The End Times 1The Rapture has come and millions of good people are whisked away to Heaven, including, in a clerical error, one Bram Carlson, a man whose skills as a roommate alone would probably disqualify him from passing through the pearly gates, not to mention his history of womanizing, theft, and a plethora of other sins. After Heaven realizes their mistake, Bram is sent back to Earth with the knowledge that the end of the world has arrived and he, along with his roommate Ben, intend to make the most of the time they have left.

 

ResetI’ve always been fascinated by the concept of “what would have happened” if I had done something different with my life, or if characters had done something different in a variety of mediums that I pay attention to.  There’s always been at least one thing in my life that I would like to change, though I know that I can’t, because it would change who I am—for good or bad, I’m stuck with who I am, because I’m not sure I would like who I would have been instead.

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Transformers RID 13On the eve of Cybertron’s first free elections, everything has fallen apart.  Megatron has returned, inciting Decepticons across the capital of Iacon to riot.  The political jockeying of Bumblebee, Starscream, and Metalhawk has consequences, foreseen and otherwise.  And, Prowl’s notorious machinations have been building to this moment, and it all revolves around what’s contained in the Black Room.  (Not the Black Room where DC keeps all of its powerful magical artifacts, probably.  That would be crazy.)

 

Jinnrise 1In recent years, alien invaders have had it rough.  They’ve fought cowboys, they’ve fought Texans with jetpacks, they’ve even fought dinosaurs.  Earth’s lucky to have so many anti-alien fighting forces, and it still has at least one ace up its planetary sleeve: genies.  That’s the premise of Jinnrise, a new series written by Sohaib Awan and drawn by Tony Vassallo.

 

TMNT Secret History 1"I play right field; it's important, ya know? Ya gotta know how ta catch, ya gotta know how ta throw. That's why I play in right field, way out where the dandelions grow."

If you were a childhood Turtles fan, before you wore the tape out, you knew every word of that song from the Pizza Hut commercial before the beginning of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. You knew where to get the scrolls in the sewer of the NES game, where the Neutrinos are from, and that the Foot Clan was a bunch of hunchbacked robots wearing purple masks . . . maybe not that last part. This might be a good place for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 to lend a hand . . . or toe . . . or . . . whatever.

 

Doctor Who 4In Issue #4 of the Doctor Who comic, Rory and the Doctor are unable to get back to Amy, who is stuck in 1814 in London. Rory and the Doctor find themselves a few years early (or possibly later) during the War of 1812, a century and a half late and on the Moon, and about 115 years late in New York City. Amy, however, is left to deal with one of the most odd (Doctor-Donna-Friend) tragedies in London’s history: the London Beer Flood.

 

Womanthology Space 4We all know the story of Womanthology by now, the fantastic comic anthology series created entirely by women. Womanthology: Space continues with an amazing issue containing three very different stories, all set around the theme of a star.

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Adventure Time Fiona 1As I have said many times before, the Adventure Time comics are really good, so it should not be surprising that Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake is also great. This comic takes place in the gender-swapped alternate universe. Finn is now Fionna, Jake the dog is now Cake the cat, Marceline is now Marshall Lee, Princess Bubblegum is now Prince Gumball, and the Ice King is the Ice Queen. Pretty straightforward. Like a lot of alternate universe stories, half the fun comes from comparing this version to the one you are accustomed to. Fortunately for this comic, the other half is a fun and very funny story, so you don’t miss out if you aren’t familiar with all the intricacies of Adventure Time.

 

CherubsAfter being framed for the first murder to be committed in Heaven, five cherubim flee to Earth in order to find the true culprit while avoiding the agents of Heaven and Hell hot on their trail.

 

Oreimo V2Kirino Kousaka is secretly an Otaku. While appearing as a hardworking student and model during the day, she is also a huge fan of anime, manga, and even eroges (erotic games). After her brother, Kyosuke, found out about her obsession, she began to confide in him about her hobby, but will the rest of her family and friends be so understanding?


SPOILERS BELOW (Mostly for Vol. 1)

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