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LOST creator Damon Lindelof shares his Suoer Bowl blackout conspiracy theory on Twitter

LOST creator Damon Lindelof shares his Suoer Bowl blackout conspiracy theory on Twitter

By Juan Cena in News with Benefits on February 4, 2013

LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof has an idea of what happened Sunday night at Super Bowl XLVII.

Is it Time to Talk About PED Abuse at Marvel Comics?

Is it Time to Talk About PED Abuse at Marvel Comics?

By Jude Terror in Features on February 4, 2013

With Marvel comics operating at such a high level in the past few months, the question must be asked - are performance enhancing drugs involved?

Why I Love Comics: Best of 2012 Digital Entertainment Edition

Why I Love Comics: Best of 2012 Digital Entertainment Edition

By Eric Ratcliffe in Features on February 4, 2013

Booyah! Why I Love Comics on video returns for part two of the annual awards!

Just a Little More Blud: Summer Lovin

Just a Little More Blud: Summer Lovin

By Jude Terror in Webcomics on February 4, 2013

The gang plays a game with the Summers Family Tree in the latest episode of North Korea's second most favorite webcomic.

Iron Man 3 Extended Super Bowl Trailer

Iron Man 3 Extended Super Bowl Trailer

By Zechs in News with Benefits on February 4, 2013

An extensive extended look at the Iron Man 3 Super Bowl trailer.

Soul Eater Hits Toonami

Soul Eater Hits Toonami

By Zechs in News with Benefits on February 4, 2013

The popular anime will be joining Toonami.

WTF Spoiler  For 'Red Hood'

WTF Spoiler For 'Red Hood'

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on February 3, 2013

Check out the full cover reveal to Red Hood And The Outlaws #19

Super Bowl Cheat Sheet: A Surefire Way to Impress Your Friends and Families at Tonight's Big Event

Super Bowl Cheat Sheet: A Surefire Way to Impress Your Friends and Families at Tonight's Big Event

By Christian Hoffer in News with Benefits on February 3, 2013

A handy guide to tonight's game.

Review: Wolverine Snikt!

Review: Wolverine Snikt!

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on February 3, 2013

Cover One day Wolverine is minding his own business when suddenly a creepy looking little girl appears and  teleports him away. He ends up in a near future where he's confronted with a post-apocalyptic world, where humankind is almost extinct. The little girl went to the past to search for the only person that could help her in the fight against the creatures that now rule over the Earth. These creatures are called Mandates. To kill a Mandate its necessary to destroy its Orb Core. However, only adamantium can breach a Orb Core. Thus the importance of Wolverine. Wolverine Snikt! is written and drawn by manga artist Tsotomu Nihei. How is it? After arriving on future Earth Wolverine confronts is first Mandate. He win the battle but barely collapsing immediately after due to the sustained injuries. When he wakes up he's already in the hiding place of the human settlement There he finally talks to Fusa (the little girl)  and meets her people, one of the last human settlement on Earth. He's introduced to the only other person able to kill Mandates, the General. The General is a cyborg with a adamantium  shooting cannon instead of his right arm. The problem is that humankind lost all ability to produce adamantium, and the General's ammunition is running very low. Eventually Wolverine agrees to help them setup a last attempt at stopping the Mandates. Together with the General, Wolverine launches and attack on the Mandates colony where the Progenitor is believed to be. The Progenitor is the first Mandate and its also the only one capable of reproduction. So taking her out means that the Mandates will, eventually, die out and give a hope of survival to the human race. Come here, I won't bite The story is very simple and the ending is somewhat predictable, but that doesn't mean its not an interesting story to read. Tsotomu takes a unique approach to Wolverine and that makes this simple story a joy to read. The art in this book is simply glorious. Tsotomu's art is a delight to look at. Highly detailed art with strong color contrasts and very,very, very VERY moody and atmospheric settings and backgrounds. The art is what truly shines in this book. Tsotomu draws Wolverine like a nimble warrior with an X-Men the movie like uniform and, while its not his usual aspect, it looks very good. One thing I liked is that Tsotomu avoided the androgynous look for Wolverine. Sure he looks like a teenager most of the times, but there is no doubt that he is a man. The Mandates are typical manga monsters. big, scary and constantly shifting. Hi there ugly So many uglies to play with Verdict? While the story hasn't much depth this is one of my favorite Wolverine books. The aesthetics of future Earth is amazing, the dynamic of the art and the movement sensation that you get when reading this book is really great. The fight scenes are fantastically drawn. Tsutomu is truly a master of his art. Unfortunately this book is out of print, but if you have the chance of buying it at a reasonable price, go for it. Publisher: Marvel Comics Year: 2004 Pages: 120 Authors: Tsutomu Nihei ISBN: 0785112391 Its also available in Portuguese Publisher: Devir Year: 2005 Pages: 120 Authors: Tsutomu Nihei ISBN: 9895591187 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-wolverine-snikt.html

Earth 2 #9 Preview

Earth 2 #9 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 3, 2013

As a new story arc begins, DR. FATE makes his Earth 2 debut!

Dial H #9 Preview

Dial H #9 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 3, 2013

Nelson and Roxy continue to uncover secrets of the H-dial in Canada while evading the appendages of the Centipede

Exclusive: First Look at Video Manifesto of Future Serial Killer

Exclusive: First Look at Video Manifesto of Future Serial Killer

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 2, 2013

Check out this video manifesto from a deranged Spider-Man fan!

Review: Batman/Judge Dredd Collection

Review: Batman/Judge Dredd Collection

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on February 2, 2013

Cover Batman and Judge Dredd team up in this book to fight crime and evildoers. There is no hiding from them, not in Gotham, not in Mega-City One. The Main Man Lobo also gets to dance the crossover tango with Mega-City One's favorite street Judge. DC Comics and 2000AD presents us with this fantastic collection where heroes and villain cross Universes and star in these five stories This book collects the following stories Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment on Gotham, Vendetta in Gotham, The Ultimate Riddle and Die Laughing. It also collects Lobo/Judge Dredd: Psycho Bikers vs. The Mutants from Hell. How is it? If, like me, you never read any of these crossover stories before it is hard to imagine that a brutal judge, juri and executioner character like Judge Dredd and the vigilante, system trusting, never killing, Batman would ever make for good, fun entertainment together. But in all honesty they do. In fact, not only that, but most of the guest villains also fit in very well. Alan Grant and John Wagner are in charge of the writing on all the stories. They do a really good job at it. They create guiding line that connects all the Batman/Dredd stories. Its presence serves only as a connection between the stories but its thin enough to be troublesome or annoying. That's 10 years for hitting a judge! In Judgment on Gotham, Gotham gets a visit from Judge Death. Batman encounters Judges Dredd and Anderson for the first time. Batman visits Mega-City and there finds Mean Machine and gets a taste for the justice system. For the first time Batman is capture and unmasked, but of course this being Mega-city One no harm was done in the DC Universe. That's 2 months for stating the obvious!  Dark Judge Joker Vendetta in Gotham brings Dredd back to Gotham to pick a fight with Batman. Dredd has an ulterior motive that brings something very interesting to the story. Rumble The Riddler does an appearance in The Ultimate Riddle. This one probably is the weakest story of this collection. Not that it isn't entertaining, but its little more than an arena setting with Dredd and Batman. Die Laughing starts the clown of crime himself. The Joker manages to escape to Mega-City One were he joins the Dark Judges. Together they terrorize what passes for hippies there. Its up to Dredd and Batman to try to save the day. Lobo also gets a chance to meet Judge Dredd and Mega-City One's Undercity in Psycho Bikers vs. The Mutants from Hell. This is a straight up macho action story, much like the 80's Schwarzenegger movies. The art is consistently good. Vendetta in Gotham presents a different art style than the rest of the stories, but maintains a high level of quality. There are many artists involved in this book (over 12), but the overhaul result is oddly consistent. Verdict? This is a very good collection. Two great icons of two charismatic publishers come together to create four very entertaining stories. The action is what's to be expected. Dredd wasn't dimmed down to Batman's level and Batman wasn't ramped up to Dredd's level. The retain their most defining traits and the stories are built upon that. I enjoyed this very much. Highly recommend to anyone that either already loves these characters or is just curious. Publisher: DC Comics Year: 2012 Pages: 304 Authors: Alan Grant, John Wagner ISBN: 1401236766 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-batmanjudge-dredd-collection.html

Uncle Ruckus: The Movie Kickstarter Begins

Uncle Ruckus: The Movie Kickstarter Begins

By Zechs in News with Benefits on February 2, 2013

Though no news on when Season 4 will happen, Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder reveals an even grander plan: an Uncle Ruckus live action movie!

Marvel to Publish 720 Page Wolverine Hardcover

Marvel to Publish 720 Page Wolverine Hardcover

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 1, 2013

Wolverine? Wolverine. Wolverine wolverine wolverine, wolverine. Wolverine. Wolverine!!! Wolve. Rine.

Cartoon Network and DC Comics Release Statement on Cancellation of Young Justice and Green Lantern

Cartoon Network and DC Comics Release Statement on Cancellation of Young Justice and Green Lantern

By Zechs in News with Benefits on February 1, 2013

In response to the outcry from fans, both DC and Cartoon Network released a joint statement on the cancellation of the two programs.

Geoff Johns On Hawkman' In 'Justice League Of America'

Geoff Johns On Hawkman' In 'Justice League Of America'

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on February 1, 2013

Johns discusses Hawkman and his role in the new JLA title

Why I Love Comics: Best of 2012 Comics Edition

Why I Love Comics: Best of 2012 Comics Edition

By Eric Ratcliffe in Features on February 1, 2013

Awwwwww yeaaaahhh! It's the Why I Love Comics Best of 2012 Comic Book Spectacular! Now with more video!

Valiant Preview: Archer & Armstrong #7

Valiant Preview: Archer & Armstrong #7

By Royal Nonesuch in Previews on February 1, 2013

Comics to smash your car into a building by.

Skyrim DLC Release Dates for PS3

Skyrim DLC Release Dates for PS3

By xaraan in News with Benefits on February 1, 2013

PS3 release dates for the long awaited Skryim DLC's have finally been posted.

GoDaddy Superbowl Ad Provokes Nerdtroversy

GoDaddy Superbowl Ad Provokes Nerdtroversy

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 1, 2013

A new superbowl ad from GoDaddy.com is enraging both nerds and women on the internet.

Batwing #17 Preview

Batwing #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 1, 2013

Batwing learns the hard way that you can’t bring justice to a country that doesn’t want it!

The Enthusiast - The Enthusiast! Episode 1: Aww, Here It Goes

The Enthusiast - The Enthusiast! Episode 1: Aww, Here It Goes

By Kieran in Podcasts on February 1, 2013

Welcome to the first episode of The Enthusiast.

Captain Harlock Film To Launch Fall 2013

Captain Harlock Film To Launch Fall 2013

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on February 1, 2013

Plus a new trailer.

French Dude Leaves One French Job and Takes Another

French Dude Leaves One French Job and Takes Another

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 31, 2013

Some French guy quit his job as artistic director of a French comics festival to take a new position at a French comics publisher.

Bleeding Cool Gets Scooped on New Mike Carey Boom Studios Book Story

Bleeding Cool Gets Scooped on New Mike Carey Boom Studios Book Story

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on January 31, 2013

This story reaffirms our belief that The Beat is the best comics site on the web that doesn't start with "the" and end with "Outhouse."

Rockstar Games Rearranges Seasons, Schedules Spring GTA V Launch for September 17

Rockstar Games Rearranges Seasons, Schedules Spring GTA V Launch for September 17

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 31, 2013

The long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 5 will hit Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 17, 2013.

FRANK HELP! - 01/30/2013

FRANK HELP! - 01/30/2013

By Frankenstein, Former Agent of S.H.A.D.E. in Features on January 31, 2013

FRANK PROBABLY GET IN TROUBLE AT HOME FOR THIS ONE!

Stan Lee Cancels Megacon Appearance, Calls Florida

Stan Lee Cancels Megacon Appearance, Calls Florida "Worse Than Ohio"

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 31, 2013

Stan is said to be okay, but taking a short break from second-rate conventions in states that suck.

Superman Unbound Trailer

Superman Unbound Trailer

By Zechs in News with Benefits on January 31, 2013

The trailer to the next DC Animated Movie, Superman Unbound, is here!

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