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Some great Star Wars Auctions this weekend. Vintage AT-AT oh my! August 17, 2007

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When i was a kid i always wanted the big AT-AT walker. Never did get it..but there is an interesting eBay auction now that might be the one..bidding has started at only $10..check it out for yourself!

Star Wars Vintage AT-AT Walker

How bout a rebel blockade runner? bidding on this beauty is real low now too..

Star Wars blockade runner

Stephen King Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #7 August 5, 2007

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After seven issues Roland finally becomes the Gunslinger.

This issue is all about action cover to cover; glorious art cover to cover and may well be the best issue of the 7 issue set.

Finally Roland’s Ka-tet takes action. Finally they shoot their guns..and as we all knew would happen poor Susan Delgado meets her unfortunate end. This is the issue that we have been waiting for since the series first started. The art in his series has always been spectacular in this issue it gets kicked up a notch.

Though it is Peter David and not Stephen King himself who writes this tale the prose reeks of Kings melancholy; sheer brilliance and a must read for fans of the English language.

This is not the end though…Marvel has decided to continue the prequel in February; so more visual brilliance is yet to come.

Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #6 – ONE MORE… July 19, 2007

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If this were a Stephen King novel i’d certainly have raced through this issue to reach the end. IN comic book format we don’t get that luxury – we have to wait a month.

This is a decent issue but doesn’t really have any really extraordinary revelations or artwook. Sure it’s good but…issue 6 in a 7 issue series is just a stepping stone to the grand finale.

I know..we said that about issue #5 

Will issue 7 be a let down? of course it will. Dark Tower fans already know what the first book has so it’s just a question of filling in the gaps.

Stephen King Dark Tower Born Gunslinger #5 June 19, 2007

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Now this is starting to drag a bit. Basic plot stuff moves along in this issue with Roland revealing himself to his lover and big coffin hunters figuruing out a bit more about who he is.

Beyond that not a particularly good issue. The artwork is o.k, but not as stunning as issue #4 or earlier.

With two issues to go I really hope they pick up the pace. Otherwise this series that started out so well will not end so well

Stephen King Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #4 May 16, 2007

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Young Roland Deschain seems willing to put his friends in deadly danger by staying in Hambry when his relationship with the beautiful Susan Delgado deepens. Meanwhile, the evil Marten Broadcloak’s agents-a.k.a. the Big Coffin Hunters-are zeroing in for the kill on Roland and his ka-tet

Though still visually glorious this issue is the weakest of the set so far. That shouldn’t be too surprising though since issue #3 was so awesome.
It’s difficult to put your finger on what makes a series like this work or not other than to say that certain issues just ‘grab’ you more than others. This issue was basic plot developments nothing too crazy and no overly dramatic scenes that really stick out.
Sure it’s still a fine read..but hey across a seven issue set we can’t expect every issue to be spectacular can we?

SpiderMan 3 – Excelsior? May 7, 2007

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Like tens of millions of people around the globe this past weekend, I found myself in a theatre watching SpiderMan 3.

The black suit is no stranger for me though. I remember very well when i first read SpiderMan #252 when spidey first puts on the suits in his own title and i remember very well the Secret Wars Issue when he first finds the suit (or the suit finds him). I still own pristine mint copies of both books too.

That the suit can bend its wearer to evil is true to the comic – but of course comic book timelines are MUCH MUCH longer than a movie (though spidey 3 was WAY too long).

The Evil Spidey vs. Good Spidey contrast in the movie reminded me more of how SuperMan 3 treated good SuperMan vs Bad Superman than the way the story unfolded all those years ago in the pages of marvel comics.

In the theatre that I was at, there was plenty of laughter when MJ breaks up with Peter Parker and he starts to cry…and plenty of laaughter when ‘evil’ peter sports his flock of seaguls haircut to indicate he’s different.

Not sure if Sam Raimi intended for people to laugh..this movie isn’t a comedy after all.

Cheesy moments galore in this flic, but lots of good ones too.

Stan Lee (creator of SpiderMan) himself makes a (very) brief appearance, saying something like..’..one man can make a difference if he is the right man. Nuff Said.’

Not quite Stan.

If I had scripted your line i would have added one more word to sum this all up..


Iron Man Live Action Movie set for May 2008 April 30, 2007

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Director Jon Favreau confirmed on his blog  that the Iron Man movie is going well with at least two Iron Man suits in production for the movie.

The first teaser trailer for the movie could come as soon as the San Diego Comic Con which Favreau will be at.

No doubt Marvel and Favreau and banking on MASSIVE bucks from Spiderman to keep the demand for comic character movies hot. I really REALLY hope they don’t screw it up like Ghost Rider. Iron Man is an awesome character and if this movie is done right with the right plot and real understanding of who/what Iron Man is all about it, we could have another motion picture comic book hero franchise to cheer for.