Lost Suns is set in the Old Republic Era of the Star Wars universe, the time period explored by BioWare's video game series. It is a time when Jedi battle Sith in a neverending war. In this book, the Republic and the Sith Empire maintain an unsteady peace. It is up to agents of the Republic's intelligence service to wage a cold war and gain the information needed to turn the tides in the Republic's favor. Theron, our main character, is an intelligence agent who may have just discovered a terrible secret that could reignite the war, and could give the Sith Empire the edge they need to conquer the galaxy. All he has to do is escape the Empire's newest super weapon, and report back to the Republic.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
Well, well, well...Avengers vs. X-Men is off to an expected start this week, as Marvel gears up for a huge summer crossover. I can only surmise how this came to be. I expect Marvel was panicking over all of the hype its Distinguished Competition was receiving over the mixed bag relaunch and "New 52." (52 is the new 20 BtW.) Marvel being the spoiled brat that it is couldn't not be on top and, apparently, decided to retaliate with not only one of their big guns but two by pitting its two most popular franchises against each other. The 1st issue was enjoyable enough by Brian Michael (on my way out of Avengers Mansion, thank Jesus) Bendis and serviceable art robot John Romita Jr. I enjoyed the 0 issue and Frank Cho's zaftig good girl art gone wild much better.
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Arbitrage stars Richard Gere as Robert Miller, a Madoff-esque investor on the precipice of financial ruin. Time is running out for the investment mogul before his family, or the press, uncover his secrets. His daughter, Brooke, played by Brit Marling, who is also his Chief Financial Officer, is unaware of his illegal activity even though his actions could land her in jail. He desperately wants to bury his dirty dealings and fix his problems before his family falls apart. But, his life is about to get a whole lot worse before it gets any better.
New on the Tube is a series devoted to reviewing relatively new television shows and determining how they may (or may not) appeal to their intended audiences, where the shows are going, and what can be done to make them better.
Strange things are happening on the frontier, well beyond the patrolled and policed Guardian Space that the Corps operates in. Hal Jordan and Kilowog head to the frontier to investigate and come face to face with a new menace: the Red Lanterns. The pair, along with a disillusioned Red Lantern, patrol the frontier in an effort to discover more information. They are the officers of peace in the universe; they are Green Lanterns.
I am not going to lie; I am slightly intimidated by this review. How do I discuss a comic that takes place after a TV show? Do I assume that my audience has seen the show? Do I flash a big spoiler warning? Is it lazy writing to fill the intro with rhetorical questions?
For the moment I will approach this review as if you have seen as much of Dollhouse as I have, which is to say, Season 1. Sorry, Bryant. If you want to be surprised every step of the way with the show, then I suggest you read something else.
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The story behind the comic book The 36 is based on the Kabbalistic belief that there are 36 people in the world upon whom it is saved by their simple existence. As the book states, “In times of need, these people emerge from anonymity to save us.”
This issue changes everything. That’s a phrase that’s commonly stated, but with The 36 #4 creator Kristopher White finds his stride, and the book sings because of it! All of the previous issues of The 36 have been exciting and enjoyable, but with Issue #4, White adds a depth and suspense that pushes The 36 from being enjoyable to being downright addictive!
52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.
Mitch Shirley doesn't remember who he is. What he does know is that he keeps coming back from the dead, and, when he returns, he has a new power. Now, he's on a quest to discover who he is while avoiding the many factions with a vested interest in harvesting his soul.
Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.
by John Layman and Rob Guillory
Have I told you all about Chew yet? Chew is awesome. It’s funny; it has an intriguing story and really great characters. Even though this issue is the end of a story arc, it’s still a great one shot issue, too. John Layman does a great job giving all the information you need to enjoy that issue, while also stuffing each issue full of tons of great ongoing jokes, and telling a really awesome, cohesive long-form story. Rob Guillory’s art can be silly, disgusting, and heartwarming all at the same time. Twenty-five issues in and the creators are still having fun with their characters, and still telling an incredibly weird but super fun story.
As any web-slinger can tell you, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This was, indeed, the case for Theatre Unleashed, the Los Angeles-based group that recently opened the West Coast premiere of Broadway parody and fan favorite The Spidey Project, but the cast and crew swung into action, providing a high energy and extremely entertaining performance featuring everyone’s favorite neighborhood Spider-Man.
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The a--hole from space and his snarky, foul-mouthed, intergalactic goldfish return in Man from Space #2, and cartoonist Marc Jackson does not disappoint! Jackson’s weird, off-kilter, sci-fi comedy is still traveling at warp speed, comic book sniffers, with this latest issue introducing clones, more zany time travel, the infamous Doctor Brain, and the *GASP* death of a major character!!!