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Peace of Mind #1

Peace of Mind begins with what a sitcom might look like in the Matrix. A woman in a VR simulation of a happy family runs out of money and is thrown away for dead. Members of some kind of underground society find her and hook her up to an interrogator, which threatens to bring doom upon them. The art is edgy but easily readable, with a scratchy style that fits the dystopian future. I get the feel, with art and […]

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Comet TV – Great for Remembering Fan Favorites

Comet TV has just begun promoting their schedule for December, which means I get to see if Earth Girls Are Easy is as much colorful fun as I remember. Jeff Goldblum (currently on-screen as a different kind of oddly colored alien in Thor: Ragnarok), Geena Davis, Charles Rocket, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, and Julie Brown star in this sci-fi musical directed by Julien Temple and based on Brown’s song. Earth Girls Are Easy airs on Comet Friday, December 15, at […]

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The Deep Gets a Second Season and a Reprint Collection

The Deep is a cartoon based on a comic, a joint Australian/Canadian production that can be seen on Netflix (both seasons so far, a total of 39 episodes) or the cable/satellite Universal Kids Network (formerly PBS Kids Sprout), which is now airing the first season on weekdays. Season 1 is also available for rent on Amazon. The show is about the Nekton family — dad Will (Michael Dobson), mom Kaiko (Kathleen Barr), daughter Fontaine (Ashleigh Ball), and son Ant (Vincent […]

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Flying Witch Volume 3

Flying Witch volume 3 doesn’t differ appreciably from the first book in the series. That’s its strength — calm, lightweight stories about everyday life with just a soupçon of magic to make things interesting. Not too scary or different, though, just relaxing. The kids go to a witch cafe where they’re waited on by a ghost. Another patron is a fox — drawn adorably! — an encounter which helps Chinatsu’s mother write children’s books. The kids garden and eat what […]

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Everyone’s Getting Married Volume 7

As indicated at the end of volume 6, the couple of Asuka and Ryu face an even more challenging obstacle than we’ve previously seen: Ryu is being asked to work overseas for some years. It’s a major career advancement, but how will the two cope, and will this change his objection to the idea of marriage? I won’t spoil Everyone’s Getting Married volume 7, because much of the fun of this series is seeing what happens next, but I will […]

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Goldie Vance in Development for Movie

The charming girl detective comic by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams is now in development at Fox (who has a minority stake in publisher Boom! Studios) as a potential “family film franchise”. The talent involved is impressive. Kerry Washington is producing, while Rashida Jones will adapt and direct. Jones, who co-wrote Celeste and Jesse Forever and stars in Angie Tribeca, calls Goldie “exactly the kind of fearless, curious, and funny heroine we need right now.” Goldie’s adventures are set in […]

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Slumbering Beauty Volume 1

Creator Yumi Unita is best-known in this country for Bunny Drop, an adorable manga about a single father that turned creepy when he decided to get involved with his adoptive daughter once she grew up. Thus, when Slumbering Beauty was announced, I was concerned about what might be part of this manga. I shouldn’t have worried. I could really get into Slumbering Beauty, because it was weird from the start. Schoolgirl Yoneko likes to sleep, and she’s really good at […]

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Kiss Him, Not Me Volume 12

I don’t have much to say about this volume except to note that, for those hanging on through the series, a major turning point occurs, as Kae finally chooses one of her suitors to focus on in a relationship. Kiss Him, Not Me volume 12 continues directly with the consequences from the previous book, in which there was a ridiculous, life-threatening fall off a cliff. I still miss the fannish behavior (and silly humor that results) that drew me to […]

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