SDCC2014: IDW Publishing & Orphan Black

SDCC2014: IDW Publishing & Orphan Black

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In recent years, IDW Publishing has stepped up with its full force to present some of the best television tie-in comics out there. Dark Horse has been the top-dog in that niche for a good long while, but IDW has focused on altogether different things, and has proved its mettle. Animated series like Samurai Jack and My Little Pony or live-action tie-ins like True Blood and Star Trekhave proven…

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Storm #1 (Comics Review)

Storm #1 (Comics Review)

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Over the years, Ororo Munroe aka Storm has become one of the most prominent of the X-Men, particularly since starring in the X-Men movie franchise and played by Halle Berry (questionable performances, but more to do with the writing). With the launch of Brian Wood’s X-Mencomic last year that saw her take a more prominent role in the comics-verse, a lot of people in the fandoms seemingly expected…

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Future’s End #12 (Comics Review)

Future’s End #12 (Comics Review)

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Of late, the action in Future’s Endhas really been ramping up to something epic. With all the different plotlines going on, it was inevitable that many of them would intersect with each other in quite interesting ways, and that is exactly what has been happening. Thing is, despite the apparent lack of general popularity in the title as far as the blogosphere is concerned, the title still appears…

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DC WOMEN presents:

"My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit"

(Source: fanbingblink, via themarysue)

Comics Picks For 16.07.2014

Comics Picks For 16.07.2014

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In what is probably my last “Comics Picks For…” post since I am going on vacation for the next two weeks, what I like is that despite not hitting my usual goal of 26 comics read, I did manage to read the same as last week, 21 in all. All in all it is a good number I think since I got most of my usual titles out of the way and even read a few different things, some of which were really good.

The…

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Best of 2014 Part 1b: Monthly Comics

Best of 2014 Part 1b: Monthly Comics

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A few days ago I did my best of 2014 list for the novels I have read in the first half of this year. That list followed the same format that I have been using for 2 years now, but with this new list I decided to make a big departure, owing to how many comics I’ve been reading in recent months, often 80+ comics in a single month! That’s crazy.

So, with the books already having been covered, I now…

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Unity #9 (Comics Review)

Unity #9 (Comics Review)

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Aliens and superheroes is a concept that mixes really well, as some 75 years of comics from the Big 2 has proven. Superhero comics today form the biggest share of the market and with good reason, they are the staple of the form after all. Occasionally creators go the full distance with this, as Valiant Comics has done in recent weeks with its Armor Hunters series, tying together its X-O Manowarand

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Secret Avengers #5 (Comics Review)

Secret Avengers #5 (Comics Review)

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In the last four months Ales Kot and Michael Walsh have dazzled me with their take on this secret group of Avengers working for SHIELD. Hawkeye, Black Widow, Spider-Woman, Nick Fury Jr., Phil Coulson and Maria Hill have been stunning almost every step of the way and this has certainly been one of the most impressive of the new titles launched by Marvel this year for its All-New Marvel NOW!initiat…

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Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Die, Repeat

Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Die, Repeat

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Tom Cruise is no stranger to action movies, and certainly not to science-fiction action movies, having done quite a few of them in his time, the latest up until a few weeks back being Oblivion, which was… tedious. I certainly didn’t like it, but Tom Cruise is a fairly decent actor, so he kind of gets a pass on that. When Edge of Tomorrowwas announced last year, I was actually quite excited about…

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Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con #1 (Comics Review)

Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con #1 (Comics Review)

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Launched last year, Harley Quinnby Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Chad Hardin has pretty much taken the market by storm. The first few issues were all chart-toppers and the series has continued a good sales run without any signs of serious flagging. I’ve loved and disliked the series in equal measure for while the story has mostly been good, the art has been less so, but that kind of…

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