22 Nov. 2013

Trolling for Trailers: RoboCop


There’s a lot of controversy around the new RoboCop reboot, and for good reason; the original is a classic. But this newest trailer has me really anticipating this new incarnation. I know that’s going to ruffle some feathers, but hear me out; this is not replacing the classic RoboCop, the REAL RoboCop. Not by a …

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20 Nov. 2013

Shop Talk 001


New section of the site after a hiatus is going to be Shop Talk. We’ll be trying to do one of these a week for the next little while where we just set up the podcast in the comic shop and just record whatever is the topic of the day, whatever people are talking about, …

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19 Jun. 2012

Batman: Court of Owls HC Vol.1


Secret societies, elite assassins and conspiracies… it sounds like a Dan Brown novel, but in this case it’s actually the center of the new Batman series and these are the first seven issues that launch Bats into the new 52! Writer Scott Snyder is fast becoming one of DC’s biggest guns with his history steeped …

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11 Jun. 2012

Fancore Has Been Bootlegged!


Short story; This Sunday I get a text from a friend telling me that the local Asian DVD Kiosk has got copies of the Raid: Redemption for sale. Naturally I plan my relaxed Sunday afternoon around this event, pick it up (as well as the second Ip Man movie) and as I’m sitting in the …

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Any Empire HC
08 Jun. 2012

Any Empire HC


Both nostalgic and haunting, Nate Powell’s slice of American life shows us the fragility of youth and the pain of losing our innocence. Despite it’s thickness, the pages can be turned with lightning speed due to the sparse dialogue -some of which are literally and intentionally unintelligible scribbles, (the way you only half hear things …

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GI Combat #1
14 May. 2012

GI Combat #1


When DC cancelled Men at War and Blackhawks, did they really think a new War book would good idea? How about one that is pretty flat and dull, pandering and derivative? So there are two stories. The first is about combat troops facing dinosaurs for unknown reasons and the second is yet another version of …

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Dial H #1
13 May. 2012

Dial H #1


Out of all DC’s new books, Dial H held the least personal appeal. I held out the least amount of hope but sometimes life can please and at least amuse and, apparently, so can Dial H. The series has a very unorthodox formula in the world of superheroes and secret identities; when you use a …

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X-O Manowar #1
12 May. 2012

X-O Manowar #1


Part Gladiator, part Metroid and part Captain America and all together an entirely new beast of comic creation, the origin of X-O was fantastic even back in the nineties and since then there hasn’t really been anything like it. Valiant returns with one of it’s strongest titles carrying their banner into battle. Cary Nord is …

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World’s Finest #1
10 May. 2012

World’s Finest #1


Straight out of the pages of Earth 2 #1, Supergirl (Powergirl) and Robin (Huntress) are stuck in our (the new DC 52) universe. We catch up on just how they’ve been spending the last five years and how they rename themselves before throwing down with the Irradiated man or at least starting to as it’s …

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