God bless the original Half-Life, and particularly its opening. Though now old as fuck, whenever I think of the franchise there’s a glorious glimmer in my soul. The opening to the original game has gotten a live-action adaptation and it’s fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »
Longtime comic book scribe Peter David has penned a Bill of Rights to be followed by both professionals and fans at comic book conventions. It’s a bit fucking long, but if you stick with it, it gets pretty amusing. Also? There’s a lot of good goddamn points in it.
Dead Space goes FPS? Surely you jest! Dragon Age going multiplayer? Battle in the one dungeon they designed for DA2! To the death!
Welcome to the MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE, OL’s celebration of escaping workweek ennui with comics and movies and video juegos and other such godsends. As can be inferred from the name, this feature is posted on the first day of the week. Usually. Sometimes, when work is too overwhelming and the pile on my desk is more difficult to navigate, the MMC drops on Tuesday.
And then there’s weeks like this one.
I could blather on and on about my work woes, computer problems, and persistent bone-pains, but I think I’d rather show off some of the bits of entertainment that’re going to keep me from washing my wrists with a razor. Life’s great, so let’s deliver stress a fun-time uppercut to the ballbag!
Neil Gaiman is lending his voice to an animated Bluntman and Chronic project that I had absolutely no idea existed. Jay Mewes accosted the writer and overall Dork Legend, and the dude? He said yes.
While rummaging through his attic, some lucky Illinois native came across a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15. You know, the title where everyone’s favorite Geek Gone Wild, Peter Parker debuted.
There’s! There’s! There’s comic books dropping this week. As per every week, lest the Good Lords strike me dead. I can’t fathom living in a world without the weekly comic book shuffle. Snag the rags, dissect the diegesis and party until my pants come off. This is Variant Covers, the column where I blather about the funny books dropping this week that are keeping my sanity afloat.
Kees van Dijkhuizen embarked on a year-long twelve-installment montage series, and he’s finally getting around to Geek Director Tycoon Christopher Nolan. It’s a dope spot, and highlights some of the works of his that don’t get enough pub: Memento and his debut Following. Oh and Insomnia but I don’t really remember that sumbitch.