Comic Review: The Returning #1

The Returning #1
Written by Jason Starr
Illustrated by Andrea Mutti
Colored by Vladimir Popov
Lettered by Ed Dukeshire
Cover by Frazier Irving
Boom! Studios
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

It’s no secret that modern readers still enjoy zombie tales. You know, mindless undead shambling around with their next meal their only priority? (The zombies, not the readers!) Jason Starr shakes up this well-established genre and steers it in a new direction with The Returning from Boom! Studios.

Instead of falling victim to a viral outbreak or the after effects of a passing comet, the undead of The Returning are everyday people who experience near death experiences (NDE) and are then resuscitated. This common occurrence somehow changes the person’s psyche and makes them prone to extreme acts of violence””they are then labeled as one of the Changed. Our protagonist, Beth, awakens from a coma following a car accident and finds that, even though she feels the same as before, her life is suddenly turned upside down because of the NDE she experienced.

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SXSW 2014 Review: Doc Of The Dead
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Doc of the Dead
Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
Cast: Max Brooks, George A. Romero, Simon Pegg, Robert Kirkman
Red Letter Media
Not Rated | 81 Minutes
Release Date: March 15, 2014

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas), Doc of the Dead delves deep into the evolution of the zombie sub-genre in film and literature.

The film, which features interviews with zombie authors, filmmakers, and scholars like Max Brooks, George A. Romero, and Robert Kirkman, explores the impact and influence of the living dead on pop culture.

With the participation of YouTubers and indie filmmakers, Doc of the Dead also investigates the possibility and aftermath of a real-life zombie outbreak.

Simon Pegg, Tom Savini, Stuart Gordon, Bruce Campbell, and other horror and science-fiction icons provide commentary on our fascination with zombies while recognizing the inherent use of metaphor and social commentary in the sub-genre.

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Daylight Saving Time: Sacrifice An Hour To The Time Zombie

Well-y, well-y, welly, well. It’s that time again! Time for my best blood, the soul-sucking, brain-eating, clock-watching, Time Zombie (Benedict Zombiepatch, if yer nasty), to make his way ’round to all those places that still abide by that antiquated old candle-saving trick of the clock: Daylight Saving Time!

I know you all think you’re moving your clock ahead for some logical, beneficial reason, but that just isn’t the case. Old Ben means to make a meal of you (so do I, but we’ll talk about that later), and if you don’t set your clock ahead, trouble’s a-comin’.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Sneak Peek: Episode 413 ‘Alone’ (Video)
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The last episode of The Walking Dead focused solely on Daryl and Beth, leaving us to wonder what’s going on with the rest of the group.

AMC has released a sneak peek of the next episode, Episode 413 “Alone,” which airs on Sunday night, March 9, 2014 at 9/8c. You can watch the 70-second video, which shows us a little bit of what’s happened to Maggie and her group, here below.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2013: Books and eBooks
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While video games, Blu-rays, and toys are common gifts to give for the holiday season, nothing brings joy like giving and receiving a good book. This year, there were lots of interesting and enjoyable novels and novelty books from the Star Wars, Star Trek, Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who, and Marvel universes, as well as fun selections for the geek in your life (like a geek’s guide to dating, for instance).

Check out here below our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2013 for Books and eBooks for our favorite holiday gift picks for this year.

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