Wednesday, March 28, 2012

James Bond Comic Strips!

I just got my hands on a cool item from Titan: The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 collects daily James Bond comic strips from the 1960s. Very, very cool, and I love the way these stories play out in a sense more like a TV version of Bond, with Bond co-ordinating efforts with Moneypenney, investigating more, etc. Check it out!

 Description:
The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting the first period of Jim Lawrence's celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes seven of Bond's most thrilling and dangerous missions: The Harpies, River of Death, The Golden Ghost, Fear Face, Double Jeopardy, Starfire and Kingley Amis' controversial post-Fleming story, Colonel Sun.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dark Shadows 2012 looks AMAZING

Johnny Depp as Barnabas in the upcoming gothic satire Dark Shadows.
Dark Shadows from Tim Burton is going to be funny, and I'm thrilled. At first I kind of hated that idea-- I wasn't a big fan at first of Burton's MARS ATTACKS, for instance. But Burton clearly seems to be bringing a glorious appreciation of the famous gothic soap opera to the big screen. It looks gorgeous. If you're still a fan of the original-- or want to know what it's all about-- you can find every episode on Netflix. But the Burton/Depp Dark Shadows should probably please the fans by not at all competing with the original, and instead acting as a kind of massive skit about it. Good enough for me!

See my review of the first super-serious, super-Gothic Dark Shadows movie, Night of Dark Shadows.
Dark Shadows opens May 11, 2012.    

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cover Reveal: Alex Van Helsing: The Triumph of Death

There is a painting in Madrid that holds the key to a coming Apocalypse, and only Alex Van Helsing and a mysterious motorcycle-riding witch can unlock its mysteries.

Are you ready for more Alex Van Helsing? Finally I can reveal the cover of Book 3, The Triumph of Death-- to me, the best of the three books planned so far. In Book 1, Alex joined the spy organization the Polidorium. In Book 2, Alex had to balance breakneck spy action with girl trouble galore, and the pace picked up considerably. Now in Book 3 it's wall-to-wall suspense and action, with new bad guys, new organizations, and (surprise) a new girl-- a 14-year-old witch/spy who can give Alex and his motorcycle a run for their money.

But at the book's heart is a painting-- a kind of amazing one. I'll be posting more on that soon, but for now, here's the cover of Alex Van Helsing: The Triumph of Death, coming in hardback July 24, 2012!

If you find this interesting-- and if you dig the awesome green colors-- pre-order now and pass it on!

Alex Van Helsing: The Triumph of Death (HarperTeen, July 24, 2012)