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RIP Carrie Fisher 

Posted in actors, death, Geekbabes, news, sci-fi, StarWars with tags , , on December 27, 2016 by chrisdsav

I have no words over the death of Carrie Fisher it’s really sad and heartbreaking. I may be a horror fan but I am a bigger fan of Star Wars more than anything else. 


Being a long time fan of Star Wars for so many years. This is just so frustrating. I am in tears over this We lost Kenny Baker early this year and the actor who played Admiral Ackbar too. She was fierce and strong and in Return of the Jedi incredibly sexy in a gold bikini. Force will be with you Carrie always. 


RIP Lois Duncan

Posted in authors, Books, death, Horror Babes, Horror Movies, news with tags , , , on June 15, 2016 by chrisdsav

Its with sad news to report the passing of I Know What You Did Last Summer Writer Lois Duncan. She broke her back last year and was in the Hospital on Monday. According to her husband she collapsed in the kitchen. Very sad to hear.  I been trying to do a Q and A interview with her and we were scheduled to do it in a few week.

*Source of information her husband Don Arquette on her personal Facebook page

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RIP Admiral Ackbar

Posted in 80s, actors, aliens, death, news, sci-fi, StarWars with tags , , on April 5, 2016 by chrisdsav

Sad news as the Force Awakens comes out on blu-ray and dvd today.

Erik Bauersfeld, who died Sunday at the age of 93, wasn’t a household name. But his voice was famous — thanks to three little words delivered by a bulging-eyed, amphibious rebel commander Admiral Ackbar. He was also the voice of Bib Fortuna the alien we meet at the beginning of Return of the Jedi in Jabba’s Palace> Erik returned to voice the Admiral in last years The Force Awakens.

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Admiral Ackbar was written as a bit part — a handful of lines in Return of the Jedi, most of them rather defeated. “Prepare to retreat,” “we have no choice, “take evasive action, “we won’t last long!”

And then a futile utterance — pointing out, too late, what Lando Calrissian had already realized. “It’s a trap!”

The full article can be found here from NPR. may the Force always be with him.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/05/473073158/star-wars-voice-actor-who-as-admiral-ackbar-warned-its-a-trap-dies-at-93

 

Comic Book Spotlight: DEATH

Posted in Adult, Comic Books, DC Comics, death, Goth, horror, Horror Babes with tags , , on May 6, 2015 by chrisdsav

Neil Gaiman in 1989 created Sandman aka Morpheus aka Dreamer.  This would become one of his most famous creations. 8 issues into the series he showed us a charavter who has been around since time it self DEATH.

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But unlike the version depicted in all of cinema and tv up to that point this was a perky little goth girl. She would be the living embodiments of Death, but in a fun way. The original apearence of Death before the Crisis On Infite Earths is Werird War Tales #8. The artist on the Vertigo book was Steve Dringenberg. Marvel has their own version who is coveted by Thanos, the Avenger villian.
She tries to help her brother Dream lighten up after the crap he went thru with Dr.Destiny in the previous issues.

Death design is based on a singer.
Neil Gaiman is quoted below about Death

“Death is the only major character whose visuals didn’t spring from me; that credit goes to Mike Dringenberg. In my original Sandman outline, I suggested Death look like rock star Nico in 1968, with the perfect cheekbones and perfect face she has on the cover of her Chelsea Girl album.

But Mike Dringenberg had his own ideas, so he sent me a drawing based on a woman he knew named Cinamon Hadley the drawing that was later printed in Sandman 11 — and I looked at it and had the immediate reaction of, “Wow. That’s really cool.” Later that day, Dave McKean and I went to dinner in Chelsea at the My Old Dutch Pancake House and the waitress who served us was a kind of vision. She was American, had long black hair, was dressed entirely in black — black jeans, T-shirt, etc. — and wore a big silver ankh on a silver necklace. And she looked exactly like Mike Dringenberg’s drawing of Death”

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She would return a few issues later to help a transgender Metamorpho with identity confusion.
Then in 1993 She got her own series. This is how I learned of the character and was hooked ever since. Death the High Cost of Living and in 1996 Death the Time of Your Life. Both were written by Neil Gaiman and drawn by Chris Bachalo.
In both stories she is taking a day off to help those in need. High cost is considered the better of the two.

Death demonstrates safe sex by placing acondom on a banana held by John Constantine. Lightening the impact of the underlying message, she informs the reader that when one is through with the demonstration, “you can eat the banana.” This was used in high school health classes and is also reprinted as an addendum to the Death: The High Cost of Living trade paperback.
There is a third Death series, but she never appears and acts more as a force of nature. So similar to what she is in real life.

Recently DC published all Death stories and art in one volume except the manga.

She had a DC manga series as well called At Deaths Door by Jill Thompson.

She made two appearance in the Marvel Universe, at the wedding of Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler in The Incredible Hulk #418 (handing Marlo a hair brush, a visual pun referring to Marlo’s recent ‘brush with death’).
Then in the JLA Avengers crossover she appears with the Marvel Universe Death, and Dead man a DC character.

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Death appeared in Action Comics #894, which was written by Paul Cornell. Cornell confirmed that Neil Gaiman has given his approval for the use of Death in the storyline.  In the story, while searching for a black power ring. Luthor had encountered the rings in the Blackest Night story arc. Death never appeared and I never learned why.
Lex Luthor has a conversation with her in that issue. The cover is by David Finch and one of my favorite drawings of her.
She appears again in Action Comics #900 and in The Flash(vol. 3) #6, part of the Brightest Day crossover.

In the DC television series Arrow, a younger Felicity Smoak is shown with black hair and an ankh necklace as a subtle nod to Death

Death has yet to show up in the new 52, we can only assume it’s a matter of time before she shows up in new The Sandman series or one of the other supernatural DC books.

RIP Leonard Nimoy

Posted in death, news, sci-fi with tags , , on February 28, 2015 by chrisdsav

Very Sad to hear the passing of LEONARD NIMOY aka Spock from Star Trek and Galvatron from Transformers, and so many other roles he will be missed

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.

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He will always be Mr.Moundshroud from the Halloween Tree
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