Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cool Projects #28

This Cool Projects edition features a crowdfunded trivia game, an awesome DVD set and mention of a few of this weeks intriguing comic book releases.

What happens when a multi time Jeopardy champ and the creator of Magic the Gathering? Probably something cool. In this case, you get a really well executed trivia game called Half Truth.

Half Truth had been in development over ten years, in order to perfect the scoring, write questions, and work out all the kinks before launching the crowdfunding campaign. Once it was ready to go, it reached its goal in 3 hours, and has since been funded 20 times the original Kickstarter goal! Thats pretty phenomenal.

Gameplay seems pretty straight forward too. The questions have multiple correct answers. You are given 6 answers to choose from, while wagering on your own knowledge to earn points. By time most of you read this post, the campaign will have ended, but you should still be able to grab a copy of the game...check out Half Truth in more detail at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/halftruthgame/half-truth/description

Our friends at pophorror.com tipped us off to the October 1st release of The House Of Hitchcock blu-ray set, and I'm really excited about this one!

The House of Hitchcock is a 15 movie blue-ray collection celebrating the work of one of the greatest minds in the history of filmmaking, Alfred Hitchcock.

Here is a descriptive excerpt from the Universal Pictures press release on this collection:

Universally recognized as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema’s most thrilling and unforgettable classics. The House of Hitchcock features 15 iconic films from the acclaimed director’s illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest, plus a range of limited edition extras including blueprints of the infamous Psycho house, movie poster art cards for all the films, and a booklet about his work.

This set looks amazing from the content to the art. I'm highly considering splurging on this one, as should any fan of the legendary Alfred Hitchcock and great films in general. This releases on October 1st and is available to order now HERE

This weeks comic book releases drop on September 18th. Here are a few that interest us:
This one's not an actual comic book, but a collection of some of the great Jim Lee's cover art. The DC Poster Portfolio series features 20 frameable images from top artists.  

The House of X issue 5 continues Hickman's re-shaping of the X-Men saga.  This has been pretty good so far.

I havent dug into this series yet due to time constraints, but it's Elvira! The Mistress of the Dark! The Queen of Horror! Also the birthday girl (September 17th)! This issue is extra cool as it has a variant cover by Kevin Eastman (TMNT creator).
Vampirella #3 is out this week too! Another horror icon returns with the 3rd issue of her latest series. So far this is a pretty damn entertaining series. The cover art for these comics have been stellar!

I haven't Read any Flash comics since the New 52 series, but this one looks pretty good based on the DC synopsis:
His name is Wally West—and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of Heroes in Crisis, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fought so hard to destroy him.
That wraps up Cool Projects #28. Dont forget to stay tuned for our Halloween project profiling some great scary movie hosts throughout the month of October...there might even be a couple living legends of the genre! Details 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