Category Geek-O-Rama

The Power of the Dark Crystal #6

Separated from Kensho, Thurma journeys out into the wilds of Thra to find her way home, alone and unaware of the wonders that stand before her and the dangers on her trail.

Can it be that we’re already at the halfway mark of this series? Granted, that’s nowhere as dramatic as saying that it’s the last issue, which lucky for us it is fortunately not. So while it leaves us now with only half the series left, this sixth issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal reminds us we have a great second part to look forward to.

Standing amidst her instinctive destruction by her impressive fire, Thurma wants to move on but is unable to cross the river before her. Out of nowhere on the creature summoned by the mystics, he swoops in and saves her...

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The Black Sable #1

September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day so, to celebrate, I will write this entire article in pirate talk.

No, I won’t do that. That’s just a pain in the butt for you, the reader, and me, the pirate. I will, however, give you a review on the first issue of Zenescope’s new six part mini-series about space pirates, The Black Sable.

Here’s the pitch: one hundred years in the future “the age of pirates” has returned as mankind reaches the stars. Issue #1 starts right in on the action with a pirate raid on a lone Corporation freighter. After quickly overpowering the freighter’s crew, the captain draws an immediate line in the moral sand, as she (yes, the pirate captain is a woman) finds out the cargo is a shipment of slaves, whom she orders sent back to their homeworld...

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Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite #2

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Art: Jenn St-Onge
Colors : Brittany Peer
Letters: Shawn Lee
Publisher: IDW Publishing

The Misfits have traveled to the city outside the wall of the alternative world Techrat has taken them to. Pizzazz is obsessed with finding out what has happened to this world’s Misfits. As the band travels through the city, they see how divided the citizens are outside the wall as opposed to the citizens who dwell within. As the band travels through the city, they happen upon this reality’s Kimber and Stormer. The band learns the fate of both Jem and The Holograms and The Misfits; Pizzazz is ready for war. But, they are called back by Jerrica and The Holograms are ready to take action.

Kelly Thompson has created a unique story here with alternate universes within this comic...

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Infinite Seven #5

After the tragic events of last issue, Anthony “Smash Brannagan” Zane lies in a coma at the edge of death, while a friend from his past threatens to expose the Shadow Cabinet to the world, putting her in the crosshairs of the Infinite Seven! The status quo has changed, making this the PERFECT jump on point for new readers!

One of the more common ideas that seems to be attached to the life of a secret agent is that of being alone, cutting ties to a “normal” life. That’s hard enough for a grown adult to do, but imagine making that choice as a teenager. Of the many things that Anthony has been up against, this might actually be the toughest. Nothing is ever going to be the same from here on out for our young hero as we see in Infinite Seven issue five.

In the aftermath of the harsh endi...

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Stray Ongoing #1

Writer: Vito Delsante
Artist: Sean Izaakse, Lee Gaston
Colors: Chris O’Halloran, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Publisher: Action Lab

*insert generic superhero story here*

Stray Ongoing #1 (or maybe Actionverse #1 ? It’s more than a little confusing) seems to be a reboot of sorts for what is referred to in an editor’s note as the “Classic Actionverse”. The events leading up to this comic are recapped in a long, complicated, essentially meaningless synopsis at the beginning. The Stray a.k.a Discount Batman encounters someone from his past and flashes back to when he joined Discount Teen Titans.

It’s… really as generic and uninteresting as it sounds. Completely by the numbers, with no hint of originality in the characters, dialogue, artstyle, world-building, or anything else...

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