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Wild's End No. 5 is More H.G.-Wells-meets-Wind-in-the-Willows Charm [Comic Review]

Jan
15

Wild’s End has proven quite the surprising title thus far: it’s tempting to call it War of the Worlds with fluffy British anthropomorphs, and accurate though that might be, it says nothing to the value of a simple story done correctly. The artwork of I.N.J. Culbard and writing of Dan Abnett are simple, understated, and miraculously tackle quaintness more on the side of realism, despite taking place at the turn of the century in a country we’re normally used to cartooning with accents and stuffy mannerisms.

The Pull List: Archaia Comics' 'Feathers'

Jan
10

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue of a new series and tell you whether or not to follow the comic based only on that. This week I picked up the new, creator-owned mini-series from Archaia, Feathers, intrigued by its premise of a boy/crow street urchin inhabiting a labyrinthine, 19th-century slum. 

The Pull List: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Can't Lose!

Jan
07

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue of a new series and tell you whether or not to follow the comic based only on that. This week saw the release of a new ongoing Marvel series that I've been excited about since I first read about it. That's right: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!

Nazi Demigods in Space--'Twilight' Eviscerates Golden Age Sci-Fi Comics

Jan
05

The opening scene: commandos in a South American jungle eye a compound defended by a confederation of sentient machines and disenfranchised animal/human hybrids. A negotiation fumbles, the simian rebel leader is beheaded, and the cowardly executioner is canonized. So goes the future envisioned in Twilight, riddled with false idols and an undying quest to quench man's thirst for greatness.

3 New Features in LittleBigPlanet 3 Could Rekindle My Passion for Bizarre Level Creation

Dec
29

As a creative soul with a love for offbeat & dark humor, the LittleBigPlanet game series has provided me with a terrific platform for developing rocket powered, baby doll laden adventures for roughly half a decade. But in the dark crevices of my mind still burns the haunting question: “Can I make something even more outrageous?” The recent release of LittleBigPlanet 3 might just be the answer that will let me sleep at night (in that, I will leave others sleepless).

The Worst Christmas Special Ever Made Features the Ninja Turtles

Dec
19

I have not been in the Christmas spirit this year. I’ve sifted through my Grinch-like hate, but it wasn’t until today that I realized why--that life was preparing me for the grand moment in which I would experience the animatronic nightmare that is “We Wish You a Turtle Christmas.”.  It was like my brain tapped into a psychic wavelength that knew that something awful was going to make me groan and squirm my way through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Christmas hell.

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The Pull List: Angela: Asgard's Assassin Brings the Confusion

Dec
04

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. Today I'll be taking a look at the first issue of Angela: Asgard's Assassin. Is she assassinating Asgard, or is she Asgard's designated assasin? Let's find out together!

The Pull List: Matt Fraction's ODY-C is One Crazy Trip

Nov
27

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. I'm not going to lie, I'm a huge fan of Matt Fraction (HawkeyeSex Criminals), so when I heard he was doing a new independent series for Image, I was intrigued. When I read it was a space-themed, gender-swapped, re-telling of Homer's Oddyssey, I was excited.

WWE 2K15: The Good, The Bad, And The Bo Dallas

Nov
22

Listen up, you pencil-necked geeks! I recently got my hands the PS4 version of Take Two Interactive’s WWE 2K15, the first iteration of the annual WWE wrestling simulation game since THQ finally bit the big one last year. Considering how much hype this game has received, and the brutally stripped-down inferior version that was released on last-gen consoles a month before it came out, I went in with my defenses up, cautiously optimistic. Thankfully, WWE 2K15 (mostly) holds up to its many praises, though it’s a long way off from being the perfect wrestling game. 

The Girl on Fire Loses Her Spark in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Nov
21

When the first Hunger Games film was released back in 2012, it laid the foundation for a story of rebellion, a story of rising up against a corrupt and cruel government. Catching Fire in 2013 kept to that promise by expanding the world, as well as the role that Katniss Everdeen, AKA "The Girl on Fire," plays in all of this. However, it wasn't until this most recent film, Mockingjay - Part One, that we finally get to see these events that have only been hinted at before playing out on the center stage. There are a lot of expectations riding on it, both for Katniss's development and the story overall; and while there's certainly a more mature tone surrounding it, Mockingjay struggles to escape its Young Adult fiction roots and tell the story it's been promising since The Hunger Games.

The Pull List: All-New Captain America Soars Into Action

Nov
12

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. This week saw the much anticipated introduction of Sam Wilson, A.K.A. The Falcon, as the new Captain America. This is especially notable because Sam Wilson, for those not in the know, is African American. Progress!

The Pull List: Memetic #1 Delivers Visions of an Internet Apocalypse [Second Opinion]

Oct
22

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. The internet has been around for a fairly long time now, and yet we rarely see stories that try to approach internet and internet culture in a semi-serious fashion. Memetic is not afraind to do so, however.

Eight Years Later: Dreamfall Chapters First Impressions [Game Review]

Oct
22

It's been eight long, long years since Dreamfall was released; and considering how that game ended, it's been a hell of a wait. As a fan whose expectations started high, and only escalated with time, it's been a surreal experience stepping foot in this world again.

One-Panel Review: Hugh and Kerascoet's 'Beauty' is Minimal and Terrifying

Oct
17

In One-Panel Review, we look at and review a new comic through a single frame; this week we're looking at Beauty, a graphic novel about an ugly peasant with a classic case of monkey's paw wish-making. It has the stark drama (and horror) of H.C. Andersen tales, expanded to the length of a saga, drawn in minimally gorgeous designs.

The Pull List: Wytches Will Creep You Out

Oct
08

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. With October now in full swing, and Halloween right around the corner, plenty of publishers are revving up their spooky comics line-ups, but how does Wytches compare? Read on to find out.

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