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Robocop Screen Prints

It’s 3am and i find myself wired on a Saturday night channel surfing only to come across one of favorite childhood blood-fests: Robocop. This movie was one that my parents never wanted me to watch, especially because of many explicitly violent gun battles. It’s funny, in the 80’s did everyone think that Detroit and Seattle would become the most crime infested, dangerous places on earth, where the criminal underbelly ran wild and plotted to destroy the established order? Apparently. Robocop was a movie with a great blend of character development, bad ass action, and hardcore violence. It was every 15 yr old’s dream come true. A lot of artists have posted Robocop screen printed posters, so here they are for your viewing pleasure:

robocop screenprint cult violence action

robocop screenprint cult violence action

robocop screenprint cult violence action

robocop screenprint cult violence action

robocop screenprint cult violence action

robocop screenprint cult violence action

oh yea and here’s the most violent scene in the movie: 

your gonna be a bad mother fucker!

Comic Review: Sweet Tooth

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Vertigo has had many amazingly gritty and off-beat titles through the years; Hellblazer, Transmetropolitan, Preacher, and V for Vendetta to name a few. The stories they put out push the boundaries of the comic book medium and create worlds we would never get the chance to experience without the talented writers they have on board. One newer release that i believe has become highly embraced by the comic book community is Sweet Tooth, written by Jeff Lemire (Animal man, Jonah Hex, Superboy).

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Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic story about a boy named Gus who lives with his father in a cabin in the woods. The interesting thing about Gus is that he was born with antlers and thus opens the main mystery. Since he can remember, it has only been him and his father and that is all he knows. His father is a religious man who tells him that the world outside of the woods is dead and that there are evil people there who will harm him. Unfortunately, his father’s lunacy is not far from the truth, and we find ourselves in a torn world where people scavenged for food and survival of the fittest is king. This new world has become stricken with a plague that has wiped out most of the human population and many remaining survivors attempt to find out the cause. Eventually, Gus’s father passes from the plague, leaving him with his fathers journal alone to face the world; Gus’s curiosity of the land beyond the woods fascinates him, despite his fathers warnings of the evils that exist. His curiosity is cut short by the presence of a few men who attempt to capture Gus, they are slain by a man named Jeppard, whose sordid past has made him cold to the horrors of the new world. Jeppard deems Gus “Sweet tooth” for his candy obsession, and offers to take him along and protect him in the world outside the woods. Thus begins Gus’s journey through the wasteland and a long quest to find out what caused the plauge, where he came from, and who is Jeppard? The story takes tons of twists and turns, with a healthy amount of violent realism, and a lot of quirkiness to follow which makes it a really unique book.

Sweet Tooth is a fantastic piece of post apocalyptic fiction and fans of the genre can definitely appreciate the spin that Lemire has put on the genre. Where the story is going, I can only imagine what will happen next!

Check out issue #1 of sweet tooth here!

Syndicate Trailer: Feb 2012

Today I was pretty excited to find out (and maybe a little late on the news) that one of my favorite games from childhood will be coming out with a follow up to the SNES classic Syndicate! SYNDICATE is a cyberpunk cooperative tactical action game, that put the players in a futuristic dystopian world where corporations rule and criminal syndicates carry out the will of big business. This modernized version, released on xbox360 and PS3, is more of a first person shooter experience (as opposed to a birds eye view 3rd person style), but has taken the idea a lot further then the original. In 2012’s Syndicate, you can hack computers and even other humans who have had chips installed in their bodies and even have them do things for you (ex: commit suicide, cause distractions, kill your enemies). The action in Syndicate looks fast paced while also maintaining that tactical feel required to make it through missions like in the original. As you progress through the game breaking into your competitors technological laboratories, hacking and sneaking, you can extract chips from the heads of some important enemies, and in doing so, can utilize the technology from the chips to give your character bonuses and extra traits that will help you throughout the game. Judging by the trailer alone, the game looks pretty interesting. It has a very similar look to that of Bladerunner and the PC game Deus Ex. Being a huge fan of the original, i am certainly excited for this games release on Feb 21 2012. If your a fan of futuristic games this may peak your interest…. business is war!!!