Comic Preview: Mechanism # 5

Mechanism5coverA story of the aftermath of an alien invasion and a prototype military robot who is attached to a group of survivors.  If you are looking for something new, away from “The Big Two”, try your hand at this Top Cow book.  I mean, who doesn’t love aliens and robots?  If you don’t feel like hunting for the books, Mechanism Vol. 1 (#1-5) comes out January 2017.

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Cinema Alchemist, A Memoir – Roger Christian

cinemaalcoverImagine yourself in 1970s Hollywood and you’re on set meeting a nobody director at the time George Lucas, who is wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.  He talks to you about this secret script named Star Wars.  What would do?  This was before so-called “Hollywood blockbusters”, before movie franchises, before green screens, and before SFX studios like ILM.  Roger Christian accepted the gig and of course, the rest is history.  Cinema Alchemist, Designing Star Wars & Alien is a memoir by Oscar-winning Roger Christian.

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Funko/Super 7 ReAction Aliens 3-Pack

reactionaliens3pack00Coming this August 2016 is the Funko/Super 7 ReAction Aliens 3-pack featuring Ripley, the Power Loader mecha and Alien Queen.  If you’re fan of the Aliens franchise then this is a must buy item this summer.

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Takara Tomy Toy Story Alien Playset

alientoystorypizzacontrolIf you’ve been collecting the Tomy line of Toy Story action figures from Japan, then this will be a cool addition, the Alien Pizza Planet Playset.  The 12″ tall Alien converts into a Pizza Planet playset with various play features and requires 3 AA batteries which are not included.

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Meet the Stormtrooper Prop Master

stormtrooperpropdudeMeet Hollywood prop maker Andrew Ainsworth.  You might ask, “Who is he?”  Well, he’s the creator of the most iconic character helmets in film – the original Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet.

 

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ALIEN: Seas of Sorrow by James A. Moore

aliensseasofsorrowThe ALIEN movie franchise has been a fan-favorite over the years and fans today still want more facehuggers!  20th Century FOX hopes to wet your appetite with 3 “official” novels based on the ALIEN and ALIENS films.  The first novel “Out of the Shadows” takes place at the end of first ALIEN movie and becomes the prequel to ALIENS.  Now, the stage is set for the second book by James A. Moore with ALIEN:  Sea of Sorrows.

The year is 2497, “Black Sand” is discovered on planet LV178 aka New Galveston and the Interstellar Commerce Commission (ICC) lead by Deputy Commissioner Alan Decker is on the scene.  The ICC is a governmental organization that provides rules and regulations for corporations terraforming planets for humans to live.  “Black Sand” aka Sea of Sorrows is a term used when a planet can’t be terraformed and somehow “Black Sand” has appeared on a build site.

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Alien: The Official Movie Novelization by Alan Dean Foster

aliencoverWhen the James Cameron’s ALIENS flick hit the theaters in 1986, it blew me away and it made go back to take a look at the first ALIEN (1979) film by director Ridley Scott.  Now, if you don’t have the DVD or Blu-ray handy, or cannot find it streaming somewhere, then how about you go old-school and check out the official novelization of ALEIN with author Alan Dean Foster based on the screenplay by Dan O’Bannon.

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