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BOOK REVIEW – Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lenore: Pink Bellies is the latest collection of Lenore, The Cute Little Dead Girl comic books created by American artist and writer Roman Dirge. Published by Titan Books, Pink Bellies collects together Volume 2 issues 8-11 which make up the four-issue ‘Who Will Die?’ story arc. With each turn of the page, Lenore’s sinister neighbour Taxerdermy’s origin story will finally be revealed, setting into motion a series of dark and ridiculous adventures that will culminate in the death of one major character… forever.

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GAME REVIEW – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile (PC, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile is the third instalment of a brand new episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the long-established, award-winning comic book series Fables by Bill Willingham. Following on directly from Episode 2 – Smoke & Mirrors (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a thrilling two hours of entertainment”), Episode 3 sees Bigby Wolf unleashing the beast within as he draws ever closer to catching a killer…

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BOOK REVIEW – Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. (Graphic Novel)

By Martin Mulrooney

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Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl sandwiches neatly between Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, offering fans of the comics (and the film adaptations – Kick-Ass and its forthcoming sequel) the chance to get up close and personal with 12-year-old pint-sized warrior of death Mindy McCready. A new mafia don is on the rise, but Mindy’s greatest challenge yet might turn out to be… middle school?!

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BOOK REVIEW – Justice League Volume 1: Origin by Geoff Johns, Jim Lee and Scott Williams (Comic)

By Daniel Wallace

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Origin is the reimagining of the – you guessed it – origins of DC’s most super team of superheroes. Part of the recent New 52 releases, Geoff Johns (Green Lantern) and Jim Lee (Batman: Hush) have returned the Justice League to their roots, taking the opportunity offered by the relaunch to give the group a brand new, action-packed beginning. One that sees alliances forged, tempers flare, laughs shared and even a new member, Cyborg of Teen Titans fame, grace the ranks.

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BOOK REVIEW – Batman Versus Bane by Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman Versus Bane collects Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1, Batman: Bane of the Demon #1-4, and three two-page origin stories taken from 52 #46 and Countdown #4 and 7. With Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises fast approaching, Titan Books offers fans both old and new alike the chance to delve into the history of one of Batman’s most dangerous adversaries, Bane.

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BOOK REVIEW – Batman: Arkham City by Paul Dini and Carlos D’Anda (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: Arkham City is a graphic novel written by Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) and illustrated by Carlos D’Anda (Deathblow), bridging the gap between the critically acclaimed 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum and its recently released sequel, Batman: Arkham City (reviewed here).

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BOOK REVIEW – RASL Volume One: The Drift by Jeff Smith

By Ian McCabe

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The legendary comic creator Jeff Smith, synonymous with the ever popular comic series Bone is back with his latest collection, RASL. But Bone this is not. There are no such little white cartoon men, dragons or cute furry creatures in this one. Instead RASL is a dark, noir themed thrill ride, full of science, violence and… Bob Dylan? ‘The Drift’ is the first chapter of what looks to be a long and interesting series.

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