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The 30 Most Awesome Notes on WonderCon 2010

At a panel Saturday evening at WonderCon, the immense comic book convention held this past weekend at San Franciso’s Moscone Center, a cluster of comics bloggers asserted that the most popular features on their sites, by far, are lists. So, because blog readers demanded it, here’s a list of observations from this year’s …

Freeze Frame: Balrog Vs. Kraken? Not Even Close.

This is part of an ongoing weekly series called “Freeze Frame,” where we break down our very favorite sci-fi/fantasy/adventure moments – the scenes that we look forward to, that remind us why we so love this job. As you might guess, such discussions are riddled with spoilers. So consider yourself warned. (See previous Freeze Frame …

Monday Morning Tech Deals

Baseball fan? PC owner? Look no further than the white hot MLB 2K10 deal this morning. Gamestop is selling the downloadable version for just three bucks. That’s down from the regular price of $30. I damn near spit out my coffee and tripped over my ottoman trying to get to my computer to download it this morning. It’s really an …

In Which Penny Arcade Picks the Championship Monster Madness Matchup

So, Tycho and Gabe from Penny Arcade dropped by the offices earlier this week in between book tour duties and we decided to ask them to pick the winners of our Final Four matchups for Monster Madness. Well, we asked them a bunch of stuff. This is the first of many Penny Arcade-related stories we have banked. Expect a few more next …

Clash of the Titans Review: One Big, Boring Kraken Tease (D)

Is a 3D air battle, between a flying Pegasus and a majorly pissed off Kraken, worth your $15 or $20?

I guess that’s the real question when it comes to Clash of the Titans, a souped-up but strung-out mishmash of ancient greek mythology and cutting-edge special effects. At the end of the day, I don’t think the form really fits the …

Panel of the Week 3/31/10

I’m not sure why I think video game comics are going to be good. I keep trying (Gears of War, Metal Gear, Street Fighter, Halo) and I keep getting burned. This week God of War and Dragon Age were both forgettable as well. What franchises out there might make a good comic? Final Fantasy seems like a good candidate, no? Assassin’s Creed? …

Emanata: Blackest Night, Into the White

The final issue of Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis’s Blackest Night came out this week, and it’s a profoundly reactionary comic book–a story that doesn’t just roll back a chunk of its fictional setting to the way it was decades ago, but argues that actual change isn’t meaningful or possible.

Blackest Night was deftly put together in a lot …

Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Era: Younger, Darker, A Little Bit Mad

Doctor Who fans are a patient lot, but it’s well past time for the series to get back into a reliable weekly rhythm. Don’t you think?

David Tennant was so good as the tenth doctor that the producers were willing to let the show slow down for a little while, stringing together an array of specials that marked the end of the Tennant …

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