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Image United Issue 1

This Wednesday, the Image Comics founders bring us a comic so huge that they all came together to make it. Image United #1 features art by Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino, and was written by my favorite writer in the game, Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead).

In the issue, the heroes of Image Universe, including Savage Dragon, Spawn, Youngblood, Whichblade and others must by united to fight the greatest threat the world has ever seen.  According to Image, the “original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with.” From the looks of the covers and preview images, the series looks slick. Check out six covers for the issue here.

Chew from Image Comics

What do you get when you mix a detective/cannibal/clairvoyant together? You get Chew, a new ongoing comic from Image Comics by writer John Layman with art by Rob Guillory. The twisted new series focuses on Tony Chu, a cop who can get a psychic impression for anything he eats.  Need to find out who murdered someone? Well, he just needs to nibble on the corpse.  Things get a bit more complicated after the government figures out his secret. I wonder what they are going to make him eat?

The issue hits stands this Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009.

Posted on June 1st, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (2)
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Welcome to a new edition of The Pit.

  • This past week, George Clooney returned to ER. Did ya miss it? Well, you have one more day to check it out for free online. (NBC)
  • Looking for a community of writers/filmmakers? Or how about a Hollywood simulation? (Hollywood the Game)
  • Wow, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon did good [really good] in its first week. Will he be able to keep up the momentum? (Variety)
  • Did you see Jon Stewart lay the smack down on Jim Cramer?  The little bald man didn’t see it coming… (CNN)
  • Check out the full first issue of Image Comics’ Proof, from Alexander Grecian, Riley Rossmo, and Tyler Jenkins. (Image Comics)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Savage Dragon 145

Wow, it has been a very long time since I have checked out Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon. The Image Comic never held back and kept my interest for a while. I’m not sure why, but I dropped it over time and it never really did anything to get my interest back. Now, it would appear that Larsen is going back to basics and that issue #145 is the perfect jumping on point for new readers and a nice time for old readers to give the book another chance.

Image Comics’ official preview: “Back in Blue – Savage Dragon goes back to his roots! Nearly 12 years after walking off the job as a law enforcement officer Savage Dragon rejoins the Chicago Police Department. It’s a great jumping on point for new readers and old, and it helps pave the way for Image United. The Vicious Circle is reborn and Captain Frank Darling turns to the one man he knows can get the job done: The Dragon! It’s history in the making, boys and girls! This issue of Savage Dragon comes with our highest possible recommendation!”

The issue also features an appearence by President Barack Obama, whose appearence in Savage Dragon #137 pushed the book to a forth printing!

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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We have an extra long Pit to start the new week! Enjoy!

  • An interesting artile about 3D filmmaking includes an all new behind the scenes image of James Cameron’s Avatar. (NY Times)
  • Did Marty McFly actually live happily ever after after going Back to the Future? (Over Thinking It)
  • And the 2008 IGN Game of the Year is… (IGN)
  • With the help of Sony, Roland Emmerich has decided how he’s going to destroy more stuff after he takes out the world in 2012. (Variety)
  • Interested in working with Chuck at the Buy More, than you can sign up to be part of the Nerd Herd or a Sales Associate here. While there, don’t forget to take your chances by spinning the Wheel of Misfortune.
  • Miss the first episode of the final season of Battlestar Galactica? Thankfully you can watch it online! (Hulu)
  • In the mood for zombies in space? Than you might enjoy Image Comics’ Dead Space #1. The full issue is currently online. (Newsarama)

With 5 years and 57 issues under its belt, The Walking Dead is as strong as ever. Not only is it one of the best ongoing comics on the market, but it is completely engaging and constantly leaves me on the edge of my seat with my jaw on the ground.

Created by Robert Kirkman, the series follows a small town cop, Rick Grimmes, who struggles to survive in a world over run by zombies. Kirkman originally pitched the series to Image Comics as a print version of Night of the Living Dead that would never end. While it became its own original story, Kirkman has kept true to the “never end” part of the pitch and he has said time and again that as long as he is allowed to publish the book, than he will continue to. Well, as long as he publishes the book, I shall be reading it.

Newsarama has an indepth interview with Robert Kirkman on the series and its March to issue #60, which is less than 3 months away.

“…everything that’s happening in the book is still part of the larger “Road to Washington” arc that’s going on in the book. They’ll be on that road for a while—and there are a lot of things that will happen to them along the way…but it’s all leading to them, or at least some of them, arriving in Washington D.C and what happens after that—and oh, boy—let’s just say I’ve never been more excited about this series.”

Read the full interview by heading here.  Catch up on the series by buying these trades…


Posted on January 15th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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It is that time again. Grab your coffee, tea, or OJ and enjoy these great articles and videos.

  • Still think that video games are just for kids? (Newsarama)
  • Hugh Hefner chats about his ladies and his empire. (CNN)
  • Watch the full pilot episode of United States of Tara early! (TV)
  • Not in the mood for TV, than check out Ferro City #1, a comic by Jason Armstrong. The comic has a pretty cool pulp noir look and style to it. (Image)
  • Another awesome image from the comic adaptation of Watchmen has been released! (Comics Continuum)
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