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Top 5 on the Strip: Comic book squads edition

Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles: The green crew with atti­tude shows up on a vari­ety of our favorite lists. We grew up in an era where the Tur­tles ruled every­thing for a good solid three years, cul­mi­nat­ing with the sec­ond live-action … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 1

Gun­dam side story delves deeper in the mecha ethos “Only the dead know the end of war.” — Plato As many of our read­ers know of my love for the Gun­dam series, I have men­tioned the series’ leg­endary mark on anime and … Con­tinue read­ing

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Marvel character highlight #27: MODOK

Name: M.O.D.O.K. (Men­tal Organ­ism Designed Only for Killing) Alias: George Tar­leton (real name), Big Head, Chair­man, Damo­cles Rivas, Ger­lach, M.O.D.O.C. (Men­tal Organ­ism Designed Only for Com­put­ing), M.O.D.O.F. (Men­tal Organ­ism Designed Only for Fun), Mis­ter Potato Head, Moddy, the Saint, Sci­en­tist … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property Review: Iron Man

The first com­ing of Tony Stark is one of the best MCU ori­gin sto­ries Iron Man Mar­vel Stu­dios, 2008 The one that started them all. The metaphor­i­cal start of Robert Downey Jr.’s comic book-like redemp­tion arc. The birth­place of the Mar­vel … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #19: Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi Propose Hen OVA

Series: Sekai-ichi Hat­sukoi Pro­pose Hen Episodes: 1 Premise: This is the OVA fol­low up to the goings on in boys’ love series Sekai-ichi Hat­sukoi. In this short episode, one of the crew work­ing at Marukawa Pub­lish­ing is get­ting mar­ried and the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #29: We have lost our beloved king and so we mourn

We lost him. Some­where in that unre­lat­able ethos of the beyond, Chad­wick Bose­man is form­ing that megawatt elec­tric grin. He’s look­ing down on his legacy and see­ing the mil­lions that mourn him. He’s see­ing the trib­utes and the out­pour­ing of grief. … Con­tinue read­ing

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Marvel character highlight #26: Taskmaster

Name: Tony Mas­ters Alias: Taskmas­ter, Bar­ney Toast­mas­ter, Cap­tain Amer­ica, Chief War­rant Offi­cer T. McWilliams/Ground Crew Chief McWilliams, Tasky Affil­i­a­tion: Power Elite, Raven­croft Insti­tute, Black Ant, Hydra, Hydra’s Avengers, Hydra High Sect, S.H.I.E.L.D. Secret Avengers, A.I.M., The Org, The Cabal, Ini­tia­tive, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on the Strip: Comic book games edition

1. Mar­vel vs. Cap­com series If there were ever a polar­iz­ing yet fun fight­ing game, it’s prob­a­bly Mar­vel vs. Cap­com. The first few Ver­sus games are fun yet bro­ken, but you don’t know bro­ken until you get to Mar­vel vs. … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: Pandemic blues or a geek’s battle cry against Covid 19

Or how we will learn to emerge awe­some from Down­ersville As I write this, like many of our fel­low geeks around the coun­try and the world, GI staff are deal­ing with a new and unknown “nor­mal.” Ever since Jan­u­ary 20, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #18: Death Note Ep. 6 — 12

Series: Death Note Episodes: 6 to 12 Premise: A young man named Light Yagami is bored and incred­i­bly gifted men­tally. He’s look­ing for things to do out­side of hack­ing the national police data­base and is prepar­ing to go to law school for … Con­tinue read­ing

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