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Caden Park Goes to School in THE IMMORTAL MEN #1

THE IMMORTAL MEN #1 by James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair Art Characterization Plot Summary James Tynion IV has crafted a fantastic entry for DC's New Age of Heroes. While the prominent focus on world-building cuts down on the overt characterization...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Flashes Unite in THE FLASH #44

THE FLASH #44 BY JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, AND IVAN PLASCENCIA Art Characterization Plot Summary THE FLASH #44 is a truly enjoyable book. Williamson ramps up the emotion this issue, which makes it very memorable. Barry's letter to Iris is especially touc...

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Neena’s Luck Runs Out in DOMINO #1!

After a fourteen-year-long hiatus from Marvel Comics, acclaimed writer Gail Simone returns to the Marvel Universe with the highly-anticipated DOMINO #1! This first issue takes our titular antihero on some exciting and unexpected adventures, including a surprise birthday party filled with friends, e...

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Thanos and Thanos Fight to the Death in THANOS #18

THANOS #18 BY DONNY CATES, GEOFF SHAW, AND ANTONIO FABELA Plot Art Characterization Summary If you love Thanos, you owe it to yourself to pick up this book. Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw bring their fabulous run on THANOS to a close with THANOS #18. It more than lives up to...

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Quicksilver Makes The Ultimate Sacrifice in AVENGERS #688

AVENGERS #688 BY AL EWING, MARK WAID, JIM ZUB, KIM JACINTO, STEFANO CASELLI, AND DAVID CURIEL Plot Characterization Art Summary AVENGERS #688 focuses on Quicksilver's attempt to save the world. His narration fits extremely well with all the subplots of this issue, and the...

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VLOG: Long Stitch Bookbinding

Medieval Germany: it brought us Otto the Great, the formation of the Hanseatic League, and the first stirrings of the Protestant Reformation. It also, as best as we can discern, brought us long stitch bookbinding, a non-adhesive form of bookmaking (meaning it eschews the use of glue or other adhesi...

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PIZZA BOYZ will Make You Nostalgic for the Mid-2000’s

Remember everything that was awesome in the mid-2000’s? Everyone reminisces about the 90’s, but there was a lot the 2000’s had to offer. It’s when the N64 was in the throes of its last gasp, technology was finally beginning to take off in a huge way, reality television was at its peak, and we were...

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Women to Read: April 2018

Women To Read is a monthly column from A.C. Wise highlighting female authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. Welcome to another installment of Women to Read. I’m writing this in the midst of yet another snowstorm, but hopefully by the time you’re reading it...

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Meet Zeraora, POKÉMON’s Newest Legendary

In case you needed another reason to hype about the upcoming POKÉMON movie, meet Zeraora, the newest legendary Pokémon from the Alola region. Recently, a trailer of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: EVERYONE’S STORY was released. The video gives viewers a glimpse of this mythical Electric-type Pokémon from the Al...

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The Artists: An Interview with Director Peter Mishara

Image courtesy of Topic.com THE ARTISTS is the story of the creators that were at the forefront of the early video game revolution. It is a deep-dive documentary into the first three decades of video game history through the lens of the designers, developers, and programmers. The 10-part documen...

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The History of the Black Panther: 2013-2014

T’Challa joins the Illuminati in an attempt to protect the multiverse! For more than 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. With T’Challa appearing on the big screen again this year in both Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”and “Avengers: Infinity War,” take a l...

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Book Review for Parasite Life by Victoria Dalpe

Parasite Life, by Vitoria Dalpe, is a dark, gothic novel about the destruction love can bring. The book is separated into four parts. The first part, Ars Moriendi, introduces a girl named Jane, who has to care for her sickly mother. She meets a girl named Sabrina, and while she begins to slowly bui...

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Squirrel Girl Comments on the History of Squirrel Girl

T’Challa joins the Illuminati in an attempt to protect the multiverse! For more than 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. With T’Challa appearing on the big screen again this year in both Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”and “Avengers: Infinity War,” take a l...

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #2 Review: Sit down, Sonic — Stand up, Amy!

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #2 comes hot on the heels of the first issue (released just last week!). With a script by Ian Flynn and art by Adam Bryce Thomas, this is another solid installment of the series introducing the new Sonic title by IDW. There were a few surprises, even for this veteran Sonic fan,...

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Interview with Cristiane Serruya, author of Royal Love

What can you tell us about your new release, Royal Love? The basic idea I started with for Royal Love was this guy who had the whole world at his feet—personally and professionally—and yet he was bored. I wanted a character living an awesome life, but unfulfilled and unhappy, without really knowing...