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When It’s Not Two Frozen for Arendelle’s Future

30 Nov

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Mild Spoiler Alert

“Show Yourself” may not be the definitive musical number to inspire in Frozen 2. Unlike the first film with its spectacular set pieces, this sequel tries too hard to offer refreshing ideas. It’s tough to outdo “Let it Go” because of its many meanings. This sequel at least delivers a story which answers a few questions, has a cultural sub-context which will definitely be of debate for years to come, and looks at how this kingdom continues to survive.

The expected economic examination is ignored. Instead, we find Elsa (Idina Menzel) acting a little off lately. In the side-lines, Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) is trying to figure out the perfect moment to propose to Anna (Kristen Bell). As the trailers have shown, the Queen of Arendelle must heed the siren’s call.

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The Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master Kickstarter Breaks Demand with a …

12 Nov

RotKFDM_CVR.jpgDue to popular demand, the soft launch of the Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master on Kickstarter is getting a print edition. The digital-only option remains $20, while a print and digital tier has been added for $30. “You spoke, we listened,” said writer Chris Mancini.

All tiers above the $30 level, including the digital comics collections of Starburns Press and of Mancini and artist Fernando Pinto’s previous releases, will receive this and along with the print edition of the new book, the campaign now also features physical add-ons that can be purchased through Backerkit–including The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies, Mancini and Pinto’s previous graphic novel Long Ago and Far Away, and DVD copies of Mancini’s film Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary.

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Dark Horse Comic’s Crone to Arrive Nov 6th!

31 Oct

Art: Justin Greenwood
Colors: Brad Simpson
Letters: Pat Brosseau

Spoiler Alert

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

When a comic book is simply titled, Crone, some readers may think it’s a work developed for the Halloween season. After all, the name implies an old witch, well practised in eldritch magiks.

Instead, it’s a fantasy epic. Bloody Bliss was once a beautiful red headed champion in the likes of Red Sonja and her reputation was to be feared. Over the years she never lost the fire. The only problem was with time; it is cruel and she has not died in the field of glory like she hoped. She’s not like those immortal valkyries.

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Maleficent: Queen of Fae or Mistress of Evil?

29 Oct

Image result for Maleficent 2 posterBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Spoiler Alert

Had Maleficent been known by any other name I’d swear she is Morgan le Fay from King Arthur. Not in the traditional sense ala Thomas Malory‘s Morte D’Arthur but instead is in the vein of Marion Zimmer Bradley‘s Mists of Avalon series to which is where the franchise may head towards. I would not be surprised if Angelina Jolie (who plays the title character) told the writers to draw inspiration from the book series.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil continues being a supernatural protector in the world of Sleeping Beauty. When one of the faerie kind shows a certain prowess, he or she can become something more than just another demigod.

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