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  • The Tiger’s Tongue #1

    24th Apr 2022 by

    Writer: Olivia Stephens Penciler/Inker: Diansakhu Banton-Perry Colourist: Bex Glendining Letterer: Joamette Gil Cover Artist: Odera Igbokwe Plot: Under the militant rule of The Tiger’s People, empowered by their animal familiars, the Claw is on the brink of war. At the precipice of adulthood, twin princesses Kelindi and Aridani hold the future of the Claw in their… Read more

  • The Last Session Volume 1: Roll for Initiative

    22nd Apr 2022 by

    Author: Jasmine Walls Artist: Dozerdraws Letterer: Micah Myers Editor: Michael Moccio Plot: When I group of outcasts meet up at an after school club that doesn’t go to plan, they form a strong friendship within the game of D&D, Dice and Deathtraps. However, the pressure of growing up and finding time to play games gets… Read more

  • Potions Inc. #1

    31st Mar 2022 by

    The call of adventure always seems to hang up whenever Randelgast Jones tries to answer it, leaving him facing the dull future of working in his family’s successful potion shop.

  • Nottingham #7

    6th Mar 2022 by

    In the company of unlikely allies, The Sheriff makes his way to Rome on a ship. Whilst out at sea, he and Robin Hood have a discussion about their aligning goals and what that means for their current relationship, or rather, acquaintanceship.

  • Nottingham #6

    9th Feb 2022 by

    Nottingham is an intricate story with a lot of depth to it. It may appear to be just another Robin Hood story but there’s definitely something truly spectacular unfolding throughout each issue and I cannot wait to see where the story goes. Secrecy, betrayal, and blood, all combined to make a Robin Hood story unlike any other!

  • Nottingham Vol.1: Death and Taxes – TPB

    8th Feb 2022 by

    I was late to the party with this one, but my gosh what a party it is. This has got to be one of the best re-imaginings of a story that I have read. Just when you think you’ve seen all you can see from a Robin Hood story, the team over at Mad Cave comes along and delivers this incredibly well-designed, action-packed adventure that really makes you question who the hero of the story really is.

  • Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase

    5th Feb 2022 by

    When trying to help look for clues as to who and what exactly caused all of the trouble in the college, Scooby and the gang are zapped into Eric’s game, but there seems to be only one way out for them. They must complete the game and defeat the Phantom Virus to earn their freedom back into the real world.

  • Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights – DVD Review

    5th Feb 2022 by

    Join a cast of Hanna-Barbera favourites, including Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear, as well as Magilla Gorilla and of course, Scooby and Shaggy, in this cartoon re-telling of two stories from Arabian Nights. Albeit a simplified, and a rather silly version for the kids.

  • Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers – DVD Review

    4th Feb 2022 by

    Shaggy receives a letter, telling him that his uncle Beaureguard has passed away, and in his will, he has left Shaggy the rights to the old Beaureguard Plantation, and the treasure hidden within. However, upon arriving at the creepy-looking property, the trio is chased by various kooky characters such as a headless horseman, a gorilla, and the ghost of Uncle Beaureguard himself.

  • Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf – DVD Review

    30th Jan 2022 by

    Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy are race car champions in America, but winning a race seems to be the least of their troubles, because, across the map in spooky Transylvania, the Wolf Man has decided to retire, leaving Dracula and the other monsters one driver short for their race.

  • Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School – DVD Review

    29th Jan 2022 by

    Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School is, as always, an enjoyable adventure that feels very strange compared to the rest of the animated films released after the ’80s. This is simply because of the absence of the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang, Velma, Daphne, and Fred, as well as the lack of Mystery Machine rolling about. It is also, yet again, another Scooby-Doo animated film that doesn’t feature the classic unmasking of any monsters, but instead plays on the idea that all of these monsters are very real.

  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island – DVD Review

    28th Jan 2022 by

    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island’s dark aesthetic makes it one of the best movies to ever be released among the franchise, as it escaped the usual stereotypical tropes we see from the rest of the films, whilst still remaining true to the source material, because at it’s heart it is still very much a classic Scooby-Doo tale

  • Real Hero Shit

    27th Jan 2022 by

    Unapologetically awesome, holds nothing back, and the adult content takes nothing away from the pacing, or story, if anything, it simply adds to the overall enjoyable experience. It reminds me of the Dragon Age video game series, so if you’re a fan of those, and games like them, then this is a book for you!

  • Bermuda

    26th Jan 2022 by

    Script and Letters by: John Layman Art and Main Covers by: Nick Bradshaw Colours by: Len O’Grady Alternative Covers by: Arthur Adams (#1), J. Scott Campbell with colours by Sabine Rich (#2), Mark Schultz (#3) Editor: Scott Dunbier Published by: IDW Publishing Collects: Bermuda Issues #1 – #4 + Plot: Robert ‘Bobby’ Randolph’s life is… Read more

  • Agents of S.L.A.M.

    22nd Jan 2022 by

    SLAM Wrestling is the greatest sport in the world, and twelve-year-old Katie Jones is the world’s biggest wrestling fan and a prolific vlogger with millions of followers. After wrestling manager, Mr. Johnson becomes President of the United States, Katie is invited to the White House to meet her wrestling idols, such as the famous wrestling legend, Bruno Bravado.

  • Call of the Jersey Devil

    21st Jan 2022 by

    The gates of Hell have been opened and all manner of creepy ghoulish creatures have come pouring out of the abyss. All of these creatures are terrifying of course but none of them are quite so terrifying as the infamous Jersey Devil. A beast with hairy, hooved legs, a muscular but spindly body made of flesh, large multiple horns of varying sizes, a dragon-like tail, and large leathery wings like a bat, with black demonic eyes and razor-sharp teeth. Quite literally the stuff of nightmares, and it roams within the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, USA, preying on unwary victims.

  • Big Alien Moon Crush

    20th Jan 2022 by

    Baltazar’s signature style is perfect for any children’s books as you may have seen before in his previous work with DC comics kids, such as the Tiny Titans series of comics, and Superman of Smallville. His colours are always bright and this book is no exception!

  • Scooby-Doo Meets Batman (DVD)

    19th Jan 2022 by

    Produced and Directed: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera Both Episodes Written By: Jameson Brewer (Story), Tom Dagenais (Story), and Ruth Brooks Flippen (Story) Characters Written by: Joe Ruby & Ken Spears Distributed by: Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Ltd. Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes Intro: Scooby-Doo, along with the rest… Read more

  • Moon Knight #1 (1980)

    18th Jan 2022 by

    Ahead of the new Disney Plus series for Marvel’s Moon Knight, I decided to do a bit more research into some of the classic comics that started it all. Besides his appearance in Werewolf by Night #32, I have not read much of the character or his origins. So I wanted to learn more before the series comes out, and what better place to start, than with issue 1 from 1980? His first solo run.

  • Watelanders: Wolverine #1

    17th Jan 2022 by

    Written by: Steven S. DeKnight Art by: Ibraham Moustafa Colors by: Neeraj Menon Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit Cover Artist: Josemaria Casanovas Connecting Variant Cover Artists: Steve McNiven & Laura Martin Page Count: 28 pages Intro: Since Wolverine: Old Man Logan finished publishing back in 2009, fans have wanted a sequel to the iconic story, to… Read more

  • Possible Return for Supernatural Comic Book Movies

    16th Jan 2022 by

    Intro: Heroes across all comics eventually deal with something a little more supernatural than your average villain. Ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and werewolves just to name a few, but when it comes to movies and TV, very few of the supernatural elements get adapted…but could we begin to see more supernatural beings in comic book films… Read more

  • Sword of Hypoborea #1

    15th Jan 2022 by

    Writer: Mike Mignola, Rob Williams Artist: Laurence Campbell Letterer: Clem Robins Colorist: Quinton Winter, Dave Stewart Cover Artist: Laurence Campbell Intro: If you’ve read the B.P.R.D. Comics then you may have learned that Agent Howards of the B.P.R.D. found a powerful sword in a temple in Chicago, which turned him into a mighty warrior. This… Read more

  • Grimm Volume 1: The Coins of Zakynthos

    14th Jan 2022 by

    Plot by: Jim Kouf & David Greenwalt Script by: Marc Gaffen & Kyle McVey Art by: José Malaga Colours by: Thiago Dal Bello Letters by: Marshall Dillon Collection Design by: Joh Johnson Based on the NBC Television series “Grimm” Release Year: 2013 Intro: There are tons of variations on the classic Grimm Fairytales out in the world, be it… Read more

  • Wolverine: Old Man Logan

    13th Jan 2022 by

    Written by: Mark Millar Pencils by: Steve McNiven Inks: Dexter Vines, Mark Morales & Jay Leisten Colours by: Morry Hollowell, Christina Strain, Jason Keith, Justin Ponsor, Paul Mounts, and Nathan Fairbairn Letters by: VC’s Corey Petit Cover: Steve McNiven Assistant Editors: Michael Horwitz, Aubrey Sitterson, and Jody LeHup Editor: John Barber with Jeanine Schaefer Editor in Chief: Joe Quesada Production:… Read more

  • Disturbed: Dark Messiah #1

    12th Jan 2022 by

    Story by: Llexi Leon & Tim Seeley Written by: Tim Seeley Art by: Angel Hernandez Colors by: Fran Gamboa Letters by: Jacob Bascle Cover Artwork by: Ryan Christensen Edited by: Llexi Leion & Denton J. Tipton Intro: Disturbed is a band that is very close to my heart. Their music inspires me and has gotten me through some of… Read more

  • Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – The Eat, Bang! Kill Tour #2

    10th Jan 2022 by

    Written by: Tee Franklin Art by: Max Sarin Layout, Pages 16-19: Derec Donovan Colors by: Marissa Louise Letters by: Taylor Esposito Cover: Max Sarin Variant Covers: Babs Tarr Editor: Katie Kubert Harley Quinn created by: Paul Dini & Bruce Timm Batman created by: Bob Kane & Bill Finger Plot: Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have hit the road, on their… Read more

  • The Suicide Squad (2021) – Blu-Ray Review

    8th Jan 2022 by

    Written and Directed by: James Gunn Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures / Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Runtime: 132 minutes (2 hours 12 minutes) Certificate: 15 (UK) Budget: $185 million (estimated) Intro: The Suicide Squad is a second attempt by Warner Brothers to bring a group of ‘unlikely heroes’ to the big screen after their first… Read more

  • Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters TPB

    7th Jan 2022 by

    Written by: Mike Grell Art by: Mike Grell Letterer: Ken Bruzenak Assisstant: Lurene Haines Collection Cover Artist: Mike Grell Colorist: Julia Lacquement Intro: I started my comics journey with Green Arrow, I love the character, he’s my favourite DC hero, and once I started reading Mike Grell’s work in my teens, I fell in love… Read more

  • [Figure Review] Jay – Clerks 20th Anniversary

    6th Jan 2022 by

    Continuing with my Clerks 20th Anniversary Diamond Select figure reviews, we move on to reviewing Silent Bob’s hetero life-mate, Jay! Jay, portrayed by Kevin Smith’s real-life hetero-life-mate, Jason Mewes, is the lovable yet annoying character who gets himself and his silent friend into all sorts of trouble. As Kevin Smith describes the real Jason Mewes,… Read more

  • Bluntman and Chronic TPB

    6th Jan 2022 by

    Kevin Smith is a man who splits the world in two like marmite. Some people, like myself, love his films and everything he does across all mediums, but others despise him and claim he’s a terrible creator, but if you are in the minority that hasn’t decided, hopefully, I can persuade you to join the team that loves him because honestly, despite his own claims that he’s not, I honestly think he’s a genius.

  • Hawkeye vs Deadpool TPB

    5th Jan 2022 by

    Written by: Gerry Duggan Art by: Matteo Lolli (#0-4) & Jacp[p Camagni (#1-4) Colours by: Cristiane Peter (#0-3) & Nick Filardi (#4) Letters by: VC’s Cory Petit Cover Art by: James Harren with Jordie Bellaire (#0), Matt Wilson (#3) & Cris Peter (#4) Letters by: VC’s Cory Peti Assistant Editor: Devin Lewis Editor: Sana Amanat… Read more

  • Robyn Hood #1 (of 5)

    2nd Jan 2022 by

    Written by: Pat Shand Letters by: Jim Campbell Pencils by: Dan Glasl Colours by: Tom Mullin & Jason Embury Story by: Joe Brusha, Raven Gregory, Ralph Tedesco & Pat Shand Edited by: Hannah Gorfinkel Published by: Zenescope Entertainment Inc. Intro: We all love the big two when it comes to comics. Marvel and DC always… Read more

  • Supernatural: Nevermore

    2nd Jan 2022 by

    Written by: Keith R.A. DeCandido Published by: Harper Entertainment – An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers Release Date: July 31, 2007 Page Count: 336 Based on the hit CW series Supernatural created by Erick Kripke Intro: As some of you may know by now, I am, like many others, a big fan of the hit… Read more

  • DC Vs. Vampires #2

    14th Dec 2021 by

    Written by: James Tynion IV & Matthew Rosenberg Art, Colour and Main Cover by: Otto Schmidt Letters by: Tom Napolitano Variant Cover by: Francesco Mattina Edited by: Ben Abernathy Plot: After the first issue revealed some shocking truths about the oncoming war between humans, heroes and vampires, Batman has gathered a meeting of his closest… Read more

  • Aquaman/Green Arrow: Deep Target #2 – Inversions

    13th Dec 2021 by

    Written by: Brandon Thomas Art by: Ronan Cliquet Colours by: Ulises Arreola Letters by: Josh Reed Cover by: Marco Santucci & Arif Prianto Variant Cover by: Davi Go Editor: Michael McCalister Aquaman created by Paul Norris, Green Arrow created by Mort Weisinger Intro: In the first issue of this 7 issue series, we learned that… Read more

  • Star Wars Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith

    22nd Nov 2021 by

    Intro: The prequels are at an end, this was the end of Anakin Skywalker and the beginning of Darth Vader, so this film needed to be something truly special, and honestly, it was pretty good, but overall, it’s still not as great as it could have, and should have been. Plot: During a rescue mission,… Read more

  • Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones

    18th Nov 2021 by

    Intro: Despite the critical reception to The Phantom Menace, the Star Wars franchise was still going strong and the film made enough enough to produce the second and third films in what would become known as the ‘prequel trilogy’. However, I believe the second installment, Attack of the Clones, was better recieved critcally for it’s… Read more

  • Dear Super-Villains

    17th Nov 2021 by

    Written by: Michael Northrop Illustrated by: Gustavo Duarte Coloured by: Chris Peter Letters by: Wes Abbott In 2019 there was a book released by DC Graphic Novels for Kids, called ‘Dear Justice League’ and as much as this book is for kids, I felt like it was something truly special that spoke to people of… Read more

  • DC vs. Vampires #1

    16th Nov 2021 by

    Andrew Bennett is on his way to the Hall of Justice with an important message. Mary, Queen of Blood, ruler of the vampires and the only defining reason there is peace amongst humans and vampires, has been murdered. The peace she has kept between the races, allowing vampires to live unseen in the world, has been torn and something worse than a few vampires is on its way; the genocide of the human race.

  • Dark Knights of Steel #1

    15th Nov 2021 by

    Written by: Tom Taylor Art and Colour by: Yasmine Putri Letters by: Wes Abbot Main and Character Sheet Variant by: Yasmine Putri Open Order Variant cover by: Joshua Middleton Team Variant by: Wayne Reynolds Edited by: Ben Abernathy Intro: When I first learned that there was going to be a DC comic series that took… Read more

  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    8th Nov 2021 by

    Intro: Getting back into my Star Wars phase of interest, I decided to replay some classic Star Wars video games and one that I just had to return to was of course the Lego Star Wars games. These games were a huge part of my childhood, as it was always a game me and my… Read more

  • Aquaman/Green Arrow – Deep Target #1

    5th Nov 2021 by

    Something is wrong with the DC Universe, Arthur and Oliver seemed to have swapped lives, and surnames, as Oliver Curry now rules Atlantis, whilst Arthur Queen roams the streets as the battling bowman known as Green Arrow. However, this messed up timeline doesn’t seem to be Barry Allens fault this time, at least not directly.

  • Marvel Spotlight #2 (1972) – First “official” appearance of Werewolf By Night

    4th Nov 2021 by

    Jack Russell is turning eighteen but his nights are tormented with horrifying dreams that feel all too real. He dreams of a beast, one that can kill with ease, beneath the light of the full moon, a beast that has the strength he wishes he had. Once vague, the dreams have grown more vivid in the days leading to his eighteenth birthday, and what’s worse, Jack awakens to find an injury on his arm, exactly where the beast in his dream was shot by a police officer.

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