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Review: Avengers #24.1

Review: Avengers #24.1

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on March 30, 2012

A review of Bendis's latest comic!

AvX Primer: What You Need to Know

AvX Primer: What You Need to Know

By Christian Hoffer in Features on March 30, 2012

Here's What You Need to Know about Avengers vs. X-Men #0 and #1.

Acmecast #71: Mark Waid!

Acmecast #71: Mark Waid!

By Christian Hoffer in Podcasts on March 30, 2012

The newest Acmecast, featuring Mark Waid and his thoughts on digital comics!

Review: Bloodstrike #26

Review: Bloodstrike #26

By Martin John in Reviews on March 30, 2012

Extreme's zombie-black ops-superheroes return! Cabbot Stone is the last unliving Bloodstrike agent, an unstoppable weapon in America's war on terror! But being dead is a hell of way to make a living, and Cabbot is losing his faith. Will his latest mission be his last? Bloody horror-action with heart by Hack/Slash writer Tim Seeley and Artist Franchesco Gaston!

Fanboys Vs. Zombies Goes to Second Print!

Fanboys Vs. Zombies Goes to Second Print!

By SuperginraiX in News with Benefits on March 30, 2012

Boom! Studios can do these sell-out/ reprinting things too!

Oni Press at ECCC 2012!

Oni Press at ECCC 2012!

By SuperginraiX in News with Benefits on March 30, 2012

Here's Oni's schedule for Emerald City Comic Con this weekend!

Awake Season 1:

Awake Season 1: "Kate is Enough" and "Oregon"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on March 30, 2012

A blast from the past, and the possibility for progress, if Michael Britten wants it. 

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT – RUSHED TO COMIC SHOPS!

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT – RUSHED TO COMIC SHOPS!

By GLX in News with Benefits on March 29, 2012

Marvel ain't slacking on the AvX reprints.

Review: Rise of the Vampires Pts. 1 and 2

Review: Rise of the Vampires Pts. 1 and 2

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on March 29, 2012

Things are really going to SUCK for the heroes in this crossover between Justice League Dark and I, Vampire!  Get it?  Suck?  Vampires?  Ah, never mind. 

Characters vs. Creators: Which Publishing Strategy to Choose

Characters vs. Creators: Which Publishing Strategy to Choose

By Christian Hoffer in Features on March 29, 2012

A look at the various publishing strategies used by the Big Two and their strengths and weaknesses.

Why I Love Comics #78: Bacon!!!

Why I Love Comics #78: Bacon!!!

By Eric Ratcliffe in Podcasts on March 29, 2012

On this episode of the podcast it's the return of the round table as Eric...

Teaser Image for Beware the Batman

Teaser Image for Beware the Batman

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 29, 2012

Cartoon Network released a new teaser image and some more info of the new Batman, Beware the Batman.

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0 SELLS OUT SAME DAY AS ON-SALE!

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0 SELLS OUT SAME DAY AS ON-SALE!

By SuperginraiX in News with Benefits on March 28, 2012

I mean, you'll still probably be able to get a copy in your shop and all.  It's just Diamond has no more to give.  Hey look!  Red variant!

Dark Horse Presents:

Dark Horse Presents: "Radio Ga Ga"!

By SuperginraiX in News with Benefits on March 28, 2012

I suddenly want to read a comic about a radio station...

Marvel's The Avengers to Close 2012 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28

Marvel's The Avengers to Close 2012 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28

By SuperginraiX in News with Benefits on March 28, 2012

This means that you probably aren't going to be the first one to see this movie.

Emerald City Comic Con: The Dark Horse Panels

Emerald City Comic Con: The Dark Horse Panels

By SuperginraiX in News with Benefits on March 28, 2012

Dark Horse gives us the low down on where their creators will be during Emerald City Comic Con!

Walking Dead Compendium: Volume #2 Coming Fall 2012

Walking Dead Compendium: Volume #2 Coming Fall 2012

By Christian Hoffer in News with Benefits on March 28, 2012

A second volume of the smash comic series will be released Fall 2012

Review: Ragemoor #1

Review: Ragemoor #1

By Martin John in Reviews on March 28, 2012


Five Comics I'm Looking Forward To This Week: 3/8/2012

Five Comics I'm Looking Forward To This Week: 3/8/2012

By Christian Hoffer in Features on March 28, 2012

A look at the most anticipated comics coming out March 28th, 2012.

This Week In Punchy for 03/21/12

This Week In Punchy for 03/21/12

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on March 28, 2012

The cream of last week's comics are given the once-over by Punchy, it's a strong week, including two Millarworld books, and the final steps before AvX begins. 

Lying With Statistics: The Fat Wars

Lying With Statistics: The Fat Wars

By David Bird in Blog on March 28, 2012

Everyone seems to do it, even normal people. And by 'normal' I mean fat, overweight, the obese. Pick whatever term you like. A favourite tactic in the 'fat wars' is to attack fashion models as being too skinny. They're freaks! They're anorexic! Some people want laws passed. These cultural browbeatings always seem to target women and, while women complain about that in theory, in practice they are often at the forefront, smacking these skinny girls for all its worth.I came across an example recently at Salon.com. The article isn't new, but the site likes to draw attention to older pieces in its sidebar. Entitled "Naked models offer a body image reality check," it draws attention to another article, found in Plus Model magazine. There we are told that twenty years ago models weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Now they weigh a whopping 23 percent less. The freaks! The author of the article, Mary Elizabeth Williams, does draw attention to the lack of sources for these statistics and to rising obesity rates, but on the whole seems to validate the point being made by Plus Model.But how exactly would rising obesity rates factor in? Over the past twenty years the average American woman's weight has gone from 140 pounds to 160 pounds. A pound a year. If models weighed 8 percent less than the average woman twenty years ago, then the average model weighed 128.8 pounds. If she weighs 23 percent less than the average woman today, she weights 123.2 pounds. That means models do weigh less now-assuming Plus Model's stats are true-but only 5.6 pounds less. Put that way its hardly something to get hysterical over. You'd think.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Lying With Statistics: The Fat Wars

Lying With Statistics: The Fat Wars

By David Bird in Blog on March 28, 2012

Everyone seems to do it, even normal people. And by 'normal' I mean fat, overweight, the obese. Pick whatever term you like. A favourite tactic in the 'fat wars' is to attack fashion models as being too skinny. They're freaks! They're anorexic! Some people want laws passed. These cultural browbeatings always seem to target women and, while women complain about that in theory, in practice they are often at the forefront, smacking these skinny girls for all its worth.I came across an example recently at Salon.com. The article isn't new, but the site likes to draw attention to older pieces in its sidebar. Entitled "Naked models offer a body image reality check," it draws attention to another article, found in Plus Model magazine. There we are told that twenty years ago models weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Now they weigh a whopping 23 percent less. The freaks! The author of the article, Mary Elizabeth Williams, does draw attention to the lack of sources for these statistics and to rising obesity rates, but on the whole seems to validate the point being made by Plus Model.But how exactly would rising obesity rates factor in? Over the past twenty years the average American woman's weight has gone from 140 pounds to 160 pounds. A pound a year. If models weighed 8 percent less than the average woman twenty years ago, then the average model weighed 128.8 pounds. If she weighs 23 percent less than the average woman today, she weights 123.2 pounds. That means models do weigh less now-assuming Plus Model's stats are true-but only 5.6 pounds less. Put that way its hardly something to get hysterical over. You'd think.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Lying With Statistics: The Fat Wars

Lying With Statistics: The Fat Wars

By David Bird in Blog on March 28, 2012

Everyone seems to do it, even normal people. And by 'normal' I mean fat, overweight, the obese. Pick whatever term you like. A favourite tactic in the 'fat wars' is to attack fashion models as being too skinny. They're freaks! They're anorexic! Some people want laws passed. These cultural browbeatings always seem to target women and, while women complain about that in theory, in practice they are often at the forefront, smacking these skinny girls for all its worth.I came across an example recently at Salon.com. The article isn't new, but the site likes to draw attention to older pieces in its sidebar. Entitled "Naked models offer a body image reality check," it draws attention to another article, found in Plus Model magazine. There we are told that twenty years ago models weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Now they weigh a whopping 23 percent less. The freaks! The author of the article, Mary Elizabeth Williams, does draw attention to the lack of sources for these statistics and to rising obesity rates, but on the whole seems to validate the point being made by Plus Model.But how exactly would rising obesity rates factor in? Over the past twenty years the average American woman's weight has gone from 140 pounds to 160 pounds. A pound a year. If models weighed 8 percent less than the average woman twenty years ago, then the average model weighed 128.8 pounds. If she weighs 23 percent less than the average woman today, she weights 123.2 pounds. That means models do weigh less now-assuming Plus Model's stats are true-but only 5.6 pounds less. Put that way its hardly something to get hysterical over. You'd think.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Alcatraz-

Alcatraz- "Garrett Stillman" and "Tommy Madsen"

By Dr. Improbable in Reviews on March 27, 2012

The season finale leaves more questions than answers, surprising exactly no one.

Your First Look At CAPTAIN AMERICA #10

Your First Look At CAPTAIN AMERICA #10

By Jude Terror in Previews on March 27, 2012

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Captain America #10 from the acclaimed creative team of Ed Brubaker & Alan Davis.

Soundgarden Records First New Song in 15 Years for

Soundgarden Records First New Song in 15 Years for "Marvel's The Avengers"

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 27, 2012

End credit track "Live to Rise" to be included in Avengers Assemble Compilation, released May 1st along with Original Motion Picture Soundtrack!

CrimeCraft Wants to Know, Why U Mad?

CrimeCraft Wants to Know, Why U Mad?

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 27, 2012

New Rage Comic Masks, Steam Trading Coming to Premier Free to Play MMO/Shooter Hybrid!

One Spider-Man of Spider-Men Revealed

One Spider-Man of Spider-Men Revealed

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 27, 2012

So just who or what will Spider-Men be about? Well one of the silhouetted images aren't blackened out anymore. Just which Spider-Man is it? Well you're going to have to click the link fools!!

Review: Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1

Review: Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on March 27, 2012

A review of the newest Vertigo ongoing series.

Once Upon a Time: Hat Trick

Once Upon a Time: Hat Trick

By Tricia Long in Reviews on March 27, 2012

This show has a serious hat obsession.

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