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  Season's Greetings
Posted by: Local Hero - 12-23-2006, 07:51 AM - Forum: Comics Uncovered News & Announcements... - Replies (2)

Wishing all of Comics Uncovered's members, friends and visitors a happy and hearty holiday period.

Have a Good One!

Peace Out!

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  A new passion.... (and a shameless plug)
Posted by: DarkKnight430 - 12-06-2006, 04:43 AM - Forum: The Ink & Paint Club... - Replies (1)

Greetings all. I dropped by to both run something by all of you and also add a little 'plug' for one of my new favorite past-times: Orbiter. It's a free space flight simulator. What does this have to do with comic books? Funny you asked. I've recently gotten into repainting one of the more popular space craft for the sim, the DeltaGlider Mark III, and I'm hooked. I've recently felt inspired to create a comic-book based skin for the DG, and am looking for ideas. I might even slip the URL for Comics Uncovered onto the wing or fuselage Smile

Anyway, if anyone has any ideas, or would like to see just what the heck I'm rambling about, check out my repaint (the only one so far) at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.orbithangar.com/acc_viewaddon.php?ID=2706">http://www.orbithangar.com/acc_viewaddon.php?ID=2706</a><!-- m -->

And maybe even check out the sim itself, if you're interested. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.orbitersim.com">http://www.orbitersim.com</a><!-- m --> is the main site.

I know this is barely on-topic, but hey, I'm trying to combine two of my hobbies here. So sue me! Actually don't sue me, you won't get much. But if you have any ideas for a comic book paint job for an interplanetary hot rod, shoot them my way!

Later,
DK430

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  Rest in Peace: Dave Cockrum
Posted by: Nova - 11-29-2006, 05:22 PM - Forum: Hot Off The Presses... - Replies (1)

AS READ ON YAHOO!NEWS:


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Comic book illustrator Dave Cockrum, who in the 1970s overhauled the X-Men and helped popularize the relatively obscure Marvel Comics title into a publishing sensation and eventually a major film franchise, died Sunday. He was 63.

In his Superman pajamas and with his Batman blanket, Cockrum died in his favorite chair at his home in Belton, S.C., early Sunday morning. He had suffered a long battle with diabetes and related complications, his wife, Paty, said Tuesday.

At Cockrum's request, there will be no public services and his body will be cremated, according to Cox Funeral Home. His ashes will be spread on his property.

At Marvel Comics, Cockrum and writer Len Wein were handed the X-Men. The comic had been created in 1963 as a group of young outcasts enrolled in an academy for mutants, but the premise failed to capture fans.

Cockrum and Wein took the existing comic, added their own heroes and published ``Giant-Size X-Men No. 1'' in 1975. Many signature characters Cockrum designed and co-created - such as Storm, Mystique, Nightcrawler and Colossus - went on to become part of the ``X-Men'' films starring Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.

Cockrum received no movie royalties, said family friend Clifford Meth, who organized efforts to help Cockrum and his family during his protracted medical care.

``Dave saw the movie and he cried - not because he was bitter,'' Meth said. ``He cried because his characters were on screen and they were living.''

Cockrum was born in Pendleton, Ore., the son of an Air Force officer. He set aside his interest in art while serving in Vietnam for the U.S. Navy. He moved to New York after leaving the service and got his big break in the early 1970s, drawing the Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics before moving to Marvel.

In January 2004, Cockrum moved to South Carolina after being hospitalized for bacterial pneumonia. As his diabetes progressed, his drawings became limited. His last drawing was a sketch for a fan, who attended a small comic book convention in Greenville, Paty Cockrum said.

Meth said Cockrum, who will be cremated in a Green Lantern shirt, will be remembered as ``a comic incarnate.''

``He had a genuine love for comics and for science fiction and for fantasy, and he lived in it,'' Meth said. ``He loved his work.''

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  "Eternals" Expands To Seven & Nick Lowe Explains
Posted by: comicsuncovered - 11-24-2006, 08:01 PM - Forum: Hot Off The Presses... - Replies (1)

You may have noticed in the recent Marvel solicitations that Gaiman & Romita Jr.’s “Eternals” mini-series has expanded by an issue. We spoke with editor Nick Lowe for an explanation, who hinted big things are in store for the Marvel U.

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  Image Comics Solicitations for February, 2007
Posted by: comicsuncovered - 11-24-2006, 08:01 PM - Forum: Hot Off The Presses... - Replies (1)

Image Comics has released their solicitations and cover images for comics shipping February, 2007. Included are the return of "Madman," James Pruett's "Black Mist," "Sam Noir: Ronin Holiday" and much more.

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  Preview: "Enigma Cipher" #1
Posted by: comicsuncovered - 11-24-2006, 08:01 PM - Forum: Hot Off The Presses... - Replies (1)

It hit stores today, but we've got a preview of Boom! Studios' "Enigma Cipher" #1 for you right now!

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  Catching up with "Civil War's" Steve McNiven
Posted by: comicsuncovered - 11-24-2006, 08:01 PM - Forum: Hot Off The Presses... - Replies (1)

As the artist behind "Civil War," Steve McNiven has been wowing readers with his cinematic renderings of a Marvel U at war. In cooperation with our friends at Atomic Comics, McNiven's answered 10 questions about the series thus far.

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  "The Last Christmas" Rocks Amazon's Best of 2006 Comics Lis
Posted by: comicsuncovered - 11-24-2006, 08:01 PM - Forum: Hot Off The Presses... - Replies (1)

<p><i>Official Press Release </i></p>
<p>Tis the season for holly jolly and Top 10 lists, and The Last Christmas serves all of them right up! The hit graphic novel by Brian Posehn, Gerard Duggan and Rick Remender has been named to Amazon's Top 10 list of Editor's Picks for 2006's best comics and graphic novels. On that list they are joined by comic book legends like Tony Millionaire and Alan Moore.
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<p>A Christmas story that's one part Bad Santa and two parts Dawn of the Dead, The Last Christmas is the twisted vision of Santa's last stand against a world gone wrong. Written by Comedian and actor Brian Posehn (Mr. Show, Just Shoot Me) with writer Gerry Duggan (Icons) and art by comics superstar Rick Remender (Strange Girl), The Last Christmas turns the Yule Tide into a satirical tsunami of mutants, zombies and one jolly old elf's quest for redemption. This is truly a Christmas story you won't forget.</p>
<p>Really, you will not be able to "un-see" the comedic carnage.</p>
<p>I wonder which scene cemented Amazon's high opinion of the book? Was it the scene where a drunken Santa attempts to hang himself with Christmas lights? Or when one of his reindeer is shot out of the sky by a missile? I'm pretty sure it's when Santa kicks a zombie in the groin, but only the editors at Amazon know for sure. (Wow, this book is really *ahem* messed up!) Santa vs. zombies. Who knew it was a recipe for comedy gold?</p>
<p>All this mayhem is wrapped up with covers by Geof Darrow, Kieron Dwyer and Tony Moore, and topped off by an introduction by comedian Patton Oswalt. Now that the LAST CHRISTMAS trade paperback is done rocking the editors at AMAZON.COM, it's headed your way! Look for it in stores November 29th!</p>
<p>The link to Amazon here:<br>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/1000020801/ref=amb_link_3907372_7/102-4975208-7710520" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/1000020801/ref=amb_link_3907372_7/102-4975208-7710520</a></p>

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  Spider-Man 3, Hellboy 2, Transformers, Heroes: November 22n
Posted by: comicsuncovered - 11-24-2006, 08:01 PM - Forum: Hot Off The Presses... - Replies (1)

Ol' Web Head peeks his head out one more time, while Guillermo del Toro speaks, Michael Bay can say "tanks for the memories" and spoilerage on the NBC series, plus an "Iron Man" tidbit.

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  Vampire Slaying Never Stops: Whedon Confirms "Buffy" Season
Posted by: comicsuncovered - 11-24-2006, 08:01 PM - Forum: Hot Off The Presses... - Replies (1)

"Buffy" creator Joss Whedon recently revealed plans for a continuation of the popular vampire slaying series, with a "Season 8" comic book series launching next March. We've got all the details.

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