You may know Arthur Suydam for his brilliant, blood-drenched cover work on the Marvel Zombies comic book series, which featured zombified versions of Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine and other Marvel superheroes. But the A-list artist has also delved into making cover art for another zombie venture -- namely the DS rail shooter/survival horror game Touch the Dead. Recently, Arthur took the time to answer some questions about his undead artwork, his favorite zombie flicks, and why he's just so damn awesome...
I loved Lego Star Wars and its sequel; both games blasted
their way into millions of homes with their blocky, tongue-in-cheek take on the
Star Wars films. So when I heard that Warner Bros. signed a licensing deal with
Lego to make a Lego Batman game, my tiny lil' heart was filled with pure
joy. Traveller’s Tales, the developer of Lego Star Wars(and the not-nearly-as-good Bionicle Heroes) has also been tapped to work
on translating the Dark Knight into cutesy, Lego form. Not much else is
known, except that Lego Batman is slated for release in 2008 on multiple platforms. I wonder
how they’ll do the story: Will it be based on comic book lore, the good films (Batman , Returns and Begins), the okay one (Forever) or the really, really bad one (Batman and Robin)? Either way, I’ll totally play it and love it.
I should have written this yesterday, but I was so overcome with emotion that I couldn't convince my fingers to function properly--that, and I didn't want to ruin the non-waterproofed keyboard with my tears. If you think I'm being a little overly dramatic, well, I'm rubber and you're glue. My heart hurts, dammit.
Steve Rogers, affectionately known to most of the world as Captain America, was pronounced dead yesterday at Mercy Hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds to the shoulder, chest, and stomach. For the full heartbreaking story click here.
A beacon of hope for the country the majority of his career, Steve's popularity has waned in recent years due to America's lack of general patriotism and current obsession with all things completely and utterly idiotic (see Paris Hilton, According to Jim, and GHOST RIDER: THE MOVIE).
Although gone, Steve will forever live on in our hearts and memories...both good and bad.
If you didn’t catch NBC's Heroes
last night (we're all obsessed with it here at the office), not only did you miss a
mind-blowing episode of epic, plot-twisting proportions, you also missed a
glimpse of the upcoming PS3 title Heavenly Sword. Here's a little
summary of the game on developer Ninja Theory’s website:
Heavenly Sword is a stunningly beautiful martial arts drama
designed exclusively as a next-generation console game. The storyline concerns
a girl with only a few days left to live who embarks on one final act of
redemption against a king and his invading army. Heavenly Sword employs
state-of-the-art technology and gameplay to take players through a roller
coaster of emotion and action that truly exploits the potential of gaming as
the new artistic entertainment medium. … Or to put it another way, it’s totally
Totally sweet? Decide for yourself and check out the Heroes clip and/or watch the video from the Tokyo Game Show last year.
Not even 24 hours after coming to the glorious realization that I have psychic powers, I have something new and superhero-y to cheer about. We got Crackdown in the office, and my (very limited) social life is now officially screwed. Why would I want to have a face-to-face conversation with another human being when I can sidekick 13 virtual gangsters and raise my strength level to the point of being able to lift and throw city buses? What's the point of going for a walk in the park when I can leap over entire buildings in a single bound? And who has time for fresh air when there are hidden ability orbs to be found? I may be woefully lacking in many areas of human development -- namely social graces, maturity level and hygiene -- but no one will ever be able to say that Blair Herter doesn't have his priorities straight. Recognize.