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Future Quest Presents #3 Review

Future Quest Presents (2017-) #3

Future Quest Presents #3 moves fairly briskly, so here we go.  Metallus explains why he and his followers never left the mines by flying across the chasm.  They tried, but without their protective suits to hold them together their new energy forms soon dissipated, so they were stuck. However, Igoo, who was equally unable to cross, created a bridge to join Space Ghost’s party. Metallus uses this bridge to escape the mine and takes off in a hidden mining ship.
Space Ghost follows the ship to Voranova, the now dead planet that was home to the Space Force. Driven mad (well, even madder) by his spoiled revenge, Metallus draws on the energy of his people, killing them in the process, and attacks Space Ghost...
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Shadowman: Rae Sremmurd #1 Review

Writer: Eliot Rahal

Artist: Renato Guedes

Publisher: Valiant

After a rap duo known as Rae Sremmurd sign a deal with the devil to gain fame and fortune, Shadowman is brought in to rescue them from the devil’s lair in the Deadside, a land of demons and strange creatures.

The plot doesn’t really go beyond that short synopsis, this comic is fairly simple, but that’s a good thing. It’s an entertaining read, and not much more than that, but that’s fine. It’s accomplishes what it sets out to be.

The artwork by Renato Guedes does manage to elevate it somewhat, giving the comic an almost otherworldly look which matches the folklore inspired plot of artists making a deal with the devil, the opening really drives this connection home as it opens almost 100 years before the main plo...

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LotFP Rules & Magic Review

Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Player Core Book: Rules & Magic

History lesson time, kids!  Back around the year 2000, Wizards of the Coast created the Open Gaming Licence (OGL) and applied it to all of the older Dungeons & Dragons editions they had previously acquired with the purchase of TSR, Inc. While they did try to back peddle this license with the 4th Edition of D&D, they soon saw that it provided a huge boon to both the industry and their own business.  It allowed other publishers to create content that could bring new players to their own products. It also started a new style of RPG games, generally known as the Old School Renaissance or Old School Revival (OSR). Many of the these are simply D&D “retro-clones”...
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Spooky The Strange Tales Review

Created: Carine-M & Elian Black’mon

English translation & Adaptation:

Ivanka Hahnenberger & Donald Kersey

Lettered: Carine-M & Elian Black’mon

Published: IDW Publishing

This is the diary of Spooky, princess to Fairyland. She lives the life a princess in London; helping her parents rule the fairy kingdom, but she is bored. On to the scene her uncles The Three Little Pigs (not little, though.) They have a new boutique hotel that they invite Spooky to help them with running. By way of a teleporting telephone booth, all creatures of fairyland find the way to the pigs’ hotel. As business picks up and guests arrive, they serve their customers look for a little snack before dinner. Service includes muffins and toast with jam, but with the toast unionized, jam is scarce...

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Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 Review

Written: Paul Dini & Marc Andreyko
Drawn: Laura Braga
Colored: Tony Avina & Arif Prianto
Lettered: Deron Bennett
Publisher: DC & Archie Comics
Hiram Lodge is concerned about the youth of today, especially those in Riverdale. He is
concerned about their future and continuing education. So Mr. Lodge has decided to purchase
swamp land to transform it to Lodge University which will offer free college to the students who
could not afford a regular university and surrounding the campus will be a shopping center as
well. This announcement has attracted attention to Mr. Lodge and Riverdale; unfortunately, this
attraction is from Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Ivy is determined to stop the development of the
swamp, so under disguise, they set their eyes on Riverdale...

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