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52apolooza: Aquaman

52apolooza: Aquaman

By Bluestreak, Kelly Symmonds, Kerny, Brian Burchette in Reviews on October 17, 2011

Aquaman rises from the depths to join 52apolooza!  How does it do?  Click and find out!

52apolooza: Red Lanterns

52apolooza: Red Lanterns

By Christian Hoffer, Brian Burchette, Aly Abbas and Jason Murray in Reviews on October 17, 2011

Atrocitus and his team of Lanterns gets their chance to shine (and vomit blood) in their own title.  What say ye, reviewers?

52apolooza: Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.

52apolooza: Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.

By dik-dik, Adrian and Tyler Ward in Reviews on October 17, 2011

IT'S ALIVE!  IT'S ALIVE!!! But... is it any good?  Let's find out.

52apolooza: Green Lantern

52apolooza: Green Lantern

By Sakie, Comic_Doctor, Kelly Symmonds and Lord Simian in Reviews on October 17, 2011

Sinestro heads up the new Green Lantern book.  Does he have the winning personality to follow up Hal Jordan?

52apolooza: Resurrection Man

52apolooza: Resurrection Man

By Fieldy Snuts, Lord Simian and Tricia Long in Reviews on October 17, 2011

You can't keep a good dead man down.  Let's see what the team thinks about Resurrection Man.

52apolooza: I, Vampire

52apolooza: I, Vampire

By James Moore, Dragavon, Tricia Long, Brian Burchette in Reviews on October 17, 2011

52apolooza sinks its teeth into I, Vampire!  Is it any good?  Click and find out!

One Book, Two Book, Red Book, Blue Book: FF vs. Demon Knights

One Book, Two Book, Red Book, Blue Book: FF vs. Demon Knights

By Veggieleezy in Reviews on October 17, 2011

Veegieleezy compares Demon Knights and FF!  Which book will come on top?  Click to find out!

The Walking Dead Season 2:

The Walking Dead Season 2: "What Lies Ahead"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on October 17, 2011

The creepy crawly AMC hit, based on the comic book series, returns for its second season!

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 10/9/11 - Nikita, The Office, and more!

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 10/9/11 - Nikita, The Office, and more!

By Nightfly in Features on October 17, 2011

Nightfly lists his preferred picks from the previous week of primetime TV, music videos, and web series.

This Week In Punchy 10/16/11

This Week In Punchy 10/16/11

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on October 16, 2011

Another great week of comics goes under Punchy's microscope! We've got Ghost Rider, FF, New Avengers, Ultimate X-Men and a whole host of DC #2s such as Superboy, Demon Knights and Green Lantern! Plus all the fallout from X-Men: Schism!

Stay up to date on the latest NYCC coverage with us!

Stay up to date on the latest NYCC coverage with us!

By xaraan in Blog on October 15, 2011

Stay up to date on the latest NYCC coverage with us!Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11492144765

Super Reads 161

Super Reads 161

By SuperginraiX in Features on October 15, 2011

I'm working my way back to you, babe.Today, we check out Fear Itself: The Home Front #6, Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt #5, Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #4, Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #3, Avengers #17, Invincible Iron Man #508, Uncanny X-Men #543, Avengers: The Children's Crusade #7, and Blast to the Past for The Amazing Spider-Man #'s 101 & 102.  Enjoy and spread the word!Spoilers Ahead! 

Book Review: The Goblin Corps by Ari Marmell

Book Review: The Goblin Corps by Ari Marmell

By Jeremy Shane in Reviews on October 15, 2011

Reading Realms reviews The Goblin Corps by Ari Marmell

Johnson, Abe, and Sir Edward

Johnson, Abe, and Sir Edward

By David Bird in Blog on October 14, 2011

Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus (June 2008)Abe Sapien: The Drowning (September 2008)Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels (April 2010)This time its three separate stories, each featuring a supporting character from the Hellboy universe. We get a 40s pulp hero, a cast regular, and a 19th century predecessor to the Bureau’s many monster hunters.The Lobster, a.k.a. Lobster Johnson, is a quasi-mythical character in the Mignola-verse. We know he was real, but not everyone believes in him. A Dr. Gallsragas has invented a suit of armour powered by Vril energy—the Hyperborian power source that would powered Atlantis. Nazi agents, working in a pre-war America, capture him and his daughter, but his assistant escapes to find aid from the Lobster and his claw of justice. This battle puts him up against another party wanting the suit, Memnan Saa, an earlier version of whom will show up in another of these volumes.The premise for Abe’s story is much more straight forward. A century ago Witchfinder Edward Grey stopped a warlock named Vrooman by driving a rare and mystical lipu dagger into his heart. Bruttenholm wants that knife and since its located in the waters off Saint Sebastien, Abe is the perfect man to get it. If only things really were that straight forward.The last book, starring the aforementioned Edward Grey, takes place in Victorian London. A group of archaeologists returns with thoughts of professional glory and a terrible secret that is systematically killing them, one after the other.I enjoyed these books the first time, and I enjoyed them more on re-reading. The Iron Prometheus captures the fun and the crazy inventiveness of the pulp novels and early comics—and marries it well to the Mignola-verse. There are even times in which Jason Armstrong, the artist, thanks to the tech and the big and brutish heroes manages to invoke something Kirby-esque, though I don’t think that was ever his goal. In the Service of Angels provides us with our first real look at Edward Grey, a Victorian occult detective whose career was a real influence on Bruttenholm, and subsequently the Bureau itself. The story is really good, and effortlessly connects with everything from the B.P.R.D.’s Hollow Earth and King of Fear arcs to Memnan Saa, but the character of Grey himself is left undeveloped. He’s a Victorian gentleman and an occult detective. That’s about it. There’s been another story arc since this one, which I haven’t read (waiting on the trade as I am), so there may have been more since, but as it stands I recommend it on the strength of the story.One thing I did like about Grey was that he confronted the demonic with appeals to God. He doesn’t come across as a particularly religious character, but it was nice to see someone fight fire with water for a change. When you fight fire with fire, everything is burnt.And that brings me back to my continuing problem in seeing Abe as a lead character. The Drowning is easily the best Abe solo story to date, and it recounts his first solo adventure (so he is supposed to be a bit of a noob), but I would have to put the story over the character when it comes to recommendations. That’s one thing with a new character like Grey; it’s quite another with one of the series’ originals. Unlike the other two stories, we don’t really learn much about the broader Mignola-verse--except when the focus is off our hero. Moreover, the art is too static. Alexander has talent, no question, but I was never drawn in. It doesn’t help that Dave Stewart’s colouring gives it a jaundiced hue.So, three good stories. I would rank them: Lobster, Witchfinder, Abe.I am not through the initial list of trades, but--at this time, anyway--I think I am going to call it a day. Its been fun, and I’ve enjoyed re-reading, but I started this as soon as I posted the last one. That was in August. Time to admit the drive just isn’t there any more.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Johnson, Abe, and Sir Edward

Johnson, Abe, and Sir Edward

By David Bird in Blog on October 14, 2011

Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus (June 2008)Abe Sapien: The Drowning (September 2008)Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels (April 2010)This time its three separate stories, each featuring a supporting character from the Hellboy universe. We get a 40s pulp hero, a cast regular, and a 19th century predecessor to the Bureau’s many monster hunters.The Lobster, a.k.a. Lobster Johnson, is a quasi-mythical character in the Mignola-verse. We know he was real, but not everyone believes in him. A Dr. Gallsragas has invented a suit of armour powered by Vril energy—the Hyperborian power source that would powered Atlantis. Nazi agents, working in a pre-war America, capture him and his daughter, but his assistant escapes to find aid from the Lobster and his claw of justice. This battle puts him up against another party wanting the suit, Memnan Saa, an earlier version of whom will show up in another of these volumes.The premise for Abe’s story is much more straight forward. A century ago Witchfinder Edward Grey stopped a warlock named Vrooman by driving a rare and mystical lipu dagger into his heart. Bruttenholm wants that knife and since its located in the waters off Saint Sebastien, Abe is the perfect man to get it. If only things really were that straight forward.The last book, starring the aforementioned Edward Grey, takes place in Victorian London. A group of archaeologists returns with thoughts of professional glory and a terrible secret that is systematically killing them, one after the other.I enjoyed these books the first time, and I enjoyed them more on re-reading. The Iron Prometheus captures the fun and the crazy inventiveness of the pulp novels and early comics—and marries it well to the Mignola-verse. There are even times in which Jason Armstrong, the artist, thanks to the tech and the big and brutish heroes manages to invoke something Kirby-esque, though I don’t think that was ever his goal. In the Service of Angels provides us with our first real look at Edward Grey, a Victorian occult detective whose career was a real influence on Bruttenholm, and subsequently the Bureau itself. The story is really good, and effortlessly connects with everything from the B.P.R.D.’s Hollow Earth and King of Fear arcs to Memnan Saa, but the character of Grey himself is left undeveloped. He’s a Victorian gentleman and an occult detective. That’s about it. There’s been another story arc since this one, which I haven’t read (waiting on the trade as I am), so there may have been more since, but as it stands I recommend it on the strength of the story.One thing I did like about Grey was that he confronted the demonic with appeals to God. He doesn’t come across as a particularly religious character, but it was nice to see someone fight fire with water for a change. When you fight fire with fire, everything is burnt.And that brings me back to my continuing problem in seeing Abe as a lead character. The Drowning is easily the best Abe solo story to date, and it recounts his first solo adventure (so he is supposed to be a bit of a noob), but I would have to put the story over the character when it comes to recommendations. That’s one thing with a new character like Grey; it’s quite another with one of the series’ originals. Unlike the other two stories, we don’t really learn much about the broader Mignola-verse--except when the focus is off our hero. Moreover, the art is too static. Alexander has talent, no question, but I was never drawn in. It doesn’t help that Dave Stewart’s colouring gives it a jaundiced hue.So, three good stories. I would rank them: Lobster, Witchfinder, Abe.I am not through the initial list of trades, but--at this time, anyway--I think I am going to call it a day. Its been fun, and I’ve enjoyed re-reading, but I started this as soon as I posted the last one. That was in August. Time to admit the drive just isn’t there any more.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Keep an eye on New Comic Day’s site every wednesday for...

Keep an eye on New Comic Day’s site every wednesday for...

By xaraan in Blog on October 14, 2011

Keep an eye on New Comic Day’s site every wednesday for weekly updates on one of the best web comic series out there.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11447280789

Outhouse News Roundup 10/14

Outhouse News Roundup 10/14

By xaraan in Blog on October 14, 2011

Biggest news stories and article from the week:With New York Comic Con starting up this week the world of comicbook news will be on hyperdrive.  Keep up with the latest Comic Con news here.And check out our Day 1 article on NYCC as the festivities get started.The Avengers garnered a ton of geek attention this week as the first official trailer debuted.  If you haven’t seen… what are you waiting for?  Watch it.Now that DC’s 52 relaunch has wrapped up a few of our writers have gone to task one how the relaunch worked out for DC. • Idiot’s Guide Weekly asks Is the New 52 Doing It’s Job? • One new DC reader gives his view of the new DC relaunch. • And check out the Outhouse’s official 52apalooza review rankings to see how all the books ranked against each other with our reviewers. • DC put it’s own mark on the discussion with the news that they sold five million books in six weeks. • IGW also talks cross-promoting idie books during DC’s relaunch.Fans seem happy about the news that Ann Nocenti is taking over writing chores on Green Arrow.Though reactions vary on the news that Gail Simone is leaving Firestorm.The pain of DC’s exclusive Graphic Novel deal with amazon continues as Books-A-Million follows Barnes & Nobles example and drops DC graphic novels from their stores.Luther Strode continues to make waves as his books sell out and word of mouth builds on this amazing new series.If you’re curious about what everyday comic fans have to say about the latest books-  Check out the most recent What Outhousers are saying about Comics for short and fun quotes from readers.Don’t have time or desire to read every issue of a giant crossover?  Let Super-Reads do it for you as they cover the Fear Itself marvel event.The Outhouse interview with Animated Batman Year-One star Ben McKenzie.A few interesting discussions going on in the forums: • Nominations for Moment of the Week, Comic of the Week and Cover of the Week. • The horror unleashed by the news that Wonder Woman not born from magic clay, has a dad • A couple of interesting Star Wars discussions have popped up: New series “Dawn of the Jedi” by Ostrander and Duursema and news about the The Return of Darth Maul • And a discussion has started up about an interesting interview with Robert Kirkman.Don’t forget to check out and comment on the latest comics in our Newstand forum.  Don’t be shy!  We want to know what you think.And as always, support our webcomic creators and check out their latest:Our 31 Days of Halloween art feature with new art DAILY.The latest in Tales of Mr. Rhee.And every wednesday new updates from New Comic Day webcomic.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11447080019

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS #18

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS #18

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of AVENGERS #18, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS: 1959 #2

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS: 1959 #2

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of AVENGERS: 1959 #2, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #5

Marvel Preview: CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #5

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #5, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: FEAR ITSELF #7

Marvel Preview: FEAR ITSELF #7

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of FEAR ITSELF #7, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT #6

Marvel Preview: FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT #6

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT #6, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: HERC #9

Marvel Preview: HERC #9

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of HERC #9, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: HULK #43

Marvel Preview: HULK #43

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of HULK #43, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #509

Marvel Preview: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #509

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #509, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #629

Marvel Preview: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #629

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #629, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: KA-ZAR #5

Marvel Preview: KA-ZAR #5

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of KA-ZAR #5, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: ULTIMATE COMICS HAWKEYE #3

Marvel Preview: ULTIMATE COMICS HAWKEYE #3

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of ULTIMATE COMICS HAWKEYE #3, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: UNCANNY X-MEN #544

Marvel Preview: UNCANNY X-MEN #544

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of UNCANNY X-MEN #544, in stores on 10/19/2011!

Marvel Preview: VENGEANCE #4

Marvel Preview: VENGEANCE #4

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on October 14, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of VENGEANCE #4, in stores on 10/19/2011!

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