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48402c514f4e4737c7738cf56d2dbbb6The Flash Season 1 Episode 7 Review

“Power Outage” is an ambitious episode of television; it’s filled with ideas, themes, and plots. All of which is nice to see, both in that it demonstrates the heights that the creative team is reaching… [more]

Grimm Cover ArtReview: The Mythology of Grimm: The Fairy Tale and Folklore Roots of the Popular TV Show by Nathan Robert Brown

This work is a must read for any fan of the NBC series Grimm, which recently began fourth season with all the timeliness of a series that started shortly before the bicentennary of the brothers’… [more]

twisted-dark-volume-1Twisted Dark #1: A Long Days Journey Into Personal Hells

Twisted Dark is a haunting collection of 12 stories, all with a spin on darker subjects.  No super powers.  No aliens.  No trans-dimensional beings.  Neil Gibson and the artists (each story has a different artist)… [more]

Outre3_xenophobia-1-copy-520x314Review: OUTRÉ #3 – Xenophobia

Recently, I finished a new indie anthology called Outre. This anthology is unique in structure as it doesn’t focus on genre, but on theme. The issue I read was #3 and its theme was xenophobia.… [more]

image1John Scalzi’s Lock In: Fifty Pounds of Story in a Twenty-Pound Sack

Lock In, the new science fiction novel by Hugo winner John Scalzi, boasts the density of a red dwarf. It’s a hardboiled detective novel, and a surprisingly plausible “future history,” and an exploration of identity… [more]

LiviaI, Claudius: A Touch of Murder Review

In the early half of the Twentieth Century Robert Graves was translating Suetonius masterpiece The Twelve Caesars to English. As he was translating the life of Claudius, he felt that there was far more to… [more]

arrow-draw-back-your-bow_article_story_largeArrow Season 3 Episode 7 Review

This week’s installment of Arrow goes all in on the series’ romantic couplings and complications and it’s readily apparent from the word go that this is not particularly fruitful ground for the show. Many of… [more]

655a45_314854a0e9f84d919029825f56a19449.jpg_srz_979_1513_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzGreenpoint of View: A Top-Notch Autobiographical Comic

One of the most interesting genres within the diverse world of comics is the autobiographical comic. Pioneered by the legendary Harvey Pekar and others, these comics are a fascinating application of the comics medium to… [more]

yoshimi battles the pink robotsReview of Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

Many devout Flaming Lips fans might be already finding themselves casting doleful glances towards the cheeky antics of the group’s earlier albums, before the time of heated disagreements and middle-age-crisis tomfoolery from the band’s maverick… [more]

The-Flash-Episode-6-Recap-and-Review-The-Flash-Is-BornThe Flash Season 1 Episode 6 Review

The moments that work in “The Flash is Born” mostly occur around the edges of the central plot. The main focus of the episode isn’t a total bust, but it is pretty standard material featuring… [more]

Layout 1City on the Edge of Forever, The Original Teleplay: Star Trek‘s Classic 1930s Tragedy

The final part of Scott and David Tipton’s adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s original draft of “City on the Edge of Forever” caps one of the most intriguing and emotional stories in the Star Trek universe,… [more]

John-Wick-19John Wick: An Amazing Action Movie

Good God this is a great action movie. Just dripping with cool. Keanu Reeves is in it. It’s all good. Come read my gushing. [more]

GuiltyArrow Season 3 Episode 6 Review

One of the issues that Arrow can sometimes struggle with is in adequately developing its one-off characters. This week that means the man attempting to frame Ted Grant, his vigilante ex-sidekick Isaac, comes off as… [more]

Untitled-1Only God Forgives: A Freudian Nightmare

Come read my 100th article for Sequart. WOOP! [more]

Deathlok 001Heavy Metal: A Review of Deathlok #1

Since making his first appearance in the mid-seventies, Deathlok has always been around the periphery of the Marvel Universe. He would pop-up every now and then, guest-starring in one book or another, then going away… [more]

Enemy at the GatesRising Tensions: Legend of Korra: Book 4 “Enemy at the Gates” Review

Warning: Episode Spoilers Ahead. If you are not caught up on the Legend of Korra, it is highly recommended that you avoid reading this review. Another week, another great episode of the Legend of Korra!… [more]

robocophcsdccFrank Miller’s RoboCop: A Retrospective Review

I have to give it a hand to the Avatar people for pushing for Frank Miller’s original RoboCop 2 script to be adapted onto the comics’ page. The story of RoboCop 2 is always fascinating,… [more]

arrow-the-secret-origin-of-felicity-smoak_article_story_largeArrow Season Three, Episode 5 Review

“The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” isn’t necessarily the best hour of Arrow, in fact it’s a pretty decent representation of the ways that the show can rely on too obvious plotting in its villain-of-the-week… [more]

Interstellar posterInterstellar Wows While Asking Big Questions

Probably no director in the world successfully combines intelligence and artistic ambition with commercial success the way Christopher Nolan does. His movies often orbit around exactly the kind of high concepts Hollywood hates because they can’t… [more]

Nemo Title Cover jpgLittle Nemo – Dream Another Dream

Locust Moon’s upcoming book Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream is not simply a tribute to Winsor McCay, it’s a showcase for some of the most creative comics art being made today and a wonderfully imaginative… [more]

Doomboy1DOOMBOY: A Review

DOOMBOY Written and Illustrated by Tony Sandoval Published by Magnetic Press Rating: 8.5 (of 10) “This story of a boy moved to create awe-inspiring axe tributes to his lost love is a compelling read by… [more]

MD11revManifest Destiny #11: “Lewis Smash!”

With the latest issue of Manifest Destiny, the crew of the Corps of Discovery definitely close one chapter in their journey. For the past few issues, the expedition has been split, with the keelboat hung… [more]

ShiningReview of Shining’s Halmstad

Reputations can be terrible for a band, especially when their music fails to live up to its unachievable billing. Shining are a metal band from Sweden who are most notable for their outspoken (and occasionally… [more]

exorcist2014-10-29-09h50m00s82Halloween Binge: The Exorcist

Most everyone considers The Exorcist the best horror movie ever made. When lists document the “greatest” horror movies in existence, The Exorcist is number one, time and time again. The movie, which came out in… [more]

beyond2014-10-28-21h50m15s109Halloween Binge: The Beyond

A manic and kind of terrible Italian horror movie. But also a manic and great horror movie. Lots of eye-gouging. [more]