The Goddamned: The Virgin Brides is a VERY adult comic book.

Don’t get confused; this is not Marvel Comics' Miss America, though we do see versions of Marvel characters in this Image comic, which felt odd. This is America Vazquez, a character developed by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta; she was their updated version of the character from Marvel Comics that first appeared back in the 1940s. To read more about the semi-confusing history of both Americas and how they relate, check out this article from The Hollywood Reporter.

Rook and Olwyn make several costly detours on their journey to Isola, the faraway land of the dead. The people they meet, and the sorcery they encounter, threaten their mission and reveal long-hidden secrets that could permanently tear the companions apart. The creative team of Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl vivify their already breathtaking and immersive high-fantasy adventure in Isola Vol. 2.

Every week, Fanbase Press Contributor Phillip Kelly plays and reviews a handful of brand new independent video games, all costing no more than $25. Why?  There are a lot of indie games out there, and if he can help you, curious reader, to parse through the selection with even a little more knowledge, then, by god, he’ll die content.

The LEGO DC movies are always a lot of fun and completely ridiculous in the best possible way. A couple of years ago, I reviewed Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis, which gave us an undersea adventure that was funny and strange. Now, Shazam: Magic and Monsters gives us more of that same brand of off-beat LEGO humor, and the film doesn’t disappoint. There’s action, there’s adventure, there’s comedy, and the Blu-ray comes with a free LEGO figure. It’s really hard to go wrong with that.

The nitty-gritty: Post-Hellmouth, Buffy is readjusting to her new reality. One where she’s no longer the only Chosen One, and where she has lost her best friends, Willow and Xander. One where she and Robin Wood are spending a lot more time together, and so are Rose and Kendra. Things could get kinda messy.  

The film, NoHo, came out in 1995, one year after Clerks. The two are very similar: ultra-low budget films about Gen X slackers, meandering their way through life while having amusing conversations. In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this film is a direct result of writer/director/star David Schrader watching Clerks and saying, “Hey, I bet I could do that!” Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing.

Who tells the story of the storyteller? They themselves would weave a most fantastical tale from whence they came, foregoing truth for tantalization and admission for admiration. It's the periphery that speaks plain. An unnoticed blur among the throng. A whisper of a thought. Just another shadow cast on a wall in a castle made for a Goblin King.

Disclaimer: Sex Criminals is a comic book intended for adults. (Who knew?)

Crowded Volume 2: Glitter Dystopia is the perfect reason to explain why comic books are such an amazing storytelling medium. The creative team behind Crowded has elevated what was already an outstanding start in Volume 1 by enhancing the relationship between main characters Charlie and Vita. Although the first volume starts with a Reapr campaign designated to pay loads of money to the person who kills Charlie, Crowded: Volume 2 tells its story for readers who are completely new to it.

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