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Of Brightest Day and Pokemon

By Chris Troy

I’ll be honest. Aside from Diamond on the DS, I really haved played too many Pokemon games since the original red/blue for the OG, moose-killing size Gameboy (EDITOR MORGAN’s NOTE- Now I feel old. Back in MY day we had the of strained-peas colored original GameBoy that could kill THREE meese. And instead of Pokemon games, we had only sadness). On my best day, I could name about 100 of em, let alone attempt to catch them all. The franchise has endured for 15 years, selling well, and has been a constant staple of the US manga/anime/video game community. It has populated toy shelves as well, which means Forbidden Planet has a large selection of Pokemon toys and model kits based on the Black & White installments of the series currently in stock. To the left is a stock photo of Water starting type Oshawott, who aside from being CUTE AS HELL, reminds me of Achewood’s Philippe, an adorable Otter in his own right. I’m not sure if Oshawott’s attack set includes both the “Hello” and “Hug” moves, but then again he doesn’t spend most of his time hanging out with a speedo-wearing cat named “Raymond Smuckles”. Anyway, there’s a variety of pokemon plushies/cards/figures/manga currently in stock, as well as three hardcover Achewood collections from Dark Horse,  so if either of these otters interest you, come by and check them out! Continue reading

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New Comics 7/14/10

by Unkiedev

Aspen comics have managed to publish a comic book WITHOUT a half-naked lady on the cover! This is an impressive feat for them, one sure to turn over some long standing bets with bookies keeping tabs on such things.

It’s called Scourge #0 and it’s written by X-Men scribe of old Scott Lobdell. Lobdell is one of those writers who I rather despised at the time, but who’s work still seems readable, almost fun and innocent now.

Apparently the Scourge is about people in New York City turning into gargoyles. I think there’s entire internet-chat rooms for people with that particular kink. Continue reading

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Wildstorm previews the final issue of ‘Planetary’.

Planetary #27 cover by John CassadayMan, am I sorry to see this series end. Warren Ellis is still the best at trying new things to get your brain working in comics, and his commentary is some of the best coming from a professional writer of comics.  I love the guy, but frankly, there will never be anything as good as Planetary after this ends.

Wildstorm has your preview. Its alot of talk of time travel, alternate universes, and genre commentary. Which is all of which we expect coming from Planetary. When the book finishes, I’ll probably have some kind of retrospective.  Speaking of…(goes to bookshelf to dig out the books).

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