It’s been two months since New York Comic-Con”¦ are you feeling the itch? Was NYCC too overwhelming? If so, then New York WinterCon may be more your speed. For the second straight year, NY WinterCon rolls into Resorts World Casino NYC this coming weekend bringing with it the very best for sci-fi and genre fans. The convention will feature celebrity guests, epic movie reunions, cosplay contests, artist alley, panel discussions and Q&As, and vendors galore. Everything starts this Friday night, December 1st, in Queens, New York.
After a three-year absence from the comic book racks, the original space hero Buck Rogers returns later this year thanks to Hermes Press and legendary comic talent Howard Chaykin. Last seen in 2010 and published by Dynamite Entertainment, their Buck Rogers series lasted thirteen issues beginning with a #0 issue and going through issue #12. But, this August, Hermes Press brings us a brand new four-issue series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, that returns Buck Rogers to his roots and promises to be quite a thrill ride.
Updated: 6/21/2012: Yahoo! has confirmed the news of Lynch’s passing. See update below.
This has yet to be confirmed, but I have received word from several notable sources that veteran actor Richard Lynch, best known for playing a wide array of heinous villains in a film and television career spanning nearly four decades, has died at the age of 76. At the moment there are no details as to the cause of his death, but we will keep you updated as we get information.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Lynch was born on February 12, 1936, as one of seven children in his family. Beginning in 1958 Lynch served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, ending his military career at the rank of Corporal. Following his stint in the Marines, Lynch returned to New York to study acting under the legendary acting teachers Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg. He became a lifetime member of the prestigious Actors Studio in 1970 and had appeared in many stage productions on and off Broadway, including William Shakespeare’s Richard III and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. Lynch made his feature acting debut in 1973’s Scarecrow alongside Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. Throughout the 1970’s the actor built up his resume with appearances in films like The Seven-Ups, The Happy Hooker, God Told Me To, and Deathsport and television shows such as Starsky and Hutch, Battlestar Galactica, and Buck Rogers.
Dynamite Entertainment and comiXology are offering a limited-time-only half-off sale on Buck Rogers Volume 1.
If you’re interested (and you should be), the comics listed in the sale are Buck Rogers #0-12 from writer Scott Beatty, artist Carlos Rafael, and cover artist John Cassaday. The sale started on Tuesday, September 27 and will end on at 11PM EST on Thursday, September 29, so make sure you head over to comiXology now!
Ever wonder what Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back would have been like if it had been made in the 1950s?
Well, the very clever whoiseyevan has created a sample of such a movie. Check out the video for “Premakes” The Empire Strikes Back (1950) here below.
The video was created using various black and white treasures, like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, First Spaceship on Venus, and many more, along with music from Hoist as well as sound effects and dialogue from The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama.