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DC Shocker: Greg Pak and Jae Lee on Superman/Batman Series

DC Shocker: Greg Pak and Jae Lee on Superman/Batman Series

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 21, 2013

The series will begin in June 2013.

Vanquish Your Enemies in New Rob Liefeld Contest

Vanquish Your Enemies in New Rob Liefeld Contest

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 21, 2013

Rob Liefeld is running a contest where he will draw your Extreme Comics stories and publish them in an upcoming comic.

Arrow Annotations -

Arrow Annotations - "Dodger"

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 21, 2013

A look at the easter eggs and comic book references from last night's episode.

Valiant Preview: Harbinger Wars #1

Valiant Preview: Harbinger Wars #1

By Royal Nonesuch in Previews on February 21, 2013

It's your first look at the upcoming crossover event Harbinger Wars from Valiant Comics!

So, What Did we learn from Sony about the PS4 Today?

So, What Did we learn from Sony about the PS4 Today?

By xaraan in News with Benefits on February 21, 2013

After sorting through all the gabbing and promos, what did we really learn today about the PS4? (Updated)

Sony Playstation Meeting - Where was Bethesda?

Sony Playstation Meeting - Where was Bethesda?

By xaraan in News with Benefits on February 21, 2013

With the amount I cover Skyrim, I've received a few questions on Bethesda and their absence at the event.

Why I Love Comics #123 The Return of Elliott Serrano!

Why I Love Comics #123 The Return of Elliott Serrano!

By Eric Ratcliffe in Podcasts on February 20, 2013

On this episode of the podcast I was joined by the returning Elliott Serrano (Last on episode #73!

Sony Playstation Livestream

Sony Playstation Livestream

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on February 20, 2013

Playstation 4 announcement? + more

100,000 Dolphins Flee San Diego Area, Call Comic Con

100,000 Dolphins Flee San Diego Area, Call Comic Con "Too Hollywood"

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 20, 2013

What is being called a super-mega-pod of dolphins has been seen fleeing the San Diego area, in what is assumed to be a response to the commercialization of Comic Con International.

Here's What Valiant is Scheduled to do at Emerald City Comic-Con

Here's What Valiant is Scheduled to do at Emerald City Comic-Con

By Royal Nonesuch in News with Benefits on February 20, 2013

Valiant is headed to Seattle for Emerald City Comic-Con. Are you?

What Are You Buying 2/27/2013?

What Are You Buying 2/27/2013?

By GHERU in Features on February 20, 2013

Oooohhhh, lists!

Advanced RUview: The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun #1

Advanced RUview: The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun #1

By GHERU in Reviews on February 20, 2013

It still counts as “advanced” as long as I received my copy before it came out, right?

Superman Gets Underwear Back in Supergirl 17, Character Still Sucks

Superman Gets Underwear Back in Supergirl 17, Character Still Sucks

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 20, 2013

The super-panties mysteriously appear in this page from Supergirl #17, indicating someone finally found a way to clean indestructible skid marks out of Kryptonian fabric.

Review: Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1

Review: Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on February 20, 2013

Cover Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1 mark the beginning of a Star Wars series by Star Wars set in a new era, free from continuity restraints. From Dark Horse's site: Here begins the tale of the dawn of the Jedi, the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago—before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi spread throughout the galaxy, when connections to the Force were new.  On the planet Tython, a group of beings—scientists, philosophers, and warriors—strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change . . . The doors to the galaxy have been opened! Collects Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—Force Storm #1–#5. How is it? Wait What? A strange pyramidal ship (that is left unexplained) gathers a bunch of force sensitive people from several planets and brings them together at one planet that works as a force focal point. These people and their descendants will in time be called Je'daii. Unlike "modern" Jedi these strive to be in balance with the force, this is equals parts dark and light. On day a dark side of the force user drops by this planet and hell breaks loose. The rest of the book is fighty fighty, the force this and the dark side that. Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons Wes Dzioba and Gonzalo Flores made a good job making this book on par with the other Dark Horse Star Wars books. The myriad of alien races and different characters is really cool to see. The coloring, while not groundbreaking does a competent job. Overall the art department is very well taken care off. I really wanted to love this one. I'm a fan of the Star Wars mythos and usually enjoy the Ostrander / Duursema's books very much. But it seems that Ostrander has lost his Midas touch. The narrative is, for the most part, uninspired,  predictable and at times boring. Ostrander uses and abuses the made up names and force memes. It seems that every other panel there's a "balance of the force", "force storm" or "dark side". And the made up names make it nigh impossible to follow the story without going back and forward in the book checking who's who. I know these are Star Wars cliches, but in Dawn of the Jedi these artifices are used to the point of exhaustion. Look not lightsabers The worst part is that the book does not deliver what Dark Horse promised. This is set 25000 years Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) but everything looks more evolved than in the Knights of the Old Republic comics (check Dark Horse's Tales of the Jedi Volume 1 and Volume 2) that took place only 5000 years BBY. The Je'dii social structure is almost identical to what is found in the prequel trilogy (almost 25000 years later). There doesn't seem to be much difference in the technological field also. In fact, apart from the flying cars and intergalactic travel there doesn't seem to by any significant difference. Not what one would expect for a gap of 25000 years. Blade Rides "Butch" These Je'Daii seem to have a much stronger grasp of the force than any other era Jedi or Sith. And talking of the Sith, out of the blue the name is thrown around. This is really odd because Dawn of the Jedi is supposed to be from a time before the Jedi/Sith ever came to be. Then there are the lightsabers issue. In Tales of the Jedi (20000 years after this story) the few lightsabers that existed had external power packs while these one work on force will alone. In the tagline for this book it clearly reads before lightsabers but this book Ostrander introduced forcesabers, that are, for the lack of a better word, lightsabers. Really slick and original trilogy looking ones. Early Promo Verdict? I fell in love with this concept from the first promo image that Dark Horse put out. However this book doesn't even come close to the spirit of that early promo. Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1 is a passable book at best. The art is good, but the writing is far from the best Ostrander and Dark Horse have produced in the past. Unless you're a die hard Star Wars fan give this one a pass. Publisher: Dark Horse Year: 2012 Pages: 128 Authors: John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons Wes Dzioba, Gonzalo Flores ISBN: 1595829792 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-star-wars-dawn-of-jedi-volume-1.html

DC’s Batwoman Does Gay Thing To Appeal To Gays, Gays Celebrate! *SPOILERS*

DC’s Batwoman Does Gay Thing To Appeal To Gays, Gays Celebrate! *SPOILERS*

By GHERU in News with Benefits on February 20, 2013

The party will be fabulous!

New Green Lantern Teams and Series Announced

New Green Lantern Teams and Series Announced

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 20, 2013

New creative teams for four existing series were announced.

FRANK HELP! - 2/20/2013

FRANK HELP! - 2/20/2013

By Frankenstein, Former Agent of S.H.A.D.E. in Features on February 20, 2013

FRANK HERE! HI! FRANK TALK ABOUT PRESIDENTS, GRAMMYS, DARTH DIDIO, AND OTHER STUFF! YOU SHOULD READ FRANK HELP!

Star Trek Into Darkness Motion Poster + Preview Video

Star Trek Into Darkness Motion Poster + Preview Video

By xaraan in News with Benefits on February 20, 2013

A short first-look video for the new Star Trek movie and the new 'motion poster' (warning: sound)

X-Men vs. Sentinels in All New X-Men #9 Preview

X-Men vs. Sentinels in All New X-Men #9 Preview

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

The time-displaced X-Men face off against sentinels on the streets of New York City in this first look at All New X-Men #9!

DC Universe Presents #17 Preview

DC Universe Presents #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 19, 2013

Roy Harper is all too familiar with the road to hell being paved with good intentions, so he’s not totally surprised when an attempt to help Killer Croc leaves him running for his life on the streets of Japan.

JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #3 Preview

JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #3 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 19, 2013

Chapter 3 of 'The Big Dirt Nap'

Weisman Comments on Young Justice's End

Weisman Comments on Young Justice's End

By Zechs in News with Benefits on February 19, 2013

The co-creator of the show, Greg Weisman finally talks about the cancellation of Young Justice.

A Journey Through Skyrim #29

A Journey Through Skyrim #29

By xaraan in Webcomics on February 19, 2013

Issue 29 is up and ready for consumption!

Legion Of Super Heroes #17 Preview

Legion Of Super Heroes #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 19, 2013

Sarah McLachlan pleads: 'PLEASE, won't you help donate to stop Nacireman's endless anguish ? For just $2.99 a month you can ease his chronic suffering, provide needed medication and restful nights'

Action Comics #17 Preview

Action Comics #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 19, 2013

Superman fights to save all of creation! In the backup story, find out whatever happened to the Men of Tomorrow(s)!

FRANK CONFUSED: Ultimate Universe Canceled Or Not?!

FRANK CONFUSED: Ultimate Universe Canceled Or Not?!

By Frankenstein, Former Agent of S.H.A.D.E. in News with Benefits on February 19, 2013

Frank no know if should believe Bleeding Cool or Great One!

Feminist Comic Creator Elicits Wrong Reaction to New Superheroine

Feminist Comic Creator Elicits Wrong Reaction to New Superheroine

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

All poor feminist Will Brooker wanted was to save frail, defenseless women from the perils of a male-dominated comic book industry.

Green Lantern #17 Preview

Green Lantern #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 19, 2013

An epic, destiny-fueled adventure begins here with part one of 'WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN'! And .. the ultimate fate of Hal Jordan and Sinestro is revealed!

Justice League Of America #1 Preview

Justice League Of America #1 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 19, 2013

Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren’t the world’s greatest super heroes—they’re the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings?

Dexter Comic Delayed Again

Dexter Comic Delayed Again

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

Marvel believed to be canceling and resoliciting comic "just to screw with people."

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