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Sandman Overture #2

by Greg DeVrieson March 29, 2014
Some years ago, Neil Gaiman had a Dream. A Dream of what comics could be. Something different, something a bit more mature and a bit more fantastical. An so he penned Sandman. And it was all that it could be and more. A magnificent saga about Dream of the Endless. A splendid tale that spanned seventy-five […]
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Top 10 Female Comic Book Characters

by Greg DeVrieson February 15, 2014
As a follow up to my earlier post about comics and the gender gap, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite female characters. This is not intended to be the end all/be all list, but rather a good starting point for some characters to check out. Also please note, this is my list and only […]

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Legendary X-Men Writer Chris Claremont Returns with Nightcrawler

by Greg DeVrieson January 16, 2014
This April, legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont returns with the blue elf in his own series. Nightcrawler  will focus on Kurt’s return to life and all of the changes that have occurred since his demise in Second Coming. And I for one couldn’t be more excited. Nightcrawler has long been my favorite X-Man. He’s got an awesome […]

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Ghost #1 Review

by Greg DeVrieson December 10, 2013
Ghost is a story of Elisa Cameron, a girl stuck between worlds. Banished to hell for discovering something she shouldn’t have, and subsequently brought back, she occupies the limbo between life and death, hunting demons. Combine this premise with some fantastic art, and you have a story worth checking out. I was drawn to this book […]
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Comics and the Gender Gap

by Greg DeVrieson December 10, 2013
So recently, it was announced that actress Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious) will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Superman VS Batman. Looks to be a solid casting, but more importantly it means we finally get an appearance of Wonder Woman on the big screen. Admittedly, it’s not a full movie, but baby steps. We’ll get […]

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Avengers Arena Series Review | It’s a Mad, Mad World

by Greg DeVrieson November 30, 2013
This week, Avengers Arena finished after eighteen issues and thirty danger filled days of Murderworld. There were new characters, fights, deaths, triumphs of the human spirit, and a whole lot of angry fans. Were their fears justified? Let’s take a look at the series as whole. NOTE: Given the nature of series, it is impossible to […]

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The Fifth Beatle Review

by Greg DeVrieson November 12, 2013
The Fifth Beatle is the story of Brian Epstein, the manager behind The Beatles. Without him, it’s likely they would never have gotten much further than Hamburg. And yet, his is the story that gets lost most often in the mythology that has surrounded The Beatles. Luckily, we have this superb graphic novel to present the […]
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New York Park #1 Review

by Greg DeVrieson November 10, 2013
I have a confession to make: I really enjoy reading dramas about teenagers. It’s really strange and I didn’t realize until it was pointed out to me, but several of my favorite comic runs (Runaways, Avengers Academy, New X-Men Academy) are teen drama. Which is weird, because I dislike actual teenagers. But it’s because of this […]

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Dust Bunny Review

by Greg DeVrieson October 18, 2013
Dust Bunny is a graphic novel from Brett Brooks that features an anthropomorphic rabbit detective named Dust Bunny, a matchstick named Aiden Flint and copious amounts of style and genius. I’m going to cut to the chase on this one. You need to read it. You really do. Dust Bunny is a noir detective story. Don’t let […]
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Fireside Chat | Ben Affleck is… Batman?

by Darrin Wrighton August 24, 2013
Ben Affleck is Batman in the next Man of Steel movie. Don’t panic! At least, not until you’ve read my chat with Jeff about this whole #Batfleck thing. Darrin: So… Bat Affleck. What was your initial reaction? Because mine was panic. Jeff: It kind of shocked me, but I didn’t panic. Affleck was certainly a […]

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Sacrifice Review (Dark Horse)

by Greg DeVrieson July 28, 2013
*cue ‘Cortez the Killer’ by Neil Young* Sacrifice is a story of a boy, Aztecs and human sacrifice. Fun mix, right? Written by Sam Humphries (Uncanny X-Force, The Ultimate, Avengers AI) and illustrated by Dalton Rose with colors by Pete Toms. It was originally self published earlier this year, and Dark Horse is releasing a collected volume next […]
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Doc Unknown #1 Review – Comixology

by Greg DeVrieson May 22, 2013
Gonna say it from the get go, Doc Unknown #1 is a fun issue to read. Really fun. Part Batman and Part Indiana Jones, Doc Unknown watches over Gate City, ready to save the day from whatever mayhem may occurs. In this first issue, he attempts to foil a museum heist by Boss Snake, who really looks […]

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Secundus: Part 1 Review – Comixology

by Greg DeVrieson May 22, 2013
Who doesn’t love gladiator stories? Often the highlight of any Roman story. Visceral, violent and exciting. Men fighting each other for freedom, or just to satisfy their bloodlust. However, it is one area sadly lacking in comics. You’ve got vikings with Northlanders, but no real good gladiator stories. Enter Secundus, a gladiator named thus because he always fights two. […]
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Killer Instinct To Be Released In Retail Stores

by Chris Calasahanon August 1, 2014
One of the most popular games on the Xbox One has been the recently revived Killer Instinct. Originally released as a downloadable launch title on the Xbox One, Killer Instinct has dazzled fans with intense fighting action and stunning visuals.  In fact, this game was so popular that it was featured as a main event game at EVO 2014, apremier fighting game tournament held […]
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Retail Listing Pins “Assassin’s Creed: Rogue” as a Last-Gen’s AC Game

by Chris Angelon July 31, 2014
Swiss game retailer, Word of Games, may have accidentally revealed the title and release date for the PS3/Xbox 360 Assassin’s Creed game that is due out later this fall.  The product listing, which has since been removed, listed Assassin’s Creed: Rogue for an October 28th release – the same day Assassin’s Creed: Unity releases on the […]

Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 | Video Teaser and Tips

by Nick Keoganon July 31, 2014
Now that San Diego Comic Con is over, you can now prepare for Salt Lake Comic Con. September 4-6, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Comic Con plans to break new records
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Shut Up and Take My Money | Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Collector’s Editions

by Brittany Deatherageon July 30, 2014
Activision revealed three collector's editions of Advanced Warfare that promises epic content that was designed to blow Call of Duty fans away... and our bank accounts too.
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The Numbers Are In: Over 4 Million Gamers Played Destiny Beta

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon July 30, 2014
When Bungie and Activision released the beta versions of Destiny on Microsoft and Sony’s consoles, nearly every gamer online and in the streets talked about it. Today, we’ve learned from the company that over 4.6 million people have participated in the beta, which came to a close last Sunday. The open beta for Destiny lasted […]

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Homefront’s Future Saved By Deep Silver

by Tom Dearsleyon July 30, 2014
Koch Media and publisher Deep Silver have acquired all Homefront assets from Crytek. This is a gentle sigh of relief for those who have been looking forward to the sequel, which had garnered plenty of attention from it’s initial preview and subsequent (at the time) revival after THQ sadly went under. Now it has been […]
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Valve Touts Over 20 Million Viewers for The International 4

by Jake Valentineon July 30, 2014
Over 20 million people watched The International 4, a major tournament for Valve‘s Dota 2. Considering the wide variety of viewing options, ranging from the in-game Dota 2 client, Twitch, and even the Watch ESPN app, it’s not surprise to see that high of a viewer number. It also helps when Valve had a prize pool of nearly $11 million for the […]

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inFAMOUS DLC May Also Be Sold As Standalone Title

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon July 30, 2014
Sony confirms that Europe will be shelving the stand-alone version of inFAMOUS: First Light as a box retail copy.
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SDCC 2014 | Nightfall, Master Chief Collection, and Guardians… Oh My!

by Brittany Deatherageon July 30, 2014
What does Halo: Nightfall, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5 : Guardians have in common? Find out what we learned at San Diego Comic Con 2014 about the exciting news in the Halo franchise. Halo: Nightfall is the newest live-action feature in the works by producer Ridley Scott and Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring. There will be 5 episodes that are to be released on a […]
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GameStop Unveil 26.99% APR Credit Card

by Chris Angelon July 30, 2014
GameStop may be a victim of the move to digital gaming but its tactics to remain financially viable and relevant in the industry have been controversial. In its latest strategy however, GameStop shows that there’s really no ceiling for the level of crazy it hopes to achieve. Sometime next year, GameStop is set to roll out its own […]

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SDCC 2014|Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Trailer Revealed

by James Marshon July 30, 2014
At SDCC this weekend Warner Bros. shared a new Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham trailer with us. It shows the game well, demonstrating both the same art style and sense of humor that we’ve all come to know and love from the Lego games. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham follows the story of Batman as he teams up […]
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Exclusive Xbox One EA Subscription Service Announced

by Kate Reedon July 29, 2014
EA announced today a new subscription service exclusive to Xbox One that will start at just $4.99 a month or $29.99 annually. EA Access will give players access to The Vault, which will open up a collection of EA games. When it launches, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4 will be the games that […]

Is the Uncharted Series Dead?

by Nick Keoganon July 29, 2014
Nick goes over the reasons why the Uncharted Series still has life and ideas on how the franchise can blossom into something great.

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