THE GOON creator Eric Powell always seems to serve up something amazing in celebration of summer. From hilarious Eisner Award presenting to the jaw-dropping Satan's Sodomy Baby to creeping us all out with the Powell mask (thanks to fellow madman Tony Moore)... but this year he's really upping the ante, with two great tastes that taste great together!
While we wait for the assembled assemblage of photos from this past weekend's massive events to arrive (share yours with us here), I thought I'd share this little wonder that the amazing Reverend Dave Johnson treated us all with sometime during the late hours of Saturday night's 100 BULLETS bash. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... Flatulene!
Remember that cool trailer for the new Wolverine & the X-Men cartoon that went up earlier this week? I liked it quite a bit actually, it had a cool old-school feel and I was surprised to see that it featured some pretty rocking tunes to boot. Including Best of You by the Foo Fighters.
Well, looks like I wasn't the only one who was surprised!
Because today when I went to show it to a couple customers it was no longer on the company's website. In fact, it wasn't anywhere to be found on the internet anymore. Oh, but I didn't come away empty handed, because when I tried to watch it on YouTube I found this:
Seriously? They didn't get around to getting music cleared for use in their new cartoon? Marvel just don't give a Foo, do they?
(cracks knuckles) Heard it here first, boys and girls!
February 15th begins what I can only promise is jaw-dropping 2008 in-store event schedule. Come join us as we team up with the fine folks at Notemine to kick off San Francisco's famed Animation On Display convention with a bang of atom-splicing proportions!
Animania-A-Go-Go features DJ MacMini spinning a selection of the sexiest nerdiest tracks to get your backsides in gear! Superstar Tommy Yune who you know from his work on Robotech and Speed Racer! The writer of Happy Tree Friends, LazyTown and classic CG cartoon ReBoot , madman Ken Pontac! And the beyond-legendary comics authoring architect of Teen Titans, Tomb of Dracula and Crisis on Infinite Earths... the one, the only... Marv Wolfman!
Jupiter Love, Spider Baby, Crimes of the Future The Devil Dared Me To, & Zero Population Growth
One only has to peek into the future of Isotope events to get an idea how much my staff and I appreciate the low-rent trashy b-movie flicks that bring out the freaks and fill the screens with horror, sci-fi, and experimental oddities at midnight movie festivals. So you can imagine how much we're looking forward to Dead Channels - the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film starting this weekend.
Dystopian future worlds, Albert Einstein's lost journal, hypnotic seductive powers in a drug-infested underworld, flesh-munching undead, New Zealand's greatest living stuntman, supernatural terrors on the loose, strange hallucinations and bodily manipulations, hormone-charged teenagers, an extralegal Gaijin Attack Team, men-in-rubber-suit monster mayhem, high-octane races through classic American car culture, mad dermatologists unleashing cosmetic-spread epidemics that kill every post-pubertal women. the US premiere of notoriously hated director Uwe Boll's latest stinker, and the classic television movie that scared the living Hell out of an entire generation of impressionable latch-key kids... there's something for everybody in this mix of classics and fresh flicks!
G'wan and check out the movie trailers, show times, celebrity special guests, and other high-weirdness hitting silver screens citywide. You know you want to! I'll be at several of these screenings myself (Z.P.G. is a must-see) and so should you.
The Lucha Libre Legend Returns Cartoon Network Goes Santo
Just this week Cartoon Network announced their new line-up for 2007 which includes a new show based on the life and legend of El Santo, the greatest Mexican wrestler of all time! Immortalized in the ring and out, Santo was the star of television, comic books, and more than 50 gloriously trashy films (check out some clips here). One part Elvis, one part Harrison Ford, one part Evel Knievel, and one hundred percent folk hero, Santo's worldwide fame and popularity have made his silver mask synonymous with everything cool everywhere.
Working closely with series creator and producers is the legend's real-life son and true Isotope amigo El Hijo del Santo (ask us about the Lucha Libre Switchblade Incident that almost landed us in jail sometime) which will ensure the show has all the heroics, high flying action, and weird mystical powers we've come to expect from the legend.
Can't wait to see animated Santo? Neither could we, that's why we were poking around on Cartoon Network Mexico's website where we found this page with downloadable Santo cartoons. Nice!
Legendary Comics Icon Does Springfeild Alan Moore Gets Animated Up
Here's some fun comic book and cartoon news for you, Alan Moore is going to appear on an up-coming episode of The Simpsons'.From the Northants News:
NORTHAMPTON writer Alan Moore is to feature in a forthcoming episode of The Simpsons. Moore recorded his lines at The Lodge studios in Abington Square last month for an episode which will be called Husbands and Knives. The Simpsons' production team are long-time fans of Moore's, whose reputation in the world of graphic novels is legendary.
We're particularly amused that Mister Moore will be starring in a story-line that's no doubt ripped from the fever dreams of the "other guys" out there. The Comic Book Guy trembles in fear when a slick new cool comic and graphic novel lounge opens up in Springfield... and throws a huge in-store event with comics superstar Alan Moore to celebrate.
Sounds like a fun Simpson's episode to us!
And while we're talking Alan Moore, be sure to mark your calendars for November 18th and Alan's 53rd birthday. For the five or six folks out there who aren't already fans of Alan Moore, we suggest V For Vendetta, Top 10, Watchmen, and the incredible Ballad of Halo Jones.
Animation Just Got Cooler Hellboy: Sword of Storms
If you're on house arrest and can't go do one of the millionothercoolthings going on this weekend here in San Francisco... worry not, your television has actually got you covered on a Saturday night!
Debuting on Cartoon Network on October 28th is something we here at the Isotope have been waiting anxiously for, Hellboy Animated. We're just going to assume you already know about Mike Mignola's great comic series and we've gotta say this show looks utterly fantastic!
This cartoonified adaptation of everyone's favorite monster fighting scourge of the underworld airs at 9:30 on both our coast and that other one... and could possibly even be worth staying home for.