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.
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
A couple editorials on DC Comics 52 relaunch worth a read if you have time: Is the new 52 doing it’s job? One readers view on the DC relaunchAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11409631756
NYCC The Outhousers are inside you!Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11401727740
I’ve been trying to email these guys about featuring their comics on our site; but getting no responses. Hopefully soon. ourvaluedcustomers: To his friend while they looked at SPIDERMAN comics… Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11399923362
We have a double winner this week! X-Men Schism #5 won the poll for COMIC OF THE WEEK as well as COVER OF THE WEEK Click on the links to visit the Outhouse and vote on next weeks winner.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11383503632
Reading Realms reviews Low Town by Daniel Polansky
The latest volume of my “What Outhousers are saying” article. If you want a little entertainment by seeing the variety of comments from everyday readers about the latest comics, check it out.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11307067772
Quotes of what everyday readers have to say about the latest comics hitting the stands. 10/5/11 Edition.
One reader's look at DC's 52 relaunch and what it could mean for DC and the Industry, attracting new readers and building long term success.
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