Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Return of the Milla Jovovich Quarterly

I've been a huge fan of Milla Jovovich since I first became aware of her, probably in "The Fifth Element." For a while, I was doing "The Milla Jovovich Quarterly" here at Shades of Grey, but I started to run low on interesting black-and-white pictures, so I stopped.

However, I have restocked, and I now resume regularly scheduled Milla Jovovich appearances by closing out 2016 with one! Join her in a prayer that 2016 Spectre of Death won't claim anymore victims!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Unifying Theme with Parker Posey

It was recently announced that Parker Posey will be in the cast of the upcoming remake of "Lost in Space" on Netflix. She come to Shades of Gray to demonstrate the blog's unifying them.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Fantastic Friday!

It's not only Friday, but it's Friday the 4th--so it's the perfect day for more portraits of the First Family of Superheroes, as well was their greatest friends and foes!
By Jim Lee

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 16 Days to Go!

We're halfway to the Big Night, and Vampirella has worked so hard as host of the Countdown to Halloween that she wore out her boots. Pardon her as she gets another pair.

By David Farley

By John Byrne

By Frank Cho

Friday, October 14, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 17 Days to Go
on this Fantastic Friday!

It's time for the October visit from American's First Family of Comics--the Fantastic Four!

The Fantastic Four deal mostly with aliens and scientific threats--the closest they come to Halloweenish adventures are dealing with their archnemisis Dr. Doom when he decides to augment his hi-tech weapons with dark magical secrets that he inherited from his mother--but they frequently travel to the alternate universe known as the Negative Zone to defend Earth from its monstrous denizens. Continuing the countdown to Halloween, John Byrne delivers two scenes from battles in that dark realm!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 20 Days to Go!

It's horror-themed Wonder Woman Wednesday (with special guest star Wonder Girl)!

By Rene Micheletti
By John Byrne
By Aaron Lopresti

Monday, October 10, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 22 Days to Go!

Today, I'm showing off the first sketch of the cover illo for "Secrets of the Witchkind," a d20 System product I designed for NUELOW Games that's releasing this week. You can see the final at the NUELOW Games blog by clicking here.

Sketch of cover for "Secrets of the Witchkind." Art by Bradley K. McDevitt

"Secrets of the Witchkind" was partially inspired by the classic television show "Bewitched." It chronicles the adventures of a witch who falls in love with a mortal, marries him, and tries to give up her magic. The first season is especially interesting, as many of the episodes almost seem like allegories for anti-racism and pro-equal rights arguments, and an interesting look into how gender roles have changed for married couples since the 1960s Does the sort of "normal housewife" that Samantha tries so hard to be even exist anymore?

To see previews of "Secrets of the Witchkind," or to get your own copy, click here.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 23 Days to Go!

Vampirella is chilling with a few friends, while contemplating what she'll do for Halloween. Have you have any plans yet?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 24 Days to Go!

For roughly three years, I posted weekly pictures and mini-profiles of horror movie actresses under the heading Saturday Scream Queens. This is the first of a couple similar posts that will be appearing here as part of the Countdown to Halloween.

Today's subject is Native American actress, dancer, model, and mother of two daughters, Cheyenne King. She's been in a handful of indie horror films, and she's someone I would like to see more of the same from. (You can read reviews of two of her films, as well as see a music video she starred in, at Terror Titans.)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 25 Days to Go!

Vampirella has selected the band that'll play at her big Halloween party this year. What sort of music will be playing at yours?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 26 Days to Go!

Halloween is coming, and Adele Mara has her costume picked out!

Do you know what you're going to be on the Big Night?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 27 Days to Go!

Vampirella and friends are scoping out the area and deciding what parties to attend. How are your plans coming?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 29 Days to Go!

Vampirella is sending messengers to all corners of the land, alerting them that the night of Halloween approaches!
By Fabio Montovani

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Countdown to Halloween: 31 Days to Go!

A frequent October visitor to Shades of Gray kicks off our Countdown to Halloween for 2016...

Right before posing for this portrait, Vampirella said, "Hey! Eyes up!"

There are 31 Days to Halloween! Are you getting ready for the big night?

Friday, September 30, 2016

The annual Countdown to Halloween is about to begin!

This year's Countdown to Halloween will be hosted by Vampirella (with a bunch of her friends and colleagues pitching in). She's almost ready to go!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Princesses of Mars, Part 22

More artist's conceptions of what the Rover will see when it makes contact with the Martians!
By Dean Juliette
By Mark Schultz

By Bret Blevins

By Frank Cho

Thursday, September 8, 2016

NUELOW Games and Marv Wolfman

Through an arrangement with Marv Wolfman, NUELOW Games recently published a collection his "Love Witch" stories. These were originally published by Skywald back in the early 1970s. Here are a couple sample pages.

Art by Ernie Colon
Art by Ernie Colon & Jack Able
The book featuring the comics is titled, not surprisngly, "Love Witch." In addition to the two fantastic excursions into dark fantasy that is "Love Witch," the book features a third Wolfman fantasy story--"Cassandra of the Seventh Wind"--and an RPG section by yours truly that lets you bring Cassandra and the Love Witch's magic to d20 System campaigns.

"Love Witch," however, isn't the only work by Wolfman that graces NUELOW's line-up of titles. He also wrote the comics featured in NUELOW's "Monster Monster: Soul Drinkers" (which contains RPG rules by Andrew Pavlides that translates the creature featured in Wolfman's story to D&D 5th Edition), and in "Lady Satan 2004" (where you will find d20 System game rules that let players create characters who are the literal children of Satan, designed once again by yours truly). Here are sample pages from those books:
Art by Pablo Marcos
(from "Monster, Monster: Soul Drinkers")
Art by Ross Andru & Mike Esposito
(from "Lady Satan 2004")

Click here to see additional previews of these three great titles,  or to get your own copies of them.

They are part of NUELOW Games's ongoing effort to put unjustly forgotten comics for year's past in front of new readers. Each title includes the comics, together with all-new roleplaying game material and fiction inspired by them. Click here to see the complete line-up of NUELOW's comics/rpg hybrid titles. You may find your new favorite comics among them.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wonder Woman Wednesday!

The first offering this time out is the image for a Wonder Woman cover that caused a stink and led Frank Cho to quit was supposed to be a 12-issue gig doing WW covers:

By Frank Cho
By Jose Luis Garcia Lope

By Sergio Aragones

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