Today on the Alphabeatdown we’ve caught Captain Cold right in the middle of Cleaning one of his CDs!  See, you think you can leave things in the common room of the Rogue’s Gallery, but then Professor Zoom goes and messes up your favorite Crystal Gayle disc.  This is why you can’t have nice things, Professor.

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Clay

Well I put it to the people, and the people wanted Labyrinth!  Unfortunately, I didn’t feel like drawing David Bowie’s giant bulge, so I chose a shot that, while it contains a monster, is far less scary.  This movie is totally whacked and weird, but totally unique and has some of Jim Henson’s best creations in it!

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Clay

AND HELL IS COMING WITH HIM!  Today’s Alphabeatdown is from one of the best western movies I know of, Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter.  Now I knew Clint was going to make it into the beatdown eventually, and I’m happy it was with this—it allowed me to go a little over the top with the color/texture which was fun

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Clay

Ok so I couldn’t think of any DC VIllains starting with the letter E…but lucky for all of us there’s this thing called The Internet.

Today we have the updated version of one of the most gloriously racist characters I can think of in comics, the evil EGG FU!  Now I say updated because the original design of Egg Fu was a giant golden egg with a hilariously offensive “charlie chan” type caricature for a face, which they wisely retired in favor of….whatever this is.  I personally think he looks like Willie Nelson from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

So anyway, in honor of his offensive roots, I give you Egg Fu eating Egg Rolls.

Enjoy!

Clay 

I HAVE COME HERE TO CHEW BUBBLEGUM AND draw KICK ASS pictures!  AND I AM ALL OUT OF BUBBLEGUM!

Today, for the letter T, I couldn’t decide between 2 awesome movies, so I said to myself “HEY!  WHY NOT JUST PUT THEM TOGETHER??”  So That’s exactly what I did!  On the left is Rowdy Roddy Piper from John Carpenter’s They Live, and backing him up is Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s The Thing.  For my money, The Thing is one of THE best horror movies of all time, and probably the best expression of the feel of H.P. Lovecraft’s writing ever put to film.  Now that I think of it, these two characters together kicking alien ass would be an awesome comic!

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Clay

Re-Re-Re-Remember the Alphabeatdown?  Didn’t think I’d leave you hangin’ did you?  Well today we have a fantastic horror film from Stuart Gordon entitled Re-Animator!  If you ‘ve seen the movie this should all make sense, but if not, I encourage you to seek it out and watch it!  ALSO, for extra awesomeness, check out the H.P. Lovecraft story it was based on RIGHT HERE at the VERY cool H.P. Lovecraft.com!

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Clay

Back for another Alphabeatdown, eh?  Well today I have for you a bloody, romping Bill Paxton as the crazed Severen in another underrated vampire flick, Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark!  Near Dark and Martin both are edgy, modern takes on the whole vampire thing, both having way more style and cred than most current attempts at the genre.  And they don’t sparkle.

Also, don’t forget to head over to EatDeadMeat.Com for today’s newest comic page!

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Clay

Z end is near!

Today, for the final letter of the first installment of the Alphabeatdown, we have one of the strangest, most out there movies I’ve ever seen, and that is John Boorman’s Zardoz.  I have to give Zardoz a little credit for being SO out there with its fearlessness in presenting its ideas….but unfortunately the majority of those ideas are pretty terrible.  Also, looking back at some of his odder films, I actually think Sean Connery might be a closet sci-fi nerd.

Enjoy!  And the Alphabeatdown will be back in a few days with a brand new theme!

Clay

LONG LIVE THE NEW ALPHABEATDOWN!

Today we have a wonderfully twisted vision of the digital future from David Cronenberg—VIDEODROME.  There are actually a handful of modern things Cronenberg predicted in it, and even though it doesn’t TOTALLY make sense at some points, it’s still incredibly unique, visionary, and awesome.

Clay

Today, brought to you by the letter K, is Robert DeNiro in what I think is Martin Scorcese’s best movie—The King of Comedy!  Now I know what you’re saying: “but Clay, what about Sense and Sensibility?!” And while that movie does have lush production design and scene upon scene of talking in different rooms, The King of Comedy is on par with Taxi Driver as far as flawless character studies of whacked out individuals go.  Also, it has Robert DeNiro actually stretching himself into a kind of role he’d not done before as the delusional Rupert Pupkin.

If you notice my signature is a little different than usual, that’s because, as I learned from someone much more famous than me, “the more scribbled the name, the bigger the fame!”

Enjoy,

Clay

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