October 2011

Lost Jedi: Jedi Master Jordo Pash


Jedi Master Jordo Pash (Tom Jordan) is a shining light in the Jedi Order. A capable and dependable warrior, sound tactician, instinctive control over his Jedi Powers, an adept pilot and skilled with a lightsabre. He is the all round Jedi. When presented with the decimation of the Jedi Order he has little or no choice. With the council in pieces and Jedi scattered throughout the galaxy, the panicked and fleeing Knights turn to him. Jordo Pash does all he can to step forwards and take on the threats that pervade him and his Jedi brothers and sisters. In the end all he can do is cause as much trouble as possible in order to draw Vader and the Clawing Legion in for a final showdown. Occasionally in cahoots with his old friend Govija Kaoli, he advises him away from siding with the remaining separatists.

Assemble! Avengers Trailer Is Here!

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Alright, you can stop checking the internet every day, the Official Trailer for Avengers is finally here. For all their faults there are still no other movies that make me cheer during trailers in the way that Marvel movies do. What can we infer from the trailer? Loki is a badass, Thor has a new outfit and Robert Downey Jr should be in every film.

Avengers is released in 2012.

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Tales of the Fallen: Operation Solomon Preview

As many of you know, Steve and I have a couple of new books coming out in November. “Tales of the Fallen” is a set of four one-shot comics based on the Unseen Shadows series of books by Barry Nugent.  To celebrate the upcoming release of the comics, we’re going to be previewing one of them each week in October. If you want to be one of the only people in the world to pick up signed copies of Tales of the Fallen you’ll need to buy a ticket to theThought Bubble convention in Leeds so you can be there for the grand launch. Enjoy the previews:

Operation Solomon

Richmond Clements (Writer), Conor Boyle (Art), Paul Mclaren (Lettering)

On a Tour of Duty in the Persian Gulf, Lieutenant Steph Connisbee is signed on as the pilot on a top secret mission- Operation: Solomon. During this assignment she will uncover secrets and danger and step into the world of Unseen Shadows before she even knows it…

For more information check out Unseen Shadows on the WEB, on FACEBOOK and on TWITTER

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Darth Vader/Shaft Mashup Video Is Amazing

I’ve just had the pleasure of being introduced to the work of mashup artists Ithaca Audio. Ithaca take existing music videos and mash them together to create entirely new sounds. The results are devastatingly cool and will doubtless be distracting me from getting any work done for at least the next week.

This track combines not only the Theme From Shaft with the Imperial March but also throws that Guinness advert in there for good measure. Oh and when it offers you the chance to click the link at the end to see their new video…you’re gonna want to click that.

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Dropping Science – Here’s To The Crazy Ones

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I know we’ve already mentioned the passing of Steve Jobs this week, but given that this is our weekly science segment, it felt right to dedicate some space to this video. This is an advert for Apple that was made back in 1997 (remember that?) and the voice you’re hearing is that of Jobs himself. It was a time before the ipod, before Apple had more money than the United States and when the company’s future was far from secure. Inspiring as it is, this version of the ad was never aired and was instead replaced with a version narrated by Richard Dreyfuss however, now more than ever, Steve’s version seems to speak from somewhere deeper.

Love him or hate him, we’ll never stop talking about him.

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The Extraordinary Tales of Monsieur Poppaleux #28 – Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching

In 1993, famous Belgian author and spring onion connoisseur, Dr Jean-François Bacharach created a series of books for children. The aim of the project was to use state of the art digital technology to educate and inform on a wide range of topics from maths and theology to poetry and tennis. Using pioneering clip-art techniques, he produced a staggering portfolio of work that continues to be widely distributed in schools across the world and Belgium. Sadly DrBacharach himself was eventually imprisoned due to his being ahead of his time and because he killed a quite staggering number of cats. However his work lives on here at the Bunker! We have secured the entirety of Dr Bacharach’s monumental work and now present it to you. C’est formidable!

Steve Jobs R.I.P.

Without a Mac to make it and iPhones to promote it, our comic book would not exist. Simple as that.

Rest in Peace Steve.

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Darth Idiots

No fanbase is without it’s lunatic fringe and many would argue that the lunatic fringe starts pretty early among devout Star Wars fans. The coolest perhaps of the Sci-fi cult creators Star Wars is still without a doubt a generator of hilarious nonsense. This time we have a mumbling chubber, a genuinely cheering Trooper dance and Yoda / Ninja baby. These are the Darth Idiots – except the baby. That’s just a baby.

Darth Maul is a seething red and black ball of sadistic evil and malevolent Kung Fu kapowerry. Someone I can only describe as Seth Maul (above) is a mumbling Red and black bulb of silly.

Sometimes it can be said that you can over think things. In fact, the prequels can be pretty much ascribed to a chronic over think of what is a simple subject. Galactic politics and emotional teenage chatter or fighter battles and lost Jedi? Neither. A man in a muddy car boot sale thrusting his crutch to a silly song. Lucas was wrong both times.

Appearing here before – Yoda baby. Formerly Ninja baby. Hey ya!!

Moon goes Luna! Harry Potter Star backs Moon 2!

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Steve Penfold with a copy of Moon

Over at the Entertainment Media Show at Earls Court last weekend, featuring many of the great and good (and the guy who plays Young Indy) and we thought we’d introduce our latest book to some of the folks signing at the event. Luckily, with me was my lovely girlfriend Laura who accosted Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch (who is also from Drogheda, Ireland) for a quick snap to show her support for the book. Thanks to Evanna and thanks to Laura for sparking up the conversation with her.

Dan had been introduced to John Hurt the day before but got a little overwhelmed and forgot to get a photo but Mr. Hurt has also earned himself a copy of Moon. Another great memory alongside working with the likes of Ridley Scott, Ron Perlman and Guilermmo Del Toro. Now Hurt can finally say he’s made it!!

Little Brother Dance Bomb May be the Funniest Thing Ever

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It’s not often that a viral video manages to make me literally cry with laughter but this one somehow achieved it. Whether it’s the obliviousness of the video’s poor victim, the creativity of the perpetrator or the grim demise that he may or may not have suffered moments after the camera stopped rolling, this killed me.

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