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Marvel Previews: Avengers Arena #4, Avengers Assemble #12, Secret Avengers #1

Marvel Previews: Avengers Arena #4, Avengers Assemble #12, Secret Avengers #1

By Jude Terror in Previews on February 8, 2013

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's your previews of Avengers Arena #4, Avengers Assemble #12, and Secret Avengers #1!

The Legend of Korra Product Incoming

The Legend of Korra Product Incoming

By sdsichero in News with Benefits on February 8, 2013

Some home video and a book coming later this year.

DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 7, 2013

DC has cancelled over 10% of its New 52 Line

DC Scrapes Bottom of Barrel, Taps Brian Keene for Origin of Hordak Comic

DC Scrapes Bottom of Barrel, Taps Brian Keene for Origin of Hordak Comic

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 7, 2013

Its probably not a good idea for the outhouse to pick on its only professional friend (in any industry - our readers don't have jobs), but really: He-Man?

Venture Brothers Season 5 Release Date Announced

Venture Brothers Season 5 Release Date Announced

By Zechs in News with Benefits on February 7, 2013

When will Season Five of the Venture Brothers happen? It's earlier than you think!!! Though still some months away.

Eleven Year Old Boys Aroused by New Boobilicious Harley Quinn Action Figure

Eleven Year Old Boys Aroused by New Boobilicious Harley Quinn Action Figure

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 7, 2013

The toy plans to corner the "boys who just hit puberty in the last six months" market.

Avengers Annotations - Just Who is Smasher's Grandfather Anyways

Avengers Annotations - Just Who is Smasher's Grandfather Anyways

By ThanosCopter in Features on February 7, 2013

The Outhouse reveals exactly whom the new Smasher's grandfather is.

DC Says

DC Says "Screw Print and Continuity", Will Publish Digital First Superman Series

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 7, 2013

Shockingly, the series has actually attracted fresh talent to the company.

Arrow Annotations -

Arrow Annotations - "Betrayal"

By ThanosCopter in Features on February 7, 2013

A look at the easter eggs from last episode.

Disney to Create Actual Star Wars Universe

Disney to Create Actual Star Wars Universe

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 7, 2013

The Outhouse trumps all other Star Wars rumors. Suck it, rest of the internet!

Tony Harris Bullies Internet Geek Community

Tony Harris Bullies Internet Geek Community

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 7, 2013

The enraged writer attacked nerds on the internet via Twitter on Wednesday night.

Bruce Willis Commits Career Suicide, Supports Bill of Rights

Bruce Willis Commits Career Suicide, Supports Bill of Rights

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 6, 2013

Bruce Willis spoke out in support of the second amendment at a Die Hard promotional event, risking a political shitstorm

90's Alert: Teen Tony Returns to Iron Man

90's Alert: Teen Tony Returns to Iron Man

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 6, 2013

One more vestige of the 90s is returning to comics.

Your Favorite Movies...Musicalized!

Your Favorite Movies...Musicalized!

By 365Dom in Reviews on February 6, 2013

Re-watch your favorite movies, but this time...watch them live and Musicalized!

Dark Horse Makes Last Airbender Comics Available Through Digital Store

Dark Horse Makes Last Airbender Comics Available Through Digital Store

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 6, 2013

Onward into the digital age with Dark Horse comics and Avatar: The Last Airbender!

Grant Morrison On 'Action Comics' And 'Multiversity'

Grant Morrison On 'Action Comics' And 'Multiversity'

By IvCNuB4 in News with Benefits on February 6, 2013

The writer discusses ending his 'Action Comics' run and teases more about his upcoming works 'Multiversity' and a 'Wonder Woman' project

AICN Accidentally Reveals Ridiculously Fluffy Nature of Comics Media with Amazing Spider-Man 2 Coverage

AICN Accidentally Reveals Ridiculously Fluffy Nature of Comics Media with Amazing Spider-Man 2 Coverage

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 6, 2013

The funny thing is, their headline was almost word for word the one we were writing before we saw their article.

Review: Skullkickers Volume 1 1000 Opas and a Dead Body

Review: Skullkickers Volume 1 1000 Opas and a Dead Body

By Rui Esteves in Reviews on February 6, 2013

Cover Skullkickers Volume 1 1000 Opas and a Dead Body is a fantasy action-comedy book published by Image and written by Jim Zub with art by Chris Stevens and Edwin Huang. It has a bit Tolkien and a bit  D&D in it, mixed with a good chunk of action and a lots of humor. Shake everything and you'll have a light, fun, action packed story that embraces many fantasy cliches and gives them new, and often humorous, twists. Shorty and Baldy are the Skullkickers. Shorty is a foulmouthed,  short-tempered, ax wielder, red-headed dwarf. Baldy is a calm(er), hulking like, pistol shooting, bald man. Together they steal, kill, maim, protect and any other job that will get them paid. How is it? Virgin Sacrifice? 1000 Opas and a Dead Body starts with the assassination of a Chancellor. Shorty and Baldy get themselves hired to retrieve his body from the authorities and return him to the Chancellor's entourage. Of course it goes horribly wrong and they find themselves in the middle of a deranged Necromancer's quest for power. Zombies, Elves, Demons, poisoned stew, bar fights and much more wait the Skullkickers. At first this seemed like a generic fantasy book. A dwarf and a big man go around doing whatever they can to get money, but it doesn't take long for the identity of Skullkickers to gain form and substance. I loved the way the book doesn't take itself too seriously and embraces some of the usual cliches of fantasy storytelling and twists them around in unexpected ways. Small details like the Baldy, a big strong man, being the brains of the operation and using a small and underwhelming looking pistol, fat werewolves, their generally unheroic behavior, among many others, made this book a very entertaining read. Shorty and Baldy jump into action This volume also collects the 2 Skullkicker stories from Popgun Volumes 2 and 3. These stories take place before 1000 Opas and a Dead Body and its more of a draft for Skullkickers than an early story. The art style fits the mood of the book like a glove. Chris Evens and Edwin Huang do a great job bringing Jim Zub's plot to life. The character designs are very good. Shorty, while great to look at, is not that original. He basically looks like Gimli from Lord of the Rings but in different armor. Baldy is a different story. He might have a simpler and more streamlined look, but it works very well. The panel dynamics is great and so is the coloring with its bright colors and distinct pallets for the different settings in the story. Fat Werewolf Just two small details I enjoy thoroughly. One are the sound effects. Not only you get the more usual Boom, Swash and alike, but also stuff like Dash, Powerful Slap, Incoming Death can be found throughout the book.I couldn't help it but to imagine a D&D Dungeon Master narrating the fight.The other is the way the dialogue that a prisoner of the Skullkickers has from the moment he is captured to the end of the book. While what he says is funny, what I liked is the fact that he had most his mouth shoot off, so he can't speak, just mumble. The way they handle it is very cool. Verdict? I came into this book with relatively low expectations and got blown away by how much I enjoyed it. At first its only an ok book, but soon it finds it voice and becomes a very fun and entertaining read. If you like fantasy stories, with dwarfs, elves, sorcery, taverns fights and alike then you definitely should read this book. Even if you're not big on fantasy but just want to read a good and entertaining comic book, then give it a try. Publisher: Image Comics Year: 2011 Pages: 144 Authors: Jim Zub, Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens ISBN: 1607063662 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-skullkickers-volume-1-1000-opas.html

Green Arrow #17 Preview

Green Arrow #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 6, 2013

Welcome the new team of writer JEFF LEMIRE and artist ANDREA SORRENTINO!

Fairest #12 Preview

Fairest #12 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 6, 2013

Murder, mayhem, terrible compromises and unholy hairballs deep in the heart of a dark forest and in the frenetic streets of Tokyo.

Detective Comics #17 Preview

Detective Comics #17 Preview

By IvCNuB4 in Previews on February 6, 2013

Deadly new villains are introduced—and you won’t believe their horrific ties to Arkham Asylum!

Disney Confirms Star Wars

Disney Confirms Star Wars "Solo" Movies in Development

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 6, 2013

Disney has confirmed that "spin-off" films are in development.

America’s Got Powers # 4 - Jonathan Ross Bryan Hitch

America’s Got Powers # 4 - Jonathan Ross Bryan Hitch

By Arion in Reviews on February 6, 2013

Everyone believed Tommy Watts was Earth’s most powerful teenager. They were wrong. Tommy Watts has but one ability: to give powers to those who never had them. After being kidnapped by a group of young renegades, one of his captors hits him over and over again, in a futile attempt to awaken his powers. None of them knows that Tommy can’t give powers to those who already have them, he can only affect regular human beings. Obviously, those in charge of America’s Got Powers can’t afford to lose someone as emblematic as Tommy, and they send an army of humans and a group of supermen to track him down. Although heavily action-oriented, Jonathan Ross doesn’t forget to include the elements that set this miniseries apart from regular superhero titles. The young renegades and Tommy are labeled as terrorists by the press. What is the origin of that this impasse between youth and authority?  the attack of the paladins / el ataque de los paladines The group of power (the adults) wants to supervise the development of the adolescents identity. Nonetheless, feelings of fraudulence, desire for competency and mastery, and the vacillation between identification and individuation are common to both supervisor and adolescent. That is the source of the plot threads we find in America’s Got Powers: a paranoid fear (justified in this case), brutal competition between teens (sometimes to the death), and the search of one’s own identity.  Tommy Watts captured / Tommy Watts capturado Bryan Hitch once again includes some truly great double page spreads, one of my favorites is the attack of several paladins (robots designed to neutralize a superhuman) on a an unsuspecting child; the other one shows us the army of supermen that are now in pursuit of Tommy, this is a very dynamic and colorful illustration. Hitch also does an amazing job with Tommy’s face, bruised and bleeding profusely. Finally, the confrontation between the young rebels and the conservative heroes is top notch. _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Todos creían que Tommy Watts era el adolescente más poderoso de la Tierra. Estaban equivocados. Tommy Watts tiene una sola habilidad: darle poderes a quienes nunca los tuvieron. Después de ser secuestrado por un grupo de jóvenes renegados, uno de sus captores lo golpea una y otra vez, en un fútil intento de activar sus poderes. Ninguno de ellos sabe que Tommy no puede darle poderes a quienes ya son poderosos, él sólo puede afectar a los seres humanos normales. the hunt begins / la cacería comienza Obviamente, los que están a cargo de "America’s Got Powers" no pueden darse el lujo de perder a alguien tan emblemático como Tommy, y envían un ejército de humanos y un grupo de superhombres para rastrearlo. Aunque hay mucha acción, Jonathan Ross no olvida incluir elementos que colocan esta serie por encima de los títulos heroicos comunes. Los jóvenes renegados y Tommy son calificados como terroristas por la prensa. ¿Cuál es el origen de este impasse entre la juventud y la autoridad? the confrontation / la confrontación El grupo de poder (los adultos) quiere supervisar el desarrollo de la identidad de los adolescentes. No obstante, los sentimientos de fraudulencia, el deseo de la competencia y el dominio, y la vacilación entre la identificación y la individuación son comunes tanto en el supervisor como en el adolescente. Este es el origen de los hilos argumentales de America’s Got Powers: un miedo paranoico (justificado en este caso), competencia brutal entre los jóvenes (a veces hasta la muerte) y la búsqueda de la identidad propia. Bryan Hitch una vez más incluye algunas páginas dobles de primer nivel, una de mis favoritas es el ataque de varios paladines (robots diseñados para neutralizar a un súper-humano) a un niño inocente; la otra muestra al ejército de superhombres que están buscando a Tommy, esta es una ilustración muy dinámica y colorida. Hitch también hace un asombroso trabajo con el golpeado rostro de Tommy, que sangra profusamente. Finalmente, la confrontación entre los jóvenes rebeldes y los héroes conservadores es tremenda.   Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/02/americas-got-powers-4-jonathan-ross.html

Fearless Defenders #1: You're Going to Want to Pick This Up Tomorrow

Fearless Defenders #1: You're Going to Want to Pick This Up Tomorrow

By David Bird in Reviews on February 6, 2013

dcwomenkickingass: Asked * if I like an early look at the first issue of Fearless Defenders #1, the new all female-team book from Marvel starring Misty Knight and Valkyrie, how could I say no? Misty Knight is one of my favorite female superhero characters of all time and, as you might know, I’m a tad interested in female characters as leads in superhero comics. So I gladly, albeit nervously, took the opportunity. So how was it? Read More Originally Published at Power Honor Grace http://powerhonorgrace.tumblr.com/post/42429154638

Chris Pratt is Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

Chris Pratt is Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

The Zero Dark Thirty star will play Peter Quill.

Uncanny Avengers to Fight the Last Airbender in 2021

Uncanny Avengers to Fight the Last Airbender in 2021

By ThanosCopter in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

Marvel has revealed the cover to Uncanny Avengers #8

Valiant Preview: Bloodshot #8

Valiant Preview: Bloodshot #8

By Royal Nonesuch in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

Watch as Bloodshot faces off against an angry toddler throwing a temper tantrum!

Funko creating Domo Justice League

Funko creating Domo Justice League

By xaraan in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

Funko is releasing Domo versions of their Pop Vinyl figures, starting with members of DC's Justice League.

A Journey Through Skyrim #27

A Journey Through Skyrim #27

By xaraan in Webcomics on February 5, 2013

Issue #27 - 'Taking Care of Business' is out now!

Are There Really No Black Writers in Mainstream Comics Today?

Are There Really No Black Writers in Mainstream Comics Today?

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on February 5, 2013

An editorial making the rounds says there aren't, and wonders why no one seems to care.

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