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The Zombie Survival Guide : Recorded Attacks

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The Zombie Survival Guide : Recorded Attacks


Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Don’t wait for them to come to you! Organise before they rise!

With artwork Ibraim Robertson and written by Max Brooks, Recorded Attacks is a multi story jaunt through zombie attacks across known history. There’s the untold story about the French Foreign Legion attack in North Africa and the surprising end for its survivors. And includes some new details on that ‘other war’ that was fought in ancient Rome.

The artwork reminds me of an artist from 2000ad who I used to think of as a ’smooth’ artist. The texture of the penmanship is too clean for this kind of rendering. It has way too much white in the pages, and due to careful positioning of the characters, some body parts are not shown. If it’s going to be a comic based on zombies, it has to go all out to catch my attention.

Some of the panel cuts are impressive; one particular which is the most noticeable is where a stoneage man is being held by a zombie on the ground. The stoneage man has his head to the side and you see him looking into the ‘camera’. The next panel is ever so slightly pulled away and you see he’s looking at a large rock.

I also really liked the way the writer has kind of merged the fantasy with what sounds like probably fact, case in point: the Egyptian method of mummifying, which changed to include removing the person’s brain.

When will publishers learn, to view the artwork properly, you can’t have the comic book bound with a hard spine; it doesn’t allow you to open the pages fully flat to appreciate, uninterrupted, the double spread artwork without pressing flat and breaking the spine.

Oh yeah, and the maps which start each story off should be smaller, complete waste of space. I don’t read zombie comics for a geography lesson.

It was, on the whole, an enjoyable read, but which was over way too quickly, being only 146 pages. I read it in someone’s lunch break (not my lunch break, go figure), and came away thinking it was an interesting and somewhat different perspective on what we’ve seen of zombies so far.

Worth being a gift if you can get someone to shell out 12.99, other than that, borrow it.

Now watch the video trailer:
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Project London: Multiply Teaser

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Project London: Multiply Teaser



Project London is an independent, no-budget, feature-length, live action movie with vivid, intense, and marrow-vibrating visual effects. And it’s looking pretty good on the FX side.

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Daft Punk TRON LEGACY Derezzed Remix Official Video

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Daft Punk TRON LEGACY Derezzed Remix Official Video


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Daft Punk. “Derezzed” Official Video. From TRON LEGACY

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Pyramids Of Mars: Digital Graphic Novel

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Pyramids Of Mars: Digital Graphic Novel


Pyramids Of MarsThe Pyramids Of Mars created by Richard Douglas and Geoffrey Holmes

This is a neat idea which utilizes flash technology with a story to produce an online graphical novel. Each page has a next and previous so you can work forwards (and backwards through the story. What possibly differentiates this idea from normal online graphical novels is that it’s animated, and it mixes real photography (of people mainly), digital images and sound effects.

The story itself is an interesting (if not new) idea of alien technology, alien war and a love twist. Because it’s using flash, some of the shading and rendering seems to be too smooth, whereas the real life photography is spot on.

It is split into Books which mean you can sample the chapters in bite size chunks. The cliff hangers are not too bad, and would probably make you want to read the next chapter. It’s worth a look and won’t take too long to go through all the chapters.

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Photography: Ian Mather
3/D Design/Rendering: Geoff Holmes
Web Master: Michael Tubbe (www.urlcanada.com)

Cast:
Annie Tyler – Shaye Irvin
Fitz – Bruce Boland
Gorman – David Johnson
Sagan – Paul Lewis
Commander Jackson – Zeke Gmaz
Delta Bravo Echo 1 – John Dahl
Delta Bravo Echo 2 – Mark Denstedt
Delta Bravo Echo 3 – Geoffrey Holmes
Smitty – Jamie Delaney
Ashley Littleton – Robyn Douglas
Ashley’s Mom – Anna Douglas

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Cast:
Annie Tyler – Shaye Irvin
Fitz – Bruce Boland
Gorman – David Johnson
Sagan – Paul Lewis
Commander Jackson – Zeke Gmaz
Delta Bravo Echo 1 – John Dahl
Delta Bravo Echo 2 – Mark Denstedt
Delta Bravo Echo 3 – Geoffrey Holmes
Smitty – Jamie Delaney
Ashley Littleton – Robyn Douglas
Ashley’s Mom – Anna Douglas

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