Kristine Chester

Kristine Chester (309)

Favorite Comic Book SeriesAtomic Robo
Favorite D&D Class:  Wizard
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:  Cookies N' Cream

 

Snow AngelSnow Angel is back! This one-shot issue continues the story by David Chelsea that began as a 24-Hour Comic and was published in the anthology Snow Stories. Snow Angel is a girl who when she makes a snow angel turns into a superpowered crime fighter.

Superior Spider-Man MNOWThe 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.


 

There's a new Spider-Man in town, and his name is—Otto Octavius? Following the defeat of his mortal foe, Otto, Doctor Octopus, switched his mind with Peter Parker's, and the wallcrawler died in Otto's body. Now, Otto has assumed Peter's identity, his life, and his role as Spider-Man and has sworn to do the job better than Peter ever did. To become a Superior Spider-Man!

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Chew 29If by “despair” they meant “laugh your a-- off,” then the title of this panel is completely accurate. John Layman is perhaps best known for his work on the Image series Chew, but he's also done a lot of other work ranging from lettering and editing to writing other books like Detective Comics and Mars Attacks.

During this Q&A session, Layman told the story of his publishing life: how he first became involved with Wildstorm, editing books like The Authority and Danger Girl, and after a rough ending to that relationship, began freelancing in the world of video games writing Metroid Prime, the “s--t talking dialogue” for the World Series of Poker, American Choppers, and many more. However, Layman's heart has always belonged to comics and to the idea of a cannibal cop in a world forever changed by bird flu. Chew was shopped around for a while, being rejected by Vertigo, IDW, and other publishers before finally landing at Image, where it became an instant success.

 

bells-of-st-johns-doctor-who-poster-247x350The whirl of sonic screwdrivers filled the air as over 1,500 people eagerly waited in line to see an early look at the premiere episode of Doctor Who's second half of Series Seven, “The Bells of St. John,” on Friday night at WonderCon. The excitement of Whovians should be harnessed as an energy source it was so palpable and prevalent throughout all those gathered. Everyone from cosplayers dressing as a wide assortment of Doctors and companions from the series' 50-year history to little kids who got their start during the Matt Smith era and are excited to see their Doctor return were present en mass.

But, as the line filed forward, it became clear that the theater wasn't going to have room for all those who had gathered. Concern started to spread when the call came from someone at BBC America to show not one, but two more screenings of Doctor Who and Orphan Black to ensure everyone who wanted to could see the episodes. BBC America, you're all right in this reviewer's book. You've never seen a more grateful crowd as we filed into the second screening and some familiar music started playing.

 

22099Husbands is a web-based sitcom created by Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell which follows newlyweds Cheeks and Brady as they sort through the early days of their marriage. If you haven't seen it and are looking for a funny, gay sitcom-style show, check out the first two seasons at husbandstheseries.com. Not content to challenge only one medium, Cheeks (the writer) and Espenson have tried their hand at a comic series that takes Cheeks (the character) and Brady on a wild and genre-hopping journey to tell another set of stories that challenges the assumptions of heteronormativity.

Thunderbolts Image 3The 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 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.


There are evils in the world that cannot be kept in check, but must be cut out. General Thaddeus Ross, a.k.a. Red Hulk, understands this better than anyone and has gathered a group of like-minded individuals to accomplish what none of them could alone: Punisher, Elektra, Deadpool, Venom - these are the soldiers who will accomplish what the “heroes” of the world find themselves unable to do.

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Thor God of ThunderThe 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 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.


By Odin's Beard! Take a seat and a full mug, friend, and listen to a story of victories and defeats, revelry and despair, gods and butchers. Verily, this is the greatest of tales ever sung about Thor. It starts long ago and ends much, much later . . .

MINOR SPOILERS BELOW

 

The TripAction Lab Comics' The Trip, part of The Danger Zone line, is a horror comic that follows a group of college students who take a trip to the wilderness. While on their vacation, they take a drug that sends them on a whole other kind of trip where they will be forced to face their worst nightmares.

 

Avatar The Search Part 1While the cartoon was largely self-contained, there were a few loose ends left by The Last Airbender, one of the largest of which is what happened to Zuko's mother, Ursa. The Search sets Aang, Katara, Sokka, Zuko, and Azula on a quest to learn the truth and possibly repair Zuko's broken family.

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Star Wars LegacySet many years after the original Star Wars trilogy, the Legacy comics follow the descendents of the original trilogy characters as they try to make their way in a changed galaxy. Cade Skywalker's story has come to an end, but there is more than one famous bloodline in the Star Wars universe. Meet Ania Solo.

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