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Indy #5 Is A Go

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 10:02 PM
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Indiana Jones No. 5 in Production


With 72-year-old Harrison Ford still holding the whip-hand







INDIANA JONES 5 POSTER
by @Aumbridge1986


Have you seen the poster for the new Indiana Jones movie (as of now known only as Indiana Jones Five)? It’s pretty intriguing. Apparently, Disney is working on yet another installment in the franchise, but this one comes with an interesting twist. The mountains we see Indy standing in front of in the poster will be recognizable to some as H.P. Lovecraft’s The Mountains of Madness. This Lovecraft novella centers around an expedition to Antarctica that goes awry when the explorers stumble upon the ruins of an ancient civilization. According to sources close to the project, the next Indy flick will place the hero directly into this sinister tale of the ancient and occult.


This storyline mash-up is due in large part to the director currently attached to the project: Guillermo del Toro.


Del Toro has been working on getting his adaptation of Mountains off the ground since 2006, but has so far stalled out. Enter Disney, who offered to create the director’s pet project on the condition that he wrote Indiana Jones into the script as the main character.



Why Disney would seek out an arrangement like this can be explained from a few different angles.


First of all, Disney is on the hook for actor Harrison Ford. When they acquired the distribution rights to the Indiana Jones franchise, they soon realized that it came with Ford’s five film contract, which they had to either breach and pay a penalty for, or fulfill.


Given that, Disney wanted a good story that could be greenlit quickly and would end with Ford’s version of Indy being permanently incapacitated, so that they could reboot the series with a new lead as many times as would be profitable in the future. From that point, Disney execs just had to make a few phone calls. They knew about del Toro’s Mountains project, and they further knew that del Toro had long wanted to direct an Indy film, citing his admiration for the character. So with this plan Disney gets a script that’s ready to go after a few tweaks, they end Ford’s tenure as Indiana Jones, and they get a battle-tested action film director at the helm. These guys aren’t number one for no reason.


For his part, Harrison Ford is apparently intent upon not surrendering his signature role until they pry the bullwhip from his cold dead hands. When you have a running pop-art narrative, the actor and character often become so interwoven by their extended time on a singular journey that the character simply can’t survive a full body swap. For this reason, Disney opted to make the fifth film as a conduit allowing a new leading actor to take the reins in the next film, rather than start with a new actor immediately.


We very much look forward to seeing the first trailer.


















Your Thoughts


  1. When the day comes for Harrison Ford to move on from the role, who do you think should take the reins on the franchise?













Indiana Jones Five)? It’s pretty intriguing. Apparently, Disney is working on yet another installment in the franchise, but this one comes with an interesting twist. The mountains we see Indy standing in front of in the poster will be recognizable to some as H.P. Lovecraft’s The Mountains of Madness. This Lovecraft novella centers around an expedition to Antarctica that goes awry when the explorers stumble upon the ruins of an ancient civilization. According to sources close to the project, the next Indy flick will place the hero directly into this sinister tale of the ancient and occult.

Author: eawood
Curator: spotted
Designer: seoul-child

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A simple sketch inspired by a song.

허나 이 아이는 예외인 듯 해.
호리호리한 등짝에 있는 백.
회색 후디 위 가방은 네이비 색.
찰랑이는 머릿결은 wavin' flag.

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Secret Wars: Star Wars

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 4:21 PM
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Coming this summer to a comic store (or digital tablet) near you is Marvel Comic’s big blockbuster publishing event! We’ve been told from their editorial team that it is the crossover event to end all crossover events.


We certainly hope so!


When Robert Oppenheimer famously said “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds” after the atomic bomb was used on Japan bringing World War II to a dramatic close, he was remarking on his part in the creation of the atom bomb. It wasn’t what he had in mind when he created it, but very few of us can control how our ideas are utilized by higher powers-that-be.


In 1984, Jim Shooter, then Marvel Comic’s Editor-In-Chief, created the first company-wide crossover, Secret Wars. This event had the core characters of the Marvel universe transported to another world to face their most deadly foes in mortal combat. This initial crossover would be a huge event that would have long-lasting ramifications for the company’s main characters. It was bold, audacious and it was incredibly successful. Therein lies the rub.


DC Comics has just copied Marvel and begun creating their own “Earth-shattering” events. Changes were made to both company’s lines that brought in more fans but lost some of their older fans. With every event the companies get to make a cash grab using dozens of variant covers.



Over twenty years later the industry has serious event fatigue.


Retailers and fans alike are tired of being milked like cows for cash and have been making themselves heard by dropping titles.


This summer Marvel is going to revive every crossover they have ever done into one last event (hopefully) and while it promises to be a big one, they could just go one step further.


The Marvel Universe was created to be a unique place the characters would inhabit and while Jack Kirby would create many other realities, none of them were in any way a duplicate of the Marvel Universe. But that doesn’t stop someone like Alan Moore.


Alan Moore and Alan Davis created the first true Marvel multiverse on their Captain Britain run.



Captain Britain had been killed along with his universe and the two Alans would bring him back. This would be the first time we heard the reference to the current Marvel universe as being numbered 616. The multiverse was endless allowing for endless variations of the their characters. Someone dies, bring him back by using an alternate universe version of the character.


With that in mind and the fact that Disney recently brought another huge franchise from the director George Lucas, we have to wonder which of these universes holds the Star Wars characters and even more excitingly, which of them would be the one where the characters from both universes can exist in the same place.


Well, most of us in the community realize that if you think of something you can bet that someone else in the community has already thought of it. Tony Stark, the Iron Stormtrooper? Yeah, that’s been done. Nick Fury Agent of the Jedi? Done, too. Darth Doom, Dark Lord of the Sith? Yup!


If this is Marvel finally waking up to the fact that “events” are pushing away more and more fans every year, and this is definitely the last one, then adding a Star Wars/Marvel mash-up universe to the mix might even get this jaded fan to pick it up as part of the sendoff.


















Your Thoughts


  1. How many of you would like to see a Star Wars/Marvel mash-up or should these universes forever be kept apart? What is your reasoning?
  2. Do you look forward to these comic crossover events or are they pricing themselves out of your range and making you resentful at being manipulated?
  3. Anyone up for the challenge of doing your own Marvel/Star Wars mash-up character and posting them in the comments below?













Coming this summer to a comic store (or digital tablet) near you is Marvel Comic’s big blockbuster publishing event! We’ve been told from their editorial team that it is the crossover event to end all crossover events.

Author/Curator: DeevElliott

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Fan Art Friday: Attack On Titan

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 5:56 PM
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Attack on Titan


Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received the ‘Fine Work’ award and fired up by the achievement took the ambitious step of moving to Tokyo from his hometown of Ōyama to follow his dream of working as a manga creator.


It wasn’t until 2009, after a few short stories had been published, that Attack On Titan began serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine and it has been running ever since. There are currently fifteen volumes completed with over forty-five million copies in print around the world. There is a spin-off novel series, an anime series, four video games, and two films in production slated for release in 2015.


Attack On Titan is set in the far future, one hundred years after the giant Titans appeared and devastated the Earth. These oversized humanoids killed with no seeming rhyme or reason, often eating people, not out of necessity, but getting more enjoyment out of the actual killing itself. Soon the Earth was laid waste by these colossal creatures.







The story centers around a country that has isolated itself from the rest of the world by constructing a series of giant concentric walls all around it to keep the Titans out. Over the one hundred years since their construction most of the countries inhabitants have been raised never having seen a Titan. That changes when a sixty foot Titan appears one day and crashes through the outer wall. Titans have a thick skin that is difficult to penetrate and regenerate quickly, with their weak spot being at the nape of their neck. In one attack, Erin Yeager, a primary character of the series, sees his mother eaten by a Titan and so he vows to kill them all. He enlists in the military along with many of the young adults to defend the city.


Hajime Isayama plans to end the series with the twentieth volume and over time has changed his mind as to how it will end as his original intention was for all the characters to die. Isayama acknowledged the outpouring of support for his characters from his fans as the reason for changing his mind. This is a great example of creators being affected and influenced by their fans.


The wonderful advantage to being a creator in Japan is that you are in full creative control of your own series. It stops when you want it to and the publisher cannot create new stories without your permission. Imagine how few of the characters we know in the west would still be in print if the rights favored the original creators in the same way…


So strap on your Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, head for the wall, and let’s kick all this deviant produced Titan ass that’s coming our way!













Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received the ‘Fine Work’ award and fired up by the achievement took the ambitious step of moving to Tokyo from his hometown of Ōyama to follow his dream of working as a manga creator.

Author:DeevElliott

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Cement mixer at nowhereland...
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Paris - France
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Mt. Blanc and the Alps above the clouds this afternoon - taken near Saint Cergue, Switzerland.
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