REVIEW: The Wild Storm #5 – Daemons, Cosmonauts and Redemption

REVIEW: The Wild Storm #5 – Daemons, Cosmonauts and Redemption

With The Wild Storm #5, writer Warren Ellis continues the engrossing slow burn that has defined this series so far, and that continues to be no bad thing at all, given how rich the world he’s creating is. If you’re looking for a series that takes seriously the concept of creating a super-hero universe for a realistic modern world (as opposed to thinking that just means being grim and bleak) then you should look no…

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“Samurai Jack” Returns to Comics in New IDW Series by Rangel & Johnson Caldwell

“Samurai Jack” Returns to Comics in New IDW Series by Rangel & Johnson Caldwell

Today, in an exclusive report on the Nerdist, IDW announced that cult favorite animated series Samurai Jack is retuning to the comics medium in a new series subtitled “Quantum Jack”, written by Fabian Rangel Jr. (“Space Riders,” “Namwolf”) with art by Warwick Johnson Caldwell (“Tank Girl”). Samurai Jack is an animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky which debuted in 2001. An immediate fan and critical favourite, the series won four Emmy awards, as well as six…

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ADVANCE REVIEW – The Death of Stalin: The Comedy of Tyranny

ADVANCE REVIEW – The Death of Stalin: The Comedy of Tyranny

Totalitarian regimes have, oddly enough, provided the best fodder for political comedy and satire. There’s something about the absurdity of living under brutality couched and protected by beauracracy that requires only the slightest nudge to tip into full on comedy. And through the years, we’ve seen satire used as a powerful weapon against the power of the state. From political cartoons, to films that took aim at fascism like Ernst Lubitch’s “To Be or Not…

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Dynamite & Halfbrick to Release Series Based on “Fruit Ninja” Mobile Game

Dynamite & Halfbrick to Release Series Based on “Fruit Ninja” Mobile Game

Dynamite Entertainment, in partnership with game development company Halfbrick, announced today plans to release a new series based on the hugely popular and successful mobile game Fruit Ninja. The series will be written by Eisner and Harvey nominee Nate Cosby (“Cow Boy,” “Buddy Cops,” “Jim Henson’s The Storyteller”)  with art by Scott Brown (“Nightfall”) and Ruairi Coleman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures”). Per the press release from Dynamite, the series will revolve around the Fruit…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 10: “The Eaters of Light”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 10: “The Eaters of Light”

“The Eaters of Light” is something of a milestone for Doctor Who, for it marks the first time since the series returned in the 21st Century that a writer from the classic series has come back to the show. In a way, it’s hard to see another series of the new Doctor Who where this would have been possible; part of the overall vibe of Series 10 has been the way it has embraced a…

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REVIEW: Dark Days – The Forge #1 – Impenetrable But Intriguing Metal

REVIEW: Dark Days – The Forge #1 – Impenetrable But Intriguing Metal

DC’s big summer event for 2017 has been announced as “Dark Nights – Metal”, which sees “Batman” superstars Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo re-team to tell a big story involving all the heroes of the DC Pantheon. Dark Days – The Forge #1 is the prequel that kicks off the event to come, and though there’s plenty here to intrigue, drawing from crumbs dropped throughout Snyder’s long tenure as Bat-writer, the issue is also pretty…

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REVIEW: Normandy Gold #1 – Back Woods to Mean Streets

REVIEW: Normandy Gold #1 – Back Woods to Mean Streets

The partnership between pulpy publishing house Hard Case Crime and Titan Comics has delivered some interesting results. Taking top crime novelists and giving them space to work in the comics medium is a great idea, especially when they’re being allowed to come up with their own stories and ideas. Normandy Gold #1 is the latest series to debut, written by novelists Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin, with art by Steve Scott and colors by Lovern…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Space Riders 2: Galaxy of Brutality #2 – To Insanity and Beyond!

ADVANCE REVIEW: Space Riders 2: Galaxy of Brutality #2 – To Insanity and Beyond!

I loved everything about the first Space Riders series. I loved the balls-out bonkers story, written by Fabian Rangel Jr, I loved the mind-blowing comix-influenced psychedelic art by Alexis Ziritt, which was wonderfully enhanced by Ryan Ferrier‘s letters. Now, the series is back with another volume, and after a terrific first issue, I’m happy to report that Space Riders 2: Galaxy of Brutality #2 fits right in with the first volume; it’s gloriously vulgar and uninhibited space…

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Marvel Cancels “Black Panther: World of Wakanda”

Marvel Cancels “Black Panther: World of Wakanda”

Writer Roxane Gay revealed on Twitter yesterday that her Marvel series Black Panther: World of Wakanda, has been cancelled by the publisher. The move comes only a few weeks after Marvel cancelled another Black Panther title, “Black Panther & the Crew”, after releasing only two issues.   Sadly, the series was cancelled but I hope to revisit the characters. https://t.co/7kieeBWdQy — roxane gay (@rgay) June 12, 2017   Gay was due to leave the book…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 9: “Empress of Mars”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 9: “Empress of Mars”

After the completion of a trilogy of episodes that, although ambitious, wound up being deeply flawed and unsatisfying, the tenth series of Doctor Who returns to its more classical format with “Empress of Mars,” written by series stalwart Mark Gatiss, and directed with flair and style despite limitations by Wayne Yip. The result is a satisfying and throughly entertaining, if ultimately more workmanlike than inspired, episode. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt…

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