So just when is Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment releasing the DCU slugfest and what kind of goodies are you getting for the Battle Edition?
Cover Chew Volume 6 Space Cakes focus on Toni Chu, Tony Chu's sister. Tony is the usual main character, but this time its Toni's turn to take the lead. Toni is a agent of NASA, that after the events in Chew Volume 4 Flambé is the most powerful organization on Earth. In this story arc Toni joins John Colby and Caesar Valenzano in the pursuit of The Vampire, a villain in the making. Twists and turns await our protagonists when things do go according to plan for once. This volume also collects the awesomeness of the Chew: Secret Agent Poyo one-shot. How is it? I love Chew. First and foremost I love the art. Rob Guillory's art is like nothing I've seen. The closest I can remember is Skottie Young's art in the Oz books at Marvel (that I also adore). The character designs are truly unique and fresh. The faces Rob draws are nothing short of great, the resemblance yet uniqueness of the Chu family alone is worth praising. The weeding You know the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" right? Well it doesn't apply to Chew. The inside art is just as good as the cover art. I hate it when I pick up a book with stellar cover art and the inside pages have nothing to do with it, not even the style. But that isn't the case in this one. Chew profits from great and consistent art from cover to cover. Plot wise this is like a typical Chew with a Disney dark twist in it, then typical Chew again. I'm not going to spoil it for you, but think Bambi. John Layman is a master at cheerful plot with gloomy protagonist and delivering crushing blows to your spirit. In this 6th Volume Tony is in the Hopital (read volume 5 to know how he got there) and its up to his sister Toni to keep up the pursuit of the Cibopath known as The Vampire. Toni is a Cibovoyant (can see the future of the living things she eats), so, like her brother, she spends a good part of the story eating strange stuff. Tony is not is usual self In Space Cakes John Layman takes the most advantage of the Chew gimmick. Food related special abilities. Unlike Tony, when Toni uses her power the reader doesn't see what she sees. At first I didn't even notice it but halfway in the story it became evident that it was a plot device. This allows for some shock and a big awe further down the line. I must admit that I wasn't expecting to be surprised like this by Layman's writing but am very pleased I was. Toni's fiancee Toni is nothing like Tony. She is extroverted, a free spirit (really free), a nice person all around. During this story arc we get to know little pieces of her past. Turns out she's meet Caeser several times in the past but strongly denies it. This makes for a very humorous running joke through out the book. The journey Toni makes in this book is very engaging and interesting to read. I was glued to the book and only the long hours of the night made me put it down. In the end the Chu family will never be the same and the path is set for the next story arc. Space Cakes also collects the Chew: Secret Agent Poyo one-shot. This one shot is just what you imagine it to be. A full chapter of Poyo awesome kick-assery. Poyo (the cyborg roaster secret agent) is a former wrestler with the taste for big fights. He's ruthless and deadly. This one-shot is all about mindless fun when Poyo join the British secret services to take down a terrorist that threatens England and the World with a machine that makes farm animals rain down from the sky. Great fun. Verdict? Chew Volume 6 Space Cakes is very much worth your time and money. This is a great series that has regained the awesome vibe it had the first 3 volumes. Chew is, and has been since launch, one of the best series out there. If you haven't check out the previous volumes given them a looksy. They're cheap and are very rewarding to read. Highly recommended. Publisher: Image Comics Year: 2013 Pages: 156 Authors: Rob Guillory, John Layman ISBN: 1607066211 Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-chew-volume-6-space-cakes.html
The hit post apocalyptic video game from Bethesda could be coming to TV.
Lukas Ketner Witch Doctor may be the world’s mystic protector and the wielder of Excalibur, but he’s also a man. A man with needs. A man with sexual needs. After a rough day dealing with demonic larvae, he meets a very sensual young woman in a bar. One thing leads to another and voilà, Doctor Vincent Morrow wakes up the next morning stark naked, heavily drunk and without a single clue of what happened in his bedroom… besides the sexy lingerie the mysterious woman has left behind. In the real world, unprotected sex can lead to sexually transmitted diseases, but in Witch Doctor’s world, unprotected sex with a supernatural creature can lead to, well, to a life extinction event. Quickly, Morrow establishes that he has been infected by a strigoi. Penny Dreadful, the doctor’s anesthetist, engages in a brutal battle with the strigoi and eventually subdues the creature. But who was behind this attack? And how can the good doctor find a cure before it’s too late? The morning after / la mañana siguiente Writer Brandon Seifert has again hit a homerun with the initial chapter of this new miniseries. Every work of fiction must have a set of logical rules to preserve consistency, this is somewhat easier when we ground our stories in real life, but Brandon does something else, something more difficult, and he succeeds in creating for us a world that although may not exist feels just as real as the streets we see outside our window. But without Lukas Ketner this original universe couldn’t exist. Lukas takes the page and turns it into that metaphorical window that actually lets us see what is going on in the doctor’s world. And if we pay enough attention we will find a myriad of details that help make this world just as real and solid as ours (if not more). For instance, the bar is decorated with some really nice vintage lamps and also a phrenology skull (a pseudo-science from the 19th century). Morrow’s hotel room is also a good combination between an average single man’s house with the ambiance of old hotels that are the perfect locale for certain horror movies. Penny Dreadful But the thing that really made me feel as if insects were crawling all over my skin is the page in which we see the sensual unknown woman licking Morrow’s neck, and then we see the tongue being transformed into the horrifying organ of the strigoi. The last time something made me feel like this was in Stephen Bissette’s masterfully depiction of Louisiana’s insects in “Love and Death” (Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing # 29). _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Strigoi Witch Doctor es el protector místico del mundo y el portador de Excalibur, pero también es un hombre. Un hombre con necesidades. Un hombre con necesidades sexuales. Después de un pesado día lidiando con larvas demoníacas, él conoce a una sensual mujer en un bar. Una cosa lleva a la otra y voilà, a la mañana siguiente el doctor Vincent Morrow se despierta totalmente desnudo, realmente borracho y sin una sola pista de lo que pasó en su habitación... excepto por el sexy sostén que la misteriosa mujer he dejado en su cama. En el mundo real, la consecuencia del sexo sin protección puede ser una enfermedad de transmisión sexual, pero en el mundo de Witch Doctor, el sexo in protección con una criatura sobrenatural puede tener como consecuencia la extinción de la vida. Rápidamente, Morrow deduce que ha sido infectado por un strigoi. Penny Dreadful, la anestesista del doctor, se enzarza en un feroz combate con el strigoi y eventualmente somete a la criatura. Pero, ¿quién estaba detrás de este ataque? ¿Y cómo podrá el doctor encontrar una cura antes que sea demasiado tarde? Penny Dreadful versus Strigoi El escritor Brandon Seifert ha logrado fascinar a todos con el capítulo inicial de esta nueva miniserie. Toda obra de ficción debe tener un conjunto de reglas lógicas para preservar la consistencia, esto es un poquito más fácil cuando establecemos nuestros relatos en la vida real, pero Brandon hace algo más, algo más difícil, y crea con éxito un mundo que aunque no existe se siente tan real como las calles que vemos por nuestra ventana. Pero sin Lukas Ketner este original universo no podría existir. Lukas toma la página y la convierte en esa ventana metafórica que, de hecho, nos permite ver lo que sucede en el mundo del doctor. Y si prestamos atención encontraremos una miríada de detalles que ayudan a que este mundo sea tan real y sólido como el nuestro (o más). Por ejemplo, el bar está decorado con adorables lámparas antiguas y también un cráneo de frenología (una pseudo-ciencia del siglo XIX). El hotel de Morrow es también una buena combinación entre la casa de un típico soltero y la atmósfera de los viejos hoteles que son las locaciones perfectas para cierto tipo de películas de terror. Pero lo que realmente me hizo sentir como si hubiese insectos reptando por mi piel fue la página en la que vemos a la desconocida y sensual mujer lamiendo el cuello de Morrow, y luego vemos la lengua transformándose en el horroroso órgano del strigoi. La última vez que algo me hizo sentir así fue la magistral ilustración de los insectos de Louisiana en "Amor y muerte" (Saga of the Swamp Thing # 29 de Alan Moore). Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/01/with-doctor-mal-practice-1-brandon.html
On this episode of the podcast, I was joined by good friend and awesome artist of New Comic Day Jim Gallo!
We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.
GLAAD has released the nominees for the 2012 GLAAD awards. What was nominated in the comic book category?
HARD QUESTIONS THIS TIME! FRANK HAVE TO USE DICTIONARY, BUT THEN FRANK REMEMBER HE NO SPELL GOOD AND DICTIONARY STUPID!
Syfy contestants paired with six of DC’s most respected artists
Hey, look at that, Deadpool is riding a whale!
Joe Keatinge's Thanos: Son of Titan series reemerges, this time called Thanos Rising by Jason Aaron.
The writer discusses what readers can look forward to as this title takes a twist
WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 1/16/2013: X-Factor Vol 3 #250 by Peter David and Leonard Kirk
WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 1/16/2013: Daredevil #22 by Paolo Rivera
The conspiracy surrounding Cole Cash has unraveled — and you won’t believe who stands at the center of it all!
New anime in the Ghost in the Shell franchise to launch in 2013.
It's a game! It's a Toy! It's got a purple dragon saying "hmmnn..."
Cutting-edge science fiction and hi-tech military action collide in this explosive new original 6-issue miniseries!
'The possession of Slade Wilson'
Marvel's animation czar Jeph Loeb announced an upcoming animated film starring the Punisher and the Black Widow.
Batman heads into his showdown with The Joker as the madman’s plan is finally revealed – in Arkham Asylum!
Issue #24 is out today: "A Blade in the Dark"
Frank sad. Don’t miss Frank final issue finale!
Featuring the New 52 gallery of space heroes: The Star Rovers, Star Hawkins, Space Cabbie, Tom Tomorrow, Captain K’Rot, and Star Ranger!
The show may find a home on a network more friendly to anal sex.
It’s the DC debut of new writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Surrogates)!
Has The Joker broken Damian? Has Batman’s son met his fate at the hands of The Clown Prince of Crime?
It's the start of an all new pulp adventure from Dark Horse, featuring Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle!
A new crop of special effects make-up artists join host McKenzie Westmore on the fourth season premiere of Syfy's Face Off tonight (1/15).
The creator of Fillmore. Wait, Fillmore?!
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