Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Doctor Who - Engines of War Review (Mild Spoilers)

Doctor Who:
Engines of War
By George Mann

The Doctor crashes on the planet Moldox after he witness the decimation of a Time Lord battalion by the Daleks.  There he meets a young freedom fighter named Cinder whose life has been turned upside down by the Daleks.  Together the two weary warriors decide to find out what the Daleks are doing on Moldox and try and find a way to stop them.   What they discover would be catastrophic to the Time Lords and for every race in the universe.  Acknowledging that this is bigger than he can handle The Doctor and Cinder head to Gallifrey where The Doctor discovers that his own people, the Time Lords, are not any better than the Daleks and he discovers that the Time Lords would sacrifice billions of lives to save their own skin.  Now The Doctor has to stop two powerful races and save billions in the process.

IMPERIUM #1 – Valiant Reveals Complete Covers, First Interiors from the New Ongoing Series by Dysart & Braithwaite!‏

A psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien, and a super-powered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way.

Valiant is proud to present the first look inside IMPERIUM #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new VALIANT NEXT ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Unknown Soldier) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Unity)! The daring new superhero saga of the year starts here on February 4th as Toyo Harada rises from the ashes of the Harbinger Foundation to recruit a more explosive…more cunning…more ruthless army to remake the future of Earth in their own image. This is IMPERIUM!

DEAD HAND – The X-O MANOWAR Epic of 2015 Begins in March!‏

DEAD HAND is coming…and, in 2015, X-O MANOWAR is all that stands between Earth and the ultimate doomsday fail-safe!

Valiant is proud to present DEAD HAND – a devastating cosmic showdown beginning this March in X-O MANOWAR #34 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar-in-the-making Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns)!


 HARBINGER: FAITH #0 | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #4 (of 5) | Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5) – In Stores December 17th!

This is Faith #0!

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of an douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.

Cover A by JOE QUINONES (OCT141701)
Cover B by LUCY KNISELY (OCT141702)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (OCT141703)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17


Hickman and Pitarra return to bring all-new chapter to
The Manhattan Projects series

New York Times bestselling and Eisner award-nominated writer Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST, The Avengers) and artist Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) return to their twisted tale of science and madness with THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: THE SUN BEYOND THE STARS #1 coming from Image Comics on March 11, 2015.

New Comic Book List For December 17

Angel + Faith: Season 10:TPB: 1-River Meets Sea
BPRD: Hell on Earth 126 (Part 17)
Brain Boy: 1 for $1
Criminal Macabre: Third Child 4
Dark Horse Presents 2014 5
Dream Logic:THC:
Eerie Comics 6
Lobster Johnson:TPB: 4-Get the Lobster
Predator: Fire And Stone 3
Trilogy USA:THC:


Monday, December 15, 2014

Doctor Who - The Brigadier To Star In A New Series of Books

No not the Cyberman Brigadier but a young Brigadier that was still a Colonel right after the events of The Web of Fear.  The Brigadier will be back in a new set of novels by some familiar writers who wrote Doctor Who books during the New Adventure range back in The Wilderness Years.  The authors of these new set of novels are Andy Frankham-Allen, Lance Parkin, David A McIntee and Nick Walters.  The books will be published by Candy Jar Books and will explore the life of the Brigadier after the 1968 serial The Web of Fear. These books are not released by the BBC but are fully licensed by the Executor of the Haisman Literary Estate, Mervyn Haisman’s granddaughter Hannah Haisman, and endorsed by Henry Lincoln who are the relatives of the creator of The Brigadier.  The first set of books are The Forgotten Son by Andy Frankham-Allen , Horror of Det-Sen by Lance Parkin, The Schizoid Earth by David A McIntee and Mutually Assured Domination by Nick Walters.

If you are interested in buying the books about The Brigadier you can pre order them from the link below.

Doctor Who - Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2015 Cover

Doctor Who Magazine will be releasing a special yearbook this year focusing on Series 8 of Doctor Who and also exclusive interviews.  The Yearbook will be out on Thursday 18th of December in the UK.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Doctor Who - LI Who 3 Announces Katy Manning As Their First Guest!!!

LI Who has announced its first guest for its 2015 show and to stick with the theme of it being the third convention from LI Who they went with the Third Doctor's main companion Katy Manning. Katy Manning played Jo Grant from 1971 to 1973.  Her first story was the Season 8 opener The Terror of the Autons and her last was the Green Death which ended Season 10.  Tickets are on sale for LI Who 3 on their website.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Doctor Who - Last Christmas Preview Clip

Doctor Who - Big Finish Special Main Range Anniversary Release

Big Finish will be celebrating another anniversary in 2015 with the 200th release of their Main Range of Doctor Who audio adventures.  To celebrate the milestone they will be having a special three part story that will feature three Doctor's with companions from previous incarnations.  The party kicks off in April and continues into June with releases 198,199 and 200.  This story is the idea of script editor Alan Barnes and this is his reasoning of this interesting story.

‘For some time, I'd been thinking it was a shame we couldn't make more use of the first three Doctors' companions in the Main Range. Continuity permitting (or even not!), we can always have the Fifth, Sixth or Seventh Doctors meeting up with friends they said 'goodbye' to years before... but there have been a fair few School Reunion-type stories now, and they're great, but I couldn't help wondering: can't we do something different? Then I thought: what if the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors turned up bang in the middle of earlier, unseen adventures – standing in for their 'proper' selves, who've gone AWOL for some reason or other...? Locum Doctors, if you will! ‘And that's what we've done!’
The first story is The Defectors written by Nicholas Briggs. It stars Sylvester McCoy with the Third Doctor’s companion Jo Grant and Richard Franklin  as Captain Mike Yates. The synopsis for this story is a different spin on the “base under siege” scenario, set on a remote island, but still involving lots of government and UNIT shenanigans.'

Then comes Last of the Cybermen written by Alan Barnes and stars Colin Baker with Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury who are the Second Doctor's companions. The synopsis for this story finds the Sixth Doctor joining forces with Jamie and Zoe to explore a strange citadel that holds the secret of the Cybermen's ultimate destruction

The last story and the 200th release will be The Secret History written by Eddie Robson  Which stars Peter Davison, Peter Purves and Maureen O’Brien. The synopsis for the story is as follows.  The Fifth Doctor, trapped with Steven and Vicki in sixth century Constantinople, at last learns the reason why he's being dragged back into the lives of his former incarnations.

Stephen Colbert Interviews Smaug

Doctor Who - Peter Capaldi on Last Christmas

The BBC Media Centre has released some interviews with the key people involved in this years Doctor Who Christmas Special.  Today is an interview with Peter Capaldi.

Peter Capaldi - Q&A

Everyone will be pleased to see the Doctor and Clara brought together again for this Christmas special. What does bring them together?

A terrifying festive dilemma forces the Doctor back to Earth to help Clara. Then a story unfolds which is quite unexpected – I can’t really say more than that.

How does filming the Christmas special differ from the series?

It’s all very festive and even though you’re shooting in October it does lull you into the festive spirit, because there are lots of Christmassy things around. There are snow machines all the time which is lovely but they’re noisy like lawnmowers or concrete mixers. We have Christmas lights, polystyrene icebergs - which is classic piece of set dressing on Doctor Who. There’s a roast dinner going on in Clara’s house and a big Christmas tree. There were also lots of tangerines!

What was your reaction to Nick Frost being cast as Santa? What sort of Santa does he play?