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Buffy S9I22Dark Horse Comics' latest season of Buffy continues to barrel towards the finish line with this week’s release of Issue #22. Writer Andrew Chambliss and artist Georges Jeanty deliver an installment that was less than satisfactory to many of my fellow comic book sniffers, but while Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #22 does have its flaws, it also has a genuine, classic “Buffy” feel to it that signals to this Comic Book Slayer that our slayer may have finally gotten her groove back.


Savage Wolverine 1 Marvel NOWThe New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW!  Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.

Trapped in the most vicious, uncivilized part of the world, Logan teams up with a scientist and a she-devil to figure out why he’s been discarded at Earth’s South Pole. Facing monsters, genetic mutations, and indigenous tribespeople, the man who won’t die has to learn to work well with others to figure out what’s going on, but that won’t be easy for the Savage Wolverine.


Pathfinder GoblinsWelcome back to The PREVIEWS Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.

Sometimes when you are a geek, there are these perfect moments when your favorite things crossover. If you’re anything like me, then you have always wanted to see your favorite games - RPGs, board games, video games - turned into comics. Last year, Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo Publishing teamed up to bring us Jim Zub’s outstanding Pathfinder comic, exploring the world of Golarion from the perspective of its iconic heroes. With that success behind them, Paizo and Dynamite needed a follow-up that would be just as entertaining and exciting. For that, they turned to Adam Warren (Empowered) and Erik Mona (Publisher and CCO, Paizo) to bring Pathfinder’s most infamous villains to life in Pathfinder: Goblins! Adam and Erik were kind enough to answer some of my questions and tell us about their new book.


The Condimental OpWhen you read The Condimental Op by Andrez Bergen, have a Google tab open nearby. Over the course of the anthology, you’ll undoubtedly want to look a few things up. This is not to imply that the book is somehow vague or hard to understand, or that you’ll need to research a lot of obscure references in order to follow along. There ARE a lot of references in this book—famous film scenes he makes reference to, book characters he says inspired him, music he discusses, and an eclectic array of other things—but many of them are familiar, and the ones that aren’t, he explains adeptly.


Man of SteelThis document only exists in my mind, but it’s how I imagine Bryan Singer’s pitch meeting with Warner Bros. for Superman Returns sometime back in 2005 . . .



She Loves Me NotShe Loves Me Not, which premiered Sunday on the closing night of “Dances With Films,” tells three separate stories of a man in crisis. Or is it one story, in three parts? Either way, it features Cary Elwes as an alcoholic writer, so it’s hard to go wrong.


Remember MeThe year is 2084, social media has evolved to the point of sharing memories. The company Memorize has a virtual monopoly on human memories through their Sensen technology, but if you don't own your memories, what do you really have? Enter the Errorists, a group of terrorists and memory hunters working to take down Memorize in order to preserve humanity. Nilin was their greatest memory hunter until she was captured and stripped of her own memories before managing to escape. Now, with a blank slate, she has to figure out who she can trust, find a means to regain her memories, and stop Memorize from dominating Neo-Paris.

Out ThereWorld of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.

When I first started graduate school in 2008, I had to give up reading webcomics because of how much time I needed to devote to work and studying. At the time, I had just started reading Out There and wasn’t entirely sure what I thought of it, but was willing to give it a chance. Now, years later, I’ve finally been able to go back and catch up on all the webcomics I was reading, and I’ve come to find some things have changed . . . and some things have not. Centered on the life of a nomadic “wild” woman who puts down roots, Out There gives a very practical approach to day-to-day life with every common and realistic encounter, even if some of them seem a bit implausible. Originally updating every day, Out There comes out with a new comic every Wednesday at outthere.keenspot.com.



Alan WakeThere is a small, but loud, community that thinks that Alan Wake is one of the best games of this past console generation. We are right, too. Available on the Xbox 360 and PC, this is the finest psychological horror game I have ever seen. Borrowing heavily from Twin Peaks, Stephen King, and about a dozen other sources, the game tells the story of novelist, Alan Wake, as his vacation to the Pacific Northwest goes horribly wrong. The two things I most want to do right now are tell you every detail of this story and let you experience the story all on your own.


Rocket Queen and the Wrench 1Twelve-year-old Jamie Baldwin is having a bad day.

On his elementary school graduation day, the campus is attacked by the Technivore, and he’s rescued by Rocket Girl . . . errr, Queen, only to have her suit shut down by a stray shot and crash land, where he’s forced to reboot her armor by hand, using instructions radioed by his hero, Captain Zoom.

And, what did you do on your elementary school graduation?

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