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Ritten RUview: Time Warp #1 (SPOILERY)

Ritten RUview: Time Warp #1 (SPOILERY)

By GHERU in Reviews on April 10, 2013

RU reviews Vertigo’s newest anthology book, Time Warp, which focuses on on time travel stories and includes many writers’ first foray into Vertigo comics.

SPACE: Brian John Mitchell

SPACE: Brian John Mitchell

By J.M. Hunter in Features on April 10, 2013

As SPACE 2013 approaches, the Indy Hunter talks to Brian James Mitchell about what's new with him this year.

SPACE 2013: Stephen Hines

SPACE 2013: Stephen Hines

By J.M. Hunter in Features on April 10, 2013

As SPACE 2013 approaches, the Indy Hunter talks to Stephen Hines about what's new with him this year.

First Trailer for Sci-Fi Flick 'Elysium'

First Trailer for Sci-Fi Flick 'Elysium'

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Matt Damon reminds me a little of his character in Eurotrip, but other than that, this movie looks like it will be a good one.

Did Disney Steal This Woman's Artwork?

Did Disney Steal This Woman's Artwork?

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Bold claims from artist Katie Woodger allege that the Disney corporation stole her painting from Tumblr and used it to sell Alice in Wonderland merchandise.

The Day the Saucers Came - Neil Gaiman Paul Chadwick

The Day the Saucers Came - Neil Gaiman Paul Chadwick

By Arion in Reviews on April 9, 2013

amazing cover by Greg Ruth / asombrosa portada de Greg Ruth Can a good story be told in only 7 pages? Of course, and Neil Gaiman proves that in “The Day the Saucers Came”, a very poetic tale that plays with the reader’s expectations since the first page. What would happen if one day, suddenly, we were invaded by flying saucers? And what would happen if, on the same day, “the graves gave up their dead and the zombies pushed up through soft earth or erupted, shambling and dull eyed, un-stoppable”?  Gaiman plays with the archetypical fears of our postmodern mind… with the notions of the end of the world that we have seen in films or TV shows, but at the same time he embroils them with ancient legends and myths that are centuries old. Because on the same day that the saucers landed and the dead came back to life, the time for Ragnarok comes, the snake Jormungand, the wolf Fenrir, Odin and Thor, and all of the Nordic pantheon, have arrived. the classic alien invasion? / ¿la clásica invasión alienígena? And on that same day, the magical creatures that inhabit Elvenhome return to our reality. This surely has been a recurring theme for Gaiman, the idea of Faerie coexisting with our world, forever in our reach and yet always a few steps beyond our mortal ken. From “The Books of Magic”, to “Sandman” or “Stardust”, Gaiman has brilliantly explored fantasy as a realm and as a literary genre.  Every page shows the delightful art of Paul Chadwick, one of the best American authors of the past decades, who certainly does a wonderful job illustrating Gaiman’s script. Chadwick contributes to the story with sentiment, powerful imagery and a lot of impressive scenes.   At the end, we see the concept of the deinos, a term used by the Greeks to describe the human nature. Deinos is either the most terrible thing you can imagine or the most majestic and impressive thing you can conceive. Because that is the human nature, to be the worst and the best, the most despicable and the most admirable, and on the last page, Gaiman ties it all up and makes us realize, that no matter how many aliens, zombies, gods or faries are out there, the thing we fear and love the most is still the other, the human that may or may not fear / love us back. another kind of living dead / otra clase de muertos vivientes “The Day the Saucers Came” was printed on the pages of Dark Horse Presents, and surely after reading something from such a fantastic creative team –Gaiman and Chadwick– I must say I felt that the other stories in this anthology were a bit di-sappointing. I’d like to point out, however, that I really enjoyed “Arcade Boy” (by Denis Medri), because of its un-complicated approach to the world of computer games and, most especially, to the intimate sphere of a teenaged boy. Other stories that showed potential were “Beneath the Ice” (by Simon Roy & Jason Wordie) and “Finder” (by Carla Speed McNeil). However, my second favorite after “The Day the Saucers Came” is “Villain House: the Squid and Pachyderm” by Shannon Wheeler, this is an example of narrative economy and great storytelling; in just a handful of pages the reader is transported to another world. Fantastic stuff!    _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ The Nordic pantheon / el panteón nórdico ¿Puede una buena historia contarse en sólo 7 páginas? Claro que sí, y Neil Gaiman lo demuestra en "El día que llegaron los platillos voladores", un relato muy poético que juega con las expectativas del lector desde la primera página. ¿Qué pasaría si, repenti-namente, fuéramos invadidos por platillos voladores? ¿Qué sucedería si, en el mismo día, "las tumbas arrojaron a sus muertos y los zombis empujaron la suave tierra, como en una erupción, temblando y con ojos vacíos, imparables"? Gaiman juega con los miedos arquetípicos de nuestra mente postmoderna... con las nociones del fin del mundo que hemos visto en películas o series de televisión, pero al mismo tiempo los enmaraña con leyendas y mitos antiguos, de hace siglos. Porque en el mismo día en que los platillos aterrizan y los muertos regresan a la vida, llega la hora del Ragnarok, aparecen la serpiente Jormungand, el lobo Fenrir, Odín y Thor, y todo el panteón nórdico.  Y en el mismo día, los seres mágicos que habitan Elvenhome retornan a la realidad. Este sin duda ha sido un tema recurrente para Gaiman, la idea del mundo de las hadas coexistiendo con el nuestro, eternamente a nuestro alcance y aún así siempre un poco más allá de nuestra mirada. Desde "Los libros de la magia" hasta “Sandman” o “Stardust”, Gaiman ha explorado de modo brillante la fantasía como un reino y como un género literario. Cada página muestra el delicioso arte de Paul Chadwick, uno de los mejores autores de Estados Unidos en las últimas décadas, que ciertamente hace un maravilloso trabajo ilustrando el guión de Gaiman. Chadwick contribuye a la historia con sentimiento, imágenes poderosas y escenas impresionantes.   the extraordinary art of Paul Chadwick /el extraordinario arte de Paul Chadwick Al final, vemos el concepto de deinos, un término usado por los griegos para describir la naturaleza humana. Deinos es lo más terrible que puedan imaginar o lo más majestuoso que puedan concebir. Porque esa es la naturaleza humana, ser lo peor y lo mejor, lo más despreciable y lo más admirable, y en la última página, Gaiman ata los cabos sueltos y hace que nos demos cuenta de que no importa cuántos aliens, zombis, dioses o hadas hay allí afuera, lo que más tememos y amamos es el otro, el humano que puede o no temernos / amarnos.  "El día que llegaron los platillos voladores" se imprimió en las páginas de Dark Horse Presents, y sin duda después de leer algo de tan fantástico equipo creativo –Gaiman y Chadwick– debo decir que las otras historias de esta antología me parecieron decepcionantes. Me gustaría señalar, sin embargo, que realmente disfruté “Arcade Boy” (de Denis Medri), gracias a su enfoque sencillo del mundo de los juegos de computadora y, sobre todo, de la esfera íntima de un adolescente. Otras historias que mostraron potencial fueron  “Bajo el hielo” (de Simon Roy y Jason Wordie) y “Finder” (de Carla Speed McNeil). Sin embargo, mi segunda favorita después de "El día que llegaron los platillos voladores" es "Casa de villanos: el calamar y el paquidermo" de Shannon Wheeler, es un ejemplo de economía narrativa y gran secuencialidad; en sólo un puñado de páginas el lector es transportado a otro mundo. ¡Fantástico!   Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-day-saucers-came-neil-gaiman-paul.html

Batman #19 Preview

Batman #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 9, 2013

Who would cause Bruce Wayne to use a gun?

New 'Lone Ranger' TV Spot & Movie Posters

New 'Lone Ranger' TV Spot & Movie Posters

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Check out the new tv spot and three new character posters for The Lone Ranger

The Ravagers #11 Preview

The Ravagers #11 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 9, 2013

The latest creature to escape from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. brings death to The Ravagers — but is it animal, vegetable or mineral?

First Look at Marvel's Justice League #11

First Look at Marvel's Justice League #11

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

We've made fun of this one before, so we'll play it straight this time... PSYCH! NO WE WON'T!

Fans Heartbroken Gail Simone's Red Sonja WIll Not Feature Stephanie Brown

Fans Heartbroken Gail Simone's Red Sonja WIll Not Feature Stephanie Brown

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Red Sonja will be filling the title role in the new comic from Dynamite Entertainment instead.

Joshua Dysart Signs Exclusively With Valiant

Joshua Dysart Signs Exclusively With Valiant

By Royal Nonesuch in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Apparently, that still happens.

Apple Bans Saga #12 Due to Tiny Gay Sex Scenes

Apple Bans Saga #12 Due to Tiny Gay Sex Scenes

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Apple has banned the comic due to explicit but barely noticeable sex scenes.

'Iron Man 3' Featurette offers a look at new footage

'Iron Man 3' Featurette offers a look at new footage

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

This is what I'm talking about, much better than another new TV spot with a half second of new footage.

EA wins 'Worst Company in America' Two Years in a Row

EA wins 'Worst Company in America' Two Years in a Row

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Taking nearly 78% in the consumerist poll, video game company EA beats out Bank of America.

Sequester Update: US To Shut Down Sentinel Program Due To Budget Costs

Sequester Update: US To Shut Down Sentinel Program Due To Budget Costs

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Project: Wideawake has fallen victim to federal budget cuts and has been forced to postpone all research and development indefinitely.

New International TV Spot for 'Iron Man 3'

New International TV Spot for 'Iron Man 3'

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

These things are coming out so often now, I'm not even sure if we've posted this already.

Twitter Leaks More Details On

Twitter Leaks More Details On "The Flashpoint Paradox"

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Director revealed and Reverse Flash/Professor Zoom has been cast for "The Flashpoint Paradox".

Official Announcement for Joe Abercrombie's Comic Adaptation to come Tomorrow

Official Announcement for Joe Abercrombie's Comic Adaptation to come Tomorrow

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Teases trickle out for a possible Joe Abercrombie comic, with the official announcement coming soon.

A Journey Through Skyrim #36

A Journey Through Skyrim #36

By Jeremy Shane in Webcomics on April 9, 2013

Issue 36 'Dragon Hunting' is out now!

Review: The Pro

Review: The Pro

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on April 9, 2013

Cover What if the Watcher gave superpowers to a street prostitute. What if said prostitute was down on her luck, being duped by her Johns on a regular basis, with a kid to raise and a rent to pay. And what if (almost) everyone in the world was a pervert? Ever asked this questions? You did? Hum... Well then wonder no more. Garth Ennis and the friends set out to answer those life changing questions. How is it? The Pro feels like an Adult Swim cartoon. Its short, right to the point and disturbingly funny. There is sexual content and violence from start to finish. Top that with some very foul language and you have a funny book not at all suitable for younglings and sensible hearts. Its a hard life It all starts when this Universe's Watcher decides to share a bit of his cosmic soul with a common prostitute in order to prove a point and win a bet. So in the next day our heroine wakes up with Power Girl like powers. She even gets  Power Girl like costume later on. Soon after the League of Honor (Justice League analog) asks her to join their ranks. Reluctantly she does it but she doesn't really fit in. After all she does come from a very different world. This difference is very well explored by Ennis and is the root for many humorous moments and the main driver for the story. The story is a bit predictable, but then again depth and meaning is not really the goal of The Pro. Instead you have a fun(ny) book filled with sexual content, violence and foul language. Before the end she will get her revenge on an evil John, open up the world of The Saint (Superman analog) and teach some bad guys who's the boss. Art wise Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Paul Mounts don't disappoint. While sometimes some backgrounds are a bit plain and some expressions could be more elaborated, this a nice looking book. I particularly love the main character's design. She really is the star of the story. The way she is drawn and her expressions really add something to the reading experience. League of Honor Verdict? I'm not a big fan of Ennis type of writing, however I found this book very entertaining. Definitely get this. But keep it away from children and easily offended friends or family. Publisher: Image Comics Year: 2002 Pages: 58 Authors: Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Mounts ISBN: 1582402752 Also available in Portuguese Publisher: Devil Year: 2003 Pages: 56 ISBN: 9789728631802 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-pro.html

Batman: Arkham Origins Coming This Fall

Batman: Arkham Origins Coming This Fall

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Batman will face Deathstroke in the new video game.

Saucer Country #14 Preview

Saucer Country #14 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 9, 2013

Don’t miss the FINAL ISSUE of this mind-bending series!

DC Comics Dominates Second Place on March Sales Charts

DC Comics Dominates Second Place on March Sales Charts

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

DC executives celebrated a massive second place victory in Diamond's March sales numbers.

Suicide Squad #19 Preview

Suicide Squad #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 9, 2013

There’s a new leader for the Suicide Squad—but will the team stay or die?

Rick Pitino Uses Age of Ultron to Win Basketball Championship

Rick Pitino Uses Age of Ultron to Win Basketball Championship

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

The Louisville coach sabotaged his opponents by sending them copies of the Marvel event.

The First 'Man of Steel' TV Spot

The First 'Man of Steel' TV Spot

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

Probably the first of many, but it's finally landed along with the official synopsis.

New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Movie Poster and Stills

New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Movie Poster and Stills

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

I've been sitting on these stills for a few days now (no, not literally) and since the new movie poster came out, here it all is.

First Look at '300: Rise of Empire'

First Look at '300: Rise of Empire'

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

300: Rise of Empire hopes to deliver both a new, yet familiar experience.

Fede Alavarez and Rodo Sayagues to Make Doctor Strange Movie for Marvel?

Fede Alavarez and Rodo Sayagues to Make Doctor Strange Movie for Marvel?

By El Presidente in News with Benefits on April 9, 2013

It is rumored that the Evil Dead director and writer are rumored to be working on a rumored Marvel project which is rumored to be Doctor Strange!

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