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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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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 05/14/14

Action Comics #31 (DC) NickZ: Exploring a Superman without restraint? I’m all in! Afterlife With Archie #5 (Archie Comics) Infinite Speech: This is the horror series you didn’t know you wanted! All New Ghost Rider ...
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Monsters & Metal Episode #17

Welcome to Monsters & Metal Episode #17, the internet’s hardest hitting, in your face mix of Horror Comics and Heavy Metal! Join Decapitated Dan and F(r)iends each month as they keep you up to date on what is going on...
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Crisis of Infinite Reviews 05/14/14

Batgirl #31 Writer: Gail Simone Artists: Fernando Pasarin, Jonathan Glapion, and Blond Cover Artists: Alex Garner and Jon Katz Publisher: DC Comics Ragdoll makes his way to Gotham, as Barbara’s roommate Alysia gets herself ...
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DC Comics Reviews: Superman: Doomed #1

Superman: Doomed #1 Publisher: DC Story: Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak, Charles Soule Pencils: Aaron Lashley Inks: Aaron Lashley Colors: Sunny Gho Letters: Carlos M. Mangual All of the main Superman scribes (Lobdell from Superman, Pa...
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Archie Comics Reviews: Afterlife With Archie #5

Afterlife With Archie #5 Publisher: Archie Comics Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Artist: Francesco Francavilla Cover: Francesco Francavilla Death has come to Riverdale, and for the past several issues it has taken the lives of ...
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Character Spotlight: Catman

I know a lot of folks have seen that picture of Ben Affleck in his new Batman suit. Like many others who saw it, I thought it looked a lot like Catman. When making that joke, lots of people asked “Who’s Catman?̶...
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Beware… 5 Comics to be on the lookout for in May 2014!

Every month close to over 500 new Comic Books come out! That’s a ton of new stuff for you to spend your money on, and let’s face it, we’re not all rich. So I’ve decided to make it a little easier on you ...
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All New Uncanny X-Piles #167

Welcome back ComicAttackers and X-fans to this week’s edition of The All-New Uncanny X-Piles where a handful of our merriest mutant loving reviewers have dropped by once again to regale you with their thoughts on that one X-T...
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Tales From The Water Cooler #163

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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New Transformers: Age of Extinction “Pay Off” Trailer!

Looks like we get one more trailer and poster before Transformers: Age of Extinction hits the big screen next month and this one reveals a little bit more the plot along with the stakes at hand. There’s also more Grimlo...
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Gotta Have It!: Captain America Super Soldier Pullover Hoodie!

Heads up true believers! If you’ve been to the movies and seen what’s on TV then you know the hard truth: HYDRA is back and they have taken down SHIELD from the inside. The news hit me particularly hard as I, being an agent...
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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 05/07/14

All New X-Factor #7 (Marvel) Infinite Speech: This title has been officially added to my pull list now! Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 (Marvel) Dr. Bustos: I forgot how long Spidey’s TV career was but it’s interesting to g...
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