linked up vol.11

Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# Could Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Make DC Comics’ Biggest Ever Omnibus, In Time For Christmas?

# New ‘Devilman’ Anime To Stream On Netflix (Japan) In 2018

# S.H.Figuarts Qui-Gon JInn Revealed
Yes! Wait, what is the second faceplate meant to emote?

# Whoa: ‘The Matrix’ Reboot Taking Shape at Warner Bros. Without the Wachowskis
This could work. Perhaps not with the people currently attached, but there are so many angles you could look at this story, even now.

# Anime Godzilla Movie Coming to Netflix Later This Year!
With Gen Urobuchi on writing made me more interested in this version of the king of monsters. His Kamen Rider series, Gaim, gave the franchise a needed new perspective.

# Six Years Ago Today
A comparison of the fukushima incident and Shin Godzilla.

# Tiny crack in steel seen through an electron microscope

# Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Begins Production, Laughs in the Face of God

# That New Star Wars Title Will Be A Darth Vader Ongoing By Charles Soule And Giuseppe Camuncoli
I hope Mr. Soule is in the same form as when he wrote the Lando miniseries because i liked that but wasn’t as much of a fan of his recent Marvel work.

# ‘Steven Universe’ WIll Be Coming To Consoles As An RPG

# James Cameron Confirms ‘Avatar 2’ Won’t Arrive in 2018, Make Your Fake Surprised Face Now

Advertisements

linked up vol.10

Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# Tales Of Alethrion trailer
This series spins out of the short animated movie The Reward, which somehow reminded me of all the D&D Adventures my brother and me….imagined our characters live through.

# Senate Republicans introduce resolution ensuring ISPs don’t need your permission to sell your private data and SSN
I try to keep politics out of here, but this is something that people using the internet should be aware of. We already give away to much by choice.

# A game where Character Creation is the Whole Game

# „Ich las genug!“ – Übersetzungen aus der Negativ-Zone
Marvel comics translating through the ages.

# ‘Logan’ ADR Clip: Watch Hugh Jackman Intensely Grunt His Way Through an Action Scene
I wonder if there are actors who get foley or dedicated adr artists to do such work for them.

# Jeff Lemire Quits Marvel
Hmm, if that is true Marvel should take a hard look at how to keep talent in house.

# Finn Jones leaves twitter discussing Iron Fist whitewashing controversy
It is an issue that needs addressing and a solution, but why don’t we address the people who are actually producing the things we take issue with? (because they are smart enough to stay off social media)

# DC Comics Planning Digital Subscription With Amazon Prime – And Everything Changes
At this point this might not come to be a reality, but having a subscription for Marvel Unlimited and a similar DC service might cover a huge chunk of the comic grind.

# Five ways to remove a stripped screw
Have to try out the rubber band method, because most of the time i don’t carry a Dremel with me.

# Adorable mascot drummer opts for death metal interpretation of childrens’ song

# Cole Sprouse weighs Jughead sexuality contoversy
Has he cut himself another asshole afterwards, because Twitter sure tore Mark Waid a second one. I get the rather emotional reactions, but we’re not the custodians of these characters and i give Waid the benefit of the doubt for not making a sexmachine out of Jughead all of a sudden. It’s Mark Waid! Frank Miller would have send him to make burgers out of people from the middle east and nobody would have given a thought about it.

# Image Announces 15 New Titles at ECCC
Every one of those titles has something that makes me want to read it, but how many if those titles will be around long enough to finish their run? Is Chip Zdarsky’s He-Man book still a thing?
And i don’t believe in Mage: The Hero Denied until i hold it in my hands. Been waiting 15 years for it.

# Trailer for the new Duck Tales cartoon, which looks promising.

Is Ike Perlmutter’s Marvel vs. Fox War Playing Out In Casting Announcements For X-Men And Inhumans TV?

# ‘TRON 3’ Is On The Cart In Monty Python Screaming “I’m Not Dead Yet”

linked up vol.9

*Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

[# Die schönsten Comics, die ich kenne (12): „The Fantastic Four“ # 41 – 51 (ii)](http://blog.montyarnold.de/2017/02/28/die-schoensten-comics-die-ich-kenne–12-the-fantastic-four–41–51-ii/)

[# China’s zombie factories and unborn cities](http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170223-chinas-zombie-factories-and-unborn-cities)

Dark Horse taxes my wallet this fall:
[# Dark Horse Publishes The Art Of Rick And Morty In September](https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/28/dark-horse-publishes-art-rick-morty-september/)
[# Dark Horse To Publish Art Of Over The Garden Wall In September](https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/28/dark-horse-publish-art-garden-wall-september/)
[# Dark Horse Announces Go Team Venture!: The Art And Making Of The Venture Bros.](https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/27/dark-horse-announces-go-team-venture-art-making-venture-bros/)

[# Two Fantastic Four by Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition volumes in one year?](http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5792cac24346d164eb0cf6ad2&id=d70f593984&e=2b9c931aaf)

[# Sneak Peek At Samurai Jack Season 5](https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/23/sneak-peek-samurai-jack-season–5/)

linked up vol.9

*Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

[# Die schönsten Comics, die ich kenne (12): „The Fantastic Four“ # 41 – 51 (ii)](http://blog.montyarnold.de/2017/02/28/die-schoensten-comics-die-ich-kenne–12-the-fantastic-four–41–51-ii/)

[# China’s zombie factories and unborn cities](http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170223-chinas-zombie-factories-and-unborn-cities)

Dark Horse taxes my wallet this fall:
[# Dark Horse Publishes The Art Of Rick And Morty In September](https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/28/dark-horse-publishes-art-rick-morty-september/)
[# Dark Horse To Publish Art Of Over The Garden Wall In September](https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/28/dark-horse-publish-art-garden-wall-september/)
[# Dark Horse Announces Go Team Venture!: The Art And Making Of The Venture Bros.](https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/27/dark-horse-announces-go-team-venture-art-making-venture-bros/)

[# Two Fantastic Four by Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition volumes in one year?](http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5792cac24346d164eb0cf6ad2&id=d70f593984&e=2b9c931aaf)

[# Sneak Peek At Samurai Jack Season 5](https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/23/sneak-peek-samurai-jack-season–5/)

linked up vol.8

*Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# What does R2D2 actually say in Star Wars. Kind of.

# “Fewer Books, Better Books, Cheaper Books!” – Florida Retailer Talks Marvel Comics
I certainly don’t agree with everything stated in the text, but the sales number comparison sure is interesting to look at.

# Four Curious Names Are in ‘Kong: Skull Island’ End Credits!
Seriously, Spoilers!!

# Schall und Rauch und vieles mehr (german)
I’ve never realized that the blind librarian in The Name Of The Rose is referencing Jorge Luis Borges.

# Over 100+ Pictures of New Hasbro Transformers Figures
Soooo, Trypticon….what does the secondary market charge for Metroplex these days?

# “Gymnasts In Pyjamas” – Letters To The Editor About Batman And Superman
Hmm, i understand the point. But we are so deep in the rabbit hole that i feel like it doesn’t matter anymore.

# Toy Fair 2017: Super7
As much as i dig the animated Masters Of The Universe figures, the Robotech and Shogun ReAction figures peaked my interest. My Dad bought me vinyl figures of Roy Fokker’s Valkyrie and Mazinger that i lost on a field trip, and the reaction asthetic reminds me of them.
And FUCK, LORD OF LIGHT FIGURES!!!!

# Karen Berger, Dark Horse, Launch “Berger Books”
This probably means that we get even more good books. Comics are becoming more expensive every month it seems.

# Toys Spoil Everything!! Marvel Legends Two-Pack Reveals Kurt Russell in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’!
That Kurt Russel figure looks so neat.

# Eternal Empire, The New Comic By Sara Vaughn And Jonathan Luna, From Image In May
Alex & Ada was already one of my favourite comics of the last few years, so i’ll be on board for the first few issues.

# The foxes of London
Didn’t know that foxes are a “common” sight there.

# Creating Jehda and Scarif for Rogue One

# Bandai: S.H. Figuarts Star Wars C–3PO and R2-D2 Promotional Images and Info
Good thing i sat out the Mafex releases of those two. It’s not like there aren’t any S.H. Figuarts figures in the world that owners aren’t happy with, but so far i’ve been treated well by their Star Wars releases and therefore am stocked for my favourite droids.

# DC Comics To Do To Looney Tunes What They’ve Done To Hanna-Barbera, From ComicsPRO (UPDATE)
The Hanna Barbera comics that DC put out were amazing so far; i guess because my expectations weren’t very high, but frankly, this seems like it could cross the line.

# More Hasbro Marvel Roleplay, Finally I can Wear A Star Lord Helmet To Work
I would wear it to work! Two opportunities with fasching and halloween.

# Is Marvel Working on a Secret ‘Namor’ Project?
I guess Namor would work better in a Fantastic Four sequel but a Netflix show about him could work. But with the rather careful approach to world building that Marvel is taking the time doesn’t seem right.

# Ten Meter Tower
A nice 16 minute long documentary about people who are about to jump from the ten metre tower. As a person who’s scared of heights and nearly drowned in a public pool it feels like a horror film to me.

# Funko Brings Us More Batman 66 Including Action Figures (Now With More Batmobile!)
I’m in for the action figures.

New weeks, new infos/ rumors about The Batman:
# The Batman Negotiations With Matt Reeves Break Down As He Wants To Make A Good Movie

linked up vol.7

Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# Inside a crew cabin in cargo ship swaying during rough seas
A former trainee of mine is currently working on a ship. Hope his journeys are more stable.
Turn off the audio if you don’t need an edgy riff to enhance the visuals.

# Maybe there’s more that brings us together than you think
Ultimately, the commercial should communicate that everyone is watching tv. But i like the idea of bringing people from all walks of life together in such a way.

# Doug Chiang Talks With American Cinematographer About ‘Rogue One’

# Re-Creating The Spacecrafts Of ‘Star Wars’
I had a guy in class who was building his own spaceships by kitbashing, so the thought of reverse engineering a kitbashed result gives me sweats.

# Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger Returns V-Cinema Project Announced
That is good to read. Dug the series and learning about how its protagonists navigate through the new world that they built is a fun premise. The Kyoryuger thing that was set in the future was neat too.

# ‘Lucifer’ Renewed For Season 3
Yes! The Wife and i dig that show. Watch Tom Ellis in Miranda when you have the chance!

# Kamen Rider X Super Sentai Chou Superhero Taisen Full Trailer Online!

# Review – Maketoys MTRM–09 RE:Master Downbeat
Hmm, feels like i need a not-MP Jazz in my life.

# ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Might Get Mel Gibson to Direct

# The Story of Oskar Barnack, Inventor of the Original Leica

And why not:
# DCEU Exit Strategy Enters Phase Two As Now Ben Affleck Won’t Write The Batman Either, Says Report
# Not So Fast! New Report Claims WB And Ben Affleck Are Happy With The Batman Script, Which Won’t Be Rewritten Again
# Report: Matt Reeves Offered The Batman Director Job That Formerly Belonged To Ben Affleck

linked up vol.5

Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# 15-Second Reviews of All the Movies We Saw at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

# 2 New Uchu Sentai KyuRanger Promo Videos Online!
Oh, it’s that time of the year again. I get so used to the current Super Sentai or Kamen Rider show that i forgot that they only run for a year. As much as i dig the current show, Zuohger, those promo clips are looking good.

# Meet Saccorhytus, bloblike human ancestor that shat through its mouth

# Ben Affleck Steps Down as Director of ‘The Batman’!

# Bernie Wrightson Retires Due To Health

# DC Comics Recreating Snagglepuss As A Gay Man Brought Before The House Committee On Un-American Activities!

# It’s Official: The Dune Reboot Has Found Its Director

# PETA Complains About Plastic Figurines Wearing Fur While The Rest Of The World Laughs At The Irony

# Dave Gibbons To Teach You “How Comics Work” In A New Book

# Playmobil Hits Us In The Feels With Their New Ghostbusters Line
Seems like Playmobil is making a big push. First the six-inch collaboration figures with Funko (fourth Doctor!!) and now these. And they look eat too. For me the Playmobil aesthetic lacks something that puts Lego in favor.

linked up vol.4

Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# Dwayne Johnson Will Star in a ‘Black Adam’ Standalone Movie (In Addition to ‘Shazam’)
As a fan of both charging headfirst into things and earth’s mightiest mortal i’m all for this. But again, Marvel/Disney took their time to built their cinematic universe and not two movies that weren’t universally liked.

# Fujifilm’s Medium Format GFX 50S to Ship in February for $6,500
I’ll probably never own one, but i remember when we got the 5DII that it was truly amazing to get a full-frame sensor for under 2k. Wonder if middle format will someday “replace” full-frame sensors in that regard.

# The Twists In ‘Split’ Are Desperate, Disgusting, And The Absolute Worst [Spoilers]
Negative.
# ‘Split’ Ending: A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of M. Night Shyamalan’s Biggest Twist
Positive.

# Former Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond Returns With Femme Magnifique

# Lavabit comeback

# Manchester By The Sea – Le Füm Blog Kritik (german)
Mocht ma an murdsdrum Gusta drauf. Oasch das da Dark Neit net voakumma duad.

# „Conan der Barbar“ – Das politische Buch der Stunde (german)
A nice summarization of the life and works of Robert E. Howard.

# Star Wars Rebels Goes Back On Hiatus For A Month

# ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is the Title of ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’

# How a Mathematician Created the Interstellar Travel in Arrival in One Night

# Abstract is a new Netflix series about design

# Godzilla Places 1974

# Boeing’s new spacesuit is far out

# How the Nintendo NES Zapper gun worked (and why it doesn’t on today’s TVs)

linked up vol.3

Friday 00:05 MET, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# BBC Reports Disney Negotiating With Carrie Fisher Estate On Future CGI Carrie Fisher Appearances In Star Wars
Hmm, i heard from more people than anticipated that they did not find CGI Tarkin that bad, so perhaps CGI Leia will work as well. I’d rather see an actress in the role.
And here’s the follow up:
# Lucasfilm Addresses Using CGI To Recreate Carrie Fisher In Future Star Wars Films
I guess they will do so in Episode IX.

# Brian Blessed warned Geroge Lucas about Jar Jar Binks.

# Gravity Daze trailer via Okamidensetsu Isn’t that the cutest kitty WOAH, SHIT WHAT US HAPPENING! Here’s a making of-video.

# Der Raum-Ausstatter (german)
German comedian/voice artist Monty Arnold lays down a short but poignant bouquet of flowers to the King Of Comics: Jack Kirby.

# A Myth of Love and Metals: Gem Fusion in Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe
Steven Universe is an amazing show about acceptance and change and i’m always rambling about how beautiful the concept of fusion is to educate kids on human interaction, but this article does it waaaaay better than i ever could.

# Brigham Young University Researches The Negative Effects Of Superheroes On Pre-Schoolers
# Reconsidering Rogue One
It burns under my nails to talk about this movie, but i want to wait until i can record a proper podcast episode about it for Asteroids In Exile

# Joe Jusko Does A Classic Take On The Guardians Of The Galaxy

# 10 reasons why Fletcher Hanks kicks ass
Don’t read about Hank’s private life….but Stardust the Space Wizard is a neat name for a “Superhero”.

link up! [2/2017]

Friday 00:05 MET, time to link up.

# Word Balloon Comic Books Podcast: Word Balloon’s 2016 Writer Of The Year Tom King Great talk.

# The Rock Talks #BlackAdam And The Entire DCU: “Hope, Optimism & FUN… Prepare Yourselves DC Universe” So he smelled what the Rock Of Eternity is cocking?[1]

# Polaroid Pop: A Digital Instant Camera for Iconic 3×4″ Polaroid Pictures We can’t let it die, can we? I have one of the old Polaroid ZINC printers, but frankly, the prints aren’t worth the money.

# Make Shinshoji Zen Museum & Gardens One of Your Top Destinations of 2017

# Ippitsuryu: Single Stroke Paintings of Dragons

# Utsuro-bune: the unidentified ship that landed on Edo-Japan’s shore

# First Uchu Sentai KyuRanger Teaser Promo Online! Is it that time again? I’m having so much fun with Zyuohger that i don’t want them to go into Super Sentai history. A second season would have been a good compensation for Ninninger, which in turn had a better soundtrack and mecha design considering that the main robot of the red ranger controlled a larger frame built by the other robots/vehicles.

# Arkham Knight – Mister Freeze Playthrough Victor Freeze is one of the tragic villains the Batman has to face from time to time and i dig what they did with him in the Arkham series of games, providing a fitting but sad ending in Arkham Knight[2]. Bat’s comment at the end is a tad harsh though.

# Remembering the Amstrad CPC, a superior 8-bit computer

# Dragone: Platinum’s Scalebound cancelled. I was actually looking forward to see the final game.

# Researchers discover that experimental Alzheimer’s drug causes teeth to regrow tissue lost to cavities

# How silent film effects were done

# Jérôme K. Jérôme Bloche Comes To The USA With IDW Entertainment Remember reading a german edition a long time ago. Neat read.

# Scribd Closes Digital Comics Line Because No One Read Them

# Call Sheet Reveals Inhumans Characters

# A book about London’s gorgeous, brutalist architecture includes dainty DIY papercraft models to make yourself

# Watch Animation Test Footage For A ‘Rust’ Graphic Novel Adaptation Rust was great in comic form, an animated version makes more sense than animating every Justice League story.

# Bandai: S.H. Figuarts Dr. Strange Promotional Images and Info UPDATED! Looks neat. Not sure how i like the magic circle effect parts but otherwise a good ointment for the Hot Toys itch.

# (german) Die acht besten Bücher, die 2017 erscheinen Achtung Satire! Hoffentlich….

[1] It was worth a try.
[2] In my opinion, the worst of the games. Even Origins is better.