Bonus Story – The City In God’s Own Grasp

The ClutchIt was a conundrum, living in the shade of such a marvel. Imagine a hand, reaching out of the Earth itself– frozen, reaching for god knows what. Each knuckle a precipice, each finger a peninsula. The weather changed from one digit to the next. Continue reading

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Bonus Story – The Curious Fate of Jersey McNair

There’s more than one way to pour a man’s life into his work. Jersey McNair had the sour misfortune to learn this in the strangest way yet discovered… for such that attend to such things.

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‘Hannibal’s Next Dish: Shiizakana Tartare [Spoilers]

OmeletBryan Fuller’s masterpiece program is winding to the end of its second season. In terms of Kaiseki, Shiizakana​ can mean items added to the menu. It certainly applies. Spoilers follow. Continue reading

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Bad Times Loom For The Fantastic Four [Spoilers]

FF CoverThis newest series of the Fantastic Four opened with portents of bad times ahead for Marvel’s First Family. They were slammed last issue, and the cracks are starting to show. Spoilers below. Continue reading

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‘Daredevil’ Delivers Again in ‘Frisco [Spoilers]

DD CoverTaking characters in a new direction can be tricky. It needs to be justified, it needs to make sense, and it needs to be good. It should help readers stay interested, if not excited to pick up the next issue. When it comes to Daredevil, I am ecstatic. Spoilers below. Continue reading

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Everything Old Is New Again With Hannibal’s Su-Zakana [Spoilers]

Su-Zakana is a traditional appetizer that cleans the palate. After last week’s… curious events, it’s a welcome change. Don’t get me wrong: it’s one of the strangest hours of television Bryan Fuller’s brought us yet (which is saying something). It’s also reminiscent of the first season formula, while staying mindful of where the Cannibal is now. [Spoilers below.] Continue reading

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Where is ‘Hulk’ going? [Spoilers]

Few characters are as iconic as the Incredible Hulk… or so malleable. Over the years, the Hulk’s been a thug, a genius, a cynical lump of cruelty; but he’s best known as being the slow-witted brute. And now it appears he’s changing things up again. Spoilers below.  Continue reading

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‘Ms Marvel’ Captures The Rookie Heroine Perfectly [Spoilers]

The third chapter of Ms. Marvel cements us in Kamala Khan’s journey to becoming a superheroine. Marvel (and G. Willow Wilson) have made some daring choices across the board with a smart, clumsy, insecure young woman.  Spoilers follow.

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‘Superior Spider-Man’ Ends on a High Note [Spoilers]

Superior CoverAfter two years of following the Superior Spider-Man‘s heroics, it’s a grand thing to see Marvel’s favorite son back in the swing of things, and in his right mind. Regardless– the finale is one of the finest comics released this year. [Spoilers below.]  Continue reading

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Hannibal’s ‘Yakimono’ Takes Risks, But Disappoints [Spoilers]

HannibalYakimono is a dish that’s marinated, skewered, then fried. It’s an appropriate title for the latest installment in a grand series… but the premise of the second season is beginning to flag under its own weight. Spoilers follow. Continue reading

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