04 février 2015

Conan and me

How did I learn about the Conan character, said to be The barbarian? Probably through the ads published in the French LUG editions comic-book magazines featuring Marvel superheroes. Lug was publishing giant-sized softcovers of the Barbarian’s adventures, even if I don’t remember buying one at that time period.  In fact I really fell in love with Conan’s world through the novels, released by the trade paperbacks “J’ai Lu” editions, the first being simply called “Conan”, with a magnificent cover by Frank Frazetta. I bought... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2015

Conan Kickstarter: what will be inside the box?

It’s sometimes difficult to realize what will finally be in a Kickstarter game box, with all the stretch goals unlocked. I will update this message during the campaign: Here is what you will have in the base box, for 90$+shipping cost (some 15-20$) (pledge “Barbarian”), which will be sold at 100$ in retail:   74 figures : 4 heroes and their character sheets (Conan, Shevatas (Black Colossus), Hadrathus (The Hour of the Dragon), Bêlit (The Queen of the Black Coast)) 6 allies (5 pirates under Bêlit’s orders, a princess) 5... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2015

Conan by Monolith - Kickstarter: a great boardgame for Conan fans!

One of the advantages of the Kickstarter development is economy of scale. For many months now has been announced a boardgame with the famous Conan, said to be The Barbarian, as a hero. The content is already huge, for 135 dollars. If I counted correctly, and we're only at the beginning of the Kickstarter campaign, it's no less than 137 figures that will be included in the "deluxe" version of the game (the standard version will cost 90 dollars, and will include the basic game and many stretch goals unblocked by... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2015

We are all Charlie

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09 décembre 2014

Star Trek the motion picture: the day I fell in love with Star Trek

Funny how you always remember the day you fell in love, when you could have forgotten everything about next week. Star Trek the motion picture was released 35 years ago, December the 6th of 1979.  But let’s move to 1986. I already knew Star Trek for a while, I had seen some episodes of the tv show on the French tv channel TF1, sometimes as a filler when there wasn’t something else to air (the episode I kept seeing againa nd again was “The Immunity Syndrome”). I liked it, but no more or less at this time than Battlestar Galactica... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2014

Sister Love and Marianne made with Heromachine 2.5!

There's a software on the web named Heromachine which allows to created superheroes illustrations. Here is the link if you're interested: http://www.heromachine.com/heromachine-2-5-character-portrait-creator/ There's a version 3 which I'll test later. In the meantime, here are Sister Love and Marianne as I could recreate them with the software. As you will see I love simple but (to me) efficient costumes:
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03 novembre 2014

Apparently only Disney could do a sequel to John Carter...

So this seems to be the definite word on whether or not we could see sequels to John Carter made by another studio. Since the answer is no, as I suspected it would be, what’s next? The answer came to me in an unexpected way a few days ago, when I woke up at 3 in the morning. The answer was: “I don’t need more”.  I fell in love with 11 perfectly chiseled books in the Barsoom universe, by master Edgar Rice Burroughs. More than 25 years later this love has never ceased, I read and re-read the books ad finitum with always the same... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2014

Last annoucements from Marvel: help, the market is saturated?

Sometimes, it's better to be blind than to read some comments... After Marvel's annoucement of its planning though 2019, many voices begin to make themselves heard online, claiming that the market as far as superhero movies go is already saturated! I mean, seriously? One, we're talking, as far as Marvel goes, about two or three movies a year, so, big deal. Two, yes, the competition will try to do the same, first of all Warner Bros/DC Comics. But DC Comics's problem is that this older company can mostly count on just to... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2014

October the 20th: the John Carter rights revert back to ERB inc

Here we are, the annoucement has come, ERB inc got back six months before the official ending all the rights of John Carter, Disney let them go. Of course the annoucement isn't entirely unexpected. John Carter lost a lot of money, even if not as much as what was announced two years ago, but it seems that the rediscovery of the movie by many fans since its release was not enough to convince the Mouse to authorize a sequel. What does that mean now? ERB inc will now seek another partner to pursue the adventure, under... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2014

John Carter: new opportunities on the horizon?

A message from our “campaign chief” Jan Austin on the “Take me Back to Barsoom” Facebook page, which seems to point to the end of the hope for a sequel, but that other venues could materialize on the horizon:   “Yes, starting Monday, there will be new directions and new strategies beginning for John Carter, ERB, Inc, and the Back To Barsoom Group! Sohrab Osati and I met with Jim Sullos (the head of ERB Inc) a couple of weeks ago and will be meeting with him in the next week or so to come up with ideas of where our Back To... [Lire la suite]
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