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15 October 2017 @ 03:13 pm
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BTVS
S11, Issue 08

Ordinary People





Script: 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 nothing they can’t face together… until now.

After a supernatural attack decimated San Francisco, the government forced magical beings into an internment camp, including Buffy, Willow, and Spike. Buffy and Willow have now been released - but only after all their magical power had been drained…
Call in the family - we got some powers to restore.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
10 October 2017 @ 02:40 pm
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Supernatural: Hell House
Writer: Trey Callaway
DIR: Chris Long





Blurb: Get the hell out of Hell House! Sam and Dean defy a homicidal spirit, but their efforts are encumbered by a pair of goofball paranormal investigators who hope ghostbusting gets them girls.

My Blurb: So before we even begin, I’ve finally stopped fighting with my DVD player's refusal to cooperate -- so I’m really frickin’ annoyed at the number of DVDs I have with no player. But I’ve joined the 2000’s, by joining frickin’ Netflicks, so I should start more regularly reviewing - maybe kinda sorta.

I’m just gonna presume that since I just signed onto Netflix, you’re all at the cooler, newer site and I’m ten years out of date, as per usual. I care not… about that part… I’m glaring daggers that I have to sign onto a service at all, though.

But more relevantly, this isn’t one of my favorite episodes. It’s not horrible - ahem, ‘Bugs’ - but I may be slightly more pricky than usual.
It is meh. A lot of meh.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
12 September 2017 @ 10:10 am
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BTVS, Season 11, Issue 7

"Disempowered"





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 formely 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 forced magical beings (including Buffy, Willow, and Spike) into an internment camp. While working as a trustee, Buffy learned that their captors have a sinister master plan: to drain all supernatural creatures of their magic!


Page 01: We open in the camp, where the various supernatural internees are watching a news conference by the Secretary of the Supernatural, Ophelia Reyes.
Buffy and Willow make a choice.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
08 August 2017 @ 01:14 am
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Angel
(DH S11, my S09) Issue 5

"Time and Tide" part I

Script: Corinna Bechko, Art: Zé Silva, Colors: Michelle Madsen, Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft's] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Scott Fischer





Blurbby: 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 impending doom that is somehow connected to his past, Angel is traveling through time with the help of Illyria, hoping that his thoughts will lead them to a point in history that might hold the key to solving his vision of future disaster...
This issue at least gets closer to finding out what is going on.Collapse )

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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

A half-kudo goes to our main character, so that is a good.Collapse )
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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...





Hmmm. Unimpressed.Collapse )

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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.
Oh, Angel. I can never give you a kudo for some reason.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
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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harsens_rob
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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