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Comic Review: LOW #1

Comic Review: LOW #1

There’s a scene in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall where a young version of Allen’s character Alvy Singer is taken by his mother to the doctor. Young Alvy is depressed and has grown apathetic toward his 9 year-old responsibilities. His reason- the universe is expanding and will someday break apart into...
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Comic-Con Footage Hits the Web!

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Comic-Con Footage Hits the Web!

Say it with me, folks — “I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!” After spending 25 years in development hell, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is finally happening! This is one of those trailers where I can watch over and over again and physically...
Comic Review: TRANSFORMERS vs. G.I. JOE #1

Comic Review: TRANSFORMERS vs. G.I. JOE #1

This is a crazy comic book. Artist-writer-colorist-letter Tom Scioli channels Jack Kirby and Jim Steranko, embarking as a nearly one-man band to drum up a radically different take on the Robots in Disguise meeting the Real American Heroes. Co-writer John Barber tags along to pepper in dialogue, captions, and plot...
COMIC REVIEW: Conan the Avenger #4

COMIC REVIEW: Conan the Avenger #4

Newly employed as Captain of the Royal Guard for the King of Shumballa, Conan finds himself in a state of ease.  His only real duties are satisfying the lusts of the Princess Tanada and supressing the rebellion of the Gallah underclass, who think a witch hides among the Chaga nobility....
Comic Review: Batman #33

Comic Review: Batman #33

Zero Year comes down to Batman #33, as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring the year-long story arc to a close. The Riddler has Gotham in an iron grip. He’s shut down all electronic communication, deflected every rescue attempt, and holds Batman hostage as fighter jets travel to decimate the...
The Kabooooom! Pull List, 7.23.14 Edition

The Kabooooom! Pull List, 7.23.14 Edition

Here at Kaboooooom we live and breathe comic books, but if you’re new to the game or just don’t frequent the local comic shop it can be hard to know where to start. For that, we’re here to help. Every week we’ll share with you our recommendations for what you...
The Editor's Notes: Marvel Comics & The Bi-Monthly Blitz

The Editor’s Notes: Marvel Comics & The Bi-Monthly Blitz

Let’s go back to 1991 for a second. I was 10-years-old and ‘fitting in’ was my biggest concern. I failed miserably and became disconnected from my school and family. In an attempt to stoke the dying embers of my imagination, my father started buying me comic books. I remember devouring...
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WATCH: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer

WATCH: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer

The last time we were in Middle Earth, we were left hanging as the dragon Smaug vowed to unleash mass carnage upon the citizens of Lake-town. With the release of a trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final piece in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, we finally get a...
Stan Lee Wants You to Buy Electro's Severed Head

Stan Lee Wants You to Buy Electro’s Severed Head

What a blessed, joyous day! We’ve all been just dying for Jamie Foxx’s blue head to sit proudly in our living rooms, and now, the benevolent, merciful home entertainment gods at Sony have answered our fervent prayers. Starting August 19th, the Collector’s Edition of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be available for all to enjoy...
Tyler Stout's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Mondo Poster Revealed!

Tyler Stout’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Mondo Poster Revealed!

Holy shit, guys. LOOK AT THIS THING. Mondo has been churning out beautiful prints for the duration of Comic-Con, but the cult-favorite alternative poster house surprised devoted fans who had been lining up at their booth all weekend long with this practically perfect Guardians of the Galaxy variant print from artist Tyler Stout. Stout, a...
NEXT GEN: Sucession

NEXT GEN: Sucession

In case you haven’t heard, Marvel has announced that the Falcon will be the next Captain America.  As a Captain America fan, I’m glad to see that the role of the hero is being given to different people.  But I’m still attached to good old Steve. “Next Gen” is a comic about the world of...
Comic Review: SUPERMAN #33

Comic Review: SUPERMAN #33

Two solid issues of Superman in a row? The new DC, there’s no stopping them now! The Man of Steel’s refresh era continues in Superman #33, with writer Geoff Johns and long-time Marvel artist John Romita Jr. bringing readers part two of their “Man of Tomorrow” story. While not quite as explosive as their first...
Comic Review: SUPREME BLUE ROSE #1

Comic Review: SUPREME BLUE ROSE #1

And now for something completely different. Supreme Blue Rose is an entirely new take on the world of Supreme, the Superman proxy created by Rob Liefeld and helmed for years by Alan Moore. In Blue Rose #1, writer Warren Ellis steps in to apply his own unique take on the Supreme world, and combined with...
'Paddington' Finds a New Voice in Upcoming Animated Adaptation

‘Paddington’ Finds a New Voice in Upcoming Animated Adaptation

Colin Firth’s departure from the voice role of Paddington Bear in June has set off a search for a new actor to bring life to the beloved character. As announced by StudioCanal on their Twitter, the search has finally ended, and British actor Ben Whishaw will be stepping into Paddington’s famous wellies. Paddington will bring...
Comic Review: TEEN TITANS #1

Comic Review: TEEN TITANS #1

Why oh why is this book not called New Teen Titans? It sure feels deserving of the title. After a lackluster first salvo at the launch of the New 52, the Teen Titans are back in a fresh #1. The creative team of Will Pfeier and Kenneth Rocafort make it an exciting debut, with an...
Comic Review: DOCTOR WHO - THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1

Comic Review: DOCTOR WHO – THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1

One could hardly blame Alice Obiefune for being depressed.  Still recovering from the recent death of her mother, Alice was sacked from her position as a library assistant and informed that her home was being demolished to make way for a new luxury flats complex.  In fact, Alice has become so depressed that she’s begun...
Comic Review: ORIGINAL SIN #6

Comic Review: ORIGINAL SIN #6

The Watcher has no eyes. Original Sin has no heart. Perhaps the more accurate word is core. Writer Jason Aaron is clearly in touch with the various Marvel Universe characters that populate the pages of Original Sin #6. He takes special care with Nick Fury Sr., the book’s de facto star, peppering his dialogue with...