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Five From Beyond!

An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review

Hello again, El Moochadores! A few months back I posted about the Five From Beyond Kickstarter for a five part comic book anthology from Kyle Roberts. The 48 page book is a healthy mix of suspense, horror, and science fiction, and was successfully funded! It is now a real life, and very awesome, printed comic book that you can go get a copy of for your self! Five from Beyond had a lot of talent behind its creation, including work by Kyle Roberts (writer, inks, and illustrator), Ilaria Fella (colors), Raphael Romeo Magat (pencils), and many more.

We received copies of this book, and I think it is absolutely fantastic. Five from Beyond really reminds me of the indie comics we use to find as kids in the mid ’80’s, but now with incredible art and colors. Most indie comics back in the 80’s were in black and white, and usually had something to do with ninjas. Fat Ninja, Ninja Turtles, Panda Clan… stuff like that. Anyways… There are no ninjas in this book, but there are five really awesome sci-fi/horror, and suspense stories. The art work is solid, the editing is great, making an all around fantastic comic which you can buy online! So, go do that! Also, go follow From Beyond Comics, on their website, Frombeyondcomics.com!

I’ve posted some sample pages below, but this isn’t enough! Go buy the book!

Cheers!

Lords of the Cosmos #2

An Atomic Moo Shout Out!

Hey, El Moochadores! This is just a quick shout out for our friends over at Ugli Studios and their successful publishing of… Lords of the Cosmos issue #2! Here’s a quick synopsis of the fantasy/sci-fi series:

A nod to the glorious mayhem of 1980s comics and cartoons, LORDS OF THE COSMOS is the tale of the exotic planet Aiden, a planet lost to space and time. Here, all manner of escaped super villains, heinous inter-dimensional demons, exiled Earth gods and ancient bio-wizards battle on a hostile world controlled by a sentient, planet-wide machine.

The second issue comes out of the gate with laser rifles a-blazing, featuring another jam-packed issue of comic madness for fans of 1980s action-adventure properties. This issue features sexy crystal princesses, nuclear fantasy war, alien gladiatorial battles and a closet full of heads

If you grew up with Saturday morning cartoons, Heavy Metal Magazine and action figures galore, this comic is a wish come true! Issue #2 is a super-sized, massive, JUMBO comic – actually more like a small graphic novel! The new issue will have 44 interior pages comprised of part two of the main story, as well as work by Robert Hack (ARCHIE COMICS), Livio Ramondelli (IDW TRANSFORMERS), Bill McKay (ZOMBIE TRAMP), Joe Palumbo FUBAR/ALTERNA COMICS) and Rebecca George (BONESHAKER PRESS). LORDS OF THE COSMOS was created and drawn by Jason Lenox and written by Dennis Fallon and Jason Palmatier, (creators of the graphic novel PLAGUE, published by Markosia UK).

I know a lot of hard work went into this comic, and we were very fortunate to get a digital copy of it, which is also a big chunk of awesome! There are not (any?) comic companies producing stories like this anymore, so get on board while you still can. You can get your own copy (print) at the Ugli Studios online Etsy store and on Comixology. I posted some sample art and images from the comic below. Check it out, and support independent comics!

Cheers!

Giant Lego Spaceship!

Jordan Morgan and His 13 Foot Long Lego Spaceship!

There’s probably a very fine (blurry) line between fandom and OCD, but it’s really cool to see someone walk it. For example; check out Lego builder, Jordan Morgan and his 13 foot long Lego battleship. Reported on by Beyond the Brick back in June, this 19 minute long Youtube video goes through all the really cool details Morgan built in to his spaceship. The build includes secret compartments, lights, and even a small fleet of fighter ships. Keen! Seriously, I love watching stuff like this and in a weird way, it makes me want to work on my own projects even more. Check out the video below, and if you have any cool Lego, or geeky, builds; let us know!

Enjoy!


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Comic Con 2018 -Trailers!

An Atomic Moo (not) Movie Review

Yesterday I was in the process of setting up a really big Atomic Moo post about all the film, and television, trailers that premiered at the last SDCC 2018. However; as I was gathering links, and embed codes, I came across Red Letter Media’s Half in the Bag episode: 150, where they reviewed many of the same trailers, but with just as much (or more!) fake disinterest, and cynicism, that I myself was about to write. So, instead of posting a giant page full of Youtube videos, I’ve decided to post Half in the Bag 150 , which (for the most part) shares my same opinions towards these films, and few trailers they missed.

Well, there are some differences. These fellows seem more or less indifferent to Disney Star Wars, whereas I hate (loathe) every hack film produced by the Disney Wars (Disney ruined Star Wars). Also, I’m all in for a Godzilla v. King Kong film. Yeah, I hate going to theaters these days, and if I end up watching any of this stuff – it’ll be from the comfort of my own home, but a Godzilla/King Kong fight may (MAY) just get me back into a movie theater. Oh, and I am very much rooting for the Shazam film. I know it probably won’t be good, but I want to be just awesome.

So what follows here is Half in the Bag: Episode 150, Trailers for Venture Bros. Season 7, Dr. Who Season 11, and The Oriville Season 2.

Enjoy and disney ruined Star Wars.

Half in the Bag: 150

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Atomic Moo’s Con Gets!

Some of the Cool Stuff We Grabbed at SDCC 2018!

Every year that Chud and I can go to San Diego Comic Con we come back with some pretty cool stuff. In years past we’ve picked up some pretty cool Con-Exclusive items, and interesting collectibles, but I’ve never mentioned this stuff on Atomic Moo before. So, today I wanted to take a little time to post about the stuff we accumulated in four days at Comic Con. Unfortunately, this year we did not have a chance to get any exclusive items. We had a bad combination of being both broke and unable to get in any lines. Which is so important to collecting at a convention this big. Know your lines, know where to get tickets for those lines, and be willing to wait a long time in those lines. I don’t have that sort of patients anymore, so no exclusives for me. However; that doesn’t mean I didn’t get some cool stuff and good deals. Let’s take a look…

Art Books From The Warhead Booth

Although I think Comic Cons small press, and artist alley, areas need to be expanded; what is there is a really good collection of off the wall art, indie comics, and past Moocast guest like Warhead author Katrina E. Kunstmann! We came across Kat’s booth and picked up a couple of art books, which (I could be wrong) I think she was selling two for $5.00. Groovy weird.

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Five From Beyond!

New Comic Project from Kyle Roberts!

Hello again, El Moochadores! Kyle Roberts is one of our favorite indie comic creators, and he has just launched (and successfully funded in less than 2 days!) a new comic anthology on Kickstarter!

Five from Beyond is a five part anthology with a healthy mix of horror, suspense, and Sci-Fi, all inspired by comics and television like the Twilight Zone, Eerie, and Tales from the Crypt. The comic was written by Roberts. Illustrated by Illustrated by Rafael Romeo Magat, and Roberts, with colors by Ilaria Fella. According to the Kickstarter page, the book is already “99%” finished, so it should be good to go as the KS campaign raps up. Groovy.

I’ve posted the KS video below, along with some of the available sample pages for the feature stories like Parent/Guardian and the Brokener. Check it all out, then hit the link above to see contributor rewards and show your support to a really cool looking comic.

Alien: The Cold Forge!

An Atomic Moo Book Review

Now out through Titan Books is a new addition to the Aliens universe! Written by veteran sci-fi author, Alex White, The Cold Forge picks up a short time after the events at Hadley’s Hope (Aliens) on LV-426. Here’s the synopsis:

A dramatic new Alien novel, as Weyland-Yutani seeks to recover from the failure of Hadley’s Hope, and successfully weaponize the Xenomorphs. With the failure of Hadley’s Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating setback–the loss of the Aliens they aggressively sought to exploit. Yet there’s a reason the Company has risen to the top of the food chain. True to form, they have a redundancy already in place… the facility known as The Cold Forge. Remote station RB-232 has become their greatest asset in weaponizing the Xenomorphs. However, when Dorian Sudler is sent to RB-232 to assess their progress, he discovers that there’s a spy aboard–someone who doesn’t necessarily act in the company’s best interests. For Dorian, this is the most unforgivable of sins. When found, the perpetrator will be eliminated with extreme prejudice. If unmasked, though, this person may be forced to destroy the entire station… and everyone on board. That is, if the Xenomorphs don’t do the job first…

To be honest, I wasn’t too excited for another Aliens story. I can’t say I enjoyed the last couple of films in the franchise, and I had a tough time imagining what else a person could do with super fast, acid for blood, murder machines. Turns out, a lot. I actually really enjoyed this book. The Xenomorphs still do their job of ripping innocent people to shreds, but White also added some great characters like the sociopathic auditor, Dorian Sudler, and the near invalided, Blue Marsailis. The two characters made this sort of great yin-yang of powerful versus weak, or ruthless versus cunning. In Sudler, I think White created a better monster than the Xenomorphs, and in Blue he created a protagonist worthy of taking over for Ripley. Sometimes the book did feel like it was crossing ground already covered by Jurassic Park, or the original Alien films, but White’s excellent portrayal of a murderous corporate auditor, and a bedridden genius, gives the story its own legs to stand on. No offense to Blue.

Actually, I really think the worse part of this story is that it’s not the latest film version. Instead of getting a character driven story like The Cold Forge, the last few years we got two Alien stories that somehow (amazingly) made Aliens not alien anymore. Fucking wow.

The book is out now and available in all major books stores or you can buy it online at Titan Books!
Cheers.

The Foreigner: Book One!

An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review!

I love that new graphic novel smell. Okay, its weird, and yeah a neighbor did catch me taking a hefty sniff of the package left of my a door step last week, but life is short and a new book just has a great smell! Sometimes a man just has to take a moment and savor a good book whiff. Don’t judge. I pay my taxes and open doors for old ladies. If I want to sniff my new books, then I’m a damn well gonna smell the hell out of them!

The delightfully aromatic graphic novel I’m talking about this time, comes to us from writer and artist Kensuke Okabayashi who recently (successfully) funded his new graphic novel, The Foreigner: Book One! This 170 + page, full color, graphic novel isn’t just a fun smell, it’s a good read too! Created, written, and illustrated, by Okabayashi, The Foreigner: Book One is the story of a man named Kaz, who is mysteriously transported to the world of Ravenika when he tried to save his kidnapped wife. Here’s the proper synopsis:

This is a tale about Ravenika, a war-torn world ripped apart by three powerful brother kings and their queens battling for each other’s share of land and riches.

Not one of them would have expected that Kaz, a bewildered human who was mysteriously transported to Ravenika while attempting to save his kidnapped wife, would be the one to forge peace among them. For Kaz in particular, the stakes are high:

Restoring peace to Ravenika is his only way home.

I actually had already read this book when it was still a Kickstarter way back in 2016 (ancient times), but that was a digital version and you can read the review here. Now that I have a physical version, the experience is much better, and not just for the smell! Though… it helps. The book itself highlights Okabayashi’s very clean and bold art style, and his clear sense for design. Though self published, this graphic novel is easily on par with works being put out by Image or IDW, and I love their book designs. Also, as much as I love it when an artist sends a digital copy, physical books are just sooooo much better to read. Maybe I’m a very old nerd, but for me, nothing is better than some alone time with a good physical book.

I don’t want to spoil any of the book, but I did post the first six pages of the graphic novel below. However; the book is now for sale and soft cover copies are only $24.99! So, click this link, and go get your own copy! Support an indie artist! Let’s take the wind out the sails of shit box comic companies like Marvel! Also, keep checking back. The Foreigner: Book Two kickstarter should be out sometime this fall. We’ll let you know how that one smells too.

Enjoy!

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Blade Runner 2049 Binoculars!

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds from Tested

Before I jump into this post, I just wanted to write that I hope film maker Kevin Smith is recovering well after his heart attack on Sunday. Though I know it extremely unlikely he would ever know about Atomic Moo, or anything else Chud and I are making, Smith has been a great inspiration for us, and I think he’s one of the founding fathers of this thing we call geek creative. We’re very much looking forward to a healthy Kevin Smith, more films, and more Smodcasts.

Okay El Moochadores, I got a bit of free time, and after putting in some work on Atomic Tails, and a bit of drawing practice, I wanted to Moopost! On the Youtube I came across another fantastic Tested video of Adam Savage’s one day builds. Published way back on January 3rd, watch as Savage recreates the binoculars from Blade Runner 2049! Which is cool because I just watched this flick last weekend! I also fell asleep in it three times, but that’s okay! One of the reasons I like the original Blade Runner so much is that it works both as a great film to play in the background while I draw, and as an excellent “fall asleep” flick. Seriously, I can never get past Rachel’s Voight Kampff test before I’m totally passed out. Weirdly, I also fall asleep to Schwarzenegger’s Predator… I think it’s the dulcet tones of explosions and Austrian accented puns that knocks me out. Anyways, enjoy the make and if you’re prop maker or cosplayer and want to share your work with us, I would love to post it here!

Cheers!

Stuff as Space Ships!

The Illustrations of Eric Geusz

Hello again, El Moochadores! I just got done working out and I’m still kind of “twitchy” so excuse any typos here. However; I didn’t have to go very far down my Facebook feed this morning to find some cool stuff to post about! Brought to us by A Different type of Art on the old FB, check out this fantastic illustration work by artist Eric Geusz (aka: Sapcegoose on the Instagram), where in he takes everyday objects and draws ’em up as spaceships. I mean, we all did this as little kids, right? Where we would take something like a remote, or whatever, and pretend it was a cool spaceship of some kind, because our parents were cheap and refused to buy us any toy a normal kid might have… I kind of think my life would’ve been way different had I owned a bunch of Transformers instead of a hand full of cheap ass Go-bots and some used up sparkplugs. Sigh. Anyways, it’s just cool to see that same imagination played out so well by a talented illustrator. Anyways, check out a few samples below, and be sure to follow him (@spacegoose) on Instagram. Also, give Different King of Art a “like” on Facebook.

Cheers!

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