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Kid Sherlock #1

John Watson doesn’t feel like he really fits in as the new student at Baker Elementary. If it wasn’t bad enough being the only dog, it seems he has already gained the attention of the class bully, Kyle. Out in the play yard, Watson feels even more alone until he meets a young boy named Sherlock Holmes. While quite clever, Sherlock is often so lost in his own thoughts that he is oblivious to the people around him. However, when Watson shows an interest in Sherlock’s work it sparks the beginning of an adventure Sherlock never expected: friendship. Their first mission, identify the bad smell that has been afflicting their classroom.

Some characters throughout fiction find themselves the object of many a reimagining or retelling...

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Hatsune Miku: Acute TPB

Acute, like the three angles of a triangle. Acute, as in the three sharp points. Acute is the tragic relationship between three Vocaloids: Miku, Kaito, and Luka! Once they were all friends making songsbut while Kaito might make a duet with Miku or a duet with Luka, a love song all three of them sing together can only end in sorrow! Based on the song with over 4.4 million combined views on YouTube and Niconico.

As I mentioned in another trade for it, my knowledge of this still hugely popular Japanese phenomenon is pretty vague. That being said, I had no idea what I’d be in for going into this manga adaptation of the music video. Having read this, I’m actually quite curious about the origins of Hatsune Miku: Acute.

For those not in the over 4 millions viewers, this adaptation tells of the...

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Kill The Minotaur #1

Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need to end the mad king’s bloody reign…but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.

There is such a large amount of interesting mythological stories to come out of ancient civilizations across the globe. Some are certainly more well known than others, like that of the minotaur for instance. In the first issue of Kill the Minotaur, we begin a new take on this iconic Greek creature.

Following the loss in a war with Crete, Athens must regularly pay tribute by sacrificing citizens to King Minos...

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The Art of Prey

A dark force is tormenting Talos I, and survival depends as much on wit as strength. Now, journey alongside Morgan Yu to discover the mysteries within Prey. Arkane Studios and Dark Horse Books are proud to present a comprehensive collection of art from the development of this long-awaited and hotly anticipated game!

This is one of those games that I both have and haven’t been interested in playing. It looks amazing from the trailers, but it also looks like it will scare the bejeezus out of me. For the time being, I think I’ll just spend some time checking out The Art of Prey and save the game for another day.

Nearly half of the pages in this book is comprised of content focusing on the environment in and around the setting, Talos I...

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All-New Fathom Vol. 6 #5

After exposing a traitor with designs on toppling the Elite Blue Council, Aspen and Tyler are taken hostage! Meanwhile, the deadly Typhos – once rudderless and erratic – are invigorated with new purpose: overthrow the Blue capitol city of Muria!

The more of this title I get the chance to read, the more I wish I had kept up with previous content. Luckily, this newest volume is a pretty good place to get back in without feeling totally lost. Hopefully, I can keep up with this one better continuing on with issue five of Fathom.

Having been captured by the traitorous Cannon, Aspen and Tyler are at his mercy as his plot continues. Or perhaps not, as Aspen’s YooToob video contained a hidden message for her boyfriend, Chance...

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