Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
Geek Readers reviews: Wonder Woman #2, Batman #2, , Ultimate Spider-Man #3, Justice League #2, Key of Z #1 and as the mini Fear Itself wraps up with #7 they look at the mini as a whole.
Want to know what readers are saying about the latest comics hitting the stands? Check it here...
Have some fun with the news coming out of comic-con and see “What Outhousers are saying about Comic-Con” for opinions straight from readers.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11576087990
When news hits in the geek world opinions go from one extreme to the other. See what fans are saying about the latest from New York Comic Con.
Don’t want to sift through sites looking for the best news from New York Comic-Con? Makes sense.. that’s why I did it for you: NYCC was a big hit again this year and the Outhousers took it by storm. Check out one writer’s view of the first day. Marvel dropped tons of news and announcements on us this weekend, starting with their new plans to tackle digital distribution. As always, Joe Quesada’s “Cup O’ Joe” panel ran the gamut of Marvel topics. Marvel also talked about the all-new Ultimate Spider-Man and the new direction of the Ultimate Universe. The Amazing Spider-Man panel talked about the effects of Spider Island and future plans for the series including a highly talked about announcement about the return of The Scarlett Spider. Matt Faction, Chris Gage and others worked the Avengers: Shattered Heroes Panel and talked with fans about the wrap up of the Fear Itself crossover and prepping for “Point One”, Marvel’s next big event.Avengers news continued as Bendis & Bagley announced a new title: Avengers Assemble, that will launch around the same time as the Avengers movie hits. A Hulk Smash Avengers mini-series will kick off in February. And fans seemed happy to hear Rick Remender will be taking over Secret Avengers. And no convention is complete without discussion of Marvel’s merry band of mutants: the various X-peoples. The X-Men Regenesis panel covered plans into next year. Marvel “teased” that Deadpool could meet his end with issue #50, announced a new ongoing Age of Apocolypse series and told us Chris Gage would be taking over X-Men Legacy.Marvel news didn’t end with comic books as panels were held for Marvel Television with Jeph Loeb and Marvel announced new video games including a new Amazing Spider-man movie tie-in. DC kicked off early with a huge panel on Batman and the Bat-universe.Creators Jim Lee, Brian Azzerello and several others talked with fans about the Justice League and DCU, covering Booster Gold, Starfire, Captain Atom, a new Captain Marvel backup story by Geoff Johns, an annoucement that Jurgens & Giffen are taking over on Superman, and more.In Vertigo news, the Outhouse broke the news on the new series by Paul Cornell: Saucer Country as well as the launch of Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child coming in February for Vertigo. Image Comics’ panel touched on most of their line from Luther Strode to The Danger Club to industry talk and more, including one of the more interesting announcements: a new Brubaker/Phillips book - “Fatale” coming to Image and not Marvel’s Icon imprint. There were mixed reactions, however, to the news that Rob Liefield’s Extreme was returning to Image.Dark Horse Comics offered fans several Star Wars announcements this weekend. A Dawn of the Jedi series will launch from Ostrander and Duursema next year, taking us back to the beginnings of the Jedi. The Knights of the Old Republic - War! series starting in January covers the exciting era popular in the Star Wars games. A new mini was announced kicking off in May: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison. And two more series were announced Blood Ties as well as Knight Errant, the former a Boba Fett adventure and the latter a new installment on the popular series. Dark Horse also teamed up with Boom! Studios for a panel on Breaking Into Comics.Mark Hammill was here doing a panel for his project with New Gen and talked about the hollywood level talent working with New Gen for their coming projects.The Aspen Comics panel had tons of news to cover from Megan Fox’s connection to the Fathom comic, going digital with ComiXology, new series launches and more.Hermes Press made several announcements including publishing of The Drawn Word graphic novel early next year, publishing the complete Orion series from Gray Morrow collected from the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine, and comic strip collections of Spooky the Cat and Smokey Stover. In the world of manga Viz Media announced a new digital weekly along with the news they will be phasing out Shonen Jump magazine. And Kodansha Comics teams up with Random House to go digital as well with the launch of their new app.The comic book world still remembers the young readers out there as well: Ape Entertainment is attempting to partner with Sesame Workshops to bring educational comics for kids to print. And Stan Lee is launching a line of Comics for Kids as well.For the latest and greatest in comic news come to The Outhouse.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11574806216
Stay up to date on the latest NYCC coverage with us!Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11492144765
Reading Realms reviews The Goblin Corps by Ari Marmell
Keep an eye on New Comic Day’s site every wednesday for weekly updates on one of the best web comic series out there.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11447280789
Biggest news stories and article from the week:With New York Comic Con starting up this week the world of comicbook news will be on hyperdrive. Keep up with the latest Comic Con news here.And check out our Day 1 article on NYCC as the festivities get started.The Avengers garnered a ton of geek attention this week as the first official trailer debuted. If you haven’t seen… what are you waiting for? Watch it.Now that DC’s 52 relaunch has wrapped up a few of our writers have gone to task one how the relaunch worked out for DC. • Idiot’s Guide Weekly asks Is the New 52 Doing It’s Job? • One new DC reader gives his view of the new DC relaunch. • And check out the Outhouse’s official 52apalooza review rankings to see how all the books ranked against each other with our reviewers. • DC put it’s own mark on the discussion with the news that they sold five million books in six weeks. • IGW also talks cross-promoting idie books during DC’s relaunch.Fans seem happy about the news that Ann Nocenti is taking over writing chores on Green Arrow.Though reactions vary on the news that Gail Simone is leaving Firestorm.The pain of DC’s exclusive Graphic Novel deal with amazon continues as Books-A-Million follows Barnes & Nobles example and drops DC graphic novels from their stores.Luther Strode continues to make waves as his books sell out and word of mouth builds on this amazing new series.If you’re curious about what everyday comic fans have to say about the latest books- Check out the most recent What Outhousers are saying about Comics for short and fun quotes from readers.Don’t have time or desire to read every issue of a giant crossover? Let Super-Reads do it for you as they cover the Fear Itself marvel event.The Outhouse interview with Animated Batman Year-One star Ben McKenzie.A few interesting discussions going on in the forums: • Nominations for Moment of the Week, Comic of the Week and Cover of the Week. • The horror unleashed by the news that Wonder Woman not born from magic clay, has a dad • A couple of interesting Star Wars discussions have popped up: New series “Dawn of the Jedi” by Ostrander and Duursema and news about the The Return of Darth Maul • And a discussion has started up about an interesting interview with Robert Kirkman.Don’t forget to check out and comment on the latest comics in our Newstand forum. Don’t be shy! We want to know what you think.And as always, support our webcomic creators and check out their latest:Our 31 Days of Halloween art feature with new art DAILY.The latest in Tales of Mr. Rhee.And every wednesday new updates from New Comic Day webcomic.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11447080019
cliffchiang: NYCC 2011 starts tonight, and I’ll be at the VIP hour of The CBLDF Kickoff Party. Please come and support this important organization. As part of their membership drive and fundraising efforts, we’ll be auctioning the original art for this Wonder Woman piece later this month. Please note: this is one of only TWO Wonder Woman pieces of mine on the market at this time. (The other is for Women of Wonder Day, which I’ll show tomorrow.) I’ve been hearing some disturbing reports from other comics pros about difficulties with Canadian customs, but the CBLDF’s current case has huge ramifications for your right to privacy and free speech. From the CBLDF site: This September, the CBLDF must contribute the first installment of the $150,000 in legal fees needed to defend Brandon X, an American citizen facing a minimum sentence of one year in Canadian prison and registration as a sex offender because Canada Customs alleges that Japanese horror and fantasy comics on Brandon’s laptop are child pornography. His case is important because it raises important precedent questions about the artistic merit of comics and the rights of readers and artists traveling with comics on their electronic devices. The CBLDF needs your help to pay the lawyers defending this case because we seek to establish a precedent that protects comics in Canada and influences courts in the United States. Let me just underscore something here: they searched his laptop, they found digital comics and declared the material pornographic. I’m not comfortable with any of that, and if you agree, please consider joining the CBLDF. Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11409865488
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