My pals from the Behemoth &
Newgrounds were showing a demo of their new game even though it had plenty
o' bugs. In fact, it doesn't even have a name yet. Wish more companies
would be brave enough to show their works so early in development at a
convention like that. The game is a blast btw. If you loved classics the
old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game, this next game from the
Behemoth is the one for you.
Even Alien Hominid enjoyed
playing the new game. Man was he pissed
when I tried to take the controller away from him so I could play for a
Bruce Campbell is one funny
son of a bitch on and off the screen. Seeing him
ridicule half of the people in the crowd that asked him stupid questions
It's a beautiful day in
All you had
to do was keep your eyes peeled and you could find celebrities wandering
around the Comic-Con floor without people even noticing them. That right
there is Brian Posehn, who you've probably seen on shows like
Mr. Show or Just Shoot Me. He has a damned funny stand-up act
too, so if he's ever in your town, be sure to check him out.
Toxie did a
fine job wandering around to promote the awesome indie films of Troma.
Well, he almost did a fine job. He probably would've done better if he
held his sign right-side up. But hey, the guy is a mutant superhero... he
can't be bothered with little details like that.
"Wrestling Superstar" Virgil was there to sign autographs for 20 bux a
pop. No sale.
At least he was cool enough to let me take a photo for free, though I
The Million Dollar Man is gonna be pissed at Virgil when he finds out
TOYS! TOYS! TOYS! SO MANY
I really liked these mini
horror icon figures, especially the Michael Myers bust that was
coming out of a pumpkin. Definitely one of the cooler Halloween statues
You could take a photo with
Ash. Sure he's not quite life-size, but
do you really want to question a man who's holding a boom stick?
The Blizzard Entertainment
booth was constantly flooded with fanboys checking out the "Starcraft:
Ghost" game, but still no word on a real sequel to the original Starcraft.
The Adult Swim booth may
have been nothing but a pile of cheap cardboard boxes, but when you have
women who were apparently dipped in Tang just to promote your stuff,
I guess you really don't need anything more than cardboard boxes at your
Lou Scheimer, the creator of
He-Man was there to sign autographs. Of course, some people are saying
he's not the "true" creator of He-Man because of the recent ToyFare
magazine article... so I guess it's up to the fans to decide who's the
true creator. Anyway, his daughter (who did some He-Man character voices
back in the day) was there too. Really a friendly group o' people... and
they do indeed still have the power.
Fans of Halo were treated to
a nice sucker punch.
I would say more, but I don't know shit about Halo. In fact, I'm so bad
at the game that my only strategy is to run up to somebody and drop
all of my grenades at my feet, thus killing us both. Kamikaze!
As much as I loved playing
all the new games, none of them were as fun for me as the upcoming Jaws
Unleashed title which allows you to play as the shark! I'm a huge fan
of sharks as it is, and this game was extremely violent with lots of blood
and bone crunching sounds. I'll definitely be picking this one up the day
it hits the store shelves.
This girl was supposed to be
a character from Mortal Kombat. Being a fan of those games, I felt it was
my duty to sick that alien on her for such a crime.
During one evening, I was
fortunate enough to attend an after-party with the spiffy people from
Young American Comics. It was a great time and a nice way to unwind
after another long day at the Comic-Con. Don't ask me what the hell
happened to that cake or why somebody was drowning in the salsa. Some
things are just better left unsaid. Anyway, be sure to check 'em out and
support their great indie comics!