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Advance Review--The Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Monster Manual

Wizards of the Coast gets an “A” for effort

Review by Art Schmidt

So let’s cut to the chase, shall we?  Your time is valuable and so are your hard-earned gold pieces, unless you are a thief, in which case let’s face it, it’s not really your gold no matter how hard you “worked” to pick that fat merchant’s belt pouch… 1,807 more words

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First look--Predator: Fire and Stone

A universe of terror drawn to one world.  As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict.  130 more words

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First look--Lucy Lawless joins cast of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Late Friday night Marvel Entertainment released a clip featuring a full scene from episode 1 of Season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  If you bailed on the series after the initial glitter of the Marvel Comics universe drama started to fizzle mid-season, you may have at least one good reason to give the series another try.  154 more words

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Why are you here? Fandom, Run DMC and unexpected heroes

Why are you here?

To read?  To learn something?  To kill time?

OK, not why are you “here” at this website.  Think Big Picture:  Why are you here?  499 more words

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Review: Howtoons (RE)Ignition #2

The hands-on, DIY for kids hit Howtoons (RE)Ignition is the comic book that’s every bit as much creative and educational experience as it is an example of outstanding sequential art. 369 more words


Review--It's Wonderland vs. War of the Worlds in "Wild's End"

Review by C.J. Bunce

Wild’s End, a new comic book series from BOOM! Studios, is quite strange and enchanting—it reads like a Masterpiece Theater version of Winnie the Pooh.  292 more words

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Legion of Super-Heroes (1982) - #294: Keith Ian Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt

“Darkseid!”: “Having brought the universe to its knees, Darkseid, thought to be a myth in the 30th Century, stands triumphant. Just when the Legionnaires think they have been defeated, their salvation arrives in the form of Highfather and Orion! 17 more words