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21 September 2014 @ 06:33 am
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Good Day & Welcome:


 It's that time again! Time for another 'Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments' posting; This time for Angel, Season 6, Issue 20 where we find out more about Dez the Jaguar Girl and begin a long, long dive into the mystery of James the supposed Angel of the Lord.

  Our focus characters who we want to make us proud this issue are: Angel, Kate and Gwen. Obvs Dez and James will also be playing larger roles, but right now we can't know if they're good guys or villains pulling a scam, so they won't be counted. Connor shows up for a few pages, too, but he's strictly cameo-material.
Slim pickings in character moments, but no one disappoints me.Collapse )

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harsens_rob
20 September 2014 @ 08:03 am
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Time again folks for another edition of "Best of / Worst Of" in BTVS. For our character moments reviewed this time out, we're taking a look at Issue 25 -
"Living Doll" - and I'm trying really hard not to revisit my utter disappointment.

Our characters come out good, even if the plot didn't.Collapse )


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harsens_rob
19 September 2014 @ 07:21 pm
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 10, Issue 02


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‘New Rules’, part 2

Script: Christos Gage, Artwork: Rebekah Isaacs, Colors: Dan Jackson, Lettering: Richard Starkings & (Comicraft’s) Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris

Blurb: After saving the world from Slayer-turned-supervampire Simone and restoring magic and the life of her magically created sister Dawn, Buffy is in the best place she’s ever been. There is a little weirdness going on, with the Slayer handbook’s pages suddenly being blank… But she’s back together with Willow, Xander, Spike, and Giles doing what she was meant to do as the chosen one: slay vampires.


The new gang dynamic may be interesting.Collapse )

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harsens_rob
19 September 2014 @ 06:47 pm
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Note: Before the review, let me explain why this one was so long a wait to be posted. This time it wasn't on me. We had storms roll in last Wed. evening here in Michigan and we made it through without any problems. I waited for about 50 minutes after the storm had moved out and figured I'd be safe. So, I was on the computer, partially through posting this very review when the power suddenly, totally died. And stayed that way for over 2 days. When the house finally lit up, I found the computer totally dead. The power unit had to be replaced, as this last unexpected interruption finally did it in.

Now, on with the review!




Angel & Faith
Season (8), Issue 2


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‘Where the River Meets the Sea”, part 2

Script: Victor Gischler, Art: Will Conrad, Colors: Michelle Madsen, Letters: Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt (of Comicraft)
Cover: Scott Fischer

Blurb: Angel and Faith resurrected the Watcher Rupert Giles and saved the world from a magical virus, sacrificing a corner of London to do it. The affected area – now called “Magic Town” – is filled with people transformed into magical creatures, some struggling to survive, some abusing strange new powers. Now Angel is once again looking after the fallout of his actions, while Faith, having delivered Giles to America, explores her options…


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harsens_rob
10 September 2014 @ 12:39 am
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Hey folks,

We’ve got another edition of ‘Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments’ coming your way in a moment, but first I want to share what’s coming up. I’ve got Season 10’s Buffy issue 2 review completed, except for the page scans so I’ll have that posted for you tomorrow – late in the day.

I’ve also already completed Angel’s Season 8, Issue 2’s review. I should have that posted tomorrow as well, or Thursday morning.

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Scene 55: Rather than heading "uptown" to the FBI offices, Dickson leaves the city and is chased into the foothills of Oregon.

Extended Drive-Drive-Chase-Chase scene.


Commentary: But, I'm going to give Bernard B. Ray (oops, I mean Raymond K. Johnson) a little more credit for keeping the camera work dynamic with footage from a chase car, cutting between Dickson's and Carney's vehicles and generally making good use of the outdoors chase scene to show off that it isn't just in a studio with grips shaking the vehicle's bumpers and backprojection.

Although, I have to take points away from our foley-man who feels like we need tires squealing on dirt tracks. No - we really didn't.


Look the script is SUCH a mess....Collapse )
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harsens_rob
06 September 2014 @ 12:19 am
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Scene 37: [In an awful jumpcut... film damage, I think] We're suddenly in the bathroom with Jerry. He's turned on the spigot to cover the fact that he's actually going out the window and sneaking along the ledge.


Scene 38: Meanwhile, talkative Mugsy has been left alone at the card table, goofing around. Mugsy's card companion has vanished, but he insists that he beat him even though he's playing the card game completely alone at this point.

No one makes sense and my brain breaks and I babble a lot.Collapse )

TBC


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harsens_rob
05 September 2014 @ 11:53 pm
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Daughter of the Tong
(1939)

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Grant Winters, Dorothy Short, Dave O'Brien, Richard Loo
DIR: Raymond K. Johnson (a.k.a. Bernard B. Ray)

Blurb: An F.B.I. operative goes undercover to infiltrate a gang responsible for killing one of his fellow agents. Bearing an uncanny resenblance to the man suspected of benig the killer, the agent succeeds in finding the leader of the murderous gang. Known as The Illustrious One, this Asian femme fatale controls her gang ruthlessly from the luxury of her space in the Oriental Hotel.


By the end of part one, I have no idea what the hell is going on.Collapse )

TBC

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harsens_rob
05 September 2014 @ 03:22 am
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And, we’re back! Welcome to another edition of “Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments” in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s season 8 comic. This issue, we’ll take a closer look at #23 … and I can tell you it won’t be pretty.

Oh, Andrew. Oh, Simone!Collapse )
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harsens_rob
04 September 2014 @ 07:56 pm
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Welcome to another evening (well, if you live in Michigan, you’re going into evening) and another edition of “Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments”. Now, last night our focus was on Angel in the aftermath of L.A.’s return from Wolf, Ram & Hart’s Hell-Angeles ploy.

Tonight, therefore, will be a Buffy-night. We’ll be taking a closer inspection of our supposedly heroic characters from BTVS, Season 8, Issue 22… “Swell”.

It's nice when all the demerits go to the bad guys.Collapse )
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