Category Geek-O-Rama

Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Supercats

 

Mewow is a hero protecting her fellow animal friends. Ohno is a very small, damaged, and tailless cat who wants nothing more than to be just like her. One day, Mewow is captured by the evil dog-villian Gruffigus. Now is the chance for Ohno to prove he can be a Supercat too.

Y’all know that I (Kat) have a weakness for kids’ books since I both write them and edit them (Teddy Bear Tales). This one has cats..so I mean…c’mon…You just had to know you’d see it here. Go and check out Caleb’s story as to why he’s started writing for kids. It’s a good reason. Then, if you feel called, pledge..Really, you should pledge.

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Magical Kitties Save the Day

“You are Cute. You are Cunning. You are Fierce. You are Magical Kitties, and it’s time to Save the Day!”

Magical Kitties Save the Day is a family-oriented roleplaying game, where players take on the part of a kitty with magical powers, trying to save the day. That may seem unusual, based on the title, but there you have it.

The game itself is surprisingly simple, especially for a roleplaying game. Characters have three stats, Cute, Cunning, and Fierce. When they try to do something, they get a pool of six-sided dice based on the attribute they are using, plus any Talents or Powers they want to use...

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Irena Book One: Wartime Ghetto

Irena Book One CoverThere are few books in the caliber of comic book greatness. Of those, Marvel’s John Paul II, the Killing Joke, and indy Heavyweight Messiah are simply tops. Can Irena, Book One make that distinction? It IS a superhero story after all…

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Wonder Twins #4-5

Writer: Mark Russell

Artist: Stephen Byrne

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

Can I just start by saying wow? The Wonder Twins team has been knocking it out of the park. They’ve managed to ride a very fine line between episodic and serialized stories, with some interesting foreshadowing. At the same time, the whole thing is a light, fun romp.

In issue #4 Jayna’s friend, Polly Math, blows away their school science fair with a presentation on the inevitable evolution of the internet into a living, conscious, being. By the end of the science fair, both Jayna and Zan end up with a date later that night.

Zan’s date goes, well in many ways. They go out to dinner, then a movie...

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Usagi Yojimbo #1

Color me excited. While we are at it, color me some Usagi Yojimbo. In fact, have Stan Sakai’s 30+ year collaborator on Groo the Wanderer, Tom Luth, color it. Now we are ready for the next stage of Usagi Yojimbo’s lengthy existence. The IDW era of Usagi is probably going to be most notable for a few things. First, it will be the first time Usagi will regularly run in color, rather than simple line art. Further, it brings Usagi into the same publisher as his friends, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That may or may not result in more crossover stories, but it will make Usagi’s regularly requested appearances in TMNT games, much easier. (Seriously, he won a poll to became a Kickstarter character for TMNT Munchkin on a write-in vote...

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