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Shall We Play A Game? [Part 2 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Guest Review: XO Manowar #2

Guest Writer: Tim Myers Matt Kindt -Writer and creator Tomás Giorello – Artist Diego Rodriguez – Colorist At first, this reads as a “typical and run of the mill, science fiction and space-faring adventure,” whatever that means. After a page, maybe two, you will realize what you have unjustly attempted to do: try to categorize this page-turner serial as anything …

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Guest Review: Britannia #1

Guest Writer: Tim Meyers Peter Milligan -Writer Juan José Rype -Artist What do you get when you have an Imperial Investigator—an ancient Roman version of Sherlock Holmes—dispatched to a faraway outpost in the Roman empire in the 4th decade AD? How about Britannia #1, an original best seller from Valiant Entertainment based out of New York. That detective’s name is …

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Guest Article: Dice Hack Debunked

Guest Writer: Tim Myers It couldn’t really be that easy, could it? Bake Regular Dice Into Trick Dice   It needed to be debunked eventually, it just doesn’t do what it claims. This link will lead you to a website, obviously. This website claims that you can create a pair of “trick” dice, if you are unscrupulous enough to cheat. …

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Guest Review: Doctor Who and the Arena of Fear

Guest Writer: Tim Myers Eleonora Carlini, Elena Casagrande, and Iolanda Zanfardino -Artists Simone De Mes and Luca Marescas -Art assists Nick Abadzis-Writer Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt-Lettering   An aura of anticipation emanates from this “assignment.” Doctor Who has been around since 1963! This comic covers 128 pages and leads us from one adventure into the next. Talk about longevity, …

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Guest Review: World War Tank Girl

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop Alan Martin- writer Brett Parson-artist Tank Girl, everyone’s favorite Post Apocalyptic Australian gal thrust into the middle of World War II.  Much like any Tank Girl offering it makes no apologies for little to no back story and simply thrusts you straight into action.  Action which has our favorite lady running naked across a battlefield clipping …

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Book Retort: Garden of the Plantmaster

Guest Writer: John Wayne Enfield Bill Taylor’s cover of this RPG setting book invites you into the garden, appealing to that morbid curiosity that so often tempts fantasy heroes – and the gamers who play them, to their fates.  The line between plants and animals seems to blur, making the branches of the trees reach out towards you like the …

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Guest Review: Bloodshot Reborn #0

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop Jeff Lemire -Writer Renato Guedes -Artist Andrew Dalhouse -Colors Bloodshot, the consummate killing machine powered by nanites, small microscopic robots constantly repairing damage, enhancing abilities and propelling him forward.  No amount of nanites however can repair his often tortured soul and fractured mind, his past a lie crafted by project rising spirit to further enforce him …