Monday, September 27, 2010


Okay. I've mentioned in the past that the Pushing Daisies comic was coming. Well, it keeps getting delayed. Finally it looks like the comic will actually be coming out early next year, as reported by Comic Book Resources's Robot 6. Issue one is complete, issue two is being colored, and issue 3 is being written. Fuller even stated that they're hoping for an accompanying soundtrack to stream or download in conjunction with an issue's release. The cast has agreed to sing the music, which is already in progress, some of which has been completed. Lee Pace has already sang a song for it. The problem is that rights are expensive, so it may not actually happen. But the thought is thrilling, and I'm hopeful it will happen. After all this time, we've been waiting and the increasing popularity of the show. Cult followings always gain more fans after the project's death.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Legends: The Enchanted, Review

When Legends: The Enchanted #0 preview issue arrived in comic stores, I thought I'd check it out. I was glad I did because what I read was promising and in itself, without a complete story, amazing. I eagerly awaited the entire graphic novel, which did not have a set release date at the time the preview came out. I checked comixology each week to find out, and when I did find out, I had to ask Kendall Swafford, owner of Up Up and Way. He confirmed its release date, and I. Could. Not. Wait. For the book to arrive in the store.

The book revolves around fairytale characters: good vs. evil. The good--such as Pinocchio, Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Goldilocks--face evil such as wolves, giants, and a force unknown to them, controlling events and stealing the magic from the good characters, literally taking away their immortality. As the book progresses, each character finds their immortality disappearing. Their wounds are not healing, and their strength is fading. They are not prepared for what faces them, and now they must band together, something that doesn't happen much, to figure out what the source of their problems are and the mysterious and brutal deaths of their friends and fellow evil killers. The end is left open for a sequel, when the surviving characters of good have not even faced or realized who the actual enemy is.

The book may not have worked if not for the brilliant art by the author himself Nick Percival. Characters look like cyborgs, partially flesh, partially technology, and partially forest, giving an obvious steampunk look to the book. The soft edges and grotesque, horror-inducing images create a nightmarish comic that far surpasses the ongoing Fables. The art tells the story right along with the dialogue in a way that can stand alone with its own story, which is expected of a writer who does their own art. It's a much darker, grimmer, look at the fairytale world. When you read this, you'll not want to wait for the next installment.

Currently, Legends: The Enchanted is in pre-production for a film.

Legends: The Enchanted was published by Radical, and is available at their website, amazon, or your LCS.

4.5/5 stars


Tonight the premiere of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia airs. Don't miss an episode. It's now the most hilarious show in existence (because Better Off Ted is now off-air). So if you're not watching already, watch now.

Starting next week look forward to the start of the rest of our favorite shows: The Office, Parks and Rec, Cougar Town, Modern Family, and Big Bang Theory.

Upcoming DVD releases:
Community S1: Sept. 21
Modern Family: Sept. 21
30 Rock: Sept. 21
Legend of the Seeker S2: Sept. 28
Party Down S2: Sept. 28
Dollhouse S2: Oct. 12
Parks and Recreations S2: Nov. 30

Parenthood S1, Sanctuary S2, Glee Complete S1, Big Bang Theory S3, Cougar Town S1, The Office S6, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia S5 are already released.

Better Off Ted S2's release is yet to be announced. I'll update you when it is.

Did anyone catch the premiere of Parenthood? Wasn't it great? Finally we get some Joel time.