Hero Complex Gallery’s New Show “INVASION” Preps Us For The Inevitable Alien Takeover

We know it’s coming.  It’s not a matter of “IF” it’s just a matter of “WHEN?”  Yep, we are talking about the imminent take over of our planet but aliens from outer space.  Don’t laugh, don’t mock.  All one has to do is watch COSMOS, narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, to learn about the BILLIONS of planets that could possibly contain life in the universe.

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Well Hero Complex Gallery has asked U.K. artist Raid 71 (AKA Chris Thornley) to curate a new show called “Invasion.”  The show touches upon all the pop culture reference to alien intervention and attempts at world dominance.

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Raid 71

Raid 71 has brought 4 other artists along for his ride including: Gordon Reid, Steven Bonner, Kyle Wilkinson and Tony Hodgkinson.  The show opens tomorrow evening, September 27th, 2014 from 7 – 10pm.  If you can’t make it out to the show, online sales will begin in the HCG STORE on Sunday, September 28th around 1PM PST.

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Steven Bonner

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Kyle Wilkinson

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Gordon Reid

Follow these TWITTER pages for updates on new releases and upcoming projects from these fantastic artists.

Hero Complex Gallery:  TWITTER

Raid 71: TWITTER

Gordon Reid: TWITTER

Tony Hodgkinson: TWITTER

Steven Bonner: TWITTER

Kyle Wilkinson: TWITTER

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EC Comics & Fright-Rags To Release Some Horrifying, Limited Edition T-Shirts

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 9.33.09 AMOctober is aaaaaaaaaa-lmost here and that means that fans of everything that goes bump in the night get to rise up….rejoice and revel in all things dark and creepy.  Well THIS announcement should REALLY leave folks with a smile on their faces.

EC Comics was responsible for many of the best horror, sci-fi and crime comic books of the ’40s and ’50s, including “Tales from the Crypt”, “The Vault of Horror”, “The Haunt of Fear”, “Weird Science” and “Crime SuspenStories.” Now celebrating its 70th anniversary, the influential company is teaming with Fright-Rags for a line of limited edition apparel.

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Fright-Rags has created shirts out of three classic EC cover artworks: Jack Davis’ Tales from the Crypt #37, Al Feldstein’s Tales from the Crypt #24 and Johnny Craig’s Crime SuspenStories #22. Each full-color design is limited to 250 and available on T-shirts, girls shirts and zip-up hoodies.

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For the serious fan, Fright-Rags offers a limited edition box set. It collects all three shirts, along with an exclusive EC Comics logo baseball tee, a fan-addict patch and a fan-addict certificate, all packaged in a collector’s box. Only 200 box sets are available.

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These items are up for pre-order from Fright-Rags.com. Due to the limited nature of the products, they may sell out during the pre-order period. Orders are expected to ship in early November.

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The EC designs follow Fright-Rags’ recent Tales from the Crypt apparel, (seen above) which is in stock while supplies last.  If you REALLY love Tales from the Crypt then you can get the uber cool limited edition box set!

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LIMITED TO 200 ONLY!

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BOX SET INCLUDES: 
- ALL THREE Cryptkeeper Limited Edition shirts (V1-3 see images on left)* 
- EXCLUSIVE GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Tales From the Crypt logo tee (only available in this set) 
- Cryptkeeper sticker pack 
- 11×17 poster print of the V1 design 
- Collector’s Box 
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*Available in S-5X, Girls S-2X. All shirts will ship in the size selected – we are not able to mix sizes.

The company also released new shirts inspired by Twin Peaks, Salem’s Lot, Witchboard and many more.

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Guzu Gallery Returns For A Second Spin Of Their Music Themed Show: “Deep Cuts 2″

This weekend down in  Austin, Texas, GUZU GALLERY will be hosting an all new music themed exhibit.  It’s a follow up to last years successful show and it’s called “Deep Cuts 2.” The concept is simple, they asked each artist participating to pay  tribute to a beloved music icon, cult hero or legend in the form of an album-sized screen printed poster.

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Each print is uniform in that they are all 12.5″ X 12.5″ prints, (album cover size) and each one will only run you a reasonable $25!  Here is what Guzu had to say about the event over on their site.

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Eric Torres / Joy Division

Austin, Texas…the “Live Music Capital of the World.”  On any given night you can find live music playing up and down the streets of downtown Austin. Add to this the annual music festivals and rich history of the city’s music scene and you begin to understand where Austin gets its well-deserved moniker. This fall, we pay homage to our hometown’s strong musical tradition with a sequel to last year’s successful music-themed art show, Deep Cuts.

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Alan Defibaugh / Bowie

We asked each artist to tribute a beloved music icon, cult hero or legend in the form of an album-sized screen printed poster. Each print will be sold for $25.

The opening reception will be on Friday, September 26th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through October 20th. There will be live music by Austin dream pop trio, Yum, on opening night. Complimentary beverages will be provided by Hops & Grain and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

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Alexander Iaccarino / Misfits

The artist featured in this show include: Sal Gabriel – (Of Cromeyellow fame), Daniel Aranda, Kyle Carter, Alan Defibaugh, Justin DeVine, M. Fersner, Mauro Garza, Half-Human, Alexander Iaccarino, Roshi K, Kachi, Devin Lawson, Alice Meichi Li, Brian Maclaskey, Jeremy Martinez, Yehudi Mercado, Katrina Muir, Isaak Ramos, Francisco Salinas and Zachary Taylor

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“NIN” by Sal Gabriel

12.5″ X 12.5″

3 color screen print on black french paper

Numbered Edition of 25

$25

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We absolutely LOVE this print by Sal.  This N.I.N. album was one that blew our mind when it first came out and Sal has given it new life with this awesome image. Here is what Sal had to say about his print.  “Trent Reznor’s is my absolute favorite musician, and to me, it felt appropriate to take a look back at where he started. Pretty Hate Machine is basic compared to NIN’s later releases, but the building blocks are there and show a true artist at his most primal! It was fun to try and strip the album cover’s iconic elements and personify the album’s music into something abstract!”

If you are in the Austin area, the opening reception is Friday, September 26th from 7-10PM and the exhibit will remain on display until October 20th. For those of you that can’t make it to the gallery, artwork will be available on the official  GUZU GALLERY STORE beginning  Monday, September 29th around Noon CST.

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You Can Officially Put MondoCon 1 In The Books…

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Mondo took it upon themselves to put together their very own pop culture convention down in Austin, Texas and they called it….“MONDOCON.”  The hype and anticipation BEFORE the show was at a fever pitch and DURING the show, the Facebook forums were blowing up with stories, images and PB requests of an unprecedented magnitude.

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The show was packed with panels, screenings, signings and more.  They brought in food trucks they had poster rolling tables and I’d be willing to bet that folks all walked away with empty wallets, great stories and tons of art that is destined to adorn their walls.

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Here is a a look back at what is sure to be the first of many “MondoCons.”  The photos are courtesy of Austin photographer Trent Lesikar.  (Since we could not make it HUGE thanks to Trent or this visual journey.)

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You’ll see mega stars like Bernie Wrightson and Mike Mignola along with rising stars like Ghoulish Gary Pullin, Kevin Tong, Phantom City Creative, Daniel Danger and Sony and Biddy of WE BUY YOUR KIDS fame.

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If you were fortunate enough to go to MondoCon, soak it all in and take a journey down memory lane.  If you couldn’t make it, gaze upon what you missed out on and start prepping for next year.

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We’d love to hear what you liked about the con and what you think could have been done better or added.  This is by no means a chance to “bash” the event so don’t even go there.  It’s simply an opportunity for the Mondo crew to improve upon something truly great for the fans.

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Sideshow Collectibles Announces Their 6th Scale Deadpool Figure & We Gotta Get It!

We love Marvel’s “Merc with a Mouth” as much as the rest of you and Sideshow Collectibles wants to quench our desire for all things Wade Winston Wilson.  Today they have given us a look at an all new 6th scale figure for Deadpool and much like the character, it’s pretty damn awesome.

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Here is what they have to say about it over on SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES website:  Armed to the teeth with guns, puns, and things that go boom, Sideshow’s fully articulated Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure is ready to break through any obstacle – especially the proverbial fourth wall.

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Decked out in his iconic hand-tailored red and black costume, super-studly Wade Wilson comes with two handsome portraits and tons of goodies, including long and short stabbing weapons, two bitchin’ pistols, a Whoop Ass-ault rifle, and Big Boomin’ Balls.

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Famous for his over-the-top personality, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth can fully express himself with multiple swap-out hand gestures and plug-in word bubble accessories, customizable with explicit thoughts and witty words. All we have to say is, “You’re welcome, mankind.”

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The Sideshow Exclusive version of Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure will also include a flying zombie head.*  (*Zombie head accessory supported by figure stand. Does not actually fly.)

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We are going to go out on a limb here but this may be one of our all-time favorites from Sideshow Collectibles.   That’s saying a LOT considering how much amazing stuff they have released over the years.  It’s definitely up there with all their Iron Man figures as well as their HUGE Hulk figures and we love that you can show off Wade’s wise-ass sense of humor with this one as well.

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As usual, Sideshow’s attention to detail is extraordinary, you even get POUCHES and multiple heads!

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This awesome collectible is available to preorder NOW by CLICKING HERE. Sideshow will also make it easier for you by doing a payment plan so that you can ease into this one without a BANG!

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We’ll leave you with some more images of this must-have collectible.  Please do not drool on your keyboard whilst looking though, we are not liable for any damage to your electronics that may come from excessive starring at your screen.

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