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Saturday Review | Love: the Fox

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Love. The Fox (Magnetic Press)
Written by Frederic Brrémaud
Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci

From time to time I find myself staring at my double screens in my basement office, wondering why I’m not lying in the grass on an island paradise and watching the fauna go about their daily business.  Then I opened the pages of Love. The Fox and I was there!  This book is reminiscent of all the beautiful, animal stories that I read as a child (The Jungle Book, Cinnabar the One O’clock Fox, and Redwall all come to mind).  From the first pages, I was enchanted. Continue reading

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Editorial | Review: The Paladin #0

The PaladinThe Paladin #0
Written by Chris Antzoulis
Illustrated by Bruno Oliveira

A year and a half ago, I picked up a copy of The Paladin #1 for the first time at TWCC and really enjoyed the beginning of a brand new series–and it was the beginning of publication.  However, The Paladin #0 is the chronological beginning of that journey.  In this book, the writer is telling the story of two brothers caught in the same situation two years apart.  They are both being asked to join a group of very official looking men who appear to be government agents of some kind.  One is a powerful telekinetic, and the other has a gift that is never expressed. Continue reading

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Review: The Martian

I’ve always hated when people say that the book is better than the movie. It doesn’t seem to matter how good the movie actually is, people always find some reason to complain. Maybe they left something out, or perhaps a scene was changed or god only know what else. Never mind the fact that they managed to work anywhere from thirty to twelve hundred pages into a roughly two hour movie. Please, feel free to ignore that crucial little detail. Having said all of that, I can’t think of any movie that is a better adaptation of a book than The Martian.

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Game Review: Bloodborne

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BloodBorne, the long awaited successor to the Demon Souls/Dark Souls line-up developed by From Software and directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, is a game that lives up to expectations while also changing the formula of its predecessors enough to make it original.   It sports a Victorian Gothic theme of experimentation with natural human chemistry and how experimentation with it eventually makes men beasts. It pulls from the era so well that the story narrative—as well as the visual representation—really calls to the popular stories of the 1900s and the curiosity surrounding the changing medical field, exemplified in books such as The Strange Case Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. As the player kills more beasts in the game, his clothing gets completely covered in blood. To further the feeling of the lycanthropic, scent is a pervasive concept in the conversations with non-player characters. Continue reading

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