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Marvel's Next Big Event: Infinity

Marvel's Next Big Event: Infinity

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

Jonathan Hickman will be handling Marvel's next big event.

2012 SPACE Prize Winners Announced

2012 SPACE Prize Winners Announced

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

The Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo has announced the winners of their annual awards.

Witcher 3 Details Beginning to Surface

Witcher 3 Details Beginning to Surface

By xaraan in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

The latest issue of Game Informer has a rundown of what to expect out of the next Witcher game.

Music Video: Fantasy by MS MR

Music Video: Fantasy by MS MR

By GLX in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

The up-and-coming duo releases a bizarre music video for "Fantasy".

Star Wars The Clone Wars: 5.14-16 Review

Star Wars The Clone Wars: 5.14-16 Review

By Zechs in Features on February 5, 2013

Darth Maul and Savage Oppress try to use the criminal underworld to start their own empire to rival the Separatists and Republic. However, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bo Katan stand in their way. Plus: they face their greatest challenge in...Darth Sidious?!

Swamp Thing #17 Preview

Swamp Thing #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 4, 2013

The epic finale of 'ROTWORLD' continues from this month’s ANIMAL MAN #17!

Animal Man #17 Preview

Animal Man #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 4, 2013

The epic climax of 'ROTWORLD' starts here and continues into this month’s SWAMP THING #17!

January comic books / cómics de enero

January comic books / cómics de enero

By Arion in Reviews on February 4, 2013

In the past I had over 20 comics to talk about, but this time I only have a few. But what I lack in quantity I more than make up for in quality. First we have a couple of very interesting Image ongoings: Great Pacific and Clone, and also the beginning of a very promising miniseries: Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth. The fifth installments of Fashion Beast and Secret Service were quite good, but the crown’s jewel is, of course, the third trade paperback of Alan Moore’ Swamp Thing. I still haven’t finished reviewing December comics, will I have enough time to review all of this before I get my February package? I also received Tales From the Abyss # 1 and I decided to dedicate a little drawing (accompanied by my signature) for one of my best friends.  CLONE #3 (W) David Schulner (A/CA) Juan Jose Ryp, Felix Serrano Will Dr. Luke Taylor's descent into the government's most secretive project shed light on his origins? Or is he just the next in line to fall victim to his evil 'brother?' In this country, not all clones are created equal…  FASHION BEAST #5 WRAP CVR (MR) Writer: Alan Moore Cover & Art:  Facundo Percio -Alan Moore and Facundo Percio continue to spin the complex tale that was nearly lost to the sands of time! The web of Celestine's mysterious factory spins deeper around Doll and Jonni.  Though the two despise each other, their anger and frustration over the machinations of the mystic designer draw them closer to the truth.  There is a reason for everything le Patron does and his ultimate goals are shifting into place.  Doll's destiny has been revealed in the tarot cards, but only time will tell whether she has drawn the Fool or the Magician from the deck.  Available with a Regular or Wraparound Cover by series artist Facundo Percio or Haute Couture Incentive (by Percio) or the very rare Tarot (by Paul Duffield) Incentive cover.  GREAT PACIFIC #3 (MR) (W) Joe Harris (A/CA) Martin Morazzo. 'TRASHED!' Part Three Lost and alone, surveilled from above by forces unrevealed, on the run from hostile natives out to avenge their murdered brother, and stalked from below by the monstrous octopus, Yalafath, Chas Worthington scuttles his quest to tame and settle The Pack as merely surviving becomes the hardest task of all.  SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 03 (MR)  (W) Alan Moore (A) Stephen R. Bissette & Various (CA) Stephen R. Bissette, John Totleben Collecting issues #35-42 of Alan Moore's award-winning SWAMP THING, this volume brims with visceral horrors including underwater vampires, a werewolf under an unusual curse, and the debut of John Constantine!  SECRET SERVICE #5 (OF 7) (MR) (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Dave Gibbons. Gary's spy skills and confidence have blossomed. Now it's time to put them to use where it matters most: on the home front, where his violent stepdad will finally meet his match. Meanwhile, it's time for Jack to discover the truth behind the missing sci-fi celebrities. A grand conspiracy is revealed and illusions are shattered when a young entrepreneur unveils his secrets. TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1 (OF 4) (W) Ken Kristensen (A/CA) M. K. Perker. This series, a collision of comedy, sex, and violence, follows the misadventures of America's most dysfunctional family as they go head-to-severed head with an Oprah-loving ax murderer, a cult-crazy soap opera star, and a neo-Nazi prison gang.  First issue: Todd wants desperately to make friends, but every kid he approaches winds up decapitated. Or worse. Meanwhile, Todd's mother is on a mission to get even with her husband who she believes is having an affair.    WALKING DEAD #106 CVR A ADLARD & RATHBURN (MR) (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Charlie Adlard. REVENGE!  ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ En el pasado tenía más de 20 cómics de los que podía hablar; esta vez sólo hay unos pocos. Pero lo que falta en cantidad queda más que compensado en calidad. Primero tenemos un de interesantes series de Image: Great Pacific y Clone, y también el comienzo de una muy prometedora miniserie: Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth. La quinta entrega de Fashion Beast y Secret Service estuvieron muy bien pero, la joya de la corona, por supuesto, es el tercer tomo de Swamp Thing de Alan Moore. Todavía no he terminado de reseñar los cómics de diciembre, ¿tendré tiempo de reseñar todo este antes de que llegue mi paquete de febrero? También Tales From the Abyss # 1 recibí y decidí dedicarle un dibujito (acompañado de mi firma) a uno de mis mejores amigos.   CLONE #3 ¿El descenso del doctor Luke Taylor en el proyecto más secreto del gobierno podrá dar nuevas luces sobre sus orígenes?  my drawing + my signature / mi dibujo + mi firma FASHION BEAST #5 WRAP CVR (MR) La red de la misteriosa fábrica envuelve a DOLL y JONNI. Aunque ambos se desprecian, su ira y frustración hacia las maquinaciones del diseñador místico los unen. Hay una razón para todo lo que el Patrón hace. GREAT PACIFIC #3 (MR) Chas es vigilado desde el aire por fuerzas no reveladas mientras huye de nativos hostiles y es asediado en el agua por un monstruoso pulpo. SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 03 (MR)  Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette & John Totleben. Swamp Thing #35-42. SECRET SERVICE #5 (OF 7) (MR) La confianza de Gary y sus habilidades como espía han florecido. Ahora es el momento de sacarles provecho: en casa, donde su violento padrastro recibirá una lección. Mientras tanto Jack descubre la verdad detrás de las celebridades secuestradas. Una gran conspiración se revela. TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1 (OF 4) Una colisión de comedia, sexo y violencia que sigue las desventuras de la familia más disfuncional de Estados Unidos. Tenemos a alguien que decapita gente, una estrella de una telenovela de culto y una pandilla de neo-nazis de la cárcel. Todd intenta desesperadamente hacer nuevos amigos pero cada vez que se acerca a otros chicos terminan decapitados. O algo peor. Y la madre de Todd cree que la están engañando. WALKING DEAD #106 Revancha.   Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/02/january-comic-books-comics-de-enero.html

Thunderbirds Are Go-ing Back to TV

Thunderbirds Are Go-ing Back to TV

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on February 4, 2013

Episodes for a reboot of the pupp-- Supermarination series have been ordered.

Phantom Stranger #5 Preview

Phantom Stranger #5 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 4, 2013

The Revenge of The Spectre !

Worlds' Finest #9 Preview

Worlds' Finest #9 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 4, 2013

What do these villains have to do with the missing Michael Holt and the radioactive monster known as Hakkou?

Young Romance: A New 52 Valentines Day Special #1 Preview

Young Romance: A New 52 Valentines Day Special #1 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 4, 2013

Romance is in the air in this very special DC Special!

Bleeding Cool Smart, Do Math, Reveal Marvel and DC Retailer Incentives for February

Bleeding Cool Smart, Do Math, Reveal Marvel and DC Retailer Incentives for February

By Frankenstein, Former Agent of S.H.A.D.E. in News with Benefits on February 4, 2013

Marvel and DC Comics offer exciting incentives to retailers who buy lots of comics.

Avengers vs. All New X-Men in All New X-Men #8?

Avengers vs. All New X-Men in All New X-Men #8?

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 4, 2013

Check out this first look at Avengers vs. X-Men #8, in which the All New X-Men come face to face with the Avengers.

Marvel Movies Phase 3 to Adapt Planet Hulk, World War Hulk?

Marvel Movies Phase 3 to Adapt Planet Hulk, World War Hulk?

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 4, 2013

Rumor has it the popular Planet Hulk and World War Hulk stories will play a big role in Phase 3 of Marvel's Movieverse!

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.

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