Metallic Attraction Trailer

From what I’ve gathered on this Hong Kong flick, it’s described as a romantic sci-fi film, a slapstick comedy and a CGI martial arts film. What I do know is that it’s set in the future, with warring robots, in which a cop becomes a cyborg. Could this be the Eastern version of Robocop, with a splash of Transformers spectacle and Jet Li-type action thrown in? The trailer has to be watched all the way through to make slightly more sense of it. It’s already been released in China and Hong Kong as Kei Hei Hup and selected, unprepared cinemas in the West as Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg. From the UK Guardian website:

“Lau, one of the producers on Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle, came up with the idea after watching Bay’s films and noticing that the various Autobots and Decepticons lacked martial arts skills. “I burst out laughing when watching Transformers,” he says. “The effects were amazing but the robots didn’t know how to fight. So I decided our Chinese superheroes should be kung-fu experts.”

Kung Fu Cyborg was reportedly made on a budget of $14m (£8.5m), a third of which went on motion-capture and CGI technology to produce the robot action. That’s an awful lot less than the most recent Transformers movie, Revenge of the Fallen, which cost an estimated $200m.”

The Darkness/Pitt #1 Preview

Below is a 6 page preview of Top Cow’s three issue mini-series x-over between The Darkness and Dale Keown’s classic Pitt character. Details, and pretty pics, below.

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(W) Paul Jenkins (A) Dale Keown (Cov) Keown, Stjepan Sejic

Dale Keown’s classic hero Pitt makes his return to comics! What else do you need to know?

When Tim and Pitt’s mission to track down those infected by an alien virus brings them to Jackie’s stomping ground in New York, they are invariably drawn together. Both attract the unwanted attention of the Federal Government and mayhem ensues!

The crossover reunites The Darkness writer Paul Jenkins (Captain America, Mythos) and Pitt creator Dale Keown (Hulk: The End) and features two covers by series artist Keown and a variant cover by Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade).

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The Darkness/Pitt #1 Cover B

The Darkness/Pitt #1 Bios

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Ted Kennedy Comic

Bluewater’s success with its Political Power series of biographical one-shots continues. This is their latest, as announced yesterday. Depending on your point of view, this is either very good, or very bad timing for Bluewater, considering today’s news of Kennedy’s death. Here’s the official skinny.


TED KENNEDYTed Kennedy spent a lifetime in politics and in the spotlight of the public eye. In November, the “Lion of the Senate” will be the featured subject on an upcoming issue of Bluewater Productions’ Political Power biography comic series.

Considered by many to be the voice of the modern Democratic Party, Edward “Ted” Kennedy triumphed over tragedy and scandal to carve out a legacy that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with his celebrated brothers President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy.

Political Power: Ted Kennedy, scheduled for release in November, examines Kennedy’s eventful life from his youthful competition with his brothers and dealing with their untimely deaths, to the Chappaquiddick scandal that nearly destroyed his career; his failed bid for the presidency in 1980, and his distinguished career in the Senate.

“You might not agree with his views. But you have to agree that Ted Kennedy is an American icon of politics,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis. He noted that although it is not the first issue of “Political Power” to be published, Political Power: Ted Kennedy was one of the first biographies approved for production.

The issue, authored by Brent Sprecher, was illustrated by Alejandro Figueroa. The cover art was provided by Patricio Carbajal.

“We could have filled several volumes with his accomplishments and failures,” Sprecher said. “However, in 23 pages, I think we created an objective and insightful portrait of Senator Kennedy and his impact on the national landscape.”

The comic book series, launched in July with a feature on former-Secretary of- State and retired four-star general Colin Powell, includes biographies on Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and several others.

“Like its sister title Female Force, Political Power strives to tell even-handed stories of the individuals responsible for shaping the American way of life,” Davis added.