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What’cha Watchin’: the 9/20 Season Premiere Edition

Since I have a late September birthday, I’ve always felt like the new season of shows was a birthday present to me. Well happy birthday to ME, because this week my DVR will be full of shows to watch. Below is everything the What’cha Reading team is excited about watching this week. Unless otherwise noted, these are all on regular TV. Forgive the repetition of dates, I just want to make sure you…

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Image Releases Matt Fraction’s Casanova in Deluxe Volumes!

Image Releases Fraction’s Casanova in Deluxe Volumes! @ImageComics @mattfraction

I’m a big Matt Fraction fan. He has a rare talent for original and different types of storytelling. I am thrilled to see these deluxe editions of his Casanova series being released as I haven’t read it yet. I’ll definitely be picking them up this Winter.

From the press release:

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                                         Matt Fraction’s CASANOVA RETURNS TO IMAGE
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Veronica Mars Spin Off Debuts on CWSeed.com!

Veronica Mars Spin Off Debuts on CWSeed.com! @cwseed #VeronicaMars

I love Veronica Mars. I mean obsessively love Veronica Mars. I used to write fan fiction for it and I’m not even a little embarrassed by that fact. I’ve watched the series numerous times, some episodes more than others, (sigh, Weapons of Class Destruction…). I backed the Kickstarter, saw it in the theaters the first day, paid for the pay per view so I could watch at home even though I had the…

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Matt Smith Cast in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

Matt Smith Cast in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! @empireonline @quirkbooks #DoctorWho

Empire Online has just announced that Matt Smith – forever the Eleventh Doctor in my heart – has been cast as William Collins in the movie version of Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! The 2009 Quirk book takes Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and adds a little zombie flavor to the storyline.

Matt Smith Cast in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

Smith’s character, Mr. Collins, is a bit of a obnoxious fop in the…

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Review - Tales of Mr. Rhee - Karmageddon #1!

Review - Tales of Mr. Rhee - Karmageddon #1! @DirkManning @DamooseSeth

Have you heard of Mr. Rhee? Originally released as an online comic by Dirk Manning and artist Josh Ross, Rhee was a spin-off of the popular Nightmare World series. He is a tortured soul, a man whose history with black magic has made his life a living hell. But it’s also made him a hero.

7b17e2497af0b0ee7ecb2833e50c204f_largeI met him through the volume one kickstarter and really enjoyed the hell out of it (pun maybe intended? a…

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Review - Critical Hit #1 — Stunning First Issue!

Cover A: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, with K. Michael Russell colors

Matt Miner’s Liberator was a critical success, I saw tons of great reviews for the first arc (some of which were ours!). Well the next chapter starts October 1st and man does it come out of the gate strong!

Critical Hit opens right in the action, as we follow Jeanette and Sarah (from the original series) on an “action”, and just when you’re swept up in moment, Miner pulls the rug out and gives us some back story. So then you cruise along through this (decidedly uncomfortable and moving) back story thinking the whole time about the crazy action you left behind and then BAM! you’re back in the middle of crazy town again!

Matt has taken what was largely about animals and the cruelty visited upon them and turned it into a book about people as well. This action book has become an action/drama and it is damn good. I’m not going to spoil anything here but let’s say that he has set up one hell of a rough situation for our heroines, I’m a little nervous about how it may turn out. And that feeling tells me this is an amazingly well written and illustrated book! While we don’t have a full preview, Matt did send along a page and these gorgeous variant covers!

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Critical Hit #1
Written by: Matt Miner
Art by: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Colors by: Doug Garbark
Letters by: Crank!
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Publisher: Black Mask
Release Date: October 1st
Price: $3.99
UPC: 045778022649
Diamond Id: JUN140919

Cover A: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, with K. Michael Russell colors
Cover B: Rod Reis
Cover C: Phil Noto
Cover D: Francesco Francavilla

Review - Critical Hit #1 — Stunning First Issue! @MattMinerXVX @blackmaskstudio Matt Miner’s Liberator was a critical success, I saw tons of great reviews for the first arc (some of which were ours!).

Calling All Whovians! Get Your Matt Smith on this November!

Calling All Whovians! Get Your Matt Smith on this November! @DoctorWho_BBCA @DCD_Nexus

Wow, just Wow! Check out the box set coming out in November from BBC Home Entertainment! As well as it having all Matt Smith’s episodes it also boasts; Doctor Who at the Proms (2013), A table read and interviews for the 50th anniversary episode, The Five Doctors Reboot spoof, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide (a 50 year history of the show), the Sara Jane Adventures 2 part episode “Death of The…

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Get Ready For a ‘Rumble’ - This December from Image Comics!

Get Ready For a ‘Rumble’ - This December from Image Comics! @ImageComics @ArcudiJohn

Here’s the cover for “Rumble” a new action/adventure series from B.P.R.D. writer John Arcudi and B.P.R.D. artist James Harren…

Get Ready For a 'Rumble' - This December from Image Comics!The series stars a “warrior scarecrow god” called Rathraq. Seems he’s returned from a “long absence” and he’s pissed. The art looks wild and the concept is pretty cool, Arcudi is promising a series with some depth,  “Rumble is not just fantasy, not just action, not just…

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Look Out! Here Comes Kevin Keller Man!?!?

Look Out! Here Comes Kevin Keller Man!?!? @archiecomics @parentdaniel #kevinkeller

Sorry for the cheesy reference, let’s get to the preview and discuss after shall we…

Look Out! Here Comes Kevin Keller Man!?!?

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Yup, it’s cheesy, but no more or less than any other super hero book. Picking “The Equalizer” as his name was a nice touch, and not giving him “powers” of any kind is refreshing. I’m hoping they keep Veronica out of the super hero biz, let her be the financier to Kevin’s crusade on muggers and mashers. And…

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Preview Shutter #6 — The First Arc Finale!

Preview Shutter #6 — The First Arc Finale! @imagecomics

Preview Shutter #6 — The First Arc Finale!

Have you been reading Joe Keating and Leila DeLuca’s “Shutter”? It’s the story of Kate Kristopher, a once globe trotting child explorer who turned away from her life of adventure. Now she must dive back in when a family secret threatens everything she spent her life protecting. Sound good? Of course it does! Check out the preview…

 

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So what do you think? Are you/will you buy this one?…

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Review Cyanide & Happiness’s Punching Zoo — The Right Amount of Wrong

Review Cyanide & Happiness’s Punching Zoo — The Right Amount of Wrong @boomstudios @Explosm

punching_zoo_mockup_mediumIf you’ve been on the internet in the last ten years or so, you are probably no stranger to Cyanide & Happiness. (Hint: it’s the comic with the stick figures doing really wrong things that your friends are always posting to Facebook or Tumblr, or their Blogspot.com blogs back in the day.) Like all good webcomics, you can catch a new C&H comic daily over at explosm.net…

Review Cyanide & Happiness's Punching Zoo — The Right Amount of Wrong
Cyanide & Happiness @ Read…

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Lady Demon is Back! More Chaos from Dynamite!

Lady Demon is Back! More Chaos from Dynamite! @dynamitecomics #chaos #ladydemon

My husband and I were huge Chaos! fans back in the ’90s, so this resurgence of Chaos! titles under the Dynamite umbrella has made us both very happy. We’ve got Evil Ernie, Chastity, even Purgatori is back – but there’s been one character missing. And we’re getting her, folks – well… we’re getting one facet of her.

Lady Demon is Back! More Chaos from Dynamite!

That’s right, folks. Lady Demon is coming back. LADY FREAKING DEMON. Excuse me…

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Preview Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #1

Preview Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #1 @Archaia #jimhensonstudios

Preview Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #1

Archaia brings us a brand new Fairytale written and drawn beautifully by S.M. Vidaurri. Layed out like a classic storybook. The story was good, a solid tale, but the true beauty is in the amazingly crafted presentation, take a look…

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Jim Hensons Storyteller Witches #1
Writer: Vidaurri, Shane-Michael
Artist: Vidaurri, Shane-Michael
Cover Artist: Vidaurri, Shane-Michael
On Sale: September 17,…

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Preview/Review Sirens #1 The New Miniseries from George Perez

Preview/Review Sirens #1 The New Miniseries from George Perez

There’s always excitement when a big name artist and/or writer has something new coming out. Especially someone of the caliber of George Perez. His runs on Wonder Woman and The New Teen Titans certainly solidified him in my mind as someone whose work I enjoyed consistently. With this in mind I greatly looked forward to his new series, Sirens, from Boom! Studios. I am sad to say it did not live up…

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