NYCC'14 was a huge success. The past few weeks we've seen a lot of articles about cosplayers and what not, but here at CC2K we pride ourselves with only the best. So, come and check out part 1 of Cosplay and things you missed.
The age-old war between penguins and possums is far from over. In fact, it has only begun. The war continues in Penguins vs. Possums #5!
At first, everyone remembers Amber Benson as the lovable Tara Maclay, girlfriend to Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer who was shockingly murdered. She acted on Buffy for three full years, never getting star credit until her final episode. Nowadays, Amber Benson is considered "a maker of things." She's a highly credited author : "Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin and the middle grade book Among The Ghosts for Simon and Schuster." Director: Drones and the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. "Later this year she will appear as head vamp ‘Amelie’ in Morganville: The Series for Geek & Sundry" Today at NYCC'14 I got to speak to Amber about all these great works plus I got some information on her new book The Witches of Echo Park which debuts here and comes out nationwide January 2015.
Man From Space is back in a 64-page graphic novel collecting issues 1-3 and a few bonus one-page shorts. It also includes some of Marc Jackson’s past and current comic strip work. I reviewed issue #1 a few months ago, but I’m back to give the collected edition a fresh new take. Suffice to say, I appreciate it much more as a graphic novel than I did when it was just a standalone issue.
Pariah Missouri is a five book series by Andres Salazar and Jose Pescador. The year is 1857, the place is Pariah, Missouri. "A riverboat boom-town and haven for the unscrupulous. The charismatic and foppish cheat, Hiram Buchanan is an undercover spy who creates a rag-tag team to ferret out evil, both an underground crime syndicate and the supernatural." It's not your typical western, now is it?
Before it was a graphic novel, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse began as a concept for a video game. After years of trial and tribulations, with the project being paused two times, it never saw the light of day. Fortunately it found a new life as a graphic novel, originally published by Heavy Metal as a trilogy in 201l. Now it has been compiled into one complete volume by Titan Comics, filled with concept art and storyboards from both the video game and comic.
For a while now, I haven’t had the time to pick up a new and potentially great Image comic. And believe me, there’s been a whole lot of good ones that have passed me by, scribbled down as an afterthought or doom to be forgotten. But three months ago, I decided to check out the Image blog to see what new comics were on the horizon. This was routine before life became busier and I had too many comics to read. While there were many contenders calling to me, I only allowed myself to pick one. The winner? Wayward.
If there’s one type of story I get a kick out of reading, it’s a story that looks like it’ll be about one thing, but turns out to be something entirely different. It keeps me guessing about what I’m really getting into and whether particular mysteries will ever be revealed. Smuggler’s Luck is one of those stories!
Over the past few years Netflix has been trying to change it’s image from providing content to producing it. Just recently shows like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards have been bringing more attention to the service and allowing people to experience shows in a totally different way than they were used to.
Thanks to Crunchyroll.com, I was able to freely stream the hit anime show: Attack on Titan. In Japan it's titled: 進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin which loosely translates to Advancing Giants. It's based off the manga written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It's an intense story about a closely knit trio, in a world where humanity was annihilated by giant humanoids known as Titans. We follow a young man named Eren Yeager, his adoptive sister named Mikasa Ackermann and their close genius friend named Armin Arlert, as they join a branch of humanity's military that's tasked with killing these various giants. This is not Jack and the Beanstalk, this is more of an intense story, where many of the supporting characters do get viciously eaten and killed.