Metal Machine had the pleasure of attending XCON in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this weekend. I say pleasure due to the abundance of southern hospitality residing in nerd culture down in the south. The entire weekend was filled with good laughs, buying comics, talking to television stars, and discussing movies with new friends.
First Look: Trailer for “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Here is a first ook at the trailer for next seasons "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has passed away at the age of 49
Boston Comic Con: Cancelled!
It's official, the Boston Comic Con, scheduled for this weekend 4/20 - 4/21 has now officially been cancelled.
Man Of Steel – new trailer – Spoiler alert!!!
The new Man Of Steel trailer has just been "Unleashed" on the public (check it out below). If you examine it carefully, there are some major changes in the history of Superman
Primarily, I am not a fan of novels turned comics. I feel like they’re long, drawn out, and they generally lose my interest by the time the book is half way finished. In this fashion, I thought that I Am Legend made a great comic because it was a short enough story that it was capable of fitting into a small book. This information aside, when reading a blurb about Freak’s Amour by Tom DeHaven and produced by Dark Horse, I literally couldn’t stop myself from picking it up. Some of the human race stricken with radiation poisoning in a functioning world? Rape Bars? Mutated goldfish eggs being the best drug on the market? Count. Me. In.
More and more through out the comic community we have seen musicians veering their talents towards a different outlet. Out of our stereos and into our hands have fallen some great names in music and hopefully soon to be big names in books. There has been a vast production of these books as of late. However, what most haven’t realized is that this trend has been going on for awhile.
With a long history of creating fantastic animated DC comic films, DC brings us the newest from the collection, Superman Unbound. Released on Blu-Ray this film is an adaptation of the 2008 story arc “Superman:Brainiac” by Geoff Jones. The film was directed by James Tucker and scripted by Bob Goodman.
Since the dawn of fighting games control wielding individuals have loved playing as different characters beating the shit out of their friends. Whether your style is button mashing or carefully executed combos, there are countless hours of fun to be had. Following closely in this fashion with no qualms to be had is NetherRealms Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Indie comics have been lowly regarded as nothing but second rate to the major companies for years. Artist and Writers struggle to individually produce their product out of their own pockets and push said product at booths within cons. However, with a new age of talent and ingenuity many have shined through the barriers of doubt. One of which that I just spent the last half hour of my life engulfed in entitled reMiNd.
Wonder Woman is a name the is so famous that it is almost completely disassociated with the comic world itself. She is in herself her own entity. She instills hope, power, and courage into young girls and women alike. Even though she is the essence of women’s power incarnate she, as many women through the ages, has suffered heartache, disempowerment, and prejudice. In Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a PBS special, we find out the story behind the woman that made her what she is today.
Let me first start by saying that the ending to this game left me so mind blown that I didn’t move out of my chair or speak to anyone for a solid half hour after the credits had ended. I can also state that this franchise has been one of my favorites for the past decade. However, it wasn’t until four in the morning the night of completion that I had that Bioshock epiphany that really made the game so much more amazing to me.
I’m starting to realize more and more that Dark Horse has their hands on, around, and in everything that I love. They’ve merged with some of the biggest names in comics, television, movies, and gaming to produce some fantastic sub story lines comics. Joss Whedon is doing Angel & Faith, a Buffy/ Angel reboot through Dark Horse. There’s a bunch of Star Wars excitement going around. They even have a Dragon Age comic, even though it’s not choose your own fate. The newest arrival that made my inner nerd girl scream is a prequel to the highly anticipated Last of Us game from Naughty Dog.
It’s no surprise that any period piece from modern times is going to incorporate the crooked, backstabbing atrocity that is our financial industry. However, with a new twist from director Uwe Boll, we watch and cheer on a vigilante that stands for the bottom dog and everything he has been screwed out of.
Square Enix has undoubtably created some of the most aesthetically pleasing and lovable interactive games of all time. With titles that hold places in the hearts gamers including Tomb Raider, the Final Fantasy’s, and Hitman how could you not hold this company in the highest regard? During a press appointment only demo visit Metal Machine got hands on with some of the new titles that are being remade, remastered and reinvented into something that will blow the minds of fans.
Naughty Dog gaming company has put out many titles that have become instant favorites of collections everywhere. The Uncharted series brought adventure and world traveling with a treasure hunting twist to RPG fan’s eyes. Jak and Daxter created the first outer bounds animation of out skirts pillaging. This weekend at PAXeast in Boston, Naughty Dog released a demo of the highly anticipated title “The Last of Us” that I can say with confidence will be a beautiful addition to their library of awesome.
Let me just start by saying I hate Brian Michael Bendis. To me, he is the ipetime of a hack writer. His “thing” is killing characters in his major event books and regular titles as well. (Ultimate Spider-Man, Wasp in Secret Invasion, Hawkeye in Avengers Dis-Assembled, Sentry in Fear Itself) We can go on…Hack writing is not my forte. So I was very reluctant to pick up “Age Of Ultron” Bendis’s new “Event Book” for Marvel Comics. Being an avid Avenger fan for the past blah, blah years (I don’t want to date myself…ha) Ultron has always been that ultimate villain for the Avengers. Some quick back ground…Ultron was created by Hank Pym (aka: Ant Man, Giant Man,...
To say that some of our most beloved super icons may be shown in a religious light is the understatement of the century. Larger than life sub humans scaling buildings and battling foes all for the greater good of mankind sounds a bit christ like. However, in a book published by Harry Brod entitled “Superman Is Jewish?” we dive into the details of how this individual firmly believes, and has the proof to back it, that some of our most beloved are in fact of the Jewish persuasion.