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Cricket, Agent of U.N.I.C.O.R.N

“Cricket jumps out of the pages of Critter as she takes on a Russian terrorist cell as well as tackling her own internal conflicts. Cricket has choices to make like any other super powered person, but has her life of crime and her desire to see the heroes of the world punished for her father’s death been worth the struggle?

Villain or hero is a decision she has to make on her own – or with some careful nudging from Paradox.”

Sometimes, in life, you just drop the ball. That’s what I did with this review. I was handed this book by its author back at the end of September and I read it the very same night, while sitting in a hotel room. I was so excited about it that I told people about it and somehow, my brain turned that into I wrote about it...

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House of Night

Until recently, Zoey Redbird was an average high-school student worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities have a way of changing when you’re Marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood! Collects issues #1-#5 of the series.

Follow Zoey, and her group of devoted friends, as they turn to The Fledgling Handbook, a historical vampyre tome, in hopes of better understanding this big, new world of vampyrism.

* The magical world of New York Times best-selling authors P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast comes to comics!

The Good:
As a fan of the House of Night books, I was beyond excited when the site was offered a chance to revie...

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Jungle Book #4

Mowgli and Baloo escape from the clutches of the insane apes of the island only to find themselves faced against the deadliest creature in all the wild: Kaa, the giant Python. Even then the combined strength of Bomani, Mowgli, and Baloo may not be enough to stop him from devouring them all.

The Good
The storyline. I am still loving how this story is progressing. Besides the fantasy of being a comic book, I find so much real life in the story. Most people just want to be happy in their own little world, acknowledge others when needed, and only notice the outside when a common enemy emerges. This is represented so well with all the different tribes of animals doing their own thing, surviving and living, until they are forced to deal with Kaa.

The smaller animals...

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Grimm Fairy Tales Giant 2012

In the land of Myst, Blake The White Knight and Boulder the Dwarf have begun their journey to reform the council of the realms on an epic adventure that will take them to the farthest reaches of Wonderland, Myst, Neverland and OZ itself but as they search for those who will replace the previous members the Dark One’s most loyal general Orcus is also searching for an item of incredible power to resurrect his long murdered Queen and when these two forces collide the face of the the Grimm universe will change forever.

The EVENT book of the year that sets the stage for the future of the Grimm Universe and the realms of power with an ending you have to see to believe!

The Good: A new voice to an ongoing saga...

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Unseen Justice

Welcome to my first serious look at comics in more years than I care to recall.

First off, I quickly realised that I’m not the target audience. Unseen Justice is a look inside the harsh realities of El Malvado, a fictional American corrections facility, through the eyes of former Marine Sniper, now Corrections Officer (CO) Wyatt Stone. It’s definitely aimed at those with a stance somewhat to the right of centre and definitely graphic enough that parents should read through before turning over to their kids. Some geographic details appear to be either accidentally or deliberately wrong or misleading, but that may be explained in future issues.

CO Stone has some issues, let’s be clear about that...

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