Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Darkseid Minus New Gods: A Hilariously Good Idea.

If you've read Garfield minus Garfield then you'll understand what this is all about. If you don't know who Darkseid, or the New Gods are, then you should probably watch this video. It covers their origin and whenever I can send people over to Linkara, I generally take the chance.

Anyways, here is a sample.

Darkseid Minus New Gods

Monday, June 29, 2009

Watching the details, not the Watchmen.

I don't know about this.

On the blu-ray edition of the Watchmen director's cut there will be this feature called "Maximum Movie Mode". I'm not even going to bother describing it seeing as the video below will do that for me. As far as I can tell it's something of a Director's commentary, but you can see him, as if HE is watching the movie with you! Also, he can pause and rewind as he likes! So it's a scene-by-scene dissection with the director.

I want to make it clear that I do think this is really interesting feature. Given the right movie; lets say Ken Russell's The Devils, and the right host; Mark Kermode, this could be amazing.

However, this is Watchmen; ZACK SNYDER'S Watchmen. A nearly 3 hour movie that almost completely missed the point of it's original source material.

Now the director's cut, I believe, is well over 3 hours. I'm not sure if I want to sit down with this guy, watch this movie, and give him complete control over the viewing experience. Seriously, am I going to have to sit there for 4 hours listening to Snyder fall over himself about how "brilliant" he thinks this movie is? Or suffer through him constantly pick out all the great "attention to detail"?

Because really, that's all this movie was. It got the details to a tee. It completely missed the big picture.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Breaking the Day, Breaking the Day

So Daybreakers...

Why we haven't talked about it, I can't tell you.

A film that looks like a cross between the Matrix, Brick and Alien. Apparently in the future, Vampires are the best thing ever to be. So they take over, with everyone wanting to go vamp and gather up the remaining humans as a blood supply. So the age old question that much of America is facing right now: What happens when our food source, what keeps us alive, runs out? We'll find out.

To be honest, it looks fairly good. Sam Neil and Willem Dafoe are enjoyable, especially when they reverse roles (I am refering to Sam Neil's daring escapades in Jurassic Park and the suits that I've seen Dafoe wear) Ethan Hawke is a good main lead also. Anywho, its nice to see something redeemable in the awful vampire era we are facing currently.

Yea, I meant Twilight

Something Sam and I should watch sometime: Troll 2


Friday, June 26, 2009

Japan has built another giant robot.

Hooray, our imminent deaths-by-giant-robots-most-likely-from-Japan are upon us.

It was fun.

Michael Bay should be the dead Michael!

A little too harsh?

Anyways, if you didn't know, Michael Bay is not only the Devil but he is also insane and stupid and evil.

I can assure this will be the last Transformers related post for a while. That is unless the IMDB goofs page for the movie becomes the longest in the history of that site.

My on going campaign.

I'm starting to get the feeling that all my Transformers hate is starting to annoy some people: I don't care.

Here are 2 articles over at Topless Robot to enjoy.

A lengthy review of the movie.

A fake interview Rob at TR had with himself to further explain the movies terribleness.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Because others do it better.

So, if you read my Revenge of the Fallen review and you want more Bay bashing, watch Spoony and his brother tear this movie apart. Keep in mind this review covers largely the same ground I did but is filled with such vile it's worth a watch.

Warning: This is almost an hour long.

On Recent Deaths

I know Scott mentioned the recent death in the most recent posts (Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, Ed McMahon)

Here's a thought (and a nerdy one at that, in the tradition of the blog):

The Blackest Night is coming out, which features the ever-popular Black Hand, a diabolical villain who has been granted the ability to raise the dead, or more specifically dead famous and/or super-powered people. I'm probably the only one who thought about this but who else thinks its weird and creepy that so many famous people are dying?

They might just come back to life :P

(I kind of miss home already)

Michael Jackson is dead.

And Sam is away, so today is pretty terrible.

With my partner away, I'm going to try to write a few stories in his absence. Maybe I'll actually get somewhere.

Anyways, everyone is dying, you could be next. Watch out for snakes.

I thought it would be amiss if I didn't say SOMETHING about Jackson. To be honest, it kinda sucks. On the other hand, it has no real affect on me. Maybe I'll download Thriller and cry. Most likely, I won't.

Today took years off my life.

Yeah, I know. Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon have parted from the mortal coil with our brother Michael.

Shitty week.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I like his work, particularly his older stuff but this looks like it has promise.

My Revenge on the Fallen

Movie: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
Year: 2009
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action / Stupid Giant Fighting Robots
Directed by: Michael "The Anti-Christ" Bay
Written by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Ehren Kruger

You can probably already tell where this review is going. Before we get into the meat of the bone I'll TRY to explain the plot. Wish me luck!

After the events of the first movie The Autobots have been helping the US and UK military to rid the world of the remanding Decepticons. However, we soon find out; after a lengthy and confusing action scene, that more and more Deceptos are coming to Earth each day. But why? What could the Decepticons possibly be looking for?

Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), the first movie's "hero" is packing his stuff for college - You see, Sam; who has befriended giant alien robots; his car being one of them, wants to have a "normal" life - when he finds a shard from the Allspark. Upon touching the shard his mind fills with an entire library of information. But what is it that he now holds in his brain?

The information that has come to inhabit Sam is a map. This is about the time the movie stops caring for the plot and everything converges in on it's self and goes batshit crazy. Or maybe it was just me.

Anyways, there is this Transformer called "The Fallen", the original Decepticons and Magatron's master. The map leads to a MacGuffin called the Matrix of Leadership. The Matrix of Leadership powers devices called Sun Harvesters. Sun Harvesters were installed all over the galaxy thousands of years ago by the Dynasty of Primes; the original 13 Transformers, The Fallen being the 13th. Sun Harvesters, well, harvest suns; thus killing all life in that planetary system, to power the Allspark. The Fallen, being a Decepticons and an overall dick wanted to use all the Sun Harvesters regardless of other life in the galaxy and now he is back to finish the job. More or less.


First off, I want to say this: This is NOT a kids movie. I don't mean that in the sense that its too dark or too serious/mature. I mean that in the sense that, well... Remember the scene in the first movie about masturbation? Multiply that by 10 and you'll be close to how crude this movie gets. It's leering, it's sexist, it's gross. This is a movie about giant fighting robots, do I NEED to see John Turturro ass? Do I NEED Rainn Wilson as an over-sexual College professor? And why the fuck are those actors in this movie? You can do any better than this?

Now, I've decided to just not review this with some labored review (this movie doesn't deserve that). So here are my 3 biggest complaints, or the the 3 things I think boil this movie down and define it.

One, when Sam first arrives to his dorm room there are two movie posters on the wall: Cloverfield and Bad Boys 2. Now, I'm not going to rag on either of these movies; I liked one and haven't seen the other. However, I think this personifies the movie: 2 and a half hours of The Anti-Christ (Michael Bay) and the other makers of this movie jerking themselves off all over the audiences face.

Two, the humor. I honestly, even though I have said I don't usually like comedy films (that's a discussion for another day), enjoy when any film injects some humor into its self. Life is funny, movies are hyper-reality, so they can be funny too. However, every 5 minutes; regardless of scene, there is a joke. Now, the situation of giant fighting robots can certainly present many opportunities for humor. You must remember that Lucifer (Bay) has the mind of a 12 year old and none of the jokes are any funnier or smarter than your average dick or fart joke. Puerile to say the least.

Lastly, and rage and depression inducing; the twins. There are two new robot characters, Mudflap and Skids. One is a red Chevrolet Trax and one is a green Chevrolet Beat. I don't know which, to be honest; not only do both robots look the same, but both cars are almost identical. Now, here's where things get down right offensive. Both characters speak in an urban dialect (Ebonics). Skids, the "smarter" of the two, has a gold tooth. Worst of all: Neither character can read. One of them, Skids? Proclaims; "Nah, man, that just ain't our thing." This is racist. Okay, Bay, you asshole. Now, you may ask, "Why blame Bay for this, it wasn't written by him?" Well, you're wrong. Due to the writers strike the original script had to be turned in before the beginning of the strike, which it was. Bay then took it upon himself to re-write a majority of the script; adding humor, more action and more personality to the characters. This leads me to believe that personality to Bay means obvious racial stereotypes.

Now, there are other problems with this movie: It's almost a carbon copy of the first movie. The action scenes are nauseating. The editing is non-existent. The movie runs about 40 minutes too long. The second half is giant clusterfuck. You could tell in the theater that the audience was losing patience with the convoluted garbled mess the last 3rd of the movie became. When you establish several plot lines you gradually pull them together so at the end they become one. You don't have all them jump on top of each other in the last 30 minutes.

One of the funnier line... funny in an ironic way. When in the desert with an old defected Decepticons, Turturro and LaBeouf are trying to figure out what the fuck is going on - oh, but aren't we all? LaBeouf asks, "Give us some plot, some semblance" and Turturro futhers this questioning by saying, "Don't get episodic on us, we want the beginning, middle and end."
How I feel like these are things this movie will never deliver.


District 9 is probably one of the only movies I'm actually excited about this summer. Last night, before Revenge of the Fallen (more on that later), there was a 5 minute feature about the movie. Granted the sound was off, still, the images were striking. The more I see of this movie, the more I get excited. Usually, with a secretive movies such as this, the opposite occurs. Here is a new trailer.

I love the look of those aliens.

COMIC UPDATES from an Artist Perspective

Hey Howdy Everyone

Sam here with a comic update. I did a good amount of work on it last night, finishing up the 5th page and reworking pages 1 and 2. I originally did them on a train, without a ruler so they ended up being pretty dumpy. Luckily with the help of the wonderful girlfriends art supplies and that fact that I drank a lot of coffee at work the same day, I was able to bust out the work I needed to get done.

So heres what I need to get done:
-An inked version of all the pages so far, as well as adding some shading for a nice effect.
-Figuring out where the wording is going to go and how I am going to input it. I could go with a nice hand written thing or just type it in if I scan it. Thoughts, Ideas?


I am having trouble conceiving the last panel, where our hero rides into the skies. It's not as easy as this:

but hey, i'm working on it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Needs to happen,

Does anyone remember the movie Powder? Well, it was alright. The director is a child molester and went on to direct the Jeepers Creepers movies, so we can pretty much say with an even hand that he is scum and hopefully will burn in Hell.

Now before I get really off topic. Here is a fake trailer for a Powder sequel entitled Powder 2: Powder 2 the People. This is one of the best fake trailers I have ever seen and it's nice to see someone with a World Burns to Death shirt on.

Also, the Last Air bender (stupidest name ever) trailer looks pretty interesting. However, I know nothing of Air bender and it's directed by M. Night Shyamalan so I already hate it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dude, get a blog.

One, that title is a line from the new video at Atop The Fourth Wall. For the lazier readers: LOVE LINKARA!
Two, Dear Leader are a really good band.
Three, I started watching Mr. Show clips again. I can't believe I used to watch that show when I was a kid (I was like 10).

I will be attending the midnight showing of Revenge of the Fallen tomorrow.. or, is it Wednesday? I've already read/heard some really nasty reviews and I wasn't a huge fan of the first one so I'm not going in with any hopes for anything good. I will review it for the blog, most likely in text form. Watch out for that.

Sam will be going to Florida for a week on Thursday, so no videos for a while. After the 4th (of July) I have a feeling we'll start churning them out more and more.

I'm about halfway through the second short story we're working on. Sam is still drawing the first. As these things go, I'm always about a step or two ahead of him. I have to say I'm really really happy (and pretentious) about what I'm writing. I think it's my best work so far.

Lastly, I've been making really subtle changes to this blog's layout. Hopefully you can't notice. If you do, thats fine. I hope you think it looks better now.

I love seals, they're fucking beautiful and cute.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Another video! What ifs!

It should be noted that we are making these videos with a built in webcam so quality is going to be so-so. We don't have professional cameras or the disc space to make massive epic videos. We'll work on getting the quality better. Until then, sit tight. We don't have plans of making this a terribly important online series or anything, it's just easier for us to get our opinions out/fight.

We spent a good amount of time making that ending picture, shame it gets so ruined.

I've decided I'm fine with this.

After about 2 hours of figuring out how Blip works, and listening to Daft Punk, I can say I'm happy with this. Hope you are too!

- Scott AND Sam.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Giant Robot Update!

Days after the completion of the RX-78 Gundam in Japan, it has begun to move. Luckily it is only the head, however, how long until its limbs devour the skies and its feet quake the earth! Also the head is equipped with guns, so i guess we’re kind of screwed.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blackest Night Updates

*Found at Topless Robot*

Blackest Night Panel. I assume the comics have started, i know it is this week but I am unsure on what date. I will have to travel to Comicopia and ask Matt Lehman.

This panel features the Black Hand, a villian of the Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, who is now one of the first Black Lanterns. Apparently, he has also become Jennifer Love Hewitt, in the sens that he is now a Ghost Whisperer.

I think its great that they are going to bring back a bunch of dead people (yay Martian Manhunter!) even if they are kind of evil and such. Either way, I am more than excited!

In other news, LAZER TAG today!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Because David Lynch is crazy and weird and I love him.

I realise this has been going on for about two weeks now and there are 6 episodes already. Either way, check it out, please.

Because we love this song

another version of Bright Eyes

Taste the Rainbow....of Hal Jordan

*Found over at ToplessRobot*

Sadly, neither Scott, Jon or I are attending Comic Con in San Diego. And to make things worse, DC is releasing a series of action figures featuring Hal Jordan in Red, Blue, Yellow and Orange Lantern Suits exclusively at the Con.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Introduction From The Man Himself.

Hello internet, I'm Jonathan Drain. Don't confuse me with the one in Ireland. He's a nice guy but not me.
I'm a helping hand here for Sam and Scott. I've been on the internet for quite some time and drawing dinosaurs and robots since before then. Never really been on a blog before but I do subscribe to quite a few of them.
Regardless I'm the least experienced with comics and graphic novels here. I don't read a lot of them but I grew up with them floating around my house. I'm pretty sure I have an issue of Spider-Boy floating around.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The end of the world looks beautiful.

Remember that big ass Gundam replica? Even though he terrified me, he was my friends. We were tight, thick as thieves. Well, that was until I saw this:

Look at those dead, judgmental eyes. Just look. He is mad at me. I'm not sure what I did, but this Gundam is damned pissed at me. Maybe it's because I've been spreading the gospel, or maybe he is just alone and scared. He is stuck to the ground, you know? Wouldn't you be mad?

Either way, at this point, in my eyes, everyone is on their own. Giant, beautiful looking robots are going to kill all of us in a matter of days. I will miss you, all of you, I mean that.

Earth, I hardly knew ye.



So the script for one of our shorts has been completed and the name (rough draft) is in the works. Our wonderful artists are TIRELESSLY working their fingers to the bone to deliver this project on time. It's a quaint little story about love, badgers, existentialism, flying, love, the evils of the the corporate world, Japanese girls, and bicycles (and badgers).

Our next story, which is (probably) going to be much longer than the the already completed story, is currently underway. Hopefully, personally speaking, this story will be about 20 pages, meaning it will be more of a legitimate short story and not a mini-short.

If you notice on your right, over there ----------->
Jon Drain has joined our team. He is, of course, a junior member and will be monitoring his performance closely. Sam and I hope that one day J. Drain will grow into his own and we can stop all the nightly lashings.

LAME: Stephen Sommers was NOT fired. He has retained final cut on G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Dear lord, have you seen the promos for that thing? Looks fucking terrible.

Comic books are great!

Bambi Meets Godzilla

You're welcome, Sam.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gotta go back...back to the Past


This is when Scott and I more or less became Best Friends.

Be for warned, its pretty junky and the audio is awful.

So turn this shit up loud and enjoy!

I will never understand why this wasn't already on this blog

This is still just hilarious to me.

What are those guys....some real ninjas?

*Found at Topless Robot*

Though indefinetely stupid, Japan is in the works for making a live action Naruto Shippuden (the 2nd half of the series, where everyone is older. Sadly, I enjoyed the first half a bit more but ya know) for a stage show at Universal Studios Japan this July and August. The thing I am always surprised about with these kinds of the things is the pains they go to in accuracy. Look at Sasuke, Shikamaru and Sakura. All done fairly well. Not to say I am pleased with the idea but I am glad someone is actually trying to do a good job *cough Dragonball cough*

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

We will once again fall under the rule of the hypno-toad and brain slugs.

Comedy Central has decided to live up to their name and has picked up the once canceled, now classic animated show, Futurama, for 26 new episodes.
If you didn't like this show, fuck you. Seriously, I don't want to be your friend if that is the case. I mean that.

It's almost like Japan is TRYING to cause the robot apocalypse.

This was built for The big Gundam fest in Tokyo. I'm calling it "The" big Gundam fest because if your festival has built a 60 foot replica of the thing its celebrating then it's really the only festival that matters. This isn't anywhere near the actual size of a real Gundam, but damn, that is impressive. On the plus side: I guess you could say the Earth Federation already has their first, albeit small, Mobile suit. On the downside: Holy shit, Japan is making giant, possibly homicidal, robots.
More pictures.

Monday, June 8, 2009

What the fucking terrible?

Why are half-naked women dressed up as Watchmen characters dancing to the Suspiria theme?




Its true. It does look like the Super Mario World. Especially at 0:32.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I don't give a shit about Tetris.

But today the game turns 25 years old. That's fucking insane.

All of us here, at the SIG BOT, are very saddened by the death one Mr. David Carradine. Sam and I began listening to Loveline a while back. It's a funny show. The first night we listened to it together Carradine was on it. He was a very insightful man. Sad to see him go.

The meeting, as Sam said, went reasonably well. Personally speaking, I'm still a bit confused over things, but we're ironing that out right now. J. Drain has a very good style and Samuel and myself are full of weird/silly/funny ideas. Hopefully things work out well in the end and you, the readers, get to enjoy our odd sensibilities.

Now, y'all should head over the Sam's other blog, Damage -> MP, and check This out. A lot of time was spent making it, and I love it.

I want to work on getting more content on this site, soon. Work we are making mostly. Art, comics, and reviews. We're in a middle ground between having nothing and having something. Need to get to the other side soon.

Sinestro Corps War is pretty exciting and in the best way: It's making me seriously want to drive DEEP into the Green Lantern mythos.

Get the Unwritten # 1. It's a dollar and its pretty neat. I'm probably going to get up with that series as it goes along. At the same time, I see it causing me to write a little opinionated article about a few things in comics that annoy me.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jonah Hex First (dissapointing) look


Not really enough ugly for me considering:

oh movies based off of comic books...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This is more important than you'll ever know.

Comics Teamo Meeting #1

Hey Howdy everyone

Sam here with a little update about our comics.

Lately, we've gotten stuck in a rut. Working on a long 10+ chapter story can tough ladies and gentlemen and after awhile, you just don't care that much anymore. I still really enjoy the Fall and the Flood but it never really clicked more me like other stories have. I think we got way in over our heads, so we've decided to focus more on shorts. Though tougher to do, I think it will give us some good practice and let us get a feel for our style.

So we met yesterday, J.drain, Scott and Myself at Borders, and quickly made the switch over to Burger King. There we talked (some say a bit too much) about heroes. From there, we traveled to the sexy woods and conspired about shorts. Here is a streaming sample of ideas that we're going to be working on:

- A bike messenger floats on through his day after running into some intensive traffic.

-A plumber who makes his work quite an adventure when a woman loses her ring.

-A ex-diver practices his craft on what proves to be an icy morning.

Thats all for now, you whipper-snappers. I know you're as excited as we are (maybe) and hopefully we'll be able to bang some out, if scott and i can stop passing out.