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Title: Edward Scissorhands #1
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Written by: Kate Leth
Artwork by: Gabriel Rodriguez, Drew Rausch
Reviewed by: Meli Kirk
Rating: 2 out of 5

The years have passed, and the time of Edward Scissorhands has long since been forgotten by everyone. Everyone, that is, except Megs – Kim’s granddaughter. While everyone else made Edward out to be a murderer, she believes her grandmother and sets out to prove her right.

Meanwhile, up in the tower, Edward is still looking over the sleepy little town where he briefly found happiness. He stumbles upon a book left by the master which shows another creation he was working on, and Edward goes in search to find it. However, he may be in for more than he bargained for when he finds it.

While working from the excitement of the movie, I feel like this doesn’t quite garner the same emotions. While the story line is good, it still just seems a bit off. Maybe my bar for this was set too high, and I anticipated to much. But, as I mentioned, the story line is OK; i’m really intrigued about the new design and to see what it can do. I’ll keep reading just for that.

You can find this, and other IDW Publishing issues, at your local comic retailer.

Goners #1 (Image Comics)

Posted: October 22, 2014 by Meli Kirk in Comic Reviews
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Title: Goners #1
Publisher: Image Comics
Written by: Jacob Semahn
Artwork by: Jeorge Corona & Gabriesl Cassata (Colors)
Reviewed by: Meli Kirk
Rating: 4 out of 5

The Latimer Family is the first name in defense against anything supernatural. They have been around as long as demons have inhabited the earth. But that’s all about to change.

When Raleigh and Evelyn Latimer both unexpectedly meet their demise at the hands of a demon, the world is left in shock – none more than their children, Zoe and Josiah, who watched it all unfold on television. When immediately after their parent’s televised death the kids are attacked by Bakaaks, their caretaker, Francis, knows it’s all not just coincidence.

You know, I love a good family story. When that family happens to be a line of demon hunters, I squeal with glee. This story starts off with blood and action, which always draws me in; factor in demon attacks, unsolved mysteries, and good artwork/coloring, and you can guarantee i’m sold. Good read all around; I most definitely recommend picking it up.

You can find this, and other Image Comics, at your local comic retailer.

Memetic #1 (BOOM! Studios)

Posted: October 22, 2014 by Meli Kirk in Comic Reviews
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: James Tynion IV
Artwork by: Eryk Donovan
Reviewed by: Meli Kirk
Rating: 4 out of 5

The internet is the biggest source of information, as well as the fastest. All you have to do is post something funny, and it’s gone viral instantly; especially if it’s funny, like a Meme. We’ve all shared them: Doge, Overly Attached Girlfriend, Me Gusta. But what if that Meme you shared had the power to control you or the population and drive you to kill?

When Aaron’s friends all start viewing the newest Meme going around, he can’t understand what the hype is all about. But when one of his friends goes crazy and kills another right in front of them, he knows that the Meme is not what it seems at all.

This comic really hits close to home. We all use social media to share things… and things travel fast on the information superhighway. James Tynion hit something with this story line, and with artwork as equally intriguing, I suggest you pick this one up, log off and read.

You can find this, and other BOOM! Studios issues, at your local comic retailer.

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Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Written by: Mike Richardson
Artwork by: Gabriel Guzmán, Keron Grant (Cover Artist)
Reviewed by: Meli Kirk
Rating: 4 out of 5

Denise went in search of her long-lost father who had been gone for 20 years. Little did she know her father was Silas, the infamous Eastside Butcher: a Chicago mob enforcer who had gone underground to save her & her mother… and she just led the mob hit squad right to his doorstep. Now with both of their lives in danger, she’s about to find out just how much like her father she really is.

From the minute Denise punched Silas in the gut on the first page, I was hooked. This is a pretty good story line, and the artwork by is great: You can see every face contortion, squint eye, and all the other emotions on each character’s faces. A good read for sure.

You can find this, and other Dark Horse issues, at your local comic retailer.

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Title: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Written By: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Illustrated by: Robert Hack
Cover Art: Robert Hack
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Review: Dolores Peters

Archie Comic Book fans are no stranger to Sabrina The Teenage Witch. You may already know that Sabrina is a half-witch who lives with her two full-witch aunts and her familiar, a cat named Salem. You may know that Sabrina, being a teenager, typically uses her witchcraft to ease the pressures of her and her friends’ teenage lives, and that she is still learning how to balance her image in the mundane world while gradually strengthening her magic abilities. Her stories are typically told in the same bright and poppy tone found in the Archie Comic Books: teen relationships, social awkwardness, homework, junk food, etc. With all of that in mind, it’s hard to think of Sabrina’s blood ties to the ethereal world and how difficult it can be to grow up with those influences drifting into her life at random. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s version of Sabrina’s origin story delves deep into those influences, Sabrina’s past and the relationships she has with her family and her high school crush.

I have become a major fan of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s work in Afterlife with Archie. His storytelling is sharp, thoughtful and well fleshed out. He gives his readers a taste of the darker circumstances that surround Sabrina’s parents, her birth and her abilities in a way that has never been explored before. It also seems that Roberto plugs in some good old fun-time antics for posterity, but there is so much more going on behind the scenes that draws the darker side of the reader’s attention. Robert Hack’s artwork is a perfect complement to the mood swings that take place throughout the story line. I would say that they work best in scenes where serious business is being discussed or a flashback of Sabrina’s life is in view. The book is an overall success that ends with enough suspense to keep my interest peaked for the next installment.

Find this and more Archie Comics at your local comic shop or digitally through ComiXology.

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Mondays suck. That’s why we here at Mighty Ink Comics and Entertainment vow to brighten it up a little bit by giving you something to nod your head to. Those who listen to our podcast know we have a wide range of musical tastes. Music Mondays will feature music from, inspired by, or remixed from our favorite games, comics, and other media.

The Flash “Fastest Man Alive” Review

Posted: October 17, 2014 by Lex Lutz in TV & Movies, TV Reviews
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The Flash “Fastest Man Alive”

By Lex Lutz

On this week’s episode of The Flash, Barry struggles with side effects of his new powers and faces off against “Multiplex”.

Now that we’re beyond the origin story of The Flash, we can move onto the fun stuff. Some of my favorite episodes of “Smallville” were the ones where Clark developed a new ability and had to learn to control it. In “Fastest Man Alive”, Barry is learning the limitations of his powers as he begins to faint after heavy running spells. Turns out Barry is dealing with hypoglycemia, and as Cisco put it, has to start consuming “800 tacos” with his new diet. I think all diets should henceforth be measured in tacos.

After Barry’s fainting spells were solved fairly quickly, he runs into more limitations with his powers. Barry desires to be a hero for Central City. He saves victims from fires, tries to stop robberies, etc. but when he get his butt kicked, he’s faced with the doubt that he could truly be a hero. It takes his support team, which now includes his surrogate father Joe, to bring him back into the game.

This episode seemed to have a heavy focus on Joe and Barry’s relationship. Through a series of flashbacks (pun intended) we see they struggled over the years while Joe helped raise Barry. Barry would run away from home to visit his “real father” in prison. It’s nice to see Barry embrace Joe as a father figure at the end of the episode. He was, after all, the man that raised him. It was a fine way to display Barry’s budding maturity.

Our “freak of the week” was a bit bland. In fact, I found myself feeling like I was having déjà vu in this episode remembering Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ role on “Smallville” where he played a character that had essentially the same power (the ability to create a clone of himself). They made it just different enough to pass, but it still continued to raise my concerns over the “freak of the week” format. There’s a reason “Smallville” abandoned this format after a few seasons. There’s only so much you can do with it.

Terrible reporter Iris West (don’t think anyone could argue with this one after she said she would “make up” a quote from Simon Stagg of Stagg Industries) decided she was going to investigate this new red blur. I have to say I’m not a big fan of this character so far. She’s nice to Barry, but beyond that, she doesn’t really have much going on. It feels like she exists on The Flash only to be the one Barry pines over. I’m hoping they’ll give her character a little more depth soon, if only to give us more of a reason as to why Barry is so infatuated with the girl who was basically raised as his sister.

The episode ended with yet another big moment from Harrison Wells when he stabs Simon Stagg to “keep The Flash safe”. I love the mystery of Wells and his intentions. His secrets from Barry genuinely freak me out. I think it’s great that they’ve created a character that can be so unpredictable this early on in the series.

Bottom line: The Flash is 800 tacos worth of fun, unless you include sour cream and guacamole. That changes everything.

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Hamburg, Germany / Alicante, Spain; October 16th, 2014 – “Clerks” fans who can’t get enough of their favorite movies will be excited to hear that another famous name has entered the story: Nexus Game Studios and Daedalic Entertainment today confirm that also Jason Mewes of cult-duo Jay & Silent Bob is voice-acting in Randal’s Monday, the upcoming “point & geek” adventure game for PC & Mac.
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Gotham “Arkham” Review

Posted: October 16, 2014 by Lex Lutz in TV & Movies, TV Reviews
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Gotham “Arkham”

By Lex Lutz

On this week’s episode of Gotham, Arkham Asylum is introduced, Cobblepot/Penguin continues his crazy streak, and there’s still a war coming.

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