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Cloaks 1

Writer:
David Henrie
Caleb Monroe
Artist:
Mariano Navarro
Publisher:

Boom! Studios

In the Big Apple, a highly skilled street illusionist named Adam blows the minds of crowds with logic-defying acts, while surreptitiously using his artistry to steal from corrupt Wall Street investment bankers and re-distribute their ill-begotten wealth to those in need. He’s a modern-day Robin Hood, but his travails garner the attention of the local authorities. While evading their pursuit, Adam is confronted by three suits and quickly ascertains that freedom has a cost-in order to maintain his liberty, he must join this clandestine Black Ops organization simply known as Cloaks.
Cloaks feels like a bit of an action film pitch in comic book form...
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The Purge: Anarchy

In the midst of the summer blockbuster season, films tends to be dumb. Sure, some of them are about vague things; family, love, the meaning of happiness. But they never articulate concepts- they never want to be about anything specific for fear of alienating or offending the general audience. Which is why The Purge: Anarchy is a bit of a welcome change, especially after its sort of prequel was such a disappointing jumble of ideas that never came together to form anything of substance.

Not that you need to have watched the last film to see this one. Those making The Purge films have smartly decided to just have their world, where once a year people are allowed to commit any crime they wish for 12 hours, as a setting for multiple tales...

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5 reasons to watch Edge of Tomorrow

It’s been a month or so since the latest Tom Cruise blockbuster opened. In it, Cruise has to relive the same day over and over again until he can find a way to defeat an alien invasion. The film opened to generally positive reviews, but a disappointing box office. Perhaps it was due to its release date, the same time as X-Men: Days of Future Past. Perhaps it’s because it’s starring Tom Cruise who isn’t the draw he once was. All that you need to know you should watch it because it’s one of the best summer films of the last few years.

Here are a few reasons why:

Tom Cruise

Like him or loathe him (and I can see why people don’t like him) Tom Cruise’s star has waned in the past few years, probably due to his personal life...

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Hacktivist 2

Hacktivist Issue 2 Review





Writers:
Collin Kelly
Jack Lanzing
Alyssa Milano
Artists:
Ian Herring
Marcus To
Published by:

Archaia

To say I wasn’t overly happy with issue 1 was an understatement; an ode to the power of the internet, it had its heart in the right place but it fumbled the implementation at almost every step. Issue 2 goes some way towards implementing changes that alleviate these problems.

For one, things start to unravel. The announcement of the offer made to them last issue by a US Government drives a firm wedge between our two protagonists Nate and Ed. What was a playful,
occasionally bitter bromance is now shattered, as Nate takes the agencies offer and pulls off a successful mission...

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D4VE #3

Writer:
Ryan Ferrier
Artist:
Valentin
Ramon
Colours:
Valentin
Ramon
Lettering:
Ryan Ferrier
Publisher:
Monkeybrain
Comics

Signs of first world problems:
• In the morning you’ve run out of your favourite spread to go on your toast.
• You have to travel to get to work.
• D4VE Issue 3 is ‘merely’ as good as the two prior issues.
Looking at this, it looks as ridiculous as when I first typed it. Because it is. This issue of D4VE is just as good as the others preceding it. But when that means it’s in the top 10% of comics created ever, it makes me look like I’m ungrateful. Hell, it makes me feel it. It’s almost a churlish thought that such a funny, charming, well written and illustrated and all over brilliant piece of work is ever called ‘just’ anything.
Perhaps it’...

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