Via Superhero Hype, the latest Transformers video spot, and I would have to agree this is one of the best ones I have seen yet. July 2nd and Megan Fox can't get here fast enough for me.
A little more site news for today. I know this stuff isn't blowing your mind or anything, but it has to be done sometime. Not only am I trying to bring as much new content to the site as possible, but I am also trying to make it easier for you to be a part of it, too.
Up to this point, I had an email address and a comment section, and that was it. As of today, there are many more ways to contact me for whatever purposes you may have.
Still the easiest and most reliable way to get hold of me. Emails will be answered within 24 hours. If you want a link exchange, want to tell me how great/horrible I am or want to throw me an idea or an exclusive, this is the best way to do so.
I set up accounts with the three major IM services today, and welcome anyone who wants to add me to their contacts. I am online regularly and I will be glad to get to know some of my readers. If you want to further discuss a topic I blogged, send me links to something cool you have seen or just chat, this is he place to do that.
Whether you have AIM, MSN or Yahoo instant messaging, my ID is "thecomicrack" on all of them. Send me an invitation and I will accept it within 24 hours, but probably a lot sooner.
If you look on the sidebar on the right, just below the Email Subscription box, you will see the new Chat Box. Use it, abuse it, whatever you want. I didn't enable any type of registration, so you only need to add a name. If you have your own blog, feel free to add you site URL in there, and let me know where you are from.
Inked by Adam Silfven at 2:43 PM
As always here at The Comic Rack (I say that like I have a full staff...) I am doing everything I can to make this site better. It seems some people are noticing, and for that I am thankful.
A few of the new things that have popped on The Comic Rack lately are:
Inked by Adam Silfven at 10:16 AM
I got half way through reviewing JLA #10, and realized two things about reviews:
Inked by Adam Silfven at 9:21 AM
Slow comic book day, especially since I am putting off reviewing anything, so I have a couple more movie trailers for you. The first is from "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry". The second one is just a random video of a comic book store. Don't bother watching it, especially if you are at work.
Inked by Adam Silfven at 2:02 PM
Boy there sure are a lot of these nowadays, but people seem to like them. This is a fairly short one. I gotta be honest though, I have been watching these for months now and I am still blown away everytime I see one of them transform and hear that sound.
Inked by Adam Silfven at 12:44 PM
Since it is the first day of summer today, I am going to treat everyone to some *ahem* summer pictures. I was originally going to do some reviews of the stack of comics I bought this week, but to be honest, there is so much good stuff going on this week, I am going to read it all again to make sure I didn't miss something. Stay tuned for reviews tomorrow. On to the summertime-comic-related goodness!
Jessica Biel was in some comic movie or the other (who really cares) and this month she is in GQ, the magazine for men that no real man would buy. I say that because I can't afford anything in there. But seriously, who is going to pay $75 for a pair of underwear? Nevermind... on to the pictures:
Then the news we have all been waiting for! I have no other comment on this for fear of this blog going even further downhill than it already is. This is courtesy of Hollywood Tuna:
Jessica Alba believes there’s nothing wrong with no-strings-attached sex. And she’s happy to reveal she’s had one-night stands. ‘I just wanted to see what it was like to be with different people,’ she tells US Cosmo. ‘I don’t think a girl’s a slut if she enjoys sex.’ The 26-year-old can’t be faffed with sitting through coffee and croissants - and an uncomfortable silence - the next day. ‘I’m the kind of girl who looks over in the morning and is like, “Do you really have to be here?” she admits.
Inked by Adam Silfven at 11:54 AM
Another exciting episode of Hulk vs. Bizarro is here (and on time)! I am going to be working on a stretch template fort The Comic Rack to accommodate reading HvB with out having to click the image to be able to see it. Should be finished next week, but in the mean time make sure you are reading these webcomics, they are too funny to miss!
Inked by Adam Silfven at 8:41 AM
Did you know that there are comic book charities that need your help, just like many, many other charities? I don't personally believe they get enough recognition, so I am going to point out some ways you can help out.
The Hero's Initiative
Who They Are: In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).
How They Help: The member's of The Hero Initiative collect donations and sponsor events at comic conventions all across the nation.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $200,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.
How You Can Help: There are many ways you can help out The Hero Initiative. Among them:
The HERO Initiativeor visit their website at http://www.heroinitiative.org which you can find a link to every day on the sidebar here at The Comic Rack.
11301 Olympic Blvd., #587
Los Angeles, CA 90064
271 Madison AV STE 1400or visit their website at http://www.cbldf.org which you can find a link to every day on the sidebar here at The Comic Rack.
New York, NY 10016
1) General Participation Program
We have established a partnership with Dark Horse Comics, which provides us with wholesale printing and distribution services. You can obtain the Project materials, lesson plans, and past student publications from Dark Horse for $6 per student. Proceeds go to sustaining the The Comic Book Project in underserved areas. Send in your students’ comics, and we’ll set up a free webpage gallery of your children’s work!
2) Grant Program
You may be eligible to participate in The Comic Book Project for free if you are either a:
Dr. Michael Bitz, Founder & Directoror visit their website at http://www.comicbookproject.org which you can find a link to every day on the sidebar here at The Comic Rack.
Teachers College, Columbia University
520A Horace Mann Hall - Box 139
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Inked by Adam Silfven at 10:46 AM
I linkblog, therefore I am.
Actually, if I didn't, I would post a lot less because I just don't have that much to say sometimes. Tonight we have mostly pictures, but also some other random tidbits. We'll start however with one of my favorite topics: Megan Fox! All Transformer pictures courtesy of IESB.
I know a lot of you have seen the last two posters there, but they are so cool, I couldn't resist throwing them up again. About 2 more weeks for me to post as many Megan Fox pictures as possible. Be prepared.
We were also treated to more Batman: Dark Knight photos, this time of the new Batpod! It is a replacement for the Batcycle, and features two 508mm tires, each driven by their own engine. This is a real working model according to CBR.
Looks like a pretty badass ride, but not entirely original. There has been a two-wheel-drive motorcycle which uses separate engines for each wheel for the last 40 years. It's a bit of a stretch, but the daddy of the Batpod may very well be the Rokon. This is the Rokon Ranger dirt bike:
Obviously they made major changes because the Rokon just doesn't strike fear in the hearts of evildoers, but the similarities are definitely there.
In other news today, Marvel and Kids WB! announced plans for a brand new Spectacular Spider-Man Saturday morning cartoon to launch in early 2008. From CBR again:
“The use of the ‘Spectacular' title is an homage to Marvel's wildly popular series of Spider-Man comics, and is very reflective of the enthusiasm and high regard we have for the production,”Is there anyway this won't be cheesy? Is there anyway this won't be awesome, too? It is being produced by the guy who did Gargoyles and The Batman, so it is likely to be a little darker and grittier (I hope).
Kids' WB! Senior Vice President and General Manager Betsy McGowen said. “This promises to be a stand-out animated series that will perfectly complement both Sony Entertainment's box office-shattering films and the amped-up action on Kids' WB! every Saturday.”
Inked by Adam Silfven at 9:44 PM
The Transformers: The Movie game comes out on 6/26/07 and looks pretty good. Unfortunately all movie games look cool until they are actually being played, but maybe, just maybe, this one will be different. It will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and DS. For more info, go to Gamestop.
Inked by Adam Silfven at 9:21 AM
There is so much good stuff coming out on Wednesday, we are going to just jump right in, and what better place than smack dab in the middle of New York City, World War Hulk style. If you are going to follow this storyline and buy every book, you will be considerably poorer tomorrow.
Inked by Adam Silfven at 10:44 PM
The third and final day at WWP basically was more of the same, lame Q and A's, during which the creators involved revealed only exactly what they went there to reveal. It was hot, sunny, beautiful day, and I got to enjoy none of it. Oh well.
Monday, nothing. Tomorrow.... I preview Wednesdays releases!!!
See ya all tomorrow, got lots to go over this week, as World War Hulk ramps up, the final installment of Fallen Son, Spider-Man at "his darkest hour" (cue ominous music), the conclusion of the Lightning Saga and more Countdown goodness with #45 on the shelves.
Inked by Adam Silfven at 8:17 PM