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9 February 2015

An Interview with XCT’s Shaun Paulet

Roshawn Rochester (Red Headed Mule): First off, I wanted to say thank you for letting me interview you!

I’ve followed the last two Kickstarters and am looking forward to asking questions about Xtreme Champion Tournament (XCT) for those that want to know more heading into this third Kickstarter. Would you mind telling us about yourself to get things started?

Shaun Paulet: My name is Shaun Paulet, I’m 33 years old, and I live with my wife and two dogs in Melbourne Australia. I am a big collector boasting a massive comic book, DVD/Blu Ray, book, artwork, statue and print collection.

RHM: Can you elaborate for people that don’t know what the book is about?

Shaun Paulet: The series is set in the year 2069 where the remains of historical figures from the past have been cloned, retrained and forced to fight in a sport called the Xtreme Champion Tournament.

This sport is watched by millions around the globe and it makes these clones face off against each other to the death. Our main character is Spartacus and his story about navigating the XCT and all the dangers that come with being a XCT hero. … Continued &#187

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18 December 2014

Brass Sun Hardcover Review

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Let me start off by saying that Brass Sun is one of the most beautifully rendered books I have ever read. Both written and illustrated. The way the words bring these worlds to life and the way the art allows the reader to step into these worlds is nothing less than extraordinary. The planets that are brought to life in this book are so much fun to traverse and, even though we get a history of how they have all come to be, leave you wanting more in the wake of the protagonists departure. … Continued &#187

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7 December 2014

Lee Milewski on Somber Crown #2

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Coming off the success of The Somber Crown #1, Lee Milewski is offering the second issue on Kickstarter. Check out our first interview with him about the launch of the Somber Crown series. … Continued &#187

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7 October 2014

Best American Comics Run Gamut of Emotions

Best American Comics 2014 by Jamie Hernandez

Comics: books that drive the fanboy mad for not knowing the outcome of a story that they have invested so much time and money into. Not knowing the ending to a story is enough to drive one insane. However, Best American Comics 2014’s stories whet the appetite of those seeking great stories. … Continued &#187

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24 September 2014

Dynamite’s Turok Volume 1 Is Good Enough Revival

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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

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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

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29 August 2014

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

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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

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17 August 2014

The Triumphs and Trouble of Trillium [REVIEW]

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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

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8 August 2014

Man vs. Rock Comic Review

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One thing I want to add before getting into my review is that this book has mature language and scenes. In no way is it for kids. This is definitely a “mature audiences” only book. With that in mind, please read on! … Continued &#187

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30 July 2014

Top 10 Moments From Penguins vs. Possums Volume 1

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I can’t believe we’re up to the paperback collection now! This TPB by Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring is so exciting! With this momentous occasion locked down, I want to share a few of my favorite moments throughout this hilarious, violent clash between the Penguins and Possums. … Continued &#187

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