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    ‘Looking for Group’ #3- More Mischief and Mayhem

    Ryan Sohmer’s and Lar DeSouza’s brilliantly entertaining comic detailing the adventures of a hastily thrown together group of adventurers continues in issue #3 of Looking for Group. While there is a quest and a large cast of characters, this book has more in common with a late night pick up group in an MMORPG than it does The Lord of the Rings – and this is a good thing. There are plenty of little nods and homages to both the MMORPG genre and its pencil-and-paper originators ,such as Dungeons & Dragons. For example, in this issue, a slightly befuddled beholder makes an appearance simply to utter a prophecy then wander off to drool in a corner. Mix moments like that with Richard’s antics – and he is the epitome of the late-night jokesters who can be found trolling MMO chat channels from World of Warcraft to Rift – and you get an exceptionally entertaining read. More

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    ‘Looking For Group’ #2- an MMO parody that packs adventure with hilarity

    If you play a massively multiplayer online role playing game, or if you just enjoy a good fantasy tale that mixes humor with adventure, you need to read Looking For Group. Notice that is not “you should read Looking for Group,” but “you need to read Looking for Group.” Start with the first issue, then read this one, then pick up every issue thereafter. You won’t be disappointed. “For Pony!” More

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    ‘Twilight Zone’ #12 shows the difference of one life

    “Make a difference” utters the dying man in Twilight Zone #12. The haunting words each echo in the mind without relenting once one reads it. This is the idea of working to change and make the world a better place. It is a strong sentiment to be born out of just a few words. The force of one person to change the course of history is not a new action. No, it is an action which has occurred in the past, and even in the daily lives of others. It is the daring choice to envision a world of peace and kindness. The comic seeks to inspire and move and succeeds at doing this in its writing and presentation. With all of these ideas expressed, let it be known I came into the comic at the finishing act of the arc. More

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    ‘Legenderry: Red Sonja #1’ is a sassy, swashbuckling steampunk mystery

    On a surface level, it doesn’t seem that the sword and sorcery adventures of Red Sonja could fit in a Victorian steampunk story. However, in Legenderry: Red Sonja #1, writer Marc Andreyko and artist Aneke combine witty dialogue (and voiceovers), plenty of action, and hook readers in with a mystery/conspiracy plotline along with an equally mysterious foil for Red Sonja. More

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    Dynamite Comics: A Retrospective

    Ten years. Dynamite has already been around for a decade. It doesn’t seem like a very long time, considering that Marvel and DC are both nearing 80. On the other hand, over the last ten years, Dynamite Entertainment has risen to become quite a competitor in the market. Part of Dynamite’s success is based on […] More

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    Dynamite and Pulp: A Love Story

    Over the ten years of its existence, Dynamite has brought new life to so many classic pulp titles. The company has almost made its name in the pulp genre. The idea crested when Dynamite released its Project Superpowers series. Project Superpowers was responsible for resurrecting so many golden age heroes that Dynamite had created for […] More

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    ‘Django/Zorro’ #1 is an Entertaining Team Up and Genre Mashup

    Even though historically speaking, Zorro and Django were contemporaries, they couldn’t be more different. First, there is their ages. Zorro is 95 years old whereas Django hasn’t even celebrated his second birthday as a fictional character. They come in different social classes and cultures (Mexican aristocrat and former African American slave) and are children of different genres with Zorro taking his cues from the pulp and superhero genres while Django is a product of blaxploitation and the Western. More

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    ‘Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini’ #1 presents two legends and a murder

    Fact and fiction collide when the world’s greatest magician meets the world’s greatest detective in Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini issue #1. What makes this five issue series particularly interesting is that Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knew each other in real life. While Houdini actively campaigned against spiritualists, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put his faith in those who claimed to possess other worldly powers. Anyways, enough history. More

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    2014 Baltimore Comic Con Dynamite Pulp Panel

    The last panel I attended was the Dynamite pulps one on the last day of the con. It was an informal discussion about the history of pulp stories and comics, and how they’ve evolved and changed over the years while also being responsible for the superhero genre. The panel was full of pulp comics creators and fans, like […] More

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    ‘Captain Victory’ #1 is a Rapid-Fire First Issue

    Towards the end of his life, the legendary Jack Kirby created Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers for the defunct Malibu Comics. With a special blessing from the Kirby family, Dynamite obtained this characters and can create new stories with them. Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1 is the best drawn Dynamite book that I have read, and Fox, Rugg, and Farinas’ distinct art styles blend well. Joe Casey’s plot is fast-paced and filled with new characters, conflicts, and concepts. More

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    Flash Gordon #1 is a Solid Update of the Classic Hero

    Flash Gordon #1 Written by Jeff Parker Art by Evan Shaner Colors by Jordie Bellaire Published by Dynamite Comics Eighty years after his first appearance in the Alex Raymond comic strip, Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, and Jordie Bellaire have rebooted the classic sci-fi hero yet again for the 21st century bringing him into the present. All the things even […] More

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