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Batman: Through the Looking Glass – Review

            Much like Lee Bermejo’s recent graphic novel “Batman Noel”, “Batman: Through the Looking Glass” takes a classic piece of literature and uses it as a foundation on which to build an engrossing Batman tale.  The book, from writer Bruce Jones and artist Sam Kieth, is a worthy purchase for any fan of unorthodox Batman tales (i.e. Grant Morrison’s “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth).

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BBTS GI Joe 7-Packs Are Tough, Cool and Essential

The first new Joes of 2012 have hit, in the form of Big Bad Toy Store’s awesome new GI Joe 7-packs! The two packs are reaching into the most badass corners of the Joe universe, and delivering two of the toughest teams to the Modern Era– Slaughter’s Marauders and The Dreadnoks!Each set includes seven great figures that round out a big part of the 25th Anniversary collection with some modern updates to these two teams of classic characters. Let’s take a closer look at the Dreadnoks and Slaughter’s Marauders!!
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Comics Korner: Week of 12/28/11

            It’s another solid week in the realm of new comics.  Some stories are coming to an end while others are just getting started with all new characters, time periods, and some serious plot twists.  It’s a great time to be a comic fan!

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Comics Korner: Week of 12/21/11

Thanks to the approaching holiday looming over me like Bane, wanting nothing more than to break my wallet forever, I had to choose my purchases carefully.  In a week with many big titles, this was no easy task.  Read on to see which titles are most worth picking up!

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Comics Korner: Week of 12/14/11

 

The holidays are upon us, and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than to celebrate with some of the Bat-family?  This week we’ll check out the fourth issues of Batwoman and Batgirl as well as the new graphic novel Batman: Noel by Lee Bermejo.

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Saints Row: The Third – Your New Guilty Pleasure

Modern video games have evolved into something of an art form; able to deliver complex and thought-provoking narratives with realistic characters and situations that you can truly invest yourself in, providing a cinematic experience to the player.  The Saint’s Row series, however, throws any semblance of balance and realism out the window in favor of what is frankly the most entertaining game of the year.    Continue reading “Saints Row: The Third – Your New Guilty Pleasure” »

Comics Korner: Week of 12/7/11

This was a strong week for new comics, with dark and disturbing stories abound.  Find out which of them are most worth picking up…if you dare.

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Comics Korner: Week of 11/30/12

While this was a relatively quiet week for new comics quantity-wise, the quality of some of these books makes up for it in spades.  The best books include an astronaut who only dreams of going to space and a blind hero with a new lease on life.  Keep reading to find out what they are!

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Comics Korner: Week of 11/23/11

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Otomedius Excellent is the Breast Shooter Around

When a game advertises itself as a spiritual successor to the legendary Gradius, shooter fans are bound to take notice.  After all, in the mid eighties, vertical and side-scrolling shooters ruled coin-op arcades and Gradius was among the best.  Enter Otomedius Excellent which, while aping the old-school formula, shows us how far games in this genre have evolved. Continue reading “Otomedius Excellent is the Breast Shooter Around” »

Maximum Carnage Mini Muggs Invade New York

Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs made a 100% Pure Awesome return this Summer at SDCC, and the return continued with the new Maximum Carnage exclusive set at New York Comic Con! The new set of mini-Muggs features our favorite web-slinging super hero Spider-Man, along with some of his most dangerous foes– Venom, Carnage, Demogoblin… and perhaps his most hated enemy of all, J. Jonah Jameson! Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, we got the chance to check out this awesome new set!

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NYCC: Max Payne 3 Preview

The first two entries in the Max Payne series remain some of my favorite games of all time – specifically because of the excellent narratives that they were built around. Developer Remedy Entertainment had really nailed their execution of a modern film noir story.  Told through a series of graphic novel styled frames, Max’s gravelly voiceover was present throughout and nearly every word he spoke was dripping with metaphor and cynicism.  When it was announced that Max Payne 3, the first new entry to the series in over eight years, would also be the first title in not developed by Remedy or written by creator Sam Lake, it seemed unfortunately apparent that the series wouldn’t be the same.

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The Avengers Movie Blasts Into Action at NYCC

There were a lot of major panels at New York Comic Con, but the biggest by far was the Marvel Sudios panel for The Avengers! The movie, coming to theaters next Summer, is the culmination of six years of films, bringing together such comic book (and now cinematic) heroes such as Iron-Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor along with newcomers such as Hawkeye and Black Widow in the ultimate comic book team-up movie. The panel saw the first big-screen presentation of the brand new Avengers trailer, as well as an exclusive first look at a scene from the film… and featured much of the cast of the super hero movie live to answer questions from fans!

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NYCC: Mike Judge Talks (and Shows) the Return of Beavis and Butt-head

After all these years, the most iconic cartoon idiots of all time are returning to TV– Beavis and Butt-head returns to MTV on October 27th! To celebrate the grand return, creator Mike Judge made an appearance at New York Comic Con, where he answered questions and even aired the premiere episode to a packed room of diehard fans!

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NYCC: Shoot Many Robots Preview

Boston-based Demiurge Studios is currently known for their supporting roles in developing games like BioShock & Mass Effect and, in early 2012, they will be unleashing their first original title, “Shoot Many Robots” – the most aptly named video game of all time, to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC. I had the opportunity to preview the game with Senior Designer Josh Glavine at New York Comic Con and was not disappointed. Players assume the role of P. Walter Tugnut, a tough-as-nails redneck on a mission to shut down the robot-producing factories after surviving the automaton uprising.

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