Category Geek-O-Rama

Over the Garden Wall 2017 Special #1

Wirt and Greg try to take a shortcut in the Unknown with some unexpected consequences.

Wait, isn’t that basically what happens all the time in these books? This is one of those titles that while I haven’t read a whole lot of, has been generally so so for me. Now, that’s not to say that there isn’t an audience out there for it, especially given that they’re still releasing content. Once again, I went into this wacky title hoping for something good in the Over the Garden Wall 2017 Special.

I’ve probably overused the term nonsensical when relating to this series by now, but I feel like it’s the best way to describe it. All three stories for this new special are based in the same world and the silly travels of the brothers Wirt and Greg...

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Angelic #1

NEW ONGOING SERIES PREMIERE! – WINGED MONKEYS! TECHNO-DOLPHINS! QUANTUM ALLEYCATS! – Humanity’s long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind’s leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons. – But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she’s expected to settle down, to become a mother…to lose her wings. – Eisner nominee SIMON SPURRIER (The Spire, CRY HAVOC, X-Men Legacy) and rising-star CASPAR WIJNGAARD (LIMBO, Dark Souls, Assassin’s Creed) present your new bittersweet adventure obsession: teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruins of civilization! – Think WALL-E by way of Watership Down. Fly, my pretties!

At some point or another, have you ever wondered what wou...

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Zombie Tramp Origins #2

The second issue in the remastered reprinting of the highly collectible original mini-series, that was never before released in single issues to the direct market.

Every great character needs a backstory, even zombies, right? I mean, zombie backstory would normally just be “average Joe is caught in zombie apocalypse, gets bit, is now zombie Joe”. Not much of a story there. Even before the majority of us were exposed to the events of Zombie Tramp Origins and its second issue, we knew Janey had anything but a typical history.

As I’m sure must be how it is for anyone freshly turned into a zombie, Janey is on a mindless killing spree in the streets, until Xula comes to her aid...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: New World Magischola- House Rivalry

Recently, I had the great pleasure of sitting down to play a preview of New World Magischola: House Rivalry, the new card game based in the world of the Magimundi. New World Magischola is a North American wizarding school concealed in the magical world known as the Magimundi. It was created by Learn Larp as the setting for their ridiculously popular multi-day LARP (Live Action Role Playing) events of the same name.

In House Rivalry, each player gets to be a young character in one of the houses that make up the student population of NWM. There are six main character cards, plus more whose names and likenesses will be based on Kickstarter backers, and five houses to choose from...

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The Dark North

Originally crowdfunded in 2015, this illustrated prose/art book fusion features five unique tales ranging from Norse mythology to science fiction. The Dark North showcases artwork by Scandinavia’s leading illustrators and concept artists Peter Bergting, Henrik Pettersson, Joakim Ericsson, Magnus Olsson, and Lukas Thelin, prose by Martin Dunelind, and a foreword by author and filmmaker Clive Barker!

It was interesting to learn from the above summary that this was originally brought to life thanks to crowdfunding. Whether or not that attempt to do so had been successful, which gladly it was, I hope it would have still been brought to the masses. Once you open up The Dark North and see the wonders within, you’ll be thankful that it happened regardless of the crowdfunding success.

This col...

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