Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
So I’m back in LA; I finally got more than three hours of uninterrupted sleep last night so I feel somewhat like myself (somewhat). However, the work which went neglected while I was away in NY had somehow all banded together against me, so the majority of this week shall be spent battling that Hydra, Clash of the Titans-style.
I'm about to draw my sword and charge headlong into the fray, so as I do battle please enjoy some Fox Atomic / New York Comic Con wrap-up reports:
Monday, February 26, 2007
Today's update will be short and sweet since we're all traveling back from NY to LA, but more updates and news links to follow. To bide the time check out all the cool videos we captured at the show RIGHT HERE!
Sunday, February 25, 2007
If you're coming by the show be sure to stop by our booth (#553)!
Friday, February 23, 2007
Here's some VIDEO FROM THE SHOW
Wanted to share some Fox Atomic shout-outs as well:
IGN.com posted some nice Fox Atomic love in their pre-show round-up:
Fox Atomic Explodes
Fox's new genre film label Fox Atomic has a significant presence planned at the show this year, including its Fox Atomic Comics (which will be releasing the comic book tie-ins 28 Days Later: The Aftermath and The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning), The Hills Have Eyes 2 appearances by cast and crew (including Wes Craven), a "15 Gigs of Fear" user-submitted music video contest for Hills, and more.
And the Fox Atomic Comics profile is on the MYSPACE HOMEPAGE
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
In keeping with this week’s theme of all things Comic Con, I wanted to share the overall Fox Atomic / New York Comic Con panel and signing schedule (below). Bear in mind that the schedule below lists just timed events; all throughout the show at the Fox Atomic booth we’ll have all sorts of wackiness going on – exclusive giveaways, a prize wheel, mutant ‘make-overs’, the lovely Fox Atomic Ladies, computers for you to enter the 15 Gigs of Fear promo or check your MySpace profile (we ARE the official MySpace meet-up point ;), a petting zoo (ok, maybe not), and more!
Keep checking this spot, because I do have a little surprise to announce later this week... Again, if you’re headed to the show, please be sure to stop by and say hi!
The schedule is as follows. Note that all signings take place at the Fox Atomic booth (#553):
• 6:30 – 7:30 – Steve Niles signing at the Fox Atomic booth
• 10:30 – 11:30: Jimmy Palmiotti / Justin Gray signing at the Fox Atomic booth
• 12:00 – 1:00PM: Steve Niles signing at the Fox Atomic booth
• 2:00 – 3:00 PM: The Hills Have Eyes 2 panel: be the first to catch an exclusive sneak peek at 2007’s hotly anticipated horror film, The Hills Have Eyes 2! Join horror master Wes Craven, co-writer Jonathan Craven, and cast members from The Hills Have Eyes 2 as they talk about the film and debut an exclusive clip. You don’t want to miss this panel!
• 3:30 – 4:30: Wes Craven, Jonathan Craven, and Hills Have Eyes 2 stars Jessica Stroup and Daniella Alonso signing at the Fox Atomic booth
• 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Fox Atomic Comics panel: check out what’s coming up in 2007 from Fox Atomic Comics, the publishing arm of the Fox Atomic movie studio! Catch exclusive previews of the upcoming graphic novels 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning, and horror anthology The Nightmare Factory. Jimmy Palmiotti (co-writer of The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning), Steve Niles (writer of 28 Days Later: The Aftermath), editor Heidi Macdonald and Fox Atomic Comics E-I-C R. Eric Lieb all be on-hand to discuss and cause a ruckus.
• 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Steve Niles and Jimmy Palmiotti signing at the Fox Atomic booth
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I’m happy too because the convention season is starting to get into full swing once again; for some reason there is a dearth of major cons in December and January. San Diego is the obvious king of the hill (and my favorite week of every year by far), but this year I’ll also be heading to the New York con, WonderCon, the Wizard shows, and others.
More info on our New York Comic Con plans tomorrow; I will be posting from NYC later this week. Let me know if you’re planning to go.
PS – Starbuck, that headline is for you
Monday, February 19, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
What comic adaptation movies are ya’ll looking forward to seeing? Let me know; leave a comment below.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Also, MySpace recently re-launched their Comics profile, and it looks great! CHECK IT OUT HERE.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
If you happen to be hanging around Hi-De-Ho comics in Santa Monica tonight, stop by and say hi as I collect the following new books:
52 (Week #41)
Friday the 13th #3
Gen 13 #5
Green Arrow #71
Green Lantern Corps #9
Sandman Mystery Theatre Sleep Of Reason #3
Y: The Last Man #54
Battlestar Galactica (whatever the title; I’m such a BSG nut it’s not even funny)
Astonishing X-Men #20
Nextwave #12 (I LOVE Nextwave)
What books are you looking forward to? Let me know; leave a comment below.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
If you haven't yet, please have a look around our newly-redesigned comics section. Check out each title on the left to learn more about the writers, artists, and to see a few sample pages. I would love to know what you think about the site, the novels, life, love, and all that nonsense.
Let me know; leave a comment below.
Currently reading: Frank Miller's Robocop
Monday, February 12, 2007
Although I could prattle on about the subject for days, this section will not be devoted exclusively to musings about Fox Atomic Comics. Nope, all things near and dear to my geeky heart are fair game, including comics (naturally), video games, baseball, heavy weaponry (I am a Texan, after all), as well as a host of other topics. To kick things off I thought I’d start with something that has piqued my interest as of late: Spider-Man’s new costume.
As you may have heard (well, if you’re a comics fan anyway), Spider-Man has switched back to the black and white costume that he wore for a brief period in the 80s. I, for one, am very stoked that Spidey has gone back to the black costume. Why? Quite simply, I think it’s the cleanest, most elegant outfit that has ever been designed for a super-hero (and that’s including my all-time favorite character, Batman). The outfit also makes sense, since Spider-Man spends most of his time out at night anyway. Plus it just looks damn cool.
Rumor has it that the costume was well liked by artists at the time because it made their jobs a lot easier. I can see why; I sure as hell wouldn’t want to have to draw all of those webs on Spidey’s costume in every single panel. Then again, my rendition of Spider-Man would probably look like a badly-drawn stick figure anyway.
It’s also interesting to note is that this summer’s Spider-Man 3 also shows Spidey donning the black costume. Coincidence that Spidey’s also switched duds in the comics series too? Nah…
What do you think? Agree/disagree/don’t really care either way? Let me know; leave a comment below.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
One of my favorite quotes from the interview (and, in fact, high in the running for my favorite quote ever) is Jimmy's summation of the plot: "...the army running off the town people. The people striking back and waging war. The first mutant birth. Murder while having sex. Tanks blowing up tanks. A town of mutants on a killing spree. Life , death, sex, murder, betrayal, insanity, mutation…so many wonderful reasons to pick up the book". Folks, it doesn't get much better than that.
PS - the NEW YORK COMICCON will soon be upon us, and Fox Atomic will be there in full force. Let me know if you're planning to attend the show!
Friday, February 9, 2007
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Keep checking back every day for new content and to read my daily musings on the world of comics, videogames, and all the other geeky stuff that I love and know that you do too. If you poke around the Blender videos on foxatomic.com you may even see videos of me engaging in lightsaber duels or other nefarious activities. The fun’s just starting!