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    15 2015 April

    B-Movie Breakdown: Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

    Hello, dear readers, this week I bring you a Chinese crime-action film that has everything from amazing fighting sequences, a clever detective, mystical villains, and a really grumpy dude that just cannot handle being wrong....

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    03 2015 April

    Daytripper

    Everybody dies. It’s a sobering sentiment to say the least and the kind of consideration that’s apt to be promptly shuffled away amid the tedium of the everyday. And yet this quiet, internal aversion to...

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    02 2015 April

    Let’s “Reed” Ultimate Fantastic Four – The Fantastic: Part 2

    Ok, so, this is gonna get a little biographical. I was very excited by the Ultimate line back in the early 2000’s. It got me back into comics, to be honest. Living in Australia had...

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    01 2015 April

    Phantasmagoria #1 Review

    Dictionary.com describes the word phantasmagoria as the following: Phantasmagoria | fan-taz-muh-gawr-ee-uh, -gohr- — noun 1. a shifting series of phantasms, illusions, or deceptive appearances, as in a dream or as created by imagination 2. a...

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    27 2015 March

    Blacksad Volume 2 – Arctic Nation

    It is certainly a beautiful thing when a follow-up follows through. Doubly so when that follow-up happens to track the caliber adventures of a character like John Blacksad. In fact, too often creative talents seem...

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    26 2015 March

    All-New Ghost Rider Vol. 1: Engines of Vengeance

    Marvel’s recent commitment to more diverse superheroes is refreshing. Giving children of differing genders, colors, and faiths heroes that are more similar to the faces they see in the mirror is a good practice that...

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    23 2015 March

    Howard The Duck #1 – Yes, I’m Serious: Review

    So, just last week I went into a local comic shop to pick up a few things that I’d missed during the last week or so. Couple a Spider books, some Silver Surfer, what have...

After my last adventure into the world of Doctor Who comics, I couldn’t wait to dive into volume 1 to see what it had in store for me.  I was/am not disappointed. My first post on the Doctor found him and his traveling companion Gabby stuck in WWII without a Tardis and WITH the Angels...

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Cults and Daggers

April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cults and Daggers is a turn based, grand strategy game that takes place in ancient antiquity (the official timeline, according to the game, is between the death of the Buddha and the birth of Christ). The game was made by Chaphat. The basic premise is that you control a small cult that is attempting to save the world from...

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This week’s episode was recorded April 12th, 2015. This week, Mike and the gang were busier than usual so we’ve edited together one of our few pre-recorded special episodes of the I Read Comic Books podcast featuring a friend of the podcast (and sometimes contributor), Tommy Valdez. Tommy brought up the topic of positive subversion and how...

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The Weekly Pull List – April 22nd, 2015

April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

And so, it was time for The Weekly Pull List, and there was much rejoicing… What’s on YOUR Pull List?...

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Legacy of Luther Strode #1

April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Admittedly, I arrived late to the Luther Strode party, only reading The Strange Talent of Luther Strode and The Legend of Luther Strode in trade over the past few months.  But, I was immediately taken with the artwork and the small slice of the world Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore have created. Luther Strode is...

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Gateway to Geekery: Aimee Mann

April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

If there was a demand for an Aimee Mann cover singer, I’d make a killing. Though she has avoided mainstream success for much of her career, Aimee Mann has been steadily and consistently releasing albums that showcase her gifted melodies, hard-hitting, emotional lyrics, and beautiful melodies.  She may not be the first singer you think...

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Norman — Vol. 1

April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Grade school is tough. You have to sit on a single classroom all day, try to make friends, avoid bullying, navigate murder of classmates, and sell raffle tickets for cheap prizes that are not worth the effort it takes to win them. At least there is still recess to help deal with daily stress of...

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Last week I mentioned how the Ultimate Fantastic Four books seemed at once to be aimed at everyone and no one. The story is reliant on the reader already knowing where these characters end up, but at the same time they present the same story, virtually unchanged, merely updated for new readers. Nowhere is this...

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Hello, dear readers, this week I bring you a Chinese crime-action film that has everything from amazing fighting sequences, a clever detective, mystical villains, and a really grumpy dude that just cannot handle being wrong. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, is a super fun movie that has just enough mystery to keep...

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This episode was recorded April 12th, 2015. This week, Mike, Nick, and Paul met up, IN PERSON, to record the podcast. Comic picks: The Fade Out #1 and Bloodshot Reborn #1. Topics this week include: Did Star Wars #1 help sell more Marvel books?, advertising in comic books, Daredevil (no spoilers) and the serialization of...

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