Comic Con

"The Sisters" by Jhonen Vasquez print from Comic Con ’09

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Hello, I’m Dex. This is my first article for the site, and its great timing that I get to write an article post San Diego Comic Con, giving me tons of fodder.

Over the past few years, I’ve been recently interested in buying and picking up prints exclusive to conventions and meeting the artists who create them. Much to my surprise, one of my favorite artists Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Invader Zim, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, etc) was at the Bioshock 2 with a print inspired by the game. Jhonen was there to sign the limited prints, and even better, it was free.
The Sisters by Jhonen Vasquez

For fans of the Bioshock series, it is amazing. Even if you aren’t a fan of the series, it still is quite a piece, especially for those (like me) who are fans of Jhonen’s work and/or darker work in general. For those interested in the production of “The Sisters,” Jhonen put up a comprehensive blog about creating the print on the official Bioshock 2 website under The Cult of Rapture.

“The Sisters” is the first piece in the Bioshock 2 Artists Series, artwork by famous artists inspired by the Bioshock series.

Comic-Con – Cosplay – Day 4

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Day 4 of Comic Con is Kids day.  There wasn’t that much cosplaying or costumes walking around this day.  MAke sense since not much was going on.  It’s pretty much the day when all vendors are selling their left over stuff for an even cheaper discount because they want as less stuff to carry back to their trucks.

I asked this guy what he thought about 2012. His response was "not gonna happen."

I asked this guy what he thought about 2012. His response was "not gonna happen."

To view all the cosplay/costume pics from the Comic-Con kids day, go past the break Read On

Hands-On: South Park Lets Go Tower Defense

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This game will be a definite buy for me once it comes out September 7th on Xbox Live Arcade.  Here are some notes I picked up while talking to the hired booth guy.

Stuff under the “DUH” notes

  • It’s a tower defense game
  • Up to 4 players
  • Coming out for Xbox Live
  • Check out for more info

More specific stuff

  • Instead of using a mouse cursor to plant your towers, you choose one of the 4 kids (Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Cartman) as your cursor.
  • You move your kid to where you want to plant you tower.  Press a button to bring up the tower chooser, then press left or right to look at the different towers.
  • Once an enemy is killed, they drop coins.
  • You don’t automatically earn money every time you kill something.  You need to pick up the coins before they disappear.
  • It plays on a custom storyline.
  • More than 100 new lines have been voice recorded just for the game.
  • Some unlockables include old clips form the show.
  • Each kid has their own super move.
  • If playing with less than 4 players, you can switch between kids at anytime.
  • Kids that aren’t being used, turn into simple snowball throwing towers.
  • Kids can throw snowballs at anytime to help the towers.
  • Like MegaMan, you can charge up your snowball for a 1-hit-1-kill.

Comic-Con – Family Guy Panel Highlights

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The crew really loves each other.  I mean REALLY loves each other.

Other news from the panel was that an abortion episode was made but not allowed to go on air.  The episode will be available on a future DVD though.  The Cleveland Show is coming.  It doesn’t seem as good as Family Guy.  Both Jamie and I don’t think the show will do well but would like to be proven wrong.


But the biggest news was that Family Guy was going to continue their Star Wars spoof.  Next up, an Empire strikes back spoof. Go past the break to see a 3 minute and 25 second preview.

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Comic-Con – Day 2 – The Guild – Music Video (Preview) [Update]

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So you all have heard about the news about the hit web series, The Guild by now. Well here is one of their secrets. I know I’m not allowed to show you the whole video online, but I wanted to give you guys at least a 1 minute of this master piece that will be coming to XBOX Live and MSN Video 2 weeks from now. Go past the break for the preview and enjoy =).

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Chuck is Back! Comic-Con Panel Live Blogging

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10:13 chuck season 2. i thought i was here for family guy? the leads made out, so i’m not complaining.

10:14 more making out and topless dudes. pretty sweet.

10:15 no more making out. computers and flashy lights. serious business time.

10:15 “OH CHUCK ME.” looks like chuck is a super hero.

10:15 “guys. i know kung fu.” sweet martial arts action, chuck.

10:18 audience: FUCK YEAH JEFFSTER.


10:21 cast just came out. people are freaking out, man.

10:22 i think this is the first concert i’ve ever been to. does this count.

10:22 “because of you, we’re back, baby.” sup youtube.

10:23 alan sepinwall: that’s really all we have.

10:25 who’s in the panel: josh schwartz, chris fedak, yvonne strahovski, joshua gomez, zachary levi, adam baldwin, sarah lancaster, ryan mcpartlin, vik sahay, scott krinsky, market chrisopher lawrence

10:26 chris: once the key-tar came into the equation, it was all a life on its own.

10:26 vik: i think we would be paid more not to sing again.

10:28 they’re thanking the fans and subway for bringing the show back.

10:30 working subway into the show?!?! tbd.

10:32 joshua gomez wearing pink underwear.

10:32 microphone isn’t working. lol.

10:37 the girls haven’t said anything yet?!

10:38 big mike is a lover, not a fighter.


10:41 captain awesome’s tips for being awesome? and adam baldwin if you want to be a spy?!

10:45 Q&A time!

Q: chuck should have to pay for his powers. like a temporary handicap.
A: (chris writes down suggestion)

Q: (little girl) who’s your best friend, zach?
A: josh. you should be bottled up because you’re so adorable.

Q: there’s some pretty cool bears up there. will we be seeing beards on the next season of chuck?
A: what else can your hair do, zach?

Q: can chuck be programmed with anyone else? like how to shoot, or anything like that.
A: (chris writes down this suggestion, too)

Q: hi, my name is orion.
A: orion, your name is orion? that’s awesome.

Q: will there be action figures or video games?
A: (chris writes down this suggestion, too)

adam baldwin: yeah, i need another one.

Q: what super hero does chuck identify the most with and what does he want to be more like?
A: “OOH PUT HIM ON THE SPOT. i love that everyone has an answer – they’re like – YOU IDIOT.” says peter parker/spiderman. wants to be like “deadpool? i don’t know. but apparently ryan reynolds gets all the jobs.”

Q: to adam – are you going stick with being the tough military guy or are you going to do more romantic stuff?
A: you know those pink underwear… i just do what they tell me.

Q: (long question giving multiple choice)
A: chuck

Q: father figure?
A: random jibberish.

Q: a musical episode with jeffster?
A: now there will be.

(audience: YVONNE YOU’RE HOT)
adam: good answer

Q: what upcoming guest stars?
A: it sounds like price is right now.

Q: buy more?
A: it’ll still be in the show.

Q: (question about plot)
A: yvonne: maybe you should write that down. carina is coming back.