Wednesday, December 31, 2008

DCU Elementary

Concept art from a series that was proposed, but never given the green light.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Yes I Did!

Yeah, I finally took the plunge and got my tattoos done. I've been thinking about getting a tattoo for a while now, but I sat in the chair today. On my right forearm is a medical caduceus with the script Type 1 Diabetic and the left forearm is a 24th century Starfleet insignia. I'll post some pictures once they heal sufficiently.

I'm glad I finally did it!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hal Jordan

Flying the friendly skies above Ferris Aircraft. Art by Shane Davis.

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Aquaman

Art by Jim Calafiore.

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Booster Gold

Art by Chris Batista.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Terra Redux

Well, wouldn't you know it?? Only hours (I think 16) after finishing the previous Terra wallpaper, I found some artwork by Amanda Conner featuring the original Terra! So, of course, I had to incorporate it into the picture.

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Terra

Art by Amanda Conner

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Green Lantern

This background reminded me of the times when Hal would have to cross over into the anti-matter universe! Art by Ivan Reis.

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Nightwing

Another spur-of-the-moment composition... Nightwing by Scott Kolins!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Flashes

Here's Jay and Barry making their way through the time-stream... Jay Garrick by John Byrne and Barry Allen by George Perez!

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Aquaman by Churchill

There was another great pose of the Sea King, and I couldn't resist!

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Metropolis Heroes

Featuring art by Eddy Barrows!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Flash Wallpaper

The Flash by Alex Ross.

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Aquaman

Art by Ian Churchill. I love Churchill's work and couldn't resist when he took on my favorite character...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

R.I.P. Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Courtesy of The Beat:
Majel Barrett Roddenberry, widow of STAR TREK creator Gene Roddenberry, passed away today at the age of 76.

She had just recently finished voice work for the new STAR TREK movie, reprising her role as the voice of the ship’s computer.

In the original series, she played Nurse Chapel, as well as Number One in the original TREK pilot “The Cage.”

People forget she was active in Star Trek even before William Shatner was... I'm glad she was involved in the upcoming film and am truly sorry her contributions to the Star Trek mythos are over.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Updated Green Arrow

After finishing Green Arrow yesterday, I had some other inspirations strike and this was the result.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Green Arrow

This looked like a great action shot to use in a wallpaper! Hope you agree!

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Evil Under the Sea!

I finally got to see the latest episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. It featured a cool intro with Batman and the Atom teaming up to take on Felix Faust (very cool).

Then, on to the main story, which sees Batman and Aquaman facing off against Black Manta and Ocean Master! Here's what stuck in my head afterward:

Good:
Aquaman's telepathic powers look and sound like an update on an old classic!
Mera makes a couple of cameo appearances!
Black Manta (look and sound)!
Aquaman really puts off a fun vibe!

Bad:
Orm (Ocean Master) is a full Atlantean brother to Aquaman and has telepathic powers.
Aquaman's boastful attitude.

Throughout the show, Aquaman is heard boasting about his many adventures, like "Coral Reef Rescue!", and the like. It makes me want to check titles of old Aquaman stories to see if the writers took them from the comics! Some of them sounded to me like they could have been authentic titles! That would be a neat thing, if it were true! I'll have to jot down all the titles mentioned and then cross reference them to the story titles. Perhaps I can get it done this weekend...

Anyway, I enjoyed this show and look forward to future appearances from the Sea King! Maybe they'll tone the attitude down a bit...

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Lone Ranger

I'm not a big Lone Ranger fan or anything, but this picture reminded me of the TV show, so I thought I'd try turning it into a wallpaper.

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Batman & Robin

From issue 500 of Detective Comics, art by Jim Aparo.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Flash

Featuring awesome George Perez artwork!

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Manhunter Wallpaper

Another great piece of art by Walt Simonson, featuring the Paul Kirk version of Manhunter.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Flash Family

Another piece of art I've had for a while...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Updated Trailer!

Courtesy of AICN:

For an added treat, download this trailer!

Supergirl and Wonder Woman

Supergirl by Keith Giffen, Wonder Woman by John Byrne.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

New Star Trek Movie Wallpapers

Here's a few wallpapers made from images from the official movie site!

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Romulans

This is an idea I've had for a while, but it finally came together today.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Off to Vegas!

I was able to download the Star Trek trailer, but considering it weighs in at 160 mB, there's no easy way to me to host the high definition version. You'll have to view it at Apple, or the official site.

And with that, I'm off! Have a good week!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hi-Def Star Trek Trailer

Can be found at the Apple website, so go ahead. Go there and watch it! I'll wait right here. Trailer 2 is the one to choose...



(whistles)



(twiddles thumbs)



Hey there, you're back? Great!

How fan-FREAKING-tastic was that!!!??

I love the new transporter effect! And the Enterprise's shiny corridors! The ship itself, I'm not so sure about... viewed from the front it's good, but it's the profile I have a problem with. We didn't really get to see more of the ship (other than the forward view). Based on what we could see of the USS Kelvin, Federation phasers may be red. The bridge looks great, as do the graphic displays. I also really like the uniforms! And hearing the familiar red alert klaxon!!

I think it's going to be a very popular movie in 2009!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Karate Kid

Art by Alan Davis

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Atom

Something else from the "to do" file.

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Batman: Brave and the Bold

To celebrate the new animated series!

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New Wallpapers

Using some artwork I've had in the "to do" file for a while.

Aquaman Sword of Atlantis:

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Star Trek Trailer!

Holy Crap!!



This is gonna be awesome! When the high definition trailer is released Monday, I'll figure out how to post it here for everyone to enjoy!

But this'll do in the meantime!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Superboy & Supergirl Updated

It didn't seem right to have the pre-Crisis Superboy appear without his faithful canine, Krypto, so I had to update it!

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New Enterprise!

Courtesy of Popwatch:


I not sure what to say... but the story is from a credible source. In 5 days we'll see more of it in the new trailer, so I'll reserve judgement until then.

Superboy & Supergirl Request

An updated wallpaper from a request on a message board where I post my wallpapers.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Superboy & Supergirl

Superboy and Supergirl courtesy of artist Tom Grummett.

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Superboy

Here's Superboy shortly after his debut in The Death of Superman storyline. Art by Tom Grummett!

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Secret's Out!

In ten days I will be on a plane heading to Las Vegas!

As part of the birthday celebrations for my friend Liz, a group of us are heading down to Vegas from the 19th to the 22nd! Whooo-hooo to slots, paralyzers, and a great time!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Poll Results!

The last poll asked who was your favorite first officer and the results are in!

First up, with a whopping 75 percent of the popular vote, is Mr. Spock!
I figured Mr. Spock would be the most popular, but didn't realize how many old school Trekkies there are!

Coming in second with 20 percent of the vote was The Next Generation's William T. Riker.
I thought Commander Riker would place where he did. He's a popular, fun character, who embodied a lot of what James Kirk did for the original series.

Next up with the remaining five percent of the vote was Kira Nerys, first officer of Deep Space Nine.At first I thought of Kira as an Ensign Ro knockoff, but fortunately she developed her own personality (and hairstyle) over the years. I think she really came into her own during Deep Space Nine's seventh season.

Which leaves Commander Chakotay and T'Pol, who garnered no votes at all.

Chakotay was never my favorite on Voyager, and I think most people see him in the same light.Unfortunate, but considering Robert Beltran has made comments dissing Voyager and his role in the show, he places where he deserves to be.

T'Pol on the other hand, I really wanted to like when Enterprise started, but in the first two seasons her character walked around as if she had a very large stick up her butt!
By the time the third and fourth seasons aired, writers were getting away from that characterization, but it was too little, too late. The damage had been done.

Thanks to everyone for your votes and look for a new poll coming soon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Star Trek Pictures!

As we get closer and closer to the November 15th release date for the trailer, Paramount releases more pictures!

First, here's Spock standing in front of the main viewscreen on the Enterprise bridge.

And a shot of Kirk, Sulu, and an unknown crewman in EVA suits sitting in a shuttle.

A close-up of Spock...

Followed by a medium shot of Kirk:

Apparently, the black undershirt is what cadets will wear in the future Starfleet Academy. I assume they'll get their divisional color shirt (red, blue, or gold) once they get their first assignment.

Looks good so far!

**UPDATE**
Uhura on the bridge!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Superwoman

A quick one for today...

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Monday, October 20, 2008

The Final Crisis?

January solicitations are up and it appears Final Crisis 7 is not going to see J.G. Jones drop pencil to paper. To me, it's just another indication of trouble with DC's big summer event. After the Sinestro Corps War, I admit, I got spoiled.

From the moment I heard that J.G. Jones was the artist on this event, I thought something was off. Sure, some of those covers he drew for 52 were very good, but I've never understood what made him 'the hot artist', if he was. I think the choice of artist seemed like one of the first fumbles... Then he proved unable to deliver the whole 7 issues in the series, so Carlos Pacheco pitched in for Final Crisis issues 4, 5, and 6. Now J.G.'s not even doing issue 7? Man, that is weak.

Another problem was evident with the first issue. It had an absolutely horrible cover design that must have been ripped off from Marvel's Civil War event.

I'm so disappointed with this 'event', I'm embarassed to have it on my pull list. The only reason I've stuck with it this far is because of Grant Morrison. I have great respect for him as a writer and creator, and that faith keeps me coming back. I know the story will be good, but is anyone even paying attention any more? I think the message is lost in the medium.

I'm not really excited about this series anymore. Please DC, just get the issues out so I can read them and put it behind me. I'm looking forward to Rage of the Red Lanterns and the upcoming Blackest Night crossover more than I am looking forward to the end of Final Crisis. Sorry DC, but I have to be honest.

Infinite Crisis let me down with unfinished Phil Jimenez artwork and Final Crisis with what I said above. That makes Crisis on Infinite Earths the only event to deliver what these events always promise! There's a crisis with the Crisises!

Shane Davis Likes Aquaman!

According to this article on Newsarama, Shane Davis would be up to working with Geoff Johns again...
And I'd still like to do an Aquaman project with him or something. But I'm looking forward to working with him again one day.

Please DC, there have been many creators saying they'd love to work on Aquaman... Could you please pick someone and get a book out!?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mini-Countdown

According to the article in Entertainment Weekly, the new Star Trek movie trailer will air with the new Bond flick, due in theatres November 14th! It's just a little over a month...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Star Trek Movie Pictures!

I know it's two and a half months away, but it sure feels like Christmas! Paramount finally released pictures from the new movie and they didn't disappoint! Click the pictures to see bigger versions.

First up, here's the crew! From left to right we have Chekov, Kirk, Scotty, Dr. McCoy, Sulu, and Uhura:
I must say, they all look pretty good! The uniform shirts are two pieces, the black part underneath, while the division color goes on top. I really like the texturing of the division color shirts... Rank is still found on the cuffs of the sleeves, and the black shirt is the captain's uniform. Probably an alternate similar to the green tunic Kirk wore in the original series... I'm not sure if we'll see Kirk in his gold shirt, but I'm hoping we will.

Next, a picture of Kirk and Spock grappling:
This picture shows another classic Trek feature, Star Trek sideburns!! The Next Generation and following series were a bit inconsistent when it came to the sideburns, but I'm glad they're back!

Next up, the new bridge:
What a great shot! It appears similar to the classic Bridge, in that Navigation and Helm control stations are in front of the Captain, but different in that whoever mans the Communication station has to stand. I also like the silvery-white color scheme... Also, it's hard to tell from this picture if the uniform pants will have the familiar flare at the bottom. Here's hoping...

A shot of Nero, the Romulan villain:
Of course, he doesn't look like any Romulan we've seen before, but that was to be expected, I think.

A special effects shot of another ship, the U.S.S. Kelvin.It looks like it's in the heat of battle, and those raised objects might be the ship's phaser banks, but I'm not sure.

And finally, Kirk making his way from an escape pod on an icy planet.I don't have much to say about this one, other than the pod is from the Enterprise (note the registry).

Only 204 days until the premiere! Can you tell I'm excited?