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Hey everyone. Welcome to another edition of my ongoing series, "Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments", when we break down our main characters behaviors across my reviews. We size 'em up for rewards (kudos!) or punishments (demerits).


This post's subject is - Kolchak: The Night Stalker's episode, "They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be...".

Alas, I hated this episode. But that doesn't mean that our main players won't do something amazing that will allow us to hand them a prize.

Our main players are: Carl Kolchak, Tony Vincenzo, Chicago PD Precinct Captain Quill, Zoo Vet Dr. Bess

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Angel
Season 09 (not 11), Issue 04

"Out of the Past" part IV

Writer: Corinna Bechko, Art: Geraldo Borges & Michelle Madsen, Lettering: Richard Starkings & (Comicraft's) Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Scott Fischer

Blurbing: When young Liam was turned into a vampire, he became exceptionally bad. Under the name Angelus, for hundreds of years he reveled in killing and left horror in his wake. In 1898, he received his comeuppance through a gypsy curse that returned to him his soul and his conscience. Now known as Angel, he has been trying to make up ever since for all that he did as a soulless, evil monster.

Winifred "Fred" Burkle is a brilliant and quirky physicist who has been through her own series of mystical events and works with her friend Angel to make the world safer. Fred shares her body with an Old One, a goddess named Illyria; it's weird, but is seems to be working out.

Plagued by a vision of doom that is connected to his past, Angel has been transported back in time by Illyria - by accident to an ancient period when Illyria ruled. Angel and Fred found Illyria of the past fighting a giant demon and her followers throwing themselves into the fray. The duo must dispatch the demon and confront ancient Illyria...





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Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments!


Hey. Since we just revisited Angel & Faith for a characters moments posting, let's revisit Buffy this time out. Today's subject is wayyyyy back in Season 10, with issue 7... the start of the Xan/Spike re-roommating... fun! Oh, and they both get into only their boxers in order to pillow fight - Even more fun!

Of course, they are under mind control, which is not so fun. And obvs, there won't be any demerits for anything that happens when they're not in their right minds.


Our main players this time out are: Xander, Spike, & Ghost/Shade-Anya

There's a bit of our title character, too, but not enough to list her here, very unusually.

Other than anger issues for Xan, our characters do well enough.Collapse )
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Whoo, it's been awhile! But finally, we're returning to my mini-series of "Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments", in which I spy with my bitter eye on our protaganists and decide whether they receive a Kudo for a job well done, or a demerit for disappointing behavior.

Our return sees us taking a look at Angel & Faith, Season 02 a.k.a Angel, Season 8 (according to me) or Season 10 (according to Dark Horse). Whichever season you think it is though, at least the issue number isn't in dispute: #6.


Our Main Characters Are: Angel, Faith, Slayer-Mai, Slayer-Tonia, Reese Zane, and Major Billings.


In this issue, we're skipping between Angel in Magic Town dealing with a still-unstable Amy Madison and her wacky plan to bring Warren back from the dead (ew, please don't) and Faith and the Deepscan Team in the Suriname Jungle/Forest depending on the panel.
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11 June 2017 @ 12:48 am
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BTVS, Season 11, Issue 06



"Back to the Wall"

Writer: Christos Gage, Artwork: Rebekah Isaacs & Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft's] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris

Blurb: Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been saving the world from the forces of darkness since she was a teenager. Alongside her vampire boyfriend Spike; her best friends, Wiccan Willow Rosenberg and normal guy Xander Harris; her sister Dawn; and her formerly old but now magically reborn as a thirteen-year-old mentor Giles, Buffy has found nohting they can't face together... until now.

After a supernatural attack decimated San Francisco, the government cracked down on magical beings, forcing them (including Buffy, Willow, and Spike) into an internment camp. To get Spike extra blood, Buffy agreed to be a trustee. But her new job has shown her hints that there is a sinister master plan behind the workings of the camp.


The Ogre and Buffy have been headed for a showdown....Collapse )

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02 June 2017 @ 04:31 pm
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BTVS, Season 11, Issue 05

Desperate Measures

Writer: Christos Gage, Artwork: Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines, Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings, (Comicraft’s) Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris

Blurb: Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been saving the world from the forces of darkness since she was a teenager. Alongside her vampire boyfriend Spike; her best friends, Wiccan Willow Rosenberg and normal guy Xander Harris; her sister Dawn; and her formerly old but now magically reborn as a thirteen-year-old mentor Giles, Buffy has found nothing they can’t face together… until now.

After a supernatural attack decimated San Francisco, the government cracked down on magical beings. They - including Buffy, Willow, and Spike - were forced into an internment camp called the “Safe Zone”. To get Spike enough blood to survive, Buffy has agreed to be a Trustee, keeping order in the camp.





Buffy starts to suspect the govt is up to something big... and not good. Again.Collapse )
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Current Location: Springtime, SE Michigan
Current Mood: It is so beautiful, out! Finally!!
 
 
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28 May 2017 @ 08:30 am
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Hey gang of endlessly patient Readers. I know -- it's been an awful desert lately. But I'm back to working on BTVS, Season 11, Issue 05 and am getting back in the habit - albeit slowly - of doing a little each day to gear back up for more regular posting.

I think I've seriously taken enough of a break to wallow self-involvedly and I can only thank y'all if you're still here!

Now, if I could just stay off STEAM and away from TVTropes... but that would take willpower. And obvs, there is a lacking....

But, at least I'm doing a little every morning so I'm heading in the right direction again.

Hugs ya.


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Angel (Dark Horse’s S11)
Season 09, Issue 03





Out of the Past”, part III

Writer: Corinna Bechko, Artwork: Geraldo Borges, Colors: Michelle Madsen, Letters: Richard Starkings, [Comicraft’s] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Scott Fischer

Blurb: When young Liam was turned into a vampire, he became exceptionally bad. Under the name Angelus, for hundreds of years he reveled in killing and left horror in his wake. In 1898, he received his comeuppance through a gypsy curse that returned to him his soul and his conscience. Now known as Angel, he has been trying to make up ever since for all that he did as a soulless, evil monster.

Winifred “Fred” Burkle is a brilliant and quirky physicist who has been through her own series of mystical events and works with her friend Angel to make the world safer. Fred shares her body with an Old One, a goddess named Illyria; it’s weird, but it seems to be working out.

Plagued by a vision of doom that is connected to his past, Angel has been transported back in time by Illyria - by accident - to an ancient period when Illyria ruled. Angel and Fred find themselves trying to prevent a disaster in this time, caught between two Illyrias and an invading demon…
Angel caught between battling gods and a desperate humanoid Illyria.Collapse )
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17 April 2017 @ 11:35 pm
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Jeezus godling, this past week...!

Last Sunday afternoon, I had to call an ambulance and by the time they arrived, I was on the ground just able to barely breathe due to a horrendous, burning pain in my upper abdomen. It turned out to be a out-of-left-field case of pancreatitis. I was admitted to the hospital for 4 days - being flushed with IV fluid (and I mean flushed... I never had an empty bag, and my abdomen was so painfully distended, I was sure that I was about to explode). And pain meds and wondering how anything could burn this badly and not be lava-related.
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Angel the Series
Season 9 (or 11), Issue 02





Out of the Past”, part II

Script: Corinna Bechko, Art: Geraldo Borges, Coloring: Michelle Madsen, Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft’s] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Scott Fischer

Blurb: When young was turned into a vampire, he became incredibly good at being exceptionally bad. Under the name Angelus, for hundreds of years he reveled in killing and left horror in his wake. In 1898, he received his comeuppance through a gypsy curse that returned to him his soul and his conscience. Now known as Angel, he has been trying to make up ever since for all that he did as a soulless, evil monster.

Among Angel’s friends is Winifred “Fred” Burkle, a brilliant and quirky physicist who has been through her own series of mystical events and works with Angel to make the world safer. Fred shares her body with an Old One, a goddess named Illyria; it’s weird, but seems to be working out.

Having been plagued by a vision of impending doom that is somehow connected to his past, Angel was reluctantly working with Fred to decipher the prophecy when they were interrupted by Illryia, who impulsively transported them into the past…

Angel and Fred end up stuck in the wrong past!Collapse )

Next Up: Angel Issue 03

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Current Mood: not as productive as I wanted to be