March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
Keeping with my reading of war comics, I checked out the first issue of Graveyard of Empires, and wow. This is a stupid comic book. Zombies-and-war mash-ups are usually an easy win, but Graveyard of Empires, with its condescending portrait of Marines and its naive politics, is asinine in a medium where the heroes wear their underwear outside their pants. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
March 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
Why can’t a good war/military comic book last? Just a glance at the list of cancelled DC New 52 titles provides a list of ALL of DC’s military comics: Blackhawks, Men of War, G.I. Combat, and if you stretch the confines of the genre, Team 7 and Deathstroke. I won’t get into the office politics at DC since I know nothing about that, but if sales were an issue, other war/military titles aren’t selling so hot either. A quick glance at Comichron for the last few months will tell you that Marvel’s Fury MAX hasn’t been selling much better than Team 7, and most of the G.I. Joe titles from IDW have been selling well south of both of them. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
BMW and supplier Continental are predicting “partially automated cars by 2016, highly automated cars by 2020, and fully automated cars by 2025.”
Automated cars are nothing new, with Google’s self-driving car clocking over 300,000 miles and a race car at Stanford being two of the more notable examples. But this announcement comes from BMW, whose latest product-of-the-future is its iSeries, which are not only eco-friendly, electric cars, but online. From Fortune:
Its weight-saving carbon-fiber body is wrapped in layers of electronic services and smartphone apps designed to make life simpler and save time for the owner. Searching for a parking space? The i3 will help you find one at your destination — as well as arrange to rent out your space at home while you are gone. Need a charge for the lithium-ion batteries? Another feature locates the nearest charging station and arranges for an emergency boost if you can’t find it.
So by 2025, we’ll have transportation that you don’t have to drive and that is safe for the environment, and you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot or refilling on gas/power!
Isn’t that called taking the bus?
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March 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
March 19, 2013 § Leave a comment
Princess Revolver is pleased to be involved in the production of Amazonia a feature-length documentary about communities living in the Amazon River Basin:
Shot in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, AMAZONIA is a documentary that focuses on on the current clash between preservation and development in the South American rainforest, offering a series of four vignettes on four rivers of the Amazon River Basin.
On the Xingu, the largest dam in the world is being built, draining 70 miles of river life and displacing close to sixty thousand settlers and indigenous people. On the banks of the Rio Negro stands the bustling city of Manaus, where two million inhabitants thrive in the center of the rainforest. On the Amacayacu River, 400 indigenous people struggle to maintain their cultural heritage while opening their society to the world. And tying them all together, is the great Amazon River.
We’re happy to be working with director Juan Vallejo whose last feature-length documentary, Cerro Rica, Tierra Rica, was selected for over eleven international film festivals.