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Movie Issues: Deadpool

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Movie Issues: Deadpool

After years of waiting the fans can finally stand up and lose their minds: Deadpool has arrived. The disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary with a superhuman healing factor, the “Merc with a Mouth” as he is called, has been let loose. He’s ridiculous, rude, funny, loud, tends to break the fourth wall and talk to viewers a lot, and pretty much will shoot anything. Add in some Ryan Reynolds, a few X-Men and you have the next big thing on your hands.

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Review and Preview – Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #49

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Review and Preview – Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #49

Shutdown! A vengeful god stalks the corridors of the Lost Light, murdering everyone who makes eye contact. The crew must answer two questions: Why have they been singled out for punishment? And how do you stop someone who can kill you just by thinking about it?

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of More Than Meets The Eye #49.

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Review: The Water Knife

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Review: The Water Knife

No one, Lucy realized. No one is in charge.

Picture the worst devastation you’ve ever seen on the news: gang violence, war refugees, famine, people dying while trying to escape into another country. Now imagine that what people are fighting and dying over isn’t oil, or land, or even drugs, but water. Imagine it’s happening in the United States. Imagine it’s happening to you.

Paolo Bacigalupi’s latest novel The Water Knife takes the reader deep inside a near-future America where water supplies are failing. A hired assassin – a water knife – is following the rumor of a new water claim on behalf of his Vegas boss. A Phoenix journalist along with a young Texan migrant are caught up in the search, and everyone involved tries to not get tortured, murdered, or eaten by hyenas. Because the world has gotten exactly that dangerous, and more than a little insane.

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Review – Batman: Bad Blood

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Review – Batman: Bad Blood

While I’m not the only one that enjoys a solid Batman story, there is something to be said about over saturation of any one character. I understand the choice as a business decision; Batman is the most popular DC characters and he sells well. I’m just at the point where I might need a bit of a Bat-Break. No, DC, stop now – I’m not asking for a Nightfall DC Animated story. Perhaps focus on the other characters of Gotham. Oh wait that’s another TV Show currently on Fox…. Maybe the Bat Family?

Which, to commend DC Animation, is exactly who they focused on in Batman: Bad Blood – the other characters that make up the Bat Family. So where does this film rest in the overall DC Animation collection? Is it going to prepare you for the upcoming Bat-Fleck?

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Review: Letters To Zell

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Review: Letters To Zell

My wedding is going to be awesome. In two short weeks, I’ll walk down the aisle with a man I don’t love, flanked by friends who aren’t speaking to me, and, afterward, I’ll celebrate by killing my stepmother.

I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to come…

The main characters of Camille Griep’s first novel Letters to Zell would probably hear the phrase “fairytale romance” and just laugh and laugh. Cinderella’s husband doesn’t understand her, Snow White is engaged to a good friend for purely political reasons, and Sleeping Beauty married a complete jerk who’s sleeping with everyone in the realm except her. And all of that was before Rapunzel decided to chuck everything and move to Oz to raise unicorns.

Who knew that happily-ever-after would be so damn difficult to find?

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Review and Preview – Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico

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Review and Preview – Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico

Camilla d’Errico is a world-renowned painter, illustrator, comic artist, and clothing designer. This gorgeous hardcover compilation of her artwork is the perfect addition to the collection of anyone that appreciates manga-inspired fine art.

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico.

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