Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mortal Kombat vs. DC: The Game

Here is a video showing off some of the new video game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, that was shown at the SDCC.
It's got someone describing some of the charatcers and such. Some of the concepts lok pretty sweet, as do some of the graphics. Looking at the clip, I wasn't too enthralled with how Batman looks, but maybe I'm being picky.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Comic-Con Movie Teaser Images

Here are four movies that are coming out in 2009. The teaser posters were presented at the San Diego Comic-Con that just happened this past weekend. Can you guess what movies they are?







My "mad art skillz"

I have been really interested lately in digital coloring for some reason. With that being said, I found some cool pics that I will try to digitally color. (I'm going to start very basic, so it won't be all that impressive). Both are of Donatello, from the TMNT.





I have already started on both, so hopefully sometime this week, I can finish them up and post the updates!

If all goes well, and I like how they turn out, then I may do the others posted below.


Leonardo


Raphael


Michelangelo



**Artwork found on Peter Laird's blog & Ryan Brown's blog **

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Comic Art Comparisons # 4

Art by: Peter Laird
(Inked by Peter Laird, colored by Peter Laird)







**Pictures taken from Peter Laird's blog**

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WOW!

I don't know if this is real or not, but if it is, WOW is all I can say.
It shows a guy who breaks chopsticks with a dollar bill. Yes, that's right... a flimsy DOLLAR BILL. Check it out....



**Taken from Yahoo! Videos**

Friday, July 18, 2008

The "Dark Knight" is now Playing!


The new Batman sequel is out!
Yahooooo! Go & see it! I think I will be seeing it this weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

50th Post!

I needed something memorable for my 50th post. What's more memorable than the image on the JAWS poster?

Best Parody Movie: Family Guy : "BLUE HARVEST"



One of the best parody movies has to be "The Family Guy: Blue Harvest". This "movie" was so well done from every aspect, and had me cracking up throughout the entire movie. For those who haven't seen it, it's a spoof of Star Wars "A New Hope" (Episode 4) in the series. The name "Blue Harvest" was the code name used for the Star Wars movie (Episode VI: "Return of the Jedi") to keep it under secrecy.

Peter Griffin was Han Solo, Lois Griffin was Princess Leia, Meg Griffin was a Dianoga (also known as a garbage squid), Chris Griffin was Luke Skywalker, Brian the dog was Chewbacca, and Stewie Griffin was Darth Vader.

P.S. There are two easter eggs on the main disc. Under the "Options" menu on the reactor there is the footage of the cast going over the script for the sequel "Dark Side." Under the "Features" menu, around where the dianoga's/Meg's head pops up there is the teaser trailer for "Dark Side."



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Character of the Week: BATMAN



Created in 1939 by Bob Kane, Batman has become one of the world's most iconic superheroes. Spawning numerous movies, shows, comic books, and more, Batman has endured throughout the ages. From his first, dark apperance (Detective Comics 1939), to the "campy" T.V. show (1966), to an almost franchise ending movie span (Batman Forever and Batman & Robin), revitalized to a sucessful "revamp" of the character (Batman Begins, Jim Lee's "HUSH"), Batman is a strong superhero that has no actual superpowers. Called the "World's Greatest Detective", he uses his considerble wealth and brains to defeat the forces of evil that would disturb his Gotham City.


The Bat-Man's first appearence: Detective Comics # 27



Adam West as Batman in the 1960's TV show



Michael Keaton as Batman in 1989's "BATMAN"


Val Kilmer as Batman in 1995's "BATMAN FOREVER"


George Clooney as Batman in 1997's "BATMAN & ROBIN"


The many interpretations of Batman in cartoons


Batman as he appeared in "Justice League Unlimited"


Christian Bale as Batman in 2005's "Batman Begins"


The franchise's newest movie "THE DARK KNIGHT" premieres July 18, staring Christian Bale as Batman, and Heath Ledger as the Joker.

Super Team Up



This Super Team-up is brought to you by : Jim Lee & Michael Turner.
Jim Lee drew the Superman, while Michael Turner drew the Supergirl portion.

**Art found online at Comic Art Community**

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cool Comic Book Covers # 1



This is a really cool cover to Wolverine. It's creepy, cool, and gives a sense of that old time "horror type" comic covers from the past. I'm not sure who drew this, but either way, it's pretty cool!

** Art found at Comic Art Community**

Take Me Out to the Ball Game....

It's that time in the baseball season....
The ALL-STAR GAME!



This year, the game is being played at Yankee Stadium, which is being torn down at the end of the season.

These are the rosters for this years game:


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Manager—Clint Hurdle, Colorado

Starters
C: Geovany Soto, Chicago .291
1B: Lance Berkman, Houston .350
2B: Chase Utley, Philadelphia .296
SS: Hanley Ramirez, Florida .302
3B: Chipper Jones, Atlanta .385
OF: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee .279
OF: Kosuke Fukudome, Chicago .285
OF: Alfonso Soriano, Chicago .283


Reserves
C: Russell Martin, Los Angeles .306
1B: Brian McCann, Atlanta .298
1B: Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego .284
1B: Albert Pujols, St. Louis .351
2B: Dan Uggla, Florida .289
3B: Aramis Ramirez, Chicago .280
3B: x-David Wright, New York .288
SS: Cristian Guzman, Washington .315
SS: Miguel Tejada, Houston .282
OF: x-Pat Burrell, Philadelphia .278
OF: x-Corey Hart, Milwaukee .294
OF: Matt Holliday, Colorado .342
OF: x-Carlos Lee, Houston .293
OF: Ryan Ludwick, St. Louis .291
OF: Nate McLouth, Pittburgh .278
OF: x-Aaron Rowand, San Francisco .303

Pitchers
SP: Aaron Cook, Colorado 11-5 3.38
SP: Ryan Dempster, Chicago 9-3 3.24
SP: Dan Haren, Arizona 8-5 2.83
SP: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco 10-1 2.49
SP: Ben Sheets, Milwaukee 10-2 2.77
SP: Edinson Volquez, Cincinnati 10-3 2.24
SP: Brandon Webb, Arizona 12-4 3.43
SP: Carlos Zambrano, Chicago 9-3 2.96
RP: Brad Lidge, Philadelphia 2-0 0.77
RP: Billy Wagner, New York 0-1 1.85
RP: Brian Wilson, San Francisco 0-1 4.37
RP: Kerry Wood, Chicago 4-2 2.91



AMERICAN LEAGUE

Manager—Terry Francona, Boston

Starters
C: Joe Mauer, Minnesota .325
1B: Kevin Youkilis, Boston .308
2B: Dustin Pedroia, Boston .313
SS: Derek Jeter, New York .282
3B: Alex Rodriguez, New York .320
OF: Josh Hamilton, Texas .307
OF: Manny Ramirez, Boston .279
OF: Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle .304
DH: y-David Ortiz, Boston .252

Reserves
C: Dioner Navarro, Tampa Bay .318
C: Jason Varitek, Boston .219
1B: x-Jason Giambi, New York .259
1B: Justin Morneau, Minnesota .310
2B: Ian Kinsler, Texas .328
2B: x-Brian Roberts, Baltimore .293
SS: Michael Young, Texas .292
3B: Joe Crede, Chicago .260
3B: Carlos Guillen, Detroit .292
3B: x-Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay .281
OF: J.D. Drew, Boston .304
OF: x-Jermaine Dye, Chicago .308
OF: x-Jose Guillen, Kansas City .274
OF: Carlos Quentin, Chicago .273
OF: Grady Sizemore, Cleveland .266
DH: Milton Bradley, Texas .320

Pitchers
SP: Justin Duchscherer, Oakland 9-5 1.96
SP: Roy Halladay, Toronto 10-6 2.88
SP: Scott Kazmir, Tampa Bay 7-3 2.63
SP: Cliff Lee, Cleveland 11-1 2.26
SP: Ervin Santana, Los Angeles 9-3 3.28
SP: Joe Saunders, Los Angeles 12-4 3.04
RP: Joe Nathan, Minnesota 0-0 1.26
RP: Jonathan Papelbon, Bos. 3-2 2.19
RP: Mariano Rivera, New York 2-3 1.17
RP: Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles 0-1 1.93
RP: George Sherrill, Baltimore 2-3 3.62
RP: Joakim Soria, Kansas City 0-1 1.22




Umpires
Home Plate—*Derryl Cousins
1st Base—Ed Rapuano
2nd Base—Tom Hallion
3rd Base—Mark Wegner
Left Field—Greg Gibson
Right Field—Phil Cuzzi
* crew chief

x-won MLB Final Vote
y-will not participate
i-injured

** All info taken from Yahoo Sports **

Friday, July 11, 2008

Comic Art Comparisons # 3

IT'S BACK!!!!

Yes, I know I have been away for a while, but now posting should be back to it's regular schedule!

The art is by Jim Lee.
(inked by unknown, colored by unknown)





















**All art taken online from COMIC ART COMMUNITY.**

Monday, July 7, 2008

Dinoff's "DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE" Pick


It pains me to says this, really it does, but do not see HIGHLANDER: THE SOURCE.
I am a HUGE Highlander fan, which is why it took me a little longer than usual to post this, & because it hurts me to say, but..... THIS MOVIE IS HORRIBLE AND NOT WORTH YOUR TIME.....

First off, this movie WAS supposed to be out for the 20th anniversary of Highlander, which would have been 2006. It actually premiered September 15, 2007. Nationwide? No. Wordwide? Nope. It friggin' premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel! Not a great start....

Next, you have the plot. Don't even get me started on this.... every time I think about how awesome this movie COULD have been, I get annoyed......

Thirdly, this movie was supposed to be a "new trilogy". While I don't see a point to even doing a "trilogy" series of movies that don't need it, it might have been a cool concept...if they didn't screw up this movie so bad! I could understand if you wanted to make a crappy movie for Highlander, but to bring in the actor who helped build it up, and just totally destroy his character, it's insulting and infuriating to say the least!

Fourth, you have the music. The Queen music that is a staple in the Highlander movies is replaced by some crappy heavy metal band covering the song.

All in all, this is my pick on MOVIES THAT YOU SHOULDN'T SEE.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Awesome Action Figures

The new Indiana Jones figure...(This may not end up the final product, but looks cool anyways)



** Taken from Chris Allan's blog site. He has an amazing blog site, where he draws his entries, instead of writing them. (It does have writing below the pictures, with more info). He doesn't update much, but it's a fun and interesting read. He's one of the TMNT artists when the TMNT had published under Archie Comics. It's more "cartoon-ish", as opposed to the more "serious" look that the TMNT series is known for. I will probably post some of his work in a later post. **

Did You Know?


On each bottle you'll find the signature of R & A Bailey. Thing is, neither R nor A Bailey exists--nor have they ever existed. In 1970, the folks who sold Gilbey's gin started working on a drink that reflected idealized Irishness. They came up with a rich blend of cream and whiskey, but it needed a name. The project team in Dublin enjoyed a post-work pint across from the Bailey Pub; the offices of the team in London overlooked the Bailey Hotel. Coincidence? No, convenience. The brain behind the brand, David Dand, looked at the company's Gilbey's gin bottle and saw the signatures of founding brothers W & A Gilbey. He changed the W to an R and the R & A Bailey signature was born.

** Taken from Forbes article on 7/2/08 **