Comic Reviews: Legacy – War #5

May 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews | Leave a comment
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In issue five there was a shifting of gears as the story was throttled back and the art was shifted forward. Throughout the issue were nicely depicted close-ups of the characters, colorful action scenes, and a few panels fully charged with emotion that all contributed to a general boon in the art aspect. Yet the upswing in art went hand-in-hand with a weaker story. The issue covered too much in a short amount of time with a chaotic pace that felt rushed. To top it off, there is only one issue left to wrap up the entire series, and none of the major topics were concluded in this issue…

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Reviewed By: Skuldren

Agent of the Empire: New Interview and Art

May 3, 2011 at 9:41 am | Posted in Comic Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Comic Book Resources got an exclusive interview with comic writer John Ostrander as well as some sneak peaks at new comic art for the series Agent of the Empire. Mr. Ostrander explains how the concept for the new series came about, and goes on to talk about the details of the new characters, plus another teaser about his new upcoming Star Wars project with Jan Duursema. You can read the full interview here.

Posted By: Skuldren

Happy Birthday, K.W. Jeter

May 3, 2011 at 9:10 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we would like to wish a happy birthday to Star Wars author K.W. Jeter! Kevin Wayne Jeter, better known as K.W. Jeter, is the author of The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy (The Mandalorian Armor, Slave Ship, and Hard Merchandise). Besides Star Wars, Mr. Jeter has also written three books that carry off the events of the movie Bladerunner and continue the journey of Deckard, as well as two books in the Star Trek universe. Mr. Jeter has also written over a dozen original novels, including a sequel to H.G. Well’s The Time Machine. His novel Dr. Adder was the first cyberpunk novel, and Jeter was the first person to coin the term ‘steampunk.’ A big influence on Jeter’s work was science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick, and it is noticeable in the themes in his books. Currently Mr. Jeter lives in San Francisco with his wife Geri. His last work was the novella Ninja Two-Fifty written in 2006:

“A man has a terrifying experience and loses some of his sanity. He decides to work for an ultimate goal which will be achieved by having a fast motorcycle built for him. What he eventually decides to do makes for fascinating reading.”  –SFRevu

Ninja Two-Fifty is available as an eBook for those interested.

Posted By: Skuldren

A Busy Day On The Space Station

May 3, 2011 at 8:36 am | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment
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Billions of dollars to deliver toilet paper and Orange Glo

The International Space Station had a busy day yesterday, May 2ND 2011. The crew, comprised of  an Italian, two NASA astronauts and three Russians, got a visit from an unpiloted ISS Progress resupply vehicle.

"...and more glade plugins for the bathrooms please. *pshhhhht*"

It was carrying 1,940 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen and air, 926 pounds of water and 2,976 pounds of maintenance hardware, experiment equipment and resupply items for the Expedition 27/28 crew. Progress 42 docked to the station’s Pirs docking compartment at 10:28 a.m. (EDT) on April 29, 2011. It must be like Christmas in April. All the Tang and steak in a toothpaste tube you can eat while falling in circles. Now THAT’S an alley-dock!

All photos courtesy of Space.com
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