Magic and science—a ripe combination for any story, especially one from the team from Mythopoeia. Welcome to the first issue of Glow, another fantastic comic brought to us through Kickstarter.
A word of warning—I will to try to minimize the spoilers in my reviews for American Gods; however, discussing and analyzing something as complex as American Gods is impossible to do without spoiling some things.
Wait a minute? Didn’t I just write about these guys? There’s been so much love going around for our favorite heroes of New York City that it’s been hard to keep up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles these days.
As implied by the cliffhanger in last week’s episode of Doctor Who, “Thin Ice” takes place during the 1814 London frost fair where the Doctor and Bill are greeted by an elephant walking on the frozen Thames.
Predators: the greatest hunters this world has ever seen. They travel through space, and every now and again, they land on Earth to satisfy their primal urges. A Predator will find a location, begin to track its prey, and even set traps that sometimes leave nothing behind of its victims, other than devastating blood spatter and your imagination to wonder what happened to the poor soul who went flying upside down toward the forest canopy. Trophies are kept and a morbidly terrifying shrine is constructed with the remains of those slain by the hands of this deadly sport fighter.
Titan Comics has teamed up with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to treat TEKKEN fans to an exciting take on the longtime video game series. As TEKKEN 7 is scheduled to be released at the beginning of June, the comic book, TEKKEN #1, will provide a bridge to those who can’t wait for their next fight scene to take place.
Simon Moore's situation seems to keep getting worse and worse with each issue of Hadrian's Wall. He's been given the runaround, betrayed, tricked, and manipulated by members of the crew, as it relates to the death of Edward Madigan, a member of the team, as well as the husband of his ex-wife, Annabelle. This would be enough for anyone to deal with, but there's also the lingering problem of Simon's pill addiction. Oh, and rebels from the Earth-settled planet Theta have taken over the ship, making things much more difficult. Good times, it seems, for Simon.
What fools these mortals be.
Magic. It’s a word that can breed wonder and fear, suspicion and desire. It’s oft overlooked by those that find themselves at its mercy, and those that practice its arts tend to come to unnatural ends. This is precisely the kind of world that Leonie O’Moore gives to us in her new comic book, Invoked, where a family at the turn of the century inherits much more than the large mansion from an eccentric aunt. There are already tenants there, and not all of them are there voluntarily.
In issue #2 of Orphan Black: Deviations, tensions rise to extreme levels. No one knows who to trust or where answers may lie. As the Clone Club is busy trying to put the pieces of their complicated lives together, Heli Kennedy’s brilliant script conveys the idiosyncrasies of each character. Alison’s quips provide humorous moments amid intense interrogation of Sarah. And Beth is starting to develop more, as we see how she fits into the group. Since we don’t get to see these interactions in the show, it is refreshing to have her character so active and involved—even if she is just really angry and tense so far. We also witness her coping mechanism, which shows how much her character is struggling on the inside. Hopefully, once Sarah is welcomed into the group, Beth will be able to release some of her pain.
When I first heard that When Wrong Is Right, now playing at the Eclectic Company Theatre in Valley Village, CA, involved a dance marathon, my thoughts immediately went to the movie, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Indeed, this play and that film have a lot in common. They’re both set during the Great Depression, and both stories have an air of hopelessness and despair. When Wrong Is Right, however, uses those elements to weave a very different kind of story.