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THE TRAILER PARK: PROMETHEUS

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The trailer for Prometheus looks awesome. This Ridley Scott film is something of an Alien prequel because it is set in the Alien universe but is sort-of-not-really tied into the film franchise. Last year, I discussed the trailer and mentioned the impressive cast and how the script was developed by a great writing team.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #24

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright 
Happy Friday, faithful followers. Bob Toben has created another wonderful comic and who doesn't like pirate humor? Maybe the Somalis. Maybe the recording and film industries as well. Hmmmm. Lately, I've tried to add a song to each CFTE post and today's pick is 'Redemption Song' by Bob Marley. Yes, it briefly mentions pirates but it is a damn good song. If you don't like Bob Marley then go walk the plank.  Aaarrrrrr!



TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The Red Devil , and Day 165.

GASLIGHT - A STEAMPUNK WEBCOMIC

Writer: Lawrence Rider

Art & Lettering: George Athanasiou

Synopsis: This is a steampunk tale where a detective by the name of Solomon Cold investigates a series of abductions that are linked to a mad scientist known as the Pneumatist.

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COMICS FROM THE EDGE #23

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Comic by Bob Toben

Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright

This comic reminds me of my younger days when I felt disenfranchised. The reality was that I had a good childhood, but you lose your mind as a kid when you don't get your way. I'm older and have two kids, so I need to prepare myself for these moments like this when the kids threaten me with rebellion. The most important thing for me to do is to look back on some of my foolish moments as a kid and wait for the storm to pass. SERENITY NOW!


When I was ten or eleven I went on a hunger strike because my parents would not buy me a G.I. Joe action figure. The hunger strike lasted at most twenty minutes. There were times when I threatened to run away but it seemed to be too much work to get packed.

To all of the disenfranchised kids out there, I want to share with you some Johnny Cash.



TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The Red Devil , and Day 165.

DREAMWORLD (ADULT LANGUAGE, NUDITY, & VIOLENCE)

By Kurt Peterson

Kurt Peterson has developed another great sci-fi horror tale for Champion City Comics. Please enjoy Dreamworld.

Dreamworld

WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

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Greetings! We have some webcomic news for our faithful readers. First, we have an update for The Red Devil. Second, we will be debuting a new webcomic titled Dreamworld, which is another great sci-fi tale by Kurt Peterson. Stick around for that webcomic as it will be launched today.

THE RED DEVIL

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils, Ink, Color, and Lettering: Erik Roman & Joe Haemmerle

Synopsis:  Dublin O'Darby (The Red Devil) is an international crime-fighter who   works for Sebastian Coronado, the director of an organization dedicated   to combating cartels of evil. Joining The Red Devil is teenage sidekick   Charlotte Murphy (Kid Diablo). In the exciting first issue, Red Devil   and Kid Diablo track down a dangerous ninja, Silent Noise, who has   stolen a mysterious ring which once belonged to a diabolical group of  demon worshipers known as the Order of Methalius.

Check out our latest panel where the bad guys regroup after the battle in Prague.



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COMICS FROM THE EDGE #22

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright

I don't have much to say today, but I've decided to share a great boxing song with our faithful readers. I selected Morrissey's 'Boxers' and thanks for following Comics From The Edge.



TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The Red Devil , and Day 165.

COVERS PROJECT: BATMAN #222

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By TonyDoug Wright and A. Kaviraj. 

A. 'Kav' Kaviraj sent me an email with this image attached and we both decided it would be a great idea for Kav and I to have a weekly column dedicated to classic comic book covers.

THE COMIC: Batman #222

TITLE: Dead Till Proven Alive

PUBLISHED: June 1970

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Rock fans have discovered via album clues that Saul Cartwright, a member of The Oliver Twists, died and was replaced by an impostor. For some stupid reason, Batman and Robin need to solve this mystery. However, Batman and Robin discover Saul is the real Saul, but the rest of the band died in a plane crash. Saul replaced the others with look-alikes and the mystery is solved.

THE OLIVER TWISTS? I THOUGHT THE BEATLES WERE ON THE COVER. Yes, the band on the cover of the comic is obviously The Beatles, but copyright and trademark issues forced the powers-that-be at DC to come up with The Oliver Twists.

DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THE 'PAUL IS DEAD' MYTH? Yes, you …

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #21

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
I'm not a fan of Westerns in general, especially The Searchers. Watch it and you'll be amazed at how Native Americans are portrayed. However, I do like this comic by Bob Toben because this is another great example of his style of comedy. Enjoy.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #20

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
People love to comment on babies. My wife and I have had some interesting experiences. Some compliments were nice, some were odd, and some were completely back-handed. Someone once told my wife, "Your son is beautiful. He must get his looks from his father."   
Sometimes when I read Bob's comics, a song pops into my head and it is stuck there for an entire day. Today it is 'Mother' by Danzig.


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TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The Red Devil , and Day 165.

SUNDAY SONG SELECTION FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012 'IRON FIST' BY MOTORHEAD

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I apologize for not posting a song selection every Sunday as promised. Life has slowed down a bit for me to get caught up. Enjoy some Motorhead.

THE TRAILER PARK: COMIC-CON IV - A FAN'S HOPE (OPENS 4/6/2012)

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The five pillars of Islam includes the hajj during one's lifetime, which is the holy journey to Mecca. Morgan Spurlock and Joss Whedon teamed up to create a documentary that shows us the holy geek hajj to Comic-Con, which is held in San Diego. This looks to be a great documentary by Spurlock, who never disappoints with his projects. 

KAV'S QUICK TIPS FOR COMIC BOOK RESTORATION

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A. 'Kav' Kaviraj sent me an article on comic book restoration tips. As an archivist, I decided to share some useful tips as well that will aid in restoring your comic books. 

I'm a big silver age collector-anything with Curt Swan interior art-I want it. Even if it is a fairly old comic, say around 1958, and it is in what collectors call 'good' condition (which means it's actually in pretty bad condition with damaged spine, loose cover, writing etc) I want it. I have found a way to upgrade my acquisitions somewhat, and here today I share with you my secrets!

First and easiest to fix is grease pencil writing on the cover. Sellers used to sell used comics and write the price on the cover with grease pencil so this is somewhat common. Using a new white eraser with sharp edges, you can gently buff the grease right off until it is completely gone.

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you are concerned about losing color, etc from using a standard eraser then t…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #19

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
I have a brief story to share. I once saw a guy with a sign that stated, "Will work for food or money." I was able to see the back portion of his sign and noticed it was created from a HELP WANTED flyer.


TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The Red Devil , and Day 165.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #18

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright 
Spring is here and that means millions of college students are making some sort of effort to study for finals. This comic is wonderful because I've taught a college course or two in my lifetime and I have been asked repeatedly, "Is that going to be on the exam?" and "How are you qualified to teach this course"? Silly kids. Another reason why I like this comic is that the skull on the table is taken from Champion City's own webcomic, Dr. Death vs The Zombie. Enjoy!  
TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The Red Devil , and Day 165.

DOCTOR DEATH VS THE MASTER MIND: A WEBCOMIC SERIES

Writer: TonyDougWright

Pencils & Inks: A. Kaviraj

Letters: MaGnUs

Cover Color: Kurt Peterson


Champion City Comics is pleased to present the third installment of the Doctor Death series which is based on the Doctor Death character created by Aaron Schutz.

Doctor Death has survived a near-death experience with a psychic vampire in the Oregon desert and he has also defeated a murderous zombie in Las Vegas. Wanting to avoid any problems with law enforcement, Doctor Death returns home to his superhero league headquarters where he discovers that someone or something has been stealing the memories of high ranking officials, world class scientists, and a retired Navy SEAL.

We hope you enjoy this latest Doctor Death edition. If you haven't checked out the other stories then we strongly encourage you to read Dr Death vs The Vampire and Dr Death vs The Zombie


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Doctor Death vs The Master Mind

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #17

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
I don't have much to say today because it is Webcomic Wednesday and we will have a new webcomic to debut this afternoon.Stay tuned!

TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The Red Devil , and Day 165.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #16

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright

I love it when Bob Toben develops a comic that takes the literal use of a phrase and turns it into a funny comic. If you missed the 'Timmy' comic from last week then click here to view.
I'm not a fan of cage fighting, UFC, and everything related. It doesn't excite me as a sports fan because it lacks excitement and intrigue. However, I do love professional wrestling and I have been a fan for nearly thirty years. I have not watched that much wrestling over the past ten years because it has become unwatchable due to unlikeable superstars and poorly developed matches. 
If we're going to talk about cages and wrestling then I need to mention the infamous 1998 Hell in a Cell match between Mick 'Mankind' Foley and The Undertaker. It's pretty tough to watch and if you fast-forward to the 2:50 part of the embedded video then you will see how this match has been considered the wildest cage match in wrestling history.


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THE WALKING DEAD SEASON FINALE THOUGHTS

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The second season is over and we had ourselves a real barn burner. I wish AMC would have hired former ABC sportscaster, Keith Jackson, to provide some commentary during the finale. When Jimmy was eaten alive, we'd have Jackson say, "Whoa, Nellie!" That would have been brilliant. Overall, the finale was a good ol' fashioned gunfight against a horde of walkers. I really enjoyed how the writers were able to get the walkers from Atlanta to Herschel's farm. The mysterious helicopter was the culprit and perhaps we will know more about the people who are flying around Hot-lanta.  The walkers then made their way to the farm area and the sound of Carl's gun caught their attention. These events led to the end of Herschel's farm. Take it away,Talking Heads!


The battle led to the majority of the group going their separate ways to flee the chaos. However, the group was broken up momentarily but reunited on the highway. Andrea was left behind but was saved by a kitana…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #15

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KAV'S DVD REVIEW OF THE THING

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Being a HUGE thing fan-both the John carpenter film as well as the short story it was based on "Who Goes There" by John Campbell, I was stoked to see they were doing a remake. And a bonus! The star is Mary Elizabeth Winstead from 'Die Hard With a Vengeance'-who I used as a model for Jessie's girlfriend in 'Dr Death vs the Zombie'. She plays Kate, a paleobiologist.

The movie starts out pretty good-great acting and scenery top notch but there was a fake part pretty early on-the alien bursts out of its ice cube. I'm thinking wait-its still the exact same temperature as its been for the last 100,000 years in its ice tomb-why can it suddenly insta-thaw and bust out now? Not a huge flaw but I hope there's not more of them-enough flaws and the willing suspension of disbelief is toast. Ok let's see what happens next.

Ok another fake part to report-it goes from day to night. Apparently no one bothered to check that night or day at the poles lasts…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #14

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SUPPORT THE MOUNTAIN LION FOUNDATION

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Champion City Comics is sponsoring the Mountain Lion Foundation. Mountain lions are the only big cat in North America, there are maybe 3,000 in California and dwindling. You can help, or we may see the last of these guys:




If you want to support the Mountain Lion Foundation then please click here


COMICS FROM THE EDGE #13

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WEBCOMIC DEBUT: ESCAPE

Writer: A.Kaviraj

Art: Kurt Peterson

Letters: MaGnUs


Synopsis: This sci-fi tale follows a man named Gann who has fled Earth for a distant star due to a deadly assassin.

Escape

WEBCOMIC UPDATE: THE RED DEVIL

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We have some webcomic updates for today and our first update is for The Red Devil.

Click here to read The Red Devil at Drunk Duck

THE RED DEVIL

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils, Ink, Color, and Lettering: Erik Roman & Joe Haemmerle

Synopsis: Dublin O'Darby (The Red Devil) is an international crime-fighter who works for Sebastian Coronado, the director of an organization dedicated to combating cartels of evil. Joining The Red Devil is teenage sidekick Charlotte Murphy (Kid Diablo). In the exciting first issue, Red Devil and Kid Diablo track down a dangerous ninja, Silent Noise, who has stolen a mysterious ring which once belonged to a diabolical group of demon worshipers known as the Order of Methalius.

Check out our latest panel where Red Devil and Kid Diablo scan they mysterious ring.


COMICS FROM THE EDGE #12

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Comic by Bob Toben

Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright

I spoke with Bob yesterday concerning a catchy title for this comic and his reply was, "How about 'Professor X'"? Perfect. Enjoy!


TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The Red Devil, and Day 165.



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TWO HEADED NERD PODCAST

Matt & Joe are two comic book fans from Nebraska and their weekly podcast,Two Headed Nerd, is one of the best. This is their most recent show and if you want to know more about Matt & Joe then check out their main page. A special thanks to the guys for giving us a shout-out for Dr.Death vs The Zombie.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #11

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Comic by Bob Toben

Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright


This comic made me think of my favorite car songs from the wonderful world of rock and roll. Below are my choices with some brief commentary.


1. Drive My Car by The Beatles: This is a classic and Rubber Soul is a damn good album.



2. Radar Love by Golden Earring: A classic 70s rock anthem courtesy of the Dutch. Crank this one to ELEVEN.


3.Back of a Car by Big Star: You need to know more about Alex Chilton and Big Star. Purchase No. 1 Record/ Radio City


4. Cars by Gary Numan: Haters gonna hate, but the 80s were awesome.

5. No Particular Place to Go by Chuck Berry: If you don't like Chuck Berry then you hate rock and roll.


6. I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar: Good song, but Hagar is driving like a total prick in this video, so it is good to get him off the road. Also, check out the 2:04 portion for the charge of RISISTING ARREST. What?

Got a song to add? Share in the comments section! 
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THE WALKING DEAD - SOME THOUGHTS (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

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I hope you noticed the spoiler alert because this is your last warning.


I'm a fan of The Walking Dead just like you, so I decided to share some thoughts following last night's episode. 

Shane's dead and that is no surprise. I read some of the early issues of The Walking Dead comic book and was waiting for Shane to get capped by Carl or even Rick. The writers were dangling the "Shane's gotta go because he's a freaking lunatic" carrot in front of our faces for many episodes and last night we were treated to Rick stabbing Shane and Carl taking out zombie Shane with a bullet to the head. It wasn't Omar and Brother Mouzone taking out Stringer Bell on The Wire, but it was time for the dude to go.



With Shane out of the picture, things should go smoothly for Rick. Right? Wrong. While Rick was trying to explain his actions to Carl, we saw an army of walkers coming towards the farm. The season will end with an epic battle and I have a feeling we will be treated …

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #10

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
I really like this comic because it is the literal take on "grown another foot".  A personal pet peeve of mine is when people use "literally" incorrectly. "I literally died". You are still alive and telling this story. Did you flat-line at the hospital? "I literally laughed my ass off". Did you laugh so hard that you completely tore your gluteus maximus muscle? The failure of people to properly use adverbs is another pet peeve. I'll save my "drive safe" rant for another day.

Let's focus on poor Timmy. That kid has to be home schooled. No way would a parent send that freak show of kid to a school so he could be subjected to the relentless taunting of kids. People talk about the innocence of children but they can be meaner than an unruly comedy club audience.

Enjoy!
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THE TRAILER PARK: BATTLESHIP

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Let's take a look at the trailer for Battleship, starring Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, and Rhianna.


After watching this trailer, I am sure this was up for the Cannes Film Festival's Palme D'Or

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #9

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
I believe that this comic by Bob Toben does a great job depicting our first contact with intelligent life. While it will be exciting communicating with another life form, I have a feeling they'll avoid our planet like the plague because we are the hillbillies of the universe. You know I'm right.
This comic is a nice blend of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Speilberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Read Adams' book and watch Speilberg's movie. Both are classics. I remember my dad taking me to see Close Encounters at the drive-in theater. I'm sure some of you recall the days when you put on your pajamas and your parents took you to the drive-in for a late night movie. Man, those were good times.
For all of you Close Encounters fans, I'll share with a you a clip from the movie where the aliens land and see our lame 70s technology. The mashed potatoes scene is also great. I love …

AN INTERVIEW WITH ROSS CAMPBELL

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Interview by A. 'Kav' Kaviraj

Ross Campbell is an indie comics artist and writer and some of his best known works are Wet Moon and Shadoweyes. He describes Wet Moon as, "A drama/romance/comedy/mystery thing, sort of teen drama meets Twin Peaks, set in the fictional city of Wet Moon, and features primarily teenage girls and ambiguous supernatural elements in a decompressed, plotless slice-of-life type set up." Ross Campbell was kind enough to answer some questions via email. Thanks, Ross.




Your dialogue in Wet Moon is SO realistic-I have known goths who talk and act like this. How much of the dialogue is stuff you actually heard?

Thanks! There are a few scenes that are inspired by real life events, but most of the actual dialogue is made up from scratch. With the dialogue that's based on something that was actually said, I still retool it and rewrite it so it fits the context in the story and fits the character.

How did you come up with the name Wet Moon for the sett…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #8

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Comic by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
This week, we are featuring Comics from the Edge on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. The reason for this was to have Wednesday be the day to celebrate the completion of our graphic novel, Dr Death vs The Zombie.  
Moving on! Have you figured out what's going on in this comic? We have Manfred Von Richthofen (aka The Red Baron) explaining to another officer how he was shot down. So who was the culprit? Some "doggy on a teeny-weeny house." That's right, it was Snoopy.
I pitched this concept to Bob Toben and he liked my Red Baron idea. It was my son who inspired me. My wife took my son and daughter to the library a few weeks ago, and he picked out the 1966 classic, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on DVD. We know the story about Linus waiting in the field with Sally to see the Great Pumpkin. We also have Charlie Brown going trick-or-treating only to receive a bunch of rocks. Poor kid. But this show also features a brief …

WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

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Today's webcomics update is a celebration, so get the champagne ready. A. 'Kav' Kaviraj and I are pleased to announce the completion of Dr. Death vs The Zombie. This 116 page thriller is the second installment of our Doctor Death series, which took us close to one year to complete. If you're not familiar with this title and you are a fan of The Watchmen then look no further. Kav and I have something fantastic for you to check out.

Kav and I have been working together at Champion City Comics since March of 2010, and this is our first completed graphic novel. We have worked on other projects, but Dr Death vs The Zombie really took us to the next level as far as writing and art were concerned. I am really proud of our accomplishment and this is another great title we have at Champion City Comics. If you are not familiar with the rest of our titles then click here to see some awesome comics by some very talented people. I want to thank our faithful readers for supporting…