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Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt Star in Y: The Last Man Movie?

Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt Star in Y: The Last Man Movie?

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on January 10, 2013

No.

Full 2013 Oscar Nominations

Full 2013 Oscar Nominations

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on January 10, 2013

Here's the full list of nominees.

More Monsters for Legendary's Godzilla

More Monsters for Legendary's Godzilla

By Zechs in News with Benefits on January 10, 2013

Legendary Pictures appears to be taking it's cue and delivering an all out monster attack for their Godzilla film.

HBO confirms Game of Thrones Season 3 Writers and Directors

HBO confirms Game of Thrones Season 3 Writers and Directors

By xaraan in News with Benefits on January 10, 2013

Find out who exactly is writing and directing each episode as we await the premier of Game of Thrones on March 31st.

The 2013 People's Choice Awards Winners

The 2013 People's Choice Awards Winners

By xaraan in News with Benefits on January 10, 2013

To those that think all these award shows are just popularity contests - this one actually is actually meant to be and here are the winners.

Valve's Steambox

Valve's Steambox

By xaraan in News with Benefits on January 10, 2013

Newell talks Valve's upcoming console competitor: Steam Box

Dragonborn DLC Release Date for PC Creeping Out (Updated)

Dragonborn DLC Release Date for PC Creeping Out (Updated)

By xaraan in News with Benefits on December 31, 1969

As usual, Bethesda has made no further announcement about when the next Skyrim DLC - "Dragonborn" will release on PC and PS3, so we have to put our detective hats on to figure it out and plan ahead.

New Line Moving Forward with Y: The Last Man Movie

New Line Moving Forward with Y: The Last Man Movie

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on January 10, 2013

The movie will be directed by Dan Trachtenberg.

Christopher Nolan may go

Christopher Nolan may go "Interstellar" with next film project.

By The Nacireman in News with Benefits on January 10, 2013

Dark Knight trilogy and Inception director negotiating to helm complex SF film project.

Valiant Preview: Archer & Armstrong #6

Valiant Preview: Archer & Armstrong #6

By Royal Nonesuch in Previews on January 9, 2013

It's time to meet the new Geomancer, from Valiant Comics.

My Amerikan Beauty - Alejandro RomanĂ­

My Amerikan Beauty - Alejandro RomanĂ­

By Arion in Reviews on January 9, 2013

  My drawing / mi dibujo This month I have so many comics and trade paperbacks to review that I don’t know where to begin. Thanks to the generosity of some of my friends in the message boards I have received a couple of gifts, the most notorious would be The Manhattan Projects (courtesy of GiveWarAChance). But I also have Ultimate Spider-Man vols. 1 and 2, plus all the new comics from December (and a few from November that I haven’t reviewed yet): FF # 1, With Doctor Mal Practice # 1 & 2, Happy # 3, Uncanny Avengers # 2, Fashion Beast # 4, Caligula Heart of Rome # 1, America’s Got Powers # 4 and Legend of Luther Strode # 1. So my question is, my dear friends, which ones are you reading? What interests you the most? Marvel Now? The new Image series and miniseries? Lapham’s return to Caligula? The first arc of Jonathan Hickman’s magnum opus? Or would you prefer to read a review about Ultimate Spider-Man, a series that started over a decade ago?  ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Alejandro Romaní Como suele suceder, el año empieza lleno de actividades y, claro está, el mundo de las galerías limeñas no es ajeno a esta surte de ebullición cultural. Ayer miércoles se inauguraron muestras al menos en cuatro galerías distintas. Por cuestiones de tiempo, me resultó imposible ir a todas, pero al menos llegué a tres. Tres de cuatro me parece bastante bien. Así que empecemos con la muestra del Centro Cultural El Olivar en San Isidro “My Amerikan Beauty” del artista Alejandro Romaní. Conozco a Alejandro al menos desde hace un par de años, y aunque había visto cuadros suyos antes no había podido contemplar del todo la profundidad de su propuesta. Además de una notable unidad temática, todos sus cuadros nos hacen reflexionar sobre asuntos que ya preocupaban a los filósofos griegos, como la prevalencia de la forma sobre el contenido. Sin duda, es una de las mejores muestras que ha tenido lugar en El Olivar, y es, como dice el propio autor una “Resistencia vectorial contra el monopolio de la estética instalada”.  Hugo Salazar Saludé a Alejandro, que estaba sumamente alegre, y no podía ser de otra forma ya que esta era su noche. También hablé un ratito con Marcos Palacios y Paola Tejada, y luego de un par de traguitos de pisco Rotondo (curiosamente el mismo pisco que usé este fin de semana en la playa para hacer varias rondas de maracuyá sour), partí en dirección a mi distrito. Ya en Barranco me dirigí primero a la Galería Lucía de la Puente, en donde se inauguraban las muestras “Nosotros/Ellos” de José Luis Martinat. Cuando Fernando de Szyszlo afirmó que “El futuro del arte peruano me preocupa de la misma manera o incluso menos que el futuro del arte en general, que está en un punto más bajo del que ha estado nunca”. Muchos artistas contemporáneos manifestaron su desacuerdo con estas palabras. Martinat, de hecho, afirmó lo siguiente: "[Szyszlo] Es un artista tan tradicional, tan mayor, con un pensamiento tan cerrado, que no le doy ni dos segundos de mi tiempo, no le doy importancia". Sin embargo, Szyszlo es Szyszlo, y Martinat es solamente Martinat, y aunque le pese, para hacer instalaciones hay que tener una propuesta muy sólida, algo que no encuentro en esta muestra que, finalmente, ejemplifica muy bien lo que dice el mayor artista peruano. La segunda muestra "Sé que te mueres por mí" de Aldo Chaparro es incluso de mayor pobreza que la de Martinat. De todos modos, al menos me entretuve tomando un par de copitas de Malbec Navarro Correas. Además, en la galería me encontré con el artista Dare Dovidjenko, Daniel Barclay, Carmen Alegre e Irene Tomatis. Zoë Massey En la Galería Cecilia González se inauguraba la muestra "Llave inglesa" de Zoë P. Massey, una interesante combinación de fotografías digitales, ilustraciones en pequeño formato y juguetes con fotografías miniaturizadas que sólo podían verse acercando el objeto en cuestión a los ojos. Con creatividad y lucidez, la artista nos presenta una obra que deleita la vista. Allí me encontré con mi antiguo amigo y colega de trabajo (años ha, cuando trabajábamos en el centro de Lima) Daniel Paz. También hablé con Pablo Villaizán, que ya regresó de Barcelona y estará acá durante algunos meses. Luego de un par de copas heladitas de Moët & Chandon decidí que ya era momento de retirarme. Hacía mucho tiempo que no asistía a tres inauguraciones seguidas, pero había olvidado lo divertido que podía ser practicar este tipo de maratones culturales   Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-amerikan-beauty-alejandro-romani.html

Comics Buyers Guide Ceases Publication, Cites

Comics Buyers Guide Ceases Publication, Cites "No Comics Worth Buying" as Reason

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 9, 2013

After more than 40 years of advising comic buyers, the magazine will ship its final issue in March.

Why I Love Comics #118: From the Vaults #3 with Greg Rucka!

Why I Love Comics #118: From the Vaults #3 with Greg Rucka!

By Eric Ratcliffe in Podcasts on January 9, 2013

In this episode of the podcast, we once again jump back in time to talk with Greg Rucka who at the time was working on the Superman books and had just started working with JH Williams on Batwoman.

Dan Slott Apologizes to Spider-Man 2099 Fans

Dan Slott Apologizes to Spider-Man 2099 Fans

By Zechs in News with Benefits on January 9, 2013

The Superior Spider-Man writer apologizes for trolling the fanbase of Spider-Man 2099, and then he does what he does best: gives those fans hope.

Fantastic Four Reboot Will Have

Fantastic Four Reboot Will Have "Ridley Scott Moments"

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on January 9, 2013

The ever-subdued Mark Millar also described these moments as "jaw-dropping"

Tron: Uprising Canceled

Tron: Uprising Canceled

By Zechs in News with Benefits on January 9, 2013

The Disney XD show will not be renewed for a second season and has been canceled.

Aaron, Bianchi Announce Pregnancy via Marvel NOW! Teaser

Aaron, Bianchi Announce Pregnancy via Marvel NOW! Teaser

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on January 9, 2013

A new Marvel teaser revealed the news.

Robert Kirkman to Blame for Revolving Showrunner Door on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'?

Robert Kirkman to Blame for Revolving Showrunner Door on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'?

By xaraan in News with Benefits on January 9, 2013

Characters aren't the only ones in danger in AMC's 'The Walking Dead' as new evidence has come to light on the firing of showrunner Glen Mazzara.

Review: The End Times of Bram and Ben #1

Review: The End Times of Bram and Ben #1

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on January 9, 2013

It's a bold new look at The Rapture! The End Times of Bram and Ben #1, from Image Comics!

Ritten RUview: New Avengers (2013) #1

Ritten RUview: New Avengers (2013) #1

By GHERU in Reviews on January 9, 2013

Well, that's one title off my pull list.

New Deadpool Artist Off to Bad Start, Needs Fill in Artist for Marvel NOW! Teaser

New Deadpool Artist Off to Bad Start, Needs Fill in Artist for Marvel NOW! Teaser

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 9, 2013

Mike Hawthorne will be the new artist on Deadpool, but he can't be bothered to draw an image for his own teaser!

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 1/9/2013: X-Men Legacy Vol 2 #4 Regular Mike Del Mundo Cover

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 1/9/2013: X-Men Legacy Vol 2 #4 Regular Mike Del Mundo Cover

By GHERU in Features on January 9, 2013

WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 1/9/2013: X-Men Legacy Vol 2 #4 Regular Mike Del Mundo Cover

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 1/9/2013: Earth 2 #8 by James Robinson & Yildiray Cinar

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 1/9/2013: Earth 2 #8 by James Robinson & Yildiray Cinar

By GHERU in Features on January 9, 2013

WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 1/9/2013: Earth 2 #8 by James Robinson & Yildiray Cinar

Andy Diggle Discusses Plans For

Andy Diggle Discusses Plans For "Action Comics"

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on January 9, 2013

The new Writer takes over in March with a bright and optimistic Superman

Review: Magic The Gathering Volume 1

Review: Magic The Gathering Volume 1

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on January 9, 2013

  Dack Fayden must flee Ravinca after stealing a powerful magical artifact. Luckily for Dack he is a Planeswalker and manages to quickly get out of there. Magical spells and artifacts, strange and new worlds, ancient mysteries and many references to the card game compose the uniqueness of this Universe. Magic The Gathering Volume 1 collects the first 4 issues of IDW's ongoing series based on the Magic the Gathering (MTG) card playing game. How is it? Before we get into what this book is all about let me tell you about my experience with Magic The Gathering. MTG is a card game created and sold by Wizards of the Coast that combines strategy, cunning and a little luck. Simply put its a great card game with awesome game mechanics. I've never been a good deckbuilder and player, but always enjoyed it very much. Nowadays I don't play the card version of MTG because its an expensive and time consuming hobby. MTG is not just a really good card game. Its also a source of magnificent illustrations and interesting lore. Since the dawn of the game that WotC made sure that MTG would be associated with great art. This is sort of a trade mark of the game. With the passing of the many (many, many, many...) core and expansion sets, a narrative has been created to expand the card game Universe. Recently IDW started a series based on this Universe. MTG Dack In this first volume we follow the adventures of Dack Fayden, a thief of magical artifacts and spells. There is a parallelism between Dack's character and a blue mage in the card game. Like most blue creatures Dack isn't a physical fighter and relies mostly on magic to get things done. He is able to conjure counter magic and illusions proficiently as well as take advantage of magical artifacts. Dack Fayden is also a Planeswalker. In the MTG universe there are several planes (parallel dimensions) and there are some persons that are born with the ability to jump between those planes. Those persons are called Planeswalkers. Dack's home village was the stage of a massacre that killed all the inhabitants. As a result Dack made it his life quest to search  and kill the responsible of the massacre. This story does a decent job in getting the reader up to date with what he/she needs to know about this Universe and Dack's history and motivations. However it all feels a bit forced and happens really fast. The narrative would benefice from a slower pace and more character development. Matt Forbeck seemed more concerned in getting as many references to the card game as he could, rather than creating an interesting and compelling story for everyone to enjoy. Henchmen killing innocents Martin Coccolo's art is very good. If this was not a MTG book it would be excellent, but when compared to the usual art from the cards it doesn't quite live up to the standard. One might argue that a still image is one thing and a full book of sequential art is another completely different, but the gorgeous art is a trademark of the card game and I can't help but to feel that Coccolo's didn't quite achieve that level of greatness. But don't get me wrong, it is still very good to look at. Big bad energy vampire witch lady Verdict? To be honest, this is not the greatest comic book out there. The art, while very good, is a tiny bit bellow MTG standard. The plot is not nearly as interesting as it could be. Its not a bad book either. Its a good enough narrative with competent dialogue that will entertain you. I wish it would be better, especially in the storytelling department. With that said, if you like fantasy books, with fireball throwing wizards and energy vampires then give this one a read. Publisher: IDW Year: 2012 Pages: 104 Authors: Martin Coccolo, Matt Forbeck ISBN: 1613772289 Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-magic-gathering-volume-1.html

Swamp Thing #16 Preview

Swamp Thing #16 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on January 9, 2013

What sacrifice must Swamp Thing make to cleanse the Earth of the Rot?

Action Comics #16 Preview

Action Comics #16 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on January 9, 2013

The Man of Steel vs. the worst foe the multiverse has ever seen: Superdoom, a demon Superman from an alternate universe!

Contest: Movies On Demand on Cable!

Contest: Movies On Demand on Cable!

By Royal Nonesuch in Features on January 9, 2013

It's award season for movies, and YOU can win some free stuff from Movies on Demand and The Outhouse!

Axe-Cop: Not Yet Canceled By Fox!

Axe-Cop: Not Yet Canceled By Fox!

By GHERU in News with Benefits on January 8, 2013

Why am I the only one in the writers' room excited about this?

Massive Shakeups on the Way at DC, Along with Media Coverup?

Massive Shakeups on the Way at DC, Along with Media Coverup?

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 8, 2013

Rumors of a huge scandal are brewing at DC Comics, and The Outhouse is here to steal the story from Bleeding Cool!

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