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Flying Higher and Higher with the Dreams of Captain Marvel, but What’s Next?

15 Mar

Image result for captain marvel movie posterBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

* Spoiler Alert

Captain Marvel is the final film in stage four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When most viewers know that Thanos is a threat and not many superheroes can go toe to toe with him, we need a character who can. Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is a type who wants none of this alpha male stuff if her standalone movie is any indication. Before her awakening, though, she’s was a grunt in a team known as the Starforce, and Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) wastes no time putting her (known as Vars) in her place.

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Finding Xerxes and The Fall of the House of Darius Unleashed …

13 Mar

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

On March 6th, Dark Horse Comics unleashed Xerxes to the masses recounting The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander. To say which leader is more ruthless is a moot question. In reading this collected hardcover edition instead of the individual issues, I found the story much easier to follow. I knew I should wait for the compendium but still visited my local comic book store to read as much of the work as it was still being released.

If only Frank Miller was attending Emerald City Comic Con (takes place starting tomorrow till March 17th), I would get this compendium signed too!

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What Does Rick & Morty, ECCC and D&D Have in Common? A Bonanza …

11 Mar

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Release Date: March 12, 2019

After reading IDW & Oni PressRick and Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons in a collected softcover release, I feel ready to take on the live show happening at Emerald City Comic Con! The panel takes place on Friday, 6:30pm at TCC Level 3, Room 5 in the Washington State Convention Centre. Here, writer Jim Zub and gang–Josh Trujillo, Kat Kruger and Kate Welch–through the wringer if he’s to recreate what he wrote in the book.

As for whether or not there will be any surprise visits, could voice talents Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell or Justin Roiland be nearby?

The four-issue comic book run released last year, back around late Summer and it offers plenty of easter eggs for fans of this role-playing game to enjoy. Fans of the Adult Swim cartoon will find this new adventure fun and exhilarating. From recreations of classic covers of many an AD&D game module to jabs at how different each edition of the game is, I was reliving my days of an avid AD&D gamer. The 80s and 90s were my time with many a role-playing game. The jokes are hard not to miss (when I’m in the know) and I loved the inclusion of Dungeon Master (from the animated series of the same name). I was in stitches since writers Patrick Rothfuss and Zub nailed this personality spot on.

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Morning in America, A Supernatural Tale by Oni Press

11 Mar

Image result for morning in america comicBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

  • Exclusive cover to release
    at Emerald City Comic Con 2019
    * Released March 6, 2019
  • Spoiler Alert

Oni Press‘ comic Morning in America introduces a new gang of problem solvers, The Sick Sisters, and they have to figure out what’s going on in their hometown of Tucker, Ohio. Nancy, Ashley, Ellen and Veronica are a tight group of misfits. They have plenty to worry about. If they are not careful, they can be sent to detention hall fast. High school life is rough, but the terrors they will have to soon face will be tougher.

With the first issue, monsters flit about in the night and carry away their victims to somewhere. Nancy is told this incident when selling cigarettes to another punk kid, but she has a hard time believing. Things change when she overhears the police are doing nothing when she realizes this wave of disappearances is nothing to ignore. The bigger challenge is to convince her friends to go investigate. They have a good enough reason to: all high school kids are being targeted and they fear they could be next.

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