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Justice League Of America's Vibe #2 Preview

Justice League Of America's Vibe #2 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 20, 2013

Vibe makes a massive discovery when he learns of the secret of his power!

Justice League #18 Preview

Justice League #18 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 20, 2013

Cyborg takes center stage as events fall into place for next month’s massive new story arc: “OFF THE GRID”!

Review: 'The Private Eye' #1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin

Review: 'The Private Eye' #1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin

By xaraan in Reviews on March 19, 2013

Released digitally today at a pay your own price offer, The Private Eye offers more than most books you'll overpaying on tomorrow.

Valiant Preview: Shadowman #6

Valiant Preview: Shadowman #6

By Royal Nonesuch in Previews on March 19, 2013

There's some real bad juju going on in Shadowman these days...

Action Comics #18 Preview

Action Comics #18 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 19, 2013

Grant Morrison’s stunning, extra-sized final issue of ACTION COMICS!

Tony Stark to Pay for AvX in Iron Man #8 First Look!

Tony Stark to Pay for AvX in Iron Man #8 First Look!

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

Tony stark is found GUILTY for the crime of participating in a poorly written event comic!

RU’s Views: Why We Read Crap pt. 1 - Habit

RU’s Views: Why We Read Crap pt. 1 - Habit

By GHERU in Features on March 19, 2013

RU explores the fanboy mindset and wonders why it is that we read books that suck. In this first of four articles, RU explores habit as a driving force behind the maintenance of the status-quo.

Hickman/Bodenheim's

Hickman/Bodenheim's "Secret" Coming Out Soon

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

Hickman stated that the third issue of the long delayed Image book would be out soon.

SDCC: Marvel Will be in Hall H This Year

SDCC: Marvel Will be in Hall H This Year

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

Despite concern that Marvel might have a smaller footprint at SDCC due to the Disney Expo, they will be showing up at Hall H.

Joss Whedon got to see Iron Man 3

Joss Whedon got to see Iron Man 3

By xaraan in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

What makes him so special? Well, whatever the reason, check out his comments on the finale (spoiler free) and the newest movie poster.

New Game of Thrones Season 3 Photos Released

New Game of Thrones Season 3 Photos Released

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

Season three starts soon and promotion has ramped up with trailers and photos recently, here is the lastest batch of new stills released.

Elder Scrolls Online Hands-On Rundown

Elder Scrolls Online Hands-On Rundown

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

Everything we found out so far about the hands-on experience journalists got with the ESO game last week.

Arrow's Huntress Gets a New Costume...Sorta

Arrow's Huntress Gets a New Costume...Sorta

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

The new Huntress costume is a tad...revealing.

Elder Scrolls Online: Crafting

Elder Scrolls Online: Crafting

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

Another topic players have been eager to learn more on is how crafting will work in ESO. Fortunately we've found out a little more.

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

Gru is back! And so are the minions!!!

A Journey Through Skyrim #33

A Journey Through Skyrim #33

By xaraan in Webcomics on March 19, 2013

Issue 33: "Blindsighted" of our free Skyrim Webcomic is out today! Read it here.

True First-Person Mode Available for Elder Scrolls Online at Launch

True First-Person Mode Available for Elder Scrolls Online at Launch

By xaraan in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

From everything we are seeing about the game this week, ZeniMax has definitely been listening to fan feedback.

DC Universe Presents #18 Preview

DC Universe Presents #18 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 19, 2013

Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Federico Dallocchio turn the spotlight on STARFIRE!

Elder Scrolls Online: Players Will Be Able to Play in Other Alliances

Elder Scrolls Online: Players Will Be Able to Play in Other Alliances

By xaraan in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

Zenimax held a two-day preview event last week for gaming journalists to get a hands on with the game and we are starting to learn about a few changes they've made in response to fan feedback.

Black Adam Confirmed for Injustice, Martian Manhunter is

Black Adam Confirmed for Injustice, Martian Manhunter is "Background Character"

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

Black Adam is officially confirmed as a playable character for Injustice.

BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

BKV and Martin's Private Eye #1 On Sale Online

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

The creative team is asking readers to name their price for the first issue.

Hollywood Shocker: Wolverine Movie to Feature Stabbing

Hollywood Shocker: Wolverine Movie to Feature Stabbing

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 19, 2013

A new still from the movie confirms that Wolverine will stab things with his claws.

Advance Review: Star Wars: Legacy #1

Advance Review: Star Wars: Legacy #1

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on March 19, 2013

The future of Star Wars, from Dark Horse Comics!

Young Avengers # 1 - Kieron Gillen Jamie McKelvie

Young Avengers # 1 - Kieron Gillen Jamie McKelvie

By Arion in Reviews on March 19, 2013

Bryan Lee O’Malley Allan Heinberg’s groundbreaking Young Avengers series introduced to the Marvel Universe a unique and refreshing group of teenaged heroes. I’ve already talked about how much the Young Avengers meant to me, when I first encountered them around 2006, a couple of years after the first issue came out. In many ways, Heinberg’s work is what brought me back to Marvel comics, and now after a considerable hiatus Kieron Gillen’s reinvention of the team has made me a Marvel fan again. ‘Nuff said.  I wasn’t sure about the virtues of this new iteration of the group: Would it retain the emotional intensity of Heinberg’s scripts? Would it portray teenagers with honesty? Would it make me and other readers question established concepts? Would it be a beacon of hope, in a land infested with intolerance and discrimination? I am glad to say that the answer to all these questions is a resounding YES.  Marvel Boy & Kate Bishop I’ve read a lot of Marvel NOW first issues, and this is by far the best. I can’t believe how excited I felt when I saw Marvel Boy and Kate Bishop doing what every teenager wants to do: fucking. Although, of course, this is sex in outer space that gets interrupted by a Skrull attack, but still things work out in the end. Last time I read about Marvel Boy was in Grant Morrison’s brilliant miniseries. And I think after him no one knew how to write about Noh-Varr, but Gillen has found his true voice, updating it a little bit, but retaining the “alien boy” concept that Morrison so splendidly developed. But before approving Gillen as the new Young Avengers writer there was the ultimate test: Billy Kaplan and Teddy Altman. Luckily for us, the author understands perfectly well how important they are, and what makes a team of juvenile heroes work so well within the boundaries of the Marvel Universe: “Its optimism. Its intelligence. Its characters and its genuine emotions for one another. One of modern comics most compelling couples”. Last time we saw “modern comics most compelling couple”, Wiccan had been depressed for months and had stopped being a superhero. The Young Avengers had disbanded. Now, Hulkling is still patrolling the nights, helping people. And when Wiccan finds out, they argue about it. But they make up quickly and, of course, make out too.      Great page design by Jamie McKelvie /  gran diseño de página de Jamie McKelvie I’ve always admired Jim Cheung’s art, and I was very worried about Jamie McKelvie. Honestly, I didn’t think he could simply step in and make Jim’s characters his own. But he pulls that off in an instant. This isn’t the team that Allan and Jim brought to us, this is a new team, and McKelvie is the ideal artist for it. His neat lines and his clean designs are amazing, but there is something else, in every panel, in every image, you feel how much he loves these characters. His illustrations transmit such a strong emotional resonance. And Matthew Wilson’s colors complement and enhance the art impeccably, while adding the right touch of warmness.  I guess only a couple of British creators could awaken in me so much enthusiasm. I have to admit that it took me a while to decide which cover to buy. In the end I chose the Bryan Lee O’Malley variant. There was just something quite alluring about it. I don’t know if it was the night club / disco vibe it had, or the childish innocence of Kid Loki, or the sweaty expression of Ms. America, or perhaps the sexually charged pose of Wiccan and Hulking, and the way they can’t stop touching each other on the dancing floor. Well, whatever it was, it sure captured my attention. And I hope it also captured yours. ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Billy Kaplan & Teddy Altman "Young Avengers", la innovadora serie de Allan Heinberg, fue el punto de partida de un refrescante grupo de héroes adolescentes. Estos "Young Avengers" significaron mucho para mí, cuando los encontré por primera vez en el 2006, un par de años después del inicio de la colección. De un modo u otro, la obra de Heinberg es lo que me hizo regresar a Marvel comics, y ahora luego de un considerable hiato, la reinvención del equipo a manos de Gillen me ha hecho un fan de Marvel otra vez. Ya dije suficiente. No estaba seguro sobre las virtudes de esta nueva encarnación del equipo: ¿conservaría la intensidad emocional de los guiones de Heinberg? ¿Retrataría a los adolescentes con honestidad? ¿Lograría que yo y otros lectores cuestionemos conceptos establecidos? ¿Sería un faro de esperanza, en una región infestada de intolerancia y discriminación? Me alegra decir que la respuesta a todas estas preguntas es un sonoro SÍ.  He leído muchos de los primeros números de Marvel NOW, y este es de lejos el mejor. No puedo creer lo emocionado que me sentí cuando vi a Marvel Boy y Kate Bishop haciendo lo que todo adolescente quiere: follar. Aunque, desde luego, esto es sexo en el espacio exterior, con la interrupción de un ataque Skrull, pero igual las cosas se nivelan al final. La última vez que leí sobre Marvel Boy fue en la brillante miniserie de Grant Morrison. Y creo que después de él nadie supo cómo escribir a Noh-Varr, pero Gillen ha encontrado su verdadera voz, actualizándola un poco, pero manteniendo el concepto de "chico alien" que Morrison desarrolló de manera espléndida. Pero antes de aprobar a Gillen como el nuevo escritor de "Young Avengers", quedaba la última evaluación: Billy Kaplan y Teddy Altman. Por suerte para nosotros, el autor entiende a la perfección lo importantes que son, y qué es lo que hace que un equipo de héroes juveniles funcione tan bien en los confines del universo Marvel: "Su optimismo. Su inteligencia. Sus personajes y las emociones genuinas del uno por el otro. Una de las parejas más cautivadoras de los cómics modernos". making up and making out / haciendo las paces y besándose La última vez que vimos a "la pareja más cautivadora de los cómics modernos", Wiccan había estado deprimido por meses y había abandonado su rol de súper-héroe. Los Jóvenes Vengadores se habían desintegrado. Ahora, Hulkling sigue patrullando por las noches, ayudando a la gente. Y cuando Wiccan se entera, discuten. Pero se reconcilian y, por supuesto, también se besan. Siempre he admirado el arte de Jim Cheung, y estaba muy preocupado por Jamie McKelvie. Lo digo con honestidad: no pensé que él podría entrar al juego y apropiarse de los personajes de Jim. Pero lo consigue en un instante. Este no es el equipo de Allan y Jim, es uno nuevo, y McKelvie es el artista ideal. Sus líneas nítidas y sus diseños limpios son asombrosos, pero hay algo más, en cada viñeta, en cada imagen, uno siente que él adora a estos personajes. Sus ilustraciones transmiten una resonancia emocional. Y los colores de Matthew Wilson complementan y mejoran el arte de manera impecable, mientras que añaden el toque justo de calidez. Supongo que sólo una pareja de creadores británicos podría despertar en mí tanto entusiasmo. Debo admitir que me tomó un buen rato decidir qué portada comprar. Al final, elegí la variante de Bryan Lee O’Malley. Había algo seductor en ella. No sé si sea la vibra discoteca / club nocturno, la inocencia infantil de Kid Loki, o la expresión sudorosa de Ms. America, o tal vez la pose con carga sexual de Wiccan y Hulking, y la manera en la que no pueden dejar de tocarse el uno al otro en la pista de baile. Bueno, lo que sea que haya sido, capturó del todo mi atención. Y espero que también capture la vuestra. Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/03/young-avengers-1-kieron-gillen-jamie.html

Tom Cruise to Ruin Another TV Spy Franchise

Tom Cruise to Ruin Another TV Spy Franchise

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 18, 2013

The actor is rumored to be the lead in a new movie adaptation of the 1960s spy show.

Chuck Austen Pitched a TV Series Called

Chuck Austen Pitched a TV Series Called "Nekkid Bottoms"

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 18, 2013

Chuck Austen pitched a romantic comedy series called Nekkid Bottoms.

Gandalf to Officiate Captain Picard's Wedding

Gandalf to Officiate Captain Picard's Wedding

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 18, 2013

Sir Ian McKellen will be the officiant at Sir Patrick Stewart's wedding.

Ken Watanabe Joins Legendary Picture's Godzilla

Ken Watanabe Joins Legendary Picture's Godzilla

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 18, 2013

The famous Asian actor is joining the cast of the Legendary Picture's remake/revamp.

Teen Titans Go! Promo

Teen Titans Go! Promo

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 18, 2013

The promo for Teen Titans Go is here! As a wise man once said, "Sometimes, dead is better."

Kickstart My Heart: Hollow World

Kickstart My Heart: Hollow World

By xaraan in News with Benefits on March 18, 2013

Novelist Michael J. Sullivan has turned to Kickstarter to self-publish his latest genre novel.

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