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.
Newell talks Valve's upcoming console competitor: Steam Box
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.
The movie will be directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
Dark Knight trilogy and Inception director negotiating to helm complex SF film project.
It's time to meet the new Geomancer, from Valiant Comics.
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
After more than 40 years of advising comic buyers, the magazine will ship its final issue in March.
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.
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.
The ever-subdued Mark Millar also described these moments as "jaw-dropping"
The Disney XD show will not be renewed for a second season and has been canceled.
A new Marvel teaser revealed the news.
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.
It's a bold new look at The Rapture! The End Times of Bram and Ben #1, from Image Comics!
Well, that's one title off my pull list.
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: Comic Of The Week - 1/9/2013: Earth 2 #8 by James Robinson & Yildiray Cinar
The new Writer takes over in March with a bright and optimistic Superman
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
What sacrifice must Swamp Thing make to cleanse the Earth of the Rot?
The Man of Steel vs. the worst foe the multiverse has ever seen: Superdoom, a demon Superman from an alternate universe!
It's award season for movies, and YOU can win some free stuff from Movies on Demand and The Outhouse!
Why am I the only one in the writers' room excited about this?
Rumors of a huge scandal are brewing at DC Comics, and The Outhouse is here to steal the story from Bleeding Cool!
The two characters were confirmed today.
Issue 23 of our weekly webcomic taking us through Skyrim is out today. Read it here!
Nope, it's just a weak-ass teaser promoting the second arc of the run.
The television show Big Bang Theory has introduced an absurd and sexist stereotype: girls don't like comic books.
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