Monday, August 3, 2015

Mission: Impossible

Although it began a series of increasingly good summer blockbuster over the course of two decades, 1996's relaunch of the television series of the same name as a theatrical film (which introduced the world to Tom Cruise's most successful ongoing character in IMF Agent Ethan Hunt) is problematic at best. Poorly plotted, including a huge fuck you to fans of the original series by turning the television show's central hero (Peter Graves) into a greedy villain (Jon Voight) selling CIA secrets to the highest bidder, the film hasn't aged well. Turning Jim Phelps into a villain would be like rebooting Superman into a coldblooded killer. What kind of an asshole would do that?

Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire #1

Released first as a webcomic and later picked up by IDW for print publication, the first issue of Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire deals with the present-day fallout of Tesladyne being branded a terrorist organization (see Atomic Robo and The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur) and Atomic Robo's Old West adventures (Atomic Robo: The Knights of the Golden Circle) after being lost in middle of Dr. Dinosuar's timebomb and presumed dead by all but a handful of his most trusted scientists.

Sadly, our title character only makes the briefest of appearances here (and he's certainly seen better days) as the first issue picks up events two years after the disappearance of Atomic Robo with the small band of Tesladyne scientists searching for their missing boss.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Beauty and the Beast - Shotgun Wedding

Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Catherine's (Kristin Kreuk) wedding day finally arrives but not without trouble for the happy couple. Along with dealing with a recent break-up that throws the dynamic of the group off, Vincent, Tess (Nina Lisandrello), and J.T. (Nina Lisandrello) also attempt to hunt down the escaped Julianna (Gloria Votsis), search for information the mysterious Liam (Jason "Iron Eagle" Gedrick), and keep all of this a secret from the bride-to-be (which, of course, eventually blows up in their collected faces).

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Godzilla in Hell #1

Written and drawn by James Stokoe, IshirĊ Honda's creation is sent to Hell (literally) in the first issue of the new series. Without a single word of dialogue, Godzilla in Hell #1 chronicles Godzilla's fall deep into the Earth and the monster's run-in with a variety of nightmarish creatures.

Star Wars Card Trader - Awesome Custom LEGO Pack

Individual cards inside. Also check out Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, and Pack 4.