'THE PUNISHER VS GREEN RANGER?' ACTOR DAVID JASON FRANK SPEAKS ON CRAZED GUNMAN MATTHEW STERLING AFTER STERLINGS ARREST AT COMICON
Matthew Sterling (left) was arrested on May 25th after an attempt to kill multiple Phoenix Police Officers as well as 'Green Ranger' Actor David Jason Frank. After Sterling managed to get past Comicon security with two loaded handguns and a twelve gauge shotgun. Sterling was caught after he made his way up to the second floor of the convention center and proceeded to take pictures of Phoenix Police Officers and posting the pictures to social media stating that he was to kill the Officers. After a woman had seen these messages, she contacted the Police. The Phoenix Police department got to the scene quickly apprehending Sterling before any serious damage was caused. Sterling said the strict gun restriction did not apply to him because he is "The Punisher".
According to reports Matthew Sterling's bail was set to 1 million dollars for attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and carrying a weapon in a prohibited place. However, the Phoenix Police Officers weren't Sterling's only targets. Beloved 'Green Ranger' Actor and MMA fighter David Jason Frank (right), was also a target. Sterling told Phoenix Police that 15 years ago, he had stabbed David Jason Frank and had come back to finish the job. Frank later in a press conference denied said statement saying I don't personally know him, and I have had no interaction with him what so ever. Frank has kept a completely cool head about the situation and will continue to go to Comicons and interact with his fans through conventions. Frank also said this has not affected me in any matter as well as Whats going through my mind? Good thing he was caught and it's a good thing I'm standing here with you lovely people today.
When Red Dead Redemption 2 was first announced, it was sweet music to fans of the Red Dead series. Fans of both Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption were more than happy to hear about Red Dead Redemption 2 coming out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 1. Red Dead Redemption 2 according to Rockstar "will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the last generation of console hardware." However there is still no information on whether or not it will be released for PC. More details on Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming out this summer. So is it possible that Red Dead Redemption 2 could make an appearance at E3 in June? All we can do now is wait.
Check out Rockstar's original article on the topic at www.rockstargames.com.
Having debuted in 1944’s Bomber Comics #1, “Kismet, Man of Fate” never had his own fate revealed despite being comic books’ first Muslim superhero. Over seventy years passed between his last adventure fighting Nazis behind the front lines in war-time Germany and just last year when he returned as part of The Broken Frontier Anthology, a successful Kickstarter campaign from publisher A Wave Blue World (AWBW). Now, the same Eisner Award-nominated team that brought back the character is continuing his modern-day adventures in the weekly Kismet, Man of Fate online feature as part of the AWBW’s Under Current imprint.
Writer A. David Lewis (The Lone and Level Sands) and artist Noel Tuazon (Tumor) are joined by colorist Rob Croonenborghs and Ghost Glyph Studios in bringing Kismet to the current day. Beginning May 2nd and running two pages per week for the next year, the storyline will pit Kismet against the climate of the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign and its ensuing fallout in Boston and beyond. Additionally, the issues of LGBTQ rights, experimental science, and immigrant communities will feature prominently in the year-long storyline.
Lewis, who separately serves as the President of Comics for Youth Refugees Incorporated Collective (CYRIC), has no intention to fall into superhero conventions nor shy away from challenging, real-world conflicts. “Kismet was created at a moment where fascism was a real and present danger,” he explains. “With the political climate being what it is right now – with Islamophobia, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and hate crimes all on the rise – there seems no better time to reengage the character.”
AWBW’s Editor-in-Chief Tyler Chin-Tanner says, “As a Golden Age superhero, Kismet's history is comic books' history. Namely, fighting against fascism and standing up for the oppressed. Unfortunately, we still need heroes like this, now more than ever, in both comics and real life.”
Kismet, Man of Fate is available weekly with the initial pages already available for free viewing at http://awaveblueworld.com/under-current/kismet-man-of-fate/. The completed storyline will be available in print in 2018.
Founded in 2005 by Tyler & Wendy Chin-Tanner, A Wave Blue World is an independent publisher of quality graphic novels and comic books with a focus on originality and cultural relevance. AWBW projects range from in-house titles such as the New York Times recommended American Terrorist, collaborations with creators to realize their visions, such as Marguerite Bennett’s short story collection Ghastly Tales, high-end art books like Punkrock Jazz: The Art of Toby Cypress, or original collections like The Broken Frontier Anthology which raised nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter and featured a number of talented creators such as Cullen Bunn, Greg Pak, Steve Orlando, and Justin Zimmerman.
A. David Lewis earned his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from Boston University and his M.A. in English Literature from Georgetown University while developing original graphic novels such as The Lone and Level Sands and Some New Kind of Slaughter. He is the co-editor of Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation. Lewis teaches in the Greater Boston area and was a 2015 Eisner Award nominee for American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife. He is a founding member of Sacred and Sequential and an Executive Board Member for the Comics Studies Society. His website is www.captionbox.net and his Twitter name is @adlewis.
According to the folks at Variety, HBO has closed deals with four different writers to explore multiple possible spinoffs of Game Of Thrones. The premium cable channel says there is no timeline for development of the projects.
The network would not specify whether the series would be prequels, sequels, spinoffs or companion series to GoT—or all of the above—only noting that each project would “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe” in his epic fantasy book series A Song Of Ice And Fire.
GoT showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff will not be involved in the development of the potential projects, as they’re currently finishing up the seventh season and “are already in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season,” per HBO.
If you are a hardcore 'Star Wars' fan, this may be the perfect thing for you. Just in time for May 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars day, comes this 24k Gold Darth Vader helmet which you can own for the low cost of $1.4 million.
The helmet was created by Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka and is geared to the 'Star Wars' fans with deep pockets. The mask weighs 33 pounds and it takes 10 jewelers over three months to craft.
If you are interested in the piece you don't have to worry about it selling out anytime soon. They're custom order, so Ginza Tanaka seems to think many will sell.