1. For what would have been Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday yesterday, artists contributed to the Hero Initiative by drawing various Kirby characters for auction. Phil Hester drew 97!!! Here are but a few.
    Let every Aug 28 be a celebration of limitless vision and determination, and truth that we can all be as creative as we imagine. Go check out #wakeupanddraw on twitter.
    All hail King Kirby!

     
  2. seanhowe:

    (1) Walter Simonson, Joe Rubinstein, Pat Broderick, and Ralph Reese pose for Larry Hama.

    (2) Marvel Premiere #19, November 1974. Art by Larry Hama and Dick Giordano. Words by Doug Moench.

    I want to hug all these fellas!

    (via brentschoonover)

     
  3. davescheidt:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jess-smart-smiley/spooky-silly-comics

    Hey Dudes. I wrote a collection of all ages horror stories called Spooky Sleepover. It’s drawn by the incredibly awesome and handsome Jess Smart Smiley. It features stories about killer toilets, ghosts riding bikes and a werewolf that eats garbage! Say What!?

    We wanted to create a book that is both funny AND scary and that people of all ages could enjoy and we couldn’t be more proud of this book.

    It’s currently on Kickstarter and you can grab a copy now! We can use all the support we can get so reblog if you can! Stay Spooky!

    Today is the very last day to grab a copy of Spooky Sleepover! You have a about 13 hours left!

    Last day to grab your Spooky Sleepover!

     

  4. Double Page Spread ep 91- Steve Bryant

    Wendi offers up her opinions on the Milo Manara “Spider-Woman” variant and free speech. Then she gets into it with the affable Steve Bryant, discussing unmade David Lynch projects, what it’s really like at SDCC for small press vendors and speculating what the comics from his children’s generation will be like. Steve has the upcoming “Athena Voltaire Compendium” coming from Dark Horse and discusses creating an original daredevil lady pulp character and all the classic style of storytelling involved.

    You can pre-order “Athena Voltaire” from DCBS for 50% off and get a special custom bookplate! www.dcbservice.com.

    This show is also brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, presenting a line of Georgia themed fragrances to commemorate Dragon*Con! Check out their peachy musks, peanut aromas and more for a limited time.

     

  5. MF Doom drum cover- “Saliva”

    http://youtu.be/yL43YcsBXdQ

    Video of Wendi Freeman laying a love drum track to Viktor Vaughn’s “Saliva”. Recorded by Bill Brickey at Shoebooty studios. Please share or comment.

     
  6. comicsalliance:

    BIZARRO BACK ISSUES: KAMANDI FIGHTS FOR THE MOB! (1979)

    By Chris Sims

    This week sees the start of DC Comics’ big The Multiversity event series, and if the related books on sale over at ComiXology – ostensibly to get everyone up to speed — are anything to go by, then that thing’s going to be chock full of weirdos. Seriously, I already knew they were going to be throwing Captain Carrot in there, and for some reason people can’t get enough of that one story where Batman becomes a Dracula, but there are some deep cuts in there, like that one Chuck Dixon comic where the Justice League are all cowboys, and this weird thing from the ’90s called Kingdom Come, where Superman fights Cable.

    And then there’s Kamandi.

    But should Kamandi start crossing over into the main DC Universe, it won’t be the first time. For that, you have to go back to Bob Haney and Jim Aparo’s Brave and the Bold #157, for a story where Kamandi was sent back in time, and ended up being brainwashed, made invulnerable, poisoned with snake venom, joining up with the mob and punching Batman in the face. It… It’s a weird one.

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  7. tommm9:

    xombiedirge:

    Scanners by by Derek Gabryszak Blog / Tumblr 18” X 24” Edition of 40.

    The Green Inferno by Drew Millward / Twitter 18” X 24” Edition of 50.

    Dead Snow 2 by Peter Strain / Tumblr Store 18” X 24” Edition of 50.

    "Redrum" (The Shining) Variant by Timothy Pittides 24” X 12” Edition of 20.

    Limited edition screen prints, part of FrightFest Originals exclusive Film4 Frightfest poster series. Available online HERE.

    Cool cool stuff.

    I love Scanners with all my heart and can’t wait for Green Inferno.

     
  8. copperbadge:

    iamshadow21:

    isi-the-fangirl:

    Okay seriously, I’ve never seen this guy get any credit, but check this out. Steve had just given his speech that Hydra had infiltrated SHIELD and Project Insight was their means of taking total control. Project Insight, which must have taken hundreds of mislead SHIELD employees several months if not years to get this far, and suddenly all priorities are reversed with a few words from the Star Spangled Man With A Plan. So when Rumlow marches in and orders this kid to go through with it, he stares him down for a good 20 seconds, demanding “Is there a problem?” twice in the process. Everyone else is watching in tense silence. This guy is clearly terrified and probably in shock knowing everything he worked for was a Hydra crafted lie, but he sticks with his morals and finally works up the courage to say no, not happening. This is everyday heroism, on par with the man in the Avengers who stood up to Loki when he ordered everyone to kneel. It’s sticking up for what’s right, even in the face of repercussions and knowing your actions alone won’t stop what’s happening. At least you had the strength of character to do the right thing, when it would have been so much easier to follow along and not make yourself a target.

    Give this kid a medal.

    This guy is one of my favourite characters in the film, purely because of Aaron Himelstein’s performance. He is so, so wonderfully believably human, and it’s moments of realistic heroism that help stop Cap 2 from being just another film about people with highly specialised and/or superhuman abilities doing things that push the boundaries of plausability. This kid’s moment of defiance is such a small dramatic moment when compared to the epic battle that follows, but its enormity in terms of importance to the film as a whole should not be underestimated.

    Also - Sharon Carter totally saves this character’s life a few seconds later. When she and Rumlow start fighting, she kicks the kid’s chair out from under him so he doesn’t get shot (because he’s rabbit-frozen), and he hits the floor and is able to hide under a desk.

    BUTTON BOB 5EVER

    (via stevesmithis)

     

  9. Double Page Spread- Live from SDCC

    Wendi goes to San Diego Comic Con and gets to interview some fantastic creators!

    Eisner Award winner Vivek Tiwary talks about Brian Epstein and the Beatles, his latest Broadway venture and Wendi tries to pry out Fifth Beatle movie casting news!

    Royden Lepp shares his sepia tinged kid friendly robot vision in Archaia comic “Rust”. They dish on whether its better to date a samurai or a ninja and he has some movie news of his own!

    Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha bring “Fables” to an end! All the tears are held back, but Bucky talks about the joy of writing animal stories in “Fairest” and his ongoing work in “Dead Boy Detectives” from Vertigo and reuniting with Neil Gaiman in “Miracleman”.

    Eric Powell takes us through the seedier side of Chinatown in BOOM!’s “Big Trouble in Little China”! Ol’ Jack Burton gets his first comic and “The Goon” creator talks about the influences of John Carpenter’s work and what makes Kurt Russell such a dynamic screen presence.

    Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, giving you 50% off bundles from all your favorite publishers as well as variant covers exclusive only to them!

    Also Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, providing custom essential oil fragrances based on some of your favorite RPG, books and fantasy properties!

     
  10. comicsalliance:

    Bizarro Back Issues: OMAC and the CIty of the Super-Rich!! (1974)

    Here’s when Chris Sims introduced us to his favorite Jack Kirby comic of all time, starring the One Man Army Corps.

    Strictly speaking, it may not be his best work, and it’s definitely not his craziest — that honor would probably go to the debut of Paranex, the Fighting Fetus in the pages of Captain Victory — but there aren’t a lot of comics I like better than the one where the One Man Army Corps fights an entire city, dies, and still wins.For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, OMAC was one of the Kirby’s more obscure creations from his time at DC in the early ’70s. While the Fourth World saga that he was weaving through the pages of Jimmy Olsen and The New Gods was a kind of mythological morality play writ large, OMAC was, at its heart, an update of what he and Joe Simon had done thirty years earlier when they created Captain America.

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    I liked hearing about this bonkers OMAC tale.