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Captain America: Civil War

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To put my review in context about this movie I have to explain a few things about my history with Marvel.  I used to be a Marvel Zombie, I loved all they did (with a strong focus on the X-Men side of things) but I was getting a bit burned out around when the first Civil War crossover was happening.  When I read some of Civil War, I just quit Marvel.  It was the last straw in that I just wasn’t enjoying the direction their stories were going in and there were just too many crossover events to feel like anything mattered continuity wise because it would all be shaken up by the next big event.

So while I’ve enjoyed the Captain America movies so far, I honestly haven’t enjoyed any Marvel movie where they try to cram too much continuity and characters and appearances to the point you don’...

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Monster

Twelve-year old Kenneth Corman buried his abusive father outside his creaky old family home. The thing that had killed him was inside, lurking in the darkness of an upstairs room.  For all of his young life, Kenneth had been plagued by a feeling that there was something horrific dwelling in his house of secrets. But he had to know what was up there. He had to know what had killed his dad. Now it was time to face the horror behind the door…

Co-created by Alan Moore (Watchmen) and Heinzl (Doomlord), with additional story by John Wagner (Judge Dredd), Alan Grant (Batman) and Jesus Redondo (Return to Armageddon), this fear-inducing tale from the pages of Scream! is collected herein its entirety.

Monster needs a little bit of history lesson to explain where it came from so to understand wha...

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 2 #7

When a husband and wife find a mysterious briefcase in the backseat of their car, the wife recounts a cryptic encounter that could have ended in horror. But that’s only the beginning of the story in this creepy re-imagining of the urban legend “The Briefcase Killer.”

First a quick observation.  In this current day and age, a lot of publishers do well to support their bottom line by doing books of licensed characters.  Zenescope seems to put a clever twist on this by using familiar stories and characters from the public domain and also familiar troupes.  I was reminded by this particular comic being based on an Urban Myth and the advert for the next issue was a play on the old story “The Monkey’s Paw” which is public domain.

I wasn’t actually aware of the Briefcase Killer...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deviations One-Shot

“Shredder longs for little more than to inflict ultimate pain on his old enemy, Splinter. To that end he captured Casey Jones to lure the Turtles into a trap. After seeing Casey stabbed in the gut by Shredder, Raphael goes berserk.  In the resulting chaos, Leonardo is captured by the Foot and brainwashed by the shape-changing immortal known as Kitsune. From there, Leo’s family struggles to save him before the corruption of his mind is complete.  Now, imagine if things had happened a little bit differently. Imagine if Shredder killed Casey, and the resulting chaos enabled all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to be captured and brainwashed. Would there be any hope for them? For New York City?”

The basic gist for the book is fairly simple,  What if the Turtles went evil and worked...

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Hellchild #1+2

The Story So Far…

Thousands of years ago, Hades, the God of the Underworld, had a daughter named Angelica. Because of his own foolish schemes, Angelica was tragically killed. But present day Hades is a changed man. In a committed relationship with vampire hunter, Liesel Van Helsing, Hades has taken to fighting evil.

However, as a new threat rises up in New York City, Van Helsing and Hades will be forced to face the consequences of his past evils. This is the story of the Hellchild…

Previously in Hellchild…

Liesel Van Helsing and Marian journey to the lower levels of a magical nightclub to stop a group of dark sorcerers from resurrecting the wicked Morgana, but in a twist of fate, Marian takes over the spell and resurrects Hades’ daughter, Angelica...

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