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Clive Barker’s Hell Raiser #1

Posted on 05 April 2011 by TH3 No08

Clive Barker’s Hell Raiser: Pursuit of the Flesh Part 1

Sponsored by: www.comicbreak.com

Written by: Clive Barker and Christopher Monfetti

Art by : Leonardo Manco

One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity

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Brawn #3 packs a punch…

Posted on 05 April 2011 by TH3 No08

Let’s face it, there are a million different comics out there. Sometimes the only way you’re gonna find out if something is good or not is if someone walks up to you and hands you a comic and says “Here, read this and tell me what you think”. That’s pretty much what happened with “Brawn” when we met writer Anthony Rezendes for an interview at Staple here in Austin recently and surprise, it’s actually pretty good.

“Brawn” is story of a dock worker named Sam who

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Family Guy comic hitting stores in July

Posted on 05 April 2011 by TH3 No08

Geektyrant.com is reporting that Titan Comics has announced it will launch a new Family Guy comic book in July based on the hit animated series on Fox. Family Guy “the comic book” will feature artwork from SL Galant, who is known for his work on

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Artist of the Week: Anthony Rezendes

Posted on 04 April 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin recently. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Featured this week is artist and writer Anthony Rezendes of Cranium Comics. Cranium Comics describes themselves as an independent publishing entity that challenges traditional comic conventions with intelligent and sophisticated storytelling. They create titles that combine thought provoking writing, creative and gritty artwork, and a constantly questioning perception of good & evil. Anthony’s work includes Brawn, a comic about an everyman hero type who wakes up with a metal arm and legs, available here, and

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Local Heroes: About Time review

Posted on 29 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Time travel can be tricky. There are very few people who “kinda” understand it, it’s the type of subject that you either get it or you don’t. After reading Local Heroes: About Time, I’m pretty sure that Keith Quinn has a firm grasp on the subject as his latest book takes a look at the trials and tribulations of sidekick in training “Squire” and his adventures after accidentily time traveling and having to face the consequences of what his actions have unraveled.

Local Heroes is a sold bit of indy comic writing. Like I said before, dealing with time travel can be tricky but Keith Quinn handles it well. Throughout Local Heroes, Quinn adeptly layers story lines, building to a greater conclusion without committing the cardinal sin of not answering the questions raised in previous strips. He also does a great job of creating interesting characters marked in the tradition of classic super heroes yet still allows them to have a fresh new spin. The lead character “Squire” is a refreshing take on the classic boy wonder. He has been raised in the shadows of super heroes, growing up at Heroes Incorporated and training with UNION, but he still struggles to find an identity among the heroes that have surrounded him over the years. It’s not easy growing up and to have that portrayed in a comic character is not something you see every day.

The art is also very good. The cover is color, the interior in black and white but don’t let the b&w scare you away. The characters are well drawn and consistent throughout and the backgrounds are detailed, always giving you a good sense of where the comic is taking place.

The only real complaint I would have have regarding this comic is the amount of dialogue that often takes place. At times it can become quite “talky” leading to frames that are a bit cluttered with all the speech balloons. It’s understandable considering the amount of information that was required to get a handle on what was going on, but condensing a bit of dialogue here and there may go a long way in streamlining the flow of the comic and keeping the interest level up.

Overall a very good comic especially considering it is a collection of weekly strips. It could easily have become disjointed since it is a collection but they all play together nicely and come together to tell an interesting story. It’s certainly worth taking the time to check out and supporting a local artist who is putting out quality work.

Local Heroes: About Time is a collection of

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Ryan Reynolds Still Attached To Deadpool; Will Have Comic Book Scars And Costume!

Posted on 29 March 2011 by Christian

Lauren Shuler Donner reveals when shooting will begin on the movie and promises a faithful adaptation of the comic book character as well as Ryan Reynolds’ involvement! She also shares more details about

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Monday Artist of the Day: Brad West

Posted on 28 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Brad West is an Austin based costume/clothing designer specializing in comic book, sci-fi and fantasy wear for conventions, parties and themed events. The costumes they create as well as wear to comic events and conventions are some of the most well designed and creative work you will see. You can always pick them out of a crowd because there is usually a large group of people surrounding the asking for pictures or to find out where they got their costumes. For more info on Brad West visit www.outrageousoutfits.com and order your outfit for comic-con today and enjoy the interview below…

Bio via his companies facebook.

We are an Austin TX based costume/clothing designer specializing in comic book, sci-fi and fantasy wear for conventions, parties and themed events. Doing our part to keep Austin weird. We have a skilled network of tailors, prop makers and fabrication artist proficient in a wide range of costume component development. What ever you can imagine we can create.

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Comics: Geoff Johns Set To Breathe New Life Into Aquaman

Posted on 28 March 2011 by Christian

Johns has announced via Twitter that he intends to relaunch the decidedly fan polarizing DC Superhero with his own title in

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Chew Comic Getting TV Show On Showtime

Posted on 25 March 2011 by Christian

The Eisner Award winning comic series Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory has been gearing towards a TV adapation for a little while, Now Showtime has picked up the rights for a TV adaption of the popular comic

The popular comic series Chew has officially had a TV show adaption picked up by Showtime. DEADLINE is reporting that show will consist of half hour long episodes.

Terri Hughes Burton and Ron Milbauer of Eureka fame have written the script for the pilot episode. A Chew TV series has been in a slow development stages for quite some time now. The success of the comic to TV series, The Walking Dead is believed to be the inspiration.

Here is a brief synopsis of the series from IGN:

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It’s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu’s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not. Presenting a twisted new series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants, written by JOHN LAYMAN (Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four and PUFFED) with mind-blowing art by astonishing comics newcomer ROB GUILLORY.

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Friday Artist of the Day: Paul Maybury

Posted on 25 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Paul is an Austin based artist and writer whose work has been featured by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, Ubisoft, Metro, Image, Criterion and Mirage Studios. You can find his work in book stores everywhere or for more info visit paulmaybury.com. You can also read his original webcomic Party Bear for free here. So make sure you check out his stuff and support artist who are out there doing good work. I’d recommend Strange Tales #2: Little Lies. Classic art style, good stories, Definitly worth checking out…

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Episode 27: Insiders Are Liars

Posted on 24 March 2011 by TH3 No08

This week on Noob Radio, Richard and Christian discuss why Variety insiders are “Liars”, what they think of Steven King writing for The Walking Dead, as well as full discussion of the disaster known as SXSW 2011. All this and much more on this episode of Noob Radio…

Quickhits

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‘Wonder Woman’: First look at Adrianne Palicki in costume

Posted on 18 March 2011 by TH3 No08

This from EW.com

Our first look at Adrianne Palicki in costume. I’m digging the more serious look of the costume similar to the comic style Christian reported on the other day. I still don’t know how they are gonna work a golden lasso of truth into the mean streets of Los Angeles but we’ll see soon enough…

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Thursday Artist Of The Day: Monica Gallagher

Posted on 17 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Monica Gallagher is a talented comic writer and artist that just happens to be a super nice lady. She also makes awesome horror heroine portraits. You can check out her work and find more info about her at www.eatyourlipstick.com.
See her super long bio from her website below the interview we did with her at Staple…

Monica Gallagher is a graphic designer during the daylight hours and a comicker at night. While an animation major in college, Monica first tiptoed onto the comics scene with her webcomic Gods & Undergrads, following the awkward adventures of a girl transitioning into college life while simultaneously discovering her connection to Greek gods. Once her eyes had been opened to the online comics scene, Monica couldn’t help herself and continued to produce more work.

A short stint in amateur modeling led Monica to create both an autobiographical story dealing with her struggles with self-esteem (titled Boobage) and a fictional series dealing with a professional model who works part-time as an assassin (titled Lipstick & Malice). In 2010, she chronicled her experiences modeling in her autobio When I Was A Mall Model. Luckily, Monica emerged from modeling with both her boobs and her criminal record intact. She then discovered something else to become obsessed with and inspired by — Roller Derby. Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five is the result of her inspiration — a weekly webcomic that combines the superhero side of being a rollergirl with the Clark Kent side of working a day job. Monica just completed her first season as a member of the Junkyard Dolls, one of the four teams of lovely ladies of the Charm City Roller Girls. Sadly, she’s currently on a break from derby at the moment due to time constraints, but you better believe she’s still out there skating!

Recently, Monica contributed to Oni Press’s Roller Derby Anthology JAM! Tales from the World of Roller Derby which was released on June 23, 2010. She is currently working on illustrating a full-length graphic novel for Oni.

Monica continues to create short stories, contribute to anthologies, and tackle illustration work from her home in Baltimore, where she lives with her boyfriend and their dueling cats. Check out her blog for the latest dirt – you never know where she’ll pop up next!

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Episode #26: The Return

Posted on 17 March 2011 by TH3 No08

This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian return from their busy week of wedding festivities (not to each other, that’s not legal here) for a jam packed show. This week the guys discuss why the new Conan trailer sucks, Can David Slade save Daredevil, as well as take on a super sized edition of The Comic Break brought to you by www.comicbreak.com. All this and much much more on this episode of Noob Radio…

 

Intro,welcome back

Free comic book day party, May 7th

The Beverage Bar

2950 Thousand Oaks Dr.

San Antonio, TX

Sponsored by

Comic Break.com

Free Comics!
Come meet local comic book writers and artists!
Face painting!
Plus, comic themed Live Art Show!

Come meet us and hang out

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Rumor: Wonder Woman Wearing New Costume From Comics?

Posted on 17 March 2011 by Christian

The new costume that premiered in last year’s Wonder Woman #600 is rumoured to be the costume worn by Palicki in the New Wonder Woman TV series.

Craig Bryne, Webmaster of Kryptonsite found new information in regards to the Wonder Woman TV series.

“Some word came in from Christopher Cooley @WonderboyLB today

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Watch the first five minutes of “Source Code” here…

Posted on 16 March 2011 by TH3 No08

We’ve been talking a lot on this site about how great “Source Code” is and putting a lot of promo behind it lately and the reason for that is that it really is a good sci-fi movie. People tend to talk a lot about comic book adaptations or video game adaptations that just never measure up to the source material but here is a movie that is based on neither yet contains all the classic elements that make video games and comics great. So here’s your chance to see the first five minutes of “Source Code” and get a taste of what makes this movie worth seeing. So enjoy this and know that the first five minutes are just the beginning of a very good story…

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Comic Review: Carbon Grey 1 of 3

Posted on 15 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Carbon Grey 1 of 3

Sponsored by: www.comicbreak.com

Written By: Hoang Nguyen, Khari Evans, Paul Gardner and Mike Kennedy

Art by: by Khari Evans, Kinsuh Loh and Hoang Nguyen,

Script and Lettering by: Paul Gardner.

For generations the Sisters have protected and counseled the Kaiser, ruler of Mitteleuropa. However, this is a different time. At the birth of the industrial age a great war is raging. When the Kaiser is assassinated…Giselle is accused.

Pursued by her sisters and hunted by the enemy, Giselle must unravel the prophecy of the Carbon Grey before history itself is rewritten!

Carbon Grey may be an “adult” a comic as I have ever read. And I don’t mean adult in the sense that it is not for children (even though this is certainly not a child’s comic). I mean it more in the sense that this book is something that younger readers may have a very hard time wrapping their minds around. The layers are many, the themes complex, the writing sophisticated. So sophisticated in fact that it actually took me a couple of times to really get what was going on here.

Carbon Grey is all about revolution. Not just revolution in war sense but revolution in the way we look at the female heroine and women in general. The Sisters Grey (who this story is about) are not women to be fucked with. They each represent a different piece of revolution and together they make up a dangerous group willing to go to any end to achieve their goals. They are beautiful, manipulative, conniving assassins, and they use that to every advantage.

The art in this book is breathtaking at times. There is an Asian sensibility to the art in Carbon Gray but it is not derivative of the style, only inspired by it. It does not feature the typical anime features your are used to seeing in manga, but paints around the edges with them, giving you just a sense of what lies inside the minds of the artists who created this book.

The only real qualm I had with this book was the cover. There are some amazing images inside this book and to feature the image they did seems to do little justice for what lies inside. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad, it just doesn’t really represent what this book is truly about.

Carbon Grey is a book that I can only recommend if you are serious about comics being art. This is not an easy read, but multiple readings will certainly open up worlds you may have not known existed in comics. If more writers took the approach to comics that Hoang Nguyen has, the average comic reader would have a very different view of the world than they do today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comic Review: Wulf #1

Posted on 15 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Wulf #1
Sponsored by: www.comicbreak.com

Written by: Steve Niles

Pencil and Inks: Nat Jones

Colors: Nai

Letters and Design: Richard Emms

The instant the first flaming stone appeared in the night sky, Wulf know his world was doomed to perish. Perhaps not the planet itself, but certainly all life would be vanquished.

With these words we are launched on a new adventure.

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Friday Artist Of The Day: Yehudi Mercado

Posted on 11 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work. Up today is Yehudi Mercado.

Yehudi is an award winning animator, writer and director. He began his non pizza delivery driver career in the video game industry where he was recognized as one of the

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Wednesday Artist Of The Day: Tim Doyle

Posted on 09 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work. Tim Doyle is a artist who is well know for his poster designs and graphic art work as well as his work on The Intergalactic Nemesis. You can find more of his work at mrdoyle.com as well as anywhere you’ve seen a movie poster and gone “Wow, I’ve never seen a movie poster this awesome, did the studio make this?” More than likely they didn’t and it was Tim Doyle’s work you were drooling over.

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