The Flash “Rogue Time” Review

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By Lex Lutz

The Flash has a tough week to follow after the spectacular “Out of Time”, but can a Rogues time travel episode save the day? Check out the full review after the jump!
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Wrestlemania 31 Is This Sunday!

Posted: March 27, 2015 by Matt Peters in Wrestling
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It’s Wrestlemania weekend! WWE’s biggest show of the year is finally here, and they’ve got quite a unique card lined up for us. Their network makes it easier than ever to keep up with the goings on of the big weekend, and it’s the responsible way to watch for (say it with me) only $9.99. Join us as we take a look at what they’ve got in store!
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Deadpool’s #1 fan, Ryan Reynolds, has tweeted out this first look at Deadpool’s movie uniform. In true Wade Wilson fashion, a simple press release and heroic pose would just not do. The Merc With A Mouth strikes a pose accompanied by the phrase “Eat your heart out, Burt Reynolds.”

Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, hits theaters February 12, 2016. More as it becomes available.

UPDATE: More HAS become available! The official Deadpool movie website is live and provides an official synopsis…officially…:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Title: Southern Bastards Volume 1: Here Was A Man
Publisher: Image Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Artwork by: Jason Latour
Reviewed by: Matt Peters
Rating: 5 out of 5

Southern Bastards is the type of comic that will leave you wanting a shower right after reading it. The gritty story of Earl Tubb’s return to his small, southern hometown is saturated in red. You will love every moment of it.

I must admit, I’ve never been a Jason Aaron fan. I didn’t enjoy his work over at Marvel to the point where seeing his name on a cover would affect my purchase. This story completely changed my mind. Southern Bastards takes everything frightening about the southern states and puts it right there on the page. It doesn’t romanticise the redneck life in the least bit. An overarching sense of paranoia and fear and somehow pride reaches a fever pitch. Although rooted in reality, it’s almost supernatural.

Longtime collaborator Jason Latour’s art is disgustingly beautiful. He sparingly uses color in his work, and it naturally adds to the grungy feel. The hulking form of Earl Tubb is imposing at times and completely vulnerable at others. Each page is a guilty treat for the eyes, and every cover is worth framing. Often times, I’d flip back just to see some of Latour’s linework again which made the book seem much longer than it is.

This first of hopefully many volumes collects issues 1-4 of the series. A complete story is contained within, and if the creators decided never to come back to the world (it’s thankfully on issue #7), this still goes down as one of my favorite graphic novels. Even with all of its warts, the story amazingly still has tons of heart. Imagine Punisher, but with southern sensibilities. It’s definitely not for kids, and it’s barely for adults, but it’s a can’t miss for fans of mature comics.

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Title: Jem and the Holograms #1
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Written by: Kelly Thompson
Artwork by: Sophie Campbell
Reviewed by: Meli Kirk
Rating: 4 out of 5

Jerrica Benton is a talented songwriter and a amazing singer. However, she can’t sing in front of anyone other than The Holograms: Her sister, Kimber, and their friends Aja and Shana. When Kimber gives her an ultimatum to sing or she’s leaving the group, Jerrica does what anyone in her situation would do – pack up and go home. But once she gets home, something strange happens during a blackout: Synergy, a program created by her father, appears to her and starts on her journey as her new “identity”, Jem!

Everything old is new again! I was the biggest Jem fan EVER when I was growing up, right down to the light up stage and the cassette tape with all her songs on it. I even had her “Choose Your Own Adventure” books… Ok, Ok, I’m showing my age now. But, just like back then, I am in love with Jem all over again! I love what Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell have done with the story: the modernization of the story with the eye popping colors and amazing art work, I will now and forever be a Jem and the Holograms Fan!

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

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Gotham Academy #6 from DC Comics

It’s NEW comic day once again! What do you plan to pick up from your favorite spot today? Check out the full list of releases right here each week!

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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.

Today, we focus on one of Cartoon Network’s best. The Amazing World of Gumball is consistently entertaining, witty, and beautifully animated. If you’re not watching, you’re definitely missing out. Here’s the infrequently seen ending credit sequence from the Japanese version of the show. Take a look!

BONUS CLIP:

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PRESS RELEASE: PORTLAND, OR March 20th, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today Hopeless Savages: Break, a new chapter in the Hopeless Savages story, by original series creator Jen Van Meter and artist Meredith McClaren (Hinges), featuring art by original series artist Christine Norrie. Hopeless Savages: Break will release on August 12th, 2015.

Hopeless Savages: Break continues the story of fan favorite protagonist Zero and her punk rock family. Zero finds herself in college and thoroughly hating it, though an upcoming tour with her band The Dusted Bunnies promises to rejuvenate her spirits. A rival band threatens to end the tour early, and without her family, Zero is in no position to fight back. Meanwhile, the rest of the Hopeless-Savages are dealing with their own problems, including babies, contracts and drug addictions. If there’s one family who can pull it all off, it’s this one.

“The first Hopeless-Savages story came out in 2000,” Jen Van Meter notes. “Fifteen years! And for every one of them, I’ve been so grateful for the support of Oni Press and the work of every one of the many amazing artists who’ve helped me bring this family to life. It took a really, really long time to write Break–largely for personal reasons; I was growing up along with the characters, and I felt a disconnect I couldn’t articulate. When James Lucas Jones–doing what a great editor does–suggested I run toward that, I finally found the emotional center for this story; then Meredith McClaren came aboard and brought beautiful storytelling, great instincts about the characters, and a wonderful sense of humor, making everything I wrote a thousand times better. The icing on the cake, for me, was when Christine Norrie was able to make time to do the flashback sequences; she’s been with me, Zero, Twitch and the rest of the family since the beginning, and I’m thrilled she was able to continue on this strange road trip with us.”

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Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 (Marvel Comics)

It’s NEW comic day once again! What do you plan to pick up from your favorite spot today? Check out the full list of releases right here each week!
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The Flash “Out of Time” Review

By Lex Lutz

The Flash has been on hiatus far too long, but this week the speedster returned and delivered the show’s best episode yet.

Warning: this review contains major spoilers for this week’s episode of The Flash. If you haven’t seen the episode, stop reading my nonsense, go watch it, and then come back and read my nonsense.

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