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DCC2017: Artist spotlight with Mike Maydak, the Atomic Pixies, and Keith P. Rein

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Three great Denver Comic Con artists with three distinct styles

It’s easy to forget that the comic con aesthetic originally found footing atop comic books and the artists and authors who brought the books to life. Now, the conventions are a melting pot of everything pop culture, with films and television often taking center stage. Fortunately, most comic cons still dedicate floor space and panel time to artists, authors, and the in-betweens, and Denver Comic Con 2017 had them all in spades. Artist Valley and Author Alley overflowed with local and non-local sketchers, scribblers, painters, printers, and aspiring/established professionals of all ilks, and I took a step away from the panel halls to talk to a few artists that caught my eye at DCC this year.

I won’t sugar coat the offerings and say there weren’t handfuls of copy-and-paste pop culture prints on display, booths full of iconic characters barely given enough glossy shine or a metallic finish to sell, but hidden between the metal prints and the 16×20 staples were a few gems. I was particularly drawn to the work of Mike Maydak, the Atomic Pixies, and Keith P. Rein (whose work is a bit NSFW, so consider yourself warned).

Read some back and forth and take a look at artwork from these three artists spotlighted by Midroad Movie Review at Denver Comic Con 2017 after the jump.

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Debut STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI trailer teases Rey’s training and the end of the jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer is thin but ominous

The long-awaited and highly anticipated first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here! Director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper) steps in to helm the ninth movie in the exploding franchise (technically Episode 8 as part of George Lucas’s originally planned 9-film epic), and it’s exciting to see how Johnson’s theatrical style lends itself to the Star Wars universe. I’m excited as a film fan, which isn’t saying much in comparison so some Star Wars die-hards, but I haven’t been following The Last Jedi as closely as most. The new teaser trailer is scarce on long shots but ends on an ominous note, and we’re bound to get plenty more before the movie hits theaters in December.

Watch the brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, scope out a few screenshots, and see the first poster after the jump!

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY trailer 2 gets us acquainted with the rebellion

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Second trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made waves yesterday as it previewed new footage and gave fans of the Star Wars universe a closer look at the rebels front and center in the film. Rogue One takes place sometime before/during the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, and from what I know (which isn’t much, I’ll admit) the movie is about the rebels who stole the Death Star plans that would eventually lead to Luke blowing it up the first time. Is it safe to assume we’ll see all those Bothans that died getting the plans? Rogue One has already been tagged as the Saving Private Ryan of the Star Wars universe, and rumors are that reshoots took place to make the movie less heavy-handed and dark, so here’s hoping we’ll get a dirty, dramatic experience.

If you can’t get enough Rogue One news or just love Star Wars, watch the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story after the jump.

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY trailer teases more of the extended universe

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie trailer finally debuts

Taking the internet somewhat by surprise, the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted early this morning. Didn’t know another, non-Star Wars Episode VIII movie was coming? Well, now you do! Rogue One looks like it plans to fill in some gaps in the original trilogy’s storyline, showing us just how those Bothans died stealing the original Death Star plans.

We’ve got a new female lead, Forrest Whitaker is some sweet armor (yes, that Forest Whitaker), and what appears to be Star Wars samurai. Plus, AT-ATs and old school stormtroopers! Fans are going a little crazy for this thing.

Check out the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and read a plot synopsis for the movie after the jump.

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(Review) STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is a blast from the past and a push toward something new

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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is flawed but still fun

Does it surprise anyone that Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens blasted by $250 million after only three days in theaters? It shouldn’t, because the newest Star Wars release, regardless of fan reaction and critic review, is a cultural milestone. I had mixed feelings about The Force Awakens after seeing it, and things continue to nag at me the longer I think about them, but overall I really enjoyed the movie.

Read my review of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens after the jump.

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