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REVIEW: ‘The Rage’, Vol.1

(Titan Comics, 2014)

The Rage
Volume One: Zombie Generation
Script by Pierre Boisserie
Art by Malo Kerfriden
Colors by Boubette
Translated by Virginie Selavy

I’m starting to find it difficult to come up with clever quips about the dead walking around.  My store of silly puns is dry, drier than the corpse of Tutankhamen in the middle of an Egyptian July.  There seem to be no end to zombie-based fiction stories, both on the big and small screen, in all kinds of print fiction and comics. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Hawkeye vs. Deadpool’ #1

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Gerry Duggan
Artwork by Matteo Lolli
Color Artwork by Cris Peter

Gerry Duggan has been methodically carving out a section of the Marvel Universe where inventive storytelling, razor sharp dialog and engrossing plots are the order of the day, of course they are all served with a side of side-splitting humor just to make the whole thing all the more delicious. Continue reading

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Bag & Bored Interview Exclusives

This past month, the Bag & Bored staff had the wonderful opportunity at the Wizard World Comic-Con in Richmond to chat with a couple of premiere individuals in the world of comics and entertainment. The beauty of the press is the chance to by-pass the lines of people to get up close and personal with these great individuals. We had the chance to speak with Neal Adams, Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic from AMC’s The Comic Book Men, and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead). Check out these exclusive interviews below! Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Pirouette’ #1

(Black Mask Studios, 2014)

Created & Written by Mark L. Miller
Pencils & Inks by Carlos Granda
Colors by El Comic En Linea Foundation
Lettered by Jim Campbell

Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns.  Anyone who grew up on Stephen King novels has a touch of it, and those who saw Tim Curry’s crazy-good performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown still shudder at the thought of balloons and how they float.  But for those that weren’t deeply emotionally scarred, there’s a new clown in town. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Avengers and X-Men: AXIS’ #1

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Rick Remender
Artwork by Adam Kubert
Color Artwork by Laura Martin
Lettering by Chris Eliopoulos

Continuity geeks rejoice! We have finally been rewarded for all of our unyielding adherence to past events and the effects they have had collectively and individually on the Marvel Universe. Rick Remender’s big nine issue event spins directly out of the last issue of his Uncanny Avengers Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Tale of Sand: the Illustrated Screenplay’

(Archaia, 2014)

Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay
Written by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl
Illustrated by Ramon K. Perez
Edited by Stephen Christy

Anyone who grew up in the 80’s grew up with Jim Henson.  I was no different, and perhaps I was even more inundated with the Henson-esque style of television because we didn’t have cable until I was in high school. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Guardians 3000′ #1

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Dan Abnett
Artwork by Gerardo Sandoval
Color Artwork by Edgar Delgado
Lettering by Clayton Clowes

There is no denying the impact that this summer’s blockbuster film Guardian of the Galaxy has had on the comic book medium that spawned these characters who now find themselves fixtures on the pop culture landscape. Starlord and Rocket Raccoon both Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Thor’ #1 (2014)

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Jason Aaron
Artwork by Russel Dauterman
Color Artwork by Matthew Wilson
Lettering by Joe Sabino

Marvel has some major changes in store for us as we approach the end of 2014; Sam Wilson taking over the mantle of Captain America from Steve Rogers, Tony Stark moving from the Invincible east coast to the Superior west coast in a bid to become the Steve Jobs of the 616, Wolverine’s death and the one that has the internet buzzing Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow’

(Archaia, 2014)

The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow
The Lost Television Special by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl

Adapted, Illustrated, and Hand-Lettered by Roger Langridge
Colors by Ian Herring

I’ve been a lifelong fan of everything Henson.  From the first time I saw The Muppet Show, to the tenth time I watched The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson has been a major influence in my life.  Those films, and Sesame Street, were the Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Inhuman’ #6

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Charles Soule
Artwork by Ryan Stegman
Color Artwork by Marte Gracia

This series was originally conceived as a Matt Fraction project, however when artistic differences reared their insidious head it fell to Charles Soule to save the day and the book, which he has done by slowly and methodically building a complex and Continue reading