The Assignment Vol. #1

From the Hard Case Crime imprint, this collects the 3 issues of Walter Hill’s The Assignment.  With the upcoming movie starring Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this trade paperback.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – Twelfth Doctor #2.15

This is it – the final issue of the Twelfth Doctor Year Two.  This might be travelers Sonny and Val last trip landing on the planet Mindmorphs.  Can they help the Doctor?  Look for issue #15 on the comic book racks this week.

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Comic Book Preview: Anno Dracula 1895 – Seven Days in Mayhem #1

Over the years reviewing various books and comics, one of my favorite fictional characters is Anno Dracula created by author Kim Newman.  Now for the first time, Mr. Newman steps into the comic book world with Anno Dracula 1895 – Seven Days in Mayhem #1 with artist Paul McCaffrey.  I’m really excited about this vampire series.  If it’s anything like the many Anno Dracula novels, this should be a fun ride.

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Comic Preview: Invisible Hands # 1

Imagine: you’re working late at the hospital discussing recipes with a co-worker. You come into the possession of an x-ray that should be impossible, and the man whose head it supposedly depicts suddenly corners you, demanding your help. Around the same time, another patient’s head explodes.

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Comic Preview: Samaritan # 1

How do you bankrupt one of the richest, most technologically advanced and successful companies in the world?

You steal all their research and give it away to everyone.

Samantha Copeland aka Samaritana woman with a vendettadecides she’s going to take down the largest military contractor in the world and has the means and a plan that just might work.

Fans of Tom Clancy, political intrigue, and Jason Bourne are not going to want to miss this new series (co-created by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal) written by Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK) and art by Atilio Rojo (IXTH GENERATION)!

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Funko Retro Video Games

Classic video games from the 1980s gets the vinyl figure treatment by Funko.  This new Mystery Mini series theme is all about Retro Video Games like Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, Q*bert and Mega Man.  The blind box packaging are made like old school video game arcade cabinets.  The series features 12 figures:  Centipede, Coily (Q*bert), Dig Dug/Taizo, Frogger, Fygar (Dig Dug), Mega Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Pookah (Dig Dug), Q*bert, Shadow/Blinky and Speedy/Pinky.

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Action Figure Photography Fun

Photographer “Hotkenobi” takes it one step further by posing toy action figures in humorous situations with neat special effects.

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The LEGO Adhesive Tape

Get even more creative with LEGO bricks with these Toy Block Compatible Adhesive Tapes by Nimuno Loops.  Compatible with LEGO, Mega Bloks, Kreo and various other building brick toys.  Funded through Indiegogo, these Nimuno Loops Toy Block Compatible Adhesive Tape were created by Anine Kirsten and Max Basler.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – Tenth Doctor #3.3

Looking for more adventures with your favorite Tenth Doctor?  The Year 3 issue #3 drops this week on the comic shelves.

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Comic Preview: Blood Stain Vol. 2

A light-heated and funny story.  Linda Sejic is quickly becoming on of my favorite writer/artist creator.  If you’d like to see more of Blood Stain or Linda’s art, you can check out her Deviant Art here.  Also be sure to check out her husband, Stjepan Sejic, as well.

Story / Art / Cover: Linda Sejic

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Comic Preview: Eclipse # 5

Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Giovanni Timpano
Colorist: Flavio Dispenza
Letter Art: Troy Peteri
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A Look into the Weta Workshop

One of the things New Zealand is known for is the Weta Workshop.  They world’s premiere movie making special effects and design studio.  Adam Savage from Tested got a taste of their magic for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie with the Major’s iconic thermal silicone suit.

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Comic Book Preview: Sky Doll – Sudra #1

I’m excited about this new series Sky Doll by writer Barbara Canepa and artist Alessandro Barbucci dropping today.  If you like science fiction that explores A.I., love and religion, definitely take a look at Sky Doll.  Fans of Moebius will surely like the art-style.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Uprising #2

There is rift between the Black Cross and Templar Order over the Project Phoenix.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Awakening #5

The “Awakening” series takes place during the Assassin’s Creed Black Flag timeline.

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Comic Book Preview: Norman – First Slash #4

Grace comes back to haunt Norman.  That crazy kid Norman discovers a bunch of clone Grace’s created by Herbert.

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Comic Book Preview: Sherlock – The Blind Banker #3

Sherlock goes manga-style with The Blind Banker #3.

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3D Printed Planets

littleplanetfactory00The love of space and star gazing, George Ioannidis started Little Planet Factory.  Little Planet Factory specializes in 3D printing of the solar system, planets, moons and other space-themed creations.
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Huck Gee / Gold Life 4″ Vinyls

goldlife_soulcollectorFrom artist/toy designer Huck Gee, the 3 Gold Life 4″ vinyl figures:  Soul Collector, Raku Day and Raku Night.

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Think Tank, Vol. 5 # 1

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Story: Matt Hawkins
Art / Covers: Rahsan Ekedal

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Comic Book Preview: The Assignment #3

assignment0301This is it – the final issue of The Assignment.  Hitman Frank Kitchen is still finding his way with his “new” identity.  Look for a full review soon on Retrenders as I read the full trade paperback edition.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor #3.3

doctorwho11030301I must admit I got into the Doctor Who bandwagon a little late.  I really started watching when actor Matt Smith became the Eleventh Doctor with Karen Gillan playing Amy Pond.  The Eleventh Doctor with new traveling companion rides into a new adventure with Part 1:  “The Tragical History Tour.”

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Recap of Toy Fair 2017

toyfairnyc1701Toys for 2017!  Toy industry event Toy Fair 2017 took place last week in NYC.  Many toymakers like Hasbro, Mattel, Funko, Playmates and Jakks Pacific made their toy reveals for the new year.  Website MUReview.net has lots of cool articles and pictures of the event like the Transformers cast at the Hasbro booth checking out all the cool upcoming Transformers Movie toys.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Awakening #4

acawakening04001This manga mini-series takes place during Assassin’s Creed Blag Flag timeline.  The Black Cross is on the hunt, while Charlotte might change sides!  Find out more with Awakening #4.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor #10

doctor10001Still on their Brazilian tour, the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Jack must stop aquatic aliens looking to destroy the planet Earth.

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