Clean Room #1 Review: A Pink and Promising Start

By Christina Ladd on

The Clean Room #1 is a tantalizing first step into a world that is altogether a little too familiar.  Everything is overexposed–in graphic detail–but somehow still full of hidden agendas. Each character’s story immediately dramatically unfair, and madness is in ample supply. It’s a comic very much for and about this suspicious generation, weaned on corporate marketing …

Geekly Roundtable: Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer

By Nika Howard on

Monday night was a big night for a lot of people. There was a sportsball game (several in fact for different sports) and the new fall season episodes are in full blast; more importantly though?  The world was introduced to the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Teasers have been out there for a while …

The Last Witness Review: Some Memory Thieves Just Want to Play the Flute

By Karie Luidens on

K.J. Parker’s latest novella is narrated by an anonymous man with a unique and unexplained gift: the ability to enter into the mind of anyone within eyesight and steal their memories as easily as grabbing scrolls off a bookshelf. Afterward his victims (or customers, as the case may be) have a headache but no idea anything’s …

The Builders Review: Revenge of the Gunslinging Rodents

By Karie Luidens on

A while back I was watching Ocean’s 11 when I realized that the story would be so much better if Danny Ocean’s band of professional criminals was comprised of rodents instead of humans, and if they were plotting their revenge-heist in a fantastical version of the Old West instead of some crummy casino. Kidding. That …

Kickstarter Preview: Steve Lichman Volume 1 Comic

By Nika Howard on

When playing role-playing tabletop games, such as Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder, the players will often regale each other with the tales of their character’s courageous successes, overcoming hordes of foes, going against all odds, and coming out on top against the BBEG (Big Bad Evil Guy for those who don’t play). Honestly though, we’ve …