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This weeks pick...     As stated in the introduction by Marc Andreyko, the fact that we can be holding a Pride issue in our hands in 2021 is a wonderfully glorious thing. As LGBTQIA characters have become gradually more mainstream, especially in comics, and more than just stereotypical villains or throwaway gimmick characters, they have finally begun to become actual flesh and blood characters in their own right. Celebration of those characters, and the community they represent, isn’t just a once a year thing, but should be all the time. That said, it’s amazing that DC comics published this...

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This weeks next pick...   Many of my favorite indie comics lately have come from Boom Studios. Once and Future, Eve and The Last Witch among them. The latest is a new horror tale called Basilisk, written by superstar writer Cullen Bunn. It begins with a more painted looking sequence, beautifully rendered, with five people coming down from the mountains into a small town. When one of the townspeople approaches them, asking if they need help, one of the mystery people attacks him. We cut to years later, and into a more traditionally rendered art style, as Hannah prepares to...

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This weeks Picks...   I am a huge horror fan. So much so, I have an annual tradition of watching as many horror movies as I can between September 1st and Halloween. I called it “Septober.” Get it? September and October mashed? I know, lame, but I like it. My affinity for all things horror made checking out this new Conjuring comic series a no brainer. I truly wish more mainstream horror comics existed. Almost as much as I continue to campaign for a Sgt. Rock monthly series to return. The first issue of the Conjuring series opens with a...

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This weeks Picks... Robin #2 After the great first issue cliffhanger, which saw an overly confident Robin to challenge Flatline to a duel on Lazarus Island, only to have her literally rip his heart out of his chest, Temple of Doom style. At the start of issue two, Robin suddenly wakes up, his wound healed and very much alive. Waiting for him is Ravager, daughter of Deathstroke, who has her own reasons for being on the island and for infiltrating the tournament. Ravager then explains that after they all watched Robin die, the full rules of the fighting tournament were...

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Warner Bros. has announced the official start of principal photography on director Matt Reeves’s The Batman, and confirmed its all-star cast.Reeves marked the occasion with a photo of the clapboard for the first shot on the schedule.In addition to Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, the cast will include Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the...

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