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Stranger Attractors #1

Get ready for one weird and obscure ride.  Book one begins with a teaching assistant at Columbia University giving a talk on chaos theory, inclusion theory and a variety of other things incomprehensible to the average person.  As the scene progress it becomes obvious that the man can see the world in a peculiar way where he can predict seemingly random outcomes.  Apparently this altered mental state is enough to make him throw himself off the building.  Weird, yeah?  It really only gets more bizarre from there.
Enter our main character, a graduate student named Heller Wilson, a gifted young man in the field of complexity theory who tracks down a certain brilliant professor named Brownfield...

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The Human Cannonball

460101_474342479246839_1526579647_oWalter Dorckley is not much good at music, art or academics. The main thing that he enjoys is playing with explosives, or in his own words, “blowing myself up”. Inspired by a trip to the circus, he determines that his only hope to escape the small grungy town in which he resides, and his small grungy life, is to apprentice himself to Sidelong Sidely, the human cannonball.

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Back at S.P.A.C.E., I met this guy. I actually met him when he was stealing my sandwich. Okay, he didn’t realize that it was my sandwich and he was taking it. In the end, I was nice and let him have it and he was nice and gave me the first issue of his series to check out.  Last night, I finally had the opportunity to pull it out of the stack and read it...

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Apama The Undiscovered Animal

SUB001806._SX640_QL80_TTD_Hungarian ice cream truck driver, Iliya Zjarsky, goes hiking one day and discovers the animal spirit of the most powerful creature mankind has never known. Soon he unlocks the powers of the ‘Apama’ and hits the streets of Cleveland in an offbeat series unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Like nothing I’ve ever seen…and yet, somehow familiar.  I have no idea why, but I kind of want to insert spooky type music here. However, since that would be more than a little silly, let’s jump into Apama!

You may recall that a bit ago I attended SPACE down in Columbus. While there, I met the writer of this tome and he was kind enough to send me back to the office with it in hand...

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Harley’s Little Black Book #2

It’s not often that I write comic reviews these days so let’s see if I still remember how it’s done…

Guest-starring Green Lantern! Black and red are kind of Harley Quinn’s thing…so when the most unique power ring in the universe crosses her path, she has no choice but to put it on, right? Unfortunately for Harley—and everyone else—this hybrid ring is fueled by rage and death…and things are gonna get out of hand very quickly!

Art by: John Timms
Cover by: Amanda Conner
Variant cover by: John Timms
Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Colors by: Hi-Fi

Those of you who have ever spoken to me know that I don’t really read the big two.  I never have and the odds are that I never will on any kind of regular basis...

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Indie Creator Spotlight: Dom Riggio

messbucketMy name is Dominic Riggio and I’m the writer and creator of The Arcane Awakening graphic novel trilogy. I’m also the owner of Mess Bucket Comics, a self published and Independent company. I travel the Midwest to multiple comic conventions a year. This year I will be attending Wizard World Chicago, Wizard World Pittsburgh, Wizard World Ohio and many others. The ultimate goal of The Arcane Awakening is an animated or live action feature. We’ve been fortunate enough to have some talented artists work on our books. Bill Farmer and Jacob Crippen (Professional credits include DC and Marvel) have contributed colors, inks and pencils to The Arcane Awakening book 1. Keith Grachow who has worked with Disney and Play Along Toys has taken on Inks, and penciling for books 2 and 3.
I’m the p...
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