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Angel
Season 09 (not 11), Issue 01

"Out of the Past", part I





Writer: Corinna Bechko, Art: 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 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 it seems to be working out.

Right now, Angel and Fred are visiting Ireland to perform a small exorcism...

It is probably better if Angel just stays out of Ireland.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
06 March 2017 @ 10:18 am
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Still traumatized, but I've managed to finally... FINALLY... watch Season 07, Episode 02. It wasn't a Negan episode, so it was a much easier ride than I expected. The rest are still waiting on the DVR, and I've avoided spoilers like they have cooties. I'm still frightened/sickened at the thought of continuing after "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be", which was just too much to enjoy watching... especially Negan's quips while generating the most raw gore the show's had, and using Glenn and Abe to do it.

Yeah. Just too much.

But I gotta catch up before the DVR fills, don't I? Don't I need to continue?


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harsens_rob
06 March 2017 @ 10:00 am
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 11 Issue 02
"In Time of Crisis"

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




Blurb: Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been saving the world from demons and the forces of darkness on a regular basis 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... But the world hasn't stopped throwing new challenges their way.

An ancient god of storms, the Shenlong dragon, attacked San Francisco with a massive tsunami. Buffy and friends drove it away, but much of the city was leveled, and thousands died.

Supernatural (no, not the show) backlash sweeps the U.S.Collapse )
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20 February 2017 @ 12:27 am
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BTVS, Season 11, Issue 01

"The Spread of their Evil..."

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





Blurb: Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been saving the world from demons and the forces of darkness on a regular basis 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 thrteen-year-old mentor Giles, Buffy has found nothing they can't face together... But the world hasn't stopped throwing new challengers their way.


Wait now, Rob still does reviews?Collapse )
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Hey. I'm here, I'm here! I've just been too... blah... to review. But, I do feel really badly about it and so, to show that I'm not totally withdrawn into a shell of insular blues, I present this next edition of 'Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments' with the Winchester brothers.


Our episode of character focus this time out is "The Benders". And our main players are: Sam, Dean, Officer Kathleen & Alvin Jenkins.

The Benders are our bad guys, and this one is interesting in that the Winchesters have to deal with a very human set of villains.

Not too bad for our characters, but not awesome of them either.Collapse )
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Hey. Welcome to another edition of 'Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments' in the Buffyverse. This time, we're going to take a look at our characters in BTVS, Season 10, Issue 06.

Our main players who will try to remind us their heroes, and now zeroes are: Buffy, Teen-Giles, Xander, Willow, Dawn, and Spike.


Only Rupert really disappoints, though Xan is a bit jerky.Collapse )

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Best of / Worst of Character Moments in the Buffyverse. Our subject today is Angel & Faith, Season 02, Issue 05.


And our focus characters, who are supposed to be inspiring us, are: Angel, Detective Brandt, Sophronia Fairweather, and Lavinia Fairweather.

And this is the issue where Angel's team discovers that the vampires have recently undergone a radical change, thanks to things that happened over in BTVS, Season 10!

Even the Fairweathers do well in this issue.Collapse )

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Good Day! And welcome to our continuing series of mini-posts in which we focus on our protagonist characters and try to size up whether they deserve a kudo for a heroic or inspiring deed, & whether they've got a demerit coming at them for being stupid, immoral, or otherwise not so inspiring.

Our subject for this post is the 1944 film, "Nabonga". Now, I didn't find this film to be too awfully painful, despite that it's generally a 'jungle adventure' flick. I mean let's not get carried away with the applause, but it wasn't as awful, as I feared.

BUT -- how were our main characters? Today we'll be focusing on four: Ray Gorman, Doreen Stockwell, Tobo & the "uh, great ape - sure, Nabonga - or er, Samson!".

Ray is trying to track down items stolen from his father's bank, and which was unjustly blamed on his dad. Doreen is the child who was vanished by her father - who was the true embezzler. Tobo is a local guide who takes a shine [there isn't any other way to put it] to Ray. And finally, we have Nabonga/Samson who forms a bond with Doreen and tries to protect her.

Ray comes out okay, but that last observance at Doreen wrankles.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
31 December 2016 @ 11:28 pm
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Happy New Year, Humanity!


Jeezus, I hope this is a better year than 2016. Especially since I'm afraid for the current political & social climate in the U.S of A.






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Current Mood: pessimisticpessimistic
 
 
harsens_rob
25 December 2016 @ 11:39 pm
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Hey, and hi. We're back with another edition of the Buffyverse Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments. And this time, we're actually with Buffy and the Scooby Gang.

Let's take a closer look at our main players in Season 10's Issue 05.

Our main players are: Rupert Giles, Willow, Dawn, Xander, Buffy & Spike.

Poor Andy is stuck in cameo-player status.

Kudos all around! Oh, but wait, there are those few half-demerits.Collapse )
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