Kristine Chester

Kristine Chester (309)

Favorite Comic Book SeriesAtomic Robo
Favorite D&D Class:  Wizard
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:  Cookies N' Cream


Creepy Scarlett AWASWho is Scarlett? Where did she come from? Why does she behave the way she does? These are all questions I've had since my first Creepy Scarlett story, and this issue provides some of those very answers.


SW Legacy V2 2Now, Legacy is living up to the Star Wars I know and love. After trying to sell a lightsaber she salvaged, Ania Solo and her friend, Sauk, are in deep trouble. As if the local authorities weren't bad enough, the Sith masquerading as an Imperial Knight wants that lightsaber back and is willing to go to extremes the authorities could never dream of in order to get it.


Amalas Blade 1I love this comic.

I know it's taboo to say so on the first read, but I can't help myself. The setting, the characters, the art, everything clicked together for me and I'm smitten. Amala's Blade is the story of Amala, the world's greatest assassin, at least to hear her tell it. Amala works personally for the Vizier and has managed to become a bit . . . infamous over her short career.


The End Times 4The End Times of Bram and Ben is a smart and savvy religious commentary supported by humor and some kicka-- angel vs. demon battles. When Bram Carlson is accidentally taken up to Heaven during the Rapture and rejected, Bram decides to become the antichrist on Earth and encourage people to sin to their heart's content, so they don't wind up in a boring place filled with boring, old, naked people. Bram's roommate and best friend, Ben, is horrified upon learning that Heaven is real and tries to clean up his act to make sure he is not one of the damned. After a long road and lots of conflict, this is it: the end of The End Times.

Fantastic Four 1 Marvel NOWThe New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW!  Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.


Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Sue Richards (the Invisible Woman), Johnny Storm (the Human Torch), and Ben Grimm (the Thing) gained their powers a long time ago from a cosmic storm. Their family has since grown well beyond four, welcoming Franklin and Valeria Richards and a group of adopted children from the Future Foundation. But, it's not easy being parents and full-time explorers, so Reed decides there is only one thing to do: pack up the family and go on a vacation through time and space.



Double Jumpers 1Double Jumpers, the latest graphic novel from Action Lab: Danger Zone, is a love letter to geeks. Jason, Maxine, Milo, and Andrew work for a small video game developer hard at work on their virtual reality game Dungeons Lords 2: The Darkheart Chronicles, but when an error occurs and traps them in the game, the A.I.s for their characters are transferred back into their bodies where they run amok in the modern world.


Dragon Age V1After working in the Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons setting for years, video game developer Bioware decided to create its own fantasy setting from scratch for a new series of games. Taking basic adjustments from our own history, like what if a Joan of Arc figure was the acknowledged prophet of God instead of Jesus, and adjusting concepts from traditional fantasy, such as what if magic wasn't revered but considered a corrupting influence, they created the world of Thedas. With two games, an expansion, a whole host of DLC, books, comics, an RPG, and a third game on the horizon, the creative team has compiled all the facts about their new universe into one book, The World of Thedas.


Chew 33Tony Chu is a cibopath, meaning anything he eats he gets a psychic impression of its past. If he eats an apple, he learns where it was grown, what fertilizers were used on it, etc. If he eats a piece of bacon, well, he'll get something else entirely. Surprisingly, this talent comes in handy working as a special agent for the FDA. Tony can solve a lot of crimes: murders, kidnapping, terrorism, as long as he's willing to ingest horrible things in the name of justice.

SPOILERS BELOW (up to Chew #32) and MINOR SPOILERS (for Chew #33)


Criminal Macabre Cal McDonald V1First off, this is a massive tome of comics and stories. Coming in at a meaty 560 pages, The Cal McDonald Casebook Vol. 1 might take you a while to read. This volume contains a wide variety of stories of Cal McDonald, a private investigator who specializes in the creatures that go bump in the night. This collection contains seven tales consisting of six comics and a novella that focus on different bizarre cases that Cal has come across. These stories don't read like an episode of a television show, but instead like a full case from a novel series, complete with plenty of twists and turns in a condensed space that lend these stories an impressive feeling of momentum and energy.


DD Cutter 1Khazid'hea, or Cutter, is a sentient magical sword that's made appearances in the Forgotten Realms novels for years. This insidious sword has driven many a good person to their death by exerting its influence over them, and now the blade is about to find a new wielder, but will they be strong enough to put the sword's will in check or be consumed by it and become a force of death and destruction?

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