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Vampblade Season 2 #4

Vampblade and friends must gear up just to survive, now that SoCal Comic Con has turned into a real… Con of the Dead! It’s two comic geeks and one silver-shiny warrior-woman versus 125,000 vamped-out fanboys (and fangirls)!

Well, that certainly escalated quickly, not that I should be shocked or anything. And by that I mean the chaos that SoCal Comic Con has turned into with space vamps everywhere. It wouldn’t be a con worthy of the Vampblade in issue four of the second season without some slaying though would it?

Along with her coworkers/friends in tow, Katie (although she’s not in control) continues to rip through the daywalker TSDs. Borrowing the Batmobile, they head to a nearby hotel to kill even more, not knowing it was a trap all along...

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Spencer & Locke #3

S.O.S.! S.O.S.! Beaten, drugged and left for dead, things are looking bad for Locke—but unfortunately for his captors, Locke isn’t here anymore. Get ready for a night of psychedelic terror and homicidal violence as Rocketman Reynolds makes his daring escape from Planet X!

Whatever you do, try not to let the somewhat confusing summary of this issue get in the way. Believe me, it makes all the sense in the world when you’re reading it and it’s quite fantastic. Pretty much everything up to and including the third issue of Spencer & Locke has been, so it’s only natural it would continue.

Waking up and finding himself the experiment of a mad doctor, Locke nearly dies but instead begins a drug induced escape adventure...

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Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie #2

Writer: Haley Mancini & Jake Goldman
Artist: Philip Murphy & Leonardo Ito (colors)
Letters: Andworld Productions
Publisher: IDW Publishing

In this issue, it is Bubbles turn to try and find the Chronogem to get back to present day Townsville. Bubbles has been sent to the time of pirates of the high seas! She has commandeered a ship, has a crew and named them the Panda Pirates. The crew has found a treasure map that locates the Chronogem that Bubbles needs to get back in time. Standing in the way of Bubbles and the Panda Pirates is Pirate Neckbeard and a Kracken. Bubbles needs to get to the Chronogem before Neckbeard buries it again.

It’s Bubbles, so of course this was cute. I mean, only Bubbles can find a panda and have a crew that follows her lead without question...

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Night’s Dominion Vol 1

Writer/Artist: Ted Naifeh
Publisher: Oni Press

A bard, a mage, an assassin, a cleric, and a thief meet in secret to steal untold treasure from a cult growing in the heart of the city of Umber, but when their heist uncovers a plot to destroy all of Umber, they must decide if they will fight for the city, or watch as it burns to the ground.

Night’s Dominion by Ted Naifeh creates a fantasy world that is immediately engrossing, with a cast of likeable anti-heros and a plot that expertly balances small character moments with epic, large-scale battles. It draws you in from the moment it opens on the Maestro telling the tale of a long forgotten hero, and doesn’t let go until it’s told its own tale of mythic scale and heartfelt emotion.

The most striking thing to me about Night’s Dominion

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Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original Vol. 1

Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Luca Pizzari (Secret Wars Journal, Amazing Spider-Man) journey 10 years before Season 1 of Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy to tell the never-before-seen, official story of Jax Teller’s first year as a SAMCRO prospect. Jax Teller has always had one dream: to follow the family legacy and join the Sons of Anarchy. But at eighteen, still reeling from his father’s death and just starting out as a prospect, Jax is about to discover just how hard the life of an outlaw can be.

Like a lot of the shows I end up watching, I got into Sons of Anarchy very late in the game. Once I did though, I super power watched it and caught up in no time...

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