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Star Trek: Year Four – The Enterprise Experiment

Despite fan efforts to save it, Star Trek’s original run ended in 1969. The show’s opening tag line spoke of the Enterprise’s 5-year mission, but the realities of ratings and budget cuts brought an early end to Roddenberry’s cult-favorite series. Since 1969, fans have wondered what happened with the rest of that historic 5-year mission. […]

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Astonishing X-Men, # 25

Comic books characters are like soap opera characters. They face the immense burden of decades of scripts which often span decades. They experience romance and tragedy and success and often repeatedly face death only to be reborn through one contrivance or another. With Astonishing X-Men # 25, the series reboots following the exit of Joss […]

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What If..? Event Horizon

Super heroes are known to rely on luck as much as they rely on skill. These are characters that spend most of their time literally dodging bullets or disarming bombs at the last possible second. So what if their fortune was reversed? What if instead they made a different choice, believing as they always do […]

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Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, # 23

Spider-Man has many enemies– many of whom he shares a dichotomy with. Venom is his antithesis, Green Goblin his arch-nemesis. However no character shares as interesting a rivalry with Spider-Man as J. Jonah Jameson. Jameson was Peter Parker’s employer at The Daily Bugle and an ardent critic of the web slinging hero. Jameson always had […]

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Civil War

The two major comic book companies– DC and Marvel– periodically release multi-franchise epics which are meant to forever change the landscape of their universes (and drive sales). Civil War is the latest such event for the Marvel Universe. The story places the company’s heroes at odds with one another. Increasing accidents among super humans which […]

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Superman & Batman vs. Alien & Predator

Franchise mash-ups are fair game for comic books. Batman and Superman have tangled many times in the past, and the Alien and Predator franchises have faced off in print and on the big screen and have ultimately become symbiotic. Conversely, both Superman and Batman have faced down Aliens and Predators. This, however, is the first […]

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