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This is it. Luther is over. No more tweed jacket. No more blood red tie. No more villains that make your skin crawl. At least until they do a Luther movie. I hope they do. If it’s ever announced, I will be camped out like a Star Wars fan in anticipation of The Phantom Menace, but without the disappointment of finding out that midichlorians are what make Luther such a good detective.

“You learn something quick in Pariah.  Appearances are deceiving.  Not all come to the boom-town saddled with dreams and hopes.  Some come to escape.  And, some come to prey.”

Hiram Buchanan may look like just another foppish gambler come to make his fortune in Pariah, MO, the last town on the Mississippi before the Mexican border, yet he is anything but.  Working undercover for the mysterious Mr. Pinkerton, he’s investigating the strange undercurrents he’s discovered while waiting for his relatives to join him.

Crossovers seem to be a big favorite with DC and Marvel, ranging from small, semi-related titles that interact with each other to company-wide stories that are supposed to “change everything” but rarely makes any dramatic differences in the way the comic books are actually told. The Green Lantern titles have recently had dramatic changes that have had significant differences, but is that something other crossovers within DC are able to take on?

The Trinity War event is somewhat unique for DC’s universe, both old and new, in that both magic and science are blended together. Another aspect that really comes to mind is that three Justice League “teams” are put into the same storyline, making me wonder if DC didn’t copy some of Marvel’s X-Men or Avengers ideas for their own storytelling. All in all, though, it was an interesting read, but we’ve yet to see if it truly is a game-changer.


*For mature readers

In the land of Tremont, the saying “When Nerr (the male god of love and sexuality) gets the Heir” means something is highly unlikely to happen. Nevertheless, when current heir to the throne Temmin is summoned to the capital on his 18th birthday for training to become king, he is instantly drawn the current Embodiment of Neya, the female half of the gods of love and sexuality, and no other woman can compare. The gods have complex rules, though, and Temmin’s lack of sexual experience prevents him from simply making an appointment at the Lovers' Temple. His only option is becoming a Supplicant, an official training position in the Temple lasting two years and two days, and accepting both Embodiments of the twin gods as his teachers; however, King Harsin, Temmin’s father, fears a prophecy that states the common people will benefit when the Heir devotes himself to the lovers, and he will do almost anything to stop his only son from bringing it to pass.

Last night, Luther premiered its penultimate episode, and, boy, was it a heart pounder. After having nabbed the creepy, toothbrush-sucking serial killer Paul Ellis, Luther must now catch a sawed-off shotgun-wielding, vigilante serial killer (Elliott Cowan) who is using social media to drum up support for his cause. Now, Luther is in a race against the clock to stop him before he kills again. Things don’t start off so white-knuckled, though, as John is settling in to his relationship with Mary, a side of John we’ve rarely seen in the series. The moment where Ripley shows up at his door and John invites him in is one of the most endearing of the entire series in my opinion. It shows how far the two have come as partners over the years. It isn’t long before that moment is gone and things return to the roller-coaster ride of emotion we’re used to in Luther.

Have you ever started to dwell on how monotonous life can be, and then wondered how everything would be better if you had superpowers? Well, Not So Super shows us how x-ray vision or flight is a poor substitute for solving life's problems. Meet Dan Douglas, your average 30-something techie for the kind of evil Techyon Corp. whose weekly highlight is a cosplay party, who one day wakes up with superpowers.

World of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.

While not as old or as well-known as some other webcomics, Misfile has a great, unique plot and has been around since 2004.  Revolving around the concepts of high school relationships, semi-religious constructs of angels and demons, and messed-up lives, the comic has a great blend of humor and drama with some romantic/sexual tension thrown in for good measure.  Misfile updates every weekday at misfile.com.


I don’t play a lot of strategy games, and I certainly am not great at them, but I loved XCOM and think you should consider trying it out. The premise is simplistic in itself. Aliens are attacking the Earth. No one knows who they are, where they are from, or why they are here. One thing we know is how we plan to stop them. XCOM is a global organization that is focused solely on kicking ET’s butt off of our world.

Friends, Lutherans, Countrymen! Lend me your ears! Last night marked night number two of the four-night Luther marathon.  After everything that happened in the premiere, I was on pins and needles waiting to find out what happens next to London’s favorite gruff, but lovable, copper.  To say Luther has a lot on his plate would be the understatement of the century. He’s got a blossoming relationship with the lovely Mary Day, he’s working TWO cases for London’s Metro, one of which was handed to him, so that Internal Affairs can keep tabs on him. The other case is much more brutal and involves a creepy serial killer breaking into people’s homes and brutally murdering them, which may have connections to a string of murders throughout London years ago. Never fear, though, DCI John Luther is on the case.

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files is the newest title in IDW’s impressive line of G.I. Joe comics.  Written by Mike Costa and with art by Antonio Fuso, both of whom have worked with the Joes before, Cobra Files centers on an elite team of Joes tasked with hunting down and eliminating Cobra-centric schemes and individuals, a high-risk undertaking, indeed.  An integral part of this team is Chameleon, once a Cobra agent who has defected to the other side.  Her history is relayed quickly and efficiently, so as to bring any readers up to speed who haven’t been closely following the G.I. Joe comics, which included me.  There are various characters and information that come from earlier stories in other recent Joe comics, but there is enough explanation that you get the picture, and the story quickly moves on into new and exciting territory.

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