The Boys: Herogasm #6 solicitation for October 2009

THE BOYS: HEROGASM #6

Written by Garth Ennis, art by John McCrea, cover by Darick Robertson.

The Boys are forced into action as a surprise development threatens to reveal their presence on Isla McFarlane. The Supes are leaving – but exactly what has happened to the Homelander, and what are his intentions now that Vought have set the scene for Vic the Veep’s next great political leap forward? Sudden death and shocks galore, as Herogasm shudders to its gasping, spurting climax.

32 pages, $2.99.

The Boys #35 solicitation for October 2009

THE BOYS #35

Written by Garth Ennis, art and cover by Darick Robertson.

Origins time! In the first of the two part “Nothing Like It In The World”, Mother’s Milk tells Hughie the story of his life to date- his upbringing in Harlem, the secret of his massive strength, the catastrophe that struck his family, and the unforgettable boxing championship disaster that led him to join The Boys.

32 pages, $2.99.

Italian Movie Posters (1952 – 1981)

I adore poster art, and following the recent Jaws and ‘inspired by’ Jaws posts, TWLB are now looking at Movie Posters from around the world. Yesterday it was Turkey, and today the focus is on Italian Movie poster art. These have a more distinctive, painted style, but again, they are lovely to look at, and in some cases (Last House on the Left and Night of the Living Dead in particular) these are, in my opinion, the definitive poster art for that particular film. See what you think. Also note that each movie title links back to its IMDB entry. Also, if anyone has any more examples of Italian movie poster art, let me know;

The Fog (1980)

The Blob (1958)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Invasion USA (1952)

Scanners (1981)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Last House on the Left (1972)

Turkish Movie Posters (1968 – 1988)

I adore poster art, and following the recent Jaws and ‘inspired by’ Jaws posts, here is the first in a series of Cinema Posters from around the World. These Turkish posters are lovely to look at, and in some cases (Friday the 13th, Day of the Dead, Martin, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) these are, in my opinion, the definitive poster art for that particular film. Take a look. Also note that each movie title links back to its IMDB entry. Also, if anyone has any more examples of Turkish movie poster art, let me know;

The Sword & The Sorceror (1982)

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Poltergeist (1982)

Martin (1977)

Cherry 2000 (1987)

2019: After the fall of New York (1983)

Batwoman (1968)

Beastmaster (1982)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Legend of the Dinosaurs (1977)

The Fighting Centurions (1984)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Friday the 13th (1980)

All new Walking Dead Spoliers from beyond ‘Fear The Hunters’ (2009)

WARNING – Spoilers!

“The Walking Dead” protagonist Rick Grimes will be donning a new police uniform in “Hope,” an upcoming storyline that puts the cast of the book in an unusually civilized location. Over the last several issues, Rick and his fellow survivors have been traveling to Washington, D.C. in hopes of finding salvation from the zombie crisis – though none of them could’ve anticipated what they’d find near the nation’s capital.

“D.C. is going to be somewhat of a utopia compared to what they have been living in,” Kirkman revealed. “They’re going to find a pocket of civilization that is pretty much intact. It’s somewhere on the outskirts of D.C., a suburban area that has pretty much walled an area off. We’re going to meet those people, and our characters are going to intermingle with their society. There’s conflict that arises from all of this, obviously, but there’s going to be at least one issue where they’re drinking tea!”

After spending a multitude of issues in the safe confines of a prison, it might appear that “The Walking Dead” is retreading old ground with its move to a closed-off utopian society, but Kirkman suggested that readers give the new direction a chance. “I imagine that this’ll be another case where people say, ‘I don’t know how he’s gonna pull this one off. How’s he going to keep this going?’ I’ve been hearing that since issue #8,” he argued. “On the surface, I can see how people might think, ‘Yeah, they’re going to be totally safe now!’ I’d just say, trust me. There’s a multitude of story avenues that I can go through with this set up. It’s a logical evolution of the series for me. It’s something that I’ve had planned for a good long while. It’s going to be cool, and I think that in reading the book for as long as people have, being walled in with a bunch of normal people in a seemingly normal, protected area may not end up being as great as it seems. There are problems that could arise from that.”

What kind of problems, you ask? For starters, it might not be so easy for our heroes to adjust to a quasi-normal society given what they’ve been through. “Imagine living life for over a year where the only rule was survive,” Kirkman argued. “Now, they’re coming into an area where there are vastly more rules. They may have grown so accustomed to their way of living that going back to normal society could seem completely alien to them. It’s going to be a rough transition, and some people are going to transition better than others.”

Additionally, the survivors won’t be getting totally complacent, as zombies will remain a part of the book. “There’s gonna be supply runs,” he revealed. “Everyone’s going to get a job. Some of those people’s jobs will be expanding the safe zone wall. So there’s going to be construction working against the zombies. There’s going to be dangers, everything that comes with trying to survive in a walled-in society. You’re going to have to eventually go out of there – it’s just that when you’re done going out, you get to go home and have a dinner party. Part of the conflict coming up is going to be, ‘Is Rick double dipping? Did he bite that chip and put it back in the dip?!’ These are the things they’re going to have to deal with again!”

If the “The Walking Chip” sounds a tad stale to you, at least Kirkman is enthralled by the idea. With both “Invincible” and “The Walking Dead,” Kirkman said that he’s constantly developing new stories that excite him. “I’ve always wanted to do long, sprawling runs on books, and it just so happens that it’s happened on two creator-owned books that I control completely,” he said. “Being able to ride that out for the long haul and lay out these choices and turns, do everything I can to keep things interesting and compelling, I only get more excited. My excitement level is as high as it’s ever been, and I’m continually coming up with where the next place to go is, what the next arc in the book is.”

and here is a future cover from the ‘Hope’ arc;

taken from http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=22212