Friday, February 29, 2008

Iron Man: The Trailer

Okay. I'm still skeptical of the new Iron Man movie scheduled for release on May 2 but this trailer is pretty cool. I see a few more details in this trailer that start to make me think that this movie has some real potential. Judge for yourself and let me know what you think.






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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Comicnaut Episode 12 Podcast is now up.


My latest podcast is now up for your listening pleasure. In this episode I talk about Dark Horse Comics new Star Wars cross over storyline "Vector" that will connect all four of their monthly Star Wars titles and span over 4000 years of timeline.

You can check it out here at Comicnaut.com.
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The Comicnaut

Friday, February 15, 2008

Another Great One Leaves Us.



Earlier this week we lost another comic legend, Steve Gerber. For the complete story check out this article from PlaybackSTL.com: http://www.playbackstl.com/content/view/7223/234/


As indicated in the above article Steve was as influential a talent in comics as any other during the last forty years. He created such well known characters as Howard the Duck and Omega The Unknown. He also contributed to many other titles including Submariner, Daredevil, and Man-Thing. Steve was also one of the first to be outspoken about creator rights and entitlements regarding their work. A stance that would produce bittersweet results for him.

In fact he may have even had more impact on some of us 30-something Gen-exers than we realize. Steve not only was a big part of comic books during the 1970s but he also created the now legendary Thundarr The Barbarian. Thundarr was an awesome post apocalyptic tale that seemed a bit out of place amongst the other line up kiddish Saturday morning shows. I personally hold this show responsible for showing me that animation didn't have to be all talking rabbits and mice. I'm also sure it is one of the reasons I've enjoyed tales of life after the fall of our current civilization. I'd give anything for someone to do a serious, intelligent revisit of this show and make something new for us.


Steve also worked on the Mr. T, Dungeons and Dragons, G.I. Joe and Transformers cartoons of the 1980s. I doubt there is anyone who grew up during this time period who didn't watch at least one if not all of these shows. And based on the wide spread recent nostalgia of such shows as Transformers I think it's safe to say Steve was a giant influence on a whole generation.


Steve was currently working on DC Comic's, Countdown To Mystery. He was 60 years old.




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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A new Star Wars movie?


After a few weeks of rumors it is official! A new Star wars movie! Sorta...

The scoop is that Lucas has announced that the upcoming CGI animated Clone Wars (not to be confused with the previous animated Clone Wars) will premiere in a movie format on the big screen this summer.

For the complete article go here: Clone Wars Article.

I am excited to see more Star wars but I am a little disappointed they are revisiting this period of the story. My guess is that the whole Anakin/Vader legacy turned out to way more anti-climatic than we had imagined for the last 25 years. Now they want to go back and try and strengthen a pretty weak story.

I'm still much more interested in the live action TV series that's still in the works. This one is suppose to take place in the 17 year period between the end of Episode III and the beginning of Episode IV. The Dark Times. This to me has much more of a chance at having some dramatic appeal like Empire did. And as great as the original special effects were in their day the thing that i think kept us coming back to the original movies again and again was the story. Something lacking in the newer movies.

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The Comicnaut


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Hello World!


Hello everyone!

So, to stay more active with The Comicnaut website and to try and reach a broader audience I'm going to give this blog thing a shot. This post will be a quick one just to get things established.

For those who don't know The Comicnaut is a comic book commentary website that features articles and podcasts about mainly comic books but may also include movies, music, events and anything else that might come to my mind.

You can reach the main website here http://comicnaut.com/

Please make sure to try one of my podcasts and let me know what you think.

That's it for now. Talk with you all real soon.

Thanks,
The Comicnaut