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Destiny NY Vol 1: Who I Used to Be

Writer: Pat Shand
Artist: Manuel Preitano
Publisher: Continuity Entertainment

What happens to a Chosen One after they’ve fulfilled their prophecy?

Logan goes to Destiny, a university in New York founded specifically to help the Chosen Ones given prophecies by seers that allow them to change the world. But Logan fulfilled her prophecy back in seventh grade, and now she’s directionless while her friends move on with their lives and their destinies. A grad student at a school, completely aimless and pissed off by seeing her ex-fiance’s engagement on Facebook, Logan runs into Lillith and feels an immediate connection to her. Unfortunately, Lillith just might be an ancient evil that Logan’s friend Gia is prophecised to kill.

Destiny, NY is one of the funniest, most sincere and heartfelt ...

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The Power of the Dark Crystal #6

Separated from Kensho, Thurma journeys out into the wilds of Thra to find her way home, alone and unaware of the wonders that stand before her and the dangers on her trail.

Can it be that we’re already at the halfway mark of this series? Granted, that’s nowhere as dramatic as saying that it’s the last issue, which lucky for us it is fortunately not. So while it leaves us now with only half the series left, this sixth issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal reminds us we have a great second part to look forward to.

Standing amidst her instinctive destruction by her impressive fire, Thurma wants to move on but is unable to cross the river before her. Out of nowhere on the creature summoned by the mystics, he swoops in and saves her...

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The Black Sable #1

September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day so, to celebrate, I will write this entire article in pirate talk.

No, I won’t do that. That’s just a pain in the butt for you, the reader, and me, the pirate. I will, however, give you a review on the first issue of Zenescope’s new six part mini-series about space pirates, The Black Sable.

Here’s the pitch: one hundred years in the future “the age of pirates” has returned as mankind reaches the stars. Issue #1 starts right in on the action with a pirate raid on a lone Corporation freighter. After quickly overpowering the freighter’s crew, the captain draws an immediate line in the moral sand, as she (yes, the pirate captain is a woman) finds out the cargo is a shipment of slaves, whom she orders sent back to their homeworld...

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Stray Ongoing #1

Writer: Vito Delsante
Artist: Sean Izaakse, Lee Gaston
Colors: Chris O’Halloran, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Publisher: Action Lab

*insert generic superhero story here*

Stray Ongoing #1 (or maybe Actionverse #1 ? It’s more than a little confusing) seems to be a reboot of sorts for what is referred to in an editor’s note as the “Classic Actionverse”. The events leading up to this comic are recapped in a long, complicated, essentially meaningless synopsis at the beginning. The Stray a.k.a Discount Batman encounters someone from his past and flashes back to when he joined Discount Teen Titans.

It’s… really as generic and uninteresting as it sounds. Completely by the numbers, with no hint of originality in the characters, dialogue, artstyle, world-building, or anything else...

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Hero Cats of Skyworld #18

Bandit and the Hero Cats of Skyworld are in for the fight of their lives as they confront the Crow King and his wretched warriors. It’s time to storm the castle in this all out action packed issue.

If ever there was a time that I could have started off a review sounding like a D&D night, it’d be a book like this. Amusingly enough, it just happened to be another Action Lab book that I did that with recently. But, enough of that mostly irrelevant nonsense, let us now move onto talking about issue eighteen of Hero Cats of Skyworld.

With Bandit working together with this world’s own Hero Cats team, after training for months, they finally proceed with their plan. He and each of the cats in his temporary new team do their part based on the various abilities to set up for the ultimate goal...

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