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Another Mutant Added to X-Men: Days of Future Past

Another Mutant Added to X-Men: Days of Future Past

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 21, 2013

Adan Canto has been added to Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but who is he playing?

Electro is a Creepy Spider-Stalker + more from Amazing Spider-man 2

Electro is a Creepy Spider-Stalker + more from Amazing Spider-man 2

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 21, 2013

Get a look inside the apartment of Electro and check out his spidey obsession, plus a first look at Harry Osborn and a couple behind the scenes videos.

Review: The Manhattan Projects Volume 1 Science. Bad.

Review: The Manhattan Projects Volume 1 Science. Bad.

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on April 21, 2013

Cover What if the Manhattan project was much more than just about creating the Atom Bomb? What if we were not alone in the Universe? What if there were other dimensions? In The Manhattan Projects Jonathan Hickman explores this premise and brings to life a new Universe that takes some historical figures and facts and presents them in a fresh new light with unpredictable twists and many disturbing characters. This first volume might just be the start of a long and fruitful adventure. How is it? This is a hard book to review. There isn't much I can talk about without spoiling some of the many twists and turns Hickman throws at the reader. Lets start there, Hickman's approach to this theme is the best thing about this book. At first sight there might not be much interest in a bunch of scientists going about their daily affairs and struggling to get the A-Bomb going as soon as possible. However Hickman's imagination is working overtime and that produces some really odd situations and some very disturbing characters. Welcome to the Projects The Manhattan Projects Volume 1 is mostly about setup. Its all about getting to know the characters, their past, their main dysfunctions and the status of the Projects. Who is Dr Oppenheimr? Whats so special about him and how will his duality impact the Manhattan Projects? Well, I won't spoil that, but he is, by far, the most interesting character in this first volume. He most definitely not what he appears to be. And what about Einstein? E definitely not equals mc2 with this one. Once again Hickman plays the duality card. A completely different card, but the underlying tone stays the same.I was expecting a sweet old man with a massive intellect, but humble at his core. I was also expecting him to take center stage ( he is in the cover after all). Boy was I wrong. Apart from the "meet the staff" stuff Hickman plants the seeds for many things to come. But this book isn't just about setup. In the last third of the story our Manhattan Projects scientists will get a encounter of the 3rd degree with a not so peaceful alien race. The result of this encounter makes the A-Bomb look like a footnote in the Projects achievements. The only aspect I didn't enjoy was the art. It does get better by the last pages, but the first chapter or two its Good, a Portal! hard to enjoy. Luckily the writing more than makes up for the art shortcomings. Verdict? At first I was going to stay away from this book, but after reading so many good reviews about this book I had to take a look. I'm very glad I did. I'm completely sold on this one for the long haul, and can't help it but to recommend it to anyone that enjoys comics. Publisher: Image Comics Year: 2012 Pages: 144 Authors: Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra ISBN: 1607066084 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-manhattan-projects-volume-1.html

Doctor Who:

Doctor Who: "Hide"

By Dr. Improbable in Features on April 21, 2013

If there's something weird and it don't look good, who you gonna call? THE DOCTOR!

Review: Nova #3 (Spoilers)

Review: Nova #3 (Spoilers)

By Jim Gramm in Reviews on April 21, 2013

Jim Gramm thinks Marvel Cosmic fans should give new Nova Sam Alexander a chance.

Katana #3 Preview

Katana #3 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 20, 2013

If Katana’s sword is shattered, whose souls are escaping?

Fashion Beast # 7 - Moore, Johnston Percio

Fashion Beast # 7 - Moore, Johnston Percio

By Arion in Reviews on April 20, 2013

A great composer recognizes the value of silence. A great filmmaker knows the importance of a pause. In the same way, a great writer knows how to communicate something without dialogues: sometimes an image is more eloquent than any well prepared speech. The first pages of this issue are completely silent. There is not a word of dialogue, there is not a single onomatopoeia. A muted Doll wanders around the streets.  Doll in her carriage / Doll en su carruaje In a carriage pushed by men instead of horses, she sees her publicity panels being covered by an ad that reads “It’s conscription”. Many men are being conscripted. There is a war approaching. And the threat of a nuclear holocaust. But, as usual, everything that matters to the public is the fashion industry, the runways, the new outfits.    Silent sequence / secuencia silenciosa When Doll visits Celestine’s quarters, she undresses so that she can wear the new invention of the master of fashion. Celestine explains passionately the origin of this new black dress, the material, the characteristics of the design. In the end, he apologizes: “There is nothing so wearying as another’s enthusiasm”, and he is right and wrong at the same time. Surely, if we do not share our interlocutor’s enthusiasm then we must agree with this phrase, but sometimes two people can be fascinated by the same subject.  But the question remains. Can Doll truly communicate with her master? Is fashion all that matters in the world? For Tomboy this is a world of empty glamour: “This whole morbid, claustrophobic denial of bodies, denial of sex” is what Doll wants, or isn’t it? Facundo Percio has some extraordinary pages here, especially the initial mute scenes, that carry so much meaning with a visual rhythm of its own. The moment in which we see Doll naked is quite suggestive, showing a body with androgynous characteristics.   ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________   androgynous characteristics / rasgos andróginos Un buen compositor reconoce el valor del silencio. Un gran cineasta sabe la importancia de una pausa. Del mismo modo, un gran escritor sabe cómo comunicar algo sin diálogos: a veces una imagen es más elocuente que cualquier discurso bien preparado. Las primeras páginas de este número están en completo silencio. No hay palabras, no hay ni siquiera una onomatopeya. Una enmudecida Doll vaga por las calles. En un carruaje jalado por hombres en vez de caballos, ella ve cómo sus paneles de publicidad son tapados por un aviso en el que se lee "Es la conscripción". Hay muchos hombres conscriptos. Hay una guerra que se aproxima. Y la amenaza de un holocausto nuclear. Pero, como siempre, lo único que le importa al público es la industria de la moda, las pasarelas, los nuevos trajes.   my sketches / mis bocetos Cuando Doll visita los cuarteles de Celestine, se desviste para poder usar la nueva invención del amo de la moda. Celestine explica con pasión el origen de este nuevo vestido negro, el material, las características del diseño. Al final, se disculpa: "No hay nada más extenuante que el entusiasmo de otro", y acierta y se equivoca al mismo tiempo. Seguramente, si no compartimos el entusiasmo de nuestro interlocutor entonces estaremos de acuerdo con esta frase, pero a veces dos personas pueden estar fascinadas por un mismo tema. Sin embargo, la pregunta sigue allí. ¿Puede Doll comunicarse de verdad con su amo? ¿Es la moda lo único que importa en el mundo? Para Tomboy este es un mundo de glamour hueco: ¿"Esta negación del sexo, esta negación mórbida y claustrofóbica de los cuerpos" es lo que quiere Doll?  Facundo Percio logra páginas extraordinarias, en especial las escenas iniciales que son mudas, que poseen mucho significado y un ritmo visual propio. El momento en el que vemos a Doll desnuda es también sugerente: se muestra un cuerpo con rasgos andróginos.    Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/04/fashion-beast-7-moore-johnston-percio.html

Justice League Dark #19 Preview

Justice League Dark #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 20, 2013

The House of Mystery is under seige — can special guest star The Flash help Justice League Dark battle this unexpected threat?

The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man  #19 Preview

The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 20, 2013

What’s more deadly to fire than a Killer Frost?

Superman #19 Preview

Superman #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 20, 2013

Who is the one person with the power to turn Wonder Woman against Superman?

Red Lanterns #19 Preview

Red Lanterns #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 19, 2013

All the rage of the Red Lantern Corps is focused on one target. Care to guess who it is?

More Marvel Previews for 04/24/2013

More Marvel Previews for 04/24/2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 19, 2013

We've got previews of Fantastic Four #7, FF #6, Guardians of the Galaxy #2, Journey Into Mystery #651, Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #13, Morbius: The Living Vampire #4, Scarlet Spider #16, and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #22!

Marvel X-Books Previews for 04/24/2013

Marvel X-Books Previews for 04/24/2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 19, 2013

We've got previews of Deadpool #8, Deadpool Killustrated #4, Gambit #11, Uncanny X-Men #5, Wolverine and the X-Men #28, and X-Termination #2!

Marvel Avengers Books Previews for 04/24/2013

Marvel Avengers Books Previews for 04/24/2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 19, 2013

We've got previews of A+X #7, Avengers #10, Avengers Arena #8, New Avengers #5, Uncanny Avengers #7, and Young Avengers #4!

Boston Comic Con Canceled - Writing Staff To Leave Offensive Comments To Forum

Boston Comic Con Canceled - Writing Staff To Leave Offensive Comments To Forum

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

Due to the events of the past week, the Boston Comic Con has been canceled.

Valiant Preview: Shadowman #0

Valiant Preview: Shadowman #0

By Royal Nonesuch in Previews on April 19, 2013

It's a spooky look at at the origin of the evil Master Darque!

The Flash #19 Preview

The Flash #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 19, 2013

Who is the latest and greatest threat to The Flash and all those closest to him that Jude has never heard of ?

The Savage Hawkman #19 Preview

The Savage Hawkman #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 19, 2013

The Secret Society strikes again — but who is the one member strong enough to ground The Savage Hawkman?

Deathmatch #5 Preview

Deathmatch #5 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 19, 2013

Join BOOM! Studios as a new arc begins

DC Owns Superman, Now Move On

DC Owns Superman, Now Move On

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

In a move that sent shockwaves across the online comic book community, Judge Otis Wright III of U.S. District Court of Central California ruled that the person/entity that purchased something actually owned it.

Amanda Bynes Guest Stars in Cable and X-Force #8

Amanda Bynes Guest Stars in Cable and X-Force #8

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

The troubled starlet hopes to jumpstart a career comeback by appearing in this upcoming issue of Cable and X-Force.

First Poster for 'Thor: The Dark World'

First Poster for 'Thor: The Dark World'

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

First official promo material for the next Thor movie.

Iron Man Collectibles offer Closer Look at 'Iron Man 3' Armors

Iron Man Collectibles offer Closer Look at 'Iron Man 3' Armors

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

We've had a pretty good look at these new armors for Iron Man 3, but these quarter-scale figures offer an even more detailed examination.

Get a Look Inside J.J. Abrams Enterprise

Get a Look Inside J.J. Abrams Enterprise

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

Now with 50% less lens flair, but still a hell of a lot of lens flair.

'The Evil Within' Announced by Bethesda

'The Evil Within' Announced by Bethesda

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

Looks like we were on the money for the next game being teased from Bethesda. Check out the Trailer and screenshots.

Surviving The Boston Comic Con, According To CNN And The New York Post

Surviving The Boston Comic Con, According To CNN And The New York Post

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

In an effort to draw attention away from the completely unfair misrepresentations of their totally not race baiting, fear mongering, unethical, irresponsible, and dangerous reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing, CNN and The New York Post have teamed up to write a “Survival Guide” for this weekend’s Boston Comic Con.

This Week In Punchy for the 17th of April 2013

This Week In Punchy for the 17th of April 2013

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on April 19, 2013

Yet more comics reviews from the Punchmeister General. There's Superior Spidey, Nova, Justice League and Wonder Woman and more, on this special Superman's Birthday edition of TWiP! (Which contains almost no Superman)

A Spoilery Clip From Kick Ass 2

A Spoilery Clip From Kick Ass 2

By Zechs in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

A very lengthy and spoilery clip from Kick Ass 2 has popped up.

Leaked Batman: Arkham Origins Promotion Reveals Villains

Leaked Batman: Arkham Origins Promotion Reveals Villains

By Zechs in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

A picture has leaked on the internet of some promotional material for Batman: Arkham Origins showcasing the villains who'll pester the Dark Knight in the game.

Season 8 to Be Final Season of Dexter

Season 8 to Be Final Season of Dexter

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 18, 2013

The show's producers admit they probably should have ended it two seasons ago.

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