Between Sharknife, Seedless and a host of other comics, artist Corey Lewis has expressed his love for a multitude of his favorite music, anime, manga, tokusatsu shows and -- perhaps especially -- video games. This coming weekend at Emerald City Comicon 2014, Lewis will take his affection for a specific gaming icon to the next level with the release of Arem, a one-shot comic that serves as something of a loveletter to the Metroid series of video games starring the cosmic armored bounty hunter Samus Aran. Read our interview with Lewis to get the full skinny on his new fan jam, plus a first-look at its opening pages, after the cut.
Considering how impressive its Figma and Nendoroid action figures have been over the past several years, I was surprised to hear that Toy Fair 2014 was Good Smile Company's first year at the show with a proper booth. The booth certainly didn't show the toymaker's freshman status, and was full of recent hits like GSC's popular Samus from Metroid Figma and Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid, plus a few all new reveals. Get a load of Ghost in the Shell's Major Motoko Kusanagi Figma, The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker Link Nendoroid, a massive titan statue from Attack on Titan, and more after the jump.
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Digital: Anthony Clark has released a pay-what-you-wa
Movies: Eiga's got scads of new stills from Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, directed by Takashi Miike and opening in Japan on February 11.
Photos: In Brussels, Hergé's Tintin and his buds are simply all over the place.
Art: Daniel Clowes comments on the changing shape of book stores on a new cover for The New Yorker.
Eats: Blastr has a list of sci-fi restaurants currently in operation. Sadly, none of them are in my neighborhood -- but the
Have you ever wondered what Samus Aran's day-to-day life is like when she's not rolling up into a ball and blowing up floating jellyfish aliens? Chris Furniss obviously does. In fact, he began a series of pieces called 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus, and last we looked, he was already on day number 23. So far
Movies: Spider-Man takes to webslinging in the latest batch of set photos from the upcoming reboot.
Awards: Depending on how you feel about comic book movies, you might consider 2010's offerings fairly snubbed in terms of Oscar nominations as Iron Man stands alone.
Upcoming: Sponge Bob Squarepants creator Steve Hillenburg will contribute to Bongo's
Judging from the successes of "Halo," "Mass Effect" and other sci-fi shooters staring armored protagonists battling aliens, the comic book market seems loooong overdue for a "Metroid" series. The always fierce Samus Aran has enjoyed a few notable comic book and manga appearances in the past -- "Adventures of Super Mario Bros