearing up for a mother of all battles against the Empire with Darth Vader and the Emperor personifying evil. You get the picture. Of course, we love a good familiar story and, when it comes to Star Wars, indeed, we can’t seem to ever get enough. This first issue does not let anyone down. It’s really a credit to everyone involved. As C-3PO says…
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