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Rumble #1 Review (Comics)

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Today’s comic comes to us courtesy of John Arcudi, an author fairly important in comic circles. Arcudi has been a fixture in the comics world since the ’80s but his most notable works are his reworking of The Mask that served as the basis for the Jim Carrey movie we ...

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Marvel Blurb-View Issue #2 (Comics)

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Here’s an old chestnut I haven’t dusted off in awhile, speaking of which I think the last time I did a Blurb-view issue it was also a Marvel-centric issue. The reason for that is that between the two big companies Marvel is just doing more interesting things that DC is ...

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Godzilla Double Feature Review (Comics)

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Godzilla is one of those portions of the nerd ephemera I like the idea of more often than I like the reality, much like Planet of the Apes. For those of you unaware of the king of the monsters, Godzilla, here’s the deal. Emerging from the nuclear fear in the wake ...

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Batman #37 Review (Comics)

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As the Batmania continues, it is the 75th anniversary of the masked vigilante, we’ll be taking a closer look at superstar author Scott Snyder’s work with Batman #37, which serves as part three of the ongoing story arc “Endgame.” I’ve looked at Snyder’s work to some extent previously in the review ...

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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Review (Movies)

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After 13 years of cinema, we finally close the book on Middle Earth (for now). The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is a movie I’ve been conflicted on basically all year for a plethora of reasons. On the one hand, I actually really liked the first Hobbit film for ...

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The Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild #1 (Comics)

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As 2014 dwindles down, we look back across the year. One particular trend that doesn’t seem to have receded is the popularity of adapting universally well-known stories from the earliest days of childhood. I’ve come to call this particularly wide birth of titles “Number Zero” stories. They include fairy tales, ...

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Constantine Episode 8 Review (TV/Comics)

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Yet another bad episode of Constantine. At this point, that phrase feels almost purposeless. Of course this episode is bad, it’s Constantine. The difference this week is that it’s a  unique bad that straddles the line between blatantly stealing the dullest portions of better shows and a few glimmers of potential ...

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The Flash Episode 9 Review (TV/Comics)

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As the December holidays loom, it’s that time of year where the TV shows reach their fall finale. We’ve already concluded Gotham and Doctor Who with Constantine’s ending in the mail, but this week we look to The Flash’s doozy of a farewell to 2014. Before we get into the details, however ...

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Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #1 Review (Comics)

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Today’s comic comes to us courtesy of writer Dan Abnett. For those non-mainstream readers suckered into clicking on this review through the promise of Battlestar Galactica, Abnett is a prolific sci-fi comic writer leading the helm of Marvel’s cosmic comics for three years and helped turn Star Lord into the character we ...

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Shaft #1 Review (Comics)

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Let’s talk about Shaft, the sex machine who’s a hit with all the chicks. Shaft is a 1970s blaxploitation film, or more accurately, Shaft is THE 70s blaxploitation film. It concerns the titular John Shaft as he shoots and screws his way through Harlem in the ’70s and generally being awesome. ...

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