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The Wonderboy Serials Vol. 2

A lone man with extraordinary powers is responsible for the longest sustained global peace in modern history. Though worshiped for toppling brutal regimes, wiping out crime, and cleaning up financial institutions, dark realizations about Wonderboy threaten to unravel his hold on the public imagination.

A modern reinvention of the serialized dime store novel, the “Wonderboy” series examines the real-world implications of an all-powerful superhero from many perspectives such as a brilliant super villain wasting away in a maximum security prison and a feminist blogger determined to expose the truth about Wonderboy to an adoring public...

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Night #1

NIGHT , the series, written by Troy Hasbrouck, is not just another vampire of werewolf story but encompasses each and every creature of the NIGHT. Future issues include everything from Zombies to Minotaurs and don’t be surprised if some old horror favorites show up too.

The Good
Stories involving werewolves or anything supernatural are ones I’m always glad to read.  Issue one of Night was a good start, and has me curious about the characters presented so far.  The two most prominent characters towards the end in particular are of course the ones I’m most interested in exploring.

The Bad
Certain components of the artwork looked a bit off, but they didn’t completely ruin the experience...

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Geek-o-Rama’s Geeky Gift Guide Part 2

– Kotobukiya Harley Quinn Bishoujo Statue
List price of $59.99
Official Kotobukiya Store

I absolutely love Kotobukiya figures.  I especially love the ones that treat comic characters to the Japanese stylization, and to have that done with my favorite villainess is wonderful.  They did Harley proud with this figure, posing her in her classic black and red outfit and straddling her giant hammer.

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– Kotobukiya Rei Ayanami Plug Suit Style 1/7 Scale Figure

List price of $69.99
Official Kotobukiya Store
As my all time favorite character, anime or otherwise, my list could never be complete without at least one Rei item.  Yet again, my love for Kotobukiya holds true with this figure.  Seen in her iconic plug suit upon a rubble stand, this fantastic PVC figure is a must have...

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The Dungeon #1

Deep within the bowels of the Dungeon, paradise bred. It was a place where the rejected were welcomed, safe, isolated, yet highly exclusive. If there were a place where sin could live in heaven, it would be called Castle Deyshaud. Possessed by an evil supernatural entity, protected by a fascist security force of werewolves known as the Ookami, the structure whose walls granted men the most amazing talents, gifts and abilities to anyone inside could make the weakest man strong, the fattest man fit, and change the most hideous to the most desired. That was until the impossible happened. One dark soul mastered the magic of the Dungeon against its most powerful warriors and killed them while masquerading as one of their own...

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Very Near Mint Vol. 1

Sam Jones and Colin Turner own the Splash Page, a pretty rad comic shop. They have a new employee, Nate, and Colin’s ex-girlfriend, Mackenzie, is back in town. Everything seems like it’s pretty great. That is, until this week’s new comics don’t show up, and a rival comic book shop opens across the street, and all hell breaks loose.

The Good
How could I not enjoy a book like this as a comic fan and all around geek?  It’s practically a graphic novel of “a day in the life of comic shop owners”, but with an interesting fictional book twist.  I personally appreciated what I felt was a Clerks influence, in both characters and humor.  I also like that it does a good job of taking stereotypes from comic fandom but not overdoing it.

The Bad
It’s too soon to make any overall op...

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