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Comic Spotlight: Charmed: A Thousand Deaths #1
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Charmed: A Thousand Deaths #1
Written by Erica Schultz
Art by Maria Sanapo
Colors by Haertwork Studios
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Cover by Joe Corroney
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Okay, so confession time. I am not a fan of the Charmed franchise, best known for the television series which ran from 1998 to 2006 on The WB (before it eventually became The CW). I tried to like it but it wasn’t really my cup of tea, so to speak. My wife on the other hand, loved the TV series and every single novel that I could find that featured these witches. But as it holds such a special place in her heart, I decided to show it some love here. Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to Charmed: A Thousand Deaths #1 from Dynamite Entertainment.

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Comic Review: The X-Files/Ghostbusters: Conspiracy #1
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The X-Files/Ghostbusters: Conspiracy #1
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Salvador Navarro
Colors by Esther Sanz
Letters by Shawn Lee
Edits by Tom Waltz & Denton J. Tipton
Covers by Miran Kim, Dan Schoening & Luis Delgado, Joe Corroney & Brian Miller
IDW Publishing
Release Date: January 22, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Going into The X-Files/Ghostbusters: Conspiracy #1 I was a bit nervous, because I’ve never watched the X-Files television series. So, I was a bit concerned that I wouldn’t understand what was going on. So, did it make sense to me? Let’s find out.

Thanks to regular Ghostbusters writer, Erik Burnham, I totally understood what was going on in this issue. He gives a great introduction to The X-Files characters, lays out their purpose in this crossover, and has it make total sense, instead of just a big mash-up of the two different properties. Not only that, he actually shows us a different side of the Ghostbusters’ life that we haven’t seen in the regular Ghostbusters title.

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Comic Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive
Trade Paperback
Story by Brannon Braga
Script by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett
Art by Joe Corroney
Ink Assists by Matt & Shawn Fillbach
Colors by Hi-Fi
Letters by Shawn Lee
Original Series Edits by Scott Dunboer
IDW Publishing
Release Date: March 27, 2013
Cover Price: $17.99 | Sale price: $9.88

The Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive trade paperback collects the hit IDW mini-series from 2012, written by legendary Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga.

Script writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett take story writer Brannon Braga’s concept and carve together a passable script. What the big problem is, is that Braga tries to tell THE definitive Star Trek: The Next Generation story here, but it feels more like an expanded episode of the TV series. In short, The Borg has launched and finally taken over the Alpha Quadrant. All that stands between them and total domination is, of course, Jean-Luc Picard. Picard comes up with a plan to finish The Borg once and for all, but he needs help from another former Borg, Seven of Nine. Will they succeed? I think you know the really predictable answer to that.

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Exclusive: First Look At ‘Steed and Mrs. Peel #10′ Cover From BOOM! Studios
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We’ve got a couple of hot cover previews for you courtesy of BOOM! Studios.

Below are the two covers for Steed and Mrs. Peel #10, on sale in June 2013. The photo cover features Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg in their iconic roles from the 1960’s British television show, The Avengers. The main cover features the artwork of Joe Corroney.

Steed and Mrs. Peel #10 features John Steed and Emma Peel facing their deadliest adversary, The Cybernauts, as well as a bunch of other British craziness. And probably somebody drinks some tea. Take a look at the covers below and make sure you pick up the issue in June.

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Comic Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3
Story by Brannon Braga
Script by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett
Art by Joe Corroney
Ink Assist by Matt Fillback & Shawn Fillback
Colors by Hi-Fi
Lettering by Shawn Lee
Edited by Scott Dunbier
Covers by Joe Corroney, David Messina & Ilaria Traversi
IDW Publishing
Release Date: December 19, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3 is the penultimate chapter in this 4-issue mini series that spans the Star Trek: The Next Generation era and beyond. The Federations in trouble, the Borg are everywhere and it ends with a pretty big shocker.

Once I started reading this, I realized just how much writer Brannon Braga loved time travel. Too much. Too much to the point where it hurts the story. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad, it’s just not good. While reading this issue I felt no sense of urgency, danger, or, well…anything. It felt like I was reading an old episode of TNG. The comic DOES have some good, true to character dialogue, but it’s just not firing on all cylinders. And as I stated, it does end with a pretty big shock ending, so I have high hopes for the next issue.

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