Monthly Archives: November 2011
Rob Kelly is a guy who understands passion, and the concept of the phrase “labor of love.” Not only is he the man behind The Aquaman Shrine, he is also the writer of the smashing new webcomic Ace Kilroy, along with artist Dan O’Connor. This is his newest labor of love, and with just a few clicks of the mouse, you can help make this adventure last a good long time. It’s worth it!
Ace Kilroy is a loving tribute to the high adventure comic strips of yesteryear. My first glance at the work, which started on Halloween this year, conjured memories of Steve Canyon, and sure enough, that’s one of the strip’s inspirations. I have fond memories of the newspaper strips as a kid, reading their adventures in the black and white dailies and then in full color on Sunday – and this is the method of webcomic Ace Kilroy.
The man, Ace Kilroy, is the spitting image of Clark Gable, and a classic soldier of fortune in the late 1930s. Summoned by President Roosevelt to combat the monsters of our childhood like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man, who might now be working with Hitler’s sinister Third Reich. It’s clean cut but gritty action with a square-jawed hero facing off against the solid evils of monsters and Nazis. Really, Ace Kilroy is everything you want in an old-fashioned (and that’s a good thing) adventure comic. It’s good versus evil, where the good guys wear white and the bad guys wear black. You know who to root for and you know who to boo and hiss. Like I said, it’s a good thing.
Rob Kelly has an extensive background studying both comics and film, giving his sequential storytelling flow and cinematic flair. Dan O’Connor has an artistic style that perfectly matches the era and feeling needed for the strip. Together, they make the noir adventure breathe and jump off the page. Their Ace Kilroy really is a 1940s adventure movie and/or comic (take your pick, it’s both) come to life. Less than two weeks in, I am hooked.
And Rob and Dan are doing this great old-fashioned comic strip with a twist of contemporary internet promotion, and also using Kickstarter to fund it. So if you dig Ace Kilroy, become a backer! Find Ace Kilroy at the following links:
The Actual Webcomic is here.
A quick who’s who background file on the characters can be found here.
The Blog, behind the scenes at Ace Kilroy is here.
Ace is on Facebook here.
You can even follow Ace Kilroy on Twitter here.
You can find the official Kickstarter page here.
And to join Ace’s Allies, click here and become an official backer!
Join the adventure!
The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (The Bowler) Evans, Allison (Batgirl) Eckel and Glenn (Red Lantern) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!
The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Uncanny X-Force #17, the rest of the X-Men titles, Nightcrawler returns in Fear Itself #7.8 maybe, the female Ghost Rider, Avengers Origins The Vision #1, Paul Cornell’s Demon Knights #3, Gail Simone’s Batgirl #3, the ‘real’ Superboy, father of the year Batman, Green Lantern #3, and the rest of the DC 52 titles of the week.
The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed reviews some DC titles, Resurrection Man #3, father of the year runner up Deathstroke, the return of Wildstorm, Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #2, Ed’s indies, House of Night #1, Zenescopes of the week, ‘some’ of the Robins, new website, new t-shirts, Ed’s trades and manga, and the Food Machine Charity Event.
And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!
If you love playing WarMachine, or you just want to help folks in need this holiday season, you should bring your canned goods down to All Things Fun! this week through the big day on November 13th. That the date of this year’s FoodMachine Charity Event.
The WarMachine Gaming Tournament begins at noon on November 13th, with an entry fee of 15 cans of food for charity. Prizes have been donated by local businesses including Tunes, Vision Center II, Bottino’s Shop-Rite, AKA Recording, Screen Gems, and All Things Fun!
So come on out and help your neighbors this holiday season by bringing down some canned foods for ATF!’s 2011 Foodmachine Charity Tournament & Food Drive on Sunday, November 13th. The doors open at 10 AM, and the game begins at Noon. More details can be found at the fabulous new All Things Fun! website here.