Captain Kirk’s Log: you always learn something new in comics
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Log: you always learn something new in comics

That’s the joy of comics; you’re always learning something new about an artist’s techniques, characterization, a writer’s proclivity towards a certain subject or even some bits of trivial knowledge involving history or any number of other subjects.

Scotland’s favourite son stars in a thrilling occult tale, ‘Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter’
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Scotland’s favourite son stars in a thrilling occult tale, ‘Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter’

‘Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter’ is a delightful, innovative presentation of the Ploughman Poet that brings him out of the 18th century and into the 21st. The volume itself is also a thing of beauty fit for gifting.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Vol. 3 hits an awkward spurt but is still fun
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Vol. 3 hits an awkward spurt but is still fun

Guardians of the Galaxy hits a bit of an awkward spurt in its late teens as it has the Guardians split up. It’s not at all an easy jumping on point for new readers, but is also a lot of fun if you don’t mind the story leaving Rocket and Groot to their own devices.

‘Saga: Book One’ is 504 pages of interstellar glory
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‘Saga: Book One’ is 504 pages of interstellar glory

This is a well-crafted and assembled volume of the popular ‘Saga’ series and will make an amazing addition to your collection.

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #10 [English translation]
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‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #10 [English translation]

This week’s episode of Avengers: Electric Rain marks the end of the first part of the series. Next week’s episode will mark the beginning of the second part and it’s going to be kicked off with a special episode.

You should buy this poetry e-book and here’s why
Books

You should buy this poetry e-book and here’s why

Being a small site has its disadvantages. Among many, one of them is that you can sometimes get taken advantage of by bigger sites with…

Captain Kirk’s Log: comics are my blissful escape
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Log: comics are my blissful escape

Busy day today … get ready for work, take care of the kids, make supper, correct homework, take out the garbage and fix something wrong…

Benson Lee’s ‘Seoul Searching’ finds what it’s looking for at Sundance Film Festival
Movies

Benson Lee’s ‘Seoul Searching’ finds what it’s looking for at Sundance Film Festival

Benson Lee is a filmmaker I’ve had the great pleasure of working with on numerous occasions, so I was thrilled to learn that his newest film, Seoul Searching, was chosen as part of the Premiere Lineup in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

The artist behind the statue: an interview with sculptor Mark Newman
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The artist behind the statue: an interview with sculptor Mark Newman

Your friendly neighborhood jman recently had the opportunity to ask master sculptor Mark Newman some questions about himself, his process, what it’s like working for Sideshow Collectibles and collaborating with artist, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.

‘The Black Dragon': a timeless tale of swords and sorcery by two masters of the medium
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‘The Black Dragon': a timeless tale of swords and sorcery by two masters of the medium

An inspired tale of sorcery set in Medieval England created by two legendary masters of their craft: artist John Bolton and writer Chris Claremont.

10 spooky books to read at Christmas Time
Books

10 spooky books to read at Christmas Time

Christmas is actually just as appropriate a time for the supernatural and the macabre as Halloween is, and there’s a deep tradition going way back of telling supernatural tales during the holidays. Thus, in the haunted holiday spirit we offer our list of ten books to read when the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful.

‘Batman Eternal’ Vol. 1 pulls off an epic weekly comic with finesse
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‘Batman Eternal’ Vol. 1 pulls off an epic weekly comic with finesse

Less a Batman title and more a Gotham title, ‘Batman Eternal’ pulls off a weekly, multi-writer, multi-artist epic story with a slew of protagonists with remarkable finesse. Fans of the Bat Family and others who call Gotham home (and even a couple who don’t) are bound to enjoy more than a few of the storylines, but only diehard fans will be able to enjoy everything the comic has to offer.

Captain Kirk’s Log: the good crop, bad crop routine
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Captain Kirk’s Log: the good crop, bad crop routine

Some crops are bad. Ask any produce grower – sometimes you get bad harvests and that’s just a fact of life. As in life so too with comics.

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #9 [English translation]
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‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #9 [English translation]

While we do get a glimpse into White Fox’s origin story, we don’t really learn anything that’s helpful about linking the character to Avengers: Age of Ultron or any of the rumors swirling around there. Hopefully, more answers are coming down the pike!

The Holodeck Follies: Star Trek humor for all to enjoy
Theatre

The Holodeck Follies: Star Trek humor for all to enjoy

Holodeck Follies is a Star Trek inspired improvisational comedy show that Toronto-based Trek fans and non-Trek fans alike can enjoy. The Season Two finale, featuring ‘InnerSpace’ host Morgan Hoffman, was the perfect way to cap off a fabulous season.

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