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The Flash “Things You Can’t Outrun”

By Lex Lutz

This week on The Flash, we get a smoke monster I’ve named “Powder”, an introduction to Ronnie Raymond, and some background on our supporting characters. Read the full review after the jump.
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This Saturday (10/25), stop by your local participating comic shop to grab some free Halloween themed books. You don’t even have to dress up! I mean, wear clothes, but you don’t have to don a costume unless that’s your thing. Totally fine.

Click here to find a participating shop near you, and you can snag a copy of Afterlife With Archie, Plants vs. Zombies, Resident Evil, or even a reprint of Marvel Comics #1.

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The week wouldn’t be complete without another surprising announcement from the house that Andrews built. Archie Comics has announced a new hour-long drama based on Archie and friends simply titled “Riverdale.” The series will air on Fox and is being produced by Warner Bros. Show writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is no stranger to working with Fox as he was previously involved with the mega-popular “Glee.”

Kevin Keller will be making his TV debut, and other characters from the Archie-verse will pop in from time to time. Check out the full press release below, and let us know if you think there’s any chance we’ll see Predator or The Punisher show up to really shake up Archie’s world.
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Gotham “Viper” Review

Posted: October 23, 2014 by Lex Lutz in TV & Movies, TV Reviews
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Gotham “Viper” Review

By Lex Lutz

This week’s Gotham wasn’t god-awful. Are we entering uncharted territory of a show worth watching?

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Have you seen this? Yeah, you’ve seen this. Well, here it is again, and it’s in HD this time around!

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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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memetic_001_coveraTitle: Memetic #1
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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Top Cow Productions are looking for two unpublished writers and two unpublished artists to contribute to issues in 2015 or 2016. Read the rest of this entry »