Friday, May 29, 2009

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Clone Commandos DVD Announced

Warner Home Video announced the release of the next Star Wars: The Clone Wars DVD

The "Clone Wars" goes back to the original Star Wars film when Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker that he was once a Jedi knight the same as your father and that they fought together in the Clone Wars. Since that moment fans have been obsessed with what the clone wars were. This new TV series takes place immediately after the events of Star Wars-Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The series follows Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker and introduces us to some new characters such as Ahsoka Tano a girl Jedi knight as well as characters we already know.

Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX

Storm over Ryloth
Innocents of Ryloth
Liberty of Ryloth

Release Date: 9/15/09


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I.M.O. Review: Justice Society of America # 27 (DC Comics) By Eddie R.

Ghosts of the past.

When I started reading comics, one of the first monthly titles I got hooked on was Infinity Inc. To me it felt like this was my version of the JSA. They were all second generation heroes who just wanted to follow in their elders footsteps. It seems kind of ironic today at how the struggle those heroes had to go through, in order to be accepted by the older generation, paved the way for heroes like Stargirl and Cyclone to join the ranks of the JSA almost effortlessly. But if you know your history, you will understand why this happened.

Justice Society of America #27 opens with Albert Rothstein, also known as Atom Smasher, having a drink with fellow Ex- Infinity Inc member Mr. Bones. The meeting between these two is more than what it seems,because soon after when Atom Smasher leaves the bar with Stargirl and Cyclone, Mr. Bones is seen contacting a certain agency about his "subjects" being unaware about certain G.P.A activity.

Meanwhile, Stargirl fills Atom Smasher in on how Hourman had one of his one hour “future flashes”, where he saw his wife, Liberty Belle, die. Unfortunately no one is able to enter the JSA headquarters in order to protect her. This is due to Obsidian enveloping the building in darkness, going into lockdown mode, and saying an evil presence is near and wishes to enter the building in order to attack the JSA members inside. The heroes both on the outside and inside of the building try to reason with Obsidian, believing it might be just him having another breakdown, and choose to ignore his warnings. It’s this “trust issue” which I find to be the JSA’s biggest weakness right now. And this adventure exploits it quite well.

Just then, a stranger collapses right outside the front entrance of the building and Mr. Terrific runs to help. But this act of kindness turns into something more sinister once Stargirl gets involved. Soon this evil presence manages to gain entry into the JSA headquarters, and once inside, proceeds to abduct five of the JSA members and transports them to a limbo of sorts. When the spirit does make its identity known, it is someone who will be very familiar to those who read the All- Star Squadron back into 80’s. The reasons why this villain was chosen remains a mystery to me? The team has confronted some amazing villains over their long existence, but this one is not a real stand out.

With the rest of the remaining JSAers trying to figure out what’s going on, and where their missing teammates might be, a familiar Spirit of Vengeance intervenes. He tells the group in order to save the missing five, those who are willing to be judged must go with him to make matters right.

If anything, it’s nice to see this ghost from the past come to haunt the JSA.


Eddie R
Review Editor

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Meet the creators of Rapture!

Hello Pacific Northwest Comic Fans,

Tomorrow is your chance to meet the legendary Mike Oeming and Taki Soma as they sign in support of their new series Rapture!

The pair will be at The Comic Stop in Redmond, WA from Noon to 3:00pm tomorrow, May 30th.

Don’t miss your chance to meet one of the most respected creators in modern comics!

More details available by clicking here.


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I.M.O. Review: Green Lantern # 41 (DC Comics) By Eddie R.

Give and take.

If there was a common theme throughout this month’s issue of Green lantern, it would be give and take. And what was given and what was taken will certainly have readers talking. I guess it really is always the darkest before the dawn.

We open Green Lantern # 41 in the middle of the interrogation of Hal Jordan by Larfleeze, a.k.a. Agent Orange. Hal knows he needs to stall for time until his backup arrives, so he strikes a deal with Larfleeze. So what kind of deal does Hal make? Try a story in exchange for the Blue Powering Larfleeze covets so much. What kind of story you may wonder? Well the story Larfleeze begins to tell will both be quite revealing and shocking to the readers, depending on which side you’re on. But what is clear is the events told by Larfleeze will have you taking a second look at past GL history in a new light. I certainly did.

Meanwhile, up above on the surface of Okaara, both the Lanterns and the Guardians themselves are continuing to fight with the Orange Agents of Larfleeze. During the battle, the timely arrival of a member of the Star Sapphires saves a certain GL. But will he need to be rescued again from what she has planned for him?

We then move to the planet Ungara, where we see Sinestro paying his respects to someones grave. Soon he is contacted by one of his former Sinestro Corps members, and informed some of the captured members of his Corps still possess their yellow power rings on Zamaron. This sets into motion a plan of attack which will strike at the heart of the Star Sapphires.

In space sector 666, we join GLC member Ash, who has been on the trail of the missing corpse of the Anti- Monitor for 23 days now. Taking time out to write a letter to his deceased wife, on what would be their 10th anniversary together, Ash spends this occasion paying homage to her memory in a very fitting tribute.

Finally we return to where we began in this story. As Larfleeze finishes his tale, he tries to claim what was promised to him. When he seems unable to, Larfleeze takes matters into his own hands, and gets what he wants in the end. But will it be more than what he bargained for? I am sure some of us would give their right hand to find out.


Eddie R.
Review Editor.

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Fangoria calls 'Zombies That Ate the World' 'refreshingly original'

Fangoria loves horror and zombies, and they also love DDP/Humanoids Zombies That Ate the World.

In his review this month, writer Mike Fish admitted that zombies are a crowded genre of storytelling lately, but praised Jerry Frissen and Guy Davis' original take:

"There’s no zombie horde chasing someone, no worldwide panic, and no end in sight. Instead, life moved on and seemingly adapted the zombie plague. Kinda strange, but also refreshingly original in a played-out subgenre."

Ask for Zombies That Ate the World from your local retailer, or fill in the gaps in your run with back issues from the
DDP webstore!


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