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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 08/13/14

All-New X-Men #30 (Marvel) Arnab: I really hope this is the end of the Jean/Emma feud. Infinite Speech: Quite possibly the BEST issue in this series to date! Jeff: This issue includes all the elements that make the X-Men wonder...
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George Perez brings ‘Sirens’ to BOOM! Studios

GEORGE PÉREZ BRINGS FIRST ORIGINAL SERIES IN OVER A DECADE TO BOOM! STUDIOS WITH ‘GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS’ August 19,  2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - George Pérez is a name that is recognized worldwide in com...
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Crisis of Infinite Reviews 08/13/14

Batman #34 Writer: Scott Snyder and Gerry Duggan Artists: Mateo Scalera and Lee Loughridge Cover Artists: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics After over a year in the past, telling the story of Batman’s origin, the series propel...
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Action Lab Entertainment Review: Molly Danger Book One

Molly Danger: Book One Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment Writer & Penciler: Jamal Igle Inker: Juan Castro Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr. Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic In 2013, comics creator Jamal Igle set up a Kickstarter for ...
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BBW: Doraemon: Gadget Cat From The Future!

Doraemon: Gadget Cat From The Future Japanese Publisher: TV Asahi Corporation US Publisher: Bang Zoom Entertainment Currently Airs On: Disney XD [Editor's note: Please welcome Drew back to the column as your regular manga add...
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Marvel Snapshot: Original Sin: Worth the Time?

  Hey everybody! In lieu of my normal character spotlight, I’d like to take a moment, and appeal to the masses about the current state of Marvel Comics. Most already know this, but for those of you that don’t, ...
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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels debuts ‘DMC’ #1 at NYCC 2014

  HIP HOP PIONEER AND ICON DARRYL “DMC” MCDANIELS TO START HIS OWN COMIC PUBLISHING HOUSE DMC #1 will be available early at New York Comic Con “Gorgeous. Frenetic. Forward thinking. Beautifully illustrated. Fresh. Mo...
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Ye Olde School Café: Captain America: Bicentennial Battles Tpb

  Hello and welcome to another edition of Ye Olde School Café! This time around I’ll be showcasing another incredible offering from the unbridled imagination of Jack ‘King’ Kirby! In the trade paperback ...
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Kickstarter Spotlight: ‘Illegal’ by Jeremy Whitley!

  “Illegal” is the tale of an undocumented immigrant, Gianna DelRey, in a dystopian near-future America.  Gianna and her mother left behind an abusive father and husband for the hope of a new life.  However, that new...
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Top Cow Reviews: Genius #2

Genius #2 Publisher: Top Cow Writer(s): Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin Artist: Afua Richardson Cover: Nelson Blake II Bernardin and Freeman keep the momentum going from last issue as Destiny and her followers go toe to toe ...
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FFGtGR: Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty

From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays, No.179 Welcome back to another edition of our all-ages comics column, From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays! This week we have something that’s kind of a comic as well as kind of a novel, ...
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Deep Discussions with Decapitated Dan: ’68 Homefront

I recently had a chance to talk to Mark Kidwell and Jay Fotos about their upcoming mini-series ’68: Homefront. Check it out:   Decapitated Dan: Hey Mark, Kyle and Jay thanks for taking time to talk with me about the ...
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