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Godzilla: The Half Century War- An epic comic covers fifty years of the King of Monsters

godzillahalfcenturyGodzilla is now in his 60th year since he first appeared on the screen in 1954 in Gojira. Over the past sixty years, the big radioactive lizard has appeared in thirty movies, two animated series, and several comic runs, beginning with Marvel and now residing with publisher IDW. One of the best comic runs in recent years is Godzilla: The Half Century War, written and illustrated by James Stokoe...

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Saying goodbye to 2013 and looking forward to 2014


Just a few more hours left in the old year (at least where I live) and then 2013 will be in the books. It’s been a fairly good year for all types of entertainment media, from gaming to movies to television to comic books...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013- Pt 4 (For the comic book fan)

Comic books have long been a staple in many a geek’s life, and they may have never been hotter than right now. Comic book movies are huge business, breaking box office records, with audiences going in droves to the theater for films like Marvel’s The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, or Man of Steel. Rocksteady reinvented the comic book hero videogame with 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, and the 2011 follow-up Arkham City found its way onto many GOTY lists...

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Holiday gift guide- 2013: Pt 1 (Consoles, PS4 and Xbox One games)

presentsIt’s that time of year again, that time to hit the malls or online stores in search of just the right gift to give. With so many things to choose from, how do you figure out what might be right for someone? Well, we’re here to hopefully help with that, with a few suggestions for that gamer or movie buff on your list. We’ll give a range of items to choose from, and list some suggestions for all age groups. Prices given are USD, and may vary depending on current sales in your area. So, let’s get to it, shall we?

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Alan Moore not impressed by the modern super-hero

amAlan Moore, the writer of such seminal graphic novels Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and V for Vendetta, related in an interview with The Guardian that he’s not too impressed by modern superheroes, and finds it “alarming” the audiences are flocking to comic book movies like The Avengers in droves. The interview was conducted with the notably eccentric writer while he was promoting his latest work Fashion Beast, a ten issue limited run based on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast...

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Tom Clancy, the author behind the Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon games, dead at 66

tcTom Clancy, the best selling author who perfected the political techno-thriller, died in a Baltimore hospital on October 1. He was 66 years old. Clancy was best known for his novels featuring the character of Jack Ryan, whose adventures were chronicled in books like The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and The Sum of All Fears. Several movies have been made from Clancy’s work, having such stars as Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck all playing the role of Ryan...

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Confessions of Umbrella Inc

Alone in the Dark was the series that actually started the survival-horror genre in gaming but, despite that, Resident Evil (called Biohazard in Japan) gets the most credit for boosting the genre upon its release in 1996. At that time, we can only depend on our wits in order to survive the mansion, the main setting in the game. The game had a tank like control scheme and bad camera angles, and boasted some cheesy lines and performances, among them the “If you, master of unlocking…....

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Superman Unchained- A book worthy of the Man of Steel

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With the launch of the New 52, Superman hasn’t fared as well as that other DC heavyweight, Batman. Now, Batman scribe Scott Snyder turns his attention to the man in blue, and, along with artist Jim Lee, brings us one of the best Superman titles to come out in recent years. Superman Unchained is just what you want a Superman book to be. It’s filled with plenty of action and humor, and gives a new look to some familiar characters...

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Adventures of Superman- a new anthology series tackles the Man of Steel

adventures of supermanAdventures of Superman #1

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Superman has had many writers tackling stories suitable for the man of Steel of his 75 year history. In recent years, things haven’t always gone so well, especially since DC launched the New 52. But things look to change, and this new anthology series featuring three different stories by some of comics’ finest writers looks to change that...

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Superman: 75 years of an American icon

Superman wikipediaSuperman. The very name is known worldwide, bringing with it the image of the man in blue with a billowing red cape, a large “S” prominent on his chest. He fights for truth, justice, and the American way, although in recent years his role has been expanded to include of mankind on the planet Earth. Born on the planet Krypton as Kal-El, he was sent to Earth by his father, Jor-El, when his homeworld’s red sun went supernova...

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