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Comic Spotlight: Dark Horse Number Ones
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Dark Horse Number Ones
Written by Cullen Bunn, Matt Kindt, Gerard Way, Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Kurtis Wiebe, Mike Mignola, Jeff Lemire, Brian Wood, Sharlene Kindt, Dave Stewart
Art by Gabriel Ba, Joelle Jones, Dean Ormston, Matt Kindt, Mack Chater, Mindy Lee, Tyler Crook,
Colors by Laura Allred, Dave Stewart, Sharlene Kindt, Lee Loughridge, Leonardo Olea, Andy Cotnam, Tyler Crook
Letters by Tyler Crook, Dave Stewart, Crank!, Todd Klein, Marie Enger, Nate Piekos, Clem Robins
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Cover Price: $6.00

Okay, first off, if I have to try to convince you to buy a comic that contains eight premiere issues for a measly six bucks then I might just have to reassess what I am doing here.

I have reviewed any number of these titles at different times and I cannot even begin to stress to you how great of a deal this is. Dark Horse Comics continues to amaze me with their marketing strategies. I can think of no better way to test out some new comics than with this compilation. Folks, I present to you Dark Horse Number Ones!

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Book Spotlight: Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ (TV Tie-In Paperback)
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American Gods
By Neil Gaiman
Paperback |
Kindle | Audible Audiobook
Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins
Released date: March 28, 2017 (TV Tie-In Paperback Edition)

In anticipation of the upcoming STARZ original television series American Gods, based on the 2001 novel by Neil Gaiman novel, William Morrow has released a reprint of the book that features a new TV tie-in cover.

Though it has a new cover, the TV tie-in paperback edition contains the same content from the “10th Anniversary Author’s Preferred Text,” an expanded and revised version of the original novel.

This reprint is part of the publisher’s “Read it before you see it” campaign, which encourages people to read the book before the television series begins airing on Starz on April 30, 2017.

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Preview: World Of Warcraft Chronicle, Vol. 2 Hardcover
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World Of Warcraft Chronicle, Vol. 2
Hardcover
By Chris Metzen, Matt Burns, Robert Brooks, Peter Lee
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: March 14, 2017

While there have been tons of video games over the years with deep lore and history, few can lay claim to the size and mass of Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft universe. Last year, we were given a deeper look into the history of the game’s world Azeroth with World of Warcraft Chronicles: Volume 1.

Now, Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Publishing are getting ready to dive back in with World of Warcraft Chronicles: Volume 2. While there have been many novels and comics to spawn from the rich history of Warcraft, retired creative director and father of Warcraft lore Chris Metzen with the Chronicle series gives us a more revealing peek into the lore from the man himself. Volume Two like before will also feature art by fan favorites Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley. Metzen is joined once again by Matt Burns and Robert Brooks in authoring.

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The Drill Down 469: Bullseye!
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Drill Down 469

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Siri & “OK Google” get new AI company from Samsung, Uber management crumbles, the U.S. bans electronics from incoming flights, Resistbot, genetic discrimination, Amazon’s Mecha-CEO, a dartboard you’ll never miss… and much much more.

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‘Power Rangers’ Writer and Director On Drawing New Fans In While Keeping Purists Happy
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Based on Saban’s TV show of the same name, Power Rangers centers on five teenagers Jason (Darce Montgomery), Billy (RJ Cyler), Kimberly (Naomi Scott), Trini (Becky G), and Zach (Ludi Lin) whose lives are forever changed when they discover five power coins and an alien ship beneath their hometown of Angel Grove. Despite their differences and their real-life struggles, they must come together as a united force to defeat the evil Rita Replusa from achieving her goal to destroy the Earth.

We were invited to attend the Power Rangers‘ press day to learn more about what director Dean Israelite did to respect fans of the original, while also creating new fans, and what were some of the inspirations to John Gatins script.

Check out what they had to say below.

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The Epic Masterpiece ‘The Godfather’ Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary
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The Godfather, which is not only one of the greatest mob movies ever made but also one of the greatest American films ever made regardless of genre, celebrates its 45th anniversary this week.

Premiering only in New York City on March 15, 1972 and then opening nationwide on March 24th, 1972, The Godfather remains a true bonafide classic in every sense of the word. The film’s rich storytelling, which is based on the original story by famed literary scribe Mario Puzo, almost borderlines on pulp fiction, yet is raised to a level of fine art by the surefooted and sharp and watchful eye of director and mastermind Francis Ford Coppola. Add to that the cinematography by Gordon Willis, which put blacks and whites and shades into a pioneering new light; the memorable, sweeping music, led by the iconic theme song; the acting by an ensemble cast led by Marlon Brando and supported by actors who wound up becoming legends in their own right, The Godfather is many things to many people and a masterpiece of a film to all.

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Comic Spotlight: Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #6
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Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #6
Dirk Gently created by Douglas Adams
Written by Arvind Ethan David
Illustrated by Ilias Kyriazis
Colors by Charlie Kirchoff
Letters by Shawn Lee
Executive Producer: Max Landis
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release date: March 22, 2017
Print | Digital

In 2015, IDW Publishing launched an ongoing comic book series for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, based on the works of Douglas Adams. This was to be a lead-up to the BBC America television series of the same name, which debuted last year. After the first miniseries, the TV show’s executive producer Arvind Ethan David, who had been serving as co-editor on the comic, took over writing duties for the next arc “A Spoon Too Short,” with art by Ilias Kyriazis and colors by Charlie Kirchoff. This next wave also had the distinction of having Max Landis, the television show’s writer and executive producer, on board as executive producer.

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Comic Spotlight: Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1
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Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1
Written by Kim Newman
Art by Paul McCaffrey
Colors by Kevin Enhart
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover A: Paul McCaffrey
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: Brian Williamson
Cover D: Jeff Zornow
Cover E: Mike Collins
Cover F: Ben Oliver (Forbidden Planet/Jetpack Comics Variant)
Cover G: Ben Oliver (“Phoenix Event Exclusive” Variant)
Titan Comics
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I loved the original 1992 Anno Dracula novel by British writer Kim Newman. Let’s just get that out of the way, okay? So it stands to reason that I would jump at the chance to review the new comic book Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1, right? Well, you would correct. And for a fan like me, the comic was pretty much what I would want and expect. But for the first-time reader, not so much.

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Comic Spotlight: Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1
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Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1
Written by David Avallone
Art by Dave Acosta
Colors by Morgan Hickman
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Cover A by Brent Schoonover
Cover B by Anthony Marques, J. Bone, and Daniela Miwa
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Pulp fiction is making a comeback! To be completely honest, I’m not sure if that is true or if I am just spouting alternative facts. Point is, I have been a fan of the Doc Savage franchise literally for decades and it’s resurgence is most exciting for me. This newest revival from Dynamite Entertainment comes in the form of Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1!

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Comic Spotlight: Ghostbusters 101 #1
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Ghostbusters 101 #1
Written by Erik Burnham
Illustrated by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release date: March 22, 2017
Print | Digital

IDW Publishing has launched a new Ghostbusters comic book series, adding to their long list of series for the franchise. This time around, Ghostbusters 101 will bring the world of the original team from the 1980s movies together with the “Answer The Call” crew from the 2016 film, along with some of the characters created for the comic-book universe.

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