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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

Review: Takuan and Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary Ch. 3

(Weekly Shonen Jump 2016)

Story and Art by Kentarou Itani

Summary: Takuan is your average, everyday boy who desperately just wants to live an average, everyday life. To the point of which he will lecture often to one of his few friends about the importance of simple minded peace in simple minded things. That’s not a bad philosophy to live up to, but a philosophy the cosmos don’t seem to be willing to allow him to live. One day when Takuan meets Batsu, King Enma’s only daughter, his life begins to become much more entertaining… Continue reading

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Review: Elasticator 1 and 2

(Scout Comics 2016)

Written by A.C. Medina

Art by Kevin Shah

Colors by Ross A. Campbell

Cover by Jean-Francois Beulieu

Letters by Micah Myers

Sometimes it’s all about the cover.  I know it’s an awful way to decide what to read.  I know that my middle school librarian, Mrs. Paulson, would be horrified.  (Along with my librarian mother.)  Continue reading

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Review: The Rattler

(Image 2016)

Writer - Jason McNamara

Artist - Greg Hinkle

Editor - Joel Enos

I’m past the “spoiler reveal”.  If you don’t want to know what happens, it’s pretty easy to avoid a spoiler for a day or two, and for the most part, even if I get a spoiler, I’m so far behind in film and television watching that I’ll forget it by the time I actually consume the media.  That being said, and much to the detriment of what I do on this site…

I highly recommend that you not read this review.  The Rattler, by Jason McNamara and Greg Hinkle, is best consumed without any knowledge of it’s contents. Continue reading

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Review: The Baker Street Peculiars

(Kaboom! 2016)

Script by Roger Langridge

Art and Letters by Andy Hirsch

Colors by Fred Stresing

If there is any company out there right now that is successfully marketing itself to kids it’s Boom! Studios imprint KaBoom!.  They’ve really taken the reigns on the Cartoon Network shows, with Adventure Time and Uncle Grampa, and original books like Lumberjanes and last week’s new release The Baker Street Peculiars Continue reading

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Review: Platinum End Ch. 1-4

(Jump SQ 2014)

Written by Tsugumi Obha & Illustrated by Takeshi Obata

Summary: Mirai is fed up with life. His graduation from Junior High is an empty husk of an event and he doesn’t wish to return home to his ever-abusive step-family. After attempting suicide he’s saved by the angel Nasse who gives him the opportunity to enter into a contract with her to become the next candidate for God. With Cupid’s Arrows and an angel’s wings bestowed upon Mirai he must now use his powers to become the last candidate standing in a tournament to see who will become the next God. Continue reading

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Review: X-Files Deviations One-Shot

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Amy Chu

Art: Elena Casagrande and Silvia Califano

Colors: Arianna Florean

Letters: Robbie Robbins

Regular Cover: Cat Staggs

Subscription Cover: Gordon Purcell & Monica Kubina

Prepare to believe in a whole new reality in IDW Publishing’s The X-Files Deviations, a world where fate took a very different path after the young Fox Mulder was mysteriously abducted by aliens in 1973 instead of his sister, Samantha, and never seen again. Now another Mulder has become the believer working at the FBI on the X-Files, Samantha Mulder, and despite the reservations of her skeptical new partner, Agent Dana Scully, Samantha won’t rest until she discovers the truth about what really happened to her brother. Continue reading

Review: Haunted Love #2


Various Writers and Artists

Valentine’s Day may be over, but love is still in the air…horrific and weird love, that is, and we can thank IDW for that.

IDW has put together a three-part anthology style smattering of spooky love stories from a variety of 50’s comic books, and bestowed the title Haunted Love upon it. Continue reading

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Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1

(Boom! Studios 2016)

Writer: Kyle Higgins

Illustrator: Hendry Prasetya

Color: Matt Herms

Letterer: Ed. Dukeshire

On August 28, 1993 children all over America, including three-year-old me, sat glued in front of the television as the Power Rangers formed for the very first time. I watched the show for years and had all things Yellow Ranger. And even after I had stopped watching, the show stayed with me throughout my life, which is why I was so excited to do this review. Continue reading

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Review: Cry Havoc #2

(Image Comics 2016)

Words by Simon Spurrier

Pictures by Ryan Kelly

Inks by Barbara Guttman

Colors by Nick Filardi, Lee Loughridge, and Matt Wilson

Letters by Simon Bowland

“So far…in London, street musician Louise Canton was savaged by a ghostly hound…in Afghanistan she travelled with supernatural soldiers to life the creature’s curse…in the Red Place she’s the captive of the rogue monsters she came to kill.”  That’s issue #1 in a super cool nutshell. Continue reading

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Review: Robocop: Dead or Alive Vol. 2

(Boom! Studios 2016)

Writer- Joshua Williamson

Artist- Carlos Magno

Colorist- Marissa Louise

Letters- Ed Dukeshire

RoboCop is one of the quintessential ultra-violent 80’s action movies that a lot of us grew up on.  I quote it about as much as any other movie of its genre.  “Book him…he’s a cop killer.”, and you can’t forget, “The Tigers are playing… (drums the table) tonight! I never miss a game.”  Continue reading

Review: Teppu- Complete Series

(good! Afternoon 2008)

Story & Art by Oota Moare

Summary: Natsuo is a girl that has natural talent, so much so that everything she tries seem to come to her in a fashion that’s easier than riding a bike. This has caused much turmoil in his her life, she’s lost so much and it’s given her a sour outlook on the world and those who inhabit it. When she meets Yuzuko, a new transfer student who finally gives her a challenge in the form of MMA, this spurs Natsuo to put in all her effort to beat this girl. And thus Natsuo’s journey through MMA begins… Continue reading

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Review: Godzilla in Hell TPB

(IDW 2016)

Writers & Artists

James Stokoe / Bob Eggleton / Ulises Farinas / Erick Freitas / Buster Moody

Brandon Seifert / Ibrahim Moustafa. Godzilla in Hell TPB

Over the many decades of city-leveling battles and victories against untold monstrous adversaries, Godzilla now faces his greatest challenge of all in this mammoth 120 page Trade Paper Back edition which collects the epic five-issue miniseries: Godzilla in Hell! 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: 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: 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 Dark Knight Returns TPB

(DC Comics and Warner Books 1986)

Story and Pencils by Frank Miller

Inks by Klaus Janson and Frank Miller

Colors and Visual Effects by Lynn Varley

Letters by John Constanza

There is no denying the effect that Frank Miller can and has had on the comic industry.  His take on Daredevil changed the way we saw the savior of Hell’s Kitchen, and in the same way he changed the way we see Batman still today. Continue reading