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One Book, Two Book, Red Book, Blue Book: Avengers #18 vs. Batman #2

One Book, Two Book, Red Book, Blue Book: Avengers #18 vs. Batman #2

By Veggieleezy, Outhouse Contributor in Reviews on October 24, 2011

It's a clash of the titans as Avengers faces off with Batman.  Which book will emerge victorious?

Starlord: Top to Bottom for 10/19/11

Starlord: Top to Bottom for 10/19/11

By Brian Burchette in Reviews on October 24, 2011

A random seven were drawn and I'm happy to say there were better than not this week. Also keep reading these reviews for your chance to win a little extra cash for the holidays!

What Outhousers are saying about Comics 4

What Outhousers are saying about Comics 4

By Jeremy Shane in Features on October 24, 2011

Quotes from comic readers about the latest comics hitting the shelves.Feel free to join in our discussions every week in the Newstand or even add your own thoughts on the books here!

Dark City

Dark City

By David Bird in Blog on October 24, 2011

Dark City (1998)Directed by Alex Proyas, Starring Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jennifer ConnellyI hadn’t watched Dark City in many years, when I decided to pop it in this week, and I wondered first of all if I would still in enjoy it as much as I once did. The film has had a devoted following amongst science fiction and fantasy fans since its release, though it wasn’t a box office success at the time (in spite of generally positive reviews). I had picked it up on VHS, but never upgraded my copy to DVD or Blu-ray (I rented a DVD copy).The opening narration spills all the secrets: the Strangers are a dying race and studying us because they believe we may hold the key to their continued existence. John Murdoch wakes up in a hotel bath tub to find out he has no memories and that there is the body of a dead, carved up prostitute on the floor beside the bed. Fleeing the scene he is stopped by the clerk who tells him that the automat has called. He’s left his wallet there. The wallet leads him to his home, a wife who’s cheated on him, and a psychiatrist who’s been helping him deal with the breakdown of his marriage. If he’s off to a bad start, it only gets worse as he discovers strange powers and encounters the Strangers themselves, all while trying to figure out who he is and how to elude the police.It’s at these times that the movie is strongest. Proyas has assembled a strong cast and the story works best when puzzling over koans like, how do you get to Shell Beach? But in the second half of the movie story development is given over to a series of chase and fight scenes (which largely translates into people staring really hard at each other) and it just isn’t as interesting. It rests on atmosphere and set design, which become somewhat repetitive after a while. I mean, how many noir-ishly lit streets does one need? In the end Sutherland’s character comes up with an impressive way to save the day, but it’s used to generate a conventional comic book ending (read: principle characters hitting one another).A good movie if you’re looking for something different, or want to entertain a SF fan (though they’ve probably already seen it); but it’s an uneven film.NOTE: This film shares with The Matrix the ideas that the world isn’t what it seems and that we’re being controlled by malevolent forces. Dark City was released first, thirteen months before the Wachowski Brothers film.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Dark City

Dark City

By David Bird in Blog on October 24, 2011

Dark City (1998)Directed by Alex Proyas, Starring Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jennifer ConnellyI hadn’t watched Dark City in many years, when I decided to pop it in this week, and I wondered first of all if I would still in enjoy it as much as I once did. The film has had a devoted following amongst science fiction and fantasy fans since its release, though it wasn’t a box office success at the time (in spite of generally positive reviews). I had picked it up on VHS, but never upgraded my copy to DVD or Blu-ray (I rented a DVD copy).The opening narration spills all the secrets: the Strangers are a dying race and studying us because they believe we may hold the key to their continued existence. John Murdoch wakes up in a hotel bath tub to find out he has no memories and that there is the body of a dead, carved up prostitute on the floor beside the bed. Fleeing the scene he is stopped by the clerk who tells him that the automat has called. He’s left his wallet there. The wallet leads him to his home, a wife who’s cheated on him, and a psychiatrist who’s been helping him deal with the breakdown of his marriage. If he’s off to a bad start, it only gets worse as he discovers strange powers and encounters the Strangers themselves, all while trying to figure out who he is and how to elude the police.It’s at these times that the movie is strongest. Proyas has assembled a strong cast and the story works best when puzzling over koans like, how do you get to Shell Beach? But in the second half of the movie story development is given over to a series of chase and fight scenes (which largely translates into people staring really hard at each other) and it just isn’t as interesting. It rests on atmosphere and set design, which become somewhat repetitive after a while. I mean, how many noir-ishly lit streets does one need? In the end Sutherland’s character comes up with an impressive way to save the day, but it’s used to generate a conventional comic book ending (read: principle characters hitting one another).A good movie if you’re looking for something different, or want to entertain a SF fan (though they’ve probably already seen it); but it’s an uneven film.NOTE: This film shares with The Matrix the ideas that the world isn’t what it seems and that we’re being controlled by malevolent forces. Dark City was released first, thirteen months before the Wachowski Brothers film.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

The Nerd Boner Alert: Things That Would Amuse Me if They Happened in the Avengers Movie

The Nerd Boner Alert: Things That Would Amuse Me if They Happened in the Avengers Movie

By Katie Hutchison, Outhouse Contributor in Features on October 24, 2011

Katie Hutchison lists what she wants to see happen in the new Avengers movie in the latest installment of Nerd Boner Alert!

The Walking Dead Season 2:

The Walking Dead Season 2: "Bloodletting"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on October 24, 2011

As Carl lies dying, it looks like our intrepid band of survivors will be growing in number.

The Sunday Slammer!

The Sunday Slammer!

By J.M. Hunter in Webcomics on October 24, 2011

{hide_in_full_view}Annnnd we are back! Back with 31 Days/Weeks (who's counting), of Halloween!!!{/hide_in_full_view}

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 10/16/11 - Supernatural, 2 Broke Girls, and more!

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 10/16/11 - Supernatural, 2 Broke Girls, and more!

By Nightfly in Features on October 23, 2011

Nightfly lists his preferred picks from the previous week of primetime TV and the world of entertainment.

Marvel's Fear Itself Mega-Event reading

Marvel's Fear Itself Mega-Event reading

By xaraan in Blog on October 24, 2011

One of the most awesome columns at the Outhouse is Super Reads.  The guy reads all the giant crossovers, every book and breaks it down for you each week so that you don’t have to.  Now that Fear Itself has wrapped up, if you want to fill in the blanks or catch up on the whole story before the trade lands start right here: Super Reads 138 Follow the column week by week as he reads all the crossovers: Super Reads Column It was a huge undertaking as you can see, ending at Super Reads 163. It’s a lot cheaper than reading every single Fear Itself book marvel put out and probably less time consuming and from what I can tell you, more enjoyable.  I’m pretty sure by the end of most of these the writer is borderline insane so hopefully he catches his breath again before Marvel gets going with this “Point” thing they talked about at NYCC. He also puts these little scenes in them to break up the long reads, I’m pretty sure he’s changed the speech bubbles in them.  No way are they really this entertaining.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11844667924

Note 2 Self, California Screamiiiiin!

Note 2 Self, California Screamiiiiin!

By J.M. Hunter in Webcomics on October 24, 2011

{hide_in_full_view}N2S Annual tradition continues! What Naughty nonsense is Hunter up to with these frosh junior college students?!{/hide_in_full_view}

Why I Love Comics Podcast is out!  NYCC edition In this edition...

Why I Love Comics Podcast is out!  NYCC edition In this edition...

By xaraan in Blog on October 24, 2011

Why I Love Comics Podcast is out!  NYCC edition In this edition of the podcast we go to a convention…New York Comic Con to be exact. This is a favorite convention of mine every year and this is a packed supershow. On the episode I talk with Eddi Mcclintock (Pete on Warehouse 13) Peter David, Tim Seeley, Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Sanchez, Fred Van Lente, The Kirby Krackle, Jeremy Haun and David Hine, Keith R.A. DecandidoAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11843669618

Bakuman vol. 3 Review

Bakuman vol. 3 Review

By GLX in Reviews on October 23, 2011

GLX reviews Bakuman vol. 3.

Why I Love Comics #55: New York Comic Con

Why I Love Comics #55: New York Comic Con

By Eric Ratcliffe in Podcasts on October 23, 2011

In this edition of the podcast we go to a convention...New York Comic Con to...

X-Men (iOS Universal) Review

X-Men (iOS Universal) Review

By GLX in Reviews on October 23, 2011

GLX reviews X-Men for iOS devices.

Super Reads 163

Super Reads 163

By SuperginraiX in Features on October 22, 2011

Super goes into Fear Itself event comics in EXPLICIT DETAIL! Today, we check out Fear Itself: Hulk Vs. Dracula #3, Ghost Rider #4, and Blast to the Past for Marvel Team-Up #1 & Marvel Premiere #21.  Enjoy and spread the word! Spoilers Ahead!

Planet of the Apes #7 Preview

Planet of the Apes #7 Preview

By GLX in Previews on October 22, 2011

Check out this preview for Planet of the Apes #7, which hits stores on 10/26/11.

Incorruptible #23 Preview

Incorruptible #23 Preview

By GLX in Previews on October 22, 2011

Check out this preview of Incorruptible #23, which hits stores on 10/26/11.

Film Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Film Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on October 22, 2011

The gripping drama (and festival favorite) has opened in New York and Los Angeles!

The Weekly Preview Dump

The Weekly Preview Dump

By xaraan in Blog on October 21, 2011

Previews for Marvel comics due out on 10/26/11 Amazing Spider-Man #672 Annihilators: Earthfall #2 Astonishing X-Men #43 Avengers Academy #20 Avengers: Solo #1 Captain America & Bucky #623 Daken: Dark Wolverine #16 Daredevil #5 Deadpool #45 Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz #2 FF #11 The Incredible Hulk #1 Journey into Mystery #630 The Mighty Thor #7 New Mutants #32 Red Skull #4 Secret Avengers #18 Spider-Girl #3 Spider Island: Cloak & Dagger #3 Spider Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #3 Spider-Man Marvel Adventures #19 Ultimates #3 Venom #8 Wolverine & The X-Men #1Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11738778759

Comic of the Week winner for 10/12 = X-Men Regenesis Click the...

Comic of the Week winner for 10/12 = X-Men Regenesis Click the...

By xaraan in Blog on October 21, 2011

Comic of the Week winner for 10/12 = X-Men Regenesis Click the cover to visit the Outhouse and vote on next weeks winnerAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11737564757

Cover of the Week Winner for 10/12 = Black Panther! Click the...

Cover of the Week Winner for 10/12 = Black Panther! Click the...

By xaraan in Blog on October 21, 2011

Cover of the Week Winner for 10/12 = Black Panther! Click the cover to visit the Outhouse and vote on next weeks winner.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11737513417

This Week In Punchy 10/21/11

This Week In Punchy 10/21/11

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on October 21, 2011

Punchy takes a look at a load of good comics this week, including the end of Fear Itself, a load of DC #2s and flying foetus with laser eyes.

Geek Readers: 10/19/11 Comic Review

Geek Readers: 10/19/11 Comic Review

By Geek Readers in Reviews on October 20, 2011

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.

Marvel Preview: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672

Marvel Preview: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 21, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672, in stores on 10/26/2011!

Marvel Preview: ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #2

Marvel Preview: ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #2

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 21, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #2, in stores on 10/26/2011!

Marvel Preview: ASTONISHING X-MEN #43

Marvel Preview: ASTONISHING X-MEN #43

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 21, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of ASTONISHING X-MEN #43, in stores on 10/26/2011!

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS ACADEMY #20

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS ACADEMY #20

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 21, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of AVENGERS ACADEMY #20, in stores on 10/26/2011!

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS: SOLO #1

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS: SOLO #1

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 21, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of AVENGERS: SOLO #1, in stores on 10/26/2011!

Marvel Preview: CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #623

Marvel Preview: CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #623

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 21, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #623, in stores on 10/26/2011!

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