The first issue of Clue brings to mind many memories of the mid-'80s film. Most of the original characters from the film are back, such as Mr. Boddy and Mrs. Peacock; however, there are new characters, too, such as Dr. Orchid and Sen. White. It's fun to see just how much this first issue resembles the opening of the film. You get the mandatory introduction of all the characters arriving at the mansion, as well as seeing them all interact with one another. The personality dynamics are quite engaging and fun to enjoy.



“Extreme Measures”
7.23 (aired May 19, 1999)

“My death isn’t a tragedy. It’s a celebration. In death I can finally step out of the shadows and prove to my self that I existed. That I lived.”
    -- Luther Sloan

Saved New York City is on the brink of collapse, but can it be rescued from the White Wizard and his daughter, Chloe? That question is answered in the final issue of Snowfall, where science and fairy tale meet.

I really got into comics, in earnest, back in 2011. It was DC’s launch of the New 52 that gave me the “in” I’d been looking for. Sure, I’d read graphic novels and trade paperbacks for years, but I was always catching up, always years behind; I wanted to be current. I wanted to be able to experience tension of waiting with the rest of a readership to discover what shadowy force was behind Batman’s latest case. I sampled a lot of DC’s titles during this launch, especially some of the weirder ones that no one can remember having happened, and I learned a few things: One, I like some of the dark corners of the DC Universe I’d previously written off as relics of the 1970s and 1980s, and two, that I wanted to read more of Scott Snyder (who was writing Batman and Swamp Thing) and Jeff Lemire (writing Animal Man and Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.). Discovering the work of up-and-coming creators was a big part of why I’d wanted to get current on comics in the first place, and I always made it a point to follow what they were doing through that period at DC and into their own, creator-owned work elsewhere.

If next week’s episode is as good as “World Enough and Time,” then the two-part finale of Doctor Who: Series 10 could end up being Steven Moffat’s best writing in his tenure on the show.  The penultimate episode of Series 10 was brilliantly terrifying and suspenseful.

When last we saw Conan, he had followed the trail of a beautiful princess into a haunted/resurrected city and come across an indomitable demon. Joining him again, we see now that Conan - the recently minted leader of a Kozaki clan of warriors - has been followed by his enemy, Jehunghir Agha, in an attempt to ambush him away from the other Kozaks.

Let’s talk about Joe Golem #2. I found myself sort of impressed with the first issue. It was kind of spooky, had some interesting elements, and a film noir vibe, but if you had told me that the second issue would scare the crap out of me, I wouldn’t have believed you. There is a sequence in the second issue that sent chills up my spine and made me gasp out loud. It is difficult to frighten me and even more difficult to do so in a comic book, but Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and company have made me feel like a kid on a staircase leading into a dark basement.

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Brian McGackin (writer/poet - Broetry: Poetry for Dudes, Death in the Rick) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the latest details on the Han Solo movie, the recently announced characters that will be joining the Spider-Man cinematic universe, what the new Bookscan report tells us about the state of the comic book industry, and HBO's plans for a Watchmen adaptation.

In the world of international affairs, secrets are a major commodity. That is especially true when there's war involved and seems to ring even more true for Marcus King, a mysterious man with a lot of truths buried. When we first meet Marcus, things aren't going so well. While we don't really get to see much of what's really going on here just yet, it's looking pretty likely that we're going to get to see Marcus do some pretty crazy things, and it's only going to get more ramped up from here.

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