Friday, July 11, 2014

The Strain starts on Sunday and I'm ready to be infected

This Sunday, Guillermo del Toro's "The Strain" unleashes itself upon America. I'm super excited because uber blogging website io9 recently did an expose on how similar the scenes from the pilot are to the comic panels from Dark Horse. When you hug your source material this close to your chest, it has to be good...at least if you're a true fan. For the casual person who just happens to land on FX Sunday night by accident, all the hard work that went into the series will probably have no effect. So here are some of the panels taken from the io9 website:








So what do you think? Intriguing enough to watch? I think so.

Also, today is the day for the Woven cover reveal. Co-authors David Powers King and Michael Jensen worked together on this book, and it's being published by Scholastic. If you have the time, please click on one of the links below and go and check it out.

14 comments:

Ellie Garratt said...

I'm really looking forward to watching The Strain. I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Can't wait to see David and Michael's cover!

Ellie Garratt said...

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think the storyline of the the Strain will lend itself better to the screen than it did the pages. Definitely going to check it out.

Julie Flanders said...

I forgot this was starting on Sunday! Can't wait to watch it.

Pat Dilloway said...

Oh boy, vampires. Color me excited.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm looking forward to that show and hope it's not too gory. Congrats to David.

Brent Wescott said...

I'm prone to wonder if we need another vampire show, but I admit I'm intrigued, at least by the pedigree of del Toro. I'll be watching.

Hi again, Michael. :)

Andrew Leon said...

I saw the trailer for it; I'm sure I'll get around to it at some point.

David P. King said...

Wow! Thanks for the shout-out!

If you're adapting something from a comic, there's no reason for it to deviate from the source material. I mean, the storyboard's already done! :)

Stephen Hayes said...

I've seen a lot of advertisements for "Strain" and it looks compelling. Last night I watched the Hally Berry program and really wasn't impressed.

Liz A. said...

I hope it's as good as you hope.

Helena said...

I haven't seen the advertisements yet, but if I can I'll check out the show. But I'm such a wimp with gore I might not last.

Cindy said...

The title of this one cracked me up. :D

Brooke R. Busse said...

I just got back from a trip to New York and there were advertisements for this show all over the city. Most of them were of the eye shot. My sister found them shudder-worthy. lol