You know how when some things happen, everything just feels right in the Universe? That's how I feel about Aliens and Predator comics being produced by Dark Horse again after way too long. This week marks the triumphant return of the xenomorphs we all know and love, as Aliens #1 is finally hits comic shops. Here's the synopsis from DarkHorse.com:
A group of wildcat planetary prospectors plant their flag on a distant new world, rich in land, resources . . . and mystery. Within this seemingly uninhabited planet lies the greatest archaeological discovery in history, an ancient, abandoned complex of impossible proportions carved deep within the living rock, a mind-numbing labyrinth of passages, ramps, bridges, and galleries that seems to extend limitlessly. But as the exploration of the leviathan dead city proceeds deeper and deeper, the members of the team slowly begin to lose their grip on reality. But madness gives way to fear as the explorers begin to disappear one by one. Something else lives within the necropolis, a faceless horror as deadly and merciless as space itself, a lethal terror that has waited centuries to awake . . . and destroy.
At long last, Dark Horse Comics heralds the return of the heavyweight champion of modern science-fiction/horror, Aliens!
In other news, expect the return of "comic of the week" as soon as I get back to regularly updating, which should be within the next couple of weeks.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Blog neglect is one of the most prominent issues currently facing our country. I'm ashamed to have become part of the problem as of late. I assure you I haven't forgotten about my small corner of the internets, I've just had a lot of stuff going on. Soon all should be back to normal, as I settle into my new base of operations. Expect a full return to pointlessly posting things that do little other than waste the valuable time of the reader.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This one's for Binky!
A Day to Remember is one of my newest finds. They're pretty much everything I ask for in a band, there's screamy parts and singy parts, and lots of heavy ass guitars. Also on most of their songs, dude sings about bitches doing him wrong, and well quite frankly I can relate, what can I say?
However, this particular track isn't about that, or at least I don't think it is. No kids, this one's especially for Binky. A Day to Remember covers Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" from their album For Those Who Have Heart. Rock the fuck out!
Since U Been Gone - A Day To Remember
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Best $100 dollars I'll ever spend on a Collector's Edition of a video game. I'd almost pay that for this stuff without a game included with it. Thankfully not only does a game come with all this, but it actually looks like a pretty damn good one too. I read this week that it got delayed a few weeks, which I'm fine with, gives me more time to prepare the wallet.
Friday, May 1, 2009
So tomorrow (or today depending on if and when anybody reads this) is the annual Free Comic Book Day. Head to your local comic shop for free comics! As usual, I've already gotten mine early, and here's what you should be on the lookout for...
Free Comic Book Day 2009 heralds the re-launch of two of the quintessential Dark Horse movie-to-comics franchises - the Fox blockbusters Aliens and Predator! Featuring a flip-book format with two covers and two stories - each devoted to one of mankind's deadliest adversaries - Aliens/Predator opens the airlock to a new universe of terror!
This May, DC Comics will debut its first-ever all-new title for Free Comic Book Day: BLACKEST NIGHT #0, the prelude to "Blackest Night," the biggest comics event of 2009! Featuring a story by writer Geoff Johns, BLACKEST NIGHT #0 is illustrated by top art teams Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert and Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy. The issue also features an introductory text page by Johns that sets the stage for new readers and a cover by Ivan Reis. The issue includes a lead story that leads directly into BLACKEST NIGHT #1, as well as a special guide to the various Corps that have recently emerged as forces in the world of GREEN LANTERN.
The perfect place to check out the sensational line of titles aimed at readers of all ages! This sampler includes fun and exciting stories starring TINY TITANS, BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! and BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, plus activity pages starring SUPER FRIENDS!
RadicalIn 2008, Radical Publishing debuted with their FCBD08 preview issue, which also teased at what to expect beyond 2008. Radical 2009 now fulfills that breakout promise with a showcase of Incarnate (from Nick Simmons, son of KISS's Gene Simmons); Oblivion (created by Joseph Kosinski & written by Ian Edginton), FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency (written by David Hine), The Last Days of American Crime (by Rick Remender), Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead (by Steve Pugh & Warren Ellis), Hercules II: The Knives of Kush, Legends, Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising, Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost, and more!
BongoThe comic company that brings you The Simpsons and Futurama in the fantastic four-color format joins with retailers to reel in new readers with a comic cornucopia of tantalizing tidbits and a spectacular sampling of the best in humor comics!
Check out the rest of the books at the official site of FCBD here. Don't know where your local comic shop is? Click the picture on your right for the Comic Shop Locator Service. Happy FCBD kids!