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woensdag 11 juli 2012

Babylon 5 A Call to Arms - Robert Sheckley

2 boeken erbij/2 more books part 2 Babylon 5 A Call to Arms - Robert Sheckley
Great stuff I'm sure ! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/797209.Babylon_5

Doctor Who en de Zarbi's/Doctor Who and the Zarbi

2 boeken erbij/2 more books part 1 Doctor Who en de Zarbi's/Doctor Who and the Zarbi
Always a fan of the first Doctor, but not aware of the dutch edition. very pleased to have this. Dutch edition infomation: http://www.denederlandsedoctorwhopagina.nl/seizoen%202_5.htm English info: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Doctor_Who_and_the_Zarbi

maandag 18 juni 2012

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.8, May 2012

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.8, May 2012.



"15 minutes of fame"

Hi all !
first an explanation.
The last entry I did was on FRIDAY, APRIL 06, 2012(search for it) dealing with Titan Transformers UK issue 4.7 and normally I would do the next one about one month later but it took a little time to get the next issue until one day I saw: Heyyy the new issue ! 4.9 ! hey ? What was the last one I got ?
After a speedy check I found out that I never recieved issue 4.8. So, I emailed the good and helpfull folks at Titan and they have a good service I must say, however they weren't able to supply me with a replacement issue. As compensation they kindly extended my subscription by one issue. As I said, Excellent service !
But I still did not have the issue.
On to the interwebs! Luckily there is Ebay and steveh974 provided me with the issue. I thank him for the issue!

Now let's go to the Issue!

Page 00: cover consist of PRIME art of well...Optimus Prime! Free toy is a "Ballistic Blaster!" finally a proper weapon !
Page 02-03: Index Page.
Page 04-05: The Wheeljack Lowdown Profile Page.
Page 06: Titan Magazines -get 2 transformers with subscription- offer advert.
Page 07-10: Part one of the the strip begins.

"The Mind Trap!"
Script: Chris Cooper Art: Horacio Domingues Colours: Nestor Pereya Lettering: Comicraft

Optimus is trapped by Knock Out and his mind switched to a human body! Meanwhile Knock Out orders the Vehicons to throw his body in the crusher and Optimus attempts to make contact with the human host mind and starts to fight back ! .....to be continued on page 22



Page 11: StarWars Clone Wars Magazine advert
Page 12-13: Part 8 of the PRIME episode guide, reviewing Con Job. Also a micro quiz.
Page 14-15: EPIC TRANSFORMERS QUIZ! some questions I didn't even know!
Page 16-17: Prime Poster featuring Ratchet and Bulkhead, according to the tfwiki by Augusto Barranco and Jose Lopez. Originally the cover of IDW Publishing's Transformers: Prime #2.
Page 18: Mind Trap MAZE.
Page 19: Back issue order page.
Page 20-21:Starscream's Stumpers Puzzle page.
Page 22: Win Transformers BotShots figures competition.

Page 23-26: Part 2 of the strip!

The Autobots Join the fight to try and save Optimus's body not knowing that his mind was transferred to the human Lin-Che. Bulkhead and Arcee are overpowered and Lin-Che decides that the only chance is to force a mindreverse. He succeeds and Optimus kicks Knock Out's butt! After the battle Optimus drives Lin -Che home to his family.

Page 27-29: The letterpages, hosted by Megamouth Megatron(HAIL!) (PRIME version) with a little help from Arcee (also PRIME version) With a letter from ME !.

Page 26: Starscream's Stumpers! Arms Race. Match Weapon to description.
Page 27: Spot the difference and Fighting talk
Page 30: Ratchet's Joke Page !
Page 31: Next issue blurb which looks like an Bumblebee centric cover.
Page 32: Titan Hot Wheels magazine -advert
Conclusion:
Good Comic strip scriptwise, art a lillte below standard but simple and fun! Getting your letter printed is Very very cool!

score: 8.5 out of 10 (allright you've caught me, because of the letter.... ;) )

vrijdag 6 april 2012

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.7, April 2012.


"I am the Law!"

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.7, April 2012.

I recieved this comic by post wednesday the 4th of April. Yeah I know it's been late but I've had no time on wednesday and was not feeling all that well on thursday so...I'll do it here and Now !

Page 01:Also known as the cover.
Free gifts:
- Transformers Prime Disc Bomber. And Transformers Prime Stickers! The Disc bomber is a disc shooter variant and the stickers feature Optimus, Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Arcee, Starscream and Megatron. Always cool, stickers.
The cover also features PRIME promo art of Optimus and Megatron and tucked away under the free gift, a drawn picture of Starscream !
Page 02-03: Index Page.
Page 04-05: Arcee VS Bulkhead Ultimate Smackdown! here´s a couple of factfiles about mentioned bots.
Page 06: Titan Magazines - Batman Brave and the Bold Magazine subscription - advert
Page 07-10: Part one of the the strip begins.

"Megatron´s Law !"
Script: Robin Etherington
Art: Dario by Brizuela
Lettering: Comicraft

Location: Danakil desert, Erta Ale Volcano. Megatron(HAIL!) wonders why the Autobots are still walking freely among the human parasites of this planet. (and he's right ofcourse !) his conclusion is that the warriors under his command must be too weak and shows Starscream his solution to the problem. Gladitorial combat, survival of the fittest! Starscream objects and mentions that there's no way to force Decepticons to kill Decepticons.
His comments are noted and gets thrown into the pit to fight Fearstorm instead of the expected 'factory reject drone'. Still citing Decepticon law, Megatron(HAIL!) warns Starscreams that unless he finds the Key, the shackle attached to his wrist will explode 10 minutes after the start of the contest. The Key being the opponents spark.....to be continued on page 22

Page 11: Titan Magazines -get 2 transformers with subscription- offer advert.
Page 12-13: Part 7 of the PRIME episode guide, reviewing Scrapheap. Also a micro quiz.
Page 14: Megatron's Law gladiator game rules.
Page 15: The Big Tough Wordsearch hosted by Megatron(HAIL!)
Page 16-17: Megatron's Law Gladatorial game cards! short summary: rules and examples, see pictures below






Page 18: Titan Magazines - Spongebob Magazine subscription - advert
Page 19: Win Transformers Prime Cyberverse figures competition.
Page 20: Terror of the Scraplets (although it sounds like a forgotten DR Who story from the seventies it is actually a factfile on the scraplets.
Page 21: Scraplets Attack Maze, Help Ratchet find the route, the scraplet took to get into the control system.
Page 22-25: Part 2 of the strip!
Starscream is attacked and must fight for his life! unable to transform due to the magnetic pull of the vulcano he resorts to his brain. Using Fearstorm as jumppoint he manages to get a spike and traps Fearstorm with it. He takes his spark just in case Megatron wasn't lying. Megatron admits that is wasn't a bad effort and welcomes him back to the bridge of the Nemesis while Starscreams vows revenge.
Page 26: Starscream's Stumpers! Arms Race. Match Weapon to description.
Page 27: Spot the difference and Fighting talk
Page 28-29: The letterpages, hosted by Megamouth Megatron(HAIL!) (PRIME version) with a little help from Arcee (also PRIME version).
Page 30: Transformers Prime Painted Poster featuring the Dcepticons!
Page 31: Next issue blurb which looks like an Optimus centric cover.
Page 32: StarWars Clone Wars Magazine advert

Conclusion: Good Comic strip, simple and fun! Stickers are cool! Nice battle card game!
score: 7.5 out of 10

-Johan

zaterdag 3 maart 2012

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.6, April 2012



"What an intolerable failure of a machine !"

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.6, April 2012.

Script: Robin Etherington
Art: Dario Brizuela
Lettering: ComicCraft


I recieved this comic by post Friday the 2nd of march. First thought was "Have I seen the free gift before ?"

Page 01:
Free gifts:
- Transformers Prime Battle Blaster. Cool looking gun.


Cover features PRIME promo art of Starsream and tucked away under the free gift, a drawn picture of Optimus !
Page 02-03: Index Page.
Page 04-05: Starscream Profile and Starscream 'spot the difference' puzzle.(his profile suggests him to be a flipflopper of sorts. First wanting to become a Prime, then the all powerfull leader of the Decepticons.



Page 06: Titan Magazines - Simpsons Magazine subscription - advert
Page 07-10: Part one of the the strip begins.

"All the president's 'Bots !"
Scripting by Etherington and art by Brizuela, Everything starts aboard the Nemesis, where Starscream gets scoffed by Megatron (HAIL!) and gets the task of finding the Autobots.
He then gets the incredible idea of kidnapping the American(female - how liberal) president. He does this by pumping sleeping ges into the aircraft. Early next morning the Autobots get a wake up call from Agent Fowler to go and rescue the president. Prime thinks he knows where to find him so they go to the Grand Canyon. "Where the old warriors twice fell" referring to an ancient cybertronian battle that split the canyon in two and ofcourse the recent fight Prime and Ratchet had in the Darkness miniseries.(Prime, Season 1, ep 3 and 4) They go into the canyon and then face an ambush by Starscream and the drones, pointing artillery cannons at them! to be continued on page 23



Page 11: Titan Magazines -get 2 transformers with subscription- offer advert.
Page 12-13: Part 6 of the PRIME episode guide, reviewing Masters and Students. Also a micro quiz.
Page 14-15: Win Transformers figures competition. Prime figures! Deluxe and Voyager class.
Page 16: Starscream's Stumpers! part 1: Megatron(HAIL!) 'spot the difference' puzzle

Page 17 + 20: Transformers Prime mini poster featuring Mighty Megatron(HAIL!) starscream and piles of energon to a desert background
Page 18 + 19: Transformers Prime mini poster featuring Bumblebee Busting out !



Page 21: Starscream's Stumpers! part 2: Bits and bots, recognize bots within 2 minutes. and a 'Find Niko'maze puzzles.
Page 22: Titan Magazines back order advert.

Page 23-26: Part 2 of the strip! Autobots under siege from cannon fire! But Prime has a plan. Bumblebee and and Arcee must deal with the cannons while Bulkhead and Ratchet are to protect the plane containing about 60 passangers. Bumblebee and Arcee jump over the cannons and attack them from behind, giving Prime a chance to go after Starscream. Prime overpowers Starscream and rescues the still asleep President. After this defeat, Starscream leaves (with some damage to his right arm/wing) and the Autobots decide to go before "the humans wake up and get the fright of their lives".



Page 27-29: The letterpages, hosted by Megamouth Megatron(HAIL!) (PRIME version) with a little help from Arcee (also PRIME version).
Page 30-31: Rachet and the Vehicons! Get ratchet to ammo before going to the vehicon HQ puzzle.
Page 32: Road to the White House! Optimus must get to the White House to protect the president and avoid the vehicons. a maze puzzle.
Page 33: Next issue blurb which looks like a Megatron(HAIL!) centric cover. but then I was wrong every time....
Page 34: StarWars Magazine advert featuring Episode 1 and Clone wars imagery.
Page 35: Awesome PRIME Wordsearch. actually just a plain wordsearch....
Page 35-36: a Bot bookmark for use with books, you know those blocks of paper with words in them.
Page 36: Build Optimus ! cut out the parts and assemble them. looks like a fun item!



Conclusion: Good Comic strip, again, simple and fun! Toy was actually cool! extra fun also really contributed, the bookmark a favorite and the build Optimus feature. I won't use these ofcourse because I don't want to cut int`q1 o this issue

score: 7.7 out of 10


-Johan

woensdag 8 februari 2012

new stuff

Got some new stuff:

first some toys from the "hunt for the Decepticons" line: 5.99 euros each dicounted from 9.99 (about $ 7,94 each, before $13,24) yes toys are expensive here !

Breacher

This toy looks actually very nice in vehicle but is crap to transform!

Firetrap

This one is very nice, great robot mode and okay vehicle mode. Not hard to transform at all!

then, some comics:

Death's head tpb volume 1

COOOL! Geoff Senior cover telling the story from dr who mag 135 until issue 7 of the regular series. VERY NICE, Yes ?


Death's head tpb volume 2

Again a winner! Lee Sullivan cover! contains issue 8 until what if 54, including "the body in question" !!!! recommended, Yes ?

and one more,
Who's There ? The life and career of William Hartnell by Jessica Carney (HardCover)

Being an huge First Doctor fan, I have been looking for this book for some time. I really like that era of dr who and the portrayal of the first doctor. I have seem some films of Mr Hartnell but I am looking very forward to reading this book and finding out what sort of person he may have been.

Greetings Johan

zaterdag 4 februari 2012

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.5, March 2012



"Jack goes to school"

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.5, March 2012.
(click on image for better view)

Script: Robin Etherington
Art: Horacio Domingues
Inks: Ruben Gonzales
Colours: Nestor Pereya
Lettering: ComicCraft


I recieved this comic by post Thursday. First thought was "Have I seen the cover before ?" Well no, issue 4.3 also has Arcee on the cover and combined with a white background has caused this.

Page 01:
Free gifts:
- Transformers Prime Missile Launcher. VERY Not impressed. At All. The damn thing is broken(see picture).

Still, I'm not gonna contact them for another copy, the free gift doesn't actually excite me that much.

Cover features PRIME promo art of Arcee and Ratchet !
Page 02-03: Index Page.
Page 04-05: Arcee Profile and Arcee photo mash-up.
Page 06: Titan Magazines -StarWars Magazine subscription- advert
Page 07-10: Part one of the the strip begins.

"School is... out!"
Scripting by Etherington and art by Domingues, Everything starts at Greenville high school, Greenville. Nevada(I wonder if this is fictional? )The school has an explosion due to gas leakage. it appears to be the fourth school in Jasper county so when the kids see this newscast(I thought they only watched rock videos and played games...)Optimus joins them and mentions that he suspects Decepticon activity. They decide to stake out at the school and discover it's not the Decepticons but human adversary Silas ! and he's after Jack !(see page below for an example)


Page 11: Star Wars The Clone Wars Magazine advert combined with episode 1 3D competition.
Page 12: Defuse the bomb puzzle(see page below for an example)

Page 13: Save Jack Maze. Help Arcee !
Page 14-15: Part 5 of the PRIME episode guide, reviewing Darkness rising part 5. Also a micro quiz:
Page 16-17: Transformers Prime mini poster featuring all the main cast, bar humans. page has come loose

Page 18: Starscream's Stumpers! Crossed wires featuring Raf.
Page 19: Shadow image and Crack the code puzzles.
Page 20: Titan Magazines -get 2 transformers with subscription- offer advert
Page 21: Titan Magazines back order advert.
Page 22: A walk on the wicked side, Soundwave's Wordsearch.
Page 23-26: Part 2 of the strip! Jack enters the school(I know, stupid idea) without being seen or has he ? Silas confronts Jack and attempts to capture him but Arcee intervenes. Silas orders his troops to retreat to the roof, Jack manages to delay Silas in an interesting(but painful to men, a kick in the nuts) way. Amidst the confusion that follows, Silas does manage to escape and sets a firetrap for Jack. Arcee saves Jack and assures him he did a good thing trying to protect his family.(see another page)


Page 27-29: The letterpages, hosted by Megamouth Megatron (PRIME version) with a little help from Arcee (also PRIME version).
Page 30: Win Transformers figures competition.
Page 31: Next issue blurb which looks like a Prime cover. but then I was wrong every time....
Page 32: StarWars Magazine advert featuring Episode 1 imagery.


Conclusion: Good Comic strip, again, simple and fun! Toy was probably stepped upon but hey, I've already said enough about that! Shame about the broken toy(oops did it again.....)

score: 6.0 out of 10

-Johan



...next time... the Transformers UK 2012 Annual ....I hope.

way back ep 12

105.0 kilograms @ saturday 4 feb 10:25 (+ 0.4) blame the lasagna !

vrijdag 3 februari 2012

way back ep 11

104.6 kilograms @ friday 3 feb 06:45 (- 0.3)

woensdag 1 februari 2012

way back ep 10

104.9 kilograms @ thursday 2 februari 06:30 (equal, which is also good i guess)

dinsdag 31 januari 2012

maandag 30 januari 2012

way back ep 08

105.5 kilograms @ Tuesday 31, 06:30 (- 1.4 :) )

zondag 29 januari 2012

zaterdag 28 januari 2012

donderdag 26 januari 2012

woensdag 25 januari 2012

dinsdag 24 januari 2012

maandag 23 januari 2012

way back ep 01

105.9 Kilograms @ 06.41 AM

way back ep 0

in "way back" i want to monitor my progress when losing weight. Coming soon..... Unb

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.4, Januari 2012


"Spy Game."

Titan Transformers UK issue 4.4, Januari 2012.
(click on image for better view)

Script: Robin Etherington
Art: Dario Brizuela
Lettering: ComicCraft



I recieved this comic by post a long time ago (actually just before christmas), went to London for my sister's birthday where I bought the "Robot Revolt" T-Shirt featuring Megatron(HAIL) but really...I should get back to the comic.....
(click on image for better view)



Page 01:
Free gifts:
- Transformers Prime Cyber Blaster. Not very impressed.
Cover features PRIME promo art of Prime and Bulkhead
Page 02-03: Index Page.
Page 04-05: Megatron's Horror-scope! (for the year ahead....)
Page 06: Titan Magazines -get 2 transformers with subscription- offer advert
Page 07-10: Part one of the the strip begins.

"Tinker, Tailor, Gamer, Spy!"
Scripting by Etherington and art by Brizuela, Bumblebee aids Raf in getting a videogame that he really wanted, the UltraLux Special Invasionauts edition in 4D! Trouble is, the game is engineered by Soundwave to Brainwash Raf into overriding the base defences. Raf succumbs to the hypnotic trance that is the game and lets a drone attack force in the base! (see page below for an example)



Page 11: Star Wars The Clone Wars Magazine advert
Page 12: Transformers Prime mini poster featuring Optimus
Page 13: Rules and explanation to the Invasionauts board game
Page 14-15: Part 3 of the PRIME episode guide, reviewing Darkness rising part 4. Also a micro quiz:
Page 16-17: the Invasionauts board game.
Page 18: Starscream's Stumpers! Spot the difference puzzle featuring Arcee and Bulkhead.
Page 19: Spot the Bot and Ratchet's Maze puzzles.
Page 20: Dark of the moon DVD and Leader Bumblebee Competitions.
Page 21: Amazing Lightsabers competition.
Page 22: Bulkhead's Wordsearch.
Page 23-26: Part 2 of the strip! Amidst the chaos the Autobots manage to get defences back up while Jack and Miko
try to wake Raf up. After the breaking of the console Raf wakes up and saves the day by sending the invading army back by creating a loop that makes a vacuum.
Page 27-29: The letterpages, hosted by Megamouth Megatron (PRIME version) with a little help from Arcee (also PRIME version).
Page 30: Titan Magazines back order advert.
Page 31: Next issue blurb which looks like a Bumblebee cover. but then I was wrong last time....
Page 32: Useless non Transformer advert


Conclusion: Great Comic strip, small simple and fun! Toy was crap but hey, I'm not going to play with it! Entertaining other features like the board game.

score: 6.8 out of 10

-Johan



...next time... the Transformers UK 2012 Annual ....I hope.