Labyrinth of Stars is the fifth installment in Marjorie M. Liu’s urban fantasy series, Hunter Kiss. Maxine and Grant are expecting their daughter, the child who should inherit Maxine’s mantle as hunter, but Grant is also losing his strength after becoming a demon lord to four clans. The pair must balance their relationship, caring for flesh-eating non-humans on modern Earth, and Maxine’s natural drive to eradicate demons to keep their fragile world intact; however, powerful forces fear the birth of Maxine and Grant’s gifted daughter and seek to fulfill the prophecy of Maxine being the last Hunter Kiss by killing the child in the womb. How far will this mother go to protect her child, and will a mysterious plague that threatens all life on Earth tip the scales?
To give you a good idea of the quality of TIAoDMaPB, consider that the foreword to the first volume was by John “John Landis” Landis, and the foreword to the second volume is by George “Inventor of Modern Zombies” Romero. This shows the quality on display in this comic, as well as the people that the creators idolize. This comic is pretty light on horror and seriously heavy on the humor, but, mostly, it is smart and fun.
Some things you can't come back from. The new Tomb Raider comic written by Gail Simone with art by Nicholas Daniel Selma picks up immediately after the events of the 2013 Tomb Raider video game, which rebooted the franchise (and is a must play. You can read my thoughts on the game here). Tomb Raider still follows Lara Croft, a wealthy British girl who looks for lost treasures and kicks a-- in the same vein as Indiana Jones. The reboot has set her around 21 years old, and the game is the recounting of her first real brush with danger. Given all of the running and gunning that Lara and her companions had to do, the comic takes a surprisingly realistic turn by focusing on issues of PTSD. It examines the different ways people try to cope with their experiences and, more importantly, how they are forever changed by the things they've seen and done. It's the start of a fascinating and gritty look that few action-adventure stories bother to go into.
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If you were a fan of NBC's hit television show, Heroes, you are in luck! NBC announced last night that the show will return in 2015 as an event miniseries called Heroes Reborn with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm! For full details on the upcoming show, please see NBC's full press release below.
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I think it may have been after I saw WALL*E, but I had this great idea that Pixar was doing so much great animated work that they should just option a great script and animate it. At the time, I was thinking that it kind of marginalizes the art form for it to just be associated with kids or family movies. Why do animated films have to deal with dancing flatware or singing animals? WALL*E could just as easily have been a live-action film. Both he and Eve could have been animatronic. WALL*E himself bears a pretty striking resemblance to live action Number 5 from the '80s robot with self-awareness movie Short Circuit. (If you’ve never seen Short Circuit, Number 5 is like a friendlier version of SkyNet.) There are plenty of morbidly obese people running around America (I say “running” figuratively, by the way.) to populate the space ship. Jeff Garlin could just as easily been a live-action actor in it. Hell, the President actually is live action in it.
Titan Books has released a new Tank Girl punk rock epic from Alan Martin and artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell that will hit you over the head, steal your $19.99, and take you out for beers and bangers before jettisoning you off into a raunchy, foul-mouthed, drug-fueled, Innerspace-style adventure into Booga’s bollock . . . yep . . . past his brain and out again, temporarily saving his life but releasing a violent and vengeful Anti-Tank Girl, who, along with her pals Anti-Jet Girl, Anti-Booga, and Anti-Barney, chase our heroes to the edge of the earth, forcing them into a to-the-death battle of wits and giant machines that form larger, giant machines, all while trying to revive a slowly and mysteriously dying Booga in the sexy, new hardcover Solid State Tank Girl.
The following is an interview with Amy Berg and Mike Sizemore, the writers and Executive Producers of Geek & Sundry's new digital web series, Caper. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Berg and Sizemore about their inspiration for the superhero comedy, why the show stands apart from other superhero tales, and how they balance their writing duties with their producer roles.
This interview was conducted on February 17, 2014.
“I killed your father . . . for no other reason than to watch him die . . . and he died screaming! And, he burned!”
“We both have the same prayer in our hearts . . .”
“ . . . hatred . . . ”
“and revenge . . . "
“REVENGE IS OUR BATTLE CRY!!!”
In the last days of World War II, brothers Hans and Rudi Krueger, the last survivors of the Wolf Pack, find themselves at odds after killing an American soldier held hostage, while the Allies converge on them.
The final installment of Alterna’s three-issue story, Myth, starts with Sam in the clutches of a mysterious group known only as The Guard. The plucky orphan refuses to accept his imprisonment, however, and his efforts to escape lead him to another prisoner . . . and the reason why he’s been kidnapped. Meanwhile, Annie and the Giant race against time to find Sam before The Guard's evil plan reaches completion. They must track down another forest denizen, The Warrior, and prepare for a battle to protect the human world from unfathomable evil.