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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Comic Review: ANNIHILATOR #1

Grant Morrison’s done this all before, you know. The whole “metafiction starring a none-more-mod writer with a dark and magical alter-ego/creation slicing through the tenuous membrane dividing the real world and the world of creation because what is reality anyway, mannnn” thing. It’s been done. Morrison did it perhaps most notably in the The Invisibles, […]

The Hyperkin RetroN 5 – Real and Spectacular

Well, well, well. Look what the cat’s dragged in. I preordered Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 console way back in November 2013. Then I cancelled. Then I preordered again this March. Release dates came and went. Sometimes the manufacturer would address the delays, sometimes nothing. I began to think the RetroN 5 might not even exist. I went […]

Comic Review: SOUTHERN BASTARDS #4

The first arc of Jason Aaron’s Alabama epic concludes with the full-speed-ahead force of a freight train in this week’s Southern Bastards #4. The issue is a dark, balmy action tale rife with firecracker dialogue, brutal violence, and the stifling, claustrophobic energy of a small town gone bad wrapped around each panel. The breathtaking issue […]

Comic Review: TERMINAL HERO #1

In the afterward of Terminal Hero #1, writer Peter Milligan describes the book as unlike anything he’s previously written. That’s mostly true, although traces of Shade the Changing Man are present. It’s a weird comic by a weird writer with some weird art, and it’s definitely unlike anything else on the stands. The story is a […]

Comic Review: MILES MORALES THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4

This is Brian Michael Bendis at his best. There’s no diner scenes. No shots of superheroes drinking coffee. No infamous Bendis “wall of words” slowing down the story’s pace. There’s not even a pop-culture reference or winking aside to detract from the proceedings.  Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #4 is a slam-bang Spider-Man adventure comic, […]