Friday, October 10, 2008

Cowboys, Dragons, Jedi and Hydrons - Oh My!!!!!!!!

Hi all once again it's the grooviest Sith this side of Darth "Greg Brady," Darth Bill with lots of goofy stuff and cool info on the downlow!!!!!!!! Starting things off I would like to "tip my hat" to one of my all time favorite actors Paul Newman and say thanks for all the good times. Below here is a trailer from one of my all time favorite movies "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid." Thanks again Mr. Newman for all the great entertainment and joy you brought to so many of us.

And now for some groovy reviews of cool Books and Graphic Novels I have read recently:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars adapted by Tracy West -
I just finished reading this adaption of the CGI movie that came out this summer and I unfortunately missed (Can't wait till it comes out on DVD so I can see it). If the book is any indication of how the movie is, it has to be great!!!!! The story begins with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker leading Clone Troopers fighting a terrific battle against the Separatist's Battle Droids on the planet of Christophsis. While the battle is going on Jedi Master Yoda sends assistance to the two Jedi in the person of Ahsoka Tano, a Togruta, who is to become Anakin's Padawan. At first Anakin is dead set against having a Padawan, but Ahsoka proves herself to Anakin through her quick wits and impressive battle techniques. After the battle on Christopsis is over he accepts her as his Padawan and they are quickly given another assignment by Yoda. It appears that Jabba the Hutt's very young son, Rotta, has been kidnapped and it is Anikin's job, along with his new Padawan, to find him and return him so the Republic can forge an alliance with Jabba. While they are to search and find the child, Obi-Wan is sent on to Tatooine to negotiate a treaty with Jabba. Things are about to go seriously wrong for Obi-Wan and Anakin in a major way. To find out what happens check out this excellent book with more Sith, Jedi, Clone Troppers, Battle Droids and fierce monsters than you can imagine!!!!!!!!!

Beowulf - Monster Slayer: A British Legend by Paul Storrie and Ron Randall - As anyone who has read this blog in the past knows, I am a huge fan of the story of Beowulf and have reviewed various versions of the story in past postings. This Graphic Novel telling of the Beowulf legend is really excellent. This story starts off with a young Bewulf sailing with his kinsmen from their home, Geatland, to Denmark where King Hrothgar and his finest warriors have come up against a monster none have been able to defeat. The monster's name is Grendel and he has made the King's great hall uninhabitable by eating anyone who dares stay there after the sun has set. Beowulf has come to offer the King his service in ridding the Danes of this beast. To see what happens when Beowulf faces off against Grendal and to read about his other adventures, check out this really well done Graphic Novel!!!!!!

Also of note is that the second volume of "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" is almost here in the library system for check out. To see the post where I reviewed this awesome follow up to the first volume Click Here. To put the book on hold or to see where it is checked in Click Here. Oh, I'm so excited I just can't stand it!!!!! Here are some pictures of characters you will come across in the second volume:

Well Cowpokes I gotta hit that lonesome trail now, so I wish you all happy trails,


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