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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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Titan Comics Reviews: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 Writer: Nick Abadzis Art: Elena Casagrande Publisher: Titan Comics Titan Comics is back with another fun issue of Doctor Who. The Doctor and his new companion take on some new monsters in this is...
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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 08/20/14

Adventure Time #31 (Boom) NickZ: I cannot express how much fun this book is to read every month. Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #2 (Boom) NickZ: All the misfits of the Candy Kingdom prove that if you don’t give up yo...
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Infinite Man & Aron Fist: Who Shot Ya?!: Original Sin Edition pt 14

The people have cried out for help in keeping up with the many-issued madness of comic company event books! Well, that call has been answered by two guys who have answered a call or two in their lives! Infinite Man and Aron Fi...
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Crisis of Infinite Reviews 08/20/14

Batman and Robin #34 Writer: Peter Tomasi Artists: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, and John Kalisz Cover Artists: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, and John Kalisz Publisher: DC Comics While Scott Snyder’s run on Batman has been amazi...
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DC Reviews: Supergirl #34

Supergirl #34 Publisher: DC Story: Tony Bedard Pencils: Karl Moline Inks: Jose Marzan Jr. Colors: Hi-Fi Letters: Rob Leigh For some unknown reason, Supergirl #34 is the last tie-in to the Superman: Doomed cross-title event, bef...
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BBW: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Title: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Director: Masahiro Hosoda Writers: Yūsuke Watanabe (Based on Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama) Distributed By: (Japan) Toei Company, (North America) 20th Century Fox Starring: (Japan) Masako N...
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Character Spotlight: Black Alice

She looks like a member of the Shazam/Marvel family, but she’s got her own thing going on. She’s like the mutant Rogue, except with magical origins, and she totally has this under control, sorta. So who is Black Ali...
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Marvel Reviews: Elektra #5

Elektra #5 Publisher: Marvel Writer: W. Haden Blackman Artist: Michael Del Mundo Cover: Michael Del Mundo The first arc has come to a close, and Blackman makes sure that it’s just as great as when this series first start...
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All-New Uncanny X-Piles #180

Aloha, X-fans! Marvel decided to save up all their X-titles from last week for one Sentinel-sized week this week. While there were a few books that rose to the top of the heap, let’s see what SpidermanGeek, Infinite Speec...
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Infinite Man & Aron Fist: Who Shot Ya?!: Original Sin Edition pt 13

The people have cried out for help in keeping up with the many-issued madness of comic company event books! Well, that call has been answered by two guys who have answered a call or two in their lives! Infinite Man and Aron Fi...
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Tales From The Water Cooler #176

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...
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Dark Horse Previews: Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of ...
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