Friday, December 25, 2015

Tarantino Comics - Issue 88 (The Cancelled Edition)

Merry Christmas!  I know it's been a while since I've posted, but today is truly monumental - It's opening day of The Hateful Eight!  So without further adieu, I now present Tarantino Comics #88 outlined by Amanda Rachels!

So you may be asking yourself, why have we skipped Issue #'s 47-87?  A few cons ago, Amanda (returning cover-artist) wanted to contribute a special piece to the Tarantino Comics sketchbook.  At the time,  Tarantino was no longer going to shoot The Hateful Eight after his script was leaked online.  However, to make light of a disappointing situation, Amanda found a snip-it of the script and imagined the sketch you see above.  Amanda also skipped to the 88th page of the sketchbook (leaving 38 blank pages), creating an even greater sense of "The Lost Issue."

Fortunately, all disputes were resolved and The Hateful Eight  has now been shot, edited, and produced.  Showing in glorious Ultra Panavision 70 mm film, I now get to partake in the Roadshow with my family at 7 PM and see "The Lost Issue" come to life.  Having sat through The Hateful Eight SDCC Panel, I'm pretty sure Amanda's depiction is a shot of Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) sitting on top of dead bodies in the cold Wyoming snow.  When the time comes, hopefully Amanda can create the "found and completed" issue of Tarantino Comics #88.

Anyways, Merry Christmas and I hope everyone enjoys their holiday!  And if you get a chance, celebrate with your family by watching The Hateful Eight.  I'd also recommend participating in the Roadshow because Tarantino is really trying to create a unique cinematic experience. To find one of the 100 participating Roadshow theatres near you, check out: