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  1. It wouldn't be Civil War without twists, turns and returns, and there's a big return in issue number five! Who was it? Here's a hint: what's black and white and red all-over? [ 1:25:38 || 39.2 MB ] The above is from:
  2. What you are about to read is my final word on the modern Hollywood horror film. I'm tired. I'm tired and I'm sick. I am sick of needless sequels. I am sick of prequels that take the scary away by explaining things. I am sick of American remakes of Japanese films starring hip young actors. I am sick of remakes altogether. I am sick of PG-13 horror. I am sick and tired of that fucking whiny snapshot sound in all of the trailers. I am sick of video game movies. I am so damn sick of music video directors. I am sick that the "Hard R" is an endangered species. I could write a column about any of these topics but then I'd be bitter. The above is from:
  3. How many Absolutes and Omnibuses did Mike recommend after reading the December Previews, and why did he eat a sheet of the catalog? Something huge is coming to HBO, and Koi Kaze is reviewed by Kellen Scrivens. [ 1:02:58 || 28.8 MB ] The above is from:
  4. Ian Wilson is back with a review of Superman Returns (just in time for the release of the DVD), and lots of comic book movie news! (Be warned: there are a few Superman Returns spoilers, and possibly one for Spider-Man 3 as well.) There's also Wii talk, and a vague explanation of where we've been for the past week. [ 44:45 || 20.4 MB ] The above is from:
  5. In his 1927 canonical essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature," Howard Philips Lovecraft explained everything about his work in one sentence: "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." But, in a world where scary movies do their best to have monsters lick pretty young actresses' faces and send heroes out to kill sea creatures, where does Lovecraftian horror fit? The above is from:
  6. Barracuda, The Punisher's deadly enemy, stands proudly next to his biggest gun and hottest honey. Art: Shawn Martinborough The above is from:
  7. Last week I spoke about Clive Barker and why his stories work so well as movies. This week I'll be talking about the cinematic adaptations of the most prolific and best-selling horror author of all time. He also happens to be the best-selling novelist of all-time. If you don't know who I'm writing about... then I have to ask you one question: what is it like being in a coma for 30 years? The above is from:
  8. A nude male model, Mike's impending root canal, selling the Wii (and other stuff), Final Fantasy V Advance, fundraising and the November Previews are all topics of discussion. [ 55:42 || 25.5 MB ] The above is from:
  9. In the first volume of Genshiken all of the characters and rules of the series were clearly established (this is the real world where real people and anime exist), while the second volumes expands upon all that we know; more characters are introduced throughout the book, and mini-storylines become the focus in order to accomplish this. The above is from:
  10. Kellen and a special guest recap Chibicon 2006. [ 55:43 || 25.5 MB ] The above is from:
  11. If there were ever a Renaissance man in the horror genre, Clive Barker would certainly be it. He's been a playwright, novelist, painter, photographer, director, screenwriter, film producer, creative developer for video games, comic book line editor and children's book illustrator. Wherever he goes he brings his unique brand of erotically charged dark fantasy and deep horror. I make it no secret that I have a longstanding connection with his work. Clearly, this installment of Reel Dread is going to be slightly biased. The above is from:
  12. What does Saw III have to do with the brief delay between episodes, and how does it play into a recent trip to the hospital? Everything is explained within these 95 minutes. The above is from:
  13. Ah, part four of what was originally envisioned as a simple one-part response to a piece Mark Millar authored several years ago. No matter the length, intended or actual, here is the last batch of books I'd publish if Marvel fell under my control. The above is from:
  14. Captain America knocks The Punisher senseless! Art: Ariel Olivetti The above is from:
  15. Richard Matheson's I Am Legend is widely considered to be the first and best modern horror novel; the author draws readers into the morbid monotony of Robert Neville's daily life with this stirring and ominous opening line: "On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back." The above is from:
  16. If this is the first time you're reading this four-part article, might I suggest you go back and read parts one and two first. They'll fill you in on the reason I've crafted this piece, and give you a greater sense of how I would shape the Marvel Universe. If you've been following along since the start, then you know the drill. The above is from:
  17. We've gone another month without an issue of Civil War, but we still have a dozen tie-ins to discuss. Which one of us is even closer to changing sides? Only one way to find out! The above is from:
  18. What is it that makes a Halloween movie? Not just any scary movie will do. You need something with atmosphere; something that will capture your imagination while you're stuck inside the house. A movie can really be ruined by continual pausing, but the experience can be enhanced if it is the right movie. A movie that makes one scared to be home alone can really get the heart rate going when the doorbell rings. The above is from:
  19. After years filled with rumors, changed plans, ditched ideas, denials and confirmations, Square-Enix finally released upgraded, invigorated versions of its two earliest RPGs. In Final Fantasy: Origins, the legendary developer has collected two absolute gems; the scene-altering original Final Fantasy and its sequel Final Fantasy II. The above is from:
  20. Thanks to an article by Mark Millar, last week I decided to buy Marvel Entertainment and inject my vast creative input. Or I would if I had, like, a billion dollars. Since I can barely afford to pay my bills, I can only use my platform here to speculate as to what I would do if I found a cold, hard billion laying around. In the first part of this article I took a look at Marvel's various imprints; today I'm retooling everything from Amazing Spider-Man through Deadpool. The above is from:
  21. There is just something about seeing a huge mass of slowly moving people walking the streets in a dark neighborhood that warms my heart. I always loved Halloween. From a very early age I was dressing as various monsters both cinematic and made-up. While I wasn't the only first grader dressed as Dracula, I was the only kid in second grade dressed as Freddy Krueger and the only kid in fourth grade dressed as a nondescript grim reaper. I ate it up. The above is from:
  22. Kellen Scrivens, the ambitious host of Anticipation, is here to present not one... but two anime reviews! The above is from:
  23. From the very moment I heard rumors of Square's possible relationship with Disney to the first time I actually sat down with that familiar black controller and tried to prepare myself for whatever I was about to take in, I didn't know what to make of this one. I'd seen the screenshots, I'd read the reviews, but I still wasn't quite sure what I was in for, nor how I should react to its release. The above is from:
  24. When you crack open a Garth Ennis-written comic book, you know what to expect: smart storytelling, well-rounded characters, a deep look at whatever subject he has on his mind, as well as an overabundance of violence, brash language and sexual content. The above is from:
  25. Several years ago comic book writer Mark Millar wrote an interesting piece for Comic Book Resources entitled Mark Millar, President and Publisher of DC Comics. Having read said article earlier this year and having interviewed for an editorial position at Marvel late last year (where this eventually would have been one of my many duties), an obvious idea hit me: What if I ran Marvel... and DC? What follows then is the first part in the "If I Ran..." series of articles. Just as the title implies, part one will focus on Marvel's many imprints. The above is from: