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Bento Bako Weekly: Black Bird volumes 16-17

Posted  April 21, 2014  by  Kristin

Title: Black Bird Author: Kanoko Sakurakouji Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volumes 16-17 (of 18), $9.99 Vintage: 2012 by Shogakukan, May and October 2013 by Viz Media Genre: Romance, drama, supernatural [Editor's note: These two volumes discuss: abortion, miscarriages, pregnancy in general, and suicide.] Now that Misao’s pregnant, Kyo rushes to discover what her […]

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Character Spotlight: The Ventriloquist & Scarface

Posted  April 20, 2014  by  Dr. Bustos

If you were to ask me who is the creepiest member of Batman’s rogues gallery, I have one answer that comes to mind: The Ventriloquist and Scarface. A meek man with a ventriloquist dummy is already enough to creep out some people, but that isn’t what bothers me. This is a criminal duo that should […]

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Tales From The Water Cooler #159

Posted  April 19, 2014  by  InfiniteSpeech

Welcome to Tales From the Water Cooler! Join Infinite Speech, Decapitated Dan, The Comic Book Clergyman and the Canadian Websliger each week as they gather around the water cooler of stories to talk about comics. Listen in this week as the guys talk about Eisners, X-Men: DoFP footage and trailers and Rob Liefeld’s The Godyssey. […]

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FFGtGR: Interview with Max Steel’s Tom Pinchuk!

Posted  April 18, 2014  by  Drew

From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays, No.171 Hey ya’ll and welcome back to our all-ages comics column, From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays! This week we have an interview with writer Tom Pinchuk, who just worked as writer on the Max Steel title from Viz Media’s Perfect Square imprint! Let’s pick his brain! ————————— ComicAttack.Net: […]

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All New Uncanny X-Piles #163

Posted  April 17, 2014  by  InfiniteSpeech

We’re back to deliver our batch of X-Title reviews for your mutant loving pleasure! Unless you’re too busy watching all of the the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie trailers that came out this past week. Then hopefully you’ll squeeze in some time to check out these reviews and maybe stay away from a horrible […]

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Gay Characters In Comics: Diversity? Or Publicity?

With all the news coming out recently involving diversity in comics, specifically the inclusion of gay characters and/or their marriages, one has to wonder if this is the industry’s way of ushering in more diversity, or i...
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Gamex 2012!

Over Labor Day weekend at the Sheraton Hotel near LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, Strategicon was having its Gamex convention. This convention is more of a 4-day slumber party; it was the most relaxed and open conventio...
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The Uncanny X-Piles XC

  Avengers vs. X-Men #4 Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: John Romita, Jr. It is now apparent that the editors are the ones screwing this event up. There appears to be no communication between the various tie-in issues and ...
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The Comics Console: Batman: Arkham City: Harley Quinn’s Revenge Review

The Robin and Nightwing challenge DLC was really cute, but when it comes to DLC, the fans really expect a bit more bang for their buck. And as big a fan of Arkham City as I am, I want to tell everyone that Harley Quinn’s ...
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DC Reviews: The Flash #9

The Flash #9 Publisher: DC Comics Writers: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Cover: Francis Manapul For someone who primarily was known as an artist a couple years ago, Francis Manapul knows how to write...
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Dallas Comic-Con 2012: Q&As

Hello, and welcome back to my coverage of the 2012 Dallas Comic-Con! On Monday I did a run down of the overall con experience, and posted a bunch of pictures from around the convention floor. Today I’m going to share with...
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Read Comics Online: Easy, Fast and often Free

Americans have always been obsessed with speed. We just can’t seem to do anything fast enough, because we’re constantly coming up with ways to make our machines, vehicles, and computers faster. Even right now, as you read t...
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BOOM! Studios Reviews: Valen The Outcast #6

Valen The Outcast #6 Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Michael Alan Nelson Artist: Matteo Scalera (cover by Khary Randolph) Colorist: Archie Van Buren In this issue, we find out some back story on Zjanna. She’s been the mo...
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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 05/23/12

All-Star Western #9 (DC) Andy: The most forced tie-in ever. Would have stood fine on its own, but with the Night of the Owls banner, this scores a C-. Amazing Spider-Man #686 (Marvel) Decapitated Dan: I think I might have to mo...
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Contest of Champions Live Episode #32: Emma Frost & Invisible Woman vs. Iron Fist

Welcome to Season 2 of the internet’s only superhero fight podcast, Contest of Champions Live! Each week, your hosts the Clobberin’ Comic Book Clergyman and the Canadian Capekiller referee between a group of comp...
by Jeff
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Crisis of Infinite Reviews 05/23/12

Aquaman #9 Writer: Geoff Johns Artists: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, and Rod Reis Cover Artists: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Rod Reis Publisher: DC The thing about this series is that it is remarkably fun to read. That...
by Arnab
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Titan Books Review: Spandex: Fast and Hard

Spandex: Fast and Hard Publisher: Titan Books Writer: Martin Eden Artist: Martin Eden Colorist: Martin Eden Brighton, South England is the the gay capital of the UK, as this book points out at the very beginning. Spandex is abo...
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