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Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Ep. 1

(Marvel Studios 2016)

Summary: 6 months have past since the events of season 3. SHIELD has been reinstated as an official government agency, but it’s still rebuilding and has a long way to go before it returns to glory. The world, however, believes Coulson dead and so a new Director is in charge. Daisy has left SHIELD and is now a vigilante working to help others while fleeing authorities. All the while a new supernatural entity has entered the ring: the Ghost Rider. This season tells of a family broken a part in need of being pieced back together.

“The Ghost”

Directed by Billy Gierhart; Written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen Continue reading

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Review: Dream Police #11

(Image-2016)

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski

Artist: Sid Kotian

Color: HíFí

Letters: Troy Peterí

Making yourself an asset to your employer is usually a good thing. Unless you are Joe Thursday, and you work for the Dream Police. That just might make you a slave to justice…dream justice. Besides Joe Thursday being a day short of being Joe Friday, he doesn’t seem to have trouble holding his own in the sleeping world of the Dreamscape. But because of this, it has him in the dangerous position of being the best Dream Policeman on the force. Continue reading

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Review: Trigun: Complete series

Shounen Captain (1995)

Written and Illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow

Summary: In the future, Earth has been abandoned and new planets have been Terraformed for the human race. On one particular planet the days of the Wild West run rampant again, however instead of horses they’re vehicles and high-powered guns, and instead of dust storms you have Vash the Stampede. The humanoid typhoon. And a walking natural disaster. Who is this mysterious Vash, and what’s his purpose of existence? It’s Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action in Trigun! Continue reading

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Review: Revolution #1

(IDW 2016)
Writers: John Barber & Cullen Bunn
Art: Fico Ossio
Colors: Sebastian Cheng
Letters Tom B Long

Explosive destruction strikes the Earth as the REVOLUTION begins, the battle lines are quickly drawn, and soon the world believes that Optimus Prime and the Transformers are the ones responsible for the chaos. G.I. JOE gathers an elite team of powerful heroes to counteract this new threat, with Action Man and M.A.S.K. fighting to protect the human race – but what role will ROM and the Micronauts play as the conflict unfolds? Continue reading

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Review: Attack on Titan Ch. 84-85

Attack on Titan – Chapters 84-85

(Kodansha 2009)

Story & Art by Hajime Isayama

Storyline Ongoing

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: Ness #1

(Chris Welsh 2016)

Script by Chris Welsh

Art by Rob Carey

Colors by Dee Cunniffe

Letters by Robin Jones

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The idea of cryptids, Bigfoot, Loch Ness, etc. has always been fascinating to people.  The fact that humans have searched through so many isolated areas of our Earth and still believe are a testament to the strength of the idea.  People are always coming up with new incarnations of the legends, and every so often a sighting happens and the fervor is once again ramped up.  Just when you think you’ve read every story about Nessie, a tentacle reaches out of the Loch and wraps you in it’s icy grip. Continue reading

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Going “Way” Out on Patrol: The First Offering from Young Animal or My Thoughts on Doom Patrol #1, an Exercise in Restrained Jubilation

(DC Comics 2016)

By Shawn Warner

     Anyone who has ever talked comic books with me for more than ten minutes knows I love Grant Morrison only slightly less than my wife and son, that being the case you may think that I would be more than a little skeptical as I dove into the first issue of Gerard Way’s take on the Doom Patrol; a book that Morrison has left his indelible mark of genius upon and, in my opinion, remains the quintessential work on the title. Continue reading

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Review: A Girl on the Shore

Written and Illustrated by Inio Asano

Vertical Comics (2016)

Summary: When Koume and Keisuke’s relationship begins to take shape, it is apparent that they are both searching for something. Maybe Keisuke wants something more than a kiss from fair Koume. Maybe Koume is looking for someone better than Misaki, the local playboy. But what they find in each other over the course of a summer might be far greater than anything they were expecting. Their lives are going to change. And this will all transpire before high school exams! [From the back of the book.] Continue reading

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Review: Micronauts #5

(IDW Publishing -2016)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Max Dunbar
Colors: David Garcia-Cruz & Ander Zarate
Letters: Tom B. Long

The search for the Time Travelers begins in Micronauts #5, as the threat of the entropy storm closes in. Captain Oziron “Oz’ Rael and his crew are now prisoners of the Force Commander Baron Daigon, but it seems that Oz knows far more about the Pharoids and their connection to the mysterious entities known as the Time Travelers than even his shipmates could have expected, and with Barron Karza about to strike the secrets of past could soon have long lasting repercussions for the Microspace and Earth. Continue reading

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Review: Vikings #4

(Titan Comics – 2016)

Writer – Cavan Scott

Art – Staz Johnson

Colors – Rodrigo Fernades

Letters – Rob Steen

I just finished binging on season 4 of Vikings from the History Channel.  Say what you will about the programs featured on that particular cable station, Vikings, although perhaps not perfectly historically accurate, is a completely enjoyable drama series, one that hooked me pretty quickly and had me chanting along with the warring tribes “Ragnar! Ragnar! Ragnar!” Continue reading

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Column: How I Survived Baltimore Comicon 2016

By Shawn Warner

     The count down before Comic Con is always a super anxious time for me, I begin checking my email for updates more frequently, checking the ever-growing list of guests for my favorite creators and deciding which of the many, varied and enlightening panels I will be covering for the site. This is just business as usual, not only for covering the event but, enjoying all the aspects of the show as a fan and collector. Of course I am talking about shopping! Filling in those runs, finding those elusive issues waiting there, hidden within the depths of the dollar boxes and perusing the walls of key issues and first appearances that tower above the milling masses of cosplayers and collectors like monuments erected to the Comic Book Gods with names like Kirby, Claremont, Adams and Ditko, Steranko, Infantino and Lee. Continue reading

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Review: 7th Garden Vol. 1

Jump SQ (2014-Present)

Story and Art by Mitsu Izumi

Summary: As a gardener served in a rural manor, Awyn wished nothing more than peaceful days along with his lord’s daughter, Marie. One day, he accidentally woke up a demon sleeping in a nearby mountain. What she wished was to have him as a servant before felling the heaven and turn this world into her garden. Awyn of course declined the offer. However, not long after that, the town Awyn staying was suddenly raided by Knights Templar who supposed to protect the country. Awyn was then presented with choices: Will he perish along with the garden and his dear ones, or become demon’s servant and have this world perish instead… [7th Garden Wiki] Continue reading

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Review: Edward Scissorhands: The Final Cut

(IDW 2016)

Writer – Kate Leth

Artist -Drew Rausch

Colorists – Drew Rausch, Jeremy Colwell, and Rikki Simons

Color Assist – Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons

Letterer – Travis Lanham

Editor – Sarah Gaydos

There’s always worry when you see something you grew up with and really enjoyed being remade, no matter the format or medium.  Late sequels to films, adaptations, nothing is out of the realm of possibility.  Properties that were once thought “untouchable” prove very much touchable and remarkable. Continue reading

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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