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Operation: Broken Wings, 1936 #1 Preview

Operation: Broken Wings, 1936 #1 Preview

By GLX in Previews on November 8, 2011

Check out this preview for Operation: Broken Wings, 1936 #1, which comes out on Wednesday.

Darkwing Duck #18 Preview (SPOILER ALERT)

Darkwing Duck #18 Preview (SPOILER ALERT)

By GLX in Previews on November 8, 2011

This is it! The last preview for a Disney comic from Boom Studios! Here's a preview for Darkwing Duck #18, which hits stores Wednesday.

Ducktales #6 Preview

Ducktales #6 Preview

By GLX in Previews on November 8, 2011

Check out this preview for Ducktales #6, which hits stores Wednesday.

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 10/30/11 - Fringe, Project Runway, and more!

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 10/30/11 - Fringe, Project Runway, and more!

By Nightfly in Features on November 7, 2011

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

Once Upon a Time: Snow Falls

Once Upon a Time: Snow Falls

By Tricia Long in Reviews on November 7, 2011

In "Snow Falls," we find out how fairy tale couple Snow White and Prince Charming met. Hint: there was no ball involved.

Marvel First Looks: Daredevil #6

Marvel First Looks: Daredevil #6

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 7, 2011

Just a few pages from Daredevil #6 to whet your appetite.

Starlord: Top to Bottom for 11/2/11

Starlord: Top to Bottom for 11/2/11

By Brian Burchette in Reviews on November 7, 2011

This week's books, for the most part is that there was a lot more good than there was bad.

DC Preview- Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #2

DC Preview- Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #2

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 7, 2011

DC shows off a few pages from the Penguin mini-series!

Two By Jonathan Case

Two By Jonathan Case

By David Bird in Blog on November 7, 2011

I’ve been posting weekly film reviews for the last couple of months, but I am going back to comics this week to share two very good books.Dear CreatureWritten by Jonathan Case, Art by Jonathan CasePublished by Tor Books, 2011It’s a tale as old as time. A hormonally-charged-teenager eating mutant sea monster falls in love with a crazy shut in and the whole world, well, okay, maybe it’s not that conventional a story. Grue (short for gruesome?) is a mutated sea monster, who lives in a sunken sub with a chorus a wise-cracking crabs. The crabs are pretty happy, Grue provides them with a steady diet of delicious teen flesh to feast on, but Grue himself is unsatisfied. Something is missing from his life and he finds it in the pages of Shakespeare’s plays, which have been torn out, put into cola bottles, and thrown into the deep. Tracing the origin of these bottles leads him to the sorry story of two Italian sisters, the sheriff who loves one of them, and the boy blamed for the death’s caused by Grue’s appetite. Can Grue overcome his own nature and make everything right? Well, the course of true love never did run smooth.This is Jonathan Case’s debut (almost) and it’s a very strong one. His story is fun, engaging, quirky, and emotionally true. His art is equally good, with a tone that recalls the macabre tales that used to be common place before superheroes ate American comics. You have to wonder what they’re putting in the water in Portland to produce newcomers this accomplished. I enjoyed it so much, I bumped his other new book to the top of my ‘to read’ pile.Green River Killer: A True Detective StoryWritten by Jeff Jenson, Art by Jonathan CasePublished by Dark Horse, 2011Coming out just a month before Dear Creature, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story is a very different book. Growing up in British Columbia all our American TV channels came out of Seattle, so I’ve long been familiar with one of the Northwest’s most notorious serial killers, but I have to admit I knew nothing of the circumstances of his capture. The book is a collaboration with writer Jeff Jenson, who has a unique connection to the case: his father was the lead detective. In fact, there were times when he was the only detective on the case. Tom Jenson spent most of his career trying to find the killer of over forty women, and finally managed to catch him utilizing the latest developments in genetic research. It was a long, wearying journey that culminated in six month period in which the killer worked with police to locate victims and explain his motivations, in a deal to escape the death penalty.I don’t know anything of the nature of their collaboration, but Jenson and Case have put out a serious and compelling work. It focuses on Tom Jenson and how the case impacted his life. As a character in his own life’s story, he comes across as strong, dedicated, and very real. As his son points out, the victims were prostitutes, but they were also daughters, sisters, and mothers and they deserved someone like Tom Jenson, who wouldn’t quit until they had justice. The tone of Case’s art is very different from Creature’s. The book doesn’t concentrate on the violence, but its effects and the day to day frustrations of decades of hard work. Not an easy thing to capture in a visually compelling manner, but Case pulls it off again.Two very rewarding reads.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Two By Jonathan Case

Two By Jonathan Case

By David Bird in Blog on November 7, 2011

I’ve been posting weekly film reviews for the last couple of months, but I am going back to comics this week to share two very good books.Dear CreatureWritten by Jonathan Case, Art by Jonathan CasePublished by Tor Books, 2011It’s a tale as old as time. A hormonally-charged-teenager eating mutant sea monster falls in love with a crazy shut in and the whole world, well, okay, maybe it’s not that conventional a story. Grue (short for gruesome?) is a mutated sea monster, who lives in a sunken sub with a chorus a wise-cracking crabs. The crabs are pretty happy, Grue provides them with a steady diet of delicious teen flesh to feast on, but Grue himself is unsatisfied. Something is missing from his life and he finds it in the pages of Shakespeare’s plays, which have been torn out, put into cola bottles, and thrown into the deep. Tracing the origin of these bottles leads him to the sorry story of two Italian sisters, the sheriff who loves one of them, and the boy blamed for the death’s caused by Grue’s appetite. Can Grue overcome his own nature and make everything right? Well, the course of true love never did run smooth.This is Jonathan Case’s debut (almost) and it’s a very strong one. His story is fun, engaging, quirky, and emotionally true. His art is equally good, with a tone that recalls the macabre tales that used to be common place before superheroes ate American comics. You have to wonder what they’re putting in the water in Portland to produce newcomers this accomplished. I enjoyed it so much, I bumped his other new book to the top of my ‘to read’ pile.Green River Killer: A True Detective StoryWritten by Jeff Jenson, Art by Jonathan CasePublished by Dark Horse, 2011Coming out just a month before Dear Creature, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story is a very different book. Growing up in British Columbia all our American TV channels came out of Seattle, so I’ve long been familiar with one of the Northwest’s most notorious serial killers, but I have to admit I knew nothing of the circumstances of his capture. The book is a collaboration with writer Jeff Jenson, who has a unique connection to the case: his father was the lead detective. In fact, there were times when he was the only detective on the case. Tom Jenson spent most of his career trying to find the killer of over forty women, and finally managed to catch him utilizing the latest developments in genetic research. It was a long, wearying journey that culminated in six month period in which the killer worked with police to locate victims and explain his motivations, in a deal to escape the death penalty.I don’t know anything of the nature of their collaboration, but Jenson and Case have put out a serious and compelling work. It focuses on Tom Jenson and how the case impacted his life. As a character in his own life’s story, he comes across as strong, dedicated, and very real. As his son points out, the victims were prostitutes, but they were also daughters, sisters, and mothers and they deserved someone like Tom Jenson, who wouldn’t quit until they had justice. The tone of Case’s art is very different from Creature’s. The book doesn’t concentrate on the violence, but its effects and the day to day frustrations of decades of hard work. Not an easy thing to capture in a visually compelling manner, but Case pulls it off again.Two very rewarding reads.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Hell on Wheels Season 1:

Hell on Wheels Season 1: "Pilot"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on November 7, 2011

The new Western series premieres on AMC!

Walking Dead Recap:

Walking Dead Recap: "Cherokee Rose"

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on November 7, 2011

A recap and some thoughts about the latest Walking Dead episode.

the-epimethean-boy: dcu: Way to go DC!!!  Dan Didio must be...

the-epimethean-boy: dcu: Way to go DC!!!  Dan Didio must be...

By xaraan in Blog on November 6, 2011

the-epimethean-boy: dcu: Way to go DC!!!  Dan Didio must be the happiest little troll king ever. Good for you guys!. Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/12431083729

This Week In Punchy 11/06/11

This Week In Punchy 11/06/11

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on November 6, 2011

Once more unto the breach with Punchy and his comics reviews. This week he's got views and reviews on all sorts of comics, including Amazing Spider-Man, Moon Knight, Action Comics, The Boys and Sweet Tooth!

Ring of Honor on SBG - 10/29/11

Ring of Honor on SBG - 10/29/11

By syxxpakk in Reviews on November 6, 2011

The All-night Express battle the Briscoes for #1 contendership to the ROH World Tag Team Championship as the build to Final Battle 2011 continues!

Chuck Season 5:

Chuck Season 5: "Chuck vs. The Bearded Bandit"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on November 5, 2011

As John Casey says, the Intersect seems to be going to Morgan's head.

Over 300 original pieces of insanity by Pedram

Over 300 original pieces of insanity by Pedram

By pedi in Blog on November 4, 2011

CHARACTER AND CREATURE PORTRAITS Over 300 original pieces of insanity by Pedram Shohadai (Excerpt from PetraGallerie.com) The ones who say they are sane are the ones you should be worried about. When works like Pedran Shohadai’s talents hit the page with such detail, passion and character are considered insane then the question of what is normal becomes more complex. If you’re a fan of the arts you’ll sit there with drool and wonder of how it was done…If you’re an artist you’ll sit there with drool and wonder of how you could do it too. Pedram’s work is humbling on many fronts. From 1 to 3, he is a renaissance man of the D’s. November 26, 2011 marks the opening date of a four week show featuring hundreds of fantastic character and creature portrait illustrations by Motion Pictures Visual Effects and Comic Book Artist, Pedram Shohadai (www.pedrams.com). Pedram’s career in the visual arts has spanned two decades and various entertainment platforms including comics, advertising, television, interactive games, internet, and feature films, for such iconic characters, properties and brands from Marvel Comics’ Spider-man and Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, to Microsoft and Chase. This vast collection of Pedram’s illustrations began in 2006 as 1″x2″ post-it “doodles” created during countless computer “render time” periods taking place on multitudes of projects. Now, this collection has grown to include over 300 unique and inspiring fully rendered portraits of extraordinary characters and creatures – ranging in size and realistic detail, including 1″x2″ ball point pen and 3″x3″ ink on post-its, to 5′ acrylic paintings on boards – all displayed at Petra Gallerie in South Beverly Hills! LAST SATURDAYS Saturday November 26, 2011 CHARACTER AND CREATURE PORTRAITS Over 300 original pieces of insanity by Pedram Shohadai 1149 & 1151 s. robertson blvd. soro la ca 90035 8 ‘TILL LATE 21 AND OVER FREE ADMISSION $20 NIGHTLY SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP GETS YOU FOOD AND DRINKS PLUS MORE ALL NIGHT! visit: Petra Gallerie fo’ mo’ info’ TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/11/over-300-original-pieces-of-insanity-by-pedram/

Review: Witch Doctor #4

Review: Witch Doctor #4

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on November 4, 2011

It's the finale of Witch Doctor!  How does the critically-acclaimed miniseries end?  Click and find out!

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes: Spidey by Javier Burgos...

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes: Spidey by Javier Burgos...

By xaraan in Blog on November 4, 2011

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes: Spidey by Javier Burgos Arroyo Artist: deviantart / twitter Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/12334391624

Why I Love Comics In episode #57 of the podcast, Eric brings...

Why I Love Comics In episode #57 of the podcast, Eric brings...

By xaraan in Blog on November 4, 2011

Why I Love Comics In episode #57 of the podcast, Eric brings back the round table for the first time since right before NYCC! He’s joined by Jeremy Wiggins and new member of the roundtable Jason Marnocha aka Lord Jazor of youtube voice acting fame. The guys discuss cosplay, their favorite voice actors, the Batman universe in general, dream roles, what Jeremy is reading and just so much more all while combating lapses in knowledge on Eric’s part and a faulty firefox! So pull up a chair and join us for another edition of the Why I Love Comics podcast! http://www.youtube.com/user/LordJazor - Jazor’s official youtube page! http://www.youtube.com/user/GeektressGalore - Geektress (who is extremely talented an awesome by the way) http://www.youtube.com/user/mgalusic - Mike Galusick’s very awesome fan films which recently had an appearance by Jazor! http://www.youtube.com/user/FSoundStudios - Jake is hilarious and has a british accent, watch his videos! http://www.youtube.com/user/TallestSilver - Silver’s youtube! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kit-n-Silver/168391156551594 - Kit and Silver’s fanpage! http://www.youtube.com/user/DCAbridgedUniverse - Must watch, completely hilarious! Also be sure and check out the “Jakeson podcast” on itunes! Jake and Jazor are hilarious when bouncing off each other. http://podcastmachine.com/podcasts/9586 As usual follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EricRatcliffe) like the show on facebook (www.facebook.com/whyilovecomics) and check out my awesome webcomic (www.newcomicday.net) and don’t forget to subscribe/write a review on itunes!Also check out the Kirby Krackle, official houseband of the podcast! (http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/)Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/12329318932

Marvel First Looks: Uncanny X-Men #2

Marvel First Looks: Uncanny X-Men #2

By SuperginraiX in Previews on November 4, 2011

San Francisco gets a little Sinister in this preview for Uncanny X-Men #2!

The Secret Circle: Beneath

The Secret Circle: Beneath

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on November 4, 2011

Ready for a recap of last night's Secret Circle episode?

Why I Love Comics #57: Technology hates us!

Why I Love Comics #57: Technology hates us!

By Eric Ratcliffe in Podcasts on November 4, 2011

In episode #57 of the podcast, Eric brings back the round table for the first...

American Horror Story, Halloween (Part Two)

American Horror Story, Halloween (Part Two)

By Tricia Long in Reviews on November 4, 2011

The second half of the two-part Halloween episode. Will all the plot points set up in Part 1 be answered? Find out below!

A night at the SpacePort

A night at the SpacePort

By pedi in Blog on November 3, 2011

TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/11/a-night-at-the-spaceport/

Tales of Mr. Rhee: Chapter 7 - Part 6

Tales of Mr. Rhee: Chapter 7 - Part 6

By BKThomson aka Brad Thomson in Webcomics on November 3, 2011

Sweet Charity

Review: Detective Comics #3

Review: Detective Comics #3

By Geek Readers in Reviews on November 3, 2011

Geek Readers take a look at Batman's Detective Comics #3

Review: Dream Reavers #1

Review: Dream Reavers #1

By Geek Readers in Reviews on November 3, 2011

Geek Readers take a look at a small press comic: Dream Reavers #1 from Ape Entertainment.

Sons of Anarchy Season 4:

Sons of Anarchy Season 4: "Kiss"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on November 3, 2011

In an episode full of revelations, it's the lies that hurt the most.

Comics You Should Be Reading: Legion of Monsters

Comics You Should Be Reading: Legion of Monsters

By Erik Galston in Features on November 3, 2011

This week Erik Galston brings you a new comic to check out. 

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