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Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever listened to the Mountain Goats, you’ll note that John Darnielle’s lyrics are little pieces of novels in their own right.  Some are more thorough — there is, of course, Tallahassee, an entire...

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Faction: New Zealand Comic Anthology

September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whether established or up-and-coming, there sure is a lot of talent in the comic book industry.  As of late, the internet has become the place for artists showcase their talent and get into the spotlight....

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Gotham: Premiere Review

September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The dawn of Gotham is here. The premiere of Gotham happened on Monday night to the happy cry of Batman fans everywhere and it was a pretty great showing. While many might wonder how a...

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I am inordinately pleased with that title. But I’m a writer (or at least I like to think I am) so I love playing with words in that way. Being “a writer” also means this...

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Transistor

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

This review will be very difficult to write without abusing the phrase, “Like Bastion, but…” It feels like that is the logical fate when an indie studio, like Supergiant games, makes a follow-up to a...

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Robin Rises #1

August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

When any DC Comics issue crawls past the $2.99 threshold, which was proudly touted as one of the signature promises of the “New 52,” I ask myself a simple question: just what is my extra...

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Moon Knight #1-6

August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Moon Knight was pretty much a mystery to me until I read issue one of this new series back in March. Originally introduced to this character almost exclusively through cameos and Marvel Team-Ups, I was...

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Vreckless Vrestlers #2

August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

And so we come to the second issue of Vreckless Vrestlers from Lukasz Kowalczuk (handily translated by Aneta Kaczmarek). This is numbered issue 2 but is actually the third installment, since we began with a...

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The title of the story arc (and this article) are actually an apt description of what fans of Carol Danvers can expect from these issues of this relaunched title. In between the last volume and the current volume,...

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In the Valley Below – The Belt

August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I first heard “Peaches”, the opening single off of In the Valley Below’s debut album, last winter.  I particularly loved the simple, but fuzzy, guitar line and the perfect harmonies in the chorus.  When we...

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