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Well, I’ve finally got what I wanted. My previous two reviews of the Peabody & Sherman comics both noted that one of the hallmarks of the original segment on Rocky & Bullwinkle was distinctly missing, and this third issue has it: famous historical figures behaving like clueless idiots. First, we have Archimedes being inundated with heavier and heavier objects while he obliviously tries to take a relaxing bath. Then, Isaac Newton has to have a whole orchard pelted at his head in order to discover gravity.

Before anyone gets too excited, the release of IDW’s X-Files: Season 10 #1 – Director’s Cut is NOT an in-depth look at the web browser history of special agent Fox Mulder’s FBI-issued laptop . . . unfortunately.

Instead, IDW has provided X-philes and all yet to become X-fans alike with a re-release of Issue #1 from their wildly popular, new X-Files: Season 10 serialized comic book series.  For the devout fans who have read through the first print of this issue already, there are no new surprises with regard to content of the storyline itself.

Is there anyone else out there that thinks the title for IDW’s latest spin-offer series, The X-Files: Conspiracy, is a tad redundant?  I mean, doesn’t the whole concept of the franchise revolve around conspiracy theories, or am I making a big deal out of nothing?

If you guessed the later, you’d probably be correct, but these are the things I think about in my spare time, and as you can probably tell by now, I have way too much of it.  Regardless of the repetitive nature of the title, I was still enthusiastically excited (two can play at that game) upon hearing about IDW’s plan to crossover their new property of the X-Files with all things I loved – and continue to obsess about – from my childhood.

I have to start this review off with a disclaimer: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 Annual is the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) comic I have ever read.  There, I said it, and I fully accept the shame that comes with that statement, just as you should take the following with a grain of salt.  I was always aware of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s original black-and-white comics, which were the initial impetus for the Turtles' success in cartoons and movies, and in imbedding themselves into the pop culture canon, so when I had the opportunity to read and review IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 Annual hardcover deluxe edition release, I jumped at the chance, especially since it was co-written and drawn by original TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, who has been working on IDW’s Turtles since 2011.

Fanboy Comics (FBC) is proud to announce that its flagship podcast, The Fanboy Scoop - Week in Review, will return for its fourth season on Monday, January 27, 2014, and what a show it will be! 

Dark Horse Comics brings us Issues #0-4 of X, the masked, one-eyed vigilante who has a singular view on how justice should be dispensed.  Written by Duane Swierczynski, art by Eric Nguyen, colors by Michelle Madsen, and letters by Richard Starkings and Comicraft, it is the first collection of this ongoing series.

A pantomime is a terrible thing to waste.

I am sorry. When I picked up Monsters! and Other Stories, I didn’t have any idea what to expect. Now, I won’t spoil anything, but I can’t talk about the comic without using words like “charming” and “surprising.” This won’t take anything away from your experience, but you won’t be quite so caught off guard as I was.

What if you threw an apocalypse and no one came?

I have enjoyed Peter Clines’ novels of superheroes vs. zombies, so I jumped at the chance to review the fourth in the series. Like the past novels, this is very, very plot driven and atmospheric. The superheroes are the standard archetypal heroes, and the zombies are standard for the walking dead. Somehow, by bringing these together, you wind up with something new and cool.

Are you looking for personalized comic book art to decorate your home or work, but you cannot afford convention prices for artwork by industry superstars?  Well, you are in luck!

Cool Cats Comics and Cards is proud to announce a brand new service to their customers! Creator's Corner, in conjunction with several talented local artists, is now offering COMIC ART COMMISSIONS! Ted Lange IV (Warp Zone), Sebastian Kadlecik (Penguins vs. Possums), John Yuan and Matt Yuan (Declan and Chang: Sweet F.A.), Bryant Dillon (Fanboy Comics), and Cool Cats' very own Vaughn Davis are now available to draw comic art commissions for you! Ever wanted to see Doctor Octopus fight Painkiller Jane? Now, you can! Or maybe you just want a super-cool pic of Wolverine doing his best-at-what-he-does thing. Commissions make great gifts for those hard-to-shop-for sorts or even just for yourself! And, with prices starting at $15, it is both affordable and fun! So, drop on by and see what they can draw for you!

"Never forget!"

RoboChuck embodies what a great comic can and should be: simply put, the visual telling of a story. So many times, however, the focus lays solely on the artwork, and the script takes a back seat, not just in structure, but in language. Chris Callahan has knocked it out of the park on all fronts with his first issue of RoboChuck. This comic contains political satire, commentary on the comic industry, witty dialogue, complex and purposeful plot lines, as well as a main character you grow to love.

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