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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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Dragon Dice: The Undead

If you want a bit longer tale of what Dragon Dice is, go back and read my previous review from last year. In short, Dragon Dice was the first collectible dice game, originally released in the mid-90’s by TSR before the company was bought out by Wizards of the Coast. WotC eventually mothballed the game and the newly formed SFR Inc. purchased the rights and the remaining stock that was destined for the dump. Flash forward to now.  Dragon Dice is still rolling (pun intended) and have just re-released kicker packs of their classic Undead race.

Most races in Dragon Dice are composed of two colours, representing various magical elements...

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Scooby Apocalypse #16

Scooby Apocalypse #15 finally revealed to us where all the zombified mutants were marching, and it wasn’t good. Scrappy-Doo discovered the army combining into a single giant monster, at which point we are promised a story called “Attack of the Giant Thingee!” (but they promised a better title). Issue #16 is instead “The Sacrifice.” I liked the other title better.

Scrappy-Doo is still watching the Giant Thingee (because I now insist on it calling it that) from a farmhouse roof, when the Scooby Gang show up following Scooby (whose canine senses have been picking up the signal controlling the mutants). Scrappy confronts the group in a surprisingly peaceable manner, but they are interrupted when the Thingee starts to stand.

I’ll skim past the details of the confrontation, and touch ...

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Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #4

Welcome back to this sweet, sweet garbage (no really, the story opens in a dump). When we last left our heroes(?) sidekicks(?) villains(?) Sparky had inadvertently killed his mentor Big Blue, and is now an infantile jibbering idiot; an insane Tim is wearing an oven mitt duct taped to his face, a la Phantom of the Opera, to hide the rainbow scar left from his confrontation with Rainbow Boy; and Captain Battle Jr. has just arrived and doesn’t know what to think about all this.

Meanwhile, in the Libertyville General Hospital, the Mayor sits at the side of Rainbow Boy, who managed to survive Tim’s attack. This touching scene is then interrupted by the Mayor’s soon-to-be ex-wife, who confronts him about his Mayor being confronted about his affair.

Back in the junkyard, Captain Battle (Sr...

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Before I Kill You, Mister Spy…

Before I Kill You, Mister Spy is a quick card game for 2-6 Maniacal Super Villains. If you are not a Super Villain, you may wish to consider a career change prior to playing this game. If you already are a Super Villain, please ensure that you have obtained Maniacal status. You are not required to have mastered your evil laugh, but it may help.

This game was originally released in the late 90s under a more English name that may not be uttered for trademark reasons, although during the 90s he would have technically been Irish, or arguably forever Scottish. Either way, the game was forced out of print, and eventually republished as James Ernest’s Totally Renamed Spy Game four years later, with double the cards...

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