Friday, February 27, 2009

Big Man Japan

Coming in March from Magnet -- the mockumentary Big Man Japan, about a man who protects Tokyo from giant monsters:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Our comic strip has launched!

Although it includes little to no giant monsters (at least none are planned), my wife's and my small-town crime comic BEST MANN FOR THE JOB has officially launched.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Can robots be possessed?

As part of the Marcher Lord Press Serialization Project, every week you can access a new excerpt of The Personifid Invasion, the spiritual warfare SF thriller by R. E. Bartlett. Excerpt 4 is now available as a PDF, along with previous excerpts, at the Marcher Lord Press Serialization Hub.

About the book:

CAN ROBOTS BE POSSESSED?
Death is no longer an issue to those who can afford personifid bodies, human-like artificial bodies into which humans can transfer their consciousness and thus live forever.

In this world, adult siblings are seeking their long-lost sister, only to discover she lives inside a domed city overrun by interterrestrials, beings that ancient Earthlings called demons. These "inters" have discovered it is much easier to possess the souls of humans who have transferred into personifid bodies. Brother and sister race to save their sister before the inters can complete the possession ...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Watch DOLLHOUSE!

Joss Whedon's Dollhouse debuted to so-so ratings. The show has a cool premise, a lot of mystery, and is loaded with potential -- which means you should ...

- Digg the first episode.
- Watch on Hulu. (Currently 2nd most watched show online!)
- Buy the episodes on Amazon.
- Or watch on FOX.com.
- Crank up your TiVo and watch that recorded copy you made.
- Ask people if they've seen the show.
- Watch next week.

(Suggestions courtesy Dollverse.)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Warren Ellis' IGNITION CITY

Hitting comics stores in April: The first issue of mini-series Ignition City, Warren Ellis' "new Science story for grown-ups with swearing and ray-guns." Published by Avatar Press, the project is written by Ellis (Planetary, Ministry of Space) with art by Gianluca Pagliarani (Aetheric Mechanics).

Ellis tells Comics Waiting Room that Ignition City is "the last Flash Gordon story, told in the style of Deadwood":
IGNITION CITY is set in Earth's last and only spaceport, a circular island ringed with space-launch gantries -- a ring that also fences off the settlement inside Ignition City, a place filled largely with disavowed persons from the days when anyone could go into space. And entering the settlement is young Mary Raven, a spacepilot without a spaceship, here to gather the effects of her late father, who died here in unsavoury circumstances...
Preview art and links at Avatar Press

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