Want to re-create the Rapture war? Funko has created Pop! vinyl figures of your favorite characters from the first and third BioShock games due out in October. Also: a teaser for ...In the Dark and details on The Transatlantic Zombie book.
BioShock Pop! Figures: From Funko: "Characters from the critically acclaimed and widely popular BioShock series are the latest addition to Pop! Games!
Booker DeWitt, a former member of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, comes with either his signature firearm or Sky-Hook for a quick escape! He’ll need both to take on villains like the alluring Little Sisters and super-sized 6” Big Daddy Pop! Nothing will keep Booker from the task at hand: rescuing Elizabeth!"
The BioShock Pop! vinyl figures will be released sometime in October.
Images via Funko:
...In the Dark: "Skeptical grad student, Veronica Carpenter (Lynn Justinger), interviews renowned paranormal specialist, Dr. Lois Kearne (Fiona Horrigan), for her thesis on the benefits of her supernatural research in regards to modern psychology, and joins her on a field study trip to a Brooklyn home supposedly “besieged by evil”. Once at the residence of nurse Joan Mills (Catherine Cobb Ryan) and Bethany (Grace Folsom), her recently returned daughter, the investigators are immediately confronted with dark secrets, darker energies, unexplainably horrific events, and a young girl who’s affliction tests the boundaries of all their collective research and experience, everyone to confront their own haunted pasts and demons. The explosive revelations and finale ask all involved, and the audience, what exactly is lying hungrily in wait “…In the Dark”. Written, Directed and Edited by David Spaltro.
Website: www.inthedarkfeaturefilm.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/inthedarkwithusfilm"
The Transatlantic Zombie: "Our most modern monster and perhaps our most American, the zombie that is so prevalent in popular culture today has its roots in African soul capture mythologies. The Transatlantic Zombie provides a more complete history of the zombie than has ever been told, explaining how the myth's migration to the New World was facilitated by the transatlantic slave trade, and reveals the real world import of storytelling, reminding us of the power of myths and mythmaking, and the high stakes of appropriation and homage.
Beginning with an account of a probable ancestor of the zombie found in the Congolese and Angolan regions of seventeenth-century Africa and ending with a description of the way new media are used to facilitate zombie-themed events, Sarah Juliet Lauro plots the zombie's cultural significance through Caribbean literature, Haitian folklore, and American literature, film, and the visual arts. The zombie entered US consciousness through the American occupation of Haiti, the site of an eighteenth-century slave rebellion that became a war for independence, thus making the figuration of living death inseparable from its resonances with both slavery and rebellion.
As The Transatlantic Zombie shows, the zombie is not merely a bogeyman representing the ills of modern society, but a battleground over which a cultural war has been fought between the imperial urge to absorb exotic, threatening elements, and the originary, Afro-diasporic culture's preservation through a strategy of mythic combat."