Thursday, April 18, 2019

Cool Projects #15

One of my favorite things to share is these 'Cool Projects' that you may or may not already know about, whether it be tv, comics, movies, games, or anything "pop culture" or "nerdy". 

We have some interesting stuff in this edition of Cool Projects #15, including a new superhero tv show, a new comic spinoff release from a cult favorite franchise and a great indie comic read. Check them out and enjoy. 

First off... I literally just heard about this new superhero show coming out in July, and was so intrigued, that I was inspired to post immediately.

THE BOYS is based on the comic series by Garth Ennis and Derrick Robertson about a group of superheroes who abuse their power. 

THE BOYS, developed by Eric Kripke (Supernatural creator), is produced by Amazon and will be streaming on Amazon Prime starting July 26th. Check out this NSFW trailer. It lools pretty wild and entertaining. This is definitely not a kids show!

Next up we have Alex Priest, a comic book mini series brought to us by indie imprint Arledge Comics. 
Alex Priest is set in a universe where vampires and demons are planning a merger using magic, to take over the world. Multiple agencies are workong together to prevent the potential apocalypse...

Jenn Arledge pens the series and features the great manga influenced art in this battle of good vs. evil. I'm only 2 issues in out of the 5 part series, and I'm hooked on where the story is taking me. I can't wait to run i to the Arledge Comics crew to pick up the next issue. 

You can get more info on Arledge Comics and check out other titles like The Great Witch Artemis and Future Girl at www.arledgecomics.com

I'm also planning to grab Angel #1 from Boom Studios. Angel is a spinoff of Joss Whedon's cult favorite Buffy The Vampire Slayer universe about the teenage vampire hunter protecting the town of Sunnydale from vamps.
She meets the vampire known as Angel, who becomes a love interest and ally againt evil.

Im curious to see how this comic run parallels the show, as I haven't read any of the Buffy comics. I should probably get on that, huh? Anyways, I think Angel will be worth checking out. Its a great character and created by a great comic team up of writer Bryan Hill (Detective Comics) and art by Glen Melnikov (Power Rangers) with input from Joss Whedon himself. Go get more details at boom-studios.com 

Let us know what you think of these Cool Projects, and please follow and tweet us at @thestevestrout and share any interesting projects you've enjoyed or have heard about. 


Steve Strout is the media mastermind (haha) behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Comic Book Swap Meet mini convention, and Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return soon!). Follow him on Instagram at http://instagram.com/thestevestrout, and  He can be reached for comments at ptcomedy@yahoo.com on twitter at @thestevestrout

          
  




Monday, April 15, 2019

Highlights From Star Wars Celebration 2019...Someday I'll attend!

Another year of Star Wars Celebration has come and gone, and yet again we couldnt attend. 

Don't fret though. 

For those of you that haven't looked at ANY social media, and missed all the excitong announcements from the Star Wars universe, I've round up a few of the more exciting teasers from the weekends festivities...including...

New Clone Wars is coming!

I'm personally excited for the "Mandalorian" announcement. This is one series is going to stream on the coming Disney streaming service this fall.

The most important title and trailer of the year dropped! Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker opens in theaters December 20, 2019! I'm looking forward to how J.J. Abrams wraps the Skywalker saga.

Something for the gamers...

Did any of you attend Celebration this year? What were your highlights? Tweet us, and share your faborote moments and photos with us, at at @thestevestrout

Steve Strout is the media mastermind (haha) behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Comic Book Swap Meet mini convention, and Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return soon!). Follow him on Instagram at http://instagram.com/thestevestrout, and  He can be reached for comments at ptcomedy@yahoo.com on twitter at @thestevestrout

          
  

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Batman/ TMNT Vol 3 Sample Art From Freddie Williams!

Celebrate Batman's 80th along with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with 3rd and final volume of their epic crossover event!

The Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover series from DC Comics and IDW has been one of the best sellers over the last few years, and features the writing talents of James Tynion, drawing by Freddie Williams, with the exquisite coloring work by our good friend Jeremy Colwell. The latter of whom we've interviewed about this series and more a while back. Did ya miss that one? Check it out HERE

I also heard that Kevin Eastman, TMNT creator, was involved in this release! This is gonna be epic!

Freddie shared some samples of the character art which will be featured in the May release of the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles saga. Check em out below!













Thanks to Freddie Williams for letting us share these. You should be following him if you're not already, on Twitter at @freddieart

Be sure to watch your local comic retailer for the Batman/ Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles release early May.

Dont forget, Free Comic Book Day is coming soon, so get out and show your local comic shop some love. 

Shoot me tweet @thestevestrout and give a shoutout to your favorite local comic retailer. I've grown fond of Jack Aktion Comics and Games in Port Orchard, Washington. Check em out HERE

Steve Strout is the media mastermind (haha) behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Comic Book Swap Meet mini convention, and Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return soon!). Follow him on Instagram at http://instagram.com/thestevestrout, and  He can be reached for comments at ptcomedy@yahoo.com on twitter at @thestevestrout