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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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SLAM! #4

If you want a quick primer on roller derby, and a little bit of my opinion on derby in the entertainment world, go back and read my review of Slam #1-3. As an added bonus, you’ll find out my opinion on the first three issues of this title, and the plot coming into issue #4.

So it’s issue #4 of Slam, and it’s bout night as the Pushy Riots take on the Meteor Fights! Things start out with a television interview that walks the viewer through the rules and how-tos of banked track roller derby.

As the teams get ready and warm up, CanCan and Knockout lament over their flagging friendship. The issue closes when the two finally go head to head on the track and an errant hit sends CanCan crashing to the ground.

Veronica Fish’s art continues to be wonderful, and Brittany Peer’s colours are vib...

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John Flood TPB

As the result of shady corporate experiments, John Flood no longer needs to sleep. Instead, he lives in a constant dream-state where sometimes it’s hard to decipher what’s real and what isn’t. A side effect of his supernatural insomnia allows him to see patterns and make connections no one else can. This ability serves Flood well in his new “career” as a makeshift private investigator, and he’s recruited an ex-cop looking for redemption to be his assistant. When the pair begins to unravel the connection between thousands of unsolved and seemingly unrelated murders, Flood discovers the one secret that has eluded him: his own past.

We all love to sleep and all too often don’t feel like we get enough of it...

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SLAM! #1-3

Roller Derby can trace its roots back to the banked track roller skating marathons of the 1930s (and as far back as the 1880s), and since the early 2000s has enjoyed a resurgence that is still growing and evolving.  With both banked track and flat track versions of the game, there are hundreds of leagues and thousands of players around the world. Roller Derby in popular culture is something very interesting. If you turn on the TV and there’s roller derby involved, it almost always takes place on a traditional banked track. Just a partial list includes the short lived 70s sitcom Rollergirls, RollerGames and RollerJam in the 80s and 90s, the Rollergirls reality series in the 2000s, and (of course) on the big screen was 2009’s Whip It: all of these centred around banked track roller derby...

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