Latest Reviews

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Tales from the Con #1 ()
May 21, 2014 -

The cartooning by Chris Giarrusso feels like it belongs as a feature in MAD magazine and Brad Guigar’s commentary on the insane behaviors echoes what geeks drunkenly talk about in their hotel rooms.

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Nailbiter #1 ()
May 21, 2014 -

Visually, Nailbiter does its job of intriguing the reader, but the writing is painting by numbers. Hopefully issue two serves up some unique story elements, or this book will languish as a rerun.

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9.7
Leo Roa – Slightly Oversized Edition ()
May 21, 2014 -

Gimenez’s versatility with a pen – both illustrative and in plot – is on full display throughout both volumes. He’s got an almost musical attunement for humor, and although I wasn’t ever busting at the seams, I found myself grinning on multiple occasions and laughing heartily more than once.

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4.5
Burn the Orphanage: Reign of Terror #1 ()
May 21, 2014 -

Burn the Orphanage: Reign of Terror is a sophomoric effort to make a video game a comic, and without deeper storytelling and artwork that has more dimension, it won’t grasp much attention.

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Star Trek New Visions: The Mirror, Cracked ()
May 21, 2014 -

If you want a new adventure in the Original Series universe, pick up Star Trek New Visions: The Mirror, Cracked.

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The Red Star: Treasury Edition ()
May 21, 2014 -

The Red Star: Treasury Edition read like a great night of gaming, and the author wanted to inject more soul into it.

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Unhung Hero (2013) ()
May 18, 2014 -

A documentary based around one man’s humiliating experiences, Unhung Hero attempts to answer the question… does size matter?

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5.33
Beowulf (2007) ()
May 18, 2014 -

Based on the Old English epic poem, Beowulf is the story of a hubristic Geat warrior, who comes to a King’s aid in order to dispatch a local monster that has been terrorizing the mead hall.

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8.33
Godzilla (2014) ()
May 18, 2014 -

Godzilla Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe Warner Brothers 2014 I’m not sure where to begin with this movie. It’s… Read More »

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9.66
Hoth – Oathbreaker ()
May 18, 2014 -

Hoth Oathbreaker Self-released 2014 A few seconds into the first track, “The Unholy Conception” and you can tell that Hoth’s… Read More »

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8.33
The Melvins – The Bulls & the Bees ()
May 18, 2014 -

The Melvins The Bulls & the Bees Scion A/V 2012 I think we’re all pretty chummy with the work of… Read More »

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8.33
Translucid #1 ()
May 14, 2014 -

Translucid #1 Sanchez, Echert, Bayliss BOOM! Studios 2014 Translucid #1 caught my attention right away, and held on until the… Read More »

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7.67
Clockwork Angels #1 ()
May 14, 2014 -

Clockwork Angels #1 Kevin J. Anderson, Neil Peart, Nick Robles, Ed Dukeshire BOOM! Studios 2014 We start our story with… Read More »

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4.33
Skyward: Free Comic Book Day 2014 ()
May 14, 2014 -

For a straight forward but not too clumsy fantasy story Skyward looks like a good book, however, the Saturday Morning cartoon characters on the back page lead me to believe I don’t have the full story here

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VWars #0 FCBD 2014 Edition ()
May 14, 2014 -

VWars #0 FCBD 2014 Edition Maberry, Robinson, Fotos IDW Publishing 2014 Being a free cook earns a lot of points… Read More »