Archive for the ‘General’ Category

There is no denying Netflix’s knack for producing popular shows (as OITNB is basically what everyone talks about.) Netflix is now branching out with the anime TV series, Knights of Sidonia, streaming this July 4th.

The Knights of Sidonia originates from the manga comic series and the anime TV series that aired in April-June in Japan. The story revolves are the protagonist of the 12-episode summer series, Nagate Tanikaze, and his adventures set on the space ship named Sidonia.

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The Boston Comics Roundtable and River Bird Studios Presents Outbound #1, the science fiction comics anthology. In Outbound, readers find a cluster of comics spanning throughout space and time. The protagonists of the stories varies from a futuristic race to high-tech humans or the less common hero—a flea. Not just any flea, but a flea in space.

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Marvel released details of the fall event series where two best sellers, Avengers and X-men, will join up again (after Uncanny Avengers) against a common super villain.

The upgraded villain of the series is Red Skull, as known from Captain America, and his telepathic powers gained from parts of Professor Xavier’s brain… Ah, the perfect mixture of the two groups.

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Coming up this summer– the showdown between Hulk and Iron Man. Four issues of Original Sin #3.1-3.4, co written by Hulk writer Mark Waid and Iron Man writer Kieron Gillen, deal with the revelation that Stark potentially designed the gamma bomb…. you know, the one that turned Bruce Banner into the Hulk.There’s some thirty plus years of Banner’s personal guilt trips gone down the drain.

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Grant Gustin made a positive impression with his introduction of his character in the CW’s Arrow last fall and the CW is running with Grant into the new series The Flash. Character Barry Allen arrives in Stirling, the home of the Green Arrow, as a forensic investigator assistant looking to unravel the death of his parents.

Geeky guy with a tragic past is transformed into a masked marvel by some freaky science—always reminded me of a Peter Parker type hero. The new five minute extended trailer mostly excited comic fans but also left a few lingering questions about the “fastest man alive”.

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This will be a day long remembered. On Tuesday the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII was confirmed by director J.J. Abrams. The casting does not come as a surprise for fans, as rumors have been swirling for months about bringing back familiar faces. (more…)

Last week, Amazon acquired digital comics hub ComiXology, a combo app and store for comic books on digital devices. Business Insider predicted that the deal would “change the comic book industry forever.” Whether this is a positive or negative change who knows, however many comic fans lashed out.

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Every Monday on G&C I’ll be previewing the new comics I’m most looking forward to in the coming week. These are the comics that I expect will be fun, exciting, and worth your monies. If you think I’ve missed anything, leave a note in the comment section and let me know what you’re eagerly anticipating. Here’s my top three, and then a short list of other books to be aware of.

New Comics for April 23, 2014:

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #33 from IDW. Cover art by Mateus Santolouco.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” #33 from IDW. Cover art by Mateus Santolouco.

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James Farr’s latest homemade animated short entitled, Super Smash Wars 3: Return of the Hero, has been released on his YouTube channel. This installment is the last in the three part mash-up series, where Nintendo meets Lucasfilm. What is better than a Smash Bros./Star Wars mash-up?

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Say it ain’t so. Coming this July, the lovelorn, freckly comic favorite, Archie Andrews will meet his fate after 73 teenage years in the business. One of the most recognized faces in American classic comics, the beloved comic star transformed into a pop culture icon, forever asking the question– who will he chose? Betty or Veronica?

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