Comic Book USA: Peter David…please recover soon.

Comic Book USA: Peter David…please recover soon.

In queste ore lo scrittore Peter David e’ stato ricoverato in ospedale con un Ictus in corso….vorrei unirmi a tutti coloro che, in tutto il mondo, si augurano che torni presto a stare bene.

Mr. David please Recover soon!

Questo e’ il racconto della moglie, tratto dal blog personale di Mr. David che ci aggiorna sulle sue condizioni.

As stated yesterday on his web log, Peter had a stroke. So we are at the beginning of what is going to be a long road. We have a diagnosis, which is a small stroke in the Pons section of his brain. Now we have to figure out where we go from here and how we get Peter back to what he was before the stroke. We know that a total recovery is slim because damage to the brain doesn’t go away but the brain can be trained to work around the damage and give Peter back what he has lost.

I am dealing with a lot of woulda, coulda, and shoulda issues right now. But we are where we are and we are working out a plan of recovery.

What happened was that we were in Disney Hollywood Studios having just had lunch at the Prime Time Café. We were walking to the front gate because we were off to Animal Kingdom to see a friend of ours perform in the Finding Nemo Show. Peter had been tired and also not sleeping well the past week or so. He had been taking naps in the afternoon to catch up on the sleep that was eluding him at night. He told me that he had blurry vision in his right eye. The way he described it to me sounded like an ocular migraine so we took him back to the Hotel and went onto Animal Kingdom. We got back and he was working on his next novel. We decided to go to dinner but he was still having a slight vision problem so I drove.

While at dinner I thought his speech was a bit slurred. He put it down to fatigue and his face always looked like that. That morning he couldn’t get his right leg to move correctly. He told us later that he had gotten up because he couldn’t sleep and tried to type and couldn’t get his hand to work correctly but he didn’t want to wake me up and alarm me. I called my mom with the laundry list of things. My mother said get him to a hospital NOW. We loaded him into the car and took him to Celebration Hospital at the recommendation of some friends.

Celebration Hospital did a great job of getting him in and starting treatment. His blood pressure was scary scary high so their first job was to get it back to closer to normal. They did some tests and a CAT scan to check for a stroke. The CAT scan didn’t show anything but they were going with their observations and the evidence that his blood work was not good and getting worse. The decision was made to transfer him down to Florida Hospital in downtown Orlando where they could do an MRI and some other tests Also Florida hospital has the best cardiac unit and they were worried that he had a heart attack or a cardiac episode (having told Peter that he might be having a cardiac episode, he put on his best comic guy voice and said, ”Worst Episode Ever.” So Ariel got to take “ride in an ambulance” off her bucket list as she went down to the hospital with Peter while I dealt with getting us out of our hotel room.

So I am betting that in this point of the narrative you, if you know our family, are asking where is Caroline while this is all going on. She was and is in Jacksonville with her sister and Peter’s eldest daughter, Shana. Currently we haven’t told her what is going on but that is going to change in the next couple of days. So she is having fun with big sister and her playmates in Jacksonville. Shana has been a rock in all this and a champ about taking care of her little sister while all this has been going on. I have been able to concentrate on Peter right now.

He went into the Florida Hospital in the Cardiac Care Unit as they try to ascertain what exactly happened. They did an MRI about midnight along with some other tests. They came to the conclusion that it was not a heart attack but a stroke and moved him to the neurology unit where he is now.

As he stated, he has lost most of the use of his right arm, his right leg is incredibly weak, the vision in his right eye is blurry, and the right side of his face is drooping slightly. But the brain is there with all its quips and quick retorts. He has had the nurses laughing a lot.

Today we figure out what the next step is and where it is going to happen. Tonight the New Year Begins and for us it is a very different beginning than we thought we were going to be having.

Thank you everyone for your good wishes, prayers and kind words. They do help. And BIG thank you to our Orlando buddies who have taken us into their houses and helped us deal with what is going on.

Continue to think good thoughts for Peter. This is not going to be easy for him or us but we will get through this together.

I am grateful that my husband is still alive.

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Comic Book USA: Amazing spiderman # 700 … era proprio necessario?

Comic Book USA: Amazing spiderman # 700 … era proprio necessario?

Spoiler alert!! Se non volete notizie future, non salite su questo Tardis, non si torna piu’ indietro!

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….ieri e’ arrivato Amazing Spiderman # 700, la fine di un’era doveva essere…e piu’ che altro e’ stata la conferma che l’era e’ finita da un pezzo.

So bene che i fans in generale tendono a criticare sempre, se non accade nulla si protesta per la mancanza di idee, se poi succede qualcosa si protesta perche’ il proprio personaggio preferito non e’ piu’ lo stesso…come al solito la verita’ sta nel mezzo.

Io uso spesso la parola Alchimia, e’ quella linea sottile che rende speciali le cose stereotipate, e la verita’ e’ che sono in pochi a saperla raggiungere.

Anche qui abbiamo la conferma che il buon senso e’ andato perso da tempo, il trucco dello scambio di corpo e’ vecchiotto ed anche abbastanza abusato, ed usarlo per trasformare i buoni in cattivi non e’ certo originale. Quello che mi sento di contestare e’ la necessita’ di dover creare eventi/non eventi al solo scopo di vendere. O Meglio .. gli editori non sono opere di bene e giustamente hanno come principale scopo quello di guadagnare, ma nel farlo, hanno il dovere di raccontare storie, e temo che in casa Marvel questa “responsabilita’” si sia persa da molto tempo. Non so se il vecchio Dr. Octopus riuscira’ a trasportarci nel mondo della fantasia cosi’ come aveva fatto Spidey, ma sono certo che questa cosa non durera’…il tempo e’ un loop e alla fine si torna sempre al punto di partenza.

Excelsior!

News: Hot Toys – G.I. Joe Retaliation: 1/6th scale Snake Eyes AF

News: Hot Toys – G.I. Joe Retaliation: 1/6th scale Snake Eyes AF

In vista del film che uscira’ ad inizio 2013, la Hot Toys inaugura la prima collaborazione con Hasbro, presentando questa nuova doll.

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Hot Toys – G.I. Joe Retaliation: 1/6th scale Snake Eyes Collectible Figure Specification

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The 1/6th scale Snake Eyes Collectible Figure specially features:

–             Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Snake Eyes in his black “military ninja” bodysuit in the movie
–             Approximately 30 cm tall

–             TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations

–             Five (5) pairs of interchangeable gloved palms including:

–             One (1) pair of fists

–             One (1) pair of palms for holding gun

–             One (1) pair of palms for holding swords

–             Two (2) pairs of relaxed palms

Costume:

–         One (1) black “military ninja” bodysuit with armors on upper body and arms

–         One (1) black helmet

–         One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons:

–             Two (2) Japanese-styled metal swords with sheath

–             One (1) pair of daggers with sheaths

–             One (1) submachine gun

–             One (1) pistol with holster

Accessory:

–             Figure stand with Snake Eyes nameplate and the movie logo

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different

**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

Release date:     Q2, 2013

G.I. JOE AND ALL RELATED CHARACTERS ARE TRADEMARKS OF HASBRO AND ARE USED WITH PERMISSION. © 2013 HASBRO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2013 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
© 2012 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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The Japan Collector: Black Rock Shooter, Lineage II and Shinig Heart’s PVC Figures

The Japan Collector: Black Rock Shooter, Lineage II and Shinig Heart’s PVC Figures

Black Rock Shooter – Insane Black Rock 1/8 PVC figure by Good Smile Company

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A flame of insanity burning in her eyes.

From the anime series that aired during Fuji TV’s noitaminA block ‘Black Rock Shooter’ comes a 1/8th scale figure of Insane Black Rock Shooter, the character with a flame of insanity burning in her eyes. She is posed holding both of her primary weapons – the Insane Cannon Lance and the Insane Blade Claw.

Both her and her weapons have been sculpted down to the finest of details, and even the base she stands on has been intricately designed to remind everyone of the ‘Hollow World’. If you’re a fan of the series you’ll be sure to enjoy this impressive figure of Insane Black Rock Shooter!

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Lineage II – Elf 1/7 PVC figure by Max Factory

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The race that worships the Goddess of Water, bound by fate to protect the World Tree.

From the popular MMORPG ‘Lineage 2′ comes a 1/7th scale of the most popular player class in the game – the Elf! The figure is based on the original image illustration for the class and has faithfully been reproduced in figure form.

The figure is filled with highlights that are sure to charm anyone who sets their eyes upon her – from her transparent skin to her affectionate expression, her beautiful pearl outfit with elegant armor and even her elaborately detailed weapon – every part of her has been beautifully sculpted for fans to enjoy.

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Shining Hearts’ Misty PVC Figure

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The undeniable appeal of the Shining series continues with this upcoming pre-order from Alter, featuring Hearts’ lovely pirate leader Mistral in all her frilly glory.

There’s certainly a lot to love in Misty’s design, from the large amount of detail in her dress, to the semblance of movement conveyed and the vivid, stand-out color choices used. Black and red almost always look good together, and so it is with Misty with some added white for good measure.

Alter’s also gone the distance and foregone a simple base for one with a colorful blue splash reaching up Misty’s leg, complementing some nice effects around her outstretched arm and umbrella, too. She’s definitely a great example of how Shining figures manage to range from simplistic to very complex and look just as fantastic either way, so don’t miss picking her up in May for about ¥10,380.

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Fumetti: Batman e la Maschera dei Gufi – Promozione Lion/DC

Fumetti: Batman e la Maschera dei Gufi – Promozione Lion/DC

Simpatica promozione ideata dalla Lion per pubblicizzare i titoli di Batman. Prenotando uno o piu’ Bat-Pack fra quelli elencati sotto, potrete ricevere in  omaggio dalla vostra Fumetteria una maschera dei Gufi.

Per cui, se siete interessati, fatemi sapere quali titoli potrebbero essere adatti a voi, ed insieme con i fumetti, riceverete anche la Maschera!

Ovviamente, piu’ Bat-Packs prenotati, piu’ maschere…

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Shop News: Offerte di fine anno.

Shop News: Offerte di fine anno.

Con l’anno che va via, vediamo se riusciamo a trovare casa a questi ultimi pezzi che metto in offerta per fare un po’ di spazio ai nuovi arrivi.

Tutti pezzi unici…chi prima arriva….

Women of Marvel Comiquette Statue Savage She-Hulk 51 cm

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Celebrating the Women of Marvel cover art series is Sideshow´s Women of Marvel: Savage She-Hulk Comiquette based on the stunning work of comic artist Jelena Djurdjevic. Each piece is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. The Sideshow´s Women of Marvel: Savage She-Hulk Comiquette is an outstanding addition to any collection, perfect for any Marvel display.

Product Size: 51 x 18 x 23 cm

159.00 Euro

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Marvel Statue War Machine Modern 34 cm

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Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present outstanding Marvel statues and busts created by Bowen Designs. These high-quality, detailed collectibles feature your favorite Marvel characters as they appear in a wide range of comics. The War Machine Modern Statue is sculpted here in great detail, intricately crafted and cast in heavyweight polystone. This museum quality collectible is the perfect addition to any Marvel collection!

179.90 Euro

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Joseph Michael Linsner´s Dawn Statue 1/6 20th Anniversary Edition 38 cm

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Joseph Michael Linsner´s exquisite goddess creation marks her 20th Anniversary with this captivating statue sculpted by Clayburn Moore for The CS Moore Studio. The 1/6 scale statue stands approximately 15´ tall and features Dawn in a seductive new costume designed by Linsner and Moore specifically for this sculpture. Both artists are known for creating women with an intoxicating combination of strength and sensuality that leaves fans wanting more, and their talents come together beautifully in this breathtaking 20th Anniversary Statue.

159.90 Euro

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Marvel Statue White Queen Modern 30 cm

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Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the outstanding Marvel statues and busts created by Bowen Designs. These high-quality polystone, detailed collectibles feature your favorite Marvel characters as they appear in a wide range of comics.

The White Queen Modern Statue stands over 30 cm high. This intricately sculpted statue is cast in high-quality polystone, a great addition to any Marvel collection!

184.90 Euro

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Marvel Statue Black Knight 36cm

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Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the outstanding Marvel statues and busts created by Bowen Designs. These high-quality, detailed collectibles feature your favorite Marvel characters as they appear in a wide range of comics. The Black Knight Statue stands over 36 cm tall to the tip of his sword.

134.90 Euro

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Witchblade Statue Schoolgirl Sara Pezzini 34 cm

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You’ve waited 5 years for this amazing statue, and at long last here it is. Based on Marc Silvestri’s incredible illustration, The CS Moore Studio proudly offers the Schoolgirl Witchblade Statue. Presenting police officer Sara Pezzini (Witchblade) in undercover schoolgirl garb, Clayburn Moore has outdone himself on this masterpiece. At 13.5 inches, this limited edition, beautifully detailed sculpture will be a most valued addition to any collection.

Limited edition.

124.90 Euro

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Predators Maquette The Falconer Sideshow Exclusive 37 cm

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Sideshow is proud to partner with KNB EFX GROUP to bring you the Predators Collectible line from the 2010 film release. Each piece is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Presenting a scaled full-figure study of the newly developed Predator creature designs for the film by KNB, The Falconer Predator Maquette is an incredible and detailed addition to any Predator legacy display.

The Sideshow Exclusive version of the The Falconer Maquette includes a unique feature available nowhere else: Print of the design artwork

Limited Edition: 300 pieces

Product Size: 37 x 41 x 28 cm

224.90 Euro

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Women of Marvel Comiquette Statue Storm 42 cm

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Celebrating the Women of Marvel cover art series is Sideshow´s Women of Marvel: Storm Comiquette based on the stunning work of comic artist Jelena Djurdjevic. Each piece is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. The Sideshow´s Women of Marvel: Storm Comiquette is an outstanding addition to any collection, perfect for any Marvel display.

Product Size: 42 x 22 x 18 cm

159.90 Euro

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