The Art of Todd Mcfarlane: The Devil’s in the Details to hit stores Nov. 21

Posted on: October 27, 2012

 

 

The long awaited art book from TMP and Image Comics will finally see the light of day on November 21st.

 

Todd McFarlane’s visual biography The Art of Todd Mcfarlane: The Devil’s in the Details will cover the Superstar artist’s 30+ year career, spanning from when he first put pencil to paper to becoming a pop culture legend.  The book will feature his work on The Incredible Hulk , Coyote, Infinity Inc. as well as his character defining work on Spider-Man.  You will also see never before seen artwork on the creation of his signature character SPAWN.

Toy lovers will also get a glimpse of Mcfarlane’s toy designs and photos of Mcfarlane Toys highly detailed action figures.  Mcfarlane will also provide anecdotes throughout the 400 page biography.

“The passage of time allows you to build up a body of work, that as you step back, has meaning, and can be an inspiration for other artists along the way.  I’m happy to be able to collect my autobiography in both written and visual format.” -Todd Mcfarlane

The Art of Todd Mcfarlane will be available nationwide on November 21st and will be released in a oversized hard cover book limited to 5000 copies.  700 of those editions will be signed and numbered ($100).  Non signed editions will retail for ($64.99) and will make the perfect gift for any toy or comic fan this Holiday Season.

 

 

 

 

 T. Romero (Staff Editor)

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TOY MASTERS Documentary

Posted on: October 27, 2012
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Hey Toy Fanatics,
Coming soon… Toy Masters, a documentary based on the greatest action figure lines of all time He-Man and the
Masters of the Universe. Produced by Roger Lay Jr. and Corey Landis, the genius team that brought back Captain Power on DVD.

This film will solve the mystery of He-man’s creator.

Thirty minutes of the movie was previewed at Power-Con last September and audience members were raving.

Look out for more announcements about future showings.

 

 

T. Romero

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Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation is here

Posted on: October 27, 2012

Finally, the father of our childhood TV Heroes’ biography is finally here.

Hailed as one of the fathers of Saturday morning television, Lou Scheimer was the co-founder of Filmation Studios, which for over 25 years provided animated excitement for TV and film. Always at the forefront, Scheimer’s company created the first DC cartoons withSuperman, Batman, and Aquaman, ruled the song charts with The Archies, kept Trekkie hope alive with the Emmy-winning Star Trek: The Animated Series, taught morals with Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and swung into high adventure with Tarzan, The Lone Ranger, and Zorro.  Forays into live-action included Shazam! and The Secrets of Isis, plus ground-breaking special effects work on Jason of Star Command and others. And in the 1980s, Filmation single-handedly caused the syndication explosion with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and its successors. Now, with best-selling co-author Andy Mangels, Lou Scheimer tells the entire story, including how his father decked Adolf Hitler, memories of the comic books of the Golden Age, schooling with Andy Warhol, and what it meant to lead the last all-American animation company through nearly thirty years of innovation and fun! Profusely illustrated with photos, model sheets, storyboards, presentation art, looks at rare and unproduced series, and more — plus hundreds of tales about Filmation’s past, and rare Filmation-related art by Bruce Timm, Adam Hughes, Alex Ross, Phil Jimenez, Frank Cho, Gene Ha, and Mike McKone — this book shows the Filmation Generation the story behind the stories!

You can now purchase this incredible bio at all fine book and comic stores or you can order it directly from the publisher Twomorrows Publishing 

 
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe game for your portables Review

Posted on: October 27, 2012
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To celebrate He-man’s 30th birthday this year Mattel and Chillingo have developed a game App based on Masters of the Universe for your iOS portables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The game play is very simple for iOS, its basically a tap or a swipe with your thumbs.  However the controls are a bit slow to register your action and it will take time for you to master simple actions such as a power punch downward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the game you will have options to get new weapons or skills to aid He-man during his quest to defeat Skeletor.  Man-at-Arms can also help you for those enemies that you can’t get to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you die, you will visit Orko and his crystal ball to see if you can start from where you left off or get some crystal to use as currency.

You can use your currency to get powers and extra life.  you can even purchase extra content.

 

 

The game reminds me of the old school Mega Man games from Nintendo where you have to beat a Boss after going through some sort of maze.  I like the fact that we get to see some characters in this media that we would normally wouldn’t such as Megator.  Hordak also makes an appearance along with his Troopers (Here’s hoping we will see the Classics version of these Horde favorites soon.)

The game is .99 cents and worth every penny.  This game is perfect for fans old and new or even if you are a gamer.  Try it out for .99 cents you will not be disappointed.  Currently its only available through the App Store for iPhones and iPads; however due to sales and the overwhelming demand it will soon be available for Android.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on: October 27, 2012

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