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Des Taylor’s “The Trouble With Katie Rogers” NYCC’14 Reviews

Des Taylor’s “The Trouble With Katie Rogers” NYCC’14 Reviews @DESPOPART

Des Taylor, a U.K. based artist, well-known for his DesPop brand (design meets pop) was the highlight of New York Comic Con for me; possibly one of the best kept secrets.  His work which is a direct homage to pop art of the 60’s, and influenced by animation, truly has a life of its own.  For lack of a better word, his art pops!  According to Taylor, “When people walk into a room and see my art, I…

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Dynamite Signs Licensing Deal with Arcane Wonders

Straight-up press release time. A game to a novel to a graphic novel? Okay let’s see what they’ve got.

October 17, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce a new licensing agreement with Arcane Wonders for multiple product categories based on Mage Wars, the bestselling and critically acclaimed tabletop fantasy game. Dynamite will debut their first Mage Warsproject in…

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Preview Hero Cats #2! - Action Lab 10/20

Preview Hero Cats #2! – Action Lab 10/20

Preview Hero Cats #2! - Action Lab 10/20

I haven’t had a chance to read this series yet… What’s the consensus? Is it on your pull list? Either way enjoy our preview of Hero Cats #2!

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY # 2
Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams, Ryan Sellers, Omaka Schultz
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams

Would you like to play a game? Duty calls as the Hero Cats defend Stellar City
against Johnny Arcado’s…

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Nightcrawler’s Social Media Blitz #HireLouBloom!

Nightcrawler” is coming. In 12 days, theater goers will see the release of the Open Road production, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and helmed by Dan Gilroy. Are you as excited for this film as I am? Do you feel like reading more only on merit that you may be under the impression this is a quiet release of a Marvel movie? Okay, well stick with me and I guarantee you will be intrigued by a performance…

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Doctor Who “Flatline” Review - Point/Counterpoint - Spoilers!

Doctor Who “Flatline” Review – Point/Counterpoint – Spoilers!

Ah the Doctor Who Point/Counterpoint. It’s becoming a time-honored tradition here at What’cha Reading. This week Julie takes the lead and I get to provide the counterpoint. As usual assume many many spoilers sweeties.

Doctor Who "Flatline" Review - Point/Counterpoint - Spoilers!

(c) BBC Photo by Adrian Rogers via http://www.peter-capaldi-news.com

Julie: Goddamn, “Flatline,” AMIRITE? Tiny TARDIS, completely new monsters for the first time in an age, and…

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Review - Death of Wolverine #1-4 - The Kelly Bundy of Wolverine Stories

Review - Death of Wolverine #1-4 - The Kelly Bundy of Wolverine stories

Review - Death of Wolverine #1-4 - The Kelly Bundy of Wolverine stories ***Spoilers Ahead***

You’ve been warned!

First let me explain my title blurb. The Death of Wolverine, while on the surface seems attractive and desirable, when you put some time into it, you realize…. Holy $#!^ this is dumb…I mean really dumb. Like it hurts, dumb.

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Maybe Kelly Bundy is too outdated a reference ( let face it, if you got the joke, your closer to 40 than you are 30! ). The Jessica…

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Silver - Crime Story? Vampire Story? Both? NYCC’14 Reviews

Silver - Crime Story? Vampire Story? Both? NYCC’14 Reviews @stephan_franck

Different things attract my eye at a convention. Sometimes the banner, something on the table, maybe it’s the exhibitor talking up his project. With Silver it was a print. Right on the corner of the table. A gypsy woman, maybe Transylvanian, maybe Romania, full-bodied, ruffled skirts, dancing. The whole image was black & white, except that dress. It was blood-red. And it literally pulled me…

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Itty Bitty Mask? - November Dark Horse

Itty Bitty Mask? – November Dark Horse

No it’s not a kids Halloween costume. It’s The Mask! And he’s Itty Bitty! On the heels of Itty Bitty Helboy we get The Mask!

Let’s take a look…

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Looks cute, and just crazy enough to be a lot of fun. I’m sure Art & Franco have another hit on there hands.
Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask #1
Writer: Art Baltazar, Franco
Artist: Art Baltazar, Franco
Genre: Superhero, Humor
Publication Date: November…

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Review - Wytches - Creepiness That Works So Well @ImageComics

Wytches #1 5 out of 5 Space Monkeys Why? Because Snyder can do no wrong, and teaming back up with Jock, the artist he started his Batman career with, to do a creator owned book that has some personal attachments to the writer, well that just sounds like good comics!

Review - Wytches - Creepiness That Works So Well @ImageComics

Wytches #1 5 out of 5 Space Monkeys Why? Because Snyder can do no wrong, and teaming back up with Jock, the artist he started his Batman career with, to do a creator owned book that has some personal attachments to the writer, well that just sounds like good comics!

What’cha Watchin’: The 10/18 Post-NYCC Edition

Here we are, post NYCC, and I don’t know about you but I’m having a lot of trouble readjusting to real life again. Fortunately because some of the channels have been doing a reeeeally slow roll out, we’ve got new geek-friendly shows to add to the regular lineup.

Via ibtimes.com

Via ibtimes.com

Let’s start with the holy trinity: Doctor Who (Saturday 10/18 at 9 PM on BBC America), Sleepy Hollow(Monday 10/20 at…

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Crazy 8 Cartoon Festival takes over West 8th Street NYC!

20141018_125232The Crazy 8 Cartoon Festival is a great idea, taking up the blocks from 5th to 6th avenues is a collection of stores, restaurants, and events all focused on art. Not just any art, cartoon and comic art! With classic cartoons running in a host of different restraunts and one even boasting a tattoo artist this is definitely a cool way to spend a Saturday.
It’s going today from 10 am till midnight…

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"Past Tense" - NYCC’14 Reviews

“Past Tense” – NYCC’14 Reviews

During a visit to Artist Alley at this year’s New York Comic Con, I had the pleasure of meeting writer, Caleb King and artists, Andrew Day and Carla Wyzgala.  A highlight of comic-con for many is artist alley, where some of your favorite creators, and some that may soon become favorites gather.  The web-comic, “Past Tense” by creators Caleb King and Andrew Day reminded me of the magic of great…

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What Comes After: An Anime Matchmaking Service

Recently, the Mary Sue put up an “anime matchmaker”, much like if you went onto Netflix and watched a bunch of shows, and it spit out a bunch of anime semi-related to the shows. However, I found that a lot of the things that the Mary Sue recommended fell into the same category as Netflix-recommended shows; sure, there was some sort of similarity…kinda…if you squint your eyes really hard.

As a…

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The Only Living Boy #3 - This Series Continues To Impress! NYCC’14 Reviews

The Only Living Boy #3 – This Series Continues To Impress! NYCC’14 Reviews

The Only Living Boy #3 - This Series Continues To Impress!

I used to read a ton of web comics, but since I started reviewing books here the web comic reading has slacked off. There are several reasons, lack of time to go looking for them (yes even though I bookmark them!), liking to read a chapter of a story in one issue sized chunk (or trade sized when available) and well…really the biggest problem for me is that you get a page every other day, my head…

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