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.
Reading the final, final chapter in the Life and Death series is like reading the first chapter in what should be a brand new series. A really good brand new series. I finally feel like Dan Abnett has hit upon a story that works and carries with it some authentic emotional weight and intelligence, and yet we’re simply wrapping up . . . or are we?
Any time that I see "Daniel Chabon, Editor" on the inside page of a comic, my ears perk up like a happy puppy who’s heard the word “treat.” He’s currently the rock star of Dark Horse Comics who is shepherding some of the best comics I know to shape and form. His current book is the new chapter in the Aliens world, James Stokoe’s Aliens: Dead Orbit.
It’s been almost two months since we last read about our favorite heroes-in-a-half-shell, particularly in the world of TMNT Universe. And, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a little longer, as this month takes us back to the stories of Angel and Alopex.
The main story of this comic, The Flying She-Devils: Raid on Marauder Island, concerns a group of female air pirates in the South Pacific in the wake of World War II. Honestly, for me, that much alone is enough to sell me on this comic. Others may need more convincing, though, so I’ll expand on it a bit.
I have a strong suspicion that Series 10 is going to be defined by the fantastic chemistry between Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. As the Doctor and his new companion, Bill, set off on their second adventure together, we are constantly reminded that she is exactly what Doctor Who needs right now.
Nothing beats learning on the job. That’s something I firmly believe in; however, when it comes to becoming one of the chosen to protect the planet from demonic forces, a bit of textbook schooling wouldn’t hurt.