Wednesday, November 7

Change-Bots After Dark

Been very busy lately, but took an hour or so tonight to read the newest Jeffrey Brown offering from Top Shelf Productions (Georgia's own!). Incredible Change-Bots is somewhere between a parody and tribute to The Transformers, borrowing heavily from that property's mythos.

In a setup that will sound familiar to Transformers fans, Incredible Change-Bots features two factions -- the Awesomebots and Fantasticons -- who flee their home planet of Electrocybercircuitron and crash on Earth. It plays up the ridiculous nature of the series, with more than a few 'guffaw' moments. It also features a surprisingly, uh, intimate moment that sure as heck caught me off guard.

Gasp! There are several more preview pages at Top Shelf.

Bonus mp3: Victor Lams - Robot Love


Anonymous Lillian said...

Hey Rich,
I tried replying to your Top Shelf e-mail, but for some reason my messages almost always get bounced back. :(

Anyway, here's the basic gist of our Top Shelf 10th Anniversary party: "Saturday, Dec 8 @ 2-7PM: TOP SHELF ANNIVERSARY & SWAP DAY
This is the day where we celebrate 10 years of Top Shelf, one of the finest indie publishers in the country. Andy Runton (creator of the sweetest comic book EVER, Owly) will be here signing his latest book, and hopefully, if I can find the time to get it all together, we will have a 'Hootenanny Talent Show.' Meanwhile that same day, James and Zano will set up a swap meet (next door at Aurora) for you all to trade toys, comics, etc."

I'll fill you in on the "talent show" portion when I see you on Friday. It's kinda silly and might not happen outside of my head.

2:22 PM

Blogger Nina said...

Hey great blog.

I’d love it if you checked mine out, just started it a few days ago. I will be posting Mon-Thu every week, hopefully!

5:01 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Lillian, that sounds great. I know I've some Silver Age stuff I'd like to swap for trades and graphic novels. I'm not really into the whole collecting for value aspect, and that stuff takes up space.

By the way, I was in Criminal today and yanked about 30 comics (Hitman, Preacher, Starman, The Goon, etc.) from the $1 bins. Sweet.

7:09 PM

Anonymous Lillian said...

Since I know you're getting my messages here, I'll just continue until I figure out how to get my e-mails through your spam filter. ;)

I don't know if you'll be in town on Saturday, but George Jeantys, the artist for Buffy Season 8, will be here from 2 to 7PM. Did you ever watch Buffy? I never did, and I'm constantly catching flak for it. It certainly sounds like something I would love, but I just missed it when it was on TV. Anyway, Eric says that I should just start reading the comics even though I didn't watch seasons 1-7. Your opinion? I guess I'll wait and see if George is a nice guy. If he is, then I'll consider reading it. :)

11:17 AM

Blogger Rich said...

Never seen a single second of a Buffy episode, as far as I know. Don't think I ever even saw the Kristy Swanson movie back in the day. As you might guess, that means I haven't read any of the Season 8 comics. I've only seen the cover art, which does look nice. Don't know if the same person (Jeantys) does covers and interiors though. I guess so?

1:00 PM

Anonymous Lillian said...

Nope, it's usually someone else that does the covers. Or it seems that way for most comics that aren't done by one writer/artist. Do you read Fables? I lurrrrrve those covers by James Jean.

2:41 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Nope, haven't read Fables although I hear lots of good things. Superheroes are about as far as I go on the fantasy end. I don't ever pick up any of the umpteen zombie titles either.

Actually almost plucked some Fables from the bins at Criminal yesterday but didn't. Next time, I guess.

2:49 PM


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