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Review: Aliens/Vampirella #6

(Dynamite 2016)

Writer Corinna Bechko

Art Javier Garcia-Miranda

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Colorist In LIGHT Studios

Cover: Gabriel Hardman

Cover Colorist: Jordan Boyd

  The Alien outbreak on the human Mars base reaches its thrilling finale in Aliens / Vampirella #6 as Sarah and the crew of the supply ship are left reeling from what they’ve just seen unfold, while Vampirella and the resurrected Nosferatu confront the misinformed military to unite with them against the Aliens. In their frantic battle to escape from the Xenomorphs, the fate of everyone remaining on Mars – living and undead – rests on a knife’s edge as Vampirella confronts the savage fury of the Queen Alien / Vampire Hybrid. Continue reading

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Review: The X-Files Season 11 #7

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Joe Harris

Art: Matthew Dow Smith

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Robbie Robbins

Reunited at last, Mulder and Scully find themselves one step closer to the truth in The X-Files Season 11 #7, as we reach the penultimate issue of Season 11 in IDW’s excellent comic book series. With the help of the Lone Gunmen to decipher a clue provided by Gibson Praise, Mulder and Scully travelled to a top secret facility in Utah, and discover it was really a magnetite mining operation. As Gibson’s machinations unfold, the faceless alien rebels attack, and now Mulder must find out whatí’s happened to Scully. Continue reading

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Review: Agent Carter Season 2 Ep. 4

(Marvel Studios 2016)

Summary: It’s 1947, one year has passed since Peggy took on the remnants of the Nazis and came out victorious. But not all wars are won after just one battle, and Peggy’s journey to build a life for herself after the war continues. This time in L.A. after a mysterious new substance called Zero Matter has cropped up and begun wreaking havoc. Agent Peggy Carter has been dispatched to find the answers behind this new threat, and along the way she is joined by old friends and new enemies. Season 2 is finally here, and what tale it shall be… Continue reading

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Review: 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku -Health and Physical Education for 30 yr. olds

(Comic Rex 2010)

Story & Art by Rikako Inomoto

1 Volume – 5 Chapters

Summary: An instructional series on how to pick up women for 30-Year-Olds. The ins and outs on how to become better a person and finally get with the girl of your dreams. At least, that’s what this series is supposed to be, but how Rikako goes about it is really, rather interesting. Continue reading

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Review: Agent Carter Season 2 Ep. 3

(Marvel Studios 2016)

Summary: It’s 1947, one year has passed since Peggy took on the remnants of the Nazis and came out victorious. But not all wars are won after just one battle, and Peggy’s journey to build a life for herself after the war continues. This time in L.A. after a mysterious new substance called Zero Matter has cropped up and begun wreaking havoc. Agent Peggy Carter has been dispatched to find the answers behind this new threat, and along the way she is joined by old friends and new enemies. Season 2 is finally here, and what tale it shall be… Continue reading

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Review: LIVES: The Monster’s World

(Champion RED 2006)

by Masayuki Taguchi

2 Volumes – 11 Chapters

Summary: After a series of meteors strikes the Earth life is decimated. However, for a few chosen survivors what should have been their death leads instead to another life. After waking up in another world – a possible after Earth – they discover that survival in this new world is a lot more difficult than it ever was before. Continue reading

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Review: X-Files Season 11 #6

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Joe Harris

Art: Matthew Dow Smith

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Chris Mowry

Its time to trust no one and tape an X to your window as IDW’s outstanding X-Files comic book series builds towards Season 11’s startling finale! Mulder and Scully must confront the fact that Gibson Praise’s master plan could become a reality in The X-Files Season 11 #6, but how can they stop him, and will they choose to? Endgames, part 1 of (3) begins here, as Mulder and Scully face their greatest challenge since the X-Files began! Continue reading

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Review: Ghostbusters International #1

(IDW 2016)

Written by Erik Burnham

Art by Dan Schoening

Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado

Letters by Neil Uyetake

Ghostbusters is a property that, for fans, is sacred.  There are few people outside of the original writers and director that fans trust with their favorite characters.  (Exhibit A – I’ll call it the “Ghostbuster Reboot Storm of Hate”)  I’m all for reboots, reimagining, and sequels, as long as their well done and stay true to the essence of the characters and the main gist of the original story. Continue reading

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Review: Agent Carter Season 2: Ep. 1 & 2

(Marvel Studios – 2016)

Summary: It’s 1947, one year has passed since Peggy took on the remnants of the Nazis and came out victorious. But not all wars are won after just one battle, and Peggy’s journey to build a life for herself after the war continues. This time in L.A. after a mysterious new substance called Zero Matter has cropped up and begun wreaking havoc. Agent Peggy Carter has been dispatched to find the answers behind this new threat, and along the way she is joined by old friends and new enemies. Season 2 is finally here, and what tale it shall be… Continue reading

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Review: Attack on Titan: Birth of Levi- No Regrets

(ARIA 2013)

Story by Gan Sunaaku, Art by Hikaru Suruga

2 Volumes – 8 Chapters (+ 1 Prologue Chapter & 4 Bonus Chapters)

[SPOILERS!!]

Summary: Years before the Titan attacks that would begin the adventures of Eren Yeager, there was Levi. A street rat from the underground with abnormally high skill using the 3D Maneuvering Gear, equipment he stole from the Military. Hunted by Erwin of the Scouting Legion, and facing a choice that will create the man we know today, what decision will Levi make? There are no regrets in this world where the caged fight for the wings of freedom. Continue reading

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Review: The King’s Leap

(Madius Comics 2016)

Written by Robin Jones

Art by Gareth Sleightholme

Vikings and monsters and tales of daring-do.  What more could you want in a comic?  There is a long history of stories that follow the epic adventures of Norsemen who faced unparalleled danger by venturing out into the ocean and striking out for new lands and plunder. Continue reading

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Review: The Dark Knight Strikes Again

(DC Comics – 2002)

Frank Miller

Lynn Varley

Todd Klein

After the crazy success of The Dark Knight Returns, there should have been no worry about the release of a second volume in the series.  Eight years after the 1986 release, Frank Miller was back in the world of the aged and curmudgeonly Bruce Wayne, with plans to expand the universe in a way that would bring in many other DC mainstays.  Expectations were high. Continue reading

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Review: The Black Hand

(Alterna Comics-2015)

Writer- Erica J. Heflin

Artist- Fares Maese

Edson Alves

Colors- Fares Maese

Fabian Cobos

Editor- James O’Callaghan

The Black Hand is a 4 part mini-series digitally available from Alterna Comics.  The story follows Victoria Addair, a member of the Order of the Black Hand, who is sent to investigate a ghostly presence that is haunting a mountainside mining town.  Continue reading

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Review: Star Trek #53

(IDW-2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: Davide Mastrolonardo

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

Variant Cover: Cat Staggs

The ongoing mission boldly continues in IDW Publishing’s Star Trek #53, with Reunion: Part 1, written by Mike Johnson and featuring artwork and cover by Tony Shasteen. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise embark on an all-new two-part adventure that sees them confronted with a renegade faction of Orions that are determined to upset the truce which currently exist between their race and the Federation. Continue reading