Friday 22 January 2010

E14 Exchange - Detective Edition

Brad: Dumbest idea in Metal Gear Solid:
"The communicator directly stimulates the bones of your ear, so they won't overhear us talking to you."
"Isn't a more direct danger that they'll hear me talking to you?"
"Yeah, you might want to be careful with that."
Nearly as stupid as the Captain at the start of Halo.
"I don't keep it loaded, so you're pretty fucked if you need to use it. Enjoy."
"Thanks. I hope you wind up as a tumour."
Brad: Some stoned guy just rang the land-line asking for Geoff.
Rob: Nice. We had a guy knock on the door last night looking for Mya.
Brad: Next time someone calls with a wrong number, I'm going to pretend to be the person they called for.
Rob: Famous last words..."Hello, can I speak to Angela Lansbury please?"
Brad: Dickass DM tonight?
Rob: Yeah, can do.
Brad: Cool, I’m online whenever you’re ready mate.
Rob: Cool, I’ll be on in about half an hour.
Brad: Ok, I’ll finish your mum off while I’m waiting.
Rob: Fine, I’ll come on earlier, I don’t want you bored for twenty-eight minutes.
Brad: That’s fine, I’ve got to get her out of the pony gear.
Rob: I’ve never thought of you as the rhyming slang type. If something’s pony, why use it?
Brad: Brb - need cock.
Brad: Damn Vista. It's like a combination of XP and faeces.
Rob: Could be worse, could be ME: Like having flu and AIDS at the same time.
Brad: I have flu and AIDS at the same time! And Windows 7 was my idea!
Brad: I was playing that Poirot game, and the principal character asks someone "How did you find the body?". I was hoping they were going to answer:
Rob: "Disturbing"?
Brad: "Yeah, it was all right, seen better."
Marvel and Electric Shepherd Productions have announced that the comic adaptation of Electric Ant, Philip K Dick’s seminal science fiction short story, will be arriving in comic shops this April with Philip K Dick’s Electric Ant #1. Acclaimed creators David Mack (Daredevil, Kabuki) and Pascal Alixe (Ultimate X-Men), along with cover artist Paul Pope (Strange Tales) and consulting editor Brian Michael Bendis (Siege, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), unite for an adaptation of this existential thriller unlike anything you’ve ever imagined. Garson Poole’s life is pretty great, with the job, apartment and sexy assistant of his dreams, but a visit to the hospital uncovers a dark secret about his existence. Revealed as an “Electric Ant,” a type of robot programmed to serve a specific function, Poole ’s life is thrown into a tailspin as he works to discover the truth about his programming…and reality itself.

As one of the most celebrated authors of the last century, Philip K Dick is the winner of both the prestigious the Hugo Award and the John W. Campbell awards, which honor excellence in science fiction. Inducted into the Library of America in 2007, Dick has received unprecedented literary recognition for his contributions to modern literature, specifically in the area of science fiction. His 45 novels and over 210 short stories have been adapted into numerous hit films, including blockbusters Minority Report, Total Recall and...another one, but the name escapes me.

“Philip K Dick is one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi authors ever and we’re honored to bring his stories to life at Marvel,” said Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer & Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Electric Ant is an extraordinary interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s classic short story, one that I’m sure all fans will enjoy.”

Laura Leslie, Dick’s daughter and a partner with her sister, Isa Dick Hackett, in Electric Shepherd Productions, added, “As the first original adaptation of our father’s work into this genre, we are thrilled with the creative team and the support of Marvel in the care they have taken to be true to the integrity of this story.”

Combining the literary prowess of Philip K Dick with some of the most imaginative creators in comics today, Philip K Dick’s Electric Ant could shape up to be the sci-fi comic of the year...
Atom has announced that the highly-anticipated first volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight - imaginatively titled Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 - will be published in hardback on 16 March 2010, and retail at £12.99. As is typical in graphic novel publishing, and due to the length of the prose novel, the book will be divided into two volumes and the release date for the second volume will be announced later in the year.

Twilight: The Graphic Novel contains selected text from Meyer’s original novel with illustrations by Korean artist Young Kim. A rare fusion of Asian and Western comic techniques will be reflected - mostly black-and-white with colour interspersed throughout. Stephenie Meyer consulted throughout the artistic process and had input on every panel.

“I’ve enjoyed working on this new interpretation of Twilight,” said Stephenie Meyer. “Young has done an incredible job transforming the words that I have written into beautiful images. The characters and settings are very close to what I was imagining while writing the series.”
In a novel that deftly mixes humour, romance, suspense and superpowers, Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge put a new spin on the age-old battle between good and evil. Forget the old formula of hero versus villain, because in a world where both the bad guys and the good guys are cloaked in shades of grey, it's not as simple as that...

Once best friends at an elite superhero training academy, Callie Bradford - code name Iridium - and Joannie Greene - code name Jet - are now mortal enemies. Jet is a by-the-book heroine, using her Shadow power to protect the citizens of New Chicago. Iridium, with her mastery of Light, runs the city's underworld. For years the two have played a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

But now playtime is over. A looming evil threatens both them and the world they share. As Jet works with a "normal" man who has an extraordinary ability to make her weak at the knees, Iridium teams with a mysterious vigilante called Taser. Both Jet and Iridium are convinced that the other woman is the key to a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions...And one of them is right.

Thanks to our friends at Piatkus Books, we've got three copies of Black and White to give away! For your chance of winning one, send us an e-mail to with your name and postal address before midday on Friday 29th January (UK time). The first three names drawn out of the electronic hat will win a copy of this awesome book!


  1. Anybody surprised that the comicbook adaptation of 'Twilight' is going to have a Manga-type look? Anybody?

    Didn't think so.

  2. I can't lie. When I saw the cover, I threw up in my mouth a little bit. This is going to make some socially inept fourteen year old girl scream with delight, though.