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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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Monsters & Metal Episode #21

Welcome to Monsters & Metal Episode #21, 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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IDW Publishing takes a deeper look into ‘Orphan Black’ with new series!

IDW KICKS OPEN THE DOORS TO COMIC-CON WITH ORPHAN BLACK!   The Hit Sci-Fi TV Show Takes On Another Form In New Comic Book Series San Diego, CA (July 23, 2014) – Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Pr...
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Infinite Man & Aron Fist: Who Shot Ya?!: ‘Original Sin’ Edition pt 9

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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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 07/16/14

Adventure Time #30 (Boom!) NickZ: The characters of AT make an anthology comic book. It’s brilliant! All-New X-Factor #11 (Marvel) NickZ: This book is a must read if you like well written, team books with great art, OR i...
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Crisis of Infinite Reviews 07/16/14

Batman: Detective Comics #33 Writers: Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul Artists: Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Cover Artists: Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Publisher: DC There’s much to be said about two ...
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BOOM! Studios Signing & Panel Schedule for SDCC 2014!

BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES PANELS, SIGNING SCHEDULE, AND 9TH ANNUAL DRINK-UP FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON   July 21, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints Archaia, KaBOOM!...
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Kickstarter Spotlight: Stillborn: The First Zombie

Meet Stillborn, the original undead, exposed to a disease in 1933, and still alive and kicking to this day. Phillip Kopp has been going to conventions and working with comic shops to sell his series, but now he wants to sell di...
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IDW Reviews: The Squidder #1

The Squidder #1 Publisher: IDW Story: Ben Templesmith Pencils: Ben Templesmith Inks: Ben Templesmith Colors: Ben Templesmith Letters: Ben Templesmith Ben Templesmith takes on the role of the Renaissance man with this first issu...
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Udon Entertainment’s SDCC 2014 Exclusives & Schedule!

San Diego Comic Con 2014 is only days away and to help you organize your massive schedule here’s what Udon Entertainment is offering in cool exclusives along with their signing and panel schedules! UDON @ Comic-Con 2014! ...
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Titan Comics Reviews: New Doctor Who #1′s

We are almost to the end of our Doctor Who slump, with the new episodes and a new Doctor a mere month away, but I have found since becoming a full-fledged Whovian that when the show is on hiatus, there is always some stone to o...
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Movie Mondays: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Title: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Director: Matt Reeves Writers: Mark Bomback, with Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver Distributed By: 20th Century Fox Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Gary Oldman, Nick Thurst...
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Bento Bako Weekly: Les Miserables (Manga Classics)

Title: Les Miserables Author: Adapted by Crystal Silvermoon and Stacy King; art by SunNeko Lee; original story by Victor Hugo Volume: One-shot omnibus, $19.99 (paperback; also available in hardcover) Publisher: Udon Entertainme...
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