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Watch Out, Publishers; Larime Taylor at Wondercon Today

Watch Out, Publishers; Larime Taylor at Wondercon Today

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 29, 2013

The Voice in the Dark cartoonist will be at the comic convention in Anaheim, armed with a homemade trade paperback to show to publishers.

BBC America's

BBC America's "Supernatural Saturday" Returns

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on March 29, 2013

Saturday March 30 premieres 'Orphan Black' and a new season of 'Dr. Who'

The Outhouse NOW!: The Outhouse Forum and Marvel’s Latest Event pt. 5

The Outhouse NOW!: The Outhouse Forum and Marvel’s Latest Event pt. 5

By Keb Ellis in Features on March 29, 2013

Keb takes his final look at Marvel NOW! and the Outhouse. It has been a long and tumultuous journey and we cap it off with continuing series falling under the NOW banner.

Happy # 4 - Grant Morrison Darick Robertson

Happy # 4 - Grant Morrison Darick Robertson

By Arion in Reviews on March 29, 2013

Imaginary friends have a well-defined origin. Just like certain toys that function as transitional objects, an imaginary friend often serves a similar purpose. Happy, the blue horse, also personifies transition. For starters, Happy is the last remnant of Hailey’s childhood naiveté, but this cartoonish pet is also the motivation behind Nick’s transition. His characteristic cynicism and cruelty are slowly changing into commitment and responsibility. The final confrontation between Nick and the pedophilic Santa Claus is quite brutal. In many ways, Nick Sax has been a character doomed since the opening frames of this miniseries. He’s a sick man, with a heart condition and someone who has been wounded and hospitalized more often than he would care to admit. Now, using his last energies, he does everything he can to preserve the lives –and innocence– of the captured children. Santa Claus on drugs / Papa Noel en drogas This final issue has some truly thought-provoking moments: the confrontation between Nick and a depraved priest, whose job description, as Morrison brilliantly sums up, is to get in touch with something that doesn’t exist (and isn’t that the job of all priests in the world?). One of the best scenes here also involves a game with inexistent creatures and projections of our fantasy. Happy, as an imaginary friend, travels as fast and as far as he can go, and he rounds up thousands of imaginary friends from children all over the globe. And it’s thanks to the arrival of Happy’s reinforcements that Nick is able to finally kill Santa Claus.  The ending of “Happy”, however, isn’t precisely about happiness. On the contrary, it’s quite sad, but it also makes perfect sense with the premises established since the opening chapter. Once again, Darick Robertson creates some truly exquisite art. From the great “Santa Claus on drugs” panel to the marvelous double page spread in which Happy and the cavalry surround Santa Claus. If you have been slightly unsatisfied with Morrison’s recent output from DC, then you must read “Happy”, it will restore your faith in the Scottish writer. I guarantee it.    If you want to read more about Happy, click here: Happy # 1, Happy # 2 and Happy # 3. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Nick Sax Los amigos imaginarios tienen un origen bien definido. Al igual que ciertos juguetes que funcionan como objetos transicionales, un amigo imaginario a menudo desempeña un propósito similar. Happy, el caballo azul, también personifica la transición. Para empezar, Happy es el último remanente de la inocencia infantil de Hailey, pero esta caricaturesca mascota es también lo que motiva la transición de Nick. Su cinismo característico y su crueldad están cambiando lentamente en compromiso y responsabilidad. La confrontación final entre Nick y el Papa Noel pedófilo es bastante brutal. Desde las secuencias iniciales de esta miniserie, Nick Sax ha sido un personaje condenado. Es un hombre enfermo, con problemas cardiacos y alguien que ha sido herido y hospitalizado más de la cuenta. Ahora, usando sus últimas energías, hace todo lo que puede para preservar las vidas -y la inocencia- de los niños capturados. Happy and the imaginary friends / Happy y los amigos imaginarios Este número final tiene algunos momentos que nos invitan a la reflexión: la confrontación entre Nick y un cura depravado, su trabajo es descrito por Morrison con lucidez, se trata de ponerse en contacto con algo que no existe (¿y no es ese el trabajo de todos los curas del mundo?). Una de las mejores escenas involucra un juego con criaturas inexistentes y proyecciones de nuestra fantasía. Happy, al ser un amigo imaginario, viaja tan rápido y tan lejos como puede, y recluta a miles de amigos imaginarios de niños de todo el orbe. Y es gracias a la llegada de los refuerzos de Happy que Nick es capaz de matar, por fin, a Papa Noel. El final de “Happy”, sin embargo, no es precisamente feliz. Por el contrario, es bastante triste, pero es coherente con las premisas establecidas desde el capítulo inicial. Una vez más, Darick Robertson crea un arte realmente exquisito. Desde el gran "Papa Noel en drogas" hasta la maravillosa página doble en la que Happy y la caballería rodean a Papa Noel. Si han estado ligeramente insatisfechos con la producción reciente de Morrison para DC, entonces deben leer “Happy”, restaurará vuestra fe en el escritor escocés. Garantizado. Si quieren leer más, hagan click aquí:  Happy # 1, Happy # 2 y Happy # 3.     Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/03/happy-4-grant-morrison-darick-robertson.html

Why I Love Comics: Pax 2013 Post Con Vlog

Why I Love Comics: Pax 2013 Post Con Vlog

By Eric Ratcliffe in News with Benefits on March 29, 2013

It's part one of a three part Why I Love Comics video spectacular!

Legend of Korra Season 2 April Debut Debunked

Legend of Korra Season 2 April Debut Debunked

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 29, 2013

The previous report of Legend of Korra Book 2 premiering next month has been debunked at the source of the same rumor, Janet Varney herself. Wait, what?

Micronauts Movie Won't Be Loyal To Marvel Comic

Micronauts Movie Won't Be Loyal To Marvel Comic

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on March 29, 2013

Writers for the movie break the news to Marvel's Micronauts fans.

Once Upon a Time Makes Comic Debut

Once Upon a Time Makes Comic Debut

By GHERU in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

Marvel announced that ABC's Once Upon a Time would make its comic book debut in an all new Original Graphic Novel

Amazon buys Goodreads

Amazon buys Goodreads

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

Amazon gets social, buys reading and consumer review site: Goodreads.

Iron Man 3 to Get Iron Man Exhibit at Disneyland

Iron Man 3 to Get Iron Man Exhibit at Disneyland

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

Might be the closest we get to a Stark Expo.

Saints Row 4: What's Different?

Saints Row 4: What's Different?

By Eric Ratcliffe in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

Superstar reporter Eric Ratcliffe brough back the scoop on Saints Row 4 from Pax East!

Legend of Korra: Book 2 to Debut NEXT MONTH?!

Legend of Korra: Book 2 to Debut NEXT MONTH?!

By Zechs in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

Will the popular animated show be returning NEXT MONTH? Korra's voice actor, Janet Varney thinks so! *UPDATED*

IDW To Send Outhouse Reporter to Poorhouse With Limited Edition G.I. Joe Complete Collection

IDW To Send Outhouse Reporter to Poorhouse With Limited Edition G.I. Joe Complete Collection

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

The deluxe collection will collect 16 issues of the original G.I. Joe: Real American Hero comic and be so awesome we might buy two copies.

The Outhouse NOW!: The Outhouse Forum and Marvel’s Latest Event pt. 4

The Outhouse NOW!: The Outhouse Forum and Marvel’s Latest Event pt. 4

By Keb Ellis in Features on March 28, 2013

Day 4 of Keb’s Marvel NOW! analysis and we can’t be stopped like Geto Boys. Today Keb analyzes series that changed titles and numbering such as Avengers Arena and Superior Spider-Man.

Rick Remender Urges Naysayers to Drown in Hobo Piss

Rick Remender Urges Naysayers to Drown in Hobo Piss

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

Remender responds to criticism in a classic Marvel manner.

Judy Greer is Poor Casting Choice for Planet of the Apes Cornelia

Judy Greer is Poor Casting Choice for Planet of the Apes Cornelia

By El Presidente in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

The actress is clearly not simian, leading to cries of "humanwashing" in the hyper-sensitive geek community.

New

New "Fables" Video Game "Wolf Among Us" Rips Off "Once Upon a Time"

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

Telltale Games and DC Entertainment announced The Wolf Among Us, a video game that rips of the premise of popular ABC drama Once Upon a Time.

British Government Jails Real Life Jeff Winger

British Government Jails Real Life Jeff Winger

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

A stuffy British magistrate missed out on an opportunity to recreate the hilarious, fan-favorite sitcom Community when he sentenced a fake lawyer to jail instead of community college.

What Are You Buying 4/3/2013?

What Are You Buying 4/3/2013?

By GHERU in Features on March 28, 2013

Do you like comics?

Wonder Woman-Inspired Kia Sportage Makes It's Debut

Wonder Woman-Inspired Kia Sportage Makes It's Debut

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

World’s Most Iconic Female Super Hero Pairs with Kia’s Capable and Stylish Crossover to Raise Awareness for “We Can Be Heroes” Giving Campaign

Arrow Annotations -

Arrow Annotations - "Salvation"

By ThanosCopter in Features on March 28, 2013

A look at the Easter eggs found in last night's Arrow episode.

New 'Pacific Rim' Posters show off Jaegers

New 'Pacific Rim' Posters show off Jaegers

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on March 28, 2013

First they released Coyote Tango from Japan, then Cherno Alpha from Russia, and today Crimson Typhoon from China.

Why I Love Comics #128 PAX East edition!

Why I Love Comics #128 PAX East edition!

By Eric Ratcliffe in Podcasts on March 28, 2013

On this episode of the podcast, I headed to Boston for the Penny arcade Expo (PAX East for short) to play games, talk with some super cool developers and make some new friends.

Iron Man 3 Deep-Space Suit revealed as 'Gemini' and Disaster Suit 'Red Snapper' added

Iron Man 3 Deep-Space Suit revealed as 'Gemini' and Disaster Suit 'Red Snapper' added

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on March 27, 2013

Although the deep-space name people have referred to it as has been incorrect, instead it is called the sub-orbital suit, codenamed: Gemini. (Updated with "Red Snapper" as well).

Outhouse First Website to Suggest Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Secret Service Cast

Outhouse First Website to Suggest Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Secret Service Cast

By El Presidente in News with Benefits on March 27, 2013

The Outhouse scoops the rest of the comics media by speculating on whether or not JGL will play the lead roll in the just-scheduled adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' Secret Service.

Marvel Explains Richard Rider's Absence in Marvel NOW!

Marvel Explains Richard Rider's Absence in Marvel NOW!

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on March 27, 2013

Marvel explained that parent company Disney was uncomfortable with the character's name.

Loeb, McGuinness Walk Off Nova

Loeb, McGuinness Walk Off Nova

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on March 27, 2013

Desperate for some of that sweet negative publicity DC has been monopolizing, Marvel announces Loeb and McGuinness will hand over Nova to Zeb Wells and Paco Medina.

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By ThanosCopter in Reviews on March 27, 2013

A review of the latest Marvel comic.

Fantastic Four #5AU out WTF's DC's WTF Month Before It Begins.

Fantastic Four #5AU out WTF's DC's WTF Month Before It Begins.

By Juan Cena in News with Benefits on March 27, 2013

The Thing reveals a secret connected to the FF's past that could cause trouble in the future.

New 'Kick-Ass 2' International Trailer

New 'Kick-Ass 2' International Trailer

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on March 27, 2013

Check out the new international Kick Ass 2 trailer, and the Jim Carey, Colonel Stars and Stripes Poster.

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