‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ is a faithful, action-packed relaunch of the franchise
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‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ is a faithful, action-packed relaunch of the franchise

I highly recommend Sailor Moon Crystal to those who are fans of the Sailor Moon franchise in general and those of you who just enjoy fun, action packed, story packed series.

No missteps in the hot and sensual ‘Mambo in Chinatown’
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No missteps in the hot and sensual ‘Mambo in Chinatown’

Jean Kwok’s writing style is simple and direct but magnificent. The dancing in the novel is wonderfully described with all the heat and sensuality of D.H. Lawrence.

‘Hacktivist’ has noble ambitions but not enough time to crack its problems
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‘Hacktivist’ has noble ambitions but not enough time to crack its problems

I’m very appreciative of what Hacktivist is trying to do. Its task is a more difficult one than to simply entertain or make money because it is trying to do those things and much more. But despite its promise, with only four issues, it isn’t given a chance to better accomplish that task.

Sailor Moon is back and remains as important as ever
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Sailor Moon is back and remains as important as ever

Sailor Moon is back in two new forms for everyone to enjoy, and it remains as important and relevant as ever.

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: The Mercenary Sea #6
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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: The Mercenary Sea #6

It’s a pretty small list for Pick of the Pulls this week. I could claim the regular list of things that clog up our everyday…

‘Interesting Drug’ provides a nice, brief high but disorienting comedown
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‘Interesting Drug’ provides a nice, brief high but disorienting comedown

Interesting Drug provides a pretty fun high for a while but the comedown is something of a drag.

Marvel announces that the new Thor will be a woman
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Marvel announces that the new Thor will be a woman

Marvel has announced that coming this October, one of their most iconic characters, Thor, will become (or be replaced by?) a woman.
That’s right, and already fans all across the Internet are at this very second raising up a thunderstorm on Twitter and social media.

‘Mentats of Dune’ oozes the hatred and horrors of ideological warfare
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‘Mentats of Dune’ oozes the hatred and horrors of ideological warfare

The importance of the Dune books is that they are indeed a great read but they are quite a bit more than that. They are exploration of the entanglements of science, religion and politics and the morality and immorality uniquely endemic to each. Mentats of Dune has continued this vein of introspection and is a quality addition to the series.

Pop Mythology’s July Heroes of the Month: my Indiegogo campaign backers
Hero Worship

Pop Mythology’s July Heroes of the Month: my Indiegogo campaign backers

You are all truly my heroes. Thank you. And it’s good that there are so many of you because it’s a big, bad world out there. The more heroes, the better.

J.K. Rowling becomes a man again in entertaining mystery ‘The Silkworm’
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J.K. Rowling becomes a man again in entertaining mystery ‘The Silkworm’

The story of The Silkworm itself is quite good and makes for a brisk read, but what is best about this book, and head and shoulders above The Cuckoo’s Calling, is the character development.

Sci-fi author Jo Walton’s great blog doesn’t make such a great book
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Sci-fi author Jo Walton’s great blog doesn’t make such a great book

‘What Makes This Book So Great’ is a near-perfect blog. But a blog is not a book. By failing to adapt her pieces into the appropriate medium, she doesn’t give the reader much of a reason to turn off the screen and pull this book off the shelf.

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls:  Lazarus #9
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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: Lazarus #9

Lazarus is a completely unique story. The post-apocalyptic setting is completely acceptable; the characters are not only compelling but also amazingly detailed. In fact, everything about this comic is fully detailed, even down to the fake product ads inside or sometimes on the exterior of the comic.

‘Tarzan in the City of Gold’ is a golden age collection that needs to be treasured
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‘Tarzan in the City of Gold’ is a golden age collection that needs to be treasured

Tarzan in the City of Gold is a treasure that has been buried in the jungle of the past waiting for a modern-day adventurer to discover and explore it again.

What it means when a Kickstarter for potato salad makes $33,000 (with plenty of time still left!)
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What it means when a Kickstarter for potato salad makes $33,000 (with plenty of time still left!)

I recently just finished an Indiegogo campaign and met my goal of $15K (barely). But as I write this, Zack “Danger” Brown’s Kickstarter campaign for making a potato salad is currently at $33,00+. And rising. By the hour. And at the rate it’s going, with 25 days still left, it’s headed for the stratosphere. Here’s what that means to me.

God is a stark, raving lunatic in Clive Barker’s unsettling ‘Next Testament’
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God is a stark, raving lunatic in Clive Barker’s unsettling ‘Next Testament’

I will read anything by Clive Barker, anything audacious enough to depict God as a central character and Next Testament fulfills both conditions. For me, it is the rare horror comic that manages to be genuinely unsettling at times. Moreover, it’s a darn good yarn.

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