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Month: October 2010 (Page 1 of 3)

Storm Sunday: Simone Bianchi, Part III

Astonishing X-Men 29 (pencil)

We have looked at the artwork of Simone Bianchi once after his first issue of Astonishing X-Men hit the stands and again when he did a stint on Wolverine (and we looked at some of his older sketches and artwork).  Today we look at more work from Bianchi’s time on Astonishing X-Men, spotlighting Storm, of course.  Of the sixteen images (!) in this post, Storm is in all of them.  Enjoy!

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Heroic Tarot: All Hands On Deck!

All Hands On Deck For Heroic Tarot!

All Hands On Deck for Heroic Tarot!

This year I received some acclaim for the personal divination system I devised with X-Men playing cards, but I also work with other more established card sets!  Above, the Aquarian Tarot mingles with The Faeries’ Oracle, and the Voyager Tarot,  all systems of which I am most familiar.  Here’s why these decks are included in my arsenal of divination:

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Totally Talkin’ Teen Titans

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Frank Quitely’s variant cover for Teen Titans #88

Yesterday saw the release of Teen Titans #88, written by J.T. Krul and drawn by the amazing Nicola Scott.  This new creative team is a welcome addition to the long suffering title and represents a new look and voice for the series.  This is a great jumping on point for new readers and old school fans alike.

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Captain America, Han Solo & Batman with Bear


Chris Evans as Captain America

The Super Soldier Serum makes a man out of Chris Evans.

I am super excited about the upcoming Captain America movie!  I am a big fan of Chris Evans (I used to have a huge Fantastic Four movie poster of him adorning my wall–a buddy of mine got it for me from the theater he worked at) and can hardly believe how bulked up he’s become to play super soldier Steve Rogers.  I snagged the above image from Bleeding Cool (there’s more images at the link) who apparently nicked images from Entertainment Weekly.  Aside from the obvious beefcake factor, this movie looks to be incredibly dedicated to creating a believable environment and character.  I have goosebumps from some of the sets alone!

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White Queen Wednesday: Going APE

An Emma Frost Salon
by Ken Kneisel

Welcome to White Queen Wednesday, gentle reader. Today I draw your attention to this sweet Emma Frost sketch by Lovekiller artist Jess K and talk a little bit about my experience at this year’s Alternative Press Expo here in San Francisco.

All of our favorite mutant ladies as rendered by Jess K reflect her own personal sense of style with their dramatically defined eyes and bountiful flowing locks, and Emma is no different. Although Emma has the added effect of her characteristic cold severity and pale platinum blonde tresses. I love that Emma is wearing her New X-Men era Frank Quitely designed daring X-cutout ensemble here, as simply indicated by her high necked pointed collarpiece. The cocked eyebrow really conveys that unmistakable Emma attitude.

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Supernatural Marvel Solicits for January

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These comics aren’t coming out until January, but their subject matter sure seems appropriate for Halloween!  Chaos War rages on and some undead X-Men get in on the action.  Who will rise?  Will any of them return to the living for good?  I’m a big fan of the original Thunderbird, but I’m really crossing my fingers for Banshee’s resurrection!  Here’s hoping!

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Halloween Heroic Tarot!

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year and what better way to observe it than to receive a Heroic Tarot reading?  This is the time of year when the veils between the mundane and magickal worlds are thinnest and it is a great time to find the truth in between!  I will be at Swankety Swank from 11am to 6pm giving readings.  Walk Ins are welcome, but if you would like to make an appointment, email me at HeroicTarot(at)gmail(dot)com!  Blessings to you and yours!

Expanded Heroic Tarot Hours!

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My interpretation of The World card, drawn at The Cartoon Art Museum’s Ghoultide Gathering.

Because you demanded it!  I am now reading Heroic Tarot on Fridays from 4-7pm, Saturdays from 12-5pm, and Sundays 1-5pm every week at Swankety Swank!  Appointments can be made by writing to HeroicTarot(at)gmail(dot)com with your preferred appointment time.  I also accommodate walk ins whenever possible.

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Stormwatch: Return to Asgard?

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According to the Marvel Comics Solicitations for January (via Comic Book Resources), it looks like Storm may be destined for godhood once again!

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Storm Sunday: Jess K

Storm by Jess K

I had an awesome time at last weekend’s Alternative Press Expo!  I sold issues of Princess Witch Boy #2 and read a lot of Heroic Tarot for folks.  I was so busy at the Writers Old Fashioned booth that I did not get a chance to see the rest of the show until the last hour on Sunday.  Mr. Ken Kneisel accompanied me as we flew from table to table, hoping to catch a glimpse of something amazing to take home with us.  At the Lovekiller table, we found awesome paintings of our favorite Marvel superheroines created by Jess K!  The most amazing thing about her artwork is how tiny it is.  The above image of Storm was scanned from the original, measuring only 2″ x 3″!

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