If you took the time to read through the nearly 250,000 documents released this week via Wikileaks, you’d find a comic book connection in several of them. We at Comix 411 have nothing but free time and did the heavy lifting for you. Here are the comic book-related highlights from the document dump:
When visiting with US President Barack Obama, the CIA codename for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is “Bucky.”
Interrogators at Guantanamo routinely asked prisoners to choose: Betty or Veronica?
Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il sometimes dresses up as Wildcat before he tours a factory. In other news, North Korea still has factories.
To create the Ultraverse, Chris Ulm convinced seven comic book creators to meet him and Malibu’s editorial staff in Scottsdale, Arizona back in September 1992. Malibu Comics’ Ultraverse flew into print in June 1993, led by those seven: Mike W. Barr, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, James Hudnall, Gerard Jones, James Robinson and Len Strazewski.
A five-page preview of Image’s new series Haunt is out, and we’ve got it here!
Upon leaving off Haunt #2 with a largely unexpected scene on the last page, this preview (seen after the jump) starts at #3’s opening.
Haunt focuses on Daniel Kilgore, a priest whose dead brother Kurt—whom he loathed when he was alive—decides to haunt him instead of moving on to the other side. In a very Venom and Spawn-like fashion, Kurt’s essence fuses with Daniel’s to create a near-perfect assassin and therefore enables Kurt to pick up the pieces needed to solve his murder.
The initial panels of the third issue left me more frustrated at Daniel’s impulsive actions, which seem to illustrate a common personality trait between the two brothers. Then we’re introduced to a very busty and scantily-clad woman (because those are the best kind) who is completely bonkers yet strangely able to either sense or see Daniel. In what I hope is better explained in the rest of the issue or series, the woman says, “Haunt,” to Daniel, as if this Kilgore experience is an ordinary occurrence and that’s how you’ll find it in the dictionary.
Haunt #3, by Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane, hits your comic book store this Wednesday, December 2nd.
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Image United is due out in a mere two months, and series writer (and Image partner) Robert Kirkman made no hesitations when opening up about the upcoming limited issues.
First and foremost, in any crossover series, the initial question is whether or not everyone is really going to appear in the epic collision. Kirkman assured fans that we will be seeing the whole Image gang—furthermore, brought to the pages by the very hands that perfected them:
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Although there is nothing but the tag line “Live to see last call” written across the otherwise wordless promo for Image’s upcoming series, Forgetless, I daresay that I am rather intrigued.
Hitting comic book stores this December, there’s no word yet as to what we can expect from the so far-enigmatic story. Hopefully we’ll get those details soon; in the meantime, check out the full poster after the jump.
It’s time to get rid of all those outdated slides and home movies. If you have a standard SDcard and want an inexpensive way to show everyone what you’ve got, The Micro Projector will display your images, videos and play MP3 tracks. At a size of only 165 x 105mm, it runs on 4 AA batteries (not included) so it is super-portable. The projector comes with a set of audio cables and has a MSRP of £99.99 (~$200.00.)
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South Korea’s Dacos Technology has launched the iHolic, a complete media player with audio, image, and video capabilities. It can be bundled with a remote and cradle for mounting on your car’s dashboard or table placement. Containing 2 GB of internal memory, it features a T-DMB receiver for digital TV signals, a 2.4-inch TFT LCD display, a 512MB flash memory, and a SD slot for additional storage. Equipped with a retractable antenna, the iHolic carries a MSRP of 188,000 So. Korean Won (~US $201.00.) Contact Dacos for future availability.