Sunday, 16 June 2013
Just back from the IMAX after watching MAN OF STEEL with Henry Cavill, what did I make of it? Was it a case of being faster than a locomotive? Or was it my own personal Kryptonite? Eyes down for a full house (Will almost certainly contain spoilers).
Superman - refreshing, chisel jawed, super with a heart, not afraid to scrap it out when backed into a corner, and the best thing about him - he's British! Take a bow my son...
General Zod - very angry man with issues. Well acted baddie. Liked his 2nd reveal costume.
Faora-Ul - almost had more onscreen time than Zod, played her part as the number 2 well but wanted her badge fetish to remain. Her own personal battle with Col. Nathan Hardy was a highlight.
Lois Lane - big eyed love interest that has a sense of compassion, something never once found in a reporter, for that fact alone she was the most unbelievable character in the film.
Martha Kent - great as mum number 2 and still proving she's got it at her age.
Jonathan Kent - super dad number 2 who was the moral compass for both the young and old superman, every time he was on screen I wanted to cry.
Lara Lor-Van - accounted well for herself as number 1 mum
Jor-El - kept thinking it was the ghost of Maximus, that aside he was an accomplished dad 1.
Overall: Yeah the battles can be too fast and some of the shaky cam was almost on a par with Bourne Ultimatum, but overall WHAT a film. Had plenty of heart and angst that bubbles nicely under the invulnerable surface of Superman. The ending was the only odd thing that left many wondering 'How' especially when you start thinking about everything else that had gone on prior... but still, what a film. Only one word sums it up... EPIC.
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Yeah I know, I know... it's Saturday not Friday... But hey, that's how we roll. So that said, new Overrun full colour page for you to enjoy. Here we see Detective Norton hot on the heels of a suspect thought to be carrying a virus into the city...
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
What started as a innocuous tweet has spawned into the above image. I saw 'Bones' in the TV listings and for a split second though it was a spin off series featuring Doctor Leonard McCoy... ah one can only hope. Seconds later and Lee Robson is all over it, I explained the premise that it's basically Quincy In Space... BOOM! Quincy In Space is born and ™'d... Before I know it, Mack Chater has jumped on for art duties... so the comic is set... next stop HOLLYWOOD! Kudos to me for using Comic Sans...
Friday, 24 May 2013
A sneak peek piece of art from my forthcoming Judge Dredd strip in Zarjaz. And, as you can see, it's Judge Death in the cold flesh doing what he does best. Kev Crossley has done a phenomenal job with the art and I cannot wait for this to be released. Hats off to Richmond Clements and Dave Evans (The FutureQuake guys) for trusting me with this! Expect more news soon.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Well, back from the cinema after just seeing Star Trek Into Darkness. So, what did I make of it? Was it a case of boldly going where no Star Trek Movie had gone before, or was it more like shields at 5% -she won't take another hit? Eyes down for the full house... Warning may contain spoilers.
Kirk: Brash and Impulsive as ever, and who's friendship with Spock almost surpasses the brokeback benchmark set by Sam and Mr Frodo for services above and beyond.
Spock: Logically cool as ever combined with an epic Nerve-Pinch fail.
Uhura: Started well but faded towards the end. Her tiff with Spock being her highlight.
Bones: I love this guy - Gonna model my life on his quips.
Scotty: Brings to the show what he does best. Comic relief.
Sulu: Under used this time around, was missed.
Chekov: Beyond the look he gave when he found out he was being promoted to a Red Shirt - barely featured.
Khan: Excellent. Like Sherlock gone bad.
Pike: had to feel for the guy.
Carol: See picture above, has a convincing scream.
Overall. Epic. Triumphant. Spectacular. Had everything including some depth and emotion. Fantastic twist moment that should have Wrath of Khan fans grinning from ear-to-ear. Not to be missed. Sign me up for another 5 years please.
P.s. Loved it so much going to go in for another blast. Woohoo!
Friday, 26 April 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Bit quiet here I know, but behind the scenes I've been putting the finishing touches to 'Year of the Wolf'. 125 pages done and the first part of this story put to bed. I'm going to put this down now for a while, Jim will be taking it out for me so keep you posted on how that develops. In other news I'm just waiting for art really. Such is the lot of a writer!