From Hell In Colour

Well here’s news about something that I don’t know if I want or not: From Hell, the massive, wonderfully dark and rich retelling of the Jack The Ripper murders that worked so, so well in black and white . . . is being colourised by the artist, Eddie Campbell.

The strangest thing about it is that, apparently, Alan Moore’s up for it:

Campbell says he’s still friendly with Alan Moore and convinced him that it was a god [sic] idea to do the new version.

Like the original, it’ll be released in individual issues and will start appearing in September. Unlike the original, because it’s already written and drawn, it shouldn’t take 400 years to be completed.

I’m really unsure as to how I feel about this – the original series does work brilliantly in black and white but at least it’s Campbell who’s adding the colour. If anyone’s going to know how it should look, I’d guess it’s the guy who drew the thing in the first place.

But, of course, these things take time, so all I’ll say is: Mr Campbell, if you need a hand colouring it in . . .

 

I’m here for you, man . . .

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Deadpool 2 Review

I have deliberately been ignoring the internet for the last few days, desperately trying to steer away from anything connected with the new Deadpool film in the hopes of avoiding spoilers. Now that I’ve seen the film, I can cheerfully catch up on the comic and film news that I’ve missed since last week.

Oh, wait, I said there’d be a review in the post title, didn’t I?

Short review: It’s great. If you liked the first one, you’ll like this.

Slightly longer review: You may be a little disappointed that it’s not as groundbreaking and fresh as the first one, but come on, give the people a break.

Even longer review: There is not a dull moment in this film, seriously. The gags and violence are relentless, often hand in hand, and everybody involved does a damn fine job. From Reynolds as Deadpool, Brolin as Cable, through to Julian Dennison as Russell and the excellent Zazie Beetz as Domino, there’s not a duff cast member here. There are jokes, quips and Easter eggs galore, both visual and in the dialogue, and it’s probably worth a second watch at some point just to catch them all. The cameos are pretty much all laugh out loud funny but don’t burst into the story; if you catch them, they’re there, if not, it doesn’t matter.

And, surprisingly, there are several quite touching moments, too. It is, as Deadpool’s voiceover at the start says, a family movie and that means heart strings will be tugged at times you’re not expecting.

One of the trailers contained a scene where Deadpool and Weasel joke about there not being a Deadpool 3 but I hope there is; or, at least, an actual X-Force film.

If you haven’t seen it yet, go and do so – oh, and hang around for the mid-credits scenes where Deadpool rights some cinematic wrongs.

This definitely gets four tiny new legged Lego Deadpools out of five. (Watch the film and you’ll get the reference)

Gotham TV Show – Skins Vs Shirts

News reaches us here at Earth-Prime that Gotham is finishing, and we think we know why: it’s all down to costs.

No big surprise there, you might think, but it’s a very specific set of costs that are causing problems.

You see, the gentlemen in Gotham are all very well turned out; even Harvey Bullock has gone from the slob he started out as, to someone who routinely wears a shirt and tie, as do most of the gents on the show.

And that’s clearly the problem – all of the money has been pumped in to the men’s outfits, leaving a smaller amount for the ladies of the show.

Take this shot of the cast, for example:

As you can see, the gentlemen look fine and dandy.

The ladies . . . well, they’re suffering the effects of the clothing budget cuts as no-one’s bought them any shirts!

If only they hadn’t spent so much money making the blokes looks so good, they might have been able to keep the ladies warm and the show on the screens.

Superman Sucks, Apparently

A few days ago, I posted about an old Superman ad I’d found; it was a fairly harmless post, I thought, looking at a fairly harmless old advert.

One reader, however, took exception to that and posted a comment which just emphasised why I use comment moderation these days:

As you can see, the point the commenter was trying to make was that Superman sucks. The image above, though, was just the snippet I could grab of what was on screen; if I scrolled down, there was a lot more. A lot more:

That’s my screen zoomed out to 50%, the only way I could get his entire post to display without needing to scroll.

But you know what, Mr anonymous000000@hotmail.com?