Friday, 20 December 2013

Obligatory Favourite Things of 2013 List

As is traditional at this time of year, here are our lists of our favourite things from 2013.

Films

  1. World's End
  2. Django Unchained
  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  4. Machete Kills
  5. Now You See Me
Honourable Mentions: Despicable Me 2, Pacific Rim, Elysium

Most Contested: Only God Forgives (Favourites for Nic, Most Disappointing for Cy)

The Prometheus Award For Most Disappointing Since Prometheus: Diehard 5

Comics

  1. The Hive (Charles Burns)
  2. Porcelain (Benjamin Read, Christian Wildgoose)
  3. Powers Bureau (Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming.)
  4. Bodie Troll (Jay Fosgitt)
  5. Chew (John Layman and Rob Guillory)
Honourable Mentions: Blacksad, Locke and Key (only read one issue so far, but it looks like it would have made the list), Dotter Of Her Father's Eyes, Butterfly Gate

Most anticipated for 2014: Briar (Benjamin Read, Christian Wildgoose)

TV
  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Hannibal
  3. Venture Brothers
  4. Sons Of Anarchy
  5. Archer
Nic was also introduced to Max Headroom by Cy, to her delight, and older series we watched and deserve honourable mentions are Deadwood and Logan's Run.

Fiction  (May not have been written this year, but read this year!)
  1. The Fall Of Arthur (Christopher Tolkien)
  2. New Finnish Grammar (Diego Marani)
  3. The Hurricane Party (Klas Östergren, Tiina Nunnally)
  4. The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
  5. Some Kind Of Fairy Tale (Graham Joyce)
The Fall Of Arthur is a poem, well, a book about a poem, really, but it is still the best book Nic read this year so is going on the list.

Also deserving of a mention is Nic's discovery of the poetry of Mike Allen and Neile Graham via the quarterly Goblin Fruit anthology.

Games
  1. The Last Of Us
  2. Tomb Raider
  3. Bioshock Infinite
  4. Batman: Arkham Origins
  5. Resogun
Honourable Mentions: Contrast

Non-Computer Games deserving of a mention: Mice And Mystics (Plaid Hat)

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A Moment's Quiet Reflection...


...aaaand BOOM!

What you're currently sucking into your eye-holes is Pete Mason's frankly glorious cover image from The Company of Killers. I'm grinning. Can you tell I'm grinning?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Wrath of God Comes to ComiXology


Unseen Shadows brings you the Reverend’s stand-alone graphic novel, Wrath of God on comiXology. Available for the first time online since its release, you can download it here.

About Wrath of God
The Reverend: a holy weapon forged in tragedy and flame - a murderous martyr whose cold judgement strikes with the force of a vengeful God. Despair, for the Reverend walks among you. He is the right hand of vengeance. He is Wrath.

From the twisted brain of Cy Dethan comes this 22-page story following Fallen Heroes favourite The Reverend - a cold-blooded and ruthless killer hell-bent on a path of righteousness and destruction.


 
Published by: Barry Nugent
Written by: Cy Dethan
Art by: Steve Penfold
Coloured by: Gat Melvyn
Lettered by: Nic Wilkinson 
Edited by: Barry Nugent
Price: $0.99 / £0.69

Review copies of Wrath of God are also available. If you need any further information or want to request a review copy, contact Press Manager Sara Westrop on sara.westrop@unseenshadows.com.

About Unseen Shadows
Unseen Shadows Ltd is dedicated to expanding the world and characters created in the bestselling novel Fallen Heroes through transmedia storytelling.

“These are not just little side stories with no impact on the events surrounding them,” Barry Nugent, the founder of Unseen Shadows explains. “The spin-offs develop and enhance the characters’ lives and relationships within the novels. It was important to me that they can be read, watched and listened to independently of each other and the novels, but you will get more insights into the characters by experiencing everything the Unseen Shadows universe has to offer.”

Resources:
Website www.unseenshadows.com
Previews www.unseenshadows.com/previews


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