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Photo courtesy of Whirlwind FX

We had the fortunate opportunity to meet the team at Whirlwind FX at PAX East 2020 to experiment with their new reactive and dynamic LED mechanical keyboard.


For those that attended PAX East 2017, Shu may have been one of the many games that caught your eye. This crisp, delightful platformer blends side-scrolling strategy with a vibrant world that is a joy to play:


Combining the lore of an ancient civilization with turn-based robotic face-offs comes Mayan Death Robots:



The original Binding of Isaac premiered on September 28, 2011 and quickly swept the indie scene off its feet. With so many power-up and item possibilities, each play through is unique and addicting. It’s been a few years, but on November 4th, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was released on Steam, PS4, and PS Vita and truly knocked our socks off:


After the whirlwind of Disney’s Frozen and the constant hum of Let it Go, the story of a super lady villain with icy powers and a thirst for revenge couldn’t be any more refreshing. Finally someone is going to use these epic powers to make more than an ice castle in the middle of nowhere!

The 12 part series by Josh Dahl tells the story of Icicle, the female super villain on her quest to seek vengeance against Coil, her previous boss who murdered her lover, Piledriver, and her fellow gang of rogues.


If there was ever puzzler that leaves perfectionists wanting more, it is Strata:


"Midas Flesh" #5 from BOOM! Cover art by Emily Carroll.

“Midas Flesh” #5 from BOOM! Cover art by Emily Carroll.

So close to the end folks, and the plot continues to get darker and denser. I genuinely have no idea where this comic is going from month to month, and I love it. “Midas Flesh” is a unique storytelling experience that keeps on getting better. The events of this issue will be kicking around in my head for days to come.


Cover to "Translucid" #1 from BOOM!

Cover to “Translucid” #1 from BOOM!

Every superhero has a supervillain; heck, some would even say that every superhero needs a supervillain. Superman has Lex Luthor, the Fantastic Four have Doctor Doom, and Batman has the Joker. These characters act as foils for one another; their strengths, weakness, and personality are complimentary. The question has been asked before: are supervillains essential to their superheros? Do they need each other to provide them with purpose, to fulfill their existence? This twisted relationship is at the heart of BOOM!’s newest six-part miniseries, “Translucid.”


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You are an astronaut awaking from cryonics not in the solar system, but… out there… in a far and unknown place of the galaxy. In Out There, you will have to survive, patching your ship with what you can gather drifting in the void, and spot garden planets to refill your oxygen supply.

Space is an hostile place ; dangerous and mysterious adventures will mark each step of your travel. You will not only meet intelligent species that won’t care about you, but also deal with ancient powers linked to your destiny and the fate of mankind itself.

Survival and understanding of what is really at stake in the galaxy is the core of what Out There has to offer.


Cover to "Lumberjanes" #1 from BOOM!. Cover art by Noelle Stevenson.

Cover to “Lumberjanes” #1 from BOOM!. Cover art by Noelle Stevenson.

Have you ever heard of the Bechdel movie test? It was popularized by Alison Bechdel (famous American cartoonist and graphic novelist) in her comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For.” In order to pass the Bechdel test, a movie must have: 1) At least two named female characters; 2) Those characters have to talk to each other; 3) Their conversation has to be about something other than a man. You’d be surprised how few movies pass that test, but this applies to more than just movies. I read a lot of comics, and unfortunately most of them also fail the Bechdel test.