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The Big Lebowski Actor David Huddleston Dies at 85

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The Big Lebowski Actor David Huddleston Dies at 85
David Huddleston - known for playing the titular role in The Big Lebowski - has died, according to reports. He was 85. The actor died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, according to his wife Sarah Koeppe, who spoke with The Los Angeles Times. As well as having a prolific career as a character actor on television, Huddleston also starred in big screen movies such as Blazing Saddles, Crime Busters and Santa Claus: The Movie. He will be remembered by a generation of movie fans for playing millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski in the now cult-classic 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. Huddleston's
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The Big Lebowski Actor David Huddleston Dies at 85

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The Big Lebowski Actor David Huddleston Dies at 85
David Huddleston - known for playing the titular role in The Big Lebowski - has died, according to reports. He was 85. The actor died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, according to his wife Sarah Koeppe, who spoke with The Los Angeles Times. As well as having a prolific career as a character actor on television, Huddleston also starred in big screen movies such as Blazing Saddles, Crime Busters and Santa Claus: The Movie. He will be remembered by a generation of movie fans for playing millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski in the now cult-classic 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. Huddleston's
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Bud Spencer, Italian Spaghetti Westerns Star, Dies at 86

Bud Spencer, Italian Spaghetti Westerns Star, Dies at 86
Rome — Bud Spencer, the burly Italian actor who starred in dozens of genre movies including many widely exported Spaghetti Westerns such as “Trinity is Still My Name,” which is among Italy’s all-time top grossing titles, has died. He was 86.

Spencer, whose real name was Carlo Pedersoli, passed away “peacefully” in Rome on Monday, his son Giuseppe Pedersoli said in a media statement that did not disclose the exact cause of death.

In the late 1960s, just as his acting career was starting to take off, Carlo Pedersoli changed his name to Bud Spencer as an homage to Budweiser beer and Spencer Tracy. He also reportedly thought it was ironic to call himself Bud despite his Herculean physique, which made him known to his fans as “the big friendly giant” of the screen.

Born in Naples in 1929, Spencer first gained a measure of fame as an athlete, becoming the first
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It was 75 Years Ago The Shadow hit the Comic Racks

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Seventy-five years ago, The Shadow and Doc Savage made their four-color debut on January 21st, 1940 in Shadow Comics #1, which also featured the first comic book appearances of Nick Carter, Bill Barnes, Frank Merriwell, Iron Munro and a variety of other popular Street & Smith pulp characters.

With the possible exception of Walt Disney’S Comics & Stories, it is unlikely that any other comic magazine ever debuted with as many pre-proven famous characters. The Shadow had already starred in nearly 200 pulp novels and several films, while his weekly radio show had the highest audience ratings in daytime radio. Iron Munro was based on John W. Campbell’s novel The Mightiest Machine, one of the inspirations for Jerry Siegel’s Superman, and featured the exploits of a human born and raised under Jupiter’s high gravity who arrived on Earth to discover that his denser molecular structure gave him invulnerability, super strength and
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Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #3

Comic: Dr. Manhattan #3

Written By: J Michael Straczynski

Pencils By: Adam Hughes

Publisher: DC Comics

Release Date: Out Now In Stores & Digital Download (Via Comixology)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

For two issues Dr. Manhattan has been witnessing the split in realities his choice have created. A Jon that doesn’t become atomic powered, a Jon that does. Though Jon isn’t sure what’s causing these realities, he knows that the alternatives ends in destruction and in issue three of the four part series, Dr Manhattan makes the decision to fix the splinters and put things back to how they should be. After all, if he went the other way, Watchmen wouldn’t have happened and god forbid that be the case.

This issue maybe isn’t as strong as Straczynski’s previous Dr. Manhattan issues but it’s no less huge in scope. What other writers take on the
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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4 Review

Comic: Ozymandias#4

Written By: Len Wien

Pencils By: Jae Lee

Publisher: DC Comics

Release Date: Out Now In Stores & Digital Download (Via Comixology)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Ozymandias’s retelling of the events than lead up to his master plan in Watchmen continues and we are now beginning to see the mounting frustrations he has with the world around him and the inevitable destruction that faces mankind in the future.

The Ozymandias mini series continues to be well written, beautifully illustrated and manages to keep that steady Adrian Veidt mood despite the exciting visuals that are thrown at us. This issue takes us down more historic events, such as Veidt’s relationship with JFK and his feelings on Marilyn Monroe. His ever growing concern over Dr. Manhattan is kept in focus and of course Eddie Blake is always the trigger to infuriate Adrian’s cool exterior.

However this issue is largely retreading Watchmen ground.
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Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4 Review and Mini Series Wrap Up

Comic: Silk Spectre #4

Written By: Darwyn Cooke

Pencils By: Amanda Conner

Publisher: DC Comics

Release Date: Out Now In Stores & Digital Download (Via Comixology)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

So Laurie’s mini series comes to an end. We’ve seen our lead teenager get out from under her mother’s costumed hero shadow and watched as she ran away to a whole new world of free love, free spirits and the found herself tackling the dark underbelly of the San Francisco drug scene in the sixties.

Last issue ended with Laurie’s boyfriend leaving her a goodbye note and disappearing from her life (which we know was all because of Eddie Blake’s involvement but Laurie is unaware of this little fact) and this issue is the fallout of all that. Unfortunately that means this final issue of the mini series is a bit of a downer and the fun
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