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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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America’s Favorite Felines Come Face to Face…

WHEN GRUMPY CAT MEETS GARFIELD!

February 16, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite has published the comic book, The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring “The World’s Grumpiest Cat” and her brother Pokey since 2015, selling over one half million copies and winning the hearts of readers of all ages! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has become one of the world’s most famous felines. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss comes face to face with the original cartoon cat, Garfield!

An exclusive partnership between Dynamite Entertainment and BOOM! Studios’ award-winning imprint, KaBOOM!, will bring Jim Davis’ iconic comic strip cat Garfield together with internet sensation Grumpy Cat in a limited series, with a story written by Jim Davis himself!

“Teaming...

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Warlords of Appalachia #1-4

Southern Bastards meets Dune in mid-21st century America. After the New Confederacy is crushed in a second Civil War, only Kentucky holds out, not recognizing U.S. sovereignty. This leads to a particularly brutal crackdown in a small mountain town called Red Rock, where a mechanic and reluctant folk hero named Kade Mercer rises up to become the first feudal warlord of Appalachia.

The timing of when comics are released is interesting sometimes, especially in this case. You almost have to wonder whether or not it was mere coincidence or on purpose. Regardless of the current political atmosphere, the four issues of Warlords of Appalachia would have been amazing.

In a not so distant future, America is no longer the unified country that we (sort of) know now...

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