DC plans on filling writing positions with more writers from the 90s.
Cover Zayne Carrick, being the unluckiest man in the Universe, finds himself in the middle of the Republic/Mandalorian War. He doesn't want to kill or hurt anyone so being in the battle field is a major problem. In Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Volume 10 War Zayne has to serve the Republic under a totalitarian Captain that as no concern about human life and little respect for his men. What will happen when they get ambushed by the Mandalorians in an outer rim planet far away from any backup? Zayne will try to keep his brothers in arms save while at the same time he refusing to take up arms, even to defend himself. How is it? Zayne is one of the bravest good guys created in the last decade in the Star Wars Universe. He went against his masters, the Jedi Council and the Republic army to stay alive and clear his name. And in that time he couldn't stop helping those who couldn't help themselves. Zayne is not a Jedi nor he is a typical force sensitive. He isn't very skilled with a lightsaber and his special connection to the force is so unpredictable that it isn't any good in a fight. And still he ventures on. Its a trap In this book Zayne gets drafted to the Republican army and shipped off to fight the Mandarolians. With some twists and turns of fate and the help of some Republican traitors, Zayne and most of his companions get captured by the enemy. The Mandarolians don't take prisoners. Instead they either put the captured soldiers to work as slaves or incorporate them into the Mandalorian army. In order to regain his freedom, thwart the plans of the Mandalorians and stop the Republican traitors Zayne comes up with this very convoluted plan to steal a ship from the Mandalorians and get back into Republican space in time to stop the Republican traitors from executing a deadly attack. And here is the problem of this book. The plot is awful, the characterization of Zayne is dreadful and the characters motivations are anything but believable. Zayne never was a mastermind. He was only one not very skilled padwan that had a strange connection to the force. Cavalry charge Another thing that bothered me is how is it that a guy that eluded the his Jedi masters, the Jedi council and the Republican army for so long gets drafted against his will and without putting up a fight? This doesn't make any sense. Neither does his unwillingness to pick up his lightsaber and fight for what he believes. Even if you take the continuity out of the equation this story is still awful. Its just not a good book. Art wise its not that bad. I guess the artists made a good enough job, but nothing praise worth. Verdict? It pains me to say that you should stay away from this one, especially if you're a Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic fan. I loved this series, but after the closure of the original story arc (Volume 6) it never regained the original appeal back, and this last volume just brought this book down several notches. Publisher: Dark Horse Year: 2012 Pages: 120 Authors: John Jackson Miller, Dave Marshall, Andrea Mutti, Gigi Baldassini ISBN: 1595829598 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-star-wars-knights-of-old.html
The Enthusiast returns for Round 2!
What's shipping from DC Comics? What's boding ill for Vertigo? What about the Johnspocalypse?! Find out all the details in DC's monthly solicits!
We're a day late, but we're always worth it. Blud and the gang find a rare and valuable Grant Morrison comic in this episode...
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Prominent scholars wonder whether the new Marvel Potato Head Dolls are a sign that the apocalypse is coming.
The show has been renewed for a second season.
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True story, not a bad episode.
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The DC scribe is stepping away from Green Lantern after nearly a decade.
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The much-anticipated follow-up to Scott Pilgrim is pushed back until next year, but the creator has a good reason.
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Rep. John Lewis will tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement in graphic novel form.
Is it hard for Doll to be the most famous supermodel? Not at all, she’s quite happy with her job. And she’s quite proud of herself and her newfound influence over Celestine’s employees. Only Tomboy seems a bit resentful. Another confrontation between them is inevitable, and when it takes place, the Patron himself must intervene. Doll is like an actress that changes her wardrobe every hour. We rarely think about acting and its theatrical connotation, but to act means to have a discourse of “acts” that maintains associative semantic meanings. We should also remember the phenomenological theory of “acts,” as explained by Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and George Herbert Mead: social agents constitute the mundane way in which reality exists, through language, gesture, and all manner of symbolic social sign, they are the shapers of society. Doll does what a model / actress must do, Tomboy does what a clothes designer must do, the employees of Celestine carry out their duties with diligence. They all do specific things. To do, to dramatize, to reproduce, these seem to be the foundation of the performative acts that define gender. This doing of gender allows people to be exterior, surfaced, open to the perception of others. This corporality clearly manifests a set of strategies or what Sartre would refer as a style of being or Foucault as “a stylistics of existence”. And what is more important in fashion than style? This style is the product of a certain history, and that history affects and constrains possibilities. We could consider gender, for instance, as a corporeal style, an “act,” as it were, which is both intentional and performative, where “performative” itself carries the double-meaning of “dramatic” and “non-referential”. Certainly, Tomboy adjusts well to this classification. Let’s remember that he has acted like a girl who wants to be a boy, all her masculine poses and her manly outfits are part of that desire of become something else. But in this chapter something happens that might suggest that Tomboy has been a boy all along, just like Doll had been a girl from the beginning. Their true sexuality, however, doesn’t undermine in the least their attempts to cross-dress, to destroy the barriers of society and embrace the transgendered style that has permeated the pages of Fashion Beast since the opening installment. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ¿Es difícil para Doll ser una famosa supermodelo? Para nada, ella está bastante feliz con su trabajo. Está orgullosa de sí misma y de su nueva influencia sobre los empleados de Celestine. Sólo Tomboy parece guardar resentimiento. Otra confrontación entre ellos es inevitable, y cuando ocurre, incluso el Patrón debe intervenir. Doll es como una actriz que cambia de vestuario cada hora. Rara vez pensamos en la actuación y en su connotación teatral, pero actuar significa tener un discurso de "actos" que mantiene significados semánticos asociativos. También deberíamos recordar la teoría fenomenológica de los "actos" tal como es explicada por Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty y George Herbert Mead: los agentes sociales constituyen la manera mundana en la que la realidad existe, a través del lenguaje, el gesto y todas las clases de signos sociales simbólicos, ellos son los que dan forma a la sociedad. Doll hace lo debe hacer una modelo / actriz, Tomboy hace lo que debe hacer un diseñador de ropa, los empleados de Celestine realizan sus actividades con diligencia. Todos hacen cosas específicas. Hacer, dramatizar, reproducir, estos parecen ser los cimientos de los actos performativos que definen el género. Esta acción de género les permite a las personas ser exteriores, salir a la superficie, abrirse a la percepción de otros. Esta corporalidad se manifiesta claramente en un conjunto de estrategias a las que Sartre se refería como un estilo de ser o Foucault como una "estilística de la existencia". ¿Y qué es más importante en la moda que el estilo? my drawing / mi dibujo Este estilo es producto de una cierta historia, y esa historia afecta y constriñe las posibilidades. Podríamos considerar el género, por ejemplo, como un estilo corporal, un "acto" que es al mismo tiempo intencional y performativo, donde los "performativo" alberga el doble significado de "dramático" y "no-referencial". Ciertamente, Tomboy se ajusta bien a esta clasificación. Recordemos que él ha actuado como una chica que quiere ser un chico, todas sus poses masculinas y sus atuendos varoniles son parte de ese deseo de convertirse en alguien más. Pero en este capítulo algo sugiere que Tomboy ha sido un muchacho desde un inicio, al igual que Doll siempre fue una chica. Su verdadera sexualidad, sin embargo, no socava en lo más mínimo sus intentos por travestirse, por destruir las barreras de la sociedad y asumir el estilo transgénero que ha permeado las páginas de "Fashion Beast" desde la primera entrega. Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/02/fashion-beast-5-alan-moore-facundo.html
Marvel wins the month, though DC's top books are performing strongly. All of which, of course, spells DOOM for the industry.
The first time in print for these digital first adventures as Supergirl and her cousin Power Girl confront a full-on space invasion!
The startling conclusion of H’EL ON EARTH!
Cover Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories collects a group of stories written by Zack Whedon that flesh out the Dr. Horrible Universe. In this book you can read about Dr. Horrible's and Moist's origin story, Penny's love life, Captain Hammer being his usual arrogant jackass and what happened that day in the park with Johnny Snow. This is a great opportunity to see the Evil League of Evil in action. And boy... are they EVIL! How is it? Before we continue there's one question you should ask yourself. Have you seen Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog? No?! The go there and see it. I'll wait. . . . Have you seen it already? Yes?! Cool then lets continue. This book revolves around the Doctor Horrible Sing Along Blog's story, in fact all these stories are prequels. There is no particular reading order these tales are not connected to each other, just with the musical. Captain Hammer Captain Hammer: Be Like Me is a short tale that serves to develop Captain Hammer and show that our hero is not only a shallow man, a bit dumb and a pompous jackass. Moist: Humidity Rising is all about the character of Moist how he came to be Dr. Horrible's henchman. This story also tells the Moist's origin story. Moist wasn't always a damped and suety man. He was once a normal kid with skin dehydration problems. One day his dad brought home a soviet cold war looking humidifier. In good superhero fashion that'll go horribly wrong and as a result Moist is born. Evil Laughter Penny: Keep Your Head Up is a story about Penny's love life. This story shows why is Penny so vulnerable. Her falling in love with Captain Hammer in the musical will be all the more believable. The Evil League of Evil shows just how evil the Evil League of Evil can really be. This is something we don't see in the musical, so its great to finally see them in action. Also explain what happened in the park that night with Johnny Snow. Dr. Horrible is the origin story of Dr. Horrible. In the musical we learn the Dr. Horrible isn't that bad a person. He is actually a nice guy. Then why does a nice guy chose to be a super-villain?! That is masterfully told in this story. Also some of the first battles with Captain Hammer. Eric Canete, Farel Dalrymple, Jim Rugg and Joelle Jones are in charge of the art department and they do a good job at it. The art varies a bit from story to story but overall is very good. Its a bit cartoony, but that fits the mood of the book very well. The art style is very clean and well define with vibrant colors. They capture the likeness of the actors from the musical very well, with the exception of Captain Hammer in the first story. The stories in Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories don't really add nothing very important to the mix. However they do flesh these characters out very well. And they're a joy to read but only if you've watched and liked the original musical. Evil League of Evil Verdict? This is a cool book. However it only makes sense to buy this one if you've seen and liked Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. If that is the case, then track this book and you'll get a real kick out of it. On the off-chance you didn't like the musical, then there's no reason to get this one. Publisher: Dark Horse Year: 2010 Pages: 80 Authors: Zack Whedon, Joelle Jones, Jim Rugg, Farel Dalrymple, Eric Canete ISBN: 1595825770 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-dr-horrible-and-other-horrible.html
Scott Pilgrim's Bryan Lee O'Malley has designed a new poster for the Avengers Arena ripoff film, Battle Royale.
Join Damian in 'Nightmare City'
Is it really a special if there's 2 of them? I don't know, but anyway, Punchy is back with some reviews of Marvel Now! relaunches. There's plenty of Avengers, with New, Young and Arena alongside the flagship book, as well as the controversial Superior Spider-Man and also Cable & X-Force. These reviews may not be timely, but they are awesome!
A case of FASHION EMERGENCY
LEGO unveiled a brickload of sets including a few that might interest comic and movie fans.
The annual event will be held this weekend in New York.
Eugène Delacroix’s famous 1830 painting, Liberty Leading the People, was vandalized by a comic book fan inside the Louvre.