Win MST3K Glasses From Comet TV!

The new Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes are now available on Netflix, but the classics air on Comet TV on Sunday evenings. To promote them, Comet TV is giving away the following prize package: 2 Limited Edition MST3K Pint Glasses A Moon Stress Ball (because everyone has stress these days) A Custom MST3K Flyer Later this month, Comet is also airing The Crow, Gattaca, and Cherry 2000. To enter to win this contest, leave a comment below. A winner will […]

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Mega Princess #5

The adventures of Princess Maxine, wannabe detective, conclude for now with a happy ending. (Did you expect anything else?) For the previous four issues, accompanied by her talking pony, she’s been visiting fun, fantastic kingdoms while searching for her missing little brother. Kelly Thompson uses classic ideas about princesses in fresh new ways, particularly in this issue, with a twist on the Frog Prince story. And I have to praise Brianne Drouhard’s art — she does a wonderful job drawing […]

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Time Shifters

Time Shifters by Chris Grine could have been a lot of fun, but there’s a disturbing mismatch in tone between the opening and the majority of the content that overshadowed the rest of the book for me. Spoilers follow for the first twenty pages of the graphic novel. Luke and his older brother Kyle head through the woods to a pond. They’re confronted by bigger bullies, and the result, after Kyle tries to protect his brother, is tragic. There’s an […]

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If Found… Please Return to Elise Gravel

Drawn & Quarterly has a unique project now available for order. If Found… Please Return to Elise Gravel isn’t a comic or an art book. It’s a reproduction of a sketchbook by a children’s book illustrator, full of colorful, imaginative creatures and doodles that inspire readers to think about what they can create. Gravel’s introduction calls this “complete nonsense”, but in a way that lets the brain roam free to see what comes out. “I give myself the right to […]

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Say I Love You Volumes 10-15

I let a bunch of volumes of Say I Love You stack up, and coincidentally, it was right when the series took an interesting turn. The previous book, volume 9, was more of the high school love story that I was enjoying, but with these books, author Kanae Hazuki begins treating these kids as the adults they’re about to be. It’s fascinating to see the characters grow and the series transition from love story into meditations on growing up and […]

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Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

The Judas Contract is one of the most famous DC superhero storylines ever, from a period when The Teen Titans was one of the most popular books coming out. It was highly ambitious, combining fighting a killer cult, with Brother Blood and his followers questions of trust, as a Titan betrays the team insinuations of sex between Nightwing and Starfire (one of the most shocking and memorable points, given the timeframe) the origin of Deathstroke, a mercenary villain out to […]

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Wonder Woman: The True Amazon

Wonder Woman: The True Amazon is a beautifully illustrated book that doesn’t need to exist. It’s yet another retelling of the heroine’s origin, but that’s not my biggest complaint, since it does a lovely job of actually establishing a believable society for the Amazons. My biggest objection is that this book by Jill Thompson is yet another example of a story that shows how a hero became a hero by doing a bad thing first and seeing how rotten it […]

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Kingsman Sequel Due in September

I hadn’t realized Kingsman: The Secret Service was as successful as it was, making over $400 million worldwide. That explains why a sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, is coming this September. As with the first movie, this one is directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by him and Jane Goldman. It stars Taron Egerton and carried over from the previous, Mark Strong and oddly, Colin Firth. I’m surprised, given events of the first film, he’s still in it, but there […]

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