From teenage doctor Doogie Howser to Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Neil Patrick Harris is making house calls once again with the latest offering by Joss Whedon.
Archives for June 2008
Space Invaders Extreme Only 30 years? Space Invaders captured the fancy of a generation in 1978 that was just ambushed by George Lucas with Star Wars. Space Invaders a simple left to right joystick shooting game was as simple as you can get in amusement sense. This game would spawn gaming empires for the next… [Read More]
Since the inception of video games, there has always been a comic book feel to many games. The comic book industry has always looked for venues to bring their creations to life either in Hollywood or in the gaming world. Nintendo Wii is making it easy for comics to bridge themselves into their platform. World famous… [Read More]
Least we forget, the Beatles want to be trendy once again. It’s now a battle of the bands of sorts with new games "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" as they go head to head in vying the Beatles on their products. The gaming world got wind of Guitar Hero and the Beatles are in talks to mimick… [Read More]
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs The same old gang from Futurama are back. This seems to be the route of over spent shows that are in perpetual reruns. Stargate and Futurama are releasing new movies based on the TV series. With sales of DVDs going through the roof, this seems the logic way… [Read More]
Here is a fox of an idea. Fox TV is lending support to a new show based on those lovable "hosers" with a new series called, The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie. Way past their prime, the duo who recently brewed a conflict about the show. Moranis and Thomas well known actors who appeared on the CBC… [Read More]
Strawberry Shortcake is getting a face-lift. American Greetings Properties the owners of Strawberry Shortcake worked over a year to update the popular 80’s icon for young girls. Hasbro unveiled a whole new line of toys based on the slick new ?fruit-forward? makeover, a phrase coined by the rights holder. When characters become stagnant, there is… [Read More]
Anna Smudge: Professional Shrink With the advent of summer holidays and school winding down. Kids are under the impression that learning is out the window. No more books, perish the thought. There are many books out there that will keep those little bright eyes glued to some exciting adventures. Some publishers are taking a clue… [Read More]
To smurf or not to smurf, Sony has acquired the rights to Belgian cartoonist Pierre "Peyo" Culliford’s Smurfs to be produced in CG. Seems everybody wants to CG about just any property out there. Writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss of Sherk 2 and 3 will helm the screenplay for the blue imps…. [Read More]
With stagnating sales in the 70’s DC and Marvel were looking for ways to make extra revue, comics were still not in comic shops because they were not yet created. These periodicals were in Mom and Pop stores all across North America. Many didn’t want to carry them, there was not much money to be made on… [Read More]
Jim Benton’s Cherise the Niece If you cherish Edward Gorey, Charles Addams, and Tim Burton and have a bent for black humor, then Jim Benton is your man. His new collection of prose illustrated gore and more is in the tradition of Edward Gorey?s The Gashlycrumb Tinies. These cleverly rhymed lines of wit is not… [Read More]
The New Yorker Magazine is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you will get. Adrian Tomine’s cover is a priceless expression between the war of the local bookstore versus Amazon. This issue has a new found story by Vladimir Nabokov, worth getting if you are not a Adrian Tomine.