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Dark Skullkickers Dark 1Dark Skullkickers Dark #1 is a terrific read. It’s filled with action, drunken buffoonery, clever concepts and colorful characters. The art is terrific, the writing is lively, and, ultimately, I only had one tiny reservation about the book, which is that I had absolutely no idea what was going on. This isn’t the fault of the writer, at least not in the way you’d think.

Indie comic book publisher Inverse Press has been quite busy in 2013, producing titles including The Blind Eye, Clown Town, and Flesh of White. In addition, April of 2013 saw the runaway success of their Kickstarter campaign for Roadkill du Jour, a 4-part series about motorcycles, magic, vengeance, voodoo, and roadkill.  Now, Inverse Press has returned to Kickstarter with the hopes of funding the second issue in the series, and they need your help to continue this dark and gritty story!

GameHausLos Angeles is getting a board game café! Board game enthusiasts Robert Cron and Terry Chiu are opening up GameHaus, a fun place to hang out, drink some coffee, and try the latest Eurogame or deck builder.

GameHaus is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to add more board games to their library and stock the kitchen with the latest and greatest gadgets and goodies.

I recently had the chance to speak with Robert and Terry about GameHaus, and I'll go ahead and let them explain more about board game cafés and GameHaus in particular, in their own words below.

 *Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.

 

As a kid of the '80s, I grew up with several toys and cartoons, but one of the most interesting to me at the time was G.I. Joe—not because of any violent, reactionary equation, but of the simple aspect of a group of remarkable individuals coming together to fight for the side of good in a battle against evil. At the time I had very little interest in comics overall and hardly ever played a video game (aside from failing often at Mario 3), but the Joes were able to pique my interest like no other toy/comic/cartoon could. To this day, I still cannot fully explain (to myself or others) just why I enjoy the Joes, but I’m going to do my best right here, right now, for your entertainment purposes.

When I talked to my mom last week, I told her I hoped to see Man of Steel this weekend. She said, "You always did love Superman." And, I did. And, I do. It's hard to believe the last son of Krypton is 75. Harder still to believe the movie that made me fall in love with him is 30 odd years old.

 

RushlightsTake one part True Romance, one part No Country for Old Men, and one part U Turn, and you’ll have the basic plot of Rushlights. As crime thrillers go, the plot is fairly standard. But, more important in this type of movie is the execution. And, all-in-all, Rushlights manages to hold its own.

 

Split-Second-2-454x525I rounded the first corner with my back tires squealing. As I finally eased out of my Tokyo Drift, I slammed into the side of the exotic Italian racer I was in the middle of passing. The track ran between a dry-docked cruise ship and the water. Right as I approached the ship, controlled explosives released the anchors holding it in place. I watched helplessly as it slid ponderously down, trapping me between tons of steel and the unforgiving sea.

 

LovelaceLovelace is an autobiographical film based on the life of Linda Susan Boreman (January 10, 1949-April 22, 2002), known to the public as Linda Lovelace.  Linda Lovelace is most well-known for starring in one of the most successful porno films ever made: Deep Throat. In 1972, Deep Throat had a huge cultural impact, bringing porno films into the mainstream.

How I SPent My Summer Invasion GNFor those comic book readers in the market for high quality and entertaining all-ages comic books, today is your lucky day!  The talented folks at indie comic book publisher WE Comics are working diligently to create a trade paperback of their hit series, How I Spent My Summer Invasion, and they are calling for fans to contribute to their Kickstarter campaign.  The hilarious, all-ages comic book series "about three friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers" will collect five issues into a 130-page, full-color graphic novel, which will undoubtedly delight readers young and old.  

ReunionThe staff of Fanboy Comics is always happy to support independent filmmakers, which is why we wanted to tell our readers about Reunion, a new horror/thriller from the creators at MOnsterworks66.  Full of twists and turns, Reunion tells the story of a ghost who tries to reunite his lookalike twin with his mysterious murderer.

In order to bring this film to life, MOnsterworks66 initiated an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for Reunion's production costs.  For more information regarding the campaign and the film itself, please see the exciting trailer and the full press release below. 

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