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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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Deep Discussions with Decapitated Dan #105: Dirk Manning

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 once again by show regular, Di...
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From Friendly Ghosts to Gamma Rays

FFGtGR: Strawberry Shortcake, Winx Club and Dance Class!

From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays, No. 109: Chicks Dig It Aloha readers, and welcome to your weekly column for all-age comics goodness, From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays! This week I have an interesting selection of titles: t...
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Bento Bako Bonus: Vampire Knight volume 14

Title: Vampire Knight Author: Matsuri Hino Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 14 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2011 by Hakusensha, July 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Vampires, romance, drama As volume 14 opens, Yuki is sti...
by Kristin
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Valiant Reviews: Harbinger #3

Harbinger #3 Publisher: Valiant Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Khari Evans & Lewis Larosa Cover: Arturo Lozzi & Matt Milla After being on the run and making some seriously bad calls in the past two issues, Peter Stanchec...
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Aspen Reviews: Homecoming #1

Homecoming #1 Publisher: Aspen Writer: David Wohl (with Scott Lobdell) Artist: Emilio Laiso (cover “A” by Michael Turner) Colors: Brett Smith (with Stefani Renee) High School can be full of drama, good times, bad ti...
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Don’t Call It a Reboot: New Marvel NOW!

Are the new Marvel Comic books entitled Marvel NOW! a reboot? What exactly is a reboot in the preferred nomenclature of the modern comics world? Does it describe a fresh, new start for the characters in an ongoing series that...
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The Uncanny X-Piles 102

Welcome to the 102nd edition of the Uncanny X-Piles! It was a light week for the X-books, but a new Gambit series and some AvX tie-ins kept us busy. The X-Piles Numbers next to each title are the cumulative ranking of the late...
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Valiant Reviews: Bloodshot #2

Bloodshot #2 Publisher: Valiant Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi Cover: Andy Brase Continuing the excitement from the last issue, Swierczynski delivers another hard hitting tale in the second ...
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Bento Bako Lite: Otomen volume 11

Title: Otomen Author: Aya Kanno Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 11 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2010 by Hakusensha, August 2011 by Viz Media Genre: Romantic comedy The bizarre, Edo-theme field trip continues this ...
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Contest of Champions Live Episode #42: Professor X vs. Mandarin

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...
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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 08/08/12

Adventure Time: Marceline and The Scream Queens #2 (Kaboom!) NickZ: Marceline and PB are the best odd couple in comics today. This book is ALGEBRAIC! American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3 (Vertigo) Arnab: I don’t know h...
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Crisis of Infinite Reviews 08/08/12

Batgirl #12 Writer: Gail Simone Artists: Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes, and Ulises Arreola Cover Artists: Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes, and Ulises Arreola Publisher: DC Batwoman guest stars as Batgirl takes on Knightfall and...
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