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Weekly Highlights – THINGS GO BOOM!

This week there has been some awesome comics releases, trailer reveals and music announcements! So many things rocking in my world!

 

Let’s start with the movies:

Movie #1: Regarding superheroes I’m typically a Marvel guy, but I do have some fond childhood memories watching some Superman stories on VHS and I also loved the All Star Superman comic DC released a couple of years ago. Mostly I enjoyed Smallville’s take on Clark Kent growing up and realising his destiny.

So this week the “Man of Steel” main trailer was released and I loved it. The gravitas and tone set by the music and narration really sets this up as a step for Superman to enter the current generation of moviegoers that are well-versed in Comic Superheroes on screen. There’s a lot of power and impact that is teased at in the trailer as well. If you haven’t seen it – here’s my friendly link #1.

 

Movie #2: Pacific Rim is a giant monster vs robot film from one of my favorite directors, Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth). The trailer only really hints at a lot of the scale and fun that this film will be – but it totally brings out all my memories with Neon Genesis Evangelion, Godzilla and Transformers. With Del Toro helming this with the freedom to make the movie he wants, this is gonna rock – check it out here link #2.

 

Now my favorite part of the week – this week’s comics! RiD 12

I had a lovely LOOOONG drive down to my local comic shop this week but it was worth it. A bunch of comics to pick up and some real gems. Two Transformers comics in particular – Robots in Disguise #12 and a return of the Spotlight brand focusing on Orion Pax (pre-Optimus Prime). Robots in Disguise is a comic that i’ve been engrossed in all year (still working on that essay…) and it even got to the top of the “Buy Pile” at ComicBookResources. The “Underbase” podcasting team did a great review of it too – link #3.

Also on comics – next week sees Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #12 coming out – which in James Roberts on words “ends with a bang.” Which little robot is gonna get it?!?

And lastly here, MY LITTLE PONY #2 should be out in a week’s time – can’t wait!

 

Last piece of news that i’m LOVING is the teaser for SEVENDUST’s new album “Black out the Sun.”

These guys are my favorite band ever. Their youtube channel has a lot of great behind the scenes videos showing their recording, hanging and antics during the recording process for this new album.

I cannot wait until it is released next March!

 

Cheers all,

Luke

Clint Lowery’s Tour Blog

I love Sevendust. Since my little brother* lent me their album “Animosity” they have never left my playlist and I’ve tracked their career and records for about a decade. Their recent album “Cold Day Memory” heralded the return of guitarist/vocalist Clint Lowery after a couple of years away from the band (but not music).

I love finding out about artists and their lives and interacting with them (Insert “Shaun Spencer voice from PSYCH: “oh, twitter!”) and recently Clint started journaling his thoughts while they’re on tour. He’s had an amazing journey and being able to read his thoughts on twitter and this blog has enabled me to live vicariously since I curtailed my rock star dreams! 😉

Check out the blog here, there’s some honest thoughts about life on the road, and cool insight into what guys in a rock band really get up to. Clint has a unique perspective and it’s quite refreshing to read from someone whose focus isn’t getting wasted and hooking up each and every night.

 

On the weekend I’ll be posting up some art and links to the guys that worked on Inkman and also posting about Transformers. Be sure to check it out.

Luke

 

 

* He’s actually taller than me and a black belt in Kung Fu. I don’t mess with him anymore.