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

Ever noticed how it’s hard for new readers to get into comics? Even for those folks who were into comics in their youth but don’t know where to start?

The 12 best non-traditional, alternative superhero comics for jaded readers
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The 12 best non-traditional, alternative superhero comics for jaded readers

Outside of Marvel and DC there are plenty of superhero titles right now that are virtually tailor made for jaded readers like you and me. And in this post I list twelve of them, twelve superhero comics that I’ve read to various degrees in a recent binge attempting to find ones that I found interesting.

Hypnotic, mesmerizing ‘The Memory Collectors’ isn’t read – it’s experienced
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Hypnotic, mesmerizing ‘The Memory Collectors’ isn’t read – it’s experienced

‘The Memory Collectors’ is a work of superior quality that demands a reader’s full attention. You can go back and re-read this comic over and over again to gain the full effect of the various selected sensory experiences. The hypnotic appeal of the art is this comic’s greatest strength and, in those moments when you are contemplating its various effects, don’t be surprised if you experience the effect of being contemplated yourself.

‘Lucy’ is stupid and silly but brilliant at the same time
Movies

‘Lucy’ is stupid and silly but brilliant at the same time

Everything about ‘Lucy’ – from the silly and stupid to the fun and actually kind of brilliant – stem from its deeply flawed premise.

Female driven plot, LGBTQ themes make ‘All Cheerleaders Die’ more than just exploitation
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Female driven plot, LGBTQ themes make ‘All Cheerleaders Die’ more than just exploitation

All Cheerleaders Die is a solid addition to the horror/comedy genre and is worth a viewing if you’re a fan of high school-based movies, revenge plots and black comedies.

‘Ordinary’ shows that the greatest superpower is just being human
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‘Ordinary’ shows that the greatest superpower is just being human

The best comedies, even the absurdist ones, always offer a meaningful message and at the heart of Ordinary is the message that there’s nothing at all boring or “ordinary” about being a regular human being.

10 comic book characters who would NOT translate well to film
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10 comic book characters who would NOT translate well to film

Here are some awesome comic characters that movie-makers would nevertheless be wise to avoid including in their next comic-to-film adaptations.

5-year-old Marvel expert beats ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cast at trivia
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5-year-old Marvel expert beats ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cast at trivia

I don’t always have kids…But when I do they’re like this girl.

Weird Al’s success with ‘Mandatory Fun’ is spectacular and inspiring
Music

Weird Al’s success with ‘Mandatory Fun’ is spectacular and inspiring

A week after the release of Weird Al Yankovic’s new album, Mandatory Fun, on July 15, Billboard has announced that the album had reached #1 on the charts. There are a number of things that make this remarkable.

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: Ragnarok #1
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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: Ragnarok #1

Buy Ragnarok. Just go buy it… and lose yourself in a newly-invented Norse mythology.

Debs and Errol comic strip movingly documents the struggles of a band to stay together
Music

Debs and Errol comic strip movingly documents the struggles of a band to stay together

Here’s to Debs & Errol for daring to be open and honest with their fans and with each other. And here’s hoping that this leads to creative triumphs to come.

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

‘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
TV

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.

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