Rasputin, The Voice of the Dragon — Review & Hopes on What’s to Come

9 Nov

3001268.jpgBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Dark Horse Comic‘s Rasputin, The Voice of the Dragon has an official street date of November 15th, and any fan of this character from the Hellboy series will finally be able to get inside this evil sorcerer’s head! The first issue serves as an introduction and later issues will look deeper into this antagonist’s backstory. With this title, another tale is unfolding.

Hellboy has not arrived on Earth yet, and Trevor Bruttenholm’s journey to be confident to this antihero is also just beginning. His “abiding interest in the occult” sees him chasing after ghosts, or rather geists, thinking there is a code nestled within it to reveal the Nazi’s plan for world conquest. Little do the Allies know, the Germans are seeking their own warlords. Eventually, both side’s masters of the occult will clash.

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Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune Resurfaces at Dark Horse Comics!

8 Nov

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

For readers who have not met this daring hero yet, Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to bring writer and artist Sean O’Neill’s graphic novel adventure for kids, Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune, back into print! Successfully funded as a Kickstarter in 2013, Rocket Robinson is described as Indiana Jones meets Tintin and offers action-packed historical fiction perfect for middle-grade readers.

For this older reader who loves anything to do with depictions of Ancient Egypt, I’m certainly going to buy this title. Trying to be aware of every release using this backdrop is tough and the news released today is particularly thrilling. Material can get buried in a short amount of time in book shops, and I’m glad some treasures are worth unearthing to shine again.
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Updates & A Foodie’s Guide to Fan Expo Vancouver 2017

7 Nov

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Residents far and wide will soon be descending upon Fan Expo Vancouver (Nov 10-12, 2017) in British Columbia. Now into its sixth year, they are having a Steampunk exhibition where folks can learn about this subculture and their Artist’s Alley looks bigger than the retail/exhibitor’s space! In the television world, The CW is being very well represented. The big three — Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow — is the spotlight. The list is long and on the week of, adjustments have been made: Maisie Richardson-Seller has been added, and due to work commitments, Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz and Michael Shanks are unable to appear.

This media side will have fans who are not residents of Vancouver get to meet these performers without having to go stalking around in an active film set and herded away by production assistants. People are allowed to watch, as long as they are not in the view of the camera.

I’m always anxious to return to this show to revisit a few places to dine in! After attending this event for five years now and visiting almost all of the inexpensive diners around the Coal Harbour area, I feel I can finally offer my picks. This list will also be updated should I discover a new establishment worth mentioning. By clicking on the operation’s name, you will get to see the original review of these operations:

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“The Man Who Invented Christmas” may well change Post-Turkey Day Tradition in this Featurette

5 Nov

TMWIC_Poster_previewBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Now that Halloween is over, the next big international holiday is Christmas. Sorry America, but Thanksgiving Day does not count. To debut this film on Nov 24,. 2017 (the day after) will have some people flocking to theatres instead of shopping centers for a delightful film than deals from last year’s merchandise.

The Man Who Invented Christmas may well become the underdog for the season for those wanting a bit of cheery holiday humbug and an understanding of why this story is such a classic.

This movie directed by Bharat Nalluri and written by Susan Coyne looks at how A Christmas Carol came about. It has Dan Stevens (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) playing the role of Dickens, Christopher Plummer as Scrooge and Jonathan Pryce as John Dickens (the father).

This film will reveal shows how Dickens mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

This movie will debut in the UK, Dec 1st.