A Primitive Evolution: The Prize

Eric Garneau on February 28, 2013

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At first, a strong late-’90s alternative vibe emanates from The Prize, the second full-length effort from Toronto trio A Primitive Evolution. Indeed, singer Brett Carruthers could easily join a Soundgarden cover band to pay some bills if the need ever arises. read more

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    Nerdy Nothings on January 08, 2012

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    New Comics for January 11th, 2011

    A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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    Quick Hits: Reviews of Action Comics #5, Stormwatch #5 and more…

    Action Comics #5

    Eric Garneau on January 07, 2012

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    Action Comics #5: I’ve been pretty harsh on Grant Morrison’s Action Comics (except for last issue, which I really enjoyed) but this installment disappointed me in a different way than the first three issues. I honestly found this book, most of which is devoted to baby Kal-El’s trip from a doomed Krypton to Earth, to be fairly pedestrian. — more

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    VIDEO: Girl in a Comic Book Shop

    Nerdy Nothings on January 04, 2012

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    You probably know Rebel Rikki as the fantastic(?)/long-winded(!) reviewer who tackles comics, music, movies and more on a regular basis at this site. But did you know he also spends a lot of time hanging out with people in the Chicago comedy scene? Like, a lot. And it’s some of those friends of his in the Nerdologues troupe that made this video, expertly titled “Girl in a Comic Book Shop.” — more

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    Serial, Super Serial: Never Say Never Again

    Grisly Gunnar on January 04, 2012

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    Super Serial aims to dissect series of pop art — be it a filmography, discography or run of comics — by looking at its individual components.

    All of the films I’ve previously talked about have been produced by Eon Productions, and mostly produced by the team of Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. In fact, all James Bond films minus two were produced by Eon — the 1967 spy spoof Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again. Directed by Irvin Kershner, best known for The Empires Strike Back (Episode V for those under 20), and despite a solid cast, it doesn’t quite live up to the talent involved. — more

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    Animal Man #5

    Animal Man #5

    Eric Garneau on January 04, 2012

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    When we were all making our snap judgments on what New 52 books to buy last June, I’m willing to bet that few if any readers accurately guessed what they’d be in for with Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman‘s Animal Man. Though I predicted a quality read based off of Lemire’s previous Top Shelf publications, nothing about those books or this character would have led me to guess that Animal Man would become one of the premiere horror titles in DC’s lineup, if not its very best. Yet here we are five issues in and Animal Man still finds ways to shock me visually that no other mainstream comic pulls off. Though there are plenty of good books to come out of the New 52, I’m not sure any swing for the rafters as consistently as this one, and it makes reading this title a very rewarding experience. — more

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    Best of 2011 – Genre Films

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    Grisly Gunnar on January 04, 2012

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    Looking for something to Netflix? Look no further, Grisly Gunnar picks his top 5 movies of 2011 from each genre. — more

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    New Comics This Week: January 4th

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    Nerdy Nothings on December 31, 2011

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    New Comics for January 4th, 2011

    A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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    All-Star Western #4

    All-Star Western #4

    Eric Garneau on December 29, 2011

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    For me, All-Star Western may have been the biggest surprise to come out of the New 52. I always expected it to be good, but I never imagined I’d like it as much as I do. At the end of the year, I think it sits only behind Batwoman as my favorite monthly comic, and that’s really saying something. There’s no other book like this from DC, and what a wonderful thing that is. Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat are giving us something really special here. — more

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    New Comics This Week: December 28th

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    Nerdy Nothings on December 27, 2011

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    New Comics for December 28th, 2011

    A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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    Justice League #4

    Justice League #4

    Eric Garneau on December 21, 2011

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    In his review of Justice League #3 last month, Tom Tomorrow called the book a “big dumb Michael Bay action movie.” I don’t disagree with his assessment, necessarily (I might substitute a nicer word for “dumb,” like… unreflective?), but I do disagree that that’s a bad thing. After all, those blockbuster popcorn movies serve a purpose, which is to entertain as many people as possible. Yes, that means a lot of the time applying the slightest critical eye will unravel their seams in an instant, but there are few things quite like a full-blown action movie that’s also pretty good. Consider Terminator 2, for instance, or Die Hard. That’s the bar Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League can and probably should reach for — a loud, colorful story full of explosions and fights that manages to provide a compelling, un-idiotic plot and characters you at least enjoy spending time with. — more

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