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ANT-MAN [Review]

Coming after the last half-dozen Marvel Studios efforts full of explosive events and potentially world-ending catastrophes, Ant-Man is a welcome palette cleanser that makes the most of its smaller scale. Not since Iron Man has Marvel released a movie this accessible, with a (relatively) light and breezy tone as likely to appeal to kids as […]

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD [Review]

Here it is, America. Someone heard your complaints about endless blockbusters with no substance, full of fight scenes of CGI creations punching each other repeatedly, while shot in simulated shaky-cam, and has decided to gift you with an action spectacle for the ages; one that excels in every way. From its jaw-dropping practical effects to […]

APOCALYPTIGIRL: AN ARIA FOR THE END TIMES [Review]

Featuring a memorable heroine as capable of brandishing a katana as she is to sing, “beans, beans, the musical fruit” to her cat, Apocalyptigirl: An Aria For The End Times is a wonderful original graphic novel, written and beautifully illustrated by Andrew MacLean. Indebted to the world-building and strong female protagonists of Studio Ghibli films […]

Comic Review: REBELS #1

Rebels #1 is a master class in how to establish character, setting and tone within the space of a single issue, while also breathing new life into one of the medium’s most neglected genres – the war comic. Set immediately prior to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the creative team of Brian Wood, Andrea […]

Comic Review: JUPITER’S CIRCLE

As fans of superhero saga, Jupiter’s Legacy eagerly await the release date for Volume 2, series writer Mark Millar is doing his best to make the wait bearable by penning a prequel series – Jupiter’s Circle. Set in the USA circa 1959, Circle stars The Utopian, Lady Liberty and other first generation super humans in […]

Comic Review: CONVERGENCE #0

Convergence #0 opens with a dazed Superman asking, “Where am I? Readers might find themselves similarly confused, as this prelude to DC’s spring event is a bit of a mess. As a comics news reader, I’m aware of the basic premise of Convergence sees the return of various abandoned/alternate DC continuities in April and May, leading […]