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Nemesis v. Archenemy

Nemesis v. Archenemy

By David Bird in Blog on May 22, 2012

I watched the first episode of the BBC's Sherlock series this week (actually I watched the first two, but the second isn't relevant to this post) and I was reminded of an article by Chuck Klosterman, The Importance of Being Hated. In it he contrasts a nemesis with an archenemy: RECOGNIZING YOUR NEMESIS •At some point in the past, this person was (arguably) your best friend. •You have punched this person in the face. •If invited, you would go to this person's wedding and give him a spice rack, but you would secretly hope that his marriage ends in a bitter, public divorce. •People who barely know both of you assume you are close friends; people who know both of you intimately suspect that you profoundly dislike each other. •If your archenemy tried to kill you, this person would attempt to stop him. RECOGNIZING YOUR ARCHENEMY •Every time you talk to this person, you lie. •If you meet someone who has the same first name as this person, you immediately like him less. •The satisfaction you feel from your own success pales in comparison to the despair you feel at this person's triumphs, even if those triumphs are completely unrelated to your life. •If this person slept with your girlfriend, she would never be attractive to you again. •Even if this person's girlfriend was a hateful bitch, you would sleep with her out of spite.Apparently you need both if you're going to be anything in this world. BTW, If you've never read any Klosterman, you're really missing out. Check him out now.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Elric: The Balance Lost #10 Preview

Elric: The Balance Lost #10 Preview

By GLX in Previews on May 21, 2012

Check out this preview for Elric: The Balance Lost #10, which hits stores on Wednesday.

Dark Knight Rises Poster Hints at Possible AvX Crossover

Dark Knight Rises Poster Hints at Possible AvX Crossover

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

A fire will rise!

New Image Series

New Image Series "Enormous" Hits Close to Home for Comics Fans

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

Overweight fanboys may find themselves relating to a new series from Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour.

A Behind the Scenes Look at Walking Dead Season 3

A Behind the Scenes Look at Walking Dead Season 3

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012


Review: Sanctuary

Review: Sanctuary

By Dan Kester in Reviews on May 21, 2012

A review of the SLG Press mini-comic!

Toonami's Schedule for 5.26.12

Toonami's Schedule for 5.26.12

By Zechs in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

Adult Swim has released Toonami's schedule. Plus Jason DeMarco,  VP of strategic marketing for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, talks of what you can expect for this new Toonami.

Valiant Hires Former Marvel Editor Jody LeHeup

Valiant Hires Former Marvel Editor Jody LeHeup

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

Good news for NuValiant!

The Enchantress in Thor 2?

The Enchantress in Thor 2?

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

But who should play her?

Didio Plans to

Didio Plans to "Refocus" on Vertigo by End of Year. Is the Imprint's Demise Emminent?

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

This does not bode well for Vertigo.

BOOM! Studios Gets Avengers Rights!

BOOM! Studios Gets Avengers Rights!

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

Because patent trolling has been so successful for Apple, Google, Samsung, and Oracle...

Didio Leads DC Witch Hunt to Out Gay Character

Didio Leads DC Witch Hunt to Out Gay Character

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

In shocking news from KAPOW Comics Convention, Dan Didio has promised to out a prominent gay character in the nuDCU!

DC Very Proud that Rob Liefeld's Writing Three Comics For Them

DC Very Proud that Rob Liefeld's Writing Three Comics For Them

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

It's like when a toddler is proud that he used the bathroom on his own.

Dan Didio Stars in The Number 52

Dan Didio Stars in The Number 52

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

Didio's got a LOST-like obsession about that number.

Fifty Reasons Batman Sucks

Fifty Reasons Batman Sucks

By ThanosCopter in Features on May 21, 2012

  Batman can't be the World's Greatest Detective, Detective Chimp clearly has that role filled already.  

Game of Thrones- The Prince of Winterfell

Game of Thrones- The Prince of Winterfell

By Dr. Improbable in Reviews on May 21, 2012

Can we please just get to the part where everybody fights?

Avengers Sinks Battleship! Outhouse Makes Bad Pun!

Avengers Sinks Battleship! Outhouse Makes Bad Pun!

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

The Avengers was number one at the box office for a third weekend in a row, beating out the domestic opening of Battleship!

RIP Robin Gibb

RIP Robin Gibb

By GLX in News with Benefits on May 21, 2012

Robb Gibb, a member of the Bee Gees, has died today at the age of 62, due to colorectal cancer.

Can Manta Rays SAVE ROCK 'N' ROLL?!?!??

Can Manta Rays SAVE ROCK 'N' ROLL?!?!??

By Houman Sadri in Reviews on May 20, 2012

Can an unknown Italian Garage band be the saviours of Rock?

Captain Marvel Reboot Goes Too Far

Captain Marvel Reboot Goes Too Far

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on May 18, 2012

The trend of rebooting old characters to boost sales goes a step too far with the new Captain Marvel from Marvel Comics.

SCOOP: Fan Favorite Character to Return in Amazing Spider-Man Movie

SCOOP: Fan Favorite Character to Return in Amazing Spider-Man Movie

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on May 18, 2012

What fan favorite character might be making a long-awaited return in the Amazing Spider-Man movie?! Read on to find out!

What People are Saying about The Outhouse

What People are Saying about The Outhouse

By Outhouse Staff in News with Benefits on May 18, 2012

Hear what people are saying about us!

And Finally...JT Krul Yells At You.  Yes, You.

And Finally...JT Krul Yells At You. Yes, You.

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 18, 2012

Last post of the week!

Archaia Commits to Release FCBD Hardcovers Next Year, Speculators Rejoice

Archaia Commits to Release FCBD Hardcovers Next Year, Speculators Rejoice

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 18, 2012

Almost as unsurprising as an Avengers 2 announcement...

Variant Spider-Men Cover is Unintentionally Erotic

Variant Spider-Men Cover is Unintentionally Erotic

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 18, 2012

File this one under the WTF file...

Count Down To Official White Status

Count Down To Official White Status

By David Bird in Blog on May 18, 2012

It's official! The number of white births in America has fallen below fifty percent, with the Latino population continuing to make large gains in US demographics. As a Canadian, I have to ask, aren't Latinos white people too? America is the only country in world where Latin Americans are sectioned off into their own little 'racial' group instead of being considered another European ethnicity. Historically, there is some precedence. My father's family came from Ireland. Even though the Irish are a nation so pale that many risk bursting into flame whenever they go into direct sunlight, it is only in the last century that Americans included them amongst the white races. The problem was religion. The US has always been proud of its religious diversity, but the reality is that the diversity was one of Reformation churches. If you weren't Protestant, you weren't welcome. Now you might reply that it is silly to consider religion in determining race, but that's because of the success non-Protestants have had in gaining acceptance. It is silly to include religion in defining race now, it wasn't then. The definition of race has changed. Following the Irish, many others have found acceptance, particularly the 'Latin' and Meditarrean nations. The Italians, the Greeks. But not the Spanish. Maybe the proximity of Latin America weighs on the discussion, making Latinos an Other that is right here, rather than way over there in the 'Old Country'? I don't know, but I do know that when faced with the rise of 'non-white' groups in the past, America has reacted, not by embracing multi-culturalism, but by redefining what it means to be white. I predict it'll happen again. Yes, there are some Latinos that are black, there are even some that are Asian, but most are white. America will simply be recognizing something that every other nation already sees.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Count Down To Official White Status

Count Down To Official White Status

By David Bird in Blog on May 18, 2012

It's official! The number of white births in America has fallen below fifty percent, with the Latino population continuing to make large gains in US demographics. As a Canadian, I have to ask, aren't Latinos white people too? America is the only country in world where Latin Americans are sectioned off into their own little 'racial' group instead of being considered another European ethnicity. Historically, there is some precedence. My father's family came from Ireland. Even though the Irish are a nation so pale that many risk bursting into flame whenever they go into direct sunlight, it is only in the last century that Americans included them amongst the white races. The problem was religion. The US has always been proud of its religious diversity, but the reality is that the diversity was one of Reformation churches. If you weren't Protestant, you weren't welcome. Now you might reply that it is silly to consider religion in determining race, but that's because of the success non-Protestants have had in gaining acceptance. It is silly to include religion in defining race now, it wasn't then. The definition of race has changed. Following the Irish, many others have found acceptance, particularly the 'Latin' and Meditarrean nations. The Italians, the Greeks. But not the Spanish. Maybe the proximity of Latin America weighs on the discussion, making Latinos an Other that is right here, rather than way over there in the 'Old Country'? I don't know, but I do know that when faced with the rise of 'non-white' groups in the past, America has reacted, not by embracing multi-culturalism, but by redefining what it means to be white. I predict it'll happen again. Yes, there are some Latinos that are black, there are even some that are Asian, but most are white. America will simply be recognizing something that every other nation already sees.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Count Down To Official White Status

Count Down To Official White Status

By David Bird in Blog on May 18, 2012

It's official! The number of white births in America has fallen below fifty percent, with the Latino population continuing to make large gains in US demographics. As a Canadian, I have to ask, aren't Latinos white people too? America is the only country in world where Latin Americans are sectioned off into their own little 'racial' group instead of being considered another European ethnicity. Historically, there is some precedence. My father's family came from Ireland. Even though the Irish are a nation so pale that many risk bursting into flame whenever they go into direct sunlight, it is only in the last century that Americans included them amongst the white races. The problem was religion. The US has always been proud of its religious diversity, but the reality is that the diversity was one of Reformation churches. If you weren't Protestant, you weren't welcome. Now you might reply that it is silly to consider religion in determining race, but that's because of the success non-Protestants have had in gaining acceptance. It is silly to include religion in defining race now, it wasn't then. The definition of race has changed. Following the Irish, many others have found acceptance, particularly the 'Latin' and Meditarrean nations. The Italians, the Greeks. But not the Spanish. Maybe the proximity of Latin America weighs on the discussion, making Latinos an Other that is right here, rather than way over there in the 'Old Country'? I don't know, but I do know that when faced with the rise of 'non-white' groups in the past, America has reacted, not by embracing multi-culturalism, but by redefining what it means to be white. I predict it'll happen again. Yes, there are some Latinos that are black, there are even some that are Asian, but most are white. America will simply be recognizing something that every other nation already sees.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Ernie Chan, Prolific Conan and Kull Artist, Passes

Ernie Chan, Prolific Conan and Kull Artist, Passes

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 18, 2012

Ernie Chan, best known for his work on Conan the Barbarian and Kull the Destroyer, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 71.

A Haiku about Before Watchmen, Courtesy of Rob Guillory

A Haiku about Before Watchmen, Courtesy of Rob Guillory

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on May 18, 2012

It's the best seventeen syllables you'll hear all day!

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