I am by no means an expert on the Japanese language, but I have played enough video games about people punching each other to know that a dude named "Akuma" is pretty much always going to be bad news. Alas, it seems that no one told that to the cast of Jean-François Di Giorgio and Frédéric Genet's Samurai, which has led to a whole lot of the kind of trouble that can only be solved by slashing things up with swords.
But their loss is certainly our gain --- Di Giorgio and Genet's Samurai is coming back into print this September courtesy of Titan, and if the preview pages are anything to go by, it's going to be pretty fantastic. Have a look for yourself!
While other artists give us ahistorical takes on alternate history superheroes by dressing them up in the faux Victorian and Edwardian costume of steampunk, Alex Mitchell delivers carefully researched reimaginings of Marvel superfolk inspired by the jidaigeki genre of media, especially those set during Japan's Edo period. He recasts X-
Sam Filstrup is a concept artist for the animation studio Ghostbot, so it's no surprise that his work has an animation sensibility. His illustrations of video game characters, Captain America and even Conan O'Brien look ready to spring to life on screen, and his series featuring samurai and dragons is begging to be made into a feature-length film
Over at action figure blog and webcomic powerhouse Shortpacked!, a hefty dose of razzmatazz is being heaped upon the latest Justice League Unlimited three-pack - which includes Super Friends alumni Apache Chief, Black Vulcan and Samurai -- and I can't say that the digs are undeserved.
Really, are DC Direct and Mattel so short on ideas that they've got to start
MySpace, the nation's most trafficked website, and Dark Horse Comics, pioneers of creator owned and licensed comics material, today announced a partnership to revive one of the most celebrated comic anthologies with the launch of a new online comic book, "MySpace Dark Horse Presents..." (http://www.my
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