Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HeroClix Returns!!

More news via Robot Viking!

Comics need more...

GIANT ANTS!! And more monster mash-ups! Frankenstein and Dracula meet the ants from THEM!!

Pokemon with a Gil Kane cover!

Eh. Not really. But I could tell The Master's style anywhere! Looks like he was channeling some Atom-sized goodness!

Comics need more...

...giant Cthulu-esque monsters. Particularly superheroes. Superheroes need some giant external menace so that they're not fighting each other in stupid superpowereed slap-fights.

But maybe that's just me.

Image from Robot Viking.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Acidic Bullets vs. Disintegrating Flame!

For months now, I've been following, and there are days when I swear that I could post links here about everything they talk about. However, this little article about The Werewolves of War! deserves extra special mention. Here's their summary of an issue of Astounding Stories now available for free thanks to Project Gutenburg:
Published in the February 1931 issue of Astounding Stories, "Werewolves Of War" by D.W. Hall takes place seven years in the future, after the Slavs have overrun Europe and are now laying waste to the United States. The last scrappy defenders of America are just barely holding off the Slavs at California, and doing battle in the hazardous no-man's land of Nevada. D.W. Hall gives us the kind of writing you just don't see nowadays.
There are samples of at io9. Admittedly, the writing style isn't for everyone, but I love it! Two-fisted action coupled with breathless prose make for an exciting read. Jump to the link above to find out more about the acidic bullets! Witness an example of the anything-goes mentality which helped create the Golden Age of Comics!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nicholas Cage's Fortress of Solitude

Via Yahoo discussing an article at The Daily Beast about Nick Cage's spending habits. More details at the Daily Beast article but Yahoo summarizes his purchases thusly:

If you can dream it, Nic Cage bought it: yachts, a jet, a castle, over 50 cars, over a million dollars' worth of comic books, multiple (supposedly haunted) mansions in New Orleans, two Bahamanian islands, shrunken heads that may or may not have been human, and, famously, a $500k Lamborghini once owned by the Shah of Iran. Most amusingly, Cage spent $276,000 on a dinosaur skull in a "heated auction with Leonardo DiCaprio." And though the article has details about Cage's many pets -- claiming that he kept antidote serum on his wall for the poison of his two King Cobras -- it neglects to mention at least one: Cage's pet octopus.

While the DB spins it as compulsive spending run amok, my spin is that he was collecting items for his secret Fortress of Solitude.