Category Archives: Reviews

VHS Vault: Adventures In VHS – New Book Brings VHS Memories To Life.

Depending on how old you are the word VHS will invoke different feelings and emotions. For some younger readers you may not have a clue about the meaning of the word, or who knows you may be an avid collector. For me in my late 30s, the term VHS brings fond memories of a great time in my life, a time I am still trying to keep with me even now.

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Star Wars: Lost Stars Weaves Epic Tale Through Familiar Events

Claudia Gray’s new young adult novel Star Wars: Lost Stars continues the Journey to Star Wars The Force Awakens that novels have been taking in the lead up to the film. And it’s a really, really engrossing story spanning about 20 years. The novel picks up 8 years after Revenge of the Sith and tells the tale of two children, Thane Kyrell and Cienna Ree from the planet Jelucan, who will go on to take place in many of the key events from the original trilogy of films.

*The following will contain some spoilers*

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Star Wars: Lords of the Sith Delivers on the Evil…And It’s So Good

We’re going to take a look at one of the earlier novels in the new official Star Wars canon, Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp. The story takes place about 14 years prior to the beginning of the original story, and is mostly focused on Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader and their relationship as master and apprentice respectively. The majority of the novel takes place on the twi’lek home world of Ryloth.

*The following will contain some spoilers*

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Star Wars: Aftermath – Wendig Introduces New Canon Material

It was a dark time for Star Wars fans around 1990 due to the absence of any really compelling new content. Then Timothy Zahn released Heir to the Empire in 1991 which kicked off the outstanding Thrawn trilogy. Zahn gave us an incredible post-Return of the Jedi era story while introducing new characters that would be highly influential throughout subsequent novels in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Characters such as Mara Jade and Gilad Palleon.

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The Crow: Dead Time – Graphic Novel Review

The original comic series The Crow, in my view, is one of the greatest pieces of gothic horror writing for quite some time. The story, which ran for four issues in 1989, and served as the inspiration for the 1994 film, is so full of power, emotion, and energy that it’s stunning. More than a quarter century later and it’s still an intense read today. It is a truly great and influential piece of comic writing.

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Weird & Wacky World of Comics: Dead Pooh (2012)

Dead Pooh as you would imagine, is a hybrid of the Winnie the Pooh stories and the Deadpool comic. It is a weird combination to say the least, but that is what we are given. The plot revolves around our hero Sandy (AKA Dead Pooh). After the tragic framing and jailing of his innocent parents, he is left in the care of his Uncle Moo. Here he is trained in the arts of the ninja and becomes the scourge of the criminal underworld. His arch nemesis is The Candy King, a human being trapped in a world full of human animals. Underground he runs his criminal empire, while also creating strange Gummi Bear warriors who obey his every command. It is up to Dead Pooh to weed out these trouble causers and give them what for.

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Marvel: The Avengers Vault – A Literary Intro for Marvel’s A-Team

It’s crazy how successful the line of films based on the world’s most popular superhero team has been. We’ve entered an age where a ton of Marvel Comics’ properties are getting ready for another wave of big efforts on the big screen. It may seem a bit daunting to get into the universe centering on The Avengers, which is why author Peter A. David put together a book that will make team history easier to comprehend.

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