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Katana #3 Preview

Katana #3 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 20, 2013

If Katana’s sword is shattered, whose souls are escaping?

Fashion Beast # 7 - Moore, Johnston Percio

Fashion Beast # 7 - Moore, Johnston Percio

By Arion in Reviews on April 20, 2013

A great composer recognizes the value of silence. A great filmmaker knows the importance of a pause. In the same way, a great writer knows how to communicate something without dialogues: sometimes an image is more eloquent than any well prepared speech. The first pages of this issue are completely silent. There is not a word of dialogue, there is not a single onomatopoeia. A muted Doll wanders around the streets.  Doll in her carriage / Doll en su carruaje In a carriage pushed by men instead of horses, she sees her publicity panels being covered by an ad that reads “It’s conscription”. Many men are being conscripted. There is a war approaching. And the threat of a nuclear holocaust. But, as usual, everything that matters to the public is the fashion industry, the runways, the new outfits.    Silent sequence / secuencia silenciosa When Doll visits Celestine’s quarters, she undresses so that she can wear the new invention of the master of fashion. Celestine explains passionately the origin of this new black dress, the material, the characteristics of the design. In the end, he apologizes: “There is nothing so wearying as another’s enthusiasm”, and he is right and wrong at the same time. Surely, if we do not share our interlocutor’s enthusiasm then we must agree with this phrase, but sometimes two people can be fascinated by the same subject.  But the question remains. Can Doll truly communicate with her master? Is fashion all that matters in the world? For Tomboy this is a world of empty glamour: “This whole morbid, claustrophobic denial of bodies, denial of sex” is what Doll wants, or isn’t it? Facundo Percio has some extraordinary pages here, especially the initial mute scenes, that carry so much meaning with a visual rhythm of its own. The moment in which we see Doll naked is quite suggestive, showing a body with androgynous characteristics.   ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________   androgynous characteristics / rasgos andróginos Un buen compositor reconoce el valor del silencio. Un gran cineasta sabe la importancia de una pausa. Del mismo modo, un gran escritor sabe cómo comunicar algo sin diálogos: a veces una imagen es más elocuente que cualquier discurso bien preparado. Las primeras páginas de este número están en completo silencio. No hay palabras, no hay ni siquiera una onomatopeya. Una enmudecida Doll vaga por las calles. En un carruaje jalado por hombres en vez de caballos, ella ve cómo sus paneles de publicidad son tapados por un aviso en el que se lee "Es la conscripción". Hay muchos hombres conscriptos. Hay una guerra que se aproxima. Y la amenaza de un holocausto nuclear. Pero, como siempre, lo único que le importa al público es la industria de la moda, las pasarelas, los nuevos trajes.   my sketches / mis bocetos Cuando Doll visita los cuarteles de Celestine, se desviste para poder usar la nueva invención del amo de la moda. Celestine explica con pasión el origen de este nuevo vestido negro, el material, las características del diseño. Al final, se disculpa: "No hay nada más extenuante que el entusiasmo de otro", y acierta y se equivoca al mismo tiempo. Seguramente, si no compartimos el entusiasmo de nuestro interlocutor entonces estaremos de acuerdo con esta frase, pero a veces dos personas pueden estar fascinadas por un mismo tema. Sin embargo, la pregunta sigue allí. ¿Puede Doll comunicarse de verdad con su amo? ¿Es la moda lo único que importa en el mundo? Para Tomboy este es un mundo de glamour hueco: ¿"Esta negación del sexo, esta negación mórbida y claustrofóbica de los cuerpos" es lo que quiere Doll?  Facundo Percio logra páginas extraordinarias, en especial las escenas iniciales que son mudas, que poseen mucho significado y un ritmo visual propio. El momento en el que vemos a Doll desnuda es también sugerente: se muestra un cuerpo con rasgos andróginos.    Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/04/fashion-beast-7-moore-johnston-percio.html

Justice League Dark #19 Preview

Justice League Dark #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 20, 2013

The House of Mystery is under seige — can special guest star The Flash help Justice League Dark battle this unexpected threat?

The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man  #19 Preview

The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 20, 2013

What’s more deadly to fire than a Killer Frost?

Superman #19 Preview

Superman #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 20, 2013

Who is the one person with the power to turn Wonder Woman against Superman?

Red Lanterns #19 Preview

Red Lanterns #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 19, 2013

All the rage of the Red Lantern Corps is focused on one target. Care to guess who it is?

More Marvel Previews for 04/24/2013

More Marvel Previews for 04/24/2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 19, 2013

We've got previews of Fantastic Four #7, FF #6, Guardians of the Galaxy #2, Journey Into Mystery #651, Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #13, Morbius: The Living Vampire #4, Scarlet Spider #16, and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #22!

Marvel X-Books Previews for 04/24/2013

Marvel X-Books Previews for 04/24/2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 19, 2013

We've got previews of Deadpool #8, Deadpool Killustrated #4, Gambit #11, Uncanny X-Men #5, Wolverine and the X-Men #28, and X-Termination #2!

Marvel Avengers Books Previews for 04/24/2013

Marvel Avengers Books Previews for 04/24/2013

By Jude Terror in Previews on April 19, 2013

We've got previews of A+X #7, Avengers #10, Avengers Arena #8, New Avengers #5, Uncanny Avengers #7, and Young Avengers #4!

Boston Comic Con Canceled - Writing Staff To Leave Offensive Comments To Forum

Boston Comic Con Canceled - Writing Staff To Leave Offensive Comments To Forum

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

Due to the events of the past week, the Boston Comic Con has been canceled.

Valiant Preview: Shadowman #0

Valiant Preview: Shadowman #0

By Royal Nonesuch in Previews on April 19, 2013

It's a spooky look at at the origin of the evil Master Darque!

The Flash #19 Preview

The Flash #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 19, 2013

Who is the latest and greatest threat to The Flash and all those closest to him that Jude has never heard of ?

The Savage Hawkman #19 Preview

The Savage Hawkman #19 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 19, 2013

The Secret Society strikes again — but who is the one member strong enough to ground The Savage Hawkman?

Deathmatch #5 Preview

Deathmatch #5 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on April 19, 2013

Join BOOM! Studios as a new arc begins

DC Owns Superman, Now Move On

DC Owns Superman, Now Move On

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

In a move that sent shockwaves across the online comic book community, Judge Otis Wright III of U.S. District Court of Central California ruled that the person/entity that purchased something actually owned it.

Amanda Bynes Guest Stars in Cable and X-Force #8

Amanda Bynes Guest Stars in Cable and X-Force #8

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

The troubled starlet hopes to jumpstart a career comeback by appearing in this upcoming issue of Cable and X-Force.

First Poster for 'Thor: The Dark World'

First Poster for 'Thor: The Dark World'

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

First official promo material for the next Thor movie.

Iron Man Collectibles offer Closer Look at 'Iron Man 3' Armors

Iron Man Collectibles offer Closer Look at 'Iron Man 3' Armors

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

We've had a pretty good look at these new armors for Iron Man 3, but these quarter-scale figures offer an even more detailed examination.

Get a Look Inside J.J. Abrams Enterprise

Get a Look Inside J.J. Abrams Enterprise

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

Now with 50% less lens flair, but still a hell of a lot of lens flair.

'The Evil Within' Announced by Bethesda

'The Evil Within' Announced by Bethesda

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

Looks like we were on the money for the next game being teased from Bethesda. Check out the Trailer and screenshots.

Surviving The Boston Comic Con, According To CNN And The New York Post

Surviving The Boston Comic Con, According To CNN And The New York Post

By GHERU in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

In an effort to draw attention away from the completely unfair misrepresentations of their totally not race baiting, fear mongering, unethical, irresponsible, and dangerous reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing, CNN and The New York Post have teamed up to write a “Survival Guide” for this weekend’s Boston Comic Con.

This Week In Punchy for the 17th of April 2013

This Week In Punchy for the 17th of April 2013

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on April 19, 2013

Yet more comics reviews from the Punchmeister General. There's Superior Spidey, Nova, Justice League and Wonder Woman and more, on this special Superman's Birthday edition of TWiP! (Which contains almost no Superman)

A Spoilery Clip From Kick Ass 2

A Spoilery Clip From Kick Ass 2

By Zechs in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

A very lengthy and spoilery clip from Kick Ass 2 has popped up.

Leaked Batman: Arkham Origins Promotion Reveals Villains

Leaked Batman: Arkham Origins Promotion Reveals Villains

By Zechs in News with Benefits on April 19, 2013

A picture has leaked on the internet of some promotional material for Batman: Arkham Origins showcasing the villains who'll pester the Dark Knight in the game.

Season 8 to Be Final Season of Dexter

Season 8 to Be Final Season of Dexter

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 18, 2013

The show's producers admit they probably should have ended it two seasons ago.

Avengers Applaud Responsible Coverage of NY Post in Face of National Tragedy

Avengers Applaud Responsible Coverage of NY Post in Face of National Tragedy

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 18, 2013

The paper's irresponsible philosophy of deciding people are guilty before they've done anything wrong is said to be "just the way The Avengers would do it."

Animation Purist Dies After Learning of 3D CGI Peanuts Movie

Animation Purist Dies After Learning of 3D CGI Peanuts Movie

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on April 18, 2013

Adapting the Peanuts characters to 3D computer animation proved to be the final straw for one fan of traditional animation.

Rumor: Skyrim Legendary Edition

Rumor: Skyrim Legendary Edition

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on April 18, 2013

With the developers from Skyrim moving on, a Skyrim collected edition is showing up online.

The New52 Reverse Flash Story Begins in

The New52 Reverse Flash Story Begins in "The Flash" #20

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on April 18, 2013

This Reverse Flash is a new character with a new costume, new powers and a new motivation.

Woof! Is This The Shittiest Costume Design Ever?

Woof! Is This The Shittiest Costume Design Ever?

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on April 18, 2013

The Outhouse Newsroom reacts violently to the awful redesign of the Joker's daughter.

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