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Uncanny Very Near Mint

Uncanny Very Near Mint is a tie-in series to the graphic novels. It features origins! Break-ups! And even more junk! 24+ pages of all new material not found anywhere else!

The Good
I definitely appreciated getting some history on the main characters of Very Near Mint.  The geeky humor and amusing character interaction I enjoyed in the first book is strong even in this short extra book.

The Bad
After reading Volume 1 of the main series, this one just left me itching for more.  But to be fair this is just a tie-in, so I can get past that by picking up Volume 2.

The Summary
This is a fun little supplement to the full graphic novels that’s worth grabbing for the quick read. It did its job well in giving some neat background info to characters I’ve already grown to love.

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Legend of the Black Panda

The legend speaks of two sons, born of the same bloodline, but destined to walk different paths.  One would be born and choose the darkness, and so, the other must choose the light.  Ursus, the first born consumed by hate, seeks to end the life of his opposite, Jai-Den.  Will the elder destroy all others and become like a god, or can Jai-Den fulfill his destiny and end the war?

The Good
This was an easy book to win me over given the subject matter.  This is a classic clan vs clan, chosen one vs chosen one tale, but done with neat and different types of characters.  The first book is written quite well, in both content and pace. The art style as well was a great choice for this type of story, and really helped the overall feel to it.

The Bad
If I was forced to nitpick one little thing...

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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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