Rapture BurgersI’m a webcomics junkie, and I’m always in the market for new artistic endeavors to take up what little free time I have, and so I was more than happy to take a look at this new series that I had never heard of before.  I can’t say that I fully understand what’s going on in the comic, but, then again, there are a lot of online comics that I don’t completely understand and yet still enjoy.  I’m not really sure what to expect concerning the future of the comic, but I know that I am going to be eagerly awaiting the release of “chapter two” so as to figure out just what Camille is going to do.  The entirety of Chapter One, as well as other information, can be found at the comic’s website, www.raptureburgers.com.

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TWD Rise of the Governor

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It’s not even his name, but a simple governmental position, and still the utterance of The Governor chills the blood of any fan of The Walking Dead. While readers of the graphic novels know what horrors The Governor is capable of and TV viewers are just starting to learn how dark Philip’s soul really is, the undeniable villain of The Walking Dead is a captivating figure in any medium, as proven by the release of The Walking Dead novels, published by Thomas Dunne Books and written by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga.


The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Walking Dead: Road to Woodbury are the first two parts of a trilogy that reveals the mysterious and twisted origin of The Governor and his savage safe haven of Woodbury. Here’s how the books are described in the official press release for The Walking Dead: Road to Woodbury:

Husbands 4Sorry for the belated review, comic book sniffers, but like the hyper-sleeping Ellen Ripley, even if it’s 57 years later, I eventually arrive at my destination (hopefully, without any acid-bleeding stowaways)! Husbands #4: Nocte Machinas is the next chapter in the comic genre-jumping saga of Cheeks, Brady, and Haley and pushes the plot to places where no Husbands story has ever gone before! That’s right! “Husbands in space” is finally here, and we’ve been cleared for access to the bridge!

Baltimore the PlayImaginary babies can be fun. Not the invisible type that strange people roll around in empty strollers, but the type that are the byproduct of the game, "What if So-N-So and Wassername had a baby?" Some of my favorites include, "What if Reed Richards and Mystique had a baby?" or "What if Black Panther and Cheetarah had a baby?" or best "What if JC and Tina Fey had a baby?" They all have interesting answers. The one we're working on today is "What if Anne Rice and Edgar Allen Poe had a baby, and Matt Groening held the camcorder during delivery?" That's kind of what we're dealing with when we look at Baltimore: The Play.

 

Aski coverCelebrity comics aren’t as common as when I was a child.  Back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Mr. T and his T Force fought evil, John Jacobs and the Power Team helped desperate teens, and Chuck Norris invented material for a million internet jokes.


Aski: The Mayan Warrior is an indie comic created by Ariel Valenzuela and Roberto Mercado, and translated by Hilda Ramirez Duarte.  It is based on a real-life Mexican-American luchador wrestling star who speaks for immigration rights in Texas today.  

 

Star Trek 15The newest two-issue arc of the always-entertaining Star Trek ongoing revisits one of the most classic of The Original Series' concepts with "Mirrored," a story based on the episode "Mirror, Mirror."  You know, the one where Kirk finds himself in an alternate universe where Spock has a beard and everyone is evil?  In case you weren't quite sure, Zachary Quinto's Spock sports a goatee on the cover, and goatees, as we all know, have been the signature of evil twins for the last four decades.

 

All Crime ComicsAll Crime Comics is the latest beautiful comic from Art of Fiction. As the stunning cover by Bruce Timm suggests, this is a gritty noir book done in the style of old-school crime comics. The interesting twist to this story is that, instead of following a gritty hero like a cop or detective, this book is all about criminals. The story follows Dodger, his hired muscle Marko, and a ragtag group of criminals as they embark on a major heist to get back something that was stolen from them.

 

Tears in RainRosa Montero’s novel, Tears in Rain, is a detective story set in a futuristic Madrid where humans live side-by-side with androids called replicants. Yes, this is a book that takes a lot of its cues from Blade Runner, but it does it in an upfront manner that I liked. The book doesn’t feel like it is borrowing too heavily, but rather they have very similar influences and headed in different directions. So, what you get is an interesting mystery story with a replicant detective named Bruna Husky who is trying to find the cause of some bizarre replicant suicides. She is also forced to deal with the increasing racism directed at reps at all levels of society.

Star Trek TNG Bridge RestorationFor the millions of Star Trek fans out there, you will not want to miss the latest crowdfunding campaign to launch on Kickstarter.  In a mission created by fans for fans, Star Trek superfan Huston Huddleston has initiated a campaign to restore the D Bridge of the Enterprise from The Next Generation TV show in order for it to become a fully interactive education museum.  With the support of Star Trek creators, producers, writers, and actors including Ronald D. Moore, William Shatner, Scott Tipton, Herman Zimmerman, Larry Nemecek, Michael Okuda, and Naren Shankar, the Kickstarter campaign (if fully funded) will restore the bridge to its original design, as created by Paramount Studios, but it will also feature fully working displays and mechanics. 
 

Blastoff ComicsNY Times bestselling author and comic book historian Scott Tipton (Star Trek/Doctor Who, The Star Trek Vault) talks about his work on the IDW crossover Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, his educational website www.comics101.com, and why he thinks Blastoff Comics is going to be stratospheric!

 

 

 

 

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