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So Long And Thanks For All The Walkers!

01.0Something happened that many thought never would: Robert Kirkman’s pop culture behemoth, The Walking Dead, is ending. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Conan The Barbarian and The Walking Dead!

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728711._SX360_QL80_TTD_Conan the Barbarian #1 (Marvel Comics)

Like Star Wars before him, the mighty Conan has made his return to Marvel Comics from Dark Horse. And also like Star Wars, he’s got Jason Aaron writing his new adventures. But that’s where the similarities end, because make no mistake, Conan The Barbarian, featuring art by Mahmud Asrar, is a truly brutal book, and marks a triumphant return to the publisher that made him famous in comics. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and The Walking Dead!

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5617911-oml2016016_dc11-0Old Man Logan # 16 (Marvel Comics)

If rumors (and Marvel solicitations) are to be believed, Old Man Logan will be nearing its final issue shortly. Which is a shame, since the Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino comic series has been a surprisingly great ride. The two have taken a concept that should’ve been terrible, but somehow made it into one of the best titles in Marvel’s stable. Lemire and Sorrentino have sent the universe-displaced Logan on some pretty wild adventures, including a trip to Japan and fighting against Vampires, but now? He’s heading into space. Read the rest of this entry

An Open Letter To AMC

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Dear AMC,

I’m writing this to you as a fan. Whether you know it or not, your network is the gateway to people getting into comic books. I’ve lost count over how many people have walked into Jetpack Comics and asked for Walking Dead trades because they watch your show. But now that you’ve started the seventh season, I have to ask: why are you still resorting to cheap gimmicks? You know you don’t need to do that right? I mean, you guys beat Sunday Night Football last year. SUNDAY. NIGHT. FOOTBALL. That’s freaking unheard of. No show has ever done that. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Secret Wars and The Walking Dead!

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Secret_Wars_9_Cover-696x1057Secret Wars #9 (of 9) (Marvel Comics)

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At long last, the finale of Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars has arrived. The long delayed concluding chapter has the inenviable task of wrapping up a major event and setting up the status quo that Marvel fans have been aware of since October. And for the most part, Secret Wars succeeds. It definitely feels a little rushed, but when compared to other Marvel events (Age of Ultron, I’m looking at you), Secret Wars is one of the better event stories that Marvel has published recently. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Walking Dead and D4ve!

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 Issue139CoverThe Walking Dead #139 (Image Comics)

 The Walking Dead has been in an interesting place for the past few issues. Since the time jump, we’ve been introduced to new characters, seen old favorites in new positions of power, and haven’t seen hide nor hair of Michonne. Rick Grimes, the leader of our band of survivors, was in the first two issues of the time jump, but has barely been seen since then. It almost seems like Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard are slowly changing the focus of the book to Carl Grimes. However, Walking Dead #139 finally turns the attention onto the elder Grimes, giving us greater insight into this new world for the Walking Dead, and finally shows us some other familiar faces as well. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Man & the X-Men and Walking Dead!

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 Spider-Man__The_X-Men_1_Cover-720x1095Spider-Man and the X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Spider-Man wears a lot of hats. It seems like creators thrive on giving the character not just one, or two, or three jobs, but more like seventeen at times. Right now he’s in charge of a company, a member of the Avengers, and helping out in the “inversion” in AXIS. And now writer Elliot Kalan and artist Marco Failla are adding another title to the Wall-Crawler’s long list of superlatives: Guidance Counselor for the Jean Grey School Of Higher Learning, as Spidey joins up with the X-Men in the new ongoing Spider-Man and the X-Men #1. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Amazing Spider-Man and The Walking Dead!

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images The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel Comics)

 Spidey’s “Original Sin” tie-in continues with Amazing Spider-Man #5, which picks up right where writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos left Spidey last month: on top of a rooftop, making out with Silk, the mysterious Spider-Woman that Peter Parker found last issue. However, before things get really hot and heavy, Peter puts the stop on things once he realizes that Silk knows his secret identity. After asking her questions about her family, Peter brings Silk back to his apartment so they can look for them, but they end up making out again. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Original Sin and The Walking Dead!

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 Original_Sin_0_CoverOriginal Sin #0 (Marvel Comics)

Original Sin kicks off this week with a special issue showcasing the past of Uatu the Watcher. Written by Mark Waid with art from Jim Cheung and Paco Medina, this prologue finds Nova searching out The Watcher to find out just why he does exactly what he does, and what makes him so integral to the Marvel Universe. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 4.2

TWD-S4B-Key-Art-796The Walking Dead is a conundrum. For the past two seasons, the big, world changing event (and major character death) has occurred primarily in the midseason finale, with the season finale being a mellower, kind of “meh” affair. Last season we got Rick and his team infiltrating Woodbury and Michonne’s battle with the Governor, followed by arguably the series’ low point, the Governor’s retaliation against the survivors at the prison. This season we got the confrontation we should’ve gotten between The Governor and Rick in December, and last night’s season finale, while not entirely giving us many answers with the “Terminus” plot line, has set up some interesting developments for next season, and has finally put Rick back into “bad ass mode”.   Read the rest of this entry