Author: Michelle Biller

Comic Review: Glitterbomb #2

Glitterbomb #2 Release Date: October 12, 2016 Story: Jim Zub Art: Djibril Morissette-Phan Coloring: K. Michael Russell Letters: Marshall Dillon Publisher: Image Comics Review of Glitterbomb #1 can be found here. DISCLAIMER: Some light spoilers included below. AMAZON SUMMARY TEASER “Death, denial, and the darkness within. What’s got into Farrah?” MICHELLE’S RATING: 8.0/10 The second installation of the Glitterbomb series has proven fruitful and deftly built. STORYLINE AND WRITING Glitterbomb continues to follow the trail of Farrah and Farrah’s (literal) murderous inner-monster. The second issue reveals minimal but fascinating details about her transformation while still leaving most answers curiously buried. The...

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Book Review: ‘Norse Mythology’ by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is so notoriously known for his comfortable strolls amongst gods and mythologies that I’ve started to have a sneaking suspicion that he may actually be a shapeshifting deity himself. If not, at the very least, he and the gods meet for coffee every third Saturday. If you’ve already dove into Neil and his rather thorough catalog of works but are not convinced of his surreal yet paradoxically rational command of the gods, then know this: my own meager offerings aren’t going to do a damned thing to change your mind. Or you might be Loki and just...

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Comic Review: ‘Glitterbomb’ #1

Glitterbomb #1 Release Date: September 7, 2016 Story: Jim Zub Art: Djibril Morissette-Phan Coloring: K. Michael Russell Letters: Marshall Dillon Publisher: Image Comics, Inc. DISCLAIMER: Some light spoilers included below. Amazon Summary/Teaser Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. Her frustrations become an emotional lure for something horrifying out beyond the water… something ready to exact revenge on the shallow celebrity-obsessed culture that’s led her astray. Fan-favorite JIM ZUB (WAYWARD, Thunderbolts) and newcomer DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN tear into the heart of Hollywood in GLITTERBOMB, a dramatic horror story about...

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Comic Review: ‘Angel Catbird’ Vol 1

Angel Catbird, Vol. 1 Release Date: September 8, 2016 Story: Margaret Atwood Illustrations: Johnnie Christmas Coloring: Tamra Bonvillain Letters: Nate Piekos of Blambot Publisher: Dark Horse Comics NOTE: Only very mild spoilers in review. Amazon Summary/Teaser: On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure– with a lot of cat puns. Michelle’s Rating: 6.5/10 Above average (good enough that I’m interested to pick up the second volume when it comes out and see...

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Comic Review: ‘Witchfinder’ Vol 4: ‘City of the Dead’

Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder, Volume 4: City of the Dead (#1 of 5) Release Date: April 18, 2017 Story: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Illustrations: Ben Stenbeck Coloring: Michelle Madsen Letters: Clem Robins Cover Art: Julián Totino Tedesco Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Amazon Summary/Teaser Flesheating corpses and an ancient temple discovered beneath London lead authorities to call upon Edward Grey, Queen Victoria’s official occult investigator. But the sinister Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra also has interests in the underground ruins. When they ask for Grey’s help, he has to wonder if the threat is great enough to team up with a...

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In Defense of Video Games, Part I: Conquering Disabilities

To say I’ve got a lot of tattoos is an understatement, especially since one of my tattoos goes the whole way from my knee to my shoulder. And, as is with most of us with tattoos, the ink I have functions as soul-bearing windows into my weird, weird existence. That said, in probably 90% of these cases, that means my tattoos are soaked in my cherished geekdoms: Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Fullmetal Alchemist, etc. The list goes on and I’m running out of skin. But of all of my geek-hearted tattoos, the Halo tattoo represents one of the most poignant...

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