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Your First Look At AVENGERS #20

Your First Look At AVENGERS #20

By Jude Terror in Previews on November 15, 2011

The latest and greatest roster of Avengers head down the rabbit hole to find out who is behind the all-new H.A.M.M.E.R. in your first look at Avengers #20!

Tales of Mr. Rhee: Chapter 8 - Part 1

Tales of Mr. Rhee: Chapter 8 - Part 1

By BKThomson aka Brad Thomson in Webcomics on November 15, 2011

Know Your Enemy

This Week In Punchy 11/15/11

This Week In Punchy 11/15/11

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on November 15, 2011

Punchy's weekly review column is here! It's a little late, but you forgive him don't you?

the Outhouse Pirate Podcast #78

the Outhouse Pirate Podcast #78

By BKThomson aka Brad Thomson in Podcasts on November 15, 2011

Podcast Crew talks Marvel Point One, Avenging Spider-Man and Green Lantern, the animated series.

Indie Insights: On Back Matter

Indie Insights: On Back Matter

By Ken Eppstein, Outhouse Contributor in Columns on November 15, 2011

Ken Eppstein returns to talk about the importance of back matter and letters' columns in the latest edition of Indie Insight!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series:

Green Lantern: The Animated Series: "Beware My Power"

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on November 14, 2011

Last Friday, fans got a taste of the new Green Lantern animated cartoon.  How was it?  Click and find out!

Marvel First Looks: Amazing Spider-Man #676

Marvel First Looks: Amazing Spider-Man #676

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 14, 2011

Here is your sneak peek for Amazing Spider-Man #676!

Starlord: Top to Bottom for 11/9/11

Starlord: Top to Bottom for 11/9/11

By Isaac Yañez in Reviews on November 14, 2011

Here we go again folks! Another week for some great books. Loved my selection this week and if any of you got these seven books too, I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.

Once Upon a Time -

Once Upon a Time - "The Price of Gold"

By Tricia Long in Reviews on November 14, 2011

Every pregnancy test comes with a price!

Ponyo

Ponyo

By David Bird in Blog on November 14, 2011

Ponyo (2008)Directed by Hayao MiyazakiPonyo, called Ponyo On The Cliff in Japan, is Miyazaki’s take on The Little Mermaid. In it Brunhilde, a little goldfish princess, sneaks away from her wizard father and encounters a five year old boy, Sosuke, who names her Ponyo. Her father recovers her, but she escapes again, stealing from his magic elixir to become a five year old girl named Ponyo, determined to live with Sosuke.Since 1984 Miyazaki has made ten films and established himself as an animator on par with Walt Disney, his only rival being Jon Lasseter. And there are many film fans who would happily to put him ahead of either of them, so it’s not surprising that any new release would be met with both anticipation and a lot of expectations, and that these expectations can become a barrier between enjoying the film for what it is and viewing in terms of Miyazaki’s whole filmography. And taking that into consideration it’s not surprising that many viewers, myself included watched this movie and thought, ‘it’s great, I mean, it’s Miyazaki, but I really didn’t think as much of it as his other films.’The truth is, Ponyo has some significant weaknesses. It isn’t a complex enough film to balance off the conflicts it raises. Most notably, man and the balance of nature. From the beginning we see an ocean full of pollution and garbage. Fujimoto, Ponyo’s father, rails against it and the need to restore the balance of nature, but in the end its Ponyo’s desire to be human and the use of magic that upset things, not people at all. What is that supposed to mean? The love between Ponyo and Sosuke is also a strong motivator, and an important part of restoring the balance of nature, but the love of two small children is not the same thing as the hormonally, emotionally, and socially driven package that comes with age. Sosuke loves Ponyo in all her forms. Why wouldn’t he? Was there really any reason to think he wouldn’t?On the plus side, this is a Hayao Miyazaki film and as such it brings with it a wealth of talent and artistic vision that stands above most of his contemporaries, in either animated or live action film. The quieter scenes, such as when Ponyo and Sosuke go looking for Sosuke’s mother, are beautiful and magical; recalling the childlike dream quality of My Neighbor Totoro. There is a lot to praise in these moments. They aren’t ancillary to the story’s success, but they don’t drive it either. They make for a beautiful trip, but not always an interesting one.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Ponyo

Ponyo

By David Bird in Blog on November 14, 2011

Ponyo (2008)Directed by Hayao MiyazakiPonyo, called Ponyo On The Cliff in Japan, is Miyazaki’s take on The Little Mermaid. In it Brunhilde, a little goldfish princess, sneaks away from her wizard father and encounters a five year old boy, Sosuke, who names her Ponyo. Her father recovers her, but she escapes again, stealing from his magic elixir to become a five year old girl named Ponyo, determined to live with Sosuke.Since 1984 Miyazaki has made ten films and established himself as an animator on par with Walt Disney, his only rival being Jon Lasseter. And there are many film fans who would happily to put him ahead of either of them, so it’s not surprising that any new release would be met with both anticipation and a lot of expectations, and that these expectations can become a barrier between enjoying the film for what it is and viewing in terms of Miyazaki’s whole filmography. And taking that into consideration it’s not surprising that many viewers, myself included watched this movie and thought, ‘it’s great, I mean, it’s Miyazaki, but I really didn’t think as much of it as his other films.’The truth is, Ponyo has some significant weaknesses. It isn’t a complex enough film to balance off the conflicts it raises. Most notably, man and the balance of nature. From the beginning we see an ocean full of pollution and garbage. Fujimoto, Ponyo’s father, rails against it and the need to restore the balance of nature, but in the end its Ponyo’s desire to be human and the use of magic that upset things, not people at all. What is that supposed to mean? The love between Ponyo and Sosuke is also a strong motivator, and an important part of restoring the balance of nature, but the love of two small children is not the same thing as the hormonally, emotionally, and socially driven package that comes with age. Sosuke loves Ponyo in all her forms. Why wouldn’t he? Was there really any reason to think he wouldn’t?On the plus side, this is a Hayao Miyazaki film and as such it brings with it a wealth of talent and artistic vision that stands above most of his contemporaries, in either animated or live action film. The quieter scenes, such as when Ponyo and Sosuke go looking for Sosuke’s mother, are beautiful and magical; recalling the childlike dream quality of My Neighbor Totoro. There is a lot to praise in these moments. They aren’t ancillary to the story’s success, but they don’t drive it either. They make for a beautiful trip, but not always an interesting one.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Hell on Wheels Season 1:

Hell on Wheels Season 1: "Immoral Mathematics"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on November 14, 2011

Justice, faith, blackmail, and math.  All in a day's work when you're building a railroad.

Nightfly's Music Video Week in Review 11/6/11 - Katy Perry, The Troubletones, and more!

Nightfly's Music Video Week in Review 11/6/11 - Katy Perry, The Troubletones, and more!

By Nightfly in Features on November 14, 2011

Nightfly lists his preferred picks among last week's newly released music videos.

Walking Dead Recap:

Walking Dead Recap: "Chupacabra"

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on November 14, 2011

"Chupacabra" reminds viewers that even the smartest people make mistakes and that even the safest places have dark secrets waiting to be revealed.

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 11/6/11 - Pan Am, 2 Broke Girls, and more!

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 11/6/11 - Pan Am, 2 Broke Girls, and more!

By Nightfly in Features on November 14, 2011

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

Ring of Honor on SBG - 11/5/11

Ring of Honor on SBG - 11/5/11

By syxxpakk in Reviews on November 14, 2011

The C&C Wrestling Factory take on Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team in the Proving Ground.  PLUS~!  ROH World Champion Davey Richards finds out who his opponent will be at Final Battle 2011!

Avenging Spider-Man #1 Review

Avenging Spider-Man #1 Review

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on November 13, 2011

Punchy takes a look at the first issue of a brand-new Spider-Man title! Spider-Man and Rulk battle the Mole-Man's minions! Plus Joe Mad is back and you can read it on your iPhone for free!

Voyage by The Sound of Arrows Review

Voyage by The Sound of Arrows Review

By GLX in Reviews on November 12, 2011

GLX reviews Voyage by The Sound of Arrows.

Key of Z #2 Preview

Key of Z #2 Preview

By GLX in Previews on November 12, 2011

Check out this preview for Key of Z #2, which hits stores on Wednesday.

Planet of the Apes #8 Preview

Planet of the Apes #8 Preview

By GLX in Previews on November 12, 2011

Check out this preview for Planet of the Apes #8, which hits stores on Wednesday.

Stan Lee's Starborn #12 Preview

Stan Lee's Starborn #12 Preview

By GLX in Previews on November 12, 2011

Check out this preview for Stan Lee's Starborn #12, which hits stores on Wednesday.

Chuck Season 5:

Chuck Season 5: "Chuck vs. The Frosted Tips"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on November 12, 2011

Chuck puts in its strongest episode of the season so far as the issue of Morgan's brain problems with the Intersect are placed front and center.

DC Women Kicking Ass: Cartoon Network DC Nation Commercial Gives a Peek at New Offerings

DC Women Kicking Ass: Cartoon Network DC Nation Commercial Gives a Peek at New Offerings

By xaraan in Blog on November 12, 2011

DC Women Kicking Ass: Cartoon Network DC Nation Commercial Gives a Peek at New Offerings: dcwomenkickingass: During the premiere of the new Green Lantern on Cartoon Network this evening viewers were show a sneak peek at the upcoming DC Nation block of shows in a commercial that gave glimpses of a variety of content. Most intriguing was what appeared to be footage from the live action Blue Beetle test… Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/12681627669

Review: Fear Itself #7.1

Review: Fear Itself #7.1

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on November 11, 2011

Fear Itself #7.1 invalidates the Fear Itself event, but in a good way.

Marvel First Looks: Ultimate Comics X-Men #4

Marvel First Looks: Ultimate Comics X-Men #4

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 11, 2011

Witness a couple Ultimate X-Men pages, courtesy of Marvel!

Marvel First Looks: New Avengers #19

Marvel First Looks: New Avengers #19

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 11, 2011

Who can say no to a New Avengers preview?

The Top Seven Superhero Cartoons of All Time

The Top Seven Superhero Cartoons of All Time

By Christian Hoffer in Features on November 11, 2011

The Outhousers voted and picked out the top superhero cartoons of all time!  Which ones made the cut?  Click and find out!

Why I Love Comics #58: War of the Independents with Dave Ryan

Why I Love Comics #58: War of the Independents with Dave Ryan

By Eric Ratcliffe in Podcasts on November 11, 2011

On episode 58 of the podcast, Eric is joined by friend and awesome creator Dave...

Marvel Preview: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #674

Marvel Preview: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #674

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on November 11, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #674, in stores on 11/16/2011!

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS #19

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS #19

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on November 11, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of AVENGERS #19, in stores on 11/16/2011!

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