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Review: Let’s Lagoon Ch. 41-49

Young Magazine (2007-Present)

Written and Illustrated by Takeshi Okazaki

Summary: Yamada wakes up on an uninhabited island after falling off the cruise ship his class was on in the middle of the ocean during a thick fog. Alone, he begins building a raft and finding ways to survive until he discovers a female classmate has washed ashore as well. The two learn to survive together until one of their teachers washes ashore and generates animosity between the three of them. Continue reading

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Review: I Hate Fairyland #8

(Image 2016)

Story and Art by Skottie Young

Guest Artist – Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz

Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Letter by Nate Piekos of Blambot

Logo and Design  by Rian Hughes

So if you’ve missed anything…Gertrude is a little girl who has been trapped in Fairyland for thirty years.  She nearly made it home in the first story arc, only to kill the Queen and become Queen herself, which she made a complete mess of.  She’s been fired and now roams the sugar-sweet countryside once again, with an ax in her hand and murder in her tiny heart. Continue reading

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Review: Let’s Lagoon Ch. 31-40

Young Magazine (2007-Present)

Written and Illustrated by Takeshi Okazaki

Summary: Yamada wakes up on an uninhabited island after falling off the cruise ship his class was on in the middle of the ocean during a thick fog. Alone, he begins building a raft and finding ways to survive until he discovers a female classmate has washed ashore as well. The two learn to survive together until one of their teachers washes ashore and generates animosity between the three of them. Continue reading

BagandBored Previews: Fall 2016

by Brad Gischia

One of the worst feelings for a steady consumer of funny books is to walk into your lcs and hear the buzz generated by a new book and to have absolutely no idea what’s going on.  Here at Bagandbored we’re going to try and give you a heads up on new books that are coming down the pipe so you can adjust your pull list  accordingly.  “But that’s why I grab Previews” you say.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve still missed books, because, like it as much as I do, Previews is a beast of a magazine that I can’t peruse in a timely manner.  So here are Bag and Bored’s picks for upcoming books. Continue reading

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Review: Lords of the Jungle #6

(Dynamite Entertainment 2016)
Writer: Corinna Bechko
Art Roberto Castro
Colors: Alex Guimaraes
Letters: Simon Bowland
Cover A: Felipe Massafera
Cover B Roberto Castro & Dinei Ribeiro

Lords of The Jungle #6 provides an exciting finale for Tarzan and Sheena’s adventures, as they square off in London against a woman whose existences shouldn’t be possible, and a crazy cult with incredible technology. Continue reading

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Review: Let’s Lagoon Ch. 21-30.5

Young Magazine (2007-Present)

Written and Illustrated by Takeshi Okazaki

Summary: Yamada wakes up on an uninhabited island after falling off the cruise ship his class was on in the middle of the ocean during a thick fog. Alone, he begins building a raft and finding ways to survive until he discovers a female classmate has washed ashore as well. The two learn to survive together until one of their teachers washes ashore and generates animosity between the three of them. Continue reading

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Review: Let’s Lagoon Ch. 11-20

Young Magazine (2007-Present)

Written and Illustrated by Takeshi Okazaki

Summary: Yamada wakes up on an uninhabited island after falling off the cruise ship his class was on in the middle of the ocean during a thick fog. Alone, he begins building a raft and finding ways to survive until he discovers a female classmate has washed ashore as well. The two learn to survive together until one of their teachers washes ashore and generates animosity between the three of them. After nearly two weeks of living on this island Yamada is swept up by a fog only to regain consciousness while being rescued in the middle of the ocean 15 minutes after he had originally fallen overboard. What is this new reality Yamada finds himself in? No one believes him about the island he stayed upon with his classmate Imaise Chika and their teacher Shibata. But when Shibata shows up unscathed and with no memories of what happened it’s now up to Yamada to discover the truth for himself and find the missing Imaise. Continue reading

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Review: Boruto: Naruto Next Generation – Ch. 3

(WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP 2016)

by Ukyou Kodachi & Art by Mikio Ikemoto

Summary: The world has changed in the wake of Kaguya’s defeat at the end of the original Naruto series. Those who survived have went on to live normal lives, settle down, and have children of their own. Now all of those children are old enough to become fully-fledged ninja on their own and thus Boruto’s – son of Naruto – story begins. Continue reading

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Review: Godzilla: Oblivion #5

(IDW 2016)
Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art: Brian Churilla
Colors: Jay Fotos
Letters / Creative Consultant: Chris Mowry
Cover: Brian Churilla

Godzilla Oblivion #5 marks the exciting finale of IDW Publishing’s five-part comic series, written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and featuring art by Brian Churilla. On an Earth that has never known monster, the situation is now critical, with Godzilla on the rampage and waves of behemoth Kaiju crossing the portal from the parallel Earth in the alternative dimension, it seems the scientists and the military have condemned their world to destruction. Get set for Godzilla’s greatest battle and the biggest monster smack down of all time! Continue reading

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Review: Let’s Lagoon Chapters 1-10

Young Magazine (2007-Present)

Written and Illustrated by Takeshi Okazaki

Summary: Yamada wakes up on an uninhabited island after falling off the cruise ship his class was on in the middle of the ocean during a thick fog. Alone, he begins building a raft and finding ways to survive until he discovers a female classmate has washed ashore as well. The two learn to survive together until one of their teachers washes ashore and generates animosity between the three of them. After nearly two weeks of living on this island Yamada is swept up by a fog out only to regain consciousness while being rescued in the middle of the ocean 15 minutes after he had originally fallen overboard. What is this new reality Yamada finds himself in? No one believes him about the island he stayed upon with his classmate Imaise Chika and their teacher Shibata. But when Shibata shows up unscathed and with no memories of what happened it’s now up to Yamada to discover the truth for himself and find the missing Imaise. Continue reading

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Review: Plutona TPB

(Image Comics 2016)

Story: Jeff Lemire & Emi Lenox

Script: Jeff Lemire

Art: Emi Lenox

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Steve Wands

Cover: Emi Lenox Review by Paul Bowler

Plutona is one of those new comic book series that arrives like a bolt from the blue, capturing the imagination and completely blowing you away with its thoughtful premise, great writing, and beautiful artwork. The new Plutona trade paperback now collects this wonderful five-part Image Comics super-hero series by Jeff Lemire and Emi Leox, in which we follow the adventures of five everyday suburban kids who just happen to stumble across the body of Plutona – one of the worlds superheroes – after they go exploring in the woods one day after school. Continue reading

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Review: Attack on Titan Ch. 83

(Kodansha 2009)

Story & Art by Hajime Isayama

Summary: In an alternate telling of the history of the world, mankind has been pushed back behind walls where for the last 100 years they’ve been protected from monsters known as Titans. One day these Titans appeared again and brought one of those walls crashing down – the result almost sent humanity into extinction. This is the story of the last remnants of mankind. Continue reading

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Review: ROM #1

(IDW 2016)

Plot and Script by Christos Gage and Chris Ryall

Pencils and Colors by David Messina

Inks by Michele Pasta

Letters by Shawn Lee

ROM and I go way back.  I was one of the first Marvel characters that I don’t remember interacting with mainstream characters.  No Spider-Man/Rom team up.  ROM was a character that lived in his own universe.(Even though he was in Marvel’s.) When he teamed up with other characters, at least in my (at the time) one ROM comic collection, it was with relative unknowns like Ursa Major. Continue reading

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Review: Transformers #55

(IDW Publishing 2016)

Writer: John Barber

Art: Andrew Griffith

Colors: Josh Burcham

Letters: Tom B Long

All Hail Optimus reaches its thrilling conclusion in IDW Publishing’s Transformers #55, a Titan has risen at Prime’s command in Monument Valley on Earth, the political intrigue on Cybertron has reached a crucial turning point, and the conflict between Transformers and humans forces caused by Optimus Prime’s annexing of Earth now becomes a desperate last ditch attempt to stop Galvatron escaping in a climatic final showdown in space. Continue reading

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Review: Star Trek #59

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: David Mastrolonardo

Letters: Andworld Design

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

The celebration of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary continues in  Star Trek #59, with a brand new storyline that sends the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise into the furthest regions of unexplored space. As the excitement builds for the release of  the new blockbusting movie, Star Trek Beyond, the comic book adventures of Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the crew of the Enterprise continues to boldly go where no man has gone before in IDW Publishing’s outstanding Star Trek comic series. Continue reading

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Review: Chum #2

(ComixTribe 2016)

Writer: Ryan K. Lindsay

Art: Sami Kivelä

Colors: Mark Dale

Letterer: Nic J. Shaw

Editor: Dan Hill

Chief Brody started to dig into the guts and blood with his scoop. Cigarette dangling, he hurled the soupy gook into the salty water. “Come on down and chum some of this (awkwardly dubbed) stuff.” (Thanks TBS) Continue reading