Happy Birthday David: Prometheus

David the Android is born in this deliberately unnerving viral simultaneously reminiscent of an Apple promo and the private prison video diary of a mass murderer. Dubious though the claim that he could perform tasks ‘other employees might find uncomfortable or unethical,’ seems like an odd reassurance that it’s not going to go frikkin’ crazy and attempt to off the crew on corporate orders.

What is strange is the way that the original Alien universe is beginning to expand. With Cameron’s Avatar 2 on it’s way soon – carrying the hallmarks of a shared universe with his instalment of the Alien franchise – what’s weird is how similar the production design is on Earth. With Avengers showcasing the first true franchise tie-in in cinema history – are we looking at a more intelligent shared universe with the associated Alien franchises? I’m counting 8 movies already (counting the admittedly poor AvP).

Hollywood being what it is and the independent nature of the associated Directors, no, probably not. However, with the success of Avengers maybe the ka-ching of broad associated universes in cinema will start to happen more often. Intriguing stuff but most likely just my head wandering about….

Moon Digital Edition is Here!

Rejoice, fans of digital comics! Moon is now available to buy, download and read wherever you like! It will cost you just 99¢ (that’s about 69p to any fellow Brits) and can be viewed on your Desktop, Android, iPhone or iPad.

The book really does look stunning on a digital device and is well worth picking up, even if you already have the print edition (Steve and Iv’s artwork looks even more impressive when zoomed in close).

To check out a preview of the book, CLICK HERE and if you need a reminder as to why Moon is worth your time, here it is.

London Film and Comic Con Photos (Part 2)

There was a lot going on at the LFCC (mostly queues for autograph hunters) but there were the occassional Cos players. Never been a big Cos player myself (my costume being a T-Shirt with a Spider-man logo on it) but the showing at LFCC was great. Hercules and She-Hulk had a pull -off, three genuinely innovative ways of dressing like things out of Doctor Who, a Marvel / DC crossover and a guy who was over reliant on the Tardis being larger on the inside.

She-Hulk and Hercules

Dalek, Doctor and Tardis in a row. Genius costumes. Cute as a button. Aw.

Lady Robot

Tardis Time

One more to go later this week. Just stuff. Ghostbusters, Alien and a 90s throwback.