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Marvel Preview: VENGEANCE #5

Marvel Preview: VENGEANCE #5

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on November 17, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of VENGEANCE #5, in stores on 11/23/2011!

Marvel Preview: WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #2

Marvel Preview: WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #2

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on November 17, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #2, in stores on 11/23/2011!

DC Preview- My Greatest Adventure #2

DC Preview- My Greatest Adventure #2

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 16, 2011

Witness this anthology series with this preview!

DC Preview- Young Justice #10

DC Preview- Young Justice #10

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 16, 2011

It's a preview for Young Justice #10!  What else do you need to know?

Review: Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven

Review: Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven

By Dan Buckley, Outhouse Contributor in Reviews on November 16, 2011

A review of Dark Horse's Alien: Fast Track to Heaven HC!

Marvel First Looks: Venom #11

Marvel First Looks: Venom #11

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 16, 2011

Check out the cover and two pages from Venom #11!

Red Book/Blue Book Week 5- Ultimate Spider-Man vs. Superboy!

Red Book/Blue Book Week 5- Ultimate Spider-Man vs. Superboy!

By Veggieleezy in Reviews on November 16, 2011

Two highly praised books face off this week as Marvel and DC's teenage heroes go head to head! It's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. Superboy! Who will win, rising star Miles Morales, or fan favorite Superboy? Read on and find out!

Sons of Anarchy Season 4:

Sons of Anarchy Season 4: "Call of Duty"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on November 16, 2011

An episode so big, it needs ninety-minutes to contain everything!

Review: Comic Book Comics #6

Review: Comic Book Comics #6

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on November 16, 2011

The examination of comics history by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey concludes with a look at the current state of the industry!

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.

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