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October 18, 2017

Missile Response Manga distributed in Hokkaido

Missile Response Manga distributed in Hokkaido Hokkaido Prefectural Government, October 2017 Writer: Manabu Yamamoto This year, North Korea’s regime has, notoriously, tested various types of ballistic missiles, and conducted nuclear tests. Some of those missiles have flown over the Japanese archipelago. Two have flown directly over Hokkaido, Japan’s largest northern island. With each missile launch,


“Lost in the Funhouse” Thirty Years Later: Uncanny X-Men Giant Sized Annual Vol. 1 #11

“Lost in the Funhouse” Thirty Years Later: Uncanny X-Men Giant Sized Annual Vol. 1 #11 Marvel Comics, November 1987 Writer: Chris Claremont Chris Claremont wrote Uncanny X-Men for US publisher Marvel Comics from 1975 to 1991, a period of time comparable to peers in the French comic book industry but unheard of in the American comic book


Unfamiliar Skies #1-2 (Review)

Unfamiliar Skies #1-2 Sam Webster, 2016-2017 UK writer and artist Sam Webster has written a comic ideal for the pre-teen, animated Star Wars demographic. It features many of the indicia of Star Wars: interstellar spacecraft the size of cars, bug-eyed aliens (some friendly, some treacherous, some hustling for what they can get), a “void wyrm”

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Our War #1-4 (review)

Our War #1-4 Credible Threat Press, 2017 Writer: Luke Henderson What if someone extrapolated the worst philosophies and beliefs of the far right US Tea Party movement to its more extreme and dystopian consequences? Credible Threat Press is a small creator-owned comic book publishing company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The location of the publisher in

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Unseen Shadows: The Chimera Factor (Review)

Unseen Shadows: The Chimera Factor Batten Press, 2017 Writer: Richard Clements The writer of this title, Richard Clements, gives us an unmistakable pointer in respect of the concept he harvests. Mr Clements introduces one of the one of the main characters, Major Stephanie Commisbee, as she solves the riddle of opening a secret passage into


Punisher: The Platoon #1 (review)

Punisher: The Platoon #1 Marvel Comics, October 2017 Writer: Garth Ennis Punisher: The Platoon is a new comic book mini-series from American publisher Marvel Comics. It focuses on the character named Frank Castle, a vigilante operating under the name “The Punisher.” This mini-series is notable because the writer, Garth Ennis, is very closely associated with

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