Symmetry #2 Review: Unplugged and Unhinged

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– Hot on the heels of the captivating first issue, Symmetry #2 explores the world after a solar flare has severed several people from the hive mind and destroyed their robotic workers. Having spent their entire life connected to an AI linked to a hive mind and with robots doing all of […]

Strayer #1 Review: Killing It

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)— The fairly new company Aftershock Comics has released some impressive titles thus far, including Dreaming Eagles and American Monster. With Strayer #1, Aftershock brings us a series of action, swords, monsters, and an interesting end of the world as we know it scenario. Created by Justin Jordan, creator of the action packed Luther […]

Faith #1 Review: Gotta Have Faith

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—When Valiant Entertainment announced that the psiot Faith Herbet, also known as the superhero Zephyr, would be getting her own series- I think a lot of fans saw this as a great opportunity. One of the standout characters from the critically acclaimed Harbinger series, Faith is upbeat, positive and a wealth of pop culture […]

Hellboy Winter Special Review: Winter Wonder Hell

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Mike Mignola’s iconic paranormal investigator, Hellboy, has been through hell, literally. The demon with the right hand of doom has become a staple in not only the world of comics, but also on the silver screen with two blockbuster films. With the winter season comes a treat for all, as we get four new […]

Dark Horse Takes Five Spots 2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens List

By Staff Reports Last week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) committee published their much-anticipated 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. Not surprisingly, given the tremendous success of Dark Horse’s 2015 publishing line, the publisher landed five titles on this year’s list! This year’s Dark Horse selections are as follows: ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times. By […]

American Gods Casts Its Shadow as Ricky Whittle Signs on as Lead in Starz Series

By Staff Reports Fans of Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking American Gods, it is time to officially rejoice: the role of Shadow Moon as officially been cast for the upcoming series by Starz and FreemantleMedia North America. That coveted role goes to Ricky Whittle (“The 100”), and now has the series on track to begin shooting this April. Neil Gaiman said, “I’m […]

Old Man Logan #1 Review: A Man Out of Time

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—When the original Old Man Logan storyline was introduced a few years ago, it was an instant hit. An older, grizzled Wolverine who gave up the world of super heroics and became a passive, isolated shell of a man until everything was taken from him, what’s not to love? Well, this alternate Logan is […]

Battle Rap: Award Winning Rapper Takes on Bullying, Self Harm Around the Globe

By Staff Reports Have you ever heard of a rapper being endorsed by Politicians, Police Departments, Paramedics, School Principals, Guidance Counselors, Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Students, Mental Health Organizations, High Ranking Public Officials, Environmental Activists, and more? Well, Curtis Adams AKA “Unkle Adams” is definitely not your “average” Rapper. The Canada-born MC not only performs uplifting and inspirational music, but travels […]

Bluefin Debuts New Bruce Lee Poseable Action Figure from Tamashii Nations

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, is proud to introduce the world’s most posable Bruce Lee action figure! Renowned Japanese collectibles label, Tamashii Nations, integrates its advanced S.H. Figuarts articulation technology to reproduce all of Bruce Lee’s powerful martial arts moves! For this latest release, […]

Marvel Joins Forces with Wounded Warrior Project for Venom: Space Knight Storyline

By Staff Reports This spring, a special Marvel Comics storyline will delve into the trials, perseverance, and eventual triumph of wounded veterans aided and informed by one of the leading non-profit organizations dedicated to these wounded service members – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The upcoming arc of Marvel Comics’ VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT will take readers through a powerful story that […]

Multiverse Studio Announces Mega Man Wearable Helmet

By Staff Reports Leading toy manufacturer Multiverse Studio Inc. today announced the availability of the Mega Man® Wearable Helmet. Representing iconic characters from the classic platform videogame series Mega Man® from Capcom, this wearable helmet lets you take on the role of your favorite Blue Bomber, with the comfort of a soft, padded interior. Collectible enthusiast and cosplayers alike can show off their appreciation of Mega Man for […]

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #2 Review: All Shapes and Sizes

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)— Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons continues on with the second issue, featuring another stand alone take of dragon folklore, told by the wise Storyteller with his trusty canine friend. This time, we get a tale of decisions and consequences set in the medieval times. Written and drawn by Nathan Pride (Mage The Awakening), […]

American Monster #1 Review: Bloody Beginnings

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—The new comic book publisher, Aftershock Comics, have garnered quite a bit of buzz already, with solid releases from well known names in the industry. With American Monster, the company has a creative team that just about every comic fan should know, as Brian Azzarello (DK III, 100 Bullets) and artist Juan Doe, who […]

Street Fighter Unlimited #2 Review: Fight!

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)— For Udon’s second issue to their latest Street Fighter series, Street Fighter Unlimited, we see a few more familiar faces surface as the plot thickens with the disappearance of the fan favorite, Chun Li. Last issue, we saw the spotlight mainly on Ryu and Akuma; this time, the focus shifts to Guile, Cammy, […]

Red Sonja #1 Review: The She Devil is Back

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, jumped off the pages of Conan the Barbarian’s comic in 1973 and has been a staple in the fantasy realm of comics ever since, being published by an array of companies. In 2005, Dynamite Comics brought the crimson haired heroine back to the land of sequential art, […]

Dynamite Rings in the New Year with Two Sold-Out First Issues

By Staff Reports Dynamite Entertainment is already poised to have its best year yet, with new hires, new offices, and now, the publisher’s two January launch titles selling out at Diamond upon release! In 2014, Dynamite celebrated their tenth anniversary, and things have not slowed down since, with the company acquiring new licenses, new talent, and even a creator-owned comics […]

From Star Wars to Sundance: Daisy Ridley Signs on as Executive Producer of The Eagle Huntress

By Staff Reports Daisy Ridley, star of the current blockbuster STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and hero to young women everywhere, has signed on as an Executive Producer for the Sundance Premiere film THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, as announced by Morgan Spurlock, executive producer for the film. Ridley joined the team after seeing a cut of film and felt she was […]

From the Ashes of Avengers: Standoff Comes THUNDERBOLTS #1!

By Staff Reports With a flash of lightning, the Thunderbolts have returned! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce THUNDERBOLTS #1 – the new ongoing seires from creators Jim Zub and Jon Malin! From the ashes of AVENGERS: STANDOFF, the Winter Soldier assembles the original Thunderbolts – Moonstone, the Fixer, MACH-V, Atlas and a mysterious new character for a dangerous new […]

Mike Mignola’s Next Big Book At IDW!

By Staff Reports This June, IDW Publishing welcomes Mike Mignola back to its publishing slate with an all-new Artist’s Edition featuring the legendary creator’s Eisner Award-winning story, The Amazing Screw-On Head. This second Artist’s Edition featuring Mignola’s iconic work will collect the entire one-shot story by Mignola, as well as additional tales from the Screw-On Head collection. The hefty tome […]

Injustice, Like Lightning

By Nolan P. Smith Marvel Comics has released another, more revealing teaser to what is sure to be a new series featuring the villains masquerading as heroes, The Thunderbolts. We see to familiar faces here, as Moonstone and Mach-V look to be returning. Now, will we see the return of Techno, Songbird, Atlas and Citizen V? I hope so. Hopefully […]

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Soars Into Comic Shops This April

By Staff Reports Strap in and lock your s-foils in attack position because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is coming to comics! Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are proud to announce STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1, a new ongoing series coming this April! Superstar creators Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan and Anakin) […]

Black Road Leads Readers Down a Dark Path

By Staff Reports Bestselling writer Brian Wood (STARVE, Northlanders) and artists Gary Brown (The Massive, Catwoman) and Dave McCaig (Batman, American Vampire) team up for the all-new, ongoing Viking tale in BLACK ROAD, which was first announced during last year’s Image Expo and will be launching from Image Comics this April. In BLACK ROAD #1, readers meet Magnus the Black—neither […]

Invincible Original Series Artist Cory Walker Returns

By Staff Reports New York Times bestselling author, multiple award-winning creator, and pop culture phenomenon Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) reunites with original series artist—the fan-favorite and industry-beloved Cory Walker—for an all-new, heart-wrenching, jaw-dropping story arc coming this April from Image/Skybound. In INVINCIBLE #127, Mark has returned from the past… to a very different future. […]

Five Shocking Predictions for Legends of Tomorrow

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reporter This week, the CW will debut their newest superhero drama set in the Arrowverse, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. While some information about this new project has been leaked, most of this show remains shrouded in mystery. The show is based upon time-traveler Rip Hunter assembling a team of heroes, villains, and everything in between […]

The Suicide Squad Trailer is Here!

By Nolan P. Smith “We’re bad guys, it’s what we do.” Warner Bros. Pictures has released the full trailer for the Suicide Squad, DC Comic’s film about a team of villains sent on an impossible mission. With names like The Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and Deadshot (Will Smith), this looks to be quite the film. Check out […]

The Revenant Review: A Brutal, Breathtaking Film

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—The Revenant has garnered buzz from just about everywhere since its release. Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (of Birdman fame), the film’s unfavorable weather conditions are well known, but the actors agree that after seeing the film completed, it was worth it. I had a chance to see this film at the local Cinemark […]