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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

This second installment in the Hellboy series is a very interesting blend of modern science fiction. traditional fantasy and story book styles, humor, and romance. It blends a number of issues which are popular in modern fantasy and science fiction, all with the same whimsy seen in other similar films such as Pan’s Labyrinth. The […]

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Freaks of the Heartland

Greg Ruth and Steve Niles deliver a curious and macabre tale of isolation and morality in Freaks of the Heartland. The story of a pair of rural American brothers, Heartland is a rarity for a horror piece. being both disturbing and warm. It is an excellent example of the versatility of the graphic novel as […]

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Mike Richardson’s Cut is a compelling, wonderfully bleak graphic novel which makes expert use of the devices of the horror genre to depict an unusual and ghastly series of events. Yet like most unusual works of fiction, it can be deconstructed into a story which is far more fundamental to the human condition, and to […]

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It seems that new art forms go through a shake down. The initial examples of any new art form are often steeped in genre. Comic books are no exception. That medium is still dominated by the actions of super humans or other extraordinary individuals. They hearken back to ancient tales of gods and heroes that […]

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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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