Comic Book Review: Cosmic Adventures #0

By Nolan P. Smith Living in the High Deserts of California, my comic shop of choice is easily Linebreakers. Well, the store recently announced their foray into being an independent comic book publisher with Linebreakers Comics, with their first official, full-size release being Cosmic Adventures #0, so I had to give it a shot. Written by Jakob Free with art […]

Movie Review: Tom and Jerry

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor For generations, Tom and Jerry have delighted audiences with their irreverent humor and comedic hijinks. Being a child of the ’80s, I can remember at least three iterations of the characters on television, not to mention an animated feature film in the early ’90s. That is on top of their already extensive library of shorts […]

The Wrong Side: A Novel Review

By Rebecca Benson Robert Bailey’s latest novel in the “Bocephus Haynes” series, “The Wrong Side,” follows the story of Pulaski’s rising high school football star: Odell Champagne. Odell is accused of murdering Brittany Crutcher, his girlfriend. However, she is a local legend–an upcoming and singer on a fast track to success. Set in the Deep South, “The Wrong Side” also […]

Comic Book Review: Stray Dogs #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor and Chief When a comic book is billed as Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs, it has my attention. I honestly didn’t know what to expect with Image Comics’ Stray Dogs #1, but I will say, what I read was in one word: amazing.  From Tony Fleecs, Trish Forstner, Brad Simpson, and […]

Graphic Novel Review: Acursian

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor From Legendary Comics and starring John Barrowman, Acursian is a story that spans the ages. It is steeped in Celtic mythology and has an exciting sci-fi angle that Barrowman fans will definitely enjoy. Beginning in modern times, the story revolves around Charlie Stewart, an extremely unlikable lawyer. On his 40th birthday, he is plagued by […]

Comic Book Review: Freak Snow #1

By Nolan P. Smith Sometimes a comic book just catches you entirely off guard. This is the case with Freak Snow #1. The book comes from Behemoth and their brand new imprint, Happy Tank. From Kevin Roditeli, Rob Cannon, and a cover by Victor Santos, Freak Snow takes us into a frozen wasteland filled with violence, murderers, and insanity. Right […]

Comic Book Review: My Little Pony #95

By Evelyn Benson Junior Reviewer IDW soon releases its 95th Issue of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. My Little Pony has been a favorite of mine, so I was excited to read it.  In this episode, the Muffletta Moss has taken over Ponyville. This magic moss absorbs sound. Like a plant, when it gets what it needs, it multiplies. […]

Comic Book Review: Pantomime #4

By Rebecca Benson Pantomime #4 from Mad Cave Studios is out now! And what great timing as I was wondering how our team’s saga was going to play out–and yes, pun intended. What seems like an ordinary move-out day for our now college-age group of criminal friends and family has morphed into an unforeseen circumstance. No, things aren’t always what […]

Comic Book Review: TMNT-The Last Ronin #2

By Nolan P. Smith Editor and Chief This one has been a long time coming: the first issue for the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin dropped in October to high praise all around. It was revealed who the last turtle is (spoilers ahead) and who is responsible for the loss of the rest of the group. […]

Crime Scene: Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor It is a case that has fascinated people all over the world. In 2013, twenty-two-year-old Elisa Lam, a Canadian college student, went missing while staying at The Cecil Hotel. Video of her acting erratically in an elevator just hours before her disappearance went viral, and it wasn’t long before the online world was captivated by […]

Comic Book Review: Phantom Starkiller #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor and Chief I was blown away when I first heard that there was going to be a comic book based on Phantom Starkiller. The character has popped up as a ReAction figure from Super7 in all kinds of color variations, but to finally get to read a story with this ghoulish swashbuckler was a dream […]

Graphic Novel Review: Star Wars Adventures- The Clone Wars – Battle Tales

By Jeremiah Gagnon We start out witnessing a battle between the Galactic Republic Clones and the Separatist Battle Droids. The droids lay down, suppressing fire, keeping the clones at bay. The battle droids call in for reinforcements to better their odds, and moments later, the Super Battle Droids arrive, causing even more havoc on the battlefield. Hope is not lost […]

Comic Book Review: The Shepherd #1

By Nolan P. Smith When I first saw the solicits for Scout Comics/Black Caravans’ The Shepherd, I knew I had to pick up. The title, the artwork, and the premise all pulled me in before I even read a single page. After reading the first issue, I can say I was guided in the right direction: The Shepherd delivers big […]

Comic Book Review: Radiant Black #1

By Nolan P. Smith Image Comics has published some of the most incredible superhero books to date: Invincible, Cross Over, Kick-Ass, Savage Dragon, Spawn, the list goes on. A new hero enters the fray as Radiant Black #1 has hit the shelves. Does it fly high, or is it grounded from the start?  From Kyle Higgins, Marcelo Costa, and Becca […]

Graphic Novel Review: Lemonade Code

By Evelyn Benson Junior Reviewer Oni-Lion Forge presents “Lemonade Code.” Robert Reynolds and his dog, Researcher, open a lemonade stand with endless flavor possibilities. But little do they know, a neighbor sours the competition. Daphne Du-Ri’s old-fashioned lemonade is suspiciously popular amongst the crowd. Robbie attempts to find out what her secret ingredients are but almost ends the world as […]

Comic Book Review: Origins #4

By Rebecca Benson BOOM! Studios continues the post-apocalyptic search for truth and humankind’s legacy in “Origins” #4. Chloe and Cliff have undertaken the responsibility to care for David. The human life they found so long ago. However, “Origins” dives into the complexities of the creator and the created. This saga also dissects the mysteries of robots and humanity. The difference? […]

Novel Review: False Light

By Rebecca Benson “False Light,” written by Eric Dezenhall, follows Sandy “Fuse” Petty on a nerve-wracking quest. A pursuit of revenge that is. With a friend of the family being wronged, Fuse believes it to be his only objective to right this wrong. However, Fuse’s scheme comes at a tumultuous time in his life. Sandy is in the midst of […]

Advance Comic Book Review: Becstar #1

By Nolan P. Smith Spacefaring adventures can be amazing if done right. You have to hit the right tone and right balance of characterization and the characteristics of being in alien worlds. With Mad Cave Studios’ upcoming release, Becstar, you get the balance that makes for a great first issue. Written by Joe Corallo with art by Lorenzo Colangeli, Sweeney […]

Novel Review: The Shadow Eaters

By Rebecca Benson I am excited to share my first novel review for Pastrami Nation! First-ever, actually! Without any further ado, let’s get started!  The novel featured today is entitled “The Shadow Eaters,” written by Christine Taylor. It is the third installment of her “Grace from Darkness” series. The journey begins in the 1920s, in the Tennessean countryside. Our female […]

Movie Review: The Little Things

By Kevin Hoskinson The most recent film in Warner Bros. 2021 film slate to hit theaters and HBO Max, The Little Things falls short of being memorable. It’s a perfectly fine thriller with some decent performances, but it’s not nearly as good as the films that it’s pretending to be. In the movie Denzel Washington plays Joe “Deke” Deacon. A […]

WandaVision Episode 3 Review: Coming Into Focus

By Daniel Schwartz (Photo courtesy of Marvel Students. (c) Marvel Studios 2020) The hype surrounding Marvel’s first Disney+ series has been huge. Previews showed an unconventional format and generated a lot of buzz. Initially, the streaming service dropped the first two episodes, which had the feel of an episode of Bewitched mixed with I Love Lucy. Of course, some mystery was […]

Graphic Novel Review: Rogue Planet Volume 1

By Eddie Aguirre This collaboration of a five-issue series was more than I expected for a Sci-Fi Horror comic. Wow! Published by Oni Press, Rogue Planet is written by Cullen Bunn as he takes us on a journey into the deep, dark, horrifying space. Within the first few pages, I saw some similarities from the writings of Ridley Scott’s Alien. […]

Comic Book Review: Scout’s Honor #1

By Nolan P Smith Imagine if the world ended, and what ended up being the world’s sacred and guiding text is a Ranger Scout manual. Ok, now stop imagining, as this is the premise to Scout’s Honor, a new series from AfterShock Comics. From (w) David Pepose, (a) Luca Casalanguida, (c) Matt Milla, and (l) Carlos M. Mangual, the story […]

Mighty Morphin #3 Review: Red, White, and Green?

By Daniel Schwartz With over 20 years of shows and comics and multiple iterations of the team, it can be hard to know where to jump into the mythos of everyone’s favorite multi-colored fighting team. BOOM! Studios makes it easy by setting the story early in the team’s history. This is the team’s second iteration after the original Rangers Zach, […]

Graphic Novel Review: Martian Ghost Centaur

By Evelyn Benson Junior Reviewer Releasing in a few months is a new edition to the Oni Press/Lion Forge library: “Martian Ghost Centaur.”  Seventeen-year-old Louie O’Connor, a young Southborough resident, tries to keep the town’s folklore and legends of the Sasquatch alive. Sasquatch sightings kept tourists flocking to this small town. However, “sightings” of said Sasquatch had a foe: your […]

Comic Book Review: Deep Beyond #1

By Rebecca Benson This much-anticipated series, Deep Beyond, from Image Comics, will be hitting comic bookshelves soon Our story opens with the leader of a futuristic mission being under attack. This mission takes place in the depths of the deep of the North Atlantic. Observable is the effect of the attack. An unknown agent has caused maladies. Not to mention, […]