Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Have you ever wanted to walk around Deckard's apartment in Blade Runner? Now you can. This VR version, of the inside of Deckard's apartment from the first Blade Runner was created by the talented artist Quentin Lengele

Here is the link to experience it for yourself. http://www.br9732.com


Below are a few screen shots.


I have to admit, this looks pretty amazing. Great work!


The detail is incredible.


It even features the music of Vangelis.



Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Holidaze!


Wishing you all the best in Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure comic books this holiday season.




Saturday, December 23, 2017


By turning computer circuits into unsolvable puzzles, a University of Michigan team aims to create an unhackable computer with a new $3.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Todd Austin, U-M professor of computer science and engineering, leads the project, called MORPHEUS. Its cybersecurity approach is dramatically different from today's, which relies on software—specifically software patches to vulnerabilities that have already been identified. It's been called the "patch and pray" model, and it's not ideal.

This spring, DARPA announced a $50 million program in search of cybersecurity solutions that would be baked into hardware.


"Instead of relying on software Band-Aids to hardware-based security issues, we are aiming to remove those hardware vulnerabilities in ways that will disarm a large proportion of today's software attacks," said Linton Salmon, manager of DARPA's System Security Integrated Through Hardware and Firmware program.

The U-M grant is one of nine that DARPA has recently funded through SSITH.

MORPHEUS outlines a new way to design hardware so that information is rapidly and randomly moved and destroyed. The technology works to elude attackers from the critical information they need to construct a successful attack. It could protect both hardware and software.

"We are making the computer an unsolvable puzzle," Austin said. "It's like if you're solving a Rubik's Cube and every time you blink, I rearrange it."

Yeah, Okay... We'll see about that. It seems like every time some team comes up with an unhackable computer, guess what happens.



Friday, December 22, 2017


The upcoming Godzilla: Monster Planet anime movie coming to Netflix features the largest King of the Monsters ever. At almost 1000 feet tall, it crushes the others!

Artist Noger Chen posted the picture below, comparing the height of Godzilla in all of the previous Godzilla films.

The original 1954 Godzilla has a height of just 50 meters (164 feet), while the 2014 Godzilla came in at 108 meters (354 feet), and the most recent to appear in Shin Godzilla comes in at 118.5 meters (389 feet).




Godzilla Planet of the Monsters.

The Godzilla anime trilogy is now on its second film, and thanks to the series' official website, we just learned that there's a new name for the "super gigantic" version of Godzilla that we met in the first film, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. The official name is "Godzilla Earth," and we'll see Godzilla's take on Mechagodzilla in the second installment, Godzilla: The City Mechanized for the Final Battle ("Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi").



Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters opened in Japan last month and the film is slated to start streaming on Netflix January 17, 2018. I can't wait, this looks really cool. I am a huge anime fan anyway, but with Godzilla... Get out! If you can't wait for the release, check out this anime Blame on Netflix. It's dark and trippy, but awesome.



Here's the official story summary: 

The planet is beset by the emergence of colossal creatures that roam the earth, and king among them is “Godzilla”. For a half a century, these beasts engage in ferocious battle with each other and mankind. But humans, unable to compete, prepare for exile from their home planet. In the year 2048, a select few humans are chosen by the central government's artificial intelligence infrastructure to set out on an interstellar emigration vessel, the Aratrum, on an 11.9-lightyear journey for the planet Tau-e in the Cetus constellation. But when they arrive after 20 years of space travel, the remnants of mankind find the environmental conditions on Tau-e to be much different than expected, and basically uninhabitable by humans.


One youth on board the emigration vessel, Haruo, had seen his parents killed by Godzilla before his eyes when he was only 4 years old. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but returning to Earth to defeat Godzilla. With the doors to emigration now closed, Haruo and other crew spearhead a “return to Earth” decision despite severely attenuated and hazardous conditions on board for such a long trip back.



Somehow, the Aratrum makes the return journey in one piece, but the home they return to has become an alien planet. 20,000 years have elapsed, and a new ecosystem has emerged with Godzilla atop the food chain. Can mankind take back its native planet? Will Haruo get his revenge?


Godzilla: The City Mechanized for the Final Battle will open in Japan in May, 2018. 

Update! Netflix will start streaming on January 17, 2018. Woo Hoo!


Thursday, December 21, 2017


Check out the new trailer below!



STARGATE ORIGINS explores the journey of young Catherine Langford embarking on an unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save the Earth from darkness.


Stargate Origins is a digital streaming prequel apparently 10 episodes at 10 minutes each, which debut's February 15th 2018. I'm hoping for the best, because I am a Stargate fan, but the teaser below leaves me a little bit like... The Librarians with a slice of cheddar. Check it out for yourself.





Wednesday, December 20, 2017


I created an animated comic book cover for my first issue some time ago, and just ran across it again. I thought it was time for a little re-post while I stay focused on drawing my next issues of Prisoner of the Mind.


Prisoner of the Mind Issue Number 1 Allan Linder. A few years ago, mine made it on to Buzzfeed.

I have to admit that I love animated comic book covers. So, I decided to give it a shot. Here is my first issue of Prisoner of the Mind animated cover. Below that, you'll find a myriad of inspiration from other artists. You'll probably have to wait a few minutes for these Gifs to load, but it's worth it.


Batman Number 15, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.









Amazing Adventures Number 4, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Amazing Spider man Number 33, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Batman The Dark Knight Returns Number 15, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Daredevil Number 7, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Fantastic Four Number 51, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Ironman Number 128, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Justice League of America Number 6, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Jack Kirby Machine, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Lois Lane Number 29, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


Nick Fury Agent of Shield Number 4, Animated cover by talented artist Kerry Callen.


The Incredible Hulk Number 315 by Jim Groom.


I just love Geof Darrows work, it is insanely detailed, completely politically incorrect, and sometimes awesomely raw. I am not the only fan of Geof Darrow, this one is from Michael Branson Smith. It's an animated cover of Hard Boiled, and I just had to share it.


Animation by Kerry Callen, art by Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn


Animation by Brad Backofen, art by Chris Samnee

If I missed anything cool send me an email and I will ad it.




Monday, December 18, 2017


Mortal Engines By Philip Reeve Predator Cities 7 Books Collection Box Set. Mortal Engines is the first book in the series that focuses on a futuristic, steampunk version of London, now a giant machine striving to survive on a world running out of resources. The book has won several awards. (Teaser at the bottom of the page)



The book is set in a post-apocalyptic world, ravaged by a "Sixty Minute War", which caused massive geological upheaval. To escape the earthquakes, volcanoes, and other instabilities, a Nomad leader called Nikola Quercus installed huge engines and wheels on London, and enabled it to dismantle (or eat) other cities for resources. 


David Wyatt and Philip Reeve have also been collaborating on a graphic novel version of the story.

The technology rapidly spread, and evolved into what is known as "Municipal Darwinism". Although the planet has since become stable, Municipal Darwinism has spread to most of the world except for Asia and parts of Africa. Much technological and scientific knowledge was lost during the war. 


This is more of David Wyatt illustrations for the Philip Reeve's story.

Because scientific progress has almost completely halted, "Old Tech" is highly prized and recovered by scavengers and archaeologists. Europe, some of Asia, North Africa, Antarctica, and the Arctic are dominated by Traction Cities, whereas North America was so ravaged by the war that it is often identified as "the dead continent", and the rest of the world is the stronghold of the Anti-Traction League, which seeks to keep cities from moving and thus stop the intense consumption of the planet's remaining resources.

Peter Jackson presents an epic new saga. 




Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future. Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic. On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide. www.mortalengines.com


Wednesday, December 13, 2017


This is the first live action film version of Alita: Battle Angel based on the original Comic book (Manga Series) created by Yukito Kishiro in 1990's seen below.


The Manga was later developed into an Anime series (below) released in 1993.


It is still a pretty awesome story for more than 20 years old. Now with current technology, anime and manga come to life.


Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. 

Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. 

Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

DIRECTED BY

Robert Rodriguez

SCREENPLAY BY

James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Robert Rodriguez

BASED ON THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (“MANGA”) SERIES:

“Gunnm” By Yukito Kishiro

PRODUCED BY

James Cameron and Jon Landau

CAST

Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson

Following the arrival of the first trailer above, 20th Century Fox has now released a new featurette for Alita: Battle Angel which sees Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron take us behind the scenes of the upcoming manga adaptation and includes interviews with the director and producer; watch the featurette below.





Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg's 54th Movie that he's directed, and it looks amazing. There are a ton of familiar faces in just this one trailer, I can't even imagine what is to come.


Here is just a partial list of all of the comic book, video game and anime characters spotted this far:

The Iron Giant, Gundam, Chucky, Deathstroke, Joker and Harlequin, Ryu, Battletoads, Tracer from Overwatch, Lara Croft, and more ...

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. 


The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger. 

Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. The film was produced by Donald De Line, Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.

Come back for more...


Monday, December 4, 2017


Altered Carbon is a 2002 hardboiled cyberpunk science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan. Set some five hundred years in the future in a universe in which the United Nations Protectorate oversees a number of extrasolar planets settled by human beings, it features Takeshi Kovacs as a former U.N. elite soldier and a native of Harlan's World, a planet settled by a Japanese keiretsu with Eastern European labour.

A ten-episode TV adaptation by Netflix was announced in 2016. It will premiere on Netflix on February 2, 2018. It definitely looks like it has the right ingredients for some really cool sci-fi. I guess we'll have to wait and see.







Writer and Top Cow President/COO Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, SYMMETRY) teams up with writer Bryan Hill (POSTAL, ROMULUS) and artist Yuki Saeki (GameSpace, Crash) for the realistic science fiction graphic novel GOLGOTHA. Free Preview at the bottom.


In the near future, a group of scientists and military operatives are sent on an interplanetary mission to develop Earth's first off-world colony. While the crew of the Golgotha hibernates for travel, technology on Earth continues to advance—so much so that when they land on the planet, the crew finds it already inhabited...by another team from Earth that arrived years before they have.


Now the crew of the Golgotha find themselves relics of their own time, unwanted by the colony that's been expecting them for a generation. And this new planet holds its own secrets—secrets that could change the nature of humankind itself. “GOLGOTHA combines my obsession with religion and science fiction, and was a fun project to do,” said Hawkins. “Bryan Hill and I always looked at this as a kind of Apocalypse Now meets 2001 mash-up.” “GOLGOTHA is the most hardcore science fiction story I've worked on,” said Saeki. “It's packed with action and mystery. I had fun drawing it.” A 20-page preview of GOLGOTHA is available HERE.



Sunday, December 3, 2017


The video below was taken from Chris Robert's key note. Which teases some game play for the new roll out of Star Citizen 3.0. Check out the 13 minute mark of the video. So apparently every aspect of this new game can be explored. Wow!