POWER UP | An Adorable New Entry to the Magical Girl Arena

What do three people and a goldfish have in common? Nothing, except the fact that they all witnessed a bright flash of light before gaining Magical powers! Power Up starts slowly, introducing the main characters as they go through the mundane motions of everyday life. Amie is a just a store clerk. She is flawed like all of us, forgetting to clock out the night before and needing to buy milk before she leaves for

The Banished of Muirwood | REM Cycle to Reality

At the end of every book, there should be a lingering thought burning in the back of the reader’s mind. As I finished reading The Banished of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler, I concluded that any dream is achievable with enough hard work and a little touch of luck. For Jeff Wheeler, his stroke of luck was a dream. When he woke up from his fascinating dream, he hurriedly jotted down some notes on the paper

5 Obscure Fantasy Novels/Series You Shouldn’t Miss!

When I started this I had a list of almost fifty different fantasy novels all written out and ready to go and why you should read them. It was difficult, but I narrowed it down to five novels of the High Fantasy variety. Here they are in no particular order for your enjoyment.   The Belgariad by David Eddings This series was introduced to me by a very close friend a few years

FORAGER | Bound to Succeed!

Jimmy Palmiotti (Daredevil: Dark Nights, 21 Down, Trigger Girl 6, Monolith) and Justin Gray (Power Girl, 21 Down, Marvel Adventures) have done it again with their new, captivating graphic novel, Forager. Already given a five star rating by fans, this story is engaging from the first page. The art by Steven Cummings (Wolverine First Class, Elektra, Deadshot) takes the reader’s imagination on a breath-taking journey. The facial expressions are clear and contribute to the story

The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi: Book Review

Do you like dinosaurs? Of course you do. What kind of geek doesn’t like dinosaurs?! If you’re a dinogeek like me you’ll definitely enjoy The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi. This lush, evocative, art book has definitely helped make my wait for Phoenix Dinocon (THIS WEEKEND 8/2!!) and Jurassic World (June 12, 2015) a little more tolerable. At the intersection of art, science, and history, paleoartists such as Julius Csotonyi have an integral part in shaping how the

Comics Reviews for July 16, 2014

I’m trying desperately to pack my bags for San Diego Comic Con 2014 so I’ll keep this short. This week’s comics had a lot of diversity, everything from Ash from Army of Darkness beginning his slow crawl toward marriage to Harley Quinn invading SDCC and hammering the ever-loving snot out of everyone she met (except for Bruce Timm and Paul Dini—she loves those guys for some reason). Tell me what books excited YOU this week,

Comics Reviews for July 9, 2014

BOOM! STUDIOS: THE EMPTY MAN #2 (OF 6) Review by John Dubrawa It's only two issues in so far but Cullen Bunn's The Empty Man is horror done right. Issue two picks up with protagonists Agent Jensen and Agent Langford staring down what was once thought as a disease known as "The Empty Man" but is in actuality a full-fledged entity of some kind. Not knowing exactly what The Empty Man is or how it chooses its victims

Comics Reviews for July 2, 2014

It was a light week for me this week, not because of a lack of books but a lack of time to read through all the awesome stuff that came out. I haven’t pulled myself away from fireworks and eating copious amounts of hot dogs and hamburgers in celebration of America to read Rocket Raccoon #1 yet, so that’s why it’s missing in action below. However, I know plenty of people out there have gotten

Comics Reviews for June 25, 2014

This week's comic book releases saw the debut of a new series from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Black Cat return to the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Valiant's Armor Hunters event continue in the pages of X-O Manowar, and much, much more. What was your favorite comic this week? Is there any title that absolutely must be read but we aren't covering it? Leave a comment and let us know! AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 Review by John Dubrawa Now

Comics Reviews for June 18, 2014

Please note, all the comics that are reviewed below represent those books that I am actually purchasing. What this means is while I would love to review every book that comes out in a given week, comic collecting can get expensive and I can only buy so many. Therefore, some weeks might only contain a few books while other weeks will contain more; it all depends on what I can purchase. It’s the reality of