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Top 5 on The Strip: Villainesses

1. Selene (Black Queen – Hell­fire Club) – Mar­vel Selene – bet­ter known as the Black Queen of the Hell­fire Club – is at least 17,000 years old and con­tin­u­ously wreaks havoc on the Mar­vel Uni­verse, mostly by ter­ror­iz­ing the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #09: Kill la Kill Ep. 1–6

Series: Kill la Kill Episodes: 1 to 6 Premise: A school­girl, Ryuko Matoi, goes on a search for her father’s killer — a per­son wield­ing a scis­sor blade — while wear­ing a spe­cially made suit — Sen­ketsu. Matoi comes into con­flict with … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #18: Jean Grey/Phoenix

Name: Jean Grey-Summers Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, X-Factor, The Twelve, X-Terminators, Phoenix Corps Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Omega-level telepa­thy; telekine­sis; Phoenix Force, which grants the abil­ity to travel unaided through space; psion­i­cally manip­u­late mat­ter and any form of energy; cre­ate pow­er­ful “cos­mic” fire; res­ur­rect … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

 X-Men: Days of Future Past 20th Cen­tury Fox, 2014    X-cellent return to form Set aside any pre­con­ceived notions you may have had at the announce­ment of a new X-Men film. We’ll wait because we know just how hard that may be … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #08: Lovely Complex Ep. 1–12

Series: Lovely Com­plex Episodes: 1 to 12 Premise: Two high school sopho­mores, Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Ōtani, are friends. That’s not out of the ordi­nary, but their phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics are: Koizumi is 5-foot-8, and Ōtani is 5-foot-1. Each are attracted to … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character Highlight #17: Rogue

Name: Anna Marie Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, Avengers Unity Divi­sion, Sal­vagers, Lights, Advo­cates Squad, X-Treme X-Men, X.S.E., Broth­er­hood of Evil Mutants Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Rogue has the abil­ity to absorb the tal­ents, knowl­edge, mem­o­ries, per­son­al­ity and abil­i­ties of a per­son that she comes into … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Cen­tury Fox/Marvel Enter­tain­ment, 2006   X-cruciatingly bad x-ecution   We get that the X-Men film prop­er­ties reside in a dif­fer­ent uni­verse than the comic book ver­sion. And we have no prob­lems sus­pend­ing dis­be­lief when asked. But … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3 Colum­bia Pic­tures, 2007 Webcrawler stum­bles a third time Let’s get some­thing straight from the begin­ning: Tobey Maguire, in no way, failed the Spider-Man fran­chise. There’s plenty of blame to go around out­side of the cast of the once-juggernaut film … Con­tinue read­ing

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Marvel character highlight #16: War Machine

Name: James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes Affil­i­a­tion: United States Marine Corps, Stark Enter­prises, Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Iron Legion, Secret Defend­ers, Sen­tinel Squad O*N*E, The Ini­tia­tive, Team War Machine, Secret Avengers, United States Depart­ment of Defense Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Rhodes wears an … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #07: Myself; Yourself

Series: Myself; Your­self Episodes: 1 to 13 Premise: Hold on to your hat, folks, this one gets really dark, really fast. A young boy, Hidaka Sana, is sur­rounded by four child­hood friends — Yat­sushiro Nanaka, Oribe Aoi and brother/sister pair Wakat­suki … Con­tinue read­ing

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