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North Korean Rocket Strike Fails to Stop Avengers Arena from Hitting Comic Shops Today

North Korean Rocket Strike Fails to Stop Avengers Arena from Hitting Comic Shops Today

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on December 12, 2012

In a last ditch effort to save beloved teen characters from cheap and meaningless deaths, North Korea attempted to target and destroy Diamond Comics' warehouse with a failed rocket launch.

TV: What Are You Watching in Primetime 12/12/2012?

TV: What Are You Watching in Primetime 12/12/2012?

By Nightfly in News with Benefits on December 12, 2012

Let us know what you'll be watching in our Primetime TV Poll for Wednesday 12/12

Roy Harper Cast in Arrow

Roy Harper Cast in Arrow

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on December 12, 2012

Colton Hayes will be joining the cast next year.

Team 7 #3 Preview

Team 7 #3 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on December 12, 2012

Before he was Deathstroke, Slade Wilson was possessed by Eclipso! Is this the secret origin of a super villain?

Marvel Next Big Thing - Uncanny X-Men

Marvel Next Big Thing - Uncanny X-Men

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on December 12, 2012

A few bits of information were revealed in today's liveblog.

Suicide Squad #15 Preview

Suicide Squad #15 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on December 12, 2012

'I'm gonna give you the best chemical peel you ever had'

Legion Lost #15 Preview

Legion Lost #15 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on December 12, 2012

The lost Legionnaires must decide if they are willing to sacrifice millions in order to save billions!

Just Who is Dennis Hopeless, Anyway?

Just Who is Dennis Hopeless, Anyway?

By Jude Terror in Features on December 11, 2012

The Outhouse investigates a shocking conspiracy theory about the controversial writer of Avengers Arena.

Comics With Low Sales to be Canceled

Comics With Low Sales to be Canceled

By Zechs in News with Benefits on December 11, 2012

The Outhouse makes a bold prediction for the comic industry in 2013.

A Journey Through Skyrim #19

A Journey Through Skyrim #19

By Jeremy Shane in Webcomics on December 11, 2012

Issue 19 of our weekly Skyrim webcomic is out. Read it here!

And Here's the New Man of Steel Trailer

And Here's the New Man of Steel Trailer

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on December 11, 2012

The official Man of Steel trailer is out.

Jeopardy to Feature Marvel NOW! Category

Jeopardy to Feature Marvel NOW! Category

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on December 11, 2012

The popular game show will feature a category on the Marvel relaunch.

The Outhouse's

The Outhouse's "Comic Industrialist of the Year" Nominee: Rich Johnston

By The Outhouse Newsroom in News with Benefits on December 11, 2012

We're honoring people in the comic book industry.

Open Letter To Gail Simone From Frankenstein, Former Agent Of S.H.A.D.E

Open Letter To Gail Simone From Frankenstein, Former Agent Of S.H.A.D.E

By Frankenstein, Former Agent of S.H.A.D.E. in Features on December 11, 2012

Frank want Gail Know that Gail no alone. DC fire Frank too!

If DC Reboots Captain Carrot as a Cheap Rocket Raccoon Knockoff in a Book No One Cares About, Does Anyone Notice?

If DC Reboots Captain Carrot as a Cheap Rocket Raccoon Knockoff in a Book No One Cares About, Does Anyone Notice?

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on December 11, 2012

The character has been renamed Captain K'Rot.

TV: What Are You Watching in Primetime 12/11/2012?

TV: What Are You Watching in Primetime 12/11/2012?

By Nightfly in News with Benefits on December 11, 2012

Let us know what you'll be watching in our Primetime TV Poll for Tuesday 12/11

Happy # 2 - Grant Morrison Darick Robertson

Happy # 2 - Grant Morrison Darick Robertson

By Arion in Reviews on December 10, 2012

Darick Robertson Trapped in a mob hospital, Nick Sax must do everything he can to escape alive. And that, of course, means that Grant Morrison writes a scene so violent that it could never appear on a DC Universe title, and artist extraordinaire Darick Robertson turns that idea of violence into a cesspool of blood, yanked out teeth, broken bones and unmitigated death. Nick is still troubled by Happy, a blue horse with wings that only he can see and hear. He’s convinced that Happy is a hallucination but eventually realizes that this sweet cartoonish creature really exists. And so he does what every man would in his situation: he plays poker and asks Happy to look at his contender’s cards, and thus he wins so many times that he must once again fight for his life.     There is something inherently violent about Nick Sax. As a former cop, he was a figure of authority that was supposed to uphold the law. As a mercenary, a low-life hitman, he’s in the opposite spectrum of the law. However, more than act violently Nick merely reacts violently (he shoots the prostitute killer in the first chapter and here he defends himself first from the mob in the hospital and then from the poker players that can’t accept defeat). If his actions were fundamentally reactions, then it’s also understandable that he refuses to help the child Happy has mentioned, because in order for him to save the endangered child Nick would have to take actions rather than reactions, and he’s not ready to do that, at least not yet. Nick & Happy If we consider that violence has an element of objectivity (racism, homophobia, etc.) then we might forget that violence also has one of subjectivity (crime, terror, etc.). Nick had battled against crime in the past, but fighting against subjective violence means that he himself, the subject, is also prone to carry out exactly the same type of violence he was fighting against in the first place. As a hitman, Nick is reactive, ready to respond but deprived of the initiative he had as a detective; by breaking the law, ultimately, he remains in the service of the very order he apparently despises. Darick Robertson continues to amaze me with his heavily inked explosions of blood and with the strong grip he has on graphic violence, depicting fighting scenes as a lethal and yet memerizing dance. In Darick’s hands, the dead bodies are so much more than an adornment in the page, they’re fundamental pieces of storytelling as they mark the relevance of Nick’s actions (or reactions) and the consequences. I’d also like to point out Darick’s impressive cover, in which we see a battered down Santa Claus, wearing old and dirty clothes and carrying a bag not full of presents, but rather full of kidnapped children (and in fact, we can see the frightened eye of one of them through a hole in the bag). ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Nick's victims / las víctimas de Nick Atrapado en un hospital de la mafia, Nick Sax debe hacer todo lo que pueda para escapar con vida. Y ello, por supuesto, significa que Grant Morrison escribe una escena tan violenta que no podría aparecer en ningún título del Universo DC, y el extra-ordinario artista Darick Robertson convierte esa idea en un sumidero de sangre, dientes arrancados, huesos rotos y muerte sin mitigar. Nick aún está en conflicto con Happy, un caballo azul con alas que sólo él puede ver y oír. Está convencido de que Happy es una alucinación pero por fin se da cuenta de que esta dulce criatura de caricatura existe de verdad. Así que hace lo que cualquier hombre haría en su situación: juega al póker y le pide a Happy que mire las cartas de sus contendientes, y así gana tantas veces que una vez más debe luchar por su vida. Hay algo inherentemente violento en Nick Sax. Como ex policía, fue una figura de autoridad y se suponía que respetaba la ley. Como mercenario, como matón de poca monta, se halla en el espectro opuesto de la ley. Sin embargo, más que actuar violentamente, Nick meramente reacciona violentamente (le dispara al asesino de prostitutas en el primer capítulo, y aquí se defiende a sí mismo primero de la mafia en el hospital y luego de los jugadores de póker que no saben perder). Si sus acciones fueron fundamentalmente reacciones, entonces es comprensible que se rehúse a ayudar a la niña que Happy ha mencionado, porque para salvar a esta niña en peligro Nick tendría que emprender una acción más que una reacción, y no está listo para ello, al menos todavía no. the kidnapped children / los niños secuestrados Si consideramos que la violencia tiene un elemento de objetividad (racismo, homofobia, etc.) entonces podríamos olvidar que la violencia también tiene un elemento de subjetividad (crimen, terror, etc.). Nick había batallado contra el crimen en el pasado, pero pelear contra la violencia subjetiva significa que él mismo, el sujeto, puede también cometer el mismo tipo de violencia contra la que estaba peleando en primer lugar. Como matón, Nick es reactivo, está listo para responder, desprovisto de la iniciativa que tenía como detective; al romper la ley, en última instancia, permanece al servicio del mismo orden que en apariencia desprecia. Darick Robertson continúa asombrándome con sus explosiones de sangre entintadas con fiereza, y con su dominio único de la violencia gráfica, al retratar escenas de pelea como mortales y, no obstante, hipnotizadoras danzas. En las manos de Darick, los cadáveres son mucho más que un adorno en la página, son piezas fundamentales de la narrativa al marcar la relevancia de las acciones (o reacciones) de Nick y las consecuencias. También me gustaría señalar la impresionante portada de Darick, en la que vemos a un Papa Noel destrozado, con ropa vieja y sucia que carga una bolsa que no está llena de regalos sino de niños secuestrados (y de hecho, podemos ver el ojo asustado de uno de los niños a través de un hueco en la bolsa).   Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-2-grant-morrison-darick-robertson.html

Internet About to Get Really Pissed about Avengers Arena

Internet About to Get Really Pissed about Avengers Arena

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

But it's not for the reason you think. Spoilers, BTW.

The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

Continuing a series of apocalyptic events at DC Comics, Scott Snyder has announced that he is done writing Swamp Thing.

Marvel to Print 53 State Birds Variant for Uncanny X-Men #1

Marvel to Print 53 State Birds Variant for Uncanny X-Men #1

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

Marvel trolls DC comics with a Deadpool variant cover again. Awesome.

DC Comics Full Monthly Solicitations for March 2013

DC Comics Full Monthly Solicitations for March 2013

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

Check out what's shipping and what's boding ill for Vertigo in DC's March 2013 solicitations!

TV Tonight: Syfy's 20th Anniversary Special

TV Tonight: Syfy's 20th Anniversary Special

By Nightfly in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

Dozens of creators and actors share perspectives on Syfy's two decades of imaginative programming tonight (12/10) @ 9/8c.

The Good, The Bad & The Awesome,  A Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC Review

The Good, The Bad & The Awesome, A Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC Review

By Jeremy Shane in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

The newest DLC for Skyrim landed nearly a week ago and playtime is over, it's time for us to talk about the game now.

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Side of the Gail Simone Debacle

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Side of the Gail Simone Debacle

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

The Outhouse did some investigative journalism into DC Comics' underworld to find out how and why Gail Simone got fired.

Valiant Preview: Harbinger Wars

Valiant Preview: Harbinger Wars

By Royal Nonesuch in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

More information about Valiant's first ever crossover!

Green Lantern Corps #15 Preview

Green Lantern Corps #15 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on December 10, 2012

Much more is revealed about the Guardians’ plans to eradicate the Green Lantern Corps and anything that stands in their way

Batgirl #15 Preview

Batgirl #15 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on December 10, 2012

'I'm sorry Batman. But you're wrong... I'm going to kill this bastard'

Batman And Robin #15 Preview

Batman And Robin #15 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on December 10, 2012

Joker begins his psychological assault on Damian!

Batgirl #18 Solicitation Revealed

Batgirl #18 Solicitation Revealed

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

DC released the Bat Family solicitations, showing Ray Fawkes as a guest writer for two issues.

Kevin Smith to Make Third Clerks Movie

Kevin Smith to Make Third Clerks Movie

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on December 10, 2012

The fat director has said that he will make Clerks 3, which will be his last movie ever.

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