Sunday, 29 April 2012

Avengers Assemble

I thought I would wait till I had watched the Avengers a couple of times before posting my thoughts on it.

The Avengers is an AMAZING Film - it easily matched and quite readily surpassed my expectations - it's exciting, sad, tense - and decidedly funny in places - whilst at the same time staying true to all the characters and their personalities.


I've been waiting for this Film since Samual Jackson's character first showed up at the end of the credits for the  first Iron Man Movie.

In my opinion, the Avengers is the BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE MADE TO DATE - bear in mind the gravity with which I write this. I am a HUGE DC Fan, yet this craps all over anything that's been put out for Batman or Superman.

Honestly, as good as a lot of the previous output has been from every studio (Marvel, DC, or whatever) - nothing else comes close to the Avengers.

If you haven't seen it - go see it - NOW!



Oh and Scarlet Yohansen with the Auburn Hair and Black Cat-Suit is the hottest girl in the Movies at the moment!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Originality in Superhero Design

An unfair comment made by another Blogger has caused me to make this post, I shan't name names as I'm never unfair like that (although I did get abused for calling him out about it).

For the most part, I find Pulp City's Supremes to be pretty damn original and quite special - it's one of the things that attracted me (and a lot of other people no doubt) to the game) - as anyone who is conversant in Superheroes and Comics History knows - there are certain Archetypal Hero/Villain Classes.

The Archer, the "Superman" (for want of a better word), the Gadget Hero, the Power Armoured Hero etc, etc.

At the end of the day though, there are no truly original ideas anymore - just really REALLY cool ways of presenting them.
 
Which us Fans KNOW 
Pulp City does in spades!






Monday, 23 April 2012

Pulp City at Salute 2012

I would have LOVED to do a review of Salute 2012 - but as I was unable to attend (AGAIN) I will have to satisfy myself with providing a link to my friend Ian's (Hendybadger) Blog "Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher" - where he has done the honours!

Thanks Ian!

Preview - ‘Green Lantern: New Guardians’ #8

I'm really REALLY enjoying the DC New 52 Line - and the new Issue of Green Lantern - New Guardians is looking like its going to be no exception!

There's a really great Preview over at Science Fiction.Com - and the new Issue is out April 25th, I for one can't wait!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Keelhauling for Fun and Profit

I have a new Blog - ABOUT PIRATES!

Keelhauling for Fun and Profit

Why a Pirate Gaming Blog, well it's something I've wanted to do for a good while.

Even though "Keelhauling for Fun and Profit" will have a main focus (Freebooter's Fate) - I will also delving into other Pirate Miniatures and Games, Role Playing Games, Pirate Movies, Pirate Books, and Pirate Comics as well.

So - "Join up me 'arties, Yo Ho" . . . . 

Preview - Astonishing X-Men #49





A great Preview of Astonishing X-Men #49 - Art by the incredibly talented Mike Perkins (yea, yea - I know I'm biased LoL). X-Fans, check it out!

Preview - Astonishing X-Men #49

Friday, 20 April 2012

Salute 2012

Once Again I find myself unable to go to Salute, sadly these days I'm finding it more and more difficult to do anything as the demands on my time and commitment seem to constantly increase.

I hope that everyone who attends has a great time!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Jeff "Villains & Vigilantes" Dee

 Jeff Dee is an American artist and game designer and a well recognized figure in the role-playing game community and game industry.

Jeff is probably most famous for co-creating Villains & Vigilantes with Jack Herman whilst still a Teenager in the 1970's.


Jeff went on to illustrate a load of material for Dungeons & Dragons and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons -  comprising of interior artwork for manuals and illustrations and covers for adventure modules for both games.

Some of his most recognized work can be found in the 1st Edition Deities & Demigods book - along with Erol Otus, Jim Roslof, David S. LaForce, David C. Sutherland III and David A. Trampier - Jeff Dee is recognized as a member of the "first-generation" of D&D artists.


Rather than bandy on about his body of D&D work (which don't get me wrong I love) I want to celebrate his Superhero Art.

Villains & Vigilantes is a fantastic game also had some outstanding modules and source-books - but at the end of the day it was the imagery that caught my attention, the original rulebook was quite slim really. But the eye-candy was an absolute winner.


If you want to have a look at some of Jeffs superhero work, I suggest the following links -

Jeff Dee's Deviant Art Gallery

The Unofficial Jeff Dee Gallery Pages

It is of the Era it is, very 80's - but its clean and very imaginative - and (IMHO) Great!

AE-WWII Goes On

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT -

Blackball Games is excited to announce the addition of AE:WWII and AE:Bounty to our product lines. We acquired rights to both AE products from Darkson Designs this week and will be fully supporting the games, effective immediately. We will be working with retailers and distributors over the coming weeks to make these great products widely available. We already have a limited supply of models and books available at our Web store today at http://shop.blackballgames.com/.

For those that haven’t heard; AE:WWII is a table-top miniatures game set in an alternate WWII where retro sci-fi experiments and occult horrors are real. AE:Bounty is a science-fiction miniatures game set in a distant future of a galaxy shattered by greed. Go get them both at http://shop.blackballgames.com/ today.

X-Men vs the Avengers

The new Series ISN'T the first time this has happened (it seems like certain Super Teams never get on) - it happened in the 80's too . . . .

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Meanwhile, Across Town . . . .

There's always something to do in Pulp City, even if it's just eating fried chicken . . . .