On July 21, 2014, Den of Geek posted Analyzing the 1988 Rambo Children’s Annual by Wil Jones. This opening should give you an idea of the slant…
John Rambo was first introduced to cinema audiences in 1982’s First Blood, based on David Morrell’s novel of the same name. Sylvester Stallone starred as a Rambo, a mentally scared war veteran, clearly suffering from undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. His fractured mental state, along with a spate of bad luck, leads him to ultimately commit acts of unacceptable violence.
It is a film with no real heroes, a deep mistrust of authority, and a supporting character who dies of cancer because of extended exposure to Agent Orange. It is not, what you would call, a barrel of laughs.
So of course, they made a kid’s cartoon of it.
On May 12, 2014, Wall Street Cheat Sheet posted 6 Stallone Action Movies To See Before Expendables 3.
They included: Death Race 2000, Nighthawks, First Blood, Rambo 2, Cobra and Demolition Man.
Oh, and you might want to check out Expendables 1 and 2, don’t ya think?
Earlier this week, I received the following e-mail:
Hi Mr. Zablo,
I’m Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, Producer of the Sequelcast, a podcast looking at movie franchises. I’d thought you and your StalloneZone readers would be interested in checking out the podcasts we did of the Rocky films this past month. We also covered the Rambo films a few years ago. The podcasts might contain brief moments of explicit language.
Here are the links:
Keep up the good work with StalloneZone. The Expendables 3 looks to have a mightier cast than the second. I’m just wondering where Barney’s goatee went in all the promo shots for the film.
Thanks Mat for the kind words and the links to the Stallone-related podcasts! – Craig
I’ve been a fan of David “Brohawk” Williams’ art from the moment I first laid eyes on it. Most folks become fans that quickly because Brohawk is THAT great.
When I had a chance to meet David at HeroesCon in 2012, I was thrilled when he agreed to do a Stallone Rambo sketch for me. Awesome, isn’t it? And that’s just from a photo. The actual art is too big for my scanner!
Jeremy Treece has created art for comic books, trading cards, animation and independent films. Last week I posted Treece’s take on Sly Stallone.
Today I want to share the quickie sketch that Jeremy drew on one of the backing boards sent to protect the art. Gotta love it!
You can see more of Jeremy’s art here… and hopefully again here at the SZ in the future.
SZoner, Gerardo Moreno is back with a new design |The John Rambo Films collection |teaser metal box set.
I’ve always enjoyed Gerardo’s Stallone art, and know that I can see more of his art here.
On January 22, 2014, Entertainment.ie posted their choices for the Top 5 Sylvester Stallone Scenes.
Here is this week’s news about the Rambo Video Game …
SZoner, Robert Federico sent in the photo above taken when he attended An Evening with Sylvester Stallone. Here’s your news for the week about the event…
Jerry Gaylord aka The Franchize makes his fourth, but not his last appearance in my Stallone Sketch Gallery with his take on Sly as John Rambo.
I highly recommend Jerry to all sketch collectors. He quickly responds to e-mails, his turnaround time is quick and he packages the art to ensure it arrives safely.
To check out more of Jerry’s art, head here. – Craig