To describe the plot of Cry Havoc makes it sound like the kind of story you’ve heard a hundred times before. Lou is an ordinary English woman who’s bitten by a werewolf, causing her to gain extraordinary abilities and a terrifying dark side to her personality. She’s then recruited by the U.S. Army into an elite group of others with strange and extraordinary abilities who are tasked with Lynn Odell, formerly one of their ranks who has now gone rogue—and who is also a werewolf. The plot, laid out in that way, seems fairly standard, the sort of thing you’ve read in a dozen other comics just like this. Only the story of Cry Havoc is anything but standard, and you definitely haven’t read anything like this.
An interesting thing happened. When Batman V Superman started releasing toys to promote its film, fans (and Wonder Woman fans) were treated to a new batch of Wonder Woman action figures and dolls. The only problem is . . . they were not the best looking. That is until talented folks started repainting the figures to some fairly remarkable results.
In one of the more touching blocks at this year's HollyShorts, this selection of films focused on films made by members of the disabled community. It's a beautiful look at some of the members of this community and the wonderfully creative spirits they have as artists.
Another block of incredible films came in on Friday, with several major projects coming together beautifully. Despite it being another smaller block, these films really captured some of the creative spirits of these talented artists.
While there wasn't a major theme to the Friday blocks of this year's HollyShorts, there were still plenty of amazing films to see and enjoy. With only a few films in this block, each is an incredibly special look into the creativity of some terrific filmmakers.
Kids can be cruel, but rich, snobbish high schoolers in an upscale boarding school can be even crueler to someone who doesn’t fit in. Enter Alena: an introverted, misunderstood misfit who couldn’t be more out of her depths than at her new school.
I did it again. I missed a review.
My apologies go out to my one fan for keeping you in suspense for so long. But, hopefully, we’ve all been keeping up with the comics to catch up.
The curiously named #40 block on the final day of HollyShorts had some very interesting film in its lineup. With several great films in this block, it's time to take a good look at a very diverse film line-up.
This year at HollyShorts, one of the more anticipated blocks of films seemed to be the Romantic Comedy Block. With nearly a dozen films on display, it was a pleasure to get to see the wonderfully hilarious and heartwarming films that appeared this year.
The following is an interview with writer Emma Beeby (The Alienist; Doctor Who), the first woman to write stories for Judges' Dredd and Anderson on multiple comic book arcs. Beeby's story, “Anderson: Psi Division: The Candidate,” in 2000 AD Prog 1994 pairs her with artist Nick Dyer, colorist Richard Elson, and letterer Ellie De Ville.