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Sunday, 16 December 2012

UNOFFICIAL STAR WARS ANIME.....

 As much as I don't need any more Star Wars in my life this unofficial (hated by LucasFilm ltd.) clip of Star Wars anime is the dugs baws.....


Friday, 14 December 2012

NEW PACIFIC RIM POSTER...spoiler?


 With the release of the first Pacific Rim trailer comes a new poster for what looks like being the answer to the inevitably disapointing onslaught of Star Wars sequels, RoboCop remakes and (the gods help us) Transformers reboots but I'm a wee bit surprised at what looks like a bit of a huge spoiler because it would seem that the main robot gets battered and loses an arm. But in del Torro we trust and Pacific Rim so far  looks like being the biggest shot in the arm to Sci-fi since the Matrix.

And in case you've missed them here are the already released promo posters......







Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Detailed Map of ER Burroughs 'Barsoom'

By the fantasticaly named Oberon Zell. Click here for more info over at erbzine.com
I have to admit I've never read any of Burroughs Pulp tales of Martian civil war and I thought the John Carter flick sucked eggs for me the only Mr.Carter is the one who appeared in Marvel Comics John Carter: WARLORD of MARS (1977-79) which is one of the first Marvel comics I can remember reading bought secondhand as part of a jumble sale bundle. I can also appreciate them now for being drawn by some of the greats including  Larry Hama, Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino. These are a few choice covers, colourful, dramatic and brimming with golden sci-fi action....
 



 ...and as a side note the cover to issue 16 (1978) drawn by Ernie Colon predates the much imitated George Perez 'Death of Supergirl' cover to DC's Crisis on Infinite Earth #7 (1985).

 

A Sketch a Day: Royal Mile...ish.


This is a quick sketch of a bit of the royal Mile in Edinburgh which I referenced from a photo by Chris 'the Laird' Nicholson....

Saturday, 8 December 2012

OBLIVION - Official Trailer

Here is the trailer for the new Tom Cruise flick OBLIVION and don't it look sweet. Even though it looks like a mixture of Wall-E and Space Hunter: Adventures in the Forbiden Zone with a hint of the Matrix this looks like a solid shot of Sci-Fi....




Monday, 3 December 2012

A Sketch a Day: 'COCK IT...the unwanted redux'

I put this up the other day but went back, added to it and switch the colours instead of doing some real work  but any excuse to show a spunk firing Cock 45. being pointed at Piers Morgan's misshapen face.....ooft!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Blondie - Sunday Girl / Dreaming (Top Of The Pops 1979)

 Has there ever been a more beautiful pop star than Debbie Harry.....

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Before it was famous: the first appearance of Adam West's 1966 Batmobile

This is a clip from the 1956 movie 'It Started With a Kiss' which features the first on screen apperance of the 1955 Lincoln Futura that would 10 years later be customised by George Barris to become Adam West's Batmobile.


This is what the cats over at the always excellent Bat-Blog  have to say on the origin of a  screen icon....

The original one-off 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car was originally created by Ford Motor Company and a design team at the Lincoln Styling Department. The 19-foot long, two-seat, bubble-topped grand touring car prototype was entirely hand-built in 1954 by Ghia Body Works in Turin, Italy, and unveiled in its original pearlescent Frost-Blue white paint finish in 1955 at the Chicago Auto show......

Barris then acquired the vehicle and kept it in his garage for several years. In late 1965, 20th Century Fox Television and William Dozier's Greenway Productions contacted Barris and asked him to produce a Batmobile for the upcoming TV series. With only 15 days and $15,000 budget to build a Batmobile, Barris decided to transform the Lincoln Futura concept car into what is now widely recognized as the original and iconic crime-fighting vehicle.''


It's also a nice coincidence that it's sporting a red paint job similar to the first comic book Batmobile (Detective Comics #27, 1939)