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Strange Fruit

During the Great Flood of 1927 in Chatterlee, Mississippi, the River is rising as fast as the racial and social tensions in town. But when an otherworldly being falls from the sky and challenges everything these divided people know, it changes things . . . forever.

This was one of those books that I really had no idea of what to expect, even a handful of pages in. The combination of actual events and fiction that we see within is pretty intriguing though. Whether you know of the historical component, the fictional side of Strange Fruit is what will naturally draw you in.

A good amount of what we see in this title is very likely accurate to things that really would have occurred...

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BOOM! STUDIOS AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX ANNOUNCE WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES COMIC BOOK SERIES

The war for survival between Man and Ape rests on the shoulders of one soul

War for the Planet of the Apes #1 Main Cover by Mikhail Borulko

 War for the Planet of the Apes #1 Subscription Cover by Jay Shaw

Los Angeles, Calif. – BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES comic book series that serves as a prequel story to the upcoming blockbuster film. Written by David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia), War for the Planet of the Apes comic series debuts July 12, 2017 as a four-issue monthly limited series. The highly anticipated 20th Century Fox film opens two days later on July 14.

“I’m a huge fan of the original Planet of the Apes films, and I really love what they’ve d...

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Godshaper #1

Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and illustrated by breakout talent Jonas Goonface, Godshaper introduces a vast world where there’s a god for every person and a person for every god…though for Ennay, unfortunately exceptions may apply. People like him are Godshapers, godless social pariahs with the ability to mold and shape the gods of others. Paired with Bud, an off-kilter but affectionate god without a human, the two travel from town to town looking for shelter, a hot meal, and the next paying rock ‘n’ roll gig.

When it comes to originality in anything from comics to movies, we just don’t see a whole lot of them. At least, not a lot that strongly stand out as something truly unique...

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Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock

From the publisher of the critically acclaimed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series comes an original story set in the universe of the upcoming Power Rangers feature film! This explosive, all-new tale picks up immediately after the events of Lionsgate’s highly anticipated movie, in theaters March 24, 2017. See the film, then deep dive into the continued adventures of Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zack, and Billy!

Just to throw it out there, I feel obligated to give readers a warning of spoilers ahead. Given that this book directly follows the events of the movie, there may be things people don’t want to know. That being said, let’s take a look at Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock and the continued adventure.

We enter the story in the aftermath of the newly formed current Power Rangers t...

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The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #1

The evil Wilhelm Ryan remains in power. All those around Claudio Kilgannon are now convinced he is The Crowing, but is he? Ambellina believes she and The Crowing can save Heaven’s Fence rather than destroying it. But with Ryan and a new, even bigger threat looming—can they succeed?

As much as I know I shouldn’t jump into series late in the game, I try to give it a chance if nothing but for curiosity. This one admittedly made it tougher with the mouthful of an odd title. You can’t deny issue one of something called The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV is hard to elevator pitch.

From what I could determine, this next part in the series is primarily split between two stories. Initially, we see Claudio and his companions preparing for something big...

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