On this episode of the podcast I was joined by good friends Jeremy Wiggins, Russell Burlingame and Greg Novak to discuss everything from the cancellation of Young Justice/Green Lantern the animated series to just what DC is doing with their covers as well as what's up with the Boondocks.
Will you see The Muppets… Again?
The “H’EL ON EARTH” crossover event takes a shocking turn!
IDW announced a new mini-series by John Byrne, and then upped the ante by adding .1 to the title of the book.
Vertigo's last two remaining series, Fables and The Unwritten, will be involved in a crossover in May.
Warning, this article contains language inappropriate for youngsters.
The duel-powered digital comic is about to get a lot less digital! Plus, more from the creators of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!
Matt Kindt's psychological thriller has been optioned for a feature film by Ridley Scott's production company.
Will Asgard go up against some Sinister villains in the upcoming movie?
A year ago, Justin Jordan wrote an extraordinarily witty and imaginative miniseries about a high school boy, Luther Strode, who was constantly bullied. Now, one way or another, we could all relate to that, not because we’ve been victims of bullying but because we have, at least, witnessed it. And that was the strength of “The Strange Talent of Luther Strode”, it made us reconnect with our high school past and the power fantasies that most teenagers develop. Because, when we can’t fight against bullying we use our imagination. Perhaps, we imagine ourselves stronger or faster… in our dreams we are always victorious. In the previous miniseries, Luther Strode signed up for the Hercules Method (a brilliant parody of the Atlas Method) and, suddenly, he was indeed much stronger and faster than any other American teenager. In that miniseries Justin Jordan did what all good writers should do, he made us care for the protagonist and for his supporting cast: Petra (Luther’s romantic interest), Pete (Luther’s best friend), the Librarian, etc. a exploding head / una cabeza que explota I have to admit I was a little bit worried about “The Legend of Luther Strode”. I knew it would no longer play with the concepts of teenage power fantasies versus adult power fantasies, the high school settings (and thus the bullying) would no longer be a part of the equation. And with the death of Pete, Luther’s mother and even the Librarian, there would be no supporting cast to be emotionally invested in. And yet, Justin once again shows his talent as an author. He gives us a true legend, a masked vigilante that applies a level of violence that automatically disqualifies him from being considered a superhero or a regular do-gooder. Before reading this first issue, my concern was that after the brilliant origin we would now get a simple story about a superhuman avenging the death of those most beloved to him. I’m glad to see that my worries were unfounded. Yes, this new volume is darker, even grittier, but it still retains all the creativity that made me a fan in the first place. Besides, and I swear I’m trying not to spoil anything, seeing Petra back was such a great cliffhanger. Tradd Moore is again in charge on pencils and inks, and he delivers some of the most fascinating fighting sequences anyone could ask for. Hyper-violent, full of gore and unrelentingly brutal, Tradd’s pages are always a joy to look at. I particularly enjoyed (and please don’t consider me as a sadist for confessing this) the scenes in which Luther Strode blows a criminal’s head off, or the scene in which he cuts half of the face of another delinquent. Of course, Felipe Sobreiro also contributes with his amazing colors, always vivid, always great; this is a man who knows how to make the art shine. And shine it does. It’s official, “The Legend of Luther Strode” is one of the best Image’s new miniseries. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Luther Strode Hace un año, Justin Jordan escribió una miniserie ingeniosa e imaginativa sobre un chico de secundaria, Luther Strode, que era víctima de abusos verbales y físicos. De un modo u otro, todos nos podíamos sentir identi-ficados con ello, no porque hayamos sido víctimas de ese tipo de abuso sino porque hemos sido, al menos, testigos. Y esa era la fortaleza de “El extraño talento de Luther Strode”, nos reconectaba con nuestro pasado escolar y con las fantasías de poder que desarrolla la mayoría de adolescentes. Porque, cuando no podemos pelear contra el abusivo usamos nuestra imaginación. Tal vez nos imaginamos más fuertes o más rápidos... en nuestros sueños siempre somos victoriosos. a head cut in half / una cabeza cortada por la mitad En la miniserie anterior, Luther Strode se inscribió en el Método Hércules (una brillante parodia del Método Atlas) y, de repente, él era de hecho más fuerte y más rápido que cualquier otro adolescente norte-americano. En esa miniserie, Justin Jordan hizo lo que todos los buenos escritores deberían hacer, hizo que nos preocu-páramos por los personajes y por el elenco secundario: Petra (el interés romántico de Luther), Pete (el mejor amigo de Luther), el Bibliotecario, etc. Debo admitir que estaba un poco preocupado con "La leyenda de Luther Strode". Sabía que ahora ya no se jugaría con los conceptos de las fantasías de poder adolescente versus las fantasías de poder adulto, el contexto de la secundaria (y de los 'abusivos') ya no formarían parte de la ecuación. Y con la muerte de Pete, la madre de Luther e incluso el Bibliotecario, ya no habría ningún elenco secundario que nos mantenga emocionados. my drawing / mi dibujo No obstante, Justin demuestra una vez más su talento como autor. Nos da una verdadera leyenda, un vigilante enmascarado que aplica un nivel de violencia que automá-ticamente lo descalifica de ser considerado como un súper-héroe o un bienhechor típico. Antes de leer este primer número, mi preocupación era que después del brillante origen ahora habría una simple historia sobre un súper-humano vengando la muerte de sus seres queridos. Me alegra ver que mis preocupaciones eran infundadas. Sí, este nuevo volumen es más oscuro, incluso más cruel, pero aún mantiene toda la creatividad inicial. Además, y prometo no arruinar sorpresas, ver a Petra de vuelta ha generado muchas expectativas. Tradd Moore está de nuevo a cargo de los lápices y las tintas, y nos entrega algunas de las secuencias de pelea más fascinantes que podamos imaginar. Híper violento, lleno de sangre y brutalidad cruda, las páginas de Tradd son un verdadero disfrute. Particularmente, me encantaron (y por favor no me consideren como un sádico por confesar esto) las escenas en las que Luther Strode hace explotar la cabeza de un criminal, o la escena en la que corta por la mitad la cara de otro delincuente. Por supuesto, Felipe Sobreiro también contribuye con sus asombrosos colores, siempre vívidos, siempre grandiosos; este es un hombre que sabe cómo sacarle lustre al arte. Y lo hace relucir. Es oficial, "La leyenda de Luther Strode" es una de las mejores nuevas miniseries de Image. Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-legend-of-luther-strode-1-justin.html
Thanks to Funko's toyline, we may be getting a peek at a possible fourth Iron Man suit to appear in the next movie. (Image taken down by request)
The epic battle between He-Man and Skeletor comes to an explosive conclusion!
Firestorm becomes Public Enemy #1!
A new variant cover for Age of Ultron shows a child Ultron bullying child Marvel heroes on the playground.
Issue #26 - Diplomatic Immunity
Fanboys everywhere were crushed yesterday when they learned that they would be denied the opportunity to not see the Star Wars Prequels in 3D.
The company will launch it's own trashy comics news site on the back page of its comic books.
In response to the demands of dozens of fans, IDW has announced the impending release of an X-Files comic book.
Fantastic isn't it?! In 2010 Image Comics published the first issue of a fantasy / comedy series called Skullkickers. Jim Zub, Edwin Huang and Chris Stevens are the names behind the book. The first trade, that came out in 2011, Skullkickers Volume 1: 1000 Opas and a Dead Body and it got a good reception, however I managed miss it completely. Image published the 2nd Volume Five Funerals and a Bucket of Blood also in 2011 and in 2012 the 3rd Volume Six Shooter on the Seven Seas. In 2013 the first 2 Volumes, plus extras got collected into a Hardcover edition called Treasure Trove. Just this weekend I was googling something (don't recall what) and somehow ended up on Jim Zub's site, more precisely a post about Digital vs Physical reach. Its a really good post, well written, very interesting to read about Jim's experience with the digital promotion of Skullkickers. This made me do a bit more search on Mr Jim Zub's work, I found a couple of books that looked interesting, but it was Skullkickers that stayed with me. While I was browsing for more information, I noticed that this shares many resemblances with a series I've been on board since the start and loved all books its put out. IDW's D&D by John Rogers, Andrea Di Vito. Like IDW's series Skulkickers presents good art, a fantasy base plot and a promise for epic kickassery that only a dwarf can dish out. Just a beer with the boys From what I could see from the pages that are available on-line and from Edwin Huang and Chris Stevens deviantart pages, at least I'm going to enjoy looking at the book. The style is very clean but powerful with very distinct characters and some dwarfian fan favorite cliches. So I went and ordered the first volume. Its only £6.75 (or 9.99$) at Amazon. Sadly this was the only book that got delayed in that order, so I'll have to wait a few more days until I can finally get my hands on what looks like a great book. Merc #2 Merc # 1 For more about Skullkickers check out the official website. Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/01/skullkickers-how-did-this-get-by-me.html
And you can pre-order it too!
Torn between Ocean Master and the League in this penultimate chapter of 'Throne of Atlantis', Aquaman is pushed toward an impossible choice!
Do you find the lack of 3D disturbing?
'RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY' ends here!
Robin leads Batman on an unrelenting hunt across the globe for family secrets that promise to change them both forever.
The fight to reclaim Gotham City begins !
With the opening of new division Comixology Europe, the digital comics retailer advances its plans for world domination.
There's a rumor going around that the sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man will have a secondary villain, namely the Rhino and Paul Giamatti is in talks for the role.
Fight, On Cass has come and gone. Was it a success? A look back.
Some more details of Beware the Batman & Teen Titans Go! surface.
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