Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trust me on this: 'The Dragon Lives Again' (1977)

(L-R) Caine from Kung Fu, "Bruce Lee," and Popeye...What the...?!!?

Folks, this has absolutely nothing to do with the output of the Paperfilms gang but I felt I would be remiss in my duties as a fellow human being by not alerting you to the existence of The Dragon Lives Again, perhaps the most shameless and criminally insane of the many films made to cash in on the untimely death of Bruce Lee. I mean, how in hell could you not want to see a movie in which Bruce Lee goes to purgatory and fights James Bond, the Godfather, the Exorcist, Dracula, and many other copyright-infringed characters, with Popeye at his side? Go here to read my in-depth examination of this triumph of utter cinematic trash.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A mouth-watering preview of 'Queen Crab' over at Comic Book Resources

Image Comics' upcoming Jimmy Palmiotti-scribed Queen Crab gets its most in-depth coverage to date over at Comic Book Resources, and this time around it comes with a look at several pages of interior art by Artiz Eiguren. For example:

So head over here to feast your eyes on the muliebrous/crustacean strangeness!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Top 5 Comics cites the visceral appeal of 'All-Star Western' #3

Among the other kudos bestowed upon it over at Top 5 Comics, the following quote stands out: "Violent. Bloody violent. That's what All Star Western is and what it should be." Oh, hell yeah. Head on over there and absorb the goodness!

Comic Vine reviews 'All-Star Western" #3

Comic Vine weighs in here with a review of All-Star Western #3, so head on over there and check out what the vox populi has to say.

'All-Star Western" #3 reviewed at IGN

In case you need to be sold on picking up All-Star Western #3, check out the review found over at IGN. G'wan, click here to read it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Comicbuzz spotlights 'Queen Crab'

Ever-prolific scribe Jimmy Palmiotti gives us some insight into the upcoming graphic novel Queen Crab, his first solo scripting effort, over at Comicbuzz. Go here to check it out, and lemme tell ya, I've read the book and it is definitely of interest to grownup readers looking for something outside of the realm of spandex-clad 'roid-cases and "Crisis on Infinite Here We Go Again" crossover events/wastes of trees. (NOTE: Jimmy will vouch for the fact that I would either flat out tell you or keep my mouth shut if it sucked. I'm a bit of a bee-yotch that way.)

Palmiotti and Gray shed light on 'The Ray' at Comic Book Resources

(art by Jamal Igle and Rich Perotta)

The promotional coverage for the upcoming new take on The Ray picks up more steam as Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray discuss the series in considerable detail over at Comic Book resources. Go here to get all of the latest info!

'All-Star Western' #3 on sale today!

All-Star Western #3 hits the stands today, so don't be left out! Get offa yer tuchas and head straight to your local comics shop!

Friday, November 18, 2011

'The Art of Amanda Conner' hardcover available for pre-order!

Let's face it, one of the reasons you're here is because you dig Amanda Conner's artwork. Well, it's been a long time in coming but A.C. finally gets her due in a handsome hardcover career retrospective. Featuring tons of artwork and anecdotes straight from Amanda herself, this one's a winner all the way, and you know it! Pre-order your copy here!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

'The Ray' #2 solicitation listing

Here's the skinny on The Ray #2, which is due in January:

On sale JANUARY 11
32 pg, FC, 2 of 4, $2.99 US
Lucien Gates is doing his best to adapt to his new powers and heroic identity as The Ray – but between giant monsters attacking San Diego and meeting his girlfriend’s strict parents, things are not going so well. Someone is definitely behind these attacks and perhaps even Lucien’s gaining his abilities. He’d better hope he can solve that mystery before his life is completely ruined.

'All-Star Western' #5 solicitation listing

Now, that's what I call an evocative cover! (cover art by Ladronn)

All-Star Western #5 is a couple of months down the line but here's a taste to whet the appetites of all you rabid Hex-o-philes:

Cover by LADRONN
On sale JANUARY 25
40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Slippery sewer pipes make a brutal place for a fight – but that won’t stop Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham from facing off against a gang of kidnappers beneath Gotham City. And when the thugs get the best of them, Hex and Arkham find themselves swept away to a pitch-black cave with seemingly no way out – and lots of bats! Will they find a way to escape Gotham City’s dark underbelly before Hex’s matches are all burned out? Also: For the Barbary Ghost, death is only the beginning of her plan for revenge!

More on 'Captain Brooklyn' at the New York Post

The venerable New York Post, the same journalistic organ that gave the world the infamous headline "Headless Body Found in Topless Bar," talked with co-writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Frank Tieri about Image Comics' upcoming Captain Brooklyn, so head here to read the latest.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Amanda's got it covered with 'Pigs' #3

Issue #3 of Pigs from Image Comics is out today, and it's graced with a gorgeous cover by our own Amanda Conner. Woof!!!

'Captain Brooklyn' featured at The Brooklyn Paper

More info on the upcoming Captain Brooklyn is up over at The Brooklyn Paper (a wholly appropriate venue, no?). Click here for the skinny.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gmail technical dificulties have been sorted

Dear Paperfilms followers-

The gmail account that you can contact me at has had some technical difficulties that prevented me from responding to your missives (or deleting the expected spam) but that's all finally been sorted. Just so ya know.

-Buncheman (your humble administrator)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Yo! A meaty 'Captain Brooklyn' interview with Jimmy Palmiotti and Frank Tieri's up over at Comic Book Resources, ya @#%$in' mooks!

The upcoming Image Comics mini-series Captain Brooklyn — scribed by Jimmy Palmiotti and Frank Tieri, with stunning art by Amanda Conner and colors by the incomparable Paul Mounts — receives some serious attention over at Comic Book Resources in the form of an in-depth interview with Jimmy and Frank. The ongoing information released on this project only serves to paint an intriguing picture fraught with its creators' signature raucous, "salty" sense of humor, as well as making note of Amanda stretching her already impressive artistic horizons by delving deeper into her animation-based influences to craft a new look for her work, so head here to get in on all the insanity.