The Dragon Age franchise lives on, as Dark Horse Comics continues the tales of Thedas in the newest series based on the terrific gaming franchise. While this one is only adjacent to the franchise (unlike the previous series, Magekiller), this seems to be an added part of the lore, while Magekiller felt like it was directly from the canon of the games.
Three issues in, and we finally get some background and footing on what exactly is going on here and what the stakes are in Matt Kindt’s new mystery, Grass Kings. And for that matter, what exactly the mystery is. Things have been so incredibly vague thus far that it feels unnecessary. There was a murder at some point or there is a murderer somewhere.
“Knock Knock” was the least intriguing episode in Series 10 so far. It is not that it is bad, I just found it a bit boring. To be fair, if this is the lowest point in Series 10, then it will still be a solid season.
A balloon can be filled with only so much air before it pops. A screw can only be tightened into a board so far before the board splinters. I feel like with every issue of Harrow County, Cullen Bunn manages to blow a little more air into the ever-tightening skin of the balloon, to turn the screw just a little more into the piece of wood that’s barely managing to stay whole. The tension is building, the forces are gathering, the chess pieces are being moved into position, and soon the pieces are going to have to be sacrificed. You can feel it. The problem for me as a reader is - and it’s not so much a problem when it’s such excellent writing - that I care about these characters who will have to make decisions they may not like.
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.