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Review: Action Comics #844

Review: Action Comics #844

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on October 27, 2006

Title: Action Comics #844 Writers: Geoff Johns and Richard Donner Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: DC Reviewed by Tony Mourlot (DeadFett) and L’Indépendant Tony Mourlot (DeadFett): I had been looking forward to this ever since it was announced. Donner’s vision in Superman: The Motion Picture set the standard to which comic book movies are measured. The story opens with Superman in [...]

Musicality in Comics

Musicality in Comics

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on October 25, 2006

By Keb Ellis Forgive me if you read my MOG page, but the Outhouse needs to know about this: http://mog.com/KebStarr/blog_post/15651 Or to paraphrase I basically outline Local, and the soundtracks in the back of what writer Brian Wood and artist Ryan Kelly listen to while creating it. I also talk about my failed attempts to soundtrack various comics, [...]

Review - Wolverine #47

Review - Wolverine #47

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on October 25, 2006

Title: Wolverine #47 Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel DeadFett: Trachman and I will be reviewing Wolverine #47. This is the final part of Wolverine’s tie in with Civil War. How did you feel about the way Guggenhiem and wrapped it up, Trachman? Trachman: I liked the way everything was wrapped up. The Sentry battle and dialogue gave [...]

Ignored Independents - “Kampung Boy”

Ignored Independents - “Kampung Boy”

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on October 24, 2006

Kampung Boy Written and Illustrated by Lat :01 (First Second Books) Review by L’Indépendant Kampung Boy is the story of Mat, a young boy growing up in a village (kampung) in Malaysia. Lat describes Mat’s childhood as a child growing up in the predominantly Muslim country, and the education and social norms that accompany that. He paints the [...]

Ignored Independents: “American Born Chinese”

Ignored Independents: “American Born Chinese”

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on September 30, 2006

American Born Chinese Written and Illustrated by Gene Luen Yang :01 (First Second Books) Review by L’Indépendant American Born Chinese (ABC) is a 3-part tale. The first tale is a Chinese fable of a monkey king who yearns to hang around with the gods. He masters the kung-fu arts, and enters into the heavens. At a party of the [...]

Ignored Independents: “The Surrogates”

Ignored Independents: “The Surrogates”

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on September 20, 2006

The Surrogates Written by Robert Venditti Illustrated by Brett Weldele Published by Top Shelf US$19.99 Reviewed by john lewis I think the word “must-read” is thrown around too often. There might be a story out there that’s a “must-read” solely based on it being different than normal. With that said, The Surrogates is a must-read. It is a story that is [...]

Ignored Independents: “Phonogram 1-2

Ignored Independents: “Phonogram 1-2

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on September 20, 2006

Phonogram #1-2 Written by Kieron Gillen Illustrated by Jamie McKelvie Published by Image Review by L’Indépendant Music snobbery and comic snobbery meet in Phonogram. Take one part Harvey Pekar and mix in one part Rob Gordon on the prowl, and you get David Kohl, our pseudoprotagonist or anti-hero of sorts. This story is about how music is magic, and [...]

Ignored Independents: “Johnny Repeat Vol. 1: The End of the Way that Was”

Ignored Independents: “Johnny Repeat Vol. 1: The End of the Way that Was”

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on September 20, 2006

Johnny Repeat Vol. 1: The End of the Way that Was Written by Jason James Illustrated by Paul Azaceta, Fabio Cobiaco, Bruno D’Angelo, Mark Dos Santos, Geof Isherwood and Noel Tuazon Published by Citizen Press US$12.95 Reviewed by john lewis I was at a comic book store this past weekend and wanted to get something rare, indie, or by Vertigo. As [...]

Review: Local #6

Review: Local #6

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on September 11, 2006

Local #6 Written by Brian Wood Illustrated by Ryan Kelley Published by Oni Press Review by L’Indépendant So Megan moves to New York City. Brooklyn, to be specific. She moves in with a woman who wants her to keep the opposite hours. Megan invites her out a couple of times, to no avail, and one night, spots her roommate having [...]

Ignored Independents: “The King”

Ignored Independents: “The King”

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on July 23, 2006

The King Rich Koslowski $19.95 Reviewed by Lord Simian On August 16th, 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead of an apparent overdose. But was that the end of his story? Or did he go on to become something much more powerful? Is it possible for a man to become a God? Not THE God, but A God? In Rich Koslowski’s [...]

Ignored Independents: “De: Tales - Stories from Urban Brazil”

Ignored Independents: “De: Tales - Stories from Urban Brazil”

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on July 5, 2006

De: Tales - Stories from Urban Brazil Written and Illustrated by Fábio Mason and Gabriel Bá Published by Dark Horse US$14.95 Review by L’Indépendant This is a wonderful little book from twin brothers from Brazil. Moon and Bá weave together short stories set in the streets of Brazil with striking imagery and clever writing. Each tells a different story, most [...]

Ignored Independents: “Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda”

Ignored Independents: “Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda”

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on June 5, 2006

Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda Written and illustrated by J.P. Stassen Introduction written and story translated to English by Alexis Siegel :01 (First Second Books) Review by L’Indépendant Deogratias does what a piece of art, from any genre, is supposed to do: it brings about feelings you didn’t even know you had. Good literature should elicit a certain feeling unique [...]

Ignored Independents: “The Tourist”

Ignored Independents: “The Tourist”

By Outhouse Staff in Reviews on April 14, 2006

The Tourist Written by Brian Wood Illustrated by Toby Cypress Image Comics US$9.99 Review by L’Indépendant Brian Wood is writing way too much. I don’t know how much more my wallet can take. Here’s the real bitch of it – IT’S GOOD. Some of it is spectacular. Supermarket, DMZ, and Local are three of my favorite comics on the rack right [...]

The Core(Movie review)

The Core(Movie review)

By GLX in Reviews on February 12, 2009

GLX reviews The Core

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