Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Richard Roundtree, known for Shaft, has died at 81

Richard Roundtree who starred as Shaft has passed away at age 81, from cancer.

He is remembered by Samuel Jackson and many others today.

His movies, along with others became known as the Blaxploitation movies, and made a dent at the box office. At the time, you also had other actors such as Jim Kelly, starring in Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee.

The ripple effect made it into comics with books such as Luke Cage, Hero for Hire. Roy Thomas states the he chipped in with the “Cage” name, and with the chains.

Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz drew some of the covers for the recent Shaft comic.

images © respective owners.

Shaft was directed by Gordon Parks who died in 2006. Parks was a multi-talent: poet, photographer, activist, and director. The soundtrack was by Isaac Hayes.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Check out the work of Sergio Aragones, Groo

 Here is a pic of Sergio and his creation Groo, actually a cosplayer.

photo by Emilio Soltero

Sergio's work is filled with detail with poignant stories, and witty dialogue from Mark and Sergio.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Comic Artist, Dan Green has passed away...having worked on the X-Men

 Dan was a staple artist working on the X-Men and other titles.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Jack Kirby Unplugged

 Enjoy these pencils by Jack Kirby.

art © Kirby estate, characters © respective owners.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Check out the Blue Beetle movie, DC, Charlton, Golden Age, Spider-Man, etc

  Spider-Man was the start of the MCCU (but actually it was Blade with Wesley Snipes) at the dawn of this century and now we have the Blue Beetle with DC comics. they both start with a teen gaining strange and unusual power, a bug of some sort.

The Blue Beetle is a solid movie, with a fresh set of characters and actors.

all images © respective owners

Support the movie.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Conan by Emilio Soltero


Check out the new series from Titan Comics.

Conan is being published by Titan Comics, with art akin to John Buscema--worth Checking out


(Story by Zub) art by De La Torre, © respective owners