Wonderland #9

The
seeds of evil are all around them and it’s up to the Liddle girls to uproot the
problem.
After
sneaking out of the hotel room, Violet and her new friend Harmony have become
the latest victims of Club Excess.  When
Calie wakes to find the girls missing, she can only fear the worst and arrives
at the club prepared, but not entirely for what she finds there.  Writer Raven Gregory continues his thrilling
tale of a young woman just trying to find some sanity in the crazy world she
lives in. 
So, it
looks like Violet has gotten herself into quite the thorny situation here.  Not only is she in trouble with her mother,
but now she’s fallen into the clutches of the Flower Girls.  Now, it’s up to Calie to bail her out.  Meanwhile, the Red Queen is having problems
of her own wit...
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PHXCC 2013 Street Team Event for Charity Slated for April 13th

Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce that our Street
Team will be at the Ultrastar Family Fun Shootout on April 13th.
“The
Ultrastar even will be a wonderful afternoon of fun and for a good cause,” says
Marketing Director Jillian Squires. 
Costume and Fan groups, come out for an afternoon of fun to benefit Kids Need
to Read. Our awesome Street Team will be at the
Ultrastar Family Fun Shootout on April 13th from Noon to 4pm
at Harrah’s Ak Chin. For more information, visit the
event’s website at http://sknr.net/2013/02/22/phoenix-area-fan-clubs-to-battle-it-out-for-charity/
Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture
experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests and programming for
hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi...
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The Hobbit, Part 2: A Really, Really Great Set of Disks

by: Jim Smith
So now, just four months after it hit theaters, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has
been released on home video.  It comes in
three flavors, DVD, Blu-Ray+DVD, and Blu-Ray 3D+Blu Ray+DVD.  All of them come with a redemption code for
an UltraViolet streaming copy as well. 
Lets call them vanilla, fudge ripple and neapolitan, respectively.  My copy is fudge ripple.  The case contains three discs, the movie
itself on a blu-ray and DVD and a separate disc … a blu-ray disc … with the
special features.
The first feature is New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth, which
speaks to the incredible locations they used in filming the movie.  It is actually an extended advertisement for
the New Zealand tourist bureau.  One
revelation is that they completely rebuilt Hobbiton for The H...
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Dream Thief

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Part 1: The Movie)

Review by Jim Smith
After the Lord of the Rings, there was a great deal of
clamoring for the Hobbit to reach the big screen in the same epic fashion.  It took only nine years of patience, and fans
were rewarded … oh were they rewarded.
By now, we all know the story.  A small hobbit of The Shire is drafted into a
company of dwarves on a quest to reclaim their ancestral kingdom from the
dragon Smaug.  Bilbo Baggins becomes a
most unlikely hero, and the fulcrum which would change the direction of the
future of the world … though that part of the story is not in the Hobbit, but
the Lord of the Rings, so let’s stick to the story at hand.
That, oddly enough, is the chief complaint people had of the
movie.  The movie included vast scenes
that do not appear in the book.  After
wo...
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