Review: Lazarus #12

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Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus. As before, if you’re keen on an insight into the creative process, you can find our interviews with the creators of Lazarus here, here and here. When we started this project we said that we would, at least, cover a year with […]

Movie Review: The Rover (2014)

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Director David Michod proves that Animal Kingdom wasn’t a one off and in the process has created one of the great post-apocalyptic films in quite some time. The Rover is a melancholy, thoughtful, and slow burning film that ultimately leads you to an ending that is perfectly in line with the rest of the film […]

Urbance Kickstarter: Adult Anime of Sex, War and Hip Hop

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Steambot, the Canadian concept art studio behind X-Men: Days of Future Past and Tron Legacy, have taken to Kickstarter to make their 2013 viral animated teaser a reality. Written and Directed by Joel Dos Reis Viegas and Sébastien Larroudé, Urbance takes place in a dystopian future where a widespread fatal disease transmitted by sexual contact has caused a dangerous […]

Interview: Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

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If you’ve been following our regular coverage on this title, you know that we’ve been taking our time with the issues of Rucka and Lark’s sci-fi of an all too real future, Lazarus. In the lead up to the release of the first hardcover, and at the commencement of a new story arc, we took some […]

Bookworms: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (’71) by O’Brien

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Inspired by the work of a real scientist, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM is a fantastical piece of juvenile fiction about a little mouse and her connection to a society of highly intelligent rats.

Bookworms: Shoeless Joe (1982) by W.P. Kinsella

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Shoeless Joe is the magical story of an Iowa farmer, who based on ghostly direction, builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield.

Review: Lazarus 11

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Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus. As before, if you’re keen on an insight into the creative process, you can find our three-part catch-up with Greg himself here and our two-part catch-up with Michael here. A round up of the current state of the book and some hints about future directions, with both […]

King Down: Adventure in the World of Chess

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Tabletop game designer Saar Shai, whose double-edged card game of covert agents and secret missions, The Agents, won our praise in a review in May, has returned to Kickstarter with King Down, which is…wait, is that just a fancy chess set? No, it isn’t. While it borrows some familiar gameplay elements from the timeless strategic game, playing King […]

Comic Review: Alive

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Alive Story and Art by Taguchi Hajime Review by Mara Wood “I want to see a miracle…the kind that makes you want to be alive.” This statement the character on the cover of Taguchi Hajime’s short story collection Alive makes sums up the theme of the diverse stories. Alive is a refreshing manga that celebrates […]

Bookworms: Mistborn (2006) by Brandon Sanderson

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if you haven’t heard of Brandon Sanderson, or you have but haven’t picked up any of his books, do yourself a favor and start with Mistborn. It’s the beginning of a trilogy (with another trilogy following it), the magic system is fantastically unique, and his writing will keep you turning the pages. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Comic Review: Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24

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Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24 Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata Review by Mara Wood Poor Hayate. It’s bad enough that his parents owe money to the yakuza. To avoid drastic measures to pay off their debt, Hayate becomes a butler for a wealthy young lady, Nagi. In Kenjiro Hata’s series from Shonen Sunday […]

Comic Review: 07-Ghost Vol. 12

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07-Ghost Vol. 12 Story and Art by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara Review by Mara Wood 07-Ghost is a manga series that uses extensive world building and religious allegories to create a sweeping story of good versus evil. In the twelfth volume of this unique fantasy series, Yuki Amemiya and Yikino Ichihara continue the story […]