JUDGEMENT DAY… DREDD STYLE
A few weeks ago after covering Chicago Comic Con I posted an article about meeting and speaking with my idol Karl Urban (Dredd) and before I knew it that conversation not only went viral but took on a life of its own which got me thinking about 5 storylines I would love to see made into movies based on the Judge Dredd comic books besides the one mentioned in my previous post.
The Deepest Sleep, a free, short point-and-click horror game by Armor Games about sleep and shadow people, starts out attention-catching and genuinely scary despite its pixelated appearance, but the excitement dwindles away rapidly with a plot as fuzzy as the graphics.
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Hello everyone! Nick here from Shallow Graves Magazine speaking…well, more like typing…and I would like to share some things with you that I witnessed and experienced at Chicago Comic Con. This will not be a blow by blow on what went down or who was there. Instead, I would like to talk about this convention versus conventions generally.
Screenwriter/director John Carpenter has built his career by being a contrarian in an industry controlled by traditionalists. His horror films such a Halloween (1978) and The Fog (1980) delve into the abyss of the darkest parts of human nature. Not only does Carpenter manage to be entertaining and revolting at the same time, but he also makes us aware of the evil that lurks inside of everyone. Continue reading
Ok, before rumors start to spread, no, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will not be in the next legal drama, buddy cop show, or even a rom-com coming to a theater near you. There was a roar of approval about the potential for any of the above during their panel at Chicago Comic Con. This theme was a running joke throughout the panel. Come on, wouldn’t you want to see these two together on a weekly basis?
Mackie and Stan, Attorneys at Law
During our coverage of Chicago Comic Con, we had the privilege of meeting a few celebrity guests who took the time to answer one question for us. You may be surprised at what they had to say. Continue reading
Win or get the Chin
Shallow Graves Magazine wrapped up our first day at Chicago Comic Con with the game show of a lifetime hosted by none other than Mr. Bruce Campbell. “Last Fan Standing” was an experience like none other I have witnessed. Upon walking in you were given a remote with four options on it. This lead me to believe that the whole audience would just answer a handful of questions all night. However, as the stage lit up, four podiums were exposed. Continue reading
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If you ever have the opportunity to see Stan Lee at a convention, do it. Even at 91 years of age and a little hard of hearing he is still very entertaining. In truth, I wouldn’t have called myself a fan (blasphemy! I know!). I know who he is and that he is behind a massive amount of comic book characters, stories, and series. I know he has had cameos in several comic book movies about his characters. However, that has been the extent of my Stan Lee knowledge until attending his panel at Chicago Comic Con.
No, we didn’t see a fan there cosplaying as Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, but we did see James Marsters who portrayed the character in both series.
Growing up we all have an idol that we look up to. One of my biggest idols is Karl Urban (Dredd, LOTR, Almost Human). Ever since I saw him on Hercules where he played Cupid I’ve been a fan. I had the pleasure of telling him this directly upon meeting him at Chicago Comic Con. He was quite gracious and thanked me. But, at the mention of Dredd, we both found we common ground as total geeks and fans of the Dredd comic book series. Karl Urban is the most recent actor to take up the role of plays the one and only fascist street judge, “Judge Joseph Dredd” in a dystopian society filled with overpopulation and crime and where appointed judges keep the cities safe.