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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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Bento Bako Weekly: Midnight Secretary volume 7

Title: Midnight Secretary Author: Tomu Ohmi Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 7 (final), $9.99 Vintage: 2009 by Shogakukan, September 2014 by Viz Media Genre: Romance, supernatural [Volumes 4-6 review.] [Editor's...
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Character Spotlight: Gentleman Ghost

Welcome back to Character Spotlight! This week we find out about the amoral apparition, the sinister specter, Gentleman Ghost! Who is this ghostly villain? How did he come to be? Who does he torment? What are his favorite haunt...
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Tales From The Water Cooler #175

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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Onrie Kompan Productions Reviews: Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger #2

Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger #2 Publisher: Onrie Kompan Productions Writer: Onrie Kompan Artist: El Arnkleus Remember when RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan directed that Kung-Fu flick awhile back? It was pretty much a love letter to the...
by Cameron Crump
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All-New Uncanny X-Piles #179

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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Icon/Marvel Reviews: Painkiller Jane: 22 Brides #2

Painkiller Jane: The 22 Brides #2 Publisher: Icon/Marvel Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Juan Santacruz Cover: Jimmy Palmiotti & Victoria Pal Palmiotti certainly delivers in this issue as we get to see the many sides of Jan...
by InfiniteSpeech
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Infinite Man & Aron Fist: Who Shot Ya?!: ‘Original Sin’ Edition pt 11

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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Top Cow Reviews: Genius #1

Genius #1 Publisher: Top Cow Writer(s): Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin Artist: Afua Richardson Cover: Afua Richardson Bernardin and Freeman bring you into the world of Genius quite comfortably and with a pretty high body co...
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San Diego Comic Con 2014: Cosplay!

San Diego Comic Con has passed for another year, but the memories will last as soon as the fugue state ends from recovering from it! This year saw a ton of amazing cosplay. So enough talk, let’s get to the pictures! That ...
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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 07/30/14

Adventures of Superman #15 (DC) NickZ: This series has had the best Superman stories around and this issue is no exception. All-New Ghost Rider #5 (Marvel) Infinite Speech: Looks like there’s more to this new Ghost Rider ...
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Crisis of Infinite Reviews 07/30/14

Batman: Detective Comics Annual #3 Writer: Brian Buccellato Artists: Werther Dell’Edera, Jorge Fornés, Scott Hepburn, John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor Cover Artists: Guillem March Publisher: DC Annuals in ge...
by Arnab
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Vertigo Reviews: The Wake #10

The Wake #10 Publisher: Vertigo (DC) Story: Scott Snyder Pencils: Sean Murphy Inks: Sean Murphy Colors: Matt Hollingsworth Letters: Jared K. Fletcher It’s finally here – after ten months of living in Scott Snyder and Sean M...
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