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BOOM! Previews: Fanboys vs. Zombies #13 and Hellraiser: The Dark Watch #3

BOOM! Previews: Fanboys vs. Zombies #13 and Hellraiser: The Dark Watch #3

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 15, 2013

We've got previews of two BOOM! Studios comics in stores this week.

Supergirl #19 Preview

Supergirl #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 15, 2013

In a battle of equals, which girl will reign supreme?

Oni Previews for April 17, 2013

Oni Previews for April 17, 2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 15, 2013

We've got previews of Double Fine Action Comics vol. 1 and 2, The Sixth Gun #30 and Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun #3 in these Bunn-tacular previews from Oni Press!

More Marvel Previews for April 17, 2013

More Marvel Previews for April 17, 2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 15, 2013

We've got previews of Age of Ultron #6, Daredevil #25, Daredevil: End of Days #7, Superior Spider-Man #8, Ultimate Wolverine #3, Venom #34, in stores this week!

Justice League #19 Preview

Justice League #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 15, 2013

Who is the one person dangerous enough to use Kryptonite against Superman?

WonderCon Interview with Khang Le on Hawken Genesis

WonderCon Interview with Khang Le on Hawken Genesis

By Angela Jones in Features on April 15, 2013

We got a chance to sit down with one of the creators behind the graphic novel- Hawken Genesis at Wondercon and talk to him about the book.

Batwoman #19 Preview

Batwoman #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 15, 2013

What is the shocking family revelation that can turn Batwoman's world upside down?

#RVWS 4/15/2013

#RVWS 4/15/2013

By Jeremy Shane in Features on April 15, 2013

Comic Book Reviews in 140 characters or less

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 4/10/2013: Hawkeye Vol 4 #9 by Matt Fraction & David Aja

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 4/10/2013: Hawkeye Vol 4 #9 by Matt Fraction & David Aja

By GHERU in Features on April 15, 2013

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 4/10/2013: Hawkeye Vol 4 #9 by Matt Fraction & David Aja

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 4/10/2013: Hawkeye Vol 4 #9 by David Aja

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 4/10/2013: Hawkeye Vol 4 #9 by David Aja

By GHERU in Features on April 15, 2013

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 4/10/2013: Hawkeye Vol 4 #9 by David Aja

Well, this sucks... Skyrim Devs Moving On

Well, this sucks... Skyrim Devs Moving On

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 15, 2013

No more major Skyrim DLC

Bionic Man VS Bionic Woman #4 Preview

Bionic Man VS Bionic Woman #4 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 15, 2013

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, Jaime Sommers continues her bionic man-bashing

Creator Worries That Trumped-Up Controversies Will Overshadow Kickstarter Campaign

Creator Worries That Trumped-Up Controversies Will Overshadow Kickstarter Campaign

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on April 15, 2013

Greg Pak worries of the future in a one scene artistic interpretation.

Just a Little More Blud: Comic Con Part Three

Just a Little More Blud: Comic Con Part Three

By Jude Terror in Webcomics on April 15, 2013

Though marred by lateness and controversy, the epic trilogy finally comes to an end.

DC Universe Presents #19 Cover Reveal

DC Universe Presents #19 Cover Reveal

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on April 15, 2013

In this final issue, what time displaced-hero has arrived on our world — and is the destruction he brings the herald to a great disaster?

IDW Wins Spud Award in Lone Competition

IDW Wins Spud Award in Lone Competition

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 15, 2013

Unsurprisingly, IDW took home the award for best publisher of comics based on Hasbro properties, being the only publisher of comics based on Hasbro properties.

Hawkeye #9 Review (SPOILERS)

Hawkeye #9 Review (SPOILERS)

By Jim Gramm in Reviews on April 15, 2013

Bro. Seriously. Seriously, bro.

Red Hood And The Outlaws #19 Preview

Red Hood And The Outlaws #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 15, 2013

What horrors lie beneath the mask of the Red Hood?

Wonder Woman #19 Preview

Wonder Woman #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 15, 2013

What is the one way Wonder Woman can stop Orion?

Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 2 - Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 2 - Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

By Arion in Reviews on April 15, 2013

Unit-00 and pilot / Unidad-00 y piloto As a teenager you seek the approval of your peers. And, at least theoretically, you don’t give a damn about the approval of your parents, which was fundamental in your childhood. But in one way or another, you are ardently seeking for approval, which ultimately turns you into a slave of socialization. To define yourself, you depend on the other. Before getting to know yourself you must first know those around you. After driving the Eva and successfully destroying the second angel, Shinji Ikari demands nothing but a sign of approval from his father, a hug, a warm phrase, anything. But of course, he gets nothing, only the indifference of a man who has neglected him for years. And when Misato Katsuragi –his newly self-appointed tutor– praises him for saving the world, Shinji simply starts crying. He wanted to hear those words from his father. Rei Ayanami This second volume compiles stages 7 through 12: “Closing Hearts”, “Shinji’s Mood”, “The Trials of a True Fan”, “Shonen and Knife”, “Third Child Wandering”, “Fumbling toward Kindness”. Once Shinji recovers from his wounds, he’s transferred to a new high school. But not every kid in school is thankful for his ability to drive the EVA. In fact, Toji Suzuhara blames Shinji for the accident his sister suffered during the battle. Toji punches Shinji, and Shinji is unable to report him. The savior of the world bites the dust in a schoolyard.  I remember that my first years in high school were no walk in the park. Granted, I was never hit or publicly humiliated, but that doesn’t mean things were easy for me. I always had a hard time adapting. I felt unnecessary. And I guess that’s why I always fantasized with the idea of leaving everything behind me. So I definitely felt identified with Shinji when he tries to run away from the city. Alone in the forest, he comes to a brilliant conclusion: “No matter how long I keep walking around, there’s no place for me to go. I’m just running away from the facts…”. It took me years to figure that out, it took me a long time to face the facts about my life, to accept who I was, and to wisely embrace both, my defects and my virtues. Something resonated deep within me whenever I noticed Shinji’s insane obsession with death. What was it that attracted me so to this character? I can’t be sure, all I can say is that Misato’s reaction to Shinji’s pessimism, although emotional, is also very logical: “You may feel fine about dying… But the rest of us aren’t quite ready for it yet!”. Millions of people want to live, and their only hope lies in the hands of a boy who is so depressed that he doesn’t care about life. There is such a tragic beauty in this concept, and it is an idea that has fascinated me for years. To what extent do we depend on someone else? Is it our duty to stay alive just to please others? That seems to be Meryl Streep’s conclusion in “The Hours”, when she talks to Ed Harris and says: "That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other". They certainly do, but out of good will or obligation? Asuka, Shinji & Rei After only three weeks since the attack, Shamshel –the third angel– arrives. This time, Shinji does everything he can to stop it and he barely makes it. The teenager discovers that being an Eva pilot is harder than anything else so, eventually, he decides to quit NERV. Except that he can’t really make up his mind. Does he want to remain in NERV and save the world? Or his only desire is to return to his old life and the way things were before? The uncertainty is very much a part of the teenage mind, as it was a significant part of my life throughout those years. I said before that in order to define yourself, you must rely on the other, whether by will or by force. This is something that Shinji slowly realizes as Misato finally speaks honestly with him: she had requested Shinji to move in with her not to keep an eye on him or to give him orders, but rather to be accompanied. Without a loving partner, Misato feels that her penguin pet and Shinji are all she has left, for all intents and purposes, they are her family. In the end, Shinji accepts this gift, the gift of companionship, which can be a burden or a reward, but ultimately, also the indispensable requisite to define –or redefine– himself. Did you miss Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 1? Click here. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Shinji's Mood / El ánimo de Shinji Como adolescente, buscas la aprobación de tus pares. Y, al menos teóricamente, no te importa la aprobación de tus familiares, que era fundamental en tu infancia. Pero de un modo u otro, buscas fervientemente la aprobación, lo que en última instancia te convierte en un esclavo de la socialización. Para definirte a ti mismo, dependes del otro. Antes de conocerte debes conocer a los que te rodean. Luego de dirigir el Eva y destruir al segundo ángel con éxito, lo único que demanda Shinji Ikari es una señal de aprobación de su padre, un abrazo, una palabra cálida, lo que sea. Pero, por supuesto, lo único que obtiene es la indiferencia del hombre que lo abandonó por años. Y cuando Misato Katsuragi –su nueva auto-nombrada tutora– lo alienta por salvar al mundo, Shinji simplemente empieza a llorar. Él quería escuchar estas palabras de su padre.  Este segundo volumen recopila las etapas 7 a la 12: "Corazones en cierre", "El ánimo de Shinji", "Los juicios de un verdadero fan", "Shonen y cuchillo", "El tercer niño deambulando", "Titubeando hacia la oscuridad". Una vez que Shinji se recupera de sus heridas, es transferido a un nuevo colegio. Pero no todos los chicos de secundaria están agradecidos. De hecho, Toji Suzuhara culpa a Shinji por al accidente que sufrió su hermana durante la batalla. Toji empuja a Shinji, y Shinji es incapaz de acusarlo. El salvador del mundo muerde el polvo en un patio de escuela. Eva Recuerdo que mis primeros años en secundaria no fueron fáciles. Si bien es cierto que nunca fui golpeado o humillado en público, eso no significa que las cosas marchaban espléndidamente. Me costaba mucho adaptarme. Me sentía innecesario. Y supongo que por eso siempre fantaseaba con la idea de dejar todo eso atrás. Así que definitivamente me sentí identificado con Shinji cuando trata de huir de la ciudad. En el bosque, solo, llega a una conclusión: "No importa qué tan lejos camine, no hay lugar adonde ir. Sólo estoy escapando de los hechos...". Me tomó años comprender eso, me llevó mucho tiempo enfrentarme a los hechos de mi vida, aceptar quién era, y asimilar sabiamente tanto mis defectos como mis virtudes. Algo resonaba profundamente en mí cada vez que notaba la enfermiza obsesión de Shinji por la muerte. ¿Qué era lo que tanto me atraía de este personaje? No puedo estar seguro, lo único que puedo decir es que la reacción de Misato al pesimismo de Shinji, aunque muy emocional, es también bastante lógica: "Tú puedes sentirte bien con morir... ¡pero los demás no estamos nada preparados para la muerte!". Millones de personas quieren vivir, y su única esperanza yace en las manos de un chico que está tan deprimido que no parece valorar la vida. Hay tanta belleza trágica en este concepto, y es una idea que me ha fascinado por años. ¿Hasta qué extremo dependemos de alguien más? ¿Es nuestro deber permanecer con vida para complacer a otros? Esa sería la conclusión de Meryl Streep en “The Hours”, cuando habla con Ed Harris y le dice: "Eso es lo que hacemos. Eso es lo que la gente hace. Siguen con vida por el otro". Y ciertamente es así, pero ¿por buena voluntad o por obligación? Kensuke Aida, Shinji Ikari & Toji Suzuhara Después de sólo tres semanas desde el ataque, Shamshel –el tercer ángel– llega. Esta vez, Shinji hace todo lo que puede para detenerlo y apenas lo consigue. El adolescente descubre que ser un piloto del Eva es más difícil que cualquier otra cosa así que, eventualmente, decide renunciar a NERV. Excepto que no puede aclarar sus pensamientos. ¿Quiere permanecer en NERV y salvar al mundo? ¿O su único deseo es regresar a su antigua vida? La incertidumbre es fuerte en la mente del adolescente, y para mí también fue así durante esos años. Dije antes que para definirte a ti mismo, debes apoyarte en el otro, ya sea por voluntad propia o a la fuerza. Esto es algo que Shinji descubre lentamente cuando Misato por fin habla honestamente con él: ella había solicitado que Shinji se mudase a su casa no para vigilarlo o darle órdenes, sino más bien para estar acompañada. Sin pareja, Misato siente que su pingüino de mascota y Shinji son todo lo que ella tiene, en términos prácticos, son su familia. Al final, Shinji acepta este regalo, el regalo ser acompañado, algo que puede ser una carga o una recompensa, pero en definitiva, también el requisito indispensable para definirse –o redefinirse– a sí mismo. Se perdieron el volumen 1 de Neon Genesis Evangelion? Hagan click aquí. Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/04/neon-genesis-evangelion-vol-2-yoshiyuki.html

Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton Announce Crowdfunded Digital Comics Project

Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton Announce Crowdfunded Digital Comics Project

By Royal Nonesuch in News with Benefits on April 15, 2013

Onward, to the digital age with Code Monkey Save World!

MTV's 'Iron Man 3' Clip

MTV's 'Iron Man 3' Clip

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 15, 2013

MTV's exclusive clip: "Shootout"

New 'Man of Steel' Teaser: Zod's Message to Earth

New 'Man of Steel' Teaser: Zod's Message to Earth

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 15, 2013

The static teasers from the Man of Steel site make more sense with the lastest teaser.

Game of Thrones- Walk of Punishment

Game of Thrones- Walk of Punishment

By Dr. Improbable in Features on April 14, 2013

Podrick Payne: Serious Stud

Overzealous Cyclops Fan Throws Pubic Hair at Hugh Jackman

Overzealous Cyclops Fan Throws Pubic Hair at Hugh Jackman

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 14, 2013

A fan of popular comic book character Scott Summers assaulted Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman at a gym on Saturday morning.

New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Character Posters & (New?) Trailer

New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Character Posters & (New?) Trailer

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 14, 2013

This new TV Spot popped up today, but I'm not really seeing new footage in it. What is new are these colorful character posters for the Star Trek sequel.

Justice League Of America's Vibe #3 Preview

Justice League Of America's Vibe #3 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 14, 2013

What is the one super power that is more than a match for Vibe and how can it tear the universe apart?

Doctor Who- Cold War

Doctor Who- Cold War

By Dr. Improbable in Features on April 14, 2013

Davos sails north to fight a cold enemy, bent on world destruction. Yes, you read that right.

Review: Frogman

Review: Frogman

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on April 14, 2013

Cover He’s Green, he’s wet, he ain’t your pet… He’s FROGMAN. Frogman tells the story of a unique superhero that doesn't quite grasp the simple working of life, but still strives to do good and protect his city. Frogman is a parody of the superhero genre. The main character is based heavily on established superheroes like Spider-Man from whom he takes that perpetual bad luck that is characteristic of Peter Parker. From Superman he inherits the secret identity.Also his origin seems similar to Mogli or even Tarzan. How is it? This comes from the minds of Mark Lewis and Matt Fitch. A while back they started the Frogman Kickstarter project in order get the funding needed to print this comic. They succeeded and got funded. Tha allowed them to print hard copies of their comic book.And thus Frogman got introduced to the world. This book is all about having fun. Matt and Mark obviously had fun creating Frogman and I had fun reading it. The hero is a parody of Spider-Man in the sense that he shares the same concept powers and has the height of the world on his shoulders. Nothing ever goes as it should and he can never get a break, just like Peter Parker. The Evil Taxman This bad luck is the source of some wonderfully hilarious jokes. Freddy (Frogman's alter ego) is a fast food worker that has severe financial problems and, after seeing his paycheck, decides to take down the Taxman. And who can blame him? Turns out that the Taxman is an actual person and tougher than he thought. This means that he puts up a good fight, perhaps to good for Frogman. In this book you'll find gratuitous violence, explicit sex scenes, STDs and (good and bad) puns. So it should be kept out of the hands of children and easily offended adults. Not that this is a particularly offensive book, but its better to play it safe. The art is very simple. Its in black and white and with some influence from John Romita, Sr's work. While its not stellar its competent enough. My only complain would be the lack of detail of the backgrounds on most panels. A Hero Has Needs Verdict? This is a good book to read if you like, or at least don't mind, parodies of your favorite superheroes. It might not be a groundbreaking book, but that was never the point. Its all about having fun and enjoying comics for comics sake. If you want, go to Dead Canary Comics and get your copy. Publisher: Dead Canary Comics Year: 2013 Pages: 32 Authors: Matt Fitch, Mark Lewis ISBN: N/A Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-frogman.html

Marvel X-Book Previews 04-17-2013

Marvel X-Book Previews 04-17-2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 14, 2013

We've got previews of Astonishing X-Men #61, Cable and X-Force #7, Savage Wolverine #4, Wolverine and the X-Men #27AU, X-Factor #254, and X-Men Legacy #9!

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