Death Comes for Archie: Life With Archie #36

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Life With Archie #36 Paul Kupperberg (W), Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash (A) Archie Comics Life With Archie # 36 opens slow, with the eponymous everyteen hero, Archie Andrews, looking back on his life and adventures in Riverdale. Life With Archie is not the Double Digests you might remember, … Continue reading

Classic Nerd Movie Club: Mini Review of Barbarella

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In the not too distant future, humanity has turned into a species of space travelling, sexually repressed squares. People no longer engage in fluid exchange for sexual pleasure, but have instead replaced physical intimacy with drugs and hand holding. One adventuring astronaut on a mission to save humanity rediscovers the … Continue reading

Forbes’ Top Highest-Paid Actors (and Actresses) List Is Very White And Manly

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Forbes released its Highest Paid Actors List yesterday and Robert Downey Jr topped the list with $75 million. Not surprising given his very profitable role as Iron Man in 4 Marvel films, two of which joined the very exclusive billion dollar club. According to Variety: Forbes says it compiles its salary figures based … Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (1)

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The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military … Continue reading

Incredible Indie Tuesdays: Movie/TV Options for All!

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Valiant’s Archer and Armstrong Bound for the Big Screen  Seems like Hollywood producers have been catching up on their indie comics lately!  Archer and Armstrong, newly revived in 2012 by Fred van Lente and Clayton Henry, has been picked up by the Sean Daniel Company, a.k.a. the production company that did … Continue reading

Celebrating the Women of Dynamite

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There’s a new miniseries coming from Dynamite Entertainment, and like the recent Legends of Red Sonja miniseries, this one will also be pioneered by Gail Simone. Under the working title “Women of Dynamite” this new crossover will bring together three of Dynamite’s notorious leading ladies; Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris. … Continue reading

Kickstarter of the Week: Fly the Colour Fantastica

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Fly the Colour Fantastica is an Australian comics anthology that explores story and storytelling through colour. Twelve local artists (Alicia Braumberger, Alisha Jade, Rebecca Hayes, Eri Kashima, Eevien Tan, Sam Jacobin, Nadia Attlee, Sai Nitivoranant, Sheree Chuang, Tash Sim, Vikki Ong, and Viet-My Bui) will work with limited but brilliant … Continue reading

Johnny Canuck Back In Print! Rachel Richey On the Hows and Whys of Reprinting 1940s Comic Books

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Later this month, Canadian comics historian Rachel Richey will launch a Kickstarter campaign to reprint the adventures of Canadian wartime superhero, Johnny Canuck. Johnny was an adventurer-hero, a young soldier who was determined to take the fight to Hitler himself. All twenty-eight issues of Johnny Canuck will be reprinted in one … Continue reading