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Indigo Hit List 2K20

Indigo Hit List 2K20 Review: A Well-Produced Compilation

War orphan turned child soldier turned refugee turned world-class assassin — the journey that created the lead character Indigo is a seemingly spectacular sequence of events. Unfortunately, the reader is not shown this, but told, learning far too quickly in a single prose paragraph before the book ever begins. This issue is a well-produced compilation […]

Lost on Planet Earth #1

Lost on Planet Earth #1 Review: It Drips With Roddenberry Sauce

Basilisa Miranda is a woman on a mission. Born in the latter half of the 24th century in a world without want or poverty, she's got a host of accomplishments under her well-polished belt. She was a world judo champion, stomped through science fairs while wearing braces, graduated with honors. For breakfast every morning, she […]

Friday #1

Friday #1 Review: It Has Intent As It Adds Layer Upon Layer

If you took Sally Kimball, mixed her with the introspection and self-doubt of Harriet the Spy, and sent her home from college to work through all the unresolved issues of her mystery-laden childhood, you'd find someone a lot like Friday Fitzhugh. The lead here has a pack of cigarettes in her pocket, an annoyed glare, […]

The Trolls World Tour final one sheet poster.

Trolls World Tour Review: Hits All the Right Notes in Rocking Sequel

The first Trolls film was a more significant success than almost anyone could have predicted. Powered by a strong voice cast and one of the catchiest original songs of all-time, the film nearly tripled its budget and launched the property into the stratosphere. This is despite the story being pretty basic and losing steam about […]

Adventure Finders #2

Adventure Finders #2 Review — "Character Bolsters Action Scenes"

We live in an era with a preponderance of fantasy comics, and Adventure Finders #2 one dodges the challenge many have by keeping a small cast (the party numbers five) and using their character moments to bolster the action scenes. It all revolves around Clariette, a tall and charismatic young (read: lower level) adventurer with […]

The Trolls World Tour final one sheet poster.

Trolls World Tour Review: It Doesn't Rock as Hard as Original

Now, I know I'm likely the only fully-formed adult without children who still would have gone to see this film in the theaters if they were still open. Still, despite that, I watched Trolls World Tour from the confined comfort of my couch, and it was unsurprisingly derivative. Don't get me wrong, it still felt […]

The cover of Project: I.M.P.A.C.T. #2 with a creative team of Alan Russette, Stephan Petersen, Linda Scott Campbell, Richard Lumsden and published by ADR Comics.

Project I.M.P.A.C.T. #2 Review – A Solid and Effective Sophomore Issue

Oh, Canada! This solid and effective sophomore issue is an excellent mix of law enforcement procedural and superhero team book, with a hint of corporate and government conspiracy behind it, all set in the Great White North. An overabundance of costumed heroes in the United States sent waves of super-powered bad guys looking for colder […]

The cover of Cut Man #1 with the creative team Alexander Banks-Jongman, Robert Ahmad, and DC Hopkins and published by Danger Zone/Action Lab Entertainment.

Cut Man #1 Review — It's Subtle and It Sneaks up on You

This new story (and it is an original idea, even if it has shades of a literary classic in its conceit) is subtle and sneaks up on you, and mixes speculative fiction with noir vibes. Hank Kelly is a down on his luck guy fighting to get his daughter back and overcome tough circumstances. He's […]

Alethia #13

Alethia #13 Review — It is a Piece of Daring and Engaging Work

In these singular, almost unprecedented times, this comic book feels like it is coming along prophetically. There are two parts to this book, and each one has its own sense of poignancy and importance. This world is inhabited primarily by robots with mostly anthropomorphic shapes, living in proximity to different "factories" (Narrative Factory, Test Factory, […]

Sara cover

5 Thoughts: Sara by Garth Ennis, Steve Epting, Elizabeth Breitweiser

Spurred on by TKO's announcement that they'd donate half of any purchase made to a comic book store of the buyer's choosing, I bought two relatively safe bets: Goodnight Paradise by the Unknown Soldier team (Joshua Dysart and Alberto Ponticelli) and Sara, by Garth Ennis, Steve Epting, and Elizabeth Breitweiser. After reading Sara, I discovered […]

The Doctor wonders what her next plan of attack should be on Doctor Who, courtesy of BBC Studios.

Former Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat Pens New 13th Doctor Story

Self-isolation must make writers restless. Doctor Who fans have been treated to a wave of "extras" as of late because of it, from episode rewatches with the show's cast and creative to writers releasing new scenes and short stories connected with the episode being honored. Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was one of the […]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season 7

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Previews Key Change to This Year's Halloween Heist

NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a show known for its odd quirks, twistedly catchy expressions, and let's just say truly "unique" traditions. With this week's episode "Valloweaster," it's time to revisit one of those proud traditions: "The Ultimate Human/Genius" Halloween Heist competition. For those of you still catching up on the series, a little backstory: every […]

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons pose behind the scenes during the final season of Modern Family, courtesy of ABC.

Modern Family Finds It Hard to Say Goodbye in Series Finale Preview

After 11 seasons on the air, the Pritchett, Dunphy, and Tucker families are set to end their Modern Family run with a two-part series finale on ABC. It's not like fans didn't know it was coming, and yet there's still this feeling that it snuck up on them when they weren't looking. Like how Supernatural […]

Nia Jax returns to crush Deonna Purrazzo onRaw, courtesy of WWE.

WWE RAW Review: An Irresistible Night of Returns and Debuts

The Monday Night RAW after WrestleMania is always a big deal for the WWE. We celebrate the victories of newly-crowned champions, and we also welcome new superstars to the show. Last year, we celebrated "Two Belts" Becky Lynch's win; this year, it's Drew McIntyre's Universal Championship win. Of course, we have to mention that this […]

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REWIND REVIEW: Tales from Nocturnia #2 — "No Frills, No Nuance"

The second act of a trilogy of issues, this fantasy tale of conflicts between rival sovereigns has all the basic elements of a good TTRPG campaign — a missing king with a number of secrets, a repentant and charismatic executioner, even adventurous maidens with agency and motivations. Unfortunately, aside from said executioner and a single […]

Sera the Royal Stars #7

REVIEW: Sera the Royal Stars #7 — "Sumptuous … Sword and Sorcery"

With sweeping, sumptuous imagery and sword and sorcery set in a well-developed interplanetary milieu, Sera the Royal Stars #7 matches the fantasy work being churned out by bigger companies' sword for sword and spell for spell. Honestly, this visually surpasses a lot of that effort from licensed properties and the like. Unfortunately, with this huge […]