Anime Review: One Punch Man

One Punch Man, a 12-episode series based on a popular webcomic of the same name, tells the story of Saitama, a salary-man-turned-superhero in a fictionalized version of Japan. This familiar backdrop is shared not only by average citizens, but also by other heroes and, more importantly, strange and monstrous villains of indeterminate origin that wreak havoc on the general populace. […]

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Comic Book Review: The Tithe #1

The Tithe Review Matt Hawkins Co-Creator and Writer Rashan Ekedal Co-Creater Artist Bill Farmer Colorist April 15, 2015  From the minds of Matt Hawkins and Rashan Ekedal comes The Tithe, a book about Robin Hood inspired thieves that rob corrupt churches and give the money to charities that need them, all while being hunted down by two persistent detectives.  The story starts […]

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COMIC REVIEW: The Death of Wolverine #3 & #4 [SPOILER HEAVY]

The Death of Wolverine #3 Charles Soule, Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Justin Ponsor Marvel Comics October 1, 2014 The last we saw of Wolverine, he was on the fictional island of Madripoor and had just been saved from Lady Deathstrike by Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat. Sabretooth had wounded him in his eye in an earlier attack and found out that someone is […]

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COMIC REVIEW: Chronicles of Hate — Book #1

Chronicles of Hate Book 1 Adrian Smith Top Cow Productions/Image Comics September 24, 2014 British artist/creator Adrian Smith — who cut his teeth in the early ‘90s working for independent publishers Apocalypse Comics and Iron Hammer Graphics before moving on to provide artwork for Warhammer 40K and Magic: The Gathering — isn’t a household name yet, but if he keeps turning […]

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TUFF GNARL CASTING CALL: Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns”

Many years ago, the now-defunct comic book periodical Wizard Magazine ran an ongoing segment entitled “Casting Call” in which they would envision a film based on another medium – comics, animation, literature, etc. – and suggest which actors would best portray the major characters in the story. Sometimes they hit the nail on the head, like when they chose Patrick Stewart to […]

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COMIC REVIEW: Aphrodite IX #11

Aphrodite IX #11 Matt Hawkins, Stjepan Sejic Image Comics/Top Cow Productions 2014 For ten straight issues, Aphrodite IX has delivered top-tier epic science fiction action and drama, gorgeously illustrated and brilliantly plotted, and here, in its 11th and final issue, everything that had been building up – the war between the Gen and Speros City, the realization of the Aphrodite […]

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Mouth Artist Larime Taylor Explores the Noir Macabre with “A Voice in the Dark”

Larime Taylor draws with his mouth. He’s been doing so for his entire life. Born with arthrogryposis, a neuromusculoskeletal disorder which prevents him from using his arms extensively or walking, he uses a Wacom Cintiq tablet to bring his brainchild, the Top Cow comic book, A Voice in the Dark, to life. Revolving around budding serial killer and college disc […]

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Interview with Ehmm Theory Creators- Brockton McKinney & Larkin Ford

Brockton McKinney and Larkin Ford are the creators of Ehmm Theory, a new comic book released by Action Lab Comic that revolves around protagonist Gabriel Ehmm and his talking kitten, Mr. Whispers, as they embark on an adventure that I can best describe as Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey meets Dead-Alive meets ALF. I first heard about Ehmm Theory while picking up new books one fateful Wednesday in June 2013. A fellow nerd […]

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