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I have always loved the old pulp heroes from fiction and radio dramas. Over the past few years Dynamite Entertainment has done a wonderful job at bringing these characters back to life. Among these characters is Lamont Cranston, otherwise known as The Shadow. Despite my affinity to these characters, this weeks issue is the first time I’ve met the character that has become a legend of pulp fiction staring in fiction, radio drama, TV serials, and movies. How well does dynamite do at introducing me? Continue reading

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Today brings us the release of Oz the Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Rami of Evil Dead fame, from Disney. It is a prequel to the classic film The Wizard of Oz, a film I and many others grew up watching year after year. The original film told a timeless tale of self-discover that delivered a strong message of looking inside ourselves for the strengths we feel we lack, be they brains, a heart, or courage. So it was with quite a few expectations that I sat down to watch this film with the kids and decide if it would be a buy, rent, or skip movie. Continue reading

On the last episode of SyFy’s great new show Defiance, Irisa’s friend and fellow Irathient Sukar was killed in a razor rain storm. Turns out, the piece of shrapnel that struck him was carrying tiny little nanobots that allowed him to raise from the dead. Believing himself on a mission from the god Irzu, he gathered tons of electrical equipment and then beaconed a ship down to Defiance. Believing he was trying to destroy the town Nolan fires several rounds into the intimidating Votan and kills him. Believing in Sukar’s cause, Irisa completes the mission and the ship crashes just outside of Defiance. This events gives us the setup for last night’s episode. Continue reading

It has been an eventful season this year on HBO’s top rated drama Game of Thrones. The show is based on the epic fantasy saga A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and each volume of the series is massive. I have had the pleasure of reading the five novels currently composing the collection and eagerly await the next. However, despite having read the books (and I’ve heard other bibliophiles say the same thing), I had no idea where the producers of the show were going to take us for the season three finale. In fact, the show has managed to please those who have read the series just as much as those who have not. But the events of the third book, A Storm of Swords, are something of a delicate matter for those that truly care about this story. How well did HBO do on bringing these events to the screen? Continue reading

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the next installment of my ongoing review of Lincoln Crisler’s collection of superhero fiction, Corrupts Absolutely?. Today I look at “Gone Rogue” by Wayne Helge, the story of a sidekick living in the shadow of his mentor and what happens when that mentor becomes preoccupied with being a celebrity. Continue reading

Roti – Hannibal 110

Sorry this review is only just now coming up. Hopefully the delays that have been plaguing the site will soon come to an end. The Psyborg TV crowd-funding campaign is now up and running and the new site is almost completely built and only waiting on a web host. In the meantime, I will resume regular posting here. And what better way to begin regular posts than with a review of NBC’s Hannibal? Continue reading

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen. Things have been kind of hectic here with planning out the new website and all. However, I did just a few minutes to read the next installment of Lincoln Crisler’s Corrupts Absolutely?. Today I bring you my review of “Acquainted with the Dark” by Cat Rambo. Cat has been writing for quite a while and, ironically, one of my poems appeared in an issue of Aoife’s Kiss featuring another of her stories. I greatly enjoyed that one and was pleased to see she’d made a contribution to this anthology. Continue reading

Longtime fans of Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire know what it’s like to feel loss. We felt our hearts sink when Ned Stark lost his head. That should have been the only clue we needed to know that absolutely no one in George R.R. Martin’s epic saga or HBO’s adaption was safe. Still, we hold on to hope that we will see our favorite characters and houses prosper in the cruel and unforgiving world of Westeros. It has become a running joke among fans of the books in fact. I once saw a meme of George R.R. Martin sitting against a picturesque outdoor setting and enjoying a laugh. The meme read: “Have a favorite character?… Not anymore.” Now, fans of the series, upon seeing that the title of this episode was “The Rains of Castamere”, should have known that this episode was not going to end well. As it turns out, it ended a lot worse. Continue reading

What happens when a woman with a severe dissociative illness and skin disease gets loose? This week’s episode of Hannibal is what happens, providing us with yet another gruesomely delightful exploration into the mind of the man that would track down the infamous Hannibal Lecter. Every week, this exploration gets stranger and stranger. Is Special Agent Will Graham going completely insane, or is there something physically wrong with the FBI’s most talented profiler? Continue reading

It is time once again dear readers to take a look at another story from Lincoln Crisler’s collection of superhuman fiction titled Corrupts Absolutely?. I have enjoyed most of the tales in the anthology so far. Each author takes a unique look at what happens when a regular person is either born with or obtains superhuman powers. Today’s tale, “Fixed” by Trisha Wooldridge, is one of the few stories in the book written by a female. She is an editor at Spencer Hill Press and writes about a wide variety of subjects. What did I think about her addition to Corrupts Absolutely?, read on to find out. Continue reading