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A Journey Through Skyrim #32

A Journey Through Skyrim #32

By xaraan in Webcomics on March 12, 2013

Our free webcomic: 'A Journey Through Skyrim', issue 32 "Trinity Restored" is up!

Two G.I. Joe: Retaliation Clips Surface

Two G.I. Joe: Retaliation Clips Surface

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 12, 2013

Ninjas, ninjas, and more ninjas.

Batman And Robin #18 Preview

Batman And Robin #18 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 11, 2013

It’s the BATMAN AND ROBIN story of the year!

Batman #18 Preview

Batman #18 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 11, 2013

Welcome guest-artist Andy Kubert! In the wake of unspeakable tragedy, Batman is in danger of losing his humanity!

James Arnold Taylor Reflects on Star Wars:  Clone Wars Cancellation

James Arnold Taylor Reflects on Star Wars: Clone Wars Cancellation

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), confirms and reflects on Star Wars: The Clone Wars cancellation.

Superboy #18 Preview

Superboy #18 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 11, 2013

'H’EL ON EARTH' has ended, and Superboy’s about to land in a new city, with a new secret identity and a surprising new foe on his trail!

Katana #2 Preview

Katana #2 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 11, 2013

Katana has joined the deadly Sword Clan in the hope that they’ll lead her further down her path to vengeance!

Valiant Preview: Archer & Armstrong #8

Valiant Preview: Archer & Armstrong #8

By Royal Nonesuch in Previews on March 11, 2013

Archer & Armstrong spoil a good walk.

DC Comics Full Monthly Solicitations for June 2013

DC Comics Full Monthly Solicitations for June 2013

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

Check out what's shipping from DC and Vertigo in the monthly solicits for June 2013!

Comic Book Websites Suffer as DC Neglects to Cancel Books in June Solicits

Comic Book Websites Suffer as DC Neglects to Cancel Books in June Solicits

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

The lack of canceled books has many experts fearing a news recession.

DC Comics June 2013 Preview - Green Lantern Titles

DC Comics June 2013 Preview - Green Lantern Titles

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

Here's a preview of DC's June 'Green Lantern' solicits

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Canceled

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Canceled

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

The animated series WILL NOT be returning for the expected sixth season, and the fifth season that just aired will be its last.

DC Comics June 2013 Preview - Superman Group

DC Comics June 2013 Preview - Superman Group

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

Here's a preview of DC's June solicitations for the Superman group titles

Once Upon a Time -

Once Upon a Time - "The Miller's Daughter"

By The Resident in Features on March 11, 2013

Someone dies – can you guess who?

DC Shocker: Vibe Fails to Make Top 50 Chart Despite Not Being Awful

DC Shocker: Vibe Fails to Make Top 50 Chart Despite Not Being Awful

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

Pundits everywhere were relieved to learn that Vibe still can't sell comics.

The Enthusiast - Episode 6: All The Bacon and Eggs

The Enthusiast - Episode 6: All The Bacon and Eggs

By Kieran in Podcasts on March 11, 2013

And we're back.

Elektra Handles Wolverine's Prostate Exam in

Elektra Handles Wolverine's Prostate Exam in "Savage Wolverine"

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

The ninja assassin appears to be raising awareness of prostate cancer in a variant cover.

Just a Little More Blud: Comic Con Part One

Just a Little More Blud: Comic Con Part One

By Jude Terror in Webcomics on March 11, 2013

The first of a three part epic!

DC to Finally Reveal Batman's Origin with The Zero Year

DC to Finally Reveal Batman's Origin with The Zero Year

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 11, 2013

Scott Snyder's Batman will spend a year-long storyline exploring the beginnings of the caped crusader.

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 3/6/2013: Swamp Thing Vol 5 #18 by Scott Snyder & Yanick Paquette

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 3/6/2013: Swamp Thing Vol 5 #18 by Scott Snyder & Yanick Paquette

By GHERU in Features on March 11, 2013

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 3/6/2013: Swamp Thing Vol 5 #18 by Scott Snyder & Yanick Paquette

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 3/6/2013: Phantom Stranger Vol 4 #6 by Gene Ha

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 3/6/2013: Phantom Stranger Vol 4 #6 by Gene Ha

By GHERU in Features on March 11, 2013

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 3/6/2013: Phantom Stranger Vol 4 #6 by Gene Ha

Marvel SXSW Announcement Wrap-Up

Marvel SXSW Announcement Wrap-Up

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on March 10, 2013

Find out what Marvel teasers for #1, 52, and Project Gamma were all about.

Marvel Announces New Plan to Destroy Digital Comics

Marvel Announces New Plan to Destroy Digital Comics

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 10, 2013

The comics publisher plans to kill digital comics with kindness.

Toonami Gets a New Look and Programs

Toonami Gets a New Look and Programs

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 10, 2013

TOM and the Absolution are getting a makeover. Plus two new programs join the Toonami block along with other questions that are answered.

Review: Astro City Volume 1 Life in the Big City

Review: Astro City Volume 1 Life in the Big City

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on March 10, 2013

  Welcome to Astro City, home of superheroes, super-villains and simple people. Astro City is Metropolis and Gotham City all in one. Its bright and glorious but also dark and petty. Its filled with proud superheroes that, despite having godlike abilities, have very earthly life issues. Astro City Volume 1 Life in the Big City marks the beginning of Kurt Busiek, Alex Ross and Brent Anderson's take on superhero comics. How is it? Kurt Busiek chooses a very interesting approach to superheroes in Life in the Big City. Instead of the usual (DC and Marvel's) take on superheroes Busiek portraits his characters in a very mundane manner. The Superman like character only wishes to be happy and longs for the simplest of things. The Wonder Woman like character is just as insecure as you or me. Also the common Astro City citizen has hopes and dreams and fears, just like everyone. The parallelism between Astro City's characters, superheroes and locations their counterparts from DC and Marvel's Universe is evident. Most archetypes are present and Busiek makes the most of this. Its not a parody but a new take on most popular superhero mythos. The storytelling is not continuous like in most collections. There are no story arcs. Instead Busiek takes an episodic approach to the story. Each chapter (issue) tells one tale and the are no conducting line between them. This first volume seems to be about getting the reader up to date with what is Astro City. Its superheroes, its lore and its spirit. Samaritan The first chapter introduces the Samaritan. The Samaritan is Astro City's Superman. A boy scout with God like superpowers that lives with the weight of the world on his shoulders. But all he wants is to fly, that is what he truly loves. Then comes the story of the Silver Agent, a Captain America (i think) like character. This is told through flashbacks by Astro City's Perry White. In the third story we get to know the Gotham side of the city. In the third story a lowlife identically discovers the secret identity of a famous superhero but has a very hard time dealing with the situation. The result is certainly unique. The fourth and fifth chapters are my favorite. In the fourth we follow one day of a suburbia woman that works in Astro City. She lives conflicted between these two worlds and has to find her place in the world. The fifth chapter follows an alien that is evaluating the human race and reporting back to his masters. This story is hilarious and genius at the same time. Jack in the Box The sixth and last chapter is the tale of the date between The Samaritan (Superman) and Winged Victory (Wonder Woman). Its an interesting way to approach this subject, mainly because Busiek doesn't portrait his heroes like the pinnacle of all that's good and true and  that DC and Marvel many times do. Art wise Brent Anderson does a very good job. This book manages to hide its age due to great writing and very good art. I particularly love the difference between the Metropolis side of Astro City and its Gotham side. Its so distinguishable that its almost perfect. The character designs are also very good. The homage their DC or Marvel counterpart but at the same time are original and new. Alex Ross provides some glorious covers that are available in the cover galery at the back of the book. Verdict? This is one of the best superhero books I've had the pleasure to read. I know I'm 14 years late to the party, but this is as glorious today as (I imagine) it was back in 99 (the original issues are from 1996). Its aged fantastically well, in fact had I not looked for the publishing date I wound't have guessed it wasn't hot off the press. Very highly recommended. Publisher: Wildstorm Year: 1999 Pages: 192 Authors: Kurt Busiek, Brent E. Anderson, Alex Ross ISBN: 1563895517 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/03/review-astro-city-volume-1-life-in-big.html

Christopher Nolan's Next Film Confirmed

Christopher Nolan's Next Film Confirmed

By xaraan in News with Benefits on March 10, 2013

The Dark Knight Rises and Inception director's next movie will tackle time travel and alternate dimensions.

Green Lantern Corps #18 Preview

Green Lantern Corps #18 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on March 9, 2013

After having ripped apart Guy Gardner, the First Lantern now directs his singular and horrific power at John Stewart, forcing the Corps to see the light and darkness of their lives in a frightening new way!

New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer

New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer

By xaraan in News with Benefits on March 9, 2013

The new Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer that will run in front of Oz, has been posted online.

Voice Actor for Cobra Commander Revealed

Voice Actor for Cobra Commander Revealed

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 9, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Cobra Commander stands revealed on who is playing him. You might even say the actor's intentions were.. Justified.

Nicholas Cage Tells Nicholas Cage He Won't Return as Ghost Rider

Nicholas Cage Tells Nicholas Cage He Won't Return as Ghost Rider

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

The actor, making the press rounds for The Croods, says he will not star in another Ghost Rider movie.

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