29 September 2014

Two Men Almost Died in Family Guy/Simpsons Smashtacular Smackdown

By: Clarence at 12:55 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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Let’s laugh at something bloated, slovenly, full of itself, and pretends to care about things that matter. “Simpsons Guy,” Family Guy’s season premier, managers to walk a thin tightrope of accommodating The Simpsons and Family Guy. Fans of both will share favorite moments in GIF form for days and days. It’s all about moments; neither show are known for excellent plotting. … Continued &#187

Nobody on Simpsons Season Premiere Died of Noxious Family Guy Humor, But…

By: Clarence at 12:34 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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After a summer where FXX boosted its profile by showing #EverySimpsonsEver, Fox is very eager for its Sunday season premieres. “Clown in the Dumps” kicked off Animation Deference-to-Brooklyn-Nine-Nine with the death of Krusty’s father, Rabbi Krustofsky. It’s typical hit-or-miss current Simpsons, but the couch gag by Don Hertzfeldt made me remember the infinitesimal possibility that humanity’s future is probably as subatomic particles receiving TV signals into their exo-skeletons. … Continued &#187

24 September 2014

Dynamite’s Turok Volume 1 Is Good Enough Revival

By: Clarence at 8:30 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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Turok becomes part survivor, part dino whisperer in Dynamite’s revival of the Gold Key warrior. Writer Greg Pak plots a solid yarn where the young man finding his purpose while not knowing friend from foe. This is probably not the Son of Stone series, of which I’ve seen very little, nor is it the sci-fi-flavored Valiant/Acclaim series. … Continued &#187

23 September 2014

2000 AD Goes Forward to 1900 [REVIEW]

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2000 AD presents a solid package allowing readers to get to know some established characters. An anthology with sci-fi elements as a whole, its three stories contrast each other in different styles. If you like Prog 1900’s all-star talents (Wagner, Ezquerra, Edginton, D’Israeli, Abnett, etc.) then you might stick around. … Continued &#187

16 September 2014

Growing Awareness of Growth Awareness

By: Roshawn at 9:48 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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I know that the news on this page is mainly about pop-culture and that this is far from the normal review you may see, but I’d like to take a moment to reflect on Annual Growth Awareness week. Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of such a movement. Having researched it specifically for this week, I am now wondering why I hadn’t. I have three kids of my own and worrying about whether or not they are growing “normally” is always on my mind.

On July 23rd of this year, Congress signed in to affect that every third week of September shall now be deemed Annual Growth Awareness week. Much like the Earth Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week, the week will be dedicated to providing information on the topic of Annual Growth Awareness in children. … Continued &#187

3 September 2014

Sac Anime Summer 2014 Report

By: Roshawn at 9:59 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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Having gone to this convention for the past few years, it always surprises me that there are a huge amount of people that like anime as much as, and in a lot of cases even more than, I do. Walking up to the Sacramento Convention Center, there was an almost serene calm. We walked up via the Kay Street cobblestone walkways and were slightly amused by the change in scenery as we turned the corner. Though this side of the convention center was dead, at our immediate left was a metropolis of cosplayers and anime fans alike. … Continued &#187

29 August 2014

Jaegir: Strigoi Hunts For U.S. Readers [REVIEW]

By: Clarence at 11:32 am | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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It’s curious that Rebellion publishes Jaegir: Strigoi for the U.S. market as it’s based on a pre-existing universe that American comic book readers aren’t familiar with. Jaegir spins off of Rogue Trooper, but Trooper failed to make an impression in the States. The story is about a soldier, the Nordland’s Atalia Jaegir, transitioning from warrior to monster hunter. … Continued &#187

28 August 2014

Eight Confessions About Enjoying Saved By the Bell & TNBC

By: Clarence at 8:29 pm | 4 responses! We'd like your thoughts, too! | Email the author

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Twenty-one years after the graduation episode, someone decided it’s a good time to revisit Bayside through Lifetime’s Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Movie. Like many impressionable kids, I was a big Saved By the Bell fan. Not only did I like SBtB, I liked shows that were like it at the time.

Since I’ve never made my feelings about SBtB public, I’ve lined up eight confessions about my fascination with Saved By the Bell, creator Peter Engel, and TNBC. … Continued &#187

19 August 2014

Introducing IronLantern2814 Custom Figures

By: Clarence at 11:35 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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You may have enjoyed reviews written by our own Roshawn Rochester (Go ahead and read; the reviews won’t bite.). Now, Roshawn has established his custom figures business. IronLantern2814 Customs can be found on Facebook where Roshawn offers action figures “made to order.” … Continued &#187

17 August 2014

The Triumphs and Trouble of Trillium [REVIEW]

By: Clarence at 11:58 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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Jeff Lemire delves into science fiction in Trillium, published by Vertigo. Originally, Trillium was a monthly limited series; as a complete graphic novel, I really respect Lemire’s ambition. However, the tale of two people from totally different places meeting up is only decent in execution. … Continued &#187