Time’s 50 Best Websites

Time Magazine has just published its list of 50 best sites, which includes Issuu. I must say, I agree. Issuu’s been pretty good to us at Extra Sequential. Some of Time’s list includes obvious contenders such as Flickr and Google, but the rest are worth exploring. Start checking out the complete list here.

The Anchor #1 Preview

This new monster mash, and smash, series by Phil Hester and Brian Churilla isn’t out until October, but BOOM! Studios is feeling generous, so below is a hefty 10 page preview, plus character designs by Churilla. It looks like a series with equal parts fun and sincerity. This is what BOOM! Have to say about it:

THE ANCHOR. Holy warrior, unholy war. Freak of nature, beast of burden, hulking outcast, medieval prize fighter, Viking raider… God’s own leg-breaker.

One thousand years ago a hulking outcast sought refuge in the crumbling ruins of an ancient monastery and offered in return the one thing he had to give – his fists. Transformed into an immortal warrior monk standing at the gates of Hell itself to keep our world free from its invading armies, The Anchor is mysteriously tricked into centuries of slumber. But today, this holy warrior rises to battle all the unholy monsters unleashed during his slumber.

Cataclysmic action, quirky humor, and profound pathos for fans of HELLBOY and THE GOON. A new BOOM! ongoing series, brought to you by Eisner Award-nominated writer/artist Phil Hester (GREEN ARROW, SWAMP THING, THE COFFIN, FIREBREATHER, THE DARKNESS) and fan-favorite artist Brian Churilla (REX MUNDI, THE ENGINEER, CREEPY).

Pre-Order at Your Local Comic Shop by August 25th, 2009! Diamond Code: AUG090716

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Star Wars Death Troopers Fan Film Contest

Death Troopers NovelDuring Comic-Con last month, there were a lot of costumes, but there were more Rorschach and Storm Troopers than I’ve ever seen in one place. One particular posse of Troopers looked like they came from a zombie film. They were covered in blood and looked rather grisly, and cool. It turns out they were promoting the new Death Troopers novel by Joe Scrieber, which hits shelves on October 13. To promote the novel, Del Rey are giving fans the chance to show their film-making wares and win some special goodies at the same time.

All you need to do is create a 30 second to 2 minute trailer for the book and upload it to YouTube before September 18. Further details can be found here.

This is the official description of the novel:

When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge’s half-dozen survivors–two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board–will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.