Friday, February 29, 2008

Green Lantern

Another wallpaper put together on the spur of the moment.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Aqua-Family Wallpaper

I put this together on the spur of the moment. I think it turned out pretty well, but that may be because it features the incredible artwork of George Perez! To me, it looks like the trio is traveling through the dimensional portal to Mera's homeworld.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

WonderCon Aqua News

Courtesy of Newsarama:

Asked about Aquaman, DiDio asked the fan back who is Aquaman now, to which the fan answered, "I'm not sure right now."

DiDio took a poll of the audience to see which Aquaman was the crowd's favorite, which showed the audience to be split among the different versions. DiDio said that it's something they're trying to figure out - which Aquaman should be the Aquaman to bring back.

DiDio said that while the Jim Aparo version is most recognizable, the "harpoon hand" version is also well recognized in the media. All in all, DiDio said, they're taking their time to bring Aquaman back.

Well, he also said an Aquaman book would be out in 2008, so I hope Dan Didio figures out that Arthur Curry/Orin is who he should bring back. Harpoon hand, water hand, or two webbed hands -- I don't care as long as it's the version of Aquaman that was a founding member of the Justice League, married to Mera, had a child named Arthur Jr., and had a sidekick, Garth, called Aqualad.

And then this little tidbit regarding the aforementioned Atlantean sidekick:

Winick's answer to bringing back Tempest/Aqualad - yes, but not right away was his answer. "It's Titans, so of course."

Too bad. It looks like Garth will appear in the series, but not right away. I can't even remember what state he was left in when Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis was canceled. I seem to remember he couldn't breathe water and his hair had been turned white. I swear, that whole series should be ret-conned out of existence. Too bad Superboy-Prime wasn't around to punch the hell out of reality and make the whole ugly mess go away.

Friday, February 15, 2008


This look for Aquaman lasted only for 14 issues. I never really liked this version of the character and was very happy to see it go. That said, I was glad to see this look replace the long hair and beard he had previously.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Star Trek Movie Delayed Until 2009

This year, Christmas for me was going to be extra special. Why? Because the new Star Trek movie was originally scheduled to come out on Christmas Day.

Now it's been pushed back to May 8th 2009, as Newsarama reports in this article. Am I disappointed? Of course. Will I still see the movie? Certainly! Wild horses or changing premier dates couldn't keep me away! It just means another agonizing five months to wait until my curiosity is satisfied.

Official word is that Paramount is thinking the movie is going to be a blockbuster and moved it to the summer to capitalize on that. I hope they're right. It sucks to have to wait five months more simply because the suits at Paramount think they can make more money.

But how cool would it be to have Star Trek be one of the blockbuster films of the summer??

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Remastered Ultimate Computer

The second-most anticipated episode on Star Trek Remastered's schedule aired this weekend. And what a pleasure it was! I thought The Doomsday Machine was going to be hard to top, but The Ultimate Computer might just take the prize!

At the beginning of the show, we get to see another Starfleet space station, another freighter (which takes it's design from the animated series) as well as the task force of four Starships. I can't wait for Season 2 to be released on DVD because it'll be great to see the entire 49 minute episode, rather than the cut up 42 minute version they show on TV.

That said, what I saw was very cool! The beginning with the Enterprise approaching the station was well done.

The four other starships were awesome to see,

as were the war games special effects in the show!

Like I said earlier, I'm really looking forward to seeing the uncut version of the show! Compare this shot from 40 years ago featuring the Lexington, Potemkin, and Hood bearing down on the dead in space Enterprise:

with this one from Remastered:

I think they're doing a great job!

And that freighter design from the animated show? Too cool!

I wonder if they'll redo the special effects for Star Trek The Next Generation when it turns 40? It's already been 22 years... do they still hold up?

Aqualad & Aquagirl Redux

The previous wallpaper didn't seem quite finished. I added different versions of the logos, which work much better with the picture.

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I believe Todd Klein created the second version of Aquagirl's logo (If we count Jim Aparo's as the first). It followed the same look as Aquaman's logo at the time, and even though it was never meant for the character of Tula, I think it works, primarily because of the color scheme.



Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New Wallpapers

First up, marine marvels Aqualad and Aquagirl! This gorgeous Perez art was scanned and recolored by me. Aquagirl's logo is the only one ever designed for this version of the character. It was designed by Jim Aparo (who inked and lettered all his art).

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Next up is Batman by Dick Giordano, found on the net. I added a logo and this was the result:

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Aquaman To Die?

For those of you who aren't following DC Comics mega-event Countdown to Final Crisis are probably not aware that the original plans for the Final Crisis event had the bigger heroes of the DC Universe (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter) kick the bucket and begin the Fifth World. The idea didn't catch on, but with no one to champion their cause in the halls of DC Comics, Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter are still on the chopping block.

Normally, death and Aquaman in the same sentence would have me rallying to his defense, but really, this isn't my Aquaman. The one running around right now (Arthur Joseph Curry) ended up getting the Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis book canceled, but he hasn't really been seen since. Yeah, I picked up the Batman and the Outsiders Special featuring Aquaman and Metamorpho, but other than an appearance in Superman/Batman, he hasn't been seen much. And to be honest, if Arthur Joseph Curry is done for, chances are better for a return of Arthur Curry, the true Aquaman.

I don't care how -- let Geoff Johns write the bloody book!! After fixing the mess that was Green Lantern's continuity, Aquaman would be no trouble at all. (I'd love to see the sales on an Aquaman book written by Johns) I hope he'd also find a way to fix Tempest (by getting rid of his marriage to Dolphin and the kid), use Aquagirl, Mera, and Vulko in meaningful ways, and figure out a way to keep the first mini-series (featuring Aquaman's blue camoflage outfit) in continuity.

A guy can dream, can't he?