It’s been ages since the project was funded, but we’re finally close! April 14th will see the premiere of a new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix. Jonah Ray takes over as lead of the show and is joined by familiar faces and voices as well as some new friends and foes. Most importantly, he’ll have our favorite sidekicks Crow T. Robot (Hampton Yount) and Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn) by his side(s).
Title: Helena Crash #1
Written by: Fabian Rangel Jr
Artwork by: Warwick Johnson-Cadwell
Rating: 2 out of 5
From writer Fabian Rangel Jr (Space Riders) and artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Tank Girl) comes a new pulse pounding, caffeine fueled, sword swinging, machine-gun firing, car crashing sci-fi adventure comic! In a future where coffee is illegal, Helena is a courier, delivering black market goods to anyone who can afford her services. When Rojo, a ruthless crime boss, asks her to assassinate his rival, the alien mobster known as White Demon, Helena finds herself in the middle of a gang war! To survive, Helena must use all of her skills, and seek help from her friends to stay ahead of her enemies!
The story wastes no time throwing readers into the thick of things. This isn’t necessarily a great thing in this case as, outside of a few cool action panels, we’re left to wonder if this a far off land, some time in the future or an alternate reality. People are blue, green, etc., but it’s difficult to tell if this is to indicate mutation or something else. One thing that most can relate to is the quest for a good cup of coffee.
I must admit, the art didn’t hook me. While detailed in places, the perspective was usually off. This may have been a stylistic choice, but it was distracting more times than not. It looks like what you’d find drawn in a high school notebook. Only thing missing is the light blue lines of college ruling.
Overall, Helena Crash wrapped up in an interesting fashion, one that might make me sample a second issue, but there’s really not much here to latch onto.
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Full press release below, and make sure to tell your Super Friends (yes, sorry, that was awful).
NEW COMIC BOOK DAY is upon us once again. With announcements coming fast and/or furiously about upcoming events (RessurXion / Dark Days), what are you most excited for? Before we even get there, let’s take a look at what’s coming out THIS week.
PRESS RELEASE: The lives of Archie Comics’ most popular characters will be changed forever as legendary comic book writer Mark Waid and superstar artist Pete Woods take readers OVER THE EDGE in ARCHIE #20 beginning this May!
Following in the footsteps of the best-selling DEATH OF ARCHIE storyline and the critically acclaimed ARCHIE relaunch, OVER THE EDGE serves as a culmination of years of risk-taking stories and promises to change the lives of Riverdale’s core characters dramatically.
“Up until now, Archie and his pals have led fairly untroubled, normal lives,” said series writer Mark Waid. “Suddenly, in one horrifying instant, that all changes when one of the kids looks death in the eye–and death doesn’t blink.”
The 3-part OVER THE EDGE event begins in May’s ARCHIE #20, as Archie Andrews’ and Reggie Mantle’s ongoing feud pits the two against each other in a thrill ride on the dangerous Dead Man’s Curve. In June, a life-changing phone call will leave Riverdale’s citizens in shock and readers on their toes in ARCHIE #21.
The heart-wrenching storyline concludes in July’s ARCHIE #22 as the end comes for one of Riverdale’s most beloved residents – while setting the stage for years of new and undiscovered destinies for the entire cast.
In Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising, Frank West has become the newest member of Willamette’s horde in an all-new single player story, releasing April 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10.
Frank Rising explores what happens to Frank after an all-new outbreak in Willamette. Frank is infected and wanders the city beaten, bloody and driven only by a need to feast. When a former ally discovers him, he is written off as incurable. Luckily, he’ll find help from an unlikely resource. As Frank begins to recover he’ll need to race to find a permanent cure while developing all-new abilities and strength. Unfortunately, he can no longer eat food to stay alive and must feast on others to survive. As he is trying to save himself, Frank learns that several survivors he cares about are trapped in the city with him and he must rescue them – and himself – before the government closes his case file for good and wipes the city off the map.
Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising is included as part of the Dead Rising 4 Season Pass, which is available for purchase in the Microsoft Store. Players can also get the pack as a standalone purchase for $9.99 USD, or get the game and Season Pass together in the Dead Rising 4 Digital Deluxe Edition.
Read more at http://news.xbox.com/2017/03/20/dead-rising-4-frank-rising/#Prw3OJsFRYbliE8B.99
As we near ever closer to the release of Injustice 2, NetherRealm throws another new character our way. This time, Wonder Woman’s frequent sparring partner, the super-villain Cheetah is up to bat. They’re going with the current continuity Barbara Ann Minerva iteration, and I’m sure we’ll see much more in the coming days. Injustice 2 will be available May 16, 2017
Watch the trailer below!