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Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling

Posted by Luke Brown On February - 8 - 2013

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After an agonizing wait between the first and second seasons, Young Justice: Invasion returned to the airwaves ready to dominate the superhero scene yet again. However, some lengthy delays made keeping up with the show a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, the first ten episodes have been collected in one convenient package for easy viewing. Read the rest of this entry »

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade

Posted by David Goodman On February - 6 - 2013

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Spinning out of the “Avengers Disassembled” storyline, Young Avengers was a different type of comic than what Marvel was making back in 2005. The story about a group of young heroes who modeled themselves after the disbanded Avengers was full of hope and life, in large part due to the considerable talents of Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, who created the team and concept and worked on the initial 12 issues. After bouncing around the Marvel Universe for years, the team has returned to the stands in a new monthly series this year with a new creative team as part of the Marvel NOW initiative.

But before that, Heinberg and Cheung wrapped up their take on the Young Avengers by returning to the characters in 2010 in the pages of the Avengers: The Children’s Crusade miniseries. And what a return it was. Read the rest of this entry »

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On February - 1 - 2013

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Out in Japan since late 2011, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is now available in North America. Check out our review to see if this hardcover history of the fan-favorite series is worth your time and money (spoiler: it is).

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Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets

Posted by Luke Brown On August - 17 - 2012

The final collection of DC’s animated Young Justice series has arrived. Consisting of the last fourteen episodes from season one of the shoe, Dangerous Secrets is packed to the brim with action, intrigue, drama, and awesomeness. Read the rest of this entry »

The Dark Knight Rises

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 19 - 2012

What is arguably the most anticipated comic book movie of the past decade arrives in theaters this week. Christopher Nolan’s final film in his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, has an unbelievable amount of hype behind it, and there’s been a great deal of wondering if his third film in the franchise will be able to not only live up to expectations, but deliver a competent and complete finale to a (so far) stellar series. After seeing the film last night, it’s clear that Nolan hasn’t lost his touch, and though The Dark Knight Rises isn’t without its issues, Nolan’s swan song is easily the most impressive Bat-film to date.

Read on for our 100% spoiler-free review of The Dark Knight Rises.

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NECA Eagle Vision Ezio Auditore SDCC12 Exclusive

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 11 - 2012

NECA has always found a way to bring the unique elements of a video game to life in three dimensions. Their Assassin’s Creed line has faithfully followed Ubisoft’s franchise character to character, but with this year’s San Diego Comic Con exclusive, they’re letting us see protagonist Ezio Auditore in a whole new way. The Eagle Vision Ezio Auditore from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood finally gives fans a way to see the character the way he sees the world. Read the rest of this entry »

NECA Comic Book Freddy Krueger SDCC12 Exclusive

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 11 - 2012

Horror film fanatics have been rejoicing over NECA’s Nightmare on Elm Street line since it was revitalized. With the Freddy aficionados at NECA putting together an all-star line-up of Freddy’s greatest hits, virtually every memorable moment from the slasher can be brought to life with expert detail. The latest to join that ever-growing line-up is the SDCC-exclusive Comic Book Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. Read the rest of this entry »

NECA Elite Theron SDCC12 Exclusive

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 11 - 2012

NECA’s Gears of War line isn’t only one of the company’s largest, it’s also one of their most popular. With a rabid fanbase dedicated to filling out their Locust and COG armies, there’s seemingly no character from the game that’s off limits when it comes to NECA’s licensed line. This year’s San Diego Comic Con exclusive Elite Theron joins the ranks, and manages to stand out despite being the third Theron released this year. Read the rest of this entry »

NECA Hero from the Sky Ash SDCC12 Exclusive

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 11 - 2012

NECA’s Evil Dead 2 line started earlier this year, but the company had been saving one particularly great moment from the film for a San Diego Comic Con exclusive. The “Hero from the Sky” Ash figure not only brings an iconic movie moment to life, but it’s also my early favorite for NECA’s best figure of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

NECA Cloaked City Hunter Predator SDCC12 Exclusive

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 11 - 2012

San Diego Comic Con 2012 is literally hours away, and to get you in the mood, we’ve got a series of advanced reviews of all of NECA’s 2012 convention exclusives. Let’s get things kicked off with a look at their Cloaked City Hunter Predator. Read the rest of this entry »

Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling

Posted by Luke Brown
Feb-8-2013

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade

Posted by David Goodman
Feb-6-2013

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf
Feb-1-2013

Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets

Posted by Luke Brown
Aug-17-2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Posted by Luke Brown
Jul-19-2012