Ben Hatke reviews new Gauld and Toon Books stories

Once, Twice, Thrice Upon a Time By Ben Hatke A version of this article appears in print on Sept. 12, 2021 , Page 18 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: Once, Twice, Thrice Upon a Time . https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/books/review/tom-gauld-the-little-wooden-robot-and-the-log-princess.html THE LITTLE WOODEN ROBOT AND THE LOG PRINCESSWritten and illustrated by Tom GauldBLANCAFLOR, THE HERO WITH SECRET POWERSA Folktale From Latin AmericaWritten by Nadja Spiegelm...
Tags: Comics, Sergio Garcia, Gauld, Mike Rhode, Toon Books, Ben Hatke, Tom GauldBLANCAFLOR, Nadja SpiegelmanIllustrated

X-men #94 - 1st bronze age team series begins

X-men #94 X-men v1 #94, 1975 - Following the debuts of several characters in Giant-size X-men #1, this issue features a new team and the start of their first series. Angel, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Polaris, Sunfire and Havok depart. Professor X and Cyclops remain to lead newcomers Storm, Colossus, Thunderbird, Nightcrawler (all making their second appearances) and veterans Banshee and Wolverine. In [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Keys, Superhero, Havok, 1970s, Ted Ignacio, Banshee, 1st Appearances, 1st Series, 2nd Appearances

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Usborne Graphic Classics)

After reading all of the comic adaptations of The Hound of the Baskervilles I could find — nine of them, all told — for an upcoming article in Sherlock Holmes magazine, I was beginning to despair at finding a classic, faithful presentation. So many of them were “punched up”, made more dramatic in ways that didn’t serve the story. SelfMadeHero had a faithful adaptation, to go with its other Sherlock Holmes graphic novels, but it’s hard to find in print [...]
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Ultra Street Fighter IV Cammy Nude Body Graffiti Mod Utterly Humiliating

Ultra Street Fighter IV‘s shapely bottomed Cammy is still a worshiped woman as a perverse nude mod has surfaced based on her, albeit being a departure from most traditional nude mods as this one humiliates her by having distasteful graffiti written across her bare body. Screenshots putting Cammy’s torment on display as implemented via the […]
Tags: Games, Parody, Anime, Street Fighter, Fetish, Pc Gaming, Mods, Cammy, Oppai, Oshiri, Fighting Games, H, Image Gallery, Exhibitionism

Top 10 Most Sold Manga for Week of August 30th, According to Oricon

Japanese statistics website Oricon has divulged which manga has sold the most during the week of August 30th, a certain never-ending journey’s 100th volume easily securing the top spot thanks to not only the milestone but also the franchise’s notoriety. The ranking, which lists the most sold manga from August 30th to September 5th and […]
Tags: Sales, Rankings, Anime, Manga, Boruto, One Piece, Kamen Rider, Oricon, Ao Ashi

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Life Is Strange: True Colors Review: A Return to Form

After the massive misstep that was Dontnod Entertainment’s Life Is Strange 2, which traded in the small-town charm of Arcadia Bay for an ill-advised road trip, Square Enix’s adventure series is finally back on track with Life Is Strange: True Colors. Deck Nine Games, the Colorado-based team behind Before the Storm as well as this fourth entry, has taken inspiration from its home state and created a predictable story, but one that is filled with relatable characters. Alex Chen, the series’ latest...
Tags: Games, Movies, Drama, Colorado, Alex, Square Enix, Max, Life Is Strange, Gabe, Chloe, ComingSoon, Video Game News, True Colors, Alex Chen, Video Game Reviews, Life is Strange: True Colors

The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Paints Cats In This Surprisingly Melancholy Biopic [TIFF 2021]

It's hard to believe now, but there was a period when many people didn't consider cats to be pet material. Then again, this probably isn't the most shocking news to some folks – our feline friends are notoriously aloof and independent, and sometimes it seems like they have no use for us at all. In the England of the late 1800s, cats were considered useful for catching rodents and not much else. And then along came Louis Wain. The eccentric painter conjured up anthropomorphized cat illustrations ...
Tags: Reviews, England, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, America, Electricity, Olivia Colman, Cumberbatch, Peter, Louis, Emily, Taika Waititi, Sharpe, Foy, Scott Derrickson, Illustrated London News


Bullet is a sweet little superhero story that’s almost done crowdfunding. It’s (accurately) described as follows: After college student Dale DeSouza suddenly develops super speed, he splits his time between fighting villains and courting one of the researchers helping him find out more about his powers. Story is by Randy Stone and Jordan Alsaqa with art & color by Kath Lobo. It’s a forty-page stand-alone, professionally done. There are a few fights, a few romantic moments, and a life-changing ch...
Tags: Comics, Randy Stone, Other Publishers, Dale DeSouza, Jordan Alsaqa, Kath Lobo

My Findlay Hamfest Haul

I attended the Findlay (Ohio) Hamfest this morning. The bad thing was that attendance including both buyers and sellers was way down. The good thing is that it wasn’t so crowded that people had to feel uncomfortable being there. And, it was outside and the the weather was really nice. Even with fewer sellers, I managed to get a couple of good deals from a seller who is moving to Florida soon. I wasn’t really looking for a key, but it was priced right (only $50!) and included the carrying case....
Tags: Florida, Radio, Dayton, Vara, Findlay, Hamfests, Jeff KE9V, Findlay Hamfest Haul

Domestic Box Office: Shang-Chi Solid in Second Week, Malignant Stumbles

Moviegoers continued to show love and support for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, lifting the action pic to $35.7 million (-53%) over its second weekend. Per Deadline, that’s the third-biggest second weekend for a September release following It ($60.1 million) and It Chapter Two ($39.6 million). It was seemingly enough moola for the House of Mouse to announce that the remaining films on this year’s docket will honor a theatrical window and avoid the day-and-date Disney+ relea...
Tags: Movies, Sony, Box Office, ComingSoon, Movie News, James Wan, House of Mouse, Shang Chi, HBO Max, 1M Sun, Candyman Uni, Respect UAR, Shang Chi Solid, Shang Chi Dis, Malignant NL

Mr. Bride Volume 1

Mr. Bride volume 1 by Natsumi Shiba establishes a simple premise as a way of getting two people together in an “opposites attract” situation. Hayami is a successful career woman who’s a slob at home. Co-worker Yamamoto discovers the mess and cleans up for her. The two end up rooming together, complicated by their feelings for each other. She needs someone to take care of her, and he appreciates being allowed in her presence (and benefits from her greater earning [...]
Tags: Comics, Yamamoto, Kodansha Manga Reviews, Natsumi Shiba, Hayami

DEG’s Watched at Home Top 20 for the Week of August 28

Hey there, fellow couch potatoes! Welcome to another edition of DEG’s Watched at Home Top 20, where we take a look at some of the movies you’re watching, well, at home. This week saw Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard hold off Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway to claim the top spot yet again! The Ryan Reynolds-Samuel L. Jackson comedy has held the position for what feels like months now, despite the presence of popular titles such as A Quiet Place II (No. 4), The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (No. 7), and...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Sony, Harry Potter, Streaming, Warner Bros, Pixar, Ryan Reynolds, MGM, Samuel L. Jackson, Yellowstone, Hitman, Luca, Peter Rabbit, DEG, ComingSoon

Fatal Fury’s Shiranui Mai Builds Her Strength by Eagerly Riding a Man

Shiranui Mai, the beautiful female from King of Fighters known around the globe, has once again served as the subject of an erotic tribute, the pretty battler riding completely nude on top of a faceless man and sure to easily maintain the attention of those able to appreciate 3D women. Those easily amused by nudity […]
Tags: Games, Parody, Artists, Anime, Oppai, Oshiri, H, 3D CG, Image Gallery, Mai Shiranui, Fatal Fury, Shiranui Mai

Monday, September 13 Filming Locations

Here’s a look at various filming locations for September 13, 2021: Filming in California Project: Wild Chickens Location: 842 S Broadway, Los Angeles (until Sept. 14th) Project: Masha’s Game Location: 611 W 6th St.; 333 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles  TV Series: Grand Crew Location: 1601 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles  Filming in New York […] The post Monday, September 13 Filming Locations appeared first on On Location Vacations.
Tags: New York, Movies, California, Filming Locations, Masha, Daily Filming Locations, Grand Ave Los Angeles, Broadway Los Angeles, Griffith Park Blvd Los Angeles Filming

You Requested The Princess Bride Action Figures? As You Wish

Break out the iocane powder (Note: please do NOT break out the iocaine powder under any circumstances)! McFarlane Toys is dropping a line of "The Princess Bride" action figures for your decorative pleasure. The toy maker made the announcement with a first look at the figures as a tease for everyone. Not So Inconceivable The photo, posted by Todd McFarlane on Instagram, showcases four figures that fans will immediately recognize as (from left to right) the Dread Pirate Roberts (Cary Elwes), Princ...
Tags: Movies, News, James Cameron, National Film Registry, Cool Stuff, Christopher Guest, Roberts, Humperdink, Montoya, Rob Reiner, Macfarlane, William Goldman, Rugen, Todd McFarlane, McFarlane Toys, SlashFilm

Nestflix Is The (Fake) Netflix Of (Fake) Netflix Movies

By Cedric Voets Published: September 12th, 2021
Tags: Humor, Cedric Voets

Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha Fending off Dangerous Foes & Beautiful Women

Rui Tsukiyo, creator of Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi, has another of his creations heading to Japanese airwaves as Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tenseisuru will promise a deluge of stealth, action, and drama, with such a combination perhaps proving disappointing to those familiar with the aforementioned other series as this one seems devoid […]
Tags: Murder, Drama, Trailer, Fantasy, Anime, Image Gallery, Silver Link, Isekai, Kaifuku Jutsushi, Yarinaoshi, Rui Tsukiyo, Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Studio Palette, Sekai Saikou

Interview: Composer Gareth Coker on Scoring Immortals Fenyx Rising & Halo Infinite

Scoring a video game is incredibly hard and takes an equal dose of talent, time, and patience. Luckily, composer Gareth Coker has all three skills necessary to craft amazing music for popular titles such as Immortals Fenyx Rising: The Lost Gods, Halo Infinite, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and many more. Lucky for us, Coker was able to chat with ComingSoon about his career, his scoring process, and some of the techniques he uses to craft his astonishing music. Gareth is currently scoring ARK II...
Tags: Games, Movies, Greece, Microsoft, Interview, Russell Crowe, Minecraft, Ubisoft, Hermès, Joel, Gareth, Curtis, Coker, Gareth Coker, Ori, ComingSoon

Life is Strange: True Colors Review Bombed Over Flag, Removed on Chinese Steam

The next entry in the nonsensically political child sex Life is Strange series, Life is Strange: True Colors, has been lightly pelted with criticism from angry Chinese over the presence of a certain flag, sure to have many wondering if the developer will eventually cave and remove the flag to satisfy the disgruntled communist consumers […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Review, Internet, China, Censorship, Steam, Anime, Pc Gaming, Life Is Strange

The Training In 'The Witcher' Cinematic Universe Makes Zero Sense

By Cezary Jan Strusiewicz Published: September 12th, 2021
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Dashcam Review: The Worst Person On Earth Screams Over Shaky Found Footage In This Grating Horror Movie [TIFF 2021]

Rob Savage helmed the excellent pandemic horror film "Host," which followed a group of friends having a seance during a Zoom call in the middle of lockdown. It was an ingenious, captivating, and genuinely creepy experience, and I very much enjoyed it. So it brings me no pleasure to say that Savage's latest pandemic-set horror flick, "Dashcam," is downright painful to watch. "Dashcam" invites us to spend a full hour with one of the worst characters ever captured on a screen; a nails-on-chalkboard...
Tags: Reviews, England, Movies, La, Earth, Dashcam, Annie, Stretch, Savage, Host, Angela, Sam Raimi, Rob Savage, SlashFilm, Maga, Annie Hardy

TIFF 2021: Emotional 'Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11' Documentary

The horrific events of September 11th, 2001 were possibly my earliest memory of seeing news on television. I was very young, but I recall standing in front of our old, square-shaped television, the crackling sounds of which woke me up at night. Even after 20 years of pain, overwhelming grief, and gradual healing, I think of the people whose lives were cut short and who will never be able to say goodbye. Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11, directed by David Belton and Bjorn Johnson, is a documentary th...
Tags: Movies, Review, Washington, New York City, America, Pennsylvania, Documentaries, Pentagon, World Trade Center, David Belton, Bjorn Johnson, TIFF 11

Long Before The Internet, 'Twin Peaks' Anticipated The Need For TV Recaps

By JM McNab Published: September 12th, 2021
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Venice 2021: Ridley Scott's 'The Last Duel' is a Stirring Medieval Epic

"I will not be silent!" When I sat down to watch Ridley Scott's movie The Last Duel, I was not expecting a two and a half hour sprawling medieval epic with massive battles and intimate drama aplenty. For whatever careless reason, I was initially expecting a small scale drama about men fighting over a woman, culminating in an entertaining duel between two cocky bastards. While there certainly is an entertaining duel, this film is anything but small scale. The Last Duel is one of two new Ridley ...
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Malignant Review – Horror Film Delivers Classic James Wan Scares

When The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It arrived in theaters last June, it was generally unanimous that the film was okay but would have been better had horror master James Wan returned to direct the threequel. Instead of directing the new Conjuring, Wan directed Malignant, an original horror film starring Annabelle Wallis as Madison, a woman who begins to have visions of murders. Soon realizing that the murders are a terrifying reality, Madison must uncover the truth about her connection to ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Movie Reviews, Streaming, Madison, Wallis, Grace, Annabelle Wallis, Annabelle, ComingSoon, James Wan, McKenna Grace, HBO Max, Movie Features, Conjuring Wan, Gabriel Look

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu BD Bonus Goods Superbly Sexy

Those looking to purchase the BD/DVD for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu will be able to accrue additional benefits depending on their place of purchase, with most benefits being cheap physical products with unique illustrations of the show’s unique girls and certain to some day be “priceless”. When purchasing from Amazon, buyers will gain […]
Tags: Amazon, Illustration, Artists, Anime, Bathing, Oppai, Image Gallery, Anime Goods, Higurashi, BD, Naku Koro, Waitress, Sotsu

New Release Review [Cinema] - A BRIXTON TALE

An affluent vlogger is drawn to a shy young man from a working class estate. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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New Release Review [Cinema] - THE DJINN

A young boy fights for his life when he summons a Djinn. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Horror, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis

New Release Review [Cinema] - ROSE PLAYS JULIE

A young adopted woman learns the disturbing truth of her birth parents. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Julie, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis

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