The Art of the Mass Effect Universe Review

At Broken Frontier you can check out my review of next week’s art book for the popular Mass Effect games.

Review here, and preview below.

The Sixth Gun Sale

Until Thursday you can get issues 2 to 17 of the hugely popular supernatural western series, The Sixth Gun for only 99c each from ComiXology. Plus, the first issue of the Oni Press series is free, so for newbies to the title, now’s the time to see what all the fuss is about.

Extra Sequential Podcast #76-Creative Differences

38 mins. Yes, it’s a short one, but it’s jam packed with writer/ artist teams that for various reasons have fallen out with one another and no longer work together. On the flip side, we also yak about great collaborative partnerships that work splendidly and just show is the Michael Bay of comics.

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2: 15 THEME – CREATIVE DIFFERENCES

The increase in public disputes these days, such as recent examples including Rob Liefeld and Robert Kirkman falling out over The Infinite, and writer John Rozum’s problems with the making of Static Shock.

Good creative unions and frequent collaborators:

Mark Millar and his usual team of artists

Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo

Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

Creative splits:

Alan Moore and Steve Bissette on 1963, and Dave Gibbons after Watchmen

Mark Waid and Alex Ross after Kingdom Come

The Image Comics founders

Mark Millar and Grant Morrison

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

Teams we want to see reunited:

Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle

Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan

Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove

Added bonus:

Megatokyo webcomic

Batman Pics

Here’s come cool Caped Crusader-centric fan art.

Filip Acovic’s Dark Knight Returns piece.

A nice, quotable piece from Pawel Durczok

and finally, some cool superhero silhouettes.

Batman and Star Wars Fan Films

Batman seems to get more fan films than any other comics character. Here’s the latest one. It’s called Death Wish (no, Charles Bronson isn’t in it) and is just over 12 minutes long. It’s not too bad and stars Batman and Robin (both in their Batman Forever costumes), Nightwing (the adult former Robin), Oracle (the former Batgirl), the Cassandra Cain Batgirl and a host of baddies.

Star Wars Uncut is an ambitious project that has now been finalised after years of work. Basically as part of its crowdsourcing venture, people across the globe remade Episode IV in 15 second segments, and here is the diverse, final, 2 hour result.

Avengers Art Appreciation Variant Covers

If you like superheroes and art history, Marvel has you covered. Literally. My fave is the second one, by Mike Del Mundo.

Marvel Unveils AVENGERS ART APPRECIATION VARIANTS!

Ever imagine what the Avengers would look like if they existed throughout the ages? Well here’s your chance as Marvel is proud to unveil Avengers Art Appreciation Variants available throughout all of April! With everyone on the edge of their seats for Marvel Studio’s The Avengers, fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite super hero team in the styles of the world’s greatest artists like Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Monet, Pollock, Schielle and more! No fan can miss their favorite Marvel artists like Alex Maleev, Michael Kaluta, Gabriele Dell’otto, Greg Horn, Gerald Parel and more put their spin on these surefire classic covers. So be on the look-out True Believers, because in April – these Avengers Art Appreciation Variants are sure to go fast!

AGE OF APOCALPSE #2

Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN NAUCK

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #683

Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

AVENGERS #25
Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #2

Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

DAREDEVIL #11

Variant Cover by STEFFI SCHUTZEE

FANTASTIC FOUR #605

Variant Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA

INCREDIBLE HULK #7

Variant Cover by CHARLES PAUL WILSON III

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #515

Variant Cover by GREG HORN

SECRET AVENGERS #26

Variant Cover by JOE QUINONES

UNCANNY X-FORCE #24
Variant Cover by JULIAN TOTINO

UNCANNY X-MEN #11

Variant Cover by GREG HORN

WINTER SOLDIER #4

Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

WOLVERINE #304

Variant Cover by Gurihiru

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9

Variant Cover by ALEX MALEEV

X-MEN #27

Variant Cover by KHOI PHAM

Steed and Mrs Peel #1 Review

Back in 1990 Grant Morrison wrote this series for Eclipse Comics based on the classic spy TV series, The Avengers. Thanks to BOOM! Studios it’s back in print and here’s my review of the first issue.

Preview below.