Mondo, the seller of fantastic short-run posters by some of the greatest artists around, announced a trio of pieces that will go on sale some time tomorrow. Above you can see Martin Ansin’s Conan The Barbarian poster featuring a very ripped, much younger version of Arnold Schwarzenegger than we’re used to seeing these days. There’s also legendary poster artist Drew Struzan’s take on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and William Stout’s King Kong.
The pieces vary in dimensions, edition size and price, but if you want to get your hands on one or all of them for the initial asking price, you’ve got to follow @MondoNews on Twitter to find out exactly when they go on sale. And be quick about it, hundreds of posters can disappear in a matter of minutes. Good luck!
Talk show host Conan O’Brien probably isn’t the first person you think of when listing the best action stars of all time. But, that doesn’t stop him from trying. Last night’s episode of Conan on TBS brought recurring guest Steven Ho back to the show in an effort to teach O’Brien some sick fighting moves. Ho is a stunt coordinator whose credits include Blade, Crank: High Voltage and the last two Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. He even played Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, which brought about some ninja-esque challenges for Conan.
Follow this link to see him take on a gang of fruit-wielding thugs.
There was something thrilling and joyful about watching the premiere of Conan O’Brien’s new show on TBS aptly titled Conan. Like I mentioned in my post covering his last episode of The Tonight Show, I remember watching the very first episode of his run on The Late Show WAY back when and was pretty disappointed in NBC. I also felt like I had let Conan down a little by not following his exploits as the host of the Tonight Show more, but I was working at the time and, let’s be honest, you only really matter if you’ve got a Nielsen Box when it comes to rating. Anyway, seeing Conan on a rad-looking new stage with Andy Richter and the Jimmy Livino & The Basic Cable Band honestly made my heart happy. Unfortunately, I missed a few chunks of the show including Seth Rogen’s appearance because things got a little crazy with the Steelers game. I also missed all but the end of his interview with Lea Michelle, but the performance with Jack White and the Basic Cable Band reminded me of how good the record they made was, plus it showed that the man still knows how to have fun and may have brought a little of what he learned and experienced on the road back to his new show. The bits with the moon, Masturbating Bear as lotto ball chooser and Ricky Gervais’ appearance were all great moments. Can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for the rest of the week/year/long as I live.
He’s back! Well, in November. Conan Tweeted the following (he’s one of two people I follow thanks to Google Reader and not actually joining Twitter): “The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show.” Then I saw that the SuperPunch gang posted the full press release, which I have copied and pasted from them. The highlights include: Conan will start in November. As of now the show will start at 11:00 PM, Monday through Thursday which will bump George Lopez’s show back an hour. Hit the jump if you want to read the whole press release which I copied form SuperPunch. Continue reading News Of The Day: Conan Moving To TBS
I’ve been thankfully busy lately, writing for sites like Marvel.com, Maxim.com and GeekWeek, plus there’s a few more irons in the fire which I’m excited about and I have even more stuff coming out later this week. Here’s what I’ve been working on lately.
My buddy Ben has passed me all kinds of Marvel.com freelance lately which has been a lot of fun. I talked to Joe Casey about his upcoming Avengers: The Origin miniseries with Phil Noto. Damn, that’s going to be a pretty book.
I also talked with John Arcudi about his New Avengers: Luke Cage mini with Eric Canete which will be taking him back to his roots on the street in Philly.
In other me-and-comics news, I reviewed Dark Horse’s AVP: Three World War #1 and the Conan: The Weight Of The Crown 1-shot over on GeekWeek. They were both good books that I recommend.
And, of course, my awesome TV column telling you what TV shows you should watch has gone up over on Maxim.com. This week’s We Like To Watch includes chicks in lingerie, chicks in leather and what happens when all the chicks (and dudes) disappear.
As always, if you’re interested in more of my writing links, just click on the “Writing Links” tab up there at the top of the site.