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...Read More
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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!
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...Read More
We join issue #4 of Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes as Tarzan, Caesar, and Innes stand poised to lead their combined forces into the the main city of the Mahar to destroy the final portal to other worlds that lays at it’s center.
Once they battle their way to the portal chamber, Innes is killed and Caesar is forced through the still open portal. With no other means of escape, Tarzan is also forced to flee through the portal as Milo stays behind to ensure it’s destruction. On the other side Tarzan finds himself alone on the iconic beach from the Planet of the Apes. As he moves inland, he soon encounter a group of armed apes, bring us full circle to the opening pages of issue #1.
We learn of Caesar’s doings after coming through the portal, as well as the fate of Dr Milo...Read More
Issue #3 picks up in 1907 West Africa, where the Mangani Ape City of Ho-Wala is burning. The Mangani leader, Zira, stands firm against one of the monsters that have her home under siege. While the creature appears to be some kind of pterosaur it communicates with Zira telepathically, telling her that she has “seen the world to come” and has therefore “seen too much.”
Meanwhile Caesar’s group of Mangani and Tarzan’s landing party face a pack of raptor-esque dinosaurs in the jungle. While Tarzan and Caesar survive this encounter many of the others, Mangani and Human, do not.
The two brothers soon learn of their mother’s death, and set out to enact revenge...Read More