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Lone Ranger #1

Guestwriter: Nick Monitto Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Bob Q This article was made possible due to the gift of a review copy. Before the super powers of “Spider-Man” or the devices of “Batman”, adventure heroes fought with more simple resources. In the post-Civil War years, the United States was still growing and the West was a rough and tumble place. …

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Haywire’s Box of Rocks Answers Some Important Questions

Guestwriter: Luke Heller Does Trivia Pursuit make you feel unintelligent?  Does it make you cringe and fake an illness whenever your friends suggest playing it?  Do you feel dumber than a box of rocks?  If that’s the case then here is a game for you… Box Of Rocks!! I discovered this game by happenstance at this year’s GenCon (2018).  Twenty …

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Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #2

Guestwriter: Jeff Aultman Writers: Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub Artist:Troy Little Colorist: Leonardo Ito Things are certainly getting schwifty in the realm of Faerun, and certainly not because of a new DM’s homebrew campaign, dungeoneers!  Rick Sanchez is the new dungeon master, and he is out to get things done at Morty’s expense though feigns the intent of helping him becoming …

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Run Your Own Tavern With Tavern Masters

Guestwriter: Thessaly Chance Tavern Masters is a card based game wherein each player is running his or her own fantasy tavern.  Most gamers who play RPGs are very familiar with the trope of the fantasy tavern, but rarely is the tavern itself anything but a gateway to adventure.   In the Tavern Masters game, the tavern itself is the focus, and …

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Antler Games’ Salt Lands

Review Author: Bryan Parke Disclosure: The author of this review has purchased a copy of the game with his very own hobby pocket money! Background Earth is dried out and dying, human civilisation along with it. Survivors eke out a living on the Salt Lands; plains left behind by a once great ocean. Whilst there are resources to be found …

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Aftershock Comics’ Rough Riders vol. 3

Guestwriter: Frank Montellano Writer: Adam Glass Artist: Patrick Olliffe Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb This article was made possible through the gift of a review copy from Aftershock Comics of the first twenty-four pages of Rough Riders, Volume 3: Ride or Die. I have never read an issue of Rough Riders before this volume. But have no fear, gentle reader! The plot …

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John Carpenter’s 2018 Halloween

Guestwriter: Nick Monitto As a fan of late 20th Century horror, I have seen both ephemeral one-offs and long-lasting series. High in my fanhood are the “Halloween” films, begun by John Carpenter in 1978. The series has wandered around in its time; while the sequel began literally at the end of the first, the third movie took an anthology route, …

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Dick Tracy is Very Much Alive

Guestwriter: John Enfield Writers: Lee Allred, Michael Allred, Laura Allred Artist: Rich Tommaso This review was made possible due to a review copy. How do you introduce a hero, who was very much the product of a bygone era, to a new, modern audience without ruining him for long-time fans? ‘Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive’ comes very close to perfectly …

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The Wicked + The Divine: 1373

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Ryan Kelly This article was made possible through the gift of a review copy. Once again, we return with a stand-alone The Wicked + The Divine. That we can have the main arc interrupted for these one-offs that really only give us more questions than really explain anything and still keep our attention is a testament …

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Book Retort of Patience! Conviction! Revenge!

Guestwriter: John Enfield Writer: Patrick Kindlon Aritst: Marco Ferrari   Patience! Conviction! Revenge! A post-apocalyptic story worth telling. Post-apocalyptic stories aren’t exactly rare; they’re one of the main sub-genres of science fiction.  Neither are satires nor homages to spaghetti western movies.  But, put all three together and you do have a rare gem: this comic book.  It’s as if Patrick …