I love the comedy genius of Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation! This is one fantastic trailer. Excuse me while I go watch it again…
Courtesy of BBC Books, I have a copy of Doctor Who: The Dalek Project Graphic Novel by Justin Richards for one (1) lucky winner!
Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends October 26. I’ll draw a name on October 27, and notify winner via email.
Courtesy of Berkley, I have a copy of Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf: Volume 1 by Patricia Briggs for one (1) lucky winner!
Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends October 19. I’ll draw a name on October 20, and notify winner via email.
For those of you who can’t wait for the Blu-ray/DVD release (available for preorder now), here are several deleted scenes and a fun gag reel from the recent Avengers film. Cobie Smulders’ scene screaming “Coulson” is classic. And Mark Ruffalo is just plain funny.
** Update: All the deleted scenes clips were removed from their sources. Guess those of you who missed them will have to wait till they pop up again somewhere or just wait for September 25th!
Saucer Country is a new series written by Paul Cornell and art by Ryan Kelly and published by Vertigo. (March 14th)
Arcadia Alvarado is the current Governor of New Mexico, considering running for Presidency. She is a Mexican-American, dealing with Immigration, her low-life ex-husband, and strange dreams. But after her latest dream, Arcadia is convinced she was abducted by aliens. And in order to save the world from an invasion, she must become the next US President.
The story starts off with a bit of confusion, with Arcadia and her ex awakened in her car. We aren’t privy to what happened, right away. But Arcadia’s story continues with her professional and personal decisions affecting her presidential race. Next, we’re introduced to a Harvard professor who seems to be seeing strange, miniature aliens that give him instructions. His superiors at Harvard think he’s lost his mind.
The artwork matches the mood – dark with sharp, rigid lines. Well-rendered, it told the story almost as well as the accompanying words. As the story ends in the first book, we’re introduced to several characters who claim to have had alien contact. It will be interesting to see the alien conspiracy unfold with these people who most will consider insane, especially a Presidential candidate. Set in a modern-day New Mexico, Arcadia seems to have more than one hidden secret. An original, scifi thriller – this will be one to watch.
Well, my lucky pup Lois Lane was able to test-drive some sample products, thanks to PetSmart. Granted, Lois Lane is a DC gal, but the shirt she received was incredibly appropriate.
Lois Lane is modeling a size Large shirt, which should fit her sturdy, barrel-chested 30lb frame (and quite a bit of extra skin thanks to her Shar Pei side), but as you can see it’s a big snug. So the sizes run a bit smaller than usual.
Now for Lois Lane’s favorite thing… a squeaky toy. In this case, Spider-Man. Lane has hunted spiders in the past, but this is the first one I allow her to carry around in her mouth.
And as you can see from some short video clips, she went at Spider-Man with gusto.
Is this a pre-cursor to a DC/Marvel war?
But as it turns out, Lois Lane is gentle at heart. And she finished playing without tearing Spider-Man apart. The squeaky toy is surprisingly durable and well-made.
They even spent some time cuddling afterwards.
… Until a sneak attack that night…
Since these were a hit, I’ll definitely be hitting PetSmart to grab some bandannas and more toys.
According to PetSmart’s latest email newsletter, on February 27th the popular pet store will be unveiling it’s latest line of dog toys and apparel from none other than Marvel! Move over Martha Stewart collection. I have a feeling Marvel products will prove much more popular… at least to the younger crowd.
Now, I’m just hoping my pup Lois Lane isn’t too partial to DC comic characters…