Retro Watch: The X-Files goes to 1940s origin in new series

Retro Watch: The X-Files goes to 1940s origin in new series

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The X-Files, that classic TV series that took off recently with its The X-Files Season 10 monthly comic book series, will be expanding The X-Files universe even further.  IDW Publishing revealed some details about the new series Sunday at WonderCon in Anaheim, California.

Writer Karl Kesel (Marvel’s FF, Superboy), artists Vic Malhotra (The X-Files: Conspiracy, The Crow) and Greg Scott (The…

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Days of Future Past—Bryan Singer’s new business card?

Days of Future Past–Bryan Singer’s new business card?


Were I Joe Hollywood, that puppet master that controls the destiny of all things in Entertainmentland, who has infinite resources and influence and what he says goes, I’d put Bryan Singer forward as the next director of the next movie release for Star Trek, Star Wars, or any DC Comics property.  The guy behind the X-Men movies, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, House, M.D., and The Usual Suspectscould…

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Second volume of “Voyages” even better than the first

Second volume of “Voyages” even better than the first


Review by C.J. Bunce

Marc Cushman’s second volume of These Are the Voyages, his unprecedented treatise on Star Trek, the original series, is an improvement on his first volume, reviewed last year here at, which was a thorough history of the landmark series’ first season.  But where Volume 1 was a goodread–an assemblage of facts from multiple sources not easily obtainable otherwise and…

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Orphan Black—The best series of 2013 returns Saturday

Orphan Black–The best series of 2013 returns Saturday

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Who needs a Clone Army?   Set your DVRs now.  You won’t want to miss the return of BBC America’s Orphan Black and star Tatiana Maslany, featuring the best TV series, and best actor, of 2013.

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Here is a trailer for Season 2, while you’re waiting for Saturday:


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Grimm: Below the Surface—New insider’s guide goes behind the scenes of the hit NBC series

Grimm: Below the Surface–New insider’s guide goes behind the scenes of the hit NBC series

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Last week’s episode of Grimmmay have been one of the best on TV this year, bringing together threads formed since the beginning of the show.  The result proved the old adage “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” and pitted the “good” guys together with the “bad” guys against the “even worse” guys.  The most unlikely of pairings occurred in nearly every scene.  It was brilliant TV, and we can…

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Several favorites nominated for 2014 Eisner Awards

Several favorites nominated for 2014 Eisner Awards

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The 2014 Eisner Award nominations were released today.  Not a lot of surprises again this year.  The nominations tend toward more serious subjects in the year’s comic book offerings as opposed to action-packed superhero titles, sci-fi, fantasy, humor, or popular works.  But there are exceptions, and some can be found this year.  And should you think the books reviewed and lauded here at

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Preview—The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6, Issue #2

Preview–The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6, Issue #2

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Season Two of The Six Million Dollar Man is in full gear.  Issue #2 of Dynamite Comics’ newest monthly series is in comic book stores tomorrow.  Oscar Goldman must tell Steve Austin that O.S.I.’s bionics division is closing its doors.  What will this mean for Steve and Jamie?

An alien organism has made it to Earth’s surface.

Who is the new face-changing Steve Austin doppelganger?  The menace…

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Beginning of the end of Warehouse 13 starts tonight

Beginning of the end of Warehouse 13 starts tonight

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The caretakers of the most dangerous (and strangest) artifacts from history, Pete Lattimer, Myka Bering, Artie Nielsen, and Claudia Donovan, return tonight for the fifth season of Warehouse 13,after a seemingly endless eight-month hiatus.  But the return is bittersweet, as the Syfy Channel’s homegrown, weekly, sci-fi extravaganza was signed for only six more episodes, and not renewed for a…

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Black Widow—Edmondson and Noto’s series among the best of 2014

Black Widow–Edmondson and Noto’s series among the best of 2014


In the same way that Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye series took us by surprise as the best new series of 2012 (and hasn’t let up in 2014), Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto’s Black Widow monthly comic book series is proving to be at the top of the 2014 titles.  Strange that the duo is known to be partners with Avengers missions.

This is the story of Natasha Romanova and her attempt to atone…

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Jumping-on point—Detective Comics, Icarus, Part 1

Jumping-on point—Detective Comics, Icarus, Part 1

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With so many on-going monthly series in the DC Comics New 52 universe, it’s sometimes difficult to find an entry point into the DC Comics titles because of continuing story arcs.  If you’ve dumped one or more titles and want to get back in, where do you start?

One entry point for you may be Detective Comics,Issue #30, the beginning of a new story arc titled “Icarus.”  In this first chapter we…

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