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Book Retort: JACKBOOT & IRONHEEL #1

IDW’s Supernatural WWII Tale Grips You Written by Joe Bingaman David “Max” Millgate, whose work you may have seen in Heavy Metal magazine, has captured the essence of a classic World War Two Nazis-Meet-Supernatural with Jackboot & Ironheel, a new book from IDW. The story grips you from the start. The protagonist, Eddie Neale, briefly reminisces about wanting to be …

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DIY Dragon Eggs

I admit, I may not be the most normal person. When helping out with youth programming for a local sci-fi/fantasy convention, I came up with this idea, which was inspired by Easter. The raw materials were also inspired by Easter, which means finding the eggs for this project is quite easy and cheap if it’s after Easter.   Step 1: …

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Book Retort: HABITAT

Clocking in at 96 pages, HABITAT is the sci-fi graphic novel that answers the question “What could happen if thousands of people on board a spacecraft were left to their own devices for too long a period of time?” Readers meet the tale’s protagonist right away (Cho;) a new recruit of the Habitat Security force (“HabSec”.) Until recently, Cho was …

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Stu Perrins’ 7 of the Best

Written by Stu Perrins STAR WARS I know it’s an obvious choice but that doesn’t make it any less important. It’s one of those things like Batman (more of whom later) where I honestly can’t remember not liking it, it’s almost as if this stuff is somehow ingrained in my soul in some way. I recently watched the original trilogy …

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Book Retort: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS: ENEMIES AMONG US #1

Written by carlos a. s. lising There’s some truth in the adage:  It’s not so much the story itself that matters – it’s how you tell it that makes the difference.  EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT:  IRIS, ENEMIES AMONG US #1 goes some way to prove that truism.  The basic premise of a young girl trained to become a living weapon and professional killer …

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Jim Ward’s 7 of the Best

The Helmsman, by Bill Baldwin It’s a great science fiction series in the grand tradition of Space Opera. The novel begins as Brim—a 21-year-old SubLieutenant in the Imperial Fleet—arrives at the Eorean Starwharves, a maintenance complex within the planet-spanning Fleet base on watery Gimmas-Haefdon. On first assignment since receiving his commission, Brim is fresh from The Helmsman’s Academy, where he weathered …

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Sneak Peek: IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1

Valiant’s Fred Van Lente & Cary Nord Hold Court for IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – Coming in April! Celebrate 25 Years of Archer & Armstrong, Eternal Warrior and Ivar, Timewalker with a Special 48-Page Quest into Arthurian Legend! Valiant is proud to announce IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – a 48-page, …

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Alethea van Holland’s 7 of the Best

Written by Alethea van Holland The Neverending Story Directed by Wolfgang Peterson Hands down, this is my all time favorite fantasy film. I love the atmosphere, the attention to detail on sets and costumes, and the voices for the creatures. The effects are dated, but you can see all the effort and creativity that went into it, which gives it …

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Frank Martin’s 7 of the Best

Written by Frank Martin . Dune A packed adventure contrasting everything I could want from a story. A fantastical world filled with technological marvels and wild creatures. It has political intrigue and supernatural undertones. There’s drama, romance and the occasional comedy. It’s influence can be found in everything from Star Wars to Game of Thrones. All we need now is …