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Thanos is real tough with his little Cosmic Cube!

Marvel Comics Tuesday afternoon released a teaser image for Avengers Assemble #7 written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Mark Bagley. The image shows Thanos in bad-ass form with the Cosmic Cube. Avengers Assemble will be in your local comic book store on September 12th, 2012.

Thanos Brings The Avengers To Their Knees With A…COSMIC CUBE?!

With the Mad Titan, Thanos, out of the reach from Earth’s Mightiest – his quest for power and domination over the Marvel Universe continues in Avengers Assemble #7! But the Avengers won’t go down without a fight, and courtesy of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, they’re bringing the Guardians of the Galaxy with them! But can even their combined strength defeat Thanos with a cosmic cube in his possession? Find out in Avengers Assemble #7, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this September.

Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
FOC – 8/20/2012, On Sale – 9/12/2012

Gore #6 – Review

Issue: Gore #6
Writer: Alex Crippa
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Colors: Alessia Nocera
Publisher: GG Studio
Release Date: June 2012
Price: $2.99

“Demons invade the Carnival at Venice. These horrible nightmare-reflections of beloved fairytale characters are determined to tear a hole from their twisted world to ours. Demon Hunter Gabriel must force the demoness Cinderella, monster Little Mermaid, and countless others back through the portal before the last night of Carnival – else no one will live happily ever after!”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
Once upon a time there was a comic book that took your typical Fairy Tale characters and turned them into horrible killing machines, welcome to Gore. This series kind of reminds me of a video game, in that every issue has a “boss” battle, or in comic terms, a bad ass mother $&^#% fight scene! The artwork by Laiso and Nocera in this issue is fantastic, but you can probably tell that from the cover. They really won me over with the decapitation scene, but that is to be expected. The panels are always consistent and the pages shine. This is just a GORE-Geous book (that is the first time that ever worked on 3 levels)! The story in this issue is paced just right. Yes you get a great action scene, but you also get a lot of build taking place. This is the middle of the series and I can tell things are about to take a really good turn. The dialogue though does have one or two moments of confusion, but you have to keep in mind that this is being translated, so that can happen. Overall this issue just adds more great depth to this amazing series. I wish I could go back and review each and every single issue, so you have to take my word for it. There have been some great death scenes in these issues that need to be seen by horror fan eyes. I can easily recommend this book for all fans of horror.

Artwork: 5.0 out of 5 • Story: 4.5 out of 5

If you would like to buy or know more about Gore you can find it at http://www.ggstudiodesign.com

Batman #8 – Night of Owls Begins!


Story By: Scott Snyder

Art By: Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion

Issue #8 of Batman starts off with Bruce finally coming to terms with his behavior regarding the Court Of Owls and him finally coming to the conclusion that he’s been acting like a stubborn fool.  Scott Snyder gives just enough time to focus on Bruce being tortured physically and mentally. I like that he allows the events of the past 7 issues to finally sink in with Bruce.

It only lasts for a few seconds though. During his conversation with Alfred they both notice sounds on the roof and from that point on Snyder and Capullo put together one of the most energetic and suspenseful issues yet of Batman.

Bruce and Alfred go into full Panic Room Mode. With Bruce sending Alfred to the Bat Cave as he defends Wayne Manor from The Court and their Army of Talons. Snyder allows Greg again to tell large parts of the story through panel progression. While Capullo amazes us with the art, Snyder gives the Talons sentence after sentence of noteworthy Dialogue. The Talons are creepy, in a Slasher Film kind of way. “Hoot Hoot” will forever give me chills from now on.

A brief glimpse at Capullo and Glapion's amazing work in Batman #8

There is a constant sense of fear and worry as Bruce and Alfred are split up and left to fend for themselves. The issue again runs at breakneck speed and it ends on a bad ass cliffhanger. I also commend Snyder for continuing to throw new tools and gadgets at the reader keeping things constantly fresh and fun “Where does he get those wonderful toys” indeed.Capullo continues to draw amazing panel after panel of action. Every choice and panel seems thought out in detail and it shows in the amazing results on the page. With the final page hinting that Batman may finally start giving the Owls something to fear themselves.

There is a back up story co written by Snyder and newcomer James Tyonin IV. It establishes two things. First it gives Alfred a larger role in the story and how the rest of the Bat Family comes into play during Night Of The Owls. Second it effectively sends The Talons into full on Horror film territory as they target and execute Public Figures across Gotham City. The art for the backup is also great in focusing on the terror and overwhelming fear a normal human would have when confronted with a creepy Owl Man staring at them.

Scott Snyder and Greg have created a group of Villains that have invaded the culture of the Batman Mythos in a way I haven’t seen since the “Hush” arc for better or worse.I love this series and I continue to be amazed at the level of consistency and quality of this book. You’re a fool if you’re not reading this series , it’s that simple.

Review Score 9.5/10

Mike DeVivo

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Danny Trejo’s Bad Ass trailer

“Bad Ass” will be in your local movie theater on April 13th, 2012.

Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It’s not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus (where he protects an elderly black man from a pair of skin heads) makes him a local hero where he’s suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend Klondike is murdered and the police aren’t doing anything about it.

Director: Craig Moss
Writers: Craig Moss, Elliot Tishman
Stars: Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton and Ron Perlman

Batman #5: Chris Burnham variant cover

Chris Burnham released his variant cover for Batman #5 Tuesday afternoon. Burnham worked with Natan Fairbairn on this cover. Batman #5 will be in your local comic book store on January 18, 2012.

Facebook had this to say about his cover:
“Bad Ass!”
“That’s Owl-Maze-ing!”
“Dude, that looks awesome.”
“Burnham, you’re the man. Good work. I love it and will trace it immediately. HAAHAHAHAHAHA.”

Batman (2011) #5
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo.

Deep beneath Gotham City lies the Court of Owls’ deadliest trap – and Batman has fallen right into it! Can he escape, or will he perish in a maze of nightmare? Enter the labyrinth, Batman – if you dare!

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Avengers movie poster

Here is a look at a prototype Avengers movie poster with the full cast. I do like that the Avengers are on the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier! My only question is why is Nick Fury taller than Thor? Hawkeye looks pretty bad-ass, I never was a big fan of the Black Widow and they still need to work on Iron Man’s suit (They missed a spot). The Hulk looks like the Hulk. Over-all, I look at this poster and I get super jazzed for next summer. Avengers hits the theaters on May 4, 2012.

What do you think?

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