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It's just another adventure for Captain Jane Tiberia Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. That's right, you're probably used to Jim Kirk, but after reading this issue, you won't think twice about this gender-swapped crew.

This is the 1st of two reviews of My Little Pony: Episode #20.  Why two?   Easy. One is my view of this comic from the perspective of a comic book reviewer talking about a children’s comic and giving it an honest assessment of its virtues and areas that might need work.  The other is my sarcastic, direct, and very much adult, spoiler-filled review of the same comic.  I’ve read the comic three times in a row now and feel like I might be ready for this . . . but your guess is as good as mine on how this little experiment is going to play out.  That said, there is an interactive angle to this review, if anyone cares to finish the whole thing.  Let’s see . . .

Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to say that the Mr. Peabody and Sherman comic is back in full force. If you’ll recall, after a stellar beginning, the next couple of issues weren’t quite up to par. But, Issue #4 may very well be the best of the lot. The puns are terrible (in the best way), the stories are silly, the historical figures are clueless, and it’s packed with obscure references. I laughed and smiled my way through the whole thing.

Superman: Golden Age Sundays is a collection of Superman Sunday newspaper comics from 1943-1946.  Though, in many ways, the adventures are similar to the ones in the comic books of the day, they’re very different in terms of format.

You're invited to join Fanboy Comics for a graphic novel signing on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Brave New World Comics in Newhall, CA!

The creators (Michael Poisson, Matt Jacobs, and Oceano Ransford) of The Arcs, Fanboy Comics' latest graphic novel, will be on hand to sign copies of the book. In addition, copies of FBC's previous graphic novels, Identity Thief and Something Animal, will be available for sale. Fans who stop by the store will have a chance to pick up their very own signed copies and purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style.

Ever since Dark Horse Comics became the house of Joss Whedon in the comic book world, fans have been clamoring for further tales of Mal Reynolds and the crew of the Serenity. While the Serenity franchise has come back from the mass grave of cancelled Fox television series more than once (as a feature film and as several previously released limited comics and graphic novels from Dark Horse), this latest trip into the black (titled, quiet poetically, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind) is highly anticipated, long awaited, and feels deeply and truly like a genuine reunion for the characters and their loyal fans. Serenity: Leaves on the Wind is the gutsy, ambitious, and canon-establishing type of licensed series that Dark Horse pioneered with Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, and one can only hope it eventually results in an ongoing series for Joss’ “cowboys in space” tale, as well.

Joss and company have done it again, my fellow Browncoats. They’ve done the impossible. Serenity is back . . . savor that for a moment.

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Holy whiskey shots, Batman! After watching Katelyn (Kit Quinn) nearly beat a robber to death because she thinks she's a superhero, her roommate Lilly (Lola Binkerd) has had enough and retreats to the comforts of a bar to step away from the craziness. Who can blame her? I think I'd have resorted to drinking earlier than this. While there, Lilly and Katelyn meet a persistent gentleman who is undeterred by ladies in superhero costumes in his quest for companionship and a bartender who isn't afraid to go the distance to protect her customers.

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The afterlife isn’t about “fire ‘n brimstone, or ponces with frocks and harps, or clouds or virgins or eternal-bleedin’-carousin’-in-the-halls-of-your-forefathers.  No.  It’s all about the numbers.”

Wait.  We’re getting ahead of ourselves.  Let me tell you a little about my life.  Just bear with me.  It took me probably 25 years of false starts, floundering about, and feeling awkward to get to a point where I actually felt like a confident person.  When I actually felt completely comfortable . . . well, mostly comfortable, with the person I was.  That’s like 83.333333, etc. percent of my life that I felt mostly uncomfortable.  I checked.  But now, looking back on who I was and all the awkwardness and discomfort I went through, I know that it is okay.  That was necessary in order for me to become the man that I am now.  And, that is pretty much how I felt about Si Spurrier (Lobster Random, Judge Dredd) and PJ Holden’s (Judge Dredd, The 86ers) comic, Numbercruncher.

Quite recently, I was waxing about the joy of the independent comic book anthology and the advantages (and disadvantages) of this type of comic book. Well, as fate would have it, my path has crossed that of another excellent independent comic anthology: Monty’s World. Featuring a classic comic book feel, some well-known talent, and a trio of exciting tales, Monty’s World is another great indie comic that is well worth offering your support to!

MINOR SPOILERS BELOW

The world is a weird place, and it only gets weirder in the future, which is why someone like Dr. 2, a masked physician and master of acupuncture, is sought after for his ability to solve otherwise unsolvable crimes.

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