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Monthly Archives: November 2013

First Days of the Future – 48 Hours with the PlayStation 4

It was cold. It was dark. I was tired and ready for bed, but instead found myself heading for the front door. As I zipped up my jacket, my wife asked, her voice equal parts sleepy and annoyed, “Are you really doing this?” The answer was yes, I was really leaving the house in the […]

Nightcrawler — and fun — return in AMAZING X-MEN #1

Remember when the X-Men ruled the universe? In the 80s and 90s, the Uncanny X-Men weren’t just the coolest mutants in comics, they were the coolest fixtures across pop culture. Laden with sharp style, soap opera drama, and kinetic action, the X-Men were the pinnacle of escapist fun. Marvel’s Mighty Mutants don’t quite radiate the […]

At 25, AKIRA still challenges and captivates

TETSUO! Believe it or not, the anime classic AKIRA turns 25 this year. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark film gets a deluxe anniversary Blu Ray / DVD release Nov. 12. I look back at Otomo’s violent yet¬†weirdly beautiful Neo Tokyo in this week’s Thowback Thursday column on¬† The AKIRA 25th anniversary set is currently available […]

Hello Darkness My Old Friend – THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 Review

Nearly 20 years after the original 75-issue run of Sandman wrapped, Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III bring readers back to the world the Dreaming with The Sandman: Overture. Does Gaiman’s Sandman still stack up after all these years? Read my review of Overture #1 on to find out.