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Gotta Have It! Doctor Who Eleventh Doctor Sonic Screwdriver

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  Jeff

Forget the lightsabers, toss out the magic wands, get rid of the bow and arrows, repulsor rays, and vibranium shields. You don’t need any infinity gems to guard the galaxy. All you need is the Eleventh Doctor’s 10-inch Sonic Screwdriver! This Doctor Who prop is the most fun thing I have played with in a long time. […]

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Ink Stains 64: Word Balloons 1

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  kenmeyerjr

In the fanzine world, Gary Groth is known for Fantastic Fanzine, but don’t forget Word Balloons! Word Balloons 1, March, 1974 Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth Those of you that are old codgers like myself, or that follow this column (or both), know Gary Groth published the wonderful Fantastic Fanzine for 13 issues (plus two big special […]

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Bento Bako Weekly: In Clothes Called Fat

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  Kristin

Title: In Clothes Called Fat Author: Moyoco Anno Publisher: Vertical Inc. Volume: One-shot, $16.95 Vintage: 2002 by Shodensha, 2014 by Vertical Genre: Drama, josei Just a note here: this book is about a woman struggling with body image issues, and includes references to eating disorders. So if you’re turned off or otherwise bothered by that, […]

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Marvel Snapshot: Character Spotlight: The Punisher

Posted  August 31, 2014  by  Billy

  Hey everybody, it’s time for another character spotlight in Marvel Snapshot! It occurred to me that I’d never done a spotlight on the Punisher! So why not get it done right now! This controversial character has been up and down over his lifetime, and I’m aiming to shine some light on his history in […]

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Ye Olde School Café: Stoker’s Dracula #1

Posted  August 30, 2014  by  Billy

  Hello and welcome to another edition of Ye Olde School Café! This time around I’ll be focusing in on an issue that really set the bar for adaptations as far as I’m concerned, and what better story to check out than Bram Stoker’s Dracula! Back in the 1970s, during the horror comics explosion, a […]

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Dark Horse Reviews: Riven -Tpb

Riven -Tpb Publisher: Dark Horse Writers: Bo Hampton & Robert Tinnell Artist: Bo Hampton Let’s be honest for a moment. There are more horror books on the shelves these days than cockroaches in a sleazy part of a city....
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Tales from the Water Cooler: Episode #79

Welcome to Tales From the Water Cooler! Join Infinite Speech, Decapitated Dan, and the Southern Sensation each week as they gather around the water cooler of stories to talk about comics. This week is a week of Water Cooler mus...
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Ye Olde School Café: X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda pt 3

Hello and welcome back to another great week in Ye Olde School Café! This time we’ll continue to look at the X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda! So far, we’ve seen the evil Cameron Hodge and the others helping him to subjuga...
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Deep Discussions with Decapitated Dan #106: Matt Evans

Horror comics have been scaring readers for years. Is there anyone brave enough to sit down with their creators? This is Deep Discussions with Decapitated Dan. Listen in this week as Dan is joined by writer Matt Evans. Listen i...
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From Friendly Ghosts to Gamma Rays

FFGtGR: Peanuts, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Sad Sack and the Sarge!

From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays, No. 110: Classics Strike Back! Aloha, awesome reader, and welcome back to the column for all-age comics coolness on the web, From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays! It was an usually busy week he...
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Dark Horse Reviews: Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch

Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch (one-shot) Publisher: Dark Horse Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Jill Thompson A few short weeks ago, I did a character spotlight on Beasts of Burden. You know, the Eisner award winning book (20...
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The Comics Console: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review

Transformers fans have a lot of rightful gripes toward Micheal Bay and his Transformers movies, many of which I’ll agree with, be it mishandling of the Transformers mythology or simply garbage quality movies. One aspect o...
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The Twenty Year Death

Off the Shelf: The Twenty-Year Death

Title: The Twenty-Year Death Author: Ariel S. Winter Artist: Charles Pyle Publisher: Hard Case Crime There’s a new Hard Case Crime novel that’s got the sexy cover, the mystery and thrills, and a nod to the pulp clas...
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Red Circle New Crusaders App Report Card

Red Circle New Crusaders App Report Card Current Grade: A- Original Launch Grade: B- And the grades are in for how Archie Comics’ Red Circle New Crusaders App is currently doing, and it’s gone up from a B- a few m...
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The Uncanny X-Piles 103

Welcome to the 103rd edition of the Uncanny X-Piles! This week, we get some excitingAvX action and some alternate future hijinks! Let’s see what the X-perts think… The X-Piles Numbers next to each title are the cum...
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Bento Bako Lite: Toriko volume 11

Toriko volume 11 Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump Line) Story and Art: Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro Toriko volume 11 is out now, giving us an exciting wrap-up to its Century Soup saga, complete with giant monsters, blood filled batt...
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Dark Horse Reviews: B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #2

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #2 Publisher: Dark Horse Writers: Mike Mignola & Cameron Stewart Artist: Cameron Stewart (cover by Viktor Kalvachev) Colors: Dave Stewart When Agent Strode signed on to be an agent with the ...
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