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Book Retort: Vast Expanse #1

Vast Expanse #1 An Anthology, by Jeremy Scott Nichols and Various Artists Review by Christopher Bishop Vast Expanse is an anthology comic published by Township Comics.  It is similar in vein to Dark Horse Presents and other anthology comics in that there is not an over all pervasive theme.  Every story is unique, some tapping social issues and others falling …

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Book Retort: ANNO DRACULA 1895: SEVEN DAYS IN MAYHEM

Written by Eric Bloat Anno Dracula 1895:  Seven Days in Mayhem written by Kim Newman, art by Paul McCaffrey, released by Titan Comics is the first Comic Book entry into a long running, alternative history of fictional novels to Bram Stoker’s Dracula where the heroes of the Stoker’s Dracula failed to defeat the titular vampire villian.  In this fictional timeline …

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Book Retort: Doppelganger #1

Written by Tim Myers A four-issue series by Jordan Hart, Doppelganger is about the beginning of one man’s descent into madness. Beginning with a small fender bender one afternoon, Dennis, our protagonist, has his life turned upside down in an unusual encounter with destiny. As we follow along and the situation becomes twisted, he finds that he has no choice …

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Q&A Today: Tom Knauss

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Tom Knauss chime in on Perilous Vistas and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What impact does non-fantasy media have on your fantasy writing? TK: My father was an English teacher, so growing up I was greatly influenced by literature. I began reading Shakespeare …

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Q&A Today: Zack Kaplan

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Zack Kaplan chime in on ECLIPSE and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you share with us about ECLIPSE without giving too much away? ZK: ECLIPSE is a story that takes place in a world where the sun will burn you alive …

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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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Q&A Today: Jeff Morrow

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Jeff Morrow chime in on RED DRAGON INN and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  RED DRAGON INN 6: VILLAINS looks like great fun.  What can you tell us about this expansion of the game, without giving too much away? JM: We’ve been mulling …

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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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Book Retort: Elf Warfare

The Elegantly Deadly Dance that is Elf Warfare Written by John Diffley I’ll admit upfront, I have been a longtime fan of Osprey Publishing, especially their historical warfare series.  However, a few years back they started to offer Fantasy and Sci-Fi titles as well, and then branched out into wargames, and I fell in love all over again.  One of …

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Book Retort: KING KONG VS. TARZAN

More than just a novel, Will Murray’s KING KONG VS TARZAN provides readers with long-lost pieces of the King Kong puzzle; answering the question (finally!) of how the 30-foot tall behemoth was transported from Skull Island to New York City (and revealing how Kong’s eventual downfall in Manhattan would affect folks in other parts of the world – namely one …