Donnerstag, 20. Mai 2010


Jim Woodring - Weathercraft HC
Preis: 18,95 Euro
For over 20 years now, Jim Woodring has delighted, touched, and puzzled readers around the world with his lush, wordless tales of "Frank." Weathercraft is Woodring's first full-length graphic novel set in this world -- indeed, Woodring's first graphic novel, period! -- and it features the same hypnotically gorgeous linework and mystical iconography. As it happens, Frank has only a brief supporting appearance in Weathercraft, which actually stars Manhog, Woodring's pathetic, brutish everyman (or everyhog), who had previously made several appearances in "Frank" stories (as well as a stunning solo turn in the short story "Gentlemanhog"). After enduring 32 pages of almost incomprehensible suffering, Manhog embarks upon a transformative journey and attains enlightenment. He wants to go to celestial realms but instead altruistically returns to the unifactor to undo a wrong he has inadvertently brought about: The transformation of the evil politician Whim into a mind-destroying plant-demon who distorts and enslaves Frank and his friends. The new and metaphysically expanded Manhog sets out for a final battle with Whim... Weathercraft also co-stars Frank's cast of beloved supporting characters, including Frank's Faux Pa and the diminutive, mailbox-like Pupshaw and Pushpaw; it is both a fully independent story that is a great introduction to Woodring's world, and a sublime addition to, and extension of, the Frank stories. (Last Gasp)

Buchtipp für heute

Who Goes There?: 1950'S Horror & Sci-Fi Movie Posters & Lobby Cards
Preis: 18,95 Euro
This book displays a wonderful collection of 1950s and 1960s horror/sci-fi one-sheets and lobby cards. Because many of the illustrations are of two lobby cards from a single film (almost always the title card and the best scene card), the book contains over 450 images of 1950s and early 1960s horror and science fiction movie posters and lobby cards! This is a virtual encyclopedia to just about every horror and science fiction film made during this period, including all the best-known titles! 1950s and early 1960s horror and science fiction is the most popular genre of movie poster collecting, and the posters and lobby cards from those films are the most desirable and sought-after of any movie paper. Perhaps it is because of the often wild and outrageous images that filmmakers used to try to promote these often low-budget movies. Often the posters were far superior to the films they advertised!(Last Gasp)

BRIGHTEST DAY: Mini-Website + "White Lantern" Ring

Wie schon zu Serien wie "52", "Final Crisis" oder "Blackest Night", gibt es auch zu "BRIGHTEST DAY" eine eigene Mini-Website von DC.

Für Fanboys und Sammler hochinteressant, enthält der Web-Auftritt doch einen eigenen Blog, Cover-Galleries, Check-Lists, Interviews, Graphic- Downloads u.v.m. Einfach regelmäßig (z.B. 14täglich, nach erscheinen der aktuellen Ausgabe der 27-teiligen Serie) 'mal 'reinschauen...

Die Ausgaben # 0 und #1 sind bei uns noch erhältlich (natürlich inklusive des "White Lantern"- Promo- Rings; beim Kauf von # 0 oder 1 bei uns, einfach nach dem Ring fragen).
Wir verschenken die Ringe an jeden Käufer eines der "BD"-Hefte 0+1 solange unser begrenzter Vorrat reicht! Ausgabe # 2 erscheint in dieser Woche!

endlich eine legale Website für Comics im Netz?

Was illegal versuchte, scheint nun legal zu realisieren:

Welcome to Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels - the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform. Available now, Snappy Sammy Smoot, Love & Rockets, Wimmen’s Comics, Brat Pack and many more groundbreaking, heartbreaking and breathtaking examples of comics history.

Bis zum 21. Mai ist der Test-Zugang möglich mit:
- username: comics
- password: sneakpeek