Kickstarter Art Book Promo: Geeky Goddesses: The Pin-up Art of Sean Forney

Sean Forney has made a new Kickstarter campaign to get the funding for his art book that’s dedicated to his pin-up art based on models he has worked with in the past 3 years. All the pin-ups are penciled, inked, and digitally colored by Sean Forney. This Kickstarter campaign currently has 43 days left before it can reach its funding goal of $1,200. To those that are unaware of Sean Forney and his work, Sean Forney has primarily worked as a colorist for comic book titles such as Judges, Zen The Intergalactic Ninja, Nottie and Nyce, and Deadpooh. He’s also created his own comic called Scarlet Huntress. Sean Forney has also digitally colored artwork by Marat Mychaels, and Rob Liefeld. If you want to see his work, please check out and like his facebook page Sean Forney Illustration, please check out his DeviantArt page, and please visit his website.

The link to the Geeky Goddesses: The Pin-up Art of Sean Forney kickstarter campiagn is here if you want to support it.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/838034909/geeky-goddesses-the-pin-up-art-of-sean-forney

My Top 10 Best Marvel Cosplays

(All the pictures belong to their respective owners)

These are my all time 10 favorite Marvel cosplays ever. I will admit that there are more favorites of mine, but I decided it was best to just list these 10 cosplays specifically. I am okay with you not agreeing to my choices, but if you comment on this list by being a troll in anyway, that comment will be deleted, and you’ll be permanently banned from my website. With that said, please take a look at what I listed as my favorite Marvel cosplays from 10-1.

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#10: Yaya Han as Medusa from The Inhumans
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#9: Stella Chuu as Psylocke
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#8: Enji Night as Ms Marvel
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#7: Marie-Claude Bourbonnais as Invisible Woman
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#6: Destiny Nickelsen as Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)
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#5: Jessica Nigri as Magneto

 

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#4: Maid of Might Cosplay as Spider-Gwen
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#3: Harleythesirenxoxo Cosplay as Emma Frost
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#2: Miss Piratesavvy as Female Thor
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#1: Vera Bambi as Mary Jane

Low Volume 1 Review by Eugene Alejandro

Written by Rick Remender, drawn by Greg Tocchini, and published by Image Comics, Low is about mankind living in the ocean because the Earth’s sun has expanded so much, the surface has been uninhabitable. Low Volume 1 is specifically about the Caine family trying to use their technology to search for other planets in the hopes of helping mankind. However, while they do this, their ship get’s attacked by pirates, the father of the family (Johl Caine) gets killed, the two daughters get kidnapped, and the mother (Stel Caine) and the son (Marik Caine) are the only ones who survived the pirate attack and didn’t get kidnapped. Years later after the incident, Stel discovers where the man who killed her husband and kidnapped her daughters is (that man’s name is Roln), and decides that she and her son will go that location to save their remaining family, and get their revenge on Roln.

Low has a very unique and creative premise for a post-apocalyptic story, and Rick Remender’s writing helps with that as the world is explained enough so that the readers can understand it, and the characters are well-written and developed perfectly.

The artwork by Greg Tocchini is really interesting to look at as the way the characters, animals, and settings are illustrated don’t contradict with Low’s tone at all, and are also nice to look at.

There are some nitpicks with Low Volume 1 that want to mention. The first one being that not a lot of things are explained such as whenever Roln gets stabbed in the chest more than once, he survives as opposed to dying. I would have liked to see a reason for why that was the case. Another part of the story that has no explanation is that besides humans, there are what resembles a cross between humans and sea animals, and some of the animals look very alien-like as opposed to a normal sea animal on Earth (there is even what resembles a mix between a fish and a lion). I’m fully aware that Low is set in the future, but it still seemed weird to me to have that in the story just because (hopefully it all will be explained in Low Volume 2). The second nitpick of mine for Low Volume 1 is that I feel that it would’ve been even better had it only be a six issue mini series (Volume 1 collects Low issues 1-6) because the way the story is written prior to issue six (the first 5 issues to be specific) to me have the pacing of a mini series, and the way issue 6 ended felt as excuse for there to be more issues to this series, and should’ve just ended the whole story altogether (that is just my opinion).

Excluding my nitpicks, Low is an ongoing comic book series with very good writing and art, and is a solid addition to the post-apocalyptic genre. Low Volume 1 is also a very well-made first story arc.

I give Low Volume 1 2 Thumbs Up, and 4/5 Stars.

Wyrmwood: Road of The Dead Review by Eugene Alejandro

Wyrmwood: Road of The Dead is not only one of the greatest zombie movies of all time, it is also one of the greatest directorial debuts I have ever seen (the director’s name is Kiah Roache-Turner) as the film handles zombies with lots of original and unique ideas, and contains a good amount of high production values that prove that this movie is made by a talented film maker who truly cared about making an awesome film.

For a directorial debut with a budget of only $160,000, the special effects (specifically the zombie make-up and blood) are of professional quality as the zombies look very real with a good amount of detail put into them, and the blood doesn’t look fake. I also want to mention how this movie has a huge amount of head shots I’ve ever seen in any movie.

The writing in Wyrmwood: Road of The Dead is solid as the script that’s made for it contains the elements of good characterization, great acting from the entire cast, and a lot of mystery as to why the Zombie plague happened in the movie without it being predictable.

The movie’s music by Michael Lira is very outstanding to listen to because it fits well with the movie’s dark and gritty tone.

A very important thing that I want to explain about this film is that because it’s a zombie movie with a lot of blood and gore and head shots, the film can only be recommended to anyone that is 18 years or older of age.

Wyrmwood: Road of The Dead is a film in the zombie genre that adds brand new and interesting ideas that work well, and is sure to entertain any horror movie fan thanks to how brilliantly made it is.

I give Wyrmwood: Road of The Dead 5/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Up.

The Ancient Magus Bride Volume 1 Review by Eugene Alejandro

The general story of The Ancient Magus Bride is about a girl named Chise Hatori who is sold as a slave, and purchased by a mage named Elias Ainsworth to become his apprentice and bride. Now that her live has changed, she and Elias began going on many adventures in which they go to many different places, discover new creatures, and meet new people. There is more than what I said about the story for this volume, but I don’t want to say what it is because I want you to read this without knowing way too much. I’ll say though that the ending of The Ancient Magus Bride Volume 1 does have a ending that does a good job at wanting the readers to read Volume 2.

The Ancient Magus Bride Volume 1 is a phenomenal start to an amazing ongoing fantasy romance manga, and it also works perfectly as a Beauty and The Beast type story (with Chise Hatori being the Beauty, and Elias Ainsworth being the Beast since he has an inhuman appearance).

Kore Yamazaki’s writing is excellent as each character is developed very well, the story moves at a decent pace and never feels rushed, and the humorous moments work.

Kore Yamazaki’s artwork is truly outstanding to look at as everything looks like lots of time and effort was put into it with brilliant detail to the pencils and inks.

The translation from Japanese to English by Adrienna Beck in this volume is done very well, and Lys Blakeslee’s lettering and layout looks very good and is very easy to see.

Overall, The Ancient Magus Bride is a manga in the fantasy and romance genres that is a brilliantly written and illustrated story that you won’t be disappointed by, and Volume 1 of it is a great example of how to begin an ongoing manga series.

I give The Ancient Magus Bride Volume 1 5/5 Stars, and 2 Thumbs Up.

The Infinity Gauntlet Review by Eugene Alejandro

To anyone that wants to read a spectacular comic book event from Marvel, The Infinity Gauntlet (published in the year 1991) written by Jim Starlin, and drawn by George Perez and Ron Lim is a comic book event story that I can easily recommend to you thanks to its fantastic storytelling and amazing artwork.

The plot is that after obtaining all the infinity stones for the infinity gauntlet, Thanos tries to use his new powers to win the heart of the woman he loves Death (the deity) but with no avail. As a means to show his love for Death, Thanos uses the power of the infinity gauntlet to make almost everyone in the universe vanish, and cause destruction to every world. After this happens, Adam Warlock awakens to unite almost all the remaining Marvel characters (including Doctor Doom) and the Astral Deities to attack Thanos, retrieve the infinity gauntlet, and restore the universe back to the way it was.

The reason why The Infinity Gauntlet works well as a comic book event is because it’s a simple straightforward epic story that doesn’t require too many issues to read in order to understand (The Infinity Gauntlet is only a six issue mini series, and while there is a prelude story called Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos, that story isn’t required to read first in order to understand The Infinity Gauntlet).

The writing by Jim Starlin is brilliant as the story is paced very well, and the huge cast of characters work without being a huge distraction. The character interactions are also handled very well as each character that takes part in helping Adam Warlock defeat Thanos have their moments of development (including the part where Hulk and Wolverine chat for a bit before they go after Thanos). Doctor Doom being in the story also worked well as Jim Starlin managed to have a solid reason for him wanting to help Adam Warlock stop Thanos (despite him being known as a villain). My only nitpick in The Infinity Gauntlet in terms of story is the brief cameos that some of the remaining Marvel characters had (Moon Knight, Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Namorita) because to me, it felt unnecessary to have them featured as they don’t serve much nor contribute anything to the plot.

The art by George Perez featured in the first 4 issues is wonderful to look at as he’s able to perfectly illustrate all characters, panels, and backgrounds with excellent detail to them. Issues 5 and 6 are done by Ron Lim, but (at least to me anyways) his art still looked liked George Perez’s (which isn’t a bad thing).

In conclusion, The Infinity Gauntlet is one of the best comic book stories Marvel ever made, and is a good example of how to make a fun and entertaining comic book event that I strongly recommend purchasing and reading.

I give The Infinity Gauntlet Two Thumbs Up, and 5/5 Stars.

Norm of The North Review by Eugene Alejandro

I am 100% aware that many people hate this movie. It has very low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB, and is considered by many to be one of the worst animated movies to ever exist. In no way am I trying to change the general reputation of this film. If you dislike it, that’s fine. It’s just that in my opinion, Norm of The North is a true misunderstood and underrated cinematic masterpiece of animation that I’ve ever seen in my entire existence that deserves to win Oscar Awards for every category because of how brilliant it really is.

The story in Norm of The North is about a polar bear named Norm that’s made fun of by the rest of the animals in the Antarctic because of his poor hunting skills. A business man named Mr. Green has decided to build houses in the Antarctic, and after discovering about this, Norm is given a quest to travel to New York City along with his three Lemming sidekicks to stop Mr. Greens’s plan and save his home.

Norm of The North’s greatest accomplishment is its engaging story and powerful message that animated family films don’t have the courage to have. The environmental message in this movie is in no way pandering, and succeeds in brilliant storytelling. Norm of The North’s story is also phenomenally metaphorical. Because of this, I’ll go as far as to say right now that this movie is a very good story with a very powerful message, and good metaphors since the 197o’s five volume manga Devilman. As Devilman had a message and metaphors about why war is terrible, North of The North has a message and metaphors about why saving the Arctic is important without being too blatant about it.

Norm of The North’s animation is outstanding to look at and shows how much time, care, and effort the people who made this movie put into it as it’s the greatest animation I’ve ever seen that goes as far as to rival Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Studio Ghibli.

Rob Schneider’s voice acting performance as the main character Norm is some of the best voice acting I’ve heard since any anime dubbed by Funimation as Schneider was well-casted to be in this awesome work of art. Norm is also one of the greatest characters in cinema since Luke Skywalker and Godzilla combined.

I really want to talk more about this movie, but I can’t because I really want you to see it for yourself as to why it’s not as bad as everyone says it is, and why it is one of the greatest animated movies of all time since The Lion King, and overall one of the greatest movie ever made since Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

Norm of The North is more than just a movie, it is a phenomenal real life epic adventure that will serve as a reminder of how proper cinema is made, and will lead mankind into a brighter future. Because of this, Norm of The North will also have a very special place in my heart as a film that I’ll never forget, and always cherish forever.

I give Norm of The North… Nothing because I’ve actually never seen it (and I never will).

APRIL FOOLS!