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Movie Issues: Vacation

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Movie Issues: Vacation

As the summer keeps pushing along, and the big summer movies are coming to a close, one could start to wonder, “Where is our unnecessary remake to an 80’s classic?” Well, not to fear, because here it is. This year’s unneeded remake/reboot/sequel would be Vacation. The continuation of the Griswold’s turbulent family vacation drama, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does. The franchise started in 1983 when Clark (Chevy Chase) attempted to take his family on a cross-country trip to Wally World. This led us to four outrageous comedies showing us that family trips are never what we imagine.

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Review: Transformers Windblade #5

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Review: Transformers Windblade #5

Race Against the Light! On Velocitron, racing isn’t a sport―it’s a matter of life and death! Windblade and Blurr put the pedal to the metal to save Cybertron―and their own lives.

Once again the team of Mairghread Scott and Corin Howell have created a beautiful, interesting, and really fun issue. Hit the jump for a review and preview pages of IDW’s Windblade #5.

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Review: Deadpool’s Art of War

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Review: Deadpool’s Art of War

Even Chinese philosopher/strategists from the 6th century BC can become the target of a modern-day super assassin, and Deadpool isn’t about to let a 2500-year distance keep him from fulfilling a contract. After taking out Sun Tzu (and don’t expect an explanation about the whole time-travel issue, because you aren’t getting one), Deadpool stumbles across the military tactician’s masterpiece, The Art of War, and the dollar signs light up in his eyes. Here is a sure-fire ticket to fame, wealth, and the admiration of the world. But how to display a dazzling skill for war strategy on a global level when there isn’t a global war going on? That’s easy: you start one.

What follows is a continuity-free trek through the Marvel universe as Daredevil eggs on Loki to attack both Asgard and then Midgard, eventually dragging every recognizable superhero into the fray, all while keeping his eyes on the one prize that would be worth all of this destruction: a publishing deal.

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Movie Issues New Release Tuesday July 28th

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Movie Issues New Release Tuesday July 28th

It’s Tuesday New Release Day!! The best day of the week, besides Friday of course. But see what came out today, never know, you might have to go buy yourself a little happy on the way home from work. With the summer coming up all sorts of good stuff to keep you inside sitting pretty with your AC. Come on, check’em out!

New Releases: July 28th
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Movie Issues: Pixels

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Movie Issues: Pixels

In 1982, in the hopes of establishing peaceful communication with extraterrestrial life, NASA launches a time capsule into outer space containing images and footage of Earth life and culture. However, the aliens that find the capsule misinterpret the enclosed video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, thus sending various assaults on Earth using arcade characters from the past to destroy the world. The President and his old friends from his arcade days must gather together and defeat the alien onslaught before it’s too late. What could have been a pretty lousy movie ends up being a really fun family movie for all to enjoy.

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Star Wars Pet Fan Collection

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Star Wars Pet Fan Collection

It truly is the year of Star Wars. I mean it, just look around. Not only have we got the new movie coming out in five months, there’s the new Marvel comics series, Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD and not to mention all the products they showed off at Toy Fair and Comic-Con. Lets face it, if you’re a fan of the saga this is your year!

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Review – David Duchovny’s “Holy Cow”

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Review – David Duchovny’s “Holy Cow”

With all the hubbub about the upcoming X-Files episodes, I thought it was time to finally read David Duchovny’s novel Holy Cow. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I’d heard it talked about animal cruelty, and tolerance for others, which sounded like a pretty serious message.

This is not a serious book. This is David Duchovny being a complete goofball.

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SDCC 2015 – Disney Infinity 3.0

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SDCC 2015 – Disney Infinity 3.0

The video game industry has become one of the most popular and biggest moneymakers of the last few decades. Each passing year many games outdo movies in terms of money, and with new and bigger consoles and platforms being released it’s clear that this is an industry that is here to stay, even going as far as to get their own conventions or just take over certain parts of other ones: like the San Diego Comic-Con. A whole section of the floor is now dedicated to just the video game industry giving fans a chance to see new products, play new game demos and even meet the creators of their favorite games.

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Review: Harlan Ellison’s “The City on the Edge of Forever”

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Review: Harlan Ellison’s “The City on the Edge of Forever”

Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series will remember the episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”. Fans of Harlan Ellison will probably remember that he wrote the teleplay, which was then altered by several writers. In 2014, IDW published a five-issue version of Ellison’s teleplay, adapted by Scott and David Tipton and with art by J.K. Woodward. My lucky find at this year’s San Diego’s Comic Con was a hardback graphic novel that collects all five issues, with forward and afterward by Ellison. This is an author who gives praise sparingly, so you know he means it when he says he’s “over the moon” with the adaptation.

I re-watched “The City on the Edge of Forever” so I could compare the TV version with the graphic novel. The episode is an amazing adventure, full of time-travel hijinks and romance and tragedy, definitely worthy of winning the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1968.

I think Harlan’s original teleplay is better.

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Review – Wacom Intous Creative Stylus 2

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Review – Wacom Intous Creative Stylus 2

The trends of digital artwork is always changing, which usually leads to some pretty interesting conversations between professionals. One such conversation brought up something that I hadn’t really considered. I guess you could even say, one of the down sides to going totally digital. As my friend pointed out that he really missed drawing and inking outside in the sun.

In terms of a geographical location, living in “Sunny” San Diego certainly does have it’s benefits especially regarding the climate. I typically look for a mobile option with everything I do, I hadn’t really considered the outside realm as part of the equation.

More so it seems that Wacom has heard the cry of the digital artist. Not just in mobility but in the stylus nib department. Having already reviewed the Intous Creative Stylus 1, my only real complaint came down to the size of the nib. (Or tip of the stylus) It felt much like sketching with your thumb. Well Wacom apparently is listening and cooked up the Creative Stylus 2, with yes folks a smaller nib.

Is it time for the digital artist to join the outside world. To un-tether themselves from their desk? Finally having the option to do some digital artwork in the sun?

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